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Menen101
08-27-2014, 06:20 AM
A new and interesting idea we could have is a power-up that allows you to bolt sackboy to an object or rope or whatever you like.

The power up would work like the tethered jet pack, allowing you to attach sackboy to that specific location or attach things directly to sackboy. With this you could make sackboy be stuck to a rolling ball, or dangling from a rope Mission Impossible style.

The power-up would also allow you to use other powerups that dont go on sackboy's back while attached. So you could attach sackboy to a object but then give him a paintinator or a creatinator, or a custom powerup in LBP3. As long as the power-up doesn't go on his back or torso, sackboy can use it

The settings would allow you to change things such as if sackboy is allowed to move while bolted to an object, if hes allowed to detach himself from the object, If hes allowed to use power ups, if sackboy is allowed to move between layers while attached. or if there is a tether distance (like the tethered jet pack). The power up can be disabled with a wire input.

If sackboy's feet can touch the ground while he is attached to an object, he can move the object with him as if he was using the grabinators. However if the object is too heavy he wont be able to move it.

Unlike the Controlinator, this item does not allow sackboy to control the thing he is attached to, only to act as if he was bolted directly to it.

If logic is on the object it will still act how it would.

What do you guys think?

Bladex61
08-27-2014, 05:32 PM
We used to have this as a glitch but it got patched. I think an official tool for it would be fun to play with and be much less buggy probably.

The11thWheatley
08-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Sounds a bit like the ragdoll roper addon from Gmod xD

Bladex61
08-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Sounds a bit like the ragdoll roper addon from Gmod xD

Yeah it's probably a bit like that. It'd be funny to see this and to play around with in create mode.

ZNBJ
08-28-2014, 01:38 AM
U can make ur own powerups now! I'm sure ull see lots of results when the game comes out!:hero:

Menen101
08-28-2014, 07:10 AM
U can make ur own powerups now! I'm sure ull see lots of results when the game comes out!:hero:

True. Its probably already possible in LBP3 now that I think about it

Bladex61
08-29-2014, 04:50 AM
U can make ur own powerups now! I'm sure ull see lots of results when the game comes out!:hero:

True but I think this is referring to something that is a constant tether like a leash. With a powerup you would control what you're connected to, but with this you're stuck to it. It could make for some interesting obstacles.