Other Suggestion LAAT/le (Shock Transport vehicle/Small Troop Transport)

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Add a new Smaller Patrol vehicle The LAAT/le A Small Agile Transport Vehicle That is Faster and more nimble then a LAAT

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The LAAT/le Is a Small 2 maned patrol vehicle that can transport 6 troopers To and from non combat locations , The Two Manned Seats are at the front of the above seat is the pilot that has access
two Small Missile launchers and the door controls for the vehicle (and obviously the Vehicle it's self) , The second Lower Seat Has access to two small rotary mounted laser repeaters (like the ones The front of the LAAT but smaller)

Armour/Utility:
The LAAT/le has access to two Heavy duty folding doors to protect troopers Or cargo In the Mid/Rear of the ship As well as 2 large heavy duty solar panels that can be folded to turn into landing gear
The base armour of LAAT/le Is Weak and comparable to the same armour off An ARC-130 But Less resistant to Sustained fire from blasters as even standard blaster fire is able to leave a mark into the armour as well as the LAAT/le not having any shields
The LAAT/le has no hyperdrive and is not capable of High atmospheric or Space flight although has access to a Power full comm array allowing for long range comms

Pros:
Can be used as a Quick Vehicular Transport Allowing Troopers to go from one point to another quicker then a Standard LAAT allowing for quicker deployment to certain areas
Can be used as a Search vehicle by shock as it can fly lower to the ground then a standard LAAT and can allow for more visibility of the surrounding areas making it easier to spot certain targets what ever they maybe
Due to the Increased Comms Array would allow for the vehicle it become a "Mobile Command" bay making on field commanding a more viable option for ordering troops on the field although this may be dangerous to the command members in side

Cons:
Due to the Vehicles thrusters The vehicle is very loud and gives a large signal off to people looking for it (AKA Not good at stealth)
Due to it's light armour this vehicle is not very good at doing combat drops or landing in contested areas as it will be destroyed quickly
As well as it's armaments being partially weak compared to most vehicles it removes it's capability of combat or dogfighting
Although it's primary purpose is transport due to the small size of the ship the vehicle can only carry a minimum of 6 troopers at a time (excluding gunner and pilot) making it not viable for large scale transport

Why I think this should be added:
it adds a different vehicle to be used then a normal LAAT as they are typically only transporting 4 people on certain hours of the server as well as it having the opportunity of becoming a Patrol vehicle for republic command and shock (Or maybe even a medical version) as with these vehicles it removes the constant use of the LAAT's as the only option for Pilots to use the move people form point A > point B

P.S Sorry for any spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes writing is not my strong suit
 

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Having a smaller transport would be far more viable, as it could be utilised in a vast variety of scenarios. The LAAT is a fantastic vehicle, but it's primary and most useful utility is a gunship.

Overall, the LAAT's profile makes quick deployment & rapid deployment a practical impossibility, as it requires a great deal of practice. Having a small craft to allow for insertions would be fantastic, and I can vouch for the proposed vehicle. Having used it, it's an excellent ship for day to day patrols, insertions & scouting. It's combat abilities however, are extremely limited, giving it a needed balance.
 

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There is a LAAT/le on the workshop but due to the way it was made, it wasn't working well with our server. The LAAT/le was just spinning, flipping, and freaking around and if you flew the thing in the air once, you were drifting harder than everyone in Tokio Drift together lmfao.
 

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BTW this was used in the time of the Empire
but it was also in use in Republic times (Just weaker and less advanced as the Empire version)
also the preexisting addon is bugged to hell and the one that does work uses Starwars vehicles instead of LFS
Good models for it thgo
 

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This would be a great suggestion but as Arlu3n said, the original mod doesn't work well. The only way I see this working is if we make our own new mod for it. But I still +1 this since I think it would a great addition.
 

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This was added previously, however it was broken as fuck and required a remake.
 

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What Schafer said but I think I heard about a remake. If so then a major +1. Could help Shock a lot.
 

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Bro isnt this the point of the TX-225?
 

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Bro isnt this the point of the TX-225?
removes the purpose of tx-225 -1
Yes and no

it's very very weak whilst (I believe) the tx-225 is stronger
due to the weapons on the LAAT/le being quite small and such it's more anti-personnel then the cannons on the tx-225 which I believe are more suited for vehicle to vehicle combat / large group

and the whole point of the vehicle is that it is meant to be a quick dispatch vehicle to get to areas extremely quickly

the tx-225 is more of a support vehicle then a transport and a good support vehicle at that
 

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Yes and no

it's very very weak whilst (I believe) the tx-225 is stronger
due to the weapons on the LAAT/le being quite small and such it's more anti-personnel then the cannons on the tx-225 which I believe are more suited for vehicle to vehicle combat / large group

and the whole point of the vehicle is that it is meant to be a quick dispatch vehicle to get to areas extremely quickly

the tx-225 is more of a support vehicle then a transport and a good support vehicle at that
TX-225 Is a transport vehicle, its fast, can carry a good amount of troopers, and its damage is horrible...
 

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TX-225 Is a transport vehicle, its fast, can carry a good amount of troopers, and its damage is horrible...
did not know that the DMG was bad, how many troopers can it carry then
 

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If this does get added I feel like it should be buffed then
but if it is added without a buff it's still a balanced choice as the LAAT/le would be able to get first responders into an area without combat or with very little allowing for quick response deliver medics or small firepower(or shock/rep comm depending on the situation) whilst the TX-225can be used for combat delivery and drop-offs as the LAAT/le is 20 times more exposed then a TX-225 as well is it being more protected from enemy crafts then a LAAT/le
as well as the LAAT/le only being able to drop off small amounts of troops ( 8 altogether, 1 pilot, 1 gunner, 6-4 passengers)
so it's more about giving people a choice whether they want to take out a smaller overall force / longer time to get everyone there and a large risk of losing that force
or if they want to send in a larger squad/force to deal with it but it will be a bit slower
 

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You're missing my point, the tx-225 doesn't get much action due to the nature of events, most of the time we are on base defense, and as such the IFT-X is used instead under the correct circumstances (bear in mind this means that any DIRE under SGT level CANNOT pilot the IFT-X), the only role the tx-225 can fill is transporting of goods, troops and VIP escorts (including a IFT-X at the front) if this LAAT/Ie is used, then it would completely make the tx-225 irrelevant for any DIRE that cannot use a IFT-X, to add to this not only for DIRE but for Medics too as they have first responder tx-225s. the TX-225 has little to no survivability in an actual combat scenario.

The only way I can see this being implemented without impacting the tx-225 is if it is strictly used ONLY for places that the tx-225 cant reach, i.e mountain tops, Cairo or impassable terrain (RP roadblocks)
 

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There is no need for a new transport vehicle. I get why you'd want this but there's no problems with the current LAAT/i and using it for transport.


After reading Stallion’s reply, I’ve noticed that I did -1 this because of selfish reasons. It might sound silly but I was afraid of our job being taken by Shock with them getting this new vehicle. I’d actually want this vehicle added and I want to see how it’d be utilised and how it works. There would be restrictions of course on who could fly it and I’d be happy to set up that system if this vehicle gets added.
 
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1+. Pretty sure this sums everything up. No more buggy LAAT/le, and enough reason to add it. If you actually care about -1ing this suggestion, I recommend you read this first. If you don't care about server growth, you don't need to read it.

I already gave my opinions to the 104th when I talked to Squid. I'll put the general idea below.

Whether or not we use the TX-225 is based on circumstance. The same would go with the LAAT/le. If it was a simple patrol, than we would probably use the TX-225. Its plain, and pretty usless except for being a weak transport. Who's fault is that for its utility? Some 104th, some server management. However in its current state, almost anything could replace it for transport purposes. Everything could replace it for Battle purposes.

Continuing on with the current point. Shock and RMC use vehicles for circumstances. If its for Recon, we use BARCS. If its for ground transport, we use TX-225. What if we needed to transport a garrisoning regiment up to Cairo. Sure, we could use a LAAT/i, but that is a dedicated gunship used for battle purposes. It doubles as a aerial transport, but for the sake of specification, a dedicated aerial transport such as the LAAT/le would be a welcome addition.

More content is a good thing. If people remained close minded, regiments like the 87th wouldn't exist. Defcon thrives on these creative ideas that keep the server from becoming stale. Plus, 87th wouldn't be losing anything, in fact, they would be gaining another ship. If 87th wanted to limit the usage, they should talk to Shock and RMC. 87th should be open to accepting this idea on their terms, not denying it on its proposition. Denying it premptively would be selfish, and not forthcoming of what the 87th should be.

Adding the LAAT/le would bring positive change for RMC and Shock, which are the 2 regiments we are talking about. The needs of the 104th are a separate matter. If 104th fears that TX-225 is about to be replaced, then they should probably give the TX-225 more RP usage.

TLDR: The TX-225 is a ground transport. The LAAT/le is a aerial transport. If there are vultures in the air, we will probably use the ground transport. If we need to transport a regiment onto ridges or higher ground, we would use the aerial transport. Its as simple as that. If 104th or 87th doesn't support this idea, than why don't they contact RMC/Shock to find a compromise that everyone supports.


And finally, talking from the perspective of a developer, I can guarantee that once my friend Jelly finishes the new LAAT/le, it won't be buggy or laggy. Then it would simply be up to Sour to implement it. He might finish it soon. Thats all I will share.
 
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removes the purpose of tx-225 -1
TX-225 isn't meant for huge VIP Transfer last I heard because of how slow and easy of a target it is. The VIP isnt protected at all and with this ship VIPs can easily be transfered.
 
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