I think it’d be cool if soldiers could toss each other magazines. For example let’s say an assault reaches the chest he gets two assault rifle magazines and one for a sniper rifle, but our sniper is too far back to safely reach the chest so our assault gets all three magazines gets a bit closer and tosses the sniper magazine to the sniper.
AFAIR JA2 had receiving merc actually catching the thrown item (with a chance to drop it), I think that is a useful mechanic to have. I think this should work even with bigger items & weapons, with a limited range of course.
UFO and Laser Squad also had similar features. In UFO your character had to pick something off the ground once thrown to you, but there was a chance of missing based on a throwing accuracy stat. You could throw anything as far as I can remember, and the range was based on a soldier’s strength. Laser Squad I think has a catching system, and you could also do questionable things such as hiding grenades in plant pots (only moderately related to throwing).
Yes but there was a throwing skill mainly linked to grenades that affected your throws even when was a magazine or something else. So with a bad throwing skill you could end with a magazine hitting someone or miss the target completely.
It is one of the original mechanics since LS and should be kept. Very useful.
While clip seems to be most obvious, one could throw a loaded weapon, medikit etc.
Coupled with corpse looting it can change a game. So please THROW option for all,
not just granade and throwing ability as it was (not all can throw the same).
Dont forget granades used to be primed, so these mechanics was used to e.g. toss the granade
at area where you expect aliens to go soon, so they would come to an ka-boom This is far more strategic than approaching to throw it, be it on foot, in vehicle, in hover …
As all Julian games in series (LS, XCom, TFD …) have em, I somewhat expect primer aka “cooking granades”
It depends on our wishes, but its far better to have throwing mechanics that not. If I wish to hit an alien with potato or tomato, why not? Its useful for ammo, more throwing things could be included e.g. suggested stun grade etc. and throwing mechanics allow priming granades, where they become strategic thing not just one attack thing. Bobyrapping becomes available by hiding prime granade in the walls, obstacles etc…