Some more on the new Prestige Points system. 100% custom by me, all original scripts and actions with a new UI.
This is a system available to you at all times from pressing 'P'. It's similar to the 'T' menu in Evo.
You gain prestige points, which are personal, not shared like reputation points, from (not finalized) capturing an enemy-held town (being in the area when it turns blue), completing side quests (being nearby when it is marked as clear), and of course killing enemies directly (by using your weapons or a vehicle's weapons, not by using cruise missiles, UAVs, the AC-130, A-G strikes, or other 'hand of god' type systems).
With prestige points you can purchase the following:
AGM Strike: Request an air-to-ground precision missile strike on a map location. The missile will actually fly in from the sky (with proper smoke trail and acceleration/course correction simulation) and hit the target. None of that 'crooked LGB falls straight down' like in Evo.
Return to Base: Fast travel back to the base. Convenient and low cost.
HALO Jump: Perform a HALO jump to any location on the map. You will fast travel to a C-130 over the target area, then you can jump out. It's cool! The LZ is marked with green smoke.
Drop Ammo Crate: An MH-6J Little Bird will fly to your marked location (about 30 seconds) and drop an ammo crate via parachute, then fly away. He is indestructible and nontargetable so you don't have to worry about enemy SAMs. The paradrop looks really cool, and is effected by wind!
Drop ATV: A C-130 will fly to your marked location, dive down and paradrop an ATV. Super neat looking! I spent a lot of time on getting this right!
Drop HMMWV SOV: Same.
Request Combat Air Patrol: A flight of two F-16Cs with air dominance loadout will fly your marked map location and patrol until they run out of fuel. Very useful to protect the AC-130 or ground attack aircraft. Enemy aircraft are more vicious than ever in Invasion, as the L-39 has gotten some heat-seeking AA missile teeth and will now fly higher and more aggressively. The Takistani Army has also imported some Russian Ka-50s...
Request AGM Barrage: The most expensive Prestige action, and more of a gimmick than anything (like the nuke), the AGM barrage sends a hellish rain of cruise missiles all over a marked location.
I'll post a video of the Prestige system in action once I finish it up.
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