Now I know what many people are already thinking. "Vehicle Hacking is way too unbalanced and if they have my vehicle, its unfair that they get to keep it and gain my nanites!" That is true. However, you are probably thinking of vehicle hacking as basic. There are work-arounds to different things and different mechanics implemented so that it will be balanced. I just wanted to get that out there first. Infiltrators have no way to deal with vehicles, other than using the explosive crossbow or hacking a base AV/AA turret. If a vehicle comes up to an Infiltrator, the only thing you can do is run. Your cloak helps you with that, but not after a competent vehicle operator has spotted you uncloaked. I propose that DBG adds Vehicle Hacking to Planetside 2. I know it was in Planetside 1, though I wasn't there then. I don't really know how it worked, but from what I heard, it took a while to hack a vehicle, you couldn't have a deployed sundy, and an alert would pop up saying that you were being hacked. Sounds balanced to me, right? What I propose is to bring back the same concept. Infiltrators have a hacking ability. Really, they should be able to hack everything they can get their hands on. As of now, we can hack terminals, Spitfire turrets, and AV/AA Turrets on bases. (I may be missing some things, so please remind me in the comments.) It would be nice to have the ability to wreak havoc on a base or vehicle crash because you saw that one Engineer repairing a tank, and you shot him. Congratulations, you deserve a vehicle now. Because we don't have vehicle hacking, that Engineer can just come back into his tank and drive off. You have done nothing but delayed him. With vehicle hacking properly implemented, Infiltrators can help their team in another field; taking over vehicles and causing chaos. I am by no means saying that it should be easy to hack a vehicle. That would be very unfair to those people who spent their Nanites to get a vehicle. There could be many ways to balance it. If you go through the trouble of hacking the vehicle and if the owner got a new one, it would give you a timer and it would delete itself, for instance 10 seconds to deletion or something like that. It could also just take your own Nanites to hack a vehicle, kinda like buying it from a dealer, but you stole it. You should, however, not be able to hack a deployed sunderer. That would be game-breaking. How many times have you come across a cloaked sunderer, and you can't do anything about it? What if EMP Grenades drained the cloak? (That has nothing to do with this post; I just wanted to get it out there.) How many times has there been a MBT or Lightning or even a Flash guarding it, and you can't do a thing about either of them? Vehicle Hacking would take expertise and maybe a high enough hacking skill and time, but then you could take out that deployed sundy or at least damage it. Another issue that people may complain about is reworking textures of vehicles so you know what is hacked and what isn't. That is stupid. A hacked Spitfire maintains the same color as the faction it had, if I am not mistaken. When it shoots at you, you know it's not yours. The AV/AA turrets on bases do not maintain the same color as the base, but you still know it's not yours when it shoots at you. It's the same concept. When that tank that looks exactly like your Prowler or your Magrider or your Vanguard starts shooting at you and using your own abilities against you, you know it's not yours. Also, in Planetside 2, there are tags above your head that say if you are an enemy or not. Vehicle hacking will require Auraxians to be more vigilant and alert to their surroundings, immersing them in a war. With the implementation of Vehicle Hacking, it gives Infiltrators a way to deal with vehicles. Implemented properly, it will be fair and balanced, and will encourage the teamplay aspect of an Infiltrator, which is severly lacking. The only other tactical advantage that an Infiltrator offers is recon, stealth, and backup. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please give your feedback on any points that I may have missed or something I may be forgetting about vehicle hacking. I am confident that Planetside 1 players would enjoy this and will bring more of them back to the game, and DBG, where there are players, there you will find mom's credit card.