So, We (those of us who have been playing cranemap a lot) have though it a good idea that we email valve to maybe add a crane hit box, as it has none. Here's a rough draft, edit it, comment if we should use different words, how it should be sent, etc.
Dear: BLANK SPACE
There are many of us here in the Lunixmonster community, who have been enjoying Half-Life for a long time, and now we are also enjoying HL2 but we find that there is something lacking in the DM. The Crane model has no hit box, and as I’m sure you know that if there is no hit box a person inside it cannot take damage. We have found that there is quiet a bit of fun in playing maps with cranes in them. The only problem being that the person operating the crane cannot be forcefully taken out. We were wondering if it would be possible, next patch to add a player hit box to the crane, and if not, maybe a trigger for the person inside to be kicked out, so it could be added on with a few extra map entities. We appreciate any and all attention you give to this matter. Thanks in advanced, and keep up the great work.
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