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General / Strangest strategies.
« on: June 07, 2005, 02:54:58 PM »
Nancy - gorge rushed their base. not oc rushed, we spit their whole team down, and then biled their cc to death (7 gorges and a primal lerk = what buildings?)
They had hmgs, but they couldnt stand to 5 gorges primal healspraying and two gorges spitting them to death. (primal focus spit = ow.)  Imagine the surprise on the marines face when thru the door, its not an onos rush, its not fades, ack! its an army of gorges!

General / Wee 3.0.4 out!
« on: June 01, 2005, 09:32:57 PM »
To combat the entire alien team healing the hive, you still need 100 sieges.

General / the problem
« on: May 29, 2005, 09:33:27 PM »
I think marines starting with full ammo at start of round, would do just about the same thing as you want, but would work much better.  Then as you spawn in, you start with barely any ammo.  This would make marines dominate the early game, but back to topic of mines.  Invuln Plugin.
I thought about that idea too, but thats a fairly significant marine boost.  Actually not a bad idea though, and probably easier to do/not get whined about.  Anything that makes mines better, i want, cuz i love mines.   Mines mines mines.

Oh, only legal invuln plugin value is .5 seconds. trust me, any more and you can kill a marine while invul, which pisses them off.

Off Topic / Explain Your Name
« on: May 29, 2005, 09:13:12 PM »
Boredom for the post!

Well, my story is kinda-sorta strangish.  For a while i used a different name, or just a random letter, while playing hl or tfc, (those were the days).  And then, CS didnt suck, so i played it for a while.  Well, you know those changeyourname things, someone actually made a clan  called =DS=, where everyone had there name be =DS=Ranger *letter*  Well, me being ten, and being obviously leet and needing a clan, joined.  The leader happen to be bravo, so i took alpha, cuz i was teh alpha ranger with the scout. or something.  Heck, 10-ness ftw.  Then, i decided waiting for the two awp campers to blink and actually discover "hey, im all alone" was annoying, i played DoD and was a regular on the 4th Ranger server, so no one could call me "ranger" cuz then half the server would answer.  (at this time, i was an honorary member of DeLo, which stuck for a while because everyone in DoD called me "delo" and i couldnt change it.)  However, all good things died, and you can only shovel allies for so long on avalance before you get bored [first place with shovel only (everyone else used guns) ]
Then, i played ns. i liked the one server, so my name became [On|E]Ranger alpha[DeLo]  And then people started calling me Ranger instead of delo, so i was allowed to change it.  It was about this time that i decided xenocide was the best upgrade ever, and created a fad clan (10 people put the tag on) of [XenOOO!] (and its original incarnation of [XeNo!!!] or [XeNoO!!], which didnt look cool enough) I left it there, cuz anyone who knew what it meant laughed and it was good.  And hence, [On|E]Ranger alpha[XenOOO!] was born.  And i couldn't add anything else, because that is the hl character limit for names. grr.  So yes, my name is a single tag followed by a bunch of fad names.  And i still like NSPlayaRanger :)

And no, you dont get line breaks. Ha.

Off Topic / Is it me or is gamesurge dead?
« on: May 29, 2005, 08:46:20 PM »
Gamesurge doesnt work for me, period, ever, end of story, so claims my computer and its god complex.

General / the problem
« on: May 29, 2005, 07:53:38 PM »
The general consensus(spelled so incorrectly) is that the marines are slow in early game, cuz they have to build base, hump armory cuz they need infinity bullets... etc...   Obviously these problems are what need to be attacked.  If marines blast the gorge to bits before he drops the hive because they managed to get a squad there 5 seconds earlier, well, theres is no hive, hence no mc ownage shall occur.  So, how to go about doing this.  My thinking was that the first ip could build instantly, or something.  I only foresee one problem with this, being relocates are slightly faster, but hey, i like relocates.  And anyways, its not like the comm chair doesnt take 45 years to build, you should get a reward.  For all i care, you could even offset it by making comm chair take LONGER to build, i mean. i really want the marines to move out faster, and nothing else.  However, this probably is harder to code than the next solution, which is generally better.

       We could go the other way and just give the marines an ip, i mean, the aliens get a spawn point, the marines should too.  This would be a significant advantage even if the marines were docked 20 res because of the free building.  This change, would fix the "marines are too slow" problem admirably, not really affect balance in any way except "marines move out faster"  which we like, because right now, aliens get this 30-45 second grace period where marines really arent doing anything but running around in base.  Now, early game will involve both marines and aliens, instead of just aliens building stuff and marines sitting there.  I still like my decrease rt hp thing, because those darned rts really need to die better.[/RangarSpamFTW!]

Granted, this free ip should be in a generally decent spot, which, could cause some nasty "Crappy ip placement ftl" spam, but, whatever, the complainers will always complain about something.

[randomrant]One thing i always hated was that for every building, except hives, some sort of work needs to occur to build it, if you want it to build in a reasonable period of time,  hives are just drop n leave, which i dislike.  but, i thats not really important. [/randomrant]

General / the problem
« on: May 14, 2005, 07:26:01 PM »
Strange would-get-me-shot-on-I&S-idea.  Make meta give less/no energy, preferably no.  Increases fade turnaround time (meaning more than 2 seconds to be at full energy/hp again),  Makes them actually need energy management, like all other aliens (except pre-leap skulks), makes field mcs more needed, because they are sorely lacking a field use for non-gorges, which i believe they should have, cuz it may make them more prevalent.
My hopes: lets fades keep being a killing machine, but they dont have obscene turnaround times, hence, shooting a fade may actually DO something.

I was going to suggest modular GL reloading options, but i realized the coding issues and pre-emptively shot myself down.

That, or make rts(both sides) have 4000 hp, so its worth shooting them as opposed to a hive, because as of now 1 hive = 2.1 res nodes of killing required, and any marine would rather kill a hive than two res nodes.  Marines really can't save their rts anyhow, so this WOULD nerf marines, just not as much.  OR not, this change is basically impossible for me to imagine the implications, which is why i want it.  Anything could happen!

General / More lengthy explanation
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:22:32 PM »
Just yesterday, i was playing hera, i was an onos, and we were killing marine start. i run back to find the missing marine (i hate people who hide)  I walk into processing, and hear *ping* 4 sieges start firing, no phase gate, just sieges.  They got 5 chambers, 4 of which were needed. that sucked.  5 more seconds and there wouldnt have been a hive to save.  Goes to show, camping marine start doesnt always work. they sometimes slip right past.  Then again, we only had 2 scs (we were all fades and onos, how could we drop chambers, lol)  Phase gates are noisy, sometimes its better not to build them...

General / Current MvA Win/Loss stats
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:05:51 PM »
Oh, one of my final projects is on that data, i thought that would amuse you all :p

General / Current MvA Win/Loss stats
« on: April 20, 2005, 03:58:31 PM »
I can command any server but this one.  This server is a ton harder to command, cuz there are aliens everywhere!

General / Ultimate Rine Strat
« on: April 20, 2005, 03:54:45 PM »
i couldnt get the screenies to post at a decent resolution, as i have no webspace. ah, such is life.

General / advice time.
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:51:09 PM »
Anyone tried rushing AA, getting 4 GLs and 2 HMGs on the hive?

4gls = 16 'nades in 1.5 seconds... 800/ per? Plus weapons, say, 2? 15360 damage in 1.5 seconds.

Not half bad. Even if it's only 400/per, that's still 7680... leaving a meager 320 HP.

Welcome to the age of combined arms, gentlemen.
i believe grenades are 220/per.  i know a grenade doesnt kill a cara skulk, and does double damage to buildings.  hence, the grenade does less than 130 damage.
Hmgs shouldnt even shoot the hive. they do half damage to buildings.  1 hmg clip = 1250 damage.
Of course, this is weapons 0.  Weapons 3 greandes do about around 290 damage.

Hives have 10000 hp, and i THINK heal 100 hp a click.

However, i agree combined arms.  Marines will all hmgs, all shotguns, or all gls suck.  Marines with gls, hmgs, and shotguns are a wrecking crew.

shotguns = shoot anything nearby
hmgs = shoot anything that moves especially fades/onoses.
gls = shoot anything that doesnt move, and large groups of skulks.

General / advice time.
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:33:44 PM »
Ya. marines need a way to kill hives being healed by gorges. i daresay let sieges damage gorges healing the building under attack.  The biggest problem in my opinion is the fact that they fixed the phase gate bug that let 201421 people go thru at once.   Only one other thing i want. i want catpacks to cost two.  Wasting time on the arms lab should be darned well worth it.

(then again. story time.
My brothers (the uberlerk, you never see him, hes probably better than quarter, but they are both so good that distinction is silly)
His comm strat, which worked well:
1: Arms lab A1, obs, pg, catpacks, w1
2: put a phase gate near an alien hive.
3: drop all but 30 res in shotguns.
4: tell marines to get 8 bullets from the armory
5: rush hive with catpacks
6: i beleive the numbers were 6 marines, 4 shotguns, weapons 1, hive down in 15(or 13) seconds.
Keep in mind, catpacks cost 4 res then.  I really want to see this on LM, where people are better shots.

No one ever believes me when i say catpacks > onos, skulks, gorges.

Marines really need to practice the alien tactic of destroying upgrade buildings. i mean. that chamber, when destroyed, costs them a lot of effort to rebuild.  If you have 2 marines outside the hive, with no hope of a phase gate, tell them to rush in and kill as many chambers as they can. with free upgrades for skulks, id equate one chamber to be worth 1/2 of an arms lab.

General / A short story.
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:22:47 PM »
Slick, you did it all wrong. fill an armory with mines and then recycle it, its a thousand times better.

/edit how did i manage to type 'Run' when i meant 'wrong'  wow. i must be really tired, or something.

General / Holy Devil Wins
« on: April 11, 2005, 09:59:52 PM »
It would have worked, except for my hax spotting training from DoD, lol. i knew he wasnt hacking, but you all claimed you had "demos" and i was confused and wanted to disprove them.
Is that where you also were trained to Ranger it up on the mic? :o

Yes, yes it is, that and the On|E server, where micspam is the key to victory.

General / Holy Devil Wins
« on: April 02, 2005, 08:08:54 PM »
It would have worked, except for my hax spotting training from DoD, lol. i knew he wasnt hacking, but you all claimed you had "demos" and i was confused and wanted to disprove them.

General / Comming
« on: March 30, 2005, 01:38:27 PM »
For me personally, if 4 medpacks wont save me, 5000 medpacks wont save me.  so save the res :)  I'd be a good comm if i ever remember to give wp/upgrades to my poor marines...  That, and too many people have me muted.  I blame that... ;P
I try to make my marines go in forces of 2 with waypoints, and reward people who listen with guns/ammo/medpacks/jetpacks (especially jetpacks, i dont hand those out randomly till i have enuf for everyone.  I hope that the players eventually figure out listening = jetpack)

General / Argh Voicespam!
« on: March 24, 2005, 12:07:27 AM »
TBH Ranger, last few times I've played with you I've noticed you being more quiet.  One time though you made me laugh - you 'said' something useless and then immediately typed something very important for our team to know. lollers
woot!  i really am improving!  Oh, that time was because three people on the team had me muted.  i needed to type it.

General / 3.0 Minimaps
« on: March 24, 2005, 12:04:00 AM »
I dont need darned labels, i have them all memorized!

General / MC to hive under attack
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:08:40 PM »
i usually try to drop an mc in the hive that will eventually get built when i build chambers.  But yes, field mcs are great for gorges, they make spit machineguns!
what i hate, is when a gorge is sitting under the hive, watching the marines do stuff, and NOT spitting the hive.

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