Hard To Kill Marines.. Marines Who Think They Are Skulks!!!I've recently seen many marines who behave like skulks and are really hard to bite as a skulk!!
I was playing on a really good Kharaa team the other day, I mean really good, you know, running with the wolf pack and taking out structures and marines with minimal respawning. The game ended and some of our previous team ended up playing marines. I think that those people who consistently choose to be Kharaa are beginning to get bored and playing marines instead.
Anyway, this guy who was a mean skulk was playing mean marine too. When you get good at playing skulk, you develop natural instincts for the best way of taking down marines as quickly as possible. Anyhow, I was a skulk now, and this ex-skulk was a marine, I was watching him jumping, strafing, doing all kinds of things against THREE (!!) skulks without getting bit!! I didn't even bother to join in at that point, I thought to myself, yeah he's dead... He didn't die and ended up taking out all three skulks.
Okay, when me and this guy were on the same Kharaa team we both had the top kills, his ratio slightly better than mine. So I go in, this time really cautious, learning the lesson from the three skulks before me who got their butts kicked. We circle each other, everytime I dive at him, he strafe jumps away. Luckily he hasn't reloaded yet, so I have a few goes at him, and miss him, in the meantime, he's busy reloading..
I go at him again, and this time, he's firing, so I quickly climb up a tall wall to dodge his bullets, and drop down on his head, just as he moves out of the way. I'm keeping my biting to a minimum so he doesn't locate me so quickly. The skulks before must have gotten a little damage on him, because it only took me one bite to kill him, and it was only because I worked out his pattern, and strafe jump bit at the same time he strafe jumped. But damn, was he hard to kill!The Lesson Learnt
Is to know your enemy, to know your enemy, you have to be the enemy. The reason this guy could avoid skulks, was because he was a good skulk himself and knew how they attacked. The way he moved was very much like a skulk.
The marines that always seem to get killed time and time again, are the CS kiddies who always play NS as marines. If you play Kharaa, you'll know how Kharaa think, roughly how many bullets Kharaa can take, and you'll live longer for it.