Saves the day!
I knew getting that Observatory up right after the IP would come in handy someday - I just never knew *how* handy.
I was commanding last night on ns_caged, and we got rushed *hard.* I have never seen such a well-executed rush; those aliens did really, really well.
So they took out the IP and made their way up the the CC, and I'm sitting there thinking, "Well, my team did what I told them to, two built, the rest covered. They're just really good!"
Then I click on the Observatory, tucked away, untouched, in a corner - and I throw down a distress beacon right as the CC went into the red.
This was *immediately* followed by a WTF?!?! from everyone - marines and aliens - on the server, and it gave us a chance to come back
We ultimately lost (mainly because I failed to follow my own damn ns_caged guide), and because after we secured the sewer Hive, I told my troops to regroup at the main base for heavy weapons, and after I gave them a waypoint to the generator Hive, they didn't move out as a group. This really surprised me because they were a good team, and when they were advancing to the first Hive, they were all covering each other *really* well.
I think that if I had remembered the beacon about 30 seconds earlier, we would've been able to pull off a win.
Oh well, it was still a fun game.
"Flatline, you have been upgraded from awesome to friggin l337." - Legionnaired