Er.. I think it's okay in NS
I have this fear of camping, its a throwback from my CS intensive days. In CS everyone hates a camper, and I never camped in CS, in NS tho' nobody seems to mind if you camp because whichever way you see it, in NS it can be seen as a defensive or offensive tactic.
Assuming I haven't been parasited, I can be just as sneaky as skulks and wait around the corner of a regular skulk route and camp until a skulk blindly walks past me and then I plaster them with bullets, and they don't have time to know what hit them.
I think the reason the skulks are so successful at killing marines is because they do
camp, and the marines don't. A few marines camped out in the right places can be more effective than loads of turrets. Of course after a while the aliens will catch onto your camping spot, so you have to keep moving.
Camping in a group outside the base can also be the key to preventing a skulk rush. The trick is to be as quiet as possible, ie, not use your radio (which kharaa can hear), and if you need to move, then move while crouching. Make sure you don't carry a parasite too.
NS is campers heaven!
I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture, and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block to get a confirmed kill. - 'Joker' Full Metal Jacket