Yes another fade/marines thread :)
Ok guys once again sorry to burden you with another fade thread. I have looked through and not found any thread where this has been said (not to say that it hasn't before though) but anyway back to what i was saying. I play aliens more often, not because they win mostly, not because they are the "easy" team, no i just like the differant gameplay as being an alien than in most of the other FPS's i play. One thing i have noticed, is the fact that once aliens get the second hive, MOST of the time, not ALL of the time it goes downhill for the marines from there. Why? Because fades can take out any light marine, upgrades or not in a matter of hits with level 3 movement adreniline and carapace (which usually are the 2 upgrades you have with the two hives) using acid rocket or claw. You might argue that by this time Marines have heavy armor/heavy weapons. Not all the time. With marines having HA/HW the fades and marines are very balanced. However the thing that is unbalanced is the cost of HA/HMG as compared to the fade. I'm not sure on the exact costs, but the HA and HMG are about 70 resources away from the marines TEAM pool, am i correct? If not then it is something around that. The fade? 48 resources away from for the most part a personal pool including the 2 upgrades. If the marines do not have anything to combat the fades with effectivly then they can easily take the 3rd hive in a little while, all depeding on how long it takes for them to take down the TF and the Phase Gate in the location. (Going to be even shorter now with the nerfing of the phase gate). I'm not saying the only way to take down a fade is with heavy weapons and armor, but it sure is a pain in the **** trying to take it only with an HMG or only with heavy armor. If the person that picks up the weapon or the armor dies then that is a pretty big setback for the marines. I'm sorry i don't mean to rant, otherwise i'd list a possible solution, but i can't. I mean after winning 3 or 4 games in a row as an alien...it would even seem kinda fun to lose.
See you in game everyone, and sorry to put you through another fade thread.
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