And some words on waypoints
Sometimes comming a complete team of noobs makes me think of recycling the IP's, for the good of the game.
Seriously, some marines are such a discredit to the game its more embarassing to let the game go on and give a
real "commanding" effort than just let the aliens win.
- Marines who don't know the basic areas on the maps that were from 1.04 and ask for a waypoint to really really simple
locations. Or how about totally new designed maps, with such locations as The Overlook or West Junction?
Me : (I say on the mic) " its the middle res node on the left side of the map"
They think im speaking in martian.
Me: "hit the c key to bring up your minimap."
They: "Just waypoint me"
I finally find the little **** (at least 5 seconds to locate him, and to click on his randomly running around ****, then click his waypoint to the location, while im wasting valuable map planning/scanning time, droppping medpacks, upgrading my equipment, etc)
- Marines who need orders - Use your mic and teamchat to figure out whats going on! The comm does not have 15 seconds to spare to tell you where to go unless its through voice comm where he can speak while multi-tasking freely. There's so much to multi-task, one of the worst "tasks" is having to set a waypoint to say, the double res area. Or something like "The left bottom hive". The labeling is self-evident of its location, yet they still need waypoints. Can you say high school dropout?
Waypoints are excellent when you want to take an unobvious area, such as the res siege control as mentioned in some earlier postings,
but for the most part alot of marines are asking for waypoints because they don't even know wher to go. The minimap is a blessing but so many
morons aren't even using it.
This is my checklist for all marines
Hit your C key. By the team chatter, you should be able to piece together roughly the state of the game (ie we're getting slaughtered or not)
check for unbuilt items. check the res nodes. Are they alive? Are they taken? What res nodes are free? Some marines think the end point of the game is to just shoot aliens. If that was the point then we'd be playing deathmatch on Quake. Killing aliens is a byproduct of taking control of areas. When in doubt, don't ask the commander what to do. If you can't piece together whats going on you are either not using your mic/teamchat and/or haven't done enough information gathering.