A Plea To The Marine In All Of Us
It's long past timeMy friends, I've been playing NS for too long to care anymore, and there's really only one thing that makes me sad when I see it.
When I started, marines had the advantage, it was obvious. The game just wasn't as well balanced as it could have been, but then, each side had a way to fight back, and it could be both epic and bloody at the same time. But at the same time, when people screwed up, things went downhill. The funny part was, when people screwed up, it wasn't the ones you'd expect. It wasn't the comm, or the gorge, or even the one dropping the hive.
It was the marines. The ones who were supposed to be following orders, but ran off. When I started playing, listening to the comm was paramount, but that's gone now. And because of it, a lot of what made NS what it was is gone. You were forced to work together, to die together, and to scream bloody murder with your gun blazing, surrounded by friends every time you attacked a hive. But that's not there anymore. Now it's all about who is better, who is ahead, and that's not how it should be.
My friends, there is a plague on NS, and I'd like to call all those who see themselves as true marines just to play a few games listening to exactly what the comm says. If he says 'someone' assume it means you, and respond with a 'yes sir' or 'sure thing' or some way to let the comm know you've got it covered. And try your hardest, through death or infestation, to get it done. It doesn't matter if it's a suicide mission, you can spawn back in. Try, for the comms, and for the marines.
Rise, my brothers, and remember that the team isn't you, and it isn't the comm. It's all the marines together, and if you stand strong and listen to the one who can see the whole picture (and make no mistake, he can), you will win.
To the everlasting glory of the infantry!
Asal 'The Unforgiving' Skulltaker