Co Related. Xenoside Is Not Newbish.

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  • ForlornForlorn Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2634Banned Posts: 6,498
    QUOTE (jammno @ Sep 10 2004, 08:40 AM)
    I haven't played NS since the new patch because I've been busy with leagues in other games, but are you telling me every time you die, you have to re-gestate to learn xenocide every time you respawn?

    No, you only have to re-evolve lifeforms, not upgrades


    Next xeno = noob because lets take a quick list at your "cons"

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    -A team with resupply and welders won't die to you unless you get enough bites in.
    -Servers without wavespawn will kill your leveling rate while causing others to wait.
    -It's mainly for early/mid game.
    -You won't be getting shared experience from ally kills (Much.)
    -You actually have to "Work" to kill stuff.
    -You're limited to battlegorge and lerk, or a sub-par fade.
    -Client side you'll hear the xenoside shriek but serverside it never activated. Making you wonder why you haven't exploded yet.


    - Welding? How can they weld? The idea behind xeno is TEAMWORK - you xeno then your alien team moves in for the kill.
    - The latest builds have wavespawn. Xeno users come back pretty damn fast, and also dying after dealing 200 points of insta damage prevents them from getting exp which is a huge advantage.
    - It's good at all levels of the game, 200 points of insta damage is always good.
    - Any marines you kill will give you level ups.
    - "Work" to kill stuff? What?
    - A battlegorge is the strongest class in co
    - Your last point is a bug, not a pro or a con.
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  • fried_ricefried_rice Join Date: 2004-09-10 Member: 31582Banned Posts: 147
    xenocide really spells DOOM for the marine team on 24 person servers.

    cel + xeno + leap is really all you need. maybe adren to be able to jump twice (once in midair). focus if you want a leap bite kill + xeno kills.
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    EEK
    2) Whine on the forums a lot. If you're not whining, you're not a vet. Make sure to call people who disagree with you 'noobs' and be sure to state repeatedly 'You don't know anything, you're an idiot.'
  • NecrosisNecrosis The Loquacious Sage Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18828Members, Constellation Posts: 3,203
    Hell, as long as it annoys the "omg no skillzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzoooorrrrrrrrzzzzzz" crowd I'll do it twice as much and instead of keeping quiet I'll brag loudly about marines having "no skiiiiiiiiillllllllllzzzzzzzzzooooooorrrrrrzzzzzzzzzzomgscriptorzorzorzxenokillsmebecauseIhavenoskillzzztoshootbackogmlamorrrrkkthxbai".

    I mean seriously, its a 3 hive offensive weapon designed to make skulks suicide bombers.. its hardly meant to tickle.
  • fried_ricefried_rice Join Date: 2004-09-10 Member: 31582Banned Posts: 147
    how is xenocide noob?
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    EEK
    2) Whine on the forums a lot. If you're not whining, you're not a vet. Make sure to call people who disagree with you 'noobs' and be sure to state repeatedly 'You don't know anything, you're an idiot.'
  • fried_ricefried_rice Join Date: 2004-09-10 Member: 31582Banned Posts: 147
    o maybe for combat i would agree with xenocide being noob.
    they should allow marines to regenerate armor or something with resupply.
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    EEK
    2) Whine on the forums a lot. If you're not whining, you're not a vet. Make sure to call people who disagree with you 'noobs' and be sure to state repeatedly 'You don't know anything, you're an idiot.'
  • DC_DarklingDC_Darkling Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18068Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver Posts: 4,381 Advanced user
    jeez. ppl always nag N00B.

    idiots. All of you.

    I heared alot of ppl shouting n00b @ me when I went xeno, focus or w/e.

    Kinda interesting that I was the one with the most frags and the highest level BEFORE I got xeno or focus. I am a n00b and am winning? o..k.. And cause I win I can techup to win even more... o...k...

    So all pro's are idiots who can't get a single lvl and nag to the ppl who can and then actually use those lvls?

    Great what this community has become.

    >note that the idiots frase only is ment for the naggers under us)
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    about time someone said it.. go darkling!

    its funny because no one posted after you said that darkling.
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  • RecoupRecoup Join Date: 2004-04-25 Member: 28195Members Posts: 1,109
    This is why I play with mature people on servers, because I dont have to listen to n00bs whine about how it takes no skill. If they whine excessively, we kick them from the game and move on with our business.
  • NecrosisNecrosis The Loquacious Sage Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18828Members, Constellation Posts: 3,203
    QUOTE

    because you really worked for that level 4 in combat apposed to getting three hives in classic.


    Oh yeah, just like how I work hard for my JP Shotty, olol, and then I camp the hive and shoot the respawning skulks and teh r liek "ogmnoob no skillzzoororzozozozozoz" an I am teh "hahah I r l33t".

    If you don't like losing, why play any game? I mean its not like anyone listens anymore to children yelling "ogmnoskillzororooozozzozozz" just because they got killed by someone else.

    Honestly, its like shouting "wallhack!!" when someone finds you in your leet camping spot in CS.
  • NGENGE Join Date: 2003-11-10 Member: 22443Members Posts: 1,007
    I think he enjoys slamming his face on the keyboard in a pathetic attempt to sound like people who are better than him.



    Anyways, in NS xenocide is incredibly powerful- GOOD. It's how it should be.

    In CO, however, it's incredibly overpowered and far too accesable. Level for level, on the tech tree you're looking at a weapons 1 armorless shotgunner with a comm vs a hive 3 skulk. GG
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    -since NS came out. Since the summer of 04- - "A Veteran Player"

    Good thread!?
  • ThardinThardin Join Date: 2004-01-05 Member: 25081Members Posts: 295
    edited September 2004
    Indeed.
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  • DoZ3RDoZ3R Join Date: 2004-06-10 Member: 29224Members Posts: 76
    Xeno in my opinion works very well with the right upgrades. Only problem is it doesnt work all the time. I was pklaying as a rine and i got xenoed 6 times before i died from a 1 bite focuser. I know i was being hit because of the knockback that xeno does. So i was like WTH? people were calling me a hacker and everything and it also **** me off cuz It seemed unfair.

    Is it me? or was it the server? or teh alien or wut?
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  • SariselSarisel .::' ( O ) ';:-. .-.:;' ( O ) '::. Join Date: 2003-07-30 Member: 18557Members, Constellation Posts: 2,192
    If it is in the game and if it gives you a much needed advantage, then use it. If there are no rules on the server against using a game feature, then you have every right to use it.

    It has always worked that way.

    There is no need to justify using a game feature, balanced or not, "skill-less" or not.

    Anything anybody says contrary to the above labels itself as scrub-talk.
  • WolvWolv Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 56Members Posts: 451
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    Xeno in my opinion works very well with the right upgrades. Only problem is it doesnt work all the time. I was pklaying as a rine and i got xenoed 6 times before i died from a 1 bite focuser. I know i was being hit because of the knockback that xeno does. So i was like WTH? people were calling me a hacker and everything and it also **** me off cuz It seemed unfair.

    Is it me? or was it the server? or teh alien or wut?

    If something is between you and the xenociding alien, you usually only get pushed, not damaged. Probably the same code that makes bilebombs and acid rockets shot through glass/welded vents do no damage.
    Solution: xenocide above them so you have a direct line of sight to all marines.
  • NecrosisNecrosis The Loquacious Sage Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18828Members, Constellation Posts: 3,203
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    you just sound retarded.

    jp shotgun is usally around 8 levels, xeno is 3, and leap is the best upgrade to get a level two anyway...


    QUOTE

    I think he enjoys slamming his face on the keyboard in a pathetic attempt to sound like people who are better than him.



    I can shoot a xeno skulk, so obviously I have these mystical "skilzzozooooorzozozozozZz" that others lack.

    Here's a wacky suggestion, why not try going for armour upgrades? Xeno is the least of your worries when there could be focused aliens running around. Only a fool chooses upgrades that don't counter the play styles of his opponent. If you're faced with focus attackers and xeno skulks then you probably need to consider armour upgrades if you find yourself unable to kill them before they get a bite in. You could try rushing for attack upgrades but that leaves you totally defenceless... in which case you need to shut the hell up and live with it. Thats the flip side of the coin.


    On the alien side, xeno is good but it does mean your death.. and if you miss the marines then your team is one man down while the marines are rushing the hive. Focus is nice too but you have to pay the price.


    Ultimately players need to consider that to GET xeno/focus the players need to GET KILLS. If you can't kill the alien and he gets focus, then you should at least be happy that the game is going to end quickly because your team is outclassed. Likewise if the marines have shotties and are about to romp through your hive.


    Focus needs some measure of ability because you STILL have to bite the opponent for the kill. Xeno needs some measure of ability because you need to hit weakened marines if you want to kill them, and you need to do so in such a way that the marines cant coordinate their fire and shoot you as you rush them.


    Great reasons for taking xeno -

    One of the few area effect marine hurters in the game.
    Great for area denial.
    EXCEPTIONAL for softening up marines and allowing your less capable teammates to get cheap kills, making your team STRONGER.
    CRAP for killing marines unless they're half dead already.


    Reasons not to take xeno -

    Xeno means you'll be spending time in the spawn queue more than you might like.
    If you're the best player on a SERIOUSLY crippled team.
    Rushing it means missing out on choice upgrades like focus.


    You will note that "whiners" is not a good reason to avoid xeno.

    As for the hilarious "jp shotty is X levels" any player worth their mouse is going to know that kills are valued differently on each side. Marines can cheerfully camp long corridors and mow down tons of unskilled skulks... resulting in quick upgrades. Once you get to a shotty, which is usually very quick indeed, you'll find the upgrades come flying in.

    For skulks you HAVE to attack marines at close quarters, and usually with support... a kill is somewhat harder for the alien to pull off... but the rewards are somewhat greater, with focus being almost essential for levelling and continuing to be useful throughout the game. Skulks cant camp long corridors, and aliens in general cannot counter the long ranged pain that marines can hand out.

    I'd be fairly confident that a competent marine could be running around with JP/Shotty in the same time it takes a skulk to get xeno, and thats largely because of the ranged weapon advantage.


    In summary -

    You have to consider that xeno is STILL a close-up weapon, and that coordinated fire will rip up any skulk before he explodes. If your team cant kill him then thats unfortunate for you as an individual.

    Choose armour upgrades for the easier counter to xeno/focus, and hope that your team doesn't hamstring you by walking into ambushes. Or choose weapon upgrades and hope that you've enough ability to shoot the skulk before it explodes.

    Stop complaining about one of the most tricky, useful, and team orientated attacks on the alien side. Learn to shoot a skulk thats about to xenocide.




    On the other note, yes xeno is blocked by structures, so as I've said in several other threads. Hugging the roof makes you an obvious target, and some MS don't have a low enough roof to do it quickly enough. At the same time, its harder to find something for marines to hide behind in CO, though..
  • SariselSarisel .::' ( O ) ';:-. .-.:;' ( O ) '::. Join Date: 2003-07-30 Member: 18557Members, Constellation Posts: 2,192
    QUOTE (Hobojoe @ Sep 12 2004, 09:12 AM)
    QUOTE (Sarisel @ Sep 12 2004, 01:31 AM)
    If it is in the game and if it gives you a much needed advantage, then use it.  If there are no rules on the server against using a game feature, then you have every right to use it.

    It has always worked that way. 

    There is no need to justify using a game feature, balanced or not, "skill-less" or not. 

    Anything anybody says contrary to the above labels itself as scrub-talk.

    go tell that to the scrubs in here

    also necro, you telling someone else to learn to aim is really freaking :rolleyes:

    There's no real reason to post anything in there. That is a discussion about the disruption of balance in combat from hive 3 weapons. If you pay any attention to what you read in this thread (and my post), you will find that the point is to use the unbalanced abilities until they are removed. That is all.
  • NecrosisNecrosis The Loquacious Sage Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18828Members, Constellation Posts: 3,203
    Odd considering I don't believe you've met me ingame.


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  • NadagastNadagast Join Date: 2002-11-04 Member: 6884Members Posts: 823
    QUOTE (Recoup @ Sep 11 2004, 10:59 AM)
    This is why I play with mature people on servers, because I dont have to listen to n00bs whine about how it takes no skill. If they whine excessively, we kick them from the game and move on with our business.

    hahaha

    definately the best part of this guy's post is his sig: Skulks don't need beefing... you need more SKILL!

    Yeah lets see you say that after skulking against some decent marines (aka non pubbers), you clueless twit.

    I'd love to watch you go 0-30 in 5 minutes against Terror or blackmarket
  • Alien_ChutniAlien_Chutni Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31636Members Posts: 6
    i dont really like xeno, i just bust down to cc and bite da hell outta of everyone or use geurilla tactics. btw, i dont think xeno is newbish at all, just dont listen to those whining noobs tounge.gif
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  • the_x5the_x5 the Xzianthian Join Date: 2004-03-02 Member: 27041Members, Constellation Posts: 3,175
    QUOTE (Necrosis @ Sep 3 2004, 01:23 PM)
    you can finally do seriously coordinated xenospam rushes.

    biggrin-fix.gif Woot woot!

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  • tuutti2tuutti2 Join Date: 2004-02-11 Member: 26392Members Posts: 30
    If I am marine, I prefer to shoot 10 xeno skulks instead of 10 fades asrifle.gif
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    Moments of NS humor: Skulks that Blow Up

    Variant A:

    1. Skulk arms slot4.
    2. Skulk runs towards marines.
    3. Skulk fires slot4.
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    Variant B:

    1. Skulk arms slot4.
    2. Skulk approaches a hostile corner of the map and fires slot4.
    3. Skulk rounds the corner, ready to blow up the poor humans there in a split second.
    4. Skulk prematurely explodes due to an ingested grenade.

    Variant C:

    1. Skulk sees marines far away, arms slot4.
    2. Skulk fires slot4, arms slot3 in preparation for leaping at the marines.
    3. Skulk fires slot3 to turn itself into a flying bomb.
    4. Alas, Skulk < Weapon Switch Bug.

    and so on..

  • TOmekkiTOmekki Join Date: 2003-11-25 Member: 23524Members Posts: 2,254
    u should take cloak and hide in the ceiling! then drop on marines theyll never know what him them.
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  • NecrosisNecrosis The Loquacious Sage Join Date: 2003-08-03 Member: 18828Members, Constellation Posts: 3,203
    Thats the problem... they don't know what hit them so they spam the forums with "ogm no skillzzzzzorrrzzzoroozozozozozozzzzZZZzzz".

    Waste of time if you ask me..
  • AvengerXAvengerX Join Date: 2004-03-20 Member: 27459Banned Posts: 1,675
    i don't have a problem with xeno skulks, there easy enough to hear when they scream so unless they do a well timed leap/boom then you don't have to worry too much

    now a xeno onos on the other hand.....that'd be insane
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  • jammnojammno Join Date: 2004-01-31 Member: 25832Members Posts: 304
    QUOTE (Avenger-X @ Sep 15 2004, 10:43 PM)
    i don't have a problem with xeno skulks, there easy enough to hear when they scream so unless they do a well timed leap/boom then you don't have to worry too much

    now a xeno onos on the other hand.....that'd be insane

    Those are the crappy ones. It's the hardcore clanners that you've gotta watch out for =P.

    I've seen an xeno onos. The server admin was jacking around, making lerks use devour and stuff like that through the console. The best type of xeno was a lerk xeno though. It's not like the size made the damage any different.
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