Signs Of Impending Doom

Alien_BobAlien_Bob Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8185Members Posts: 163
Game over, man!
As a marine, what's the first sign that makes you think your team is doomed?

a) Skulk rush in first minute.
b) The base room fills with pretty green clouds.
c) You run down a corridor and find it blocked with an invisible wall. Cloaked Onos!
d) Alien offence towers right outside the door.
e) The commander is ejected and changed every five minutes.

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  • Bob_the_AlienBob_the_Alien Join Date: 2002-01-30 Member: 135Members Posts: 535
    Nice name o.O
    Current alias:
    None. I think I finally retired?

    Past alias:
    [ReD]Fade, [ESR]Medkit, Lycanthrope, /WD/[slick], [DFA]Guardian, Screaming Willy
  • natenate Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8321Members Posts: 91
    or when you press your "Show Multiplayer Scores" button and u see your whole team as NSPlayer smile.gif
  • Death_JesterDeath_Jester Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3662Members Posts: 15
    QUOTE (Alien Bob @ Nov 15 2002, 02:46 AM)
    As a marine, what's the first sign that makes you think your team is doomed?

    a) Skulk rush in first minute.
    b) The base room fills with pretty green clouds.
    c) You run down a corridor and find it blocked with an invisible wall. Cloaked Onos!
    d) Alien offence towers right outside the door.
    e) The commander is ejected and changed every five minutes.

    f) The commander shouts "I want HMG"
    g) The commander shouts "shut up you f****ng fa***ts!"
    h) The teams suddenly go from 6vs6 to 8vs4
    i) You start praying that they destroy the spawn portal before you respawn
    j) People are waiting in the Ready Room for the game to restart
    k) The aliens are conversing about how they will set up bases in the next round
  • Mr_Radical_EdMr_Radical_Ed Join Date: 2002-09-05 Member: 1285Members Posts: 160
    Hmm...
    -When I see that all of the marine side except for myself show up as red
    -When a squad of marines go out to secure a hive, and find that the only person in the game that isn't with you has died. Yeah it was a small game tounge.gif
    -When I see some clue that a 3rd hive is up.. mostly when I see gas or a xenocide
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  • Alien_BobAlien_Bob Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8185Members Posts: 163
    > Nice name o.O

    Bwah! Great minds think alike. smile.gif

  • FlatlineUTDFlatlineUTD Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7695Members Posts: 1,464
    1. When the Commander changes every 5 minutes.
    2. When the Commander doesn't give waypoints.
    3. When the marines don't go to their waypoints.
    4. When the aliens get 3 Hives.
    5. When a lone Skulk can take out your *entire* marine force. Twice.

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    "Flatline, you have been upgraded from awesome to friggin l337." - Legionnaired
  • InexorableInexorable Join Date: 2002-09-28 Member: 1360Members Posts: 478
    QUOTE (Flatline[UTD] @ Nov 15 2002, 04:34 AM)
    5. When a lone Skulk can take out your *entire* marine force. Twice.

    God I love doing that. smile.gif
    Inexorable, adj. def. - Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; as, an inexorable prince or tyrant; an inexorable judge.

    No. You can't have that HA/HMG.
  • MavericMaveric Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1101Members Posts: 2,923
    When the kharaa have all 3 hives up, I assualt them with two teammeates and the commander says "Get back to base, NOW!!!". I go with my squad only to find debris and broken bodies of both sides.

    The command chair is gone.

    My allies go and exit the room, never to return. I hear gun-fire, screams, and inhuman sounds.

    I am the only one now... alone, with these only sounds:

    *click-clack* *stomp* *click-clack* *stomp* *click-clack* *stomp* *click-clack*
    *stomp*


    And it ends. wow.gif

    skulk.gif
    skulk.gif .................... asrifle.gif ............................... tiny.gif
    skulk.gif
    *Secret message :: Maveric says he's quit playing NS!*
  • BenolanBenolan Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7745Members Posts: 25
    When you see me join your team biggrin.gif
  • FlatlineUTDFlatlineUTD Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7695Members Posts: 1,464
    QUOTE (Benolan @ Nov 15 2002, 03:48 AM)
    When you see me join your team biggrin.gif

    I suppose this could also be put into a "Signs of utter, resounding victory" thread:

    When Benolan joins the other team. tounge.gif J/K!
    "Flatline, you have been upgraded from awesome to friggin l337." - Legionnaired
  • XCanXCan Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5904Members, Constellation Posts: 1,055
    When you hear AAA Onos! wow.gif
    Edit? Edit what? Signature? What signature?
  • MrBatmanMrBatman Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 7176Members Posts: 195
    When some n00b takes the command chair and squanders all his resources in the first few minutes of the game, then leaves the chair ... when you take the chair and try desperately to regain your team's footing, and the same n00b and his smacktard friends vote you out within 5 minutes because you're ignoring their calls for ammo (when they're standing right next to an ammo tower) ... and then when nobody takes the command chair after that and everyone just stands around whining "We've lost, we've lost!" ... mad.gif
  • NecroNecro <insert non-birthday-related title here> Join Date: 2002-08-09 Member: 1118Members Posts: 3,051 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Alien Bob @ Nov 15 2002, 07:24 AM)
    > Nice name o.O

    Bwah! Great minds think alike. smile.gif

    great minds also make the same mistakes... asrifle.gif asrifle.gif asrifle.gif turret.gif
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    EUPT
  • BenolanBenolan Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7745Members Posts: 25
    QUOTE (Flatline[UTD] @ Nov 15 2002, 03:49 AM)
    QUOTE (Benolan @ Nov 15 2002, 03:48 AM)
    When you see me join your team biggrin.gif

    I suppose this could also be put into a "Signs of utter, resounding victory" thread:

    When Benolan joins the other team. tounge.gif J/K!

    So is it a bad sign when the other team votes me their MVP?
  • SpaceMarinesGiegerSpaceMarinesGieger Join Date: 2002-11-15 Member: 8683Members Posts: 39
    2 am, An empty 12 pack and me declaring " I CAN TAKE YOU ALL ON"
    Marine + Shotgun + Welder = One deadly Mofo
  • MonsieurEvilMonsieurEvil Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 4Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Posts: 8,282
    Top 10 signs your Marine team is not going to win this round:


    10. Commander asks why his hoverpod is not moving.

    9. 'They have xenocide? Oh crap - everyone stay really close together for safety!'

    8. Players spending too much time trying to rescue 'hostages with 4 legs'.

    7. Waypoints-Schmaypoints!

    6. Player named Pvt. Hudson joins and keeps spamming 'Game over man, GAME OVER!'

    5. Alien team all named [NSGUIDES].

    4. Marines busy having races to the bottom of the pits in NS_Nothing.

    3. Commander named 'L337-Hippy' keeps recycling every building, asks you to place 'Earth Mother' spray paints all over level.

    2. Marines discard weapons and pull out their knives to fight 'like real men'.




    And the number 1 reason your Marine team will not be winning this round...











    1. Your HUD says 'Commander MonsieurEvil'
    msleeper: "I'm not a huge fan of the new CC design. The old one felt like a race car into the future. This one is just a giant steel coffin with a built in TV."

    Chris0132: "Dunno I kinda want my own titanium pneumaytic stabilised doom cubicle. Kinda wish you could upgrade it though so it can stomp around on the hydraulics and shout anti-communist propaganda at the aliens."
  • Mr_BeanMr_Bean Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7943Members Posts: 191
    QUOTE
    2. Marines discard weapons and pull out their knives to fight 'like real men'.

    You be suprised how well that one works on occasion inculding half an hour ago opening bottom door on hera with five skukls behind me when two marines drop from behind and knife four of us before we can blink leaving me running to chomp CC only to find the platform already rising and a marine under it
    The mad and the wise have more in common than either would care to admit ~Mr Bean

    Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
    -- A. Whitney Brown
  • MindmeldmeMindmeldme The Evil One Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1637Members Posts: 447
    Few things are worse then someone joining a server and either recycling all the buildings...and or destroying then CC. Which is made worse when there is no admin to kick the punk...aaahhh the horror. After a 20 minute search for a good server to come into that and then have that happen...really weak.
    The Evil One
    1st Commander of the Argarian Steel Legion
    My Victory is Imminent
  • InexorableInexorable Join Date: 2002-09-28 Member: 1360Members Posts: 478
    QUOTE
    Few things are worse then someone joining a server  ...  and or destroying then CC

    I suppose that's one of the bad things about having a "good" PT team. Seriously, how many times do you think any of the playtesters tried to destroy their own CC with mines? Or Spike their own hive to death?
    Inexorable, adj. def. - Not to be persuaded or moved by entreaty or prayer; firm; determined; unyielding; unchangeable; inflexible; relentless; as, an inexorable prince or tyrant; an inexorable judge.

    No. You can't have that HA/HMG.
  • LeusugiLeusugi Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 6576Members Posts: 38
    1) When the commander has been in his chair for 60 seconds and hasn't done anything yet- I get a little nervous.

    2) When the team for some reason thinks it's a good idea to spend all resources defending the res node just outside our base (like horse shoe) - I start sweating.

    3) When fades are defending the third hive, we only have lmgs and nothing has been researched- that's when I sense our doom.
  • ShuflYShuflY Join Date: 2002-11-15 Member: 8760Members Posts: 317
    I think choice 'E' is very much the sign of doom, when the command chair is just being fiddled with by newbies. But if that condition is never met, it is usually either when the Aliens have all 3 hives, and holds all 3 well. If there isn't clearly a hive that can be taken back even with Ohnos and Fades running all over the place, then, well, you probably gonna lose.

    That or when some aliens manage to break into your base and destroy all the spawn portals (these are the first things you should go after once the turret factory is down, make it so no more soldiers can spawn!) that is when you are owned.
  • RokiyoRokiyo A.K.A. .::FeX::. Revenge Join Date: 2002-10-10 Member: 1471Members, Constellation Posts: 1,564
    *The following is a true story, it happened about 3 hours ago
    When the commander decides to recycle all the infantry portals.
    He is booted and replaced for it, he destroys the cc.
    Then the admin starts asking you what the kick command is.
    Then the ex-commander realises the admin doesn't know how to kick people and starts bragging about having the upper hand.
    In the next round, the entire marine and most of the alien team is so caught up in calling him a n00bie ###hole, that they don't notice the few skulks who decided to stay out of it and attack.
    In the next round after that (some very short rounds going on here), he gets back in the CC and refuses to build.
    In the next round after that, he takes the CC and the rest of the marine team invites the aliens to come and kill him as soon as he gets booted, and to keep on killing him.
    QUOTE (Nemesis Zero)
    Oh, on the subject of Gems gender, Revenge, see it this way: Once a person is more than a thousand miles away from you (and your IP ranges indicate just this), genders become optional.
  • SkippySkippy Join Date: 2002-11-13 Member: 8385Members Posts: 49
    You see a guy named ||b/\4||c0d3|| join your team, hop into the command center and recycles everything all the while screaming at his team to do something.

    We spent five rounds getting spanked before the admin showed up and banned him.
  • mwellsmwells Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 6041Members Posts: 98
    1.) Commander puts down 10 infantry portals and proceeds to drop health for the rest of the game.(true story)

    2.) Commander has no idea where to place anything.

    3.) Commander is named "NSPlayer"

    4.) 50% of your team is spamming "I need a medpack! stat!" using the voice commands while lounging back in base doing nothing.

    5.) The aliens have all three hives.(duh)

    6.) Somebody on your team is destroying all of your structures.

    7.) You spawn, and immediately find you've been parasited. You look up and there's a skulk on the ceiling and everyone's complaining that the game is bugging out because they've all been parasited.(true story)

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  • SynapsisRacerSynapsisRacer Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8974Members Posts: 121
    a few ways that you'd know there's some impending doom:

    a) you're the only one on your team

    b) your commander brags about how he was so "good" back in the day

    c) the marines seem to be doing the "Hokie-Pokie" in front of the alien's hive

    d) your commander is actually a disgruntled chimpanzee having convulsions

    e) when the aliens have Sulks and you don't even have one single building

    f) when you all die

    g) when your commander mistakes this game for StarCraft (him/her knowing it's not SC makes it worse)

    and the worst of all:

    h) WHEN SATAN BRINGS THE GIANT HAMPSTERS OF DOOM UPON YOUR DOOMED HEAD LIKE THE FESTERING DOOMED DIRT ON THE DOOMED BASE UNDER YOUR DOOMED FEET THAT ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR DOOMED BODY. FEAR THE HAMPSTERS!!!!
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