The Most Unothradox Game Ever
You CAN win after 3 Hives....I used to believe the saying "Three Hives == Marines Lose" was true 100% of the time, but now after tonight, its 99.99% of the time. My Marines team WON after three hives where put up. Here is what happened.
HEX and I hopped in a server playing eclipse, joined marines, and knew we were going to lose. They had three hives up, and our main base was are only resource extractor. The Commander left, and HEX got in the chair, cause we were like "What the heck, lets have some fun." So I load up on ammo, and head out the door, and get killed a lot of times by Onos (Dude, that name is perfect for them, except Ohchits would be better). I was frustrated trying to take a close resource place, so I was like "Screw it, I'm going for a hive!" I didn't really expect to get there, with only 20 damage delt to me by Offensive towers. Not only that, but it was ungaurded. I was stoked, and called in for HEX to drop a Factory, upgrade it, and then drop a seige. I was about to finish the siege when a call came in from another hive, saying it was ungaurded and needed a factory. I stopped, told HEX to do it, and he did. We cordinated our two siege factories to be completed, all the while people would spawn and not look at the back of the room to see if we were there. The Aliens were having fun, gloating their victory, taking their sweet time, and then they all swore in unbelieve as both their hives were under attack. After just a moment, they only had one hive, with a marine force fully upgraded and armed to the teeth. It wasn't easy, but we finished them off, HEX and I were totally astonished. I've never, EVER seen anyone remotely come back after a 3rd hive, let alone a full comeback and win! Why did the aliens lose?
My guess would be that they rushed the Marines at the very very beginning, and kept them at bay by their base and the close resource nozzels. They just didn't build up any Hive defences, just having on Gorge go around and make the hives and resource extractors as their team played with the marines. We had 3 "frist timers" that would run around doing nothing, and one picked up a welder on accident, wondered why he couldnt' shoot, and said "Am I the Commander now?"
Anyways, thought I would share, because I NEVER though I would see the day when that would happen. Shows you what good defense really means.
"We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job." - Winston Churchill