Greatest... Cloak... Ever...

EdcrabEdcrab Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4324Members
<div class="IPBDescription">Cloaking in NS is great. Discuss.</div> Before I start chuckling uncontrollably and falling off my chair, this is not another thread discussing the benefits/disadvantages of chamber-upgrade order. It's just about the benefits of full cloaking at any point in the game, and what your most fun experience with it was... (I'm pretty sure there are other threads about but neither of them started off exclusively about cloaking espacades... wee! <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo--> )

Mine involved the glass-corridor and the lift on ns_hera. I was Fade, as per usual (I just prefer them, even when Onos are available. They just feel better...) and I was acutely aware that the massive outpost we'd made at reception (before I'd changed from gorge) had come under fire from siege cannons. Half of all the chambers were removed, and it seemed that the other half were just out of the siege range...
While the rest of the team set about trying to locate the siege, I walked over to the lift grille and looked below, only to see a factory blueprint materialise out of thin air and a standard marine run to construct it. I splatted the marine with an acid rocket and then proceeded to destroy the factory with the aid of another Fade.
He too ran off to aid in taking out what remained of the siege outpost and I suggested that I just stay there and take on any marines...
I got five kills- from my 7/7 gorge score- just by clawing the unaware round that corner. Yay!

Cloaking... is... just... fun. Nevermind tactical usage, it's just so great! Cloaking finnaly being used against real-life players. I can't stress how fun it can be- the paranoia it causes. Marines firing wildly into shadow, only for you to pop in behind them and tear them up. Full cloaking means total invisibility- and that means marines will happily walk past, leaving you to follow (with silence) or rush in and kill them.
Admittedly I slashed a HA twice and he turned round and splattered me with his HMG, but it just goes to show you should never get <i>too</i> overconfident... <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->


  • BiTMAPBiTMAP Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7685Members
    I do love cloak, as a lerk you fly up onto a light fixture (got to love no realtime player shadows for some reason!) and as a human walks in, I drop in and bite him only to fly up and hide again, I feel like i'm a small bird or a bat and its amazing <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • NimbusNimbus Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7239Members
    Ya... cloak is great and all, but really.... I can tear **obscenity** for hours on end as a fade with carapace and adren. I never die as a fade unless I really screw up royally.
  • MeltedSnowmanMeltedSnowman Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7779Members
    I cloaked as a fade in the middle of a hall once, three marines walked in. I'd been tearing-up an outpost thus-far so they knew I was there but they couldn't find me. One walked right up into my face so I took his head off, then gutted the other two.

    I didn't last long after that though, as they got quite a few bullets in me. Still, that was all kinds of fun. <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • GanonnGanonn Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5691Members
    Hehehe, saw a marine thump into a cloaked onos. Wasn't fully cloaked though, just lvl 2, and the marine start talking about an onos shaped something in the corridor. Pretty funny, considering he got gored pretty friggin quick.
  • AlarikAlarik Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9326Members
    edited November 2002
    most fun i ever had cloaking...hmmm...

    well, one time i had lvl 3 cloaking as a gorge, and i had just finished setting up about 7 webs in an otherwise undefended hallway. well, i had just finished the webs, so i sat down waiting for res to come up so i could build some ocs. well along comes a squad of 3 marines...they ran right past me and all 3 of them got tangled up in my webs. i then proceed to healspray the lot of them to death <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->. if i hadnt had cloaking i would have been dogmeat. i just thought it was really funny at the time, a spider waiting for its prey <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • GanonnGanonn Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5691Members
    Love that!

    I tried following a marine around webbing him every step. All he could do was crawl back home, but I never even tried to kill him. He got so po'd that he starting pounding out curses to get me to quit.
  • UnknownUnknown Join Date: 2002-06-12 Member: 759Members
    My best cloaking experiance was when I had lv3 cloaking on ns_nothing.

    Well, I had just finished an attacking "round" when 3 marines walked in and hear my last few spikes (I was lerk and this takes place near the hall outside of marine spawn. The one with the node in the middle of a small bridge). Then all three walked down the stairs and proceeded to look for me. Then when 1 walked past, the other 2 got stuck on my 100% cloaked body. The first one just jumped over me while the other one was tring to get past me but couldn't. Then he just looked at me for a few seconds and went around me. Then I proceeded to follow them (with silence. I was a skulk before so I wanted silence.) then I bit all three of their ankles and started to see "WTF" and "BS" over text chat. <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> So funny.
  • xBaD_AcCuRaCyxxBaD_AcCuRaCyx Join Date: 2002-11-18 Member: 9265Members
    one of my good cloaking experiances is when i was right outside marine spawn in ns_eclipse (the doors leading toward horseshoe). we recently gained the 3rd hive and so i got onos. the gorges were either slow, noobs or didn't have money and only built one sensory chamber. so me being my warrior-like self thought cloaking ain't gonna help me if i'm whacking at them since i'm i advanced toward their spawn. i camped outside their spawn (location stated above) waiting for the 2nd and 3rd sensory chambers to be built when a lone marine wonders out and stumbles on my lvl 1 cloaked self. he waited for about 3 secs and realized his problem and still got to fire about 5 clips while retreating and got mowed over. by the time i got lvl 3, their base was already over run and they were wetting their pants from constant primal screams. i had a time when one marine ran into my lvl 3 fully cloaked onos self in the same spot in another game. he bumped into me and i played with him for a while with paralize then mowed him down too. i was also a gorge building near this area once and started to wonder toward the doors when 1 marine popped out and scared the living daylights out of the time i noticed he was a noob with no aim...i had my health spray out and started attacking along with a few OC chambers i built eariler. i sprayed about 4 times when i saw his body plop down and i noticed that i got 2 more HP spray and all i wanted to do was web, cloak and wait...sigh.
  • Paladyne-TPFPaladyne-TPF Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7762Members
    Playing as aliens on ns_hera, all 3 hives:

    I'm evolving outside of their base in the dark tunnel leading downwards, around the bend on the side closest toVentilation3C. As usual, I start with cloaking, then regen, then adrenaline, <i>then</i> the big long evolution to onos.

    Almost immediately after I had committed to the onos evolution, 2 LA/LMG marines and 1 HMG/HA come plodding through the tunnel towards me. I'm starting to get a little worried that they may discover me before my evolution is complete, but I'm tucked in against the wall and am cloaked so I'm not <i>too</i> anxious.

    To my shock and then delight, the marines walk to less than a foot in front of me, kneel down, and start attacking a lerk or skulk darting around up high in the room behind me. All of their bullets are passing directly over me, so I'm just watching the bar and hoping they won't bump into me and attack before the evolution completes.

    They finish off the alien and actually strafe <i>around</i> me in such a way that they never even know I was there to begin with. My evolution finishes just in time for the heavy to pass by, and I greet him with an out-of-nowhere paralyzation at the same time that the lights fall prey to a couple speedy little ninja skulks that likewise appear out of thin air. The lights die immediately while the heavy does that adorably slow little "what the heck is going on" turn the marines do whenever they get paralyzed by an unseen onos. His eyes go wide as he proceeds to get gored by an onos that, for all he knows, materialized out of nothingness directly behind him.

    That had to be one of my favorite kills of all time. It always feels good to completely befuddle the opposition. <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • UtgaardslokeUtgaardsloke Join Date: 2002-11-28 Member: 10144Members
    Heh, cloaking is so much fun it's even worth building it as nr 2 or *gasp* nr 1, just for the hell of it!

    Hmm, best cloaking experience....

    Yes! I was playing on the ns_caged (I think, the one with vent, sewer and generator hives), and our two gorges (bless 'em) both went for hives at the same time early ingame. That didn't last of course, since the marines caught on and mounted an attack to clear 'em out. As I heard the deathcries of the sewer hive, I noticed that I had just enough to evolve into Onos, and grabbed the opportunity. Soon the hive were gone, and I were deep into marine territory. What will make me last longest, I thought. Yes! Regneration, Cloaking and Silence! So I became the dreaded assassin Onos, the one noone believed existed due to the third hive dying so fast. A lot of fun happened that game, including:

    - Attacking the marine spawn and withdrawing, tricking them into believing I was heavily wounded, running around the corner and cloak, an wait for the hunting party that was going to "finish the damned onos off". Someone got finished of all right..... <!--emo&::onos::--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tiny.gif'><!--endemo--> <!--emo&::asrifle::--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='asrifle.gif'><!--endemo--> <!--emo&::asrifle::--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='asrifle.gif'><!--endemo--> *aiee!*

    - Attacking an undefended resource node, cloaking, wating for a marine to come and defend it, and chuckling a few times before goring the bejeesus out of 'em.

    - Standing in the middle of a corridor, waiting for a lone ranger to show, and decloaking right in front of 'im. Just to see the reaction! <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->

    - As you may know, paralysing once does not decloak you. Just waiting in a heavily trafficked corridor (E.i the one between sewer vestibule and marine spawn), and paralyse. Most marines believe that lag is their problem, not 1000 punds of killer alien, and let you get away with paralysing them over and over again, until you chuckle and eat them.

    A regenerating, cloaked Onos is virtually unkillable if you play a little careful. And lots of fun! It's only a pity that when you get either cloaking or Onos, the game's usually almost over.
  • fredperryfredperry Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 9999Members
    i was a gorge, we already had 3 hives but we were having fun with the humans <!--emo&;)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->

    lvl 3 cloak
    It was on ns_eclipse, and first I stayed right outside their door webbing and babbling lone marines that were foolish enough to come out on their own.
    Then I run a bit further away from the door and posted myself around a corner when 3 marines came round the corner. Luckely I was cloaked.
    They walk along and just when the last one got round the next corner I unleahed 4 babblers... and kill him <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
    The other came back but I was allready cloaked again. So they moved along (probably to eclipse hive), and same story: as the last one passed around the corner, again 4 babblers, but they didn't kill him <!--emo&:(--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='sad.gif'><!--endemo-->. And offcourse they came 'round the corner again, but again I allready was cloaked <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->.
    Third time: same story, lol, but no kill <!--emo&:(--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='sad.gif'><!--endemo-->, they came around the corner again and start looking for me, even with their flashlight. But they couldn't find me.
    So I wanted to do it a 4th time when another marines just came around the corner and saw me <!--emo&:(--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='sad.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Anyway, I loved it <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • WurmspawnWurmspawn Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 19Members
    it was in nancy, i had been terrorizing their base as an onos and then ran back into that large room near the MS with crates as i heard a group of marines phase gate in. they saw where i went, and followed me. luckily the door to the room closed behind me so that i had enough time to cloak. i waited patiently as the three well-equipped marines looked around the room with paranoia. Two of them continued deeper into the passageways, the third dawdled... that was his error. as soon as his buddies rounded the corner, i parylzed the third from behind. i slowly walk up, wanting to instill as much fear into his as-good-as-dead immobile self. i begin biting him and he gets a couple of bullets off before he dies. This was followed by some complaining on the part of the marine, who wasnt happy for some reason. His buddies, hearing the commotion, return to the room and start spraying wildly. I, meanwhile, am cloaked in the corner next to them, reveal myself in a charging fury and stomp them both into the floor. <!--emo&::onos::--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tiny.gif'><!--endemo-->
    the timing was comedic... i love this game
  • bitninebitnine Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9283Members
    In nancy I stood behind the resource nozzle on the raised area as a cloaked fade. The marines would come in in pairs (only light armor), and when they turned their backs, I let loose. They tended to die before they saw me. There must have been some seriously communication or awareness issues, as I killed over a dozen marines from that spot. Gave the rest of my team the chance to evolve, as it was one of those situations I was actually the only alien not a gorge or evolving. <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • SyknikSyknik Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2064Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow
    I don't use cloack much, i've used a couple of times over at ns_nothing, and just jump into their drops in the ground, (where if you go to far you die), and i cloack down there, and go up when no marines are around, and start to go after what they have, most of the time if it's a good team, they have a phase gate, so i'd go to that second, or even first depending, what would be most important. But i usually go phase gate before TF.
  • SeikedenSeikeden Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5443Members
    my greatest cloak moment.. Sitting in the marine base on (err caged? the small one anyway) with a lvl 3 cloaked, regen onos. <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->:D I'd just sit there, wait for a few marines to spawn, then gore them, kill a turret or two, and be cloaked again inside their base before they knew what was going on <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo--> I killed about 20 marines in a row before i got too greedy <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • J2pcJ2pc Join Date: 2002-12-05 Member: 10485Members
    I once was in eclipse. with average marines

    They had 1 base at main, and only a couple of turrets in the back at cc. That was their error.
    We had no cloak at the time, but I ran in the base, evading the mines at the door and running up the right-wall and get in a dark corner. tag some marines, and chukle a bit. They must have bin blind or something.

    Then we got sensory <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
    I waited, untill no marines around, and quickly evolved in their base.
    lol lol lol
    couple of min later, we got hive 3, so I got on the floor, and evolve to Onos in their base.

    They never knew what hit them <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • Trevelyan_006Trevelyan_006 Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 3876Banned
    i love cloaking, to bad EVERY ALIEN TEAM GETS MOVEMENT AS N2!!!!

    One time i was fade and marines were shooting at me long range, just a pelting.... i stopped and looked at them and cloaked. They sat at the end of the hall going... "Where'd he go?" Eventually they came down and one bumped into me, i uncloaked (i had no clue Fades were so tall, the guy looked at my stomach, then slowly looked up at my face) and killed them all!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HILARITY

    Commanders are to stupid to get motion tracking or scan areas for marines first.
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