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Title: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Evangolis on February 13, 2007, 04:18:09 PM
There is a Monolith that has been spawned on Ceryshen by the GMs.  Successful defense will allow the winners to use the other empires vehicles for 48 hours.

In case you might be interested.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Evangolis on February 13, 2007, 05:05:33 PM
Event over, took about 25 minutes, TR won, and will be driving any vehicle in the game for the next 48 hours.

My experience with the event was discovering how nasty the Ceryshen terrain is to drive on.

Did have fun running around a Spitfire patch I planted, with some guy on an ATV chasing me around.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Xerapis on February 13, 2007, 05:07:13 PM
What's an "Evant"?  snark-snark


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Surlyboi on February 13, 2007, 05:12:10 PM
goddamn Easy Mode empire.  :-P


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Xerapis on February 13, 2007, 05:13:44 PM
And why can't you just capture and use another empire's vehicles anyway?

Are they DNA-coded like puddlejumpers?


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Trippy on February 13, 2007, 05:17:26 PM
And why can't you just capture and use another empire's vehicles anyway?
You can. Stealing enemy BFRs is especially fun (pilots often leave them unattended in courtyards).


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Surlyboi on February 13, 2007, 05:25:52 PM
I love hacking vehicles. Haven't been able to hack a biffer yet. (At least not one I could pilot)


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: pxib on February 13, 2007, 10:26:15 PM
You can also pick up their weapons off of corpses. You can't save them in your inventory favorites.

If you have certification for your faction's equivalent you can use them... which means everybody can use the enemy faction sidearms. If you wanted to have some cross-faction arms trading fun you could make a newbie TR, load the trunk of a buggy full of Jackhammers and drive it to an inconspicuous place where it might accidentally get hacked...


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Strazos on February 14, 2007, 03:58:49 AM
Jackhammers are from the NC.  :-)

Anyway...which vehicle has the largest trunk? Not that I'm going to go through the hassle, but it would be interesting. I already have a Jackhammer and a few MCGs in my locker.

Not that I actually have the certs to use any of them. Feel free to ask me in-game when you would like one. I tend to pick these things up after capping a tower, when there's lots of enemy backpacks around.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Sky on February 14, 2007, 09:37:26 AM
I did some arms running back in the day. I filled up a locker with Core weapons so I'd have a nice supply available.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: bhodi on February 14, 2007, 03:30:55 PM
Are there any core weapons worth using? The little chargeup pistol is the only one I wish I had, when stealthing...


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Sky on February 15, 2007, 09:43:10 AM
I think I used to use the one that was a lightning gun. Was that the one with the anti-zerg pain bubble grenades?


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: tar on February 16, 2007, 05:01:02 AM
The Maelstrom, yeah. AT HA weapon, three fire modes - chain-lash (lightning), sticky bubble grenades and 3 second fuse grenades I think.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Rhonstet on February 16, 2007, 05:51:42 PM
I think I used to use the one that was a lightning gun. Was that the one with the anti-zerg pain bubble grenades?

I think you mean the Radiator (or at least, that was what we called it).

I like the vehicles more myself.  The Router lets you move infantry faster, Switchblades are the only ATV worth a damn, and the Flail is just dirty when combined with teamspeak and a commander who can set waypoints.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Kitsune on February 19, 2007, 10:30:48 AM
The Maelstrom is the lightning gun that has a secondary fire of shooting chain lasher grenades, and it is the perfect anti-zerg weapon.  Those grenades and a packed hallway equals tons of dead zerg.  The Radiator is the gun that shoots pain field grenades, and that too has lots of wicked potential, since you can shoot it on the outside of a wall and the bubble will extend inside the wall and hurt the people on the other side.  On the other hand, it's a gargantuan grief magnet.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Furiously on February 19, 2007, 02:17:10 PM
Get a couple flails and a couple laser pointers on people in inf suits and I think we could have a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Strazos on February 19, 2007, 03:59:34 PM
I'd be willing to shoot a Flail. I have the certs/points for it anyway.

Actually GETTING the Flail, on the other hand, is a different matter entirely.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Calandryll on February 19, 2007, 04:40:25 PM
I just want a chaingun.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Kitsune on February 19, 2007, 05:08:52 PM
Flails, like a lot of things in PS, are astoundingly deadly if organized and pretty useless if not.  Six guys in Flails can completely shut down a base, as long as they have a spotter to get them aiming in the right spots and some air cover to keep them from being bombed to hell.  Used well, Flails wreck the crap out of base defenses, turrets, mines, etc. before the invading force arrives.  Used badly, Flails kill their own team.  Some people do things like park a Flail on the side of a mountain facing a base or tower and just fire directly at the people running around.  It can be a very fast way to rack up lots of kills, but it also makes you an instant target for the people you just blew up, so take some friends or expect it to be a one-way trip.

Honestly though, I consider a swarm of Reavers or Liberators a better way to clean out a base.  A few synchronized bombing runs can get the same results without needing all of the messing around with laser pointers and waypoints.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Strazos on February 20, 2007, 05:20:40 AM
In another sort of event, a few of us are heavily considering swapping over to NC.

Getting curb-stomped consistently is not fun.
Having the worst heavy assault weapons sucks (Lasher). Having the worst Anti-Vehicle weapons sucks (Lancer). Having a very stupid zerg sucks. Having the weakest (armor/power) tank sucks. Also, while the Vanu MAXs are not neccessarily out-and-out inferior (the Starfire is just plain mean), the NC MAXs, when played well and with proper use of the shield, have a much higher rate of survival.

Also, No More Purple.



For those of you perhaps concerned with having to "start over," just consider for a second how the NC fares - they're competitive (at least) with the TR. In equal numbers, we'll probably beat the Vanu. And then, even when we're losing to either (or both) factions, the NC are still strong enough to put up a strong fight. What this means is that, even without the marginal XP bonus for being Vanu, we'll probably end up earning BEP even more quickly - That' what happens when you're actually able to kill people and cap bases.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Trippy on February 20, 2007, 05:26:51 AM
Are people actually subbing or are you guys mostly still on Reserve status?


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Strazos on February 20, 2007, 05:38:42 AM
I bought the "software", so I am still in my free month. A few others are as well. A few Others are long-time players.

Then we have a smattering of Reserves, usually with alts.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Trippy on February 20, 2007, 05:52:43 AM
I doubt the NC zerg is any better than the Vanu one. On Markov when I played as NC the Vanu were slightly outnumbered as well but at least they tried to play the game the way it was intended by blowing up generators, attacking where the NC and TR weren't and stuff while the NC and TR were content to zerg each other ad nauseum for the BEP/CEP. Also the Jackhammer (aka the "N00bhammer") is almost totally useless outdoors so I wouldn't say the Lasher is the worst HA weapon. On the other hand the Gauss Rifle is pure love so the NC has that going for them.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Der Helm on February 20, 2007, 05:54:44 AM
I do not see a need to switch sides, but if you guys really want to, do so quickly.  :-D


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Strazos on February 20, 2007, 06:00:24 AM
I dunno, but I've played alongside both zergs, and I was much more impressed with the NC's efforts. It seemed to me that the Vanu Zerg only ever won with pure force of numbers. And even then, at least against NC, it took them Way Too Long to do it. And they had to be gimps about it and drop the gen. This is when the NC were outnumbered by Vanu by something like 7 or 8 to 1.

And I agree with you on the Jackhammer. Personally, I don't even play as normal infantry normally - I drive/pilot vehicles and play in MAXs usually. At least from what I could observe tonight, our people were much more concerned with the Phoenix.


And from observation and personal experience, the Lasher is junk EXCEPT when employed in numbers (lets say minimum 3), and practically only when indoors. We know what a single user with a n00bhammer or IMBA FUCKING MCG is able to do. But a single Lasher? I usually laugh at them as I shoot them in the face.


Helm: Bhodi, myself, and a few others are already prepared to. Heck, my NC chick is already BR8.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Der Helm on February 20, 2007, 06:14:28 AM
Helm: Bhodi, myself, and a few others are already prepared to. Heck, my NC chick is already BR8.
Ok, so lets just announce that we are switching to NC.  :-D


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Etro on February 20, 2007, 07:45:27 AM
just a shame we arnt on werner else i'd have my br18 nc to play with, ohwell F13etro is my new nc character if anyone is on this side.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Surlyboi on February 20, 2007, 08:19:21 AM
Heh, I'm utterly a self-serving jackass by applauding this move, but hey, I am what I am.

That said, I'm going to drop my current outfit today and start an NC f13 outfit. (Which I fully expect to end up as full of non-players as my current outfit is eventually, but I'll deal)


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Modern Angel on February 20, 2007, 08:26:17 AM
I rolled a cannonfodder person as Vanu but the group is switching factions?


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Merusk on February 20, 2007, 11:55:58 AM
Heh, I'm utterly a self-serving jackass by applauding this move, but hey, I am what I am.

That said, I'm going to drop my current outfit today and start an NC f13 outfit. (Which I fully expect to end up as full of non-players as my current outfit is eventually, but I'll deal)

So long as it remains free, I'll play a few hours every day or two.  PS was always enough fun for that, I just could never justify the monthly charge for a FPS game.

 (Whose idea of 'persistance' was simply "lets take all the stuff a normal FPS would just give you up front and eek it out over weeks/ months and call it Certifications!")


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Lantyssa on February 20, 2007, 03:20:15 PM
I also bought the game.  I figure it's worth it for now.  I always have a second reserve account if I decide not to sub.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Sky on February 20, 2007, 04:13:52 PM
(Whose idea of 'persistance' was simply "lets take all the stuff a normal FPS would just give you up front and eek it out over weeks/ months and call it Certifications!")
Or maybe having a server that's up with players 24/7? Because one of my peeves of fps is the damn server dance (especially if it's using battlefield's server browser).


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Surlyboi on February 20, 2007, 06:21:36 PM
YES! I love BF 2142. HATE the server dance.

I'd pay to have a persistent BF experience.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Surlyboi on February 20, 2007, 08:00:42 PM
We held our home continents from the VS and TR for a few hours and so now we've been given access to their toys as a reward.

Hit it kids =)


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Modern Angel on February 21, 2007, 09:23:03 AM
I'm sort of digging this game, though I'm flying blind and don't even know how to find anyone. :(

If I buy the expansion is there still no monthly fee or do they tack one on?


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: bhodi on February 21, 2007, 09:24:45 AM
The expansion is rolled into the main game with the latest, 'aftershock'. The expansion comes with the free download. You don't need to buy anything, unless you want to play above BR6. Then, you're out $20 for the game w/ a free month's play plus something like $10/mo after that.


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Stephen Zepp on February 21, 2007, 10:05:52 AM
just a shame we arnt on werner else i'd have my br18 nc to play with, ohwell F13etro is my new nc character if anyone is on this side.

BR 25/CR3 NC on markov :(


Title: Re: Evant in Progress - 4pm Central
Post by: Evangolis on February 21, 2007, 03:33:33 PM
To find people in game, hit 'P', brings up the 'People screen', go to 'Find a Squad', look for an f13 squad, select it and click to bring up squad screen, select an available position and click join.