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Fav. weapon

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What's your favorite weapon?

Assault Rifle / Lacerator
0
No votes
Hyperblaster
1
25%
GPMG
1
25%
Sniper Rifle / Railgun
0
No votes
Grenade Launcher / Plasma Launcher
2
50%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 4

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Fav. weapon

Post by Xylon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 pm

What's everyone's favorite weapon?

GPMG here. Instant fire combined with 100 shots between reloads compensates for my weaknesses perfectly. Scope, crouch, prone, or use at close range eliminates the high spread. No spin-up time like the s****y hyper, and nobody will shame you for using it (unlike hyper). How using GPMG is more honorable than hyper is beyond me; I hate using hyper.

Runner-up, grenade launcher; bouncing grenades are soooo fun, and imo it takes more skill to use than rocket launcher. Unfortunately it seems to be considered a cheap weapon...

I'm ok with anything the game engine lets you do. Many seem to consider hyperblaster, sniper rifle, railgun, grenade launcher, and plasma launcher are cheap/dishonorable weapons. Nobody complains about GPMG

Most underrated: Nailgun/Shotgun

Anyway, so happy with what you gentlemen have going on here, after all this time. I quit the game for 8 years. Big mistake !! Everything I know about the game I learned from playing with ESM|Nefilav. Only famous player I can name-drop!
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Re: Fav. weapon

Post by echo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:43 pm

Hey Xylon. The grenade launcher is my favorite weapon. I can't shoot any weapon worth a damn but it's fun on the last stage of Salvage to flip a grenade from the higher walkway on the last big hall to the lower walkway on the other side and catch a Strogg just coming out of the lab (or whatever that room is?). The down side to it is when you get caught up in the excitement and forget that it's on or flip it on by mistake and then blow up a few of your own (Alpha and Hemo come to mind :eew: ).

Sadly the rocket launcher is my 2nd favorite. I guess my habit of losing close up battles shapes my leaning toward long-distance weapons but as you say, if it's part of the arsenal that the game allows then so be it.

The shot gun is fun when my hit-reg is good but that's not often.

I like the hyper better than the GPMG because I tend to aim low and the hyper kick works to my advantage. But again, the shaming makes it lower on my go to list.

Sissy and HimAgain have made an art out of grenade kills. I try not to chase then too closely but usually get fragged anyway.

I do remember Netfilav and his huge lead on the scoreboard (although less fondly than you)

Enjoy playing with/against you. See you in-game.

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Re: Fav. weapon

Post by Xylon » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Lol, agreed, Nefilav could be a huge jerk. I just remember he had a sense of humor and used his crazy skills in creative / fun ways. Which were not necessarily the best for the team...

He was full of himself for sure. e.g. he'd be stopping other team from capping their forward spawn, completely alone against their entire team, and be like 'Ok team I got this; everyone go defend the objective'. And would actually pull it off.

I played most of the time on the ESM server back then. I don't remember too many other players from those days, but from listening to current players it sounds like a lot of us were around then.

Glad to see Grenade Launcher getting some love. I was ashamed to use it after all the trash talking I hear about it. Not any more :)

The Rocket Launcher and Grenade Launcher in my mind are classic Quake 1 weapons. Far from n00b tubes, I see them as veteran weapons :) Understandably, people hate being killed in one hit.

As an aside, Alpha seems to be invulnerable to grenades :)


I guess I'm going to have to set up the mic. It's going to be weird at first after playing on the server all year without one. I've rarely used a mic in any game, ever. But in-game voice chat has been old news for like 10 years now, so I guess it's time to get with the program. I'm from Newfoundland and have some of the accent from here.

Für Riddick sollten wir versuchen, aus Google Translate zu kopieren und einzufügen. He knows enough key English words that it took several months to figure out he does not even speak English :)

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Re: Fav. weapon

Post by echo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 pm

Hey Xylon, we're neighbors. I'm from New Brunswick! Nice to know there's a Newfie on board.

I haven't used the mic for ages. I play in the living room in a chair next to my wife and she doesn't appreciate me yelling "don't pick me up, I just threw a nade" in the middle of Jeopardy. :)

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Re: Fav. weapon

Post by Sissyboy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:16 pm

I used to favor the grenade launcher and playing as an engineer.

I don't currently have a favorite.
I just try to use a weapon that will help my team the most.

OR

I use a weapon that I'm terrible at while I'm on a team that is a bit loaded.
Will Ban for Stroyent.

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