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Archived Post 07-11-2011 09:05 PM

Security Escort Impersonators in Ground PVP
Since Season 4 launched, I've noticed a growing trend of players queing for ground pvp, with toons that mimic Security Escorts.

Those familiar with ground combat will know that Security Escort III is the name of npc escorts which tactical captains can beam in for assistance.

I was in a match today with not one, but three different players all with names like Security Escort III.

When targetting these impersonators, its very difficult to be sure you have an actual player targetted, or an npc. All these Security Escort impersonators have also dressed up their toons to look just like the npcs. Further more, since Season 4, npc Security Escorts now appear just like real players on the area map with the same shaped icon, so are indistinguishable.

I personally see this sort of tactic rather unfair, gaining an unfair advantage over other players.

I'd like to know what people's thoughts are regarding this. Is it exploiting? Is it fair play? Should this be allowed by the Devs and/or GMs?

Archived Post 07-11-2011 09:08 PM

Only one of these impersonators is actually a good PvP player (I think that is... he always seems to beam out of my matches against him...) and doesn't really need to resort to such a tactic. The rest of the "Security Escort III" look-alikes don't really bother me just because they die just as quickly as the NPC's.

Archived Post 07-11-2011 09:52 PM

I've played a couple of other games where they didn't allow such behavior. But then again this game has abit more of a loose policy with the ability to name your characters.. :(

Archived Post 07-12-2011 12:01 AM

I been running into these guys quite a bit. They even dress up like the NPCs.

In a way it's smart, and another its annoying. Sort of like in the old Ground PvP where there was a ton of micro players running around, taking advantage of the terrain.

Doubt Cryptic will do anything since there is nothing technically wrong with what they are doing.

Archived Post 07-12-2011 12:06 AM

To be honest I think it was a very smart move by the origanal player who did this. Very tactical thinking. I find nothing wrong with it. What I really hate at the moment is lunge III god thats annoying.

Archived Post 07-12-2011 12:21 AM

Yeah, I've seen quite a few of these players popping up. Personally, I find it annoying and rather frustrating at times. It may be seen as 'good tactics', but really, that's taking tactics a little too far. :o

You'd have to be desperate to name yourself that, and even clothe yourself like that...geez. :eek:

Archived Post 07-12-2011 12:41 AM

Think I'm going to rename my toon "Chroniton Mine" for space PvP..... mahahahahah :D

Archived Post 07-12-2011 12:55 AM


Think I'm going to rename my toon "Chroniton Mine" for space PvP..... mahahahahah :D
When I get Scrambled, I will not shy away from Beam Overloading Chroniton Mines...

Archived Post 07-12-2011 02:10 AM


Originally Posted by Tick0
You'd have to be desperate to name yourself that, and even clothe yourself like that...geez. :eek:

I know, right? the sheer YUCK of dressing in the same clothes as *gulp* a REDSHIRT.

I feel dirty just typing it.

Archived Post 07-12-2011 03:02 AM

Thats wicked funny

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