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Archived Post 01-31-2010 05:06 PM

Tips for Ground PvP
 
Tactics

First tip is RUN. There's nothing wrong with running away if out numbered. If you see a five man 'brick' sweeping around the map, then run away to find your fellow team members to form your own. Don't attack unless you have equal or greater numbers. Its a basic tip, and works wonders.

Next 'static' five man brick (or groundball), usually this happens in an open area of the map. And if the Brick contains multiple Engineers expect a 'bunker to be set up (and possibly minefields). Simple thing here is 'skirmish'. Use cover (like a wall) and just keep poping out to fire off the special. Work in pairs with one firing an expose, followed by one immediately after with an 'exploit'. You can sometimes get lucky and vaporise one player. Fifth player (hopefully a Doc or Engie) keeps overwatch on the team and fire off a heal if someone gets held. Don't just charge into a groundball, you'll probably lose.

Winning a firefight. If you die, before you hit the respawn button. Do a quick check to see how your team is doing. If its winning, wait for a quiet moment before hitting 'call for help'. This helps keep your team together, calling for help in the middle of a firefight is unlikely to get noticed.

Crates aren't always cover (unless you make a really tiny character). Even if you try to crouch behind one, if the enemy can see a hair on your head...then they get to fire. Use walls, and full stack of crates for cover. One other thing to look for is sometimes you can find a small gap to fire through. This limits your fire arc, but also limits the number of players than can shoot at you (be on the lookout for that one).

Equipment

Expose weapon, Phasor split beam rifle OR the arcwave is pretty good. The Arcwave isn't as popular (and has a longer CD on the special). But an Arc expose with a KB is always handy for if the expose doesn't work.

Expoit weapon, there is only one...Disruptor Sniper rifle. Its got an unmarked tool tip that basically has a stacking damage buff evey time you hit. As you want to max the damage, hit with a normal shot followed by a special on an exposed target.

Kits - Carry one of everything. As the fight progresses, you can adjust your kit powers to fill in gaps on the team or exploit weaknesses in the enemy team. Many players just carry one, but sometimes that can be a mistake. For example a Tac Officer carrying a Plasma Grenade, can take out those nasty turrets while hiding behind a corner while it burns.

Thats my take (and many will disagree), but the main tip still stands....When the odds are against you...RUNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Archived Post 01-31-2010 05:15 PM

If its 1v1 and there's no one else on the server. DONT RUN. I have no clue why people do this. You queued for a pvp game. Not a marathon around the ship/station.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 06:22 PM

More Ground PVP ideas
 
More Ground PVP ideas
Don't revive your team mates in the middle of a firefight or if enemy is in the area, leave you open to sneak attack and the guy u just revived too.
Form a group soon as possible it helps to know where your friendly units are.
Stick together in a group as much u can.
Learn the maps

Archived Post 01-31-2010 10:28 PM

It is truly amazing as to why some people play a fighting game, yet keep running away....

Archived Post 01-31-2010 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Kameleonic (Post 1841457)
It is truly amazing as to why some people play a fighting game, yet keep running away....

You mean try and fight a 'brick' of five players solo?

Well, thats one way to lose the match for the team ;)

Some maps for space PvP make no awards for the losers, and no doubt soon that will happen for ground PvP. So its best to get into good habits now.

Any other tips to add for new players?

Archived Post 02-01-2010 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phaid (Post 1834998)
Tactics

First tip is RUN. There's nothing wrong with running away if out numbered. If you see a five man 'brick' sweeping around the map, then run away to find your fellow team members to form your own. Don't attack unless you have equal or greater numbers. Its a basic tip, and works wonders.

This never works because Cryptic failed to code the game so it spawns you AWAY from the enemy. Instead... you spawn randomly and die in seconds 99% of the time.

Archived Post 02-01-2010 05:08 AM

i have a tip for Ground combat its awesome and pwns evrything !

its

" Chickity China the Chinese chicken "

now the key thing to do is, and this is true.

You run the map around as fast as possible 24/7 with your 5man group in a zerg and kill all the respawning players and just spam Zone with

=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "
=> " Chickity China the Chinese chicken "

And when you do that, you make everyone happy. I promise. ( the retarded thing in this is, that this works 99% everytime and makes the game last 10mins instead of 30min )


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