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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
10-12-2010, 01:30 AM
Originally Posted by Warem
Shrug, I think this is quite pathetic as far as "strategies" go, and about as ethical as if you found that activating power X + Y while doing Z disconnected a player and kept using it to gain free kills.
Even if the team had come to the spawn point, they would then have been even worse off, because now they would have faced your entire team minus the dead people who spawn with no shield and weapon power.

The only two viable strategies at that point is to tell the people being spawn camped to not appear until you have visual confirmation of the players who were stalking them (since they could just be cloaked nearby), and essentially give away 3 kills since you'll be fighting 5 on 3 until they can get to you, or full impulse to the edge of the map, drop map, and reward the Klingons with no exp and no marks for their troubles.

Not quite Warem, you are talking about a exploit (ie: using a skill or combo of skills, that have a beneficial unintended effect) - Spawn camping is not an exploit..

There are multiple ways of avoiding it:

1: Stop balling up 5k from your initial spawnpoint, at the start of every game.. Move to the center of the map
2: Do not drag the opponents to your teams spawn, if you can avoid it
3: Cloak or MES the instant you respawn
4: Use evasive, batteries, EP2E to run out of range (this might have the added benefit of dragging the spawncampers away from the rest of your team)

Remember this:

If you spawn into a game, and you insist on staying there, YOU are the cause of any spawncamping.. The opponents are merely fighting at the spot you've chosen.