Playing with noobs....fun?
It's happened to everyone at one time or another. In onslaught, you happen to get stuck with a team that is either:
Not very good at working together
The other team really has their act together
Last night I was in a game on Arctic Stronghold. The teams were pretty balanced in number throughout the game but as soon as I joined blue, I knew it was lopsided in skill. The top 3 players on blue did not even add up the the top player on red. They tried and I'll give them that.
Red was owning the map and the battle was always at the first power node outside blue base. Many times I would almost destroy another node and then bam, locked because ours was lost again. I even managed to go out with a few blues to try and take the node from under the bridge and when it became locked, they kept shooting at it to try and destroy it!
I actually had to tell them how to play. I wasn't being mean or sarcastic though. I was actually having FUN! You see, while they were throwing themselves into a meat grinder, I was having a blast destroying every Red I could see. I got quite a few rampages and and multi kills since red was so concentrated at our first node.
In the end I scored around 70 and the 2nd place guy had 32. Top red player was past 100. When Red Planet came up, the teams got jogged around and I was on Red with the better players. They had all the nodes in 5 minutes and you know what? I left the game because it got entirely boring.
I'll admit, I used to get frustrated and leave games when teams were horribly unbalanced skill wise but now...I look forward to them. The challenge and excitment more than makes up for the lack of skill and knowledge.
The only thing better than this is two teams who really know their stuff and it's a real skill vs. skill match. Just my $.02 and hope everyone can enjoy the game no matter what the odds.
Dude, as long as they don't take the vehicles for a tour, what else you can complain of.
I usually end up playing with the noobs in lans that I play in. At first I used to hate it. But then after a little while I actually began to prefer playing with the less skilled. I mean some funny stuff can happen in those games. The best example isnt from ut though but from halo, i was returning the flag and someone that didnt really play before said oh I see him. I think to myself who does he see. As I was walking into my base I got nailed with a rocket and died as he yelled yeah I got him. I told him that the person he just killed was uhhhhh me. He was going by the color of the flag not the person haha. You just have to play the game not too seriously. you'll find that you will be having a lot more fun.
We were all noobs once.
I play my best and try to win, it doesn't always work out and I get some neebs on my team but that is why I go to LANs on occasion so I have great team battles.
Your only a noob for a day in my opinion, then your just gaining experiance.
i was a noob when i played quake 2 for the first few weeks without the mouse. Then a friend told me of the mouse.
Understanding the concept of a power node is hardly university material.
Noobs are usually probably like 9 years old or somethin playing on there brothers machine. At least in the case of ONS.
some of my best games are one sided ones like that, where say Red is average in skill - know what they are doing but not best fraggers. Blue consists of bad players who try, bless them, but just dont know what they really should do - and me, a pretty good fragger. Some times I win these games sometimes I dont but I always try hard, dont moan, and get on with it. Sometimes being Rambo is fun and having a triple digit score when the person below me only has 18 points is fun.
Personally I think these games are more fun than 6 elite player v 6 other elite players - I find that a bit too stressful, you have to concentrate hard and a slight pause to scrath your nose will cost you the game. Also ONS doesnt work to well with over organised teams - much of the fun is lost when it become impossible to get in a vehicle without 3 Avrils coming at you, tanks are useless because they are targeted and destroyed in seconds, forward nodes are heavily defended making recapture next to impossible, etc, etc
We were all beginners once , I to dont mind playing with the inexperienced ( I dont think I'm to skilled myself TBH)
Ususally they try very hard and with a bit of voice communication you can build up attacks, comebacks are nearly impossible, but I have seen quite often that they were fighting ferociously, and managed to hold of a full attack on the core for quite some time