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    Infra, HHH has servers which have 'no rules' only in that you can idle, PC, TK all you want without being kicked.* It never allowed people to cheat (eg. use bots) as your post misleadingly suggests.

    * Provided that some very very very unintelligent and moronic admin doesn't apply the completely fallacious logic that 'no rules' mean that admins can kick for any arbitrary reason. I mean ffs, all players can idle, PC and TK but not everyone can kick other players. So you're just an idiot if you think that you're simply using the server's 'no rules' policy as a justification for arbitrary kick. What you are in fact doing is abusing power full stop.

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    Yeah I know. It would be even better if they made it reflect the projectiles better.

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    Originally posted by Infra` View Post
    Hope you aren't talking about Haleys Hothouse Servers I stopped playing there two years ago because since there are no rules, the cheaters just started pouring in.
    HHH does have a server with rules in place (as well as map vote so it's not just Facing worlds.)

    Back on topic, I've always preferred the UT99 style of alternate fire on the impact hammer.
    It was a mining tool...since when do mining tools require an EMP blast?

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    i can imagine how hard it is to use the hammer as a shild, i find it hard to use as a weapon. me an my brother where laughing ourselfs silly with the consept of a mod to turn the end of the Hammer in to a boot or a Boxing Glove.

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    Originally posted by UTCollector88 View Post
    Does anyone else but me think that the shield gun in 2004 was a crappy melee weapon? I think even with the shield feature the impact hammer outdoes the shield gun.
    The Shield Gun has a quicker put-down and bring-up time, allowing a fleeing flag carrier or dueler to quickly bring up the shield and run away from his/her opponent. It becomes easier to hit a player with the primary burst and instantly be able to switch to a better weapon or to perform backward shield-jumps while on the run back to the base, and then instantly bring up another weapon. The Impact Hammer is really loud too, whereas with the Shield you could sneak up on somebody more easy because of the softer, grinding sound. Although the IH might have the EMP secondary burst, it's only useful against players on foot in the map Fearless. It can repel Mantas and Vipers, but so can the Shock and Stinger secondary, without any health-ricohet costs. Plus, a Manta driver can just plasma you down while you are charging up the IH. Any skilled player would agree that the 2k4 Shield Gun is better than the "3" IH, although splattering somebody with the IH is def. much more fun.

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    Originally posted by H3i53nb3rg View Post
    There are still some 'no rules' servers on ut99 where you can piston camp all you want, and they're popular servers too.
    Hope you aren't talking about Haleys Hothouse Servers I stopped playing there two years ago because since there are no rules, the cheaters just started pouring in.

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    The shield gun doesn't feel that powerful when you hit someone with it than the impact hammer does. I was dissapointed with the alternate fire of the shield gun also. Like why just only protect the front of you and not the back or all of you.

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    Does anyone else but me think that the shield gun in 2004 was a crappy melee weapon? I think even with the shield feature the impact hammer outdoes the shield gun.

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    If I understood it right, Piston Camping is standing with the Impact Hammer fully charged at one end of a teleport. The next frag won't hear your hammer, and won't be able to dodge you.

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    What's piston camping?

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    Originally posted by UTCollector88 View Post
    Can you use the Impact hammer to destroy mantas and vipers when they try to run you over?
    Yep, with the alternate fire of the impact hammer.

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    In UT99 though, when you reflect rocket they always go to the side. It would of been awesome if you could reflect it back straight so it could hit the person who fired at you.

    Can you use the Impact hammer to destroy mantas and vipers when they try to run you over?

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    Well I'm on the 360 so I have split-screen

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    You don't think it's more usefull than just dodging away of the rockets??

    and the impact hammer is still always fun to evade/kill incoming manta's/vipers that want to hit and run you :P

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    Could give it a go in splitscreen.
    Start instant action game.
    Type the folowing in the console:

    debugcreateplayer 1
    loaded
    //switch to rocket launcer now in an open space
    startfire
    ssswapcontrollers (to switch to player 2)
    now see if you can deflect rockets or reduce damage.

    Useful for checking if stuff are theoratically possible

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