03-11-2009 10:48 AM
I play as the Tactician 98% of the time.
It's the most fun class to play IMO, because you're the one that wins games and helps the entire team earn that 50% bonus at the end.
ANYWAYS, I wanted to take a moment to TEACH the other tactitians something VITALLY IMPORTANT about this class.
It is about the SPAWN GRENDADE. And it's quite simple.
1) When you throw a spawn grenade, your teammates will spawn FACING YOU.
What this means is... if you are facing the enemy team and throw a spawn grenade, your teammates will be facing AWAY from the enemy, and will spend their first 3-5 seconds figuring out where to turn to. So, next time you throw down that spawn, do us all a favor; TURN AROUND FIRST and face your own team before doing it. It'll make the lives of your teammates 300% easier.
There is a 2-second invincibility period for anybody that uses the spawn.
Don't make them waste those seconds turning and orienting themselves.
2) Throw it where it matters
This may sound obvious, but throw down the spawns where people can see their objective the moment they spawn. If your team is defending, don't throw it facing some obscure direction. Throw it in a way that lets people see the objective THE MOMENT they spawn. And don't throw it behind a wall either. Your teammates should be able to SHOOT at the objective RIGHT AWAY. And by that I mean shooting at anybody arming a bomb.
3) Don't Be a Tactitcan If You Can't Handle It
Each team can only have two active spawn points at a time. That means... if you throw one in a useless location, you prevent a useful one from being places somewhere else. So do us all a favor. If you don't know what to do as a Tactician, and are only doing the spawns to get those "cool" sentry bots... please don't bother. As you will find out the hard way, the sentry bots SUCK. And by wasting those spawn grenades, you're really hold the team back.
4) TO GG: Add a Load Screen Tutorial for Spawn Grenade Placement
I think what I mentioned in #1 is not obvious to most players. If you could add one of those "hint" screens to the loadscreen rotation, it'll help spread this knowledge. That, or just patch the grenades so that people face away from the tactician.
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03-11-2009 12:04 PM
what idiot throws a spawn grnade with the enemy IN FRONT OF YOU.throw behind some cover.
Err.... okay you need to learn to read:
1) The 2-second invincibility means it doesn't necessarily mean you need to throw it behind cover. But yes, discretion would be prudent.
2) Would you rather have someone throw it in front of the enemy AND facing the wrong direction? That's the point of my post. Kthx.
03-11-2009 12:10 PM