snu Jan 24 @ 3:31am
Lerk Spikes...
... the new HMG?
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Daxx Jan 24 @ 9:30am 
If the marine is afk sure.
snu Jan 24 @ 10:05am 
Originally posted by Daxx:
If the marine is afk sure.

like it's hard to miss.
Parity Jan 24 @ 10:10am 
Hit detection on the lerk spikes is horrible if your ping is above 50.
snu Jan 24 @ 10:10am 
Hotkey Mouse2
Energy Icon resources energy neutral.gif 1.4
Damage 9.3
Type Puncture
Range 50
Fire Rate 0.07 seconds



but really though, .07 seconds? is this not too strong, or is it just me?
Oh Noes Jan 24 @ 10:37am 
The problem with lerks is not the spikes, the issue is with the amount of energy the lerks have. A player can easily twitch fly, bite, and spike as much as he wants without the fear of running out of energy unlike the fade.
RaZDaZ Jan 24 @ 11:55am 
I play on a lot of US servers (EU here) and it's really hard to hit spikes consistently to be enough of a threat. They aren't the powerhouse of the lerk though and probably one of the last things I would consider imbalanced.
Zorro Jan 24 @ 5:35pm 
i remember when there were no smoke trails for the spikes. pesky ceiling lerks
snu Jan 24 @ 11:54pm 
srsly though, i am currently watching people with 150-250 ping landing everysingle spike, while marines are shift-running circles and zig zagging. i really dont think it has a hit detection problem at "50ms".

note: this isn't a rage, it's happening to the entire team, 3 lerks are wiping out groups of 7-8 rines.
Last edited by snu; Jan 24 @ 11:59pm
Eyeball Jan 25 @ 7:08am 
if marines have no armor then yes.<--fresh experience
Hobocop Jan 25 @ 7:13am 
Sure, provided:

1. Marines are bad
2. Marines are armorless and don't weld (see #1)
3. Marine comm is bad and doesn't drop medpacks (see #1)
4. Marines have awful positioning and block each others firing lines (see #1)
Last edited by Hobocop; Jan 25 @ 7:14am
snu Jan 25 @ 10:07am 
maybe im just watching a few aimbotters plop around. welders active, armor 2 on, strafing, ducking, weaving, zig zagging doesnt help. not really sure whats going on, its definitely ♥♥♥♥ though
Muffinz Jan 25 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by sc2snusnu4u:
maybe im just watching a few aimbotters plop around. welders active, armor 2 on, strafing, ducking, weaving, zig zagging doesnt help. not really sure whats going on, its definitely ♥♥♥♥ though
People with 60 fps.

From what i've seen the Lerk is really smooth on 60 FPS, so they can pretty much just circle and kill someone with 30-45 fps in a heart beat.

It's the way the game is optimized.
They didn't try to make up the lag compensation for lower systems.

That's why (if you have about 20-35 fps) sometimes you will jump and try biting a marine, but you die and end up appearing a few feet behind where you were. In their screen you were in that exact spot, but because of lag differences, on your screen you were further ahead.
Last edited by Muffinz; Jan 25 @ 10:48am
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