hunterr53 Mar 24 @ 3:57pm
Op Marines
Wondering why Marines won't get nerfed in
1. JetPacks
2. Arcs
3. Weapons 3
4. Grenade Launchers
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100% Recycled Awesome Mar 24 @ 4:14pm 
Aren't aliens still winning most games?
Deadpan Serious Mar 24 @ 5:49pm 
wondering why Aliens won't get nerfed in
1. Fades
2. Stomp
3. Bilebomb and Hydras
4. Spores
Fluffy Mar 24 @ 6:33pm 
You're actually absolutely right, although I'd use the official NS2 forums.

Jetpacks have had double the fuel since reinforced, and Marines in general has had nothing but buffs while Aliens have been nerfed. Ask any experienced player what team of fairly experienced players would win, they'd tell you Marines. I've been playing the game since alpha and the game isn't in a very good state.

Arcs are probably have a bit too much health, but weapons 3 and GL's seem fine. It's just this ridiculously nerfed fade which needs some love.
MrMuffinz Mar 24 @ 6:33pm 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Aren't aliens still winning most games?
Not as of late.
I've seen a HELL of a lot of games lately where Marines rush right to the front door of the aliens, place a Phasegate, and keep them there basically all game till they have all they need.

Sure it's easy to kill the Marines, but when you have a comm spending practically all their resources on medpacks in a group of 6 marines with welders making a Phasegate, it's kind of hard.
hunterr53 Mar 24 @ 8:54pm 
It just seems that if the marines can aim, they have a high chance of winning.

Even when it comes down to the marines being on two RTs and aliens having three hives and map control. The marines still win because all they need to do is get 3-4 JPs and GLs and go to each hive and then they end up winning in the matter of a few minutes.

I've been on both sides of these kind of games and feel like it truely makes marines unbalanced.
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hunterr53 Mar 24 @ 9:10pm 
Originally posted by Deadpan Serious:
wondering why Aliens won't get nerfed in
1. Fades
2. Stomp
3. Bilebomb and Hydras
4. Spores

My opinion on that would be:
1. Sure they are strong, need an experianced player though
2. Requires 9 biomass doesn't balance it? The fact that it is easily avoidable? Don't konw your reason.
3.Bilebomb is strong, but does require 80 team res and 8 personal res to use. Though it is balance because it is only strong against structures (not to mention the Only Thing good against structures) so it doesn't affect marines except their armor. It's equivalent to Marine's GLs but those do high damage to both structures and players.
4. Spores can be a bit powerful, though they require a lot of energy to use. Actually pretty avoidable and does have a counter.
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100% Recycled Awesome Mar 24 @ 9:11pm 
Originally posted by Muffinz:
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Aren't aliens still winning most games?
Not as of late.
I've seen a HELL of a lot of games lately where Marines rush right to the front door of the aliens, place a Phasegate, and keep them there basically all game till they have all they need.

Sure it's easy to kill the Marines, but when you have a comm spending practically all their resources on medpacks in a group of 6 marines with welders making a Phasegate, it's kind of hard.

Why don't the aliens just rush the marines from behind then?

Also, NS2 stats from Jan to now show 5.73% lean towards Aliens.
Guggley von Hacklheber Mar 24 @ 9:47pm 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Originally posted by Muffinz:
Not as of late.
I've seen a HELL of a lot of games lately where Marines rush right to the front door of the aliens, place a Phasegate, and keep them there basically all game till they have all they need.

Sure it's easy to kill the Marines, but when you have a comm spending practically all their resources on medpacks in a group of 6 marines with welders making a Phasegate, it's kind of hard.

Why don't the aliens just rush the marines from behind then?

Also, NS2 stats from Jan to now show 5.73% lean towards Aliens.

This is because new players favor marines -- it's more familar and less *ahem* alien to them than the alternative. In a game that is as newbie unfriendly as this, new players tend to cling to whatever familiarity they can until they get the swing of things, and this has a tendency to drag marines down in the overall numbers.

If we are talking about teams of equal skill, however, then it is a different story.
RaZDaZ Mar 25 @ 10:37am 
The only division of skill that marines are OP is premier, the best players in the world. Even competitive division 2-3 aliens have an equal or better chance of winning and in average pubs, aliens have a slight advantage.
Rogger Mar 25 @ 5:43pm 
Depends entirely on the map and commander, Marines aren't necessarily OP if a good alien team is up against them and they are being constantly harassed, etc.
Jackson Mar 26 @ 4:54pm 
1 why?
2 why?
3 why?
4 Already done

It's more like aliens have been nerfed than marines have been buffed.
IronHorse Mar 26 @ 8:53pm 
Answer: Because aliens still win more % of games, statistically.

Also, the only thing that you have an argument for is GL player dmg.
Everything else is more than fine.

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