Krypt Jan 31, 2013 @ 11:20am
Is Killing Hive/Station at start bad sportmanship?
If you rush the other team at the start and kill their commander when there are only a few players is this considered bad sportmanship or should they be prepared for it from start?
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InanZen Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:33pm 
they should be prepared for anything!
[STING]RedDog Jan 31, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
It's part of the game, I don't think it's cheap at all. I've seen marines rush successfully as well as aliens. Fair game! Always be ready for a rush!
Makenshi Jan 31, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
It depends on how few. Rushing a 3v2 is pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, but at the same time, it is more of an issue with game design to begin with: Why are you allowed to start a game with only 3 players on a side? Regardless of rushing though, low player-count start just end in huge alien advantage because khamm can just go all over the map.
Captain Barbeard Jan 31, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
Although I agree with the people above, nobody starts up NS2 to only play in the base rushes in the beginning. Is it fair: Yes. Is it good sportsmanship: No.
[GA]NuclearShadow Feb 1, 2013 @ 10:53am 
I was going to go 100% acceptable in all cases but Makenshi has actually swayed me. Because of the big advantage on low populated games the aliens could simply ignore having a commander and rush the 3 to 2. Even if the marines hold them off they won't be able to expand at all and if one of them goes to command the 3 on 1 that would ensue would just be impossible odds. Plus he could never dare wander too far from base.

It would be unsportmanhip and a quick way to empty a server.
BiteThePain Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
Fair: yes. good sportsmanship? sportsmanship has little to do with it - they should be prepared for ANYTHING.
Makenshi Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
How do you prepare a game that starts you 3v3? Hump the comm chair while khamm spreads throughout the entire map and then jump out of the chair? Or push out and leave your comm to fend 1v3?
Kinder Bueno Feb 1, 2013 @ 2:37pm 
They should drop some free mines for the marines so they can stop the early wave more easily.
-MCG{A}-Razgriz2099 Feb 2, 2013 @ 6:55am 
I think in addition to having a commander on both teams to start the match the option to only start the match when both teams have a set amount of players should be added. But that option should be up to the server admin.
Kinder Bueno Feb 2, 2013 @ 7:00am 
it's already possible.
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