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Shizuka
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15: January 16, 2009, 09:46:55 AM »
On a server with Team Damage enabled, I understand that there are going to be some TKs. I'm not immune from it; comes with lots of weapons with splash damage, and especially when frantically trying to defend the base from that one light that managed to get in. We tend to kill each other more than we effectively kill an intruder. Likewise, with bombing, I sometimes have the misfortune to end up bombing a few of my own people who were just trying to go for the flag. I always yell out a VVS "Sorry" when that happens, because I do not ever intentionally target my teammates. On a bombing run, if there are more red triangles than green triangles, the exploding things will fly.

Shit talking and spamming is part of the game, and if Team Damage is enabled, there will be some TKing going on. It's when one of your teammates runs up to you, chainguns you down in cold blood, and runs off, that there's a serious problem.

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Abstract
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16: January 16, 2009, 09:55:38 AM »
On a server with Team Damage enabled, I understand that there are going to be some TKs. I'm not immune from it; comes with lots of weapons with splash damage, and especially when frantically trying to defend the base from that one light that managed to get in. We tend to kill each other more than we effectively kill an intruder. Likewise, with bombing, I sometimes have the misfortune to end up bombing a few of my own people who were just trying to go for the flag. I always yell out a VVS "Sorry" when that happens, because I do not ever intentionally target my teammates. On a bombing run, if there are more red triangles than green triangles, the exploding things will fly.

Shit talking and spamming is part of the game, and if Team Damage is enabled, there will be some TKing going on. It's when one of your teammates runs up to you, chainguns you down in cold blood, and runs off, that there's a serious problem.

Right on man, it's those intentional TKs that boil my blood.

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17: January 16, 2009, 09:56:14 AM »
Well... I just killed a teammate a couple of times for damaging me all the time and flipping vehicles. Now I'm here... kicked out of the server     Sad Sad
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18: January 16, 2009, 10:09:01 AM »
Well... I just killed a teammate a couple of times for damaging me all the time and flipping vehicles. Now I'm here... kicked out of the server     Sad Sad

Next time don't kill him just vote to kick and explain why.  If anyone around saw him acting like an ass, they will corroborate your story.

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19: January 16, 2009, 10:44:55 AM »
Well... I just killed a teammate a couple of times for damaging me all the time and flipping vehicles. Now I'm here... kicked out of the server     Sad Sad

I voted no!
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20: January 16, 2009, 10:50:07 AM »
Well... I just killed a teammate a couple of times for damaging me all the time and flipping vehicles. Now I'm here... kicked out of the server     Sad Sad

I voted no!

Very good jaffa, in that situation you were in the right.

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21: January 16, 2009, 11:12:15 AM »
TN is getting more newbs, and you can expect some retards who want nothing more than to sow mayhem.
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22: January 16, 2009, 01:24:16 PM »
"Someone mentioned the Branzone server. Last week someone was actually telling us in the Goon Haven server to go join there. Guess I should now take up that advice."

Yea that was me (disembodied head), haha. I did it because the goon server is laggy as hell and no one was playin on central.

I am also getting really sick of some of the people joining. I really don't care that they are noobs, and that they have no idea how to repair things.. but doesn't anyone play the solo missions anymore?! I'm more than willing to help though of course... I'll even one on one duel someone and try and give them some pointers. I actually enjoy doing this.

But last night someone came on with the name "niggert-fagkiller"  WHAT THE HELL? That pissed me off really bad. How can you be so blatantly hate mongering and stupid?

I remember when I was joining wow! I almost got kicked out of the tribe because I was saying "your gay" and "fag". Come to find out one of the leaders, someone I had the utmost respect for, was gay. Right then and there I stopped saying it, online and in real life. I feel tribes made me more respectful, more well mannered. Which is hard to say for, well, any other game.

Respect makes the world go round, and when you have it you might just think differently about your actions.

I came to play tribes 2

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23: January 16, 2009, 06:46:36 PM »
You should see the S:T playerbase...or what's left. A lot of them still haven't matured. I've seen familiar names I've known since I was 11 and they act worse than kids. I'm 19 now.


My only gripe with goons is that there are some blatantly retarded teammates that just have the sudden urge to follow me around the base and shoot me and think they are so snarky by badmouthing people that politely ask them to stop.
Excuse me while I turn around and shoot a mortar. I'm going to deck you in the god damn face repeatedly if you don't stop being a dumbass.
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24: January 16, 2009, 09:24:53 PM »
I find a far better game in a server that has 32 players or less than more than 32. There is a point in player count where gamestate isn't as smooth anymore.
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25: January 17, 2009, 12:14:05 PM »
Has it really been so long that you all forget how shoddy pubs were back in the day? Servers 32+ were always this bad. I really see no difference in the TKing and vpad lancing of today and the griefing of yesteryear.

I had some good matches in Goon Haven last week, but apparently I got here before the flood of jerks. By thursday, I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes in game. I just wanted to go on a bombing run, but my bomber kept bombing before we were even off the vpad. :/
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26: January 20, 2009, 04:29:50 PM »
It is unfortunate in this day in age we still have problems like this but they did in the past and with every game today you will run into this.Being a one time admin I had to deal with this everyday and sometimes it can be a pain in the butt to havta deal with.We had a set rule set on are server you followed the rules if you didnt you were warned  if you kept it up you were kicked and if all else failed you got banned.But without a rule set and admins enforcing these rules what can you do lol. Nothing bothers me to much anymore I have seen it all.I can understand admins wanting just to play the game and not wanting to deal with all the problems although that is there job in some aspects.Who wants to sit through half a map dealing with asshats who get a pleasure out of driving people crazy I sure dont.Best advice if this happens to you find another server or just  take a small break come back find out what team the annoying guy is one and join the other and try and kick the crap out of him you will feel much better in the long run.
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27: January 20, 2009, 07:53:24 PM »
Jaffa, you're a good bro' - even though you suck at duelling. And there's my point: You're all wrong! ^_^
Tribes 2 was probably the most elitist and snobbish game of them all and because of the high learning curve, it drove out new players pretty soon after its release. I witnessed that all myself and yeah, was probably contributing to that development.
It was just last Friday night when I was playing with STAVRO and Satan Man on the Tribesnext server that it occured to me how cruel the game is to newbies or people who simply forgot about the gameplay.
You've got a point there with the age, but the anonymity of the internet, especially with the opportunity of creating as many Tribesnext accounts and aliases as you want, encourages many players not only to play but also to think and speak like in the old times.
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28: January 20, 2009, 09:01:58 PM »
Jaffa, you're a good bro' - even though you suck at duelling. And there's my point: You're all wrong! ^_^
Tribes 2 was probably the most elitist and snobbish game of them all and because of the high learning curve, it drove out new players pretty soon after its release. I witnessed that all myself and yeah, was probably contributing to that development.
It was just last Friday night when I was playing with STAVRO and Satan Man on the Tribesnext server that it occured to me how cruel the game is to newbies or people who simply forgot about the gameplay.
You've got a point there with the age, but the anonymity of the internet, especially with the opportunity of creating as many Tribesnext accounts and aliases as you want, encourages many players not only to play but also to think and speak like in the old times.

I agree with you about tribes2 players being snobs to the new bloods.  It seems to me that many of the experienced players in the pub servers who think they own, treat a pub game as if it were a pickup/comp.  If you see someone less experienced than you trying to have a good time playing tribes2 and honestly making an effort and not being a little retard, leave your "i'm better than you" attitude out of it and help the guy out.  Just remember, the noobs are the ones in it for themselves.  In Tribes, it's about the team.

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Shizuka
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29: January 20, 2009, 09:20:22 PM »
This was something I went over in my head a few nights ago, after writing my rant earlier in this thread...

Tribes has probably the steepest learning curve of any FPS to date, and it goes without saying that we operate on a much different level than, say, Halo players. For our mastery (or our attempts at it) of the game mechanics, we do deserve some level of pride. That right ends when it stops someone new from learning. We all started as newbloods at one time.

Tribes is an elitist culture; I learned that fast. My method so far has been to carve out my niche of usefulness, and when that niche isn't available, I default to causing general chaos for the enemy. There was one night where I had been tailgunner for a fairly successful bombing run, but we crashed as the pilot was trying to aid me in throwing off a missile. Heavies are slow, especially on the large elevation changes of Archipelago. By the time I made it back to the vpad from the invo station, my bombardier and pilot were already set, and someone was jumping into the tailgunner position. The bomber and pilot immediately told him to "get out, shizu is our TG". You find something that works and you just might find yourself making good connections with the team.

On the flipside, there was another night where one player (on my team, thankfully) was dominating the enemy, racking up kills left and right, though I can't remember if he was going for the flag while over there. The rest of us were having troubles either a) getting past enemy defenses, or b) with the idiots on our team. The master player, at one point during the game, asked over team chat whether any of the rest of us were going to break 100 points.

Tribes is about the team, as Abstract put it, and I couldn't agree more. If someone's clearly being an idiot without remorse, I'm not going to refrain shoving a disc up his ass. If someone asks a very basic question in global chat, I direct them to the Training missions first (though I've yet to see someone take the advice). Sadly, other than those, I haven't run across someone legitimately trying to get a feel for the game. Maybe they're just hesitant to ask for more advanced help, like where's the best place to put a turret so it can kill everything but has a low risk of being destroyed. I was for a very long time too, what with all the canned spam in the chats.

Maybe we should schedule a "pickup" game for newbloods. A mass "come here to learn" night or something.

The above is Shizuka Kamishima.
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