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Old 15th Jun 2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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Adventures in Ubermode

Had the most fun ever unlocking uber mode for every map today on the six clan server. Some great moment like Sniper frantically fighting off aliens with a flamethrower to last the 2 minutes alone on salvage (he pulled it off too in some of the best playering I have ever seen) and a mad dash through the barracks. Angel did a miracle dash through the hive in observation with no stims.

One thing we learned is stims hurt your time. If you use a stim the clock at the end will not match the mission clock. So each stim is effectively adding 10 seconds to your time. While a single stim isn't bad it really adds up fast. Thus you run through most of the maps without stims. I think this is a bug.

On rescue if 2 people hit the lift at the same time it goes down in turbo mode. However if anyone dies or too many people hit it the lift tends to get stuck and you can't get off the elevator.

Research is tricky and has to be done by marines splitting up into teams. One team to get the lasers down, then 2 teams of egg hunters. Once you are down to 9 eggs you regroup at the lasers and move fast to finish the mission.

Time to Beat to unlock ubermode:
Rescue-4:50
Salvage-6:00
Observation-5:30
Research-2:30
Barracks-2:30 (I think)
Uplink-maybe 3:30, very foggy on this one
Research-can't remember

Overall it was a riot and brought out some of the best alienswarm playing I have ever seen. It is a blast trying to make best time on these levels.
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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Yeah it was some of the best games ever a mad dash every time. Sniper at the end of Salvage was hilarious. Did you do Observation then, the server messed up for me and I couldn't connect. I think Angel is trying to sort it now...
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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Yeah, we got observation in 1:47. We left a marine behind because we thought the time would be something like 3 minutes and realized when we saw it was 5:30 we could of pulled it off the normal way.
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:13 PM   #4
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was indeed major fun - respect to all the players present - we ruled
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:16 PM   #5
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i was only there for observation and I still dont beleive how I ran through the hive alone with crash and not shooting a single alien
It worked though and I am proud of everyone for the great teamwork you showed!
I am working on getting a 2nd server now for more fun

Note: Snipr really is one major badass...Whatever char we take we just go point and massacre :]
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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damn damn damn, i am gettin uber kicked out in the 1st server cuz someone joined T_T
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:54 PM   #7
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nah , angel is updating the ini or something.
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:54 PM   #8
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How many times does Angel update the ini then?
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 10:59 PM   #9
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uber times...
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Old 15th Jun 2004, 11:02 PM   #10
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 03:51 AM   #11
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We made the game our slave, and it liked it too.
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 03:56 AM   #12
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Stratigies to play the game under following mode:

Easy: use the FORCE, you don't need to see to play the game
Normal: use your ear and some brain, parasite might hurt
Hard: easy if you have stratigies, aliens are still killable
Insane: you definately need some good teammate, the ones you can depend on

DIFFERENT MODES:
Insane Carnage: yeyey shotgun happy!!! frag on!!
Insane Uber: how the hell did this clip empty out so quick???
Insane HardCorel: Autogunner, bring a flashlight... humm wait. OMG NO aim assisstance, not even flashlight. noOoOo, it's time for u to get some skillz
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 04:20 AM   #13
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The Run

That three minutes on Salvage was some of the greatest minutes of gameplaying ever. I couldn't have done it without you guys though (GREAT teamwork with the button pushing to get me to the end ASAP). Also, the half-full medic satchel left by Bastille's corpse was invaluable, as well as the flammer ammo left by Wildcat before she went down... You know who you are! I cannot WAIT to play on those new servers, but I've got to shut my computer DOWN to get some RL work done over the next few days. Every time I come home, I can't help but log in... you know, just for a round or two... or ten.
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 04:45 AM   #14
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Yeah, that salvage run was a work of art. I have never seen anyone run that fast and live.
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 07:22 AM   #15
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Sounds wicked. Except for the observation abuse, meow.
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Old 16th Jun 2004, 08:17 AM   #16
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we can do observation the right way as it is 5:30...we just didnt know :]
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Old 17th Jun 2004, 12:36 AM   #17
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We couldn't do Uplink on uber just now so no carnage mode on Uplink yet... We were on a roll, unlocked hardcore on Observation, did barracks on uber (unlocked carnage), but no Uplink.
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Old 17th Jun 2004, 12:48 AM   #18
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Killing Uplink Insane

Yeah... We would have had it if people (... myself included) could have stayed another hour or so. We had JUST gotten into the pit and we nailed the sucker pretty hard... didn't bring the right gear to take him out though. Soon enough.
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Old 17th Jun 2004, 04:23 AM   #19
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We got so fricken sick of the newbies messing us up on Uplink that we finally had to give up after 4 hours or so and just do some other map to get our anger out. We only got to end successfully 5 times, with everyone alive. It then fell appart.
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