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Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 00:54

As title says. Recently my survivor rounds have consisted of moving around a bit then having five runners instantly rush me. I wanna know why they love going after survivors so much. I'm not mad, I'm not saying they should, I just wanna know the reasoning. Don't say its because survivors give information away because they really don't give anything that the marines won't already know by the time they get to the CIC.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Snypehunter007 » 19 Aug 2017, 00:55

Casany wrote:As title says. Recently my survivor rounds have consisted of moving around a bit then having five runners instantly rush me. I wanna know why they love going after survivors so much. I'm not mad, I'm not saying they should, I just wanna know the reasoning. Don't say its because survivors give information away because they really don't give anything that the marines won't already know by the time they get to the CIC.
Because they want to infect or kill all life. That simple.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 00:56

Snypehunter007 wrote:Because they want to infect or kill all life. That simple.
Yeah, but they have about 30 monkies give or take. Why bother the three tall guys? Like I said, I know they can do whatever but I want an aliens viewpoint from the PLAYERS perspective, not the lore or anything else, I wanna know the PLAYERS reasoning
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by xywenx00 » 19 Aug 2017, 00:58

To give the survivors a challenge. I love wrestling with xeno until marines come and blow them apart. From a xeno point of view it's to get them as hosts or to eliminate a potential future threat. Also, they love slaughter.
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Probably just because it has become a standard. Don't think there is a real "reason".
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 00:59

xywenx00 wrote:To give the survivors a challenge.
I mean, it isn't really a challenge when five runners attempt to box you in. But I can get that
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Post by xywenx00 » 19 Aug 2017, 01:03

Casany wrote:I mean, it isn't really a challenge when five runners attempt to box you in. But I can get that
I manages to wrestle with 5 hunters all at once stabbing them multiple times with the jungle knife until the shuttle came. It landed 5 metres away from us when they finally got me subdued and dragged me, all 5 of them, to a tunnel. It took 5 hunters about 30 minutes to get me.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

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xywenx00 wrote:I manages to wrestle with 5 hunters all at once stabbing them multiple times with the jungle knife until the shuttle came. It landed 5 metres away from us when they finally got me subdued and dragged me, all 5 of them, to a tunnel. It took 5 hunters about 30 minutes to get me.
Imagine trying that in PJs with no weapon, its horrible. Good for you, but most of the time it ends with one hunter pouncing and slashing until a bone breaks, then dragging you away while your in paincrit. But I digress
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by xywenx00 » 19 Aug 2017, 01:07

Casany wrote:Imagine trying that in PJs with no weapon, its horrible. Good for you, but most of the time it ends with one hunter pouncing and slashing until a bone breaks, then dragging you away while your in paincrit. But I digress
Pro tip: Just run around in circles like a headless chicken,they won't be able to pounce on you or disarm you as they're blocking each other. They aren't much faster than you. Unless they're runners. It also helps ALOT if the queen disallows slashing.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 01:10

xywenx00 wrote:Pro tip: Just run around in circles like a headless chicken,they won't be able to pounce on you or disarm you as they're blocking each other. They aren't much faster than you. Unless they're runners. It also helps ALOT if the queen disallows slashing.
It works for hunters, not for runners
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by xywenx00 » 19 Aug 2017, 01:14

Casany wrote:It works for hunters, not for runners
Yes though runners usually die faster and a few hits will scare them as they dont want to die right away and they'll flee. If you get your hands on a shotgun and are somehwat robust you can even kill some of the xeno early as a survivor.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Kernir » 19 Aug 2017, 05:39

Personally I dislike charging survivors as a runner, one round of buckshot can get you killed and if you die to a survivor at best by capturing them you'll break even. Normally I wait until I'm a hunter before chasing any survivors as you'll easily collect 4-5 monkeys in that time, which means more aliens much earlier. All in all though I dislike ending a survivors round so early but I don't think that's a concern to others as much as it might be to me.

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Post by JKincaid » 19 Aug 2017, 05:40

When I'm queen I try not to rush survivors, the last time I played queen I actually used a survivor to gather more hosts for the hive through some incredibly long and complicated rp, and he ended up winning us the game.
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Post by Chaznoodles » 19 Aug 2017, 07:50

Muh valids, basically

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Post by Bronimin » 19 Aug 2017, 08:52

Because they are easy targets and more larva. Same reason they pick the planet clean of monkies if they can: more larva.

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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Reuben Owen » 19 Aug 2017, 10:01

because there's nothing else to do until the marines come except get monkeys, which gets monotonous and repetitive, rp, or smash every window
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Swagile » 19 Aug 2017, 11:01

terry hints, the lord of the tutorial here, coming at you LIVE from a xenomorph hive

after being a part of their culture for five years, i have discovered a unique ability of their hive leader, the Queen

she can speak to me directly to my mind... thats right, the Queen can talk to humans like a normal human being, except right in your head!

she told me that the last few survivors she captured ended up becoming her apostles, spreaders of the Truth of the Queen Mother; killing all those who do not see the truth and welcoming all that do.

for real though, queens can do a LOT with survivors but usually ignore them, and xenos usually rush weak survivors (those who didn't rush security 30 seconds in) early, or later when they become hunters and the survivors aren't barricaded in.
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Post by Aestel » 19 Aug 2017, 12:14

Casany wrote:As title says. Recently my survivor rounds have consisted of moving around a bit then having five runners instantly rush me. I wanna know why they love going after survivors so much. I'm not mad, I'm not saying they should, I just wanna know the reasoning. Don't say its because survivors give information away because they really don't give anything that the marines won't already know by the time they get to the CIC.
Because once you remove the survivors from the colony, you can then focus on gathering monkeys in peace without the threat of a survivor in a locker instant-gibbing you as a runner.

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Post by Sailor Dave » 19 Aug 2017, 12:17

Really what it seems to come down to is, the survivors are slightly more interesting to capture than monkeys. Capturing monkeys is a dull, repetitive task, but Survivors spice it up a bit. It's like fighting marines, but a lot easier and more feasible for young runners.
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 15:15

Sailor Dave wrote:Really what it seems to come down to is, the survivors are slightly more interesting to capture than monkeys. Capturing monkeys is a dull, repetitive task, but Survivors spice it up a bit. It's like fighting marines, but a lot easier and more feasible for young runners.
It's fun for the aliens but usually not the survivor from what I've observed
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Post by Crab_Spider » 19 Aug 2017, 16:23

Casany wrote:It's fun for the aliens but usually not the survivor from what I've observed
If you've played Yogstation, then you'd probably be familiar with Lavaland which has quite a few roles that have a set amount of goals. These roles are not MEANT to be easy, and the creatures you fight on lavaland are not meant to be simple to take on without the Shaft Miner starting equipment.

When you play survivor, you are admitting you'll be accepting anything that happens, regardless of conditions.
You will never be as bad as the baldie who picked up a tactical shotgun while a hunter was pouncing on top of a CMO for 4 seconds, with his only response being to pace around before being decap'd by said hunter. You are not Brett Kimple, and you never will be. You are not the reason why I regular MP.

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Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 17:01

Crab_Spider wrote:If you've played Yogstation, then you'd probably be familiar with Lavaland which has quite a few roles that have a set amount of goals. These roles are not MEANT to be easy, and the creatures you fight on lavaland are not meant to be simple to take on without the Shaft Miner starting equipment.
I actually main miner on TG, which has lavaland, and I realize its a lot like this here. But on lavaland you have a gun with infinite ammo, the monsters are simple, and you're usually faster and a bit armored. Here you got none of that
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Post by Crab_Spider » 19 Aug 2017, 17:05

Casany wrote:I actually main miner on TG, which has lavaland, and I realize its a lot like this here. But on lavaland you have a gun with infinite ammo, the monsters are simple, and you're usually faster and a bit armored. Here you got none of that
I'm not talking about miner. I'm talking about lavaland roles, and they're about the same as survivors.
You will never be as bad as the baldie who picked up a tactical shotgun while a hunter was pouncing on top of a CMO for 4 seconds, with his only response being to pace around before being decap'd by said hunter. You are not Brett Kimple, and you never will be. You are not the reason why I regular MP.

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Post by Casany » 19 Aug 2017, 17:14

Crab_Spider wrote:I'm not talking about miner. I'm talking about lavaland roles, and they're about the same as survivors.
oh yeaaaaah, K
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Re: Why do xenos rush survivors

Post by Karmac » 19 Aug 2017, 18:33

Swagile wrote:terry hints, the lord of the tutorial
I'd still trade you to those slaver guys instead of giving up my diet coke
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