A new way of fighting preds

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A new way of fighting preds

Post by Warnipple » 07 Sep 2016, 22:27

I've got a completely new way to fight preds.

Don't.

Not only that, lie the fuck down when they come at you.

Why? Because Preds are looking for worthy targets.

If they happen to come across a bunch of marines not shooting them and lying on the ground, they'll see that there are no worthy targets here and none worth hunting. Not only that, it opens up RP possibilities. If a pred sees that you're an intelligent yet docile creature with access to heavy weaponry, they may decide to take you back to their hideout/lodge. You get an RP adventure.. For what? For lying the ground and not fighting the pred.

This is a dream scenario of course but there are definitely better results than shooting a pred outright.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by YungCuz » 07 Sep 2016, 22:31

I honestly would totally be up for this but you know considering my luck i highly doubt it would happen and i just get hugger decapped as per usual every round.
Also i know this server is ment to have RP but when was that a thing ever.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Renomaki » 07 Sep 2016, 22:37

Laying on the ground is kinda silly, but yes, not shooting a stranger until it proves to be hostile is a good idea, considering that once a pred gets angry, they get ANGRY.

Call it metagaming, but I'd rather avoid having to shoot a pred unless I was directly ordered to, since I know all to well what will happen to poor ol' me if I try to take one on.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Jay Burns » 07 Sep 2016, 22:42

I like to RP as a clueless guy that just wants to be friends with everything, so i would normally walk up to a pred and say "what are ye? meh" and walk off, i really dont like shooting on sight because that discourages RP.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Casany » 07 Sep 2016, 22:43

I was once CRIT from a broken, bleeding head wound and missing an arm. I was dragging a man away from the fight when a pred ran near. I fired WARNING shots at it and it charged and killed me. But in reality, doing this means that any xeno can just hugged decap dead you.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Renomaki » 07 Sep 2016, 22:50

Casany wrote:I was once CRIT from a broken, bleeding head wound and missing an arm. I was dragging a man away from the fight when a pred ran near. I fired WARNING shots at it and it charged and killed me. But in reality, doing this means that any xeno can just hugged decap dead you.
Honorcode for preds is to avoid marines linked to the life of another.

I don't know if he broke honorcode or not, but I suppose you shooting at him didn't help manners, even if it was a warning shot.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Mech__Warrior » 08 Sep 2016, 01:24

Warnipple wrote:I've got a completely new way to fight preds.

Don't.

Not only that, lie the fuck down when they come at you.

Why? Because Preds are looking for worthy targets.

If they happen to come across a bunch of marines not shooting them and lying on the ground, they'll see that there are no worthy targets here and none worth hunting. Not only that, it opens up RP possibilities. If a pred sees that you're an intelligent yet docile creature with access to heavy weaponry, they may decide to take you back to their hideout/lodge. You get an RP adventure.. For what? For lying the ground and not fighting the pred.

This is a dream scenario of course but there are definitely better results than shooting a pred outright.
I got a better story for fighting a pred and putting up a pretty decent fight before I eventually succumbed to my wounds. Then after I died, it somehow revived me and gave me a dagger for fighting well.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Desolane900 » 08 Sep 2016, 02:09

Better way to fight preds. Stunlock with inced slugs.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by ParadoxSpace » 08 Sep 2016, 09:56

Sounds like meta

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Boltersam » 08 Sep 2016, 12:29

Renomaki wrote:Laying on the ground is kinda silly, but yes, not shooting a stranger until it proves to be hostile is a good idea, considering that once a pred gets angry, they get ANGRY.

Call it metagaming, but I'd rather avoid having to shoot a pred unless I was directly ordered to, since I know all to well what will happen to poor ol' me if I try to take one on.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by killinkyle » 08 Sep 2016, 15:37

Get close to the predator and stick them with two quik-clots.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by northcote4 » 08 Sep 2016, 15:54

killinkyle wrote:Get close to the predator and stick them with two quik-clots.

Funnily enough, that exact strategy was nerfed because it was being used to kill preds all the time, I hear.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Recounted » 08 Sep 2016, 17:16

I would wish marines would know not to shooot a fucking pred in the MIDDLE OF THE NEXUS due to preds knowing damnwell they can explode with a wide tile they managed to fuck us up and have aliens get the jump on this shit many times
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by EMT_321 » 08 Sep 2016, 18:24

Just use throwing knives.

Laying down in active combat is never a good idea.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by LordeKilly » 08 Sep 2016, 18:57

northcote4 wrote:
Funnily enough, that exact strategy was nerfed because it was being used to kill preds all the time, I hear.
I think so. Someone got banned for using sedatives on predators, stripping them and then stabbing them to death. Worst part was they werent even medical staff.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by completelynewguy » 08 Sep 2016, 21:04

IIRC It's considered powergaming to QC OD a pred. So I guess dueling them with a screwdriver works... assuming you aim for the eyes.

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Jroinc1 » 08 Sep 2016, 21:09

killinkyle wrote:Get close to the predator and stick them with two quik-clots.
Syringe-gun with 15u quick-clot/chloral hydrate/UNSTABLE MUTAGEN'll also do it, unless they're syringe-proof TOO. Against a human target it's a valid, but unconventional, weapon, but I'd wait to see that their armor can block bullets IC before whipping out the absurdly lethal and specific weapons.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by CommunistUser » 09 Sep 2016, 02:52

sedatives woulds still work on preds... Just saying...
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Post by Boltersam » 09 Sep 2016, 02:58

JPR wrote: Syringe-gun with 15u quick-clot/chloral hydrate/UNSTABLE MUTAGEN'll also do it, unless they're syringe-proof TOO. Against a human target it's a valid, but unconventional, weapon, but I'd wait to see that their armor can block bullets IC before whipping out the absurdly lethal and specific weapons.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by GarlicBread » 09 Sep 2016, 05:12

Still from a character perspective, shooting at weird aliens after being attacked by weird aliens is fair enough

Still wouldn't support the Rambo hounds that would follow injured preds to the ends of the earth to loot their shit though

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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by northcote4 » 09 Sep 2016, 06:49

CommunistUser wrote:sedatives woulds still work on preds... Just saying...
Oh, they still do, they just require a significantly larger dose due to the predator's larger physiology.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by ShortTemperedLeprechaun » 09 Sep 2016, 21:22

There are a few ways this goes for you.
1. The pred says "fuck it" and mosies on, since you're no longer a hunt
2. The pred goes "interesting" and drags you back.
3. How my pred would handle it. Get very, very, very upset, especially if he just saw you kicking ass a few minutes ago. Ensue him complaining, and tossing your gun back at your head if you hand it over to him. But again, if you continue to lay down and not fight, he's stuck moving on.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by SPACEpotato1 » 09 Sep 2016, 21:56

Yes. But for bonus points, flail about and screech like a retard.

I'm pretty sure a predator wouldn't hunt the mentally unfit.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by IAMMagikarp » 09 Sep 2016, 22:26

sounds like meta gaming.... Maybe act like a marine and shoot the weird, evil looking , blade-toting , spooky mask mother fucker in its fucking dome piece.
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Re: A new way of fighting preds

Post by Jroinc1 » 09 Sep 2016, 23:53

This seems like crazy metagaming. IC, the marines don't know the pred has crazy OP bullet-blocking gear and weapons, OR about the code of honor.
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