Embrace the Suck

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by MrJJJ » 05 Apr 2017, 00:25

B-but i am a sore loser...

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by TheMaskedMan2 » 05 Apr 2017, 01:02

Helgraf wrote:I remember this one round on ice colony where a hunter pounced on me and cut off my left arm. I had my marine cry, whimper, and scream about his arm for a while, I also RPed him being traumatized, not exactly sure if I did good with the trauma, but it was fun. Also, good job writing this Saul.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Karmac » 05 Apr 2017, 01:14

Muh autism forts. Don't need RP or Combat if I've got plasteel and a sentry gun.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by NGGJamie » 05 Apr 2017, 03:40

Monoo wrote:I have a thing.

Whenever my marine drops into a near-dead enough state (passed out in paincrit at least once, or low on blood) I like to get delirious until cured. I start mumbling old war flashbacks and talking to my character's dead mama. Good for setting the mood.

It's also fun to go into shock for a few seconds after a sudden injury like a severed limb or explosion.
This is one part that I love too, I like to say all kinds of weird stuff to the doctors when I play muhreen to give them a laugh IRL and give them a chance to shoot back something witty. It's fun for everyone involved.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by TeknoKot » 05 Apr 2017, 04:39

Desolane being robust.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by spicemoron » 05 Apr 2017, 13:54

This just sounds like a poor excuse for the server's myriad flaws and leads to stuff like the april 2nd engie nerf or the researcher role being more akin to "sweatshop worker", among other things.

Losing can be fun but often it's just boring (especially if you're at the "wait for the aliens to feel they've evolved enough and crash that plane already" phase of the round) and there's plenty of ways one could preserve "muh perfect imbalance" while making the game more enjoyable for both sides.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Bigchilly » 05 Apr 2017, 17:06

Karmac wrote:Muh autism forts. Don't need RP or Combat if I've got plasteel and a sentry gun.
this

your hippie roleplay talk has soothed my inner core salt levels, thank you.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Simo94 » 05 Apr 2017, 18:52

I am the SUCC and the SUCC is me

I have embraced it
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by EXOTICISME » 05 Apr 2017, 20:06

If everyone embrace the suck how are we suppose to reach daily salt production quotas?! We need to sell the salts to keep the server going!

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Crab_Spider » 05 Apr 2017, 21:27

Feweh, did you actually sticky this?
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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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Diggman88 » 06 Apr 2017, 14:29

Embrace the Suck?

Well. I'll give my opinion.

No.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Feweh » 06 Apr 2017, 14:57

Diggman88 wrote:Embrace the Suck?

Well. I'll give my opinion.

No.

This isnt a choice, not embracing the suck is a perma ban now.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Diggman88 » 06 Apr 2017, 15:24

Feweh wrote:This isnt a choice, not embracing the suck is a perma ban now.
It's ironic that while I refuse to "embrace the Suck", I have never powergamed or exploited the game. I always just play my role, which happens to be a member of the U.S. military. A role with the mandate to defend our territory and defeat anyone who poses a threat to the nation and its people.

P.S. I will continue to salt at my own discretion.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Feweh » 06 Apr 2017, 15:52

Diggman88 wrote:It's ironic that while I refuse to "embrace the Suck", I have never powergamed or exploited the game. I always just play my role, which happens to be a member of the U.S. military. A role with the mandate to defend our territory and defeat anyone who poses a threat to the nation and its people.

P.S. I will continue to salt at my own discretion.
Salting at your own discretion is now a perma ban offense.

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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by RedOktober12 » 07 Apr 2017, 20:49

This whole post, so many times. The role of the marine is to create a cool story, and be interesting in the process. As an antagonist, you complicate the life of marines. Play the game to see what happens, and to have your badass marine world be complicated by space monstrosities.

The suck is love. The suck is life. The suck is the reason this game stays entertaining despite playing ostensibly the same story every round.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by TheMusician321 » 13 Apr 2017, 14:44

This post made me cry tears of suck.

This is exactly why I play marine, to have Waffle's story unfold, to see the fun loving shenanigan causing waffle be horrifically scarred by what he sees, assuming he even survives the first drop.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Eenkogneeto » 13 Apr 2017, 17:01

On CM I'm not playing to win, I'm playing to have fun, Or at the least get a story out of my death.
Winning is fun, sure, but it's not everything.
Going down with a squad of not enough men on the Rasputin against a horde of 20-30 xenos and surviving to make it back out, That is what got me hooked on CM.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Dogar » 16 Apr 2017, 01:35

Obviously it's lame to exploit bugs and design oversights, but as far as not trying to win goes, nah, I aint gonna "Embrace the Suck". Thats the kind of shit that Winston Smith would say right after staggering out of room 101.

Games are about having fun, and speaking personally, I had much more fun that time I killed 3 aliens as a survivor than I did the the innumerable times I got taken out by screeches or hugger combat. In Colonial Marines, victory is uncommon for the average marine, therefore it is novel. Defeat, however, happens constantly, therefore it is predictable and tedious. Victory means you live, and get to keep on playing as a marine, which is fun. Dying means being a boring ghost or playing as a xeno, which isn't as enjoyable for most people.(Yeah yeah there's ERTs *if* you get them)

Yes, its a roleplaying game, and most players are playing the role of a carefully sculpted, all American murder machine who's been ordered to do all they can to defeat the enemy and achieve victory and glory. The OP seems to be implying that doing everything to achieve victory(within the rules) and roleplaying are mutually exclusive, but in my opinion, they're virtually the same thing for a marine.

In short, victory is fun, losing sucks, and OP's rant was nothing but a bunch of unpatriotic, treasonous defeatism. Pretty sure he's a communist. Oorah!
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by YungCuz » 16 Apr 2017, 01:45

Mm i've had a good chuckle or two over the stuff that can happen.
Like the time where a Drone got into medbay and i starting beating it to death with a stunbaton before it cut my arm off.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by LordLoko » 24 Apr 2017, 23:52

Hey you can't spell success without succ
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by SagaSword » 26 Apr 2017, 07:39

EXOTICISME wrote:If everyone embrace the suck how are we suppose to reach daily salt production quotas?! We need to sell the salts to keep the server going!
There is ONE guy who has the salt of a million men...

...Noah...
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by NoahKirchner » 26 Apr 2017, 19:25

SagaSword wrote:There is ONE guy who has the salt of a million men...

...Noah...
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by Swagile » 26 Apr 2017, 20:44

Dogar wrote:Obviously it's lame to exploit bugs and design oversights, but as far as not trying to win goes, nah, I aint gonna "Embrace the Suck". Thats the kind of shit that Winston Smith would say right after staggering out of room 101.

Games are about having fun, and speaking personally, I had much more fun that time I killed 3 aliens as a survivor than I did the the innumerable times I got taken out by screeches or hugger combat. In Colonial Marines, victory is uncommon for the average marine, therefore it is novel. Defeat, however, happens constantly, therefore it is predictable and tedious. Victory means you live, and get to keep on playing as a marine, which is fun. Dying means being a boring ghost or playing as a xeno, which isn't as enjoyable for most people.(Yeah yeah there's ERTs *if* you get them)

Yes, its a roleplaying game, and most players are playing the role of a carefully sculpted, all American murder machine who's been ordered to do all they can to defeat the enemy and achieve victory and glory. The OP seems to be implying that doing everything to achieve victory(within the rules) and roleplaying are mutually exclusive, but in my opinion, they're virtually the same thing for a marine.

In short, victory is fun, losing sucks, and OP's rant was nothing but a bunch of unpatriotic, treasonous defeatism. Pretty sure he's a communist. Oorah!
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Outta here with this BS of "embracing the suck", LOL.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by TheMusician321 » 26 Apr 2017, 21:32

Swagile wrote:This.

Outta here with this BS of "embracing the suck", LOL.
Well you know what I say, different strokes for different folks.
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Re: Embrace the Suck

Post by YungCuz » 26 Apr 2017, 22:19

Well if you don't wanna atleast have fun then enjoy being salty cause you can't win a losing battle. (Yes i fucking know marines win sometimes dont rant to me about it.)
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