Engineer players are too defensive

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Engineer players are too defensive

Postby halitosisman » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:47 pm #570068

As an engineering main, I've found that the prevailing strategy among my wrench-based peers in the game is to spend the preponderance of engineering assets on the FOB.

My basic argument is this: a quickly assembled base at the front line is going to be far more helpful ensuring a marine win than a super FOB entirely removed from the fighting.

Super FOBs almost never make a large difference in the course of the game. For one thing, when the fighting reaches the FOB, the marine team usually isn't large enough to man anything larger than a skeleton FOB.

By contrast, engineering resources spent on the front lines actually can make a difference. Take the TL-102 smartgun. In about 5 seconds, a single engineer can multiply the firepower available to the marine vanguard. This can be incredibly useful. In my experiments doing this, I was actually able to get kills with this strategy and possibly even save unconscious fighters with covering fire.

Then there are barricades. Barricades are useful to people under fire. Most of the people under fire are the front line marines. Therefore, most of the barricades should be on the front line. Change my mind.

Engineers should be more proactive in helping the marines. What do you all think?

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Re: Engineer players are too defensive

Postby Hathkar » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:57 am #570739

halitosisman wrote:Change my mind.

I can't.

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