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Old 01-20-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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After reading the thread about being banned for using shieldgun excessively...

I want to talk about using the shieldgun when its effective and when its not effective and rather counter effective.

Now I think this should be clear... Using shieldgun to win or only shieldgun is rather stupid for many reasons.

Charging in for a melee strike is really hard for ut2k4 because of dodging. It is really hard to keep your enemy infront of your view all the time. Even so... you are putting yourself at a huge disadvantage of dealing no damage at all against your opponent if you were to die from range.

Defensively and using it to escape and block enemy fire is a useful tactic.

When it is a good idea to use shieldgun as a melee attack is when you're up close and personal thus eliminating the distance factor and the ability for the enemy to get a good strike on you.

However this sorta concerns me... I know it is annoying to fight shieldgunners. They're in your face and getting a target lock on them is pretty difficult. But... isn't shield gun part of the game and how people use it is their own business? Sure it sometimes gives you free kills but why complain? Because you want competition? You can't force people to play seriously or competitively... that is their choice to make =/
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The problem is that it can be uniquely disruptive to gameplay.

Each server has its own peculiarities when it comes to rules, this is one of ours. We find excessive use of the shield gun to make gameplay not fun, and so we discourage it. Some, like Qettoe, will take slightly greater action as it is one of his pet peeves.
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elaborate on what you mean by disruptive...
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:20 PM   #4
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elaborate on what you mean by disruptive...
Disruptive means using noting but shield gun. When players just run after others and shield gun them to death while everything else is available to grab and then "lol" in chat. I find it to be very annoying and I usually give one warning and then pfffft... player is gone. However I always unban them when I leave the server.

For your info, one of our own members was banned from DM server for about a month for abusing the shield gun despite my verbal warnings. There is no difference between a member and non member when they deliberately try to annoy other players.
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I just read a thread about a shieldgun mutator where shield guns don't hurt enemy players no more?
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I just read a thread about a shieldgun mutator where shield guns don't hurt enemy players no more?
It's no longer active.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:17 PM   #7
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I just read a thread about a shieldgun mutator where shield guns don't hurt enemy players no more?
Part of the TFA mut, usually found in trial maps
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However I always unban them when I leave the server.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:00 PM   #9
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case closed *thread locked*
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