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Postby Kuth » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:03 pm

Ants and Plague.

Plague is potentially more devastating than Ants... if they're at your spawn point.
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Postby rainingblood » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:38 pm

I didn't have much trouble with plague... Maybe because i usually send 5 guys to open the crates, and if the plague comes, i'll send the sick mws straight to the enemy spawn :twisted:
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Postby Kuth » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:04 pm

Yeah, but in particular this crate dropped down next to my spawn points.

Fortunately it was near the end of the game...
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Postby PegasusJF » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:24 am

Soul Destroyers are nasty, but are not very frequent.

Ants however, are truely game ending.

Yep, hate the ants.
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Postby Kuth » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:47 am

Another submission:

Slowdown.

It's annoying when I'm in a high tempo of playing the game only to SLOOOWWW DOOOWNNNN.

C'mon! I want to finish the game!
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Postby Pox » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:55 am

Yeah, I find slow down and speed up to be nothing but pointless and annoying. :/
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Postby Tricycle21 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:32 am

Slow down lets me aim carefully when I'm controlling turrets. Never remove it. :P
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Postby Aegis Tyra » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:49 pm

1. Ants (mid-spec rig + 4 players = playable. mid-spec + 4 players + 2 Ants nests = LAAAAAGGG)
2. Soul Destroyers right on my SP/Radar dish output
3. Dark Forest spam on SPs
4Evilwinians if hte crate drops right on your SP (as it so frequently does for me)
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Postby LLamaBoy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:37 am

1. Futurewinians. I played a few solo games over the weekend (damnable lack of internets) and two games in a row one of the first crates had Futurewinians. They promptly descended and sucked up all the DGs at my spawn points, forcing me into Retribution mode with 8 minutes left on the clock. The second time they then managed to open a crate that contained a soul destroyer. Neither me nor my AI opponent got any points that time.

2. Ants. Horrible. Get one of these at your spawn and you can pretty much forget about using any reinforcements from there.

3. Meteor shower. Not really an annoying power-up, more like underwhelming. It never seems to hit what I want it to when I drop it.

Never really had much of a problem with any other power-ups. I think it's been mostly luck that I've not been hit with any infections or triffids.
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Postby tigermaster » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:22 pm

all power-ups that spawns creatures should have a time limit, then creatures should disappears, they are too strong imho, having one of that near a multiwinian's spawn point it's a lost battle.
else give that less hit point so they can be easily destroyed, or make it as they will have a variable hit point based on map population.
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Postby Xarlaxas » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:26 pm

Soul Destroyers and Infection for me.

I love the ants, they are so awesome. =^_^=
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Postby Mental_Atom » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:54 pm

ANTS! ANTS! ANTS!, ive never had a soul destroyer, what do they look like?
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Postby Xocrates » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:56 pm

Mental_Atom wrote:ive never had a soul destroyer, what do they look like?


Like big bad flying centipedes. Triffids tend to spawn them a lot.
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Postby MikeTheWookiee » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:42 pm

Definitely ants. Not just hard to get rid of, but slow the computer to a near standstill!
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Postby Innocent Hawk » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:30 pm

Nimbus wrote:No matter how good your rig is, ants are still worse than a boot to the head.


You mean frame rate wise? My comp never skips a beat. :)

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