How to play MEGA-ARENA smarter.

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How to play MEGA-ARENA smarter.

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Things that make me wanna go full-on GTKY mode or rage quit.
1. Node builders that don’t finish building their node, especially on the quick-build-nodes. “All you had to do was” build a few more seconds and it would finish. Tagging a quick-build node and walking away is STOOPIDZ. It takes forever for that node to build now.
2. Not using the hover-boards at the beginning of a game. Come-on, seconds count. Yea, you got your own Mega, you can be a star, a Mega-whore, LOL Won’t mean much if you are slow on the draw and your core is spammed to death at the end.
3. Mino-flying. Sure it’s fun to fly all the way across the map and hopefully land on top a building. REALLY? You just wasted precious seconds being out-of-action. Best advice when flying: immediately suicide if you can or jump out and fall to your death. You need to be back in the game and action ASAP. ALL HANDS ON DECK SOLDIER – Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
4. Landing on top of a building to get spammer shots in isn’t that worthwhile. You are handicapped because your sweet advantage point has limited spam capabilities. Get down from there, it ain’t natural.
5. Universal complaint (not just MEGA_ARENA): Death Matchers. Go for the F’n node, “STAY ON TARGET”. Don’t get distracted with engaging a single enemy. You killed your enemy, but you lost your node because you allowed the enemy node to stay up, take the shot at the node instead of the enemy.
6. Driving your Mega all the way across the map from the core to where the action is.
7. People that take the left core primary node Megas. Those Megas are for taking down the middle node and the corner nodes in a hurry.
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1 True
2 Very true
3 It's the whole reason for the map in the first place. Some people need a break from the serious play and this map is it.
4 Not always. If it's a full server and you're near the frontlines, you can keep a node down without danger of being killed while your team hopefully goes there to build it.
5 True on all maps
6 True on all maps
7 Sounds like you've already lost if you have to resort to this.
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The manta that shoots green lasers with negative momentum... That thing is so OP against megas. You don't even need to kill with it. Couple shots to disorient and then let team mate in mega shoot them.
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Provert wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:07 am ...
7 Sounds like you've already lost if you have to resort to this.
They are convenient to take, but a waste of resources, I think. When the middle node or the left corner node is coming up in enemy hands, it is imperative that you get those nodes down immediately, plus you have mostly a straight shot without much driving.

When the left primary Megas are gone, it's impossible to do that. You have to use the secondary left primary assets and it takes some maneuvering to get into position, more wasted time.

The other big problem is the underrated middle node. You can declare a match over with if you can take out the enemy's left primary. When my team has that advantage and then loses it, I go full GTKY mode and rage quit, LOL
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Provert wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:07 am ...
3 It's the whole reason for the map in the first place. Some people need a break from the serious play and this map is it.
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TRUTH, right there!
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McLovin wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:56 am 1. Node builders that don’t finish building their node, especially on the quick-build-nodes. “All you had to do was” build a few more seconds and it would finish. Tagging a quick-build node and walking away is STOOPIDZ. It takes forever for that node to build now.
This applies to every game of Onslaught ever (except spambox), yet some people absolutely refuse to charge nodes / link others.
Especially true on Mega Arena, the nodes despite having low health will NOT build themselves in the equivalent short time. Frustrating seeing a blinking node on the map for 10 seconds when you know it takes a full 1 second to charge it up.
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Provert wrote: ↑Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:07 pm
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3 It's the whole reason for the map in the first place. Some people need a break from the serious play and this map is it.
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TRUTH, right there!
Amen, Brother! Mega on the building is bad ass! And I love picking off Megas in mid-air.
Especially true on Mega Arena, the nodes despite having low health will NOT build themselves in the equivalent short time. Frustrating seeing a blinking node on the map for 10 seconds when you know it takes a full 1 second to charge it up.
On the Mega-Arena, node charge times each round are random. Some are super quick build, quickbuild, half time and full time. So a key is to figure out how fast you need to get there.. boards on a fast build round can quickly take over the map.
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8. A team that never calls out nodes while building. It's all about that 0.5 second window of opportunity at the next unlocked node. Just two people using teamwork can win a match.
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How to play a dumb map smarter. Love it! :D
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Rando wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:56 am How to play a dumb map smarter. Love it! :D
There are NO dumb maps, only dumb unimaginative players.
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