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Mapguide Settler

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:34 pm

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So I will try myself on a mapguide to Settler now, for Hogging and maybe general playstyle of the map.I mostly played this map with little groups so I can't say how 2 Partys of 8 will turn out on this map.
If I recall correctly this map can be found in the CTF,BTIS and BTB skirmish (regicide) playlist.
Settler is an OK hogging map,it has a lot of hills and bumps everywhere, which you can alos use to hide or gain advantage.

Important things first: Controling the Hill (on the right in pic 1) is kinda like Topmid for Ragnarok ,your team has to hold this Hill otherwise the other team sits up there and Hogging isn't much fun then. Why? the have the height advantage ,they have lots of covers, a Railgun spwans there like every minute or 2 and it deals great amount of damage to the warthog and can flip him (pic 2).The Railgun is also a 1 shot kills on footsoldiers .Driving up there while the enemys holding it results most of the times in a sure death and destroyed warthog.
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In the beginning of the game I always hide behind either a rock (red base/pic 3) or a wall on the right (blue base).Alot of players just rush forward which brings them in our half and we got teamshot assistance for taking the enemy hog out.If they don't rush i look if I can support the "Hilltakers" . Often when one team gets pushed back people drop down the hill through the gaps in the wall and offer themselves as a easy cleanup.
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Re: *under construction*

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:35 pm

I in general circle the middel structure and depended on what base I start i drive around it to either regain shield,take cover,disappear out of the sightline or having a better view on the ramp up to the hill.
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Be beware of the spawns besides the base (initial spawn) or the people on the base, more than ever people tend to rip off the turret and rain death on your warthog.
When the enemy team sits on the hill I tend to try to lay supressive fire from the waterside of the middle structure.You may not really kill them but if you can drain their shields and give your team a better chance to kill them it's also good right?
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Re: *under construction*

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:35 pm

In the pit of the middle structure spawns an incineration cannon.

The building you can see on the left in pic 1 is also a spawn area and holds a Shotgun.It is mostly unused but I think when people of a coordinated team climb up there (not hard) they can greatly help to hold mapcontrol.
it can used as a safe route for flagrunners.

Most of the times i play Regicide on this map and my gunner gets King that means already after 30 seconds beeing king he gets an overshield which is very useful uf you want to push a little.
I think it's 1minute and 30 seconds of beeing King when you get "Reign of Terror" ,the damage boost.
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If your gunner gets this it's time to wreck havoc. Because then it takes a minimum of 3 shots of the turret to kill somebody. 1 shot destroyes 3/4 of the shield,even sharing the love as a footsoldier doesn't helps much then.

(hopefully i can get a clip and a gameplay uploaded somehow)
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Re: Mapguide Settler

Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:17 am

 
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Re: Mapguide Settler

Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:39 pm

What I find works the best on this map, is trying to get behind the enemy base, and take care of the few stragglers who spawn there.

Also, remember if the gametype you're playing has custom loadouts or not, because if it doesn't, driving up on the ridge is very effective. Just take it slow, like Lars did in the video, to give your gunner a chance to kill people without having to turn around. Going slow will also let you stop if they drop some frags right in front of you, so you don't get flipped. If there are custom loadouts, don't go up there and expect to live.

One thing I do bad on this map, is drive too closely to the cliff under the shotgun base. The hill is steep leading down to it, and 1 person shooting you with a BR can easily push you off the edge. I've been pushed off the map by DMR/BR fire quite a few times and it sucks.

Like you said, this map is almost impossible to hog on if the enemy team is good with their DMRs and has control of the ridge. But I just thought of something that might work against a good team on the ridge. If you drive right below the enemy on the ridge (do some loops and other distraction maneuvers), some of them might try to shoot at you over the edge, thus exposing themselves to team fire from on top of your base. After killing several enemies this way, the hog could push up a little to prevent the other team getting reinforcements on the ridge, while your teammates push up on your side. With some decent teammates i think this has a good chance of working. I'll probably try it the next time I get the chance.
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Re: Mapguide Settler

Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:37 pm

Criporc has a good strategy to win hog fights on this map. You have to have control of the base with the caves and there is a special rock that provides great cover from the enemy hog.
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