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1-19-2012 @ 3:38PM
WSG is my favorite BG and I've played it a lot since vanilla, but I do not get why people think hiding on the roof is the best strategy for the FC. Sure, it FEELS secluded, but a quick check of the map will tell the enemy you're there. In all my years of running flags, I've never found a better strategy than simply parking myself on the capture point. The way the walls are shaped makes it quite easy to break LoS, but more importantly, any gains in survivability that the roof might offer are more than offset by the advantage of standing on the capture point. Namely that when your flag is returned you score, with no opportunity for someone to re-grab your flag out from under you and make a break for it.
1-19-2012 @ 4:21PM
If the enemy FC is about to die then I run straight to our flag. Otherwise the roof is better because: 1) access to it is via an exposed ramp; your todos escort can put a dent in an attack on you before it even reaches you.2) if you have knock back/mc support the roof is far more defensible. 3) after the efc is killed there are a few seconds before your flag reappears in your base and that is enough time to jump down from the roof.Staying in the flag room used to make more sense when rezzers could run right back in there from the GY. With the change to the GY height it is now a less desirable spot.
1-19-2012 @ 8:12PM
the other advantage is that it's easier to run away from enemies from the roof than the flag room. If you are in the flag room, you have no where to go, but if you are up top, and the enemy chases you up there, you can drop down and then exit towards your graveyard, or even back up to the top again, and get out of LoS of the enemy players. That is a much more difficult thing to do if enemy players are pouring in from the tunnels.
1-20-2012 @ 5:19AM
There is one entryway to the roof. There are four to the FR. That is one thing that stands out to me.
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