Originally Posted by eddiet
So, I've done a fair amount of playing from Tourneys all the way to hardcore scenarios. Each year for Decay of Nations I have pretty much gone down a notch in technology for the past 4 years from an Ego 08 to a PGP. I'm aggressive and fast, like 4.8 40 fast. I'm always at the front usually the first person past the 50 but last year playing stock class I'd still get eliminations but the ratio of players to refs leads to wiping. I'd hit a player and they'd pop up behind a different bush. While still having fun I wonder if it is worth it to play stock class.
Is it worth it to play big games and scenarios with my stock class markers?
I love playing stock class but can't eliminate the blatant wipers.
Is the spirit of stock class worth the hassle of stock class?
So what do you guys think?
How many of you play SC during big games?
Yes, I know it's my choice in the end.Yes, I have a plethora of alternative markers. What do you guys do to overcome the obstacles?
Using stock class during scenario games doesn't sound like the problem. Wipers during the scenario games is the problem, and they will cause problems regardless of using stock class or an ego. Using an electro and bonus balling someone may encourage them to call themselves out before they have a chance to wipe, but that really isn't a solution to wiping.
I can only say that wipers will always be present at huge games, due to the logistics of numbers vs refs. I try to remain focused on the game, and allow those wipers to get away. It's not personal unless we choose to make it personal, and that will only cause frustration. Play with the marker that will give you the most enjoyment.
I got a few comments from players and refs at Sc Village during the Tet Offensive scenario about using a mech autococker. A ref at the chrono station actually told me my Evo belonged in a museum, not on the field. The younger guys asked me if I felt outgunned by the newer electros, and they had never seen an autococker before. I've always been a pump player, until getting my first semi autococker earlier this year. I can only say it's a real blast not having to pump for the first time in 22 years!