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    Senior Member SilentMountain's Avatar
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    Question What do you guys think ?

    Once along the round Dchat can roll for an ERT-kinda role in which 1 (one) player spawns as a facehugger that just got out of its egg somewhere in maintenance, your egg was dying due to the lack of resin/weeds and you came out as last ditch effort of fulfilling your purpose, you have 10-15 minutes to find a suitable host before you die.

    You can go into the vents and have a pounce type ability with the difference that when it sucessfully lands on someone it will facehug them and stun them for a few minutes, but you have no attacks at all and you cannot crawl under doors like a larva, you also have no access to the hivemind as you are not yet developed enough. If you sucessfully facehug someone the victim will be stunned for the same period as normal facehuggers but the embryo will burst much faster to account for the fact they can immediately run back to medbay and get you aborted. Also you cannot just jump out and attack the first player you see as someone else could see they've been hugged and take them to medbay thus foiling your efforts; you'd have to find and pick someone alone in a quiet part of the ship.

    I think it could help spice up the rounds for shipside players, specially MPs, and maybe bring back some of the tension of the old days of CM as well as introduce some chaos to the ship as right now it is quite dull to say the least and unless an agent decides he wants to get bwoinked today nothing much happens.

    Feedback ?

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    funny cryocamp xeno
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    You can run to medbay in under 2 minutes from any part of the ship

    Also cryocamp cringe…

    Shipside is meant to be safe.
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    Yeah, getting to medbay is pretty easy. Only thing this will do is annoy the facehugged guy for a few minutes.

    Also isn't that kinda how one of the AvP games started as a xeno? It's been a long time since I played it so I don't even remember which one.
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    could have them be a strain of facehuggers that are nigh impossible to remove like in the lore, or maybe have it knock them out long enough to burst, because even if it can't be removed they can just sit in a 1x1 funnel with a shotgunner ready to shoot the larva









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    i like this idea x)
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyLee View Post
    funny cryocamp xeno
    Quote Originally Posted by Stan_albatross View Post
    You can run to medbay in under 2 minutes from any part of the ship

    Also cryocamp cringe…

    Shipside is meant to be safe.
    Regarding the cryo camp, while a possibility, like I said, people would immediately see a dead facehugger next to an unconcious marine and the whole thing would be over in an abortion. And frankly this is not more meta than say the stowaway mechanic in which MP's just check the stowaway spawn in maint every few minutes. I can already the see an MP that would just "casually" patrol cryo every few minutes for "no particular reason at all :^)". Finding a suitable host would be the entire point of this mini role as jumping on the first SSD marine in cryo or the cafeteria you see will just get you aborted in like 10 seconds.

    Regarding the ease with which the cherstburster could get aborted, that is again a fair criticism, but considering this is a "may or may not happen once in the round" thing perhaps the embryo could mature within a minute or less, or as kooarbiter suggest the player could be knocked out long enough for it to burst tho I'd prefer if someone who just got hugged didn't also have to wait 20 minutes to burst or get saved; ensuring that either the player calls for help immediately or bursts and gets turned into the larva that just killed them.

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    The only department that works alone are OTs, sometimes research, you wont find anyone to facehug. And even if you do they will wake up and scream about it, rush medbay get it aborted or get you spawn killed. You'd have to burst before they wake up which is.. a very fun mechanic, totally not frustrating to the player you hugged.

    But sure, lets assume it works, you get a larva and what next? Go runner and die to random shoots down the hallway because you cant heal? Go drone and die because on top of MPs you also have marines (often robust) patrolling maint? Go drone, weed in hidden spots, devolve, go runner, die to tac shotguns? (or lose all weeds and be casually poked down by random knife and pistol hits till you eventually die without accomplishing anything).

    Shipside xenos are too cucked to matter, best thing you can do is chill in vents and reweed the same spots till they pull out most of ur pipes, then chill in vents while people waste a shitton of their time running around the ship. Fun. As it is even bursting shipside should be removed from the game because it's not fun for anyone, the xeno cant do anything and the marines cant track it down if it chooses to sit in a pipe. Perhaps if red alert tac shotgun access was removed you could at least play around civilians or standard shotguns.

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    This except it’s a million facehuggers and the marines instantly burst upon being hugged
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