20 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2014 7:29 AM by Hypknotic RSS

    Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?

    w1drose

      Now that PS4 has awakening, here are some things that drive me absolutely nuts. Since Awakening is so team-oriented, communication is key. Unfortunately, some people just don't listen. List some of your own below! Mine include:

       

      1. Running off to awaken the mammoth by yourself simply because you want to get the ARK first.

      2. Anything with flying challenge, people will refuse to shoot the bombers, even though they are the easiest to kill.

      3. Some truly stupid people will not go prone in the "Kill x aliens while everyone is prone"

      4. Searching all the red boxes to build a Tesla/Sticky Flare/Pipe Bomb/Venom Grenades before the Venom X schematic is found.

      5. When the mammoth is released, the smartest thing to do is run away until you are in an open area, far from a ledge, so that every teammate can put bullets into it without the risk of falling off. Nope, some people will stay on the narrow path blocking everyone, and then complain about no one helping them out when they're down.

      6. Not doing Gun Challenges. Honestly, there is no excuse anymore with Keep Valid Attachments.

      7. Not doing Gun Challenges, but shooting all the easy aliens with the wrong gun while your teammates are trying to do the gun challenge. This one is terrible; because not only are they not helping, they're counterproductive.

      8. The part with defending the Cortex (with 4 obelisks) is the most frustrating. The best way to do it is to activate the Cortex only when there are rhinos spawning on the lower level. However, everyone likes to run up to the cortex the moment it says it's ready, and activate it. Everyone is left having to deal with 3 rhinos, which is manageable, but it wastes so much time and extra effort.

      9. Refusing to grab the cortex when you're the medic.

       

      Alright, that's all I can think of. I recently had a game where 8 of these things happened, all by one guy who probably shouldn't ever play another video game ever again. So please, PLEASE, people who haven't attempted Awakening yet or keep dying, READ THIS. /endrant

        • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
          gramthenOOb

          10. Jumping into an area that is non-playable and dying even though it appears playable with the super jump.

          • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
            Frenchy_68

            I just hate how long it takes to play, way too long.

            It drains me.  I wish the kept it closer to one hour per game.

            • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
              bobbyowens

              I notice this all the time and haven't said anything about it yet, but.....

               

              MOST every negative thing in every extinction post boils down to what OTHER players do in games. It makes me so glad that I enjoy solo games over co-op. I have complete control. I get the ark, I build what I want, I run the loadout of my choosing, no one throws challenges away on me.

               

              Don't get me wrong. I still like a co-op game now and again but 80% of the time, it's with a friend. Playing with randoms is a weird experience for me and usually more frustrating than it's worth.

              • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                Shadowelite555

                I'll only have one: stupid, uncooperative teammates.

                • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                  roblair

                  w1drose wrote:

                   

                  Now that PS4 has awakening, here are some things that drive me absolutely nuts. Since Awakening is so team-oriented, communication is key. Unfortunately, some people just don't listen. List some of your own below! Mine include:

                   

                  1. Running off to awaken the mammoth by yourself simply because you want to get the ARK first.

                  2. Anything with flying challenge, people will refuse to shoot the bombers, even though they are the easiest to kill.

                  3. Some truly stupid people will not go prone in the "Kill x aliens while everyone is prone"

                  4. Searching all the red boxes to build a Tesla/Sticky Flare/Pipe Bomb/Venom Grenades before the Venom X schematic is found.

                  5. When the mammoth is released, the smartest thing to do is run away until you are in an open area, far from a ledge, so that every teammate can put bullets into it without the risk of falling off. Nope, some people will stay on the narrow path blocking everyone, and then complain about no one helping them out when they're down.

                  6. Not doing Gun Challenges. Honestly, there is no excuse anymore with Keep Valid Attachments.

                  7. Not doing Gun Challenges, but shooting all the easy aliens with the wrong gun while your teammates are trying to do the gun challenge. This one is terrible; because not only are they not helping, they're counterproductive.

                  8. The part with defending the Cortex (with 4 obelisks) is the most frustrating. The best way to do it is to activate the Cortex only when there are rhinos spawning on the lower level. However, everyone likes to run up to the cortex the moment it says it's ready, and activate it. Everyone is left having to deal with 3 rhinos, which is manageable, but it wastes so much time and extra effort.

                  9. Refusing to grab the cortex when you're the medic.

                   

                  Alright, that's all I can think of. I recently had a game where 8 of these things happened, all by one guy who probably shouldn't ever play another video game ever again. So please, PLEASE, people who haven't attempted Awakening yet or keep dying, READ THIS. /endrant

                   

                  actually the smartest thing to do is set the electric trap and have rhinos/mammoths chase you to it where they fry quite easily. taking care of the heavily guarded "sweet spots" is easy and best to do before dropping the drill.

                  • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                    PatMoran

                    I think its way too chaotic in such a small space in certain areas, especially the second last area before the escape. I dont get why IW is putting holes in parts of the map....

                    • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                      Apate

                      w1drose wrote:

                       

                       

                      1. Running off to awaken the mammoth by yourself simply because you want to get the ARK first.

                       

                      3. Some truly stupid people will not go prone in the "Kill x aliens while everyone is prone"

                      4. Searching all the red boxes to build a Tesla/Sticky Flare/Pipe Bomb/Venom Grenades before the Venom X schematic is found.

                       

                      9. Refusing to grab the cortex when you're the medic.

                       

                       

                      Can't really agree with 4. Sticky flares are very nice when you have to do the "kill x cryptid and take no damage" challenge, and the tesla is fine also.

                       

                      3 is happening every time in any random group .. you always have "that guy", who doesn't know what prone means, ending up with 0/20.

                       

                      Not sure what you mean with 9.

                       

                      1 is probably the most frustrating off all.

                       

                      Think you pretty much got it all nailed down.

                      Usually i would have said, try to talk to people and make them known, .. like i know it's always somebodys first time, and i'm sure not everybody knows secret rooms.

                      Yet when nobody ever replies in chat, or you have people rushing back with an ark, you just know they knew and they just wanne **** it up.

                        • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                          spudchucker22

                          What he means with No.9 is that if you run medic and have it fully upgraded the medic can run a lot faster and will get the cortex from area to area a lot quicker, hence making the escape quicker

                          • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                            w1drose

                            Yeah, all of them (okay, minus the Pipe Bombs) are great uses. But the Venom X should be built first, because it's rechargeable and powerful. There's rarely any need for a Tesla or Sticky Flare in the first area.

                             

                            Starting from the second/third area, it's free game, but I've had games where a guy builds sticky flares and Tesla and uses the red boxes all by himself.

                             

                            And for the Cortex, the Medic with the Cortex means that everyone is running at equal speed and should get there at approximately the same time. Anyone else with the cortex means the cortex guy will be the last person there.

                          • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                            Yankeephil

                            This annoys the piss out of me, there are 4 ARKs in the game, in a four person game that means one per player. If someone grabs both ARKS I back out on principle.

                             

                            Also this isn't such a big deal, but weapons specialists should be the first ones with ARKs, if you have it maxed out and the armory upgrade the specialist can take down rhinos with ease

                            • Re: Things that drive you CRAZY in Awakening?
                              IWANTheANSWERS

                              80% (i guessed) of the community in general only play for them self and don't put mic on so there's the main problem, even when you play with people with all mics some tell you what to do all the time and spend 30mins just looking around,i'd rather do a few obelisks first to see how retarded my team mates are first then if they pass that part i don't mind them spending time looking for boxes and what not.As the maps get more tactical/harder it's more critical to have players who are on the ball and not dumb, i have quit a lot of games because i get frustrated when in the first area i revive 20 times and they don't do challenges like gun accuracy etc...

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                                swaggboi1

                                for me it drives me crazed when there is a noob guy who keeps jumping on things nad run shooting e with machine guns