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Old 2012-06-17, 06:23 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Zerg - And what that means?


So I read, and agree with the posts, about zerg outfits this, zerg outfits that.

But what is a zerg? I understand the definition so no need to explain.

But in PS what is a zerg?

Is it 30 people? Is it 50? Is it 100?

If the goal of the game is to take territory and win wouldn't a "zerg", or superior numbers, be the best way to do that?

I ask because there seems to be such animosity towards "zergs". So I ask, what is a zerg, and what exactly is wrong with it?

If a group of 200 have fun playing together and they are able to manage those numbers are the groups that complain about them simply complaining because they can't compete against a "zerg"?

So the questions is. How many people in PS2 constitute a zerg?
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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It's when an outfit/empire relies solely on numbers to win rather than skill/teamwork (teamwork goes beyond someone on vent telling everyone to go through the same door). There's no specific count
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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A zerg is generally the unorganized group of players who flock to the largest battle or nearest target, creating an absolute meatgrinder.

We suspect that the zerg will be clustered around Zurvan Amp Station, since its right in the middle of the three factions, but who knows.

The zerg could be 400 people per faction, in planetside it could be 60-70% of the continent population, it depends. I'm curious to see how large it gets, should be fun!
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:30 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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yea zerg is the tactic of overwhelming the enemy with numbers by sending wave after wave of men at them.

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Old 2012-06-17, 06:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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I guess a MAX with flamers is a Firebat then

On a sidenote, "The Reaver.. it reaves things." that made me laugh.
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Zapp Branigans plan is to fly ships into the guns of the enemy mothership, untill the wreckage cloggs the barrels. That is what happens in Planetside, countless people run at the enemy until they get clogged up. (Either too much wreckage everywhere or enemy runs out of ammo or the game crashes with all the dead bodies).
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Watch this:


It's a fancy gamer term for crowd (herd) mentality when playing games.

Originally Posted by WIKI
The term herd mentality is the word herd, meaning "group of animals," and mentality, implying a certain frame of mind. However the most succinct definition would be: "how large numbers of people act in the same ways at the same times."
I.e. Zerg groups will all change to HA or MAXes if they see other players doing it.
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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actually can we have the definition too please
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Originally Posted by Immigrant View Post
Watch this:
It's a fancy gamer term for crowd (herd) mentality when playing games.
So... we know what will happen when all 3 factions zergs meet up. Lag for everyone
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:42 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by SKYeXile View Post
Zap for VS Commander.
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:44 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by Xaine View Post
Zap for VS Commander.
nah hes more NC... stupid, slow
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:46 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Rexdezi View Post
nah hes more NC... stupid, slow
He's definitely VS, incompetent, weird, really short shorts/shirt, not really sure what that is. He's also a bad pilot, which also helps the VS affinity argument .
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by Rexdezi View Post
actually can we have the definition too please

I would say a "zerg" would be anytime you attack something, or someone, with a numerical advantage of 10 to 1.

It might be an outpost in the middle of no where that you take with 10 people when one guy was defending. That one guy might call you a zerg.

It might be 500 people attacking a location defended by 50. Those 50 are going to say they got zerged.

But, again, if the goal of the game is to turn the world Purple, which we all agree is the goal, then how that is accomplished I personally don't think should matter.
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by jepaul View Post
I would say a "zerg" would be anytime you attack something, or someone, with a numerical advantage of 10 to 1.

It might be an outpost in the middle of no where that you take with 10 people when one guy was defending. That one guy might call you a zerg.

It might be 500 people attacking a location defended by 50. Those 50 are going to say they got zerged.

But, again, if the goal of the game is to turn the world Purple, which we all agree is the goal, then how that is accomplished I personally don't think should matter.
thank you i never played PS1, and felt stupid asking :3
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Old 2012-06-17, 06:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Joseph Stalin approved of zerging. You don't want Joseph Stalin's approval, do you?

Originally Posted by Landtank View Post
He's definitely VS, incompetent, weird, really short shorts/shirt, not really sure what that is. He's also a bad pilot, which also helps the VS affinity argument .
Nonense, he's wearing red and yellow. He's obviously some kind of TR-NC hybrid.

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