Easy Pillbox-style kills

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Easy Pillbox-style kills

Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:31 am

*Only works on 3 shot no-jumping servers*

Fire 2 shots - one on each side of the target - he will usualy turn and try to race away horizontaly from you.
Keep your last shot, then fire it at him when he is retreating and starting to turn back to fire on you.

This is well known to many, but I am posting it for the sake of the newcomers ;)
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Re: Easy Pillbox-style kills

Post by Winny » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:44 am

Sir Lance-A-Lot wrote:*Only works on 3 shot no-jumping servers*

Fire 2 shots - one on each side of the target - he will usualy turn and try to race away horizontaly from you.
Keep your last shot, then fire it at him when he is retreating and starting to turn back to fire on you.

This is well known to many, but I am posting it for the sake of the newcomers ;)

hehe, never knew that.

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Post by The Knights Who Say Ni » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:33 pm

me neaither... :lol-old:
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Re: Easy Pillbox-style kills

Post by The Red Baron » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:11 pm

Sir Lance-A-Lot wrote:*Only works on 3 shot no-jumping servers*

Fire 2 shots - one on each side of the target - he will usualy turn and try to race away horizontaly from you.
Keep your last shot, then fire it at him when he is retreating and starting to turn back to fire on you.

This is well known to many, but I am posting it for the sake of the newcomers ;)
I hate to burst your bubble.

You are correct with your tactics... But what if the opponent knows how to fake you out?
Beware! I'm going to clone myself and spread those clones all over the world!

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Re: Easy Pillbox-style kills

Post by Winny » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:16 pm

The Red Baron wrote:
Sir Lance-A-Lot wrote:*Only works on 3 shot no-jumping servers*

Fire 2 shots - one on each side of the target - he will usualy turn and try to race away horizontaly from you.
Keep your last shot, then fire it at him when he is retreating and starting to turn back to fire on you.

This is well known to many, but I am posting it for the sake of the newcomers ;)
I hate to burst your bubble.

You are correct with your tactics... But what if the opponent knows how to fake you out?

then your screwed

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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:56 pm

As with most tactics, it is not 100% to make a guaranteed kill every time you execute the manuever.
But, it does help to raise the score of the one pulling it off successfully 8)
(I speek from experience with it)
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Re: Easy Pillbox-style kills

Post by The Red Baron » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:53 pm

Win Xp wrote:
The Red Baron wrote:
Sir Lance-A-Lot wrote:*Only works on 3 shot no-jumping servers*

Fire 2 shots - one on each side of the target - he will usualy turn and try to race away horizontaly from you.
Keep your last shot, then fire it at him when he is retreating and starting to turn back to fire on you.

This is well known to many, but I am posting it for the sake of the newcomers ;)
I hate to burst your bubble.

You are correct with your tactics... But what if the opponent knows how to fake you out?

then your screwed

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Nope you're not, your oppenent can only fake you out in 1 direction, if its open combat. If you are faked out, there is a recourse. You're not screwed :wink:
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Post by raytray25 » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:17 pm

what do u mean by fake out?
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Post by QuantumBeep » Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:41 am

BZFlag is almost entirely about being better at thinking ahead than your opponent. Not running out of shots, dodging bullets, and "faking out" all fit into that category.

I think we're about overdue for a tactics guide. Lemme ponder this...
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