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Community Question: Your Favourite QUAKE Wars Class


Our Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars appreciation week continues with a brand-spanking new Community Question. One of ETQW's hallmarks aside from humongous outdoor maps, vehicle combat, and general all-around awesomeness were its asymmetric factions - the Earth's own GDF army and the alien Strogg. Both sides sported five combat roles to choose from, each with its own weapon load-outs, items, deployables, and unique gameplay mechanics. With so many choices and different gameplay styles available in the game, what we'd like to poke your minds with today is the following question:

What's your favourite combat role from Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and what makes it great?

Are you a railgunning Infiltrator? A turret-toting Engineer? A spawn-hosting Technician? Let us know in the poll attached to the comments thread and don't forget to share your tales of class awesomeness with us, as well.

37 Comments

IMO each class was so interesting that it could really help others in the game depending on the moment of the play. I guess Strogg Technican is quite interesting ebcause of spawn hosts and Strogg Field Ops that can place shields that can really help others in defending. Engineers are awesome and irritating because of the mines placed on walls and ceilings ;) Soldier with rocket launcher killing with spam, same as Strogg soldier mowing with HyperBlaster. Infiltrator and Covert - well, changing the outfit to the enemy was just so much fun, and backstabbing was sometimes difficult but extremely satisfactory .
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 18:41
Dropping few flyers with rocket/obli gives me warm and fuzzy feeling. Yet best part in qw is that every class gives enough different gameplay, so one surely founds something fun to do.
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:06
Since all I ever did was pilot the Anansi, I primarily played GDF Engineer just for repairs and defensive needs.
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:08
Like what's already been said above, each class has it's own pro's and con's for the situation your in which makes it hard to chose just one favorite class. All depends on what mood your in really.
Let us know in the poll at the top of this post and don't forget to share your tales of class awesomeness with us, as well.
Tales of class awesomeness? Taking down waves of enemies indoors with the Sniper Rifle or Railgun/Blaster combo. :D
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 19:12
:oppressor::stroggbanana::oppressor::stroggbanana: :oppressor:
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 21:18
Kill it with fire! I voted for all classes, don't make me pick just one :(
Posted on 6 October, 2011 - 23:44
order of preference: 1. Tech with Lac - I like the aggressive style it requires, spawnhosts are win and ammo and health in one also win! 2. Infiltrator with Rail - Teleporter is my fav gadget, which allows for some "creative play". Flyer Drone is nice for scouting, although most ppl dont use it that way. And Rail - is just a brilliant gun particularly when combined with an icarus *cough* 3. Aggressor with Hyper and Obliterator- HE charges placed in hallways and on top of occupied towers is always amusing and fun. For the hyper I would tend to favour using it more at mid to long range than in close. If I was in an oblit mood i would tend to combine the weapon with the icarus, and do some stupid $hit with it. 4. Oppressor with Acc Lacc - Tac Shields are just sexy and ridiculously useful! Vios when dropped from an icarus = win. 5. Constructor - Hmm my least favourite class. Repair drone is pretty cool though. The mine mechanics are pretty cool too.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 04:23
preference: [LIST=1] [*]Technician - Lac: strogg infantry defense. [*]Aggressor - hyper: strogg infantry offense. [*]Medic - AR: gdf infantry [*]Constructor - flyer drone: vehicle combat. [/LIST]
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 04:49
What you guys did with this game that was so awesome was to have these 10 classes that were different but all good. Asymmetrical objective based team shooter? AWESOME!11!!1Oneone!! This class variety plus the variety of vehicles. What can I say? What a game! Yet to be equalled IMO. I voted for GDF medic, although I equally enjoyed Strogg technician. I never got used to the lacerator as much as the GDF's assault rifle...so GDF medic. I also enjoyed being an Engineer a great deal. These classes felt like they were supporting the team the most to me. I hope you guys implement QW2* before I'm too old to enjoy it! Thanks again for a great game. *OCB* Deems p/s: If the bastards at Virgin Media fix my damn ubernet maybe I'll see you on OCB server this weekend! * In spirit if not in licensing Intellectual Property limited ways.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 08:48
The Oppressor has the most potential for mayhem and area control. Those shields work great to dive deep into the enemy ranks, call down a violator and survive it. The shields allow you to hold, to buy valuable time to lock artillery, and to protect people working on the objective and just be generally annoying. So yeah, Oppressor is my class as it really allows for creative play.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 12:10
GDF Engineer for vehicle combat Technician for infantry combact
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 13:33
I meant to hit medic and cov ops but got distracted, came back and hit submit with just medic selected. There's nothing I liked more than being cov ops on sewer, grabbing a strogg disguise and climbing up the side wall ladder just across from the strogg spawn, making my way along the upper area then using the high walkway to get in behind the sewer grate. The amount of times you could walk that way undisturbed was amazing.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 14:44
I prefer the Strogg Oppressor only slightly better than I like the GDF Field Ops because I like the feel of the Accurized Lacerator over the Scoped Assault Rifle. -JJ EDIT:
I meant to hit medic and cov ops but got distracted, came back and hit submit with just medic selected.
You can only choose one. I tried to select both Oppressor and Field Ops originally.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 16:24
You can only choose one. I tried to select both Oppressor and Field Ops originally.
Ah cool, still wish I'd selected cov ops 1st. He's the coolest looking of them all!
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 17:10
GDF Soldier, Rocket Launcher is great fun. Planting HE charges on vehicles and suicide bombing a forward spawn or so is awesome, run around a bit to make sure they try and shoot you and lose their spawn shield, profit! Guess this is glitching or some crap and should be banned though.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 19:42
I doubt being able to blow up vehicles with sticky charges, mines and 3rd eyes is unintended.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 22:23
Every class has its perks, but nothing beats the relaxation of the Strogg Mortar Man reigning fire from the hillside. I've topped 60 kills in games where I do nothing but lounge up in the mountains and drop orange bombs on peoples heads haha.
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 22:29
Tough one between Technician and Oppressor, I went for the latter! Medic was good fun, too!
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 22:55
GDF Soldier, because I love blowing **** up. In all honesty though, I probably liked Soldier best because with explosives, rocket launchers and machine guns/pistols, I could mask the fact that my normal aim really sucked :D
Posted on 7 October, 2011 - 23:24
I love all of them. <3
Posted on 10 October, 2011 - 17:16
When the ping feels right, and my mood is right, theres no better class then STROGG Infiltrator. All assault classes are great too, but I like the idea of being very exposed when using the Railgun+blaster for short range only. The first shot better be hit otherwise you're screwed (QWTA has unlimited-bullet-trough-body Railgun hits!). My second pick is probably medic with assault. When you play medic or tech (and you know when and where you are needed) you get a strong feeling of being the director of the match.
Posted on 10 October, 2011 - 19:59
I play Technician or Medic as support or combat. It is always fun trying to play to the best of your Med/Tech abilities, and anyway I suck at the other classes. You get cool VSAYS - Hold on I'm going to TK revive you! (very useful for all occasions). Technician en-route (oh the irony when the person who TK's you calls for a revive). As a Tech you get Stroyent! That delicious goo that heals and makes your guns go pew pew. It also inspired me to make a karaoke movie (don't mention the porno, some people disliked it). Spawnhosts! Nothing funnier than being killed and spawning to take out your killer 2 seconds later. They are also great when you realise you don't have a constructor to disarm that plant. Insta-Gib! Nothing funnier than poking that downed GDF. Never gets old watching a medic trying to res a corpse. Bonus points when you TK with your stroytool. Stroydown Use the minus(-) button already! Not enough people do it! Cmon, share the Stroyent! As a Medic you get 5 extra HP! Free HP is free HP. Crates! Get points for crushing an enemy. Mega points when you are crushed by your own crate. Also they generate medic XP when you just can't be bothered getting out of that tank on Quarry. Insta-Revives! Get that team back up again with drive-by revives. Make the Stroggies regret not gibbing that body. Get Full Health Revives for maximum lolz (especially on Salvage). Also I really like the noise the pads make when you get Full-Res.
Posted on 11 October, 2011 - 09:51
High-Pro-Blaster and Hog-structor.
Posted on 11 October, 2011 - 14:50
I always preferred the GDF, and mostly played engineer or medic. Medic wins because of the supply crate!
Posted on 11 October, 2011 - 21:36
The thing I looooove to do as an infil is crushing tanks with icarus, nothing more satisfying yet :D, scramble them then call a vehicle on this fresh tank, priceless :D I still prefer to play techie but as I dont have a good battlesense I'm allways on suicidal moves, I usually can take 2 with me but well, killing is killing right?
Posted on 11 October, 2011 - 22:25
The thing I looooove to do as an infil is crushing tanks with icarus, nothing more satisfying yet :D, scramble them then call a vehicle on this fresh tank, priceless :D
I had no idea. That's genius.
Posted on 13 October, 2011 - 17:59
You should try the same on gdf to annihilate that cyclops! /trolling
Posted on 13 October, 2011 - 21:38
QUAKE Wars appreciation week continues with a brand-spanking new Community Question. One of ETQW's hallmarks aside from humongous outdoor maps, vehicle combat, and general all-around awesomeness were its asymmetric factions - the Earth's own GDF army and the alien Strogg. Both sides sported five combat roles to choose from, each with its own weapon load-outs, items, deployables, and unique gameplay mechanics. With so many choices and different gameplay styles available in the game, what we'd like to poke your minds with today is the following question: What's your favourite combat role from Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and what makes it great? Are you a railgunning Infiltrator? A turret-toting Engineer? A spawn-hosting Technician? Let us know in the poll at the top of this post and don't forget to share your tales of class awesomeness with us, as well.
awesome! and thanks for sharing that :) .. on the other hand:
Originally Posted by Jimmy James You can only choose one. I tried to select both Oppressor and Field Ops originally. Ah cool, still wish I'd selected cov ops 1st. He's the coolest looking of them all!
Posted on 13 October, 2011 - 23:03
Technician and Hyper-Aggressor ... Ah great times :D
Posted on 14 October, 2011 - 07:14
GDF Fieldops because i like to mess with artillery, ecpesially hammer :p
Posted on 16 October, 2011 - 16:01
Reading back these posts really shows how much creativity the game evoked in people.
Posted on 16 October, 2011 - 20:22
All are good but i voted Strogg Tec for maximum pew pew ;)
Posted on 17 October, 2011 - 11:18
This is really hard but I voted Tech as well. Instant gib, spawnhosts, stroy-up/down are invaluable in every situation. But I really like playing all the classes so I could just as well have voted that. Plasma mortar is megafun btw, oppressor would be my second choice.
Posted on 25 October, 2011 - 14:44
I love backstabbing. And the medic. And the rest!
Posted on 25 October, 2011 - 14:55
I had no idea. That's genius.
Tis a glitch, oh nvm.
Posted on 25 October, 2011 - 20:37
It's creative gameplay.
Posted on 26 October, 2011 - 11:42
Tis a glitch, oh nvm.
Wat wat wat?! No glitch on ma icarus drop you fool! :D
Posted on 2 November, 2011 - 09:34