(Editor’s notes denoted by double asterisks) [**]
Last week I mouthed off about boosters and mentioned the idea of creating a wall of shame. Well, friends, I think that time has come. I think that we’ll limit it to the scum who engage in the circle jerk of boosting and let the sore losers rot in the corner without attention. Because that’s all they really want anyhow. Otherwise, they wouldn’t make such an awful squealing noise about how high their K/D is and how lucky we all are that they didn’t totally beat us single-handedly while wrestling a honey badger in meatspace.
It was one of ActiveRespawn’s own who cemented the direction of the Wall Of Shame. So everyone give Hidekel (Klie Macks) a round of applause and a pat on the back, for he is current Booster Hunt Champion. I hope to have an interview with him at some point in the near future to find out just how these particular malefactors were behaving.
**Thank you, thank you. It would be my pleasure.**
Remember, there are multiple ways for a booster to boost. They can sit in a corner, using party chat or a cell phone to stay in communication, while the player who is the handi-corpse uses a tactical insert to insure that he spawns directly in front of his fellow talentless hack player’s sights. This is one of the more pernicious methods, since it requires that someone check the scoreboard and see that Ub3rl33tbOO5t3r has a score of 0-15, while his pud pulling partner, A11Inoiz5tAl3M0mMuHJ0k3z is sporting a score that just happens to be 15-0, then realizing that it signifies the presence of a pair of filthy, rotten, scum sucking, booger eating bozos.
**This happens to be the type of boosting these lames are being accused of, here**
Once the infestation has been noticed, you and your team need to find and kill the offending indviduals. Tough to do in core, particularly if you have the boostER (the one gaining the points) rather than the boostEE (the one giving up the points) on your team. Now I know some of you amoral bastards don’t have a problem with the boostER being on your team, after all, he’s gonna get a MOAB. This is the wrong attitude, and it gives the scum sucking boosters the feeling that what they’re doing is somehow OK. Cheating is cheating, and even if you’re likely to benefit from someone else cheating, that doesn’t make it magically not a totally dick move.
The other kind of boosting is less obvious. In fact, you may just simply think that you have a random on your team that has no concept of how to play the game whatsoever. These are the guys whose friends are all on the other team, so, instead of actually trying to help the team win, these helmet wearing droolers just run around trying to get shot. If they can give away your position or spoil your shot, they will. This is spectacularly annoying in the hardcore game modes since they’re now all riccochet. Nothing like being one away from an Osprey Gunner only to have Gomer Pyle try to bring your grenade back to you. Doesn’t hurt him a bit, but it stops your kill streak cold. Again, not as obvious, because everyone has, at some point, accidentally cock-blocked a team mate’s shot.
OK, back on track…For the Wall of Shame, I will be working up a “Booster Hunter” and “Camper Killer” certificate. Nothing overly fancy, but it will be a bit of bragging rights for you to hold over your friends. To qualify, I need to see proof of the kill. Otherwise, I’d be buried with “I killed 7 giants with only a needle!” type stories. So, since MW3 includes a movie gallery, I’ll need a link to the vid, showing you offing the boosters or repeatedly killing the camper who parks behind his claymore and sits on his tac insert, back in that dark corner, waiting with his shotgun. Points will be awarded for style, and the winner will be decided by acclaimation. That means that whichever kill cam we here at AR like best will result in the winner being awarded the title of “Booster Buster of the Week” or “Camper Killer of the Week”. If you don’t win the certificate, you still get your name up on the board for bringing the scalps and gamertags to be added to the Wall of Shame.
**A certificate sounds like a good idea…**
(Hidekel has brought several names, and since he is an editor and the powers that be prefer my scribblings to be edited, he will be rubbing his special brand of funk on this particular article. Well done, Hide!)
The new names for the Wall of Shame are as follows:
CLOWN of UNIT
PIGNUTZ of UNIT
ARK of UNIT
ANARCHY of UNIT
Killa of UNIT
D3ATH2U of UNIT
**Be on the look-out for these clowns… they fly bright clan tags, yellow, I believe**
Hang your heads in shame, boosters!
Until next time,
**Editor’s Note: I, Hidekel of Active Respawn, humbly take this cherished recognition with pride and honor. It has always been a dream of mine to be rid of boosters, campers, and overall Call of Duty lames. Off with their heads!**
Zombie tip of the week: In a world full of the creeping undead, it pays to know the lay of the land. An easy way to do this is with an aerial drone. Oh, I can hear you now, “But, Gravity, drones are super expensive! Only the government can afford them!” Total malarkey! A few hundred bucks and a trip to the hobby shop and you can build an RC aircraft that will transmit live video back to your base. As a bonus, an electric airplane can be very quiet as well as very maneuverable. This means that the noise from the plane won’t attract anything that sees you as food, and it’s also unlikely to draw the attention of other survivors who might be willing to take your supplies for themselves.
These photos were taken with a digital camera mounted to an electric plane. The location is the Big Sandy Machine Gun Shoot, just outside Wikieup AZ. Keep in mind that these were taken 6 years back. The new technology is lighter and smaller, not to mention more capable. And no, that is not a tank. It is an M18 “Hellcat” tank destroyer. Yes, the gun is live, and yes, it is owned by a private individual.