If you can reach the top of the ladder in the Main Pump Room, you have located the “Tree Stand,” so called because it offers an elevated hunting position.
Reaching the Tree Stand is the real problem, as the only route is across the basement floor which is always heavily guarded.
But lets assume you’ve managed to get there, climb the ladder and now what? You are currently in the most powerful Offensive position on the map, and it’s time to win the round, singlehandedly if you have to.
Once at the Tree Stand, do not advance. 95% of players will continue on to the Main Control Room roof without giving it a second thought. Don’t do this. You will open yourself up to attacks from every angle of the Main Pump Room and ruin a perfectly good hunting spot.
Instead, hang out on the stairs. Crouch and go into walk mode (‘Shift’) and peak over the edge of the stairway. Shoot anyone on the catwalk and MCR roof. Do not advance to the top of the stairs as you will not be able to hear the enemy approaching on the stairs (if you are wearing headphones). Stay 1/2 way up the stairs and when you hear the clink of the stairs, stroll over and look down, shooting anything wearing a camouflage bandanna.
Encourage your teammates to hit the Primary Valve while you are there. The enemy will come out of hiding to engage them and you can pick them off from above like a shooting gallery.
Things to look out for: If the enemy saw you heading to the ladder, you can bet they will communicate it to the others. Look forward to grenades being tossed to the top of the ladder from various parts of the Main Pump Room.
Avoid this by listening. As you reach the top of the ladder, or while in the Tree Stand, if you hear the ping of a grenade pin, grab the ladder and go down a few feet. This will save you for the time being, but try to pick off the culprit before he gets another shot.
The RPG (enemy 203) likes to lurk across the catwalk on the Main Control Room Roof. If he’s there, you’ll be dead as soon as you poke your head over the stair well. So don’t poke your head.
Instead, cook a grenade and toss it just to the right of the wires supporting the catwalk. If you toss it accurately, you will land the grenade smack in the middle of the roof without exposing yourself to enemy fire.
You can hear many sounds in the Main Pump Room if you are wearing headphones. Use the sounds to locate the enemy and pick them off one by one. Rely on stealth and secrecy.
Ideally, a buddy will make it to the Tree Stand with you, and you can send him to the CP for the victory. Many times you will be the sole survivor. As long as there are at least two Defenders left, one will usually try to guard the CP. Let him come to you before you move.
If you don’t hear anything for several seconds, now is the time to creep across the catwalk and go for the CP. Careful though, the enemy is probably hiding in there, or someplace very near.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
Did you even write that yourself?
Cut and paste looks like.. Someone should read it and i will give them a blue peter badge if they explain it in short lol
thats from that annoying newsletter about pipeline..lol
He just copy's things from anywere and tries to make it look like he did it. Trying to get credit for copy & paste. Doesnt he know that people can tell What a NOOB
i'm not trying to make it look like i did it. what a noob? have u ever actually posted some helpful hints? i think not. and i think everyone knows this is copy and paste. at least i'm trying to help someone.
Anyone can find the exact info in AA's forum . Maybe there would be no problem (to say all of that) if someone asked that Honor question. Now you look like a Noob
ok u wrote something like that on the other ones. that's just spamming. and y not u stop copying me?
IF I HELPED YOU, FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME SUM REPUTATION, THX
anywayz, u guys don't want me to write these "tips" (copied or not), i won't.
I have no idea what you are talking about Ny, can you please explain more where this is? Can, anyone explain more where this is?
He seems to be talking about the bit right under the main pump room roof (accessed by running from Pri Valve through the exposed area and into the next tunnel, then up the high ladder).
Keep it coming ny :nodding: And i just have to say; if u fuckers dont like what he "copy & paste", why the fuck do u read it, and still after reading it, u actually use ur last braincell to trash it. im even suprised that u freaks actually can read. The shit is simple; if i dont like fish, i dont fucking eat it, just to make a point. Yes yes, maybe i just "copy/pasted" this. And after u have read this, go lay down a bit so u dont hurt urself!
Yeah keep them comming man they are cool to read :)