the flag, abbreviated as ctf, is a team game which requires
clear thinking, good communication, and a set of priorities.
Before we get into that, we need to know the basics.
team's objective in capture the flag is to get the enemy's
flag and return to your base while protecting your flag. This
means that you will have to get into the base and get it back
which is offense. You will also have to defend your base and
your flag which is called defense. Both of these things must
be in order for your team to work. They are of equal importance;
without either one, the other fails. So while some spots on
a team seem more glorious than others, everyone has to work
to get something done.
is more important to capture the other teams flag than to
get personal points. The team that has the most captures at
the end of the round is the winner, personal points simply
reflect how well you did as an individual. The scoring system
is as follows:
the enemy's flag
up enemy flag
team captures the flag
your flag, allowing for immediate capture
enemy flag carrier
enemy flag carrier, allowing for immediate capture
your flag carrier
good knowledge of all the maps is neccesary for a good team.
Most of the maps are symemmetrical but in some maps there
are minor differences. You must know good places to defend
your base from, ways into the other base, and where the flag
and powerups up are at all times. Learn when and where things
regenerate so you can establish a "loop" as a patrol
ground. Make sure everyone on your team knows important locations
by name so they can be quickly summoned for help. These things
will make your team much better.
powers take on a different role in capture the flag than in
other gametypes. You must choose you powers considering what
part of the team you are and what you are going to do. If
you have a role as flag runner for example, you will need
all the speed and health you can get. Other positions may
need more offensive or defensive powers depending on what
they do. Think about what you do and what powers you need
to help fulfill your spot on the team.
part of a team, each person has a unique role. (This
is a large topic and may have its own article, coming someday)