Yes, be afraid.  Be very.. Well, you know the rest, we all saw the FLY, his ear fell off, he puked on that guy and melted his foot and hand off, great flick.  Anyway  Be afraid!  The Purple line of death obviously refers to a Line of maxes spread out in a base or tower hallway shoulder to shoulder creating a wall of fire and shielding for the troops behind.  In order to properly move so that the Maxes remain in formation, some training will be needed.  Nearly all of this involves how they move from one floor to another.

 

Lets face it, its pretty easy to walk next to one another in open ground, or down a hallway, but once you hit a corner, things get tricky.  Do you turn it like in a car race, inside guy spins round the hub and the outside guy takes the longest route?  Do you turn like the sentinels in a leapfrog style?  Where do Maxes rally up for attacks into bases?  Into towers?  All of this will be explained on this page.  And with some training, you too can become part of the ‘purple line of death’ muhahahahhaha.

 

 

 

Heavy Armor

Purple Line

of Death

Heavy Armor

The purple line of
DEATH

Purple Line

of Death

Lets start with where to be and then we’ll discuss movement.  When attacking a base FROM a tower the maxes will line up in the usual way for a max crash.  They will start midway down the staircase heading up to 2.5 and hold position with the rest of the team.  In most situations they will not run due to the automated turrets tracking on them.  IF however the turrets are down they will run.  In either case, the run is considered a RED LINE MISSION.  That is to say, you will NOT engage targets of opportunity, but instead get to the rally point, most likely a back door or staircase.  Even if you are damaged, you can be fixed up once you get there.  If you engage a target and get killed, you are on your own to respawn at the tower and wait for the next advance.  To raise, and repair a max, in field, takes TOO long and is TOO dangerous for the person doing it.

 

 

 

Now what if the opposite is true.  You need to take a tower back that is in the SOI of a friendly or recently hacked base.  Where do you go then?  In these situations You will need to rally up inside a Courtyard staircase closest in proximity to the enemy tower.  There you will wait for your doorman to get a mosquito.  The doorman is the one Shadow who does NOT get a max, but instead gets an airship and drops on the tower seconds before the max crash.  As his name states, he’s the doorman, opening the top doors for the maxes who, in most cases, can jump to the roof or second levels.  Once the mosquito is in the air and heading for target, then the Maxes will gear up to cruising speed if possible and cut back only if they fall under fire of the tower.  It is VITAL the doorman stays to the rear of the fight because he is the only one who can hack it once the maxes do their job.

 

 

 

A standard member of the Purple line of death should be armed not only with tons of ammunition, and a keen sense of the environment around you.  You should also be carrying something akin to the image to the right.  If you are in a Quazar, and let’s face it, who isn't.  Either you’re in a Quazar, or your in something else because you couldn't get your Quazar at this very moment.  These things have TONS of ammo they can dispurse at any given moment,  It’s why you should spam doorways even with no enemy just to catch them entering.  Removing four boxes so you can help the rest of the team (and help them help YOU by the way) is not a big deal.

 

Maxes should carry the following into battle along with their ammo.

 

A repair gun

Repair Juice and Med Juice

 

If possible, take double repair juice for it is this above the med that YOU will need.

 

 

 

Ok, now you know where to be when you are Crashing a base from a tower, or vice versa.  Now we come to moving through the base/tower.  Maxes, as you already should know, go first, always.  They will walk side by side, shoulder to shoulder down hallways and up and down stairs.  They will try to move in unison.  In regular hallways they will move two by two (Noah style).  In towers they will go three abreast.

 

When a max team reaches a landing of a staircase the Max Closest to the HUB or center of the staircase will turn 90 degrees towards to cross the landing and head up the rest of the stairs.  The rest of the maxes will follow suit.  Once that is done (and keep in mind this is all in a fraction of a few seconds) the first max will cross the landing and take up position on the far wall from where he started.  So, if you were the INSIDE max going up from 2 to  2.5, you are Now the OUTSIDE max from 2.5 to 3, and so on.  NO max will advance till the entire line is moved into position for the next move up.  Will you take fire?  Yes.  Will there be losses? Plenty.  Will the wall hold, most likely.  You are free, and expected  to fire as you get into position.