Since I’ve started playing it’s been rare to play on Echelon. The first couple times I played on it, I didn’t really get the huge popularity for Overgrowth. Don’t get me wrong, I like Overgrowth, but Echelon didn’t seem that bad.
Now that I’ve played it a few times though, I think I get it.
Once you get stuck in your base, it is extremely difficult to get out of that situation. The stairs go up out of your base and are very narrow. For the team assaulting it’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Anyone on your team brave enough to stick their head out is going to get destroyed.
Of course, flanking is an option, but you still have to go through that narrow hallway to reach their side which leads you into the same problem. I guess you could go all the way around to their side to hit their rear, but that’s quite a lot of time you’re spending not defending your sentry who is being attacked.
Anyone else have any thoughts on Echelon they want to share?
EDIT: For Overgrowth when they hit your sentry you have 4 options. The tunnel, the chokepoint, the sniper spot, and going around go the middle. It’s way easier to work your way out of that.