There are just two types of smurfs (for now):
These particular type is made up of people with mostly straight mechs,that are heavily upgraded,thus exceeding their current rank’s overall power level.
These guys can advance past their rank,however they refuse to do so (for various reasons),thus lurking in the lower ranks as low-level hunters and making use of the ‘‘noob exploitation’’ concept.
These are the most dishonorable ones and deserve to have their mechs deleted.
Some will even adress nasty words when you beat them.
This weird,exotic species involves combining as many types of weapons (elements) on a single mech as possible.
I’m talking about heat legs,two electric side weapons,one heat side weapon and a physical top,why not a heat drone as well.
These specimens also have no chance to advance past their current rank (I’m talking about the rank 3-5 hell),due to poor (yet sustaining) building abilities).
This species has plenty of other races:
The Physical Enthusiast:
This kind will pack a NightFall,an Annihilation or both on any straight mech basis,even if they have absolutely nothing to do with their messed up ‘‘strategy’’.
It’s very annoying to see electric and heat builds with one or even two of these…
The OP Gambler:
This one is the smurf that will pack his strongest weapons (usually L-M items) on his build,no matter the range,the strategy or type.
These are the worst,since most don’t even activate a drone or have any strategy at all.They just click whatever weapon comes first at hand and is in range.
Even though they have apparently no strategy (or brain) at all,they still win,why?
Because their extravagant weapons greatly outpower yours.
I’m talking about Mercy-Magma Blast-Bunker Shell-Valiant-DustMaker builds.
Basically,this is the type of build that will add a repulser on his build,even if he only has range 1-2 weapons.
To push you away at the last turn before the kill,thus negate that hit and score another one for himself.
This strategy is useless,since he’ll lose anyways,but he still does it and it’s extremelly annoying.
There are also people that teleport before the last hit,but that is an actual strategy.That’s not smurfing,first of all because the teleport is a utility item that can be put on any build in case of trouble (unlike the 1-2 range builds that pack a repulser!).
There is another kind that kind of resembles the smurfs,but we can’t exactly call them that.
I am talking about…
The ''Troll" builds:
This is pretty much the electric mech that packs no energy modules at all,and instead only adds hp plates and heat modules to his mech.
This is also an actual strategy,so we can’t quite call them smurfs (even though they share the smurfing concept.
These people aren’t guilty,just creative (and annoying).
This is also a very risky tactic,but it could work when used with brain.