One of the 3 factions in Command And Conquer 3
It is an alien race, which depends on seeding tiberium
on planets, to later harvest it. In the story-line of the C&C3 world, somewhere in the middle of the 21st century, the scrin invade a tiberium infested earth. The invasion was triggered by the waste laid to tiberium by the firing of the ion cannon by GDI on temple prime, during the escalated NOD
Scrin in multiplayer are often considered overpowered, both in C&C3 Tiberium Wars
and the expansion C&C3 Kane's Wrath
. Although beatable, many players good and bad, will agree that the race is overpowered, for the sheer reason that it is much easier to win while playing with scrin (while the effort put into winning should be the same for all 3 factions!)
This happens due to: 1) the high effectiveness of their units against infantry, vehicles and air. Many units are specialized to handle all 3. 2) Most of scrin support powers are immediate and not too expensive, so they often cripple opponents early by "point and click" as soon as they reach tier II. 3)Also, their harvesters move both faster and collect resources faster, so you will often have scrin players teching up less than 3 minutes, while for NOD or GDI this will take a while longer. 4)Finally, as it is currently in the expansion pack Kane's Wrath - scrin are especially overpowered, because of the mechapede
. Players will tech up in less than 3 minutes and have 2 or 3 mechapedes ready, while most NOD and GDI players will still be building their tech center, or focus on tanks, which are useless against the mechapede.
As mentioned earlier, scrin are beatable, but it takes more skill, effort and time to beat a good scrin player than to beat a good GDI/NOD player, which indicates an imbalance.
Aside from the story-line, the scrin thus are often considered homoerotic. Other gay things online:
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