I disagree with you, z4nd, and not just partially, but I disagree completely including about the sudden death mode.
Strictly talking about lazytown the reasons I build dispensers (except when going in the enemy's garage) are completely different. Level 1 sentry isn't that good when it comes to defending point 2 and 4, a healthy heavy, soldier, demoman or even pyro can do better defense and can survive longer, that is why I choose dispensers for point 1 and 2.
When it comes to point 3 during the time your team is caping it, the best thing you can do is to build a sentry. It gives you that vital additional lead quantity in the enemies that can kill a pesky scout, an uncloaking spy, a sniper / engie or medic who still don't know what is happening, it can reduce the health of offensive classes enough so a single rocket or bomb can kill them.
Most of the times point 3 takes some time to be conquered I try to build a dispenser between the ramps whenever somebody says "point 3 is clear lets go!" so my team's attack will be a bit more enduring provided with ammo and health for the medics. I guess this means I follow your rule after all
Any way, long story short:
- dispensers for points 1 & 2 and the area between 2 and 3, so your teammates survive longer
- sentries for point 3 and the garage, so your enemies live less
I am sorry to have to tell you this, z4nd, but you suck at Sudden Death mode
First of all playing engie during sudden death is somewhat retarded, this mode activates when your teams are too slow at killing themselves. If you have been playing engie switch classes, your buildings are already gone.
If for some strange reason you think that your surprisingly dumb choice will be surprising enough to make an impact, than you still have to go with a sentry first. In Meet the engineer he says it pretty straight - he solves practical problems ... using guns, and when guns aren't good enough he uses more guns
Luring by shooting people to look at you while they enter the sentry's range and die in the crossfire. This and the metal provided by their corpse is what is going to win the match, not the 10-20 seconds you dedicate to your dispenser just to get some more metal. If I am not mistaken during sudden death there are ammo boxes but they don't respawn right? As an engie you are entitled by birthright to that single ammo box, having it will allow you to build both a sentry and a dispenser. Speeding up a dispenser alone (I hope you don't play with multiple engies on sudden death) takes 10 seconds, way too long time. By the time it is complete there will be a heavy & medic combo behind the corner probably. If you go for the last ammo box and don't speed your dispenser it will take 20 seconds to build, probably will be destroyed before finished. On the other hand a sentry can go up in 5 seconds, you'll have the sentry, the ammobox and will be building dispenser for the same amount of time you'd be finishing the dispenser using your strategy, do the math.
This is all very interesting to read if you like words. If you like bullets I suggest we try a 1 on 1 arena match with engies ... or on lazytown if you want.
No points will be proven just for the giggles
please do be careful what you post. There are nutters about hehe.