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8721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 04, 2008, 08:19:15 PM
The new maps are supposed to be in the rotation of the old maps as well as in the new playlists.  I have the feeling someone screwed that up though.  They might change it when they remove the double xp this weekend.
8722  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Maps Are Up: LIVE Groans Under the strain on: April 04, 2008, 08:18:13 PM

Quote from: jblank on April 04, 2008, 07:54:47 PM

I want my 800 points back. thumbsdown

These are horrible.....HORRIBLE. Chinatown is ridiculous, the worst of the lot, Broadcast is average at best, Creek is nothing but a snipe fest, and the other map can't be played through TDM. Way too much camping, way too much sniping, way too many shotgun/P90 ass clowns jumping and shooting, jumping and shooting, camping all the corners. I hate to say it but the game might have jumped the shark with these maps.

I can't believe this was the best they could do after what....6 months?

Not sure where you get any of this from other than maybe the game just isn't for you?  These three maps are much more balanced and better designed than any of the previous ones and I'm loving them all so far.  Any time someone is camping there is at least one way around behind them and often 3. 

You bitch that there is too much camping and in the same damn sentence that there is too much shotgun and jumping and shooting.  You do know those are mutually exclusive?  Best for you to just take a break man, set down the controller, and back away. 

Killhouse is unavailable in TDM because it's tiny.  You can play it in private matches or FFA though.
8723  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Maps Are Up: LIVE Groans Under the strain on: April 04, 2008, 06:07:00 PM
Not only have I already found places to hide and climb to on the new maps, but the IW community manager said that one of the 'exploits' is his favorite way to play on that map. Tongue
8724  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: It's Thursday: No Maps Spotted on: April 04, 2008, 08:46:59 AM
also quoted from 402:

In addition to the map packs hitting, I hear there may be a little extra XP up for grabs this weekend when playing on the new maps. So Iíll definitely be online this weekend to play the new maps.

8725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: April 04, 2008, 08:22:16 AM
The commando in the first game had the most damage up close, but at anything other than CQB it was actually lower damage than a smg.  Dont' know if they changed it, but it's good to know.
8726  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: It's Thursday: No Maps Spotted on: April 04, 2008, 12:27:42 AM

Quote from: msduncan on April 03, 2008, 11:40:01 PM

Hmmm....


I wonder at this point if they will delay a week just so they can time with PS3's weekly Thursday update of the PSN.    That would suck big time.

I believe the weekly update on PSN has been postponed until later in April.  All DLC and patches on PSN are delayed until they update the store.
8727  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where is PeteRock? on: April 03, 2008, 09:40:02 PM
I missed my shot... I never miss my shot  crybaby
8728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 03, 2008, 07:24:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BG4e1nbg8c&NR=1
8729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 03, 2008, 07:23:18 PM
Thanks, Arthur!
8730  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: COD4 map pack -- when? on: April 03, 2008, 06:07:24 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on April 03, 2008, 06:01:45 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 03, 2008, 05:28:57 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 03, 2008, 03:23:35 PM

according to Leo it's been delayed until April 10th.  and he swears it isn't an April Fools joke.



Salt meet wound.

Why not just play Vegas 2 like the rest of the cool kids?

I'll be playing COD4 with the new map pack as well, what exactly are you implying oh mighty 'host that sleeps too early'?
8731  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where is PeteRock? on: April 03, 2008, 05:21:35 PM
He called me a camper and exploiter in FPS then vanished.  I'm just saying...   ninja icon_twisted ninja
8732  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: It's Thursday: No Maps Spotted on: April 03, 2008, 05:11:50 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 03, 2008, 04:22:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 03, 2008, 04:22:11 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 03, 2008, 01:08:04 PM



That blows.   I'm home sick today and could crawl out of bed a few times to play if they'd just release the damn things.

You could crawl out of bed and play with me anyway Tongue

o_0
oh you just wouldn't understand Leo!  icon_cool
8733  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Pirates of the Carribean Online on: April 03, 2008, 04:30:04 PM
I had a lot of fun while I played this.  Was really laggy at times though.

Big complaint was that there is no easy way to cancel, you have to jump through Disney phone hoops to cancel your sub
8734  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: It's Thursday: No Maps Spotted on: April 03, 2008, 04:22:11 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 03, 2008, 01:08:04 PM



That blows.   I'm home sick today and could crawl out of bed a few times to play if they'd just release the damn things.

You could crawl out of bed and play with me anyway Tongue
8735  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rented Vegas 2 - look for me online tonight / this weekend on: April 03, 2008, 07:24:07 AM
I also have submitted my proposed clan camo
8736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: April 02, 2008, 04:28:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 02, 2008, 02:52:11 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 02, 2008, 02:39:38 PM

Haven't used the Famas this time around.  Liked it in the first game. 

Fairly fond of the G36c and the AKS74u

I really haven't developed a favorite yet but I have tried the Commando, the SCAR and Famas, and I prefer the SCAR so far.

Who are you again?  oh yeah, you're that viking I heard about!
8737  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 ShootyFace This Thursday: New Maps! on: April 02, 2008, 03:13:06 PM
It's just wrong for someone to pull an April Fool's on ya and specifically say 'this is not an April Fool's joke!' Tongue
8738  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gallbladder surgery on: April 02, 2008, 06:06:59 AM
I completely missed this thread until now.  Glad you're through it and feeling a bit better Smurff and good luck to you Soul.
8739  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: April 01, 2008, 03:44:01 PM
I still pop on every now and then to try to find ya soul, but we've had 7v7 R6V:2 games going the last few nights so it's been tough to not do that.
8740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 31, 2008, 11:19:18 PM
What WP described is the proper way to do it, and the required way in most previous games.  However I've noticed in this one you don't have to leave any frets depressed and can just hit the HO/PO
8741  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: COD4 ShootyFace This Thursday: New Maps! on: March 31, 2008, 05:02:36 PM
I'll definitely be playing on the new maps, but I don't know if I'll want to play with Fuzz Lite aka ATB slywink
8742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 30, 2008, 05:58:00 AM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on March 30, 2008, 05:55:48 AM

harkonis shows up from 1985 in his Delorean

he says "i killed you"

2 seconds later

Harkonis kills TEAMMATE

Hey now, I said 'Sorry, I just killed you'  so you'd know it was an accident when it happened slywink
8743  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online Inevitable City video walkthrough on: March 30, 2008, 01:56:17 AM
How is this the wrong forum?
8744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 29, 2008, 10:28:21 PM
I've been sick of trying to get games going for over a week only to have it either be laggy, people bail or both slywink

I went out and partied instead.  I'll be on tonight though. ninja
8745  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 29, 2008, 10:11:58 PM
while still having a blast with the game, I am seeing the issues with lag more and more along with a general clunkiness when trying to rapidly switch weapons.  Combined with the complete retardedness of the players and it's been a bit frustrating.  Still looking forward to friend play though.
8746  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 29, 2008, 08:32:41 PM

Quote from: Arkon on March 29, 2008, 07:45:09 PM

I am working on posting some stats after watching the play by play, or at least a portion of it, on the team forums.  I am not real great at analyzing this stuff, so if anyone would want to step up and be the teams Defensive Coordinator, or Offensive Coordinator let me know.

As for play time I have gotten rid of almost every CPU player on the team to keep them from taking playtime from the actual human players.  Seems like regardless of depth chart the CPU puts CPU players in when they don't need to.

I am looking to add a 4th wide receiver to the team.  This past game the cpu 4th receiver still got like 40 plays, but I am pretty aggressive with my stamina settings to try and keep folks fresh, although perhaps too aggressive it looks like.  I am still looking for 2 backup DEs as they seem to burn energy quickly as well as a backup G, C, FB.  I may also need a backup FS and SS, as in the last game the cpu backup at those positions got about 45 plays each.

I'm a bit confused since I only got 45ish plays that game and the previous game I had 90 plays with the same stamina drain yet I didn't change my intensity.  Was this a setting change on your side that did it?  I was a bit surprised that they subbed me out.
8747  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 29, 2008, 03:59:29 PM
Only 1 tackle frown  At least I didn't let any slip by.
8748  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: is Warhammer Online dead? on: March 28, 2008, 04:41:03 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 28, 2008, 04:12:20 PM

The only thing that worries me about RvR is population balance.  I remember playing Midgard on Palomides and Albion having more players than Mid and Hib combined.  Made the frontier pointless unless you had a dedicated RvR team. 


Anyway, I'm still looking forward to Warhammer.  As I got my CE pre-ordered already

I'm hoping that only two factions should help that a bit.  Also now Mythic has experience with merging servers for rvr purposes so we might get cross server rvr areas.
8749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 28, 2008, 04:32:23 PM
I wish I could be so easily satisfied as some of you then, maybe I wouldn't feel like I just threw away the $60.  With the quality of games I've played in this last year, I see no need to put up with the shortcomings of this game.

I also was put off right at the beginning when the exact same bump mapping texture was used on the external shots of the sub and then on the stone walls in the sewer. 
8750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 28, 2008, 04:30:09 PM
Did have a really laggy game today, was awful.

Also you can shoot doors off with the pistol.

I also had an issue playing on a team where nobody had a clue what they were doing except the entire other team and myself.  Scores on the other team were 150-90 down the list, scores on my team were 180 for me and 30 for second place.  Was the most frustrating thing I've dealt with in awhile.  This game should rock once we can put together our own squads, but the average person has no clue what they should be doing and it is starting to get to me.  Apparently the flashing icon on your map shouting 'COME HERE DUMBASS AND DEFUSE ME BEFORE YOU LOSE!' wasn't enough for them frown

We lost the complete map in under 5 minutes.
8751  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 28, 2008, 12:52:01 PM
How did I end up being the second highest paid player on the team!  icon_eek  Not that I'm complainin mind ya slywink
8752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 28, 2008, 12:43:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 28, 2008, 12:02:13 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 28, 2008, 05:59:53 AM

I also didn't like how you have to equip a grenade and then throw it...haven't we gotten past that?  Give me 1 button to throw grenades please.

Eek. That is one of the conventions of gaming that I also thought was dying out as I hate hate hate it.  I hope that's temporary as I find that to be of grand annoyance.

It's setup that way because not all classes have grenades and the ones that don't have another device that fits into that slot that may not be just a throw and forget type weapon.  Grenades in this game are more of a utility weapon imo anyway.

Every room you spawn in has a way out, you just didn't see it.  Doors don't open, but there was probably a doorway or window you missed.  When in doubt, don't forget you can blow up walls.

I've found all the icons and such pretty straightforward, especially if you watch the tutorial vid when you first start the game up. 

I still haven't had any lag or floaty aim, but it seems to be a problem from what I've read. 
8753  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 28, 2008, 12:31:28 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on March 27, 2008, 09:49:33 PM

I had NO idea you could watch replays!

That is just too damn cool.

And for the record, since we have the sure-tackling Harkonis backing me up, Jeremiah "The Shogun of Harlem" Soulchilde is going to try and simply crush the living crap out of people on every play, period.  I so wish there was an Intimidation attribute!   icon_biggrin

On a more serious note though, I think it's really cool that I went into Advanced Tactics before the game and set my tackling to "Power" - which clearly states you will miss more tackles but try to force more fumbles.  I will switch it for the next game and see if there is any difference.  I love the fact that they give you a choice!

After the next game Soulchilde should level up as well.  Can't wait.  So glad you posted this Arkon, as I probably would have totally missed it on OO.



Do SS's not get the 'Growl' skill?  It lowers their morale right before you try the tackle so you increase your chances.
8754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 27, 2008, 09:51:25 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 27, 2008, 08:51:53 PM

Well shit, I bought this game as well.  Hopefully I'll have more fun with this game than Hark. 

I hope so too for your sake.  Hopefully this time we don't think alike at all.  Let me know.
8755  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 08:40:34 PM

Quote from: Arkon on March 27, 2008, 08:27:57 PM

I think jumping is a good investment but not until we get some better team speed and tackling we are missing a lot of tackles.  I think as a team we should go for the sure handed tackles and not worry as much about trying to strip the ball.
Sounds good, for the record I didn't miss my tackles slywink  I never try to force fumbles either since I'm not a strength powerhouse.  I'm focusing on the tackle bonuses in the skills along with vision and coverage to try to prevent any long plays on my side.
8756  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 08:14:30 PM
Right now my FS is focused on good tackling and vision and preventing anyone getting past him.  What is the team opinion on putting some focus towards catching/jumping and interceptions?  Should I stick with the tactics of never trying an interception unless I have double coverage or should I try to snag that ball more often?
8757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 27, 2008, 07:13:29 PM
Beta is over on the 25th of April

ATB, I think you'd like the game a lot

Killing heli's is a bit rough, but they aren't really that effective either so it's not terrible for me.  There are AA guns and vehicles that work really well though.
8758  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 05:22:12 PM
I'd like to point out the following stats..

Stuttgart                    Ply   Tk    MsTk
SS Jeremiah Soulchilde 45     2        2
FS Harkonis Sparx        46     2        0

Just rubbing it in.  This is fun since I can ding Soul and Lockdown both at the same time! slywink
8759  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: March 27, 2008, 05:19:20 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 26, 2008, 05:35:07 PM

Well, I tried this for 10 days.   It makes me excited for Champions Online but I just can't get past the dated graphics and grindy gameplay. frown

I'm surprised, I dont' really find the graphics dated that much.  I play with all particle effects at max and AA'd out at 1920x1080 and the game looks pretty amazing still.

The game doesn't get 'grindy' imo until the 30's and they've toned that down greatly.  If you found it grindy pre-30 you probably hate every MMORPG since CoX is pretty light on grinding unless you're just trying to get a badge by killing 1000 of one type of mob.
8760  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Think I Need A Break From COD 4 on: March 27, 2008, 05:16:21 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 27, 2008, 04:29:54 PM

This is a good illustration of why I never cared for voice chat.  Hearing little kids refer to me with non-applicable racial slurs is not, IMO, any sort of progress in the gaming experience.

It's nice that you can tell your team mates where a sniper is without having to type it, but having to hear people talk smack is kind of useless.

Thankfully the game makes it easy enough to mute people.  I typically spend the first 30 seconds of a match muting people who were irritating in the lobby slywink
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