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9121  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 14, 2007, 01:29:12 PM
Don't forget the three part combo of noob tube, sonic boom and martyrdom.  The perfect solution for the person who can't aim and knows they're gonna die slywink 


I kid, I kid... but no.... really.  ninja
9122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: November 14, 2007, 01:23:18 PM
I saw no difficulty options.
9123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 13, 2007, 06:36:52 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 13, 2007, 05:45:30 PM

Questions:

1. I have unlocked the M4. Is it more powerful than the AK47? I seem to be dropping chumps quick with the AK.

2.  As you progress in the challenges/ranks do the weapons get more powerful?  Seems fools die faster since I put the dot site on it or have ranked up.

3. As you progress in the challenges/ranks do you get less ammo?  I now start out with only 60 rounds in the AK.  That's enough to kill 30 suckas, but that's not that many rounds.

4.  If you have 2 kills in a match and then go on a tear and get 5 more, can you do the UAV, Strike and Helicopter back to back to back or do the first ones in the queue disappear?




1. I think the M4 is more accurate and fires faster with less recoil.  It does less damage though.  Personal choice is the rule here, I prefer the AK

2. Generally the weapons are a bit more powerful overall as you go.  Sometimes it's due to damage, sometimes due to accuracy.  Some higher level weapons are just there for the thrill though and are actually harder to do well with than the noob weapons.

3. You always start with the same amount of ammo for a gun, unless you choose the Bandolier perk which gives you a total of 3x the extra ammo.  With the Bandolier you start with the 30 in the gun and 180 extra instead of 30 + 60 extra.  My favorite unlockable perk really.

4. Airstrike overwrites an unused UAV, Helicopter overwrites an unused Airstrike.  If you die while one of these is up, you keep it.  Not sure if a UAV on respawn overwrites an Airstrike or Heli though.
9124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 13, 2007, 06:29:38 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 13, 2007, 05:31:31 PM

I guess i just have problems with connecting to MP and looks like i'll just return it to GF instead of keeping it  icon_cry

I got up early this morning and was able to play for about an hour.   Only an hour because i constantly would get no game available or into an empty server.   I tried for well over 30 minutes this morning to play and again couldn't connect to any servers.   It would endlessly search for games and then finally dump me from Live.   I have other games i can connect to mp without hiccup, so i'm absolutely sure it is something with this game.   I only get a couple hours a day to game and i'm surely not gonna waste an hour or more of that trying to connect or reconnecting to Live.

Shame really  icon_cry as when i get to play i really really like it alot

Run the Xbox Nat check on the systems menu, you almost certainly have something blocked that the game is trying to use.  Only when XBOX Live was down should you take more than about 20 seconds to find a game. 
9125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command on: November 13, 2007, 06:28:15 PM
Mine showed up today in the mail.  On the third mission so far.  It's been so easy a 5 year old could win without losses.  Hoping it gets challenging.  It makes the demo level look like Diablo in Hell slywink
9126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD-DVD on: November 13, 2007, 06:24:28 PM
I got the Heroes Season 1 set and King Kong with my player.  I have ordered Transformers, Serenity and Planet Earth to showcase the 'power'
9127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 13, 2007, 02:48:34 PM
My favorite line from the movie is 'When will then be now?'
9128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / HD-DVD on: November 13, 2007, 02:17:58 PM
If you could only buy one HD-DVD to show off what it can do, which one would it be?
9129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 13, 2007, 01:10:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d62PUcfL6nM

even more frightening is that he doesn't have the fastest on the leaderboards. 
9130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Assassin's Creed thread - brought to you by Jade Raymond on: November 13, 2007, 12:13:22 PM
I don't really see how it's a major plot 'twist' if it happens before you even start playing.  That seems more like just the setup for the story.  Doesn't a twist have to occur after the story starts to be a twist?
9131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 05:14:17 PM
Odd, I think I had the post open and hadn't hit Post for a long time while I ate.  Didn't see yours before I posted my screwup.
9132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 04:56:41 PM
that was some funny shit, I accidentally put [/sniper] instead of the end spoiler tag on the above post slywink
9133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 04:55:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2007, 04:12:01 PM

Quote from: kathode on November 12, 2007, 03:46:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 11, 2007, 04:02:52 PM

Can someone explain to me the Coriolis effect and how it impacts sniping.

It's referenced in that one mission, but I'm not sure I can harmonize the definition with the moment that it is mentioned.  Lil' help?

How it impacts sniping - who the hell knows.  The guy throws out a bunch of nonsense beforehand just to make it seem authentic.  Like anyone is going to know what that effect is or how to compensate for it, much less variable humidity and temperature across the bullet path.  Here's how you get past that section in two tries, max -

Spoiler for Hiden:
Doesn't matter where you hit him, so aim for the chest.  Wait until your partner says "Now or never" and shoot. Observe if the bullet goes left or right.  On the next try, wait until the same point and then aim a little to the left or right based on the previous try.  Worked fine for me on both regular and veteran, and that bullet goes wild on veteran.

I played through it twice and hit him both times on my first shot.  I must be a natural...or the earth's rotation has no effect on me.  I'm the juggernaut, witch!

This leads to a question about the campaign:

I'm on the last mission but:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Isn't the target you're going after in the last mission the same guy you kill in that sniping mission?

Spoiler for Hiden:
you don't kill him in the sniping mission, you shoot his arm off which is why he only has one arm the rest of the game
9134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 03:51:49 PM

Quote from: kathode on November 12, 2007, 03:46:43 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 11, 2007, 04:02:52 PM

Can someone explain to me the Coriolis effect and how it impacts sniping.

It's referenced in that one mission, but I'm not sure I can harmonize the definition with the moment that it is mentioned.  Lil' help?

How it impacts sniping - who the hell knows.  The guy throws out a bunch of nonsense beforehand just to make it seem authentic.  Like anyone is going to know what that effect is or how to compensate for it, much less variable humidity and temperature across the bullet path.  Here's how you get past that section in two tries, max -

Spoiler for Hiden:
Doesn't matter where you hit him, so aim for the chest.  Wait until your partner says "Now or never" and shoot. Observe if the bullet goes left or right.  On the next try, wait until the same point and then aim a little to the left or right based on the previous try.  Worked fine for me on both regular and veteran, and that bullet goes wild on veteran.

It does impact sniping and everything the guy mentions is valid slywink  It isn't actually modeled in the game, but it's real ballistic physics.
9135  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 10, 2007, 08:31:49 PM
I dislike the p90 a lot.  I hit a lot with it but it seems to do weak damage per shot.  Even though it fires really fast, I prefer more stopping power per round and shorter bursts.
9136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 06:50:56 AM
I do wish they had a Trueskill system in place along with the ranking system.  A couple times there has been a huge gap in skill between teams.  The combination of a party system and no skill system is bad. 
9137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 09, 2007, 09:48:04 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 09, 2007, 09:38:45 PM

Comparing Halo 3 multiplayer to COD4 multiplayer is just...dumb. There isn't a comparison. You could be the fanciest twitch happy bunny hoping XBR exploting melee bullshit Halo3 player and suck a monkey at COD4. Its slower, its more tactical, its infinitely more lethal. The maps are large, the weapons have tremendous range, and the perks make everyone just that little bit different. Seriously, being good at Halo 3 doesn't mean you will be any good at Gears of War, GRAW2, COD4, or R6:Vegas. It just means you were passable at the Halo3.

Learn how to play this from the ground up rather than trying to apply skills from another game that aren't useful for this one.

I'm not sure I would put GOW in the same class as GRAW, COD and R6.  GOW had cover, but it also had damage more like Halo in terms of how many hits you could take and live.
9138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 09, 2007, 08:34:09 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 09, 2007, 08:01:19 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 09, 2007, 07:16:08 PM

Does your ability to use such functions show up on your HUD so that if you miss the announcement (because you're too busy running for your life or M-Fing yet another sniper) you at least can see when this is available to you?

yeah, down at the bottom of the screen somewhere, there is a mini-picture of a D-Pad that shows what is active for each direction you push on it.  it's really small though, so it's hard to notice and isn't very intuitive to noobs of the game

Quote
I guess I should have trudged it out until I hit level 4 last night, but it has been such a bad week at work and being humiliated for an hour straight really didn't help matters.  Plus, not having any beer in the fridge just made things all the more frustrating.

Perks sound like they add a completely new and dynamic customization structure to how you play the game, and also augmenting your own personal play style.  What I'm kind of disappointed about is not being able to customize the look of my character.  Not sure why this is even an issue, since it is purely aesthetic, but I like being able to customize my character's look and also outfit him with my own choices of equipment.  And the ability to customize my load-out equipment might become available once I reach level 4 and I don't even know it yet

for the Create a Class, you can pick and customize your entire loadout as well as Perks.  as in, you can specifically choose a different Primary Weapon, Side Arm, and Grenade Type, all individually.  not only that, but you can pick a bunch of different attachments for your Primary weapons and Side Arms.  then of course you can pick 3 different Perks all separately too.  it is complete customization and that's why it's so badass

you can't change your clothes aesthetically though, like in R6 Vegas...which I agree with you, I wish you could do.  the only thing you can 'change' is that you will be in a ghillie suit if you pick a sniper rifle as your Primary weapon

I've noticed that your outfit is based on your primary weapon.  Shotgun users don't have a helmet, they have the ski mask thingie that I conveniently forgot the name of which starts with a 'B' I think slywink
9139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 09, 2007, 01:08:11 AM
I played a bit of Team Hardcore today with Kato and Fuzz and it was a lot more fun than I expected.  You have no on-screen indicators of any type and almost any damage takes you down and you don't heal.  Was brutal but much fun.  Even a single shot of the silenced sidearm was taking people down.
9140  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 09, 2007, 01:05:39 AM
Not at all ATB, there are equal amounts of CQB weapons as there are ranged.  Most maps have alternative routes you can take if you prefer it up close and personal.  Very few map and mode combinations mandate either ranged or CQB in a mutually exclusive manner.
9141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 08, 2007, 11:16:55 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 08, 2007, 10:56:52 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 08, 2007, 10:51:27 PM

Besides the wonky lobby mechanics where it sometimes drops people, my biggest multiplayer complaint is the lack of any sort of trueskill matching system.

Does that mean that there is more of an opportunity to be placed up against ridiculous l33t players than in games like Gears or R6 with a skill ranking system?

R6 didn't have a skill ranking system.  It also had a time based play-more and you earn rank system similar to this one. 
9142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 08, 2007, 10:51:27 PM
Another important thing to note is that rank in COD has nothing to do with skill by itself.  It's just a matter of time before anyone gets to 55.  If you compare total time played to rank, you can get a sense of the players skill though since a great player gains more points per hour than a bad player. 

Besides the wonky lobby mechanics where it sometimes drops people, my biggest multiplayer complaint is the lack of any sort of trueskill matching system.
9143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 08, 2007, 10:49:04 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 08, 2007, 08:59:48 PM

Wow my first impressions of CoD4 multiplayer were not good.  All that comes from my suckiness at FPS games in general but in CoD4 it seemed like I'd spawn, look around then die.  Repeat this over and over and I was getting frustrated and pulling the team down (sorry Hark, papasmurf and jztemple  icon_evil ).  I think I played 4 or 5 matches in total and the number of kills I scored was 0 and my total deaths must have been near if not over 75.  This just isn't my kind of MP game I guess as there was no fun to be had for me at all.  At least in Halo I could amuse myself with by grabbing a vehicle or something but in CoD4 all I can do is peek around a corner and die or dash over to a bus and get shot by a sniper on the way etc.  I'm sure this game is top notch in the MP arena but really I don't see myself getting back into it after that disaster earlier today.

I had no problem with your performance while we played Zin.  The game has a much steeper learning curve than Halo and the like and you really just need to find what type of gameplay is your 'thing'.  Some people are great if they are sniping and hidden, some are great on overwatch with a LMG and some are good at flanking with a SMG.  Not many average players can be good at more than one of these areas.  I'd suggest trying to find which type of gameplay you enjoy the most (not really which one you're best at though it could be the same) and then stick to it.  I'll have no problem with you playing on my team as you learn.  This game can be more satisfying than any when doing well (like my 36-2 run last night..  icon_cool thumbsup ) but it can also be the most frustrating game I've played (like my marvelous 2-18 run today where I felt like I couldn't even take a step before I died). 

We can also play some private matches once you get past level 4 (just so you have the create-a-class thing) and get you up to speed with just friends.  I'm all for this if you'd like to tonight.
9144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 08, 2007, 08:14:41 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 08, 2007, 06:40:11 PM

Quote from: jblank on November 08, 2007, 06:24:26 PM

Anyone found a site that explains the "Perks" in a bit more detail?

Ask and ye shall receive:

Perk 1:
Bomb Squad - Detect C4 Easier
C4 x 2 =   +2 C4's
Claymore x 2  =     +2 Claymores
RPG-7 x 2  =     +2 RPG Rounds
Special Grenades x 3  = 3 More Special Grenades
Frag x 3       +3 Frag Grenades
Bandoleer - More Ammo for each clip


Perk 2:
Juggernaut - Extra Health
Sleight of hand - Reload quicker
Stopping power - More damage
UAV Jammer - Jam enemy UAV so you can't bee seen with scans
Sonic Boom - Larger range on explosives
Double Tap  - ??

Perk 3:
Extreme conditioning - Sprint longer distances
Steady Aim - Easier to aim
Last Stand - Shoot pistol while dying (one hit and the target dies)
Deep Impact - Bullets will penetrate thin walls and do more damage
Dead Silence - Less noise during sprint
Iron Lungs - Hold your breath longer while sniping
Eavesdrop - Listen to enemy communication via your headset
Martyrdom - Drop a frag grenage as you die

Bandolier actually gives you more ammo overall, you still have the same number of shots per clip.
9145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 08, 2007, 05:56:31 PM
Each of the horizontal bars on the reticule are to show where it will hit at various ranges.  You have to experiment to find what ranges are for each.
9146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 08, 2007, 05:50:41 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on November 07, 2007, 09:46:42 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on November 07, 2007, 08:07:49 PM

Not sure what the rank cap is, I know the prestige mode said level 55 in the beta.  <shrug>

I think you can actually hit 5 levels of prestige mode.  275 levels in all. 

There are 10 prestige badges.  I think 9 looks the best so I'll be stopping there.
9147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 07, 2007, 06:31:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 07, 2007, 04:12:56 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 07, 2007, 03:59:12 PM

Since Halo is going back to Gamefly, I will be playing COD4 on Friday as well, however I won't make it any kind of official night to play since Pete already claimed Fri for his lame Halo game slywink  Hope the mail hurries so he can see how much he's wasting his time with it.  heh

LIEZ! Halo MP is supreme.

I have to take your opinion with a grain of salt after your views on R6... sorry  paranoid
9148  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 07, 2007, 03:59:12 PM
Since Halo is going back to Gamefly, I will be playing COD4 on Friday as well, however I won't make it any kind of official night to play since Pete already claimed Fri for his lame Halo game slywink  Hope the mail hurries so he can see how much he's wasting his time with it.  heh
9149  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 07, 2007, 06:49:15 AM
Sorry I didn't accept your friend request RoboSim.  Send it again, I had no idea who you were!
9150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 06, 2007, 09:50:15 PM
By default you will heal anything short of a headshot or explosion right on you. (or knifing)

In hardcore mode you have very low life and no regen.  It's the 'real' mode.
9151  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [11/2/07]Halo 3 Geezers Gone Wild Episode V: Empire Strikes Back...against K on: November 06, 2007, 04:08:19 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 06, 2007, 04:04:45 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 06, 2007, 03:29:19 PM

Quote from: Purge on November 06, 2007, 03:27:39 PM

I'm trading in my R6.

Why, did you play with Harkonis?  That made me want to trade in my R6 as well.   icon_wink

Haha I'm there with you Pete, Harkonis is crazy good at R6.  But always great to play with,.....or against.

oh come on, Kato, Tromik, Jarrod and Papa Smurff are all every bit as good as me at R6 Tongue
9152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 05, 2007, 10:58:24 PM
I'll be off all week playing this game.  Hit me up whenever. 

I'm dissapointed that there is apparently no online split screen so my nephew has to sit out frown
9153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Shipping already on: November 05, 2007, 05:35:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2007, 03:48:43 PM

no word from gamestop.  oh well, I'm getting the PC version anyways so it's not like I'm going to be missing out on MP with you guys.

sniff...
9154  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [11/2/07]Halo 3 Geezers Gone Wild Episode V: Empire Strikes Back...against Kato on: November 05, 2007, 12:22:10 AM
I will definitely no longer have Halo 3, it will be going back to Gamefly and MIGHT be bought when it's <$20.

9155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HD-DVD for 200 bucks. on: November 04, 2007, 07:59:25 PM
I caved and bought the HD-DVD add-on for the 360.  Since it now comes with the Season 1 Heroes HDDVD along with the 5 titles I couldn't resist.
9156  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [11/2/07]Halo 3 Geezers Gone Wild Episode V: Empire Strikes Back...against Kato on: November 02, 2007, 09:06:30 PM
Pete, you should make sure you swindle your way into COD4, because it looks like you have a potential 1 weekend headstart vs Kato... I'm just saying.  ninja
9157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MICROSOFT FAILED ME FOR MY 6th TIME on: November 02, 2007, 01:41:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on October 18, 2007, 07:49:21 AM

Something I don't get, people who own machines from day one, 2 years later, no problems. Some people have mulitple machines go bad. Is it a luck thing? Set up issue? (Enclosed area? leaving it on for hours at at time?) Maybe some people are harder on hardware than others? I am not saying that is the case, I don't know, it just seems strange that some people have such horrible luck while others seem to be fine.

I've wondered the same thing.  I've had mine since 2 Aprils ago and I play the crap out of it and often leave it on for 12+ hours at a time. 
9158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Marvel Ultimate Alliance Coop. on: November 02, 2007, 01:36:44 PM
I could dig this out and join up as Dr. 'Sounds like I yell crap when I jump' Doom.
9159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Halo 3 Halloween Event. on: November 01, 2007, 12:13:43 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 31, 2007, 07:33:41 PM

I might be in as well.  Even though I loathe the zombie game mechanic, I'd be willing to give it a go in order to earn some difficult, infection-only medals.  Although our evening will at first be full of interruptions because of trick-or-treaters, so that might make my participation a bit fragmented.

Plus, I'm considering playing a bit of Bioshock for the creepiness factor.  What better day to play than Halloween?

You farging backstabbing liar!  two-faced muthafugga! Tongue
9160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band - nearly at the peak of awesomeness! on: October 31, 2007, 06:28:35 PM
I get the feeling they left the big hits off so that you will buy the entire album packages even if you just want that big hit that's on it.
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