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9121  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: December 14, 2007, 10:41:05 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 14, 2007, 10:04:10 PM

Accuracy and k/d are the same thing to me.  Another way to get a feel for how I am doing overall, and a way to compete in a friendly way with my team mates.  Other than that I don't care about it.

which reminds me... I'm gaining on you slywink
9122  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, are we shooting each other Friday (11/14) night? on: December 14, 2007, 09:16:03 PM
pug needs to pony up for cod4 and a gold account slywink
9123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 14, 2007, 08:24:46 PM
There's also the compass that highlights which way to go.
9124  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, are we shooting each other Friday (11/14) night? on: December 14, 2007, 08:11:31 PM
I'm playing Burnout now and will be on playing burnout, some rock band and cod from now until I sleep tomorrow morning slywink
9125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 14, 2007, 08:10:52 PM
I'm still having a blast with this.  It's a lot of fun multiplayer.  You should join my game Ike, and I can be a dick.
9126  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: December 14, 2007, 03:43:12 PM
I agree that k/d is more important than accuracy.  However, when given two people of equal or near k/d the person with the higher accuracy is obviously the better shot.  Less shots to kill someone is less time exposed which also leads to less dying.
9127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 14, 2007, 02:52:23 PM
I understand what you mean about wanting to restart the race afterwards, and I'm not sure if they will have a shortcut like NFS:MW did.  I don't understand the complaints about the minimap though.  Many people are saying it's hard to read and I had no such problem at all.  Foudn my way around town with ease between the minimap and the compass and the street signs at the top of the screen.
9128  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So, are we shooting each other Friday (11/14) night? on: December 14, 2007, 01:36:14 PM
I'm up for COD4 as well and I prefer straight Team Deathmatch, Hardcore or private matches.

I'll also be up for some Burnout Paradise for a couple hours.  The multiplayer is quite fun.

My nephew will be joining me for a bit tonight.  Simetro is his gamertag.  I have a second 360 now and he'll be playing from the next room.  Little bastard thinks he's the shit since his hit % is about 23%.  I keep reminding him that his k/d of .56 makes that irrelevant but he's just not listening slywink

If we don't do private matches, I'm sure we'll have enough people to do 2-3 groups of 6. 

I really don't feel like doing ground war or domination/hq/sabotage tonight though.
9129  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: December 14, 2007, 01:32:41 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 13, 2007, 08:45:17 PM

G-36c is one of my favorite weapons.  It takes a bit of adjustment, but with stopping power and deep impact I get a ton of through-wall kills.  I can win plenty of one-on-ones, although as with most guns I try to stack the encounter in my favor as much as possible.

I need to rebuild my favorite stealth kit again.  G36c with silencer, uav jammer, and dead silence.  Don't bother engaging anyone at much about medium range, but can sneak up and destroy people who are bunkered up with ease.  I like it over a submachine gun because it feels like it has more punch, and the better range allows me to engage multiple foes from a position with cover, even if one of them spots me.

I use the exact same loadout except subbing the AK-74 for the G-36c.   I hate the 36c.  I find that the faster movement speed with the ak-74 combined with the fact that you don't really slow down when walking with sights raised makes a huge difference for me.  I also seem to hit about the same % at range with both of those guns.  Granted at anything past medium range the 36c will do much more damage per hit than the ak-74, but if I'm shooting at something that far away with my stealth kit I'm boned anyway.

I also love the G3 with silencer, UAV and either deep impact or dead silence and the AK-47 with silencer, UAV and dead silence or steady aim.
9130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: December 14, 2007, 01:22:22 PM
I really like this game a lot.  They removed the stuff I didn't like about the burnout series (the intentionally driving through cars and the like) and the added the open world aspect which I've really grown to love.

There is still the same racing feel that you loved in the old games, you just have to start an event to get it.  Not sure why people are having an issue with that.

I played multiplayer for almost 3 hours yesterday and even on the smaller area of town provided and with only 4 people and not many actual objectives, we were all having an absolute blast.

The mug shot on the xbox live camera when you take someone down was funny as hell too.
9131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 13, 2007, 06:39:06 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 13, 2007, 04:52:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 13, 2007, 04:50:05 PM

Ted Nugent?

If that was the Nuge, he wouldn't be using a stick; he'd probably be holding a rocket launcher.

or just a pocket knife
9132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Introductions on: December 12, 2007, 01:27:53 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on December 12, 2007, 01:14:36 PM

Quote from: davidf on December 12, 2007, 01:33:47 AM

Moonlight

 thumbsdown

Ban.



Welcome and +1.
davidf is obviously a werewolf!
9133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I Turn on My SuperNES only to Learn I have Red Ring Phobia on: December 12, 2007, 01:10:50 PM
I went through several original nintendos that either had the pins inside break or the spring loaded cartridge lift break through normal use.  The problems were different then, but there was still the dread with my nintendo on whether it would play my games even after I 'blew' them.  They fixed the issue with the second revision.
9134  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 11, 2007, 06:47:28 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 11, 2007, 05:15:25 PM

Domination tends to depend on your play-style and whether or not your team can get and hold 2 points for the majority of the match.  I can defend and get a good K/d ratio going without too much trouble.  Trying to push for a point can be painful, but usually if you are getting murdered over and over at a point, go around it, or approach it differently, or wait for a couple of people to back you up.

or switch modes slywink
9135  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What's Your Multiplayer GOTY? on: December 11, 2007, 02:08:51 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on December 11, 2007, 01:32:03 PM

COD4 and Halo 3 is a tie for me. 

And next year R6: Vegas 2, who knows?   icon_biggrin

Traitor!
9136  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: What's Your Multiplayer GOTY? on: December 11, 2007, 02:08:06 PM
For me it's a toss up for Forza 2 and COD4
9137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / When ads make an article funny on: December 11, 2007, 12:05:41 PM
Checked my hotmail this morning and saw this article.  Found it really funny considering who sponsors these and the ad to the side combined with the article is definitely worth a laugh imo.

9138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official "Pick Jblank's New Gamertag" Poll on: December 11, 2007, 11:47:09 AM
I like BlankCheck
9139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 09, 2007, 06:37:04 PM


finally got a screenshot and made my image.  This had been bothering me since I saw it and it just had to be done.
9140  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 08, 2007, 05:26:02 PM

Quote from: SuperHiro on December 08, 2007, 04:59:00 PM

I came on late, hoping for some Halo 3, but everyone was playing CoD4, so I did that.

Was pretty fun, we ended up splitting between into two groups.  The group I was in (ATB and Fuzzyslug, couldn't invite more as we didn't have anyone on the friends list) ended up going up against a clan, and we ended up giving them a good game.

And I managed to claw my way back up to the top of my leaderboard in Accuracy.  Had 18.9% but then I played with the mini-uzi.  now I'm down to 18.87 or something like that. HA.

You can always invite anyone on your recently played list or your Friend's Friends list thanks to the new patch.
9141  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 08, 2007, 05:25:10 PM
Pete, I didn't get the idea that ATB was trying to insult you there, he was trying to poke fun at the way things went down.  I'm rarely on ATB's side of anything, but I don't think he intended it to be malicious.  Can't speak for any H3 shenanigans though.

I've always referred to the act of quitting abruptly as 'Fuzz'n' though, but I suppose the difference is whether you cuss up a storm or just vanish. slywink

It didn't slow us down very much at all Pete so don't worry about it, just took a few moments to figure out if you had left on purpose or been dumped since the game dumps so often.  Hurt my tender little feelings that ya didn't say goodbye though.  ninja
9142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WTF] Man with no face on: December 07, 2007, 10:02:05 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on December 07, 2007, 09:38:12 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 07, 2007, 04:53:28 PM

The ONLY difference between a cult and a religion is the number of followers.  That's not to say anything is wrong with either.

False.  A cult is typically differentiated by the members not being permitted to leave, being segregated from family and friends by force or intimidation, or the use of 'brainwashing' techniques to ensure loyalty and devotion to the cause.  Cults generally require unquestioning obedience to a specific cult leader, who tends to enjoy power and priveliges as a result, rather than to God or a supernatural being as is the case in normal religious belief.  Cults often require sacrifices from members far above and beyond normal religious gatherings, and consequences for not undertaking the sacrifices the cult leader demands tend to be severe; where as in a religion not following the demands of the religion simply means you're no longer a member of that religion.

There is a very wide difference between Cult and Organized Religion.

that's your perceived definition.  I agree that most people think a cult is exactly what you state.  The actual definition of cult does in fact apply to all religions though, regardless of how many different versions there are or how many followers or their level of freedom. 

Scientology is a religion and a cult but most people I know think of it as a cult only.  Christianity is a religion and a cult, but most people I know think of it as a religion only.  It's all semantics, but the more religious someone is the more they get bent out of shape with semantics regarding their religion.
9143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 07, 2007, 04:55:22 PM
I wish I had GOW still just so Kato and I could hack the crap outta people again.

We don't get fooled again!
9144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [WTF] Man with no face on: December 07, 2007, 04:53:28 PM
The ONLY difference between a cult and a religion is the number of followers.  That's not to say anything is wrong with either.
9145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Games Help on: December 07, 2007, 04:49:14 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 07, 2007, 04:18:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 07, 2007, 03:54:52 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 06, 2007, 10:05:41 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 06, 2007, 09:51:43 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 06, 2007, 09:44:22 PM


now obviously, there comes a point where the speed of other songs is too fast to only downpick.  like Creep for example, I find that a little too fast so I have to alt-pick that

hey, KepoW, do you use a pick?  I found that I keep messing up if I use my thumb to strum like most.  If I use a pick, I have no problems...

great question

personally, even though I play in real life, I usually use my thumb on the RB and GH guitars...it just feels strange using a real pick on the huge strum bars.  although the Les Paul GH3 guitar would probably be the best one to use a pick on

however, if I'm playing on Expert on a song that has gallops (triplets) like The Trooper or Raining Blood, etc, then you have to use a real pick to keep your chain going, if you're playing for score

but otherwise, I like using my thumb the vast majority of songs.  I know other really good RB and GH players that prefer using a pick though, so it's a personal thing

I can usually do those fast sections without a pick, I just lightly put my thumb on top of the bar and my index finger under and strum up and down.

yeah, but can you do that and keep the chain going throughout the entire song on Expert?  for songs like Raining Blood and The Trooper, those are just two off the top of my head that have the triplet gallops

I can pass those songs on Expert using my thumb and index finger exactly like you described...but if you're playing for Full Combo scores, there is no way in hell I can keep a chain going for a long period of time without a pick.  on those songs I mean

I can't do it reliably since I lack the skill, but I have done it once or twice with only missing a couple notes through the whole run so I know it can be done. 

It's trickier on the new guitar for me since I have to retrain myself on the 'feel' of it all.
9146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Games Help on: December 07, 2007, 03:54:52 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 06, 2007, 10:05:41 PM

Quote from: rickfc on December 06, 2007, 09:51:43 PM

Quote from: KePoW on December 06, 2007, 09:44:22 PM


now obviously, there comes a point where the speed of other songs is too fast to only downpick.  like Creep for example, I find that a little too fast so I have to alt-pick that

hey, KepoW, do you use a pick?  I found that I keep messing up if I use my thumb to strum like most.  If I use a pick, I have no problems...

great question

personally, even though I play in real life, I usually use my thumb on the RB and GH guitars...it just feels strange using a real pick on the huge strum bars.  although the Les Paul GH3 guitar would probably be the best one to use a pick on

however, if I'm playing on Expert on a song that has gallops (triplets) like The Trooper or Raining Blood, etc, then you have to use a real pick to keep your chain going, if you're playing for score

but otherwise, I like using my thumb the vast majority of songs.  I know other really good RB and GH players that prefer using a pick though, so it's a personal thing

I can usually do those fast sections without a pick, I just lightly put my thumb on top of the bar and my index finger under and strum up and down.

You guys also know that if you play the bass with only upstrum it gives you the 'Authentic Strummer' bonus. slywink
9147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 07, 2007, 03:53:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 07, 2007, 02:32:33 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 07, 2007, 02:31:33 PM

I ended the evening up .01 and now at 1.35

Accuracy on the other hand shot up to almost 19%

We got off to a bad start with that domination game.  I switched to just Team Deathmatch and private matches later and had much more fun.

Do private match kills and deaths count toward the total or no?

No, they don't help or hurt your stats or xp
9148  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 07, 2007, 02:31:33 PM
I ended the evening up .01 and now at 1.35

Accuracy on the other hand shot up to almost 19%

We got off to a bad start with that domination game.  I switched to just Team Deathmatch and private matches later and had much more fun.
9149  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 06, 2007, 07:13:38 PM
I'll preface this all by saying I'm not a big fan of HQ, Sabotage or Domination, especially since they tend to completely fubar my kill/death ratio and my fun.

Ground War is 9v9 with a mix of Domination and Team Deathmatch on the larger maps.  18 people is a few too many for most of the maps included in my opinion.  It ends up being quite chaotic and you will die very fast in most situations.  I far prefer the 6v6 games.

I like to stick with Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy and the hardcore variants of those since they allow me to control my deaths much better.   I find that in the more objective based games I tend to focus on the objective and die a lot more than I kill since many times the objective is to get somewhere and stay there instead of to kill the opposition.

Of course if we do private matches we can make the game anything we want.  My current favorite for private is to have the hardcore health levels, turn off the air support and leave the HUD and radar active per normal.  This was quite fun.
9150  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 06, 2007, 05:48:51 PM
If we do private parties COD4 allows for up to 18 people.

9 is the limit if we do Ground War against others

6 is the limit for the majority of modes.

It would be possible to form 2 parties of 6 though and through private chat sync them up against each other in a specific gametype.
9151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question for those who have returned defective Rock Band guitars on: December 06, 2007, 05:45:43 PM
BTw, mine came with a sheet that had pretty detailed instructions on it including which label to put on the box.
9152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [12/7/07] The Geezers Gone Wild Reunion Tour... on: December 05, 2007, 07:02:24 PM
I'd like either COD4 or R6.  I gave away my Gears of War because the game really just devolved into rolling around sticking grenades and trying to not get hit with a shotgun.  Host lag preference was huge in that game.

I'd prefer COD4 but am always up for R6 as well.  I returned my H3 though, I hated that game and just played to play with you guys smile
9153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: December 05, 2007, 06:13:20 PM
My replacement guitar has all the same part numbers and model numbers as my broken one so I am not sure there is a way to tell yet.
9154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 05, 2007, 05:42:00 PM
I do think they are doing you a favor by offering you a demo.  On one hand it is a form of advertising, but I've not bought many more games based on a demo than those I have bought.  That wasn't worded the best, but I think you see what I'm saying.

When you buy a 360 you are getting a console that plays games.  Without gold I really don't see why people should expect to get anything other than patches anyway.  Gold IS the online component imo.
9155  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PAPA's no longer behind a strict NAT night of fun! on: December 05, 2007, 05:36:42 PM
I think we'll all just take a break from the game for a few months starting this weekend  icon_twisted
9156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free content will now be withheld from Xbox Live Silver accounts for a week on: December 05, 2007, 11:39:15 AM
I do think bandwidth may be an issue.  Anytime there is a surge in activity live goes to crap.  If they separate it into two waves that might help a bit. 
9157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question for those who have returned defective Rock Band guitars on: December 05, 2007, 11:37:43 AM
I finally got mine yesterday, the box is definitely guitar sized.  I think they will probably want to send you another box.
9158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Culdcept Saga demo on: December 04, 2007, 07:13:42 PM
I know several people who bought Crackdown to get the Halo 3 beta so I think it's safe to say that people don't mind paying for a demo if they really want it.
9159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: December 03, 2007, 02:57:08 PM
I'm at 18.3 and climbing on accuracy.  Top of my list is TXJOE with over 25% though.

I did find last night that I simply can't play if drunk on wine.  I usually drink beer or whiskey but with the stupid blue laws I can't buy anything on Sunday.  My sister kept giving me wine and I tried to play with Fuzz and Jarrod and it was atrocious.  3-15 and I fear looking at my accuracy after those couple rounds. 

I can play just fine on numerous beers, but something about the wine absolutely killed all ability for me to aim. 

Next week, I'll have to make sure I stock up on beverages.  I was gone Fri and Sat and didn't think about Sun until it was too late.

Sorry for bailing Jarrod, it just wasn't going to get any better.
9160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: November 30, 2007, 05:49:42 AM
I play either Team Deathmatch or Hardcore (which alternates between Search and Destroy and Team Deathmatch)  If Team Tactical didn't include Domination I'd probably play it some as well since I like small scale engagements.
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