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1481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 10:18:24 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 08:33:47 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:56:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 20, 2011, 06:46:44 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LYKSQdxE

some of the video is no-scoping, some is hard scoping quickly, and some is quick scoping.   icon_twisted

Holy crap icon_eek. That's sort of the antithesis of how I play. I crouch and move looking down my red-dot sight, using Stalker to move a bit quicker. I also try to stay in the shadows. I think I would get nauseous snapping that sniper scope up and down so much nod

Imagine playing five opponents all playing that way.   disgust

What way? My way? You don't have to worry about five people playing my way, thankfully, which is why I'm doing so well. Everyone else runs around  and I just take them down as they come by  icon_biggrin
1482  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Looking for a good Gmail gadget for Windows 7 on: November 20, 2011, 08:25:31 PM
As the title states, any suggestions for a good Gmail notification gadget for Windows 7?
1483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:56:49 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 20, 2011, 06:46:44 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF1LYKSQdxE

some of the video is no-scoping, some is hard scoping quickly, and some is quick scoping.   icon_twisted

Holy crap icon_eek. That's sort of the antithesis of how I play. I crouch and move looking down my red-dot sight, using Stalker to move a bit quicker. I also try to stay in the shadows. I think I would get nauseous snapping that sniper scope up and down so much nod
1484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:39:08 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 20, 2011, 05:19:42 PM

I'm almost tempted to try to learn how to quick-scope.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is quick-scope?
1485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 19, 2011, 08:04:28 PM
I played a little Skyrim over the weekend, but I picked up SR3 yesterday and after less than an hour I'm hooked on it. Best part so far is your character and the other guy driving around singing along with the song on the radio. Nothing like that in Skyrim nod
1486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 18, 2011, 01:40:02 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 18, 2011, 12:21:25 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 17, 2011, 10:05:12 PM

Question on the 360 version. Does installing to the hard drive help with the load times? I think I would live with the blurry textures if I could cut these load times in and out of buildings down.

Yes, it helps a ton.  I couldn't even tell a difference with the textures either.  Some still look awful no matter how you play.

I got home from vacation a little while ago. I picked up Skyrim Tuesday at Target and it included a paper map, which was a pre-order bonus from Gamestop. Hmm. I installed it because I have a launch 360 and the DVD drive makes quite a racket.
1487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - do I need a HD? on: November 14, 2011, 04:39:31 AM
Also the DVD drive makes quite a racket. Installing the game can save your nerves.
1488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 04:36:28 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 14, 2011, 03:30:39 AM

Still working on getting a Clan setup.  However here is a group Sorry about the name

Hark, thanks for posting this link. I was finally able to register at the Elite website using this URL, the one I had before kept giving me a dead end.

I'm now at level 70 but I'm going to be gone for a few days so everyone will be catching up icon_frown

It's bizarre. After playing Hardcore TDM in BLOPS, and now playing non-HC TDM in MW3, I'm just so stunned by how many players just run all the time. I stay crouched most of the time and by using Stalker I can aim down the sights while I move. This makes up for my horrible reaction time. I do run from time to time, but not much.

I'm also running Blindeye/Assassin while helps keep me hidden. Most enemies I've seen in matches aren't using Assassin since they show up on the UAVs I throw up with every four/fifth kill. I've even tried using a silencer but in non-Hardcore it's too hard getting a kill at any distance.
1489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 14, 2011, 01:40:51 AM

Quote from: Roman on November 14, 2011, 01:21:09 AM

beat the campaign today. Forgettable at only 3-4 hours (on the high side)

I wonder how many fewer copies they would sell if they didn't provide a campaign at all. One of my favorite alltime PC games was Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising which except for a few tutorials was only online MP.
1490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 13, 2011, 09:19:37 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 13, 2011, 08:14:39 PM

Watch and learn slywink

http://www.youtube.com/user/XboxAhoy

this is the guy doing the videos in the Elite section as well.

I searched his channel and didn't see any hits on Hardhat. Anyway, I don't have his mad skillz so I have to rely on being sneaky. It's been working for me, my K:D is 1.29, which is, for me, amazing on non-Hardcore TDM. It would be higher if I could snap shoot as well as he does.

UPDATE: I do love my XM-25 though nod. And I've finally figured out a better distance to set up the Claymore so they are working better for me now.

1491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 12, 2011, 11:00:24 PM

Quote from: siege on November 12, 2011, 10:10:59 PM

I couldn't get into Fallout 3 or Oblivion. I've put over 20 hours into Skyrim thus far and ready to declare GOTY. Just an amazing game through and through. It's definitely not as polished as Id like but hopefully a few patches will resolve some of my issues.

I played both games but didn't finish them. I think I just kind of burned out. But so far from what I'm hearing about Skyrim it sounds like something I might be playing for a long time. I just hope they have a fix for the 360 problem out before next Friday, because that's the soonest I would be getting it.
1492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
I hate Hardhat. It's too small. And everyone votes for it. Sheesh.
1493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 06:29:14 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 12, 2011, 06:16:19 AM

Meh.

Meh?
1494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 05:16:25 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 12, 2011, 05:04:09 AM

Pretty sure that works with assault too.  I think I was running just care package and hardline for awhile for nonstop crates.

Yes but with the Support Killstreak if you die it doesn't reset, you keep your count. That's why I like it, since it's the only way I'm going to get into double digits.
1495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 12, 2011, 04:39:25 AM
Found another great little feature of the Support Killstreak. I don't have to specify three rewards, so I can get back to the first reward faster. Right now I specify UAV at 4 and counter-UAV at five, so I get rewards at kills 4, 5, 9, 10, etc. Cool nod
1496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 07:32:17 PM
I'm starting to find the love for the XM-25. Great for clearing baddies out of the tunnel on Hardhat. Also good on Mission to suppress snipers.
1497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:28:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 11, 2011, 04:18:24 PM

Fwiw i get plenty of kills from claymores and betties.  Occasionally it is just an assist, but usually a kill

Hmm, maybe I'm setting them too close to the door or right angle of the stairway? I guess I could experiment some more. Is there a sweet spot for placement?
1498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:01:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 11, 2011, 02:06:55 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 11, 2011, 06:55:04 AM

I finally leveled up enough to unlock Claymores. Sadly, they are inadequate on non-Hardcore TDM. I've had enemies set them off without much effect. So I switched back to frags.

How were you placing them?

Doorways, right angle turns on stairways, around corners, same as in BLOPS. I think they are cause some injury, but not killing, which makes them of limited value. Also, in BLOPS the announcer would say something about your item being destroyed, so you knew the Claymore went off. In MW3 that doesn't seem to be happening, so that's not helping me either. I guess I might switch back to Hardcore mode and see what effect it has there.
1499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saints Row the Third on: November 11, 2011, 03:56:56 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on November 11, 2011, 01:46:07 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 11, 2011, 08:12:39 AM

Crap, add another game to my wishlist.

Ditto to that. In fact... well, since I'm going away next Monday for a few days, I think I might pass up on Skyrim and just pick up SR3 on the way home. Maybe. Or I'll get Skyrim today... and I just reached level 53 in MW3... I can't decide!!!!! icon_biggrin
1500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 11, 2011, 03:51:09 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 11, 2011, 12:40:11 PM

I'm seeing the same thing as this guy. (Look at 12 seconds vs 2:55)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhHLuDL3DEA

Installed definitely is a difference in textures, and it is surprisingly worse installed. Very noticeable to me. I also borrowed my friend's PS3 version, and it obviously has the upper hand. I'm slightly disappointed because I hate the PS3 controller.

I guess I can live with slightly worse textures, since I play at my desk on my 24 inch monitor and the 360 is about three feet from my head. Running the DVD drive all the time would be too much noise. Would be nice if there was a fix for this.

1501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 11, 2011, 06:55:04 AM
I finally leveled up enough to unlock Claymores. Sadly, they are inadequate on non-Hardcore TDM. I've had enemies set them off without much effect. So I switched back to frags.

I leveled my M4A1 to level 31, played a match with the gold camo (is it still camo if it's gold?) and then switched to the SCAR for a new challenge.

Just like in the previous CoD games, I find that only assault rifles really work for me with my play style. That's unfortunate for all the effort the designers put in adding all the other classes. I hope the rest of you get some use out of them.
1502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 11:17:32 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 10, 2011, 10:23:54 PM

Level 31 on a weapon gets you the gold camo fwiw.

Well that's something. I'm at 30 and half way to 31, might as well get there. Anything past 31? Except, maybe, glory? icon_biggrin
1503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:39:48 PM
My M4A1 is at level 30. I get 10,000 XP when I get it up to level 31 but I don't see any other challenges other than with attachments. I've already achieved Mastery with it. I tried going with another rifle but I don't really want to lose the advantages I've unlocked with this one.

Other observations:
- I tried Hardcore TDM for a while last night. Even up to Monday night I was enjoying it on BLOPS, but for some reason on MW3, maybe the maps, it seems to dissolve into camping and snipers every match. On the other hand regular TDM in MW3 is working very well for me.
- I tried using Heat Beat sensor in MW3, but unlike MW2, where I was attached to it all the time in HC-TDM, it's too much of a distraction. In regular TDM in MW3 I fine I need to keep looking around since most maps seem to have lots of little hide spots. I can't have my eyes locked to the HB screen.
- I'm at about level 42, playing with folks mostly a few levels behind, and when a UAV goes up I usually see five or six red dots, so it seems most folks aren't using Assassin/Assassin Pro. Me, I'm running both Assassin Pro and Blind Eye Pro nod
- The Bouncing Betty seems rather anemic in MW3 non-Hardcore. I found I prefer my old frag grenade, at least until I unlock my happy Claymore.
- I like the idea of the Support Killstreak. I rarely stay alive to unlock all three Assault rewards anyway, so this works out a lot better.
1504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:09:33 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on November 10, 2011, 04:10:14 PM

I'll might join in all the MW3 action after x-mas. Since I'll have more time and just one more month away from retirement.

Welcome to the retirement club! We have coffee and danish every Tuesday morning, but no one gets up early enough to show up nod
1505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: November 10, 2011, 02:41:32 PM
Sheesh, I was afraid of just how good it was going to be. I was going to wait to get it, but I guess I can squeeze it in. I just picked up Modern Warfare 3 and am loving that. It's the Abu Dhabi GP this weekend and we're leaving Monday for a trip for our anniversary. I'm not going to be getting much sleep this weekend nod
1506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 05:57:05 AM
I finally was able to log onto the Elite 360 app and look around.  It doesn't say Founder but something did say it might be 48 hours before that status was shown. Anyway, at least access to the Elite content seems to be working.
1507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 04:47:59 AM
So how exactly does the Trophy System tactical item work?
1508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 10, 2011, 03:11:37 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 09, 2011, 11:11:24 PM

Quote from: Roman on November 09, 2011, 09:58:33 PM

my copy is going back! I did not pay for MW3 only to play building models from previous games!!
http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/224774/is-modern-warfare-3-reusing-buildings-from-previous-call-of-duty-games/

why is this even news?  companies reuse art assets pretty much every time.

What, no one noticed the Marley & Griffin Moving truck? It's a classic!
1509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 08:28:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 09, 2011, 07:53:09 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 09, 2011, 05:55:55 PM

I have my Blindeye and Assassin. Now if I could just hit somebody I'd be dangerous...

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 09, 2011, 06:53:13 PM

I just went 20-6 on non-Hardcore TDM. Sheesh.

Wah.   icon_wink


Actually I now have Blindeye Pro and Assassin Pro. But they really aren't all that much of a help that you might think.
1510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 06:53:13 PM
I just went 20-6 on non-Hardcore TDM. Sheesh.
1511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 05:55:55 PM
I have my Blindeye and Assassin. Now if I could just hit somebody I'd be dangerous...
1512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 03:56:17 PM
I played quite a bit last night and enjoyed it immensely. I guess I'm just lucky but I seem to not run into the vocal twits that some of you have had to endure. If nothing else, it's been rather quiet on voice chat.

I kept a list and counted sixteen unique maps on which I played. Compared to previous editions, my observation is that the maps are very alike. Of course the terrain and details do vary, but there are no big sniper maps that like huge field in World at War or tiny one building gunfests like "Vacant". Hell, there isn't even a "Nuketown" eek. And it seems most of the maps have a lot of vertical obstacles to prevent knocking down UAVs easily. However, I'm not complaining, I'm finding the maps big enough so you can do some stalking without being so big you can't find anyone.

I've decided for now to stick to one gun and unlock all the features for it to see what I do and don't like. My old favorite add-on, the Heart Beat sensor, is back (from MW2?) but I'm not finding it as useful in non-Hardcore as it used to be for me. Or maybe it's because we seem to have UAVs up all the time and the HB sensor is redundant.

I forgot to post earlier in this thread when we were talking about people using Ghost and Ghost Pro in BLOPS. Playing Hardcore I used the latter all the time, but I was constantly surprised at how many people didn't use Ghost in Hardcore. I think if I had to guess that maybe on average one or two of the six opponents would be running it.
1513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 06:20:35 AM
I was jumping between different weapons in load-outs, but it got kind of frustrating so I'm just sticking with one default assault rifle for now and playing with the other options like perks and kill streaks.
1514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 09, 2011, 03:49:49 AM
I'm sticking with one weapon for now just to get the feel of it.

I'm loving the game, the maps, the speed... I may not bother to go to hardcore nod. I also like the support versus assault killstreaks, since I like to be helping the whole team.
1515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 08, 2011, 11:06:52 PM
I entered my Elite code on the dashboard, now what am I supposed to do? I tried logging in through their console Elite app, but it just keeps hanging at the "logging in..." step. Do I just wait till later when the servers aren't being so hammered? Or is there some web page to go to instead?
1516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 08, 2011, 10:32:12 PM
Got mine, playing MP now. "Strongly recommend playing campaign first", huh? No way slywink slywink
1517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 08, 2011, 03:04:34 AM
If we had twenty minute long rounds, swapping loadouts would be really even more valuable.
1518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/06) on: November 08, 2011, 12:05:01 AM
MW3 and Skyrim. Of course next week I'll be away because it's our anniversary. Had I known 32 years ago that I'd be playing video games that would chose mid-November for their big releases I might have moved the date up a bit!
1519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 07, 2011, 11:58:05 PM
In Black Ops I have several loadouts, with one for Nuketown/Firing Range, one for Hanoi, and a couple of others for the rest. I normally carry a China Lake noob tube, but one loadout has the SAM in case the team is being hounded by aircraft. I use one slot for experimental loads. And one has the M60, when I'm tired and just want to lay down a lot of bullets icon_eek

In one way I'm afraid I'm just like Pete. I hate spending a token/bonus/whatever because I might be wasting it.
1520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3 on: November 07, 2011, 10:56:05 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 07, 2011, 10:42:36 PM

sorry for wall of text,

Don't be sorry. I think I'm going to do some cut and pasting and put all these good words into a document called "Hark Explains What The Hell All These Damn Things Mean".

Looks like I won't be going to a midnight release after all. I'm on some new meds for a foot problem and the doctor warned me of "irritability, dizziness and mood swings". Can't let my wife miss that slywink
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