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Dakar V
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Nov 11, 2008, 05:32 PM
 
Alright, and I'm awake for the time being? Shall we unite sek, bogues and I, and get murdered in some multi?
     
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Nov 11, 2008, 05:41 PM
 
Signing on now...
     
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Nov 11, 2008, 07:04 PM
 
I will be really surprised if GOW multi stays on top past the new year. It's amazing how rife with quitters it is compared to Halo and it's much easier quitting option.
     
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Nov 11, 2008, 07:18 PM
 
Yeah, quitting has been pretty rampant so far.

In other news Dakar can totally school me at this game.
     
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Nov 11, 2008, 07:39 PM
 
not true. We haven't played against each other.
(Though matchmaking is so bad I'm seriously considering having us play against bots next time...)
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 10:32 AM
 
Not that I condone quitting, but I can honestly say that the MP system is broken.

I feel like the tweak to the shotgun was needed. It adds a hint of strategy to using it effectively.

Yet, I have lost count of how many times someone is approaching me, I aim with the shot gun, unload, and they chainsaw me. For the most part, I am not seeing a way to stop the saw, and it is infuriating to say the least. You'll probably catch me on GOW1 MP tonight.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 10:41 AM
 
I just don't get the aiming/distance with the shotty. As for the saw, it seems to fire inconsistently or slowly when I'm trying to tie up a dude about to attack me.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 02:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
I'm so totally getting this game this week sometime.

I won't be as available as I used to be with Halo (too much real life crap going on right now), but it sounds like this game is pretty hot on the multi-player front so count me in (soon).
I'll take what I can get, baby.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 03:08 PM
 
Played some horde this morning before class online w/ 4 others (random people) on hardcore... at wave 15 it was getting crazy and we weren't half way to 50...
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 03:14 PM
 
I'm a Horde whore. Farthest I got was lvl 27, and that took almost 2 hours.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 03:17 PM
 
I think I failed somewhere around 25.

Usually you know the end is nigh when you start having trouble finishing rounds with all team members alive, but Sunday we were cruising and then got wiped suddenly at level 22. I think the problem was we were all out of position from chasing stragglers the previous round.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 03:25 PM
 
So a couple estimates I read for casual are 2 - 3 hours.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I think I failed somewhere around 25.

Usually you know the end is nigh when you start having trouble finishing rounds with all team members alive, but Sunday we were cruising and then got wiped suddenly at level 22. I think the problem was we were all out of position from chasing stragglers the previous round.
That's the odd thing, my team was steamrolling all the way until 27. Then we got completely overrun and the entire team died within a minute of each other.
     
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Nov 12, 2008, 07:43 PM
 
This game is awful. I just had a match of Guardian where after a while it'd start spawning you in the opposite camp -- regardless if people were still there or not.

In the final round this happened, and one enemy grabbed a meatshield -- and then became impossible to buzzsaw even though there were two of us and we were getting behind him. (He then killed about 4 of us in a row, as we continued to spawn in that spot for no good reason) Seriously, at the very least sawing a guy with a meatshield should tie me up sawing the meatshield.

Turrible, jus turrible.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 04:09 AM
 
Finally finished my first campaign play through on hardcore (anyone up for some insane co-op at some point?) and my final impressions are this...
1.Awesome
2.Epic
3.Double Awesome
4.Impressive
5.Final boss is a 'cool' story but...lame
6.After the credits = Gears 3.... hurry epic!

Also got to jump in with mid match of horde with sek, i think i jumped in (w/ my roommate on the same tv) at 35 or so and played up to 45 (maybe 44) but i had to leave due to plans with the girlfriend. But even without my mic (which i left at home in the burg) it was a great time, i really do love Horde, its such a simple idea but it works so well with gears.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
This game is awful. I just had a match of Guardian where after a while it'd start spawning you in the opposite camp -- regardless if people were still there or not.

In the final round this happened, and one enemy grabbed a meatshield -- and then became impossible to buzzsaw even though there were two of us and we were getting behind him. (He then killed about 4 of us in a row, as we continued to spawn in that spot for no good reason) Seriously, at the very least sawing a guy with a meatshield should tie me up sawing the meatshield.

Turrible, jus turrible.

Same thing happened to me this weekend. Can't tell you how much cursing I did. GOW1 Anyone?
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 10:10 AM
 
I didn't much care for 1, honestly.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 10:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
Also got to jump in with mid match of horde with sek, i think i jumped in (w/ my roommate on the same tv) at 35 or so and played up to 45 (maybe 44) but i had to leave due to plans with the girlfriend.
Wait, when was this? I was keeping an eye on the friends widget most of the night. And you were able to jump into the middle of a game? And you guys got up to level 45?

Who didn't submit their official report?!
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 12:47 PM
 
It was around 8:30pm PST when I saw that they were on level 39. Their status was "joinable" in my friends list but I kept getting the error message "Server already at capacity" when I tried to join session in progress.

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Nov 13, 2008, 12:51 PM
 
Of all the nights for me to go to bed at a decent time...

...well, assuming I could have joined in.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:06 PM
 
GOW2 match making is utterly broken
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
GOW2 match making is utterly broken
Yeah, I have a hard time believing the population pool is so small it's causing these long waits.

Not to mention it's matched me up with four people, then dumped the search for no reason, or match us up against a group who all outrank us...
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
why doesnt bungie give something back and make their match making stuff free to other developers?
Its utterly inexcusable.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
If it's so good, MS should buy it and license it to 3rd party developers.

I sure as hell wouldn't give it away if I were bungie.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:18 PM
 
To be fair, I like the "what's up?" button (lame name), but it should toggle, just like the regular dashboard button does.

I have a feeling we're going to see more "what's up?" buttons in the future, considering the new Dashboard coming next week (finally).
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Wait, when was this? I was keeping an eye on the friends widget most of the night. And you were able to jump into the middle of a game? And you guys got up to level 45?

Who didn't submit their official report?!
it was around 11:30pm EST like stogie said, yea i finished the campaign and clicked "whats up" and it said joinable so i joined (w/ my roommate) and we played with 5 people (i assume thats why no one could join) till about level 45 then i had to go but they might of kept going.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:31 PM
 
The ****er has the 50 achievement.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
The ****er has the 50 achievement.
**** i want that!, a team of 5 must assemble to get this done...
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:46 PM
 
that map we were playing it on was PERFECT for horde, i'm unsure of what the name is, hopefully mr fatty will chime in and let me know.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:50 PM
 
If I remember what I saw on my widget earlier it began with an S.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
**** i want that!, a team of 5 must assemble to get this done...
No ****. Let's get this done.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:56 PM
 
I believe is was call "Security" or something like that.

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Nov 13, 2008, 01:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
No ****. Let's get this done.
Tonight! 5 player horde. Who's in?

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Nov 13, 2008, 01:58 PM
 
Oh yes. Interesting map. I suspect the laser field will be disabled, however.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Tonight! 5 player horde. Who's in?
Yeah, how early? I really don't want be up much past 11.30.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I believe is was call "Security" or something like that.
Thats it! i just looked up a video on youtube.
Its awesome because there is a center area that is surrounded by "security" lasers that prevent enemies from walking into close range but they do turn off eventually and sometimes you must manually turn them off to save teammates that wonder around. Best map i've played horde on yet.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
You're kidding me, the lasers stay active?

Oh man, that makes things way easier.

Another interesting tip I just picked up: Don't kill the last enemy, let them bleed out. WHile they're dying, run around grabbing ammo.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, how early? I really don't want be up much past 11.30.
That's 11:30 PST right?

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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, how early? I really don't want be up much past 11.30.
unfortunately i'm not in for tonight, pens play at 7:30p and i'm already committed to going to the bar. s**** i really want to horde it up.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
You're kidding me, the lasers stay active?

Oh man, that makes things way easier.

Another interesting tip I just picked up: Don't kill the last enemy, let them bleed out. WHile they're dying, run around grabbing ammo.
Well they stay up for long periods of time but eventually they go out for about a minute, when they are up though you can disable them to get ammo, find enemies, and revive your teammates.
     
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I'm not available again until Sunday.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I'm not available again until Sunday.
i'm available sunday early on till about 4pm EST.
also available friday night and saturday till about 3pm and possibly after 11pm EST (depends when i get out of work)
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 02:45 PM
 
I want in tonight.
     
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You two unlock this achievement without me, and you will die.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
You two unlock this achievement without me, and you will die.
well since i am not available tonight, if you two/three unlock it without me, you will die.
Anyone available for mid day saturday/sunday times? we need 5 if all possible
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 02:49 PM
 
I'll be playing this weekend, if I can ever tear myself away from Fallout 3. I like Gears 2 a lot, but it's story is so cliche'd that I find myself playing Fallout more.

But yeah, Saturday Horde action would be great.

All glory to the hypnotoad.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 02:52 PM
 
I'm a maybe for a mid-Saturday meet-up, since I may be wrecked from Friday night. I'll also need to be out by 5.30 pm at the latest. A Sunday meet-up is better.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I'm a maybe for a mid-Saturday meet-up, since i may bet wrecked Friday. I'll also need to be out by 5.30 pm at the latest. A Sunday meet-up is better.
well lets see how many people we can get for both days,
ROLL CALL for Horde

Friday Night 9/10pm EST
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Saturday mid day
klb5090
Dakar V (maybe)
Jokell82

Sunday mid day
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I'm down for tonight, any time tomorrow, and any time sunday. Sat is the wife's bday, damnit lol.
     
 
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