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Nov 16, 2008, 05:36 PM
 
I guess I'll post in here while I wait another 5 minutes for Matchmaking not to give me a game.

Yeah, those no man left behind missions ****ed me a few times. stogie said some enemies actually ran after me. ****ed up.
     
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Nov 16, 2008, 06:34 PM
 
How long did it take you guys to get that far?
     
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Nov 16, 2008, 06:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc View Post
How long did it take you guys to get that far?
We started on wave 17 (not the first wave) on casual difficulty on (IMO) the easiest map for horde (security) and completed it at wave 50. Took us about 3hrs. give it take, i didn't check the exact start/end time.
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 06:28 AM
 
I'm wasting valuable minutes of my life waiting for the bloody matchmaking to work !! Why is it so slow? I want to play this game on-line more but (and yes I timed it) waiting 15 mins for a game when you've only got a 2 hour gow2fest is really p*ssing me off.
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 09:21 AM
 
Well stogie and I had a legendary run yesterday. The first 3 or 4 games, the opposing team were short 1 to 2 people. Then we played 1 or 2 games even, then we played down 1, and then we finished up with another 1 or 2 games. And we didn't lose a single one. At the end stogie (inexplicably) got a promotion, and has his second bar.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
I'm wasting valuable minutes of my life waiting for the bloody matchmaking to work !! Why is it so slow? I want to play this game on-line more but (and yes I timed it) waiting 15 mins for a game when you've only got a 2 hour gow2fest is really p*ssing me off.
Restart the search after 2 minutes.
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 01:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Well stogie and I had a legendary run yesterday. The first 3 or 4 games, the opposing team were short 1 to 2 people. Then we played 1 or 2 games even, then we played down 1, and then we finished up with another 1 or 2 games. And we didn't lose a single one. At the end stogie (inexplicably) got a promotion, and has his second bar.
And I passed 1800 kills during that run. Those last two matches were really close. I can't believe we pulled out a win against the French dudes. That match was insane.

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Nov 17, 2008, 04:18 PM
 
please...fix...matchmaking...

i tried to get a 'quick' game in before work only to spend 10 minutes matchmaking...
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 04:20 PM
 
So, who is going to do co-op with me? I need achievements and to do it at a higher difficulty.

Edit: And try to find more collectibles (Found 21 on my own)
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 04:31 PM
 
I'll co-op with you on the more difficult levels. And by difficult levels, do you mean Hardcore or Insane?

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Nov 17, 2008, 04:32 PM
 
I think you learned from Gears 1 that my abilities will sometimes hit the wall hard. (Though I wouldn't mind revisiting that again)

To answer your question, Hardcore.
We can go at it at different difficulties, though, which is nice.

(Part of me wonders, would it be easier to get through the game on Insane if one person played on casual and took point? AFter all, you'd only really need to beat the game on Insane whenever your paths split up)
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 05:07 PM
 
Interesting... this might be my best chance at beating the game on Insane. We should try out the insane/hardcore combo on the first level. If Insane is too difficult, I will change my setting back to hardcore.

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Nov 17, 2008, 05:12 PM
 
I'm not sure that's completely wise. It did take till Act 4 before I died, but I suspect I will need all the help I can get at Hardcore. You'd essentially be on your own.
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 05:21 PM
 
Good point.

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Nov 17, 2008, 11:22 PM
 
Bah! Missed you by 2 minutes Dakar.

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Nov 17, 2008, 11:57 PM
 
Epic Addresses GoW2 Matchmaking Issues

hopefully something comes of this...
     
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Nov 19, 2008, 11:39 AM
 
The ****ing shotgun should come with an instruction manual, if not a training level solely dedicated to learning how to use it.

And matchmaking still sucks.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 11:06 AM
 
One post in 4 days, and by the resident Gaming Lounge post whore.

What idiot thought this thread might rival GTA IVs?

Edit: Slightly on-topic, but can we all agree that everyone was underwhelmed by the multiplayer. And somehow I doubt it can only be blamed on matchmaking issues.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 12:29 PM
 
its just too imbalanced.
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 12:31 PM
 
You mean the weapons?
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 02:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
What idiot thought this thread might rival GTA IVs?
You're just mad because I now have more GoW2 achievements than you ... and Sek.

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Nov 21, 2008, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
You're just mad because I now have more GoW2 achievements than you ... and Sek.
Actually, I have two more achievements than you. Unless you were talking achievement points.

(So when are we doing co-op? Tonight? Tomorrow Night? When I stop being a prick and hell freezes over?)
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
You're just mad because I now have more GoW2 achievements than you ... and Sek.
but not me.....


anyone down for some late night saturday gaming Gears or otherwise?
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Actually, I have two more achievements than you. Unless you were talking achievement points.

(So when are we doing co-op? Tonight? Tomorrow Night? When I stop being a prick and hell freezes over?)
this reminds me, sek i am home for an entire week from psu and that means i'll have ample time to work on our co-op insane campaign, we should see if we can meet up to work on that.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 03:01 PM
 
We should also do some multi. You know, if matchmaking is working.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 03:08 PM
 
I'm off work all next week. Dakar, we can start co-op on the higher difficulty tonight.

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Nov 21, 2008, 03:16 PM
 
Ok. To be fair there's a chance some peeps are coming from out of town that I might have to go meet at the bar, but considering you're 3 hours behind me, this shouldn't be too big of an issue.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
this reminds me, sek i am home for an entire week from psu and that means i'll have ample time to work on our co-op insane campaign, we should see if we can meet up to work on that.
Next week? I'm down.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 04:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Next week? I'm down.
yea i'm actually leaving tonight and i'll be home till friday (i have to come back to work black friday early) so i'll have a lot of free time. Let me know when you want to try and co-op it up.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 07:03 PM
 
I want to schedule a time to play horde mode on normal setting... from level 1 all the way to 50. Should take about 3 hours. Anyone down this weekend? Preferably with a party of 5.

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Nov 21, 2008, 07:04 PM
 
Just had what must have been a 40 minute game of Warzone. The opposing team went up 4-0, then we won two straight, the three stalemates in a row, and then we won three straight to beat them, 5-4.

Who was the worst player? You bet your sweet ass it was me.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 11:58 PM
 
stogie, I'll be on between 12 and 1am (EST)
     
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Nov 22, 2008, 07:56 PM
 
Dammit, Cros, get back on
     
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Nov 22, 2008, 10:03 PM
 
Haha sorry about that, I had to run some errands. I should be back on around 6:15pm pacific time.

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no biggie, just bein' an ass
     
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Nov 23, 2008, 04:49 PM
 
I played some GOW1 multiplayer last night, and I was reminded of why I loved that game so much. Got in a game right away (surprisingly, still a lot of GOW1 players).

I guess my biggest complaints about GOW2 multiplayer is the matchmaking, followed by the change in the shotgun, and lastly the nigh unstoppable chainsaw. I did have a blast in the campaign, though

BTW "hardcore" isn't too bad. I did die a few times, but I beat it mostly by myself. If you co-op with competent players, it should be much easier.
     
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Nov 24, 2008, 11:13 AM
 
Well, big weekend for matchmaking on the NN. Concluded, I might add with a hilarious run with Ort where a dude chewed me out for being "the worst kind of player".

In other news, what has two bars, two thumbs, and too much free time? > This guy <


Originally Posted by jonasmac View Post
followed by the change in the shotgun,
Would you mind clarifying?

I wouldn't mind pointers either. I'm guessing my biggest mistake is aiming for the body. I caught a guy full in the body yesterday with the shotty, and my reward was being blown to bits by him a moment later. Should you always aim high with the shotgun (Try to blow their head off)?
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Well, big weekend for matchmaking on the NN. Concluded, I might add with a hilarious run with Ort where a dude chewed me out for being "the worst kind of player".

In other news, what has two bars, two thumbs, and too much free time? > This guy <


Would you mind clarifying?

I wouldn't mind pointers either. I'm guessing my biggest mistake is aiming for the body. I caught a guy full in the body yesterday with the shotty, and my reward was being blown to bits by him a moment later. Should you always aim high with the shotgun (Try to blow their head off)?
The power of the shotty in 2 is MUCH lower than the 1st one. It's also very dangerous to stay zoomed in with it while moving in for the kill, as you'll get chainsawed before you get close enough to do damage.

The new technique is to "dance" around, firing more from the hip.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
The power of the shotty in 2 is MUCH lower than the 1st one.
Oh, okay.
Funny, I've been commenting that if you're surgical with the shotty, you can still run the game.

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The new technique is to "dance" around, firing more from the hip.
That is what I do, the problem is I can't figure how I'm supposed to be aiming. Fire when they're directly in front of my character? When they're directly to the right? Somewhere inbetween? My results have been so inconsistent its hard to tell.
     
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Went back to GOW1. smh @ gears 2 multi.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
In other news, what has two bars, two thumbs, and too much free time? > This guy <
LOL! You finally got that second bar?

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Originally Posted by Geofries View Post
Went back to GOW1. smh @ gears 2 multi.
smh?

Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
LOL! You finally got that second bar?
Yeah. I still think it's total points.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
smh?
Shake my hips?

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Nov 24, 2008, 04:20 PM
 
Are we going to do any co-op today?

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Shakes my head =)
     
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I've got to say, I never liked the host system for Gears 1.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Are we going to do any co-op today?
I think that depends on when I regain consciousness after work.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I've got to say, I never liked the host system for Gears 1.

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I must say that is probably the only notable gripe I have with the GoW1 system. But at least in my experience it was such an extremely rare thing that it never got to the point of bothering me.
     
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I also think the ranked games with less than full lobbies are lame.
     
 
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