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Why not just get 5, go to #csgoscrim for scrims, and then you don't have to pay-to-play? thinking.gif
I got suckered in to ESEA for a month or two. Couldn't stand that I had to pay-to-play. Bothers the hell out of me.

Because scrims on IRC are a complete joke. You won't find anyone good on IRC scrimming, as elitist as that may sound, it's true. Unless you're in Europe, IRC can be helpful as they don't have ESEA...

EDIT: Most Europeans don't even use IRC to find scrims, mainly Open/Low level teams are still using IRC. IRC just became inefficient when ESEA became popular. Europe has a fairly equivalent version I believe, and now three's also ESEA for Europe.

People pay to play on ESEA to get better, learn the play styles of better players than them so they can counter these players. Also to play in currently the best League in North America.
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Are there actual 5v5 competitive servers? We looked last night and couldn't find anything but scoutzknivez, aim maps, or crappy 20v20 Office servers.

You're out of luck if you're only looking for 5vs5 pubs. Literally anything outside of ESEA is not going to throw you with any half decent players. Agreed though, match making needs to be fixed, if a player leaves, the game is pretty much done unless no one votes No....
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Why not just get 5, go to #csgoscrim for scrims, and then you don't have to pay-to-play? thinking.gif
I got suckered in to ESEA for a month or two. Couldn't stand that I had to pay-to-play. Bothers the hell out of me.

I don't do that because I don't have five and I don't feel like going out and looking for ringers. I used to hate using IRC to get scrims though. I was the designated guy on our COD4 team and it was a pain in the ass.

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Because scrims on IRC are a complete joke. You won't find anyone good on IRC scrimming, as elitist as that may sound, it's true. Unless you're in Europe, IRC can be helpful as they don't have ESEA...
You're out of luck if you're only looking for 5vs5 pubs. Literally anything outside of ESEA is not going to throw you with any half decent players. Agreed though, match making needs to be fixed, if a player leaves, the game is pretty much done unless no one votes No....

That really kind of blows. I play so much stuff that I hate paying money every month (granted its only $7, but still) for a game that I may play once every other weekend. I'll probably wind up going back down that road though as its the most convenient and the player base is much more skilled.
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I don't do that because I don't have five and I don't feel like going out and looking for ringers. I used to hate using IRC to get scrims though. I was the designated guy on our COD4 team and it was a pain in the ass.
That really kind of blows. I play so much stuff that I hate paying money every month (granted its only $7, but still) for a game that I may play once every other weekend. I'll probably wind up going back down that road though as its the most convenient and the player base is much more skilled.

Couldn't stand being on IRC either to be honest. I was pretty much forced to be on IRC to please sponsors back when GameSurge wasn't dead, and the competitive scene was still blooming.

Just looking at the stats page on GameSurge is halarious.

Top channel is #tf2.pug.na with 186 players. I remember back in the days when the top channels all had 1000+ people idling in each.
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Yeah, the last time I used IRC was when Black Ops released. My friends and I were desperately looking for a competitive FPS to scratch that itch. There were maybe 60-80 people tops ever in the #boscrim channel. IRC is dead in 2012.
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*snip*

Yeah IRC sucks but what also sucks is coughing up money to play. I'm not in it for any league play so it makes no sense for me to pay-to-play. That's my only beef - paying on some client.
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*snip*

Aye well whatever floats your boat. To ESEA you must go if you want something competitive/above average.

I'm lucky in the sense that I have several friends who still like to 'scrim' and so we do what we do when we do it.
    
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anyone else feel like move speed for strafe is a little fast?
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anyone else feel like move speed for strafe is a little fast?

Movespeed in general seems to be faster overall compared to previous games. I haven't actually checked though. I'll check a little later.
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Yea, I ask because when using a shotty it just feels off that people can so quickly strafe out of crosshair.
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I feel pretty good. Did an ESEA pug with one teammate against a CSS invite player and 2 of his friends (5on5 with ringers of course) and we lost 13-16. I was impressed we kept up that well.
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