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I just got a PS3 in December, and I recall KZ2 had awesome multiplayer when I played it back in the day.

So I thought what the heck, I'll get KZ3.


Whats up with the activity though? It seems that at night I'll be lucky to find a 5v5 match...


Is the KZ3 community done?


Or do I need to purchase the expansion pack?
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It's been a while since KZ3 was released. I think most players are on other FPS atm.

KZ3 is an amazing game, also online, but it had one huge problem; the spawnpoints combined with the mapdesign. Making it very easy to get spawncamped. There is always some kind of corridor. Not enough different routes and if the enemy takes the midmap spawnpoints you're a goner.

I played it for a while but also moved on. Don't know the current activity.

BTW the mappacks are overpriced.
 
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I only recently began to play the game and the matchmaking system seems to be somewhat broken, sometimes I get almost instantly into a full game and sometimes it takes me a good 10 minutes to find one. Setting your map preference to "Any" will help a lot, and try Warzone preferably, not only is it a far better mode than Guerilla Warfare but even when a room seems nearly empty you just have to wait a while and it will steadily fill itself.
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That's a huge problem with games these days.. since so many games come out the communities die quick. I remember when games used to last for years because there wasn't many alternatives. I was happy to find out MAG was still pretty active even after a year long hiatus.
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I agree. But then again. If KZ3 had a better MP I would still be playing it. It's a bit broken so people move on to games that aren't broken.
 
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Lol KZ3's online is dead? That's funny I loaded up KZ2 the other day and was only able to find 1-2 active servers so I was contemplating getting KZ3. Thanks for the heads up, now I won't.
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Lol KZ3's online is dead? That's funny I loaded up KZ2 the other day and was only able to find 1-2 active servers so I was contemplating getting KZ3. Thanks for the heads up, now I won't.

It's not dead, there's still more than enough people playing, it's just the matchmaking system that sometimes put you in an almost empty game. Once you find a good Warzone game it will be full or next to full and will stay that way for a long time. The big problem I have with the multiplayer is that the framerate is really low, even when you're alone and nothing's happening it feels like sub 25fps and can get even lower when there's a lot of action on the screen.
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The big problem I have with the multiplayer is that the framerate is really low, even when you're alone and nothing's happening it feels like sub 25fps and can get even lower when there's a lot of action on the screen.

That's the devs fault then. I never noticed a lot of fps drop in KZ2 and the game still looked really good. As developers they should have a good grasp on the limitations of the PS3 and design the game accordingly. Sacrificing performance for graphics is great for marketing, but bad for consumers.
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I never noticed this. I only had issues with the mapdesigns and spawnpoints. They made the game extremely hard when spwning on one side of the map. Call it an unfair advantage that could result in spawncamping quite easily.
 
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