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this. all the tr, pre-update, would kick our butts in northern indar's wide open space with their mozzy and prowler spam.. until we got to the bio lab. we could utterly demolish them there, only to hear cries of 'scat max op, nerf hacksaws, etc'. our 1 gun they have the 'right' to complain about has an effective range of like 20 meters lol. stand across the room and we can't really shoot back.

I love hugging MAX's though! It's NOT FAIR! l:thumb:ol
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this. all the tr, pre-update, would kick our butts in northern indar's wide open space with their mozzy and prowler spam.. until we got to the bio lab. we could utterly demolish them there, only to hear cries of 'scat max op, nerf hacksaws, etc'. our 1 gun they have the 'right' to complain about has an effective range of like 20 meters lol. stand across the room and we can't really shoot back.

I love hugging MAX's though! It's NOT FAIR! thumb.gif
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Maxes turn slow. If you get close enough and no1 else is around, you can shoot/knife them to death without them catching you. I also find Infiltrator at close range, if you start flashing your cloak on and off while moving erratically can really mess with some peoples aim. Reminds me of the old days playing Cosmic Rift in a Null blinking. RIP Blinky!!!

As for updates. Considering this game feels so similar to how Infantry was set up, for classes and weapons and such, obviously not gameplay/looks as it was top down. Many of the classes are the same and such. A huge pool of weapons to draw inspiration from. And I'd love to see it expand to space combat with small stations or something to cap. Similar to SW Battlefront. That would put the emphasis mostly on aircraft... well spacecraft. Would be interesting.

I'd also like to see some areas where aircraft can't really get into the airspace. I know Bio labs and such, but a much bigger area.

Thats just what I want though. PS has a lot of room to grow, and it can go in many different directions. Hope SOE see's the potential here and doesn't mess this up.
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Smaller changes would not overwhelm QA teams. They could focus their testing, instead of having to test a very wide range of new changes. You tweak weapon stats, you know that it won't break tanks, so you can test the weapons. Of course you still give most game functions the once over, but you'd be able to focus more. I've tested like this for many games. However many companies don't use players to test patches anymore.

Sorry, but maybe you've not been having to deal with these issues. But I've been testing/playing since initial hardware testing phase for PS2. And besides the Nov beta optimization the game has never felt "good" Nov was great, dec reduced performance and since then everything has gotten worse. I had about 100 FPS with minor dips into the 70's during then. Now I cannot hold 60 FPS during minor exchanges. Game has just gotten worse and worse. Hopefully the hotfix resolves this. But I've not had a chance to play since the update.

I've done my share of closed beta, even a couple alpha on things. Yes, it takes longer to test larger amounts of things. But, TBH, when I tested smaller patches that I had like a week timeframe.... was no different than when I've had 4 or 5 months to test an entire game. And as far as PS2 patches go, its going to be perfectly incremental, large or small. They'll get the same amount of time either way.

I know you want to believe I'm wrong and that you have the answer, considering you're having so many problems. I can't blame you.... But then again, my sympathy is limited, I'm happy to see the game running at all now for me, considering it didn't before. A constant 30 FPS would be huge.
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I always run right up on MAX's and give them a big wet sloppy kiss. As a heavy with a minigun, it works if I can keep the majority of my shots in their face so they can't see which direction I'm strafing. I know there have to be at least 20 people out there who've raged because they went one on one with me literally immediately after walking out of the spawn room and lost by a mile.

Miniguns, man..... 200 round magazines should be mandatory for all TR armaments.
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I'm ready to take the plunge and deck out a vanguard, whats should I get step by step?

I have 1400certs and 5k SC but I'm trying not to spend SC right now. I have an HE lightning so I'm looking for more of a tank v tank situation for primary.

edit i play nc


Edit: NVM I keep forgetting I need to roll engie and mine is stock...
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I'm ready to take the plunge and deck out a vanguard, whats should I get step by step?

I have 1400certs and 5k SC but I'm trying not to spend SC right now. I have an HE lightning so I'm looking for more of a tank v tank situation for primary.

edit i play nc

Hmmm. I love my Vangaurd, it was the first thing I took to in the game. I would say go with the speed chasis and sheild off the bat. I personally use HEAT rounds, but you could use whatever you feel like with this same settup. The fully upgraded speed chasis really helps, especially on rough ground and hills, you'll definitely feel the difference. Its a huge help if you get pitted against Magriders in hilly areas. The sheild is a no brainer, and supreme in tank vs. tank combat, particularly if you are charging a depoyed prowler, or need to make a run from a Liberator raining fire on you.
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Hmmm. I love my Vangaurd, it was the first thing I took to in the game. I would say go with the speed chasis and sheild off the bat. I personally use HEAT rounds, but you could use whatever you feel like with this same settup. The fully upgraded speed chasis really helps, especially on rough ground and hills, you'll definitely feel the difference. Its a huge help if you get pitted against Magriders in hilly areas. The sheild is a no brainer, and supreme in tank vs. tank combat, particularly if you are charging a depoyed prowler, or need to make a run from a Liberator raining fire on you.

Thanks, I'll have to put some certs into my Engie before I go into my vanguard.

Edit: which secondary gun should I get the Halberd or Enforcer? Also what should I get for my defensive slot?
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Thanks, I'll have to put some certs into my Engie before I go into my vanguard.

Edit: which secondary gun should I get the Halberd or Enforcer? Also what should I get for my defensive slot?

Well I should have mentioned that I strayed from the Van for a while, but am back to certing it... So I have the stock secondary, with stage 1 ammo and sights. As for defensive, I don't remember... when I get home tonight I'll let ya know my set up.
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It doesn't take much certing into an engi to use the class for tanks. Grab one rank of flak armor and 2 or 3 on the repair gun and that's pretty much it for starting. If you want more later grab it, but since you're going to be sitting in a tank the majority of the time, the only thing you need to worry about is repairing it, and possibly getting shot by other vehicles while doing so.
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