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This game can be awesome if played with an organized team, but very frustrating if not. I had a blast yesterday, but aside this was left dissatisfied the other days. So the answer is to join a group.
My problem however is, that while my English is sufficient enough for forum posts, it is overloading for me to deal with the spoken one. Accent, sound quality, battle background noise and I don't get half of what is said. I'd be happy to be part of a team where I just support the team and move where others move. Where no orders are given to me, but I'm just an additional barrel in the field that nobody cares about. In fact I played mostly as a turret gunner, preferably a tank mounted one, and have been enjoying it the most so far.

To keep playing it the way I do now, in an unorganized public environment is mostly frustrating (chasing a tank to hop on) and a waste of precious time, but playing it in an organized team with tactics is fantastic and the only thing that makes sense, or else I should move on and play something else.

Do I have a chance to enjoy that game somehow? worriedsmiley.gif
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This game can be awesome if played with an organized team, but very frustrating if not. I had a blast yesterday, but aside this was left dissatisfied the other days. So the answer is to join a group.
My problem however is, that while my English is sufficient enough for forum posts, it is overloading for me to deal with the spoken one. Accent, sound quality, battle background noise and I don't get half of what is said. I'd be happy to be part of a team where I just support the team and move where others move. Where no orders are given to me, but I'm just an additional barrel in the field that nobody cares about. In fact I played mostly as a turret gunner, preferably a tank mounted one, and have been enjoying it the most so far.
To keep playing it the way I do now, in an unorganized public environment is mostly frustrating (chasing a tank to hop on) and a waste of precious time, but playing it in an organized team with tactics is fantastic and the only thing that makes sense, or else I should move on and play something else.
Do I have a chance to enjoy that game somehow? worriedsmiley.gif
there are plenty of ways you can communicate without mastering English first, most easily by trying to learn the most used tactical terms / compass directions. Basic understanding of what you are supposed to do is most important. I mainly play a Infiltrator.. and in my outfit, I usually run with Shadow Squad (which is primarily base prep, getting in smaller bases, killing the few enemies we run into, hacking terminals, capping to gain adjacency to larger bases.. or in larger bases sneaking and hacking turrets, and taking down generators in preparation for the infantry and armor squads to arrive and fully take the base over). There are some orders issued here and there, like retreat (we're not really capable of handling mass enemy units, as we don't have armor) or redeploy to warpgate, or even the location of an enemy unit. Other times, I will run with the Hammer Squad (which is infantry-based) while still an Infiltrator. During this, I know that they will be taking down enemy units and trying to cap the points.. and while they are doing that, I should 1) get the vehicle terminal hacked so someone can pull and deploy a sunderer 2) hack terminals so we can resupply 3) spot enemy units or formations moving in. Point is that is MOST of the game, and many play solo or with a small squad and no voice chat, and still are able to play and enjoy the game, voice chat is definitely a bonus and makes it easier, but definitely not required.
90% of things done is without orders, just knowing what needs done, and what your specific tasks are. Even if you had little to no understanding of what others were saying, you could run with an outfit as a medic, and just follow around healing n killing. If in an outfit, just letting them know from the beginning that your English isn't great will ease a lot of issues (them knowing WHY you are maybe the last one to hop back in the Sunderer, etc.)
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Double Experience Weekend = Giant Schlock-Fest....

I've gotten 500 certs doing nothing but running around and finding noob-orgies to grenade and shooting down amateur Vanu pilots with a rocket launcher. Since Last night.
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Yep, double xp + xp boost = thumb.gif

I hear there will be a new patch on Tuesday?
 
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Lol, I hate this game.

Had massive fun playing as the vanu hover tank manning the high power cannon (the sound when it goes off is orgasmic). Played with some guys, really nice, hit and run tactics. Killed lots of tanks and infantry. When they ducked down like an Alabama tick, sent the blasts through doors, really nice. Just awesome to play with competent drivers, who care about finding the right angle so I can put the cannon to good use and retreat when under heavy fire or go to refill ammo when I report being empty.
Also the cannon is excellent defense. In fact we had 90% damage inflicted by my cannon, while the driver had rather some close range kills or merely supported me.
Extremely satisfying was to gun enemy tanks down on the move! Like Mongol cavalry, they barely hit us, but we brought them down without stopping. Destroying three enemy tanks in a row (of course with little help from other players) was really awesome. If we had a squad of such hover tanks, we'd do some serious damage.
Driving with idiots who just drive in circles while four enemy tanks fire at them is really bad.

Worst was to not find a tank and run around like an idiot. Big frustration were the couple of guys who had the awesome cannon, but blocked access. Blew the f'ks up with rockets (YES TEAMKILL). F'k em!!

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I do regard the Magrider as my biggest competition in my Vanguard. A competent mag driver who stays at range and snipes me has a big advantage. However, up close I win everytime. Same goes for prowlers, and this is why I play the NC, Vanguards > everything else. When it comes down to utility items... a speed boost? really? The shield is so amazing! I wub my Vanny wubsmiley.gif
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501 certs but seriously what should I even spend them on??
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501 certs but seriously what should I even spend them on??

500 certs won't even get you a full suit upgrade tongue.gif
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Kinda wish I played a bit more during this double XP weekend.. I only got 200 certs =( Guess I'll use these certs to put into my shield for HA. Hope everyone else got what they wanted =D
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500 certs won't even get you a full suit upgrade tongue.gif

what should I spend them on? I play with a small group of friends 2-4 of us. And I like to play any of the classes but infiltrator is becoming my favorite. The bolt thrower is a fun one thumb.gif
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