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When I went back to BF3 I turned it off after 15 minutes. Kept thinking about how every aspect of PS2 is simply better in every respect.
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Makes sense. The bolt-action isn't a laser-shot, but a bullet shot, so you wouldn't have to worry about damage drop over long distance, right? That alone would go a long way tword making the Vanu snipers better. No bullet drop doesn't mean much when you can't hurt what you hit anyway.

Sorry for the delay. Correct, they have no bullet drop, and it hasn't seemed like they follow the same "distance makes it weaker" principal of the other VS weapons. Because I've 1 shot dropped people that I can barely even see with lucky head shots.
     
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dont know what AMD guys are complaining about....me getting healthy 60-70+ fps 95% of the time..........in populated areas 55fps and rarely dropped to 47s
and thats everything MAXXED out !
     
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dont know what AMD guys are complaining about....me getting healthy 60-70+ fps 95% of the time..........in populated areas 55fps and rarely dropped to 47s
and thats everything MAXXED out !

Yes, but, see, you have a well-clocked Hex core. Most of the people complaining have a Quad core. I'm not seeing many Thuban/BD/PD owners complaining.
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Balance does need work, but no game releases with everything perfect. Battlefield 3 is STILL making tweaks.

SEO is well aware of issues, and they have been VERY vocal with the community. They have consistently updated us, and have consistently updated the game. I've been with PS2 since Hardware testing. And the game has moved in a proper direction for a long time.

Beginners VS long term players is fine. Look, the base weapons work fine. Sure, some are a bit better then others with ROF, COF, and Accuracy. However they can all kill perfectly fine. The secret, which really is not a secret is aim. Don't hold down the trigger unless your right on someone, burst fire. I do about 7-10 round bursts. My Accuracy is almost 27% on my primary light assault weapon. It's all about how you control your weapon, not completely based on stats. If you aim at the head, and get the advantage you WILL win.
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Balance does need work, but no game releases with everything perfect. Battlefield 3 is STILL making tweaks.
SEO is well aware of issues, and they have been VERY vocal with the community. They have consistently updated us, and have consistently updated the game. I've been with PS2 since Hardware testing. And the game has moved in a proper direction for a long time.
Beginners VS long term players is fine. Look, the base weapons work fine. Sure, some are a bit better then others with ROF, COF, and Accuracy. However they can all kill perfectly fine. The secret, which really is not a secret is aim. Don't hold down the trigger unless your right on someone, burst fire. I do about 7-10 round bursts. My Accuracy is almost 27% on my primary light assault weapon. It's all about how you control your weapon, not completely based on stats. If you aim at the head, and get the advantage you WILL win.

Positioning and anticipating where you'll see or run into enemies are the biggest game changers, if you can become adept at it. Twitch reflexes and good aim are obviously very important, but great headphones can give you the jump on almost anyone and lean most of that reaction time in your favor. I don't know how many times I've heard someone spot me with that audible call and give his position away to me, and the same goes for footsteps or hearing the distinct gunfire noises. Obviously the gun fire is pretty loud and most people can hear it, but there are so many other subtleties that you just won't hear without some solid headgear.

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edit: I started the post by mentioning positioning and didn't even add what I meant to say about it. Basically just get to high ground whenever possible. This is key to getting the jump on many situations. Until they follow your tracers and firing noise, they'll be oblivious until it's too late most of the time. Even if you don't kill them with the full clip, they'll really be hurting if you decide to give chase.

I remember back in the day in other shooters where I would get kicked or banned for "obviously hacking" from tons of servers because someone spectating me would see me just staring at walls in people's general directions. I couldn't see through the wall, but I would just fix my screen in the direction of the last sound I heard and wait for any left/right or distance distinction. There were lots of doors in one of those games, and I would know precisely where they were through walls just by hearing the distance between each door opening and closing. Got permabaned on a server for that one. And I'm not talking about camping either. You can pause to do this on the fly. The only time I do anything remotely close to camping is if I'm taking an objective. I'm a run-and-gunner otherwise.

I know audio positioning sounds like a given, but my point is that there are some very subtle ones that you won't hear without some good cans. If you can get a solid DAC and amp combo, go for that as well. You'll be grateful you did.

I haven't played in a couple days, but here's a 6:1 KDR, 6-hour session from the last time I did. Of course I have a few cert upgrades at this point. The biggest ones I would say are the ammo belt and 1x acog for light assault, and then the IRNV for both pods and rail guns on the fighter. I spend pretty much equal time as each role.


Edited by Kaldari - 11/28/12 at 11:13pm
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This was the first time I had played the game since the Beta, and all I can say is WOW.

They seriously polished it up. It looks phenomenal, the game performance is awesome, even in high-traffic areas, and it is a riot to play.

I'm still trying to figure everything out; had someone knife me today and I don't even know how to do that... Haha I have a feeling that reading a Wiki about the game will help clear up the mechanics immensely as well.

Finals are coming up, after that, I'm going to be pouring some serious time into this game. Love it.
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Anyone run into any hackers/cheater/lag forcers? I've seen some lag jumping that seemed just too perfectly timed a couple times, hard to judge those, often just suspicious for nothing... But I've def seen a guy take some crazy damage. 3 vs 1 me as a MAX and 2 others going against a Light. He busts into the open and charges us. I think easy kill and start pumping him full of of bullets, and pop 3 grenades with 2 being confirmed hits and the other hitting the ground near feet. He apparently lives with zero damage and killed 2 of us and took off. I think the third guy with me was new or not good at games as he took off pretty quick, maybe to flank? I dunno... Same guy got me twice more after that so I had to log off for the night...

Nothing like cheaters/hackers to ruin a good 2 hour session frown.gif
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Anyone run into any hackers/cheater/lag forcers? I've seen some lag jumping that seemed just too perfectly timed a couple times, hard to judge those, often just suspicious for nothing... But I've def seen a guy take some crazy damage. 3 vs 1 me as a MAX and 2 others going against a Light. He busts into the open and charges us. I think easy kill and start pumping him full of of bullets, and pop 3 grenades with 2 being confirmed hits and the other hitting the ground near feet. He apparently lives with zero damage and killed 2 of us and took off. I think the third guy with me was new or not good at games as he took off pretty quick, maybe to flank? I dunno... Same guy got me twice more after that so I had to log off for the night...

Nothing like cheaters/hackers to ruin a good 2 hour session frown.gif

I've seen several people who "jump" around, making them impossible to hit. This is one of those times where, if your ping is too high, you shouldn't be allowed on...

PS2 is good about lag, but there's only so much you can do about it, ya know?
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I've also seen a handful of people who look like they're majorly lagging, and I also couldn't hit them. A stray bullet would hit them here and there, but I definitely couldn't take them down. Hell, I've seen some of them appear to almost start flying they're lagging so bad. I'm doubting it's a cheat, but I wouldn't doubt there's something out there for games that can duplicate the laggy movement somehow.
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