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#3931 Ryuukishi

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

FYI for achievement hunters, Kill Locust Like a Boss apparently doesn't pop unless you personally survive the wave, as one unfortunate in our group found out. :cold:

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#3932 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:23 AM

Even with the news of free maps, I'm still tempted to buy the season pass. Does that make me stupid?


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#3933 LinkinPrime

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:29 AM

Clocktower? Sweet. Bullet Marsh? Eck.

Even with the news of free maps, I'm still tempted to buy the season pass. Does that make me stupid?


Well, there's still the Campain DLC and the other 2 yet to be announced DLC packs. Also if you enjoy playing Horde with friends, by all means go for it.

#3934 The 7th Number

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:00 AM

If they are giving those maps for free, and they are finished, then put them out already so i can play MP on them! I dont get why you would want to hold them back. I dont think anyone is running out and buying them so they can use them in private games!

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#3935 TheBigAndy

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:26 AM

You all are really making me want the season pass. Time to go make more youtube videos to make more money...

#3936 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:30 AM

Annnnd another slap in the face, I'd much rather have preferred keeping my $30 if I knew maps would be coming out to the masses for free.

Did end up beating waves 1-50 of horde today with a group of 3 randoms (4 total), took about 3-4 hours if not more, it was ridiculous to say the least.

Kind of disappointed to find out the characters/skins don't have to be unlocked with this first dlc, I figured this was the way it was gonna be, but was hoping they'd be things you have to get certain metals to unlock or whatever, makes them mean more and make it so everyone doesn't already have the same characters, but whatever. Pretty good first piece of dlc, the new maps are good for horde I like the variety. Just stupid they will be free for versus / mp to anyone, feels like a bit of a waste of money. But oh well

#3937 The 7th Number

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:50 AM

I like the new Alpha playlist, no SOS or retro unless its a pickup. The problem i ran into today, is that most of the time it feels like enemy bullets do twice as much damage than mine do. Maybe im just playing better players, who do active reload, but it doesnt seem like they do. They just point and shoot and bam im downed. Its pretty crazy. I even remember putting a whole retro clip in someone who was running and it didnt even down him. Wonder if this playlist has different ammo damage than the regular playlists.

Yeah its kind of a low blow from epic to say, hey buy our season pass, then give out half the DLC for free, well the most important parts for free. I would have bought the DLC campaign featuring RAAM. Probably would have bought the horde DLC too, but it seems like they are really going after your dollars these days, and using cheap tactics to get it. That or they are so disorganized, that they cant decide on shit until its almost too late.

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#3938 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

To my surprise the Alpha Playlist is now the only reason I haven't completely abandoned this game. Color me impressed. Well... at least for now because more often than not I was actually connected to a damn server every other game! Except one P2P where my team got lag switched, but eh... Gears is Gears. Very refreshing to see scrubs leave immediately in frustration and watch people completely ignore/rarely use the Sawed-off as a pick up even IF they are defending a ring spawn that's directly on it in KOTH. Think God the vets and people who want to get better are actually playing this shit.

Now that I've got a taste of the Gears I always wanted I can't imagine stomaching the regular game a second longer. Still I hope they bump it up to 5v5, return the Hammerburst back to loadout and exile the SOS and Retro from the playlist forever. Realistically neither gun belongs there especially when their main purpose for most players is harassment and hogging slots better suited to pistols. Plus the TDM numbers were no worse for wear so GTFOPLZKTHX.

I hope Epic continues to show appreciation for what their fans really want and not take what Gears MP became over the years personally. This is definitely a step in the right direction. Too bad they shorted you guys on the maps otherwise I might have been tempted to buy the RAAM DLC.

 

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#3939 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:46 AM

Yeah its kind of a low blow from epic to say, hey buy our season pass, then give out half the DLC for free, well the most important parts for free. I would have bought the DLC campaign featuring RAAM. Probably would have bought the horde DLC too, but it seems like they are really going after your dollars these days, and using cheap tactics to get it. That or they are so disorganized, that they cant decide on shit until its almost too late.



I'm thinking they just are disorganized / don't know what the hell they're doing. I don't think they are intentionally screwing us (I hope not), but if you remember, they were all over the place with the veteran gear achievement unlocks and every other unlock thing before the game came out, they seemed to change things every other day. so who knows. hopefully they pack the rest of the 3 dlc's with more content to make up for this, otherwise i'll be buying epic games used or wait a few months for the prices to drop. cus i dropped $90 on this and so far they've disappointed me.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:01 PM

thanks to the ppls that partied up for DLC achievements and insane beast mode last night. was a lot fun and a great change from 12 y/o yelling into the mic...even though we did have one episode of someone's mic getting a ton of ear shattering white noise.

#3941 DOMINATOR912

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:05 PM

I miss Booooom Snipes :( I actually did good in that.

#3942 paz9x

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:53 PM

ill be on this morning for the dlc achievements and possibly insane beast. fr me or message me here, maybe we can get enough people together.
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#3943 100xp

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:53 PM

hopefully every DLC will at least include skins, gun skins, some not to be released for free DLC later to the public content, and maps that will most likely be released for free to the public later.

#3944 The Ebbtide

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:34 PM

Rod already stated that not all DLC will include skins, but that the next one will include more skins.

Bullet Marsh was a free (fancy that) DLC map for Gears of War. It stood out as a map that had a dark setting and a rain storm occurring, which made it hard to see in for combat. It also had a interactive setting, where you could shoot a power generator in the middle of the map which would temporaily shut down the power to certain lights on the map (specifically those above power weapons), causing Kryll to attack any enemy in the dark.

It was asked on the Gears Forum months ago which maps people were interested in seeing return, and this map brought a lot of discussion since it was a map that came late and was under-appreciated, yet had one of the more interesting settings, especially with the lights and Kryll. Because of the setting changes made to Gridlock and Blooddrive, I wonder if it'll still take place at night in a storm.

Hopefully they bring more maps back, and for free.

Also, it's already been addressed by Rod in his stream, but if you enter a DLC map during Ranked or Quick Play Versus matches, this isn't technically an error. It's just a thing that can occur in map rotation, but it also means that you are definitivly not on a dedicated server, as the map is being generated by the host of that match.

#3945 CaseyRyback

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:41 PM

Bullet marsh wasn't free and it wasn't under appreciated. It was a terible map with a ton of drawn out stalemates. No one ever fought in the swamp and the map was the least popular of any of the dlc maps. It's absolutely fucking terrible. I would rather have that piece of shit garden over bullet marsh.

#3946 Spybreak9

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 06:19 PM

I was surprised that I could jump into my friend's horde match with the new maps even though I didn't pick up the DLC. Hearing about the free maps Nov 24th has also made me contemplate more about picking up the season's pass.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

so if you can jump into your friends horde match and you dont have the DLC, i take it you can't fire silverback rockets either? otherwise, you could just always play w/buddies that have the season pass and get by without a hitch.

#3948 woodcan

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

I'm still down for some Horde. Too bad by the time I got online last night the group was full so rather than play by myself I just played some BF3.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:41 PM

the CAG group last night was on rotation...ppl we're rotating in and out to unlock the achievements, and we even managed to get in some insane beast mode.

#3950 Gamer SDP

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

oh "new" maps for everyone soon? good thin I decided not to get the Season Pass (will probably buy/trade for it when it's less than $20)

#3951 The 7th Number

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:06 PM

Yeah i didnt say anything last night, but thanks to everyone who helped me get the achievements last night.

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#3952 The 7th Number

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:43 PM

Why does Alpha playlist continue to feel like enemies bullets do twice as much damage as mine! I love getting downed after im around the corner, and today i tried to mantle kick someone and my character just stood up in place, 1 second later im getting mantle kicked. This game can be so frustrating because it feels like im losing because of the game, and not my skills. 3 Gnasher shots, one of which was a 2 foot headshot, and he runs off. Yet i can be downed by a lancers in 1 second. Or downed by a gnasher in 1-2 shots depending if they are 5 or 15 feet away.

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#3953 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:17 AM

I think they tweaked the gnasher or something, I used to do good with it 80 percent of the time I'd win a gnasher/gnasher fight, now point blank shots aren't registering for me, but I can get downed by someone's gnasher from 10 feet away, blah..


does anyone know what specifically I have to do to unlock the command centers in horde? or whatever they are... I hate how it doesn't actually tell how to unlock certain things... I'm guessing buying command posts has something to do with it, but I have no clue. also wondering how to unlock rockets on the silverback, no clue about that either

#3954 kklems

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

I think they tweaked the gnasher or something, I used to do good with it 80 percent of the time I'd win a gnasher/gnasher fight, now point blank shots aren't registering for me, but I can get downed by someone's gnasher from 10 feet away, blah..


does anyone know what specifically I have to do to unlock the command centers in horde? or whatever they are... I hate how it doesn't actually tell how to unlock certain things... I'm guessing buying command posts has something to do with it, but I have no clue. also wondering how to unlock rockets on the silverback, no clue about that either


Upgrading turrets by 360,000 in horde mode. For silverback I bet it will be one of the levels but I am not sure

#3955 Ryuukishi

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:45 AM

It's level 3 for Silverback.

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#3956 Tom Im Not

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:07 AM

I'm hopping on right now if anyone wants to go for DLC achievements. Send me a message or FR.

#3957 The 7th Number

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:43 AM

I think they tweaked the gnasher or something, I used to do good with it 80 percent of the time I'd win a gnasher/gnasher fight, now point blank shots aren't registering for me, but I can get downed by someone's gnasher from 10 feet away, blah..


i second this, was just playing alpha and during a TDM i had at least 5 point blank body shots not kill them when it should have. I really love the fact that they made this playlist, but i have a hard time trying to even go positive. Its just frustrating when you lose a battle because of lag or whatever reason other than your skill.

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#3958 PhiLeingFunkie

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:49 AM

I played 2 matches of alpha last night. I was downed consistently by 2 gnasher shots from a considerable distance. I went back to regular warzone and took out my frustration there :). All is normal outside of alpha.

#3959 Marvelous Mark

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:53 AM

Command centers are made available to purchase AFTER buying certain flags. For example, only flags 2 & 4 allow commander centers.

#3960 paz9x

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

I'm hopping on right now if anyone wants to go for DLC achievements. Send me a message or FR.


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