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#5371 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:51 AM

You both should consider yourselves lucky. I haven't been able to play at all soon after I received my Victory Pack along with plenty of others. Who knows how long it is going to take to fix this mess. Thankfully I have plenty of seasons of 24 left to watch and I might be able to swing a copy of The Witcher 2 later this week.

God I hope I can find a new pick up and play title to take over later this year.

 

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#5372 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:05 AM

Actually, it's funny you should mention that. On the BSN, those who received their Victory Packs early, said that they weren't able to access MP.

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#5373 Freemason

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:43 AM

yikes, sory you guys are having issues, i have been losing connection from games a TON lately with no problems on my end I know of. I got kicked twice from lobbies after a game with my Krogan Sentinel and a nice mesage that said "hackin piece of shit go play MW3"

I Love me some Mass Effect, and i like to own faces as much as thr next guy, but man XBL always ends up ruining things for me. I may go back to some SP for a while and would also like to pick up Witcher 2, and i got the Assassins Creed series coming so i can finally get a full playthrough of the series done.

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#5374 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:04 AM

The connection problems are more probably the fault of EA Servers, especially for ME3.

I hardly ever get connection issues for other games when I play MP. ME3 is the only game it's been consistent in so far.
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#5375 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:06 AM

You both should consider yourselves lucky. I haven't been able to play at all soon after I received my Victory Pack along with plenty of others. Who knows how long it is going to take to fix this mess. Thankfully I have plenty of seasons of 24 left to watch and I might be able to swing a copy of The Witcher 2 later this week.

God I hope I can find a new pick up and play title to take over later this year.


I'll be in Diablo 3, if you fancy that :lol:
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#5376 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:49 AM

Free: I feel your pain. The main reason I started delving into the co-op scene is because I've nearly ran my course with the competitive side of things. Too much drama, bullshit lag, nickle and diming, broken promises and appeasing whichever side of the fanbase is louder or controls the largest slice of revenue. Every game I genuinely enjoy is either ruined by the fans or developers yearning for more of the former. I'm sick to death of wasting my money.

Co-op usually much less stressful... considerably free of the usual nonsense, but ME3 is slowly but surely proving to be no different than your average mp shooter wackness. Elitist community, constant complaints about complainers or other irrelevant bullshit, nonsensical nerfing and e-peen contests a plenty. If it weren't for it being the one version of horde mode I could stomach then I would have stopped playing a long time ago.

If RE6 is capable of providing the same RE5 co-op experience gave me I'll be forever thankful. I have a hell of a lot more fun helping strangers in a level than trying to carry them in a TDM format. Either way AC is a great series to get into so enjoy it. I still need to finish AC2, but I started with Revelations last month and haven't regretted buying the trilogy. Ezio is one hell of a great character.

Dual: Yet another series I've heard nothing but great things about that I'll never play because I'm a console gamer for life. ;(

 

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#5377 Freemason

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:06 AM

Free: I feel your pain. The main reason I started delving into the co-op scene is because I've nearly ran my course with the competitive side of things. Too much drama, bullshit lag, nickle and diming, broken promises and appeasing whichever side of the fanbase is louder or controls the largest slice of revenue. Every game I genuinely enjoy is either ruined by the fans or developers yearning for more of the former. I'm sick to death of wasting my money.

Co-op usually much less stressful... considerably free of the usual nonsense, but ME3 is slowly but surely proving to be no different than your average mp shooter wackness. Elitist community, constant complaints about complainers or other irrelevant bullshit, nonsensical nerfing and e-peen contests a plenty. If it weren't for it being the one version of horde mode I could stomach then I would have stopped playing a long time ago.

If RE6 is capable of providing the same RE5 co-op experience gave me I'll be forever thankful. I have a hell of a lot more fun helping strangers in a level than trying to carry them in a TDM format. Either way AC is a great series to get into so enjoy it. I still need to finish AC2, but I started with Revelations last month and haven't regretted buying the trilogy. Ezio is one hell of a great character.

Dual: Yet another series I've heard nothing but great things about that I'll never play because I'm a console gamer for life. ;(


So true... so sadly true. Usually i stick to games i can play with my friends now for these reasons since i quit competitive gaming after COD4 with a group of guys i have known since 1999. BUT, some have moved on, several are PC only gamers, one is recovering from a serious accident, two are hardly ever online anymore... and sadly I have not much left for regular gaming buds. SO, i am off to indulge my SP gaming for a bit, and back to old school Everquest at night with the wifey. But, i got a nice list of games to work through...

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#5378 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

Free: I feel your pain. The main reason I started delving into the co-op scene is because I've nearly ran my course with the competitive side of things. Too much drama, bullshit lag, nickle and diming, broken promises and appeasing whichever side of the fanbase is louder or controls the largest slice of revenue. Every game I genuinely enjoy is either ruined by the fans or developers yearning for more of the former. I'm sick to death of wasting my money.

Co-op usually much less stressful... considerably free of the usual nonsense, but ME3 is slowly but surely proving to be no different than your average mp shooter wackness. Elitist community, constant complaints about complainers or other irrelevant bullshit, nonsensical nerfing and e-peen contests a plenty. If it weren't for it being the one version of horde mode I could stomach then I would have stopped playing a long time ago.

If RE6 is capable of providing the same RE5 co-op experience gave me I'll be forever thankful. I have a hell of a lot more fun helping strangers in a level than trying to carry them in a TDM format. Either way AC is a great series to get into so enjoy it. I still need to finish AC2, but I started with Revelations last month and haven't regretted buying the trilogy. Ezio is one hell of a great character.

Dual: Yet another series I've heard nothing but great things about that I'll never play because I'm a console gamer for life. ;(


Borderlands 2 then? It has been described as "Diablo with guns" :D
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#5379 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:51 AM

So true... so sadly true. Usually i stick to games i can play with my friends now for these reasons since i quit competitive gaming after COD4 with a group of guys i have known since 1999. BUT, some have moved on, several are PC only gamers, one is recovering from a serious accident, two are hardly ever online anymore... and sadly I have not much left for regular gaming buds. SO, i am off to indulge my SP gaming for a bit, and back to old school Everquest at night with the wifey. But, i got a nice list of games to work through...


Again you are preaching to the choir my friend. My "Xbox family" as I'd refer to them (all of them Gears of War vets who taught me everything I've ever known about the game) have all but disappeared. Most of them are either starting college, workaholics, have families or quit the series like I did. Sadly those few who aren't using their boxes as a glorified Netflix machine are still MP junkies that haven't the slightest idea what I backlog is so when we finally find a new game it either sucks, gets ruined, the community disappears or life takes over and I eventually sell my neglected copy.

I seriously miss a lot of them, but life goes on and I suppose that's what Facebook is for, eh? Sadly none of us actually use our profiles for more than a couple of weeks to months at a time. I'll admit I'm a creature of habit though as well a bit of a loner, but lately I've been actually trying to play with most of the new adds to my FL. Still ain't the same though and even the new guys are barely on as it is, mad quiet, or in full games anyway. /shrug

Borderlands 2 then? It has been described as "Diablo with guns" :D


I thought the first game sucked ass so I hope that isn't the case, but Borderlands 2 is definitely on the radar though more out of desperation than anything else. If the storyline isn't ANYTHING like the original game I'll probably buy it. If it IS... then I'm selling it asap.

 

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#5380 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:57 AM

Storyline? Someone bought Borderlands for the story? Really? :lol:

All joking aside, I think most people bought it because it really was FPS Diablo.
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#5381 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

Storyline? Someone bought Borderlands for the story? Really? :lol:

All joking aside, I think most people bought it because it really was FPS Diablo.


Ha, ha, ha. Real funny. ;P

In my defense it was more than just the storyline that bothered me. Once I realized those so called 8 million or something guns boiled down to a handful of 5 - 10 different types with randomized stats I couldn't justify spending any serious time on it. The gunplay wasn't that fun to me either and in ANY sort of RPG I need more than a lot of loot I don't need to maintain my interest. Once I knew the entire game was just a series of nonsensical fetch questing that was the final nail in the coffin.

 

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#5382 Freemason

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:27 AM

Ha, ha, ha. Real funny. ;P

In my defense it was more than just the storyline that bothered me. Once I realized those so called 8 million or something guns boiled down to a handful of 5 - 10 different types with randomized stats I couldn't justify spending any serious time on it. The gunplay wasn't that fun to me either and in ANY sort of RPG I need more than a lot of loot I don't need to maintain my interest. Once I knew the entire game was just a series of nonsensical fetch questing that was the final nail in the coffin.


I loved Borderlands for the first time through and the goofyness of it, but like you say, the guns all boiled down to versions of the same one... i had 3 toons maxed that would kill Crawmerax in less than 15 seconds and it was just no fun to play anymore as the challenge on any level was Gooooone.

I love mult coop games too but it seems the "good" ones are geared mroe for 2 player coop. I went all the way through Splinter Cell Convition with my buddy that was in the accident and man, that made for a memorable game experience especially the last mission. It's just hard to get that feeling of playign games for the fun anymroe its all become about K/D ratios, clan tags, T-Squared videos, hate speech, screaming teens that should really read a book, insults, gaybashing, and lamers.

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#5383 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:37 AM

LOL @ T-Squared videos. That guy is Mastercard priceless... and not in a good way.

 

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#5384 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

What finally did Borderlands in for me, were the weapons and one weapon in particular.

First, once you have a pistol, sniper rifle, assault rifle, SMG, shotgun, grenade, RPG, and the alien weapon, each variation sounded and acted WAY too similarly. There just wasn't any variation in the way each one fired. Sounded the same, looked the same, did more or less the same damage. So boring.

Second, I picked up a literal Jackhammer. It was a shotgun that held 26 shells in the clip (increased to 40 with my Soldier), had near instant reload, perfect accuracy (made better with my Soldier skills), zoom, sick fire rate, more pellets, and insane damage. The only thing it was missing was an elemental effect, but that would've weakened it because some enemies are resistant to elemental effects. I realized right then and there, that was the perfect gun and I wouldn't find any better no matter how hard I tried.

How ironic that ME3 and Borderlands have something similar: the ending. Both are A) a joke and B) a tease.
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#5385 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

Just saw your collection of Mass Effect stuff, Freemason: Pretty impressive. You're quite the hardcore fan. I'm a pretty huge fan too (not to the extent you are), but all I collect are the lithographs.
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#5386 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

Required reading :lol: (taken from a thread on BSN):

This is Your Squad. These are the People that You Play With.
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#5387 Freemason

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

What finally did Borderlands in for me, were the weapons and one weapon in particular.

First, once you have a pistol, sniper rifle, assault rifle, SMG, shotgun, grenade, RPG, and the alien weapon, each variation sounded and acted WAY too similarly. There just wasn't any variation in the way each one fired. Sounded the same, looked the same, did more or less the same damage. So boring.

Second, I picked up a literal Jackhammer. It was a shotgun that held 26 shells in the clip (increased to 40 with my Soldier), had near instant reload, perfect accuracy (made better with my Soldier skills), zoom, sick fire rate, more pellets, and insane damage. The only thing it was missing was an elemental effect, but that would've weakened it because some enemies are resistant to elemental effects. I realized right then and there, that was the perfect gun and I wouldn't find any better no matter how hard I tried.

How ironic that ME3 and Borderlands have something similar: the ending. Both are A) a joke and B) a tease.


Yeah my soldier had one of those, and the Machine Gun that held 426 Bullets, had 4x fire damage, 90% accuracy, and all around badassery, then the revolvers with 4x poison damage or Chimera with random elemental damage.. don't get me wrong, the game is great and the writing was awesome for a light and fun tongue in cheek experience, and the coop made for fun times, but it just had no payout or challenge at higher levels at all.

Just saw your collection of Mass Effect stuff, Freemason: Pretty impressive. You're quite the hardcore fan. I'm a pretty huge fan too (not to the extent you are), but all I collect are the lithographs.


Why thanks! yeah it is getting there, i hope once i move into our new house to get the man cave up and running and will make a video of all the wonders in my collection.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

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Hahaha, I actually put Vega on those AA guns in my first playthrough. So good.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

random WIN quote on the day from Garrus at the end of this vid LoO.


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#5391 Freemason

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

and Fuck me, say what you will on the ending and stuff, but moments like this is what makes the magic for me with this series.


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

and Fuck me, say what you will on the ending and stuff, but moments like this is what makes the magic for me with this series.


Bakara's the best. Came out of nowhere and became one of my favorite women in the universe.

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#5393 Ryuukishi

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

and Fuck me, say what you will on the ending and stuff, but moments like this is what makes the magic for me with this series.

Classic classic classic.

Eve's last line reminds me of the exchange with the prisoner on Purgatory in ME2: "I should go." "Wish I could go." :lol:

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#5394 chubbyninja1319

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

Ha! That was awesome! I didn't see that scene in my two playthroughs. Funny stuff. And people say that ME doesn't have humor or charm??
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#5395 dualedge2

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

Less humor/charm. Doesn't =/= less.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

Classic classic classic.

Eve's last line reminds me of the exchange with the prisoner on Purgatory in ME2: "I should go." "Wish I could go." :lol:

Liara + Javik on Thessia = pure win.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

Liara + Javik on Thessia = pure win.



Liara and Garrus was pretty great too, actually. He goads her the entire time.

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#5398 panzerfaust

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:07 PM

Guess I'll use the 360 forum to talk of my progress with the game so far ^_^:

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#5399 The Crotch

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

Sounds pretty similar to my experience, Panzer.

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Though I would have thrown a "'combat rolling' can burn with the Whore of Bablyon in a lake of shit until time itself cease to be" in just for good measure.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

random WIN quote on the day from Garrus at the end of this vid LoO.


God that reminded me I was so looking forward to playing poker at that table, you know space poker that is, and taking all of James' money yet nothing happens in that room. ><

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