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Borlaxx
05-09-2011, 10:10 AM
You know what to do.

Retro
05-11-2011, 03:18 PM
Looks like we will have at least 10 MPs on the 360 side by Friday. I think private matches are the way to go at first as unlike BC2 you will still rank up.

DayliteMag
05-11-2011, 04:53 PM
Looks like we will have at least 10 MPs on the 360 side by Friday. I think private matches are the way to go at first as unlike BC2 you will still rank up.

+1

dinsdale1978
05-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Looks like we will have at least 10 MPs on the 360 side by Friday. I think private matches are the way to go at first as unlike BC2 you will still rank up.

Really, you can rank in private matches. Oh it's on now. I call porn staches versus mohawks. =))

DayliteMag
05-12-2011, 06:43 AM
Had some good games last night with Retro, Toxic, Lockwood and Dinsdale (nice to have you on the team, DD!). I think we won pretty much all our matches; although, admittedly I think they were all versus AI. That said, those AI are merciless...and plentiful. At one point it seemed a bit like playing zombies on BlOps. There were just so many of them and all marching/sprinting towards us. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of the game. Fav classes, so far, are def Medic and Engineer.

Special Thanks to Retro for taking the time to learn the game and then freely sharing tips/strats with the rest of us!

CELockwood
05-12-2011, 06:46 AM
Had a great time with my first night playing this. Still learning what the hell is going on, and found myself running into empty areas of the map several times, but that will come.

Even got up this morning and completed one more of the challenges to unlock the silencers.

Tonight, shotgun w/silencer. :devil:

Toxic Avenger72
05-12-2011, 08:39 AM
Even got up this morning and completed one more of the challenges to unlock the silencers.

Is that the Parkour This 2 star challenge? How the hell do you reach the 2nd light objective? From the spawn point, the one to the immediate right on the very tall pillar.

EDIT: Never mind. Found it. This is the one from 0:35-0:45.

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CELockwood
05-12-2011, 08:44 AM
Even got up this morning and completed one more of the challenges to unlock the silencers.

Is that the Parkour This 2 star challenge? How the hell do you reach the 2nd light objective? From the spawn point, the one to the immediate right on the very tall pillar.

EDIT: Never mind. Found it. This is the one from 0:35-0:45.

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I had a little trouble with this one myself. Not looking forward to the 3 star.

DayliteMag
05-12-2011, 08:49 AM
It took me about 6 attempts to get all 8 lights. It was my least favourite challenge of the bunch.

Does anyone know if there is any advantage to be gained by going back and re-doing them on a higher level? Can you unlock anything worth having?

Toxic Avenger72
05-12-2011, 09:10 AM
It took me about 6 attempts to get all 8 lights. It was my least favourite challenge of the bunch.

Does anyone know if there is any advantage to be gained by going back and re-doing them on a higher level? Can you unlock anything worth having?

That challenge is a real turd. There is an advantage in going back and re-doing them for the 2nd star challenge. All of the unlocks are listed on the load out screen. I think the only thing you get for the 3-star challenges is your name on the leaderboards. BFD, I could care less about that (except for the achievement for getting all 3 star challenges).

dinsdale1978
05-12-2011, 09:46 AM
It took me about 6 attempts to get all 8 lights. It was my least favourite challenge of the bunch.

Does anyone know if there is any advantage to be gained by going back and re-doing them on a higher level? Can you unlock anything worth having?


I redid the 3 star parkour challenge like 12 times in a row. I finally got it but all it does is list your name on a leaderboard. I just wanted to do it. The be objective challenge is the one that is killing me. I can't get my AI pals to help me at all. The enemy AI keep planting turrets and covering the objectives completely. When we did them with multiple people I never got the unlocks. I wonder if you guys can join on one that I start and then I get the unlocks.

CELockwood
05-12-2011, 09:58 AM
It took me about 6 attempts to get all 8 lights. It was my least favourite challenge of the bunch.

Does anyone know if there is any advantage to be gained by going back and re-doing them on a higher level? Can you unlock anything worth having?


I redid the 3 star parkour challenge like 12 times in a row. I finally got it but all it does is list your name on a leaderboard. I just wanted to do it. The be objective challenge is the one that is killing me. I can't get my AI pals to help me at all. The enemy AI keep planting turrets and covering the objectives completely. When we did them with multiple people I never got the unlocks. I wonder if you guys can join on one that I start and then I get the unlocks.

I'm willing to help. I managed to get this after several tries as a single and found that if you dash quickly and immediately to the setting the first objective, you can get it before the op4 really gets organized. Otherwise, it's a slaughter at that location with only two AI's helping.

Toxic Avenger72
05-12-2011, 10:06 AM
It took me about 6 attempts to get all 8 lights. It was my least favourite challenge of the bunch.

Does anyone know if there is any advantage to be gained by going back and re-doing them on a higher level? Can you unlock anything worth having?


I redid the 3 star parkour challenge like 12 times in a row. I finally got it but all it does is list your name on a leaderboard. I just wanted to do it. The be objective challenge is the one that is killing me. I can't get my AI pals to help me at all. The enemy AI keep planting turrets and covering the objectives completely. When we did them with multiple people I never got the unlocks. I wonder if you guys can join on one that I start and then I get the unlocks.

I'm willing to help. I managed to get this after several tries as a single and found that if you dash quickly and immediately to the setting the first objective, you can get it before the op4 really gets organized. Otherwise, it's a slaughter at that location with only two AI's helping.

I'm willing to help too. This one is TOUGH! I think the best strategy would be to "nominate" someone to take the objectives and have all others defend/kill the op4 AI.

dinsdale1978
05-12-2011, 10:10 AM
I have made it to the deliver the intel section but I can't clear a big enough path alone. I know we can do it together. Team MP will rule this ARK.

Retro
05-12-2011, 10:12 AM
I have made it to the deliver the intel section but I can't clear a big enough path alone. I know we can do it together. Team MP will rule this ARK.
I'm in!

Borlaxx
05-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Hello from PS3 no-mans land :D

I love this game! There are some problems like the audio dropping out when the action gets insane, and it seems like the guns are not very well balanced with some having way better stats than others, and you don't get enough ammo for the assault rifles, but I really, really, really like this game.

Played for 5 hours last night, completed all the level one and level two challenges except the level two of the be objective challange, because like you all said, that one is damn hard. Also finished all the resistance missions including the two bonus ones, and tonight I will start on the security missions. I think I am up to level 11 now. Still love the medic, but also love the engineer now.

I really hope the PSN comes back up soon. I want to play this game online, and I want there to be a community for it, and every day that goes by there is less of a chance of that happening. I am jealous of you 360 guys :(

TheFreak75
05-12-2011, 12:08 PM
Hello from PS3 no-mans land :D

I love this game! There are some problems like the audio dropping out when the action gets insane, and it seems like the guns are not very well balanced with some having way better stats than others, and you don't get enough ammo for the assault rifles, but I really, really, really like this game.

Played for 5 hours last night, completed all the level one and level two challenges except the level two of the be objective challange, because like you all said, that one is damn hard. Also finished all the resistance missions including the two bonus ones, and tonight I will start on the security missions. I think I am up to level 11 now. Still love the medic, but also love the engineer now.

I really hope the PSN comes back up soon. I want to play this game online, and I want there to be a community for it, and every day that goes by there is less of a chance of that happening. I am jealous of you 360 guys :(
I TOLD YOU SO!!!! :D

Retro
05-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Hello from PS3 no-mans land :D

I love this game! There are some problems like the audio dropping out when the action gets insane,
Are you sure your character hasn't taken multiple hits when the audio drops? The audio is suppose to drop out when you take heavy damage, your vision "blurs" and you can't hear.

rottsko
05-12-2011, 12:49 PM
my sounds drops off too. i thought it was from the lag or something but it could be what you said retro...just getting hit w/ heavy damage.

TrojanTeacher
05-12-2011, 02:35 PM
I've played this game for about 3 hours. One question, how do you do the STAR challenges? Do you have to do them alone?

Borlaxx
05-12-2011, 02:54 PM
I've played this game for about 3 hours. One question, how do you do the STAR challenges? Do you have to do them alone?
Well, since I was able to do them.............. :-w :))

I wonder if only the person picking the challenge can get credit for certain objectives?

Retro
05-12-2011, 02:57 PM
I've played this game for about 3 hours. One question, how do you do the STAR challenges? Do you have to do them alone?
Well, since I was able to do them.............. :-w :))

I wonder if only the person picking the challenge can get credit for certain objectives?
Alone or in co-op.

Borlaxx
05-12-2011, 02:59 PM
I've played this game for about 3 hours. One question, how do you do the STAR challenges? Do you have to do them alone?
Well, since I was able to do them.............. :-w :))

I wonder if only the person picking the challenge can get credit for certain objectives?
Alone or in co-op.
Umm, not sure what you are asking. I did them alone and got the credit. I have no idea how co-op works with the PSN still down.

Retro
05-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Meant to say it works in both single and co-op.

dinsdale1978
05-12-2011, 03:22 PM
I never got any unlocks when someone else started the challenges. I only got them last night in solo. But when we played someone did get the awards. It must be the person who initiates. Too bad you can't start as a team and get the rewards all at once.

Toxic Avenger72
05-12-2011, 03:39 PM
I never got any unlocks when someone else started the challenges. I only got them last night in solo. But when we played someone did get the awards. It must be the person who initiates. Too bad you can't start as a team and get the rewards all at once.

I think this is right. I got nothing in the first challenge I did with other MPs (that was my first time trying a challenge).

TrojanTeacher
05-12-2011, 04:03 PM
How do you know that you did them? Will the 1 star be checked off or something? I think I initiated most of the matches the other night in co-op and I don't think I ever earned any type of 'reward'.

Retro
05-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Did you guys join in on the challenge or were apart of the fire team before the "green cloud" was broken. I just wonder if you join in you don't get any unlocks but if your in it from the start you get them?

TrojanTeacher
05-12-2011, 04:09 PM
I was part of the fire team.

Retro
05-12-2011, 04:49 PM
Here's something interesting for the challenges!

The best and easiest way to get through all the challenges at each star rating is to start a brand new character decked out with all your weapon unlocks! The AI in the challenge is in proportion to the rank and level of you character.

So if you have a Level 20 character he is going to face off against an insane AI opponent. A Level 1 will face a rather weak AI.

Wildbill
05-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Is there no mics for the online players? do you need to be in a party to talk to people?

how do you join a challange? I feel pretty lonely playing that game.

I'm going to try this game again soon. If you see me please invite me I really want to play "that good game" I all solo stuff so far.

Retro
05-12-2011, 06:45 PM
Is there no mics for the online players? do you need to be in a party to talk to people?

how do you join a challange? I feel pretty lonely playing that game.

I'm going to try this game again soon. If you see me please invite me I really want to play "that good game" I all solo stuff so far.
On standard "Free Play" mics are shut off. They did it so people new to this type of game didn't have to hear all the idiots. You can pick "Advanced" were mics are live or create a custome game with mics turned on. And yes the Live party is always an option (the best one actually).

Joining can be done by simple selecting a friend and select "join in progress" if they are playing a game that is open to others. If you are already in a XBL Party with others playing then there is an option on the left part of the game menu that "XBOX LIVE PARTY", you can join or invite the party to a game.

What time do you play, I got on late last night. I'm usually on after 10pm EST.

Red Dog 13
05-13-2011, 04:35 AM
Here's something interesting for the challenges!

The best and easiest way to get through all the challenges at each star rating is to start a brand new character decked out with all your weapon unlocks! The AI in the challenge is in proportion to the rank and level of you character.

So if you have a Level 20 character he is going to face off against an insane AI opponent. A Level 1 will face a rather weak AI.

:devil: very sneaky ninja styley eh? thanks for the tip will probably need that later!

DayliteMag
05-13-2011, 06:44 AM
I did all the challenges in "solo" mode and it only took me about an hour to get through them all and unlock all (I think) of the weapon perks. If there was a difficulty setting (I think there was), I chose "easy." I just wanted to get the weapon perks so that I wouldn't be at a disadvantage when playing MP.

IMO, they need to provide more ammo or require fewer hits to take someone down. I find myself regularly running out of ammo.

CELockwood
05-13-2011, 07:10 AM
I did all the challenges in "solo" mode and it only took me about an hour to get through them all and unlock all (I think) of the weapon perks. If there was a difficulty setting (I think there was), I chose "easy." I just wanted to get the weapon perks so that I wouldn't be at a disadvantage when playing MP.

IMO, they need to provide more ammo or require fewer hits to take someone down. I find myself regularly running out of ammo.

I think the problem is not enough enough people running soldier. I hardly ever get a resupply. I've been thinking about redistributing some of my skills toward that class if I can stop engineer whoring long enough.

Toxic Avenger72
05-13-2011, 08:50 AM
How do you know that you did them? Will the 1 star be checked off or something? I think I initiated most of the matches the other night in co-op and I don't think I ever earned any type of 'reward'.

Right before you press "start challenge" (or something like that), the star level you are trying for is at the top of the column right beside the challenge name.

TrojanTeacher
05-13-2011, 12:07 PM
I just did all the 2 Star challenges (one 3 star...the one with all the lighted platforms) and LOVED IT! Okay, at first I thought this game was a lot like HF in that you couldn't spawn on a team mate, dying was too easy, and there was just basic mayhem. But, after giving it about 5 hours, I love the game! I kept dying because I wasn't using my SMART system enough to sprint and avoid bullets by sliding. I was lost all the time because I kept forgetting to change my class in the control panel. The teammate spawn still doesn't happen, but now I'm okay with it. I started off the campaign last night and was successful on Day 1 and Day 2 of the Resistance.

Good game. Very addicting. Customization of your player and weapon is awesome!!!

dinsdale1978
05-13-2011, 12:16 PM
We need to start a private match and practice some parkour moves. Running up the walls is epic.

TrojanTeacher
05-13-2011, 12:56 PM
I haven't been able to run up any walls. Haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Borlaxx
05-13-2011, 03:26 PM
I haven't been able to run up any walls. Haven't figured out how to do that yet.
You have to be light weight. I played the regular weight most of the time since I got this game, but last night I played for about 3 hours as the light weight class and I LOVE IT!!!! So awesome to be able to haul ass, take shortcuts, and generally cause mayhem. Yes, you die much faster, but I normally use medic unless the objective calls for something else, so I just buff my health which helps. Several times I was able to get behind enemy lines and take an objective before the AI knew I was there, and if I got the item on the retrieve and returnd type missions - game over for the other team. They could never catch me! I also tried the heavy class, and the MGs and other big guns are cool, but it is probably my least favorite of the weight classes. Besides, my fav gun in the game is one of the SMGs that all classes can use, but I forget the name right now. The thing pwns.

Also, the engineer ability to double the health or supply boosts you get from the captured panels is IMO a must have for everyone, even if you do not play as an engineer much. Being able to give every person on your team extra life or supply slots is a huge advantage, and since you can change to the engineer at the panel and do the boost and change back, everyone should pick this as an ability.

ProfUnderDog
05-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Ran the heavy class today and aside from being the funniest sight, I really enjoyed lumbering around with a mini-gun and grenade launcher. You won't win any races, but you will mow down the op4! I'm working on a second character now to run light weight next.

TrojanTeacher
05-14-2011, 03:15 AM
Finished up all the 3 star challenges. here are my tips.

1st Challenge: Use a light weight character and RUN FAST!
2nd Challenge: Mostly luck, you'll get it eventually. You just have to time your jumps perfectly. I did mine quickly, but only had about 2 seconds to spare.
ESCORT CHALLENGE: Use a heavy with the Gatlin gun. Made it super easy.
TOWER CHALLENGE: Same as above. Remember, if you run out of ammo, just choose the control panel and then it will refill your ammo.

cronam
05-14-2011, 07:38 AM
trying campaign mode and the ai on my team are a joke. They are ontly bothered in capturing the consoles and dont give a crap about the objective's.
I'm sick of having no back up.

Wildbill
05-14-2011, 07:49 AM
trying campaign mode and the ai on my team are a joke. They are ontly bothered in capturing the consoles and dont give a crap about the objective's.
I'm sick of having no back up.


BC2 :cheers:

cronam
05-14-2011, 07:52 AM
the ai is like playing objective based cod games. your team are only bothered about kd while you work your arse of trying to do the objective and getting your arse owned.

Wildbill
05-14-2011, 07:59 AM
the ai is like playing objective based cod games. your team are only bothered about kd while you work your arse of trying to do the objective and getting your arse owned.


I had the most fun with this game yesterday with you guys....But I don't think it was enuff for me to "love the game" .

It's just ok with me.

BC2 FTW!!! :D

dinsdale1978
05-14-2011, 09:42 AM
trying campaign mode and the ai on my team are a joke. They are ontly bothered in capturing the consoles and dont give a crap about the objective's.
I'm sick of having no back up.

This is a conscious decision by the developer. They want you to be the hero and the AI will only start doing the main objective once the time is almost up. They will cover you and follow you if you try to do the objective, kind of. You really need real squad members to make it fun.

cronam
05-15-2011, 04:56 AM
Well i'm glad i rented this game rather then buying it. Some of the ideas in the game i like but as an overall package i'm not sure.
If i see it in a game shop for 10 in a few months i might buy it.

Borlaxx
05-16-2011, 08:14 AM
From another thread:


I finally got to play online yesterday with the PSN coming back up, and man, the lag on the PS3 last night was game breaking. In about half of the matches I played the lag was so bad it was unplayable. I would warp about 10 feet at a time, sometimes into walls, and if I dared to fire my gun it got much worse. I had to back out of those matches and find a new one.

When I first signed into the PSN early in the afternoon, I played one co-op campaign map with all humans on my side versus bots. There was hardly any lag at all and it was fucking awesome!!! We destroyed. However, last night I think I joined about a total of 5 freeplay lobbies, and only two of those were playable, and the ones that were supper laggy had maybe only half human players, so their solution to the lag of having less human players didn't seem to help here. The two lobbies that did work were awesome, but the same map keep repeating so I backed out. I need to figure out the voting system.

I am praying that the horrible lag was due to either the PSN still not being 100% yet or the fact that maybe there weren't many human players near me for a good host because they PSN had just been brought up a second time after being taken down for a half an hour due to high traffic issues with the servers. I just find it sadly ironic that my first moments of doubt about the longevity of this game came after I was finally able to play it online. I am at level 15 now, and I have been having a blast playing offline so far, but I have finished all the missions and playing against the bots will only keep me entertained for so much longer. They better fix the lag, because otherwise I can't see myself playing this game for too long offline no matter how awesome it is.

Borlaxx
05-17-2011, 11:50 AM
I was DESTROYING last night. Had one match where I got the awards for best medic, most kills, and best player over all. The game does not show KDR, but I must of went something like 30+ kills and no deaths. Was using the medic class so just kept buffing my own health and reviving my teammates. Most of had 50+ revives and health buffs. EPIC!

It is not often I say this, but I feel like a bad ass in this game. :D

Just wish there were more PS3 MPeeps to play with :(

Jackie R
05-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Just wish there were more PS3 MPeeps to play with :(
Just received a note that my copy has been delivered. Will be with you soon buddy! ;)

Borlaxx
05-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Sorry I didn't join you last night Jackie. I thought my wife would have been home soon from class but she ended up not getting home until later. Then I got sucked into L.A. Noir and couldn't pull myself away from it. I SHOULD get some sleep tonight for a change, so may not play anything, but if I decide to play anyway I will look to see if you are playing BRINK and join you.

Tracer-M_D_C
05-18-2011, 08:36 AM
I will DEFINITELY be on tonight... I lost TV to the crew again last night. :-w
I'm seriously considering a small TV/monitor in the office so I can sneak off with the PS3 when the TV gets jacked...

Jackie R
05-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Sorry I didn't join you last night Jackie. I thought my wife would have been home soon from class but she ended up not getting home until later. Then I got sucked into L.A. Noir and couldn't pull myself away from it. I SHOULD get some sleep tonight for a change, so may not play anything, but if I decide to play anyway I will look to see if you are playing BRINK and join you.
No problem Nate. Like I mentioned last night, I was mostly customizing and getting familiar with the controls. I did end up playing a couple of missions though and had a blast! This game got a lot of undeserved bad press in my opinion. I wish more MPs were playing. :(


I will DEFINITELY be on tonight... I lost TV to the crew again last night. :-w
I'm seriously considering a small TV/monitor in the office so I can sneak off with the PS3 when the TV gets jacked...
I should be as well. Hopefully we can hook up. ;)

Jackie R
05-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks for jumping in tonight Tracer. I had a blast! :cheers:

I just wish more MPs were playing. You know, the more I play, the more I feel that many of the review sites don't know what they are talking about.

They say the AI sucks but playing tonight, it was hard to tell that we were the only two human players.

They say the game is repetitive but during one match, the wheel was giving me about 6 different objectives.

I don't get it...I just don't get it. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused013.gif

Borlaxx
05-19-2011, 06:30 AM
Thanks for jumping in tonight Tracer. I had a blast! :cheers:

I just wish more MPs were playing. You know, the more I play, the more I feel that many of the review sites don't know what they are talking about.

They say the AI sucks but playing tonight, it was hard to tell that we were the only two human players.

They say the game is repetitive but during one match, the wheel was giving me about 6 different objectives.

I don't get it...I just don't get it. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused013.gif
It isn't Call of Duty or a COD clone, so automatically some reviewers will trash it unfortunately.

Sorry I didn't play last night, my brother came over and wanted to see L.A. Noir, and then I went to sleep fairly early (but still tired from built up days of lack of sleep). Want to play tonight, but may pass out early or take a break to avoid potential wife aggro since I have been gaming almost every night since Brink came out.

Jackie R
05-19-2011, 07:03 AM
It isn't Call of Duty or a COD clone, so automatically some reviewers will trash it unfortunately.
Good point. I especially got that impression with the IGN review. Especially when they say things like Brink didn't bring anything fresh like Black Ops. Are you kidding me? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Black Ops for a time but I feel like these reviewers are so in love with COD, they are afraid to like anything else. http://images.paraorkut.com/img/emoticons/images/c/chicken_dance-176.gif


Sorry I didn't play last night, my brother came over and wanted to see L.A. Noir, and then I went to sleep fairly early (but still tired from built up days of lack of sleep). Want to play tonight, but may pass out early or take a break to avoid potential wife aggro since I have been gaming almost every night since Brink came out.
No problem. At least I had a chance to play with Tracer and check out the connection. On my side, I didn't notice any lag and I could hear him crystal clear. :-bd

Tracer-M_D_C
05-19-2011, 07:31 AM
Played smooth last night - had no warping,freezing or lagging. That last match was very good. I figured we were gonna hold them at that barricade no problem... then they busted through and we had to work the defense right down to the final minute.
Finally getting the second character built up, and I also need to start experimenting with some of the other weapons and attachments.

Retro
05-19-2011, 08:09 AM
It isn't Call of Duty or a COD clone, so automatically some reviewers will trash it unfortunately.
Good point. I especially got that impression with the IGN review. Especially when they say things like Brink didn't bring anything fresh like Black Ops. Are you kidding me? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Black Ops for a time but I feel like these reviewers are so in love with COD, they are afraid to like anything else. http://images.paraorkut.com/img/emoticons/images/c/chicken_dance-176.gif


Sorry I didn't play last night, my brother came over and wanted to see L.A. Noir, and then I went to sleep fairly early (but still tired from built up days of lack of sleep). Want to play tonight, but may pass out early or take a break to avoid potential wife aggro since I have been gaming almost every night since Brink came out.
No problem. At least I had a chance to play with Tracer and check out the connection. On my side, I didn't notice any lag and I could hear him crystal clear. :-bd
More and more I'm getting a feeling that BRINK did not get good scores because Splash Damage/Bethesda didn't pay for them.

Borlaxx
05-19-2011, 08:14 AM
More and more I'm getting a feeling that BRINK did not get good scores because Splash Damage/Bethesda didn't pay for them.
Agreed. I used to think these types of thoughts were just people being paranoid, but when I see the great reviews BO got when it was a *meh* game at best and a broken POS at worst, and then I see games like BRINK get shit scores in reviews where it is compared to BO with the reviewer still saying how great BO is, it makes me think bribes for good reviews are most certainly swaying some reviewers, and unfortunately many gamers can't make up their minds for themselves.

Retro
05-19-2011, 09:04 AM
More and more I'm getting a feeling that BRINK did not get good scores because Splash Damage/Bethesda didn't pay for them.
Agreed. I used to think these types of thoughts were just people being paranoid, but when I see the great reviews BO got when it was a *meh* game at best and a broken POS at worst, and then I see games like BRINK get shit scores in reviews where it is compared to BO with the reviewer still saying how great BO is, it makes me think bribes for good reviews are most certainly swaying some reviewers, and unfortunately many gamers can't make up their minds for themselves.
Usually when I see the Metacritic scores are consistent I'll give more credit to the reviews. But when the scores swing in huge numbers I have to question it.

Jackie R
05-19-2011, 11:07 AM
Played smooth last night - had no warping,freezing or lagging. That last match was very good. I figured we were gonna hold them at that barricade no problem... then they busted through and we had to work the defense right down to the final minute.
Yep...that match was really intense. I too was so sure that we would stop them at the barrier only to see them advance in the dying seconds. Holding them off during that last stand was quite the adrenalin rush though. I was pumped after that one! http://www.manysmileys.com/files/Y/4t/WH/Y4tWHcNh59156314.gif



More and more I'm getting a feeling that BRINK did not get good scores because Splash Damage/Bethesda didn't pay for them.
Agreed. I used to think these types of thoughts were just people being paranoid, but when I see the great reviews BO got when it was a *meh* game at best and a broken POS at worst, and then I see games like BRINK get shit scores in reviews where it is compared to BO with the reviewer still saying how great BO is, it makes me think bribes for good reviews are most certainly swaying some reviewers, and unfortunately many gamers can't make up their minds for themselves.
Yep. I used to think people were just overly critical of sites like IGN but when the latter can call Black Ops a great game but labels Brink as 'passable', there is definitely something fishy going on. http://www.iseesmileys.com/smileys/Divers/Fishing_1.gif

Man, I'm I ever glad that I ignored many of the reviews and still picked this up. http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af123/missouritheresa/graphics%20only/th_happy-1.gif

Borlaxx
05-19-2011, 11:16 AM
Jackie, the wife has class tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early I will be on and hope to team up with you. If I don't get him to bed until a bit before she gets out then I will probably fire up L.A. Noire instead so I don't join you just to back out. Then may get back on after she goes to sleep if I don't pass out first. I will look for you and Tracer.

Also, I thought Psalm was suppose to be getting this from Gamefly soon?

Psalm
05-19-2011, 11:39 AM
Jackie, the wife has class tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early I will be on and hope to team up with you. If I don't get him to bed until a bit before she gets out then I will probably fire up L.A. Noire instead so I don't join you just to back out. Then may get back on after she goes to sleep if I don't pass out first. I will look for you and Tracer.

Also, I thought Psalm was suppose to be getting this from Gamefly soon?
Gamefly bent me over....they had it in stock with "medium" availibilty...but, shipped me something else...
I dropped them....

Borlaxx
05-19-2011, 11:41 AM
Jackie, the wife has class tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early I will be on and hope to team up with you. If I don't get him to bed until a bit before she gets out then I will probably fire up L.A. Noire instead so I don't join you just to back out. Then may get back on after she goes to sleep if I don't pass out first. I will look for you and Tracer.

Also, I thought Psalm was suppose to be getting this from Gamefly soon?
Gamefly bent me over....they had it in stock with "medium" availibilty...but, shipped me something else...
I dropped them....
Lame. It is something you can borrow from the GS your daughter works at?

Jackie R
05-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Jackie, the wife has class tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early I will be on and hope to team up with you. If I don't get him to bed until a bit before she gets out then I will probably fire up L.A. Noire instead so I don't join you just to back out. Then may get back on after she goes to sleep if I don't pass out first. I will look for you and Tracer.
Excellent! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0uvTBfuYUt0/TNG--PuzKaI/AAAAAAAABps/VLectja88ig/s1600/1046-thumbs_up_smiley.gif

Hopefully Ed can swing himself a copy as well. http://tickerforum.org/smilies/pray.gif

Psalm
05-19-2011, 03:46 PM
Jackie, the wife has class tonight, so if I can get the baby to go to sleep early I will be on and hope to team up with you. If I don't get him to bed until a bit before she gets out then I will probably fire up L.A. Noire instead so I don't join you just to back out. Then may get back on after she goes to sleep if I don't pass out first. I will look for you and Tracer.

Also, I thought Psalm was suppose to be getting this from Gamefly soon?
Gamefly bent me over....they had it in stock with "medium" availibilty...but, shipped me something else...
I dropped them....
Lame. It is something you can borrow from the GS your daughter works at?
Nope...they have to have at least 3 used copies...they have none right now...guess that bodes well for it. I may just pick this up tonight anyway.

Tracer-M_D_C
05-19-2011, 03:56 PM
Nope...they have to have at least 3 used copies...they have none right now...guess that bodes well for it. I may just pick this up tonight anyway.
:-bd

Jackie R
05-19-2011, 05:39 PM
Nope...they have to have at least 3 used copies...they have none right now...guess that bodes well for it. I may just pick this up tonight anyway.
:-bd
I second that! :-bd

Jackie R
05-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Sorry that I wasn't around if you were on tonight Nate. Wife was at her aerobics class and got home later than I expected.

I hope to be on tomorrow though. ;)

Tracer-M_D_C
05-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Tried a couple games.. but really laggy. Got my ability upgrades done for new character, hope for better connection over the weekend!

Jackie R
05-20-2011, 06:46 AM
Tried a couple games.. but really laggy. Got my ability upgrades done for new character, hope for better connection over the weekend!
Yeah...I noticed that the other night prior to you joining my game. Tried to play co-op with some people from the GP but lag was awful. To be honest though, each time I tried, I ended up hooking up with the same host (I guess he was the only guy with the options I specified). No problem when I played with you though.

Anyone playing tonight? I would like to record some gameplay. :cheers:

Tracer-M_D_C
05-20-2011, 07:35 AM
[quote="Tracer-M_D_C":pkdyywh4]Tried a couple games.. but really laggy. Got my ability upgrades done for new character, hope for better connection over the weekend!
Yeah...I noticed that the other night prior to you joining my game. Tried to play co-op with some people from the GP but lag was awful. To be honest though, each time I tried, I ended up hooking up with the same host (I guess he was the only guy with the options I specified). No problem when I played with you though.

Anyone playing tonight? I would like to record some gameplay. :cheers:[/quote:pkdyywh4]
No we had a great connection, and that was long distance!
I'll be on again tonight, and much of today also - my Friday off :) I have a stack of trade-ins and a GS gift card which I think I may go get LA Noire too...

Borlaxx
05-20-2011, 08:00 AM
Sorry that I wasn't around if you were on tonight Nate. Wife was at her aerobics class and got home later than I expected.

I hope to be on tomorrow though. ;)
Not a problem. Baby wouldn't go to sleep. Started the game up only to have to shut it down because the baby woke back up. Decided to play L.A. Noire instead because I can pause that. Hope to play more this weekend.
[quote="Tracer-M_D_C":2c2kgwzp]Tried a couple games.. but really laggy. Got my ability upgrades done for new character, hope for better connection over the weekend!
Yeah...I noticed that the other night prior to you joining my game. Tried to play co-op with some people from the GP but lag was awful. To be honest though, each time I tried, I ended up hooking up with the same host (I guess he was the only guy with the options I specified). No problem when I played with you though.

Anyone playing tonight? I would like to record some gameplay. :cheers:[/quote:2c2kgwzp]
Lag in this game is hit and miss depending on the host you get. Apparently they are working on a patch to improve the lag. Hope it works. Until then, I will still have a ton of fun playing co-op with you guys against the A.I. Co-op seems to work better at this point, and the enemy A.I. is good enough to keep it interesting.

What time do you guys normally play? Seems Jackie is always signing off about the time I sign on. I normally don't get on any earlier than 9:00 eastern and play till about 11:00-1:00 depending on if I work the next day or not.

Tracer-M_D_C
05-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Weeknights it's close to 9 by the time I get on... and how late for multiplayer games depends on if its a work night (I either switch to a SP game or have to shut down chat so as not to wake my people).
Weekends usually intermittently during the day, then 8-9 till ?. Kids are both teens and the wife has a laptop so we all take advantage of Friday and Saturday. (-|

Jackie R
05-20-2011, 11:07 AM
I usually get on around 8 pm Eastern and try to play until around 10. On Fridays I'll stick around a little longer though since I can sleep in.

Saturdays and Sundays are iffy as that's usually set aside for family activities but occasionally I may get in a game or 2. ;)

Jackie R
05-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the games tonight Nate! I had a blast!

Man was that last escort mission ever tough! http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/thumb_smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-012.gif

Tracer-M_D_C
05-20-2011, 10:19 PM
I must have missed you guys by minutes, I saw Borlax signing out as I got in!
I'm about to quit for tonight tho, I was choppy as hell and two have given me 'connection to game server has been lost' :cuss:

Jackie R
05-21-2011, 08:18 AM
I must have missed you guys by minutes, I saw Borlax signing out as I got in!
I'm about to quit for tonight tho, I was choppy as hell and two have given me 'connection to game server has been lost' :cuss:
Sorry we missed you Tracer. When I first connected, I was in a co-op match with 4 other guys and didn't see any lag (5 nice green bars). I quit thought when I got Borlax's invite. Much more fun playing when you can communicate. ;)

Tracer-M_D_C
05-21-2011, 08:50 AM
[quote="Tracer-M_D_C":97mnqx8p]I must have missed you guys by minutes, I saw Borlax signing out as I got in!
I'm about to quit for tonight tho, I was choppy as hell and two have given me 'connection to game server has been lost' :cuss:
Sorry we missed you Tracer. When I first connected, I was in a co-op match with 4 other guys and didn't see any lag (5 nice green bars). I quit thought when I got Borlax's invite. Much more fun playing when you can communicate. ;)[/quote:97mnqx8p]
Definitely, and can really dominate if we go in with complimentary classes!

Borlaxx
05-21-2011, 10:47 AM
[quote="Tracer-M_D_C":3mvgalqr]I must have missed you guys by minutes, I saw Borlax signing out as I got in!
I'm about to quit for tonight tho, I was choppy as hell and two have given me 'connection to game server has been lost' :cuss:
Sorry we missed you Tracer. When I first connected, I was in a co-op match with 4 other guys and didn't see any lag (5 nice green bars). I quit thought when I got Borlax's invite. Much more fun playing when you can communicate. ;)[/quote:3mvgalqr]
Sorry I missed you Tracer. Figured when Jackie signed off I would be responsible and go to sleep, but played for at least another hour before I went to the bedroom to go to sleep. Thirty minutes later, I was back in the living room playing L.A. Noire until 2 in the morning. @-)

Great games Jackie! That escort mission on the resistance is probably the hardest mission IMO. You have to escort that guy over a LONG distance. I know we could do a better job if we had more human players on our side so we could communicate and move as a group like you and I were doing last night. I did play a bit after you went to bed and played that map online with 4 humans and 4 bots on my team and we were able to escort him easily to the end with over 5 minutes left on the clock.

BTW, I didn't have any lag issues at all with Jackie in co-op or with the randoms after. Tracer, you may have just got a crappy host.

It was a blast kicking ass with you! Soooo much better playing with an MP than the AI or randoms. We did a really good job of supporting each other, and while you would do most of the objectives I was healing you, reviving you, boosting your metabolism and making you temporarily invincible. I LOVE PLAYING AS A MEDIC!!!! Buffing = Victory.

"Me buff you long time." :))

That one match on the first resistance mission where we had to keep the security from escorting the informant was great!!!! They were moving him along really well until we held them down in that hallway with the MG nest. I was just sitting on that and owning them while my medium turret gun and land mines were keeping them from flanking us from the right side, and I would leave the nest to double buff your damage and our AI teammates damage. I am guessing the double buff to your damage from my leveled up engineer class helped, because man, you destroyed that round! I think you had the most kills and best overall player awards. I remember fighting back wave after wave, feeling like super warriors, and shouting out this:

http://teenymanolo.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/gandalf-you-shall-not-pass.jpg

GREAT TIMES!!!! I probably will not play tonight. I am in the office all day long working on my day off, so I am going to spend some time with the wife tonight since I will not see her all day. I may get on after she goes to sleep, but that probably will not be until after 11:00. Looking forward to playing again!

Tracer-M_D_C
05-21-2011, 11:09 AM
Sorry I missed you Tracer. Figured when Jackie signed off I would be responsible and go to sleep, but played for at least another hour before I went to the bedroom to go to sleep. Thirty minutes later, I was back in the living room playing L.A. Noire until 2 in the morning. @-)

BTW, I didn't have any lag issues at all with Jackie in co-op or with the randoms after. Tracer, you may have just got a crappy host.

It was a blast kicking ass with you! Soooo much better playing with an MP than the AI or randoms. We did a really good job of supporting each other, and while you would do most of the objectives I was healing you, reviving you, boosting your metabolism and making you temporarily invincible. I LOVE PLAYING AS A MEDIC!!!! Buffing = Victory.

No worries, I picked up L.A. Noire yesterday with some trade ins and got started on it :)
Yea, my later games went better!
Borlax, sounds like you like Medic - Jackie what is your favorite? I have a soldier and engineer pretty well built up, and will take in whichever!

Borlaxx
05-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Sorry I missed you Tracer. Figured when Jackie signed off I would be responsible and go to sleep, but played for at least another hour before I went to the bedroom to go to sleep. Thirty minutes later, I was back in the living room playing L.A. Noire until 2 in the morning. @-)

BTW, I didn't have any lag issues at all with Jackie in co-op or with the randoms after. Tracer, you may have just got a crappy host.

It was a blast kicking ass with you! Soooo much better playing with an MP than the AI or randoms. We did a really good job of supporting each other, and while you would do most of the objectives I was healing you, reviving you, boosting your metabolism and making you temporarily invincible. I LOVE PLAYING AS A MEDIC!!!! Buffing = Victory.

No worries, I picked up L.A. Noire yesterday with some trade ins and got started on it :)
Yea, my later games went better!
Borlax, sounds like you like Medic - Jackie what is your favorite? I have a soldier and engineer pretty well built up, and will take in whichever!
My two most leveled up classes are medic and engineer. Both of them are super classes. With the medic I have unlocked the ability to give you double the health boost as normal, can buff your metabolism so you can heal faster, and can make you temporarily invincible. Still plan on getting the revive grenade perk when I unlock it. With the engineer I have unlocked the ability to give you double the damage buff as normal, can buff your body armor, can use a medium turret gun (plan on getting heavy when I can) and can double the boosts we get from captured command posts.

Only unlocked a couple things for the soldier class, like the ability to double ammo capacity of teammates. Haven't unlocked anything for operative, so that is by far my weakest class.

Jackie R
05-21-2011, 12:46 PM
It was a blast kicking ass with you! Soooo much better playing with an MP than the AI or randoms. We did a really good job of supporting each other, and while you would do most of the objectives I was healing you, reviving you, boosting your metabolism and making you temporarily invincible. I LOVE PLAYING AS A MEDIC!!!! Buffing = Victory.
Yep...I would plant as an operative while you kept covering me and buffing my health which made things a whole lot easier. Really fantastic teamwork there.


That one match on the first resistance mission where we had to keep the security from escorting the informant was great!!!! They were moving him along really well until we held them down in that hallway with the MG nest. I was just sitting on that and owning them while my medium turret gun and land mines were keeping them from flanking us from the right side, and I would leave the nest to double buff your damage and our AI teammates damage. I am guessing the double buff to your damage from my leveled up engineer class helped, because man, you destroyed that round! I think you had the most kills and best overall player awards. I remember fighting back wave after wave, feeling like super warriors
Loved that part as well! I thought they were going to breeze him on through but once he hit that bridge, he didn't move for quite a while! That damage boost you gave me turned me into Rambo (at least that's what I felt like). http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/army11.gif


Jackie what is your favorite? I have a soldier and engineer pretty well built up, and will take in whichever!
Meh...I like to mix it up but very often, I'll pick the class that's got to take care of the main objective. ;)

Jackie R
05-22-2011, 06:10 PM
A little gameplay from the games I played with Borlax on Friday:
[yt:2nmlnqow]joYKaNalUWE[/yt:2nmlnqow]

Thanks again Nate! :cheers:

unerds
05-22-2011, 09:21 PM
that was some good commentary and vid jackie!

good to see you and B ownin' the pubs in BRINK!

edit:
i'm wondering if anyone on the 360 side has got together for this title yet?

i've played a few online matches with randoms so far, and it's FUN!

TrojanTeacher
05-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Yeah, we gotten together many times, but the lag has been terrible. almost unplayable at times. The new patch should help, I hope. If it doesn't then I'm selling this back to GS.

Jackie R
05-23-2011, 07:58 AM
that was some good commentary and vid jackie!

good to see you and B ownin' the pubs in BRINK!

edit:
i'm wondering if anyone on the 360 side has got together for this title yet?

i've played a few online matches with randoms so far, and it's FUN!
Thanks unerds! :cheers:

I hope to have my son join me next time. He has got a knack for commentary. ;)

DayliteMag
05-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Yeah, we gotten together many times, but the lag has been terrible. almost unplayable at times. The new patch should help, I hope. If it doesn't then I'm selling this back to GS.

+1

I'm just waiting for the lag to get fixed. The game could be a real WIN with a fully functioning 8 Vs 8 MP.

Borlaxx
05-23-2011, 11:38 AM
A little gameplay from the games I played with Borlax on Friday:
[yt:374nkf2r]joYKaNalUWE[/yt:374nkf2r]

Thanks again Nate! :cheers:
NICE!!!!!!!! We worked really well together during those matches. Teamwork = WIN!

Jackie R
05-23-2011, 12:17 PM
NICE!!!!!!!! We worked really well together during those matches. Teamwork = WIN!
We did. Holding that VIP down on the ramp for pretty much the last 10 min of the game was awesome!

Tracer-M_D_C
05-23-2011, 12:23 PM
I got in about 8 versus matches yesterday, 6 of which played well. It seemed to be all or nothing...the two that lagged were unplayable, but the good ones were flawless. It seemed to be the number of real players that mattered...I had one or two randoms on my team and one or two humans against when it was good.

Toxic Avenger72
05-24-2011, 08:29 AM
I started working on the Tough as Nails achievement (Win all storyline campaign missions (exc. What-If missions) in either Online Versus, or in Hard mode) last night by playing the campaign in hard mode. I made a new character and was on my way. Holy shit!!! I got past the first resistence map (barely). In the second map, I can escort the guy all the way to the final ramp and can go no further. Guess I'll have to finish it up by playing the Online Versus mode. 8-} I really hope the patch works. This is a really fun game.

TheFreak75
05-24-2011, 08:34 AM
I started working on the Tough as Nails achievement (Win all storyline campaign missions (exc. What-If missions) in either Online Versus, or in Hard mode) last night by playing the campaign in hard mode. I made a new character and was on my way. Holy ****!!! I got past the first resistence map (barely). In the second map, I can escort the guy all the way to the final ramp and can go no further. Guess I'll have to finish it up by playing the Online Versus mode. 8-} I really hope the patch works. This is a really fun game.
I played some online missions and was able to finish the security campaing, I want to play with a couple of MPs online to see how it works.But did experience some lag last night.

Toxic Avenger72
05-24-2011, 08:38 AM
I played some online missions and was able to finish the security campaing, I want to play with a couple of MPs online to see how it works.But did experience some lag last night.

About a week or 2 ago, 8 MPs were in a game and it was practically unplayable because of the lag. :(( So, we all hopped over to BC2.

TheFreak75
05-24-2011, 08:45 AM
I played some online missions and was able to finish the security campaing, I want to play with a couple of MPs online to see how it works.But did experience some lag last night.

About a week or 2 ago, 8 MPs were in a game and it was practically unplayable because of the lag. :(( So, we all hopped over to BC2.
WOW!! that sucks,I still need to ge a couple of acheivements so I'll prolly stick with the game to see if the patch works .

unerds
05-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Yeah, we gotten together many times, but the lag has been terrible. almost unplayable at times. The new patch should help, I hope. If it doesn't then I'm selling this back to GS.

yeahhh teach... that match i joined you in last night was brutally lagged. At times it was smooth, but the gameplay would just skip around randomly and i'd be running into walls and time warping and such... your dude looks awesome though!
anyway, i think this game will be awesome if the lag is fixed... the battles are intense and the gameplay feels really well balanced as in each match could really go either way...
In comparison with BC2, i've noticed on most peoples combat records that when attacking the W/L ratio is well plus while the defending W/L is almost always negative... i dont see that being the case in BRINK.

Jackie R
05-24-2011, 10:59 AM
Holy shit!!! I got past the first resistence map (barely). In the second map, I can escort the guy all the way to the final ramp and can go no further.
I believe that's where Borlax and I got stuck as well on Friday. Getting that guy through is tough as hell! http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx124/HyvesGoldMemberSmiles/Onbegrip/th_smiley_frustrated.gif

Toxic Avenger72
05-24-2011, 11:17 AM
I played some online missions and was able to finish the security campaing, I want to play with a couple of MPs online to see how it works.But did experience some lag last night.

About a week or 2 ago, 8 MPs were in a game and it was practically unplayable because of the lag. :(( So, we all hopped over to BC2.
WOW!! that sucks,I still need to ge a couple of acheivements so I'll prolly stick with the game to see if the patch works .

When it wasn't lagging, it was really fun. I really like the teamwork aspect of this game. If you lone-wolf it, you're going to lose.

TrojanTeacher
05-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Yeah, we gotten together many times, but the lag has been terrible. almost unplayable at times. The new patch should help, I hope. If it doesn't then I'm selling this back to GS.

yeahhh teach... that match i joined you in last night was brutally lagged. At times it was smooth, but the gameplay would just skip around randomly and i'd be running into walls and time warping and such... your dude looks awesome though!
anyway, i think this game will be awesome if the lag is fixed... the battles are intense and the gameplay feels really well balanced as in each match could really go either way...
In comparison with BC2, i've noticed on most peoples combat records that when attacking the W/L ratio is well plus while the defending W/L is almost always negative... i dont see that being the case in BRINK.

Yeah, the lag was terrible. I want them to fix it. If they can do that, I'll definitely be sharing my time between Brink and BC2. I've been working on the TOUGH AS NAILS achievement as well and have finished all the Resistance VERSUS matches. I'm starting to work on the Security ones.

Jackie R
05-24-2011, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the games tonight Tracer. I had a blast as usual. Man, is the AI ever tough! You just can't take anything for granted and I love it! :-bd

Tracer-M_D_C
05-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Thanks for the games tonight Tracer. I had a blast as usual. Man, is the AI ever tough! You just can't take anything for granted and I love it! :-bd
Most awesome - and thanks for the revives! As usual, was having so much fun I didn't realize what time it was when I had to sign off :-o

unerds
05-25-2011, 10:55 AM
hey teach, toxic and freak!! We had some decent matches on the ark last night... BRUTAL LAG though...
every time it'd practically freeze up i'd just crouch down and point myself towards a corner and TRY to get there... then it'd stop and i'd be WAYY off somewhere else! LOL.

i got most of my points just buffing and reviving... the mechanics of the scoring system are pretty cool.

I also quite like how its always such a struggle to gain and hold ground, there is a real tough balance to this game that seems to work really well.
just waiting for a lag fix on this one, and it'll be marathon sessions for me.
:cheers:

Jackie R
05-25-2011, 11:00 AM
Most awesome - and thanks for the revives!
No problem! http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/transports/ambulance-041.gif

I really enjoyed that last game we played where I spent most of my time protecting the crane and booby trapping the hell out of it. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e359/mokumskin/explode.gif

Borlaxx
05-26-2011, 07:24 PM
Sounds like the lag may be worse on the 360 version, which is unusual. Either way, I hope they fix it on all systems. This game didn't deserve the negative reviews at all. IMO it is one of the most refreshing FPS games to come out in a long time, and from a design perspective, it is fantastic. That said, if they don't actually fix the lag issues then obviously the lasting appeal will quickly start to vanish.

unerds
05-26-2011, 08:11 PM
Sounds like the lag may be worse on the 360 version, which is unusual. Either way, I hope they fix it on all systems. This game didn't deserve the negative reviews at all. IMO it is one of the most refreshing FPS games to come out in a long time, and from a design perspective, it is fantastic. That said, if they don't actually fix the lag issues then obviously the lasting appeal will quickly start to vanish.

yeah it plays smooth in sections, then out of nowhere it practically freezes up... sometimes for 10-20 seconds (not sure) then it'll be good for a few minutes (sometimes less than a minute though) and you'll get hit with the lag again...

is it anything like that on PS3? Jackie's vid looked pretty smooth to me!




PS. i think we should keep the BRINK war stories together! :))

Jackie R
05-26-2011, 09:26 PM
yeah it plays smooth in sections, then out of nowhere it practically freezes up... sometimes for 10-20 seconds (not sure) then it'll be good for a few minutes (sometimes less than a minute though) and you'll get hit with the lag again...

is it anything like that on PS3? Jackie's vid looked pretty smooth to me!
Thanks! :cheers:

I have only ever noticed lag when try to play competitive MP. I have played co-op with up to 3 other people and rarely had problems (just one freeze up to report).

I played with Tracer tonight and he did have a little hiccup when his system froze up but other than that, it was a smooth experience.

Btw, thanks for the games Tracer! I'm glad the Resistance didn't hold our guy on the bridge like Borlax and I were able to do when we were on the other side. Highlight of the night had to be me grabbing the key and running into their spawn area. I must have looked like swiss cheese after that one. :))

Tracer-M_D_C
05-27-2011, 07:21 AM
@unerds - those are the exact symptoms I get, but only on versus matches! Co-op I have had up to 6 randoms on my team and it never stuttered.

@Jackie - I had to laugh after that run into the enemy spawn, not because you did it (as i've done several times) but because I blindly followed!
Do you remember the scene in Star Wars where Han Solo chases the whole squad of Stormtroopers down the hall screaming - then rounds the corner and gets chased back? :))

Retro
05-27-2011, 08:20 AM
@unerds - those are the exact symptoms I get, but only on versus matches! Co-op I have had up to 6 randoms on my team and it never stuttered.

@Jackie - I had to laugh after that run into the enemy spawn, not because you did it (as i've done several times) but because I blindly followed!
Do you remember the scene in Star Wars where Han Solo chases the whole squad of Stormtroopers down the hall screaming - then rounds the corner and gets chased back? :))
Co-op is fine on the 360 but the versus matches can be terrible, it's hit or miss.

unerds
05-27-2011, 11:40 AM
Co-op is fine on the 360 but the versus matches can be terrible, it's hit or miss.
OHHH, i was actually unaware that there was a difference... I mean, even in VS. the opposing team is topped off with bots.
So in CO-OP you can exclude real peeps all together and just rampage on some ROBONOOBS?

maybe it'd be alright on HARD with a bunch of us...
still, real peeps make way better opponents... it seems like most AI on hard is just the same as regular AI only with really good aim.

Retro
05-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Co-op is fine on the 360 but the versus matches can be terrible, it's hit or miss.
OHHH, i was actually unaware that there was a difference... I mean, even in VS. the opposing team is topped off with bots.
So in CO-OP you can exclude real peeps all together and just rampage on some ROBONOOBS?

maybe it'd be alright on HARD with a bunch of us...
still, real peeps make way better opponents... it seems like most AI on hard is just the same as regular AI only with really good aim.
The AI in Brink on Normal makes other games look like pussies!

unerds
05-27-2011, 01:11 PM
The AI in Brink on Normal makes other games look like pussies!
LOL.
yeah, i've kept it on EASY for the solo matches i've played. :))
still i haven't had the time to finish the resistance campaign (just one of the what ifs left), and I think i got credit for finishing one mid level security mission online.

I focused on the challenges for the weapon unlocks mostly.

Jackie R
05-27-2011, 01:15 PM
The AI in Brink on Normal makes other games look like pussies!
:))

Well said!

TrojanTeacher
05-27-2011, 04:19 PM
Yup, AI on Brink never misses a shot and they can shotty you from a mile away. You can't ever sneak up around them as they turn and shoot in an instant and you're dead.

Tracer-M_D_C
05-29-2011, 08:55 AM
New patch yesterday - played several versus matches yesterday with 3-6 players on each team and none were laggy. Maybe just lucky, but hoping it's a fix!

Jackie R
05-29-2011, 10:25 AM
Actually, I noticed the same thing on Friday. 5 humans on one side and 3 on the other...one small hiccup when things started getting hectic but other than that...no lag.

Red Dog said he noticed a difference on the 360 side as well.

Nice patch Splash Damage! :applause:

Retro
05-29-2011, 10:48 AM
I had 5 lag free matches on Friday night with 9 human players in the game. I hope I didn't just get lucky!

unerds
05-29-2011, 07:56 PM
okay well, i had one match right after the patch d/l that lagged the same as before... but TODAY... 3 matches of freeplay, no lag!
I'm pretty sure it was a full 8 peeps on my team and 1 or 2 peeps on the other team.
It was awesome... can't wait to get a firesquad of MPeeps going on this one!

Borlaxx
05-31-2011, 08:44 PM
Just had some epic matches with tracer and jackie, all victories! We were using teamwork and kicking ass. Jackie kept focusing on completing the objective while tracer took on the role of heavy tank and cleared rooma while I kept buffing and reviving them and everyone else as a medic to keep the front line strong and would flank the enemy whenever possible. It was total epic win! Had a great time guys. Jackie, can't wait to see the videos.

Gonna start a recruitment thread tomorrow. In light of the lag being fixed and a dev that cares enough to give away dlc for free, this is a game I can see myself playing for a long time. To any PS3 MPs that were not sure, I think this game is great and well worth the money.

Jackie R
05-31-2011, 09:01 PM
In light of the lag being fixed and a dev that cares enough to give away dlc for free, this is a game I can see myself playing for a long time. To any PS3 MPs that were not sure, I think this game is great and well worth the money.
Couldn't have said it better myself Nate! :cheers:

I had a blast playing with you and Tracer tonight. We really needed teamwork to take that final objective and pulled it off nicely. Got some really great stuff for the video. I also hope more people start playing this now that most of the connection issues have been fixed. Splash Damage really did a fantastic job. I was really impressed when Tracer's fatty character was running and I could hear the heavy thud of his footsteps in my earphones. Little details like that really impress me.

You know...the enemy AI is good...damn good! I have to remind myself that we weren't playing against human opponents!
http://videogamewriters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/epic-win.jpg

xMisFitToyx
05-31-2011, 09:11 PM
okay well, i had one match right after the patch d/l that lagged the same as before... but TODAY... 3 matches of freeplay, no lag!
I'm pretty sure it was a full 8 peeps on my team and 1 or 2 peeps on the other team.
It was awesome... can't wait to get a firesquad of MPeeps going on this one!


In light of the lag being fixed and a dev that cares enough to give away dlc for free, this is a game I can see myself playing for a long time. To any PS3 MPs that were not sure, I think this game is great and well worth the money.


Couldn't have said it better myself Nate! :cheers:

I had a blast playing with you and Tracer tonight. We really needed teamwork to take that final objective and pulled it off nicely. Got some really great stuff for the video. I also hope more people start playing this now that most of the connection issues have been fixed. Splash Damage really did a fantastic job. I was really impressed when Tracer's fatty character was running and I could hear the heavy thud of his footsteps in my earphones. Little details like that really impress me.

You know...the enemy AI is good...damn good! I have to remind myself that we weren't playing against human opponents!


:-ss =p~

Tracer-M_D_C
05-31-2011, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the games Jackie and Borlax! Sorry I had to bail suddenly - was just getting warmed up :D
I love the balance in these matches, you really have to earn the wins whether you are on offense or defense. Jackie hacking the terminal, Borlax gunning and trying to keep everyone alive - I was trying to keep the horde from rushing the door with my minigun and grenades. I think we were at 90% hacked when - 'Here they come!'
Can't wait for all the DLC this week!

Jackie R
06-01-2011, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the games Jackie and Borlax! Sorry I had to bail suddenly - was just getting warmed up :D
I love the balance in these matches, you really have to earn the wins whether you are on offense or defense. Jackie hacking the terminal, Borlax gunning and trying to keep everyone alive - I was trying to keep the horde from rushing the door with my minigun and grenades. I think we were at 90% hacked when - 'Here they come!'
Can't wait for all the DLC this week!
No problem Tracer. I left right after as well...as soon as Borlax got a few extra buff XPs on me. :))

Great games! I can't wait to post the video. :cheers:

Jackie R
06-01-2011, 07:07 AM
:-ss =p~
Can't wait until you can join us Dog! :cheers:

Borlaxx
06-01-2011, 07:10 AM
[quote="Tracer-M_D_C":2ehzi4nn]Thanks for the games Jackie and Borlax! Sorry I had to bail suddenly - was just getting warmed up :D
I love the balance in these matches, you really have to earn the wins whether you are on offense or defense. Jackie hacking the terminal, Borlax gunning and trying to keep everyone alive - I was trying to keep the horde from rushing the door with my minigun and grenades. I think we were at 90% hacked when - 'Here they come!'
Can't wait for all the DLC this week!
No problem Tracer. I left right after as well...as soon as Borlax got a few extra buff XPs on me. :))

Great games! I can't wait to post the video. :cheers:[/quote:2ehzi4nn]
LOL! I forgot about that. "Yup, I'm gonna call it a night too, but first let me get some shamless buffing XP" :))

unerds
06-01-2011, 10:58 AM
maaan, death comes quickly against those damn bots.

but we had some good games on the ark last night folks.
looking forward to more of that.

:cheers:

TrojanTeacher
06-01-2011, 04:17 PM
Yup, we had about three good matches but the bots are friggin' deadly with their guns. I swear they are using "one shot, one kill" bullets. Either that or we're so epically awesome at the game that the CPU has to ramp it up to our superior level. I believe the latter. I've never been able to beat the stage where you have to repair the crane and then hack the outpost. It's so tough!!!! Hopefully we can try to figure out a way to do that. I want to get that achievement. He had a lot of heavy soldiers and stuff, but I think what we really needed was to be Operatives. That way once the device was hacking, we could all just jump on it and hack away.

Jackie R
06-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Yup, we had about three good matches but the bots are friggin' deadly with their guns. I swear they are using "one shot, one kill" bullets. Either that or we're so epically awesome at the game that the CPU has to ramp it up to our superior level. I believe the latter. I've never been able to beat the stage where you have to repair the crane and then hack the outpost. It's so tough!!!! Hopefully we can try to figure out a way to do that. I want to get that achievement. He had a lot of heavy soldiers and stuff, but I think what we really needed was to be Operatives. That way once the device was hacking, we could all just jump on it and hack away.
What you really need is Borlax the "super surgeon" and Tracer the "mow'em down juggernaut" :))

Jackie R
06-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Played a little tonight and it wasn't bad but nowhere near as much fun as when I play with Borlax and Tracer.

Hopefully, I can get that video done this weekend. ;)

TonkaToys
06-04-2011, 02:21 PM
Enjoyed your last vid, Jackie.

Jackie R
06-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Thanks Tonka :cheers:

Toxic Avenger72
06-05-2011, 11:13 AM
FINALLY got the Tough as Nails achievement! This is the one where you win all storyline campaign missions (exc. What-If missions) in either Online Versus, or in Hard mode.

Now on to the last achievement. That mine you found? Disarmed! (Spot a mine which is later defused by another Engineer).

Jackie R
06-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Playing with Borlax and Tracer but this time, with James adding commentary:

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Framerate is much better now.

Jackie R
06-05-2011, 06:14 PM
More gameplay with Borlax and Tracer only this time with James doing some commentary.

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Framerate is a little better too.

TrojanTeacher
06-06-2011, 11:11 AM
FINALLY got the Tough as Nails achievement! This is the one where you win all storyline campaign missions (exc. What-If missions) in either Online Versus, or in Hard mode.

Now on to the last achievement. That mine you found? Disarmed! (Spot a mine which is later defused by another Engineer).

I got the Tough As Nails one on Thursday night. Just got all the audio logs (WTF do I really need those for?). I need two more achievements: Kill with a Satchel Charge and Spot Enemy in Disguise. For some reason, those have been really tough for me.

Toxic Avenger72
06-06-2011, 11:35 AM
FINALLY got the Tough as Nails achievement! This is the one where you win all storyline campaign missions (exc. What-If missions) in either Online Versus, or in Hard mode.

Now on to the last achievement. That mine you found? Disarmed! (Spot a mine which is later defused by another Engineer).

I got the Tough As Nails one on Thursday night. Just got all the audio logs (WTF do I really need those for?). I need two more achievements: Kill with a Satchel Charge and Spot Enemy in Disguise. For some reason, those have been really tough for me.

The satchel charge one is easy.

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I got the Spot Enemy in Disguise by luck.

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Borlaxx
06-06-2011, 11:36 AM
More gameplay with Borlax and Tracer only this time with James doing some commentary.

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Framerate is a little better too.
AWESOME VID!!!! Much better frame rate. We kicked ass in that match. I was using my BEAST MODE perk. No deaths, most kills, best medic, and best overall player. B-)

TrojanTeacher
06-06-2011, 11:39 AM
@Toxic: I think I need to be level 20 first, which I just did. SO hopefully it will be a cinch. As for the enemy in disguise, I hear it's simple if you buy the HOMING BEACON perk.

Jackie R
06-06-2011, 11:49 AM
AWESOME VID!!!! Much better frame rate. We kicked ass in that match. I was using my BEAST MODE perk. No deaths, most kills, best medic, and best overall player. B-)
Thanks Nate! It's such a blast playing with you and Tracer. You guys are good, real good! :cheers:

Jackie R
06-07-2011, 09:00 PM
So...went at it solo tonight. Tried to play some Freeplay Versus so that I could build some online stats but unfortunately, the only game I could get into was pretty laggy. I then ended up playing some co-op with a couple of unknowns and it wasn't too bad. We actually managed to complete a couple of scenarios.

Not as much fun as when I'm playing with Borlax and Tracer though. ;)

Jackie R
06-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Played a few rounds with Tracer tonight. Not sure if Splash Damaged tweaked something with the patch but the friendly AI seems much more competent now. They will actually go after the main objective when they are the appropriate class.

Man this game is FUN! :-bd

Tracer...I think the speed at which we got Netchayev out must be close to a record. That was fast!

Thanks for the games! :cheers:

Jackie R
06-13-2011, 08:55 PM
Played some freeplay versus tonight and WOW...just WOW!

Got into a game with about 8 other people (yep...I said 8), and there was NO lag!

I think what I like best about this game is the fact that even if you are not the greatest killing machine, the former really allows you to excel in a supporting role. As a matter of fact, it encourages you to take on a supporting role by giving you more points for helping team mates rather than just killing the enemy. For a casual gamer like myself, this really keeps things fun.

I just wish more of you would play this. :(

Tracer-M_D_C
06-14-2011, 09:34 AM
Played a few rounds with Tracer tonight. Not sure if Splash Damaged tweaked something with the patch but the friendly AI seems much more competent now. They will actually go after the main objective when they are the appropriate class.

Man this game is FUN! :-bd

Tracer...I think the speed at which we got Netchayev out must be close to a record. That was fast!

Thanks for the games! :cheers:

Friendly AI is impressive, and enemy AI seems to be playing smarter. I really noticed it with turret placement by enemy engineers. I'll find them placed in really smart locations (usually as they are gunning me down ), and go look at the enemy scoreboard to find they are AI!

Jackie R
06-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Friendly AI is impressive, and enemy AI seems to be playing smarter. I really noticed it with turret placement by enemy engineers. I'll find them placed in really smart locations (usually as they are gunning me down ), and go look at the enemy scoreboard to find they are AI!
Playing competitive freeplay last night, I noticed more of it too. I was a medic and was trying to keep an operative alive as he hacked some gate controls. When an enemy would come in and try to take him out, he would run for cover, take out his weapon, and run back. Thought sure it was a human but it was one of the bots.

No lag to be found either (thought I would add that). :cheers:

Tracer-M_D_C
06-14-2011, 11:08 AM
No lag to be found either (thought I would add that). :cheers:

I haven't had any lag problems at all! The only problem I do grumble about is getting stomped by the other team :D

Jackie R
06-14-2011, 02:11 PM
The only problem I do grumble about is getting stomped by the other team :D
Hopefully, Splash Damage will put in some kind of auto-balancing as I often find myself in games of 6 on 2 or something similar.

Mind you, I did play in a game where my team successfully defended the gate in Container City even though we were only 2 humans on our side. I guess bots CAN be better than human players at times. ;)

unerds
06-16-2011, 12:45 PM
i really like this game, but i must be a minority in that respect. last night i played a bunch of freeplay matches... every time i'd join a server, it'd only have 1 or 2 actual peeps in it.
i think i've only played a total of 2 or 3 matches with more than 6 real peeps at once.

Jackie R
06-16-2011, 04:48 PM
i really like this game, but i must be a minority in that respect. last night i played a bunch of freeplay matches... every time i'd join a server, it'd only have 1 or 2 actual peeps in it.
i think i've only played a total of 2 or 3 matches with more than 6 real peeps at once.
You think the 360 is bad?

You should see the PS3 side.... :(

A real shame as the game is so amazing. ;)

Borlaxx
06-17-2011, 09:02 AM
Played this game last night for first time in a week. Tried to join tracer and skeet last night, but said my rank was too high to join your lobby. There is a setting where you can chose if you want to only play with people of your same rank, or people of your rank or higher. Unless you enable the secondoption, I cannot join you unless I make a new character. This could be the reason for most lobbies only having a human player or two at most. When you can only play with people of your rank, and then only people with a good enough connection to be host, it probably limits the number of viable players by a lot. They really need to add a setting to play against only real people of any rank so they can fill out some servers. Sure, the bots are damn good, but not as satisfying as playing with real people. If this game had the number of active players as a COD game this current setup could work, but alas that is not the case.

I was going to create a new character so I could join you all but the game froze on me - first time that has happened. Decided to play Infamous instead.

This is still a fantastic and fun game, but unless they figure out some way to get more human players in a lobby, I am not sure how much lasting power it will have.

Tracer-M_D_C
06-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Played this game last night for first time in a week. Tried to join tracer and skeet last night, but said my rank was too high to join your lobby. There is a setting where you can chose if you want to only play with people of your same rank, or people of your rank or higher. Unless you enable the secondoption, I cannot join you unless I make a new character. This could be the reason for most lobbies only having a human player or two at most. When you can only play with people of your rank, and then only people with a good enough connection to be host, it probably limits the number of viable players by a lot. They really need to add a setting to play against only real people of any rank so they can fill out some servers. Sure, the bots are damn good, but not as satisfying as playing with real people. If this game had the number of active players as a COD game this current setup could work, but alas that is not the case.

I was going to create a new character so I could join you all but the game froze on me - first time that has happened. Decided to play Infamous instead.

This is still a fantastic and fun game, but unless they figure out some way to get more human players in a lobby, I am not sure how much lasting power it will have.

I had to create a new guy to get in with skeet also...didn't think about changing the setting to play any rank.
Where the heck do you set that? When I'm going in to find a game, the versus/coop and rank choices are grayed out? I'm sure this is simple and I'm just stuck in a loop clicking the same thing repeatedly :D

MoreCowBell87
06-17-2011, 10:03 AM
Had fun playing last night, sorry we never got together Borlax. I will defiantly be on tonight as well. I have one complaint, getting a party together is hard, and the online seemed to be mostly bots and not actual people. Maybe I was just doing it wrong.

Tracer-M_D_C
06-17-2011, 10:18 AM
I see people talking about Old School and Competetive being all players no bots...I'll check that out this afternoon

Jackie R
06-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Wish I could have joined you guys last night but I got home late from my son's soccer game. My wife's birthday is today so tonight is probably a write off as well.

Hopefully, I'll be back in the saddle next week. ;)

MoreCowBell87
06-17-2011, 12:01 PM
Ok is it possible to form a part before joining a game, similar to COD? Or are we stuck with joining and hoping you get invites out before it fills up?

Psalm
06-17-2011, 12:35 PM
Just found out the Redbox across the street from me now rents games and has this...I shall rent it soon.

Jackie R
06-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Ok is it possible to form a part before joining a game, similar to COD? Or are we stuck with joining and hoping you get invites out before it fills up?
As far as forming up a party, I'm not quite sure if it's possible. That being said, a game filling up is not a problem that you are likely to encounter very often while playing Brink unfortunately. :(


Just found out the Redbox across the street from me now rents games and has this...I shall rent it soon.
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LiamBriggs90
06-17-2011, 02:15 PM
I play online but when i go to the brink website it says i havnt played any games online... i dont understand why, i do enjoy playing this game and have played it quit a lot recently, although i dont get to play with you fellow MP's as the timezones between us all is slightly different :(
As for renting it Psalm why not buy it? if you go to http://www.game.co.uk you can buy the game brand new for just over 20 on xbox, i can imagine it would be the about the same price for almost any console you play on, i bought it with the specail edition which contains Doom pack and Specail Ops pack, if you dont have a GAME shop over there i will quite happily purchase it for you (if you transfer the funds into my account) and send it to you through the post

Borlaxx
06-17-2011, 02:22 PM
I play online but when i go to the brink website it says i havnt played any games online... i dont understand why, i do enjoy playing this game and have played it quit a lot recently, although i dont get to play with you fellow MP's as the timezones between us all is slightly different :(
As for renting it Psalm why not buy it? if you go to http://www.game.co.uk you can buy the game brand new for just over 20 on xbox, i can imagine it would be the about the same price for almost any console you play on, i bought it with the specail edition which contains Doom pack and Specail Ops pack, if you dont have a GAME shop over there i will quite happily purchase it for you (if you transfer the funds into my account) and send it to you through the post
I think you have to play free play mode for it to count for your stats.

unerds
06-18-2011, 12:50 PM
okay so based on someone's recommendation, i tried the competitive mode in freeplay only to find that there are NO BOTS!!!!?
had some great matches with a bunch of randoms... maybe 5 or 6 actual real people per side.
knowing that, this game just got a whole lot better.

Jackie R
06-19-2011, 05:46 PM
A little music video featuring Tracer:

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Please let me know what you think. ;)

Tracer-M_D_C
06-19-2011, 07:10 PM
A little music video featuring Tracer:



Please let me know what you think. ;)
I personally think that was FREAKING AWESOME!

Jackie R
06-19-2011, 07:55 PM
I personally think that was FREAKING AWESOME!
Thanks man. I thought I might just spectate a match with you and Borlax playing but we all work so well together that we always seem to be in the same frame anyway. :cheers:

Borlaxx
06-20-2011, 08:18 AM
Great games with tracer yesterday, including a couple matches with almost all human teams on both sides! Tracer, we work well together. Even during the one match when we were the only humans on our team versus a team of all humans we still supported each other and got the victory! Unfortunately after the host quit because he was tired of us kicking his ass and the game migrated hosts I started to get bad lag and you couldn't hear me. Hope to play more soon.

Tracer-M_D_C
06-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Borlaxx "Mega Medic" and the Lazarus grenade = team saver!
Having all humans filling all but one slot on both teams made for a string of great games.
Scored some very much earned wins, and a couple close losses. All were hard fought, and a ton of fun!

Siberian-bullet and I linked up at the end there, but it must have been that same final host that started some lag-chop.
Now we just need he, Skeet and Jackie all in!

MoreCowBell87
06-22-2011, 06:17 PM
Brink tonight? Anyone?

Tracer-M_D_C
06-22-2011, 09:08 PM
My times are sporadic this week, the mrs has a herniated disc! You be on at all the next few days?

MoreCowBell87
06-23-2011, 05:31 AM
My times are sporadic this week, the mrs has a herniated disc! You be on at all the next few days?

Ouch! I have a bad back (yes at age 23... it sucks) as well so I feel her paid. I actually had x-rays done a few weeks back to check for arthritis in my spine. Anyways, I will try to be on tonight and tomorrow night. This weekend is going to be pretty full, I am helping my sister move on Saturday and the wife is working all weekend so I'll the boys and be trying to get some papers written. So the week end is doubtful for me.

Jackie R
06-23-2011, 07:00 AM
I should be on tomorrow night a little after 8 pm (EDT). Hopefully, I can hook up with someone.

Tracer, I had a disc problem in my back as well and it isn't pleasant. Best wished to your wife for a speedy recovery.

Hope the x-rays were negative for arthritis CowBell. My mother has bad arthritis.

:cheers:

Tracer-M_D_C
06-24-2011, 07:23 AM
Okay, while I can't claim that we had 'good' games Skeet & Jackie as we didn't win them - they were fun while they lasted :D
We got mauled repeatedly trying to get that hack, I think part of the reason is because I always get it in my head to run and cover that platform where the hackbox needs planting.
I was thinking of setting up a turret and mining that area in front of the platform where the majority of the reinforcements were running in from. I'm hoping to slow them enough to give you time to get the hack.

Jackie R
06-24-2011, 09:23 AM
Win or lose (well, mostly lose :)) ), last night was a hell of a lot of fun! It was great to finally hook up with the 'man formerly known as skeet'.

I think the key to a 3-man team doing well is to have 2 guys concentrate on the task at hand while the third provides the medical buffing. We came closest last night to completing the objectives when we employed that strategy. With a little bit more luck, we would have gotten it done.

Had a blast guys...thanks for the games! :cheers:

Borlaxx
06-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Win or lose (well, mostly lose :)) ), last night was a hell of a lot of fun! It was great to finally hook up with the 'man formerly known as skeet'.

I think the key to a 3-man team doing well is to have 2 guys concentrate on the task at hand while the third provides the medical buffing. We came closest last night to completing the objectives when we employed that strategy. With a little bit more luck, we would have gotten it done.

Had a blast guys...thanks for the games! :cheers:
Sorry I didn't join you all last night. I have really got into infamous and couldn't stop playing it.

Jackie R
06-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Sorry I didn't join you all last night. I have really got into infamous and couldn't stop playing it.
No problem Nate...I think we are all planning on getting back on tonight if you're interested. Come join us. http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/hug2-smiley.gif?1292867621

Borlaxx
06-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Sorry I didn't join you all last night. I have really got into infamous and couldn't stop playing it.
No problem Nate...I think we are all planning on getting back on tonight if you're interested. Come join us. http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/hug2-smiley.gif?1292867621
I will try to get on. Tired as hell from getting into work early all week, and the wife has been exhibiting signs of gaming aggro again since she has no hobbies and is resentful of mine.

Borlaxx
07-11-2011, 09:58 AM
Been awhile since I played this, but played it some last night are remembered how awesome this game can be. I started a new character and I am focusing on the soldier and tactician classes instead of the medic and engineer like I did with my first character. Don't have a ton unlocked yet, but did unlock the increased grenade ability for the soldier, the sticky grenade for the tactician, and the ability to scan a dead enemy with the tactician and get the position of all the enemies for a brief period of time. I used to hate the grenades, but now I am finding I like them a lot. They do not kill someone if they have full health, but it will knock them down, giving you precious time to finish them off before they can stand back up. The maltov cocktail is very good for this as it explodes instantly. Several times last night I was able to knock down groups of 3 or more enemies and then run in and kill them all before they could get back up.

I am going to try the heavy weight body type with this character and make him a tank. However, not sure what guns I will use. I was going to use the light machine guns for the heavy weight with an SMG secondary, but I may change that. Before I unlocked the heavy body type, I was using the Tampa SMG as my primary and one of the light rifles (sniper rifles) as my secondary. It was the first time I used a sniper rifle in this game, and I loved it!!!!! It isn't like other games where one shot will normally kill, but with the rapid fire attachment I was killing people with it without mercy!!!! I put the long range scope on it and was picking off enemies from a distance, and the couple times I ran out of ammo for my SMG I started no scoping enemies with it and it worked really well! Now I am not sure if I will stick with this set up for the heavy class, or instead use the LMG for my primary and then the sniper rifle for my secondary instead of the SMG I normally use.

Had great matches last night. Even at my low level, I was pwning the AI and real people. Had one match where I got the rewards for best engineer, best operative, most kills, and best overall player. w00t!!!! I completed all three objectives and felt like Chuck Norris B-)

Jackie R
07-11-2011, 11:21 AM
Well done Nate! I'll begetting back on as soon as the U3 beta is over.


I used to hate the grenades, but now I am finding I like them a lot. They do not kill someone if they have full health, but it will knock them down, giving you precious time to finish them off before they can stand back up. The maltov cocktail is very good for this as it explodes instantly. Several times last night I was able to knock down groups of 3 or more enemies and then run in and kill them all before they could get back up.
Grenades can be really helpful. I like to knock a guy down with gunfire and use the grenade to finish him off. ;)

Jackie R
07-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Now that the UC3 beta is done, I got back into this a tonight.

I know people are going to think I'm crazy but this is one of the best FPS games that I have ever played. Even playing with a bunch of strangers, everyone is helping each other out. The game really doesn't give you a choice as far as teamwork is concerned. You want XP? Then you need to use your class the way it was intended.

Now that I am starting to know a few of the maps better, I'm really starting to hold my own. Hopefully, I'll see Borlax, Tracer, the man formerly known as Skeet, and some of the new guys on soon. Otherwise, looks like I'll be flying solo until UC3 comes out. :sigh:

Borlaxx
07-19-2011, 06:32 AM
Hopefully, I'll see Borlax, Tracer, the man formerly known as Skeet, and some of the new guys on soon. Otherwise, looks like I'll be flying solo until UC3 comes out. :sigh:
I will still be playing it. I agree, it is a great game, and I still don't understand all hate it got from reviewers. Guess just because it wasn't a COD game.

I will be playing this and MW2, and what I play will depend on who I see on.

Jackie R
07-19-2011, 06:36 AM
I will be playing this and MW2, and what I play will depend on who I see on.
Good to know. ;)

Who else is still playing MW2 these days?

Borlaxx
07-19-2011, 06:39 AM
I will be playing this and MW2, and what I play will depend on who I see on.
Good to know. ;)

Who else is still playing MW2 these days?
I have played some games with Psalm, RC, Agirard, Cobra, GeorgiaTexan, and KGAR (he never comes to this site). Played some split-screen special-ops missions last night with my brother.

Jackie R
07-19-2011, 11:13 AM
I have played some games with Psalm, RC, Agirard, Cobra, GeorgiaTexan, and KGAR (he never comes to this site). Played some split-screen special-ops missions last night with my brother.
So, a couple of people are still playing.

Plan on playing it for a while? :-?

Borlaxx
07-19-2011, 11:21 AM
Awesome Dre! Look forward to you joining us on the Ark.

Jackie R
07-19-2011, 02:53 PM
I'm hoping to get Brink in the next couple weeks...just have to wait for a couple things to happen personally..
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Jackie R
07-21-2011, 09:02 PM
I had quite a few good games tonight. I am now using the Tampa SMG as my main and the Drognav as my secondary. Playing as an engineer, I am able to buff them and boy, are they ever deadly.

Played a round as security where we had to keep the resistance from freeing Netchayev. They were killing us until they got him into the little passageway before getting outside. We ended up baracading ourselves in there and held them off for a good 8 - 10 minutes. Frustrated them so much that all the human players started quitting on the other side :))

Love this game! :cheers:

Borlaxx
07-22-2011, 07:55 AM
Cool Jackie. I have been using the heavy weight body type with one of the heavy MG's as my primary and the Tampa SMG as my secondary. I have been upgrading my soldier and tactician classes with this new character instead of medic and engineer like my first. I am not a very high level yet, but soon I will be able to buy the armor upgrade perk for my huge soldier who already takes a lot of shots to bring down, and with that death machine of a heavy MG it will = INITIATE LUMBERING BEAST MODE!!!!!

I will probably get some game time either tonight, tomorrow night, or both. Want to try to get in some Brink and ModNation, so I will see if you are on.

Jackie R
07-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Man, I hate running into those big buggers with the heavy MG! You need to come at them from an angle and use cover. If they have a straight shot at you, you're dead! That simple.

I used to think the sniper rifle was useless but since I finished the lvl 2 challenges and unlocked the Drognav, i'm really finding good use for it. Protecting the safe last night, I was able to pick off quite a few opponents before they realized where I was. When they would rush my position, switched to the Tampa and kicked their ass (well, sometimes ;) ).

Not sure if I'll be on tonight (wife is out). Hopefully, she'll be home early and I'll jump on with you for this or some Modnation.

Can't wait until agirard picks this up. Hopefully, Tracer will be back soon as well.

Jackie R
07-22-2011, 11:16 AM
If the house sale gets finalized this weekend... it will be my gift to myself!! i've for warned my wife that i needed a new game and this one i've had my eye on for awhile..
Good luck on the sale!

Keeping your eye on the prize. I like it.

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Jackie R
07-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the games last night Borlax and Skeet. Even though we were getting steamrolled by those clown dudes (man, they were good!), I still had a blast.

Skeet...lost communication with you at one point. Something happen on your side or was it just one of those magical server moments that frustrates us all from time to time? :D

Borlaxx
07-23-2011, 01:21 PM
Yup, good games. I started playing as my new soldier character but decided to go back to my medic class since we didn't have any good medics on out team which IMO is crucial for winning. Lazerus Grnade and self revive = one man army.

Jackie R
07-24-2011, 07:38 PM
My first game sniping and some thoughts on the game I may play this fall:

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Jackie R
07-27-2011, 07:12 AM
Thanks for joining me last night Nate! It's always a blast playing with you. I love hearing you run when you're a 'heavy'. Sounds like the ground is shaking! :))

Can't believe that we held the Resistance from accomplishing their first goal (blowing the door) in that final round. Not sure, but I don't even think they got the plate open.

The friendly AI is a LOT better now. I mean, when I first started playing, I would always need to do the primary task myself if I didn't have any human teamates. Last night though, I found that there was always an AI ready to accomplish the main goal (hacking for example) so I could concentrate on my engineer. Very nice!

This game should be getting a lot more love from Team MP! :x

Borlaxx
07-27-2011, 07:35 AM
Thanks for joining me last night Nate! It's always a blast playing with you. I love hearing you run when you're a 'heavy'. Sounds like the ground is shaking! :))

Can't believe that we held the Resistance from accomplishing their first goal (blowing the door) in that final round. Not sure, but I don't even think they got the plate open.

The friendly AI is a LOT better now. I mean, when I first started playing, I would always need to do the primary task myself if I didn't have any human teamates. Last night though, I found that there was always an AI ready to accomplish the main goal (hacking for example) so I could concentrate on my engineer. Very nice!

This game should be getting a lot more love from Team MP! :x
Yup, those were a couple epic matches! We were kicking some major ass last night. We were both getting multiple awards for best soldier (me), best engineer (you), most kills (me) and best overall player (you). Now that I have my soldier class upgraded with the body armor he is even harder to kill. He is a tank. I run around with the heavy MG and since I replinish my own ammo, I just spam that mother fucker in a lead wall of death. The heavy MG takes a long time to reload, so I use a SMG as my secondary, which is also really powerful.

I love it when our team and the other are facing off and using cover and I go all Leeroy Jenkins and run right at them like an insane mother fucker and take out 4+ enemies like an juggernaut of ownage. I am loving the Molotov cocktail. Nothing better than have two human players coming for my head and thinking they got me dead to rights and then I throw one of those bad boys at their feet and knock them both on their ass and then blast them into bits with my heavy MG before they can get back up. Also loving the flash nade that blinds them. Really fun to throw that into a room and then run in and kill several of them while they are firing blindly trying to hit me. I picked the universal ability to have my supplies replenish faster, so I will be throwing even more nades next time I play.

I agree, the AI in this game is very good. I don't understand why the reviewers said it was horrible. They are CERTAINTLY better than the horrible bots in Black Ops combat training! Are they as good as human players? In some ways, no, but sometimes they are better. They don't react quite as fast as human players, and sometimes they go after the secondary objectives when you need them to go after the primary, but they are ALWAYS doing something productive. On the flip side, I have been in matches with human players that do nothing but hide behind cover and snipe the whole round while never going after an objective and never using their buffs on team mates. You can always count on a bot to give you ammo, revive you, buff your damage, etc. and although they may not go after the primary objective at first, they will always make a push at the end if needed, and if no human players are using the class needed to complete the objective they will always switch to take on that role.

As much as it sucks that more people haven't got into this game, based primarily on poor professional reviews that have no legit basis for their negativity (and the word of mouth is very good for this game, go figure), at least we will be able to keep playing as long as they keep the servers up since they have the bots, and I don't feel like I am getting a lesser experience when I play with them.

Borlaxx
07-27-2011, 07:44 AM
Once the finances are taken care of and we have possession of the new house.. I'll be on this game...
Awesome Dre! I hope you like it as much as Jackie, Tracer and I do. After I played with Jackie I got back on later and played a couple more rounds. Had a ton of fun! Then played three games of MW2. Not so much fun. I still like MW2 and there are times I just want to play a fast paced run and gun game, but in comparison to Brink and all you can do in the game, running around in circles only to get killed over and over again in a fraction of a second by a 10 year old who has a faster reaction time but no concept of team work or strategy just seems hallow in comparison.

In short, doing well in Brink requires team work, strategy, and good aim. Doing well in COD requires a fast trigger finger.

Jackie R
07-27-2011, 11:27 AM
You can always count on a bot to give you ammo, revive you, buff your damage, etc. and although they may not go after the primary objective at first, they will always make a push at the end if needed, and if no human players are using the class needed to complete the objective they will always switch to take on that role.
Good point! When I see a medic run by me and not throw a syringe, I know it must be a human player.


at least we will be able to keep playing as long as they keep the servers up since they have the bots, and I don't feel like I am getting a lesser experience when I play with them.
I agree 100%
:cheers:

Jackie R
07-28-2011, 09:04 PM
I was able to hook up with 46 tonight. Had a couple of good rounds.

First, we held off the Resistance at the fuel depot (they never even blew the door). Then, I joined up with him on Container City (I think that's the name), and we retrieved the virus. Nice, considering that is one tough map for security.

Still can't get over how hard it is to tell human players from AI.

Anyway, thanks again 46 :cheers:

46_n_2
07-28-2011, 10:39 PM
np i got to do a few rounds with borlax as well after you turned in...... all i gotta say is win or lose the Assassin gets the most kills lol.

Borlaxx
07-29-2011, 10:31 AM
np i got to do a few rounds with borlax as well after you turned in...... all i gotta say is win or lose the Assassin gets the most kills lol.
Yup, great games! You were cutting the other team into chunks with your heavy MG. I was trying to keep you buffed constantly and keep your health up so you could continue to take the lead and lay waste. Even though you weren't using a mic we worked pretty well together. We lost the first couple, barely, but then went on a win streak. Every match you had the most kills, I had best medic, and we were switching off on getting best overall. We were kicking ass! Great times! If me, you and Jackie get together we should be hard to stop.

46_n_2
07-29-2011, 12:03 PM
yea i dont have a mic.... its up there on my list to buy but other things come 1st lol.

Borlaxx
08-01-2011, 09:21 AM
I know how bad I am addicted to a game when I get a new game and turn it off after an hour because I can't resist the urge to play more Brink!

Jackie R
08-01-2011, 11:07 AM
I know how bad I am addicted to a game when I get a new game and turn it off after an hour because I can't resist the urge to play more Brink!
Brink RULES! :-bd

46_n_2
08-03-2011, 11:59 PM
had quite a few nice rounds including one where cookie and borlax were the enemy lol..... i promise i wasnt picking on u borlax you were just always the only medic i saw...... and such a nice comm hack person (u need downed fire for real)

i also found a really good shortcut tunnel in the tower for Sec to use after ur in the upper level.

i like the new maps and my pyro mine got a kill (it was cookie actually) just lvl'd my Op so i got UAV but havent used it yet :/

Jackie R
08-04-2011, 07:19 AM
Had some fun last night with 46 and Nate last night. I think we need to stick to online competitive though.

Playing co-op, we just bulldoze the competition! :))

Borlaxx
08-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Yup, great games last night with Jackie, Assassin, Cookie, and 46. Also had a couple randoms join cookie and I because we are so awesome B-) and got a couple friend requests. Finally got to use the medic's phallic looking metabolism station (hereto after referred to as the healdo) and the soldier napalm nade. The healdo is awesome when you are defending an area. It takes a long time to heal in this game normally, but if you are in the range of the healdo you start healing really fast. Was great on founders tower when I was trying to keep our engineers alive to remove the detonator. I got the trophy for buffing three people at the same time with it, w00t! The napalm nade isn't what I thought it would be. I thought it wouldn't do much damage on detonation, but would burn for awhile over a large area. Instead, it is just another nade that blows up and leaves a very small fire for a couple seconds -- not even long enough to make a smore over the small campfire it creates. Oh well, I still like it better than the satchel charge. I just throw a regular nade, then a Molotov, and then the napalm into a room followed by a flash bang and then go in and finish them off.

I am still not thrilled about the new maps, but now that I have played them several more times each I at least know where I am going sort of, but I am sure I haven't found out all the ways to get around the maps. At least now cookie and I found out how to get around that choke point of death on the lab level.

I will probably skip playing tonight. Been playing a bunch this week and don't want to push my luck with my wife. Hope to be on this weekend for awhile. I keep meaning to play Fallout 3, but if I see friends playing Brink, it is hard to resist.

46_n_2
08-04-2011, 02:28 PM
I will probably skip playing tonight. Been playing a bunch this week and don't want to push my luck with my wife. Hope to be on this weekend for awhile. I keep meaning to play Fallout 3, but if I see friends playing Brink, it is hard to resist.

so glad i dont have that problem anymore =)) i gave the woman im seeing time a few days ago she can wait for the weekend lol brink is now!!!! (or tonight when kids sleeping at least)

Jackie R
08-07-2011, 10:21 AM
Some commentary along with James during the co-op game with Borlax and 46:

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Borlaxx
08-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Some commentary along with James during the co-op game with Borlax and 46:

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Great vid. Makes it look like we know what we are doing :))


Game is on order..hopeful to have it before the weekend.... :D :cheers:
SWEET! :party:

Toxic Avenger72
08-08-2011, 10:22 AM
Finally finished all of the achievements! The hardest one with the new DLC was Mutual Support (Have a Field Regen Unit buff more than 3 players simultaneously). I tried setting up a field regen unit while in battles but never could get 3 players buffed. Finally, this is how I did it.

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Borlaxx
08-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Finally finished all of the achievements! The hardest one with the new DLC was Mutual Support (Have a Field Regen Unit buff more than 3 players simultaneously). I tried setting up a field regen unit while in battles but never could get 3 players buffed. Finally, this is how I did it.

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I got that one when we were on the attacking team on the lab I think and I set it up right by the sample where the engineers have to hack to remove it. Buffed myself and three engineers on my team. XP galore!!!!!

Wish you were on PS3, Toxic. We need more players. How many MPs are still playing this on the 360? Seems 99% of the posts are from PS3 players.

Toxic Avenger72
08-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Wish you were on PS3, Toxic. We need more players. How many MPs are still playing this on the 360? Seems 99% of the posts are from PS3 players.

In the past few days, I've seen one other MP playing. Most of the Xbox people are mainly playing BO or BC2. I decided to pick Brink back up because I'm getting burned out on other games.

Jackie R
08-08-2011, 11:52 AM
Game is on order..hopeful to have it before the weekend.... :D :cheers:
Awesome! http://www.theadultgamer.com/images/smilies/good.gif


Great vid. Makes it look like we know what we are doing :))
Thanks Nate! :cheers:


Finally finished all of the achievements! The hardest one with the new DLC was Mutual Support (Have a Field Regen Unit buff more than 3 players simultaneously). I tried setting up a field regen unit while in battles but never could get 3 players buffed. Finally, this is how I did it.
Well done Toxic! Congrats! :cheers:

Jackie R
08-13-2011, 07:41 AM
Played quite a bit last night. No other MPs playing so I just did some co-op matches (not sure why, but I tend to get a lot more XP in those :-\ ). Anyway, had 2 or 3 other human players join and we got our asses kicked by the bots together! :))

Borlaxx
08-13-2011, 12:48 PM
Played quite a bit last night. No other MPs playing so I just did some co-op matches (not sure why, but I tend to get a lot more XP in those :-\ ). Anyway, had 2 or 3 other human players join and we got our asses kicked by the bots together! :))
Sorry, my brother was over and we play Resident Evil 5 split screen. God, that game is fucking awesome in co-op.

I am hoping to get on tonight if you are. I realized the other day that the soldier perks for more damage and area for nades do not apply to grenade launchers, which I use exclusively for their immediate explosion, so I took another penalty and gave the extra points to my engineer, so now my main character is a beast medic/soldier/ engineer.

I love this game in part because I am actually good at it! :))

Jackie R
08-13-2011, 04:04 PM
Sorry, my brother was over and we play Resident Evil 5 split screen. God, that game is fucking awesome in co-op.
No worries Nate. I must admit that I got a little excited when I saw you log on but when you didn't fire up Brink, I figured you may be busy entertaining. :sigh:


I am hoping to get on tonight if you are.
Sorry man. Best way for me to avoid wife aggro is to steer clear of gaming on the weekend. ;)


I realized the other day that the soldier perks for more damage and area for nades do not apply to grenade launchers, which I use exclusively for their immediate explosion, so I took another penalty and gave the extra points to my engineer, so now my main character is a beast medic/soldier/ engineer.
I am still building up my beast engineer. I have purcahsed perks that I never thought would make a difference but they do. Things like being able to re-load while sprinting and carrying an extra landmine are proving to be very helpful. :D

Jackie R
08-16-2011, 08:30 AM
Played a round with Johnny last night in a room full of human players. There was a bit of lag but that was only when the host had disconnected and even then, it only lasted a few seconds.

Overall, the community is getting very good at this game. Every time I play, it seems that I'm learning a new strategy depending on the map and faction I'm playing on. Still having a blast.

Thanks again for the game Johnny! :cheers:

xMisFitToyx
08-16-2011, 08:48 AM
Played a round with Johnny last night in a room full of human players. There was a bit of lag but that was only when the host had disconnected and even then, it only lasted a few seconds.

Overall, the community is getting very good at this game. Every time I play, it seems that I'm learning a new strategy depending on the map and faction I'm playing on. Still having a blast.

Thanks again for the game Johnny! :cheers:


I enjoy your video/commentaries ....... watched the last Brink V/C this past weekend......keep 'em coming.... :-bd

If there was more time in the day for gaming , I would probably join you for some games.....you make it look like a lot of fun.. :cheers:

I was thinking this game was going to go the way of KZ3.......GREAT GAME to play....But, No one is ever playing it....... :((

Borlaxx
08-16-2011, 09:01 AM
Played a round with Johnny last night in a room full of human players. There was a bit of lag but that was only when the host had disconnected and even then, it only lasted a few seconds.

Overall, the community is getting very good at this game. Every time I play, it seems that I'm learning a new strategy depending on the map and faction I'm playing on. Still having a blast.
When I got on I saw you were playing inFamous so I didn't send you an invite. Guess you were playing before I got on.

I know what you mean about the community getting better. Every time I play, the game gets more and more challenging/rewarding. Also, since the DLC, it seems at least 75% of the people in each game are actual human players rather than bots, and a lot of the time the game is pretty much full with human players. Wasn't like that before the DLC!

I am still finding out things about some of the maps. I didn't like the founders tower at first, but now that I have played it a bit it is really good with many more ways to approach objectives than I thought at first.

Also LOVING the new medic regen unit. When holding down an area, it can mean the difference between winning and loosing if your teammates are smart enough to make use of it. Last night had a couple times where my team worked like a well oiled machine. I would put the regen unit behind cover and sit by it, picking enemies off from a distance, and when my teammates would push forward and die, I would throw out a Lazarus nade and revive them and they would run back behind the cover to heal quickly and then run back out.

It seems at this point that the lone wolfers have moved on since this game doesn't reward that type of playing style, and those who are left for the most part know that teamwork and using the buffs is what it takes to win, and everyone knows what they need to do even if you are not talking to them on the mic. AWESOME!!!!

I too have had a couple moments of lag the past few days, but guessing that is just from more human players in the matches, but with the exception of one match that was unplayable, every other time the lag only lasted for a couple seconds and then was gone.

Man, I love this game. I really hope they make a Brink 2 despite all the negative feedback from COD run-and-gun fanboys who don't like any game that takes more than twitch reflexes and a fraction of a second to kill someone without any teamwork or strategy whatsoever. IMO, the only things that would make Brink 2 better would be better graphics (this games only big negative) and an actual single player game or a lot more maps if it is basically online only like this game is.

Either way (I know I am going to get laughed at for this) Brink is my favorite FPS game of this generation, flaws and all.

Borlaxx
08-16-2011, 09:24 AM
X( check the mail yesterday and still nothing....

we'll see when i get home today... :-w
If that sale jackie posted is still going, can you cancel this and then just go get it there?

Jackie R
08-16-2011, 12:06 PM
I enjoy your video/commentaries ....... watched the last Brink V/C this past weekend......keep 'em coming.... :-bd

If there was more time in the day for gaming , I would probably join you for some games.....you make it look like a lot of fun.. :cheers:

I was thinking this game was going to go the way of KZ3.......GREAT GAME to play....But, No one is ever playing it....... :((
Thanks Dog...that really means a lot to me. :cheers:

I fear that you are probably right regarding where this game is going. Most of the time, I go at it alone or only get to play with 1, maybe 2 other MPs at the most. Oh well, might as well get used to it because I suspect the same thing is going to happen in UC3. :(


When I got on I saw you were playing inFamous so I didn't send you an invite. Guess you were playing before I got on.
Yeah, I got out when Johnny left. He said he was getting spammed to go play Black Ops and decided to join (not sure if it was other MPs or not). Can't say I blame him. Definitely more fun to play with a bunch of friends instead of just one. :sigh:

Nate, if you ever see me playing something else, go ahead and send me an invite anyway. I really enjoy playing this but after a while, I get tired of playing alone. If someone else is ready to play, I'll gladly come back in. ;)


Either way (I know I am going to get laughed at for this) Brink is my favorite FPS game of this generation, flaws and all.
:applause:
Agreed.


X( check the mail yesterday and still nothing....

we'll see when i get home today... :-w
Really looking forward to seeing you out there. ;)

johnnyh1976
08-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Sorry about that Jackie. Some friends that my wife and I met online playing Black Ops started spamming invites and they were being relentless and she wanted to get some game time in before she went to bed for the night.

I'll be making an effort to get some Brink time in tonight after I get home from work and have something to eat should be on around 9PM -ish Eastern. This game is so good when it is full with actual players and not lagging.

Borlax-I won't flame you for your comment about this game. It has a great art direction and an amazing concept that encourages objective based teamwork. I love it as well and would rank it up there as one of my favorates as well with Battlefield BC2 and the Killzone series especially KZ3.

Cheers!!

Jackie R
08-16-2011, 09:15 PM
Sorry about that Jackie. Some friends that my wife and I met online playing Black Ops started spamming invites and they were being relentless and she wanted to get some game time in before she went to bed for the night.
Makes sense. No problem my friend. ;)

Borlaxx
08-19-2011, 10:21 AM
I'm on the Brink train!!! :cheers:
Got the game yesterday finally!!... played a little bit, nothing online just did some of the challenges and so far i really like this game... it does take some time getting used to the controls and movement of the game cause it's nothing like COD or BF...
Awesome Dre! I will try to join you tonight. I suggest playing offline against bots to level up a bit before doing freeplay against humans. I hope to join you later for co-op.

Jackie R
08-19-2011, 11:06 AM
I'm on the Brink train!!! :cheers:
Got the game yesterday finally!!... played a little bit, nothing online just did some of the challenges and so far i really like this game... it does take some time getting used to the controls and movement of the game cause it's nothing like COD or BF...
Great to hear! Good idea doing the challenges right away...for 2 reasons. First, completing the challenges (not leveling up) is what opens up the weapons and attachments. Second, the AI during the challenges are the same level as you and beating them on a low level is much easier. Really looking forward to playing with you. I should be on tonight as well. :cheers:

Jackie R
08-19-2011, 06:49 PM
Game I played with Nate a couple of weeks ago.

My daughter helps out with the commentary:

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Borlaxx
08-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Fun games with ya B on saturday.. sorry i had to bail on ya, i was beat and had been playing for a few hrs before we joined up...
I finished up the one half of the story line, working on the other now..
Still getting used to all the perks and the maps.. so much to them and ways around that it takes quite a few times to know where the hell i need to go.
I'm surprised how good the bots are in the game.. they still are bots and act like them at times but there are times i'm impressed with what they will do.

All i gotta say is Medium Turret = Mega XP points!! :cheers:
Fun gaming with you even if it was only one game. Hoping to play some more tonight as long as I can pull myself away from Fallout 3.

Jackie R
08-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Think I'll try and go for the plat in this one.

I was really worried about the 'tough as nails' trophy but I started playing versus tonight and it really isn't too bad. You can't change the difficulty level so I'm not sure where the AI is at in terms of skill but I was able to complete 4 of 5 scenarios tonight losing but once. Oh well, wish me luck.

Nate, I was thinking of sending you an invite but I saw you were playing RE5 and figured you were already playing co-op.

Jackie R
09-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Played a couple of rounds with oreon and johnny last night (oreon, thanks for the trophy help btw).

Highlight had to be when oreon was questioning the actions of a certain bot only to find out it was johnny. :))

oreon87
09-01-2011, 01:02 PM
o i felt bad too, stupid bot i'm right here.... o sorry johnny... lol

Borlaxx
09-01-2011, 01:11 PM
o i felt bad too, stupid bot i'm right here.... o sorry johnny... lol
Classic! =)) #-o =))

Jackie R
09-01-2011, 05:15 PM
o i felt bad too, stupid bot i'm right here.... o sorry johnny... lol
Classic! =)) #-o =))
It sure was!

I almost pissed myself!

=)) =)) =))

oreon87
09-01-2011, 06:02 PM
lol i might of teared up but pissing... i dont think so but good on you jackie

johnnyh1976
09-04-2011, 08:34 AM
That was pretty funny. I was in tears myself..fun games....I'll be trying to play a lot in the next little while. I want to finish leveling up my 1st character and try to start using the medic/operative classes as I mostly run soldier or engineer. This week is going to be a BRINK/KILLZONE 3 week as I want to level up as much as possible before Battlefield 3 drops.

See y'all on the arc!!!

oreon87
09-05-2011, 12:45 AM
hey johnny medic is way to easy to lvl up in, but operative (me) is for a challenge but hacking turrets and using them is pretty sweet!!

Jackie R
09-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Kicking ass with Borlax

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:-bd

oreon87
09-07-2011, 11:22 PM
awesome as always but i think you LET them blow the gate.

Jackie R
09-08-2011, 06:40 AM
awesome as always but i think you LET them blow the gate.
Thanks. Yeah...Borlax and I were commenting on how quickly they blew the gate. I don't recall ever seeing someone blowing it that fast.

Regardless, they didn't get much further. ;)

oreon87
09-09-2011, 03:00 AM
jackie i watched a few of your videos and i have come to the conclusion that you good sir love to over kill every person. there's one video where the guy was down and you were still shooting him like he was going to shoot back but he obviously didnt have that skill lol.

Jackie R
09-09-2011, 06:59 AM
jackie i watched a few of your videos and i have come to the conclusion that you good sir love to over kill every person. there's one video where the guy was down and you were still shooting him like he was going to shoot back but he obviously didnt have that skill lol.
:))
Hey...just want to be sure.
:))

Borlaxx
09-09-2011, 07:20 AM
jackie i watched a few of your videos and i have come to the conclusion that you good sir love to over kill every person. there's one video where the guy was down and you were still shooting him like he was going to shoot back but he obviously didnt have that skill lol.
:))
Hey...just want to be sure.
:))
Probably because he has played with me, and seen me rise from the dead as a medic zombie with my self-revive skill and kill the person who was foolish enough to leave me laying there not expecting me to get back up :devil:

I do the same thing. Since I am apparently one of the rare human medics who actually revives my teammates, I don't leave any enemies waiting to get revived by an opposing teams medic unless I am rushing to the next objective. There have been many times I have revived myself, and then a group of teammates with my Lazarus grenade and then rush the people who were foolish enough to assume we were dead for good.

My brother may be coming over tonight to play some split screen Resident Evil 5, but if not, I hope to get on the Ark tonight and finally play with some of the new guys.

Borlaxx
09-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Kicking ass with Borlax

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:-bd
Finally got a chance to watch this. FUN! I really need to rob a bank or something and get a way to capture video. Would be awesome to somehow do a vid of both of our perspectives, and I would love to do a commentary with you.

Jackie R
09-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Would be awesome to somehow do a vid of both of our perspectives, and I would love to do a commentary with you.
A dual commentary would be really cool. Not sure how to do it though. :-\

oreon87
09-09-2011, 09:04 PM
i like the idea of both side's w/ commentary. Brink is great because each team has there own objective's to get done and it would be great to see that in a few videos, maybe split screen and highlight when the 2 ppl kill each other or something like that.

Jackie R
09-09-2011, 09:27 PM
i like the idea of both side's w/ commentary. Brink is great because each team has there own objective's to get done and it would be great to see that in a few videos, maybe split screen and highlight when the 2 ppl kill each other or something like that.
I agree...I just wish I knew how to do it. :-\

On another note, I got to play a little bit with agirard this evening. He joined me during a match on resort and then we completely dominated container city as the Resistance. Quick tip if you are Security on that map: Do not take the bot out until the gate is blown. All it does is give cover for the Resistance.

agirard, that turret sandwich we made worked beautifully! Well done sir! :cheers:

oreon87
09-09-2011, 09:36 PM
darn it! :cuss: i wish i still had brink cause now i wanna kill some bots.

what lvl did agri get up to? cause the gatling turret is where its at!

Jackie R
09-10-2011, 12:49 PM
darn it! :cuss: i wish i still had brink cause now i wanna kill some bots.

You got rid of it!?!

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oreon87
09-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Security=defense(standing around for 5-15min protecting something or another)
Resistance= running and gunning

i like security side better personally.

Jackie R
09-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Security=defense(standing around for 5-15min protecting something or another)
Resistance= running and gunning

i like security side better personally.
Well, that depends on the map. As Security, you really need to be on the offensive to win in Container City. ;)

oreon87
09-12-2011, 11:21 AM
yea i ment MAJORITY of the maps, if you wanna do security your gonna be defending MOST of the time... smartass

Jackie R
09-14-2011, 07:01 AM
Thanks for joining me last night Nate. I enjoy playing this game much more with other MPs but of course, that goes without saying. ;)

One thing that surprises me though is this: If no MPs are available, I sometimes enjoy playing with the AI more than I do other human players. Real players can be better than the bots at times but in some instances, they can be much, much worse. Last night, I played a game where we had 8 humans on our side and only 4 on the other. Easy win for us right? Wrong! They annihilated us! Too many people on our side going for kills over objectives, medics not reviving...man, it was bad.

Anyway, Nate, once you joined me last night, we really kicked ass. Be it against humans or AI, we could not be stopped. :devil:

Thanks again! :cheers:

Borlaxx
09-14-2011, 10:29 AM
Thanks for joining me last night Nate. I enjoy playing this game much more with other MPs but of course, that goes without saying. ;)

One thing that surprises me though is this: If no MPs are available, I sometimes enjoy playing with the AI more than I do other human players. Real players can be better than the bots at times but in some instances, they can be much, much worse. Last night, I played a game where we had 8 humans on our side and only 4 on the other. Easy win for us right? Wrong! They annihilated us! Too many people on our side going for kills over objectives, medics not reviving...man, it was bad.

Anyway, Nate, once you joined me last night, we really kicked ass. Be it against humans or AI, we could not be stopped. :devil:

Thanks again! :cheers:
Yup, we pretty much destroyed them without mercy. I didn't die a single time on the founders tower or the one where we have to defend the crane (cannot remember the name). We routinely got multiple awards and finished at the top of the scoreboard. A team with a super medic who actually revives and buffs health and metabolism (me) and an engineer who actually buffs damage and armor and lays down the heavy turret gun (you) is hard to stop. Like you said, human players can be much smarter, faster, and better, but if all they are concentrating on is killing and not filling their support role, the whole team falls apart.

theczech99
09-14-2011, 11:53 AM
Mine was shipped today so I will have it Friday. You fools better join me this weekend for some games like the good ol days. One of my favorite moments of playing games with MPs was when RDR first came out. Borlax and I were trying to keep up with our posse on our donkeys. =)) I was pushing my ass so hard it threw me to the ground. Those were some good times.

Borlaxx
09-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Mine was shipped today so I will have it Friday. You fools better join me this weekend for some games like the good ol days. One of my favorite moments of playing games with MPs was when RDR first came out. Borlax and I were trying to keep up with our posse on our donkeys. =)) I was pushing my ass so hard it threw me to the ground. Those were some good times.
LOL! I was soooo lost as to what the hell I was suppose to do. I hadn't even played the SP at that point so I didn't even know the controls. I do remember someone letting me have their horse, and as soon as I got on it I mercy killed my donkey by shooting it in the head. Fun times indeed!

I should be able to get on some this weekend. The wife has college work to do, so it shouldn't be an issue. I don't get on until after the kids are asleep, normally no later than 8:30 eastern.