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  • Donncha 3:04 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    PBR Bug on Operation Hastings too 

    Coyno joined a game against cheaters using the PBR glitch to drive a boat under the map on Operation Hastings. So, not only Hill 137 then. Hope it gets fixed soon.

     
    • David Precious 3:20 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      About 2:50 in, for those who want to go straight to the cheatyness bit 🙂 What an interesting bug, I’ve not seen that happen yet.

    • Donncha 3:22 pm on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’s crazy isn’t it! Gavin posted a video a while back too. Meant to blog that too but here it is anyway:

    • getcrackin 5:09 am on January 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I liked Coyno’s notes on the screen. Jamie Lee Curtis, though? eehh…

  • Donncha 11:01 pm on January 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    I joined Dvotee and TheFingersHurt on Xbox tonight for Bad Company 2 Vietnam but unfortunately TheFingersHurt got kicked off by his lousy Internet connection after about 5 minutes of play.

    After that it was Dvotee and myself for a while, and every single game we joined was a losing one! They were games of conquest and our team would almost always be down to it’s last legs:

    Starting Tickets Ending Tickets
    18-101 0-48
    69-157 0-56

    So we helped turn the tide but not fast enough and we were out manned a number of times and never had a full game.

    Our final game was rush and we were 8 against 10 with 5 members of the SNV clan on the other side. I was defending one crate when I was literally bombarded with bullets and grenades. It’s recorded, hopefully it’ll make a good and hectic clip!
    Thanks Coyno for joining us for that game. Sorry we lost!

    Finally, after reading this I decided to try marksmen LMG training and the same perk on the engineer’s kit and I think it helped. The “infinite ammo” of LMGs helped too! 🙂

     
    • dvotee 10:22 am on January 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well we gave it a good try, I actually played a game on Oasis after you left, as recon, shotgun motion mines and did really well. I quite like that set up and got it from Gavin’s video but I forgot to press capture again – I’m so annoyed again as there were a couple of scenes which would have been great, especially one where I lay a mine, see 3 guys behind a bldg, so throw a grenade, all 3 come running out and I get em all.

      Such a shame and so annoyed with myself ;(

    • gt7570b 1:31 am on January 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve now had two games go 0-1 in Conquest where I both won and lost. Both times landed into a game down ~70-90 tickets. It’s always fun to turn around a game. There’s always another fresh game afterwards so taking a loss isn’t too bad.

  • Donncha 9:59 am on January 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    I joined a private match organised by Nick and others last night. Boy, were they tough games! Nick was a busy bee doing admin work but I have no excuse. I was simply outplayed by Cards and everyone else. Even Conor, who normally does quite well felt the pressure and we departed our last game, me with a KDR of 0-9. Ouch. I appreciate the invite, but I probably shouldn’t have joined!

    Still, got some good clips, hope to have them uploaded in the next few days.

     
    • getcrackin 5:54 pm on January 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I had a rough time playing the Vietnam maps Friday night. I got 4 kills in a couple of rounds of SDM, but had fun playing with an Australian father-and-son team.

  • Donncha 11:29 am on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Operation Hastings unlocked 

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    If you’re a Bad Company player on PC then load up the game because a new Vietnam map has been unlocked!

     
    • David Nicol 1:15 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Any news on how the consoles are doing?

    • tyewebb 1:18 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I logged on and played a couple rounds, where were you?

    • Donncha 1:48 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      http://www.battlefieldbadcompany2.com/vietnam/battleforhastings – PS3 is lagging behind Xbox right now!

      Tye – I saw you playing but I had Adam with me so I couldn’t hop on. Maybe later? I’m (slowly, the wifi here sucks) downloading Skype for WIndows and of course I have Mumble too!

      • redddragons 6:53 pm on December 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        so we should get it on ps3 in about 1 or 2 weeks? boooo! I can only do so much! I’m only one man!

    • getcrackin 5:05 am on December 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ll FINALLY have the time to play the Vietnam maps this weekend! It’s been an exhausting week.

  • Donncha 7:36 am on December 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The Hill 137 Boat Trick 

    If your boat loses its outside shell you can do some crazy things with it. Anyone have this happen to them?

    I’m not sure how to blow up the skin, but I have a vague memory of someone doing that on Atacama Desert with a vehicle there. Charges had to be placed in specific places to blow up the outer shell.

     
    • David Nicol 9:33 am on December 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I saw someone tweeting about that to Demize last night. Sheningans!

    • getcrackin 3:23 am on December 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hopefully, that gets patched soon. How pissed would you be getting shot by someone doing that or having them secretly cap flags.

  • Donncha 8:55 am on December 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hill 137: Get into the tunnel! 

    How to get into the tunnel if you’re coming from the NVA side. That might explain how in my very first game there were a few enemy at the mouth of this cave. I lobbed a grenade in and got a hit marker but I didn’t know the terrain at the time so I got killed eventually. (via)

     
  • Donncha 6:18 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bad Company 2 Vietnam: Cao Son Temple 

    A game recorded two nights ago in Bad Company 2 Vietnam on PS3. Thumbs up if you like it please!

     
    • getcrackin 8:15 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Saw it and “liked” it on YouTube. 🙂

    • Donncha 10:58 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you! I forgot to spam the video with a “Please like it” message! I hit Like on practically all the videos I watch. Just takes a second and it’s a small reward for all the time someone has put into creating a video and uploading it.

  • Donncha 12:22 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rockin’ in Vietnam 

    BfBC2 Vietnam finally came out on PS3 last night and it was my first evening of dedicated Vietnam gameplay.

    I started on PC with Tye Webb, messing around on Heavy Metal. We started on the same team on an empty server and tried to land our heli on one of the windmalls dotted around that map. After the first few failed attempts we were separated into different teams but we still kept trying and could chat over Steam chat. I did manage to land the UAV and both of us almost managed to land helicopters on them. Good practice for flying though. After a few minutes others joined our game and as I was watching Tye, I saw a tank on my team fire on him! After that he switched teams and we rocked the game and won. 🙂
    Must have been in there with some noobs because they were useless at flying (says he!), hovering near my tank and just waiting for me to kill them with a tank shell. Never did that on console …

    Later on I joined Paul and Gavin and had a great time on Xbox. We rocked there too and I discovered that it is possible to survive flame throwers if you’re sitting on top of a medic pack. Nick won’t be happy to hear I ran medic most of last night but medic packs strewn around the area saved me and my team mates more than once!

    After about an hour I hopped onto the PS3. Unfortunately there were problems. Everyone lost their rank and specialisations although we did have our weapons I think. Still, it evened the playing field for all and we had some great games. I joined bigpresh but Mike joined our game on the other side and sent me an invite and I swapped teams. Thankfully bigpresh swapped teams later! 🙂

    Damn but there are some bad choke points in the Vietnam expansion! On Vantage Point if you have Charlie in a game of Conquest and can’t break the enemy at Bravo it’s really hard to flank. Thankfully my team mates did just that near the end of the game but it wasn’t enough unfortunately. On Cao Son Temple playing rush there are a few choke points too. One or two defenders kept us at bay for several minutes until we broke through to their base. Hell of a fight.

    Good games everyone!

     
    • gt7570b 1:05 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m running medic so much in Vietnam. With all the fire throwing gremlins running around, I need to self heal. The medic kit is also one of the best at taking down Huey’s fast too.

      The best gun for me is the ak47. I serve justice with that gun. The engineer kit doesn’t feel as good as it does in BFBC2.

      • redddragons 3:17 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I totally agree. Self healing is key to move up past a few of those choke points. I love the PPsh but the engie is a harder class to use effectively in Vietnam. I end up using like an Assault kit most of the time.

    • dvotee 1:12 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been running as Engineer as I love the PPSh but did try one as assault last night. Will give medic a try tonight as you quite rightly say with all the flame throwers about it’s a must have!!!

    • Donncha 1:31 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm, I just noticed the Battle for Hastings will unlock after *every* platform gets to 69m team actions. I presumed it would be a combined effort.

      • redddragons 3:18 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Do you think PS3 is so far behind because our stats aren’t being saved? I’ve had a few games where it will reset me mid game so I’m at the bottom of the leaderboard. Odd.

        • tyewebb 5:30 pm on December 24, 2010 Permalink

          I think when your stats reset mid game that is when your stats actually sync. I’ve gone into games without my rank and then mid game I get my rank and I think when I got my rank right my score for that game got cleared. I’ve also had my stats get synced correctly and then a few minutes later I’m back down to 0.

    • tyewebb 9:35 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It was really uncalled for when the enemies started shooting at me. I was clearly up to important things like badly flying a helicopter and getting tossed around by windmill blades.

    • Alex M. 11:02 pm on December 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Shooting helicopters out of the sky with tank shells is soooo fun.

  • Donncha 1:58 pm on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I wish I hadn’t played Bad Company 2 Vietnam on PC first.

    I had a very quick 5 minute game with TheFingersHurt on Phu Bai (say that in Cork and they’ll think you’re a local commenting on a nasty smell.. “The smell of that pooh, bai. It’s terrible!”)
    Anyway, I got slaughtered as we joined a game of Conquest where we got overrun 110-0.

    Still, back on topic. Over the weekend I played Bad Company 2 for the first time on PC and struggled with it but admired the gorgeous graphics. I didn’t think they were that much different to that on the consoles but now having played Vietnam on Xbox I’ve changed my mind. Maybe it was because I was so used to the graphics I didn’t notice, but since Vietnam is all new I certainly did on those maps. Now I know what PC owners say when they say games recorded from consoles look muddy.

    Golly. I need to lie down.

     
    • Alex M. 8:27 pm on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Now I know what PC owners say when they say games recorded from consoles look muddy.

      Especially when you waste a fair amount of money like I did on a beefy machine:

      (that’s about 133% the res of 1080p and everything on full settings I believe)

  • Donncha 7:29 pm on December 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Observations by a console player on the PC version of Bad Company 2:

    1. Vietnam looks gorgeous. It’s a very different game, maps are so varied. Can’t wait to play them with my console friends.
    2. Voice chat? What’s that. The in-game chat is so broken people use external servers. Useless when playing with randoms.
    3. Guess what? Playing with a team of wookies is just as much fun (not) as it is on consoles.
    4. There’s no skill matching like there is on consoles. Getting into a server where you’re matched up evenly is pot luck. There is some sort of mechanism to even out the teams but you can still have skilled and noob players on each team.
    5. Learning to use the mouse and keyboard instead of a controller is like going from QWERTY to Dvorak. Yes, it’s that painful. At this stage using a controller is second nature and instinctive (except for grenades/melee!) but it will obviously take a while to get there with PC controls again. It’s been over a decade since I used these controls on a regular basis.
     
    • Otto 8:16 pm on December 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve never been able to play FPS’s on consoles. The control scheme is too frustrating. I *need* a mouse and keyboard to be able to aim and shoot properly.

      Did you ever hear the rumor about the Halo test Microsoft did? They were considering allowing XBox and PC gamers to be able to play against each other via XBox Live, so they got a bunch of excellent console players and some mediocre PC players and pitted them against each other. The console players consistently got destroyed by the PC players because of the superior control system that keyboard+mouse provided. So they scrapped the project, and that’s why they refuse to implement it in Xbox Live now. Technically it’s an easy thing to make PC’s connect to their service too, but it would simply be too embarrassing for them to have XBox players getting their asses constantly handed to them.

      • Donncha 8:29 pm on December 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yup, I’ve heard that one before but I don’t buy it. If you’re really good with your controller of choice then it’s all down to map knowledge, skill and tactics to win.

        Check out what Jay says in the two tweets I posted from him. He plays on Xbox and PC and reckons there’s no skill difference between Xbox and PC users.

        I really have no idea why MS and Sony didn’t allow their games to be played with a mouse and keyboard on their consoles. It’s such a no-brainer and I’ve even read executives from both companies lamenting the same thing. It’s not as if it’s harder or anything to use them, but maybe it’d turn off the “living room” audience they’re aiming for.

        I’ll keep practicing! 🙂

      • Alex M. 10:40 pm on December 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m with Otto on this one. Watching videos of people playing on consoles is funny to me. It’s as if they’re aiming with arrow keys — slowly turning to find their target, adjusting slowly, etc.

        I have my sensitivity set up so I can quickly spin around and hit someone and I can usually acquire a target when they appear on my screen in a split second.

        I need to post one of my Black Ops videos to YouTube.

        • Donncha 1:17 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink

          Ah go on, you’ve been watching my videos haven’t you? 🙂

          Many console players have their sensitivity set to 10 and they can aim and acquire targets very quickly too.

          Anyway, this isn’t a “which controller is better” argument. It’s easy to see that a mouse and keyboard are better.

    • Alex M. 10:41 pm on December 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It was great playin’ with ya though!

      • Donncha 1:09 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hopefully I’ll do better next time. I managed to disarm an MCOM station this morning. Quite happy with that and I’m about 300 points shy of rank 1. Magnum ammo is level 15 isn’t it?

    • tyewebb 4:03 am on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve recently considered making a return to PC FPS with BFBC2 and Black Ops. However like its been awhile since I played FPS on the PC, I think the last PC FPS I played was Quake 2. When I played the Metal of Honor Beta for a couple nights on PC, I had no problem moving around and aiming was easy enough and it was all the other things that were not 2nd nature anymore, switching weapons, melee and all those other little things. My fingers just didn’t have the muscle memory to hit those keys right away without even thinking.

      • Donncha 1:11 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s the problem. I had to think too much about my keys and couldn’t concentrate on the map/action. There were times I wasn’t moving and I looked down to see I wasn’t even hitting W. Have to get used to the odd behaviour of running too, thanks Alex for explaining that!

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