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  • DUFFMAN5 13 Oct 2017 09:59:28 22,262 posts
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    @barbour99
    I know the feeling, I also have that "want" mentality with the characters, luckily I do not care that much for weapon skins. I'm annoyed I didn't pull GG, but enough is enough and the truth is I'm not sure I would ever use him, I did pull all weapon skins and they are actually smart for a change. I'm pissed off I didn't get Myrrah, because Myrrah!

    I tend to stick with Legendary Sam 90% of the time in vrs. I'm also still using the London supporter weapon skins 90% of the time, although I do change them from time to time.
    If I use a B.S. variant (Anya or Bernie) I use the "Lightening" style ones.

    When playing Swarm faction, I use savage Kantus with Gold skins (at the moment) or B.S Drone Elite, If I use a B.S. variant I use the "flame" style ones. I think I have used Deebee's in one game ever. I have scrapped all but 3 legendaries of those.

    The point being is I do not change it up very often, unless playing Horde. IF I do pull Skorge today though, he will be my go-to Locust. I have 20'000, so ten packs. I will only be getting one at a time though on the off chance I get early doors.

    ...Locust FOREVER...
  • Mayhem64 13 Oct 2017 14:24:41 971 posts
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    With Myrrah, I got her in the third pack I opened. Go figure. In fact I've been pretty lucky with most of the 2000 credit packs. It's the recent 400 packs that have been the grind, it took 34 Sniper packs to get the character, and I've opened about 60 GG packs now and still no GG. I have pulled one Gary, but I already had him. Maybe I'll get lucky on the Skorge packs? :p

    As for what I use, on the COG side it's normally Bernie or Hoffman, with the Warbird set. On the Swarm side, I'm using the Savage Grenadier Elite currently and the Onyx Gold set.
  • Vortex808 13 Oct 2017 14:34:57 11,857 posts
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    I couldn't even be arsed to grind the game for the characters. Characters should be level unlocked in my biased (and time constrained) opinion.

    But then, that's too easy and doesn't draw in the extra cash they're hoping for.

    I'll happily stick with base shit, or things that I can craft though.

    Some (proper) locust would've been nice though!
  • barbour99 13 Oct 2017 18:00:38 1,072 posts
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    I can see them going down the armour skins route to add more customisation. Imagine having Marcus with Locust boots or mix & match between the current skins. Helmet, or not. Doorag, or not.

    I’ve also never used the deebees. Hate them. Locust is my Swarm and either Old Man Marcus or Kait for COG. Maybe mechanic Baird, he’s my OG favourite.
  • Jono62 13 Oct 2017 18:21:51 18,653 posts
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    As long as luchador is no longer available ;)
  • Vortex808 13 Oct 2017 18:30:47 11,857 posts
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    /shudders

    :D
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Oct 2017 19:05:40 22,262 posts
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    The rng gods are on my side once again. I pulled Flame Grenadier on pack 1 and most importantly Skorge on pack 6. I'm just about to road test them ;)
  • barbour99 14 Oct 2017 06:52:51 1,072 posts
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    My only pack gave me colour blast swarm sniper.
    Enjoy Skorge. I’ll wait until he’s craftable in 2021.

    Edited by barbour99 at 06:53:02 14-10-2017
  • DUFFMAN5 14 Oct 2017 07:20:18 22,262 posts
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    @barbour99

    I feel for you mate :( don't forget Sunday is 4x XP, can you get on them ? Quicker levels means faster credits earned, maybe get another chance.
  • Jono62 14 Oct 2017 07:47:16 18,653 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 Morning Duff. How's Gears these days? The only thing I'm missing is playing with you fine folks.
  • DUFFMAN5 14 Oct 2017 08:56:14 22,262 posts
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    @Jono62
    Morning mate. Gears is still the greatest thing, that is not to say it can't be feckin frustrating of course. I have uninstalled the game twice due to being so disheartened...and hastily reinstalled less than an hour later (all 90+gigs)
    I battle with my lack of skill in nearly every match I play, I hate the lack of any teamwork or coms in KOTH but I totally and utterly love it, much like I do all the previous Gears...even bits of Judgment ;)
    I am very likely addicted to it. The first game I boot no matter whatever else I have on the go is Gears, do not see that changing maybe ever.
    Probably the biggest upset this time round is that we all don't play anymore.
    I do get games with BFG from time to time, mostly Horde which is always great with him. Other than that I have played some matches with Spank,barbour,vortex and obviously yourself and neo and marko but those games are few and far apart.
    Do you think you will return with Gears 5, prob out in late 2018,early 2019. It would be great to have all the team back.
  • Jono62 16 Oct 2017 09:51:14 18,653 posts
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    Morning Duff. Yes I should be back for Gears 5 :)
  • Phattso 16 Oct 2017 10:51:21 22,279 posts
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    After a year of putting it off (tedious first act, shitty cast of characters) I finally completed the campaign over the weekend. Such dogshit. It was just rote encounter after rote encounter, with little to differentiate it over the previous games. Sure, it's the fourth in the series, but it shouldn't take until the final act to actually entertain me.

    Felt almost nothing for Drake and his crew the whole time - so vanilla. Only a late appearance from some old faces made me feel anything at all, as even the grizzled Marcus Fenix did nothing for me since I wasn't playing him.

    I think, as with the previous games, I'd have enjoyed it a LOT more in co-op. This is the only Gears I've ever played single player, so maybe they've all been shit played this way.

    Briefly dipped into the multi, and it was as excellent as I remember, but I don't have the time to git gud vs. people who have been hammering it for a year. :)

    Won't be standing in line for Gears 5.

    At least it looked decent (1440p on PC, details maxed out) if a little clinical.
  • barbour99 20 Oct 2017 20:52:55 1,072 posts
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    Thoughts on the October Update, gents?
  • DUFFMAN5 20 Oct 2017 21:23:28 22,262 posts
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    @barbour99
    Half arsed as ever
  • Mayhem64 23 Oct 2017 15:23:00 971 posts
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    After about 83 GG packs, I finally pulled the GG btw :p
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Oct 2017 15:48:40 22,262 posts
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    @Mayhem64
    Nice one, as I say I gave up and went past it. I have 30'000. I have a new system now: I will only spend 10'000 per feature pack, be it 400 or the 2000 ones. Apart from QM there is nothing else I simply " have" to own.

    I'm happier for it.
    New maps tonight.
  • Mayhem64 23 Oct 2017 20:34:38 971 posts
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    Can completely understand there mate. The only character I'm still missing is the regular Grenadier, never got him out of the pack, it was always the Drone.
  • Ror 24 Oct 2017 00:21:51 16,900 posts
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  • Ror 24 Oct 2017 14:14:25 16,900 posts
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    Details on the patch:

    TRUE 4K EXPERIENCE
    Get ready to experience unmatched clarity, richness and details with true 4K visuals (3840x2160) in our Visuals Rendering Mode. Even if you’re playing on a 1080p screen, you’ll instantly notice the difference thanks to a 4K super sampled image that brings you a crisper, richer looking Gears game than you’ve ever seen before.

    HDR
    High Dynamic Range provides increased contrast between lights and darks. Battling your way through a lightning flurry in a windflare has never looked better. Gears of War 4 on Xbox One X supports a wide color gamut for true-to-color definition – just as the artists intended – and now at 4K resolution.

    UP TO 60FPS FOR ULTRA SMOOTH GAMEPLAY
    We’re excited to announce Xbox One X owners will have two Preferred Rendering Options to choose from in Gears of War 4 – Visuals and Performance!

    Performance

    Put framerate first. For the first time ever on console, Gears of War will play at up to 60fps in 1080p in Campaign and Horde - all including higher resolution textures and some of the new enhanced graphical features available in Visuals mode.

    Visuals

    Push graphical fidelity to the max. This mode uses Ultra Quality Textures, a wealth of new and improved graphical features all at 4K resolution (3840x2160) thanks to the power of Xbox One X. You’ll experience the same frame rates you’ve come to expect from Gears of War 4 – 30fps for Campaign and Horde .

    In both Rendering modes, Versus will run at a rock-solid 4K 60FPS (with adaptive resolution scaling).

    DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO SUPPORT
    When playing Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, we now offer Dolby Atmos, which gives you immersive, moving audio.

    The Dolby Access app lets you set up your Dolby Atmos enabled home theater, TV, or sound bar for free, and lets you try or buy Dolby Atmos for Headphones, which gives you immersive sound on any headphones. Experience the visceral sounds of Gears of War in a way that will make you feel like you’re inside the action, only on Xbox One.

    OUR MOST IMMERSIVE WORLD
    The world of Sera has never been more immersive thanks to brand new features and higher resolution textures – all possible with the additional horsepower and memory offered by the Xbox One X.

    Enhanced Light Shafts
    Also known as God Rays, Enhanced Light Shafts provide true-to-life beams of sunlight in the world. Prepare for jaw dropping lighting as the God Rays peek through gaps in the canopy of trees above you, or in sunset conditions peeking through buildings and statues.

    Dynamic Shadows
    Shadows in Gears of War 4 are usually pre-defined by an artist to accurately reflect the shadows objects in the world would cast based on the lighting. On Xbox One X, dynamic shadows now react true to the lighting conditions and movement of objects – for example, trees blowing in the wind will cast an accurate moving shadow on the ground – bringing the world of Sera to life like never before.

    Increased Draw Distances
    With the power of Xbox One X, we can maintain higher resolution textures at a further distance than ever before – creating a higher fidelity picture and crisper world around you, even on the horizon.

    Superior Reflections
    We’ve pushed our surface space reflections even further to look closer to as you would expect in real life. Reflective surfaces now have a higher definition reflection of your character - whether that’s in a mirror-like reflection of water, or the muddied color reflective nature of metal. It looks especially awesome on the DeeBee’s metallic armor!

    Enhanced Character Textures
    With our higher resolution textures now available on console thanks to Xbox One X, characters show more detail from head to toe. They’ve never looked better!

    Experience this all at no extra cost for Gears of War 4 owners when you pick up your Xbox One X. And, if you’ve picked up the Xbox One X but haven’t jumped in to Gears of War 4 yet, you can try it FREE now with our 10-hour trial – the perfect showcase piece for your new super-powered console.

    We’re incredibly proud of what the team has been able to achieve on Xbox One X so far. We can’t wait to see you all experience this feast for your eyeballs!
  • Vortex808 24 Oct 2017 14:19:42 11,857 posts
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    I still have my disc to try out all this when I get the xox, I'm certainly keen to see how the 60 fps works.

    Maybe my shotgun will work a bit better!

    Although, to be fair the work they did patching that earlier did seem to help a little.
  • DUFFMAN5 24 Oct 2017 14:30:16 22,262 posts
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    Completed 50 waves on Apex this morning, not too bad actually, does look different from Lift at least However after spending weeks doing the Frenzy 25 wave thing, it is bloody hard doing the 2+ hour run of 50 waves now.

    Frenzy may have spoiled me.

    I played a couple of rounds on Depot, seems a bit sterile but I do not know why.
  • Mayhem64 24 Oct 2017 15:45:52 971 posts
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    It took over 3 hours to get the update last night, maybe the servers were being slow. Will hopefully be trying out the two new maps shortly...
  • barbour99 28 Oct 2017 09:15:22 1,072 posts
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    Halloween Horde is live for 2 weeks!
    Swarm only, random waves, dark maps, 2XP and Frenzy.

    \o/
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Oct 2017 10:30:43 22,262 posts
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    @barbour99
    :) played a match yesterday with DOTD Marcus, not a bad skin actually. Will play tonight, when boy is in bed. What time are you on, UK.
    You know I have to be told everything ;)
  • Mayhem64 30 Oct 2017 12:29:24 971 posts
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    I've managed to pull Anya and Baird, but no Marcus yet. Hopefully before the pack vanishes...
  • barbour99 31 Oct 2017 06:49:14 1,072 posts
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    I played through 1-25 of Monster Mash on Insane with some randoms and it felt like proper Horde. Random enemy waves and no robots ;)

    Didn’t see your notification before Duff :(
  • DUFFMAN5 31 Oct 2017 07:03:45 22,262 posts
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    @barbour99
    Glad you enjoyed mate, no problem re post.
    Hopefully TC will keep the variant and with the praise it is getting, hopefully we will get a return to only monster Horde in Gears 5. Speaking of which, with 5 I think we should have total control over Horde:

    1) Choose any enemy type per match
    2) Choose waves witn no upper limit
    3) Bring Boomshields back as a fortification
    4) Mutators
    5) Make our own maps, like Forge in Halo

    ...just some of the things I would like in 5
  • Ror 2 Nov 2017 22:43:03 16,900 posts
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    Posted this in the One X thread:

    Someone who already has their One X (from that Taco Bell comp in the States) posted a couple of screens from Gears 4 in visual mode at 1080p.





    These look so squeaky clean that they could pass for bullshots.
  • DUFFMAN5 3 Nov 2017 17:28:57 22,262 posts
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    Chaps if you are interested, Skorge and RAAM gearpacks are back for this weekend. Both costing 2000credits each or actual real money. Luckily I have them both.
    Good luck if you try to get :)
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