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Gunder
May 21, 2003

97.5 The Brodeo


I haven't been able to play yet. Does she feel vulnerable to being shot out of the air easily?

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Sultan Tarquin
Jul 29, 2007

and what kind of world would it be? HUH?!

I played one game with valk and had no idea what I was doing but flying is fun and the swarm missiles are very easy to blow up in your own face if you're stood too close to a wall.

The Strangest Finch
Nov 23, 2007



That sounds fun and... idk, probably pretty hilarious. Has anyone been hit by them yet? How much of an inconvenience is it?

xtal
Jan 9, 2011

"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take."

I still can't use any heroes except the base ones. Might be a Steam thing? I was tempted to download another 40 GB install on Origin to try that.

Carillon
May 9, 2014





Are people liking arena? I've only played a few rounds, but it hasn't been all that fun.

SKULL.GIF
Jan 20, 2017




Matchmaking quality in Arena has seemed significantly worse than in regular queues. I keep getting the absolute dumbest teammates.

Sultan Tarquin
Jul 29, 2007

and what kind of world would it be? HUH?!

The Strangest Finch posted:

That sounds fun and... idk, probably pretty hilarious. Has anyone been hit by them yet? How much of an inconvenience is it?

From what I saw they do 25 damage each and also a mini disruption like getting hit by an arc star, at least thats what happened when I shot it in my own face.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



Seems they didn't fix the broken matchmaking for me, my first two Duos games didn't give me a teammate

err
Apr 11, 2005


SKULL.GIF posted:

Matchmaking quality in Arena has seemed significantly worse than in regular queues. I keep getting the absolute dumbest teammates.

I thought the developers said it has no skilled matchmaking atm.

The Strangest Finch
Nov 23, 2007



SKULL.GIF posted:

Matchmaking quality in Arena has seemed significantly worse than in regular queues. I keep getting the absolute dumbest teammates.

I wonder if its a whole new ELO system or if its just that with the new season comes a huge horde of either returning or brand new people?

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



err posted:

I thought the developers said it has no skilled matchmaking atm.

It has no ranked mode for now, that's coming later, but Shrugtal thinks the unranked mode has hidden MMR for matchmaking

If they didn't seed arena MMR from BR MMR then it'll take a few stomps to get your number up

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


Bocek Bow absolutely getting nerfed, the drat thing is basically a better Wingman. Get the hop-up on it and like I said it deletes people, I just watched a pubbies with "I'm good" badges rip an entire well-kitted enemy squad down at like 80 meters, christ. It was brutal.

SKULL.GIF
Jan 20, 2017




The Mozambique buff is real substantial, it's actually usable as a sidearm now outside gimmicks.

dogstile
May 1, 2012

fucking clocks
how do they work?


The Strangest Finch posted:

That sounds fun and... idk, probably pretty hilarious. Has anyone been hit by them yet? How much of an inconvenience is it?

I am absolutely murdering anyone who dares take cover against me with it.

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Arena is fun but holy hell does it suck as a 2v3. At least in BR you can 3rd party and pull out a win.

Arbite
Nov 4, 2009







xtal posted:

I still can't use any heroes except the base ones. Might be a Steam thing? I was tempted to download another 40 GB install on Origin to try that.

Same on PS4. Also I can't access the legends menu and my currency monitor is freaking out.

Aquasnake
Jan 29, 2013

"I... I did well, didn't I?"


A little wild that they dropped a new legend, but no way to buy them because I now have 0/-9999 of all currency.

bushisms.txt
May 26, 2004

Scroll, then. There are other posts than these.



Haven't tried BR side, but arena runs way smoother on switch. Also g7 is the bow killer with the ads speed. Gibby is super powered with the bow though.

Only stopped because the game locks me out of legends every other game.

mcbexx
Jul 4, 2004

British dentistry is
not on trial here!




Aquasnake posted:

A little wild that they dropped a new legend, but no way to buy them because I now have 0/-9999 of all currency.


Don't sweat it, even if you get to unlock her and manage to pick her during selection, you will most likely revert to one of the 6(?) original legends before you load into the map.

Had another teammate successfully pick her, next game I could select her and launched from the dropship as Lifeline.

Sitting in the main menu long enough sometimes seem to unlock the legend screen and unlock her.

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






had an arena round with double lifelines (it booted me from valk after select)

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



after 10 games of arena i've won 10 games of arena

a crumb of MMR please respawn

SKULL.GIF
Jan 20, 2017




I think they accidentally buffed the Spitfire. This recoil is way easier to control.

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






overwhelming huntsman sniper meta vibes

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


Respawn bringing the nostalgia from the other tf2

Chard
Aug 24, 2010






its cool to pick one legend, get loaded with another, and have the model of a third or even fourth over the course of a round

tetsuo
May 12, 2001

I am a shaman, magician


Revitalized posted:

I hung around his stream for a bit and it was very wholesome when he started getting lots of subs and told some story about his tiger mom giving him poo poo for being a streamer or something, but he seems like a really nice guy from the little bit I watched. I think he's ending S8 as #4 Apex Predator.
Baron is a very good dude and one of the nicest streamers out there. And has a great ASMR voice.

FWIW His mom gave him more than just poo poo about streaming - resorting to downright bullying.

https://twitter.com/xBaronful/status/1376379686842855427

He's fairly open about it and doing better these days on his own, having moved out as soon as he was 18. Hope my man gets Partner on the next application.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


The bow is absolutely insane, and the sentinel is actually really good with deadeyes tempo now. Definitely gonna be a sniper meta this time around, especially with the current state of the Bocek.

xtal
Jan 9, 2011

"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take."

How does the dead eye thing work? I don't see an indicator or anything.

Revitalized
Sep 13, 2007

A free custom title is a free custom title



Lipstick Apathy

tetsuo posted:

Baron is a very good dude and one of the nicest streamers out there. And has a great ASMR voice.

FWIW His mom gave him more than just poo poo about streaming - resorting to downright bullying.

https://twitter.com/xBaronful/status/1376379686842855427

He's fairly open about it and doing better these days on his own, having moved out as soon as he was 18. Hope my man gets Partner on the next application.

Yeah I really enjoyed the little bit I saw of him last night. Gonna throw my prime sub his way when mines opens up again. Love how he's both incredibly skilled and also completely non-toxic. We kinda felt a little bad about dropping on him once we got to hear his story... but it was random fate that we queued into the same game.

The voice definitely caught me off guard when I first opened his stream though haha. I wish the guy all the luck and hope he succeeds 100%


xtal posted:

How does the dead eye thing work? I don't see an indicator or anything.

You know how when you draw the string back there's a little bar underneath the crosshair that fills up? When you have Deadeye, there's two additional mini bars underneath that bar which show how many "Charges" you've built up. At max charges, you can draw the string to max very fast.

There's also an audio cue if you are letting loose a Deadeye affected shot. It sounds like a metal twang.

Revitalized fucked around with this message at 00:30 on May 5, 2021

mcbexx
Jul 4, 2004

British dentistry is
not on trial here!




Chard posted:

its cool to pick one legend, get loaded with another, and have the model of a third or even fourth over the course of a round


Yeah, I am kind of amazed they find new ways to break their game with every new season launch. It's quite inspiring, to be honest.

Songbearer
Jul 12, 2007




Fuck you say?


Sounds like people are just gonna macro the poo poo out of the bow/sentinel if there's no variance in the sweet spot

Ra Ra Rasputin
Apr 2, 2011


Got into one game of arena, after the first round it closed due to internal server error.

This is after it changed me to lifeline.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013

yospos


Songbearer posted:

Sounds like people are just gonna macro the poo poo out of the bow/sentinel if there's no variance in the sweet spot

Why not just do it normally without a macro?

dogstile
May 1, 2012

fucking clocks
how do they work?


mcbexx posted:

Yeah, I am kind of amazed they find new ways to break their game with every new season launch. It's quite inspiring, to be honest.

I'm truly impressed how its actually a bigger fuckup each time, too.

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?



Grimey Drawer

dogstile posted:

I'm truly impressed how its actually a bigger fuckup each time, too.

The question is, do they take lessons from Niantic, or the other way around?

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved.




Doctor Rope

dogstile posted:

I'm truly impressed how its actually a bigger fuckup each time, too.

I'm impressed it will let me play a fully functional round of Apex with so much poo poo broken. Maybe I'm lucky but I haven't had much lag season 9 at all

xtal
Jan 9, 2011

"People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take."

Lol Crypto only gets one drone per arena round. Can't tell if they hate or ignore this hero.

J
Jun 10, 2001



The wild thing is the payment side of things is hosed up too. Normally when games launch new content all sorts of poo poo may be hosed up but they make drat well sure people can still give them money, and welp

TracerBullet
Apr 25, 2003

Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved.




Doctor Rope

xtal posted:

Lol Crypto only gets one drone per arena round. Can't tell if they hate or ignore this hero.

Is it the life of one drone or just one in-and-out?

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George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



TracerBullet posted:

Is it the life of one drone or just one in-and-out?

Its one life until it dies

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