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i dont see any other way around it.

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17 minutes ago, NASTYNEIL357 said:

Is there many grenade drones in cw. 

6 minutes ago, xWlLL0Wx said:

maybe one out of every twenty games.

How many Typhoons? I bet those are rare!

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i just had a rant about grenade drone erm...... users, 

and then i deleted it. it was good though...

i spoke of how they were a double whammy of shi-

i'm doing it again.


moving on

i modified the scorpion hover build.it now has an extra pair of hovers at the front

an echo, a chameleon, an occulus, a hot rod and a doppler.

no scope.

i have split things into two.

inside and outside of scope.

i like hip firing them.

plus i move around the map a lot more.i feel like i can get stuck in with them more.

not only that i pull off some wicked instinctive shots.

one movement, bang on target

i know its limited, and i'm not getting the best out of them, 

but i am getting the map play, the movement, 

the spatial awareness, i'm harder to sneak up on out of scope.

if i play it like its an advanced cannon, i am still effective with them...

sometimes

but my thinking is, 

i need to know all the other stuff, in order to get myself into a position...

where i can use the scope.

just doing scope stuff, is not enough on its own.

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okay then a few games without a scope.

i think my movement is better.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/e899a37a-d7bb-4d44-a403-274b2dc4c804

i can get shots off which would be impossible through a scope.

and the time taken to fire is much less

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/994d30a9-f3cb-461a-9a25-3d741dd6e621

this last match was just weird.

i genuinely thought i did quite well. i still do.

but the scores.......

i would like to say hello to Mr John Titor NA

nearly twice in two matches!

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/2bce836e-d0f1-4d19-9590-07d5bd0107c0

 

i would say i am as confident with this build, as i am with my triple cyclone build.

nearly.

so this match was the icing on the cake.

i got all three of em.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/1473cbd8-641b-4f76-848d-285cfb3fe055

 

 

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i feel i am approaching a juncture. its been a bit of a journey thus far. but progress has stagnated of late. there is still quite a bit of space above me.

metaphor time...

why is it we fight so hard to fill a bucket with water, only to let that water pour out of a hole?.


i have heard people talk about crossout's relatively small population. and while it may not be 'massive'  it most certainly is not dead.

its as healthy as Chromehounds was back in the day. its big enough is what i'm saying.

because contained within that population is a MASSIVE skill spectrum. there is actually a huge gradient from 30th place, to 10th

we have to Work to get ourselves into the top 20, but when we played T1TS, you could tell it was another level of play.

put it this way, if we were to play N3XT, we would get clubbed..

conversely,  AIE as a clan, regularly punches well above its weight and wins.

on paper though... with the weapons we have... you would not put money on us, so we do well, all things considered.

however, there are more than 4 people in the clan and everyone should get a game.

at that point, things go downhill. i was selfish yesterday. 

the stronger players had a few games and did well, then two of the four were swapped, i played one game.... it was so bad i stopped playing.

i went for a bath  i came back about 40 mins later and we had dropped to 52nd place, and most of the clan were well into negative numbers.

i was happy that i stopped.

when i started playing again, we had a few wins and ended up back at 30th ish. thats not an inverted self compliment btw.

AIE is a clan of two halves,  and its a great clan. even with the language barrier, we've found a way to move forward.

we even have a laugh. i consider them my friends. but i am of the belief, that AIE is a high grade casual clan

i'm more serious about things. i have an engineers brain. the idea of trying to fill a bucket, knowing there is a hole in it.

no, fix the bucket. get rid of the leaks.

i think serious clans would be comprised of mostly good players, any negative factor would be eliminated.

where all the players are good enough to get the win.

so i have a few things to consider.

if i stay, progress will probably cease and i wont learn anything.

plus i wont be playing as many matches as i would like which means less uranium,

this journey as it has been, will conclude, and this thread will probably end.

or....

i could look up to the space above.

need to be much better with scorpions though.

 

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talk about timing. about 2 mins after i posted the above i got a group invite from a couple of gents at N3XT!.

its natures way of saying...' oh yeah.... you mean this kinda thing?'

so of course i used scorpions.

i noticed something new

speed.

they are very difficult to keep up with.

its not just about being good,

its about being quick.... as well.

 

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6 hours ago, xWlLL0Wx said:

talk about timing. about 2 mins after i posted the above i got a group invite from a couple of gents at N3XT!.

its natures way of saying...' oh yeah.... you mean this kinda thing?'

so of course i used scorpions.

i noticed something new

speed.

they are very difficult to keep up with.

its not just about being good,

its about being quick.... as well.

 

you played good gg

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28 minutes ago, _NGL said:

you played good gg

thanks.....

erm.... 

who are you if you dont mind my asking?

dont tell me if you wanna keep GT and forum name as separate things

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okay, a couple of matches, first one, 

i was using a triple cyclone and scope., was....

i was down to just two cyclones.

and our very own Beni Stingray took me to a draw.

fair play. and a shout going out. nice game.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/b61eec7c-8258-4b90-b1de-3fd5966d8953

and then next is me with a dual cyclone build

introducing myself to a few hover players.

3.1k score, and i was not MVP!

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/5dabdf2d-4da3-4ad4-a065-e1762dbf87e5

i dont think it will be too long before i run out of video space on xbox live again.

we'll deal with that, when it happens.

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i reckon.......

its about time that i wrapped this thread up.

i started this as a 9k player. i smile now.

i used to put 15 radio's on just to raise my powerscore

so i could get into the top tier games.

got my arse handed to me... hundreds of times.

learned something new each time..

found weapons that i could use effectively

experimented with different platforms.

i did.... listen to what i was told.

i was never salty about getting kliled. yes it stings. for a little while

but it stings saltier players more.

i expected to die so i threw absolutely everything into it.

getting a little bit further each time.

progress is inevitable.

i picked a few players who kept killing me over and over

and made it my mission to kill them.

the only names left on my list are Janet and Dave.

i did always know that the best way to get noticed was to kill people

saving them is probably more effective though..

who looks at the scoreboard when they lose?....  actually, i do.

i joined a few clans. bare in mind, i had no idea what to expect.

but i knew what i wanted before i joined the first one

which is why i did not stay long if it wasnt right.

i dont feel like i have anything to prove to anyone any more.

besides there are  quite a few vids in this thread.

i will try to keep them in as long as possible.

as for what i am going to do next, i am undecided

thats why this is really, a good time to end the thread

like a line that breaks when there's nothing happening.

 

i do not know what the future is for this game.

i'll still be playing for the foreseeable.

but this has been a daily record almost.

believe it or not, the only one i have ever kept.

 

i have been staggered by the views it has had.

so thank you to everyone that read it. and posted.

in fact, thank you to all the players as well.

without you, it'd just be me, driving around an empty map.

i wasnt really a forum bod before all this, 

so my presence here will diminish.

but it was cool while it lasted. 

happy hunting!

 

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okay so we were at a smidge under 12k views when i stopped.

so that means there has been an additional 1.2k views

in 5 days, with no new posts.

this could be considered 'interest'.

 

and i got to thinking, how would it have been if someone else wrote it, 

and i was reading it?.....

the way i ended it.....

 

its like taking people 80% of the way, then nothing.

and to be fair...

i may have had a bit of a breakthrough

so i will do a few more posts, just to smooth things off a bit

and make it read a bit better for those, if any, coming in later.

 

anyway i'm still in AIE.

but i have been thinking...

i am only in this for the uranium. 

and i'm all about efficiency.

but there's easy ways and hard ways.

be water my friend.

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last night was terrible.

you lot know me enough by now.....

i bought scorpions for gods sake,

but would not use them for clan wars, unless or until i felt strong enough with them.

even now i use cyclones far more than scorpions.

 

there was a team setup..... well, a squad.

four of us. 

using a specific set of builds.

i see all four builds, like they are one set.

we had four reapers, two typhoons and three cyclones or

two scorpions depending on whether i felt DPS was needed or not.

it worked.

last night,  nearly everything was different. 

nothing worked

in fact, nothing was the same as it was when i joined.

now the things i wasnt happy with, but chose to ignore

those things suddenly weighed twice as much

and the one factor that influenced me to join AIE 

mmm......

it was said to me that we would be playing together

thats why i joined the clan.

but two of the four players think they can disappear during clan wars 

leaving me and one very good player, with an impossible fight.

That, p sses me off.

i see people jumping straight into clan wars with builds they are not strong with.

that pisses me off.

no accounting at all was considered for the change in playstyle.

that... pisses me off.

and if you add to that, the fact that trying to have a normal conversation is near impossible

then 

well, 

to be fair, i have been there a lot longer than the others

but, 

i cant do it any more.

its done my head in so much that i dont even want to be in another clan at this point.

obviously thats a temporary thing

anyway, i have just left AIE.

i feel nothing.

 

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anyway...

something new........

earlier, i mentioned a breakthrough.

its a build.

i know it was not that long ago that i mentioned a scorpion hover that changed my game.

this one goes waaaaaay beyond that one.

astonishing levels of close quarters control.

i tend to visualise my controls, based on stick movements

i have an image for control with legs

and even though principally hovers work the same

i have a different image for hovers.

this is because hovers are more washy and less direct.

i now have direct control with hovers. boom.

or at least, in comparison with the build i got from the exhibition recently.

and while the benefits i got from using it were somewhat huge...

the build itself does suffer when, for example...

you lose a front hover.

the new one does not.

in fact, you could shoot off the entire front half off of it taking both front hovers as well, 

and i still have level flight.

it has an uncanny ability to stay airborne.

i have not taken it out much, but when i did........

i knew i was quicker for turning etc, but it wasnt until i had enemies around me

where i had to move around quickly, that i saw what it was truly capable of.

twice, in about an hour of play, there were moments i was 'there' with it.

it was a degree of confidence evading/avoiding on hovers, 

that i only only got when i was using legs!

i'll post a vid as and when.

 

 

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4 hours ago, xWlLL0Wx said:

to be fair, i have been there a lot longer than the others

but, 

i cant do it any more.

its done my head in so much that i dont even want to be in another clan at this point.

I faced you last night. You seem to be playing fine but you might honestly benefit from a clan change.

As for this :

4 hours ago, xWlLL0Wx said:

last night,  nearly everything was different. 

nothing worked

in fact, nothing was the same as it was when i joined.

now the things i wasnt happy with, but chose to ignore

those things suddenly weighed twice as much

Congrats! You just got your meta-switch-cherry popped! Things are always hectic after a big meta change (cannons for flames).

Just give it a few days so everyone on your squad can adapt. Don't take drastic decisions after just one bad night.

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2 hours ago, II_Nico_II said:

I faced you last night. You seem to be playing fine but you might honestly benefit from a clan change.

As for this :

Congrats! You just got your meta-switch-cherry popped! Things are always hectic after a big meta change (cannons for flames).

Just give it a few days so everyone on your squad can adapt. Don't take drastic decisions after just one bad night.

well, i do get what you're saying,

but that meta switch works in my favour. 

less cannons is good for me and

8/10 times firebugs end up destroyed.

i could brag at this point..... but i wont.

 

and it wasnt just one bad night

it was coming when i stopped playing a little while back.

like a week or so. i dunno.

 

in the end i felt that the **** had been taken

and left with no discussion.

cheers

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another day in paradise!.....

so yesterday, i get an invite (just a group invite)

from someone who said

'create a typhoon hover and i'll recruit you' (to join a clan).


how far did we get with the idea of a cricket hover?

truth is, i have tried tsunami hovers twice now...

once a few weeks back when someone else...  an 'uber' player suggested it

and early on when i started playing high PS games.
 

its the rotation of the platform, combined with the limited firing arc of the weapon.


that is almost engineers terminology. its me saying here.....

this is the exact thing, this thing here. this is why i have so much difficulty

this is why i dont use ANY weapons with a limited firing angle.

 

so while it was nice to be considered for a top ten clan, 

you may as well have asked me to get one of willy wonka's golden tickets.

 

besides, you already know me.

we have played a lot together

 

frankly, if i'm not good enough at this point, with the weapons that i already have...

that i have to go to great expense AGAIN

to get weapons that i already know through experience,  i'm not suited to

just so i can play badly, and feel constantly, like i'm the one letting everybody down

then its not a situation i would place myself into.

 

and here is the headf ck.

 

i had two options. one very unlikely, one slightly less unlikely.


i thought you were going to a third clan

instead you went to the clan that i stood the most chance of getting into on my own merits

and you have made yourself into the recruiter that demands i jump through hoops to get in.

thats f cked up.

 

 

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anyway something way different is needed,

i dont talk much about me or the other stuff i do

i have also made music.

dont worry, i'm not selling anything. promotion is not my thing.

since i was little, i wanted to make music. like a dream.

didnt want to be famous. i just had tunes knocking around in my head

so i got into it, anyway, like a monkey with a typewriter

i started putting things together

but i'd never finished anything. 

like crossout there was no line between learning and actual production

anyway, i had decided to make my life easier

by going through thousands of synth presets, deleting all the crappy ones 

so that i only had good ones left.

it makes work flow quicker if when trying to find a sound,

you dont have to search through thousands of sounds, every time.

so i created a 2 bar midi loop with two notes on it

and swapped the sound each time the loop repeated

as soon as i heard a crappy one, i deleted it

but then i got to this one sound.and it had something like a yearning about it.

i kept adding to it.

anyway, it turned out to be the first ever track that i had started, 

and finished

it took me four days

over a day was spent mixing it down.

and here is a bit of a boast

there are 33 stereo tracks used in this production

and probably half of them are playing at any one time

yet every sound playing can be focused on and discerned easily

even at peak levels

not bad for my first tune.

starts off a bit tame then livens up nicely.

S00Z is the name of one of my ferrets

WlLL0W is S00Z's twin sister

you can probably guess what ROSCO was!

and the artwork was also done by me.

i dont do many 'me' posts....

this was one.

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right then, back to Crossout

but first i am as you know, clanless. its been nice. i get to spend more time with my ferrets.

plus my crossouting is not confined so much to clan stuff.  yay, freedom!

i have also changed the way i sit. not on the edge of my chair, 

no, i'm sat right back, its an altogether more relaxed affair these days.

i should say, fair play to the guys at AIE.

we still do the 'great' thing at the start of a match, 

even though i have not said a word to any of them since i left. merci.


so its just me, and my now oddly called breakthrough build.

i say odd... because its more a full circle thing than a breakthrough.

only now, instead of having weapons on it, where i have to remain exposed in order to do damage, 

i have high damage, minimal exposure weapons. perfect.

so as you can imagine i have been testing,

i do have an ultimate build but it has not been built.

i could build it but i wont use it, as it relies on someone else having a radar detector.

but i could.... test different aspects of it

first, full platform, with pulsars.

it does appear to me, that pulsars enjoy the same effect as typhoons.

so a pulsar hover, is very nearly a typhoon hover.

except i'm much quicker, more agile and i dont have a limited firing angle.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/f44da3f1-14b5-4457-9eb8-e5fe6dee7f7b

as i said a few posts ago, it has an uncanny ability to stay airborne.

i reckon the bod committed suicide!

there was not much of me left but look at how stable i am.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/085ccc89-f57e-4f42-964d-a5d977b8766b

you use your typhoons and i'll use my pulsars.

and anyway, thats not even my man build.

 

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i'm already two posts behind. like i say, timing....

anyway so the next test was scorpions full build except no oculus.

i do consider an oculus an absolute must for a hover build.

safety first an all that. but what i wanted was an abundance of stealth, 

and i couldnt have everything. also, i switched to the blue scope.  

honourable mention to PaRaNoiD lll.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/a42e4bac-eed9-408e-97c0-d36dffdc2289

the next one, not a high score but....

overall the platform is more effective due to stealth on tap.

and shows once again, this little build can take a beating.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/88efb9b2-2846-41c0-a572-4d0c38412969

 

interestingly, at this point all the pressure i felt when i first got the scorps is gone.

ive probably killed 500 or so players with them.

but i was on a roll, 

i wanted that little build to have an echo on it.which meant losing another module

gone was the doppler, no oculus, no doppler.

to be fair, someone on our team had one

even so, the build did so well i saved it

a quiet welcome back to ShabbyFamilyguy

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/d8e586fe-0d61-4add-8d49-d54b9e377450

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20 hours ago, Xbox_M_420 said:

Theres nothing honourable about this cretin..

i can only go by my own experience

regarding that player,

i asked a question,  and got an answer

you'd be surprised how many would not even give you that.

(so thank you to all those that did!)


besides, if we formed our opinions based on everyone elses experience

no one would talk to each other.

 

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anyway

so after having a good match in a build build that didnt have a doppler OR an oculus

i thought that i would use the full scorpion build.

it does have the must have oculus on it. 

no doppler, so its a risk that someone else wont have one either.

but that would not happen in a clan wars scenario.

first match

at the start, i felt like i had been hit hard up the harris by something, 

but when i looked around there was only one person there. 

then i was attacked by walls and stationary objects for a while until i bravely relocated.

also, it was an extra touch to have levelled up the last faction as well after this match.

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/4dfecc33-439a-4b06-afa8-e25821a35ab0

after this match i was sent a group invite

wavy hand gestures to ll Rob Blxck ll and lukeyy90.

second match with the full scorpion build

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/fd0884ef-61ae-49ba-956f-ca1048c75d09

then i switched to pulsars

https://xboxclips.com/WlLL0W/733100af-ac3d-41f4-a47d-0e459059be2e


i would have carried on but a headache forced me to go shopping.

it was cool though.  as always.

very happy with the scorpion build too.

 

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then...., things got slightly more complicated

clan wise, i only really had two options, even though both were unlikely.

and then the reaslisation that actually, 

its not about the uranium. or even the position of the clan on the board.

it is, about the people.

there would be nothing linking me to these clans

if it had not been for the people who i have met along the way.

 

it may actually be that the most effective way to get into a clan, is to know people already in it.


i had had a conversation with someone about joining a erm.. top ten clan

with a tad more negotiation it became a solid opportunity.

 

and then the same day........

 

someone else from a clan, to be fair, also in the top ten.....

said that they could probably get me into that  clan as well.

though it may be that the offer was somewhat contextual and possibly time limited i dont know.

 

but still, 

 

on the same day, i had an opportunity to join two top ten clans.

they were the two options i thought i had.

but bare in mind, i thought one was very unlikely, and the other only slightly less unlikely

nonetheless they were my options.

and i see them as being two distinct driving forces

different requirements involved

 

both clans can claim to have some of the best, if not the actual best players in the game in them.

something i often fail to take into account is how much of a difference having a quality squad makes.

it really suits my style of play if you're looking at someone else when i shoot you.

 

for me though, it would be two different paths.

one would be more comfortable than the other

but the more uncomfortable path would make me a better player.

same in life though

you get nothing worthwhile unless you struggle for it.

fight your way through, to it.

so when i get a headset,

i am going to apply to join one of two clans.

lets see what happens.

 

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so here is a technical pain in the arris.

i though all i needed was a lead...

bought one. nope.

so i bought an adapter that should solve it......nope.


so, i got a new headset....

erm..... same spec as my old one.

i can record my voice but cannot hear it back when replayed.

OH COME ON!.

anyway, headset is charging for the first time 

 

 

its been a couple of hours now. or at least it feels like it.

i have been trying to work out how to keep the flat warm and aired this winter.

so much into it did i go, that i forgot about this post, and the headset. 

so it was a nice surprise to see it there three quarters charged.


i once saw a video of a guy that got caught on camera f cking a donkey.

it was the look on his face. 

like part of him wanted to laugh along with his mates

the other part wanted to die.

he kept switching between the two states...

dont know why i remembered that.

still three quarters charged.

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and then i cant remember where i heard it

but it was about a bloke who had bad breath

and found it hard to socialise

so he went to the doctor who persrcibed him some pills...

unfortunately, one of the side effects of the pills

was that they made him F-art a lot more

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