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post #11521 of 11893
well crap.. If that is true there goes that theory
post #11522 of 11893
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Originally Posted by cubdenno View Post

well crap.. If that is true there goes that theory

It'd be like saying your car is faster ever since you changed your license plate.
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post #11524 of 11893
I would never say never. None of us are Xbox Live network protocol experts. If you notice a general improvement, then it works for you. What DNS servers are those.. Googles?
post #11525 of 11893
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It's nonsense. Its not even worth explaining why.
post #11526 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

I would never say never. None of us are Xbox Live network protocol experts. If you notice a general improvement, then it works for you. What DNS servers are those.. Googles?

DNS servers are only translating URLs into IP addresses. That's completely irrelevant to matchmaking or in game netcode, which is already working off raw IPs.
post #11527 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

I would never say never. None of us are Xbox Live network protocol experts. If you notice a general improvement, then it works for you. What DNS servers are those.. Googles?

No googles are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.8.4

I looked them up last night
http://www.tummy.com/Community/Artic...us-dns-server/

They had a latency of 14 where the google was 31 for my place. Going to try the method in that link I posted and see if it works. I am not saying it was the cause... Just that it was the only thing I did out of frustration and it worked or at least there was reduced lag.
post #11528 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

Normally I wouldnt care man. But Madden'12 should drop today, Gears of War in Sept, BF3 in Oct and MW3 in Nov.

Theres a good chance I'm buying all 4 of those games (Madden is already paid for).. so theres just no good reason for me to go out and purchase BFBC2 right now, with whats ahead.

I know, I was joking. At this point, you might as well wait for BF3. I think if you gave it a chance, you'd love it. There's so much crazy stuff that can happen that would have you laughing your ass off. You would get such a kick out of noob tubing, rocket launching, and C4ing buildings to the ground with people inside them lol. You can get infinite of the explosives too if you have someone to resupply you, so you can keep taking them down
post #11529 of 11893
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Originally Posted by cubdenno View Post


No googles are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.8.4

I looked them up last night
http://www.tummy.com/Community/Artic...us-dns-server/

They had a latency of 14 where the google was 31 for my place. Going to try the method in that link I posted and see if it works. I am not saying it was the cause... Just that it was the only thing I did out of frustration and it worked or at least there was reduced lag.

Don't get me wrong, getting a good DNS server is a good thing, and will make browsing the web a little faster. But it's irrelevant for online gaming.

There are certainly other settings you may be able to modify in your router to get a better connection, but that's not one of them.
post #11530 of 11893
I agree with bd that it wouldn't affect lag.

But a problem with any claim like that is that the lag varies all the time anyway. I could get on, have it be laggy, get off, cook and eat dinner, get back on and the lag could be better. I suppose I could then claim that cooking and eating dinner improves lag and you should all try it if you're having lag issues
post #11531 of 11893
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Originally Posted by cubdenno View Post


No googles are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.8.4

I looked them up last night
http://www.tummy.com/Community/Artic...us-dns-server/

They had a latency of 14 where the google was 31 for my place. Going to try the method in that link I posted and see if it works. I am not saying it was the cause... Just that it was the only thing I did out of frustration and it worked or at least there was reduced lag.

And also don't bother inputting it directly into your xbox. You can configure your router to use whichever DNS servers you desire, an it'll pass those servers onto your 360 automatically. Theres no "extra hop". Beyond the first paragraph of that article he's just plain misinformed.
post #11532 of 11893
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Originally Posted by PJ_Rage View Post

I agree with bd that it wouldn't affect lag.

But a problem with any claim like that is that the lag varies all the time anyway. I could get on, have it be laggy, get off, cook and eat dinner, get back on and the lag could be better. I suppose I could then claim that cooking and eating dinner improves lag and you should all try it if you're having lag issues

Wait!! I to cooked and ate dinner inbetween changing the DNS settings!!! PJ you are seriously on to something.


It was something I was researching last night and tried. It seemed to work for me. Even if placebo....
post #11533 of 11893
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

And also don't bother inputting it directly into your xbox. You can configure your router to use whichever DNS servers you desire, an it'll pass those servers onto your 360 automatically. Theres no "extra hop". Beyond the first paragraph of that article he's just plain misinformed.

I wondered about this... Thanks.
post #11534 of 11893
If you want to find out what the best DNS server is for you use the "Namebench" tool by Google.
http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

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Are you a power-user with 5 minutes to spare? Do you want a faster internet experience?

Try out namebench. It hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. This project began as a 20% project at Google.

namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface.

It's made by Google, open source, clean, efficient, etc...
Take's about 5-10 min to run, but once you do it you will have in the DNS address that will serve you best.
post #11535 of 11893
Amazon upped their trade in value of black ops to $31.05 for the regular edition. I was just about to follow through and do it, but I have the hardened edition which is only going for $22.50. LAME! You would think it's worth more than the regular version. Especially since my zombie code is still valid and unused.
post #11536 of 11893
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Originally Posted by PJ_Rage View Post

Amazon upped their trade in value of black ops to $31.05 for the regular edition. I was just about to follow through and do it, but I have the hardened edition which is only going for $22.50. LAME! You would think it's worth more than the regular version. Especially since my zombie code is still valid and unused.

For what ever reason, enhanced or limited or hardened editions always sell for less.
post #11537 of 11893
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Originally Posted by PJ_Rage View Post

Amazon upped their trade in value of black ops to $31.05 for the regular edition. I was just about to follow through and do it, but I have the hardened edition which is only going for $22.50. LAME! You would think it's worth more than the regular version. Especially since my zombie code is still valid and unused.

I love love love your interactions with Amazon. They are always the entertaining. I think you should contact customer service to see what they can do for you..
post #11538 of 11893
LOL. I might have to

A couple weeks ago it was trading in for the same or more. The $31.05 is crazy high for an old game that is about to become obsolete though. That's less than $10 difference than alot of us paid. Could have played this game for less than 10 bucks if I had the regular edition.
post #11539 of 11893
If you want to trade for my regular edition so you can get a few more bucks, lemme know.
post #11540 of 11893
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Originally Posted by PJ_Rage View Post

LOL. I might have to

A couple weeks ago it was trading in for the same or more. The $31.05 is crazy high for an old game that is about to become obsolete though. That's less than $10 difference than alot of us paid. Could have played this game for less than 10 bucks if I had the regular edition.

I'll give you a trade AND 10 bucks.

I always wanted the hardened edition but pickings are slim when you're always trying to get the game a few days before release.
post #11541 of 11893
Oh la la! I'll keep your offers in mind. Not sure I'm wanting to go through the trouble at the moment. I'm very lazy
post #11542 of 11893
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Originally Posted by PJ_Rage View Post

LOL. I might have to

A couple weeks ago it was trading in for the same or more. The $31.05 is crazy high for an old game that is about to become obsolete though. That's less than $10 difference than alot of us paid. Could have played this game for less than 10 bucks if I had the regular edition.

I just spent my amazon credit, thank you blops Picked up Shawshank Redemption on blu for 11.99 and Jeff Beck with Imelda May Tribute to Les Paul also on blu with credit to spare. Ok, back to my single player hole I go.
post #11543 of 11893
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I just spent my amazon credit, thank you blops Picked up Shawshank Redemption on blu for 11.99 and Jeff Beck with Imelda May Tribute to Les Paul also on blu with credit to spare. Ok, back to my single player hole I go.

Like we didnt know you were going to buy a BR disc with that money lol. Amazon actually has some excellent prices on firearm accessories. I purchased a Wilson Combat Ghost sight for my Rem 870 Police shotty from them for $96 shipped.. same sights were $110 from Brownells plus tax & shipping.

On another note.. my friends are all playing Madden. And I'm stuck with no focking game!! I'm about to go all PJ in this bytch!!!

End Chat
You are now connected to Santhosh Kumar from Amazon.com.
Santhosh Kumar:Hello! My name is Santhosh.
Hi! Will, how can I help you?
Will, are we both connected
?
Are you still there? You've been idle for 3 minutes, and I want to make sure our chat's still connected. If you aren't able to respond in 2 minutes, I'll need to close the chat.
Me:hello
Santhosh Kumar:Yes, I'm still here for you.
Me:Thanks
Santhosh Kumar:You've been idle for 5 minutes.
Me:i am contacting because I ordered Madden 12 that was supposed to be delivered today and the order has still not shipped
Santhosh Kumar:Let em know your order number.
Me:July 26, 2011
Order #105-2140166-203XXXXX
Santhosh Kumar:Thanks.
Will, I'm sorry for the delay in shipping your order.
I researched and see that this order has already entered the shipping process.
Me:isnt there a guarantee the game is supposed to arrive today
Santhosh Kumar:It'd be delivered to you within today as per the estimation, but the order is not yet shipped out.
I suggest you to wait one day and check the status of your order.
Me:is there any type of compensation or credit you offer for the game arriving late
if i had have known it would not be here on time i would have just bought it from a store
Santhosh Kumar:Yes, I understand your situation.
I'll offer you a %5 promotional certificate to your account for the delay.
Is there anything else I can do for you today?
Me:is that 5% off my next purchase?
i would hope atleast a $20 credit
Santhosh Kumar:I'm sorry I'm unable to offer you a $20 credit.
Instead, I would like to offer Free One-Day Shipping for your next order.
Is this OK for you?
Me:I'm already an Amazon prime member. One day shipping isnt really a perk
Santhosh Kumar:Will, I can increase the promotional credit to $7.
Is this OK for you?
I wish to do more, but our system won't allow me to issue more than %7 promotional certificate.
Me:I understand.. and that is acceptable.
Is there way you can ensure the game ships as soon as possible. My bigger concern is that is still hasnt shipped
Santhosh Kumar:Please accept our sincere apologies for the situation.
Yes, I can confirm you that you'll receive your order within 1-2 business days.
If not please do contact us.
We'll take appropriate action.
Can I help you with anything else?
Me:Thank you sir
That is it.
post #11544 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

Like we didnt know you were going to buy a BR disc with that money lol. Amazon actually has some excellent prices on firearm accessories. I purchased a Wilson Combat Ghost sight for my Rem 870 Police shotty from them for $96 shipped.. same sights were $110 from Brownells plus tax & shipping.

On another note.. my friends are all playing Madden. And I'm stuck with no focking game!! I'm about to go all PJ in this bytch!!!

End Chat
You are now connected to Santhosh Kumar from Amazon.com.
Santhosh Kumar:Hello! My name is Santhosh.
Hi! Will, how can I help you?
Will, are we both connected
?
Are you still there? You've been idle for 3 minutes, and I want to make sure our chat's still connected. If you aren't able to respond in 2 minutes, I'll need to close the chat.
Me:hello
Santhosh Kumar:Yes, I'm still here for you.
Me:Thanks
Santhosh Kumar:You've been idle for 5 minutes.
Me:i am contacting because I ordered Madden 12 that was supposed to be delivered today and the order has still not shipped
Santhosh Kumar:Let em know your order number.
Me:July 26, 2011
Order #105-2140166-203XXXXX
Santhosh Kumar:Thanks.
Will, I'm sorry for the delay in shipping your order.
I researched and see that this order has already entered the shipping process.
Me:isnt there a guarantee the game is supposed to arrive today
Santhosh Kumar:It'd be delivered to you within today as per the estimation, but the order is not yet shipped out.
I suggest you to wait one day and check the status of your order.
Me:is there any type of compensation or credit you offer for the game arriving late
if i had have known it would not be here on time i would have just bought it from a store
Santhosh Kumar:Yes, I understand your situation.
I'll offer you a %5 promotional certificate to your account for the delay.
Is there anything else I can do for you today?
Me:is that 5% off my next purchase?
i would hope atleast a $20 credit
Santhosh Kumar:I'm sorry I'm unable to offer you a $20 credit.
Instead, I would like to offer Free One-Day Shipping for your next order.
Is this OK for you?
Me:I'm already an Amazon prime member. One day shipping isnt really a perk
Santhosh Kumar:Will, I can increase the promotional credit to $7.
Is this OK for you?
I wish to do more, but our system won't allow me to issue more than %7 promotional certificate.
Me:I understand.. and that is acceptable.
Is there way you can ensure the game ships as soon as possible. My bigger concern is that is still hasnt shipped
Santhosh Kumar:Please accept our sincere apologies for the situation.
Yes, I can confirm you that you'll receive your order within 1-2 business days.
If not please do contact us.
We'll take appropriate action.
Can I help you with anything else?
Me:Thank you sir
That is it.

Nice. I can't remember the last time I shot my Mossberg. I have next Tues. off to make a long weekend and will be heading to the range to zero my aimpoint. I'm also looking at buying my first lever action. Looking at some Marlin's and debating between the .45 and 30-30. Any advice?

BTW didn't you have some issue like this when blops was shipped? I swear I remember you chasing ups down the street or something.
post #11545 of 11893
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Jeff Beck with Imelda May

Jeff Beck and Imelda May trump BLOPS anyday.
I'm in love with Imelda. She a sassy Irish lass with an amazing voice.
Got a chance to see her at Lollapalooza during one of my breaks from directing.

There were a bunch of drunk Irish guys in the crowd holding up a sign that said, "Imelda, yer a durty roide!"
post #11546 of 11893
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Nice. I can't remember the last time I shot my Mossberg. I have next Tues. off to make a long weekend and will be heading to the range to zero my aimpoint. I'm also looking at buying my first lever action. Looking at some Marlin's and debating between the .45 and 30-30. Any advice?

BTW didn't you have some issue like this when blops was shipped? I swear I remember you chasing ups down the street or something.

Never shot a lever action before, but you can bet your azz I'm a fan of Chuck "The Rifleman" Connors. Always love the shooting mechanism and style of that rifle. 30-30 would be my pick, but I have no 1st hand experience with them.. so you probably want to seek a better answer.

Great memory on BLOPS. Definitely had difficulties getting that.. but that was all UPS fault (this time its Amazon). With BLOPS.. I left work at 3pm, specifically to come home early and wait for the game to be delivered. The lazy UPS driver didn't want to walk up 3 flights of steps to my apt.. so rather actually attempt to deliver the game, she simply left one of the yellow sticky notices on 1st floor entrance door to my building that said "Your delivery item is at the Rental Office". This a problem because the Rental office closes at 6pm, and I not looked out my window and witnessed the 'fake' delivery attempt.. I would have stayed in my apt past the 6pm closing time.. still waiting for UPS to knock on my door.

With Madden'12.. Amazon has yet to ship the game at all. The order status still says "Shipping Soon". Which means at best.. the game will ship out tomorrow.. and even with overnight shipping be recieved on Thursday. That is completely unacceptable for a delivery that is advertised as "Release day shipping". You can bet your azz.. I will be contacting Amazon again tomorrow to continue bytching. In the meantime I'll probably go buy the game locally from BB.. so I can play it now and return the unopened copy to BB when Amazon finally delivers. I know.. not exactly ethical.. but I see BB's business practices as not exactly ethical.. so its something I can live with.

Amazon offers a great deal with these $20 preorder bonuses.. and I'd like to keep this $20 preorder bonus "killstreak" going.. but for a person who only purchases 3-4 titles a year & also makes a decent living. It is becoming too much of a headache to recieve these preorder games on release date. If this continues to happen, its simply not worth my $20 of my time & effort.. to continue chasing down the retailer and/or delivery service to guarantee that I get my item on time. I'll go back to my tried & true method of using my lunch hour on release day.. to visit the local mall and purchase a copy off the shelf from Gamestop. Sucks to pay full price & tax.. but atleast I get to play the game when everybody else does.
post #11547 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post


Never shot a lever action before, but you can bet your azz I'm a fan of Chuck "The Rifleman" Connors. Always love the shooting mechanism and style of that rifle. 30-30 would be my pick, but I have no 1st hand experience with them.. so you probably want to seek a better answer.

Great memory on BLOPS. Definitely had difficulties getting that.. but that was all UPS fault (this time its Amazon). With BLOPS.. I left work at 3pm, specifically to come home early and wait for the game to be delivered. The lazy UPS driver didn't want to walk up 3 flights of steps to my apt.. so rather actually attempt to deliver the game, she simply left one of the yellow sticky notices on 1st floor entrance door to my building that said "Your delivery item is at the Rental Office". This a problem because the Rental office closes at 6pm, and I not looked out my window and witnessed the 'fake' delivery attempt.. I would have stayed in my apt past the 6pm closing time.. still waiting for UPS to knock on my door.

With Madden'12.. Amazon has yet to ship the game at all. The order status still says "Shipping Soon". Which means at best.. the game will ship out tomorrow.. and even with overnight shipping be recieved on Thursday. That is completely unacceptable for a delivery that is advertised as "Release day shipping". You can bet your azz.. I will be contacting Amazon again tomorrow to continue bytching. In the meantime I'll probably go buy the game locally from BB.. so I can play it now and return the unopened copy to BB when Amazon finally delivers. I know.. not exactly ethical.. but I see BB's business practices as not exactly ethical.. so its something I can live with.

Amazon offers a great deal with these $20 preorder bonuses.. and I'd like to keep this $20 preorder bonus "killstreak" going.. but for a person who only purchases 3-4 titles a year & also makes a decent living. It is becoming too much of a headache to recieve these preorder games on release date. If this continues to happen, its simply not worth my $20 of my time & effort.. to continue chasing down the retailer and/or delivery service to guarantee that I get my item on time. I'll go back to my tried & true method of using my lunch hour on release day.. to visit the local mall and purchase a copy off the shelf from Gamestop. Sucks to pay full price & tax.. but atleast I get to play the game when everybody else does.

I always have my stuff delivered to the office to a avoid any potential signing issues, I'm assuming that is not an option for you so I totally understand. My experiences w/ bb have been positive but I know that is rare, I just refuse to send any more tax dollars to this waste of a state economy.

I've got my eye on this 30-30 but I'm looking at a job change first so it's on hold until that is sorted out.
post #11548 of 11893
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

MPL is the only SMG that has dual mags.

Mind. Blown.

Wait.... Rapid Fire + Dual Mags works? So no need for SoH, as long as you remember to double reload to have the quick reload clip when you get into firefights. This is crazy. The MPL is godly already without that. XD I don't like it as much as the Kiparis/EM or Skorpion/RF, but I do know how deadly it is...
post #11549 of 11893
That's such BS that amazon didn't deliver on time. Especially for a new game on release day like that. I've had very good luck with my prime and game deliveries being on time (knock on wood), or else you know I'd handle it

$7 ain't bad though. But I'd pay an extra $7 just to have it on release day Especially if it's BF3 or MW3. Makes me want to just walk in to gamestop and be done with it. I'll probably order from amazon, but if it doesn't get there on time, probably cancel and get it locally. Heck, might just leave early and get it locally before UPS would come anyway.

And I hate lazy UPS drivers. I've had that same thing happen. Only, they came to my door, while I was home, stuck the thing on the door, didn't knock, and left. Such a PITA because in that case I went straight to UPS and the guy had just got back with the truck, and they are VERY reluctant to go search on the actual trucks -- you usually have to wait a day. But if you're really nice, they will usually do it. On the one hand I can understand that people aren't home for probably 99% of every delivery they make, so they get lazy and just go as fast as they can and assume you aren't there, but on the other hand, it's their freakin job to try to deliver it.
post #11550 of 11893
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post


Mind. Blown.

Wait.... Rapid Fire + Dual Mags works? So no need for SoH, as long as you remember to double reload to have the quick reload clip when you get into firefights. This is crazy. The MPL is godly already without that. XD I don't like it as much as the Kiparis/EM or Skorpion/RF, but I do know how deadly it is...

I'm not 100% sure about that combo. I remember being frustrated at not being about to do RF + ex mags on the skorp, so I think RF might be disallowed in general w/ warlord. I don't remember that always being the case, maybe it's just specific to the skorpion.
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