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post #11491 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

I'm on a cable connection, U/D speeds are about the same. I've found that it's the upload that's a bigger deal than download. I was able to do fine on DSL 768k up, 6mb down in BC2 days, and possibly some early BF3. So yeah who knows.
If you want to get crazy into things, check out www.dslreports.com
Damn we should have you over some time. Though you get the xbox on the wireless connection :-P

Ha, you wouldn't want to hear what my swearing sounds like live instead of over a headset.
post #11492 of 16243
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Originally Posted by jsacevedo View Post

Yup, Milwaukee.

Oh cool, didn't know we had another WI guy around here. Either that or I forgot.

Zath is WI as well??
post #11493 of 16243
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Originally Posted by coyote_5 View Post

Oh cool, didn't know we had another WI guy around here. Either that or I forgot.
Zath is WI as well??

Might as well be. Northern IL.
post #11494 of 16243
Need to have a Midwest AVS conference, I'm in central Illinois.

If you factor in 24 different players, their connection, their location in the world, the server, it's connection and location plus all the Live overhead it's pretty amazing all this works so well.

+100 to setting up ports on your router makes a big difference. Think all the howtos are on portforward.com. There's only like three that you need, if memory serves its 55, 88, and 3074. That improves all xbox live games not just BF.
post #11495 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

Might as well be. Northern IL.

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Originally Posted by lordxar5 View Post

Need to have a Midwest AVS conference, I'm in central Illinois.

Dude and I are in Madison, WI.
post #11496 of 16243
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Originally Posted by jammybastard View Post

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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

Might as well be. Northern IL.

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Originally Posted by lordxar5 View Post

Need to have a Midwest AVS conference, I'm in central Illinois.

Dude and I are in Madison, WI.

Seems like somebody on my FL is in Michigan but that might be for Ghost Recon, things all run together these days.
post #11497 of 16243
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Originally Posted by jsacevedo View Post

What's your outside upload speed? Mine is only 1.5 MB at best. DL is only 15 MB at best. I'm not moving too much info on that.
Some of the things you've mentioned, I don't have to deal with:
- My Xbox is hardwired to the modem (through UVerse, my modem and router are all in one). I'm pretty sure I'm using a cat 5 cable that is less than 6 feet long).
- Everyone in my house is sleeping when I'm on the Xbox, no one else is using the network.
- I am only 6-8 feet away from my Xbox when I play.
- I have not been notified of any bandwidth throttling by my ISP. Doesn't mean it's not happening, but if it is, I wouldn't know.
I have never played around with the ports, I'd need to look around online for some help with that if I wanted to try it. I may need to, it's been getting bad lately. I know when I've been out-shot, I'm not a great BF3 player and I know that. But, I also know when I'm getting BS'ed. This is another one that happens to me, I fire my fully automatic weapon and I only shoot one bullet, then I get sprayed by an enemy. No, my gun is not in single shot. It's like the game just stops me from shooting and says that I have to die.
Screw that guy in that video, how do some people get so good at this game. I can't even shoot stationary targets that well.

I have a 60 down/ 6-8 up connection hard-wired(cat-6) less than a foot away from the 360 and STILL once in awhile I get a problem, especially that single shot thing. It's funny, the single shot thing happens to me whenever I go one on one w/ some guy who's like 120-30 on Metro. I always think they're cheating somehow...Anyways, your upload's a tad low for online gaming. If $ isn't an issue, see why your ISP(or another) can offer for an upgrade. Do you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem? As far as optimizing your router, this thread can be helpful w/ software that does it http://www.avsforum.com/t/1418322/what-is-the-very-best-wireless-router-available-right-now
post #11498 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

Might as well be. Northern IL.

Oh hell no!!




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post #11499 of 16243
Well, I'm gonna have to make some moves with my fantasy football team. For one I can't be cheering for a Steelers player. For two I have to have players I know and like. If anybody is interested in any of my players let me know. I will be taking a look at free agents.
post #11500 of 16243
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

Well, I'm gonna have to make some moves with my fantasy football team. For one I can't be cheering for a Steelers player. For two I have to have players I know and like. If anybody is interested in any of my players let me know. I will be taking a look at free agents.

Oh man, I'd like to help you out... but I'm going to be honest here, when I looked at your roster I threw up a little bit in my mouth tongue.gif
post #11501 of 16243
Yeah...I throw up a little in my mouth every time I play TDM on Alborz Mountain. What a stupid layout for TDM.
post #11502 of 16243
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

Yeah...I throw up a little in my mouth every time I play TDM on Alborz Mountain. What a stupid layout for TDM.

Yeah, sorry to drag you guys into that mess last night. I love that map for Conquest, but it is horrible for TDM.
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My friend insists they never fixed the texture loading issue from installing the game to the hard drive and I say they have, but I can't find the patch notes that say this. Did they ever fix that?
post #11505 of 16243
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Originally Posted by NoThru22 View Post

My friend insists they never fixed the texture loading issue from installing the game to the hard drive and I say they have, but I can't find the patch notes that say this. Did they ever fix that?
No idea but this patch seems like it completely effed my textures/colors up.
post #11506 of 16243
Gonna hop on this evening for a little if anyone is up for it. I'll play any mode or map pack.

Prob be around 5 central time.
post #11507 of 16243
So playing TDM yesterday on horrible Alborz Mountain, I guess I decided to troll / investigate how well frag rounds worked. They are still pretty crappy, but there is something fun about them. I tried to parachute onto the dome and rain suppression upon my foe as best I could, but my squad was not on board (not putting out beacons for me). Actually I tried them on other maps as well, and just kind of enjoyed them as a nice change of pace. Silly for the most part.

Anybody want to join a Frag Round troll party with me sometime? I was thinking a whole squad on top of the dome raining down frag rounds, grenades and noob tubes grenades.
Edited by mphfrom77 - 9/18/12 at 3:24pm
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lol sure im always up for some hijinx
post #11509 of 16243
Borderlands 2 is out now...screw BF3!
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sorry Atliens, game froze on me. Gonna give my old azz xbox a rest.
post #11511 of 16243
Here are a couple of really nice Attack Chopper video clips from LevelCap's and Matimio's 'Get to the Chopper / Double Vision' series, and these are the newest from Armored Kill maps with the new patches. Looks like they have switched from ECM to Flares, so possibly that is the way to go, especially since you can now destroy soflams. I've watched almost all of their chopper video's and it seems that they own on these maps more so than on the old maps / old patch. Most likely because in one video (Armored Shield) there are no Jets available. Though, I have been running with stinger / igla on my engineer kit and have been owning with them, and it didn't really seem like they were up against that all that much, though they are pretty good at picking out who is using one against them. I really like their team work, and their use of the TV Missile.
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post #11512 of 16243
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

Here are a couple of really nice Attack Chopper video clips from LevelCap's and Matimio's 'Get to the Chopper / Double Vision' series, and these are the newest from Armored Kill maps with the new patches. Looks like they have switched from ECM to Flares, so possibly that is the way to go, especially since you can now destroy soflams. I've watched almost all of their chopper video's and it seems that they own on these maps more so than on the old maps / old patch. Most likely because in one video (Armored Shield) there are no Jets available. Though, I have been running with stinger / igla on my engineer kit and have been owning with them, and it didn't really seem like they were up against that all that much, though they are pretty good at picking out who is using one against them. I really like their team work, and their use of the TV Missile..
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58 - 9 combined and 48 -14 combined.

Hardly looks like choppers are "useless now" to me. Hell, I can barely fly the damn thing and I still get kills with it.
post #11513 of 16243
Looks like I need to get a PC!

Those of you who played AK so far - do you feel the maps are just too underpopulated? Seems like there's always action in the two videos, but I'd imagine that's not necessarily the case on the xbox...
post #11514 of 16243
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

58 - 9 combined and 48 -14 combined.
Hardly looks like choppers are "useless now" to me. Hell, I can barely fly the damn thing and I still get kills with it.
It's allllll relative. They put up those number against no competition = clearly choppers are still op? confused.gif
post #11515 of 16243
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Originally Posted by htskinner View Post

It's allllll relative. They put up those number against no competition = clearly choppers are still op? confused.gif

I agree it looks like there wasn't that much coordinated effort to down them. A few AA tanks, a stationary AA at one point, and some random guys with stingers. That one map with no jets seemed nice for chopper pilots. That's one thing I always liked about one of the BtK maps (Sharqi) - no jets, just two attack choppers.

I do enjoy flying in the chopper and would love to get better with them, especially piloting and using the TV missile. I'll probably start focusing on that once I'm done with jets smile.gif
post #11516 of 16243
Yeah PC players get Attack Choppers on Death Valley (night map) for CQ, but we don't. The only heli's we get on that map are Scout Heli's, right?

For those who are interested, LevelCap has a link to Amazon which contains all of the parts for his gaming system...here it is...http://astore.amazon.com/leve0f-20

Edit- BTW I added everything up that he lists for his gaming system and it comes out to about $2500.
Edited by mphfrom77 - 9/19/12 at 10:35am
post #11517 of 16243
That is a budget build gone wrong.
post #11518 of 16243
Speaking of crappy connections, I have had issues for a couple of months now. I have DSL with 3MB down and 768 up, theoretically. I get 2.2 down and 600 up in real world. I finally figured out what my problem was a while back,...my oldest son had used my youngest's pc to download some torrents when he was grounded and never took the file off and was seeding 24-7 for a couple of weeks. Upload was completely dead at my house. I could sit and watch everything going on in the game but could not move. Same thing happened last night but my xbox was the only connection on in the whole house. Not sure what the hell is going on but I think I am going to have to change ISP. My other choice is charter cable and I absolutely hate them...but I got to get my game on.
post #11519 of 16243
I built a pretty sick PC last summer for under $1500. I owned Macs for awhile and was about to spring for another when a buddy convinced me how much more I could get for my money by building my own - it would have cost me even less if I didn't need a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I think the performance using an SSD alone made the decision worth every penny. If you have the peripherals, then you shouldn't have a problem piecing one together for under $1k.

I'm an awful PC gamer, but was playing some BF over the weekend and somehow managed to hold my own throughout my playtime. Noshahr Canals has attack choppers on it too and I believe every map with air has mobile AA. 64 player Metro is just retarded...but some reason I kept going back to it. I would argue that there are just as many disadvantages to 64 players on some of the maps as there are with 24 on console, but the good thing about PC is that you can adjust the server size. 64 was great on the larger maps - hopefully when new consoles roll out, map sizes won't need to be tailored towards two different platforms.
post #11520 of 16243
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Originally Posted by Lord_Zath View Post

Looks like I need to get a PC!
Those of you who played AK so far - do you feel the maps are just too underpopulated? Seems like there's always action in the two videos, but I'd imagine that's not necessarily the case on the xbox...
Yes, they feel underpopulated most of the time. There are some exceptions: the B-C-D flags on Alborz Mountain and the AC-130 flags on each map.
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