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Ghost Recon musings

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by paiger, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. paiger

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    OK, cool game. I'm hooked. But.......how come it takes me about 5 tries from selecting 'optimatch' to actually get a game? Most times it hangs on 'Connecting'.

    I have had a few games with some good guys and got friend invites. How do I pick them up? I would like to have a network of friends that I can hook into when I go online.

    Who are Fredwill and Napolean? They are always there but their games don't exist.

    Please give me some hints on how to get more from this stunning game. I don't have a good enough connection to host yet.

    Also, what soldier do we all play? I have settled on the SA80 combined with the tankbuster. Gives you an effective machine gun with big hitting if needed.

    Whats all this team business and how do I join?

    Heeeeeaaaaaalllllppppp.
     
  2. graham.myers

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    I've never had a problem connecting to an optimatch game. I occasionaly get server full cos somenbody else connected while I was choosing but other than that nothing.

    as for choosing your weapons - the favourites seem to be the two guns you get when you cokplete the first few missions in veteran - cant rememebr what thier called.

    Tema games (such as our team on these boards) are just a collection of friends who work together rahter than solo - similar to co-op but 4-6 players playing against 4-6 players

    there is a new website where you can register your team names and arrange matches with other teams across the world.
     
  3. colesy

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    There were some cool games tonight (29-04-03) but my connection seemed a bit flaky. I did managed to get on a few though.
    Definately need some more practice.As regards the guns, some of us has just finished a game with pistols only.
     
  4. -Spike-

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    This is still quite common. Before the patch it was pretty much impossible to just join games, almost an invite only situation.
    Still not as good as it could be, keep trying.

    In GR press start, online options, friends list then highlight the particular person who has sent an invite, press the green button and either accept or reject the invite.

    Depends what map and how many, usually a good idea to have a bit of a mix but I'd like to be a Sniper please! :)

    This might help a little, listed in best first-

    Assault Rifles
    5.56 Carbine
    7.62 Carbine
    A-91 -SMG
    OCIW

    Machine Guns
    MG3
    PKM
    M60

    Sniper Rifles
    7.62
    M98
    M82

    Just a few to get you started. Most of these will have to be opened by completing missions.
    One other thing, don't bother trying to unlock Silent Sniper - you'll be better off using the binoculars as a weapon ;) :)

    Hope some of this is of use.
     
  5. -Jay-

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    LOL:D
    That is so true, this has to be the worst weapon on the game:rotfl:
     
  6. paiger

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    OK, thanks guys. I did'nt realise what you did in the main game affects the live one. Do you get a stronger character if you get further in the main game as I have not bothered with it much and am still halfway through recruit! Have to put some time in on it.

    As for connection problems, I usually get a few options of games to join but some seem to be there all the time (Fredwill) and if I click them it goes to 'Connecting' and hangs there until I pull the network cable out and shove it back in!

    When I do actually get on, it's the best fun I've had in years.

    I still like my SA80, accurate and seems to knock them down well.
     
  7. paiger

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    By the way, what's the patch and will I have it already or do I need to download something?

    Cheers
     
  8. graham.myers

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    As soon as you select live it checks and will download automatically
     
  9. colesy

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    Paiger,
    If you are half way through recruit then your are better than me.
    I am only on mission 9 and have just started playing live.
    I think the lads on here are very good and I can learn of lot from them.
    You should have no probs getting to grips with live.
    Practice makes perfect as they say, and i need a hell of a lot of practice.
     
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    I think I have a problem with my eyesight, even on my 42" plasma there are times when I can't see the enemy till its too late:suicide:, but others on the team see them no problem. Is there a secret to this? and no its not the night games:D
     
  11. graham.myers

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    perhaps they have zoom turned on
     
  12. colesy

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    Mikeq,
    The secret is drink loads of alcohol and you will double if not triple the amount of enemies. Then shoot the one in the middle
    Thats what I did last night, and I didn't kill anyone which was on my own side :clap:
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  14. Bonesy

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    I had problems joing last night.

    I find when you optimatch for Any, it takes ages searching, so that when you select an join, it is 'no longer available' (probably becuase it is full, etc).

    if I then select another to join, it hangs.
    So instead, I had to re-search....


    this is a pain.
    then got a few invites with guys on here, much easier way of doing it.
     
  15. mikeq

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    Yep, I found that also. After we played a few games I did a search, same problems.
     
  16. colesy

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    Me too. I think I will wait for some invites.
    I did try to create/host a game but got confused by all the options and ending upo playing on my own. It's good in last man standing cos I kept winning as soon as the game started.

    delav is a good host. Maybe he could start a thread with some easy guidlines.

    By the way, when I died and re-spawned, could I choose where I wanted to restart from. There were a few occasions where I re-spawned in the same location I died and was killed immediately?
     
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    That was happening to me last night, when we were on the Training map, I'm sure you were on the other team colesy, I kept respawning and there was 2 of the enemy just waiting in a doorway and kept picking me off as I appeared:mad:

    Can you talk to your team mates when you get killed? I was trying to tell Bonesy where they were so he could sort them out before I re-spawned.
     
  18. colesy

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    Mikeq
    Yeah that was me. i unfortunately ended up on the yanks team :(
    You can only talk to dead people when you have bit the bullet.

    When we were on the embassy level I took out two yanks (3 of them hiding in the same place) and then the other took me out.
    I then heard the yanks say that I had a cheat on because they shot me about 20 times and I was still alive.
    I was hiding behind a lamp post though. So next time I think they will use some cheats 'cos they seemed a bit miffed they were losing.
     

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