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mrgreen4242
May 1, 2007, 03:53 PM
I suck at GoW multiplayer. Really bad, apparently, as I barely ever get a single kill when I play online... sooooo, I need to people to practice with! Any MR members crappy to not so great in GoW?

My XBL GT is TenCentDeposit so send me a friend request so we can play. I've got a busy week ahead so I won't get to play until the weekend, though.



sb58
May 1, 2007, 05:43 PM
same here. GT is sb58. i can only get on on weekends as well.

Cristian
May 1, 2007, 05:47 PM
Well I'm pretty damn good but I can help you get better I guess.

Fezwick
May 1, 2007, 06:49 PM
Yep, I'm bad and not afraid to admit it. Gamertag is in my sig.

Markleshark
May 2, 2007, 02:42 AM
*Waves*

I don't understand how im so bad, but it would seem as if I am.

Tag: Sharkey2006

*Sigh* lol

wwooden
May 2, 2007, 10:11 AM
We tried setting one of these up before, but it seemed like no one really came together to get it started. I would be up for playing some games, it frustrates me because I am a fairly desent shooter game player, but when it comes to Gears, I can barely get one kill in a match. I don't know if I have my controls setup weird, but I just can't react fast enough and always get killed first. I would be up for playing some games with people of similar skills and actually seeing what it is like to play these matches and have fun.

I think we need to pick a time and have everyone go online then because it doesn't work when people just say they will see each other online. At night, after 8pm (eastern time) works best for me, but I can do something on the weekends as well. My gamer tag is in my sig.

steamboat26
May 2, 2007, 12:09 PM
I bought GOW, and failed miserably, I'm down for some training.
My gamertag is steamboat26

gkarris
May 2, 2007, 01:47 PM
I just got GoW last night used. I won't play until weekends also. Mine is flyboy
I suck at these high-tech games, but it's fun to run around multiplayer and get blasted...

I'll look for your invites...

T-Stex
May 2, 2007, 11:45 PM
If anyone would like to add me, I play a little bit now and then. My gamertag is "T Stex", so go ahead and add me, and I'll play around whenever I can.

wwooden
May 3, 2007, 08:53 AM
Does anyone want to try and be the leader and organize a time to play? I know that what happens is everyone will post their gamer tag here and then just sits and waits for someone to send them a friend request. If the OP wants to compile everyones gamer tag and then send out friend request, maybe putting in a message about macrumors and Gears of War, that will get things started a bit. I think the OP should just choose a time this weekend and who ever shows up, shows up. I don't think it is going to be possible to find a time that everyone can join, this is usually the problem that plagues that threads and ideas, it seems like they never grow into something that actually happens.

mrgreen4242
May 3, 2007, 02:25 PM
I'll send requests to everyone in this thread and see if I can come up with some regularly scheduled matches. Can't do anything 'till at least tonight or tomorrow night, maybe not until the weekend, but I'll try and get us all together to find out who is the worst of the worst!

gkarris
May 3, 2007, 02:41 PM
Great idea. I got an invite last night from "latin#$@#$" (can't post rest - are people allowed profane tags?) but I don't think that's anyone here...

I tried it for a bit last night - what an awesome game!!! (I still stink though)...

applekid
May 3, 2007, 02:51 PM
Take the shotgun and blind fire. Problem solved ;)

Get close and stick a grenade.

I don't know. I manage to get a kill or two in team matches, and I don't have a 360.

mrgreen4242
May 4, 2007, 11:07 AM
Take the shotgun and blind fire. Problem solved ;)

Get close and stick a grenade.

I don't know. I manage to get a kill or two in team matches, and I don't have a 360.

The problem is two fold. First, the single player GoW campaign is definitely a "finesse" game. Take cover. Make smart shots. Save your ammo (on the harder levels anyways, the easy setting gives you plenty of rounds). Take it slow, watch your flanks, keep your distance when you are on a frontal assault.

The multiplayer, though, is much more like UT than you'd expect it to be. Lots of head on shootouts, etc. Less hold your position and use cover well. If you play the single player campaign primarily at first (which is a good idea to learn the controls, etc) you are at a bit of a disadvantage for the multiplayer at first.

The second trouble is that like any FPS it's all about the weapons. Add into that the improved cover system and you have a game that gives a HUGE advantage to knowing the map layout and weapon locations which takes awhile to really pick up on for every map.

Echinda
May 4, 2007, 01:16 PM
I've finished the single-player GoW campaign* and want to try multi-player now. This weekend isn't great for me but if I can I'd love to try to get a few games in.

My gamertag is "Echinda". Please add me to the list of invitees. (PS - I'm in the Pacific time zone)




*well, except for killing RAAM at the end - I just got there last weekend and after he curb stomped me for the fifth time I both figured out what to do (torque bow disperses krill, lancer till they come back, rinse & repeat) and got tired of trying. Next time, RAAM, next time.

mrgreen4242
May 4, 2007, 07:56 PM
OK, you all have invites from me, TenCentDeposit. If I missed someone either let me know or just send me one. So, the schedule!

I've got a couple things to do after this, but I'll be back around 10pm. I'll see if anyone is there then and we can have a little impromptu match.

If I can get at least 4 people for tomorrow starting at 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time then I'll host then, 'till whenever... I figure I'll get tired of sucking after an hour give or take.

Also, Sunday is open if anyone who can't make tomorrow wants to pick a time. Just post here if you'll be online tomorrow and, if you want to play Sunday, a time.

Jasonbot
May 5, 2007, 01:42 AM
I wish I had Xbox live, I have a trial waiting that Ill be able to use when I get back home on the 15th.

I hate GOW on xbl though because all those 1337 players end up with like 57 kills or whatever and I have like 1 kill and 1 down. Hopefully playing against other noobs will allow me some kills.

And finally: If I had a trial xbl membership with a certain gamertag and then later I get another trial will I have to create a newe gamertag and account or can I just "reload" the old one with another months connectivity?

If so my gamertag is Bliks3m

Fezwick
May 5, 2007, 01:51 PM
I can probably play sunday night around 8 or 9 EST. My Xbox is at my girlfriend's house (with no internet) so I'll accept that invite as soon as I bring it back to my house.

mrgreen4242
May 5, 2007, 05:06 PM
I wish I had Xbox live, I have a trial waiting that Ill be able to use when I get back home on the 15th.

I hate GOW on xbl though because all those 1337 players end up with like 57 kills or whatever and I have like 1 kill and 1 down. Hopefully playing against other noobs will allow me some kills.

And finally: If I had a trial xbl membership with a certain gamertag and then later I get another trial will I have to create a newe gamertag and account or can I just "reload" the old one with another months connectivity?

If so my gamertag is Bliks3m

I think you'll have to create a new account to use another trial.

T-Stex
May 5, 2007, 05:15 PM
I wish I had Xbox live, I have a trial waiting that Ill be able to use when I get back home on the 15th.

I hate GOW on xbl though because all those 1337 players end up with like 57 kills or whatever and I have like 1 kill and 1 down. Hopefully playing against other noobs will allow me some kills.

And finally: If I had a trial xbl membership with a certain gamertag and then later I get another trial will I have to create a newe gamertag and account or can I just "reload" the old one with another months connectivity?

If so my gamertag is Bliks3m

I think you'll be able to keep the old gamertag. When you sign up for a gamertag, I think you get the Xbox Live "Silver" membership. When you used that trial membership, that was a trial for the "Gold" membership. You'll just have to put a new subscription code in and upgrade from "Silver" to "Gold".

mrgreen4242
May 5, 2007, 05:54 PM
Just got done playing with "echinda" and "steamboat26"... was tons of fun! Hope more people can play again - it's definitely a better game when you aren't the worst player on the field!

So tomorrow night ~8pm anyone?

gkarris
May 5, 2007, 11:02 PM
Just got done playing with "echinda" and "steamboat26"... was tons of fun! Hope more people can play again - it's definitely a better game when you aren't the worst player on the field!

So tomorrow night ~8pm anyone?

Time Zone?

This is a busy weekend for me, but the others I will try to make time for!!!

Accepted the invite...thanks...

mrgreen4242
May 5, 2007, 11:38 PM
Time Zone?

This is a busy weekend for me, but the others I will try to make time for!!!

Accepted the invite...thanks...

Oh, EST, sorry! :D

steamboat26
May 6, 2007, 01:17 PM
Sorry about the horrible lag, I'm moving back to my dad's house soon, and he has fios, so I shouldn't be lagging.

mrgreen4242
May 6, 2007, 05:34 PM
Sorry about the horrible lag, I'm moving back to my dad's house soon, and he has fios, so I shouldn't be lagging.

No troubles! Anyways, since no one responded for tonight I suppose we'll try again later in the week. I'm going to watch a movie with my wife instead, so someone throw out a day they're free! We should try to pick a weekly date/time to make it simple.

Jovian9
May 6, 2007, 06:23 PM
My friends and I play GoW quite a bit. We are pretty good but aren't the type who constantly "bashes" those who aren't as good or new to the game. We enjoy playing as much with those that are better/equal to us as we do with those who aren't very good. It's more about "hanging out" for us when we play. Send me a friend invite if you'd like (include that you're from MacRumors somehow) and I'll add you to my friends list. I don't mind helping people out as well (so I can give you tips and stuff if you need it). I enjoy GoW much more than I ever did Halo 2 b/c it seems to be more of a "team" oriented FPS.

Gamertag = Phaedon

wwooden
May 7, 2007, 01:43 PM
I got a game invite from you MrGreen I think on Saturday night, but I was committed to playing a couple of Halo 2 games with some friends. I send you a reply back (BiLLum). My schedule is pretty open most night after 7pm (EST), leave a message on here or through live to setup up another time to play, I really want to get a game going.

Echinda
May 7, 2007, 05:30 PM
Turns out that multiplayer GoW is actually fun when you don't have a bunch of 13 year olds killing you every ten seconds. Who knew? :D

Thanks for the games on Saturday, tencentdeposit and steamboat. Even with steamers' lag issues it was well worth turning up for.

If you want to set up some more matches, I've generally got an hour free between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm PDT weeknights (can't guarantee access to the good TV after that) and am flexible on weekends.

coffey7
May 7, 2007, 09:26 PM
I can't even get one kill. in Call of Duty 2 I rule. Weird

Alkaar
May 8, 2007, 09:26 AM
I just got the game and I totally suck. I read up on some tips so now I can actually kill something but I still always consistently finish last. I'd love to play with you guys to see if we can help each other get better. I'm usually pretty busy but I'll try to find some free time to play. Still working through the single player campaign but it blew me away how much I suck at multi since I'm fairly decent at shooters. My GT is Alkaar.

mrgreen4242
May 12, 2007, 11:55 AM
Sorry for my long absence, been a busy week with work and some family issues (one of the in-laws in in the hospital, etc etc). Anyways, tonight is probably going to be a big gaming night for me since the wife is likely having a "girls night". I'm thinking 6 or7pm or so, through as long as there are people to play. :)

It was WAY more fun with people about my skill level, so hopefully I will see some of you guys on Live! tonight.

suneohair
May 12, 2007, 06:31 PM
I sent some of you a request. I will be on tonight for sure.

I am pretty good, but I am down for giving tips and playing with some folks from MR.

My tag is suneohair, so send me a request if you like.

Mr. Green, i sent you a request as well.

Echinda
May 14, 2007, 01:31 PM
Sorry I wasn't around on the weekend - my wife has me renovating a bathroom, so I spent the weekend with thinset and a tile cutter rather than a lancer and the hammer of dawn.

Maybe next week.

Mpulsive81
May 14, 2007, 02:58 PM
Hi, my name's Eric and I suck at Gears of War <"hi Eric"> :p

My gamertag's xXeJunkXx - i've got a couple of peeps on my friends list but always up for more people to hang with. Add me or drop me a line!

marvtank666
May 14, 2007, 09:40 PM
Hey guys. I know I am a little late to join but would appreciate it if you guys could send me a friend invite on xbl. I just bought my first xbox 360 along with GOW, and needless I am pretty bad at multiplayer. It would be nice to play with some other people who arent that good and just want to have fun. Thanks and look forward to playing with you all.

xbl gamer tag: marvtank666

billy011901
May 29, 2007, 05:35 PM
count me in too. i cant kill a single person and have just about stopped playing cause it just isnt fun getting killed all the time. but i am also having problems accepting friend invites to games so if anyone can help that would be awesome too. thanks

tag: Billy011901

freestyleguy128
Jun 6, 2007, 10:20 AM
From someone who fashions themself a decent Gears player: If you are new DO NOT...
1.) touch the hammer of dawn
2.) run into a situation without cover
3.) mistake a boomshot for a shotgun in a confrontation with someone else
4.) run around chainsaw revving...you will die
5.) run for turrets (troikas) they are easy boomshot, sniper, grenade, insert any weapon here targets

DO:
1.) Use beatdowns
2.) Fragtag (pisses off some gamers, but hey its part of the game right?)
3.) Use active reloads
4.) Use shotgun insted of lancer close up
5.) Run away from a 4 vs. 1 situation, you are NOT Rambo

Jasonbot
Jun 6, 2007, 10:26 AM
From someone who fashions themself a decent Gears player: If you are new DO NOT...
1.) touch the hammer of dawn
2.) run into a situation without cover
3.) mistake a boomshot for a shotgun in a confrontation with someone else
4.) run around chainsaw revving...you will die
5.) run for turrets (troikas) they are easy boomshot, sniper, grenade, insert any weapon here targets

DO:
1.) Use beatdowns
2.) Fragtag (pisses off some gamers, but hey its part of the game right?)
3.) Use active reloads
4.) Use shotgun insted of lancer close up
5.) Run away from a 4 vs. 1 situation, you are NOT Rambo

Nice noob tutorial, I should print it out. Maybe tattoo it to my arm?

Mpulsive81
Jun 6, 2007, 12:26 PM
are any of y'all getting together to play sometime?

wwooden
Jun 6, 2007, 12:31 PM
Since i missed out on the last few times this was coordinated, I am going to try and coordinate one myself. I am going to go through this list tonight and add any people that I don't already have on my friends list. I will write in the message what time I will be on, usually later in the night - i.e., after 7pm EST. Look for a message from me in the next 24 hours.

freestyleguy128
Jun 6, 2007, 12:35 PM
PS, My gamertag is freestyleguy128 if you need some help, send me a friend request and I'll help you get up and running in no time.

wwooden
Jun 7, 2007, 07:56 AM
I sent out a bunch of friend requests last night, some of you have already accepted it. I will be signing on tonight around 8pm Eastern time, anyone that wants to join, just sign onto XBox and send me a message. I will probably just play the campaign until someone sends a message. Hopefully we can get a handful of people to play.

DarkNetworks
Jun 7, 2007, 09:11 AM
If anyone is playing tonight or whatever, drop me a message as well, mine is "DarkNetworks".

mrgreen4242
Jun 7, 2007, 09:21 PM
Hey all - sorry I've been AWOL lately! I've been just super busy with work, some side projects, trying to get back into school, trying to, ummm, make a baby w/ the wife... :p

Anyways, I'll try to get back on, but I need to find a good deal on an XBox Live Gold account since mine expired. :( Ah well.

wwooden
Jun 7, 2007, 09:24 PM
Hey all - sorry I've been AWOL lately! I've been just super busy with work, some side projects, trying to get back into school, trying to, ummm, make a baby w/ the wife... :p

Anyways, I'll try to get back on, but I need to find a good deal on an XBox Live Gold account since mine expired. :( Ah well.

Not trying to be an A$$, but $50 isn't a good deal?

Mpulsive81
Jun 8, 2007, 10:51 AM
If anyone is playing tonight or whatever, drop me a message as well, mine is "DarkNetworks".

If I would've seen this sooner, I woulda dropped u a message. I was on for a while.

mrgreen4242
Jun 8, 2007, 11:49 AM
Not trying to be an A$$, but $50 isn't a good deal?

It's possible to get it for cheaper with a little work, so I'm inclined to save the couple bucks. :p

doctor newb
Jun 13, 2007, 08:43 AM
Id help you my gamertag is: doctor newb
The way i got better was by getting pwned by better people then i learned from my mistakes.

Mpulsive81
Jun 13, 2007, 09:52 AM
Id help you my gamertag is: doctor newb
The way i got better was by getting pwned by better people then i learned from my mistakes.

If i could get better by getting pwned, i'd be a GoW God

stratefaced
Jul 5, 2007, 11:52 AM
I have been playing online for a while but me and my buddy are not what you call "good" and it is real hard to play with people that mock you for not being able to take out 3 guys at once. But if there are any noobs or people who are less than great at the game I'll play. I am usually always on after 5 or 6 pm EST. My gamertag is stratefaced and if you wanna play just send me a friend request.

luftwaffles08
Jul 7, 2007, 08:33 PM
I'm not sure if this thread is still as active as it appeared it was a month ago, but I'm just getting into GoW and wouldn't mind easing into it instead of getting mauled constantly. my gamertag is luftwaffles08 (the same as my profile) if anybody is up for some matches.