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revo
02-08-2011, 07:12 PM
let's continue this from the old RJ.....

I'm up to Level 46, and my 3 1/2 year old is at Level 24 (I only let him play Combat Training). But man, you should see him play! Kid's a natural.

Fresno Bob
02-08-2011, 07:55 PM
my 10 year old begs me routinely to buy this.....this is the same kid who asks anyone Asian that comes in our house, "Are you Chinese or Japanese, because I only kill the Japanese because they killed my friend Pvt Wallace".....yea, he's played way too much Call of Duty: World at War. This is the same boy who replies "you know, killing Nazis" when I call from the road asking what he's doing.....

revo
02-14-2011, 02:42 PM
I see Bazkar44 finally made it here....he's my new Black Ops buddy. Too bad he doesn't realize 50% of the time he's playing against my 3-year old!

Funny story about my son.....he used to (and sometimes still) call this game "The Snow Game" because of the snow maps. But I told him the game was called "Call of Duty: Black Ops" so now he calls it "Black Doody."

SeaDogStat
02-14-2011, 03:14 PM
CoD: Black Ops name - Beverachi (PS3)

Prestige 1 (level 35)... If you see me in Zombies, that's my boarder, Paul. He plays Zombies all the time... I am more a Team Death Match guy.

Just a note, revo, but if you decide to "prestige", you lose everything (guns, PRO-perks, accessories etc) and it's just like starting over except you can play at the prestige levels in addition to the hardcore, barebones and core levels...

Played for like 8-9 hrs yesterday...played so much I dreamt in Black Ops mode lol

revo
02-14-2011, 03:33 PM
Just a note, revo, but if you decide to "prestige", you lose everything (guns, PRO-perks, accessories etc) and it's just like starting over except you can play at the prestige levels in addition to the hardcore, barebones and core levels...

I'm at level 47 now, and I think Prestige levels start at 50. Maybe that would be good for me since, despite being Lvl 47, I still suck....

SeaDogStat
02-14-2011, 03:42 PM
I'm at level 47 now, and I think Prestige levels start at 50. Maybe that would be good for me since, despite being Lvl 47, I still suck....

Oh, me too... I have no doubt your son would hose me with a wave of lead h2h... More often than not, I forget I have a knife and get sliced up while trying to aim or fire from the hip... I swear everyone has a better connection than me and that's why, even when I swear I light them up, on the kill cam replay I never get off a shot... And I have NO idea how the hell they see me from so far away even if I am not moving... I might be wearing a a lazer tag beacon on my flak jacket lol

revo
02-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Oh, me too... I have no doubt your son would hose me with a wave of lead h2h... More often than not, I forget I have a knife and get sliced up while trying to aim or fire from the hip... I swear everyone has a better connection than me and that's why, even when I swear I light them up, on the kill cam replay I never get off a shot... And I have NO idea how the hell they see me from so far away even if I am not moving... I might be wearing a a lazer tag beacon on my flak jacket lol

I'm pretty good with the knife, even if I get too eager and take a swing before I'm in range. But yeah, I suck shooting from the hip, and I'm convinced that half-second pulling up the range finder does me in. That's why I'm better as a "camper," but I find the sniper rifles too lacking.

I have yet to find a gun that has everything I need to make up for my inabilities. I need an accurate gun that can do solid damage but has the range-finder. I liked the G11 the best, but it has a crappy range-finder, so I've been switching between the Commando and the Famas for most CTF or Team Deathmatch games.

I tried the barebones games, but there are way too many expert snipers there waiting to do me in.

SeaDogStat
02-14-2011, 04:30 PM
The ak74u was my gun of choice (good damage, ok range, decent fire rate) before they nerfed it. I use Warlord Pro (get two attachments [using suppressor and Rapid Fire] plus extra flash bang and extra frag)...

The new strategy for TDM (since I tend to get up close to opponents) is to use a shotgun and then swap out my pistol for the machine gun of my downed opponent...well, until I get killed lol

revo
02-14-2011, 04:42 PM
The ak74u was my gun of choice (good damage, ok range, decent fire rate) before they nerfed it. I use Warlord Pro (get two attachments [using suppressor and Rapid Fire] plus extra flash bang and extra frag)...

The new strategy for TDM (since I tend to get up close to opponents) is to use a shotgun and then swap out my pistol for the machine gun of my downed opponent...well, until I get killed lol

I use Lightweight Pro/Sleight of Hand Pro/Marathon Pro in CTF when I go on the offensive -- maybe I should switch to a shotgun there since I'm always sprinting.

In TDM I use Hardened/Ninja and sometimes Ghost since I don't use Warlord that often. Using Hardened gets me the Killstreaks since I'll never get 4 kills in a row.

I'm on the fence about grenades -- most Semtex throws come up short, and I've even had them backfire on me when they've stuck to something close by.

I have no idea how those guys who had a 25 kill, 4 death match do it.

revo
02-14-2011, 05:42 PM
I gotta try the AK-74u -- do you just shoot from the hip, or do you shoot down sights?

SeaDogStat
02-15-2011, 01:22 PM
I gotta try the AK-74u -- do you just shoot from the hip, or do you shoot down sights?


Both. It all comes down to how far away the enemy is. If he's close, I spray from the hip. A little further away and I use the sights.

Here's a really key tip: if you don't know at least 99% for sure that you're going to kill someone you're engaging with, just bail out. If he has cover and uses it, you will die. Run away and live to fight another day.

My aim sucks compared to a lot of other players so I have to compete via other means. I try to play smarter --- flank people, bait them into chasing me (into a claymore or a trap), use grenades a lot as a lead-in to fighting.

Good tips from eld...warlord pro gives you 3 flash/2 frag instead of 2/1 plus two attachments on your primary weapon. I definitely use the grip on the ak74u because I use the rapid fire option and tend to get heavy fingered on the trigger. But, when playing prestige, a lot of guys are flakked up so it takes more bullets (or better aiming + headshots). The grip helps stabilize the gun because it will pull high and to the right on longer bursts if no grip.

Man, I loves me my claymores too, eld...

One other little trick, if you are hiding/crouching when using the RC-XD, always try to find a little vegetation cover and plant a claymore in front of you. When guys see you using it, they love to come up and knife you...surprise, buddy! Meet mr. claymore first, sucka!! I've had a few kills with that when working the RC-XD. See, you can die when using it, but you continue to control it even when dead.

I once got killed using the RC-XD because I got the announcement my equipment was gone, wheeled the RC around back to my location and blew up the guy who killed me....that was sweet!

revo
02-22-2011, 07:27 PM
so I made it to Level 50 and now have the option to do the prestige levels -- but that means I'd have to give up my guns and stuff, and I think I'm finally at a level where I can hang with the big boys. Is there a point to the Prestige levels?

revo
02-22-2011, 08:13 PM
I used Famas forever until I switched to Commando.

I set up classes depending on the maps:
Small Maps -- AK74u/Lightweight Pro/Warlord/Ninja or HS10/Lightweight Pro/Steady Aim/Ninja
Mid-to-Large Maps -- Commando/Lightweight Pro/Sleight of Hand Pro/Ninja or G11 with same perks.

Jefe
02-22-2011, 11:19 PM
I was on tonight but kept getting connection errors so I bailed.

I have a good group of guys I play with on Tuesday nights and we often have enough for private matches, which is the most fun to me. I tried to get you in there last week Revo. I'll send you guys invites next time, try to jump in. It's nice to play with all adults.

Jefe
02-23-2011, 01:18 AM
You guys are all on X-Box, right?

Yes. Jefeboy.

Piney Boy
02-23-2011, 09:52 AM
so I made it to Level 50 and now have the option to do the prestige levels -- but that means I'd have to give up my guns and stuff, and I think I'm finally at a level where I can hang with the big boys. Is there a point to the Prestige levels?

My son is big into this game with his buddies. He told me on Sunday night before I got home that him and 2 of his buddies beat up on a clan. This clan had 5 guys in it (yes 3 on 5) and a couple were pretty decent level definitely very well into Prestige. Him and his buddies were then verbally harrassed (yes he has the headphones set) with the guys claiming they would hack there accounts and even find out where they live and kill them. Well I just missed this tirade as it happened just minutes before I got home. A complaint was logged against all 5. Amazing how a little game goes too far.

revo
02-23-2011, 09:57 AM
My son is big into this game with his buddies. He told me on Sunday night before I got home that him and 2 of his buddies beat up on a clan. This clan had 5 guys in it (yes 3 on 5) and a couple were pretty decent level definitely very well into Prestige. Him and his buddies were then verbally harrassed (yes he has the headphones set) with the guys claiming they would hack there accounts and even find out where they live and kill them. Well I just missed this tirade as it happened just minutes before I got home. A complaint was logged against all 5. Amazing how a little game goes too far.

One of the crappy parts of this game (perhaps also other games on XBox Live for all I know) is the inability to mute everyone. There's nothing worse than some teenie just chatting, singing, having feedback/static or, unbelievably enough, shouting out racial epithets or other offensive stuff. I try to mute everyone I see talk just before the game starts.


I've finally allowed my 3-year old to play along with me online, as I realized you can have two players under one Xbox name. He's not used to the faster speed of online versus the slower AI players, and he doesn't know how to use any killstreak rewards, but I love it when he whacks someone -- I wonder if they know they just got whacked by a 3-year old!!

SeaDogStat
02-23-2011, 12:41 PM
I have no idea, but I just went prestige. It's pretty much worthless except you get a little icon next to your name and can eventually make more custom classes.


BTW, I switched to a Famas gun and it beats the hell out of all the other ones I've tried. Famas w/ red dot sight (which I customized to be an X with a dot in the middle) is awesome. I switch between sleight of hand and steady aim and use the same other stuff as above. Check it out if you haven't yet.

I've been getting all the Pro perks (Ninja, Ghost, Hardened, 2nd Chance, Warlord and Flak Jacket Pros so far)... We've prestiged (up to level 48) but we won't prestige to the next level since you lose all your stuff again (I've heard). When you prestige to level 50 (15th Prestige) you get a gold gun. My buddy has seen it...I haven't, but I don't live on CoD like he does...

I've set up different classes (like revo) for different maps... Mostly I play Flak pro-Warlord pro-Ninja pro with the commando (my class 1) but class 2 is for when I feel dickish and get Cracked, Havana Launch and/or sometimes Jungle, going with infared scope, suppressor, PGSniper rifle, Ghost pro-Warlord Pro-Ninja Pro and just camp and snipe. I do that in Hardcore so they don't see the killcam and come right back... Oh, you will get some angry, cussing buttercuppers in Hardcore when they don't know where you are and keep getting sniped lol

revo
02-23-2011, 01:31 PM
I've been getting all the Pro perks (Ninja, Ghost, Hardened, 2nd Chance, Warlord and Flak Jacket Pros so far)... We've prestiged (up to level 48) but we won't prestige to the next level since you lose all your stuff again (I've heard). When you prestige to level 50 (15th Prestige) you get a gold gun. My buddy has seen it...I haven't, but I don't live on CoD like he does...

I've set up different classes (like revo) for different maps... Mostly I play Flak pro-Warlord pro-Ninja pro with the commando (my class 1) but class 2 is for when I feel dickish and get Cracked, Havana Launch and/or sometimes Jungle, going with infared scope, suppressor, PGSniper rifle, Ghost pro-Warlord Pro-Ninja Pro and just camp and snipe. I do that in Hardcore so they don't see the killcam and come right back... Oh, you will get some angry, cussing buttercuppers in Hardcore when they don't know where you are and keep getting sniped lol

If you play Multi-player without going online (like I was forced to do at my in laws over the weekend), you can use all perks/camos, so I made all the guns gold. It's really no big deal.

The problem with Hardcore is that they're all snipers!

SeaDogStat
02-23-2011, 05:41 PM
I like the online multiplayer...the gold gun is no big deal... of course everyone snipes in hardcore...no killcam to see where the guy is lol

I usually play prestige, but will do the core and hardcore for the other scenarios (S&D, Demolition, etc)

revo
02-23-2011, 06:38 PM
I hate S&D and just about any game that involves you waiting and waiting to respawn. I do Domination and Team Deathmatch the most and Capture the Flag a little. I've tried Free For All and it's pretty fun and intense but apparently I suck at that one much more than the others.

I've switched from CTF to Ground War more, but my fave now is Ground War: Domination -- especially if they use the Cracked map.

Jefe
02-23-2011, 11:46 PM
RE: modes, I like demolition best by far. Lots of action & suspense.

revo
03-07-2011, 02:32 PM
the perils of allowing a 3-year old free reign on my Xbox: last night, checking my email, I see a Purchase Confirmation from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft points ($9.99). I can only be thankful he didn't buy 8000 points for $75.

Piney Boy
03-07-2011, 02:48 PM
the perils of allowing a 3-year free reign on my Xbox: last night, checking my email, I see a Purchase Confirmation from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft points ($9.99). I can only be thankful he didn't buy 8000 points for $75.

Not a good sign Revo. He knows how to use Daddy's CC.

revo
03-07-2011, 03:02 PM
Not a good sign Revo. He knows how to use Daddy's CC.

Problem is, it was already in there b/c I bought the Gold Membership. I had set-up a passcode, but it required it for virtually anything on there so I took it down. Ummm, I put it back up last night....

SeaDogStat
03-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Anyone get the new maps (First Strike)? I got it Saturday night though it took FOREVER to DL in the background, so I just re-DLed it before I went to bed. Played it Sunday...pretty cool...absolutely sniper heaven in hardcore for the Berlin Wall...think bigger Havana map. Kowloon is nutty, running around the rooftops. Discovery is in the artic and Stadium is set in an closed down hockey arena. It would have been cool to run on the ice though, so I think they missed an opp there.

The new zombies map, Ascension, is crazy good. I hated Zombies in Kino Der Toten, it was okay in "Five", but Ascension has me converted. Completely different with the perks you buy because you can lose them when the monkeys come. Monkeys are the Hell Hounds of Kino...

All in all, happy with the new set of maps... at least it is something different and new areas to learn.

revo
03-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Anyone get the new maps (First Strike)? I got it Saturday night though it took FOREVER to DL in the background, so I just re-DLed it before I went to bed. Played it Sunday...pretty cool...absolutely sniper heaven in hardcore for the Berlin Wall...think bigger Havana map. Kowloon is nutty, running around the rooftops. Discovery is in the artic and Stadium is set in an closed down hockey arena. It would have been cool to run on the ice though, so I think they missed an opp there.

The new zombies map, Ascension, is crazy good. I hated Zombies in Kino Der Toten, it was okay in "Five", but Ascension has me converted. Completely different with the perks you buy because you can lose them when the monkeys come. Monkeys are the Hell Hounds of Kino...

All in all, happy with the new set of maps... at least it is something different and new areas to learn.

Yeah, bought the update last weekend.

I like Stadium, Berlin Wall & Discovery, but I HATE Kowloon.

My boy likes the Zombies games, but I'm not a huge fan of any of them.

SeaDogStat
03-07-2011, 05:56 PM
Yeah, I'm not a fan of Zombies either... in fact I never play alone. And really never play unless my buddy is there and whines that he has had enough TDM. I usually play one game and then quit. It is too repetitive... at least playing TDM, there are so many variables playing against live opponents.

The only time I hate TDm is on Nuketown when you get caught in a loop of spawn killers and can't take a step without getting killed (which is why I much prefer Hardcore to Core).

After we lost our ECAC East semifinal on Friday, I slept in til noon on Saturday (mistake) and then did nothing but play CoD, off and on, until about 5am... a solid 14 hrs of game play, minus bathroom breaks and eating... lol

Felt like I was a kid again...an absolute waste of a day, according to Mrs. SDS...

Didn't play.....much, on Sunday ;)

revo
06-07-2011, 08:59 PM
I just got Homefront yesterday -- and I think the online multiplayer is far superior to Black Ops. Just so many better things about it -- vehicles (air & land); being able to "buy" special weapons in battle rather than use killstreaks; much, much easier sniping; bullet trails; much better maps; so much more.

The next COD better be like this....

Jefe
06-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Better sniping? Ugh, that's easily the worst thing about the earlier CODs. Snipers that don't even have to aim (quick scope), not to mention just encouraging camping altogether.

I'd be happy if they did away with snipers completely.

+1

Hate snipers. If someone is camping and sniping I ignore the game objective and spend all my time trying to flank him. Nothing better than stabbing a sniper in the back.

Jefe
06-07-2011, 09:54 PM
I recently switched to hardcore and it's reignited my love of the game. It's a whole different ballgame.

revo
06-07-2011, 10:18 PM
Better sniping? Ugh, that's easily the worst thing about the earlier CODs. Snipers that don't even have to aim (quick scope), not to mention just encouraging camping altogether.

I'd be happy if they did away with snipers completely.

Well, snipers either need a head shot for a one shot, one kill, or they need 3 shots like anyone else. Some of us can't keep up with 7-year old Koreans who can dominate the game!

IMO, when I played with Jefe, I couldn't stand it -- tiny maps with everyone flinging grenades. What fun. :puke:

Jefe
06-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Well, snipers either need a head shot for a one shot, one kill, or they need 3 shots like anyone else. Some of us can't keep up with 7-year old Koreans who can dominate the game!

IMO, when I played with Jefe, I couldn't stand it -- tiny maps with everyone flinging grenades. What fun. :puke:

Yeah that night might have gotten out of hand. My group was really into that sort of thing for awhile. Not my fave. If you're gonna load up a lot of guys on a small map, I like to play shotguns only.

I really like the new maps in the latest map pack -- just the right size for a variety of gameplay. I prefer games like demolition and CTF.

My group has actually pretty much disappeared, though. It's been weeks since we had critical mass for a private match. Shame.

revo
06-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Yeah that night might have gotten out of hand. My group was really into that sort of thing for awhile. Not my fave. If you're gonna load up a lot of guys on a small map, I like to play shotguns only.

I really like the new maps in the latest map pack -- just the right size for a variety of gameplay. I prefer games like demolition and CTF.

My group has actually pretty much disappeared, though. It's been weeks since we had critical mass for a private match. Shame.

They came out with a second add-on, no?

I actually like that Nuketown map when using a shotgun, as you said. But everyone else is a master of the AK74u and I get obliterated.

SeaDogStat
06-08-2011, 11:43 AM
The new expansion pack for PS3 will be available Friday...looks like my weekend is now booked! ;)