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zippdementia I'm best known for my extensive work in the fields of this and that. I tend to be better at that, though I have more fun with this.

I'm an odd jobber with an even personality who isn't afraid to roll with the punches but prefers to dodge them when able.

Title: Online shooters: I dislike em
Posted: November 28, 2008 (03:15 AM)
In general, I dislike shooters online. I like the concept, the same kind of thrill as a paintball outing, and with certain game systems you'd expect it to work really well. But I just can't get into them. First of all, there's no such thing as a casual online shooter. You can't just jump in every once in a while and expect to have fun. The people that play these games play them so often that they murder newcomers. Even the ranking system doesn't really help (though I admit, things were worse before the ranking system).

Even this I could get around, but I have a personal disability that impedes me... I'm color blind. I know it doesn't sound like much of an excuse, but when most shooters differentiate teams by colors, it becomes a MAJOR problem. Free for alls I tend to to enjoy a lot more for this reason, though I think team games are inherently more fun.

In any case, Left 4 Dead would be a nice break from the usual "log on and get owned by some 13 year old jerk" routine. But I can't bring myself to buy an Xplosion360.
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HalonUser: Halon
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Posted: November 28, 2008 (04:53 PM)
Baha online FPS is pretty much my favorite genre. But you're right, there really is a steep learning curve and lots of humiliation if you want to take the games seriously (as is most online games).

If you don't want a 360 get Left 4 Dead on PC! It's a pretty easy game to get into and not that tough to play on the normal difficulty. Just takes an hour or so of getting used to.
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zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
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Posted: November 28, 2008 (05:37 PM)
Sadly, I own a MAC. Well, not sadly, it's great for the video work I do. But it does not come equipped with Left 4 Deadage :(
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pickhutUser: pickhut
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Posted: November 29, 2008 (02:39 AM)
So far, I found Team Fortress 2 to be the most causal online FPS I've played. There's really not much of a learning curve, and most of the "insults" I've heard so far in matches are usually in jest.

I'd love to play more of it, but, whenever I do, I end up playing for the next 4 or 5 hours straight.
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zippdementiaUser: zippdementia
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Posted: November 29, 2008 (02:46 AM)
TF2 is really good... but the player base on the PS3 is extremely limited. And I still have trouble with the color thing. I know, I know... red and blue... but it still doesn't always happen for me.
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