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Reply #35 on: May 23, 2007, 12:00:55 PM

Can you buy me a wireless headset?

Someone needs to make one first. I'd love one so I can talk on vent while changing the baby's diaper.

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Reply #36 on: May 23, 2007, 12:35:16 PM

You *can* use a bluetooth headset with vent, but they don't always behave and if you lose the connection between the computer and the headset your friends are in for a painful surprise!
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Reply #37 on: May 23, 2007, 04:04:01 PM

Now that's as helpful as tits on a bull.

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Reply #38 on: May 23, 2007, 04:05:57 PM

Can you buy me a wireless headset?

Someone needs to make one first. I'd love one so I can talk on vent while changing the baby's diaper.
They exist in the $100 range.

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Reply #39 on: May 24, 2007, 11:31:10 AM

Linkage?

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Reply #40 on: May 24, 2007, 11:36:53 AM

Linkage?

Couldn't you just get a USB bluetooth dongle and a bluetooth headset (for a cellphone)?

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Reply #41 on: May 24, 2007, 11:37:41 AM

Not having stereo input makes FPS games...bad.

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Reply #42 on: May 24, 2007, 11:52:04 AM

Now that's as helpful as tits on a bull.

Well, i figured you didn't have money to buy your own, so i recommended a cheap alternative.

:)

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Reply #43 on: May 24, 2007, 12:09:58 PM

Couldn't you just get a USB bluetooth dongle and a bluetooth headset (for a cellphone)?

You *can* use a bluetooth headset with vent, but they don't always behave and if you lose the connection between the computer and the headset your friends are in for a painful surprise!

Thats the type of bluetooth headset i meant, I was using vent with a headset an a 100m dongle and it works at treat (when it works). A problem i was encountering was that if it was set to just pick up my voice without push to talk it would just send a god awful buzz/tone over vent making everyone in the channel scream from pain (no joke). Solution was to have vent set for push to talk before connecting to vent, then once connected turn off the push-to-talk.

The same horrible noise would sometimes happen on disconncts between the headset and dongle but was pretty reliable most of the time. Only reason i stopped using it was the quality of sound from the earpiece was pretty naff compared to my cheapo wired headset.

edit from seeing furiously's post:
Vent sees the bluetooth headset connection seperate from the other audio channels on the computer so you can run vent through the bluetooth and the game sound through speakers. (not ideal if you like a stereo headset, but it works).
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Reply #44 on: May 24, 2007, 12:23:51 PM

Computer is set up in a nook in the master bedroom, wife would like to not hear people/game at 2 am. So headphones are pretty much a requirement.

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Reply #45 on: May 24, 2007, 03:11:09 PM

Now that's as helpful as tits on a bull.

Well, i figured you didn't have money to buy your own, so i recommended a cheap alternative.

:)
Wireless means no wires.

Furi: I could swear I saw some when I went looking into it when we jumped into Planetside recently. The ones on newegg look crappy, dunno where else I'd've looked.

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Reply #46 on: May 24, 2007, 04:59:11 PM

I found these:
Bluetooth® Stereo Headphones HT820

They are the first kind i've found that are stereo and have an embedded mic in them.
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Reply #47 on: May 24, 2007, 05:14:46 PM

Interesting. Might have to do some reading on them, Sounds like they are either Stereo headphones, or in phone mode. Be curious to see if they are still stereo in phone mode.

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Reply #48 on: May 24, 2007, 05:58:54 PM

Seriously? Hearing about all this makes me want to play again.  You know, organized fighting.  Is there a f13 guild I can join? I might sign-up just for this.

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Reply #49 on: May 24, 2007, 06:37:05 PM

You're just a few months late.  undecided

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Reply #50 on: May 25, 2007, 01:07:50 AM

Boooo. Someone make a new MMO FPS.

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Reply #51 on: May 27, 2007, 06:27:47 AM

Boooo. Someone make a new MMO FPS.

There is a community of us MMOFPS fans holding out for Huxley, but at first glance, it does not appear to be our Messiah (too fast, too limited. pretty, sure, but I can get 'pretty' from a non-MMO FPS.)

Some day, someone will make a proper MMO FPS. Some day.
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Reply #52 on: May 27, 2007, 06:55:55 AM

Boooo. Someone make a new MMO FPS.
There is a community of us MMOFPS fans holding out for Huxley, but at first glance, it does not appear to be our Messiah (too fast, too limited. pretty, sure, but I can get 'pretty' from a non-MMO FPS.)
Huh? How is "too fast" a problem?
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Reply #53 on: May 28, 2007, 08:31:06 PM

Are we talking common FPS mechanics here? If so it sounds like some of you have the reflexes of a 75 year old man....

Im pretty badass in BF 2 and 2142- would it translate well into this game? From what some of you are saying, it seems like some players/classes have alot of hitpoints and are harder to kill? If not, I just dont understand what the diffculty factor could be..I mean, Ive only been playing Battlefield for like 6-8 months, and commonly slaughter people playing for 2-3+ years once I get into a groove...How does this game differentiate? Are your newb weapons just 'teh suck' when you're first beginning? Can a clan get you more powerful weapons?
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Reply #54 on: May 28, 2007, 08:45:56 PM

Are we talking common FPS mechanics here? If so it sounds like some of you have the reflexes of a 75 year old man....

Im pretty badass in BF 2 and 2142- would it translate well into this game? From what some of you are saying, it seems like some players/classes have alot of hitpoints and are harder to kill? If not, I just dont understand what the diffculty factor could be..I mean, Ive only been playing Battlefield for like 6-8 months, and commonly slaughter people playing for 2-3+ years once I get into a groove...How does this game differentiate? Are your newb weapons just 'teh suck' when you're first beginning? Can a clan get you more powerful weapons?

No, we're not talking about common FPS mechanics; no hit location detection beyond "hit" or "miss". Hit Detection is done client-side.

Yes, heavier armor can make someone harder to kill, depending on your weapon of choice.

Not sure what you mean by "newb weapons," and no, clans cannot get you more powerful weapons - this isn't a Diku.

And I know you're new, but just because one guy says that a game that is not even out yet says that said game looks a bit fast, does that mean we all have bad reflexes. We play pretty much every genre of games here.

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Reply #55 on: May 28, 2007, 08:55:45 PM

hehe...Dont cry Strazos, I didnt mean to hurt your feelings.  rolleyes

I saw more than one guy in this thread complain about not being able to kill things..but- if some players have heavy armor on, that would seem to make sense for guys just picking up the game.

I watched a couple of videos and it didnt seem like it was worth dropping the extra money to pull away from 2142 any more than I do already...Im desperate for an adequate MMO right now- but not that desperate...
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Reply #56 on: May 28, 2007, 09:00:57 PM

You missed the point.

Also, if anything, PS falls on the "slow" side, as far as the speed of the action goes.

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Reply #57 on: May 29, 2007, 11:20:29 AM

We've brought in such quality newblettes with the McQuaid bullshit.

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Reply #58 on: May 30, 2007, 10:05:35 AM

We've brought in such quality newblettes with the McQuaid bullshit.

I was wondering why there was a plague of them recently.  Did we get slashdotted or something?

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Reply #59 on: May 31, 2007, 12:52:38 AM

Huxley looks like a reskinned UT2004 in the gameplay video, filled with spazzes spraying guns everywhere.  That is not a tactical team-based FPS, it's deathmatch.  Tabula Rasa looks like it has more potential for filling the role, but I'm not holding my breath on that one, either.
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Reply #60 on: May 31, 2007, 11:18:42 AM

Ehh...at least UT2k4 had Assault mode with pure PvP. Huxley looked like the original Doom/Hexen co-op in a new engine. Some people might still like that, but I like the way the shooter genre was refined by games like BF1942, Tribes, and Planetside.

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Reply #61 on: May 31, 2007, 11:25:35 AM

Damm it, now I am tempted to install BF1942 again.

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Reply #62 on: May 31, 2007, 11:31:50 AM

We've brought in such quality newblettes with the McQuaid bullshit.

Dont be an ass and use the old and tired 'vet complex'. Your shit does, in fact, stink like the rest of us.
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Reply #63 on: May 31, 2007, 11:43:17 AM

You don't take a fucking hint, do you?

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Reply #64 on: May 31, 2007, 11:48:07 AM

Someone looks upset....Neither do you from the look of things...Am I supposed to run home because you have a problem with my statement? Get a life...
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Reply #65 on: May 31, 2007, 12:05:33 PM

We've brought in such quality newblettes with the McQuaid bullshit.
Yep, so many internet experts.

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Reply #66 on: May 31, 2007, 12:22:01 PM

Am I supposed to run home because you have a problem with my statement?
That was the general idea, yes.

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Reply #67 on: May 31, 2007, 12:31:20 PM

Ah and the big brother 'I have more posts than you' vets come to the rescue eh? How about you let him fight his own battles? This has sadly become a recurring theme on these boards, and its really starting to get pathetic.

I ask valid questions about a game I have not played, and get blasted with sarcasam and asshats for it? Sounds like something from MMORPG.Com...

Great way for you guys to welcome new visitors to the team...  rolleyes
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Reply #68 on: May 31, 2007, 01:22:38 PM

Are we talking common FPS mechanics here? If so it sounds like some of you have the reflexes of a 75 year old man....
OK, I'll try to ignore the bullshit and give you an answer.

Planetside is different from your common FPS because the hit detection is clientside. On top of that (or because of that ?) your weapons have a cone of fire instead of a crosshair, the only weapon where you can be absolutely sure where the bullet (rocket/plasmabolt whatever) will hit is the sniper rifle. And even that only when you are not moving the mouse and are crouched and immobile.

The game moves a LOT slower than UTXX or most other FPS games I know. So lightning fast reflexes won't save you when you are up against an experienced player who knows how to use his weapons.
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Im pretty badass in BF 2 and 2142- would it translate well into this game? From what some of you are saying, it seems like some players/classes have allot of hitpoints and are harder to kill? If not, I just don't understand what the difficulty factor could be..I mean, Ive only been playing Battlefield for like 6-8 months, and commonly slaughter people playing for 2-3+ years once I get into a groove...How does this game differentiate? Are your newb weapons just 'teh suck' when you're first beginning? Can a clan get you more powerful weapons?

After about 1 hour of playtime you have enough certification points to fly/drive any vehicle and use every weapon (Except for the BFR, think Battlemechs). But you will be only good at one thing, when you get more cert points, you can broaden your specialisations but only the people who reached the last Battlerank (20?) have a really diverse set of abilities.


Whoa, that could very much be the most constructive and helpfull post I ever made on these boards.

Fuck.

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Reply #69 on: May 31, 2007, 01:59:33 PM

Ah and the big brother 'I have more posts than you' vets come to the rescue eh? How about you let him fight his own battles? This has sadly become a recurring theme on these boards, and its really starting to get pathetic.

I ask valid questions about a game I have not played, and get blasted with sarcasam and asshats for it? Sounds like something from MMORPG.Com...

Great way for you guys to welcome new visitors to the team...  rolleyes

It's funny how there are other new posters on board posting articulate messages and not getting into pissing contests with the regular members.  But, please, continue...

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