Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Catch All (Oliver North Approved)

SpyNavy wrote:
ranalin wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:

I started the Prestige mode tonight. Starting over kind of blows. The Prestige unlocks seem kind of bland.

They're MUCH better than previous versions... You keep all your weapon unlocks and you get to choose an item to unlock permanently.

The extra xp weekend has been kind i'm starting my 2nd prestige.

Ok maybe I misunderstood what the value is of the unlocks? What is the value of the Prestige mode? Quick explanation please, also what did you take with your first unlock?

You get an extra custom class slot...so, for first prestige, you can set up 6 custom classes instead of 5. The unlocks are your weapon levels...so, if you've leveled a gun up enought to earn, say, the grenade launcher, that will still be unlocked when you get that gun again in prestige mode.

I took a gun, the second to last assault rifle. I forget what it's called, M28A4 or something like that. It fires a 3 round burst and I think that it's kind of a beast. I was torn between that, Ghost perk, tac insert or trophy system. I guess I'll just have to work on prestiging a few more times.

PWAlessi wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:
ranalin wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:

I started the Prestige mode tonight. Starting over kind of blows. The Prestige unlocks seem kind of bland.

They're MUCH better than previous versions... You keep all your weapon unlocks and you get to choose an item to unlock permanently.

The extra xp weekend has been kind i'm starting my 2nd prestige.

Ok maybe I misunderstood what the value is of the unlocks? What is the value of the Prestige mode? Quick explanation please, also what did you take with your first unlock?

You get an extra custom class slot...so, for first prestige, you can set up 6 custom classes instead of 5. The unlocks are your weapon levels...so, if you've leveled a gun up enought to earn, say, the grenade launcher, that will still be unlocked when you get that gun again in prestige mode.

I took a gun, the second to last assault rifle. I forget what it's called, M28A4 or something like that. It fires a 3 round burst and I think that it's kind of a beast. I was torn between that, Ghost perk, tac insert or trophy system. I guess I'll just have to work on prestiging a few more times.

Yup that's the right of it...

I took the xpr-50 sniper first and ghost perk the second time around to permanently unlock

WHat do you mean you unlocked ghost permanently 'the second time around'? By the end of the first playthrough you'll have 55 unlock tokens, right? One per level. Are you saying there are more than 55 things in the game to unlock? So you have to prestige to get everything?

1Dgaf wrote:

WHat do you mean you unlocked ghost permanently 'the second time around'? By the end of the first playthrough you'll have 55 unlock tokens, right? One per level. Are you saying there are more than 55 things in the game to unlock? So you have to prestige to get everything?

when you prestige you now have the option to permanently unlock one item. I chose ghost and a sniper rifle... so next time i prestige they're there at level 1

Oh I see.

fogrob wrote:

You are invited. Unfortunately, it won't let me give anyone else the ability to do that. Unless I'm missing something, of course.

Did you already try to promote someone else to Clan Leader status? I think that should do the trick.

- Login to the Elite website
- Click Clan-HQ
- Click Manage Clan
- Click Roster Tab
- Hover the mousepointer over any of the members, and to icons will fade in on the right hand side of the player's row. There you will have the option to promote them to clean leader (or to kick them out if you need to remove someone).

I played MP all weekend and I'm getting close to my second prestige and this morning I feel like my brain has been shorted out.

I dropped out of the old clan but couldn't find the new clan (and the link above just kept sending me to my player profile, and if I pasted it into the URL afterward it would take me to the old GWJ clan).

Yesterday was a really mixed bag in the matches I played; and most of them sucked. I'm getting really sick of getting tossed into matches-in-progress where the enemy team is full and my team is like one or two other guys and now me. And the number of times I've unloaded two or three shotgun rounds at very short range, very clearly directly at an enemy, and then I magically fall over dead even though I didn't even see them fire a single damn shot. I'd almost forgotten how sh*tty the 360 netcode can be for Call of Duty games.

I've ordered a copy. I decided to do that rather than keep the rental copy until the end of the year.

Grimmi Meloni wrote:
fogrob wrote:

You are invited. Unfortunately, it won't let me give anyone else the ability to do that. Unless I'm missing something, of course.

Did you already try to promote someone else to Clan Leader status? I think that should do the trick.

- Login to the Elite website
- Click Clan-HQ
- Click Manage Clan
- Click Roster Tab
- Hover the mousepointer over any of the members, and to icons will fade in on the right hand side of the player's row. There you will have the option to promote them to clean leader (or to kick them out if you need to remove someone).

Tried something similar, but it wanted to take away my Leader status. Not sure if more than one leader is possible. I'd be willing to transfer if someone else wants to give it a try. I'll see if I can do more after work.

So frustrated that ELITE isnt available for the PC.

Also it seems taht since that small patch right before the weekend broke the partying system. It was smooth before that but since then havnet been able to see friends that are playing all the time.

Even with that i do think this is my favorite CoD since MW2.

I've already played more Blops 2 than I have any other CoD, I think, and it's my favorite of all of them. I think that Treyarch's vision of MP is closer to what I want than Infinity Ward's (and certainly closer than the old IW's); basically I want "some nonsense but not too much." Blops 1 had quite a few problems, but I think that with 2 they have really hit a sweet spot of map design, loadouts, and balance.

Now if they would just improve the net code.

CptGlanton wrote:

Now if they would just improve the net code.

Ya this is another issue, and is normally hidden from view but if you play non hardcore at all (oh where the f*ck are the other hardcore maps?) it's beyond obvious.

I've had rounds where i'd go 30/8 and feel like folks are standing still and i suspect im the host when that happens and then a bit later i'll have one where i go 8/30 and on my screen i've bullseyed the guy center mass 2 or 3 times before he shoots and yet i'm the dead one. On the replay he's taken me down instantly and i have no shots fired.

ranalin wrote:
CptGlanton wrote:

Now if they would just improve the net code.

Ya this is another issue, and is normally hidden from view but if you play non hardcore at all (oh where the f*ck are the other hardcore maps?) it's beyond obvious.

I've had rounds where i'd go 30/8 and feel like folks are standing still and i suspect im the host when that happens and then a bit later i'll have one where i go 8/30 and on my screen i've bullseyed the guy center mass 2 or 3 times before he shoots and yet i'm the dead one. On the replay he's taken me down instantly and i have no shots fired.

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

*Also, good times last night guys, except for that last round when the lack of true matchmaking failed us spectacularly. It was late, and it seemed better to just bounce rather than continue getting frustrated while they farmed us for kills.

Thin_J wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

Same thing here, but every once in awhile i'll check to see if its that and not someone actually cheating.

ranalin wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

Same thing here, but every once in awhile i'll check to see if its that and not someone actually cheating.

Is cheating possible on the 360 or PS3?

breander wrote:
ranalin wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

Same thing here, but every once in awhile i'll check to see if its that and not someone actually cheating.

Is cheating possible on the 360 or PS3?

People use modded controlers and there's way to mess around connection to make sure you're host and induce lag.

On the PC i've already seen speed hacks and wall hacks being used.

ranalin wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

Same thing here, but every once in awhile i'll check to see if its that and not someone actually cheating.

It also doesn't help the times like I described earlier when it's fairly obvious that I'm not dying because I earned the death, but rather because the netcode decided it was time for me to die.

I've put in more hours in the first week of this game than I have with any previous COD title - I'm enjoying it the most out of all of them, although I still have more fond memories of some of the original BLOPS maps. That might go away the more I play this one, it's probably a familiarity thing.

The revamped perks/skill system is great, and it makes it more interesting than just running with whatever the vanilla/overpowered mode was in previous games. Oh, and I know it's cheap, but I love my bouncing bettys and shock charges. It's a good way to cover your ass when you want to spend more than 5 seconds in a room

Farscry wrote:
ranalin wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I've run into this a few times. Frustrating as all get out when it happens, yet I still keep coming back.

I've gotten to where the instant I die I just start smashing X. I don't want to see the killcam. It always looks like total BS. Just don't bother watching it.

I want a checkbox that always skips the damn thing.

Same thing here, but every once in awhile i'll check to see if its that and not someone actually cheating.

It also doesn't help the times like I described earlier when it's fairly obvious that I'm not dying because I earned the death, but rather because the netcode decided it was time for me to die. :P

But, is it the netcode or is it the false representation on the kill cam? I'd say most of the times I've died in what appear to be lag free games, it's legit. I get the weird one every now and then (didn't I spray that guy with bullets, and he just jumped up in the air and one-shotted me with his shotgun?) but for the most part, I try to skip the kill cam and just accept the fact that I sucked at shooting the dude.

I do enjoy a nice KDR when I can get them, but I'm not going to get too upset over a couple goofy kills if that's the case. But if I felt that way with every encounter, I'd probably stop playing.. so so far, it hasn't been too bad in my experiences.

Swat wrote:

But, is it the netcode or is it the false representation on the kill cam?

Two dead-on shotgun blasts to an opponent at short range (i.e. within the "full damage done" range) to the upper torso that registered on my client as hits, followed by me falling over dead without seeing/hearing any return gunfire? Yeah, I'd call that netcode (I didn't even watch the killcam on that one; by that point I'd been through a few matches with this kind of crap and was getting pissed off).

Farscry, you are now invited. Also, I was glad to quit Thin J, after 8 hours trying to make Prestige, I was REALLY getting burned out.

I checked again on the clan promotion thing. Seems like all I can do is change the leader.

If anyone else needs an invite, just let me know on here or send me a message on Xbox Live. I'll be sure to check in every day after work, so no one has to wait very long.

Shield
Lightweight
Flak jacket
Fast hands
Tactical mask
Extreme conditioning

Season to taste with shock charge/bouncing Betty

1Dgaf wrote:

Shield
Lightweight
Flak jacket
Fast hands
Tactical mask
Extreme conditioning

Season to taste with shock charge/bouncing Betty

I usually just run away from that load out. Like a coward!

Farscry wrote:
Swat wrote:

But, is it the netcode or is it the false representation on the kill cam?

Two dead-on shotgun blasts to an opponent at short range (i.e. within the "full damage done" range) to the upper torso that registered on my client as hits, followed by me falling over dead without seeing/hearing any return gunfire? Yeah, I'd call that netcode (I didn't even watch the killcam on that one; by that point I'd been through a few matches with this kind of crap and was getting pissed off).

That would drive me nuts too.

Swat wrote:
Farscry wrote:
Swat wrote:

But, is it the netcode or is it the false representation on the kill cam?

Two dead-on shotgun blasts to an opponent at short range (i.e. within the "full damage done" range) to the upper torso that registered on my client as hits, followed by me falling over dead without seeing/hearing any return gunfire? Yeah, I'd call that netcode (I didn't even watch the killcam on that one; by that point I'd been through a few matches with this kind of crap and was getting pissed off).

That would drive me nuts too.

Fortunately, it's the exception, not the rule. But when it happens, it gets under my skin mighty quickly.

fogrob wrote:

Farscry, you are now invited.

Awesome, thanks!

1Dgaf wrote:

Shield
Lightweight
Flak jacket
Fast hands
Tactical mask
Extreme conditioning

Season to taste with shock charge/bouncing Betty

One knife and done.

1Dgaf wrote:

Shield
Lightweight
Flak jacket
Fast hands
Tactical mask
Extreme conditioning

Season to taste with shock charge/bouncing Betty

Yeah I've tried the shield and it's fun when you are up against one guy but they are not usually alone. I thought it might prove useful on demolition but it was far from the case. It is surprisingly still quite quick to move about though. I went with a primary gun as a secondary wildcard.

Might try again on domination.

I wonder if the shield can block doorways to prevent access once you plant it (useful for camping rooms overlooking flags) or maybe the crawl hole into the demolition site in the turbine.

Could I get an invite to the clan? I'll have to look at my elite and see what's going on. I was in a clan for MW3, but it was only like 5 of my friends, and they only play the Modern Warfare games I think. Let me know if there are any issues with inviting me. I think you can only be in one clan at a time.