Apex Legends - A Titanfall Battle Royale

Hi all, been playing primarily on the PC. Feel free to add "Cartrah". Only been playing with randos so far but would love to play a little with folks with want to work on getting better at coordinating in-game. I've also spent a little time in the Discord, handle is "Elend"

So far I've been playing a lot of Lifeline but enjoyed playing all the other characters.

What's your strategy if you are not the jumpmaster, and your squad is jumping into a zone that several teams are clearly beating you to ground? When I'm not the jumpmaster I try to ping enemies on our way down - especially if they are going to land near us.

I think I've been a little too trustful and probably should be breaking off. Thoughts?

Break off as soon as you see it, ping a nearby area and land there. If they don't take the hint then RIP them and likely your round.

In that case, I break off but stay near. Try to find a building people are not going. If you go solo more than likely you are wasting time for a while then will lose. Maybe you get a gun and can pull off the upset as the other groups are fighting it and save the round. If not get it over quick get into the next.

I assume this is with randoms. Stick with the hotdroppers. You come out on top and you fell like a champ. You get killed straight away, it's that jumpmaster idiot's fault. Seriously, winning the first fight on the drop ship is very satisfying even though it is usually a bit of luck that gets you a gun before the next guy. Splitting from your team, finding kit and returning to pick up banners usually takes more time and patience than randoms are likely to share.

In BRs I am a big fan of sticking to the original plan on a drop. I have played too many games where we would choose to go one place and see 5 groups landing there and adjust mid flight and just end up spending the game way under geared and usually die to the winner of the 5 jumping us.

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game. If your jump master wants to go to Bunker, go to Bunker. Like Escher says, try to find a building on the drop that isn't looted so you can hopefully get a gun and armor, but then be ready to fight.

Also remember on hot drops generally everyone is under geared. Half the time you will win a 1v3 because the 3 wasted all their ammo on other people.

kazar wrote:

If your jump master wants to go to Bunker, go to Bunker.

kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

PaladinTom wrote:
kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

Not really. There are different ways to play the game but even with a group you're probably going to end up with a hot drop more than a few times. Getting better at handling them allows you better chances at getting a win.

Honest question: If you're not expecting to win then why do you play? The whole point of this style of game is to win. You can be proud of your efforts if you get close, but why go in thinking you're not going to?

ranalin wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:
kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

Honest question: If you're not expecting to win then why do you play? The whole point of this style of game is to win. You can be proud of your efforts if you get close, but why go in thinking you're not going to?

Honest answer: for fun. Don't misunderstand, I'm trying to win (hence my strategy question above) but I'm realistic enough to know that there's a very good chance I won't. Doesn't keep me from trying.

Sadly, there are also a lot of variables against my favor: 1) I don't play with friends so 2) I don't use voice comms and 3) I've tried sucking less, but the time and practice I've invested in this game likely pales in comparison to the majority of people playing this game.

I've said before, I wish there were an option where no one was on voice comms. It would make it a little more fair for those of us that don't want to deal with randos.

PaladinTom wrote:
ranalin wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:
kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

Honest question: If you're not expecting to win then why do you play? The whole point of this style of game is to win. You can be proud of your efforts if you get close, but why go in thinking you're not going to?

Honest answer: for fun. Don't misunderstand, I'm trying to win (hence my strategy question above) but I'm realistic enough to know that there's a very good chance I won't. Doesn't keep me from trying.

Sadly, there are also a lot of variables against my favor: 1) I don't play with friends so 2) I don't use voice comms and 3) I've tried sucking less, but the time and practice I've invested in this game likely pales in comparison to the majority of people playing this game.

I've said before, I wish there were an option where no one was on voice comms. It would make it a little more fair for those of us that don't want to deal with randos.

Can't discount the fun! You can use voice in game. Although the ping system is top notch. Also can't recommend jumping into discord enough. Even folks who self proclaim at being bad are better than 95% of the randos in the game we come across.

ranalin wrote:

Even folks who self proclaim at being bad are better than 95% of the randos in the game we come across.

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PaladinTom wrote:
kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

If you are playing it as a loot simulator, then maybe. But abandoning your team to live under geared and die alone with 10 minutes of no action game play is really just as much wasted time and even more so since your team has to sit there watching you loot. If your whole team goes with you, then maybe but the question was stated, what do you do when your team is dropping in a place that is hot.

ranalin wrote:

lol, tip #1: Exploit.

kazar wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:
kazar wrote:

In games like Apex the games start so fast that it isn't a big deal if you get wiped as you move onto the next game.

I'm gonna disagree with you there. Wiping just after the jump several times in a row results in way more setup/loading/jumping than actual playing. Maybe because I never expect to win, but I'd rather be under-geared and alive for a while longer.

If you are playing it as a loot simulator, then maybe. But abandoning your team to live under geared and die alone with 10 minutes of no action game play is really just as much wasted time and even more so since your team has to sit there watching you loot. If your whole team goes with you, then maybe but the question was stated, what do you do when your team is dropping in a place that is hot.

No, my question was if it were hot AND others were already down in front of us.

You're also overstating “abandoning” my team. I'm not talking about going stealth and striking out on my own and hiding for the rest of the match. I meant to pick an alternate landing spot close by so I could at least maybe grab a pistol instead of trying to just kick everyone while I wait for us to wipe. That goes in the “not fun” column for me. I’m sure others feel different and that’s cool too.

Escher's advice was spot on for my play style.

Escher's advice is true regardless of how much heat is going on in the drop though. Always break from the jump master in the last 100m and choose a nearby building.

But my point was around dropping and not supporting. If your team drops into a building with another team, you either get a gun and support them, or you all die. If you live and run and they die, time is being wasted anyway. If you live and kill them all and they die, that is better, but if they die because you are 200m away and can't help, that is bad. It is better to have died with your team so you can get back into it.

Got my first winning kill yesterday. Had some wins, but that satisfaction of dropping the last guy and seeing the "champions" graphic pop up, had to stand up because I couldn't adequately fist pump while seated

I've been missing playing with the GWJ people in some FPS action. I'm a little late to the game so is this still worthwhile to give it a try or is the "newness" already wearing off?

Definitely give it a try. The game is going to be around for a while I suspect. Which platform are you on?

Still 2-3 groups most nights.

Higgledy wrote:

Definitely give it a try. The game is going to be around for a while I suspect. Which platform are you on?

PC.

escher77 wrote:

Still 2-3 groups most nights.

Although, Division 2 coming out next week Apex might take a hit for a bit but I see people coming back.

I've been sporadic from moving, and I'm playing in the middle of the day sometimes. I did pop back to TF2 to see how the multiplayer is going there. It felt good to go back to that speed, not to mention the wall running. But it certainly takes a bit to find a match.

Dominic Knight wrote:

I did pop back to TF2

Every time someone says TF2 my mind thinks Team Fortress 2 which makes me go "huh?". Then I connect the dots.

I tried Division 2 and didn't care for it. The whole covering mechanic by pressing a button and jerkiness of the movement really turned me off.

Sydhart wrote:

I tried Division 2 and didn't care for it. The whole covering mechanic by pressing a button and jerkiness of the movement really turned me off.

I can see that i more meant I know quite a few of the daily Apex players inlcuding Ranalin/Kazar/myself are going to binge on D2 a bit but I'll def come back to apex.

Yeah, I always read TF2 as Team Fortress 2 despite the fact that I didn't like it, and I loved Titanfall 2.

I enjoy playing this game, but I really should move on as I hardly feel accomplished when reflecting upon my time I spend in it, and I have a ton of games I would like to play through story content. But I keep playing this. It's just easier to jump into a round here and there than think of being tied into 30mins+ to get through a story mission in Monster Hunter World or something.