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2018-04-21 05:19:39 PM  
Just give it two weeks
 
2018-04-21 07:36:47 PM  
Am I the only one that thinks not every farking game has to be "balanced?" The chaos is what makes Fortnite fun, and differentiates it from PUBG.
 
2018-04-21 07:41:28 PM  
easily knows who yogi berra is
has no idea what fortnite or pubg is.
 
2018-04-21 07:42:59 PM  

emtwo: Am I the only one that thinks not every farking game has to be "balanced?" The chaos is what makes Fortnite fun, and differentiates it from PUBG.


It should be noted that the people who typically scream the loudest about balance are glory hogs who are using videogames as a surrogate for sports.  They want to assert their taco bellies on other human beings, but I'm too fat, so I have to do it digitally.
 
2018-04-21 07:43:17 PM  
Fortnite looks like everything I've hated about Call of Duty's multiplayer since Modern Warfare 2.
 
2018-04-21 07:49:19 PM  
Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.
 
2018-04-21 07:51:15 PM  

Mike_LowELL: emtwo: Am I the only one that thinks not every farking game has to be "balanced?" The chaos is what makes Fortnite fun, and differentiates it from PUBG.

It should be noted that the people who typically scream the loudest about balance are glory hogs who are using videogames as a surrogate for sports.  They want to assert their taco bellies on other human beings, but I'm too fat, so I have to do it digitally.


I'm all for competitive video games, but people expect every video game to be competitively balanced, and I don't know why.

It's like when you're playing a game of basketball with your friends, just to have some fun, and there's always that one a-hole that takes it too seriously and stiff-arms everyone.

Fortnite should not be taken seriously.
 
2018-04-21 07:52:42 PM  
"Who?" -- most Fortnite players

"What?" -- most Yogi Berra fans
 
2018-04-21 07:53:54 PM  
pubg, fortnite, and pretty much every other battle royale game in inherently unbalanced.  by design.  the entire idea of going into a game with nothing and having to randomly find your gear in an RNG field is supposed to be unbalanced and random and gimmicky.

If you want to play a game where you can pick what gun you have every match go play CoD or Battlefield or CS:GO.
 
2018-04-21 07:56:21 PM  

Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.


fortnite was a kind of neat niche game that got ran over by the battle royale bandwagon and is now an utter shiat show.  the 'save the world' mode that literally *noone* plays now that hasnt had a patch or content for a year plus.  that was the original fortnite game.  that was out for months before pubg existed, then they 'expanded' it with a pubg mode made by a separate dev team and hijacked the fark out of it making it into what it is today.
 
2018-04-21 08:10:14 PM  

Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.


Fortnite rips of two games Rust and PUBG
 
2018-04-21 08:15:43 PM  
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I know of Yogi Berra and of Fortnite.  Your headline made me think of Futurama.
 
2018-04-21 08:29:01 PM  

b2theory: Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.

Fortnite rips of two games Rust and PUBG


Rust used to be good.  Now it's just a bad ripoff of Rust.
I wish that was a joke.
 
2018-04-21 08:31:42 PM  

oopsboom: b2theory: Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.

Fortnite rips of two games Rust and PUBG

Rust used to be good.  Now it's just a bad ripoff of Rust.
I wish that was a joke.


I understand.
 
2018-04-21 08:33:48 PM  
Battle royale games are dumb and people who like them are dumb.
 
2018-04-21 08:57:31 PM  

oopsboom: pubg, fortnite, and pretty much every other battle royale game in inherently unbalanced.  by design.  the entire idea of going into a game with nothing and having to randomly find your gear in an RNG field is supposed to be unbalanced and random and gimmicky.

If you want to play a game where you can pick what gun you have every match go play CoD or Battlefield or CS:GO.


I've watched some of the competitive FPS games (Generally, Halo Championships.) If they really want to claim to be balanced and about skil then they need to get rid of all weapons on the map except the two you spawn with.

Now I see why Smash players are so cranky.
 
2018-04-21 09:03:02 PM  

oopsboom: Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.

fortnite was a kind of neat niche game that got ran over by the battle royale bandwagon and is now an utter shiat show.  the 'save the world' mode that literally *noone* plays now that hasnt had a patch or content for a year plus.  that was the original fortnite game.  that was out for months before pubg existed, then they 'expanded' it with a pubg mode made by a separate dev team and hijacked the fark out of it making it into what it is today.


This. I actually liked the original "Save the World" game, and spent far too much money on it. Now, it's all about Battle Royale. I tried to log in and do a few missions on the base game a couple of weeks ago. I failed miserably because the only people I got to join in were 20 levels or more below the content I was fighting. After that, I just uninstalled.
 
2018-04-21 09:08:57 PM  
What Yogi Berra playing Fortnite might look like:

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2018-04-21 09:30:28 PM  
You know what?  I downloaded Fortnite and played it for the first time.  I went into it blind.  The result was I got one kill out of seven matches.

I think this is my "holy crap" moment where I realize that I'm getting old and kids these days are sharper and faster than I can be.

I'll play some more.  It's good hectic fun.
 
2018-04-21 09:30:43 PM  

Farkspeare: Just give it two weeks


I got it. I legit laughed.
 
2018-04-21 09:43:12 PM  

b2theory: Toxophil: Fortnite is a ripoff and a snooze fest.

/and I don't even play pubg.

Fortnite rips of two games Rust and PUBG


With a little Call of Duty and Garry's Mod thrown in for added chaos.
 
2018-04-21 10:01:57 PM  

I created this alt just for this thread: Battle royale games are dumb and people who like them are dumb.


I am sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my ice cream truck song

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kab
2018-04-21 10:02:46 PM  
battle royale = the latest craze for new gamers who have no idea that LMS modes have been here for decades.
 
2018-04-21 10:28:12 PM  
It's just a game. You'll get over it or grow up.
 
2018-04-21 11:57:29 PM  
This, too, shall pass.
 
2018-04-22 01:20:03 AM  

Cpl.D: You know what?  I downloaded Fortnite and played it for the first time.  I went into it blind.  The result was I got one kill out of seven matches.

I think this is my "holy crap" moment where I realize that I'm getting old and kids these days are sharper and faster than I can be.

I'll play some more.  It's good hectic fun.


Unless you are 50, it's more a fact of there being the learning gap. Getting into a game late makes you a noob, and all the pros and smurfs (veterans who "slum it" on an alt account to inflate thier small micropenis like ego) just don't let you learn.
 
2018-04-22 02:01:39 AM  

starlost: easily knows who yogi berra is
has no idea what fortnite or pubg is.


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It's this as a video game.
 
2018-04-22 02:03:44 AM  

Cpl.D: You know what?  I downloaded Fortnite and played it for the first time.  I went into it blind.  The result was I got one kill out of seven matches.

I think this is my "holy crap" moment where I realize that I'm getting old and kids these days are sharper and faster than I can be.

I'll play some more.  It's good hectic fun.


(DNRTFA)

I did the same two weeks ago. LOVE IT. I've played at least one match of solo every day since. I almost always come in Top 10, usually Top 3, and I've won two solo BR matches to date.

Usually tag at least 1-3 kills per match, too. On my phone. Tried on the PS for one night and couldn't hit shiat, but I'm terrible with a controller in a shooter, and the phone is pretty close to KB+M if you jack the sensitivity up to 90.

As someone pointed out, the whole game is inherently, intentionally, and hilariously unbalanced. I've found that this gives you huge leeway in how you play, and it means your overall strategy determines where you place. Much more so than an FPS that drops you into the same set of balanced maps with predetermined weapon spawn points.

I play it like a battle royale, not like a Halo or Battlefield game. It's easy to place top 10 if you remember two things: you actually only need one kill - the last - to win, and in a true battle royale your objective is to stay as far away from the other players as you can until you can't.

Drop in to the edge of the island. Keep the sea at your back. Each time the storm shrinks, you should already have run to the edge of the next eye and post up just outside the circle looking OUT, so you can get the drop on and pick off anyone fleeing the storm from behind you. Once the eye closes to your location, turn and run just inside the eye wall. Wait 20 seconds for any stragglers caught by the storm - then run to the border of the next, upcoming eye and repeat. Loot quickly as you go.

This way, no one can sneak up behind you because by keeping the storm at your back at least 50% of your FOV is out of play. A typical match sees me with a few kills and extremely well equipped before the top 5 and when the eye gets small enough to force head on shoot outs.

Alternately, drop in to tilted towers, die in the first 5 minutes. Rinse and repeat. You'll have a shiat time but it will play like halo and it will let you biatch about how terrible and unbalanced the game is.
 
2018-04-22 02:07:23 AM  
Anyway, the point was I love Fortnite because it is an unbalanced shiatshow. If I wanted to lose to 12 year olds with god like twitch reflexes I'd play something else.

Fortnite gives me the leeway to play like an old man: smarter, not faster. Its more important to get the drop on other players than it is to have faster reflexes than they do.
 
2018-04-22 02:09:32 AM  

Elegy: Anyway, the point was I love Fortnite because it is an unbalanced shiatshow. If I wanted to lose to 12 year olds with god like twitch reflexes I'd play something else.

Fortnite gives me the leeway to play like an old man: smarter, not faster. Its more important to get the drop on other players than it is to have faster reflexes than they do.


I can get behind this.
 
2018-04-22 02:23:22 AM  

oopsboom: fortnite was a kind of neat niche game that got ran over by the battle royale bandwagon and is now an utter shiat show


If "Yo La Tengo" fans did videogame reviews...
 
2018-04-22 02:31:31 AM  

American-Irish eyes: Elegy: Anyway, the point was I love Fortnite because it is an unbalanced shiatshow. If I wanted to lose to 12 year olds with god like twitch reflexes I'd play something else.

Fortnite gives me the leeway to play like an old man: smarter, not faster. Its more important to get the drop on other players than it is to have faster reflexes than they do.

I can get behind this.


Yeah, I just went and played a game. Check this shiat out.

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"Damage to other players: 0"

Victory royale is a victory royale. Doesn't matter if you had 99 kills if you come in second.
 
2018-04-22 03:09:27 AM  
Why's it say "Level = 0"?  And how'd you do zero damage?  Did he kill himself?
 
2018-04-22 09:20:46 AM  

Cpl.D: Why's it say "Level = 0"?  And how'd you do zero damage?  Did he kill himself?


I think that's my XP gain for that game? I don't really give a shiat about grinding for cosmetics with the daily tasks and such so I'm not really sure.

And yup, he blew himself up. I had some bad luck with the RNG and ended up seriously unequiped when it was just us 2 left; luckily I hadn't seen another player to this point. So I sat on the roof of the gym just outside of tilted as the circle closed tight. Saw him forting up with bricks and knew I couldn't win if it came down to forts - I wasn't equipped with anything better than the silenced sub machine gun, and he had already taken a few potshots at me with the sniper rifle.

Luckily his fort was juuuuusssttt within grenade distance and I managed to throw two inside the top level. He panicked and bailed out behind his fort before they blew, so I closed the distance as soon as he was distracted.

When I ran around the back of the fort, I found him frantically trying to cut his way back inside with his pickaxe. Must have surprised the hell out of him, because he panicked swapped weapons and launched a rocket at me - which hit the edge of his own fort and blew up in his face before I could fire.

Something of a LOL win, but a win is a win.
 
2018-04-22 09:53:42 AM  
I have a question if someone can answer:

Does Fortnite have content that you pay for in the PvP matches? If so, what kinds?
 
2018-04-22 10:02:53 AM  

Drubell: I have a question if someone can answer:

Does Fortnite have content that you pay for in the PvP matches? If so, what kinds?


You can pay for season passes, give you cosmetic items and emotes and faster leveling so you can unlock more cosmetics and emotes.
 
2018-04-22 10:58:17 AM  

Drubell: I have a question if someone can answer:

Does Fortnite have content that you pay for in the PvP matches? If so, what kinds?


Skins only. Otherwise all 100 players drop into the same match and have access to the same gear.
 
2018-04-22 11:48:27 AM  
My son is 9.  He rarely kills anyone.  He usually lands in the middle of nowhere, gets one or 2 mediocre guns, and hides most of the game.  He actually won a few days ago.  His playstyle is incredibly boring, but it works.
 
2018-04-22 12:47:45 PM  
btw, there's a new 'Battle Royale' game out now: 'Radical Heights' - silly fun and target practice:
NEW Battle Royale Game Radical Heights! 🔴 Radical Heights Duos Gameplay
Youtube MHxSrlYoTJk
(8 min, not mine)
Based on a 'game show' style, it will give you applause and prizes
 
2018-04-22 01:38:28 PM  

oopsboom: pubg, fortnite, and pretty much every other battle royale game in inherently unbalanced.  by design.  the entire idea of going into a game with nothing and having to randomly find your gear in an RNG field is supposed to be unbalanced and random and gimmicky.

If you want to play a game where you can pick what gun you have every match go play CoD or Battlefield or CS:GO.


screw cs:go i load into a game and forced to use a handgun vs all these folks that have high end gear.  Rage quit because it is so unballanced.  Start anew same thing over and over.  No idea why people think it is balanced.
 
2018-04-22 11:24:22 PM  
A year before all the Fortnite and PUBG madness. I was playing Ark: Survival of the Fittest/ Same deal. Eco danger zones, killer dinos, and 100 crazed players all trying to take each other out. It was fun but nothing great. I tried Fortnite for like 10 mins I got killed and have not played it since.

Also I having too much fun with Dirt Rally. So much fun and intense. A Rally game intense? Hell yes with forced head cam, no hud, no assists, no onscreen button prompts. When you get a car with a tinted white windshield ( MG Metro 6R4 ,straight up wants to murder me) then go make a run in snow, you are just blind. You just listen co-driver, floor it when you can and hope for the best.
 
2018-04-23 07:48:23 AM  

sirrerun: "Who?" -- most Fortnite players

"What?" -- most Yogi Berra fans


"My name is Slim Shady" -- Eminem
 
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