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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Dual » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:40 am

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Fade wrote:I guess that's just a general problem with battle royale games, but playing this a bit more has made that more apparent to me. I HATE games where there's is nothing you could have done to change the outcome of a match,
or luck plays a big factor, and this game makes me feel like that almost every match.

I'd say luck does play a factor in all BR games but not more than most MP games. I mean, if you play enough of any BR you know were the decent loot will be or at least have a higher chance of everyone getting enough stuff. That's the risk v reward mechanic in effect, the more loot available the higher risk others will be there also. The biggest piece of luck in BR's is the final few circles as they can change the outcome dramatically.

Okay but realistically you cannot pick and choose what loot you get, so if you drop next to someone of a similar skill and they get a better gun or a Sheild, you are dead, and that doesn't feel very good.

Bad team mates just compound the issue.


You can't pick and choose loot but you can improve your chances by landing in the hot zones or drop ship. If you're landing in remote areas and only picking up average gear that's what you have to deal with

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Fade » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:55 am

Dual wrote:
Fade wrote:
Photek wrote:
Fade wrote:I guess that's just a general problem with battle royale games, but playing this a bit more has made that more apparent to me. I HATE games where there's is nothing you could have done to change the outcome of a match,
or luck plays a big factor, and this game makes me feel like that almost every match.

I'd say luck does play a factor in all BR games but not more than most MP games. I mean, if you play enough of any BR you know were the decent loot will be or at least have a higher chance of everyone getting enough stuff. That's the risk v reward mechanic in effect, the more loot available the higher risk others will be there also. The biggest piece of luck in BR's is the final few circles as they can change the outcome dramatically.

Okay but realistically you cannot pick and choose what loot you get, so if you drop next to someone of a similar skill and they get a better gun or a Sheild, you are dead, and that doesn't feel very good.

Bad team mates just compound the issue.


You can't pick and choose loot but you can improve your chances by landing in the hot zones or drop ship. If you're landing in remote areas and only picking up average gear that's what you have to deal with

That's literally just another dice roll though since so many people drop in those areas. You can't keep track of the position of 3 different teams at once, it's often luck whether you come out alive or not.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by aayl1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm

Semi-pro player has written a guide here, which is a pretty interesting read with some decent tips:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11-G ... Y/preview#

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Fade wrote:I'm gonna give this game a break for a for weeks I think, ever since the 'masses' (people who only usually play cod and GTA) started playing it I've been paired with some absolute idiots.


You could play with me again....


I wish you would stop idiling on the main screen :lol:


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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:10 pm

aayl1 wrote:Semi-pro player has written a guide here, which is a pretty interesting read with some decent tips:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11-G ... Y/preview#


Three pages of hardware and settings before he even gets to playing the damn game :lol:

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by aayl1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:13 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
aayl1 wrote:Semi-pro player has written a guide here, which is a pretty interesting read with some decent tips:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11-G ... Y/preview#


Three pages of hardware and settings before he even gets to playing the damn game :lol:


Haha, I'm on PS4 so just skipped that. :shifty:

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by aayl1 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:30 pm

Also if any other unemployed layabouts fancy some ps4 games this arvo hit me up.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by andretmzt » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:16 pm

Just installed this on PC. Wish I hadn't stopped playing FPS games for 5 years....

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by more heat than light » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Pathfinder is absolutely useless. Not one of his special moves has any realistic use in the middle of a battle.

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:23 pm

more heat than light wrote:Pathfinder is absolutely useless. Not one of his special moves has any realistic use in the middle of a battle.


Manys the time I've escaped from a firefight with his grapple, or allowed our squad to join one with his zipline.

He's probably my fav at the moment.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by more heat than light » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Pathfinder is absolutely useless. Not one of his special moves has any realistic use in the middle of a battle.


Manys the time I've escaped from a firefight with his grapple, or allowed our squad to join one with his zipline.

He's probably my fav at the moment.


But you can only grapple things from about five metres away? How can you possibly escape using it?

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Tafdolphin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Pathfinder is absolutely useless. Not one of his special moves has any realistic use in the middle of a battle.


Manys the time I've escaped from a firefight with his grapple, or allowed our squad to join one with his zipline.

He's probably my fav at the moment.


But you can only grapple things from about five metres away? How can you possibly escape using it?


by gitting gud? ;)

It has a huge amount of momentum to its swing. If you plug it correctly it can launch you quite the distance.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by more heat than light » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:41 pm

Yeah I worked that out after I catapulted myself off the map once.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Manwell Pablo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:15 pm

Quite happy I won in my first game with pathfinder in a very strange game and haven’t touched him since. Although seeing the ring can give you all kinds of advantages.

Talking of strange games played a random one (for my sins) last night and one of team mates cleared off of the drop after 90 seconds with loot still everywhere. I still had my microphone on from playing in a pre made so politely suggested we stuck together in the vain hope someone would listen, last thing expected was for him to plug his mic and reply saying me and the other guy were “slow as gooseberry fool” and he was “after killz bro”.... :lol:

So that kicked offed a five minute heated discussion on the fundamentals of battle royal tactics, in which he declared all of the remaining loot in our drop (airbase) useless garbage, too which I had to in turn enquire how on earth he knew given he couldn’t see any of it as he was nearly in the market.

Anyway I left it after he did manage to wipe an entire squad and he have to revive me after an ambush so whilst I maintain I was right he sort of had the morale high ground, anyway we’d managed to catch him up and i managed to wipe an entire team myself in bunker after which he seemed much more willing to listen to me.

Anyway by the time we’d got to bridges it was like we’d been playing together for years, not had coordination like that with the lads I play with regularly. We totally dominated the game causing damage left right and centre we won the game barely taking a scratch with 16 squad kills, mental, I went to add him at the end until he started crowing about how many “kills” he’d got, then a little voice in my head reminded me he was actually a bit of a twat.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by aayl1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:15 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
more heat than light wrote:Pathfinder is absolutely useless. Not one of his special moves has any realistic use in the middle of a battle.


Manys the time I've escaped from a firefight with his grapple, or allowed our squad to join one with his zipline.

He's probably my fav at the moment.


But you can only grapple things from about five metres away? How can you possibly escape using it?


I'm a pathfinder main and love using his grapple to throw myself everywhere!

This guide helped me git gud*:

https://youtu.be/ednYYFzbMrM

*okay

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:04 pm

Over the last week, a third of the one million players tracked in our Xbox Gameplay Chart have tried out Apex Legends – an increase of 30% over the previous week. The player base is double that of Fortnite, which remains in second place in our chart.

According to our sample more than three times the number of gamers who are currently playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are trying out Apex Legends.

https://www.trueachievements.com/n36527 ... -last-week

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Mafro » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:05 pm

There's Twitch Prime loot available for this now.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Monkey Man » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:09 pm

You get 1 Legendary Omega Point Pathfinder skin and 5 Apex Packs.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by aayl1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:41 pm

Hooray! I'm a Pathfinder main!

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Monkey Man » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:56 am



Coming today.

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PostRe: Apex Legends - F2P Hero Battle Royale game from Respawn. 25m players.
by Photek » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:45 am

Through data mining and interviews it seems that there are new maps and modes coming including single player and duo's.

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