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What should Infinity Ward do with the KillCam
Take it out completely 1
Make it optional for servers 2
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Posted: 03 September 2007 05:43 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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People (as well as myself) are experiencing the “Downloading Game Settings” Message when they search for a game. This is due to a massive server overload!
Infinity Ward are trying to fix it and are aware of the problem:
http://www.charlieoscardelta.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=32533

Anyone else getting this problem or any others with the beta?


PS: Andy you really gotta get me into a game with you!

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Posted: 03 September 2007 07:50 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Haven’t really had any issues connecting myself. Hopefully it will continue that way. Good luck to all those having issues.

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Posted: 03 September 2007 09:07 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Optional, but it is also a very important part of the game.

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Posted: 03 September 2007 10:06 PM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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hell i love kill cam should stay

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Posted: 03 September 2007 11:15 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I like the kill cam.  Lets me see where the bastard was that killed me so maybe I can learn my weaknesses.  Also, it’s easy to skip, so I don’t see the problem.

And I haven’t played much since the public got into the beta, but when I did I had to disconnect and reconnect to Live to get it working, but I have that problem with other games too, so I figure it’s just the way it is.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 01:03 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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no probs with my end as well. However when this game releases some servers are going to have to be expanded massively. Tons and tons of terabytes.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 05:15 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I’d love to comment but the D*cks havent give out beta keys to uk players.
Not that I’m bitter.
I enjoy europe getting F’ed in the A all the time.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 07:01 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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I’ve always loved the kill-cam. It turns, “OMFG, That guy is a cheating bastard!!” moments into, “Wow, I was just being stupid.” moments. Also if I’m testing out cover it gives me an enemies point of view to it instead of just thinking that I’m hidden well.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 07:23 AM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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from a victim standpoint, the killcam is great, from the standpoint of a sniper, it sucks ass.  Having your position given away after every kill sucks when you are the killer.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 03:52 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Kill-Cam is great, I have actually gotten better at the game by studying my deaths, especially Vacant.

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Posted: 04 September 2007 04:27 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Funny thing is I’m in teh UK, however I have received a token!! hehehehe…..

(I faked living in the US!)

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Posted: 04 September 2007 10:31 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Advent314 - 04 September 2007 04:27 PM

Funny thing is I’m in teh UK, however I have received a token!! hehehehe…..

(I faked living in the US!)

curse you..you fake US citizen. :p


btw this is the best beta for a game ive ever played. im definately buying this game.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 09:02 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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I’m happy with the Kill Cam’s current implementation. Like Gemini Ace said, it’s helpful to know how you got killed, and it’s easy to skip. I don’t see any problems there.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 10:27 AM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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From the victim POV, I think Kill Cam is great.  Froma balance point of view, I think it sucks.  You can communicate to your team exactly where you died and from where, the point of being a sniper is finding a nice hiding spot and killing from range undetected.  This feature negates that.

Sure, I use the hell out of it when I am killed to learn where the enemy is hiding, but, I don’t think I should be able to do so.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 11:57 AM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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I think a major complaint in FPS is the role of a sniper and how unstoppable they can become.  The kill cam forces the sniper to not be such a camper and to move around.  I still managed to go on hell of a sniping streak before my location was found out.  A lot of times you still cannot pinpoint the exact location of the snipers perch.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 03:32 PM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Mon*Star - 05 September 2007 11:57 AM

I think a major complaint in FPS is the role of a sniper and how unstoppable they can become.  The kill cam forces the sniper to not be such a camper and to move around.  I still managed to go on hell of a sniping streak before my location was found out.  A lot of times you still cannot pinpoint the exact location of the snipers perch.

Completely agree.

Maj: If you think the killcam makes the game unbalanced, you don’t know much about balance. Both teams/every player is given the same advantage, and there is no ####### skill in camping. This is a great countermeasure to the camping that goes on in alot of other games.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 06:50 PM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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i didnt get to apply for the beta due to busyness.  DARNIT!

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Posted: 05 September 2007 06:59 PM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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I hate when people call sniping in a strategy, real world FPS game camping.

Camping is griefing by sitting on a spawn point and killing people who never had a chance to spawn and get going.

IF you want a real world tactical experience, you should have to deal with snipers.  Their job is to sit in one place, don’t move, and shoot people at range when they get a target.  Strategic defense of an objective is not camping.

I think the sticking point I find is that they go through the trouble of making a very effective Ghillie suit, then negate the thing with the Kill Cam.  May as well have a bright orange jumpsuit as the uniform for a sniper.

I think the kill cam is very cool overall.  I really think the Ghillie suit is what makes me question the point of it all.

Like I said, I will use the #### out of the Killcam to see who is after me.  But the dead man being able to call in support on a position IS unbalanced.  Dead men should be muted until they respawn.

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