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Offline redsniper

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looking for a good online shooter
I've got an itch to run around and shoot people, human players, not AI. My problem is that AFAIK shooters boil down to either run 'n gun reflex based affairs (quake, unreal) or overly realistic tactical shooters (counterstrike, rainbow 6, GRAW, battlefield, everything). I'm simply not good enough to compete with the junkies that play counterstrike all day long, and I hate tactical shooters. Is there anything out there that strikes a good balance between these?

I want something where I can use my wits to help me rather than skill alone, but still be able to take a few hits and keep on fighting. RPG qualities, like stats, equipment, inventory, etc. would be great but aren't absolutely necessary.

I've been playing Gunz a little bit and it doesn't quite satisfy. I like how it mixes gunplay with swordfighting and being able to gain experience and buy better equipment, but it's too easy for people to exploit glitches in the game and use cheap tricks and such.

Thoughts, suggestions?
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Offline Col. Fishguts

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Have you tried Enemy Territory ? I find it heaps of fun without having to play 6 hours a day to be good.
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Warrock ist free and sounds like a lot of fun :)
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
On-line shooter? 

I reccomend anything with a BF1942 feel, failing that go for Call of Duty 3.
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Warrock ist free and sounds like a lot of fun :)
:doubt: Yeah well, have you actually played it? I have and I didn't like it.
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
BF42, definetly. I don't care what Halo people say. BF42 and Desert Combat are the best multiplayer shooters out there. Except maybe BF2, I haven't tried it.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein? Look it up, it's free (abandonware, basically) and is somewhat similar to BF42.

 

Offline redsniper

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
I was actually kinda looking for something with a modern feel or even a touch of sci-fi rather than WW2, but I can't argue with free. I've got Enemy Territory downloading right now.
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Offline jr2

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Two more for ya, besides Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory:

Urban Terror 4.0

Tremulous

I find both excellent.  :cool:  :pimp:

BTW, if you use Bittorrent, then search for these at www.vuze.com, I uploaded them (all three) there - before I was banned for uploading BSG:BtRL :(  (yes, everything else is still up & running, only BtRL was banned, & me with it.)

 

Offline CP5670

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Halo is the main popular title I can think of, if you want something that's a balance between between the two game styles you mentioned.

I personally love the Unreal/Quake gameplay and get bored to death by the slow CS/BF style. :p

 

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Halo = YAWN. :nervous:
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Halo is the main popular title I can think of, if you want something that's a balance between between the two game styles you mentioned.

I personally love the Unreal/Quake gameplay and get bored to death by the slow CS/BF style. :p

Grab yourself a copy of Tremulous & Urban Terror 4.0  :pimp:

 

Offline redsniper

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Yeah, I played Urban Terror for a couple hours last night and it was pretty fun.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Counter-Strike isn't really a tactical shooter. It's only tactical if you're on a server with less than 13 people on it. Hostile Intent is a tactical shooter. Except it exploded.

 

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Well yeah, Counter-Strike is pretty run 'n gun but it's popular enough that you'll have kids who do nothing but play it all day, so they'll be so good at it that it's no fun to play anymore.
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Yeah, I played Urban Terror for a couple hours last night and it was pretty fun.

Tremulous adds the sci fi aspect..  ;7

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Yet again i have to say Tribes vengeance.......... Or maybe a bit of 2142 actually i dont want to pay for adverts.
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Tribes Vengeance... is that free?  (curious)

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
Ummmm, I bought mine from CEX, about £4.

[/legal cover] Might be available from some non-reputable sources, but HLP and i don't really condone their use. [/legal cover]

E-bay, amazon, maybe even play.com  :)
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Re: looking for a good online shooter
non-reputable in which circles?  :lol:  I get your point.  But it it's that cheap, and is still available, then it's worth it to buy... is there still alot of ppl playing it?  (Is there as many as Tremulous & Urban Terror & Wolfenstein: ET?)

 

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Re: looking for a good online shooter
ITs great, better than Tribes 2 in my opinion. Good fun. :)
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