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repairmanjack
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As some of Squad 2 are still playing (and lurking here), thought you might like to know that Chromehounds has been patched... to dramatically reduce the damage done by those DD bastards that were so intent on ruining the game.

Wonder what the new strategies are going to be?
#1 at 23:27:00 - 08/02/2007
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We could actually play against humans now!

I only used the 'double, double' to get to the 100 hound kills quickly, but it seemed that loads of people online used them all the time :-(

We will have to get a squad 2 game going soon. I gave neosalad a shout about AATG, and he said he would sign up, so he will hopefully see this thread.
#2 at 23:37:16 - 08/02/2007
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I'd be interested in signing up to an AATG clan to get the numbers up!
#3 at 00:06:07 - 09/02/2007
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Aye, I'll probably defect if people are still playing in squad 2.
#4 at 00:13:03 - 09/02/2007
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I am sure there is space in squad 2, after madtheswine cleaned out some of the deadwood.

I'm not sure he would want to abandon squad 2 for an AATG squad, as we have some active members who don't frequent this forum.

Next time we are on we will give you a shout. Our lime green, with yellow spots, squad colour is site to behold ;-)
#5 at 00:17:51 - 09/02/2007
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Heh, don't make Retroid paint his purple monster...
#6 at 00:20:10 - 09/02/2007
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Yep, we have plenty of space without making a new squad.
#7 at 00:23:17 - 09/02/2007
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Mad can we change to Sal Kar next? I am after the achievement for buying all the parts and it is only the Sal Kar ones I have left to get.

Cheers mate o/
#8 at 00:29:18 - 09/02/2007
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carrot said:
Heh, don't make Retroid paint his purple monster...

I'm told it's a terrifying experience to have that thing towering over you.
#9 at 00:41:34 - 09/02/2007
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Retroid said:
carrot said:
Heh, don't make Retroid paint his purple monster...

I'm told it's a terrifying experience to have that thing towering over you.


Squad 2 membership demands the height of decency. We'll have non of that filth here ;-)
#10 at 00:56:16 - 09/02/2007
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I just sent Hairyarse flags of Tarakia, Sal Kar and Morskoj for use on the forums.

If he adds them us squad 2'ers can show our allegiance with pride :-)
#11 at 00:58:40 - 09/02/2007
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Sillothian said:Mad can we change to Sal Kar next? I am after the achievement for buying all the parts and it is only the Sal Kar ones I have left to get.

Cheers mate o/


Will do.
#12 at 01:23:22 - 09/02/2007
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Ooh, I'd like to move over to Squad 2, too, Chromehounds was ace.

The only worry is that you're all still like well honed athletes who have been keeping in shape and I'll be the washed up mech in the corner who started eating too many chocolate eclairs...
#13 at 02:50:37 - 09/02/2007
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i have been meaning to jump over to squad 2 for ages, we must sort it and have a few games soon :)
#14 at 09:35:14 - 09/02/2007
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Do you really consider double doubles cheating, or for noobs?
We've been experimenting lately and find that a well built homing missile hound, can be even quicker at taking hounds out.

Not to mention the amount of times I've been killed from 2 shots of a sniper!!!!
#15 at 10:05:47 - 09/02/2007
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Binky said:Do you really consider double doubles cheating, or for noobs?


I consider it a broken mechanic that almost killed the game online. Sniping takes some skill - but there'll always be folk who complain its "cheating" in any online game. I don't mind heat-seekers or pile hounds... but double or triple cannons are one hit kills that there is almost no defense against. You march out in one, 98% of the time you'll take an enemy in one hit. Better range than a sniper rifle, too. And the splash damage previously was obscene. It's a no-precision, no skill tactic.

If it's for you, fine. But I, and probably many others, won't want to run into you online.
#16 at 10:14:59 - 09/02/2007
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I used to love pwning homing missile hounds with my assault rifles; they're heavy, they don't do massive damage, they're short ranged and they don't carry a great deal of ammo.

Double-doubles on the other hand were the lameness incarnate. >:(
#17 at 10:16:22 - 09/02/2007
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Not wanting to flam, but moreover have an interesting discussion on this because i've seen people make comments about DD's before and i still don't understand it.

I've most definitely had more one shot kills against me from snipers or cannons than i have had against people with DD's. There is actually still some skill in setting up a DD hound, getting the settings right, with the right settings cards so your aim isnt off after every shot, and that you've still got manouverability and a bit of pace. Add to that a lack of short range ability and the actual speed of your shot if using a DD and there are quite a few negatives in using one.

There are plenty of ways of winning against someone using a DD, just as there is winning against the other hound types. Experiment.

How many hound types do you guys have in your locker? I've got quite a few, but stick mainly to 3 or 4 that i'll use depending on the map and who I'm playing with.

It's just a shame there are very rarely people to play againt these days as this is still one of my favourite 360 games :((

Binks
#18 at 10:30:10 - 09/02/2007
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Chromehounds is dead, long live Midway :)

Seriously - I have had more one hit kills with my ram-assisted mech than with any other combination of DD, sniper rifle or anything else for that matter - At the expense of armour, I built something kitted out for speed, fitted it with 4 spikes and then if you hit an enemy mech squaw in the nootz with that, more often than not you won't need more than one or two punches to take 'em down.

Interesting stuff though and good to see that the game STILL holds a lot of interest, as my colleague at work has just bought a 360 and this with the sole intention of playing it online.

Peej
#19 at 10:33:52 - 09/02/2007
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Binky - I've experimented with this game for 150 hours, I'm not just spitting sour grapes. The quad cannons you mentioned were another brief fad... but far more defensible because of their poor range.

Incidentally, if you've ever been one-hit-killed by a sniper, you have some work to do in the garage.
#20 at 10:35:06 - 09/02/2007
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Heh. Just had a look at the official forum. People are pissing and moaning, threatening to sell the game unless the new patch is removed. It seems an awful lot of stat adjustments have been made... and shotguns are the new DD.
#21 at 10:57:52 - 09/02/2007
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*sigh*

This always happens in games. Something gets nerfed and people get the 'ump. You can't please all the people all of the time thats for sure. Just wished they'd leave a game alone for a change.

As for my garage improvements.... yeah your right. The first thing i did was work on some defense. My point still stands though. I've taken my big hits from snipers than i have DD players.

If it makes you think I'm less of a tit, when I use DD's are use them for there proper purpose. Long range tank style attacks. Not hand to hand combat stylee!!! Unless someones dumb enough to get too close of course, but then they should have thought about what they were going up against.

And 150hours? Sheesh, I'm on 80 and I thought that was bad ;) I think you're on par with my mate though, I reckon he's pushing 170 at the moment.
#22 at 11:03:12 - 09/02/2007
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I find it slightly worrying that I'm on ~140 hours and I haven't played the game for about 6 months. :/
#23 at 11:05:03 - 09/02/2007
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carrot said:I find it slightly worrying that I'm on ~140 hours and I haven't played the game for about 6 months. :/

:{D

Care to add to that figure?
#24 at 11:25:00 - 09/02/2007
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Oh the irony, I get into Midway, everyone starts playing this again...


;_;

Peej
#25 at 11:29:28 - 09/02/2007
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I'm well up for a few evenings of CH. Any particular time that people are thinking of playing?

Certainly up for some Midway as well, when I get round to buying the thing :)
#26 at 12:45:43 - 09/02/2007
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Retroid said:
carrot said:I find it slightly worrying that I'm on ~140 hours and I haven't played the game for about 6 months. :/

:{D

Care to add to that figure?

Evil Retroid has spoken.
#27 at 13:34:39 - 09/02/2007
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/Twirls mustache
#28 at 13:49:19 - 09/02/2007
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Retroid said:/Twirls mustache


Every time you post this

:{D

I want to eat pringles - therefore you are entirely to blame for making me a fat bastard.

Peej
#29 at 14:14:44 - 09/02/2007
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I could think of no better way of showing my dusty neglected 360 some love than having a bash at Chromehounds.

I'm back on Sunday - anyone fancy a game next week sometime?
#30 at 17:00:50 - 09/02/2007

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