I hate my xbox live

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Seriously, what's the point? The few games I do have, I jump online and get my ass handed to me. Where are players who play casually like me? I want to be able to jump on while taking a break and have some competition, but it's impossible to find.

    I know I could find friends who also have xbox live and games like mine, but it's tough to get them online, much less play in the middle of the day.

    Guitar Hero: Metallica, for example....
    What's the effin point playing that game for these people who don't miss notes? How is that competitive and/or fun? I find myself either pairing up against people who hit 100% on expert mode every song, or sucking terribly (and should perhaps be playing on an easier level)

    I considered buying Halo3, or some other online FPS, but fat chance seeing how some of these xbox live people seem to already mastered these games.
     
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    They've been sleeping with the games for a long time, so they know them intimately. I would say buy Halo, play it single player and get really accustomed to it, and even have some offline matches with friends and you'll stand a better chance online.
     
  3. McBradders

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    lrn 2 play?

    If you're missing stuff on expert guitar, drop down to hard.

    Whining that you're wasting $5 a month to get beat seems somewhat counterproductive. You can either try finding a game with decent matchmaking based on skill (Halo 3, CoD 4 etc.) or quit paying your fees.

    Playing competitively is just that, a competition, strangers are the least likely to give you chance a to beat them over the internet, why do you expect it?
     
  4. Trailbreaker77

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    FR most people that on a 360 are not casual players they play until the system breaks or they master the game. I would suggest a Wii but if you want to stay in HD get a PS3. Little Big Planet is more of a casual game or PS Home it has texas hold'em now and bowling. Shooters, Fighters etc... have some dedicated players and casual games will always get their asses handed to them.
     
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    haha, I am trying to learn...and (slowly) getting better...
    I guess my gripe is xbox or activision's lack of ability to make matching up more fair. Why pair me (with 85 gamer points) against someone with 30,000 gamer points? Sounds dumb to me, sounds like activision should lrn 2 make better rulesets for their games. I'd think it would be easy for tiers to be implemented into PVP games, instead I think they took a crappy shortcut allowing anyone to play against anyone, leaving people like me (who have jobs/lives...not to sound stereotypical) a bit disappointed
     
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    Competitive is Xbox Live in a nutshell. The open world play on XBL fosters some of the best games training out there, better then playing solo or with just friends.

    You're gonna get beat, accept it.

    But kicking some other guys ass who gives you nothing but hot air and attitude over the mic is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
     
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    I feel the same way, that's why I usually only play with friends who are in or around my skill range.
     
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    well, I guess I'll dive in and start getting my ass kicked in Halo 3 also, looking on ebay, there seems to be diff. versions too. I hope it's like UT or Quake, where people would just sniper kill me seconds after I revive.
     
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    Have you ever played LBP with Pscoop and his kid?? They put the serious beat-down on me. My character gets slapped left and right. :D 



    They will, so play the COOP storymode for a while until you get really familiar with the game.
     
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    Halo has skill based matchmaking (gamerscore is not indicative of skill and is therefore not taken in to consideration) so you should eventually plateau to find matches with people on your level where you can at least be competitive.

    I believe CoD has something very similar.
     
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    That's not really an effective way of matchmaking. A person could have 30000 GP in mostly racing games. Would it be fair to match them in expert matches in Halo. Most competitive games have their own individual ranks that match people up more accurately. Mind you, it doesn't always work out perfectly. So, yeah, Gamerscore = Nothing.
     
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    Get the Orange Box, it's fun and Online isn't hard to master. Also get Left 4 Dead. Left 4 Dead is a working together game, so you won't have to worry about not knowing what's going on. People are usually freindly and happy to answer questions in Left 4 Dead.
     
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    Ya see how clueless and a newbie I am, I didn't even know this! I generally feel though, that I pose somewhat of a competition towards match ups where they have < 100 points though. From what I've experiences, the players with 20K points, are avid and hardcore gamers across the board. I'm pretty confident someone doesn't get 20k gamer points and then sucks at any of his/her games.

    Why not achievement awards or something? Wouldn't it be easy for Activision to snag a players average score on a song and then match that? Rather than just throwing 2 people looking for a match together? I'd also assume playing guys like me isn't much fun for these heavy players either...
     
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    wth is the "orange box"?
     
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    I dunno if I'd recommend Orange Box as a way to avoid hardcore players. These people were seasoned way before Halo on CounterStrike.
     
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    Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2 Episode 1, Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 (Online) all for $20 all on one disc. TF2 is great fun, easy to learn, and always delivers, unlike Halo.
     
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    UR DOIN IT WRONG

    Most games have unranked sessions where games are more casual.
    The people you have been playing Halo with have probably been playing it for hours every day since it came out and have the maps burned into their brain.

    Plus, Co-op > Competitive.
    What's your Tag?
    You should DL Castle Crashers and play with me and Dagger's Rage (Digital Fulcrum there) and you will definitely feel different about Live.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    cool. thanks for the suggestion, I just picked that up from ebay.
     
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    my gamertag name is frenzyrumble (lol)
     
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    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    You have been friend requested!!! The nightmare begins.....
     

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