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UltraDol-Fan
01-08-2007, 03:58 PM
Thank God for this update, I may pick it back up again!

Gears of War update: more talk, less tagging

Posted Jan 8th 2007 10:30AM by Ludwig Kietzmann (http://www.joystiq.com/bloggers/ludwig-kietzmann)
Filed under: Microsoft Xbox 360 (http://www.joystiq.com/category/microsoft-xbox-360/), Action (http://www.joystiq.com/category/action/)
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/gearsskullclipd-1.jpg (http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=560548)Epic's Mark Rein has divulged a list (http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=560548) of issues that will be addressed by tomorrow's Gears of War update. The update, a prelude to Wednesday's new multiplayer maps (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/08/new-gears-of-war-update-content-on-the-way/), promises to fix the problem that left latecomers to a match without an audible voice. The noted (http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/30/gears-of-war-vga-bug-fixed-set-aside-for-future-update/) aspect ratio bug that occurred with the Xbox 360's VGA cable has also been crushed beneath the weight of improved code. The full list of fixes reads as follows:

Fixed aspect ratio distortion when using VGA cable with 4:3 displays at resolutions higher than 640x480
Fixed voice issue with new players joining Player Match games in progress
Players can now get the Achievement for "Dish Best Served Cold" when using Troika turret to kill RAAM
Fixed rare situation where host could loop countdown and never start match
Fixed rare situation where players could get stuck after chainsawing in multiplayer
Reduced Grenade Tag melee distance
Enabled "Strict" NAT check on host to prevent possible connection issues
Optimized server browser queries to return results more quickly and prevent scroll bars from hiding quality of service icons
Reduced number of possible revives in Execution to match Warzone
Removed host name from Ranked match server browser
Disabled security cameras in Ranked matches
Ranked matches now require balanced teams (3v3 or 4v4)
Increased penalty for quitting a Ranked match to -50 points
Added additional cheat detection code
Additional housekeeping updatesThose that find themselves exploding at an alarming rate should be pleased to learn that grenade tagging will now require more intimacy to be effective. Indeed, the ones closest to you always end up hurting you the most.

UltraDol-Fan
01-08-2007, 03:59 PM
Also FREE NEW MAPS!

New Gears of War update, content on the way

Posted Jan 8th 2007 1:41AM by Kevin Kelly (http://www.joystiq.com/bloggers/kevin-kelly)
Filed under: Microsoft Xbox 360 (http://www.joystiq.com/category/microsoft-xbox-360/), Action (http://www.joystiq.com/category/action/), Adventure (http://www.joystiq.com/category/adventure/), First Person Shooters (http://www.joystiq.com/category/firstpersonshooters/)
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/01/gowhelimap-1.jpg (http://xboxzone.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9426)
Joystiq has confirmed a scoop from XboxZone.com.au with Mark Rein at Epic that there will be some new things rolled out for Gears of War this week. Namely, two free new maps and a video which can be downloaded via the Xbox Live Marketplace this Wednesday -- which is also being sponsored (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/08/discovery-channel-giving-away-2mil-ms-points/) by the Discovery Channel. Rein also told us that there will be a GoW update rolled out ahead of the new content. Hopefully it'll address some of the glitches (http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/13/broken-cogs-in-gears-of-war-multiplayer/) that players have been complaining about.

Details about the new maps:

Raven Down: "A Raven Helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large scale battle with the omnipresent Locust Horde. Gears have taken out the Seeder and gamers join Delta Forces moving into the crash site from all angles to search for survivors."
Old Bones: "In an attempt to eradicate any traces of human history and culture, the Locust Horde has emerged under Sera's Capitaline Museums and has begun to destroy them brick by brick. Each gamer's mission is to help the Delta Force recapture the museums before all remnants of humankind's existence are obliterated."Not bad for some free content, especially considering the fact that we've just about run our GoW maps into the ground. It'll be nice to see some fresh locations, and hopefully one day they can drop in some new game types as well.

Stitches
01-08-2007, 05:00 PM
Have the party issues been resolved?

Majpain
01-08-2007, 05:27 PM
UNBELIEVBLE, Now we cant play ranked games with friends, Still no word on Glitches being fixed : /. Ugh they really messed up the multiplayer.

UltraDol-Fan
01-08-2007, 05:40 PM
The whole system was already flawed, ranked games with your friends automatically stacks teams to your advantage since odds are the other side will fill with randos. They need to make it more like Halo 2 IMO

NJ_FIN
01-08-2007, 05:41 PM
this game irritates me

FinsNCanes
01-08-2007, 06:15 PM
RB6 has better multiplayer anyway.

They need to work on that instead.

UltraDol-Fan
01-08-2007, 06:30 PM
RB6 has better multiplayer anyway.

They need to work on that instead.

I have the same issue with RB6 multiplayer, allowing an individual to control a room in ranked play makes no sense to me. I still love it though :D

Majpain
01-08-2007, 08:44 PM
R6:V is much much slower paced. I like Gears gameplay way more than R6:V

ShaBam
01-08-2007, 10:18 PM
cool

Scatman
01-08-2007, 10:40 PM
UNBELIEVBLE, Now we cant play ranked games with friends, Still no word on Glitches being fixed : /. Ugh they really messed up the multiplayer.

"Removed host name from Ranked match server browser"

What the hell is that all about,.........now its even harder to have a solid ranked match...... man this blows... there should bwe a way to have a clan or group to play with in ranked.

it was hard enough beofre as a lot of times theyre names wouldnt appe4ar in your availble list, but now its impossible.......sweet.

no real reason to play ranked now aside from achievments.

man is anyone else pissed about this?

FinsNCanes
01-08-2007, 11:06 PM
R6:V is much much slower paced. I like Gears gameplay way more than R6:V


That's why I like it. More tactical..

Plus there just seems to be more you can do with your character on 6.

Isn't GoW only allow 8 people per game? 4 on 4? Bleh..

Majpain
01-08-2007, 11:26 PM
That's why I like it. More tactical..

Plus there just seems to be more you can do with your character on 6.

Isn't GoW only allow 8 people per game? 4 on 4? Bleh..

With that amount of people its perfect for Gears, though 5 on 5 would have been better IMO


"Removed host name from Ranked match server browser"

What the hell is that all about,.........now its even harder to have a solid ranked match...... man this blows... there should bwe a way to have a clan or group to play with in ranked.

it was hard enough beofre as a lot of times theyre names wouldnt appe4ar in your availble list, but now its impossible.......sweet.

no real reason to play ranked now aside from achievments.

man is anyone else pissed about this?

Yes very actually, thinking of not even playing Gears any more. I hate playing with people that have no mics or suck at the game.

Scatman
01-09-2007, 02:52 AM
no mics is the worst total pointless...and then wen they have no mics and do there own thing...even better

Majpain
01-09-2007, 03:39 AM
ITs the best when your on a team and your the only one with a mic while the other team they all have mics. So really now whoever hosts the game will most likely be the victor. God way to go Epic way to screw this up.

Scatman
01-09-2007, 12:27 PM
ITs the best when your on a team and your the only one with a mic while the other team they all have mics. So really now whoever hosts the game will most likely be the victor. God way to go Epic way to screw this up.


lol, yeah. that happened to me a ****load of times...cause you know how people will stay in the middle and wait to join.....so i just go on the team cause i really didnt give a what.......
but now forget that..i either wait in the middle and join the good team or just leave the room if i start seeing it sucks. i rather wait a couple of minutes in a room lobby and leave than 8-15average time in a game where im with idiots getting killed left and right.

but yeah they pretty much blew it...with that one. i know they wanna make it where you cant cheat, but in a game where its all about team play....how the heck are you not gonna make an option to have one team go against another.

Majpain
01-09-2007, 12:58 PM
the -50 point drop isnt so bad. Since I can get that back with 3 kills.

FinsNCanes
01-09-2007, 05:06 PM
Play RB6 or wait for GRAW 2 I say..

burton87
01-09-2007, 10:00 PM
UNBELIEVBLE, Now we cant play ranked games with friends, Still no word on Glitches being fixed : /. Ugh they really messed up the multiplayer.



Amen. That's bull****

Majpain
01-09-2007, 10:12 PM
WELL actually we have found the rooms, just takes a lil more time.

Majpain
01-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Downloaded the MAps and the theme. Woooo thank god for free stuff!

Phinz420
01-10-2007, 02:43 PM
Epic is trying to piss off the GoW fanbase, so that you are all willing to buy UT2007 even quicker. :wink:

Im obviously not serious, I think GoW is a great game and deserved to be game of the year on any list IMO. That said, I think Epic will do bigger and better with UT2007, I cannot wait :D

There are some rumors swirling around about a GoW release for PCs, and it could require Windows Vista to play. If true, I think more gamers would make the jump to Vista than some have been anticipating.

UltraDol-Fan
01-10-2007, 03:04 PM
Downloaded the MAps and the theme. Woooo thank god for free stuff!

how are the maps? I'm not going to be able to download them until tonight.

Majpain
01-10-2007, 03:24 PM
how are the maps? I'm not going to be able to download them until tonight.

Havent played them yet, I just downloaded the Maps and the theme.

Dors156
01-10-2007, 11:05 PM
has anyone played raven down? it sounds and looks awsome

Majpain
01-10-2007, 11:09 PM
Raven Down is a small map, its shot gun heaven.

Dors156
01-10-2007, 11:49 PM
Raven Down is a small map, its shot gun heaven.
my favorite:wink:

Scatman
01-11-2007, 01:10 AM
new maps are great ...freaking owning in raven love it