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Call of Duty: Black Ops (BLOPS) Enemy New Thread, in your area

DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Games and Technology
Old Thread with MW2 info and stuff

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

"There's a soldier in all of us"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hncudrWXpX0

A brief history of Call of Duty:

Call of Duty. We're now in our 13th iteration of the franchise. Sure, things started out in World War II, and then all of sudden we were shooting zombies and everyone was like "lawl treyarch!!!!1one." Then we blinked, and we were some dude named SOAP. Then a lot of innocent people died in an airport and soccer moms lost thier shit. Then all of a sudden a military wizard nuked the international space station when Russia was all like "u mad?" and pushed our shit in until we fought back and were all "DANGER CLOSE? WHAT'S THAT?"

And that's before bobby Kotick fucked Infiniti Ward's mom.

This time, things will be different

Aside from a lucky few of us that have played the game due to broken street dates, no one really knows the plot yet. Watch some of these videos instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJerWQhMl6k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPTOVQFRggI

Now with that out of the way, let's talk about what you're really here for: shooting mans with your friends.

First things first: The PA 360 Community

There are a couple ways you can join in the fun. First, add either the meta tag(s) A PA CoD Clan or A PA MW2 Clan (which may or may not be full at this point). From here, you can view other people on the tag and invite them to your game. I may do the same if the group I join needs more people, but sometimes I just want to pub-stomp, so don't be offended if I ignore you. Also, send the invite to the clan tag. Everybody sending one invite is far more convenient then me sending every invite.

PA PS3 Players

Here are a list of people that play on the PS3. If you want your name added, please PM me.
PA Handle - PS3 Name

Duke Phillips as Grizz359
mFiend as mFiend
Saint Justice as Saint__Justice (2 underscores)
Ah_Pook as Ah_Pook
SLyM as OvertlyEsoteric
Ketar as Ketar
themaxvoltage as themaxvoltage
Handfalcon as Handfalcon
Deadspace as Deadspace
Garris as Garris256
PBC-66 as PBC-66
initiatefailure as Subtle_Ties
KidDynamite as NinjaForHire
Alazull as Alazull
ex_peludo as veryeasytarget

And finally, the PC Version

WHOA HOLD ON BRO, DOESN'T THE PC VERSION SUCK LIKE MW2?

Not anymore! Treyarch and Activision did something crazy, and you're not going to believe this but, they actually listened to the players! That's right, we have our dedicated servers back, as well as other goodies. Here's a list:

Here are some PC tweaks and tips you can try:
s1ppycup wrote: »
I'm not sure if this fix has been posted yet, but I thought I'd throw it out there. I tested it myself and the difference is HUGE.

-launch blops multiplayer
-ctrl alt delete
-in your task manager, right click steam.exe and set priority to LOW
-set priority on blackopsmp.exe to HIGH

I still see people jumping around a little bit, but my PERSONAL performance is butter-smooth. It's like night and day, literally 100% better. Try it, if it works for enough people please put it in the OP.

I'm not 100% sure why this works, but there have been rumors that blops is not using video RAM effectively. If that's the case, setting the priority on the mp client higher is probably alleviating the problem at least partially by allocating a larger percentage of system RAM.
Sceptre wrote: »
Reposted from some random website:
If your PC supports multi-threading:
seta r_multithreaded_device "1"
in config_mp.cfg (Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops\players)

How do I improve the game's sound quality?
You can change sound to CD mode: 16 bits 44000 hz CD via control panel sound setting.

Misc. "potential" performance tweaks:
Run Steam in Offline mode > Start Black Ops > End the steam.exe process > Set BO process priority to high
/r_multiGpu - should be set to "0" if you do not have a multi-gpu graphics card.
/r_blur_allowed - people are reporting minor frame boosts with this set to "0"
/r_distortion - people are reporting minor frame boosts with this set to "0"
/r_dof_enable - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "0"
/r_glow_allowed - people are reporting huge frame boosts with this set to "0"
/cg_brass - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "0"
/r_cachemodellighting "1" - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "1"
/r_cacheSmodellighting "1" - people are reporting minor frame boosts with depth of field set to "1"

I tried all of these and it made no noticeable difference, maybe some of you will have better luck.

Your mileage my vary; these did little for me, while other report drastic increases. if the game did work okay for you, here's an awesome list of stuff that Treyarch is doing for us PC folks:
Spoiler:

Awesome, right? I know! So here's how you can play:

Step 1: Join the Steam Group

Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/pablops. It is a closed group as of the launch of the game, so why didn't you join sooner? Ask in this thread to get added. We also have a 15-slot vent server that was part of the package deal the server guys were running. That info is private and only part of the Steam group. Once you join the group, if your Steam name differs from your forum name, for God's sake post it in the comments so we know who you are!

Step 2: Add our server! We have our own, 18-player ranked server for us to abuse and kick non PA people out of. Here is the server info:
PA Ranked Dedicated Server Info

The PA Black Wang Server Lives!

Server Name: PA Black Wang Server
IP: 173.199.94.45

Currently Serving: Team Death Match

Step 3: Identify yourself. Make sure you add a [PA] Clan Tag.

Step 4: In the words of the Glorious Tube, Obey they Golden Rule of the internet: Don't be a dick!

Other thread stuff

Q: What's this I hear about a bus?
A: We rode a bus all the way to hypeville. This is what it looked like before we got here:
Spoiler:

Q: Can I bitch about Halo:Reach in here?
A: That's not good form, but whatever.

Q: Is Quick Scoping still in this game?
A: No

Q: Are people upset about it?
A: Just a little.

A list of features, perks, weapons, and other stuff.

Perks
Spoiler:

Other Game Info
Spoiler:

More Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0_r4-eTmlA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs2tbL_tFU

We're all off the bus. Our butts are sore, we smell kind of bad, and we probably left our cell phones in the seat-backs. But we're here! Time to shoot mans in the gun game!

DietarySupplement on
Skull2185 wrote: »
Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
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  • 0Replace4Displace0Replace4Displace Four corners on the tail but she's all curves: The Focke-Wulf 190. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    FIRST

    BLOPS HYPE

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Picture spoiler, not campaign.
    Spoiler:

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  • Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • undeinPiratundeinPirat Registered User
    edited November 2010
    because i finally read the op, can i (steam link here) get invited into the pc steam group?

    thanks

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] steam: undeinpirat
  • mFiendmFiend Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    New thread hype!

    I suddenly wish I was doing a midnight release... and that my PS3 wasn't in the bedroom... and that my relationship with my girlfriend was a little less tenuous.

    Maybe I'll get up and head over to best buy for the early opening.

  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
    edited November 2010
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Can we put bets on there being lots of 'Oscar Mikes' or maybe a joke about Oscar Mike in the SP of this?

    Spoiler:
  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Some kind of forum wizardry is going on right now. We have a combined total of 200 pages of CODBLOPS on the first page between 3 threads.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    BLACK OPS HYPE!!111

    edit: 3 threads lolol

  • MechanicalMechanical Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Few hours left. Also, look here. If it'll load, anyway.

    3DS: 2809-9292-5994
  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    How did they not get Ice T for that commercial?

    PSN; AlbertBOMB
  • JorilJoril Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Game is pretty good from the first 45mins of play! Giving me CoD4 vibes, that's a good thing. And a FoV slider, who would have thought :) Too bad I really HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP NOW. I'm up in 5 hours.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So blops hype and stuff, I'm excited.

    Pre-loaded on steam, but fuck steam we won't be able to play until 9 in the morning?

    Always cool steam, always cool.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    IMPORTANT NOTE: if youre playing this on the ps3 get added to the list in the OP, we need people for the shootings of people

    oh man oh man not long now

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Mechanical wrote: »
    Few hours left. Also, look here. If it'll load, anyway.

    oh snap

  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    Mechanical wrote: »
    Few hours left. Also, look here. If it'll load, anyway.

    oh snap

    I tried to make an account but it's probably too pooped up with traffic right now. I'll have to visit it at some later date.

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Can we put bets on there being lots of 'Oscar Mikes' or maybe a joke about Oscar Mike in the SP of this?

    Actually, I don't think they say that once in the entire game.

  • Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I hope sniping is fun 8-)

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  • MAspiderfaceMAspiderface Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I'm gonna be playing on PC, so you can go ahead and add me....don't have the game exactly yet though.

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    XBL is FresherDeath12, PSN is MAspiderface2. (Play 360 more, MW2, etc.)
  • JauntyJaunty Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Just a quick reminder, if you get into the steam group and your name is different than it is on the forums, introduce yourself in the group's comments thread, and maybe throw a little info about your timezone and stuff in there.

  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I hope sniping is fun 8-)

    At least being on the receiving end will be a better experience knowing the changes.

    Xbox Live: Ink Pouch / PSN: Stiff_Ninja / Origin: PAZoidberg / Steam
  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    BLACK OPS HYPE!!111

    edit: 3 threads lolol

    Yeah that was my bad, I was going all Hometown Buffet on the old threads I accidently the old one.

    Also:
    Jaunty wrote: »
    Just a quick reminder, if you get into the steam group and your name is different than it is on the forums, introduce yourself in the group's comments thread, and maybe throw a little info about your timezone and stuff in there.

    Truth; updating the OP to reflect this.

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    i hear you can play zork in black ops

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    How is it even possible to completely copy an entire thread? I feel like I would have seen that abused before.

    E: for those of us who don't live in Foregin, I found a livestream of some dude playing. So we can pretend to.

    http://www.livestream.com/xmdxd1v1n3

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  • Hiryu02Hiryu02 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    4 Hours and 44 minutes left.

    Sev: Your gameplay is the most heavily yomi based around. Usually you look for characters that allow you to force guessing situations for big dmg. Even if the guess is mathematically nowhere near in your favor lol. You're happiest when you have either a 50/50, 33/33/33 or even a 75/25 situation to go crazy with. And you will take big risks to force those situations to come up.
  • GccPoseidonGccPoseidon Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Kids are in bed, 3 hours, 45 minutes to go!

  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • mFiendmFiend Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm creating a youtube account so I can upload sweet theatre clips of my most absurd deaths. I'm going to set this thing to maximum ridiculosity.

    Either that or I'm going to fill every slot with me shooting a dog.

  • iRevertiRevert Tactical Martha Stewart Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Midnight release?

    Screw that.

    I'll roll into KMART at noon tomorrow and pick it up and get the $25 credit.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Attacks dogs as a kill streak is awesome.

    PSN; AlbertBOMB
  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I don't know if I should stay up late and -try- to enjoy my last night of MW2 for a long while or wake up early to check the mail early.

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  • ProtoSoundProtoSound Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Will there be a sizable forum presence on the PC version? I'd rather not buy this on the 360, so it's PC or bust.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So is this super ultimate edition going to be in great abundance or super limited? Cause I can wait for 6 months if I have to and get it for 100 bucks instead of 150 if I have to. But if it's limited then I guess I'd have to jump on it now just to get that RC car with the built in camera. Have any reports come in about it being any good? Like 6 months ago one of my sources in Activision said that the tires were insanely cheepo on the prototype, but they might have made it better since then.

    Also if I'm just trying to save money would you recommend I just buy it now, use my 20 dollars Amazon credit and collect another 20 dollars in credit for buying it before release, essentially getting it for 110 bucks instead of 150?

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  • SceptreSceptre Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll be getting it on the PC, so there will at least be a few of us playing.

  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    ProtoSound wrote: »
    Will there be a sizable forum presence on the PC version? I'd rather not buy this on the 360, so it's PC or bust.

    They already have a server going and if it's anything like Bad Company 2.. Yes, yes there will be a very healthy amount of players.

    Xbox Live: Ink Pouch / PSN: Stiff_Ninja / Origin: PAZoidberg / Steam
  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Anyone who has this already:

    did they reset the ranks or what? Are there pooploads of people level 40 running around right now?

    (a poopload in this context is any)

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  • MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Time to go wait in the below zero windchill.

    Balaclava and winter spec military jacket time, Blops hype!

    "now I've got this mental image of caucuses as cafeteria tables in prison, and new congressmen having to beat someone up on inauguration day." - Raiden333
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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    baklava might not keep you warm but at least its delicious...

    edit: im wearing my bolt thrower shirt special for blops, because im a huger nerd. THERE IS NO TIME FOR PEACE/ONLY ETERNAL WAR! \m/

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I paid $150 NZ for Black Ops.

    I stayed for the Zombie mode and the unlockable Zombie map (which is hilarious).

    Edit: The New Zombie mode is also the greatest thing ever. Playing as JFK is just hilarious.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    baklava might not keep you warm but at least its delicious...

    edit: im wearing my bolt thrower shirt special for blops, because im a huger nerd. THERE IS NO TIME FOR PEACE/ONLY ETERNAL WAR! \m/

    I'll be wearing this one. Nerds unite! :P

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