Is it called a smoke or a stun?
to be perfectly honest with you i disagree with the idea of a smoke grenade giving off an explosion that stuns you. Maybe its realistic and i dont really know how REAL smokes work and maybe they do explode and then give off smoke but for the gears of war 1 smoke, it was perfect, ITS SOUL PURPOSE = to give you increased cover for strategic moves. however im not one to complain but the gears of war 2 smoke does not have that same soul purpose.
When you pull out your smoke grenade what comes to your mind, are you thinking "im gunna use this so i can sneak my way past this through the smoke" or are you thinkng "im gunna chuck this in there to stun an opponent and take em out"
Ill tell you what im thinking = the second one because no longer does the smoke grenade have a soul purpose of smoke anymore, people including me have learned all we use it for is stunning people to the ground.
So epic do one of two things:
1) create an update in which the smoke does not give off a stunning explosion, maybe it explodes but you dont go down because of it.
2) rename the smoke to a stun or concussion grenade because thats what it really is.
Thank you epic and goodnight
P.S. - nobody gets power weapons in the game by pure battleing like gears 1, where you lancer till one person is afraid and backs away....its more of who ever chucks the first smoke and stuns the enemy can now go get the power weapon.
Yeah....the smoke is bull.
Yeah.. I think the same thing as you do. And the new smoke is bull.
Why even call them smokes, because nobody uses them for smoke anymore. a_ they're useless for smokescreens because the cover doesn't last for two seconds, and b_ everybody is busy just trying to knock people on their asses with them instead.
Smokes were fun in Gears 1 when you were in a firefight with another person, and both of you were tucked behind opposite corners or under cover, and then somebody could just toss a smoke across the floor and watch it go off right under the other guy, and then vanish or something.
The stun effects just make the game way too chaotic, and not in a good way, but in a way that's just simply detrimental to fun gameplay. I have reservations about any "gameplay feature" that gives one player the ability to force another player to relinquish control of their character and just watch their guy go clipping and flopping around on the ground while somebody runs up and shotguns them for cheap points..
If they don't patch them out, they should at the very least scale back the blast radius on those things.
Last edited by birdshake; 12-08-2008 at 02:36 PM.
yea def, your right to the smoke part of it doesnt last long at all and also true about how u hate that when games give you those seconds of gameplay where you are no longer in control of your character. Honestly if i was knocked down by something and KNOWING i could be killed by gunfire i would try the least to roll on the ground or sumthing of that matter or roll out of a lying down position, however in this game its like "oh i got knocked down, he he he that was funny, ahhh man im gunna get up now nice and slow and brush the dirt off my pants" cliffy added so many things to make it more realistic but added stuff that is soooo unrealistic
smoke = fun for all it gets thrown around 'like wedding confetti'
It's a knock down gernade because it doesn't stun... Ragdolling is the worst ideas and just creates more problems.
I agree and it's SOLE purpose...
lol didnt realize i spelt sole as soul lol
Also, don't you love sliding down stairs for an hour after being downed by the smoke?
Its a smoke/stun grenade silly...