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    Default A brief status report on the next Gears2 title update

    UPDATE - Title Update #2 is out: http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/sho...6#post25944456

    Happy New Year!

    First of all I hope all of you had a safe and happy holiday season.

    As I mentioned before the break we’ve been working on a major title update for Gears of War 2. This update will address bugs and exploits as well as add some new achievements related to downloadable content. We don’t have an exact date for it but all indicators are it will go live within January. If that changes we’ll let you know.

    We’re fixing a whole bunch of online exploits. For example we’ve fixed the ability to wield an invisible shield, melee through some walls, gain infinite Lancer ammo and equip a shield and a two-handed weapon simultaneously plus many more.

    We’re also making several small changes to improve the overall online gameplay experience. A few of the ones that might interest you are; increased penalties for quitting matches early, adding additional spawn protection against planted grenades and chainsaw attacks, and adding the ability to see the Submission flag carrier destination by using Tac/Com.

    We know you folks love achievements so on the achievement side we’re adding achievement progress numbers to the War Journal, increasing the frequency of in-game Achievement progression notifications and adding some new Achievements for DLC.

    This is just a very small list of some of the things that will be in the next title update but one more item which has been talked about a lot in our forums deserves a special call out...

    About that shotgun...

    We fixed the client side hit detection on the shotgun so that in a high-latency (i.e. “laggy”) match, the shotgun will be more reliable. We’ve also fixed another bug whereby shotgun and boomshot rounds could strike the ground when firing from the hip.

    So there’s a brief status report on the next title update. At some point I expect we’ll post a more detailed list but I assure you we’re working hard to get this out the door and once it’s done we’ll start working on the next update. We’ll try to do a better job keeping you informed of our progress on future updates and we’ll try to be a little more active in the forums once this update is released.
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    Wooo hoooo!! my baby is back!
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    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, i love you mark

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    Can't wait.
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    Finally! I was thinking you weren't going to post anything.

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    Thank you Mr Rein.
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    Again wooo hoooo!!

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    Thank you

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    Hmmm... no mention of host migration or region filters. Any chance of confirmation/denial of these, Mark?

    Thanks for the update!
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    Sounds like you've addressed almost everything which is great stuff!

    Guys if theres anything you feel has been missed id suggest you post it here
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    Big grins all round

    Hope you guys/gals don't forget to un-toggle the zoom & debug the sensitivity settings
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    I am so happy to hear about the shotgun and boomshot fix. That is probably the most important thing for me to see from the things mentioned for this coming update. The achievement enhancement would have been nice to have earlier as a lot of people on here have most of the achievements already, it will be nice to see where I am at Seriously 2.0 though.

    Although the bug fixes indicated are nice, I am one of those people that are not really affected by it. I mostly play horde. What would be awesome in an update is "player matches" like in GOW 1 and the issue of host quitting (adding host migration). Those are the biggest issues I see in Gears of War 2.

    A lot of these glitches were also in Gears of War 1. It is nice to have them fixed, but the addictive factor without player matches is still missing. Host migration also would greatly enhance the online play of Gears of War 2.

    It is nice to hear from Epic regarding the future update for this game.

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    Finally, I can be Clint Eastwood and fire from the hip again.

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    Gears. Is. Back. ! ! !

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    what about smokes? has the stun effect been fixed?

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    We’ll try to do a better job keeping you informed of our progress on future updates and we’ll try to be a little more active in the forums once this update is released.

    The icing on the cake I'm so glad I stayed up...

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    I love this...this update will let me put down World at War and pick up Gears again sweet
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    Some time in January? IF that?

    I'm honestly wondering why they couldn't release a minor patch to swiftly fix the majorly irritating things. Why does it all have to be together? Seems stupid to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Sounds like you've addressed almost everything which is great stuff!

    Guys if theres anything you feel has been missed id suggest you post it here
    No, please do NOT do that.

    Wait until the update goes live, see everything that has been addressed, and then let us know what else you feel we need to do. We're passed the point of no return on this one and there are a LOT of things that have been work on in this update and we're already playtesting ideas for the next update. What I posted was just a tiny sliver of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rein View Post
    No, please do NOT do that.

    Wait until the update goes live, see everything that has been addressed, and then let us know what else you feel we need to do. We're passed the point of no return on this one and there are a LOT of things that have been work on in this update. What I posted was just a tiny sliver of them.
    ohh man that sounds good, youve got me wondering what else you have patched up

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    Scrummiessss goallll!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono7rigger View Post
    Scrummiessss goallll!!!!!
    I second that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rein View Post
    No, please do NOT do that.

    Wait until the update goes live, see everything that has been addressed, and then let us know what else you feel we need to do. We're passed the point of no return on this one and there are a LOT of things that have been work on in this update and we're already playtesting ideas for the next update. What I posted was just a tiny sliver of them.
    Not too sound rude or anything, but why only post a sliver? Are the other patches/fixes still in progress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armandhammer_12 View Post
    Not too sound rude or anything, but why only post a sliver? Are the other patches/fixes still in progress?
    Be grateful Epic granted you even a sliver, Worm.

    Besides, Mark has big important dinners to go, and stuff.

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    thx.cant wait for it!!!

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    Thank you,
    that it exactly what i wanted, some information on the update thanks Mark looking forward to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by not a troll View Post
    Some time in January? IF that?

    I'm honestly wondering why they couldn't release a minor patch to swiftly fix the majorly irritating things. Why does it all have to be together? Seems stupid to me.
    That's what I was wondering. Why not release a couple glitch fixes RIGHT NOW? As in ASAP? Because I know that would certainly renew my faith in Epic and keep me eagerly playing, awaiting the next patch.

    Instead I have to wait a month..... sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by not a troll View Post
    Be grateful Epic granted you even a sliver, Worm.

    Besides, Mark has big important dinners to go, and stuff.
    I am, and as I quoted above, the last paragraph was amazing But again, he leaves us hanging with a few patches, I'm so excited, I just hope the whole list will come up soon, that's all It would be nice if Cliffy said something soon too...




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    Hellz yeah!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armandhammer_12 View Post
    It would be nice if Cliffy said something soon too...
    nah his too busy rolling around in his money

    jks jks

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    Wooo hoooo!!
    Why don't we wait for all celebrations until it is actually released...for now we will continue our frustrations with the current version...

    Good luck Epic on the next update...

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    I officially love Epic. I almost lost hope like I did with bungie eww.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaullyRAL View Post
    Why don't we wait for all celebrations until it is actually released...for now we will continue our frustrations with the current version...

    Good luck Epic on the next update...
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    We shall wait & see good luck Mark & a word of advice you guys do not have to think of anything for the third update. Everything is already laid out in the forums. You just have to decide what takes top priority. Although I think most would agree if the second patch focuses on the glitches then the third one should be the play list side of things

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    It is about time.

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    Exactly make sure the core gameplay is fixed before matchmaking is updated.

    Fun > meaningless rank.

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    What about smoke/frag radius?

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    While this is great news, lag is still the killer for public matches if you live outside of the US.

    None the less, Im still excited. (and really really hoping for a region filter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickBrah View Post
    nah his too busy rolling around in his money

    jks jks
    lol he could have at least paid someone to log in in on his account and write a message But picture this, Cliffy B announces the patch update, gives a full list of the patches that will be released for gears 2, set dates for all of them, plus recognizes that the multiplayer was released with way too many problems But Mark did promise that further details will come, and moderators will answer more questions on this forum, so I am eagerly waiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExploitS. View Post
    What about smoke/frag radius?
    Hi, I think they should customize them. Give you an option whether they are STUN grenades or "smoke" grenades.


 
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