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    Default Gowj shold have no population counter?

    Who else thinks that this game should not have a population counter in it.
    i just think that it discourages people to see how little people are playing and may sway them from the game.
    Last edited by notagain1989; 06-25-2012 at 08:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnashes View Post
    Not me.

    I like the counter. It lets me know when I'm wasting my time searching for Ranked.
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    Doesn't make any difference to me.

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    It doesn't matter to me.

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    how bout instead of trying to hide how few people play this game we actually instead make a game people want to play. lol i want the latter

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    Can stay or go what i'd love is a server indicator <<===that works accurately.
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    So you want judgement to have no population counter so that more people would switch over to ranked,am i correct??
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    I'd like one, even though no game ever seems to have one that actually works.
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    Counter in GOW3 is broken from day one. I don't need it in GOW:J because I support only one playlist; ranked of course.

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    I'm indifferent, ping for the servers would be nice, at least in GoW2 you could tell if you were host or not by the blinking zeroes or other methods.
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    Doesn't really discourage people, some playlists will be dead regardless due to the pulling power of TDM. I mean G2 had no counters, yet Submission was dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    Doesn't really discourage people, some playlists will be dead regardless due to the pulling power of TDM. I mean G2 had no counters, yet Submission was dead.
    I found plenty of Submission games with unique people. I wouldn't have called any mode 'dead'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    I found plenty of Submission games with unique people. I wouldn't have called any mode 'dead'.
    Lewgis and you were like the only people that played it. Just like the 3 people that play Zeta now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    Lewgis and you were like the only people that played it. Just like the 3 people that play Zeta now.
    I didn't play it all that much, but honestly, I never had problems finding people (and different, not stacked people) in any gamemode in Gears 2, and I played Execution, Annex, Guardian, Wingman and Submission fairly regularly
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    I didn't play it all that much, but honestly, I never had problems finding people (and different, not stacked people) in any gamemode in Gears 2, and I played Execution, Annex, Guardian, Wingman and Submission fairly regularly
    You played Submission? Jajajajaja.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    You played Submission? Jajajajaja.
    Submission. Allfathers Garden. 10 randoms. 1 and a half hours. Everyone actually trying and playing properly. Everyone with 80+ kills. Beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    Submission. Allfathers Garden. 10 randoms. 1 and a half hours. Everyone actually trying and playing properly. Everyone with 80+ kills. Beautiful.
    So boring, I tried to get the achievement on Social vs bots and got tired after 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    So boring, I tried to get the achievement on Social vs bots and got tired after 10 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    CoughBOLDCough. There's your problem.
    I'm sorry, but if you wait 20 minutes in a lobby searching you need better things to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    Submission. Allfathers Garden. 10 randoms. 1 and a half hours. Everyone actually trying and playing properly. Everyone with 80+ kills. Beautiful.
    That sounds worse then the 45 minute Guardian games on Jacinto people seem to be so proud of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    I'm sorry, but if you wait 20 minutes in a lobby searching you need better things to do.
    Only took an absolute maximum of 10 minutes to find a game, and we all know Social back in Gears 2 was barren.

    I'd rather wait for a good game thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoD FENIX View Post
    That sounds worse then the 45 minute Guardian games on Jacinto people seem to be so proud of.
    Oh go away you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoD FENIX View Post
    That sounds worse then the 45 minute Guardian games on Jacinto people seem to be so proud of.
    Yeah, never understood why someone would want to spend that much time playing 1 match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    Yeah, never understood why someone would want to spend that much time playing 1 match.
    And yet our matches on Mercy were by far the most entertaining to play in. I love the stalemated feeling of a long game, as long as I'm in the mood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    Oh go away you.

    It was brilliant.
    It was far from brilliant. It was a grenade planted camp fest. Made try hard games in Execution seem like the most non camping game mode. Even the most intense Ranked Execution games in Gears 2 took a max 25 minutes to finish. That's far from terrible.

    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    Yeah, never understood why someone would want to spend that much time playing 1 match.
    Me either. It just blows my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoD FENIX View Post
    It was far from brilliant. It was a grenade planted camp fest. Made try hard games in Execution seem like the most non camping game mode. Even the most intense Ranked Execution games in Gears 2 took a max 25 minutes to finish. That's far from terrible.
    It's only fun on an actual stalemate. Not an 'I've got nades planted' stalemate. I'm ignoring the horrific Jacinto, Blood Drive et al stalemates, that were basically just sitting near the frag spawns.

    Allfathers Garden Submission (and Submission in general) did not have this problem...ever. When you found the right lobby, Submission was genuinely tense and exciting for the full duration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    And yet our matches on Mercy were by far the most entertaining to play in. I love the stalemated feeling of a long game, as long as I'm in the mood.
    That was 4v4. If it was 5v5 it would end sooner. Gives you more options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    That was 4v4. If it was 5v5 it would end sooner. Gives you more options.
    We've taken this completely off the topic.

    Let's just end it here. We can discuss it in a party if you want.



    OT: I think the population counters should go. They influence gamemode and playlist choice, and aren't even accurate (it's impossible to make them perfectly accurate). They, for me, serve a detrimental purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NP473L View Post
    We've taken this completely off the topic.

    Let's just end it here. We can discuss it in a party if you want.



    OT: I think the population counters should go. They influence gamemode and playlist choice, and aren't even accurate (it's impossible to make them perfectly accurate). They, for me, serve a detrimental purpose.
    Okay, Fenix you get on too. I just finished watching Invictus and am now a South Africa supporter. Who knew Matt Damon played Rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123MAN View Post
    Okay, Fenix you get on too. I just finished watching Invictus and am now a South Africa supporter. Who knew Matt Damon played Rugby.
    Gonna be on later, currently downloading the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut.



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    I fi see the numbers are low then i play TDM because i know the connection will likely be better. But if their was no counter then id at least attempt to join one of the lower population modes first which in essence many do and therefore the populace would be larger and less likely to discourage me from playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notagain1989 View Post
    Who else thinks that this game should not have a population counter in it.
    i just think that it discourages people to see how little people are playing and may sway them from the game.
    I like the population counter. Let's me know if there is anybody in ranked games, ususlally not. Also lets me know if there is anybody in Players Choice or Alpha, for when I want to rank up huge amounts of XP by playing bots....:-). Nothing beats a 5AM EST Players Choice KOTH bot game to score a fast 10K in xp.
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    If they are fixed I have no problem with the counters but since I doubt they'll work, forget about 'em. Btw, has anyone figured out how the current counters are wrong? (i.e. do they only count people on your local server, or only people in certain areas, etc.?)

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    There shouldnt be a population counter seeing as its broken and doesnt tell accurately how many people are playing so why put it on a new gears. Also it discourages people from playing the playlists with a low population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonz II View Post
    There shouldnt be a population counter seeing as its broken and doesnt tell accurately how many people are playing so why put it on a new gears. Also it discourages people from playing the playlists with a low population.
    Not really. I mean even when Warzone was populated people preferred game types like TDM. No matter what TDM will be the most popular and have the most players.

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    it needs to be there, i dont wanna keep joining BOT matches, if i know there is like 8 people playing KOTH (this happens during late hours in UK) then i wouldnt bother searching for a match and play a more popular mode at that time

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    I like it , let's you know what's hot and what's not.
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