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So, as some of you may have noticed, I've not been hugely active the past few months. Basically since February I've had family stuff nearly every other week (weddings, anniversaries and so on), so I've only had limited time for games and too many new releases arguing for my time.

 

It's all finished now, hooray. Which means lots of time for Descent. Unfortunately apart from a few token games here and there, I am incredibly rusty, so I'm wondering, does anyone have any tips for getting their hand back into the game after a prolonged absence? Are there things you find helpful? Or is it just a case of play, play and play some more? Normally I just take the latter approach but I'm curious to see if anyone has anything specific that may work. :)


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Besides your latter, maybe try some 'vs Bots' to get a little warm up but be warned: they're vicious when they pick up power ups  :)


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I shall look into that, cheers.

I had a k/d ratio of 4/17 so if anyone is looking to kill me, now's the time! :P
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I shall look into that, cheers.

I had a k/d ratio of 4/17 so if anyone is looking to kill me, now's the time! tongue.png

 

if I saw correctly you have played with Vainiac, Inspades and Phyrex.... so the Champions League....
After not having played for a long time i think your KTD-ratio is normal.
If I had participated in that game, my KTD-ratio would have been 1:20 ....biggrin.png

Luckily i was indisposed... tongue.png


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I shall look into that, cheers.

I had a k/d ratio of 4/17 so if anyone is looking to kill me, now's the time! tongue.png

 

So I can kill you now?! :P

For the bots, seems like only defcon_x and myself are doing a 27-0 challenge (at least posting the videos). I've got all maps done except tycho and it's really hard to find those fellas with the time limit! Not sure if I will be able to complete it before they push a new prod version/redo vs Bots :'( BTW, it's easier to do vs Bots without deaths because they collect your power ups right away and they're extremely excellent shooters with the fusion cannon!!!


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So I can kill you now?! tongue.png

 

Everyone can kill me now, that's the problem!


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Everyone can kill me now, that's the problem!

Hold in there and just ride it out, remember how I was when I came back from Vegas trip?


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Yes, unlike what I posted earlier, I don't think I ever did finish Tycho. I have been trying lately with the Predator and still with pretty good luck only able to find about 15 of them. That means I am missing 10, and they are good at hiding in that map!

 

I found that my control scheme changes with time, Flufball. Try re-examining it and seeing if everything feels like it's in the right place still.


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I agree with PuDLez that vs bots is a good way to get back to your old skill level. I'm also doing the 27-0 vs bots and it's a real challenge. I've done valor and rama and am currently working on Skylab. One good thing about vs bots is you have to pick a route through the levels for each wave that doesn't put you in the sights of 3 or more bots as they'll cut you to pieces in no time.


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Good to see these Tips gathering here.

I myself had no Internet for the last three or four months, (hell, i can't even remember how long it was...) and now i am trying step by step to learn how to wal..err. fly again.

 

Man, i can't wait for the Offline/LAN- Version of the Game.

If someone is going to tear up the street again and disconnecting me from the internet for another couple of months, i might need new books to read....


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