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  1. Your Favorite Song?

    All Along The Watchtower by The Jimi Hendrix Experience Can't really recall where I first heard it, but it's been my favorite Vietnam War era music. Playing this song, while flying Huey gunship on PR COOP Vietnam was, and still, my favorite gaming moment.
  2. BTR

    If Russians/MEC were to have a BTR with ATGM on top, I think US deserves this in return:
  3. If you want to man heavy assets, please follow one of these suggestions: 1) Get/build a better PC with faster loading time, 2) Change your ISP that doesn't hinder your performance because someone's using the internet too, 3) Get to know frequent/fast-loading players to reserve a seat for you, 4) Be really good at playing these assets so that people know when to give you a seat no matter what, and most importantly...... 5) Don't run a script that slows your loading time because it is not a requirement to play PR COOP. PR COOP may be flawed in more ways than you could imagine, but there is nothing wrong with the loading speed. This has never been an issue in Deployment and I frankly don't see why we're even having this discussion over and over again. There are ways to mitigate the slow loading issues, and running an additional script that hinders what other players can do ONLY BECAUSE someone's not getting their fair share of playing heavy assets is not a good enough excuse. Regarding the acceptable squad names..... I believe that's more of a micromanagement, rather than a good idea, but I believe that's a matter of personal opinion.
  4. BF3 project reality

    I believe this is based on Venice Unleashed, which is a mod that people have been working on for few years. Therefore, the mod in the video is basically a mod within a mod, per se. Once Venice Unleashed releases, which is December from when I checked it last time, you can modify the color saturation (therefore no more blue tint that BF3 is infamous for), sprint function, weapon recoil, suppression, and other game-related stuff. When they're saying that it is basically a BF3 version of PR, they're pretty accurate about the description because that's how PR started. A modification of existing game. Here is the Q&A from Venice Unleashed's official website, if you're curious: What are the requirements to play this? VU supports computers running Windows 7 SP1 and newer. To play, you'll need a legit, licensed, and up-to-date version of BF3 installed on your computer, along with the VU client. Do I need to own Battlefield 3 to use this? Yes. You need a legit, licensed, and up-to-date version of BF3 installed in order to use VU and you will also be required to link your Origin account with your VU account the first time you launch it, so we can verify your ownership of the game. VU does not and never will work with cracked or pirated copies. Do I also need the DLCs? Not necessarily. You need the DLCs to play in servers using DLC content as you would in the vanilla game. Will I get banned for using this? No. VU functions separately from vanilla BF3, uses its own servers, and does not modify any game files. That means that you can just launch BF3 like you normally would through Battlelog and it's like VU was never there. Any changes to your game data are performed at your discretion with the use of third party mod tools. Are my Battlelog stats transferred over? No. Your VU profile is independent from your Battlelog profile. There's no progression and everything is unlocked for everyone by default.Is it legal?Yes. VU does not modify nor distribute any EA/DICE assets and functions separately from the vanilla BF3 client. VU is fully legal under EU interoperability laws. And..... their own version of trailer so that people can see what it is capable of:
  5. PR VTOL's oversimplified

    So my harrier's vertical control suddenly turning upside down wasn't a bug, but rather how it's meant to be? Interesting...... Few things to note about cannon/bomb combo on harriers..... 1. Don't use cannon on tanks. Unless you get a perfect rear shot on the tank, you wouldn't be able to kill with without going through at least half of your reserve. Use a bomb instead. 2. If you're dealing with stationary or mobile AAs, using a bomb is usually a bad move. Cannons kill the target faster, and it makes the chance of the enemy locking onto you less likely. There are two exceptions, however. The first one is 3x quads located at AAA emplacement flag on Pavlovsk Bay. They are not usually manned at the beginning of the match and one bomb can take out all three if aimed right. Second exception is if you have someone on the ground with a SOFLAM. You can drop a bomb from a high altitude and it will take care of the target without a big trouble.
  6. Another Free Game: Tom Clancy's The Division!

    In addition to The Division, but you can also claim Far Cry 3 for free. https://store.ubi.com/cn/game?dwvar_56c4947a88a7e300458b45de_Platform=p&pid=56c4947a88a7e300458b45de Click the link above. Yes it is in foreign language, because it's region specific (but won't matter if you live elsewhere). Once you click the link, you will see a big blue button on the right hand corner. Press Ctrl + Shift + M to enable mobile mode. When it turns into mobile window, click the blue button and it will add to your library. You can also do this in your phone, and it won't require Ctrl + Shift + M if you're using the phones. The giveaway expires on the 7th, but it may not work on your account sooner than the date because of the trick people are using.
  7. PR coop maps that you hate

    It's been a while since I played Fools Road but I believe it's somewhere around here:
  8. PR coop maps that you hate

    Out of all the maps listed in the voting options, Hades Peak & Fools Road & Vadso City is the least played map on VG COOP. I can go on forever on why these maps are not very popular among regular players, but I believe all 3 maps have these characteristics in common: - Map visibility is very low, NOT because of the terrain, but because of the light setting. - Transportation is heavily relied on one asset type (i.e. Helicopters in Vadso, Jeeps in Hades peak & Fools road). - Very few heavy assets and they die rather easily (due to Anti air/tank assets as well as dark/forest setting). From my point of view, navmesh rework isn't going to make these maps popular again, but rather waste Melon and other COOP devs time and effort. I believe the best option for these maps, for the time being until something else comes along (aka night vision for infantry), is asset rework. I don't know if these make the maps play better because I haven't actually played and can't account for who is actually manning the asset, but at least it will make these maps playable, especially during low population time periods: Hades Peak - Remove AH-64 chopper, and add few armors with thermal vision (2x M1 Abrams or 2-3x M2 Bradley) - Add either 2x MH-6 Littlebirds or 1x Chinook for ease of transportation (but can be easily shot down by AAs) Fools Road: - Add 1x MH-6 Littlebird transport - Add 1x Challenger 2 tank WITHOUT thermal vision (enemies have very little anti-tank assets available) Vadso City: - 2-3x boats spawn at Airfield instead of the carrier (they rarely get used when spawning at carrier) - Fewer transport choppers, and maybe add 1x Littlebird with rocket pods - More jeeps, with 50 cal on top as a light anti-armor asset. And..... one more suggestion: Would it be possible if we change factions in each map layout? It is good to see different sections of maps being used based on which layout we're playing, but we're still playing as the same faction, fighting against the same enemies with similar assets. I know I'm not the only person who enjoyed playing as an OPFOR when it was available back then, having at least one layout on these "least popular" maps with human side playing as Russians/Insurgents/MEC fighting against common BLUFOR factions (aka Americans/British) would certainly bring more interest.
  9. World War Z is Free now

    I've been playing it for few days and it is pretty fun. If anyone wants to play together, add me on Epic Games under the same username.
  10. Canadian Kokan (CAS??) Heli

    Technically it is a CAS asset. That's how the PR developers set the asset, and that's final. Is it a CAS chopper? Sure, but with 2 side miniguns that pilot can't use. Can I transport people? Yes, but only 2 people who will be using miniguns, and no supply drop at all. Personally I wouldn't care all that much if someone makes a TRANS squad and use the asset as a light transport, or CAS squad with a transporting small squad as a side job. I've seen few regulars use the asset and get 70+ kills in a single match without dying, so it can be useful at times but under very extreme circumstances. If there's a case where someone makes a TRANS squad & take the asset, and someone creates a CAS squad and report it for being stolen, then technically CAS squad should have the priority to take the asset.
  11. Pre-built PC, should I buy this?

    Most of other deals that I listed are no longer available, and this one & Walmart HP deal are the only ones left so this should be my logical choice. However, there are Walmarts out there putting HP desktops out as a clearance for $450, and even down to $350 in some places. Therefore, I am currently waiting few more days to see if they'll go down in my region as well before I pull the trigger. Now watch this deal expire and Walmart never discount the HP around me
  12. Pre-built PC, should I buy this?

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-3600-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-580-2tb-hdd-240gb-ssd-black/6362427.p?skuId=6362427 This one is priced similar to other deals, AND it has Ryzen 5 3600 in it. If Radeon RX 580 is as good as, if not better than GTX 1660, then this might be the build to go.
  13. Pre-built PC, should I buy this?

    I was initially interested in HP due to 1660 Ti being included, but other specs look lacking and upgrade looks challenging if I ever go that route. I do love CyberPowerPC build, but the problem is that it won't be shipped until Jan/Feb of 2020, which is not great as prices of parts will go lower when we hit 2020. In fact, I've been hearing rumors that Walmart did a clearance on HP desktops they stocked for last Black Friday, and sold it for really cheap to get rid of inventory. So either I will buy one of the options this week (Currently leaning towards Skytech Archangel), or wait few more weeks and get HP much cheaper down the road. Gaming will be a primary purpose of this build, but I will also use it for a "light" video editing/rendering. I am not a professional YouTuber, and 100% of videos uploaded on YouTube are taken from a phone with limited editing so it shouldn't be a big deal. I believe all of options listed above include Windows 10, so I don't need to worry about getting a license. I may add another 8GB of RAM and/or SSD/HDD since those wouldn't be as complicated as other installation process, but I haven't decided if I will actually do it yet.
  14. Pre-built PC, should I buy this?

    Both Archangel and Oracle has Ryzen 5 but Archangel has 2600X 3.6 GHz while Oracle has 2600 3.4 GHz, making it less than ideal from your point of view. The other two options have Intel CPU, but if GHz is an indicator they actually suck more than Archangel/Oracle (2.6 GHz) Black Friday deals come and go and there were few other options that are no longer available/relevant now. These are the best options I can find so far and I don't know if they'll be available when I go to sleep in few hours and wake up tomorrow morning. Maybe Cyber Monday will have a better deal but if not I need to choose soon before the train leaves.
  15. Pre-built PC, should I buy this?

    I found more options, but I think these have their own pros as well as cons: HP: https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Pavilion-Gaming-Desktop-Tower-Intel-Core-i5-9400F-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1660Ti-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-690-0073w/902037635 Pro: Slightly cheaper, upgrade from 1660 to 1660Ti. Con: 256 GB SSD vs 500 GB SDD (Skytech Oracle) or 240GB SSD w/ 1TB HDD (CyberpowerPC) Skytech Archangel: https://www.google.com/shopping/product/10838364651746331194?psb=1&tbm=shop&prds=epd%3A267462447146436244%2Cprmr%3A3%2Crs%3A1&ved=0CCYQiM4BKAFqFwoTCLXjw5y-kOYCFUSApwodSUkPGBAu&utm_source=affiliate_CJ&utm_medium=1122587_cj_4485850&utm_campaign=Deep+Link&utm_content=13713149 Pro: Better motherboard/CPU (according to internet), more RAM Con: $73 more than Skytech Oracle