i believe Xen is the only person who should run around with a nade launcher. if you can't headshot or aim with one you shouldn't use it. lol
There isn't anyone that necessarily should.
I say once you pass a certain level, they should disable GL... Or at least if you have resurrection/leg up equipped... Tch, the "rebirth players" are using this weapon more than the noobs :facepalm:
Some people make the GL an interesting addition to a match ,like xen. The others totally kill the fun.
Thanks for the compliments I make the best effort to use the GL as a weapon. Not a "I hope I hit something" tool. I've been off-line for about 3 days now and I'll be in Rapture tonight so expect me to be a bit rusty. I do agree that if the player has at least rez in their loadout they shouldn't be able to use the GL. It's a cheap tactic. I think that's one of the things that kills a match for me. Rez. That and player who nut hug each other all match.
Honestly, I respect a Good GL user. Someone who uses it as a weapon, and not a crutch or get out of jail card.
Which is, Sadly, what most use it as. Such a shame, players like Xen/Astro give me hope in honest GL users though.
..And me, when I bring it out. I like headshots with it.
That you do, I remember that match all of us had for fun. The whole Houdini/V.Boost round. Man, I did so poorly. However, I did get you a lot with those homing grenades. Whole match looked like a scene from The Matrix.when I bring it out. I like headshots with it.
LOL I feel ya... Same thing always happens to me when I go back to L4D after being used to my Bio controller setup. I wish all games let you customize the button functions the way you can in Bio2MP...
Just out of curiosity, have you customized your setup? or do you use the default...
L1- switch plasmid
L2- Fire plasmid
R2- Fire weapon
R3- Switch weapon
Square is reload
Triangle is crouch
X is hack
O is never used but is set to zoom
I've tried to revamp it on occasion but I am just to used to it now. Every time I try and switch it, it messes me up badly. So I am stuck with it.
For a while when I first started deviating from the default, I had R3 as jump, but I found myself jumping when I tried to fire a shot... Usually I'd miss, but occasionally I'd still land the headshot and it would look awesome
The main reason I sought a different button to fire weapon is the way I have to grip the controller... I noticed that when I pull the R2 trigger I move the whole controller in my hands and thus screw up my precision shots. It's still a challenge to push R3 and stay on-target while moving around constantly (especially with the machine gun), but overall It works better for me than R2. I had to re-dial the sensitivity to get it to work with constantly moving around, though... (hint, I had to bump it up higher than what I was used to)
I'll never forget when I first made R3 my fire-weapon button... I did a private match by myself to test the comfort level, it felt ok, but I wanted a REAL test, so I went into a SOTF match (which I rarely play), and I was landing headshots just as reliably as with R2... I even won the match... After that match, I knew it was fitting for me.
I used to play with my legs outstretched into a four shape on my bed, while still upright from the waist up. It felt strange whenever my legs weren't crossed when I still did so, haha.
see BB i tried having fire as L3 but i ended up just shooting the ground lol.
but back on topic i believe their are some players who are allowed to have the grenade launcher, those do not include level 40+ who are too afraid to come up and get me so they try and shower me with nades. and my god, if your a vet and using homing grenades what the poop are you doing in rapture? gtfo out lol
me on the other hand i learned a very long time ago i can't use GL or i will kill myself accidently of course i'm just that terrible with it. so all level 40+ on these forums reading this for the love of god put your big girl panties on and at least stop using the homing grenades. i'm sure you can attempt to learn to aim. that is all.
I have a love/hate relationship with homing grenades. For one there good in tight spaces like hallways and small rooms. My hate comes from the jack rabbits who hop all over the place, can't hit'em. I've used the dreaded insect swarm/homing nade combo before and felt dirty after. It felt way to cheap to use. Now I'm aim for GL headshot with velocity boost. Working on skill over general spamage I do. Even though I aim the nade launcher I want to make it a respectable weapon.
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I just wish the reticle was a bit different for the gl... would make it easier to aim for the head at longer ranges. Of course, once I finally get around to getting new glasses that might help things too. 15 years with the same prescription is starting to catch up with me.
I find the GL bothering me less and less. It now truly is only the suicider that makes me hate the thing. Of course I say that because I haven't run in to any nade hoard teams lately. I do hate that too.
You wear glasses? Huh.
Well you should've gotten a pair more than a year ago. Those gypsy brand glasses were never really that reliable in all fairness.
I used to use it but I hate it with a passion now especially douches who pop in and out of cover shooting homing grenades!! but then again I now hate EB CB combo as that takes no skill either it's all about the no stuns nowadays! although I would whip out EB for clan battles for the safer option but never again for ranked matches....
I LOVE the grenade launcher! Almost as much as I love incinerate ;D nothings more fun then catching a team of groupers on fire and then bombarding them with a storm of grenades!
You seem to be a kindred spirit, I like roasting nut-huggers over an explosive flame.
Nothin like the smell of cooked noob in the morning
No, I feel shame at spamming noobs (unless they start it first) it's the higher up I enjoy toasting. Nothing like taking down a head hunter with a well placed explosive.
Who did you think I was talking about?
I have this sick pleasure of going into adam grab and nade spamming the boosters. I'll go there and test loadout on them till I get bored.
I should try that.
That's one of the things I do, I also try to get them off the turrets and make them fight. I've had that happen a few times. I've also sister camped in which I pick off the person who goes after the sister. I feel I'm allowed to be a douche bag in Adam Grab. I've come across a few of the booster in sotf and it was good to see them try a different mode of play. I mostly go there to blow off steam. Makes me feel good, but I can only play about 2 to 3 matches before I get really bored.