Update (4/24/2010)

April 24, 2010

Just another little update. Well actually it’s kind of big, but whatever.

  • I have somewhat fixed my Capture Card. It’s not completely 100% ready to go, but it works, and that’s all that matters now. That means I can now start recording and uploading new videos.
  • I uploaded Class of the Week: Week #5 Video, so go here and check it out.
  • I got my | HERO | Montage Trailer to work on Youtube, so I have re-updated the Video’s page with the correct link for the video. Because I got it to work, I will no longer be posting any videos on Livevideo.
  • I just purchased PowerDirector, which is a much better video editing software than Windows Movie Maker. I’m still messing around with it a bit right now, so don’t expect anything big soon, but do expect much higher quality videos in the future.

Happy gaming.

~C IR Y IP T I C


MW2 Ultimate Utility: iPhone app

April 23, 2010

I was randomly searching through the Iphone App Store the other day, and came across a bunch of MW2 Strategy / Guide apps. I looked through a few of them, and most of them didn’t seem worth the .99-4.99 because they all mainly just told you how to get all the Titles and Emblems. But then I came across MW2 Ultimate Utility. Here are a list of all the features that I have seen:

  • K/D calculator that tells you what size kill streak you need to get a +.01 K/D, a +0.10 K/D, and a +1.00 K/D.
  • Information about EVERY primary weapon, including: Level unlocked, damage (close/far), Rate of Fire, and Damage per Second.
  • Information on all perks, including: Ability description, Pro Ability description, and how to unlock the Pro upgrade.
  • Information on all the Kill Streaks, including: required number of kills, Duration, Health, and a Description (plus crate percentages for Care Packages and Emergency Air Drops).
  • Also included: Map overviews with Spawn locations, How to achieve all titles and emblems, information on the secondary weapons, and the new stimulus maps.
  • Price: $3.99

While it is a little expensive for an app with information you can find for free on the internet, it does come in handy to have if you’re not next to your computer or you need it on the fly. Plus, it is extremely well organized and easy to use. Also, here’s something I’ve learned since using the App: (1)The TAR deals the most damage per second versus any other assault rifle. (2) You can hold down Right Trigger while controlling the Predator Missile to make it fly faster.

Final Evaluation: A+


Class of the Week: Week #5

April 19, 2010

Name: Hidden Sniper

Primary Weapon: Barrett .50 Cal w/ FMJ and Heartbeat Sensor

Secondary Weapon: PP2000 w/ Silencer and Extended Mags

Equipment: Claymore

Special Grenade: 2x Stun Grenade

Perk 1: Bling

Perk 2: Cold Blooded

Perk 3: Ninja

Death Streak: Pain Killer

Overview: It’s been a while since my last Custom Class, but I have finally put together another one. This one was based off of the Default Sniper Class (Recon Sniper), but with a couple changes.

I chose the Barrett .50 Cal because I feel like it gets the most 1 hit kills (including FMJ) without Stopping Power. Both the M21 EBR and the WA2000 are weaker, and the Intervention is a Bolt Action. That means the Barrett .50 Cal can get 2 hits in before the Intervention, but which has the same Damage amount, but can deal more 1 hit kills than both the M21 EBR and the WA2000. I use FMJ because the extra bullet damage is key to long range 1 hit kills, and I chose the Heartbeat sensor because I’ve noticed in pub matches that not a lot of people use Ninja (except in SnD). That means you will be able to tell when enemies are approaching you, and you can pull out your secondary to take them out. Otherwise you can drop them from far away with the Barrett.

Next comes the PP2000. I chose this because I have found it to be the best fully automatic machine pistol. The Raffica is a great weapon, but I personally feel like in the situations where you will actually need your secondary, I’d rather have the fully automatic capabilities of the PP2000. As for the G18 or the TMP, the TMP has too small of a clip to begin with, and the G18’s are too weak at longer distances.

Perk 1: Bling (Pro). Bling lets you use 2 attachments on your primary weapon (and the Pro upgrade lets you use 2 attachments on your secondary weapon). Now typically, about 97% of the people who use sniper rifles use Sleight of Hand Pro for the faster ADS (Aim Down Sights), but in all reality, you don’t need that split second advantage when you use this class because you won’t be doing any quick scoping. Thus I really see no need in using Sleight of Hand, and having the Heartbeat sensor PLUS FMJ is a huge bonus. And you don’t really need the Pro upgrade with Bling where as there’s no point in using the non-Pro Sleight of Hand with a sniper class.

Perk 2: Cold Blooded (Pro). I chose Cold Blooded for my sniper class because I feel like the bonuses from this perk out weigh the bonus of having Stopping Power. I would have to say a vast majority of the people who snipe use Stopping Power because they feel insecure without it. This is where you can determine a “real” sniper versus a wannabe sniper. People who can play well without Stopping Power are, in my opinion, better players. Any who, I digress. Cold Blooded prevents you from being seen my enemy UAV, Thermal, and enemy Air Support. This means those random Harrier’s and Predator Missiles won’t know where you are, which means you won’t have to move from your amazing sniping spot when they are called in. On top of that, the Pro upgrade stops your name from showing up red on the enemies HUD when they hover over you. While this isn’t a huge advantage, but I can’t count the number of times I was sitting somewhere, and a random enemy happens to walk by and randomly scans over me and my name pops up, giving my position away. The only downside to Cold Blooded Pro is actually achieving it. You have destroy 40 enemy air support while using Cold Blooded to complete the challenge. That isn’t overly difficult, but it’s a little more time consuming than most of the other perks.

Perk 3: Ninja (Pro). As usual, I chose Ninja Pro to go along with the stealthy style of this class. Not being able to be seen by Heartbeat sensors means people won’t know where you’re hiding, and having dead silence will let you sneak up on people who wonder past you. There’s nothing really else to say about that.

How to Play: Try and stay to the rear of your team. Position yourself where you have a large view of an area. Don’t stay in one place too long, there will be revenge killers after a while. Use your single Claymore as best as you can, it could save your life.

Suggested Game Modes: TDM, Headquarters, Domination, CTF, Demolition, Sabotage.

Video:

Pros:

  • Good for building up medium sized kill streaks
  • Great support sniper class
  • Strong even without stopping power

Cons:

  • Low ammo supply. Use sparingly.
  • Poor performance on small maps.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. Thank You.


Update (4/16/2010)

April 16, 2010

Another quick update:

  • I added a new page to the Menu Bar: About Me. It’s just a little information about me as a gamer, like what systems I play, what games, etc.
  • I joined a new Video hosting site (livevideo.com) because Youtube wouldn’t let me host my montage trailer there because I used part a song (ie I have copyright issues or something). So that is why the link under Videos does not work right now. I will update it as soon as my video is uploaded on the new site.
  • I think I have fixed my Capture Card, so I should be able to start making new Custom Classes and other good things.

Update (4/1/10)

April 1, 2010

This is just another quick update about what’s going on.

First off, my capture card, which allows me to record my game play, is not working right now. I’m not sure if it’s the software on my computer or the actual cap card itself, but regardless, I won’t be able to post new videos any time soon.

With that being said, I have kind of been unmotivated to even do any new custom classes, so I’ve been playing games on a sight called gamebattles. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a sight that lets you join teams and ladders to play games competitively. Not only can you also join tournaments for prizes and what not, but you get to play against and meet all kinds of people, so for those of you who might be interested in something like that, head over their and just take a look around. Also, if you have any questions about gamebattles, just leave a comment asking me and I’ll be sure to answer for you. I’ve been playing on gamebattles for over a year and a half now.

Lastly, when I’m not playing competitive matches on gamebattles, I’m playing the new Stimulus Package game mode. Not only is it exclusively for those people who bought the new map pack, but it also has double xp, and will continue to have double xp until the end of this weekend (April 4th). So I’ve been trying to play enough to where I should be able to prestige one more time before the end of the weekend. I know I said I would never prestige again, but I don’t really like the 3rd prestige symbol, and I do like the 4th prestige. As for the new maps, if I can get my cap card working soon, I will post a few things about the maps.

And that is all for now. Peace.

~C IR Y IP T I C