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Post_Reaper
01-23-2007, 04:22 AM
Well, first let me say I took my first leap into the realm of ranked matches tonight. Having heard the horror stories, I decided to stick to player matches. Anyway, holy smokes! I have never been kicked from a player match, not once. But I must have been kicked 20 times in the last hour trying to get into these ranked matches. ANd I still ahven't played yet.

Anyway, my question: I have read the posts and have heard people say you can unlock all the ranked achievements in player matches, but I cannot ever find my friend. Does anyone know if there is a definite/easy way to do this? Maybe a trick that you once used that worked?

Johnny Candles
01-23-2007, 02:43 PM
Well, first let me say I took my first leap into the realm of ranked matches tonight. Having heard the horror stories, I decided to stick to player matches. Anyway, holy smokes! I have never been kicked from a player match, not once. But I must have been kicked 20 times in the last hour trying to get into these ranked matches. ANd I still ahven't played yet.

Anyway, my question: I have read the posts and have heard people say you can unlock all the ranked achievements in player matches, but I cannot ever find my friend. Does anyone know if there is a definite/easy way to do this? Maybe a trick that you once used that worked?

I have yet to find a method to find a friend's ranked match. In all fairness I only tried with one person (my brother) but it has never worked. We can find each other for ranked matches in Lost Planet just fine.

As for the achievements, I know for a fact you can do the following in player matches:

Sniper
Marksman
Killer's Spree
Killer's Rampage
Demolition Expert
Hostage Rescue
Bomb Expert
Infiltration Specialist
Hazmat Specialist

I've tried for the following achievements in player matches and never got them:

Siege Specialist
Survivor
Lone Wolf
Team Survilalist
Team Champion

Creech
01-23-2007, 03:36 PM
I found my friend no problem. We just picked a map, set it to two players, specified the game type, and then one person would host and the other would search on the same parameters. It would take up to 60 seconds after the host launched for the other person to see it on the list using refresh, but sometimes it popped up instantly.

Geographic proximity might play a factor, as well as how many other people are playing. We deliberately picked a time with fewer people online (middle of the day on a weekday) to avoid having to slog through pages of games, and we live about 5 miles apart.

Hope that helps.

Post_Reaper
01-23-2007, 04:57 PM
I was thinking that geographic proximity might have something to do with it also. I have only tried to find a friend who lives in the US. I live in Canada, and I thought there might be different servers or something for the different areas. Johnny Candles, where does your brother live? Is it in the same area as you?

mrsnugglesalot69
01-23-2007, 05:30 PM
you should try setting up a retrieval match if your working on your killers spree achivments etc. because there arent ever that many up at one time so you shouldnt have a problem finding your friend :)

Johnny Candles
01-23-2007, 06:11 PM
I was thinking that geographic proximity might have something to do with it also. I have only tried to find a friend who lives in the US. I live in Canada, and I thought there might be different servers or something for the different areas. Johnny Candles, where does your brother live? Is it in the same area as you?

I live in Philly, PA and my brother is near Miami, FL. It may very well be a case of different servers.

Post_Reaper
01-24-2007, 12:39 AM
I tried that also and set the language to Italian or something. When we searched, we got no results at all. :(

Post_Reaper
01-24-2007, 12:40 AM
I wonder, is there a certain time you should wait after the host launches the game before you search for it? Like 2 minutes or something? We've always waited like 5 seconds.

TheFincher
01-24-2007, 11:47 AM
Having the same problems with this.......... Havent tried it setting the language to Chinese but i sure as hell will be tonight!!

Thanks for the tip ill let you know if it works

Post_Reaper
01-24-2007, 05:09 PM
We did the same thing as you, we were in private chat and I tried searching for his game and he tried searching for mine.

Johnny Candles
01-24-2007, 11:38 PM
We did the same thing as you, we were in private chat and I tried searching for his game and he tried searching for mine.

My brother and I tried this. No good. We both tried to host and the other couldn't see the game. I'll have to boost with someone else then.

G4M3RC0P
01-25-2007, 01:45 AM
I thought I heard one time that after the most recent update you weren't able to see games hosted by people on your friends list. I hope i can get proven wrong..

Post_Reaper
01-25-2007, 03:23 AM
My friend and I also removed each other form our friend's lists and still had no luck.

Johnny Candles
01-26-2007, 11:04 AM
I thought I heard one time that after the most recent update you weren't able to see games hosted by people on your friends list. I hope i can get proven wrong..

I can verify that that is not true. A buddy who lives in Ohio hosted a ranked game and I was able to find him. When I hosted a game he was not able to find me. I need to get my brother to try to find the game hosted by the guy in Ohio. If my brother can see him I will then suspect that it's something with our network setups.