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Hent High 01-03-2013 07:57 PM

Decoding Explained?
 
Hey so at this point I've gotten everything from CDs to Hard Drives, and I'm just wondering if there's any pattern?

Is it based on performance?

Is it based on level?

I've had games where I've gotten 2 Hard Drives in addition to a Memory Card and a DVD.

I've also had a game where I got no data whatsoever after coming in 4th place.

So I'm just wondering, is there a pattern with the decoding items or are they completely random?

PS - Add me on Far Cry 3 if any of you guys want to play multiplayer. It's nice playing with people who have mics.

bob101910 01-03-2013 08:02 PM

I've played a lot of matches and it seems random to me. I'll come in last and get a couple items, but be MVP on winning team and get nothing.

Direkin 01-03-2013 08:27 PM

In co-op I've had better stuff by playing on a higher level and with more players. Multiplayer seems performance based. Bit odd that bob got nothing as MVP.

WalterWhite 01-08-2013 02:36 AM

Who thought it was a good idea to have this in the game? Ten minute decodes are annoying and hardly profitable. A half hour is silly. Eight hours? Are you fucking stupid? Terrible idea. Whoever signed off on this should be shot, then fired.

Aiden 514 01-08-2013 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by WalterWhite (Post 5503317)
Who thought it was a good idea to have this in the game? Ten minute decodes are annoying and hardly profitable. A half hour is silly. Eight hours? Are you fucking stupid? Terrible idea. Whoever signed off on this should be shot, then fired.

The 8 hour ones I put them on before I go off so they're done for the next time I come on.

I thought the decoders thing was based on how many challenges you've done that day/week but that was wrong when I got 2 hard drives on my first game that day.

WalterWhite 01-08-2013 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Aiden 514 (Post 5503446)
The 8 hour ones I put them on before I go off so they're done for the next time I come on.

I thought the decoders thing was based on how many challenges you've done that day/week but that was wrong when I got 2 hard drives on my first game that day.

Right. I understand leaving my console running for eight hours while I'm away, that's not the issue. I think it's one of the dumbest things I've seen in a game.

Rivercurse 01-08-2013 09:27 AM

Doesnt the decoding keep going whilst your console is off? I only played about 5 games so far but when I signed back in all of my decoding was done.

Direkin 01-08-2013 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by WalterWhite (Post 5503805)
Right. I understand leaving my console running for eight hours while I'm away, that's not the issue. I think it's one of the dumbest things I've seen in a game.

That's not how it works. See below.
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Originally Posted by Rivercurse (Post 5503866)
Doesnt the decoding keep going whilst your console is off? I only played about 5 games so far but when I signed back in all of my decoding was done.

That's how it works. Decoding can be done offline. In fact you don't even need to turn on your xbox. Once an item has finished decoding, you can jump on http://farcryoutpost.ubi.com/ and decode more items while you're at work, etc.

Aiden 514 01-08-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by WalterWhite (Post 5503805)
Right. I understand leaving my console running for eight hours while I'm away, that's not the issue. I think it's one of the dumbest things I've seen in a game.

You do know it continues when the power is off right?

ColdSpider72 01-08-2013 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Aiden 514 (Post 5503955)
You do know it continues when the power is off right?

Wasn't that already explained in both posts above yours??'


@Walter: I was going to mention that the next time we did co-op. I found that out after our last session.

WalterWhite 01-08-2013 04:27 PM

Ahh, thanks to all for the update. I kinda wondered if it worked like that but didn't bother to test it. Oh well... (Places dunce cap)

Tai_MT 01-10-2013 06:49 PM

At least they bother to include "speed boosts" that your friends can give to you and you can then use for a "double speed" for 2 hours. Usually shaves about 2 hours off of the big downloads, so that's nice. You can keep applying them all to the same decoding as well, so long as you don't already have one active.

Everytime I open something I get a "speed boost", so they're not in short supply. My friends get all kinds of boosts from me!

Too bad I don't care about the CoD style multiplayer... Honestly, I would've liked it if we had magical powers or more control over our playstyle... But we don't.

Singleplayer is where it's at.

WalterWhite 01-10-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Tai_MT (Post 5508386)
Too bad I don't care about the CoD style multiplayer... Honestly, I would've liked it if we had magical powers or more control over our playstyle... But we don't.

Singleplayer is where it's at.

Call of Duty style multiplayer? I tried a match the other day and it felt more like Battlefield to me.

Tai_MT 01-10-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by WalterWhite (Post 5508427)
Call of Duty style multiplayer? I tried a match the other day and it felt more like Battlefield to me.

Really? Odd. I mean, I kind of see where you're coming from with the lack of spawn protection, lack of bases, lack of classes to choose from and level up, the inclusion of killstreaks, the inclusion of perks, the lack of vehicles, lack of meaningful spawn points, lack of team based play, and and lack of large maps.

Yep, that totally screams "Battlefield" to me.

Yeah, I'm done being sarcastic. I've played something like four or five games... The whole thing screams "Call of Duty Multiplayer" to me a lot more than Battlefield. I mean, the only Battlefield I've owned or played is BF3... Which, I honestly find quite amazing and a far more balanced multiplayer than most games I've played in recent years...

Slayer is slayer regardless of game played. Or "Deathmatch" if you prefer. I find that when you try to play an Objective gametype in Farcry 3... Well, it's pretty much Call of Duty all the way. It's basically "Slayer", with an objective to accomplish, which you can do by yourself if you've equipped yourself well (good perks and good gun). In Battlefield, when playing an objective gametype, I've rarely ever been able to win the whole thing by myself. Sure, it'll be an 8 on 8 or whatever it is... But it's difficult to take/hold an objective BY YOURSELF. You have Squads so you can coordinate efforts a bit so that you can manage your objectives better. If you have a team that doesn't work well together or at all... Well, you're going to get stomped, no matter HOW GOOD you are at the game, against a team who does work together. Trust me, I've seen it lots of times. Some guy cruising in a Jet with over 100 kills for the match, and his team lost because he just wasn't "good" where it counted.

Farcry 3 strikes me as more the "lone wolf" type play. A really good player can take and hold all the objectives himself, especially if he's killing in two or three shots. In fact, I played on a team where a guy did just that. It was some kind of "hold the territories" gametype and he just kept running from objective to objective, killing everyone there, capping it, defending it for a bit, then moving to the next to repeat. If he started losing an objective and he was nearby, he'd drop in and kill everyone, then go on his way. He had some kind of SMG that just murdered you in 3 hits and it took the better part of a quarter to half of a clip of AK47 to even kill him.

Farcry 3 reminds me WAY MORE of Call of Duty than Battlefield.

WalterWhite 01-10-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Tai_MT (Post 5508899)
Really? Odd. I mean, I kind of see where you're coming from with the lack of spawn protection, lack of bases, lack of classes to choose from and level up, the inclusion of killstreaks, the inclusion of perks, the lack of vehicles, lack of meaningful spawn points, lack of team based play, and and lack of large maps.

Yep, that totally screams "Battlefield" to me.

Yeah, I'm done being sarcastic. I've played something like four or five games... The whole thing screams "Call of Duty Multiplayer" to me a lot more than Battlefield. I mean, the only Battlefield I've owned or played is BF3... Which, I honestly find quite amazing and a far more balanced multiplayer than most games I've played in recent years...

Slayer is slayer regardless of game played. Or "Deathmatch" if you prefer. I find that when you try to play an Objective gametype in Farcry 3... Well, it's pretty much Call of Duty all the way. It's basically "Slayer", with an objective to accomplish, which you can do by yourself if you've equipped yourself well (good perks and good gun). In Battlefield, when playing an objective gametype, I've rarely ever been able to win the whole thing by myself. Sure, it'll be an 8 on 8 or whatever it is... But it's difficult to take/hold an objective BY YOURSELF. You have Squads so you can coordinate efforts a bit so that you can manage your objectives better. If you have a team that doesn't work well together or at all... Well, you're going to get stomped, no matter HOW GOOD you are at the game, against a team who does work together. Trust me, I've seen it lots of times. Some guy cruising in a Jet with over 100 kills for the match, and his team lost because he just wasn't "good" where it counted.

Farcry 3 strikes me as more the "lone wolf" type play. A really good player can take and hold all the objectives himself, especially if he's killing in two or three shots. In fact, I played on a team where a guy did just that. It was some kind of "hold the territories" gametype and he just kept running from objective to objective, killing everyone there, capping it, defending it for a bit, then moving to the next to repeat. If he started losing an objective and he was nearby, he'd drop in and kill everyone, then go on his way. He had some kind of SMG that just murdered you in 3 hits and it took the better part of a quarter to half of a clip of AK47 to even kill him.

Farcry 3 reminds me WAY MORE of Call of Duty than Battlefield.

In fairness, I only played one match so I'm hardly experienced enough to say either way. What I meant about the Battlefield reference was more to do with whatever objective-based gamemode I ended up in (something about burning two bases) and how the gameplay and gunplay feels to me overall, which feels more Battlefield-esque to me than Call of Duty. I don't doubt the game gets played like Call of Duty though, lone wolf style as you mentioned, it's usually what happens in any shooter now.

Snoop QC 01-20-2013 07:50 PM

So hard drives, memory cards and whatnot are completely random? I only get cd's and flash drives...

Aiden 514 01-21-2013 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Snoop QC (Post 5528820)
So hard drives, memory cards and whatnot are completely random? I only get cd's and flash drives...

I think it's random but I did get at least 1 hard drive per Co-op chapter.


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