I’m new to this forum but not to the game. So here some stuff about me.
Who am I:
Well I’m a Dutch guy and already reached 41. Married, 2 cats and a horse. I’m a space/aviation fanatic and I'm addicted to anything related to it. I guess other older guys who play SH also played games like Space-Quest etc in the past. As a space addict, I loved the concept of Shattered Horizon so I bought it last year as soon as I could. I really just love this game and it's also the first mpg I have ever played.
Where I come from: [rofl]
The last few years I think the whole Half-Life series were the main games I played. I’m now waiting for a long time for Episode 3 to come out, but I guess it will never come. Portal and HAWKX are also fun to play. There are some space games out there, but nothing worth spending my money on.
My first experiences:
Somewhere last year I saw SH on steam and got it. Stupid as I am, didn’t bother to read the specs. I got about 5 frames per minute or so on my 8600GTS. So I hit [DEL] and continued to wait for HL2-E3……. 2 months ago, just after the FP release, I got myself a budget GT240. So now I can finally PLAY at last!!!
And then there was Teal’c in my first matches. (I liked Stargate so easy to remember) Hardly knowing how to play, he was killing me every 10sec or so… Poor me! After hours of practicing things got a bit better though.
Am I any good? [help]
Nah, not really. It’s me or my GT240/E6600 that keeps me bad(can’t be me right?) Now, after 495 matches I gathered 8243 points, are a Gold Sergeant and am ranked #540. Sounds nice, but many reach that in half the time! On average I get 16 points per match! Even worse my K/D = 0.53 How bad is that!! Tried this new MPR-Boosting thing as it looked cool to me. Tried it a lot, but most of the time I go spinning to my death in the asteroid field. Very bad for my already bad ratio’s. (Trying the “Delta-Boost” now)
My SH Guru: [thumbup]
After reading lots of good comments from/over a guy called “Danson Delta-40”, who also seems to give good training, he suddenly appears in my game. He appears in the last minute of a 15min skirmish match. All I hear are sonic booms, gun rattling, people screaming and then the inevitable message “//Defeat_” and the guy has more points than the rest. Yeah, training please! ( ok, got a 15min session this week )
I guess the lack of performance of my pc frustrates me most. Never seen SH in its full glory as most settings are set for speed. Got quite frustrated fighting with the big guys yesterday night; Inerta_Creep, MBertrand, Delta-40, and lots of others. I guess we got a 16:16 match. As soon as we went to Moondust it gets unplayable for me on the inside parts. Well, I will get something better for Christmas.
How to kill me: [no]
That’s easy! Shoot some ICE at me or fly round my head and my FPS drops to 5. Any close encounter makes me look like a fainting-goat.
Well, thats enough about me. Hope to shoot you all soon!!
PS: In-Game I'm known as PHDNovice
Last edited by LegoBoy; 07-29-2010 at 07:48 AM.
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I like all the danson referances. I do say though, are you RSY, or the other guy I recently friended on my friends list, or are you not on there at all? after training 80 people (insidiousboot was the latest, dont listen to him, I DID TRAIN HIM) I can always help more people in need.
EDIT: Silly me, shoulda known you were novice!
If you don't have me on your friends list, send a friend request to Arkhammer_47.
Welcome to the SH forums! There are plenty of good people around, all have good healthy minds, but a lot of us do tend to smart mouth a lot. make yourself comfy, and enjoy our zero g strippers!
Gonna ad the awesome danson part to my forum sig
EDIT: done. If you're out there silent killer, i still love your sayings about me, and i have that one saved just in case
Last edited by Danson Delta-40; 07-29-2010 at 08:57 AM.
Hi, and welcome to the forums LegoBoy. i remember playing with/against you for last couple of days and you seem you can hold your ground. I like we have one more cool thinking player. Hope to see you in game soon.
Thanks, yes that was fun yesterday. I remember you good!
After 30min of worming up, things go good for me. Yesterday real senoir matches were played with more "stars" ranking under the [TAB] key then there were visible in the sky last night..