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Re: Rocket League is Awesome, if you have PS+ you HAD no excuse, NONE

Postby koberulz on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:10 pm

Is there a way to hide your offline rank in online play? I see others have no rank listed, but I can't find an option to hide it. Is that just what happens before you get enough XP to reach 'rookie'? I can't remember how it worked.

I'm getting sick and tired of people noticing I'm listed as 'Master' and hurling abuse at me for being too shit to be ranked that high. I'm a Prospect III, so are they, all 'Master' means is I've played a lot.
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Postby Andrew on Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:50 pm

In the Garage (I believe), you can choose to have no tag.

Funnily enough, I encountered some rather unpleasant people when I was playing with my friend earlier in the week. Certainly a rarity for me in the Rocket League community (at least so far), but there are plenty of jerks in the world, so you will run across some eventually. Sounds like you've had much worse luck with it.
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Postby koberulz on Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:16 pm

Seems so. I have awful internet (my ping hit 800 last night) and I'm not very good, which doesn't help. And obviously people just aren't understanding how offline ranks work. Found the option in the garage, cheers. Hopefully that'll limit my negative interactions.

Had a real bitch of a game last night; my teammate quit and then my opponents, now playing two-on-one, just sent one car to demolish me while the other player scored. I don't understand how that's fun for them.

My two biggest issues are a complete inability to use ball cam and sailing over the ball every time I try an aerial. Between the two, I'm pretty limited in how far I can go.
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Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:14 am

Aerials definitely take a lot of practice. Occasionally I'll make a decent aerial play, but it's still kind of by accident when I do.
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Postby koberulz on Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:21 am

Same here, but I'd feel a lot better if I wasn't too high by the exact same amount almost every time. I don't seem to be able to learn or improve or change or anything.
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Postby [Q] on Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:43 am

I played last week and some bitch on my team started playing for the other team so it was a 4v2 match. I kept getting matched up with him on opposing teams but then he would play well for his own team
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Postby Andrew on Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:09 am

No jerks in my recent session, thankfully. I get that it's competitive, and you can really get into the matches, but it is a game at the end of the day. Everyone should take Ricky Rubio's advice:

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Postby koberulz on Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:31 am

I think I'm running at about a 30% jerk rate. It feels higher, but that's probably just because they stand out more; whenever I actually pay attention to it it's around that mark. No idea how you manage to avoid them.

Played a solo game against a guy the other night who would just get the ball in the general area of the goal, then ignore it completely to demolish me, go back and get it and score. And then spam the 'what a save!' quick chat.

Also had a particularly great example of my aerial awfulness earlier today: I went up for a ball about crossbar height...and it bounced under my car.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:05 am

I play with a friend, and usually only one or two nights a week. Apart from that, I guess I've just been really lucky. Sometimes there's a bit of taunting, but usually it seems mostly in good fun. There's only been one night so far (last week) where we seemed to run into some really unpleasant people.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:00 pm

What rank are you?
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Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Prospect, but my friend has played a lot more, so we do get matched up with some pretty good players when we play competitively.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:53 pm

That might be it. I wander between Prospect III Div III and Prospect Elite Div III for the most part, same for my opponents. Perhaps the higher up you get the dickheads get weeded out a bit.

Certainly being ranked higher would get rid of the dickheads who bump you out of the way when you're about to score/make a save, despite being on your team, because XP is more important to them than winning.

Come to think of it, 80-90% of the dickheads are actually on my team, so playing with a friend is probably the answer.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:02 pm

Seems like it's probably a factor. We got off to a bad start in one game and a random my friend and I were teamed up with in a 3v3 got really upset, telling us we shouldn't be playing competitively and wanting to forfeit the match. Dude, it's just a game. Sometimes, you have a bad one. Chill.

But yeah, for me that's a rarity. It's really only been that session where we ran into some jerks.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:20 pm

Yep, I've had plenty of those. Sometimes because it's laggy as fuck and I can't really do anything anyway, sometimes because I'm just playing poorly, and sometimes because they're stupid.

The other night I was playing, I centered a ball perfectly only for my teammate to just sit and watch it, so the other team took it straight down the field for a goal. He called me an idiot and quit.

It's not quite on the same level, but teammates who sit in goal the entire time annoy the hell out of me. I'll center a ball, expecting them to tap it in, only to realise they're all the way down the other end. Basically leaves me playing 1v2 on offense.

And if you do it with mere seconds to go when behind by a goal, there's a special place in hell for you.
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Postby Andrew on Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:33 pm

Just had a very frustrating session, topped off by running into some more jerks. Game is losing its shine, I have to admit.
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Postby koberulz on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:44 am

Oh yeah, the ones where you're playing poorly and then it starts lagging and then you run into a couple of assholes are the worst.
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Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:04 am

I haven't run into lag yet, but check and check for the other points in my last session. I'm sure it's frustrating when you get randomly teamed up with someone who is having an off-day, but like I said before, it's a game. Off-days happen, some matches aren't going to go as well as others. Seriously, chill.
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Postby [Q] on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:43 pm

New Rumble update is out. I had a lot of fun playing for the first time in a long time. The game had grown a bit stale for me. Love the boxing glove!
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Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:45 pm

A friend and I usually get a few games in each weekend, so I expect I'll be trying it out very soon.
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Postby Andrew on Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:01 pm

Played a game with it last night in between some 2K Pro-Am games, and I have to admit, I really wasn't a fan. Too wacky and chaotic for my tastes.
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Postby koberulz on Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:47 am

Is it stupid to have an arcade-vs-sim argument over a game centred around rocket-propelled flying cars?

I haven't tried Rumble, but Neo Tokyo gets on my nerves. I much prefer it when it behaves like an actual sport, with uniform rules and fields and things. Wasteland annoyed me initially, but at least it's kind of similar to the rest of the stadiums.
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Postby [Q] on Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:03 am

Ha I see the game as "arcade" because there's nothing in real life to simulate

Rumble is cool because I'm not that good and at times it can even the playing field
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Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:59 am

koberulz wrote:Is it stupid to have an arcade-vs-sim argument over a game centred around rocket-propelled flying cars?

I haven't tried Rumble, but Neo Tokyo gets on my nerves. I much prefer it when it behaves like an actual sport, with uniform rules and fields and things. Wasteland annoyed me initially, but at least it's kind of similar to the rest of the stadiums.


That's kind of my position on it too. For me, it's just too many variables, too much added chaos in a game that is already fast-paced and chaotic at times, but in a good way. It's a fun idea and I can see why people like it, but it's not for me.
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Postby koberulz on Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:39 pm

I was sure I'd agree with you, but holy shit is this fun!

I'll probably still spend most of my time in duel/doubles ranked, but if I'm ever having a bad day with the internet I'd rather play Rumble TBH. Spent a good hour just playing 1vs2 against bots on Unfair difficulty and had a blast. Did play a couple of online games, but the extra cars do make it a bit of a mess; I'd recommend putting together a smaller game if you haven't tried that.

Once you start to get the hang of the powerups and use them tactically, rather than just hitting the button right away, it gets to be tremendous fun.

My third and fourth goals here are good examples of that, but my fifth is possibly my favourite Rocket League goal ever:
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Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:18 pm

There you go. I'd say I'm in the minority on this one, but that's fine. I'll stick to what I like, and maybe give it another try every once in a while. It is awesome that they're adding new content like this, and doing so as free updates.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:17 pm

Well, I just spent five hours going from a Prospect Elite IV to a Prospect III IV without winning a single game.

Four of those losses were due to my teammate bumping me out of goal during overtime. A further two were due to my teammate deliberately scoring the winning or tying goal for the other team. Probably half of them were the result of being matched with an absolute moron (including the ones already mentioned), with another couple being the inevitable result of my ping hitting, and I am not making this up, 988. All but four or five were by one goal, probably a third of them were overtime.

Prospect Elite IV was the highest I'd ever got, and I was playing well and winning so I was hoping I might finally reach whatever's above Prospect. And I continued to play well today, I just had the worst possible run of luck. Whenever I did get a good teammate and a decent connection, the other team was way better than 99% of what I've played against, ever.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:30 pm

Are all your teammates randoms, or do you ever play with friends? Whenever I play it's with my friend, who's pretty good and prefers playing properly, so I'm always teamed up with at least one other person whose play I'm familiar with, and I know I can depend on. That's probably why my experiences have been 95-99% positive. I have a feeling if I was just getting random teammates all the time, I'd have had many more frustrating sessions.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:41 pm

Always randoms. Don't actually know anyone who plays, outside of this thread. I only ever play doubles anyway, so there's only one teammate to worry about, but even so I've never gone five hours without a win before. That simply shouldn't ever happen.

And it wasn't just bad teammates, although there were quite a few, I'd lose overtime games on ridiculously fluky deflections or time would expire with the ball heading into the other team's goal...I had one game against a team that must have just started and not been promoted out of Prospect yet, because they were way above my level. Played my ass off, had it 2-2 with two seconds to go, and they snuck one in. My teammate in that one was alright - probably around my ability level although didn't play as well as I did in that particular game (but neither do I most of the time). Which is particularly frustrating, it's one of the best games I've ever played and I still got beat.

I mean, in different circumstances I'd probably say it was just a shame we lost, they played better, it was a cracking game, but when you're on a losing run like that they all grate so much more than they usually would.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:14 pm

I know what you mean. I ran into some trolls the other night when my friend and I were playing, and I was having a rough performance. Normally I'd roll my eyes and mutter "Ugh, kids" to myself, but with my poor play, it only added to my frustration and dampened my enthusiasm for playing. Fortunately, a couple of better games turned things around and made it a more enjoyable session after that.
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Postby koberulz on Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Which is why I kept playing, I was waiting for the couple of better games. Never happened.
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Postby koberulz on Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:57 am

Ended up double-dipping and getting the PC version to try out the Rocket League Trainer. Played a bit online as well, and had a much better time than I'd had on the PS4.

Switched back to the PS4 and fuck this shit.

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Postby Andrew on Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:26 am

I got the game on PS4 when it was free, but I ended up buying the PC version and that's what I've been playing. I'm not sure how I'd like it with a controller. There are still times when I mess up with the keyboard and mouse, so that's been enough of a learning curve.
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Postby koberulz on Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Don't you have a controller?

I wouldn't say the skill level is any different between PC and PS4, but the PC community seems a lot nicer. Had zero instances of abuse, ragequitting, or anything else. Having a keyboard means chat is more useful, too.

The above teammate even tried to forfeit when I scored my second goal.
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Re: Rocket League is Awesome, if you have PS+ you HAD no excuse, NONE

Postby Andrew on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:57 pm

I do have a controller, mainly for the basketball games and other titles that seem to play better with it, but I've always played Rocket League with the keyboard and mouse. Definitely better for chat if nothing else, absolutely.
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Postby koberulz on Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:00 pm

Why are you playing with a keyboard and mouse if you have a controller? The keyboard's still there to type with.
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Postby Andrew on Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:34 am

Because in this instance, that's what I prefer to use. There's also no need to set down the controller and pick it up again when I want to type.
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Postby JaoSming on Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:36 pm

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And that doesn't count PS4 or Xbox One hours....
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Postby Andrew on Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:43 pm

I've only clocked around 45 myself, but most of them have been pretty fun.
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Postby JaoSming on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:46 am

Shadowplay folder got too big, so here are my favorite plays from 2016

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and everything else I couldn't bring myself to delete
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Re: Rocket League is Awesome, if you have PS+ you HAD no excuse, NONE

Postby diamenz on Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:19 pm

sick highlights man you have some great ball control. do you play 2's/3's? what r ur ranks and how many hours u got logged? just curious.
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Postby JaoSming on Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:24 am

Thanks man!

just spent time taking screenshots in-game.....then remembered https://rocketleaguestats.com is a thing

https://rocketleaguestats.com/profile/s ... 7981851279

Just got over 300 hours on PC. When the game launched on PS+ I played the crap out of it on PS4 for a couple months until I bought it on PC...I also have some hours on Xbox.

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I normally only play 1s. I have someone from work I play 2s with every once in a while, and I just play standard every once in a while to stay ranked.

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Postby diamenz on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:49 pm

goof stuff jao. i have 120 hrs on my steam account, but played countless hours with a friend of mine on his ps4. i probably have a total of about 400 altogether. neway, add me on steam and we can have some games sometime. i'm right around the high challenger level. u'll prob

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198175404809/

edit: nevermind - found and added ya.
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