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Fortnite Over Forty? (ok over 14 then?)


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I'm defiantly over 40 but Fortnite is to fast for me lol. I play Xbox COD as I just like to run around & shoot stuff.

My boy plays competitive Raimbow6: Siege, good for a bit of pocket money now & then. Finding a good team to start with was the hard part.

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Yeah, it is pretty hectic, and has a STEEEEP learning curve, like 9 to 12 months. But maybe that's because I had NEVER gamed in my life before.

Oh, leisure time. Well this is different 🙂

There are specific moves and combinations of moves that you need to practise before it all "flows" - Similar to learning an instrument. Amateur to virtuoso is just how much time you put in (I have almost none, so there's that).

I find the "game sense" is easy, probabilities of success or failure depending on resources, how many people dropped and where, terrain... a bunch of variables. It's the "hand to hand" close combat, coupled with building/editing structures that's challenging. Move, counter move. Always 3 to 4 steps ahead, while orchestrating at least 9 different key binds, and several mouse binds - that are contextual, depending on what mode you're in.

Actually, it's like chess - in 3d, and real time. 

Yeah, my boy is getting into the competitive side of Fortnite.

How much time does yours commit to R6S?

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My boy went flat out for 12 months, got pretty good - hundreds of wins.

 

Doesn’t play it anymore as it’s “yesterday’s game”.

 

 

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26 minutes ago, JC. said:

My boy went flat out for 12 months, got pretty good - hundreds of wins.

 

Doesn’t play it anymore as it’s “yesterday’s game”.

 

 

Does he still game, or did he move on to other interests?

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11 minutes ago, 11Parsecs said:

Does he still game, or did he move on to other interests?

He was playing soccer. Made it to A-Grade club and got state selected and then decided he didn’t like it anymore. (Parental disbelief). 

 

He still Games...now heavily involved in a game called Rust. Involves clanning with other internet players to survive. 

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I started playing Fortnite season 7 after seeing my son play it. I'm over 50 and really can't get the hang of build fighting. But I enjoy it, got close to 100 wins, only 14 solo though. Once it enters a build fight I'm done. Used to be a big camper but got better than that.

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43 minutes ago, SGS said:

I started playing Fortnite season 7 after seeing my son play it. I'm over 50 and really can't get the hang of build fighting. But I enjoy it, got close to 100 wins, only 14 solo though. Once it enters a build fight I'm done. Used to be a big camper but got better than that.

Yeah, the building is similar to learning a musical instrument - you have to do explicit "drills" so that your muscle memory takes over. There's guides galore, as you probably know.

My teenage son and I got really good at duos (sitting next to each other on 2 PC's), and then he took an unexpected interest at getting his grades up, especially math - so we only play about once a month now.

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11 hours ago, 11Parsecs said:

Yeah, the building is similar to learning a musical instrument - you have to do explicit "drills" so that your muscle memory takes over. There's guides galore, as you probably know.

My teenage son and I got really good at duos (sitting next to each other on 2 PC's), and then he took an unexpected interest at getting his grades up, especially math - so we only play about once a month now.

Could try to learn to build but I really can't be bothered. I did practice doing 90's, I was slow. 

I enjoy playing a ground game, I can build a box when needed or ramps to get to places pretty quick.

Can't teach an old dog new tricks, I'm the old dog lol. 25 years ago I gamed as well, Doom F1GP mainly.

 

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On 23/08/2020 at 9:11 PM, SGS said:

build fighting

Haha, I don't know if this is a coined phrase or you made it up, but it fits and made me chuckle. I've never played Fortnite, because it looks dumb, mainly because of the "build fighting". I wonder though, if that was the intention of the developer, or did players just make it into a tactic? From the few clips I've seen, they build stuff before their opponents can kill them.

 

Anyway, like I said, it looks very lame to me. That constant grabbing over the shoulder movement is so annoying lol.

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1 hour ago, Esoterica said:

hat constant grabbing over the shoulder movement is so annoying lol.

Ah, the right hand peek 🙂

Hey, how do I get my "gear" to show up in my profile? Do I need a minimum number of posts or something?

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On 14/10/2020 at 5:40 PM, 11Parsecs said:

Ah, the right hand peek 🙂

Hey, how do I get my "gear" to show up in my profile? Do I need a minimum number of posts or something?

Right hand peek? I just thought it was grabbing their weapon, but guess it's a tactic now?

 

To show gear or anything (well not any, but most) just put it as your 'signature' in your profile ;)

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6 hours ago, Billy Shears said:

Downloaded and got hooked on Fortnight after the PS5 arrived yesterday - love it.

 

Yup - hectic- but not complicated like other FPS games.

So that's why your posts have dropped off.

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6 hours ago, Billy Shears said:

Downloaded and got hooked on Fortnight after the PS5 arrived yesterday - love it.

 

Yup - hectic- but not complicated like other FPS games.


Yeah, we won't see you for a while, takes a while to master the building/mechanics.

Here's some handy guides to get you going:

Beginner
https://www.youtube.com/c/BillyBicep/playlists


Warmup routine:



Piece control (advanced stuff)



Have fun, GG's 😉

Oh, I have the LCD-X microphone adapter and gave that a burl.

Heaps of 'presence' to the sound field, but no positional audio advantage.

It's not the cans, Epic just haven't made positional audio a priority, unfortunately.

PC37X's are plenty good/
 

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On 15/11/2020 at 4:42 PM, 11Parsecs said:


Yeah, we won't see you for a while, takes a while to master the building/mechanics.

Here's some handy guides to get you going:

Beginner
https://www.youtube.com/c/BillyBicep/playlists


Warmup routine:



Piece control (advanced stuff)



Have fun, GG's 😉

Oh, I have the LCD-X microphone adapter and gave that a burl.

Heaps of 'presence' to the sound field, but no positional audio advantage.

It's not the cans, Epic just haven't made positional audio a priority, unfortunately.

PC37X's are plenty good/
 

The building part is definitely my weak spot - but it doesn’t take long to get good enough to be having fun.

 

I’ve even won me 4 games!*
 

 

And lost a hell of a lot more!

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2 hours ago, Billy Shears said:


I haven’t actually worked out what a battle pass is yet...

 

Cosmetics - clothing/emotes/objects - pickaxes etc, and some "objectives" - A way to keep kids glued to the game, and to display 'clout' to each other.

If you want to get good fast, go into a creative map, and join a "BHE" lobby.

 

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42 minutes ago, 11Parsecs said:

 

Cosmetics - clothing/emotes/objects - pickaxes etc, and some "objectives" - A way to keep kids glued to the game, and to display 'clout' to each other.

If you want to get good fast, go into a creative map, and join a "BHE" lobby.

 


I don’t have that option. When I select creative lab it just gives me the option the play.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Billy Shears said:


I don’t have that option. When I select creative lab it just gives me the option the play.

 

 

 

 

 

https://dotesports.com/fortnite/news/fortnite-start-join-creative-server

 

 

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/the-best-fortnite-creative-map-codes-for-week-of-november-17-2020

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Billy Shears said:


I don’t have that option. When I select creative lab it just gives me the option the play.

 

 

 

Ooo...

 

I need to get out more :$xD

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