Gears of War patch and new gametype in Cerfication

anm8rjp
anm8rjp
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The next update for the game is currently in certification and he'll have more news for us next week. What he said this week, though, was very promising. For starters, there will be a bunch of glitches fixed, 720p support for VGA users running 1280X1024 and most importantly, a new gametype. Called Annex, Mark says that he's gotten great feedback so far on the new mode, and can't wait for us to get our hands on it. So, you think this new gametype will coincide with the Global Tournament?
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bloodforge
bloodforge
Since 5923 Days
Awsome, and I hear its going to be free as well.
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RC_Master
RC_Master
Since 5832 Days
Adding new gametypes after launch somehow tells me they didn't develop the Multiplayer side of things as much as they'd have liked to.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Since 5929 Days
That is awesome news. I am psyched.
Posted by RC_Master
Adding new gametypes after launch somehow tells me they didn't develop the Multiplayer side of things as much as they'd have liked to.
I don't know if they developed it as much as they wanted to or not--but they certainly didn't develop it as much as the fans wanted. There's a lot more to be done with Gears of War, I'm glad that they're taking note of that and of its popularity and supporting the community.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
Since 5535 Days
Garnett on 1up yours has repeatedly said that this new content is "freakin awesome". Im excited. Hopefully it will breathe some life into (for me) a dying game.
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GriftGFX
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Posted by TheBeagle
Garnett on 1up yours has repeatedly said that this new content is "freakin awesome". Im excited. Hopefully it will breathe some life into (for me) a dying game.
Yes..it wouldn't even be dying for me, but I don't play it anymore because most of my friends don't..and it's the sort of game that I need people to play with. Perhaps this will breath some new life into it and that's a damn good thing.
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TheBeagle
TheBeagle
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Yeah its the same for me. Whenever I get a good group together and we are playing well as a team its a total blast to play. But if your team dont gel and your consistantly losing its just a horrible experience.
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Panzer83
Panzer83
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Posted by RC_Master
Adding new gametypes after launch somehow tells me they didn't develop the Multiplayer side of things as much as they'd have liked to.
Are you actually complaining about this?! Give me a f*cking break man.....
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RC_Master
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Posted by Panzer83
Are you actually complaining about this?! Give me a f*cking break man.....
No i'm not complaining. I can't play on Live so it doesn't really bother me what they do to the multiplayer.

I'm just saying, the multiplayer wasn't as complete as it could have been, and obviously they know this, and hence are adding a gametype that wasn't in at release. Which is good, makes the game more varied.
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Cliffy B. said from the get go that Gears of War 1/3 Singleplayer, 1/3 Co-op, and 1/3 multiplayer. The fact that GOW has taken off in MP like it did was astounding to them. So they're just giving the people what they want.
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Myro
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So what does Annex involve?
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Broadbandit
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Since 5756 Days
Hopefully the game mode won't be dull and boring like the ones in the game currently, I might consider throwing this back in my system if it has some objective or even respawns
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Posted by Broadbandit
Hopefully the game mode won't be dull and boring like the ones in the game currently, I might consider throwing this back in my system if it has some objective or even respawns
Dull and boring? Warzone/Execution are basically the same mode--but they're not dull/boring imo. Don't die as much, you won't miss respawns. :P

I haven't played in forever, I need to get back into it. Hopefully Annex will bring some new life to Gears of War for the whole community.
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Broadbandit
Broadbandit
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Posted by GriftGFX
Dull and boring? Warzone/Execution are basically the same mode--but they're not dull/boring imo. Don't die as much, you won't miss respawns. :P

I haven't played in forever, I need to get back into it. Hopefully Annex will bring some new life to Gears of War for the whole community.
I didn't die as much, I just found it completely and utterly boring and I also hope Annex will get me to play it again
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Posted by Broadbandit
I didn't die as much, I just found it completely and utterly boring and I also hope Annex will get me to play it again
Well if you found the multiplayer utterly boring, I doubt one new mode is going to completely turn you around on it..that's all. I like Gears MP, but it is repetitive and mighty stripped down to the most basic of components..I can see how it might not be for everyone.
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Broadbandit
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Posted by GriftGFX
Well if you found the multiplayer utterly boring, I doubt one new mode is going to completely turn you around on it..that's all. I like Gears MP, but it is repetitive and mighty stripped down to the most basic of components..I can see how it might not be for everyone.
I agree, but Adriana Lima is for everyone (sorry OT but w/e)
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palamede
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Silly question, what on earth is Ms' certification process, and why is it so long ?
Do they try the demo in every possible setting to make sure it does not create hardware issues ?
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epidemic
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Posted by palamede
Silly question, what on earth is Ms' certification process, and why is it so long ?
Do they try the demo in every possible setting to make sure it does not create hardware issues ?
Well I hope they sure do...
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Broadbandit
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Posted by palamede
Silly question, what on earth is Ms' certification process, and why is it so long ?
Do they try the demo in every possible setting to make sure it does not create hardware issues ?
It seems they are like babysitters, make sure those kids didn't make any mistakes and let live get hacked and such
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GriftGFX
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April 9th, and a description of Annex:
Description: In Annex, you win by keeping control over key map locations, or objectives, long enough to collect a winning number of points. Every map has two to five identified objectives available for capture, with one objective active at a time. Objectives are based on map weapon-spawn locations and have a potential value of 60 points toward either team’s score. Teams collect those points by maintaining ownership of an objective until all its 60 points have been distributed. Every second that a team controls an objective, the team gets one point. When an objective falls to zero points, the next objective is selected at random.
http://gearsofwar.com/News/New+Game+Type.htm

Good times ahead..think I'll wind up going back to Warzone/Exectution eventually, but more power to them. This is exactly the kind of addition I was hoping for.
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RC_Master
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Posted by GriftGFX
April 9th, and a description of Annex:
......
Er, Territories/KoTH? But, it can be a map location OR objective? interesting.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
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We'll find out exactly what that's all about in five days. Can't wait.
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Broadbandit
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well i know exactly what annex is now so i am definantly psyched to play it

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What's old and new and red all over? That would be Gears of War, once a new multiplayer game type is released by way of a download from Xbox LIVE® on April 9. Read on to get the specs on the new way to enjoy a game you already love, and then hop online to experience multiplayer all over again!

Annex

Objective: Capture and hold key locations to collect enough points to win the round.

Description: In Annex, you win by keeping control over key map locations, or objectives, long enough to collect a winning number of points. Every map has two to five identified objectives available for capture, with one objective active at a time. Objectives are based on map weapon-spawn locations and have a potential value of 60 points toward either team’s score. Teams collect those points by maintaining ownership of an objective until all its 60 points have been distributed. Every second that a team controls an objective, the team gets one point. When an objective falls to zero points, the next objective is selected at random.

On the HUD, the current objective appears below the team scores at top left. This indicator contains several pieces of relevant information. The weapon icon inside the circle indicates which weapon-spawn location is being used as the objective. The compass along the outer edge of the circle shows the relative direction to the objective. The number inside the circle indicates how many points remain at that objective and the background icon color indicates which team currently controls it. No color means the objective awaits capture, a red icon means the Locust Horde hold the objective and a blue icon means the COG hold it. When the icon in the indicator circle fills, the corresponding team's score also changes color, the team begins collecting points from the objective, and the point value of the objective drops.

On the map, a projected ring marks the physical location and boundaries of the objective in the world. The ring's color indicates the current captor: White means neutral, blue COG, and red Locust. To capture an objective, players must stand inside the glowing ring uncontested for a short period of time. How long depends on how many teammates stand in the ring at once. One player can capture an objective in eight seconds, two players in four seconds, three players in two seconds, and four players in one second. Once a team takes an objective, they are not required to remain inside the ring to maintain ownership. The captured objective's points drain until an opposing team member enters the ring, or until its points fall to zero.

Round scores can be set as low as 120 points or as high as 480 points. The first team to reach the target score wins the round.

Respawns: Infinite, wave-based every 15 seconds.

Options:

Selected Map: Which map or series of maps to use.
Number of Rounds: Number of rounds required to win the match.
Bleed-out Duration: Amount of time before a player dies while DBNO.
Round Score: Number of points required to win a round.
Friendly Fire: In a player match, whether teammates can damage each other.
Private Slots: In a player match, number of player slots reserved for friend invites.
Weapons Swapped: In a player match, whether the person who sets up the match can determine whether weapons that appear in the maps are replaced or removed.
Updates:

Annex became available as a Gears of War multiplayer game mode in the April 9 update.
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GriftGFX
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Interesting, the page on the official site is now down. Perhaps the April 9th date is not yet official, as anm8rjp's post in his other thread suggested. Bummer.

Guess we'll know by next monday.
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INDIGO
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Notice it says at the end "Annex became available as a Gears of War multiplayer game mode in the April 9 update". It was probably posted early on accident, or so the forum speculation goes. ;)
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