I got a rifle on my rifle using toon in Fallen Earth. It sounds like it should do more damage than it does, but hey, I can hit shit from 70m away (starter xbow is 20m range). But can I actually hit shit from 70m away? The xhair is mighty large with a big ass gap in the middle of it, plenty of room to miss even when your xhair looks like it is directly on them. One shot will miss while another from the same spot will hit. So what I do now is just fight shit close range, one shot in the head and one in the chest and most things are dead. Bullets are fuckin expensive. Crafting is out of the question as it takes as much time to raise that as it does to level my combat toon high enough to be able to use the ammo. Thank god for the Franklin’s Riders, they sell me 20 heavy rifle ammo for 123 white chips, pretty expensive considering 100 bullets is a little over 6 blue chips. Pretty damn expensive.
After acquiring my new rifle I went to the PvP zone by Depot 66. This PvP zone is a circular enclosed area with two entrances. Near one entrance is a tower you can climb up to, which is where I set up camp. It wasn’t long before someone showed up. I shot him once, for about half his health, he shot me twice, I shot him again, he shot me again and I died. It was sad but hey, he was level 11 and I was level 6. So I hiked back there and found my friend sitting in my old spot on the tower. This time I decided to use range to my advantage and shot him from quite a distance. When I hit him he scrambled down the ladder, I drew in closer to the base of the tower, and he comes around the corner guns a blazin. He shot me once and I shot him once, he missed his next shot and I did not. He done been killed, huh. So I killed a level 11 at level 6 and his name was Blo Hard if you wanna look him up and laugh at him. I waited for him to return and he did. This time I was set up on a small building near the center of the enclosed circle. He came in the entrance close to the tower which was pretty close to me and I was able to shoot him once as he ran towards the building I was on. I jumped down to finish him off and he was gone. What’s that? How is this possible? Oh yeah, logging out. LAWL. Big bad level 11 losing to a little level 6, poor lil feller.
I set up camp again on my new favorite rooftop, leaving the tower empty even though it is so sexy. I see someone approaching. It is possible to see players on your minimap as they appear as a little white arrow. He saw me and stayed out of my sight. He was right at the corner and I knew he was watching my arrow so I stood up and ran around on my roof a little bit which made him scurry on out from behind the corner, thinking he could make his move. BAM! Shot him once, he is now under half health and at the base of my roof. I jump off, round a corner and blast him again, victory! This guy was level 4 lol, but hey, a PvP zone is a PvP zone.
What is the deal with the ragdoll physics? Has anyone else noticed that they’re a little, I dunno, off? Since when do I shoot a guy once; he doesn’t die or move at all, in fact he keeps running straight at me, but if I shoot him again and he dies then his body goes flying in a million different directions usually several feet in the air. Explain that please. I hit a guy with a melee weapon and he’ll literally fling under my body and up in the air behind me falling on the ground. Explain that please. That’s what I thought, it just aint right.
I sold everything on my crafter to buy bullets for my rifle dude. It is funny to me because the one character that I’ve pretty much “disabled” is the one named Bonedead. My melee guy is Jason Bonedead and my rifle dude is Boblee Swagger (I know, I’m lame).
On my melee guy I was using one of those posts with a concrete ball on the end of it, which was working wonders in the one hit kill arena, but have since switched to a Kensho training staff thing. It attacks faster and all around has a higher dps, but there are hardly any one hit kills. A fair trade off I believe is that a miss isn’t as big of a deal anymore since I swing again almost immediately.
Getting back to my rifle dude, after those PvP encounters I waited a bit and no one showed up. So I hopped on my ATV and drove over to Slaughterville which is a ways west of where I was. It literally took me around 10 minutes to drive there if not more. I do not feel nearly as comfortable here because it is not very open and you can’t get that much higher than your opponent so it is hard to get an advantage. I always drive through these PvP zones first to see if anyone is there, then I park my ATV outside of the zone and waltz on in. As I’m walking around, patrolling the area, a man on a horse charges me. He’s in a clan, SiN, and is either a level 11 or 13 (I forget) who uses double zip guns. He does about half my health to me pretty quickly and I begin circling him to avoid his bullets. I start hitting him with my shots (prior shots weren’t hitting him as I was getting hit and that always makes it harder) and got him under half health. It became clear that he couldn’t hit me anymore while on his horse and that I was going to kill him, so he turned and ran.
A false sense of pride overtook me, I’ve killed a level 11 today, and now I’m making another high level guy run away. Go me, amirite? WRAWNG! I chased him down and he was now off his horse blasting 50 friggin bullets my way so quickly. Long story short I died a couple times. The last time I tried to fight him was the closest I got to winning since the first run in. I got on top of some boxes and he was down below, we were just peaking around at each other blasting away, it was pretty intense. But alas, I did not pull that one out.
I find it difficult to start playing at times and I’m not sure why. I enjoy the game when things are going good, maybe it is because I have a few toons I play and I’m still not in Sector 2. Maybe it is because I find these little points in the game where you’re stuck with running around quests and no real direction is given at the next place you should go to. Maybe it is because I’ll get a quest to go to a new quest hub and the quests have me killing level 1 mobs. Maybe it is because I hit invisible walls all the goddamn time. I don’t know. But I do find myself playing more CS:S lately.
At first I was going to play CS:S to work on my aiming for Fallen Earth, then I was playing CS:S to catch up in rank to some of those buttholes on my favorite server, and now I’m still trying to catch up to them but I’m also trying to beat the pants off them. But what about Fallen Earth? I need a goddamn scope mfker. Maybe this upcoming 3 day weekend will provide me with enough time to get my rifle dude where he needs to be to really enjoy himself.
I took him up to another PvP zone far north of Slaughterville after my failed encounters. The ride was long as all hell and when I got there it was just an open field. The PvP area was far greater than any of the other places I had been, the only problem was there wasn’t anybody in the damn place. I drove to the edge of the map looking and even took 31 damage from the “kill zone” aka the edge of the map. So that zone kinda sucks big balls imo. I wonder what larger scale PvP would be like in this game, I feel like I could really shine in a setting like that. Me sitting in the back, everyone aiming at people that aren’t me, me aiming at everyone else. I have tried to get enough death toll to talk to the death toll NPC merchants, but have not. The highest I had was around 200 which was maybe 20% of a death toll level, but I lost all that to Mr. Bees Knees of SiN.
I hope to get my rifle man to where he needs to be so I can own some face in an MMO finally. But we shall see.