And in tonight’s games with David I lev…

And in tonight’s games with David I leveled up somehow to 10 but my KDR took a beating. We fought really strong teams in several rounds of rush and unfortunately mostly lost.

Off we went to squad deathmatch where we were joined by MrDippy and CavScout34. I was unfortunately more a liability than anything else although my second last game had a positive KDR (8/7) and in the last game on Isla I spotted a lot and practised setting up a tent on the slopes surrounding the town. I offered to make tea and David wanted marshmallows but I was rudely interrupted by two enemy flanking my position. Very inconsiderate.

I can’t wait until I get that component cable. Please arrive on Monday! Standard definition really sucks.

Oh yes, I almost forgot. I got my first Ken Burton friend request on PSN. I’ve already received 3 such requests on Xbox Live, but this was the first one. How do they possibly think I’m that nice fella Ken?

Just updated my Ken Burton post with this image of the friend request on PSN:

Update read David’s account of the gameplay too!


Got destroyed in Bad Company 2 this even…

Got destroyed in Bad Company 2 this evening. Really wiped out.

Even though I unlocked the tracer gun I couldn’t equip it as a medic. Not that it made any difference, we were fighting on Nelson Bay. It’s not the easiest map in the world to play in standard def.

To do something constructive I escalated my PayPal dispute with to a claim and filled in as much detail as possible.

Going be past experience, I’ll be surprised if they respond before the 10 day deadline.

Update! PayPal granted me a refund on my dispute with divineo! Got my fingers crossed the component switcher cable from Amazon arrives today but it’ll probably be next week.

Update 2! I finally received the following message from Divineo, after my payment was refunded by PayPal (not Divineo):

I`m sorry at the moment we do not have this item in stock. Please check as you should have received a refund. Best regards and apologies for the inconvenience. Divineo


Wow, that’s all I can say about tonight…

Wow, that’s all I can say about tonight’s games, and smoke grenades FTW, I think.

While I waited for the others I hopped into a game with strangers. They were useless! The totally ignored the bases, nobody had a mic on and everyone ran around like headless chickens! I actually had to mute my mic I wanted to scream so much at them!

I was playing first with Mark, David and Conor but unfortunately Conor had problems with his PS3 or at least he disconnected a few times. Must talk to him about that. Mark’s friend Gary got into the squad then. We left a game in which we were getting overrun at every turn, but we still managed to be “the best squad” twice maybe? The rest of our team sucked big time.

Then on to Squad Death Match. We did okish. There were some good moments but we went back to Rush and had a blast.

I concentrated on my assault class. I unlocked the second assault rifle and the smoke grenade eventually and went to town on it. I think it helped!
When defending, the attackers had to be right on top of us to see us, and the smoke provided cover when defusing bombs. When attacking it provided a corridor for us to run through to the bomb and blow it up. While waiting for a bomb to blow a few smoke grenades tossed on the ground made it very difficult for the opposition to figure out where we waited for them. Oh yes, smoking kills! Especially when you hit someone in the chest with a smoke grenade.

We combined smoke and spotting in the second base in Valparaiso. I laid down smoke over the village while Mark spotted from the back and then on the lighthouse. I swear, all those bobbing orange triangles were like Christmas lights on a foggy evening! 🙂

When on smoke grenade duty you probably won’t get many kills. You’re too busy reloading and laying down cover for your team. It was worth it. Did we lose any game after we got into our stride? The night’s a blur. My stats haven’t updated yet. It probably will have by the time you read this. I got to level 7 8 tonight!

PS. check out David’s post on the night’s gameplay!