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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:42 PM



SKILLED PILOT EVENT

COMPLETE CHALLENGES FOR GSP AND MORE!



#2 Lockheed_

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the event!

The headshot requirement always stresses me out. I only can make it as a light hunting for AFKs.
Or I have to be very very lucky.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 01:05 PM

Well paying event. Cheers!

Headshot could have carried a bigger MC prize, but cant win them all.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 01:12 PM

View PostLockheed_, on 18 June 2020 - 12:57 PM, said:

Thanks for the event!

The headshot requirement always stresses me out. I only can make it as a light hunting for AFKs.
Or I have to be very very lucky.

Maybe they should swap it out for something like "Earn 1 count of being undetected via TAG Stealth", perhaps? It would be challenging without being sooooooo RNG-whizzzz... ^_^


On other notes, I wonder what they meant by "Earn 25 Kill KMDD"... Could that have been meant to say "Earn 25 Kills and/or KMDDs" instead? :o

Further, I see this one that says "Earn 5 Capture Assists (conquest mode works best)" on the roster. But, I'm left wondering if Assault mode would be better, seeing as I do not remember Capture Assist from any other mode. Was this another typing goof-up? :mellow:


Other than wanting clarification for those, as well as PGI's Event Team's opinions on the Headshot requirement, I'm looking forward to this Event that's starting shortly. :)


~Mr. D. V. "left lightly confused by the setup on the Skilled Pilot Event items" Devnull

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 02:32 PM

I was thought "skilled" mean getting 4 or more kill in one match, or 500+ matchscore.
Or, 600 match score for very hard challenge.

Headshot is more like luck.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 02:44 PM

Hmm getting some of these might be tricky. (looking at you headshot reward)

Most likely will not be getting all of these but still gonna try.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:26 PM

View PostKrucilatoz, on 18 June 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

I was thought "skilled" mean getting 4 or more kill in one match, or 500+ matchscore.
Or, 600 match score for very hard challenge.

Headshot is more like luck.

500 MS is kind of extreme... Skilled would be more like 401+ area, given today's climate. :huh:


And you're right about the Headshot... That's way too RNGeewhiz... :(

Now, if they wanted to replace that with 5 triggers of TAG Damage, or 1 of TAG Stealth, that would have been much less RNGeewhiz and a lot more skill needed. It also would have been much more enjoyable, in my opinion. ;)


EDIT :: By the way, any idea what PGI's recent fascination is lately with 12-Day Event Run Times, instead of the usual 14 Days that seem far more reasonable? It's like someone at PGI is trying to send us a message that I'm simply failing to pick up on! :wacko:


~D. V. "my own thoughts on MS & Headshot items as Challenges, and possible replacements" Devnull

Edited by D V Devnull, 18 June 2020 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:33 PM

A headshot as a reguirement? Going to get my popcorn.. :D

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:53 PM

I think I only got two intentional headshot's on active enemies in my whole career. One time was with 8 small pulse lasers going for the head, because pretty much everything else still had armor and that Battlemaster was about to atomize me. Very satisfying experience.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 04:19 PM

View PostGladiolix, on 18 June 2020 - 03:33 PM, said:

A headshot as a reguirement? Going to get my popcorn.. Posted Image

Popcorn? No. Grab a soda. You'll want the hydration from the drink more than the fat & salt from the popcorn. ;)

~D. V. "One can pick something far more tasty & helpful than Popcorn any day." Devnull

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 04:19 PM

Only once in 1500 hours on purpose. Another three or four dumb luck. Turned a corner in Solaris City and came face to face with a fresh Atlas. I was in a Vapor Eagle with lasers, don't remember the exact build. He was between a wall and one of the ramps. He couldn't turn, or wouldn't and just kept shooting. I was face hugging him between his arms I think, at least that is the only explanation I can come up with for not being vaporized, but that little golden dot left eye was right there and I just kept shooting it till I pushed thru him. I bet he was as surprised as I was, and I couldn't believe it.

It is a good feeling. I have had it happen to me twice on the ramps on HPG. Peek, BOOM, down like a rock.

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 11:39 PM

Okay, catching up with a few things...



View PostD V Devnull, on 18 June 2020 - 01:12 PM, said:

On other notes, I wonder what they meant by "Earn 25 Kill KMDD"... Could that have been meant to say "Earn 25 Kills and/or KMDDs" instead? Posted Image

On this one, I saw the attempted fix that has happened so far. Strangely, it looks goofy. I have the feeling that the Spell Check fought with someone when this happened...

As of this posting, the Skilled Pilot Event currently said:

Earn 25 Kill of KMDD rewards

...but I will give a Thank You to them & appreciate whoever tried, and hope they beat whatever kept them from finishing fixing it. :)



View PostD V Devnull, on 18 June 2020 - 01:12 PM, said:

Further, I see this one that says "Earn 5 Capture Assists (conquest mode works best)" on the roster. But, I'm left wondering if Assault mode would be better, seeing as I do not remember Capture Assist from any other mode. Was this another typing goof-up? Posted Image

Here, I get to eat my words from earlier, just like a hat made of wheat/rye... Someone else showed me that Capture Assist is somehow scored from Conquest mode too. The only thing I don't know now is whether that requires a Match Win to earn, and would appreciate if someone could provide an answer, please? :mellow:





And then there's these two that I wanted to respond to earlier today, but ran out of time to do so...

View PostLockheed_, on 18 June 2020 - 03:53 PM, said:

I think I only got two intentional headshot's on active enemies in my whole career. One time was with 8 small pulse lasers going for the head, because pretty much everything else still had armor and that Battlemaster was about to atomize me. Very satisfying experience.

View PostNearly Dead, on 18 June 2020 - 04:19 PM, said:

Only once in 1500 hours on purpose. Another three or four dumb luck. Turned a corner in Solaris City and came face to face with a fresh Atlas. I was in a Vapor Eagle with lasers, don't remember the exact build. He was between a wall and one of the ramps. He couldn't turn, or wouldn't and just kept shooting. I was face hugging him between his arms I think, at least that is the only explanation I can come up with for not being vaporized, but that little golden dot left eye was right there and I just kept shooting it till I pushed thru him. I bet he was as surprised as I was, and I couldn't believe it.

It is a good feeling. I have had it happen to me twice on the ramps on HPG. Peek, BOOM, down like a rock.

Guys, you're both more lucky than I am, seeing as you both managed to really go hard-in on trying and succeeding. In my case, when I really go all-out and try for Headshots, I tend to end up not succeeding. For what I have earned of those, it's either been AFKs or DIscos for the most part. Only a scant few times have I managed to successfully pull it off on a Fully Live Target, but only through complete accident during normal targeting. I think only once have I ended up in that facehug-type situation, but I managed to have all of my weapons ready fast enough for a well-aligned Alpha Strike that nailed someone who might otherwise have taken me down. It was a tense situation though, that's for sure. :wacko:





...and now, here I go, getting myself back to the battlefields after several hours of non-controllable offline time. B)

~Mr. D. V. "betting more will be said about the 2020 June 'Skilled Pilot Event' before it's over" Devnull





[Micro-Edit by Post's Author to fix a Carriage Return Inconsistency... Yet another bad "Formatting Oops"!!!]

Edited by D V Devnull, 18 June 2020 - 11:43 PM.


#13 Metalgod69

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 02:55 AM

My impression with headshots:

It would be to easy to kill mechs that way, so pgi took the center hit box and put it higher over most of the head.

I tested it in training mode, i cant hit the head when i stand in front of the mech. The hit hits the head graphically, but is registered as center hit. But i hit the head always, when i jump over the enemy and alpha blind down. Or taking a dual gauss mech with jj. and snipe from a high position.

Honestly: i ignore the headshot thing, because its too much work for some mcs and cbills.

Edited by Metalgod69, 19 June 2020 - 02:58 AM.


#14 Voice of Kerensky

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 04:54 AM

"Capture Assists (conquest mode works best)" - Is'nt work. Thx for enevt, PGI.

Edited by Voice of Kerensky, 19 June 2020 - 04:55 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 05:41 AM

More GSP? woot! I'm almost below 5,000!

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:11 AM

I captured points in the conquest mode alone and with partners many times.
I captured the enemy base in assault mode alone and with partners many times.
I spent four hours on this event. In the four hours of the game, I managed to get only two “Capture Assist”, I could not even understand why I got them. I can’t even draw conclusions about what I should do next time, what to earn this cryptic “Capture Assist”?
What you did, PGI, is again for some reason not working correctly. Alas, such things have become commonplace for this game.
I have almost stopped doubting that you cannot think up something so well that your ideas will work correctly. Excuse me. This is my opinion for four years in this game.
Thanks for the event (I say this almost without irony).

Edited by Voice of Kerensky, 19 June 2020 - 06:12 AM.


#17 Kalimaster

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 07:26 AM

Another fun event. Thanks....

Now we need one for unskilled Pilots....lol

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 08:23 AM

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 01:16 PM

literally this ^^

like, "earn missile damage", "destroy missiles" etc... those are all things you don't need skill for

maybe make an event like "do more than 1000 damage in one match using a wolfhound" :)

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 02:04 PM

Got my headshot!
Took my Stealth Atlas for a spin and just aimed for the center and cockpit area.
Got 5 Kills and one of the unlucky ******** cought the headshot. I have no clue when it happened thought.

Edited by Lockheed_, 19 June 2020 - 02:08 PM.






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