My time so far on 360 MP (vs. PS3)
So I've got about a week under my belt on Xbox 360 after about 3 months of playing online PS3 (and about additonal months playing single player). I'm never going back to that PSNightmare!
Pros of Xbox CivRev (vs. PS3)
I've played about 30 ranked matches so far, and in these matches I've had:
- No freezes, none.... none at all
- I have only been robbed once by a resynch, lost pottery for a turn, but got gold instead. One PSN resynches would take settlers, techs, my armies, my sanity.
- Instant Leaderboard updating!
- No wins charged as losses, no losing points for wins.
- More people freezing and getting robbed less means that there's higher rated players playing a lot more.
- The longest I've waited for a match is 5 minutes, even with low ranked accounts on PSN waits would be awful.
- Team Games: I had never never been able to find a team game on PSN, it seems like teams is more popular than H2H at times.
Cons of Xbox vs PS3
- ummm, text chatting isn't as intuitive (i can live w/ that)
- all the players with mics, it always makes me suspucious that they're forming alliances, and i also don't like hearing the high pitched voices of teenage boys, it makes me feel old even though I'm 26.
Maybe I will run into some freezes or bugs, but I've never played this many games in a row w/o any major or minor problems. On PSN, it got to the point where I was happy to get every other game not to freeze, and even then I would get robbed with wins counting as losses. Xbox clearly has the larger community and has people that have played way more games than PSN. Morte's got about 1000 games on the books, several other players have over 300-1000 games online on Xbox, on PSN some players would have maybe 200 games online. After about 50-60 games now on PSN it's impossible to find a matchup in a proper amount of time.
a lot of pros don't you think, even the cons sound like pros, since on ps3 you can't use the mics. Your 26! You sounded older with your vocab, I'm 16 so don't be shocked, my dad even plays it and I think his 30
Well it's cool, most of the good players are on 360, and the good ps3 players are switching sides (like you)
I switched from PS3 to 360 today, so it's good to hear that you like it better.
(just kidding. Well, not completely, actually. )
If someone has a 360 to give I'll switch too...
The only thing that I don't like on the 360 is that the only time I played on a friend console is when I looked at the leaderboard on H2h there was like 6 zulu player on the top 10... and I don't like the game against Zulu. On Ps3 I think there is only 2.
Last edited by SVPM; 01-04-2009 at 05:52 AM.
i have lost a settler on 360 made me so mad i made another one and the city got taken before ki could put a archer army there
Is your gamertag on the 360 amazinggrayson?
if so good match but why did you quit when it was only 700 ad?
i was only up 26-14 in techs with a tank army your way
nevermind you told me
i had a decent start but not as good as the usualy
Yes, iOPTICz, we all know from your other posts that your e-peen is ginormous. No need to swing it around here.
damn i was just asking if it was him cause i didnt know his gamertag
lol, yeah that was me.... and my worst start in recent memory with the spanish, i was gonna give u the rundown in a PM, but I'll make my shame known publicly
didn't get my 100 gold settler till 2000BC, pretty rare for Spanish because it's usually easy to find exploration squares at 20 gold a pop. So I rush a galleon and another settler, send them off to the ocean, was pretty far north and didn't spot any islands to my immediate north or south, so I send my ship west, and west some more, and west some more, and west some more. I PRETTY MUCH SAILED THE ENTIRE MAP!, no islands, no whales, nada. finally I find a good clumping of them. by this time you were killing me in tech, something like 10-3. I have no gold, Madrid is only at pop 3, and I've got nothing for science, got two islands with pop of two. I was just imagining all those cities you had with at least pops of 4. So I try to expand a little more, too late to get the AI caps. I managed to get about 6 cities very slowly. While looking for more spots to settle and I was only at like 8 techs getting something like 20 science per turn, I ACCIDENTLY GET ATLANTIS, one of my last hopes! it give me ceremonial burial, iron working and something else i don't need. There were only 2 artifacts on the map, and you made it to the ark before me. One of my only other aces up my sleeve was a great artist, but it wouldn't let me flip any cities.
no libraries, just made it to 14 techs to get the 50% gold bonus, just finally got democracy, got archers in my cities, and I thought you would've at least tried for knights, but I knew when I didn't see them that tanks would be rolling in soon. I was a good 20 turns away from having a glimmer of hope against tanks, but it still would've been a long shot. you could've had any type of victory you wanted, and I know u from the boards, so there was no point in wasting time.
good game, sorry i was not doing well, hope to run into you again and actually play a game that resembles my other ones.
yea it was the temple artifact that i got not the ark i wish it was the ark
but it was gay cause i got like 5 great people and not one great builder i was waiting to build the east india company but i never got one so i said **** it and around 500 ad is when i got combustion but didnt have much gold so i didnt get the tank army until 700 and put it in my cruiser on the way to you