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#207361 20-Dec-2016 19:48
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I've just started gaming a little and I downloaded battlefield hoping to get in a bit of shooting action but the ping is (I  think) causing me to miss heaps of shots, are there any good fps games I can get for free that have local servers, 
I'm on unlimited fiber in Whangarei, I would've thought it would be ok gaming on US servers


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  #1692980 20-Dec-2016 20:08
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Over WiFi or LAN?

 

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  #1692985 20-Dec-2016 20:35
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Lan, like a 1 meter cable to the router and then a 1 meter cable to the fibre box

 

 


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  #1693017 20-Dec-2016 21:53
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You cant find any Battlefield servers in Aussie? Normally youll get 30-50 ping to there.
I havent played 2 in a while.....

 

 




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  #1693024 20-Dec-2016 22:12
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Probably no good free ones that have a decent userbase. BF2 is 11 years old now and iirc was down to about 250 players at peak hours(worldwide).

 

 

 

That beign said you can buy a BF3 cdkey for under $8 or BF4 for under $12 which will have larger player numbers locally(nz/aus).


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  #1693028 20-Dec-2016 22:17
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That sounds pretty good, how do I go about getting bf3 or 4? 

 

 


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  #1693031 20-Dec-2016 22:49
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You buy it....

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  #1693048 21-Dec-2016 06:37
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I don't have a CD/DVD/BR Drive, where's the best place to buy games online




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  #1693050 21-Dec-2016 06:42
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Better off with BF4 (second newest in the franchise), or Battlefield 1 (latest). You can purchase them on Origin (it's a client/program you have to download and install, a bit like Steam)

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  #1693058 21-Dec-2016 07:57
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If you have fiber, just purchase one of them and install it via origin. It can be had for like $20

 

 

 

https://www.origin.com

 

 


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  #1693072 21-Dec-2016 08:52
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Milutiche:

 

I don't have a CD/DVD/BR Drive, where's the best place to buy games online

 

 

 

 

Steam.

 

 

 

For starting out in fps games, honestly i would recommend Overwatch.

 

There is less skill based content in it and more just team play.





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  #1693080 21-Dec-2016 09:10
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BF3/4 like good hardware though, so avoid unless you have a decent CPU/video card.

 

Overwatch is great fun, and theyve just marked it right down in price for the Xmas holidays. :) Friend had it running on a Core 2 Duo with 4850 video card, wasnt the prettiest but was playable (hes now upgraded thankfully). I get approx 60fps on my budget system.

 

 





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  #1693082 21-Dec-2016 09:12
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xpd:

 

 Friend had it running on a Core 2 Duo with 4850 video card, wasnt the prettiest but was playable (hes now upgraded thankfully). I get approx 60fps on my budget system.

 

 

Have a friend who still plays on an older system, averages 15~30 fps... Even spectating him, is SO painful i'm not even sure how he can actually play.....





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  #1693094 21-Dec-2016 09:40
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Overwatch - https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/buy/#overwatch-edition

 

$49.95 AUD 

 

 

 

Dont worry about the other editions unless youre one of those that must have the extra skins etc ;) Thing I like about OW is that its a level playing field every time, you rely on skill, not on the fact that you bought a bigger gun.

 

A level 1 player has a good as chance as a level 100.

 

 





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  #1693117 21-Dec-2016 10:06
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I think I might but Battlefield 4 from origin as suggested, I've got an i7 with 16gb of ram and an RX480 so it should run it sweet, will I miss out on much if I only buy the $20 version?

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  #1693118 21-Dec-2016 10:07
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I'll also look into overwatch.

Thanks for the help everyone


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