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  1. I think a big issue is that as a party of 3, they try very hard to match you with other parties of 3. The pool of players in 3 man parties is lower than solo queuing, and so it can’t find a perfect match - meaning that you might get matched with good players. Good players are also more likely to be partied up. Give rank a try though. The match making in Arena mode is pretty good. I’ve played a lot with the same squad and matches are usually tight.
  2. It’s trivial to set one up, you just set a time slot (up to 3 hours) and give everyone a code. So If we got enough people interested, it’s just a matter of picking a time.
  3. You can now set up community tournaments on https://therealm.gg, and these can be cross play. These basically work like private matches. Any interest in setting one of these private sessions up? 20 teams of 3 seems unlikely, but we could make it duos or whatever. We wouldn’t need to make it formal.
  4. Apex tries to match teams against teams, which is a good thing. It does mean that playing duos with a friend can seem like a big jump compared to solo queuing with randoms, as premade teams are more organised and hence play a lot better. The devs have never said too much about their matchmaking algorithm. It certainly takes skill into account, but not that strictly and there’s a fair bit of variety in terms of lobby skill. You can get a reasonable idea of the skill level of a lobby by seeing the champion’s stats and looking out for the number of fancy dive trails (awarded for achieving a high rank in ranked).
  5. Console Apex players are never matched with PC players at all, unless they are in a party with PC players. https://www.ea.com/en-au/games/apex-legends/news/season-6-aftermarket-event
  6. Totally agree. I never had a One, and was surprised that recording on my X is so much worse than it was on PS4. What do you mean by edit? I found trimming clips simple enough. Agree about the length though. 1 minute clips are rubbish compared to the 15mins I could record on PS4. Apparently you record longer if you use an external HDD, but I've not tried. The downside is that you can't upload from the external HDD to Live.
  7. Loved it. Loved series 2 too. Shows need light and dark, and that was the dark.
  8. Randoms are going to random. If playing solo I find duos often better then trios. Fewer randoms to deal with. Or ranked is good solo in bronze, silver and gold (after that you really need to coordinate). People play more together in ranked as a time.
  9. I agree and mentioned this earlier in the thread. For Apex, QR either makes getting into a game longer or (rarely) just flat out crashes the game requiring either a reboot or loading another game to make it work. Maybe when they get around to making a proper X/S update for Apex it will improve. But right now it’s terrible user experiences: quick resume into the game at whatever point you left it but with frozen controls, wait for a couple of seconds, get a server error and get kicked back to the start of the game. I’d like an option to turn off QR for some games. Right now I always make a point of quitting Apex via the menu after playing. Solves the problem but feels like I’m working around bad design.
  10. Yeah, if I don’t quit apex, quick resume means it takes longer to get to play, rather than shorter. Means I have to quit apex before turning off, or quit the apex on startup. It’s obviously not a big thing, but it’s a bit annoying. If I could choose to turn it off for games like apex, I would. It’s also probably the sort of thing that will be sorted when apex has a proper next gen patch. Right now it’s the One version I’m playing.
  11. Can quick resume be turned off? It’s annoying for online games like Apex
  12. I have this adapter: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084S83ML9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can confirm that it (at least) works with 1080p at 120hz. It also introduces no frames of input lag based on my small amount of testing (using app that uses high frame function of phone to measure time from a button press). So, it works great. But there's a big issue for me. I wanted to have chat also outputted via the optical (i.e. via the xbox's HDMI) . You can set party chat to do this on the system level, but you can't for game chat. This means that if I don't have a mic plugged in, game chat goes through optical. But if I plug a mic into the controller, game chat is rooted to headset connected to the controller, even if there isn't one plugged in (only a mic). Oddly, it is a game by game setting that allows game chat to go through HDMI. Party chat is fine (can set to HDMI always, even with a mic plugged in), but game chat isn't. The above is an issue for me because I wanted to use the DAC I used with my PS4 that accepted optical to drive my headphone (which are high impedance and don't play nicely with the xbox controller). So now I use a different pair of headphones via the 3.5mm connector on the controller, instead of using the optical.
  13. I have a similar issue. 144hz 1080p monitor that only accepts 60hz on HDMI, while accepting 120hz or 144hz via DisplayPort. I bought this HDMI to DisplayPort adapter and I confirm that it does work on my Series X with 1080p @ 120hz: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/club-3d-cac-2330-hdmi-to-displayport-adapter I can't test 1440p, but even if it's only 1080p it at least gives you the 120hz option.
  14. Cheers all. I was wondering if this was a game I could play with the kids helping.
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