on 15-03-2011 05:47 AM
15-03-2011 08:59 AM - edited 15-03-2011 09:05 AM
Could go on forever about this game but ill keep it brief...
I started out towards the end of Socom 1, needless to say I loved it. Socom 2 hit and basically for a few years it was the only disc keeping the PS2 company. First night I was on I joined a Fishhook room and met Foggy and Mercurial (founder of the rank 1 Socom 1 beta clan [Mister] who had just started [vVv], stayed with them for the entirety of S2.
Found out about competetive gaming, over the years playing some great clans.. Fugazi, Veteran Elite, Flamez, GB etc. Even played OPF favorits Zero Patrol in there first ever clan match.. and got beat
I put together an OPF "Newb war" for the newer players, took some organizing and the giggles watching how bad these guys where is still gold...
The winners where offered places in some good clans, got a sig and this vid (who said prizes are getting better
Brings a tear to my eye, still talk to most of them people today
Other than that apart from the handheld Socoms I played them all, made friends get b/band and socom aswell. All in the community was just so good. The people I met then I still game with today.
Not PS+ not a beta tester, should win a code for making one of the first OPF tournaments I needs teh code Yaster
on 15-03-2011 09:42 AM
A friend of mine loaned me Socom 1 and a network adapater, I remember the faff about running network through from the office where my windows network sharing PC was, so much effort to play a game i'd never even heard of.
I loaded it up and was dropped into Desert Glory as a terrorist, I ran straight into the building and up the stairs and was too afraid to move about so basically camped for the whole round, got a kill though and was utterly chuffed, it was a great feeling, I slowly got addicted, playing against real people was such an adrenaline rush.
I bumped into a few guys from [OAP] who all seemed pretty decent at the game and really good to chat to and a couple months later I was in the very same clan (who still play Socom EVERY week to this day).
Loved the HK5 back in those days, running around on Frostfire with that gun was pretty special.
When Socom 2 first came out it had SO much new content it was like picking the game up for the first time again, but a few weeks in I was out gunning snipers with my M60 noob cannon of death! Until they patched it and I had to learn to shoot properly. The M14 was the gun of choice, so much stopping power, such a predictable scatter pattern. Binocular sniping with a quick double tap!
One of the memories that stands out for me on Socom 2 was a gamebattles clan match, I have no memory of who it was against, but they weren't the best team in the world and we finished them off on Nightstalker where the last two rounds my team quickly died off leaving me alone to finish of the last 6 of the other team with my trusty M60, both rounds I sat on the smaller sniper hill and waited for them to try to plant the bomb and was able to cut them all to shreds to win the round. The calls of "glitcher", "cheater" when we got back in the lobby were quite funny and their whole team dropped out after a volley of abuse aside from their captain who stayed back and apologised.
When Socom 3 came out in the US and we were given a release date so far along I actually imported the game and a console just to play it, of course the lag was a little bit of an issue, but really enjoyed the game even though it died off pretty quickly for me by the time it got a release here.
Socom confrontation came with so much anticipation, the graphics were outstanding and the video's showed promise, I remember all the issues of the beta, but it was great to see them slowly worked out and the way the game stands currently it's easily the best tactical shooter available and those maps they brought out as DLC made sure the game didn't get stale.
All in all I love Socom and hope to god this new one succeeds and brings some of the respawn fans onboard.
I'm already a private beta trialist so won't be needing a code (unless it can get me onto Socom 4 days/hours/minutes earlier)
on 15-03-2011 10:37 AM
I've been playing socom since day 1 and as one of many long term fans this was my first experience of online multiplayer. I have always loved the tactical and team play elements of the game. No disrespect to the likes of COD but it's all run and gun. Nothing compares to Socom for shear immersion. Two of my favourite maps from Socom 1 have to be The ruins and death trap. Two quality maps that never get a mention.Death Trap was so intense especially when playing extraction. Breaching the base and then having to negotiate the tight dark bunker in order to get to the hostages. What an adrenaline rush!
Favourite maps on Socom 2 were Sandstorm, Fish Hook and The Mixer. Loved demolition on Sandstorm. Great for sniping from the rocky outcrops and intense gunfire battles in the base itself. Loved escort on the mixer, such a huge map. I liked setting traps for the terrorists in the main warehouse. My favourite mode on fish hook was definitely Extraction.
I'm a bit of a veteran these days at 41 but still loving Socom. Can't wait for this one. From what I've seen Zipper have done a stonking job. (still wished they'd drop the camera back a bit though )Role on 22/04/11.
on 15-03-2011 12:43 PM
I first got into online gaming on my PS2 with Hardware: Online Arenas and a USB broadband modem connected to the PS3 via internet connection sharing on Windows XP. I saw a couple of people online from a clan called OAP who sounded like me - old, slightly crap at games but enjoying playing online, so I went on the forums and joined up. They were all getting very excited at the time about the imminent release of SOCOM 2 so of course I got it on release day.
First map ever was Frostfire as a SEAL. Got absolutely owned but loved it. Found the OAP room and got a rather more gentle introduction with a few more experienced players letting us noobs into some of the secrets of the game. SOCOM 2 did not leave my PS2 for about 18 months. Such a great game. I loved the tense final minute of a round where you are the only player remaining on your team and you know they're all watching you from the dead zone. I love mucking round after a match and seeing how many people you can shoot with one sniper rifle bullet if they all stand in a line for you. And I love dancing on a mate's body and using the custom taunts to sing songs to him. I also loved doing stupid text pictures of fish using text chat in the lobbies, but that's gone forever now :-(
on 15-03-2011 01:17 PM
To this day I have never played a game that gave me such a massive rush as Socom 1 and 2.
Best gaming experiences ever, at times I almost felt like a celebrity , lol.
joe is READY
15-03-2011 01:17 PM - edited 15-03-2011 01:18 PM
I have been a socomer since the very beggining. i remember playing blood lake for the very first time trying to work out where the snipers were hiding in a foggy map.
but my favourite thing had to be sniping drivers out of trucks in the later socoms nothing more satisfying than seeing a truck full of vips rolling to a stop.
cant wait for therelease of socom 4
would love to get a beta code
on 15-03-2011 01:43 PM
Well I have played socom from the start. On the PS2 days I was a member of underworld [uw] but now you will see me around the OAP headquarters.
I have had many great clan games with uw, mostly against OAP in the S1 and S2 days. I even remember playing Socom 2 on release day until 3am Saturday morning and going to work at 5.30 am.... But the thing that comes to my mind when someone says about socom is Nobfish... Now im sure most of you are sitting there thinking what the hell is that all about? But one Friday night in a OAP and Chums room on socom 2 somehow some of the uw crew and oap crew starting talking about this fish. (which a wiki reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candiru)
I can’t remember why it came up but it kept us entertained for weeks, I even remember one of the guys a few weeks later saying it appeared on Casualty and his wife wanted to know how he knew about it…
So basically my memory of socom is the dead room and the mindless, random stuff we would talk about every night!
I hope this post also educates people who plan on going swimming in the amazon river!
on 15-03-2011 01:52 PM
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