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17 hours ago, Good Posting Judge said:

For me, the building aspect (which I am only slightly getting better at) is what sets it apart from other BR/FPS games. It introduces a lot of creativity and variability that makes other games, IMO, seem just flat in comparison. Valorant and COD Warzone are supposed to be the hot new games, and watching other people play them, even if they're good, is like watching paint dry to me.

I also find the strategy behind the initial drop -- both when I'm playing terribly and when it's being played by people who are actually good -- to be pretty fascinating. But I do get what you're saying, not a lot happens early on (or middle on) in high-level games, and then the games usually end in pure chaos. I would push back some against the idea that most materials = wins near the end as well, there are ways to counter someone who just cranks way up above you.

agreed, plus if you're down to final 5 you have hopefully had at least a few kills and should have plenty of mats to use regardless.

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I wish you guys would let your younger kids play more so this old man can get easier kills.  These teenagers are destroying me.

Anyone want to squad-up?                    (I have no idea what this even means - just hear my kids say it)

Fortnite needs senior leagues.

43 minutes ago, Senor Schmutzig said:

Saw you were on last night but were in a party so I did some solos and dropped off early.

I saw you popped in on mine briefly last night too.. I was in a squad with 2 friends and a buddy's 6 year old kid.. the worst part is the 6 year old is better than I am :bag: 

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39 minutes ago, playin4beer said:

I saw you popped in on mine briefly last night too.. I was in a squad with 2 friends and a buddy's 6 year old kid.. the worst part is the 6 year old is better than I am :bag: 

This is a given, I've just learned to deal with it.

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1 minute ago, beer 30 said:

This is a given, I've just learned to deal with it.

Yeah, for the most part, I have too.. I've moved on to trying to help him with strategy when we play duos or squads.

Like most kids, he has zero patience.. I'm dead 99% of the time before he is when we play.. so then I "coach" him.. He'll be in a prime spot inside the circle and the remaining players have to come to him and he still wants to rush them.  I'll tell him, "Buddy, just wait.. they have to come to you".   One game, I'm dead and watching him.. he takes out the last 5 people to win our "Duo"..  The last guy is running around below him and he says, "I'm so nervous I'm shaking!".. lol.. kid is a trip..  

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3 minutes ago, playin4beer said:

Yeah, for the most part, I have too.. I've moved on to trying to help him with strategy when we play duos or squads.

Like most kids, he has zero patience.. I'm dead 99% of the time before he is when we play.. so then I "coach" him.. He'll be in a prime spot inside the circle and the remaining players have to come to him and he still wants to rush them.  I'll tell him, "Buddy, just wait.. they have to come to you".   One game, I'm dead and watching him.. he takes out the last 5 people to win our "Duo"..  The last guy is running around below him and he says, "I'm so nervous I'm shaking!".. lol.. kid is a trip..  

Ha! that's awesome! I've had a couple of those moments when a younger will do something fr the first time or accomplish something they've been trying to do for a while. They are the best but I just don't interact much anymore. I'm trying to think if I've even played a squad game this season? Don't think I have. I have an alt account I use for challenges when you need to play duo's so I pretty much totally avoid the masses.

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12 hours ago, playin4beer said:

Did something change? I play on an Xbox one and now it's asking me for a subscription to play

 

This which essentially ends Fortnite on IOS. Not sure how that affects Xbox though?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/martineparis/2020/08/14/epic-games-sues-apple-and-google-over-fortnite-ban-as-internet-pioneer-tim-oreilly-and-pundits-call-for-ai-oversight/#1dfd96125178

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I found a very active group on Discord called Fortnite over Forty. It's a great place to matchup with other, ahem, mature Fortnite players. I have only been involved for a few weeks but it's great to hop on Fortnite and know I can find a game without having to deal with some of the cringy teammates that you get matched up if playing squads or duos. There hasn't been a time when I had to wait more than a few minutes to find a match with other FOF after posting in Looking-for-Game sub in their Discord channel. 

I had not used Discord before but it was easy to sign up and figure it out quickly. 

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21 minutes ago, Senor Schmutzig said:

I found a very active group on Discord called Fortnite over Forty. It's a great place to matchup with other, ahem, mature Fortnite players. I have only been involved for a few weeks but it's great to hop on Fortnite and know I can find a game without having to deal with some of the cringy teammates that you get matched up if playing squads or duos. There hasn't been a time when I had to wait more than a few minutes to find a match with other FOF after posting in Looking-for-Game sub in their Discord channel. 

I had not used Discord before but it was easy to sign up and figure it out quickly. 

LOL I gotta check this out.

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I play on switch. Players are worse there so I can compete. I do pretty well at solos there. I even have a solo-duo win!

Play duos or squads with my sons. When I do, I can barely get any kills because they get them all. I was pretty proud when my son and I were in a final 2v2 and my son got knocked. I got the last kills for the win.

But my boys constantly make fun of me when they watch me play. And I'll admit it triggers me.

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4 minutes ago, dgreen said:

I play on switch. Players are worse there so I can compete. I do pretty well at solos there. I even have a solo-duo win!

Play duos or squads with my sons. When I do, I can barely get any kills because they get them all. I was pretty proud when my son and I were in a final 2v2 and my son got knocked. I got the last kills for the win.

But my boys constantly make fun of me when they watch me play. And I'll admit it triggers me.

The range in skill for those in Fortnite over Forty is all across the spectrum. Usually the Squads that I play with are pretty mixed. Some studs on there that can build the #### out of things and then there are people like me that can aim and get a handful of kills during the match but can't do anything if there are builders at endgame. Sometimes I liken myself to a mobile supply drop, LOL. 

Also see a lot of different system types, it's just not limited to console or desktop/laptop by any means. 

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17 minutes ago, Senor Schmutzig said:

The range in skill for those in Fortnite over Forty is all across the spectrum. Usually the Squads that I play with are pretty mixed. Some studs on there that can build the #### out of things and then there are people like me that can aim and get a handful of kills during the match but can't do anything if there are builders at endgame. Sometimes I liken myself to a mobile supply drop, LOL. 

Also see a lot of different system types, it's just not limited to console or desktop/laptop by any means. 

Yeah, I barely build. Sometimes I just run away from someone who looks like they really know how to build.

If I'm down to just me and a few others in the end and I feel like I have plenty of time, I'll slowly build myself a fort.

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My 6th grader has turned into a gamer this year. She plays Minecraft, Roblox, and more recently Fortnite with her friends all the time. I watched her play a game  on my PS4 the other day and her skill level was evident from all the gaming she's been doing. I guess with no activities due to Covid this is what we are left to brag about our kids with.

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14 hours ago, shuke said:

Hi I'm new here.  Not a gamer but addicted to this game.  Love playing it with the kids.  My 10 year daughter is the only one of us that has a solo victory :bag: 

Probably about 4-5 nights a week me and three of my buddies squad up and play.. We drink beer, socialize and get killed by 6 year olds that know how to build like crazy..

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If you want to feel decent about yourself, play on Nintendo Switch. Players are much worse there than other platforms. It seems to be a little more challenging recently, though. My son and I got a solo win with each of controlling half the controller. We’ve done that about 5 times. One time we were the first to die, but the other four times were top 5 finishes with one win. 

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48 minutes ago, playin4beer said:

Probably about 4-5 nights a week me and three of my buddies squad up and play.. We drink beer, socialize and get killed by 6 year olds that know how to build like crazy..

Oh man, for sure. Sometimes I’m playing and feel like I should cuss out a stupid squadmate on the mic (which, I do NOT) because I just know they’re probably some little kid.

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