Thats just... mindblowing...
Thats just... mindblowing...
I was impressed the first time I saw this type of video until I realized I could pull off the same tricks by trying them over and over for hours. These tricks remind me of the emulator movies where people save state or use bugs to beat game X super fast. I'm much more impressed by competitive matches(1v1, 2v2, 4v4, etc), and the ability of people to preform consistently.
great tricks, and even better video editing.
That was just awesome! Bones points for being able to mind-numbingly practice the same shit for hours on end.
I used to do a lot of that kind of stuff years ago when Q3 was popular. It's kind of a weird thing to practice, but when you're sitting around with friends it's actually quite fun. Yes, you're going to fail a whole lot, but when you finally make it it's an awesome feeling.
Impressive. Great video. Not sure I could watch all of it, but glad I did.
so how does that fact make this less impressive?Originally Posted by pg
Heh, that's amazing!
What's the music?
It starts out sounding like Underworld, but then I don't recognize it.
It's like parkour without all the running around and broken legs.
The dictionary entry for impressive goes something like this:Originally Posted by Hump
- having the ability to impress the mind; arousing admiration, awe, respect, etc.; moving; admirable
I don't find these movies that impressive anymore because I don't respect, admire, feel moved or awed at someone doing a trick over and over for hours until they get it. Any good FPS player with enough time can do these tricks. Maybe you don't realize how much time some people spend doing these tricks(probably hundreds of hours for this video). I am impressed by competitive players because I know how much harder it is to react and preform vs real people consistently when it counts. Not grind away at tricks for hours until you get something cool, then edit out the 100 failure attempts.
I would hazard a guess that these people are also great players. If you can do this kind of thing in tricks, you're very precise and likely to be able to react to players just as well as you can the trajectories and setups of these tricks.
I think you're underestimating/putting down the skill of these people unfairly.
So you're saying that you're only impressed by people who can do unusual things WITHOUT lots of practice?Originally Posted by pg
I'll be impressed too.Originally Posted by Zylon
Yeah in the beginning it sounded like the tune from Trainspotting, but after that I have no clue.Originally Posted by Hanzii
It's either the original, non-.NUXX (aka the Trainspotting) version of Born Slippy, or the Darren Price remix, I think.Originally Posted by Becoming
Not at all. There's a huge difference between trial and error under controlled circumstances and split-second reactions in new and unique situations.If you can do this kind of thing in tricks, you're very precise and likely to be able to react to players just as well as you can the trajectories and setups of these tricks.
Also, health is generally a concern in a real match. :)
Probably the most impressive thing I ever saw in Q3 (during real play) was this:
(During a game of q3freeze)
Two players are in mid-air after taking different jump-pads. Player A rocket-redirects player B into the pad he's aiming for. Player A gets there first since his velocity moving toward the pad is higher. The pad shoots straight vertical up onto a ledge. Player A gets up on the ledge and switches to shotgun. As Player B zooms up toward the ledge, Player A shoots him away from the ledge and switches to the LG. As Player B is slowly hitting his maximum altitude and then dropping back into freefall, Player A LGs the shit out of him for a quick freeze.
Player B is still trying to figure out what the fuck is going on when his frozen body hits the ground.
Happened over a total span of about four or five seconds.
*THAT* is impressive.
(Andrew, that is)
I don't think so. Perhaps if the tricks were much longer or preformed in sequence without editing I'd be impressed but spending hours to pull off a 5 second long trick isn't impressive. It's just a matter of editing and putting in the time. Maybe part of the reason I'm not so impressed is I could probably do all these tricks myself if I spent a ridiculous amount of time to do so. I can understand being impressed if you can't do these tricks even with infinite time.Originally Posted by Dave Long
Way to put words in my mouth. :) I just think of these trick videos like someone spending all day shooting full court basketball shots then making one and editing it into a video. Sure it's impressive if you just see the one shot he made, but if you know he spent 8 hours and ridiculous number of shots to make the video it's not so impressive anymore. I am still impressed by live buzzer beaters from full court in real basketball games, especially if they are for the win. So yeah, whatever. ;)Originally Posted by Zylon
If I had infinite time I could do anything too!
Yeah, fuck you, Tony Hawk! Anyone can do a 900 if they work a lifetime at it! Loser!Originally Posted by pg
For the record, I understand what you're saying, it's just really silly.
Wait, let me get this straight.
You're comparing these guys to Tony Hawk?
That was fantastic! Those guys have some mad skills, both with the stunts they're pulling off and the editing as well. What a well done vid. :D
I used to think Stephen Hawking was pretty smart until I realized he just sits in that chair thinking about physics all day and I was all like "PSH I could do that."
From Tony Hawk to Stephen Hawking: yes I did.
You made by head do a 180 backsider half-mute gravity wave.
My guess would be that after much practice you can probably pull these tricks off more often than not, so there's probably much less editing out of the mistakes than you might imagine. Sort of like playing a musical instrument. Once you get good, you don't have to quicksave after every note and then edit the tune together from the right ones.
By the way, are there any actual platformers that make use of the same sort of mechanic those guys are using in the stunts? IE the if you shoot there, and then over there, with the right timing, you'll be able to get up to there. Because I'd totally play that.