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panama chief
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(04-24-2016, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Augh..missed the Chevron skin for Gears UE. Had the stream up and everything but stepped away for a second. *gutted* :(

What needed to be done for it? I was trying to watch but was driving on the highway. No copilot to watch for me.
agc
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(04-24-2016, 03:49 AM)

Originally Posted by panama chief

What needed to be done for it? I was trying to watch but was driving on the highway. No copilot to watch for me.

There was a link you went to, sign in with your gamertag, then confirm entry. Link is no longer active though, unfortunately.
panama chief
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(04-24-2016, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by agc

There was a link you went to, sign in with your gamertag, then confirm entry. Link is no longer active though, unfortunately.

Crap. Thanks.
pizzacat
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(04-24-2016, 04:02 AM)
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How did it look? Doubt it's better than that pro stream one they gave out befoee
Goodacre0081
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(04-24-2016, 04:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Augh..missed the Chevron skin for Gears UE. Had the stream up and everything but stepped away for a second. *gutted* :(

https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/esports...n-gearsesports

edit: shit sorry, looks like they removed the page
malfcn
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(04-24-2016, 04:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by pizzacat

How did it look? Doubt it's better than that pro stream one they gave out befoee



And animated.
AndyMoogle
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(04-24-2016, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sentryxj

http://i.imgur.com/ZfsUA6W.gifv
After that first shot I started to wonder if Gears still had whacked out hit boxes

The first shot is clearly a miss.
desu
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(04-24-2016, 09:10 AM)
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Logged in and saw that I had a code in my inbox that I won't use (EU if that matters).

Quote to reveal (and say when used).

edit used
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Monkaii
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(04-24-2016, 09:18 AM)

Originally Posted by desu

Logged in and saw that I had a code in my inbox that I won't use (EU if that matters).

Quote to reveal (and say when used).

You have been most awesome!!
Thanks for the code
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 09:26 AM)
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I was enjoying this until I was matched up with wall bouncers. Now I loathe this.

Edit: We ended up winning in the end so I'm back to liking it.
Last edited by ElBoxyBrown; 04-24-2016 at 09:40 AM.
Alienous
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(04-24-2016, 09:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by 2real4tv

Dies this support split screen?

I don't think the beta does, but apparently for the full-game anything you can play you can also play split-screen, but for multiplayer the frame-rate drops to 30fps.
Brolic Gaoler
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(04-24-2016, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

I was enjoying this until I was matched up with wall bouncers. Now I loathe this.

Edit: We ended up winning in the end so I'm back to liking it.


Chain saw them.
Strootman
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(04-24-2016, 04:00 PM)
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Pax Panel

https://www.twitch.tv/pax2
m23
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(04-24-2016, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Strootman

Pax Panel

https://www.twitch.tv/pax2

I thought it was going to be later on. Thanks for the link.
faint.
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(04-24-2016, 05:21 PM)
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Codes for those who have to wait until tomorrow:

2FPKM-Q6Q79-R6JHT-M4JF6-726TZ

K7GRP-4PY2C-W47HX-CWDQR-W9K9Z

VQQG9-FGMQK-JD4JG-24G9P-RVYGZ
Last edited by faint.; 04-24-2016 at 05:23 PM. Reason: duplicate
barneystuta83
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(04-24-2016, 06:31 PM)
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So I am rank 11, played a fair few matches, and had my Gears fix for now.

What is it with the Gnasher? I was big into OG Gears and the Lancer was a legit option. I remember seeing a fair few chainsaw kills in most rounds.

Gears 2 was great also, but I didn't play so much of Gears 3. Is that when the Gnasher became OP?

I don't mind having the Gnasher, I think it makes the game different in some respects, but the Lancer is just not a viable option. At least in the matches I've played.

I've seen a handful of Chainsaw kills and barely any Lancer kills. Everything is the Gnasher or an explosive of some sort.

I will pick up Gears, not least for the campaign and a bit of multiplayer, but it won't be my goto online shooter unless they make some changes to weapon balance.
HawksWinStanley
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(04-24-2016, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by barneystuta83

So I am rank 11, played a fair few matches, and had my Gears fix for now.

What is it with the Gnasher? I was big into OG Gears and the Lancer was a legit option. I remember seeing a fair few chainsaw kills in most rounds.

Gears 2 was great also, but I didn't play so much of Gears 3. Is that when the Gnasher became OP?

I don't mind having the Gnasher, I think it makes the game different in some respects, but the Lancer is just not a viable option. At least in the matches I've played.

I've seen a handful of Chainsaw kills and barely any Lancer kills. Everything is the Gnasher or an explosive of some sort.

I will pick up Gears, not least for the campaign and a bit of multiplayer, but it won't be my goto online shooter unless they make some changes to weapon balance.

I think gimping the stopping power was a mistake. The Lancer used to be a great option in Gears 3 especially for keeping opponents at bay when charging to pick up power weapons. It made going for the weapons a battle in and of itself. Now with the minimal stopping power you can still charge with a Gnasher or head straight for a power weapons with little risk if there is only one or maybe two opponents watching it.
Flunkie
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(04-24-2016, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by HawksWinStanley

I think gimping the stopping power was a mistake. The Lancer used to be a great option in Gears 3 especially for keeping opponents at bay when charging to pick up power weapons. It made going for the weapons a battle in and of itself. Now with the minimal stopping power you can still charge with a Gnasher or head straight for a power weapons with little risk if there is only one or maybe two opponents watching it.

What? They got rid of stopping power?
HawksWinStanley
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(04-24-2016, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flunkie

What? They got rid of stopping power?

It's still there but nowhere near as effective. When you hit people straight on with it in Gears 3 they'd almost come to a complete stop. It's nothing like that now. You can pretty much always get to cover or charge through it if you're close enough in the beta.

Rifles in general are nowhere near as potent as Gears 3.
JumPeRJumPzZ
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(04-24-2016, 08:02 PM)
From the Panel at Pax

Kordelle
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(04-24-2016, 08:06 PM)
The thing that botherrd me is that they mentioned retailer exclusive cards. Was hoping they would stop that finally...
Jawmuncher
(04-24-2016, 08:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by JumPeRJumPzZ

From the Panel at Pax

Are maps earn-able through play as well? It does say everything.
blue_phazon
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(04-24-2016, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Are maps earn-able through play as well? It does say everything.

I'm guessing no cause I doubt maps come through the card system
Chris1
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(04-24-2016, 08:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Are maps earn-able through play as well? It does say everything.

But they're speaking in the context of the crates. Maps don't come from the crates.
Marvel
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(04-24-2016, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kordelle

The thing that botherrd me is that they mentioned retailer exclusive cards. Was hoping they would stop that finally...

Mmm, sucks to hear.
bumpkin
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(04-24-2016, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

I was enjoying this until I was matched up with wall bouncers. Now I loathe this.

Edit: We ended up winning in the end so I'm back to liking it.

Do the co-op TDM. It's you and wall bouncers against AI bots. Much more enjoyable and rifles aren't useless anymore.
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by HawksWinStanley

I think gimping the stopping power was a mistake. The Lancer used to be a great option in Gears 3 especially for keeping opponents at bay when charging to pick up power weapons. It made going for the weapons a battle in and of itself. Now with the minimal stopping power you can still charge with a Gnasher or head straight for a power weapons with little risk if there is only one or maybe two opponents watching it.

They need to bring back the Retro Lancer. That weapon in Gears 3 was every Gnasher player's worst nightmare. It forced pros to change up their strategy. The messages I got for using it were amazing.
blue_phazon
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(04-24-2016, 09:30 PM)
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It turns out that if you down someone behind cover, and then mantle kick their downed body, they disintegrate lol. I had to look back at the body when it happened

http://xboxclips.com/BluePhazon1337/...1-3114e3de0e55
Rockyrock
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(04-24-2016, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElBoxyBrown

They need to bring back the Retro Lancer. That weapon in Gears 3 was every Gnasher player's worst nightmare. It forced pros to change up their strategy. The messages I got for using it were amazing.

not really since it wasnt allowed in competitive play due to the fact that it was a broken overpowered weapon.

Gears is a shotgun game, everything should take a back seat to it.
pizzacat
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(04-24-2016, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by blue_phazon

It turns out that if you down someone behind cover, and then mantle kick their downed body, they disintegrate lol. I had to look back at the body when it happened

http://xboxclips.com/BluePhazon1337/...1-3114e3de0e55

I mean it makes sense if you think about how the characters boots destroy everything
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 09:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rockyrock

not really since it wasnt allowed in competitive play due to the fact that it was a broken overpowered weapon.

Gears is a shotgun game, everything should take a back seat to it.

I never cared for the Gears competitive scene so that always bums me out but I'm getting a little good with the shoutgun in this beta so I can hang. I was awful in Gears 1 and 2.
HawksWinStanley
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(04-24-2016, 09:41 PM)
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I've been running into a lot of connection errors lately. Like 1/3 of my matches end in everybody running into walls and eventually disconnecting.
PeskyToaster
(04-24-2016, 09:44 PM)
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I think I'm getting into this bets a little more. I started off not caring for it but I am enjoying myself. I need to work the new CQC stuff into my style. I think gbashers needed to be toned down to make the battles last longer. Also be ause everyone is on active 24/7. Some balancing issues.
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 09:50 PM)
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The Lancer does do decent damage if you stand still and far away from your opponent and unload on them. The accuracy greatly improves and each shot always hits.
pizzacat
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(04-24-2016, 09:52 PM)
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The CQC system is way too slow to actually take advantage of it correctly. The mantle kick is useless at this point lol.
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by pizzacat

The CQC system is way too slow to actually take advantage of it correctly. The mantle kick is useless at this point lol.

Nobody stays in cover long enough for you to do it. It was never gonna be a fully realized tactic in MP. That's not how you play Gears.
BananasWithGuns
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(04-24-2016, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by pizzacat

The CQC system is way too slow to actually take advantage of it correctly. The mantle kick is useless at this point lol.

Probably for the best though really.

I'd rather it be almost useless than completely broken.
PetulantChild
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(04-24-2016, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by pizzacat

The CQC system is way too slow to actually take advantage of it correctly. The mantle kick is useless at this point lol.

Yeah a little bit, but it being really difficult to actually ever do makes it all the more satisfying.
balohna
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(04-24-2016, 10:15 PM)
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Saw a fair bit of Lancer use and CQC in the escalation game yesterday... I mean, not a ton but it's not like these pro players ONLY used the gnasher.
Mr.Fletcher
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(04-24-2016, 10:25 PM)
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The mantle is a great tool. Catch someone when they are concentrating on another ally and it's an easy kill. But it's very situational and the counter does make it more risk/reward than it ever was in Gears of War 3.

Which is a good thing.

Not sure if people would agree with me but I'd like to see the Yank and Shank sped up a little. It's too slow and leaves you completely open - which is again, good as it's more risk/reward.

But, as it stands, no one has the chance to use it. Most people meet another player in cover shortly before an 'Up-A' shotgun rush, no one bothers with it at the moment because it's not worth it.

That's not to say a change wouldn't ruin it, but I'd like to see them toy with it a little during the beta.

Edit: It's funny to think the former mechanic completely nullifies the latter mechanic. One is designed to keep you moving and on the offensive, the other is a punishment for getting caught out for not moving.

The new mantle means, ironically, you're less likely to take cover in front of anyone.

I suppose it plays into mind games - 'I'll wait for the vault' BAM!
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Moofers
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(04-24-2016, 10:47 PM)
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Hearing that the retro lancer was banned in competitions makes me laugh. Heaven forbid your precious shotgun meet its match, better ban it so the only viable tactic is the shotgun/bounce method!

Seriously, banning weapons is some baby-ass dorm room shit. "Hey, John is too good with the sniper so that's banned!" LOL
smik
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(04-24-2016, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rockyrock


Gears is a shotgun game, everything should take a back seat to it.

Sorry mate, but you don't know gears.

Played competitive gears at a high level and trust me, lancers will lock you down.

Reason i think you say that though is the gnasher is fun as shit, everyone's go to weapon and most effective up close
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moofers

Hearing that the retro lancer was banned in competitions makes me laugh. Heaven forbid your precious shotgun meet its match, better ban it so the only viable tactic is the shotgun/bounce method!

Seriously, banning weapons is some baby-ass dorm room shit. "Hey, John is too good with the sniper so that's banned!" LOL

I broke a lot of spirits using the Retro. I used to roll with a dedicated Gears group that would shame me for using it. lol
Tarnpanzer
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(04-24-2016, 11:06 PM)
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How long does it take to reach level 20 in the beta? Any estimates?
BananasWithGuns
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(04-24-2016, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tarnpanzer

How long does it take to reach level 20 in the beta? Any estimates?

Depends how good you are. I did it on the first night, about 4-5 hours or so.
ElBoxyBrown
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(04-24-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tarnpanzer

How long does it take to reach level 20 in the beta? Any estimates?

If you can consistently get kills and achieve bounties it should only take you about a day.
Barrow Roll
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(04-24-2016, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by blue_phazon

It turns out that if you down someone behind cover, and then mantle kick their downed body, they disintegrate lol. I had to look back at the body when it happened

http://xboxclips.com/BluePhazon1337/...1-3114e3de0e55

So is the mantle kick as it was in Gears 3 and J completely gone? But you can still mantle kick downed opponents for the kill like in Gears 3 and J?
bidguy
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(04-24-2016, 11:17 PM)
so theres a gears of war 4 ultimate edition pre order up on NZ store which gives you a season pass, some skin for del or whatever the black dudes name is plus 4 days early access to the full game lol

it says you can play on oct 7 instead of 11 4 days early if you buy that edition

didnt make pics but you can search on the NZ xbone store

maybe someone can make a thread?

edit: heres the store page

https://store.xbox.com/en-NZ/Xbox-On...8-9cb718dfd9aa

game is also 70-70GB lol
Last edited by bidguy; 04-24-2016 at 11:20 PM.
Triscuitable
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(04-24-2016, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tarnpanzer

How long does it take to reach level 20 in the beta? Any estimates?

I put in five or six matches every night (around an hour of play every day) Was level 20 on Thursday.

Originally Posted by pizzacat

I mean it makes sense if you think about how the characters boots destroy everything

Grayson Hunt is a mean cobbler.
pizzacat
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(04-24-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Why add the mechanics if they pretty much guarantee death. If you're slow in gears you're dead, that's why you don't see people executing each of their kills and even if you yank there's no reason to not just shoot because of that time difference (unless they eat 😂)

If the speed stays the same go from yank to knife to meat bag pickup.

The arm on the mantle is too much of a tell, you have to be able to read the opponent to dodge mantle kicks not have the most obvious slow tell
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