Have you ever encountered almost invulnerable players?

Discussion in 'PlanetSide 2 Gameplay Discussion' started by DarkStarAnubis, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. DarkStarAnubis

    Today I found an Infiltrator who could absorb an incredible amount of punishment without dying. I dumped the entire Kindred mag on him (as a stationary target) a couple of times and in both cases he just moved serenely away,

    I know you can say "Mate you were not really hitting him." but I have killed at the same distance a lot of other players with much less bullets.

  2. Exileant

    :confused: Check your ping. If you are in the green, they probably have a minor cheat going. :( Using just enough extra shields to dominate the masses is common practice sadly. ;) Simply use a shotgun on them. :D It may take you a full clip, but they go down in a reasonable time frame. :p Then you can gloat about evolving into a player that beats cheaters. o_O Hit a celebratory dance not unlike this--

    Afterwards, YOU will have a distinct advantage.... :eek: As they will be blind. :confused: *Gags*
  3. JibbaJabba

    Yeah I've had this.

    Seems it happens a lot. Sometimes it's blantant enough I snap off a shadowplay video and go double check. 90% of the time roughly there is some reason. Bloom was making shots miss and my RNG was just bad. Maybe there was a short gap in line of sight where a medkit could have been hit...

    Those remaining 10% seems to come in two variants. One is just not getting hitmarkers. Like yeah, lots of misses from randomness, but the stuff that was clearly hitting didn't register markers. As best I can tell this happens when the server is strugglign. I hear others complaining about hitreg usually.

    But the other variant. Some small percent of that 10%. I'm sitting here replaying in slow mo counting on my fingers. I know the ranged and damage fall off of my gun and.... Well !@#. Dude just ain't dying. Sometimes they don't actually kill me, but they get away when they should not have gotten away.

    Not sure if this is lag or cheating. They can't actually control if a hit happens (that's your client), or if that hit does enough damage to their health to kill thim (that's the server). I think they can stop inbound packets for a bit to ignore the damage while they keep shooting, but eventually they gotta let packets in and the server has been keeping track.

    I think if you mag dump into someone, they don't die, but then many seconds after killing you suddenly they die? I think that's either network on their side, or them manipulating the network.

    I think if you mag dump into someone, they don't die, and just cold get away (whether they killed you or not). I think that's your outbound network, possibly server load.

    tl;dr Yeah, I've seen this.
  4. Liewec123

    i believe some people are just blessed by the DBG gods.
    the prominent youtubers for example can go on several minute killing sprees,
    taking very little damage while multiple enemies spray guns at them,
    and i just watch and think "if i tried that i'd be dead in 0.2 seconds."

    i feel a lot also that i am cursed by these DBG gods,
    i can get the drop on someone, spray them with my weapon
    and then they'll turn and INSTANTLY kill me no matter the weapon
    and the death screen might show that i managed to almost destroy their shield...

    so yep, i certainly agree that some people seem to take far less damage!
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  5. Zizoubaba

    I encounted once or twice only, once not long ago, like a week or two, a player that "shimmered".

    Not sure how else to put it, its like he was blinking, constantly.

    I got behind him, shot him again and again, not only did not die, he totally ignored me.. I reloaded, shot him again, and he ran away really fast..

    But that's the only time I encountered what seemed to be "real" invulnerability.
  6. then00b

    Oh, that's a known cheat? I've been suspicious of lots of people that seem to soak unimaginably high amounts of bullets but it's not exactly easy to confirm in big fights.
  7. Exileant

    o_O Mmm-hm. :confused: That is why it is so popular. It is almost impossible to distinguish if executed properly, as it can easily be passed off as server lag. The going alibi is: :mad: "Your ping can be perfect, but if the server is old or malfunctioning you will still suffer latency issues." Which is rare, but also true. However, that being the case you just have to deal with it, because there is nothing you can do to change it. :( If the staff tried, you would have instances where a few (or in D.C.U.O.'s case years ago... MANY,) innocent people would get caught up in the ban net. Nobody wants that. Thankfully heavier weapons seem to take care of them. :confused: Dropping an entire clip of shotgun shells and them not dying is proof of them cheating, so well below that is their limit. o_O Sadly.... The cheat will prevent most of the sidearms from killing in a single clip... Some times, you will even get someone bold enough to push the limit passed a one-slash kill knife. ;) But again that is rare, as it is a dead giveaway that they are cheating. I have seen it happen though.

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