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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs
24. Re: DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs Dec 5, 2013, 00:50 Paranoid Jack
 
"We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain," EA said. "We will not stop until this is right."

Ok, so fix the game and give me the expansions for free... since I've bought the game for the PC and the PS4... since its clear the QA done was at an all time low for DICE/EA.

I've had a lot of fun but the crashes/disconnects/loss of rank time and time again just got to the point that I stopped playing. All within two weeks of purchase.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2013, 02:54 Paranoid Jack
 
Blue, I'm saddened to hear of Hudson's passing. My condolences to you and your family during these trying times. She sounded like a special dog. We will miss hearing of her antics.

It has been a long hard day and I was a bit down earlier. After work my wife and I took four of our dogs out for a two mile walk. Returning home I had to take care of the stray cats that sleep in our garage now that the temperatures are falling. So I was feeling a bit down because I haven't had as much time to relax lately. Plus my daughter has moved back home with her dogs. We now have six dogs... and three stray cats I'm taking care of. I've only had a chance to get one of the cats spayed. The other two cats are new arrivals. I need to get them to the clinic when I get a chance.

I don't do all the work around here when it comes to the dogs but somewhere around 80% on most days. I get up an hour earlier than I have too just to get them out side and then fed. Then I medicate them, not me. Though sometimes I feel like asking the neighbor to pass the joint over the fence. Three of our dogs need medications, one can barely walk due to her arthritis, and one can barely see due to her diabetes. But they are all so full of life and love. Which is why I do it. Dogs are truly amazing in the many ways that they can remind us to just enjoy life. And they show us how easy it is to love.

Hudson's passing reminded me again just how much all our pets mean to me. Even the stray cats I let sleep in my garage. And before you guys label me... I'm not like that crazy cat lady you heard about. Well, not yet. Three of our dogs were rescued. The cats I just feed because I refuse to let them go hungry. One was feral but trusts me somewhat and the other two are drop offs... judging by the way they always want attention.

I can hear the newcomer meowing from the neighbors roof top. She gets up there and is too afraid to come down. I put a 2x4 up so she could walk down to the fence but she still can't get up enough nerve to come down it.

I better get to bed. I've got to get up in five and a half hours and do it all over again....

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 13:30 Paranoid Jack
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 16:05:
Cutter wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 12:54:
Thanks to Prof and Bats for the TESO beta key. What the hell is with their forums though? You need some sort of separate invite? Anyway, when's the next test start? I coulda swore someone said it was today.

My key was specifically for this weekend.

I received a second key but just logged in using my existing account? I'm slightly confused but then that's just me.

Blue, your words brought me to tears. I'm sorry for your loss. Many of us were truly blessed to have people like Belle in our lives.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
42. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 22, 2013, 02:25 Paranoid Jack
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 02:07:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 23:44:
the XBOne has already been tested to run a full fifteen degrees hotter than the PS4. Which goes against the uses less power statements. Because more power means more heat.

Or worse cooling.

Yep, either way it could be a problem when summer comes rolling back around. We shall see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
40. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 22, 2013, 00:55 Paranoid Jack
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 00:31:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 23:44:
@ Verno, I have both a day one 360 & a day one PS3 that are still alive and kicking. You could argue that I didn't use the 360 as much as other owners who experience fails but then I never ran mine on carpeted floor and always keep the area fairly clear of dust. From what I've see while working a lot of kids had them (360s) sitting on the carpet standing on end so they were not breathing/cooling well.


See this is the mentality I mentioned. The person it never happened to thinks they have it figured out as to why. The three that went down for me were never on carpet and in a clean area. The design had a big flaw. Now when there is a 50% failure, that means 50% haven't broke. So sure there are these out there, but the other 50% that did fail, a lot of those wasn't because of abuse or poor condition. That said, past consoles you could have both of those and they kept going.

LMAO! Thanks!

The problem with your statement? I never implied that my experience was the answer to the failure ratio. Just stated my experience... just as you are. I even said, "You could argue that I didn't use the 360 as much as other owners...", but you can read into it what you like.

I also realize there were manufacturing/design flaws with the original 360. Sorry, to hear you had three fail and I had zero fail. Does that somehow make my situation not worth mentioning?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
35. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 21, 2013, 23:44 Paranoid Jack
 
@ Verno, I have both a day one 360 & a day one PS3 that are still alive and kicking. You could argue that I didn't use the 360 as much as other owners who experience fails but then I never ran mine on carpeted floor and always keep the area fairly clear of dust. From what I've see while working a lot of kids had them (360s) sitting on the carpet standing on end so they were not breathing/cooling well.

@ Beamer, the XBOne has already been tested to run a full fifteen degrees hotter than the PS4. Which goes against the uses less power statements. Because more power means more heat. Crazy things is if the power supply is external why is the thing running hotter?

"The Xbox One got noticeably hotter after continued operation, though; our IR thermometer measured a top temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit coming off its top vents compared to about 100 degrees for the PS4."

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Nov 19, 2013, 22:12 Paranoid Jack
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 21:56:
They are selling content on day 1 for $20 (Gold edition). I can't justify giving money to a company that does this. Small things don't bother me, but it's a mini expansion and they want $$$ for it. Remember the holiday sale is right around the corner and this will no doubt receive a discount.

$20 isn't bad for what is basically their season pass. Of course their isn't much reason to buy it at this time since there is not much content yet available not to mention if you have yet to play the OC there really is no need to buy more at this point.

Even with the free $20 of PSN currency I didn't feel the need to buy it either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 15, 2013, 11:56 Paranoid Jack
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 15, 2013, 10:17:
Whats up with the dude who blows up his PS4 with his huge ass tank-busting rifle? Is he some novel kind of Microsoft fanboi extremist??Jesus what is it about americans and their guns??

We do love our toys... but I think this is all about bringing in the views or hits to his YouTube channel. I've heard but can't confirm some of these people make triple digits from their channels.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Within Released
4. Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Released Nov 15, 2013, 00:42 Paranoid Jack
 
Damn you, Taskeen!

I should never have watched that Angry Joe video. I was hoping to hold off a month or two before picking this up. I just have too much to play already. But thanks to Joe and you I'm now thinking about buying it... tonight. Even though I will be playing AC4 Black Flag in just a couple hours on my new PS4. Oh, Hell! Life is good.
 
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News Comments > Warcraft and Warcraft II Coming to Modern PCs "In Some Form or Fashion"
11. Re: Warcraft and Warcraft II Coming to Modern PCs Nov 11, 2013, 11:12 Paranoid Jack
 
For some reason I totally avoided WC3 but loved the first two. Now with CoH2 being such a let down I'm thinking I will pick up that battle chest or ask Santa for it. But on the other hand... I have far too many games to play as it is. That plus add the Kickstarter effect to it... I am overbooked.

I have the alpha testing of SotA & DOS (then the betas). Not to mention the soon to test W2 & possibly PE in the early part of the year.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Maps & Editor Next Week
1. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Maps & Editor Next Week Nov 5, 2013, 01:38 Paranoid Jack
 
I loved CoH but felt raped after buying the Digital CE of CoH2.

They need to do a lot of these free map releases if they want me to buy into another game.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 30, 2013, 23:23 Paranoid Jack
 
NKD wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 20:14:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 19:50:
Hint: If your car is already flipped on the side, YOU wrecked it.

Honestly if my car was already beat to hell like that one was, I'd probably be laughing my ass off if the tow truck driver dropped it again.

Especially since it would then become the tow company's insurance's problem, and not my own

I doubt it becomes their problem since it was the driver that got it there to begin with. My guess it's all going to the drivers insurance...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Released, Reviewed
40. Re: Battlefield 4 Released, Reviewed Oct 29, 2013, 20:12 Paranoid Jack
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 12:25:
jimnms wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 12:02:
I wasn't planning to get this on release, but I caved and bought it from GMG a couple of days ago with the 20% off code.
Join the club

Do you get the China add-on maps with the GoG version? I'm thinking about caving and picking it up when I get home.
 
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News Comments > The Dark Eye – Demonicon Livestream Today
3. Re: The Dark Eye – Demonicon Livestream Today Oct 24, 2013, 23:54 Paranoid Jack
 
The game is out on Steam as of now. But I couldn't find much in the way of gameplay videos so I went to Twitch. What I found is that Twitch is still a huge POS. They can stream your commercial just fine. Soon after that you'll be looking for a spoon to gouge your eyes out with while your video freezes up and show no signs of streaming... over and over again.

This is going to be one huge disaster for Sony come 11/15 since they decided to use Twitch as their streaming service.

As far as the game goes I think I will wait for a sale on Demonicon. Say $10 to $20 range depending on how desperate I am for a new game to play. I've been burned on a few purchases from Kalypso over the past few years. In other words I'm not impressed with the quality of the games they have publishing in recent years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2013, 20:18 Paranoid Jack
 
LMAO! Sometimes I wonder if my sense of humor is broken. Or maybe my time overseas made it a bit darker and dryer. Either way thanks to Hellbinder, Cutter, Dmitri.... Hell, thank you all.

Hellbinder, after reading your post I have to ask. Do you own a cell phone, or use a landline, use a local cable provider, or possibly have an Internet connection at your house currently? Because if you're worried the XBOne will monitor you... it will... just like all those other services do. Maybe it takes it too a whole new level. Time will tell.

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 3, 2013, 23:44 Paranoid Jack
 
“We should be slapped” for BF4's unlocks, says creative director.

There fixed it...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Tom Clancy, 1947-2013 Oct 2, 2013, 21:37 Paranoid Jack
 
First thing out of my mouth, "ah, man!"

He was a favorite of mine. May he rest in peace.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 AMD Driver Issue?
19. Re: Battlefield 4 AMD Driver Issue? Oct 2, 2013, 17:13 Paranoid Jack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 12:50:
Shineyguy wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 11:36:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 05:11:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 03:17:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 01:43:
BF4 is just fucked now anyway. Tons of people can't even join servers. Origin locks up, BF doesn't start, lots of fun! Oh, and GTA V online doesn't work for me either! Fuck, it's been such a fun day!

I was just hanging at "loading" with a black screen and I could hear stuff going on in the match including voip, if I alt+tab out and then alt+tab in it'll connect proper.


Considering the horrible performance you get in BF4 it's not surprising they did the beta this short before release. I wonder if I can still cancel my pre-order at this point...

Yes, because a beta pre-release build is an indication of what the final product will be... I also have no issues with performance. Game runs a little slower in Conquest than it does in Domination, but the map is bigger and more chaotic.

Also, I find it funny that the AMD sponsored title is having so many issues on AMD cards.

And what is your point? As I said MAJORITY of all posts are about stuttering, NOT PERFORMANCE. STUTTERING / JITTERY motion. Ain't got nothing to do with performance. The fucking game stutters for us. Like someone hit the framestep button and turned it to 11. And that IS indicative of a major engine issue. You telling me they will suddenly magically tune the game to run smooth for us in the 27 days till release? In fact it is the same stuttering issue I have seen in Planetside 2 (and only there)... weird

Stuttering... Can't think of a better way to describe my experience. The gameplay just doesn't feel right. Feels jerky. But seems FPS are fine. Also I have noticed terrain detection is a huge issue intermittently. Can't jump over low lying terrain at times. Can't jump through textures that are empty at times. For instance a glass store front. I spent a minute trying to get through... shooting out every piece of glass I could see. Yet I couldn't even get near the doors or windows. After destroying the glass windows and doors (4 panes) what would have been ten times over by the amount of ammo I wasted I was finally allowed to pass through the hidden texture.

Other times I was behind terrain near a flags base... the sculpture which looks like waves. And I was shot through it as it popped in and out of existence. That happened at several points. Twice I was hidden behind three feet thick main walls of buildings. Seems my target, the walls, and I were all popping in and out. Before I was killed by his fire through the wall.

I hate to say it but the netcode is most likely the issue. What else could cause these type of things on a 48ms ping to a server half a state away? Yes, it is Beta but... of all the BF betas this has to be the worse showing to date. Usually the beta sells it for me. Usually the beta map(s) are one of the best from the retail product. I just don't feel that applies for BF4. I love the series but I won't blindly purchase this until I see a drastic improvement over the next month... before the beta is terminated.

Edit: I'm here to recant... or eat my words. Go ahead point and laugh.

It seems if you play on a server which has (and I'm guessing here) more than 40 players things start to get wonky. Especially if you are one of the last to join. So yeah, it's just like the other BF games. I joined a private server and the lower the players the better the game looked and played. As the server got hot and filled up I noticed more instances of the game feeling like it was out of sync. Still the last couple hours on that server have given me hope. The map isn't that great but the gameplay can be amazing at times. If you get on a server with only a couple dozen people it can be magical. So try several different servers out before you give up on it. That is all...

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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
4. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 29, 2013, 12:24 Paranoid Jack
 
I fully understand and would echo your sentiments if I were in your shoes. I've vowed not to purchase from several online retailers for the same reason.

For too many years we have put up with the PSN being inferior to Live by remembering that its FREE. If they plan on charging for it with the launch of the PS4 they better put the infrastructure into place to stop these types of issue.

As far as compensation the only online service that has ever given me anything was Origin. After there tech support guy wiped my BF3 stats about a month after launch. The sad thing is it took them over a month to start seriously responding via e-mail. They gave me several games FREE via... Origin of course. All old games too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 28, 2013, 23:58 Paranoid Jack
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 13:32:
I finally cancelled my 180 preorder on amazon the other day...

Dude, why didn't you wait to the last minute like me? I'm doing my part to make sure somebody has a XBOne for X-Mas. I'll cancel five days before... maybe as few as three days prior.
 
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