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Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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News Comments > Guild Wars Weekend Event
15. Re: No subject Nov 30, 2006, 19:21 Bucky
 
... sorry.

I think we all are.

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News Comments > Guild Wars Weekend Event
12. Re: How is Nightfall compared to Faction Nov 30, 2006, 17:20 Bucky
 
I was told to skip Factions and go right to Nightfall(I am in Prophecies right now) but I did my trail in Factions and really liked it.

I fished Factions the other day. I enjoyed it; I think the problem Factions had has is the artwork on the locations, especially the city. Worse still is that while you might be confined in most areas the city really beats you over the head with that fact. Getting places there is such a ballbuster most people don't even do the quests there.

The Kurzik and Luxon areas are nice, and IMO Factions is worth it. Now to go level up my heroes...

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News Comments > Dark Messiah CTF Coming
3. Re: No subject Nov 29, 2006, 23:39 Bucky
 
I thought it was fun too, but mages were (and might possibly still be) pretty damn unbalanced. Granted getting past the first level was a royal PITA, but once a mage hit 5 or 6 he was pretty much unstoppable thanks to one shot kills. I hit level 9 once in the defend map; we might have been down to the center point but no one was getting in. I was pretty much just casting death at that point.

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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: For Blue this holiday season Nov 29, 2006, 00:09 Bucky
 
He hasn't even logged into Guild Wars in two days. That might not seem like much, but I think he might be having too much fun playing with his Wii Revo.

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
3. Re: Stories in MMO's Nov 28, 2006, 21:43 Bucky
 
I get major complaints if I sit though the cut scenes in Guildwars. I want to know the story but everyone else has done it 10x before.

I used to get that a lot, but I've just recently gone through Factions and never once encountered that. Of course, playing as a MM or a Monk makes you a pretty vital part of the party, so most people are smart enough to keep their yaps shut.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: No subject Nov 28, 2006, 17:21 Bucky
 
You know, it's really sick when people are posting for nin.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: That ign oc thing. Nov 27, 2006, 17:33 Bucky
 
Of the Core 2 Duos the E6400 is probably the best for overclocking, though it does have a smaller cache. I haven't yet tried to OC my E6600 though I fully expect to be able to hit 3.4 stable. What I'd really like to hit is 3.0 without any voltage changes though I don't really expect that that is very realistic.

Fortunately heat isn't a problem; I picked up the CPU OEM since it was impossible to find retail at the time and dropped a Zalman 9500 on top of it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: No subject Nov 21, 2006, 13:52 Bucky
 
Happy Birthday Blue

For your b-day, you should let us nin ban some people.

Easier to just create a new board and let nin be the only registered member.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2006, 16:01 Bucky
 
Your obsessive/compulsive nature will fit in well w/ GW...

Heh, I'm the same way. I have to do every quest, even if it'll be my third time with a third character. Heck, I was collecting on one last night that nin and Tyler both had missed.


I've got the old Duron rig running (had a dead video card) but good god is that thing slow. Add to that all the crap that's installed on it and it'll be forever to clean the thing up. Oh, and it's running Windows ME.

Maybe I should just burn it and say the power supply shorted out.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2006, 15:35 Bucky
 
When you do a mission and complete it, it disappears....so how do I keep track of so many of those damn things!!!!

You've got me there. Once it's done, it's gone. It's also pretty rare to have more than 3 or 4 active quests at any one time; only the newb areas heap more on and that's just to get you leveled up a bit faster.

I might be missing your point entirely though. The more I think about it, the more I think I am missing it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2006, 14:28 Bucky
 
Yeah, but I was wondering about something to keep track of missions, subs, sides, etc.

All of that goes into the quest log. I've never found any of them complex enough to have to start writing things down to keep track, though I have a bad habit of having the wrong quest selected and I'll end up on the wrong side of the map before I realize it. I used to write down skill combinations and the like, but with the ability to save skill sets I don't need to anymore.


Good news, the computer is still working. Got out of work early and I'm going to spend a few hours fixing a computer for a friend, then I'll probably be playing GW for the rest of the night. If only my friend would believe me when I tell him that his 750 Duron with an 8MB TNT2 isn't worth fixing...:o

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2006, 11:20 Bucky
 
I am tired as hell, played until about 1:30, but I fully explored the newb area of Ascalon city (every nook and cranny - I have played that Char 10 hours), lvl 8 W/N. Having fun.

You won't get past lvl 8 in pre-searing (newb-Ascalon) unless you sit down and grind. I used to pull characters out of there after level 6 usually.

Once you do get out check on the Guild Hall button, it should work then.


On a side note a power line just down the road from me burst into flames last night. No power from about 10pm until whenever I did actually wake up today. It seems I'm fated to never have a stable internet connection again. You watch, I'll get home today and my computer will be a pile of melted plastic.

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News Comments > Gears of War PC?
16. Re: No subject Nov 17, 2006, 11:12 Bucky
 
No. As long as you don't mind waiting a year or two for it to be finally released...like the HALO series and Jade Empire...

And I'm still waiting for Jade Empire.

Still, this is good news provided it actually does happen.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: No subject Nov 15, 2006, 18:13 Bucky
 
There is fun in slaughtering lower level peeps? hmmmm....I was enjoying the challenge.

If you move a character between campaigns you start at the higher level point. For instance if you take a character from Prophecies to Factions you'll skip what is essentially newb-ville so that you'll be fighting full level enemies from the start. The downside to this is that you'll miss a small part of the story that's explained in the newb area unless you create a character specifically for that chapter.

At least, that's how it worked with Prophecies>Factions. No idea if it's like that in Nightfall.

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News Comments > Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Patches
12. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2006, 17:54 Bucky
 
I don't believe people are not having any technical issues with the game? How long is your loading take? If it's not excessive than do you get stuttering sound as soon as a level finishes loading and people are talking during a custscene?

Initial level load is about 1 minute. Level transitions and quickloads after that are significantly faster, more like 10 seconds tops.

It seems to me that the sound stuttering is a problem with the Source engine and results from having to pull in new sounds faster than it can. Turning down sound quality usually takes care of that and without any noticable difference in quality. At least, that's what worked for me.

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News Comments > Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Patches
10. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2006, 17:37 Bucky
 
I seem to be one of the few people having no technical issues with the game and enjoying it.

Suckers.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2006, 17:32 Bucky
 
NWN2 has some pretty horrid performance issues right now. Anyone having fps issues can try the following tricks:

  • Change the refresh rate to a higher setting in the nwn.ini file located in My Documents>Neverwinter Nights 2. This often defualts to 60 or glitches and sets to -1. This will happen every time you make a graphic detail adjustment. Also note that this actually helps; many people have noticed that the abysmal frame rates are somehow tied to Vsync.


  • Vsync. Force it off in your drivers. I gained a good 15 fps from that trick alone. If you must have it on force triple buffering instead.


  • Shadows. No option change gives me more than a 2 fps change either way, except for shadows. I'm sure some of it is the real-time lighting but the fact is this game has huge performance issues with rendering shadows. A 7950 GX2 should not be straining to hit 30 fps at 800*600 with all the other detail options at the lowest possible setting. I get 60-70 fps at 1280*960 maxed everything with shadows off.


  • Anyone thinking about picking up NWN2 should put the money elsewhere and wait for the first second patch.


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    News Comments > Dark Messiah of Might SP Patch Plans
    10. Re: Will I be able to play? Nov 7, 2006, 23:50 Bucky
     
    I must be one of the lucky ones. I just stopped playing Dark Messiah and it lasted for about 3 hours without a problem.

    Granted, the initial load time does suck. It's about 1 minute on a screamin' rig but I do have all the details maxed.

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    News Comments > Dark Messiah of Might SP Patch Plans
    3. Re: derails? Nov 7, 2006, 20:34 Bucky
     
    huh - mine works great - to bad I am really into Guild Wars now!! CURSE YOU BLUE GUILD!

    Blue Conclave.


    Haven't you guys taught him anything?

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    25. Re: AH-hahahahahaha... Nov 7, 2006, 17:27 Bucky
     
    Seriously, how do these fucks stay in business?

    Good question. I've been boycotting EB for a couple of years now and boycotting EA for a longer period of time. Sure there's the occasional EA game I want, but I'll buy it second-hand instead of giving money to the poster-child of what's wrong with the game industry.


    Did the voting thing today as well. It's hard to match that "drop of water in an ocean" feeling anywhere else.

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