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Signed On Oct 31, 2003, 19:46
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 9, 2018, 12:41 4D-Boxing
Beamer wrote on Oct 9, 2018, 11:35:
El Pit wrote on Oct 9, 2018, 11:15:
For about 70% more money I expect 70% better performance! As I did with nvidia's RTX, by the way.

Why? There's always diminishing returns at the top. Always. In every single category of every single product.

If you want something bleedingly new and cutting edge, you're paying a premium for it. The performance per dollar is never in favor of the highest end products. Anywhere. Ever.

I feel like people on this site have kind of lost that. Like we used to know it - we used to look at the top end products and think about how cool the performance was but realize it wasn't made for us and it wasn't going to be something we'd buy - instead we'd buy something half the price and 75% the performance. But lately it seems like everyone here is demanding value from the highest tier products. That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

You're correct! That being said, I think people are reacting to the premium for top end going spiraling out of control. 700, 800 even 900 i can accept without complaining to much, but 1200 usd some serious coin.

Been buying top end or close since 2006, butI also hold on to the gear for many years (3770k about to be replaced). Will get the 2080ti, but doubt i'll get and one down the road like i've done for over a decade.

P.S. top end is an interesting concept whenwe know company x is holding something back cause company Z hasn't released anything for a while.
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News Comments > Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month
16. Re: Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month Aug 21, 2018, 10:42 4D-Boxing
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2018, 10:07:
Have BF fans gone to PUBG/Fortnite? I'd expect PUBG got a huge chunk, right? Less to Fortnite and Overwatch.

But those games are what's taking players these days, not realistic or semirealistic deathmatch games.

I think there are enough players to keep the games mentioned and BF going strong. It's up to developers to listen to customers & make sure they have a product that appeals to the target audiece. Between bf4 and bf1 there enough active players today to make bf2143 or bc3 sell extremely well. My opinion..
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News Comments > Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month
15. Re: Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month Aug 21, 2018, 10:32 4D-Boxing
aka_STEVE wrote on Aug 21, 2018, 09:20:
listen to your fanbase - we wanted Battlefield 2143 or Bad Company 3

Yes!!!! Oh and undo whatever they did to the server browser in BF1. EA mentioned low preorder numbers, well read and memorize aka STEVE's post!
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 20, 2018, 12:51 4D-Boxing
ldonyo wrote on Aug 20, 2018, 12:37:
Oh, look, ZDNet has another Windows/PCs are dying opinion piece with very few facts and even less intelligence or insight.

First time i read something like that was in 1998 when the Dreamcast came out. This was said when the Imac, Ipad, android tablets, android cell phones sold like hot cakes. We will read this same nonsense many times in the next 10 years.

These people are measuring/gauging an industry by looking at stock speculation (guessing). For some reason they never seem to think that sales drop because there is no need to buy a new computer and most households have at least one. PCs are not a status symbol like cell phones so most won't upgrade after 2 years just to fit in...

I guess i'm just showing my age with that last sentence..
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News Comments > Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play
11. Re: Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play Aug 11, 2018, 10:34 4D-Boxing
heroin wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 08:53:
It's almost painful watching them maneuver this unfortunate pile of manure. They failed, instead of focusing on making the game another competitive mechanics game I think it would have been better to create a multiplayer experience more influenced by Quake 1 & 2 than 3.

Well said! Got it last year even paid cause i wanted to support the effort. Let's just say i got a full refund. With regards to the multiplayer experience, CS GO has a server browser and it's still one of the major players on the competitive e-sport scene.

..."if you build it, they will come.." Well they're waiting for someone else to build it make $ so they can scramble and copy something they pioneered lol.
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Jul 6, 2018, 13:01 4D-Boxing
So we should give up on getting a sever browser in Quake? I understand that for some matchmaking is better for ranked games, but I prefer the ut99 stats that took into consideration rank. I know it wasn't feasible for them to maintain that, but its 2018 and that exact system could be implemented now at a fraction of the cost.

Match making just isn't for me, i'd rather go on a clan server and smoke them all in FFA/deathmatch. If not, there are always more harcore servers that can easily be spotted.

Anyways, i'm old and kids say browser are old school even though matchmaking tech is even older
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News Comments > MechWarrior Lawsuit Settled
13. Re: MechWarrior Lawsuit Settled Jun 23, 2018, 19:43 4D-Boxing
Wow, forgot about Ulysses 31. It was a hard one to catch where i grew up, but it was so good. Captain Future (capitaine flam) was another really good one that was hard to catch. Even Robotech was hard to find on TV. Most kids were hooked on Grendizer (us name) or goldorak for us.

My fav was that Captain Harlock cartoon (albator). The guns on that ship just got me hooked. I was pleasantly surprised by the CG Harlock movie that's on netflix, but learned that my childhood cartoon hero was kinda crazy and responsible for earth's destruction!?

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News Comments > Battlefield V Battle Royale Confirmed
13. Re: Battlefield V Battle Royale Confirmed Jun 10, 2018, 00:11 4D-Boxing
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 18:03:
I hate EA as much as the next guy but to think this wasn't inevitable or to bag on it as if the game was exclusively Battle Royale is a little reaching.

It's one of several modes. Conquest will always be my jam.

Well said. Variations on Battle Royal have been around for a while just like ctf, tdm,dm etc. UT99 had last man standing. Anyways, they can add whatever game mods they want as long as they don't subtract core ones.
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Delayed
11. Re: Metro Exodus Delayed May 16, 2018, 13:40 4D-Boxing
Rhialto wrote on May 16, 2018, 12:22:
as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 announcement responsible? Surely not, 2021 is so far vs Q1 2019. Just funny to read this quote the day after GSC's announcement.

Good observation! I immediately assumed that it was because of ray tracing, how demanding it is and how dx12 multi gpu support is handled. I can just imagine ray tracing + 4k hdr etc.

Guess, i'm old cause the cool people say sli/crossfire is a waste and server browsers are not needed. Started with UT99 voodoo 2 sli and still rockin dual gpu on my win7 rig lol.

Annoying day at work...don't mind my disjointed rambling
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
35. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:49 4D-Boxing
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:11:
panbient wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 11:49:
So... what's stopping the streamers from just asking the developers or publishers for permission before broadcasting?

Laziness or ignorance.

Excellent point and seems like common sense. The answer is probably the same as the one to this question... what's stopping developers or publishers from asking clients before changing the terms of use after they were accepted by the client.

I've never watched any and not interested in starting. Just trying to point out that things are not as cut and dry as we think. Not trying to be a D.
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
6. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 12:48 4D-Boxing
Is there a server browser?

FYI, rubberbanding increased in bf1 as well so not sure what's going on. It's like the servers deteriorated over the last few weeks.
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News Comments > On Windows 10 Game Stuttering
8. Re: On Windows 10 Game Stuttering Sep 11, 2017, 13:09 4D-Boxing
MajorD wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 12:53:
ALLLLLL ABOARD, the trendy MS Bash Wagon is ready to depart!

I've used Windows 10 game recorder for various LPs, and it works very well, and I can't even notice it running in the background. Works way better than other recording software I've used.

So even though people talk about real world issues that have been independently corroborated etc. it's people jumping on the "bash wagon". This is Blue's News commenters are not casual PC users that rely on the neighborhood kid or they're children to setup their WiFi.

Just benchmarks of DX11 vs DX12 speak volumes and I won't even go into multi gpu sport issues or the findings of the Privacy labs of many the Commissioners from many countries.

Tried 10 from July to October 2016 and went back to what gave the best performance.
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News Comments > eSports Life Announced
3. Re: eSports Life Announced Sep 7, 2017, 22:16 4D-Boxing
rawbelly wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 22:11:
I really wanted to write something funny here but I am actually sort of sad this is a thing. I don't even know...

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News Comments > LawBreakers Roadmap
7. Re: LawBreakers Roadmap Sep 7, 2017, 13:09 4D-Boxing
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 10:19:
The low player numbers are unfortunate but the market is simply saturated with shooters. I'm definitely having more fun with Lawbreakers than Quake Champions tho.

Not trying to troll, but i don't any market saturation when it comes to online multiplayer FPS. I'm one of the few people that sees matchmaking as a step backwards. Others like myself basically have BF series and the free to play DB for a solid online experience. UT stayed in alpha so long that it's dead, CS:GO is getting long in the tooth. Overwatch was interesting, but relies on match making. They can keep matchmaking for those who need to play against easier opponents (people around their level). I jump in, get schooled for an hour or two, learn, adapt and school people with way higher ranks and clan members. I enjoy the challenge and get a certain satisfaction from being able to hang with people half my age and younger and or clans.

Anyways, all that to say there isn't much out there. Still hope Quake will have a server browser or it's a no go for people like me.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month
17. Re: Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month Aug 31, 2017, 23:31 4D-Boxing
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:50:
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:26:
How's the player base? Got this last fall and only started playing July 2017 and just switched to Dirty Bomb because it feels like you have to snipe or fly to have any success in bf1.

PC went from to many fps to a few and most don't have server browsers. I want to frag like its 1999 not 1991...

Well, as of a few days ago, BF1 still has a pretty decent playerbase as far as I can tell (in the US), games at any time of day or night possible, and they'll always be full. Conquest Large, 64player. I'm sure player count is down overall, but people leave and come back, as they get tired of whatever new game is out.

Gun/Vehicle balance is for the most part pretty good right now in BF1, honestly. Some people are complaining about shotguns not registering correctly recently, but anecdotal evidence, I haven't had any problems. As far as sniping/flying, way more people will be using Helriegel and some of the other popular and/or unlock required guns and dominating. Sniping loses games unless you are a phenomenal sniper. There's enough anti-air to deal with pilots, but yes, a great pilot can do very well.

I should probably try Dirty Bomb at some point, I hear good things (mostly) about that, aside from some free to play grinding annoyance.

Thanks for the info, really appreciated! Unlocked the autamtico trench & adapted my play style accordingly. Well d@mn, i almost almost feel bad for whom ever crosses my path lol. Now, you motivated me to get the Helriegel. Looked it up and oh my... Once i unlock it..

As far as Dirty Bomb, I'm an old school twitch fps gamer from the UT99 days. I'm a level 5 noob that doesn't know the maps and playing against people up to level 100+. Plus, I'm old (mid forties) haven't unlocked anything and I can hold my own. If the weapons i don't have access to are better, oh boy... people are gonna hate me! I don't know where the objectives are etc so I escort the team and mow people down and giggle. If you like speed you won't need to'll be sipping millennial tears! Yes, i'm in a good mood after trying the automatico.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month
9. Re: Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month Aug 31, 2017, 13:26 4D-Boxing
How's the player base? Got this last fall and only started playing July 2017 and just switched to Dirty Bomb because it feels like you have to snipe or fly to have any success in bf1.

PC went from to many fps to a few and most don't have server browsers. I want to frag like its 1999 not 1991...
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
8. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 28, 2017, 12:55 4D-Boxing
Since Vulkan requires application support on anything other than Win10 or Linux, what are the odds it'll be supported in X4?

Please no sli is dead replies, to me those are like when developers at work said dual screen or multiple window support is dead because of cell phones. Yes, dude actually said that!?
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News Comments > Quake Champions Early Access
4. Re: Quake Champions Early Access Aug 23, 2017, 07:07 4D-Boxing
Played 2 quick games assuming thinking that I missed the server browser. Really had fun, but uninstalled because matchmaking isn't for me and a quick search online confirmed that it doesn't seem to be in the plans. Horrendously bad move if that's the case. Might as well make it single player.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2017, 13:48 4D-Boxing
I don't have kids so this is just me reacting to the debate. Parents should do the parenting that's common sense, but you can't assume that all parents understand this simple concept. We just need to look at our own youth. We all got to experience something that we technically shouldn't because some kid we knew pretty much raised him or herself.

Does this mean that the gov. should step in and put in place these types of rules? (up to voters to decide & get involved).

I do not and have never lived in the US, but I seem to hear many Americans say that society is going down hill and fast (comments shared by people in most countries). Does this mean the gov. needs to step in or are modern human societies capable of policing themselves when it comes to raising future generations.

It's one thing to let say banks regulate themselves and have the people pay to clean up the mess if it goes bad. When its the society thats broken, are we willing to assume the consequences and pay the bill?

My extreme example, political correctness: countries that generate terror don't apply the concept so death to whomever was being said openly for decades and now we have people blowing themselves up on a monthly basis. Would gov. involvement with laws against hate speach helped? I have absolutely no clue and that's natural extension of the gov involvement debate in this day and age IMHO.

My 2 cents, translating on the fly so sorry if its all over the place.

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News Comments > Destiny 2 in October
12. Re: Destiny 2 in October Jun 13, 2017, 14:25 4D-Boxing
LittleMe wrote on Jun 13, 2017, 13:55:
PC is a much larger market and there's more money here too. However Destiny has its home on the consoles and yes QA is easier on consoles. It will likely be a dumbed down console game so don't get your panties all bunched up over it. Isn't Warframe the better game?

I believe the person is saying that PC Gaming is a smaller market. Yes, PC is a larger market in terms of machines in the hands of people. PC vs Console thing ended when i was a kid so 80s. Atari 2600 sealed the deal.

Not getting my hopes up about this game, not sure it's for me. May skip this just like I skipped stuff like TF2, overwatch etc...
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