Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 21, 2019, 22:10:
There is a reason people turn down graphics settings to shit settings immediately when playing competitively in these types of games. Not just FPS & input lag, but stability and the fact that with less stuff going on in the game, it is less prone to errors like this. With the shader bukkake thats taking place in most games nowadays best to turn that shit off.
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 21, 2019, 21:48:Numinar wrote on Feb 21, 2019, 21:32:
It has the thing a lot of Firaxis games have...
Firaxis? Dude? BattleTech was developed by Harebrained Schemes and the engine is Unity so the long loading times are most likely related to their choice of engine. There are quite a few other Unity games with above average loading times even on SSDs.
Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 21, 2019, 20:52:Veinman wrote on Feb 21, 2019, 19:47:Part of that wait was probably spent on loading screens, right?
This game is awesome, go play it. I waited far too long to try it.
The game itself is excellent. The five minutes I wait for the game to start is criminal. Ditto that for the five minutes for each mission to load. And that's vanilla, before any mods (which are also an excellent feature). If they could optimize this game, It'd be the best game released in the last few years. But I have to have a hobby to do while I wait for the damn thing to load...
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 18, 2019, 05:47:
That article about Heinlein is basically from an interview with Gregory Benford. Benford is one of my all time favorite sci-fi authors. He mostly writes believable "hard" sci-fi, which I suppose makes sense given his background in physics but some of it is truly on an epic scale.
If you haven't had the chance check out Benford's Galactic Center series. It starts of rather slow, but picks up the pace by book three or so. One of the few series that actually gets better and better with each new book.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 15, 2019, 02:00:Flatline wrote on Feb 14, 2019, 11:46:
My main problem with Civ expansions is that so many of them add late game stuff, and like, that's maybe 10% of a normal game.
Also, I think I'm finally done with Civ. Civ 6 was pretty boring to me.
My main problem with Civ expansions is that so many of them add core mechanics that should have been in the initial release.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2019, 02:58:
Axiom Verge crashed on Epic Store due to missing "steam" file…
"What is this 'testing' thing you speak of, and how can it help me?"
Slick wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 19:04:
Dling it now.
My main disappointment is that they announced they're not using the local VoIP anymore so you can taunt your opponents.
I had so much fun with soundboards I'd spam at enemies in the DZ while we wasted them. My fav was getting my squad at level 5 rogue, then camping out where there's only only stairwell to reach us, and spamming the "Warriors ... Come out and plaaaayyy" line from the movie. Just thinking of hearing those bottle clanks again makes me blush. We had so much fun
Very sad to see that go.
I'll post a cool vid I made in the Div 1 when I get home
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 8, 2019, 00:54:
So I saw a bunch of my Origin friends playing this and decided what the hell. It's free, right?
It's actually pretty fun. Like, I wish Overwatch was this fun. I just spent 2 hours having my ass handed to me, but it was fun anyway.
I still wish they had mechs, though.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 31, 2019, 21:55:
Ugh, I am so far behind on games. I need to finish Subnautica still, and the sequel is already out.
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 28, 2019, 15:47:
Not unexpected at all. Freesync monitors pretty much always have worse input lag than their G-Sync versions (and other limitations). You cant magically make them as quick as G-Sync ones, nor should you expect that software conversion doesnt add more input lag.
I will continue to buy full G-Sync support monitors instead of the inferior versions.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 25, 2019, 15:48:RedEye9 wrote on Jan 25, 2019, 14:43:Dilemma... play game at shit frame rate and have excuse for why I'm so bad... or fix frame rate issue, enjoy game but have no excuse for my mediocrity?
with just a few tweaks you could shoot moar faster https://www.bluesnews.com/s/196905/etc-etc
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 26, 2019, 06:19:Sepharo wrote on Jan 26, 2019, 05:45:If its cheap I will get it instantly.
It's the same way they made the first one and it turned out great.
And also the same, I'll be waiting until it's more done.
You can be pretty sure they will not fuck it up. As you said, they already proved that.
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jan 25, 2019, 17:40:
Very well made game, but the owners of the DB IP are actively trying to sabotage the game's prosperity by disallowing competitive tournament play. Clueless corporate cretins.