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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Year Two Content
1. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Year Two Content Apr 3, 2018, 20:23 CJ_Parker
Wow, another mega ripoff. As if the original season pass wasn't enough of a fucking scam already, they are now topping it with a $30 pure lootbox pass. Where the fuck is the real value in that shit???

And meh @ one more, like really ONE more, like ONE FULL campaign mission??? Wooooow.

If y'all charge $30 then do the ONE free campaign mission and then follow it up with something that feels like a proper add-on maybe? What a concept!

I really enjoyed the original game (single player and some coop... fuck Ghost War PvP lameness) but season pass buyers must be pissed off beyond recognition.

The pass was $40 and all they got was the craptastic Narco Road DLC and the more of the same Fallen Ghosts. I bought FG standalone for €6 and that's about what it was worth.

Asking $30 for a lootbox pass is pretty fucking insane. As an original season pass owner I'd probably be ready to drop bombs now. I hope against all hope that people will not fall for this shit.

Just about every other publisher (except Blizztard) appears to be backpedaling from loot boxes but, no, UbiShit needs to ignore the memo and keep pushing this shit, of course. Gnnnaaaahhhhhggggnnnnnn...
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News Comments > Shadow of War Dropping Microtransactions
18. Re: Shadow of War Dropping Microtransactions Apr 3, 2018, 14:30 CJ_Parker
Quinn wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 12:35:
"We want to thank all idiots buying into this lootbox crap. Thanks to you, we made a few extra millions which was well worth ruining the core concept of the game. It's obvious by the numbers that you idiots have stopped playing and buying, so we'll now remove the lootboxes and fix the game so it plays as it was originally intended and use this fix as a PR stunt to draw in the players who haven't bought the game yet."

Fuck you. Anyone with an IQ above 85 read exactly that.

Well, anyone with an IQ over 85 (that would be fine folks like moi ) did not buy the game in the first place but either decided to give it a full pass or wait for the GOTY (which is yet to be released and I'll only grab it when it's <$10).
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News Comments > SpyParty Steam Early Access Next Week
1. Re: SpyParty Steam Early Access Next Week Apr 3, 2018, 00:41 CJ_Parker
Ah SpyParty... must be a game about Spycrosoft, Google, Amazon and Fuckbook having a gangbang!  
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News Comments > Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced
19. Re: Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced Mar 29, 2018, 17:56 CJ_Parker
According to IGN, Nordic has confirmed that it includes all DLC and that it will be a free upgrade for existing (Steam) owners.

I would guess this also means that they got all new DLC lined up to be released at a later date like the TQ Anniversary Ragnarök expansion.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
53. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 29, 2018, 04:14 CJ_Parker
Quboid wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 21:58:
Anyone else underwhelmed? I think there's way too much going on, I can't do anything without another damn patrol or animal attacking me. When I try to ambush a supply truck there will probably be a patrol on top of me before I've cleaned up. And another patrol before I've dispatched them. Then a cougar appears and now I'm out of ammo.

That can happen sometimes (plus plane spam!) but not very often in my experience. Have you gone to the Fall's End area first as Dutch suggested?

I would also suggest to liberate them outposts ASAP. You will have less enemy presence and more allies around the more of the land you conquer back (kinda like in Wildlands).

Finally, I'd recommend to put a focus on story missions first so you can get some helpful perks like additional weapon slots, the second companion etc., some of which require killing your first boss.

I'm playing on hard but funnily the hardest part so far was the action car chase sequence at the very start of the game. I must have had to retry that one a dozen times or more...

The second hardest thing was also very early on when liberating Fall's End but ever since then it's been mostly smooth sailing after I got a few perks like the health boost and upgraded my weapons (best available scope, bigger magazine, suppressor etc.).

There is the occasional spike in difficulty when they all gang up on you like you described and I also struggle a bit sometimes with the vehicle controls (especially planes) but it's actually easy and not hard at the moment.
We'll see how that develops in the next area. I'm done with Fall's End (only story, not side quests) and about to move on.

P.S.: You get a money bonus per finished side mission once you have liberated the Fall's End region so it is really best to progress in the story ASAP.
I'm also the kind of guy who usually saves up advancing the main plot for last but here it is actually counterproductive.

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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
47. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 28, 2018, 11:14 CJ_Parker
necrosis wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 11:01:
Beamer wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 09:00:
Also, pretty sure those movies were skippable after the first time you load.
Half ass skippable. Every game AT LEAST needs a config option or command line code to skip this bullshit.

Double clicking on a game icon the next thing you should see is the main menu.

Yes. And even though I ain't a huge Blizztard fan... credit where credit is due. At least when I last played SC2, it showed you the Blizz logo only the first time you launched the game and after that you'd get taken straight to the main menu. Exactly the way it should be. Why this has never become an industry standard is beyond me.

Of course UbiShit have really fucked up with FC5. You can not just delete/rename the movie files since they are apparently hard-coded into some other shit, no known ini tweaks or command line option, no nothing.

Sure, it's not a huge deal to hammer 'ESC' but it's still a nuisance and leaves an entirely avoidable bad impression on Ubi and the game. Sometimes it's the little details that make the difference between the impression of a quality developer or fucking amateurs who apparently don't give a shit about their customers.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
41. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 28, 2018, 03:49 CJ_Parker
necrosis wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 00:19:
- Unskippable opening videos.
- Unskippable in game videos/cutscenes.
- No quicksave.
- One save slot.
- No reloading back saves if you want to try something different when attacking a base.
- Nasty bug where the game sets your mic to 100% in windows blowing out the eardrums of other people on discord.
- Idiotic co-op progression. If you are the 'guest' your progress/unlocks do not save.

This feels like shitty console bullshit shoved down our throats liek games from around 2005.

Agree with the save bullshit but if you hold down 'ESC' you can skip videos and cutscenes and the opening splash screens also go away very quickly if you hammer the 'ESC' key.
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Episode 1
1. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Episode 1 Mar 27, 2018, 20:26 CJ_Parker
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
35. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 27, 2018, 19:09 CJ_Parker
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 14:55:
Nullity wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 14:46:
I'm trying to dig up some benchmarks using the new game-ready drivers that were just released, but it must be too soon, I haven't been able to find any yet.
You may get an average of 1-2fps extra out of the new drivers but I personally haven't seen any significant meaningful performance boosts from video card drivers.
Game patches and optimizations make a much larger impact in most cases than the graphics drivers, but that is just my experience.
Maybe the impact of drivers is much larger on higher end systems

I'm getting +6 average fps from the new GameReady drivers (lower min and max values though).
Also note that it is not all about performance. The GameReady drivers usually also include a variety of (non-obvious) cosmetic fixes as well as fixes/support for specific setups like G-Sync, SLI, nVidia Surround, stereoscopic 3D, VR etc.

Yes, I know that the game will "look fine" on older drivers but the optimizations are there so why not take advantage? It's only two minutes of "work" to install new drivers.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
27. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 27, 2018, 14:29 CJ_Parker
Quboid wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 14:17:
Alamar wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 11:32:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 11:13:
Darks wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 10:41:
Everything maxed out running smooth on a 28 inch 4K Samsung monitor at 3840 x 2160 held steady at 60 FPS and I'm behind a few version on drivers too.
Don't you just love it when someone posts fps and "everything maxed" but fails to mention system specs.

The PC Games (I think) review guy said he had a 980 (and the other guy a 1070) and was getting a solid 60 fps, which he found surprising, with everything at ultra minus an option or two... But didn't mention 4K, so I assume 1080p... Not sure why you'd be surprised a 980 or 1070 would run well enough at 1080 though...

I'm the other guy - my 1070 is running it at 1440p. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it runs compared to the problems I had with FC4 and Wildlands at launch. It's not unexpectedly good performance, it's just not as buggy as I had expected the launch version to be.

Agree. Wildlands is slightly better looking but at 1440p and armed with a 1080Ti I'm getting 100+fps average in FC5 while Wildlands barely reaches 60fps max.

OTOH, Wildlands feels more like a proper PC game IMHO. The scale is better, you have a much higher visual range LoD and it doesn't have that zoomed in "everything is XL" CoD-ish console feel to it.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Released
15. Re: Far Cry 5 Released Mar 27, 2018, 12:56 CJ_Parker
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 12:25:
Anyone have an opinion on whether the $29.99 is worth it for the Season Pass? I'm sorely tempted to get the vanilla game and wait a year for the DLC on sale.

Well, have you checked out the season pass contents? You should easily be able to make up your mind whether it is for you or not since Ubi have posted detailed info on the three DLCs that are all completely separate scenarios from the main game (thanks for that, Ubi!).

Personally, I don't give a fuck about zombies and the other two DLCs sound pretty lame to me, too, but YMMV if you're a huge zombie fan so I don't think anyone can really make a recommendation in that regard. It either is for you or it isn't.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 27, 2018, 04:41 CJ_Parker
Pigeon wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 08:37:
Win 10 gaming edition... boots directly to the windows store and xbox gaming app, windows update constantly downloads their freemium games, and automatically streams to the mandatory Microsoft xboxspasmbookvinesnap.

Exactly... and even with this horrific outlook, I think you are still understating what they would really do with it.
A gaming edition of Windows 10 would be something to be VERY afraid of as a PC gamer.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
55. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 27, 2018, 04:25 CJ_Parker
Also played for a couple hours now and it's pretty good. Some spoiler-free notes.

- Tech: The good is that they have included many options and the game performs very well. I have it all maxed out at 1440p with a 1080Ti and I'm getting 100fps average according to the included benchmark. The bad: No volume slider for the music (WTF), you can only turn it on or off.
- Graphics are very good but not stunning. There is a noticeable pop-in as you move through the world but it's not too irritating thanks to the dense vegetation.
- No notable serious bugs so far, no crashes. The AI has some issues as usual in Ubi open world games. It is sometimes dumb as a brick and sometimes almost a little too good (all-knowing, impeccable aim etc.).
- Awesome intro with a nice creepy, nutty theme... very fitting for the whole lunatic cult thing.
- Great characters, voice-acting etc. so far
- The world is very well done and packed with content. They nailed the rural Montana atmosphere really well. Exploration is tons of fun.
- Hard is hard. I had to replay one of the opening scenes quite a few times and got my ass kicked in a few other fights, too.
- Progression seems OK. The perks are interesting and especially on hard difficulty you are motivated to keep playing to unlock some (hopefully) helpful skills.
- The in-game store has lots and lots of cosmetic stuff but is pretty unintrusive. The game luckily doesn't scream "buy-buy-buy" in your face all the time.
- There is a good selection of weapons (bows, guns, heavy weapons) and lots of (craftable) gadgets. You can only carry one assault weapon (bow, submachine gun), one pistol and one melee weapon early on. You have to unlock additional weapon slots (two more max) via perks and I'm saving up for that now so I can carry a bow (which is awesome!) and an assault weapon at the same time.
- Most side activities (like hunting and rescuing civies from cougar attacks etc.) seem pretty fun so far though I'm sure some of it will get repetitive after a while.
- One notable exception to the above: There is a horrible driving mini-game where you have to drive a circuit with checkpoints against the clock. The driving mechanics/physics SUCK so I'm not gonna bother with that shit again.
- Checkpoint saves suck and are too far apart sometimes IMHO (you also can not really tell when the game has last saved so...)
- Everything seems a bit large including the subtitle font... fuck consoles!
- Fuck rattlesnakes!
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
38. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 18:17 CJ_Parker
Osc8r wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 17:29:
Looks like an improved version of Wildlands... which was quite enjoyable in even with all it's flaws.

Yeah, Santa Blanca -> renamed to Cult, copy & paste, done!

Should be interesting to see when people compare maps whether they did the same as with FC Primal vs FC4.
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Features Trailer
4. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Features Trailer Mar 26, 2018, 16:03 CJ_Parker
Fion wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 13:42:
Looks interesting. I enjoyed PoE, but I never finished it. Just seemed to slow to a crawl once I reached the big city and I lost interest, and I never picked up any of the DLC.

That doesn't mean I won't ever finish it. With these long RPGs I tend to get part way through them, put them down for months or more, then pick them back up and finish them.

I've had Witcher 3 installed for years for that very reason, lol. Though I have also restarted the game after being a good way through the main campaign because I wanted to try this popular mod called 'Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition' which requires a new save. I liked what the mod does for the game so much I went with the restart. Completely worth it and I heartily recommend it to anyone considering a replay, or diving in to W3 for the first time.

I'd definitely recommend revisiting PoE. I'm also wary of big cities in RPGs where you usually end up going from house to house and it's kind of a slog before anything interesting happens again but they did a pretty good job with the city and the quests in PoE as it's not overwhelming at all. It did not take tooooo long to "finish" the city and was actually quite fun.

On a whole I quite liked the structure of the game. There was a lot of free roam exploration on the world map, a city, a big dungeon (best done in chunks in between whenever you return to your stronghold), and two great expansions with the White Marches which provided a nice Icewind-ish atmosphere with a decent story.

I'm looking forward to Deadfire a lot but not touching it until all DLCs and the final patch has landed. I don't wanna spoil the experience with an incomplete, buggy game.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
21. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 15:41 CJ_Parker
I got FC5 for free with my latest monitor purchase so instead of the usual waiting game (discount, gold edition, UbiShit bugs, yada, yada) I'm gonna check this fucker out tomorrow but will probably just demo it and then still wait for a few patches since I need to finish at least one other game anyway.

Also gotta love the "in progress" reviews here. Cowardly assholes. They are just afraid to give it a low score and are waiting for the "consensus" from other reviews instead. Looks like Ubi are high on the list of GameSpot's and PC Gamer's ad revenue.
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News Comments > Open World Star Wars Game Plans?
18. Re: Open World Star Wars Game Plans? Mar 25, 2018, 12:07 CJ_Parker
fawker wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 10:42:
Rockstar is really no better if not worse for the MP MTX.


Actually BioWare would still be kind of a natural choice for an open world Star Wars game with RPG elements.

Like Mass Effect Andromeda with MUCH better writing. Say about MEA what you will but the world and the gameplay was pretty decent.

The problem was that just about every NPC looked, acted, behaved and talked like a mouthbreathing full-tard in addition to poor overall direction and writing as far as characters and story was concerned.

If they fixed that and would reach at least DAI story/quests/writing/NPC qualities again then an open world SW game by Bio could have potential.
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News Comments > Open World Star Wars Game Plans?
3. Re: Open World Star Wars Game Plans? Mar 24, 2018, 15:31 CJ_Parker
Well, of course open world is perfect for MTX and lootbox milking so no surprise Disney/EA are going that direction.
The surprise is more that it is taking them so long. You'd think they would already have at least one game similar to UbiShit open world formula out there.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 23, 2018, 12:46 CJ_Parker
Under Laidlaw's direction we might've learned a more about Solas, the elven apostate who played a large role in Dragon Age Inquisition (which Kat enjoyed) and its Trespasser DLC. "Post-Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC, there's obviously a route to go with the Solas revelations," Laidlaw says. "If you've played Trespasser, you will know what logically will follow." The idea of possibly following Solas into Dragon Age 4 is intriguing, as the Dragon Age games aren't direct sequels of each other.

Uh, thanks but no thanks. Solas isn't exactly the most interesting character and maybe he's had enough of his 15m of fame now?
I'd rather see them introduce and explore new characters in a new game.

That does not mean that I would not like some old characters to return but the story of a DA4 should not revolve around one of the companions from DAI IMHO.

DAI was a huge game and maybe some of us do not even care about certain members of the old cast? I played a mage as my main and I barely cared about Solas. My usual party consisted of Cassandra (defensive tank), Blackwall (offensive dps/tank) and Varric (ranged dps / rogue skills). Fuck Solas.
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Ray Tracing Support Plans
4. Re: Metro Exodus Ray Tracing Support Plans Mar 21, 2018, 20:49 CJ_Parker
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 19:59:
Not that I would not welcome this, but supporting something only 2 GPU's costing upwards 2500$ can support is kinda.. weird

By fall we'll have Volta/Ampere so you may only need a single $1299 card!
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