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News Comments > WoW Classic Population Control
13. Re: WoW Classic Population Control Aug 17, 2019, 18:41 Wallshadows
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 17, 2019, 18:00:
Are they really backing up the mechanics that much? If they are it might almost be fun to try it just to see the differences...

In a technical sense it isn't a true vanilla experience right out of the gate but it will eventually become the legit 1.12 experience as it was in vanilla since that's what it's being built on. It will retain all those vanilla nuisances though such as reagents, strafe kiting, dead zones, limited debuff slots, spell batching, honor system, class balance and so forth.

It'll have a trimmed down version of AV though where a lot of the NPCs are removed but won't use the reinforcement bullshit.
 
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News Comments > WoW Classic Population Control
8. Re: WoW Classic Population Control Aug 17, 2019, 16:58 Wallshadows
 
Honestly I'll be surprised if even your average modern player will make it out of the starter zone let alone to 60. To discover shared loot and mob tagging isn't a thing anymore in a tightly built area which has 102 players trying to tag Vermin or Boars then realize they need to actually have to manage their resources is going to be too much of a QoL departure from what they are likely used to. Then they hit a rare mob like Narg the Taskmaster or pull three mobs and get absolutely decimated.

Or they roll a Warrior.

Blizzard is betting on Classic to bleed players (if not see players leave in droves) so they can get rid of layering and return to a typical server environment which has a settled community once all phases are released.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 2, 2019, 16:36 Wallshadows
 
While my 8700k is just as good and in some cases better than it when it comes to gaming, AMD has given me an itch which I need to scratch and also provides me with a reason to put together an ITX rig which I've also been wanting to do for quite some time.

Shame the X570 boards are as expensive as they are but there are still some very sold, cheaper B450/X470 boards on the market which will be more than fine even with overclocking since I have zero need for PCIE4 SSDs.

All eyes now turn to the "high end" Navi. I won't get it since I invested a lot in to a G-Sync monitor but hopefully it'll be enough to make Nvidia lower the price of their 2080S.
 
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News Comments > GeForce RTX 2080 Super Reviews
13. Re: GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming Reviews Jul 23, 2019, 16:44 Wallshadows
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 23, 2019, 15:48:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 23, 2019, 14:09:
These are laughable.
Steve from GN was visibly disturbed. I think he might need a vacation.

"If you've watched this far I am sorry we have wasted your time." This is why I love his reviews.
 
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News Comments > Frank Pearce Leaving Blizzard
7. Re: Frank Pearce Leaving Blizzard Jul 20, 2019, 17:15 Wallshadows
 
I'd imagine there's no one left to really push back against Activision at this point.  
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
1. Re: Sunday Patches Jul 14, 2019, 16:40 Wallshadows
 
Really dig the look of that mod. It'll have to do until REmake 3.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 11, 2019, 08:58 Wallshadows
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 10, 2019, 23:52:
Yeah, but by the time they arrive AMD will already be doing price cuts. For the minimal advantage Intel and Nvidia provide they're simply not worth the hefty added costs IMO.

Some online retailers are already going under MSRP for the 3600 series. Board prices are still high but seem to be creeping down a little and that doesn't include the fact that there's nearly no performance or efficiency loss by going with a previous gen.

Also factor in the cooling cost required which Intel either lacks entirely or is garbage when compared to the Wraith models from AMD. You'll also need a new board because, well, Intel.

As for these, Intel has been known to fudge their TDP rating based on base clocks and not with turbo boost so while some of those look nice on paper you can bet that a 10 core 14nm processor is going to need some monstrous cooling when we can already point to the 8core 9900 and see how hot it gets.
 
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News Comments > G2A Fights Back
16. Re: G2A Fights Back Jul 5, 2019, 14:41 Wallshadows
 
Pays publishers back after they provide proof.

Here's $20 in Venezuelan Bolivar.

Verno wrote on Jul 5, 2019, 14:30:
I looked up 3 recent AAA releases on Steam, they're $79.99 CDN which is $61 USD according to the XE currency converter and doesn't seem outrageous to me /shrug

Stupid question but do you know if top selling titles is defined by amount of keys sold on Steam or games activated on Steam? Because nine times out of ten you can go to Greenmangaming and they will have newly released games (even preorders) for 20% off with a Steam key.
 
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News Comments > Diablo 4 Speculation
5. Re: Diablo 4 Speculation Jun 24, 2019, 19:18 Wallshadows
 
If they still need a lead concept artist then how far along can they really be?  
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News Comments > Dying Light 2 in Spring 2020
10. Re: Dying Light 2 in Spring 2020 Jun 11, 2019, 17:40 Wallshadows
 
It's an already wide lake but it sounds like they're really doing what they can to ensure it's deeper than an inch which was easily the weakest part of DL. Beneath the surface it was just very samey and the locations felt too cut and paste especially with the instanced infected zones.

It needs a better modding community too. Would be nice to see community campaigns, weapons and the likes be made instead of being dominated by half-assed parkour maps.

Also, no surprise QTE bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Legion Marches Out
6. Re: Path of Exile: Legion Marches Out Jun 7, 2019, 15:59 Wallshadows
 
Verno wrote on Jun 7, 2019, 15:20:
Hated the melee combat in this game so kinda interested in checking out the overhaul. The graphical overhaul is in the next major version I think but that should be good too, its my biggest complaint with the game. Everything just feels chunky, stiff and poorly animated. If they can polish it and maybe increase league length a bit then it will be perfect.

My dream of a perfect 4.0 is for them to say they're ditching the shitty engine it's built on in favor of something which feels like it's made in this decade. Even Diablo 2 has a better feel to it than PoE in certain parts of the game.

That's really my biggest gripe. Character models which don't look like shit especially when compared to most NPCs would be nice too. I always dread playing the Templar especially when a build I want to play happens to fall under Inquisitor or Heirophant. MTX often looks much, much worse too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
9. Re: Morning Previews May 20, 2019, 15:59 Wallshadows
 
It's almost like things change over 12 years and some become forgetful or, dare I say, are a new player.

What a bunch of stupid assholes.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2019, 16:10 Wallshadows
 
Qyburn really outdid himself by using Return of the Living Dead magic on the Mountain instead of the lesser Romero magic.

While it's easy to blame GRRM for taking a thousand years to write a book which allowed the quality of the later seasons to suffer, D&D must have had one hell of a contract if they were able to undermine HBO which wanted 10 seasons and were then able to run the series in to the ground without issue.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 16, 2019, 10:25 Wallshadows
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 16, 2019, 07:41:
This entire thing is just hyped up to absurdity to sell more CPU's

I think it has more to do with confidence in Intel rather than being genuinely concerned in regards to MDS. Intel has been riding a wave of damage control ever since Spectre and Meltdown was discovered which was further compounded by the scope of the impact as well as the solutions which can undermine performance especially in older systems.

Just two days ago a new MDS, Zombieload, popped up. Intel's potential solution to this? Tell consumers they may have to disabled Hyper Threading. I'm still sure the chances of being affected are microscopic but this is how far down the rabbit hole Intel has found itself.

I'm not at all concerned about my system getting compromised so I've been more or less ignoring the mitigations but it leaves an incredibly sour taste in my mouth when consumers are asked to pick up the slack because Intel put performance over security whereas AMD has hardware mitigation out of the box and are quickly gaining ground.


... this probably doesn't address the point you were making. Caught myself in a tangent.
 
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News Comments > WoW Classic in August; Testing Begins Tomorrow
12. Re: WoW Classic in August; Testing Begins Tomorrow May 15, 2019, 08:36 Wallshadows
 
I'm surprised by how much misplaced push back there is not only in regards to how Blizzard finally folded to the pressure of a classic experience but also those who expect more to vanilla than the vanilla experience itself.

Jonjonz wrote on May 15, 2019, 07:07:
I fully expect this to crash and burn, just like every other 'classic' server out there.

I'd argue that Old School RuneScape is far more demanding for players and it's thrived since release several years ago. It has a very populated community, does surpsisingly well with streaming and in spite of looking like a dumpster fire it's showing no signs of slowing down.

I've never played Everquest 1 or 2 so I can't speak as to how well the original servers are doing.

There's also a huge selling point that Classic won't be shut down like all the other private servers. Peace of mind for $15.

I'm sure Classic will have an initial surge of players and will eventually settle in to a niche community. I doubt that it'll ever come near Live numbers even when we look at how bad BfA is doing.

Kxmode wrote on May 15, 2019, 06:36:
Also looking forward to the original Alterac Valley and the opening of the Ahn Qiraj gate world event. Those remain my absolute favorite moments in WOW.

Sort of original Alterac Valley. It'll be using the 1.12 version which has a fair share of improvements such as the graveyard placement but also removed npcs.

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News Comments > Apex Legends Piggy-Backing Bans Planned
3. Re: Apex Legends Piggy-Backing Bans Planned May 12, 2019, 15:55 Wallshadows
 
These guys get it.  
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News Comments > RAGE 2 Roadmap
6. Re: RAGE 2 Roadmap May 12, 2019, 15:53 Wallshadows
 
Creston wrote on May 12, 2019, 14:37:
A roadmap is apparently the new thing in gaming.

It's not an inherently evil scheme since it can definitely serve a purpose providing it's not acting as life-support for a game which is dead on arrival. It would be especially nice if those expansions are actual expansions rather than tacked on DLC which can be finished within an hour but I won't hold my breath.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding May 10, 2019, 16:22 Wallshadows
 
"Give us money so we can go inside the nuclear power plant"

That's one hell of a sales pitch. I'll back this. First time for everything I suppose.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Breakpoint an Epic Games Store Exclusive
34. Re: Ghost Recon Breakpoint an Epic Games Store Exclusive May 10, 2019, 16:09 Wallshadows
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on May 10, 2019, 10:52:
I guess, but why? Ubisoft has their own storefront? Is Walmart going to start selling exclusive cookware at Target next?

My first taste of the Epic Store was when I bought The Division 2. I installed it from the Epic Store and went through the hoops of signing in to the Ubisoft client only to be given the option to install the game rather than play it. Even when I directed the installer to the folder which had the install from the Epic Store it failed to recognize it as would be the case with Steam.

Had to install it a second time from the Ubisoft client and the game is something like 45GB. If this was on my old connection it would have taken me several days and I'm sure there were a bunch who did have to take a bite out of that turd sandwich.

I don't know if this is just an Epic issue though since that was the first time I bought and booted up a Ubisoft game in a long time. Was a aggravating lesson to be learned in any case.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 7, 2019, 11:21 Wallshadows
 
If Randall was a good magician he'd find a way to make himself disappear.

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