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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
55. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 16:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I've got an R9 390. Runs like butter for me.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
94. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 10, 2015, 13:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 12:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 12:18:
That EULA doesn't seem very clear to me. Seems like it's saying you can't use a VPN for any reason. I think they used a comma incorrectly there.

EULA = licensing agreement for the software you're installing
SSA = An agreement you abide by for using the Steam service

They are not the same.

Sure, my mistake. It's irrelevant to my point though.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
92. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 10, 2015, 12:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That EULA doesn't seem very clear to me. Seems like it's saying you can't use a VPN for any reason. I think they used a comma incorrectly there.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans
23. Re: Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans Nov 9, 2015, 21:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 14:09:
Okay, let me ask this. Do you believe it would negatively impact PoE if players were allowed to re-spec their characters whenever they wanted to?
Yeah, I think it would be detrimental to the game. If you only have to level a character once, then the early game ceases to matter anymore. Heck, why even bother having classes... or early levels. Make everyone start at lvl100 and play only endgame maps. I just think it wouldn't be as interesting if there is no investment in building a specific type of character. I understand that that's just my opinion, but that's why there are different types of games to suit different players.

I do think they could do more to make the leveling process more interesting and less repetitive. I'd like to see them remove Cruel difficulty altogether, and add some more optional content along the way. Most optional content currently has little to no reward associated with it, so it gets skipped. Basically I want the leveling process to be fun and interesting rather than just a chore obstacle to pass to get to the endgame. I think they've been moving in that direction though.

They did do a lot in the most recent Awakening expansion to streamline leveling in terms of removing some annoying areas and improving the flow through the various zones. They added gems to vendors and made linked gear more common earlier on so that you can actually use the gems you get. They added some other QoL changes too.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
18. Re: Game Reviews Nov 9, 2015, 13:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I actually like some of the changes, like the removal of skills. I never really got much out of adding a few points to a skill, which may or may not cross some threshold to make it more useful. Rolling those into the perks seems like a better way of doing it to me.

I expect problems and patches early on, but I still plan to play it and have fun with it, because that's always how it goes with Beth's games. They transcend their flaws.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
30. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 9, 2015, 13:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 12:26:
Envy is a nasty emotion. It's not my fault you're poor.
So is entitlement. Pretending there's some obligation to support SLI is kind of ridiculous. I couldn't find any good numbers on SLI use by gamers. Steam hardware survey doesn't seem to even track it. Only 35% play at or above 1080p though, so I imagine the percentage using multiple GPUs is miniscule.

theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 12:26:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 12:02:
They've said that the PC version isn't locked on either FPS or resolution, so I'm sure it's a simple case of switching a 1 into a 0 in the Fallout4.ini file.
Gamers shouldn't have to edit .ini files to get around a restriction that shouldn't exist. If they want to limit the framerate it should be a in-game option. It's not like high refresh rate monitors or SLI are uncommon.

Why is it so hard for developers to get the basics right? The lack of SLI support is inexcusable.
SLI support is hardly basic. Your perception is warped. It's one of those things that affects a tiny minority of people, and can be safely backburnered if there are time or resource constraints.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans
21. Re: Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans Nov 9, 2015, 11:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 09:57:
So, you are saying that after building to 35 or so, even if I did a good build but want to try a different one -- it somehow makes PoE a better game that the best way to do that is build another character to level 35? Not quite sure I follow that logic, but hey everyone is entitled to their opinion. *shrug*

I didn't say it makes PoE a better game. I said it's different, and is suited to types of players that don't see that as a big deal. I can level a character to 35 in a few hours. Endgame starts around level 65-70. Level 35 is really just getting started. Hell, you can't even use a lot of support gems until that point.

Another thing to note is that you get free full respecs for all of your existing characters when they do a patch that makes any significant change to the skill tree. So those level 70+ characters I have in Standard league all get respecs at the start of each new league, and sometimes in between as well. Nice for trying out some new build to see if it works.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans
19. Re: Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans Nov 9, 2015, 09:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Krovven wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 02:18:
There's a difference between learning the game and finding you don't like a skill much, or you find one that is just more fun to use. A new player should not get "screwed" at all while they are learning the game. Majority of people don't want to spend X number of hours getting to level 35-40+ with whatever skill and tree selections to match, only to find, it's not that fun, or not that powerful.

The Witch Arc guide actually says to level up using Fire skills Firestorm and Fire Totem (I think), even though you are dropping all your points into Lightning to use Arc later. How fucked up is that when other elemental skills are more powerful than your "endgame build" even though you are putting points into a different damage element? After getting to the point of using Arc and supporting it with the other gems...I still preferred Firestorm and it still killed faster than Arc did generally...what if I had put the focus on Fire element dmg instead?

I've still got a long way to get at the end game...but if I'm running into that issue now, do I want to spend another 20hrs to find out I prefer something different entirely?

There are some serious design issues and playability issues that are a problem and why I'll stick with D3 most of the time when choosing between the two.
I guess that was kind of my point. D3 lets you level each class once, and then respec them into the various builds at will. PoE has a much more complex skill system, and you can create far more unique characters with it. The downside being that each one is actually a unique character that you can only change so much. They're very different types of game.

As for the Arc leveling stuff, Flame Totem and Firestorm are great leveling skills, but Arc is more of a late-blooming skill since it works best with certain support gems and items. I've seen some really great Arc builds that kill stuff pretty fast. I'd have to see your actual build to know for sure, but I suspect that you either hadn't gotten to the point where Arc is more effective, or didn't have the right supports or gear for it. Flame Totem is a pretty good endgame build too. I played one for part of last league. But it's just a very different style of play, and still isn't super-powerful in high level maps.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
2. Re: Sunday Patches Nov 8, 2015, 23:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I've been meaning to get to it, but haven't had the time yet. Finishing up Shadowrun: Hong Kong now, and then Fallout 4 will probably keep me occupied through the new year. Might start playing this after I've run through FO4 and I'm waiting on mods..  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans
16. Re: Diablo III Patch 2.4.0 Plans Nov 8, 2015, 23:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2015, 18:10:
Krovven wrote on Nov 7, 2015, 22:42:
Enjoying the Witch a bit more, but it really sucks when you find a skill you really like, but the only way you can change to that build is by restarting a new character or buying a large amount of passive refund points.
Yes, this is one of the main issues with PoE as far as I am concerned.

I haven't seen it as a very big deal. You get 6 respec points from missions in each difficulty level (Normal/Cruel/Merciless), so that's 18 there, and by that time you've probably collected a dozen or so regret orbs too. If your build is so screwed that that's not enough, then you probably should start over and try to learn a little more about what makes a good build.

You don't have to min-max to get into the endgame content. You just have to make a reasonably solid build. That won't get you into the highest level content, but it will help you learn the game, and you'll be doing the low to medium level maps.

If you want to just grind out a character without having to learn much or make any real decisions about it, then you'd probably be happier with D3. That's why it's nice that there are games that cater to different types of gamers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2015, 15:36 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That story about the ants being smuggled in is weird. No idea why someone would want to do that. Harvester and Paraponera ants (AKA Bullet Ants). Definitely wouldn't want to open those tubes.

 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Nov 6, 2015, 12:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 11:18:
Lulz at the nerdrage. Oh my dear lord the world is coming to an end!
Rolleyes
Not sure you're allowed to comment on anyone else's rage, of the nerd variety or any other.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Launch Trailer
61. Re: Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Nov 6, 2015, 01:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Owell, I'm looking forward to this and hope it's fun out of the box. I'll probably get one playthrough in while the modders are busy doing their thing. Then I'll get down to the real business of getting the game modded up for a better experience. And probably another after that, once the next wave of mods are out. For all the bitching people have done about all of these games, they've always provided me with a lot of entertainment. I always get more than my money's worth.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Build Planner
8. Re: Fallout 4 Build Planner Nov 6, 2015, 00:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Maybe wait and see how the balance turns out. How many RPGs get the balance of all skill options right on the first try? Pretty much none of them. I'm sure there will be some changes in patches. But not everyone wants to build for combat effectiveness. Some people like making quirky builds just for fun. From what I've seen, the build options will let you do pretty much whatever you want. I see it as an improvement over the previous games.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Build Planner
5. Re: Fallout 4 Build Planner Nov 5, 2015, 15:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Retired wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 15:47:
Task wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 10:57:
Since it seems there is now little point to intelligence/perception for questing from the leaks (and seemingly only for building things and not talking your way out of things), max endurance/strength is best ... so 10 STR, 10 END, and then 4 Luck. It only requires 3 luck to get Bloody Mess, Max Bloody mess also kills surrounding opponents, max iron fist (double melee damagex4), max endurance skills, max adamantium, max toughness, max life giver (auto-heal). Ultimate in cheese, definitely some OP easy-time skyrimmy skills in there.


In previous games, you could get Stats to 12+, is this still possible does anyone know? (I am not talking about temp buffs, if you made an item 10 at the start, there are things along the way that give you perm stat increase, or a weapon gives you +1 something - is that in this one?)

Basically it now lets you choose between adding a stat point or perk, so you should be able to max them out. Especially since there's no level cap. I believe there are also items that will boost a stat, but not as many as in previous games.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Build Planner
2. Re: Fallout 4 Build Planner Nov 5, 2015, 10:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Shineyguy wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 10:28:
Issue I see here is that your SPECIAL stats usually all start at 4 or 5 and then you have additional points to spend. Here, all stats are 0 and they give you 21 points (which puts you at 4 for all stats), which is very shy of previous games. Not sure if this is supposed to be this way.

EDIT: Sorry, they start at 1, with 21 points to assign.

ZiggyD did a short video explaining how character progression works now, and how it's different from the previous games.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hvC9TycPpZ4
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Nov 4, 2015, 21:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 21:09:
Shit, glad to hear his surgery went well and he's recovering. He's doing very well, considering the shoes he had to fill were basically the size of football stadiums.

Yeah, I haven't been watching regularly lately, but I've liked him in the half dozen or so episodes I've seen. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I think he's doing as well as anyone could hope to in following Jon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 4, 2015, 17:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 16:43:
TSA pitiful, huh? Okay. Here's what I propose... we remove ALL security from ALL airports. All of it. Not even regular cops should patrol airports. Ever. Let anyone and everyone get on an airplane with whatever they want to carry (so long as it fits in the overhead bins and under the seat in front of you.) No screening, no bag checks, no nothing.

THEN, when planes start exploding, I'm going to call up the clueless morons who complained about the TSA and say, "I hope your wife and kids were in that fireball, motherfucker."

Dumbest thing I've read today. And that's saying something since I just managed to read through some comments on an article about Ben Carson's latest gaffe.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 4, 2015, 00:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 22:06:
I'm pleased as punch it did so well, better than I would have guessed.

Can't wait to follow their progress...

(Totally forgot we have some sort of Hong Kong add-on coming up, until they said they were waiting on the folks to finish that before they could move to Battletech.)


Oh yeah, I had completely forgotten about the mini-campaign they were gonna add. I may do a second play-through of HK before that hits. I'm doing a mage in my current play-through (which I'd never done in previous games), so I'd kinda like to try an adept character next time through.
 
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News Comments > Anno 2205 Released
8. Re: Anno 2205 Released Nov 4, 2015, 00:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 21:21:
And where's the dystopian future that will actually come to pass instead of this fiction of a kinder, gentler world?

Mad Max is 60% off at DLGamer!
 
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