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Posted by ezelkow1 on 20 July 2016 - 04:16 AM
Posted by ezelkow1 on 17 July 2016 - 04:35 PM
I have the game on my wishlist since 2 years I think. It should be the closest game you can currently find for Dungeon Keeper 2.
Yea its pretty good. I kickstarted it, and it was worth it. They even got the same voice actor from DK2. They've also added a ton more stuff (and an actual branching tech tree), and keep adding as it goes on. They usually have a themed type update where they add some new features along with patch fixes any time they do updates
Keep in mind most bad reviews of it on steam are from when it was in early access state, and you know how 90% of people dont understand what that means. Its a fully fledged release at this point so if your reading reviews Id stick to ones more recent
Posted by ezelkow1 on 17 July 2016 - 09:27 AM
saw one review that nailed it perfectly. They are trying to discount all the bad press as misogyny. But the movie goes out of its way to man bash, as all the men are jerks or idiots. Then they also make the Leslie Jones character the stereotypical large black woman. Bad movie is bad, regardless of the social trappings.
except it doesnt, have you seen the movie? Because I have, and it was actually pretty good. There was not one moment of man-bashing that I can remember, besides the secretary character being an idiot, but thats his character (though agreed it wears thin after a while). The rest (the mayor, the main protagonist, dean of the school, tour guides, etc) are playing their parts, theres no overt man bashing going on in the entire thing. Leslie Jones character is much more than the stereotypical large black woman and her extended knowledge plays a role in the plot
Honestly the ars technica review is probably the closest one Ive seen to what I agree with after seeing it. People need to drop this SJW bullshit, stop reading facebook like its life, and just watch a movie as a goddamn movie for once
Posted by ezelkow1 on 11 July 2016 - 03:14 PM
A FS and Hotas are 100x better than a game pad. Even the cheapo $40 flight sticks are better...and you can download pre configured settings instead of doing your own.
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Im just relaying my personal experience. I do have a hotas and have it fully configured to my tastes. However some things in elite are just flat out done better on a controller, theres many forum threads on it asking them to try to fix it. Part of it is because of the immensely reduced throw distance on a controllers joystick vs. a hotas. Its why a controller will win 90% of the time in an interdiction fight, when doing interdictions i always switch to my controller.
Now Im not saying all instances, but for some they are. And by no means do you really need to own a hotas to actually enjoy elite, if Im just doing a quick pick up sometimes Ill just stick with the controller so I dont have to move the kbm out of the way for the hotas. Sure for the majority of the game a hotas is more immersive and offers more control, but I still dont think you absolutely need one
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Posted by ezelkow1 on 11 July 2016 - 02:53 AM
Anyone here play elite dangerous? If so is it something you would recommend?
I put in a good amount of hours with it a while back with a few friends. It is fun if you dont mind hunting out missions and doing your own thing and making your own path. It can be easy to be distracted but it is fun. We did get the expansion but planets were pretty much a let down when it first came out, they've added more things and their end-season addons sound good as well
Honestly you dont even need a hotas. I played just fine with a 360 controller for a long while before I got the hotas and for certain things the 360 blows a hotas out of the water, like interdicting, a controller cant be matched for that
Posted by ezelkow1 on 09 July 2016 - 06:33 PM
Same here. When I originally built my 2600k box ~6 years ago I was running water cooling in it. Apparently the pump/fan/whatever on the cpu had died after a couple years and I really had no idea. It was keeping it cool enough to not die but temps were much higher than what they should of been. So after that I never wanted to go water again
The scarlett's are good options for price/performance. Anything beyond that and your lookin at double the price for maybe some better dacs that you probably wont even hear the difference. Alot less than that and your lookin at crappy driver support. The scarletts come in enough models as well that you can usually match up to exactly what you need for input/output. I could also suggest the NI Komplete audio cards, I used to run with an audio kontrol 1, but their driver support is hit or miss. Some people end up with static/crackling and thats existed in their cards for years. Mine had been fine for a long time and then started doing it
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Posted by ezelkow1 on 09 July 2016 - 12:26 AM
Since there was a call for builds:
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Posted by ezelkow1 on 07 July 2016 - 04:08 PM
Posted by ezelkow1 on 30 June 2016 - 09:02 PM
Lol at SLI
2 of the guys in the group I play with have SLI setups and I have yet to actually hear them talk about it working, 90% of the time they leave it turned off because games dont work with it or when they do they actually get worse performance. One has a 970 sli and the other a 980ti sli. I think they usually just use one as a physx board at this point
Posted by ezelkow1 on 29 June 2016 - 04:32 PM
The article says it has a 6 pin and they would prefer an 8 pin, so I don't think that's entirely correct.
So it does, either way heres the relevant clips:
AMD’s Radeon RX 480 draws an average of 164W, which exceeds the company's target TDP. And it gets worse. The load distribution works out in a way that has the card draw 86W through the motherboard’s PCIe slot. Not only does this exceed the 75W ceiling we typically associate with a 16-lane slot, but that 75W limit covers several rails combined and not just this one interface.
However, the audio subsystems on cheaper platforms will have a hard time dealing with them. This means that the "you can hear what you see" effect will be in full force during load changes; activities like scrolling may very well result in audible artifacts.
Posted by ezelkow1 on 29 June 2016 - 04:19 PM
Id also really avoid the rx480 right now just because of this:
AMD's power usage and heat are still complete and utter crap. They are pulling 20% over-spec of the power from a pci-e slot which you can end up hearing that and possibly cause mobo damage over time. It also is pulling more power and heat than a 1080 for 970 performance
If you do want one Id wait for AIB manufacturers to put them out with an external power input so its not drawing so much directly from the slot
meanwhile, microcenter had asus-strix 1080's in stock last night while i was picking up other things, so if anyone is interested in a used 970 there is one available
Posted by ezelkow1 on 27 June 2016 - 10:26 PM
I would think they get alot more purchases that way for the casual users. They get the one friend who's on top of things buying a game at a steep discount, by the time the other friends hear about it its back to a much smaller discount but they feel inclined to purchase it since their other friend/s now have it
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