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In Topic: Connection error(s) detected. Retrying...

18 November 2014 - 03:43 PM

Actually, and are simply Google DNS numbers.
DNS stands for Domain Name Server (or Service) which is the server that translates the URL you enter (such as guildwars.com) into the actual IP address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). What you are doing is simply replacing your local ISP's DNS with Google's DNS. No "doors" involved.
This would only help if your local ISP is having a problem with their DNS.

You might want to contact your ISP to see if there's any problem on their end. ISPs have been known to try to block Torrents and the GW2 downloader is sometimes detected as a Torrent.

In Topic: Upgrade computer

17 November 2014 - 03:16 PM

Unfortunately, I don't do enough work with new systems any more, to know much about particular monitors. I'd have to just read reviews. :)
Overall, it looks like a good monitor with good specs. Most likely it's things like features - tilt, swivel, etc - warranty, and build quality that would make the difference. As with any monitor, it's best to buy it someplace where you can actually see it, rather than on-line, but that's not always an option.

Btw, you didn't say what video card you ended up with. A 1920x1080 screen will require more GPU power than a 1680x1050, but it will be close. You may need to lower graphics settings a tad to maintain smooth fps.

This review is favourable:

In Topic: I have screwed myself...

13 November 2014 - 02:48 PM

Well, live & learn, I suppose. My best guess is that you'll need to start over with a new account, if you want to keep playing GW2.
Next time, keep the e-mail address for GW2 active, and write down the key-code somewhere.

In any case, there's nothing anyone on this fan site can do for you.

In Topic: Guild Wars 2 restarting my computer

12 November 2014 - 03:22 PM

You only need Phys-X drivers if you have an nVidia card. They won't work with AMD.

This problem is looking very much like a glitch in the video card. Direct replacement is about the only way to check. You could borrow a similar card to try - an R9 2xx series (doesn't need to be identical) - or try to RMA your current 270 and get a replacement

In Topic: Rather poor performance given my PC

05 November 2014 - 02:52 PM

Without knowing your particular settings, my first guess would be that you may have Sampling set to "Supersample". If so, set it to "native".