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calankh

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Offline Last Active Nov 30 2013 10:51 PM

#2219820 Cutthroat Politics Coming July 23, 2013

Posted Andemius on 16 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Keep it real, vote Kiel.

#nocharrincharrge


#2218130 Update Notes for July 9th

Posted Dimber Damber on 09 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

I'm not here to defend RNG boxes or anything, but here's a sum up of what this patch brought.  And yes, it's generally positive.  For the record I have never bought, nor will ever buy, an RNG box.  Vote with my wallet on that one.  And yes I have bought gems for items before.

1) New skins available through gaining achievements.  Can be applied infinite times for free if I'm understanding it right.  Account wide and achievable through many different playstyles.  That's right, end game cosmetic gearing that's not RNG based, reusable and account wide.

2) RNG boxes now contain scraps (guess what, community requested) which allows a guaranteed skin after X boxed (X yet to be determined), so regardless of the actual price there is a very discrete range of money spent per skin.  Still somewhat random, but not "open 5000 boxes and no skin" random.  Again, community requested feature added into the game to alleviate bad luck.  Sounds pretty sweet.  Oh, and like the last patch you don't have to spend a single gem if you don't want to.

So what exactly are people complaining about?  They are adding new skins, they are adding ways to get the skins WITHOUT dealing with RNG, WITHOUT needing gems from the store and in the case of the achievement stuff WITHOUT spending any in game gold.

Plus, what's all this P2W stuff?  A free level out of a black lion chest (rarely)?  Leveling in this game is a joke, and you could pay for levels using crafting already anyway.  I don't see how this changes anything.  If you are opening black lion chests hoping for a free level then I think that's probably closer to P2L than P2W.

I'm all about constructive criticism. And this game has a long way to go.  But what's the deal with people just taking massive craps on everything in here?  I swear the developers could lay a golden egg in your living room and you'd still find something to complain about. Give it a rest, focus on what actually needs changing.

Looking forward to the patch myself


#1867807 Need a new Desktop - $600 budget

Posted Biernot on 02 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

The Lenovo you linked is bad for two reasons:

1) Graphics Card. As you already know, it's a low-end card. In terms of performance it's not that much better than your old card.

2) High stats on the wrong parts. What good does a 2000GB hard drive for gaming? How do you ever get to use the 12GB ram?

That is the general problem with pre-builds: the combination of parts is almost always less than optimal.

Let's try to get something better...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $539.46
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 14:57 EDT-0400)

This leaves some room for changes and other stuff. E.g. this price includes a total of $55 mail-in-rebate, which might not be available when you purchase your parts.