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In Topic: Starting to miss special unique drops. Am I wrong feeling this way?

12 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

View PostKurosov, on 12 January 2013 - 06:45 PM, said:

I'd have loved to have seen more of a disconnect between stats and skins.

Allow max stats exotics to be bought cheaply from a trader while allowing the skins to be the items of value acquired both from dungeon tokens and drops from chests/bosses rather than everything from the MF

This is a similar form to what I was talking about. Make killing a particular boss in a dungeon or major encounter give something that is unique to that boss only. There should be a variable in the quality of the items dropped though. Possibly have a statistical chance of a unique crafting item drop 80%,  unique town outfit that converts you into a mini version of the boss drop 30%, and some crazy weapon skin with unique name drop 8% of the time. This is of course not adding anything game breaking to the table. My initial idea was possibly more game breaking but once I saw the stuff from Fractals it started seeming not as game breaking.

In Topic: HDMI questions

09 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

View Posttypographie, on 09 January 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

I'll start by explaining what I want to do, and then ask a few questions after.

I want to connect my computer to a TV on the other side of the room, mostly for Netflix and other videos as I don't have a console gaming device. I measured as accurately as I could and found that a ~28 ft HDMI cable should do the job. My television has two HDMI outputs, and my video card (Geforce GTX 460) has a mini-HDMI output and an included adapter.


First of all, does this plan even make sense? For all I know of computers, I'm pathetically new to modern TV technology. I'm basically assuming it will behave like a computer monitor, with a desktop extension, etc.

What do I look for in an HDMI cable suitable for this distance? I am aware through some research that long HDMI cables can cause degradation of the signal, but I'm seeing mixed information on whether or not 28 ft is long enough to cause a problem.

I'm confused about how HDMI audio works. I know the cable carries audio, and I know that the Nvidia driver includes an "HD Audio" component. Does this mean that my video card will become my PC's default audio device while I'm using the television?

Thanks for your help.

A few things here...
As far as I know, if you are using a DVI to hdmi adapter you will probably not get audio out. If you are using a true HDMI output from your computer you should be able to get audio.

I use a 570 nvidia card and had no troubles plugging in my hdmi. I plugged it ino my surround sound which then handled the audio and sent video to my tv. I could crank it to the highest setting 1080p and had great gaming with settings close to max on most games I play.

HDMI distance becomes an issue after 20 feet. If you go to 25 feet you will want to get one that is kind of expensive and has plenty of shielding. You will be able to tell if the picture has a kind of thin sparkle effect of white. That means it is not good enough quality cable. Also some sound cards will allow you to use a USB headset as a secondary audio source called monitor while the HDMI is main. The multi audio out is a challenge for most people though.

In Topic: Help with a new Engineer? Feeling frail. :(

04 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

View PostAwefulWaffle, on 30 December 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

Hello! I'm new to Engineer, and I'm feeling rather weak. I'm not sure what weapons or kits I should be using as my primary damage for solo questing.

Currently level 18, and I'm getting killed by monsters my level where my Warrior or Necromancer would normally chew through. For example, fighting two Ettins my level I got absolutely destroyed.

I think it's partially because of lag. I'm getting hit by attacks when I'm far away from enemies and even when I dodge I still manage to get hit. But that doesn't stop the pain of low damage output.

What would be my best source of damage at the moment? And which traits should I invest in? Thanks a lot, really depressed with my Engi at the moment. D:

Engineer is squishy at the start. You need to be extra cautious of the ground beneath you and also ranged stuff like rock throwers.

I used heal turret, net turret, flame thrower, shotgun. Later added rocket turret.

There are many parts to this build that work together. Heal turret give you initial heal, and overcharging gives good regen and can draw agro. Net turret stops single mobs from getting to you and you also have a tool belt electric net as well. Beyond that the flamthrower and shotgun both have gap creators built in. Also you can blind enemies that get to close. I never had huge problems with this setup through my leveling. The aoe damage that the flamethrower puts out along with the burning damage from the wall of flame really did quite well for frying several mobs at once.

That is the setup I used well into my 60s and could still fall back on today. Once you hit cap though the world becomes your oyster and you can fiddle with all sorts of builds.

In Topic: How can I contribute best in a dungeon

04 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

View PostBizomb, on 03 January 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:

Would you mind posting your build? Thank you in advance :)

I guess you are talking about my trait distribution. So here it is.

20 Fire Arms :::Sharp Shooter, Hair Trigger, Target the Weak, Fireforged Trigger.

30 Inventions:::Low Health Response system/Cloaking Device/Automated Medical Response/Power Shoes/Performance enhancement/elixir infused bombs

10 Alchemy::: Hidden Flask/Blood Injection

If you look over each one, they all compliment the skills, kits, and weapons to make for a powerhouse of fun and group support.

In Topic: So it seems a lot of naughty boys and girls got one last gift from Santa this...

03 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

View PostMillimidget, on 03 January 2013 - 08:08 PM, said:

I've seen no evidence that this had a major impact on the economy.

All I've heard is that vague statement about "egregious abuse," and yet the worst offender I've heard of made 300g, which is hardly different from someone who quit in September logging on now and selling a precursor they had in their inventory all this time.

There are bigger issues facing this game. Pulling a Congress and doing something purely for the sake of being able to point out that you've done something will not win brownie points with most players. A few, obviously, but one has to wonder what kind of people those few really are when they're gleeful about players getting banned for what's the least obvious "exploit" I can recall in any MMO.

PS: She wouldn't be the first "super awesome" dev I've seen degenerate into complete POS status after jumping titles. One of the all time greatest developer moves I've seen came from a community rep in DAoC, and yet you wouldn't know she had done something so awesome based on her attitude in WAR. People change; power corrupts; fanboy praises can go to a developer's head.

In any game you have the buy and play for 3 months and move on crowd. Those that stick with it are the casual mmo types like me. There is really nothing wrong with this game. Sure they want to push you to use cash to buy gems and convert to gold. There is nothing wrong with that. I first started buying gems to unlock bag space and bank space. Then I leveled to 80 and then bought more gold to get a few more items. The point is I didn't have to. I could have run dungeons and sold the stuff I got over and over to then buy whatever, or could craft into whatever I want or a bit of both. The only thing wrong with the game as I see it at the moment is those that don't like the rules and want to change them. It's similar to people that don't like the police since they got caught speeding 3X and have to pay tickets or get license suspended.

If you are a normal player you should enjoy the fact the devs come down with a heavy hand on those that break the rules whenever they see an opportunity. Instead you are railing against the devs for doing their jobs. This may mean you are in the rule breaker category without knowing it.