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#2356043 Full install file transfer?

Posted Arkham Creed on 22 May 2015 - 04:55 PM

View Posttypographie, on 22 May 2015 - 03:23 PM, said:

Glad to hear it. Are you happy with your performance on the new PC?

I am indeed. My monitor is forcing me to play at 1080p (it has a little freak out whenever I try to adjust down to 720p when I'm on fullscreen mode), but so far so good. I tend to get about 29fps min, 64 max in populated areas on mid to high settings, and even got about a 10fps boost to my average after updating my drivers. It's like a whole new game now.

#2356004 Full install file transfer?

Posted Arkham Creed on 21 May 2015 - 06:28 PM

Well I am very happy to report that transferring the .dat file worked like a charm. With my crappy internet it could take days to download this game, but copying over the files took less than a half hour total. It needed to download something like half a megabyte patch once it was done and I was in the game. Awesome.

#2355968 Lion’s Arch Construction Nears Completion; New Player Poll Announced

Posted Alexei Hart on 20 May 2015 - 10:32 AM

It is a nice idea and I was happy to participate, but some of the naming options are troubling. "King Doric's Court" in a city that takes pride in it's independence from the throne? Sure, Doric had a summer home there, but his line still rules in DR and LA is independent. From a political standpoint, naming the central area of the city after him would send the wrong message to the citizens.

#2355730 Will you play again?

Posted Arkham Creed on 14 May 2015 - 06:09 PM

View Postraspberry jam, on 14 May 2015 - 05:48 PM, said:

Are you seriously asking for credentials on the internet?

Well I believe you of course. I myself am a member of a federal law enforcement agency working in their cyber terrorism branch. And that is absolutely true and you should totally believe me. I am in no way just saying that in a pathetic attempt to add credibility to an otherwise questionable post.

#2355949 How about a little nostalgia? (IMAGE HEAVY)

Posted God Of Fissures on 20 May 2015 - 01:31 AM

Some screenshots of the game in alpha.  Obtained by me at PAX East in March 2011 with developer permission.  For your viewing pleasure!

Original World Map

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Gendarran Fields Map (known internally to ArenaNet as "Valley Settlement")

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Hoelbrak and Black Citadel Map Icons

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Norn Starting Area Tutorial Map

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The Grove Map Icon

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Rata Sum Map Icon

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Gendarran Fields Screenshots

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Norn Starting Area Screenshots

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Notice in the controls that you could bind energy potions.  The blue bar above the utility skills was an energy bar.  Was later replaced by endurance.

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#2355586 New specialization speculationf

Posted Arkham Creed on 11 May 2015 - 06:46 PM

View PostNerfHerder, on 11 May 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

By following trends, it might be called Dragongravedigger. All one word to show it means business.

One time is enough to count as a trend now?

#2355577 New specialization speculationf

Posted Reverse Ghost on 11 May 2015 - 05:38 PM

The official forums are full of oh so clever jokes about the possible name. It's really blowing my mind that people are still going on about "Dragonhunter." Get over it.

Whatever. I'm just really happy that we get Necromancer so soon. I was worried it would be later. Can't wait to see what they show off!

#2355583 Best Way Out Of The Following To Make Money?

Posted Arkham Creed on 11 May 2015 - 06:40 PM

View Posttypographie, on 11 May 2015 - 05:22 PM, said:

If it's any consolation, I think the portal stone only gets you into one particular beta. Tying it to a drop indicates that they're trying to control the number of people they let in this time. But there will likely be more betas and map stress tests where they're going to want to open the floodgates and let everyone in. Sorry your luck hasn't worked out this time, though.

Meh, its just particularly obnoxious because I really like beta testing things, providing feedback, and take them very seriously. Makes me feel "involved" in the actual development, and game design is a dream job of mine. But I also hate with a seething passion all things involving mandatory grind or farming, so this little "event" has compelled me to spend the last two weeks doing something I literally couldn't hate more for ultimately no reward.

#2355532 BBC: Hacker given in-game death sentence

Posted I post stuff on 10 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

I'm sure it's impossible to fix all the exploits. It's just the way code is.

Also, anti cheat should never be automated. Because when it misfires the damage can be much greater than a single hacker could ever do.

#2355517 BBC: Hacker given in-game death sentence

Posted I post stuff on 10 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

Anet is a large company with regulations, guidelines, procedures etc. They probably have to deal with heaps of reports on daily basis, some of which are probably false. This is why it took them 10 days of constant complaining. I don't think they can just go "LOL BANNED" on a whim.

Also, some people absolutely suck at reporting a problem. Make screenshots, take videos, report with a sensible title and not something along the lines of "Seriously Anet???".

#2355430 Meet the Dragonhunter: Guardian’s Elite Specialization

Posted Arkham Creed on 08 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

They have the classic Ray of Judgement in trap form....I'm far more excited for that than I should be.

#2355337 Will you play again?

Posted Arkham Creed on 07 May 2015 - 12:36 AM

View Postraspberry jam, on 06 May 2015 - 06:49 PM, said:

And who is really to blame for the expectations of players?

Based on the whole manifesto drama, as well as the "take back Mass Effect" movement from a few years ago, the gaming community seems to think that developers are 100% responsible for the unrealistic expectations of players.

#2355346 Will you play again?

Posted I post stuff on 07 May 2015 - 08:02 AM

The problem that gamers have is not understanding the concept of boredom.

If I play a game regularly for a year I will obviously find myself getting bored. There is nothing wrong with that. It's not a problem of the game itself.

#2355244 Updated DPS rankings, April 2014

Posted NerfHerder on 04 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

Keep in mind, Thief and Engi take a more skilled player than say a Staff Ele in order to get those kinds of numbers. The real wild card is the player.

I cant wait to see the new HoT meta. And, I cant thank everyone who crunches the numbers, field tests, and shares the information enough. If it weren't for them I would still be Bow Bear-ing it.

#2355304 Updated DPS rankings, April 2014

Posted Nikephoros on 05 May 2015 - 05:07 PM

Two caveats for this...

1.  Thief is only calculated at enemy being above 50%.  It doesn't take into account the 20% damage mod from Executioner, which works out to be a 9% overall boost nor does it take into account Heartseeker at 25% HP.  Thief DPS is, in practice, a good deal higher.

2.  It doesn't take into account Ice Bow and Glyph of Storm for Ele.  Those skills hit so hard, that even when averaged over a 30 second long fight would substantially increase the ele's DPS.  So in practice Ele dps is a good deal higher.

the breakdown is that Ele and Thief are really in a tier by themselves and Engineer is the top class of the next tier rather than being in the same ballpark as Ele and Thief.