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#2312623 Need help with a new config

Posted Quaker on 30 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

My 2 cents ...

The FX-6300 is not good in WvW. The FX-6350 is much better, but still not good. (I wouldn't call 20 fps playable). You would be better off to go for the FX-8350, if you want to stick with AMD. Best would be an Intel i5-4xxx

If you are using a 1920x1080 monitor, an R9 270 would be much better than the R7 260. The 260 would be ok if you are using something less, such as 1366x768.

The Samsung SSD prices fluctuate, so it may sometimes cost more, but it is faster than the Kingston.

500watts is ample for the power supply, even if you upgrade to an FX-8350 and an R9 270. Cheiftec seems to be mostly available outside of North America, and I'm not familiar with them. I'd suggest you read some reviews.

The case is a standard ATX mid-tower, so everything will fit easily.

#2202883 I just miss Guild Wars

Posted dimiguel on 17 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

I've tried so hard to like Guild Wars 2... I really have. But I've just come to terms with the fact it's not the game for me.

Am I the only one who misses Guild Wars and feels that Guild Wars 2 could have been something much bigger than what it is now?

#2196395 Is the April 30th Update "make or break"?

Posted Dasryn on 29 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

View PostDarkHorseKnight, on 29 April 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

So really my question is this: If the April 30th update is not the type of changes and additions we hope for, do we just have to accept that GW2 is what it is and it may not be significantly changed?

Yes and No.

yes because GW2 is a different game than GW1 and may never be like its predecesor ever again.  so you must accept it in that aspect.


No because considering the amount of content we've received in just this first 8 months for free?  its naive to think ANet cant add more and more and more features.  i mean guild halls and player housing is coming, these things take time.

but is april 30th make or break?  maybe for you, but hardly for the rest of us.

#2179248 Whats the point in retrying for fractals?

Posted Uhhsam on 14 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

It makes about as much sense as taking extra time driving around a parking lot looking for the closest spot, yet people still do it, because people generally don't make sense.

#2160498 Guild Wars 2 Esports?Really?

Posted Var on 08 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Saying it "too late" is rather short sighted not by comparison to other games but simply by looking back at the history of this franchise itself. People said "too late" and "its over!" back during the starting months of GW1 because of a plethora of bad game design choices that everyone seems to have forgotten existed when looking at GW1 as some sort of bastion of PvP greatness. The game's popularity and potential as an e-sport most certainly didn't take off until WM and EvIL faced off in the first World Champhionship, after HoH had been left to fester and die off and GvG became accessible to the general public (its like history repeating itself with 8 team tournies goes the way of the dinosaur and 1v1 being much more open and welcoming to the general public), and that wasn't until ~half~ a year into the games life time. There was a major surge after that and into the first expansion... where everything came crashing down because of imbalanced classes; hellloooo Assassin and Treefarmer.

With the introduction of the 1v1 and hidden matchmaking, the PvP has actually spurred itself back to life and getting games going is now possible on an almost instantaneous basis. If they can unhide the matchmaking rankings, ie by ladder and personal ranking scores that everyone can see, come this next update, and bring about observer mode and CA within the month after, we might actually see some life flow back into the competitive nature of the game.

#2159278 Built A New PC, Not Bought Yet; Opinions

Posted dhatcher1 on 06 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

An i5 3570K @3.4GHz still outperforms the 4GHz AMD 8350 in gaming.

A 1200 W PSU is something you get if you plan on running three or four 670s, not one.  You can get a good 600W PSU and be fine.  Gold certified is also generally very expensive and not worth the extra cost, IMO.

A much cheaper cooler like the Xigmatek Gaia or Coolermaster Hyper 212 will work almost as well as that massive MT Doom.

If budget is not an issue, get a 256GB or at least 120GB SSD for a boot drive.

#2158302 PSA: I appreciate the help but......

Posted Darkobra on 05 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

If you want to do it, go to Orr. Then gather a huge ball of undead. Then dodge once or twice. You're welcome.

Or play the game normally and get it in half an hour instead of half a minute.

#2153587 Guild Wars 2 Esports?Really?

Posted GammaWolf on 29 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

I tend to agree that the window to capture a huge spvp audience has passed.

Even if MMR and ladder somehow get into the game in the next 2 months, I suspect that some people will try it out but not many will be willing to stay in the long term due to:

1) If the ticket system stays then spvp is pay/grind 2 play which has little appeal to new teams who are probably going to lose a lot in the beginning. Its very disheartening to lose hard earned tickets over and over again and it ultimately becomes too expensive to learn how to play at a competitive level.

Its no wonder why the hardcore wannabe e-sport heroes who sit in queue all day farming new people 500-0 have barely any viewers or competition. Beating newer people over and over makes it impossible for them to keep playing because they have a net-loss of tickets so they just leave since farming frees or buying gems only to most likely lose them is lame.

2) Conquest mode is played out at this point. We have 5 maps that are virtually the same thing and they lean towards a meta that is unappealing to a lot of people at this point.

The prospect of people returning to a game mode that is already boring even if it has MMR and ladder is still probably fairly low especially when they will be largely confined to a very narrow meta.

3) As long as a true solo queue is not in the game it will never be able to build a large skilled player base. A huge number of people do not want to commit to a team and prefer to build up their skill in solo queue. It is these people who create the audience for an esport.

It also greatly improves the competition in a game because it gives teams a strong pool to recruit from. If someone has a poor solo rating, then they are probably not going last long on a competitive team, and it allows people who do not have teams to actually be able to prove their skill.

#2077856 Is GW2 in trouble?

Posted Sephirox507 on 13 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

the game is not in trouble what is in trouble is the MMO community, raging through forums when the content has not even come out....

#2073766 No Guild Wars in Guild Wars 2?

Posted NachyoChez on 12 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

View PostAlixIcebane, on 12 November 2012 - 11:29 AM, said:

Now now fanboys
There went your credibility...

If you want GvG closer to what GW had, then that's a fine request.  But saying GW1 was about GvG and anyone who disagrees (despite the ample proof provided) makes you seem very akin to a certain bridge dwelling, club wielding creature who avoids the sun whole heartedly.

#2073981 Ascended Items

Posted Linfang on 12 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Reminds me of Apple. I got my exotic armor! woot! Oh wait, they have exotic armor 2.0? fml

#2073523 No Guild Wars in Guild Wars 2?

Posted Doki20 on 12 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

View PostMrMastodonFarm, on 12 November 2012 - 12:37 AM, said:

Being relatively new to the game I was rather shocked to find myself in a world where guilds kind of took a back seat. I was used to starting a new character in WoW and instantly getting spammed with people wanting their guild charter signed, and with people wanting me to join their guild. It is a bit of a bummer. It does make sense to me though that any really intense guild would try and stay in a game like WoW or Aion where the endgame content is very progress focused, and structured. Hopefully with the new content patches every month this will change.

Do you know why you have people spamming charter signing in Wow? Because you can't start your guild without having x signatures beforehand, while in GW2, you can make a guild with 2 clicks and just typing in the name for some low amount of money. In regards to guild recruitments.. I always see a few every day in various zones.

View PostKnuckledust13, on 12 November 2012 - 02:13 AM, said:

...Is this why after the first month, the maximum people logged on my 250 ppl guild was 4? And the maximum people I'd see on my 120-130 friendslist was 3? And of those 3, two were bots I reported and never got banned?

The fault lies in your own guild then... I have no idea how much max member we have, but we easily have 15+ every day while having a lot more on peak times... Also.. how the hell do you have 120-30 "friends" on your list? Personally I don't get everyone I ever see on that list but only people I prefer to play with and they are usually active as well...

#2050469 PvP and the game in general

Posted Lordkrall on 29 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

View PostWipp, on 29 October 2012 - 02:47 PM, said:

So now i have zerg fest with arrow carts and nothing more, great. (and doing the same TPvP over and over and over and over and over and over)

Really ?

Funny how apparently games like CS and LoL can keep people happy with just a few maps and game modes but yet it is not acceptable in an MMO that has just been released and have tons of other things to do.

And you only have your self to blame if you join a zerg in WvW.
A group of ~5 people can do rather big damage if organized in WvW.

#2046666 How To Make Raid On The Capricorn Playable

Posted Louis8k8 on 27 October 2012 - 05:11 PM

Replace the useless cannon with a drainage valve. You turn it and the water drains empty and you fight land sharks,