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Bug or bad design?

28 June 2015 - 01:23 AM

So while waiting for Heart of Thorns I decided to raise some alts, and right now I'm working on my necromancer. In the middle of the level 60 personal story steps for the Priory, and I'm given some mission to transform into an avatar of Balthazar and stomp around Lion's Arch for a bit fighting an army of Risen. Locked out of my actual weapons, but I get a great-sword set that would be OP if I had invested in condition damage, but I didn't so it kind of sucks.

At least the rest of my build is intact. I was running a minion/life-steal build with high power and healing, buffed up minions and healing from every attack I make. Even went with runes of the lich and sigil of summoning to get some more minions going, and given this mission you thing I'd be leading an undead army of my own....

Except the sigil of summoning isn't generating charges no matter how much I kill...
The runes won't pop jagged horrors either...
My minions are all much weaker than normal, like the buff traits aren't working...
They don't explode into poison when they die and I don't get more horrors when I kill, so that trait is dead too....
I'm not stealing life with attacks either....
Neither are my minions....

So either the instance is bugged and disabled half my build, or it's designed as a partial transform I can't opt out of that turns off my traits. Either way it is making progressing the story pretty much impossible.

Mod Edit: Removed insulting commentary.

Story step in question: http://wiki.guildwar.../The_Ghost_Rite

Full install file transfer?

15 May 2015 - 02:07 AM

So I’m upgrading to a new desktop. A long time coming and I’m very excited to get this game on something other than my ancient laptop. But something occurs to me now; with my increasingly unstable ISP (don’t sign up for Clear. Just don’t) it could actually take days to reinstall the game. However I happen to have a pretty beefy USB 3.0 flash drive that is more than big enough for the entire folder in my program files directory, so there is technically nothing stopping me from just copy/pasting the entire game that way.

But I’ve got to ask; would that work? Maybe if I start the download to get a native install directory and then just copy everything else in from my laptop. I know I can technically do that, but would it work?

I’ve been led to believe that works with Steam games (thank god), but what about Guild Wars 2? Or, as a lesser priority, games on Origin?

Specializations Ready Up

24 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

Well I’m going to assume a lot of us saw this. So, thoughts?

As for me…nice changes to engineer, but my Mesmer and necro builds got destroyed. Completely and irrevocably. They even went so far as to call out my Mesmer build as an “unhealthy play style” and said they were intending to have it completely removed from the game. That really, really sucks. There’s an alt I’ll never be touching again.

Seeking graphics card advice

04 April 2015 - 08:09 PM

Okay, round two. Let’s hope this goes a bit more…civil, than my previous thread. Lessons learned. So before I even get into the cards I’m looking at I’m going to give some important bullet points to make sure we’re all on the same page.

The important information to keep in mind

Okay, onto the cards themselves. I’m looking at three right now, and I know for a fact that each is pretty much straight up better than the last. That isn’t the issue. I’ll get to that, but first the list.

*Nvidia GeForce GT 730 2Gb: My minimum choice and the one I’ll most likely end up with. A cheap card with less than stellar specs, but consider this the baseline of what I’m looking for. From the service I’m looking at this comes with a 350w power supply and a listed cost $73. Not sure how they arrived at the number, but there it is.

*Nvidia GeForce GT 740 2Gb: Obviously a better card than the above, but a bit over budget. I could be persuaded to stretch the budget for this one if it’s really worth it, but doing so will force me to cut my storage in half, and I really want that 1Tb hard drive. Comes with a 400w power supply and listed price of $115.

*Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 2Gb: That benchmark score, compared to the others…damn. I want this one, obviously, but it’s over budget for my bundle. So unless I get an extra windfall when my cash clears this one is out. Consider it a “goal point” to shoot for, but obviously fall short of. Comes with a 400w power supply and listed price of $164.

Okay, firstly let me confirm that these prices are being added to the cost of other parts for my bundle and are probably so cheap because its assumed I’ll be buying a full bundle, and I will be. I’m shooting for something between approximately $500 and $600 dollars here, ideally sticking closer to $500 because, you know, sales tax is a thing. Basically what that means is, through this service, I’m looking for something listed (link in the important info section) as between $50 and $150, ideally closer to the $50 side. Split the difference at $100.

Secondly; yes all these were chosen because of “Nvidia hype.” The brand has a following and it’s easy to find people saying it’s better than AMDs. But as you may have gathered from the above section I don’t necessarily put much stock into that. All I know is most of my games have a big Nividia logo on startup, so there is that. I’m fully open to grabbing an AMD instead, and that’s what this thread is really about; deciding between a Nvidia on this list or an equivalent AMD. If there is an equivalent AMD…

Anyway, look over the cards listed and on that service, look over their prices, and offer your advice. I welcome all opinions here, and will take everything under advisement. Thanks in advance.

My bundle so far...

Seeking PC build advice

29 March 2015 - 08:42 PM

I’m a gamer on a budget, and can’t afford a great PC, likewise I lack the technical know-how and confidence to build my own PC. As a result of this I’m opting to get myself a bargain pre-built desktop in the next couple of months when an expected windfall comes through. I’ve pretty much decided on my system, but I don’t really know what to expect with GW2. All I really care about is a stable, modest framerate in PvE with fairly high settings. I have no interest in PvP or WvvW, so expected performance there isn’t an issue. Below I’ll list the specs of the model I’m looking at, and I’d greatly appreciate any opinions or advice from the more technically minded members of the community. Thanks in advance.

Processor --- AMD FX-4300 Zambezi (3.8GHz/4.0GHz Turbo, 4MB L2 Cache) Quad Core
Motherboard --- AMD 760G
Graphics Card --- NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Video Memory --- 2GB
Power Supply --- 350 Watt - ATX
Memory (RAM) --- 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive --- 1TB - SATA III - 7200RPM

A quick list of games I'm hoping to run on mid to high settings with an average fame-rate between 30 and 60 FPS.

Guild Wars 2
XCOM Enemy Within
Boarderlands The Pre-Sequel
Mass Effect Trilogy
Saints Row 4
Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning
Dragon Age Inquisition (probably going to fall short with this one)