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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 26, 2016, 11:58:13 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 26, 2016, 11:33:17 PM

Is the ring repairable like in previous games?  I thought I read it is one use and goes away now.

It's not repairable, I've found 3 in the game so far.  I've used two up and both times it was due to forgetting I had the dang thing on in the first place.  Put on to fight boss and finally kill it that attempt and then head out with the ring still attached and die later.  I think one time it saved me around 2500 souls.

I think one time in Dark Souls 1 I lost 50k souls, you can get used to it and farming 50k souls while not quick can be done.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 26, 2016, 03:41:59 PM
I ran into an area where some mobs were resistant to regular attacks so added fire to my twin daggers and wrecked them quickly but I still use my twin swords with keen infusement for most of the game.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS4 upgrade - Neo on: April 23, 2016, 06:28:12 AM
So do you buy an upgrade PS4 Neo or spend money on the PSVR?  Both would be a bit pricey.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift VR headset on: April 21, 2016, 05:56:07 AM
I still have hopes that I'll get into the hype when my Vive arrives (scheduled to be delivered sometime in May).  Were you a kickstarter backer or did you order right away?  I've seen reports that Occulus (and to some extent Valve) have had delayed shipments due to hardware component shortages and some who ordered on the first day say they now show a June/July delivery date.  I guess salt in the wound of Rift would be owners is that some Vive owners have been playing Lucky's Tale on their HMD while the Rifter's wait for the mailman.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 18, 2016, 12:06:41 AM
For no reason I can discern I managed to kill the first two bosses on the first try.  I guess cut and run was the order of the day and it worked out.  I wandered into a boss in the swamp area not realizing that I did so until it was too late and I had almost 3 levels of souls with me.  Died 5 times trying to get past him and decided the souls were valuable to me so embered up and got help.  Boss went down pretty well that time but now I realize I could have equipped the Ring of Sacrifice that I had and gotten those souls for sure.  Boss at the Undead village took me awhile to get but once I figured out his weakness I managed to prevail, probably took 8-10 times to finally get him.  Now ready to attempt two bosses that I have worked my way up to, hope my +5 Twin Swords get the job done. 
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2016 Draft on: April 15, 2016, 09:21:41 PM
I wonder what the Ram fans in St. Louis (or ex-fans now) think about their ex-team going big on trades.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 14, 2016, 02:40:40 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 14, 2016, 12:09:39 PM

I could help you beat that boss if you summon me.... on XB1  ninja

Eh I will get it done soon.  I took a detour to grind out a bunch of souls to buy a key buy now I'm ready to attack again.  Funny I've played 14 hours and only killed two bosses so far but I'm loving the game while looking around the world.
8  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: All of my Steam games updating??? on: April 14, 2016, 05:15:41 AM
Just restarted steam and yep, lots of updates on the list.  Not sure what is happening but I find it worrisome.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 13, 2016, 04:36:56 PM
I'm enjoying my time, currently stuck on a boss trying to figure out the right way to bring it down so typical Souls stuff.  I'm enjoying the changes/throwbacks that the game does to advance the series.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 12, 2016, 07:07:23 AM
Got 6 hours in and yes it's a Dark Souls game.  The video setting is a bit off, if I set it to Fullscreen 3440x1440 I get the game with black vertical bars on either side of the game.  If I set it to 2540x1440 I get the full screen game.  Who knows?  I may just run at the 3440X1440 setting (my monitors shows it is running at that rez in game at 60 hz) as the super wide screen takes a bit of getting used to. 

Started as a Thief and liking it so far, found a decent axe (but doesn't scale so may have to leave it un-upgraded unless I have an excess of materials).
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 11, 2016, 09:59:13 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 11, 2016, 09:10:03 PM

It's a first person shooter with shades of a few other genres thrown in.  It's got single player, coop and pvp so give the beta a shot at least.

Otter!  You went PC again!  icon_lol

emmm I have a kicking PC and want to see DSIII at it's best so yeah PC.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] Dark Souls III on: April 11, 2016, 09:57:25 PM
PC ready to go, curious to see how it runs.  I've read some articles that seem to indicate that the PC port is good right out of the gate even if it is locked at 60 fps.  Hope it has support for my 21:9 monitor (I think I read that it did support those rez'es)
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 11, 2016, 05:07:08 PM
Dark Souls III on PC with more attempts at getting past floor 2 of Enter the Gungeon but after watching some youtube videos of the gameplay I don't fancy my chances.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 6 (Careful there will be Spoilers!) on: April 08, 2016, 01:51:58 AM
Put me down in the camp that didn't care for any of this half season.  I guess I'm tuning out on the show, when I watch it now I fast forward past the "oh zombie attack, will Carol/Rick/Daryl/etc. fight it off?"  Of course they will and why spend time watching what you know will happen?  While watching the final scene I was wondering who be killed and realized it really didn't matter to me at all, I've lost connection with any of the main characters and their stories.  I'm sure I'll check out the next season but I'll be watching this hour long show in something like 10 minutes of actual time and the rest at fast forward.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/05/16) on: April 04, 2016, 08:02:11 PM
Enter the Gungeon looks cool but I don't know if I'll get it right away.  I have a HTC Vive on pre-order but I'm nowhere near first or second wave.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4/1/16 April Fools Edition on: April 01, 2016, 08:46:14 PM
Some The Division and Dying Light.  Stardew Valley hasn't captured me yet but maybe I'll try more.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 24, 2016, 02:29:08 AM
I may try to grind up to lvl 30 DZ to try my luck at those chests.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 22, 2016, 10:16:47 PM
I too find the DZ to be an insidious play mechanic that keeps me in the game.  Seems like I fill up my stash pretty quickly (is the limit always 30?) with stuff so have to run out and clear space.  I did run into a PK'er last night and the game makes it hard to combat that solo as I'm dead by the time the guy turns on me.  I can never find him again before his timer runs out and he kept coming back as a non-hostile to mess up my pick ups.  I suppose it was due to the low pop in my section of the DZ as there wasn't anyone else around to team up with or coordinate with to try and stop him.  Still in all I had a good time and got some decent items.

One thing about the loot that is off for me is that you (or I at least) don't find drops above blue this early in the game (lvl 12) although I can see some things at the DZ vendor that are purple but I need DZ 30 to use them.  I like games like Diablo 3 where you can get a gold or purple early and then have to make the choice to ditch it when a better green or blue comes along.  It takes more for me to drop a unique item that has been out leveled than some random green with 4 more armor then the green I currently have.
19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 18, 2016, 12:13:19 AM
It's like cheating playing Rocket League with the wide monitor.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 17, 2016, 05:35:11 AM
Tried the Dark Zone tonight and had fun, didn't get ganked at all although one guy shot me by mistake and went rogue.  A bit my fault for chasing a wounded NPC around a corner.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 16, 2016, 08:52:46 PM
Sent out some Uplay friend requests and updated my info on the GT Ultimate Friends list.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 16, 2016, 04:51:39 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 16, 2016, 02:50:44 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on March 16, 2016, 03:28:41 AM

Sorta, it looks great but I don't know anyone in the PC universe so if I want to do dark zone stuff  I'll probably do it on XB1.

I'm playing on PC, and I know Caine, Naednek, Punisher and others are as well.  I would say feel free to add anyone on the GT Ultimate Friends List that has UPlay listed (not too many compared to Steam/etc).

I will warn you that I'm not great at grouping even at the best of times, and I have a new kitten always wanting attention so often I don't now because she's taking half my attention.

I'll look that up and add the names, no worries about grouping, I'm pretty low key in addition to low skilled.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 16, 2016, 03:28:41 AM
Sorta, it looks great but I don't know anyone in the PC universe so if I want to do dark zone stuff  I'll probably do it on XB1.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 15, 2016, 11:33:26 PM


A terrible shot of The Division with the XB1 on the left and on my PC at 3440X1440 on the right.  The Dell monitor on the left is displaying blue and purple lines whenever it gets turned on these days and they might disappear after 30 minutes or so but sometimes they hang around, you can see some on the left side of the display, I guess the thing is dying as I get more lines over time, it started with just one line.  I do love the wide view from the 21:9 monitor and the high level of graphics but this picture is a bit false in that the weather in the XB1 side is snowing while the PC has sunny weather hence the brighter look.
25  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 15, 2016, 02:43:42 AM
Umm I got a free copy of the Division for buying a 980ti card and fired the game up today and it will be hard to go back to the XB1 version!  I need to figure out how to get my other monitor that has the XB1 hooked up to it next to the X-34 and have both systems playing The Division and then take a photo of it to show what the difference is.  Going to work on that now.
26  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buliding a PC on: March 15, 2016, 02:39:09 AM
I cut and pasted what I commented on below your nice article as my comment doesn't seem to want to post up.

Johnnyguru is your source for over the top power supply reviews.  One thing I almost made a mistake on when building my recent PC was that there are drives that fit the M.2 format but are not actually M.2 drives.  Samsung Evo850 was the drive I was looking at and was about to put into the cart when I noticed the 6Gbps spec vice the 32Gpbs I expected to see, it actually is a SATAIII drive in the M.2 form factor.  Thankfully I did notice it before buying and ended up with the predictably more expensive Samsung950 drive a true M.2 drive. 

As you said on you review of your M.2 drive, the screw to mount it to the motherboard is the smallest screw ever.  It is a M2 sized screw and when I couldn't find mine at first (it doesn't come with the drive) I went to the hardware store but they only have M3 screws as the smallest around.  I was looking in the wrong place for mine, I got fixated on the screws that came with my case and it wasn't until I hit my head with my hand and said "look in the motherboard box idiot!" that I finally found the tiny screw.  Longest part of the build was dealing with that screw and only due to me overlooking the inclusion of the screw in the MB box.

I think one great resource for building a PC is pcpartpicker.com and maybe worth a mention in the article as it can flag items that won't work together.  Here is a link to my build list https://pcpartpicker.com/user/OtterChaos/saved/#view=Pffqqs  hope it works.
27  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: weird artifact on: March 12, 2016, 03:41:04 PM
No idea what the issue could be but did you try switching the monitor to the motherboard video output instead of the 980?  Might help determine if it is the card or monitor.  Of course you would need a different video cable as I don't think most motherboards have a built in DisplayPort connection.
28  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 12, 2016, 02:37:43 AM
Just did a quick run of Rebel Galaxy which also supports the 3440X1440 resolution and wow does it look great!  Rebel Galaxy has a lot of dark menu areas so I could evaluate my backlight bleed and I didn't see anything to complain about.  Also look up a LCD dead pixel webpage that displayed solid black/blue/white/green/red screens and saw consistent display across the board so I'd say my X-34 has no issues.
29  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 12, 2016, 02:09:31 AM
My monitor showed up today and it is very very good, have yet to look for light leakage that seems to be an issue with other X34's but I've played Dying Light at 3440X1440 and it is great.  Dying Light is the only game I have installed on the new computer that supports 21:9 but the other games I've installed are Dark Souls 1 and 2 and both of those take some extra tweeking to get them to display correctly and I'm not sure I want to go that far for those games.  I'm going to try Rebel Galaxy now and see how that looks.  rittchard I did notice that the first time I plugged in the X-34 the nvidia control panel did not have a section for enabling gsync but there was a driver update for my vid card and once I installed that the option to use gsync was available to me.  Also if you've read about the X-34 you may realize it comes setup with a default refresh rate of 60Hz and you have to go into the menu and set it up for 100Hz, I didn't have any trouble doing that.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 11, 2016, 06:25:50 PM
I think I'm level 6 so not that much time into it so far.  I will say that so far the game is fun but the loot grind isn't grabbing me yet but of course I've barely touched many of the games systems.  I'll probably be back on today to play some more once my bandwidth frees up after Diablo 3 finishes downloading onto my new computer.   
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's happening with E3? on: March 09, 2016, 02:50:48 AM
I figure the Indies get their exposure at the various PAX's throughout the year, I imagine it costs less to show at a PAX than E3.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: March 07, 2016, 06:03:21 PM
A bit worried about the size of the map too but I like the loot system I'm seeing so far.
33  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 07, 2016, 06:00:55 PM
FedEx now saying 3/11 by the end of the day so that's nice.  Decent shipping speed from an Amazon 3rd party seller.  All the parts to build the new computer are out for delivery now so I'll be building it later today and hopefully playing on my old/dying Dell monitor soon.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/08/16) on: March 07, 2016, 04:54:05 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 07, 2016, 04:19:07 AM

If you are going to play on XB1 and have the Nvidia code, you can sell it for $30-40.  Not sure where but people on reddit have been doing it.

pre-installing on XB1 now, as for the PC version I will keep it and try it out on the new computer tentatively named OtterChaos's folly
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/08/16) on: March 07, 2016, 03:19:45 AM
The Division on XB1 I think, I just bought a nvidia card that qualifies for a PC copy of the game so maybe I will play it there.
36  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 06, 2016, 09:40:21 PM
Well I got the notice that my monitor has shipped via Fed-Ex but no more detail than it should arrive between Mar 10th and Mar 14th.  Now the second guessing and hoping a good unit arrives intact.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's happening with E3? on: March 05, 2016, 01:28:35 AM
Maybe it's more of a concern for the dedicated gaming press?  Seems all these departures (other than Konami) are replaced by events that the general public can attend so why have elaborate sets and interviews.  Seems the companies are exploring new ways to get their message out there and with all the youtube stuff and so on maybe it is the beginning of the end of E3 and even more decline of professional gaming journalism (probably not the correct term there).
38  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 04, 2016, 11:05:59 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 04, 2016, 10:25:42 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on March 04, 2016, 02:08:20 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 04, 2016, 01:12:27 AM


I ended up ordering (or pre-ordering I guess) the Asus ROG version, which seems pretty similar to the Acer.  If the Acer becomes available first, I'll cancel.

Of course now my computer got delayed, so I still have time to get pre-buyer's remorse  paranoid

I lean towards the Asus from a visual standing, where did you pre-order it from?  

I'd be curious to see what they put into that Mainline computer.

I'm not sure I actually ordered it now lol.  I ordered it in Amazon, but now they seemed to have totally taken that off their site.  The order still seems to be in the system but I expect it will eventually be cancelled so I'm back on the prowl.  I guess you could call me a predator, snort chortle snort.


Edit:  I went ahead and cancelled the Asus and went for the Acer off of Amazon from "Triplenet Pricing" - seems a little shady but we'll see.  They don't charge tax for some reason and normal shipping is free, so that makes a big difference.  I am expecting something to go awry, will keep my hopes up.

Let's hold hands because I just did the same thing.  No tax and free shipping actually saves me over $50 over getting it at list price plus tax directly from Amazon.  The price at Triplenet works out to be the best I could do anyways.  I believe you are in California as well?  Who gets theirs first?  I did look at Triplenet's ratings on Amazon and they seem legit so fingers crossed.
39  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 04, 2016, 02:08:20 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 04, 2016, 01:12:27 AM


I ended up ordering (or pre-ordering I guess) the Asus ROG version, which seems pretty similar to the Acer.  If the Acer becomes available first, I'll cancel.

Of course now my computer got delayed, so I still have time to get pre-buyer's remorse  paranoid

I lean towards the Asus from a visual standing, where did you pre-order it from? 

I'd be curious to see what they put into that Mainline computer.
40  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 21:9 gaming computer on: March 04, 2016, 02:04:54 AM
I'm using this site http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/monitors/  to track stock on the X34 and the Asus one. 

Here is my final parts list from pcpartpicker http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VDDTXL Yikes!  but what did I work for all those years but to buy stupid expensive stuff?  I did buy most of the stuff from B&H photo to avoid tax and shipping charges and the case, memory, keyboard and mouse from Amazon.  All this stuff will be here on Monday so I'll commence building then.  Some stuff I went for that added cost to build were the motherboard, getting the Deluxe vs the A added twice the cost but better featrues, The SSD is a true M.2 drive, my original choice was a Samsung 850 Evo that used the M.2 form factor but was still a SATA3 drive so more limited in through put vice a true M.2 drive and I stuck with 512GB when I figure I could get by with 256 but again what is my money for? 
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