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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: August 08, 2012, 11:03:09 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on August 08, 2012, 10:04:44 PM

I finished Dawnguard yesterday with no issues.  I haven't installed any mods for Skyrim, though.  

The weird thing is I'm getting errors (according to google searches) that people had when the original game first came out.  Evidently the crash at the beheading scene was wide spread then.  Right now I've disabled everything and I'm trying again though all of my mods were static visual improvements (texture and meshes) and not game changing like new races, followers, scripts, etc.

Only thing I really miss is SkyUI and I had forgotten how bad the default UI really is.

EDIT: found one major problem.  The realistic thunder sounds mod is causing crashes during dragon shouts.  So that's one off the list.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim on: August 08, 2012, 06:57:16 PM
Well, my previously rock solid Skyrim is now horribly unstable with frequent crashes after adding Dawnguard.  Started a new character and it crashes.  Switch to windowed mode and moved on.  Got to the first boss in the barrows and it crashes.  Switch to low graphics mode on everything.  Got to the first Dragon and it crashes.  Started last night and I'm looking at probably 20+ crashes and I'm level 3.  This is a game that I have well over 40 hours in without a single crash...before now.  I've cleaned it up, removed any mod that does anything besides a basic texture, started over and's a pure crash to desktop with no error logged. 

Did the normal things...up to date drivers with no reported issues, no heat issues, cleared cache, checked integrity, removed mods and scripts that might effect the same (and started a new one), etc.

Very disappointing.
123  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic announced on: August 02, 2012, 09:17:52 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 01, 2012, 11:00:24 PM

The MMO genre has been my gaming preference ever since I spawned as an Armsman in Albion.
I should say that Flight Simming took up a huge chunk of my gaming time for years also.

But the soap opera that is the MMO genre of the last couple of years, has just about squeezed the last bit of joy I was getting from them.

The old saying, " nothing new under the Sun" certainly could and should be applied to this genre.
It really hasn't improved or changed much in years. We all set off full of vim, vigor and enthusiasm when a new one is released. Within the first month you can start the doomsday countdown.
But yet we hang around picking scraps off the decaying carcass of a half baked, half done game. Same old same old.

We've even made the statement.."give the game 6 months before you judge it" ...a knee jerk response to the obvious lacking of a new MMO. say what?

They have been dumbed down, over simplified, and a luke warm mess trying to please everyone.
And you know what  Honest Abe Lincoln said about that.
You can please some all the time
You can please all some of the time
But you can't please all, all of the time.

It's like some one needs to shout out, " The King has no clothes on"

How long can you keep painting over something before it brings the house down.

Fed up with the whole affair.

That's because most of the games that try something different have subs in the 50k range or crash and burn...while the WoW clones, etc get 500k and are still kicking years later.  Just look at Tera (totally action based, no stand and click button play) or Secret World (investigation quests requiring Internet research, real world setting, etc) as recent examples. 

Changes are coming but they're coming slow and a whole generation has now grown up not with EQ1 but with WoW.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: July 28, 2012, 04:02:18 PM
Is there anyway to purchase this on PSN or online?  Everything I click on the year purchase it just takes me to Best Buy's site.
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: July 28, 2012, 02:52:41 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2012, 12:49:59 AM

Let's not forget that Ball is the one that actually made it something everyone couldn't wait to see at one time.  He's had some missteps, but I still think he's a damn good writer.  I'm with rritchard.

This was true, especially during seasons 1 and 2, when he followed at least the general story line of the books.  We're still watching this season but honestly it's kinda meh...the vamps are nothing like the books, the werewolves are pussies, the fairies just need the leave and the shapeshifters are stupid. 

Fix the season...first end the stupid vamp council bs.  End the endless subplots from the b list book characters.  Kill Tara.  Get Eric back with Sookie.  Maybe pull a Dallas and have Sookie wake up and have it be the night after the end of season 2 smile
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: July 28, 2012, 02:12:04 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 27, 2012, 11:57:05 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on July 27, 2012, 05:47:00 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on July 27, 2012, 05:31:24 PM

Another "fuck you" to the  PC crowd.

Yeah I agree. Not sure what the hangup is.

Yeah, it does seem like a bit of a slap in the face to the PC player base, especially after they were touting the digital sales and how the average playtime PC was so high.

Microsoft must have paid them a LOT of money.  Honestly this is a little ridiculous considering they had an extra month to work on it.  How about a little news if nothing else.
127  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 26, 2012, 08:26:30 PM
I'm also in and playing almost every day.  Lots of people but I picked Leviathan which seems to be Dragon/Illuminati centered and of course I'm Templar.  Lots of fun but still not past Solomon Island yet.
128  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 16, 2012, 01:15:42 AM
I noticed the buddy key trial expires today (for sending).  If anyone still has one available could you email me one at bookguy at gmail dot com?  I won't be able to play for a week or so but it says the time doesn't start until I log the first time.

129  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 11, 2012, 09:06:28 PM
Any buddy or trial keys out for this yet?  I wasn't impressed with combat or the animation in the open beta but I've heard it's been greatly improved since then.  Wouldn't mind trying it out.
130  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: July 07, 2012, 01:19:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2012, 01:05:43 AM

dangit, I was going to hold off but I can get my hands on this for 32 bucks, and that's really tempting.  I saw KD post about some crashing in another thread; is anyone else having issues?

Is this a CK only sale or is it actually available online somewhere at this price?  Best I've been able to find is Green Man for $37.50.
131  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: New WoW Promo - Free Cata and Free level 80 on: June 29, 2012, 01:01:03 AM

Quote from: Abaddon on June 29, 2012, 12:04:23 AM

Anyone want a shot at a free mount? Looking for a Scroll of resurrection  icon_biggrin Odds are pretty good I will sub for at least the necessary month.

PM sent
132  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare verdict on: June 28, 2012, 09:13:32 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 28, 2012, 09:05:35 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 28, 2012, 07:58:26 PM

I love how he tries to tell people that it's "essential and substantial" while at the same time telling us that government should have no part of it.  Somehow the free market will keep us alive and control costs.  Because the free market always has our best interests at heart, right?   retard

It's working so well now. Last night I was looking at a state-by-state chart and noticed that all of the states with the worst current coverage percentages are red states, primarily in the South. TX leads the hall of shame with 25% of its residents uninsured. There are half a dozen others in the 20-21% range.

It blows me away that these are the same states that oppose reform most vehemently.

I agree that we need a new Congress, but not in the way he means it.

I doubt many people would argue about reform being needed but obamacare isn't the way.  Either way it's the on ramp to the road to hell (paved with good intentions) and most people have no idea about how much it's really going to cost them in the long run.  It's basically a massive tax and the money doesn't go towards anything except paying for other people to get healthcare.  Sorry about those less fortunate (I've been there), the lazy and the welfare state lifers but I worked two jobs to get through college, put my time in and I'm working my ass off now to support my family and provide a better life for them...not you (not directed at anyone here).
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization 5: !#@#!@ Impressions Incoming! God & Kings! on: June 28, 2012, 09:05:22 PM
I'm enjoying it so far but it's not as stable with the expansion installed.  Last night it hung (no crash) at 197 turns.  Hope it was a one time thing but it worries me because the original was pretty solid for long games.
134  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: June 25, 2012, 11:03:45 PM
I was really looking forward to this one too but the combat totally turned me felt stiff and unresponsive and the animations were bare basic.  I guess I was expecting the combat in Conan which was very quick and fluid with great animations.  I love the idea and the world but the open beta really decided against me pre-ordering.
135  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: New WoW Promo - Free Cata and Free level 80 on: June 24, 2012, 04:31:50 AM

Quote from: chump24 on June 21, 2012, 06:28:38 AM

Can someone send me a Scroll of Resurrection?
Been itching to re-try Wow.

Sent early this morning.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy VII coming back to the PC? on: June 23, 2012, 03:47:11 AM
I'm in if they do the HD upgrade on it.  I would love to go back and play again.
137  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: June 12, 2012, 12:26:21 AM
The characters feel "floaty" because they are smile  In numerous locations I noticed my character's feet were 1-2 inches above the ground.  It's really pronounced on hills and steps.  Hopefully something they fix before launch.  Still can't wait.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sim City V!!!! on: June 05, 2012, 05:47:50 AM

Quote from: naednek on March 29, 2012, 05:29:24 PM

Quote from: Gryndyl on March 29, 2012, 04:33:47 AM

They've since corrected that to saying that you need an active net connection to start the game but that once you're in game you won't be affected if your internet goes down. Not that I personally consider that any better but figured some folks might.

Ya that was said a few weeks back during GDC

That is far better than the D3 be honest the Diablo rubber banding and server down issues are really hurting my overall opinion.  Really, really looking forward to SimCity V.  I still start up and play IV sometimes even now.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 03, 2012, 01:36:59 AM

Quote from: Dunamis on June 02, 2012, 11:10:54 PM

I had a weird thing happen to me.  I had just killed Diablo in normal mode and played far enough in nightmare mode to kill the blacksmith's wife.  Logged off last night.  When I logged on this morning, I was back at the very beginning of nightmare where you first go into town, meet Leah, etc.  It's like my account was rolled back.  None of my stuff was missing though.  Weird.

Also, I had yet to see any recipe drops at all until this morning where I had about 12 blacksmith and 10+ jeweler recipe drops in about 90 minutes of playing.

Did you play a multiplayer game or join another's game (even if they dropped) when you were doing this?  If so then your "saved" game was completely separate from the game you were playing.  It would have actually reset for you when you finished normal and started at the beginning of nightmare the next day.
140  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: June 02, 2012, 10:05:58 PM
The expansion may get me back in...2 new lands plus expanding the original (tripling the original size), 4 new souls, player housing, instant adventures for lower levels, 10 more levels, 7 new dungeons, 3 new raids, advanced crafting, capes and more of everything else (mounts, pets, puzzles, etc).
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 30, 2012, 01:42:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2012, 12:53:47 AM

seems to be running fine now.  good thing I didn't have time to play until now.

Now I'm getting error 37 instead of error 33.  Either way the result is the Diablo  icon_evil  Leave it to Blizzard to FU this game too.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 29, 2012, 07:43:45 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on May 29, 2012, 05:21:50 PM

and this is why Blizzard sucks.  Had some time to play my single player game and the game is inaccessible because they are doing maintenance.  For like 10 hours.  This isnt WoW, wtf Blizz.  Once again honest people pay the price for pirating.  Those of you out there who pirate games.....   finger

Actually we're paying the price for hacking and cheating...I don't believe pirating the game was ever a big concern.  Item and gold duplication would kill the real money market though (that Blizzard just happens to receive a substantial chunk of cash from).

Personally I understand the reasoning but the lack of LAN and single player non-connected games still blows.  Especially with 10 hour maintenance windows finger
143  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Metro 2033 + Civilization V - Indie Sale - Red Orchestra 2 on: May 27, 2012, 02:07:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 25, 2012, 01:44:28 AM

just a heads up on the Civ 5 DLC:  some of the DLC have bundles which are cheaper than buying them separately.  it's not a big amount but it's a couple of bucks off if you don't have any of the DLC and want to get it.

Cradle of Civilization Bundle $2.49:
Korea/Wonders of the World Bundle $1.87:
Denmark/Explorers combo $1.87:

Ehh, the DLC is just irritating me now.  It's actually cheaper to buy the game of the year edition than to buy all of the DLC it contains separately.  Way to reward the loyal people who bought the game when it came out.  It wouldn't be bad if I could at least gift the original game to someone else.
144  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: New WoW Promo - Free Cata and Free level 80 on: May 20, 2012, 06:30:39 PM

Quote from: maccwerk on May 19, 2012, 11:56:05 AM

Does anyone still have a scroll thud be willing to part with?  Been looking to get back into WoW and this seems like a solid deal. Thanks!

I have one (should still be ok)...just let me know if you want it and PM your battlenet email address.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 15, 2012, 09:39:15 PM
146  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Starcraft 2 for trade on: May 15, 2012, 07:11:22 PM
Sucks cause I would love to get it otherwise.
147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Stickies? on: May 04, 2012, 03:06:26 PM
I wouldn't mind some consolidation and adding some new ones...a Tera and GW2 sticky maybe.  Warhammer is dead and it seems silly to have 2 Aion stickies.
148  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: May 01, 2012, 12:56:48 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 01, 2012, 12:42:19 AM

I never saw any indication of scaling due to number of players fwiw.

There are 5 man dungeons as well.

I saw some scaling...usually the number of mobs spawned during public quests.  Needs some work but overall it worked pretty well.  Human area was the best overall (by far) but I still loved the atmosphere and area of the Norn.  I did find as a ranger that it was much easier to tame a lot more animals early in the Norn area.  Overall I can't wait for it to be released.  I'm confident most of the issues will be fixed long before then.
149  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: April 28, 2012, 04:19:44 PM
My early impressions from yesterday and this morning.

- Love the game.  The graphic style wasn't initially to my liking but it's a lot more detailed than I gave it credit for past the first impression.  Love the maps...not so hot on the character interaction or cutscenes but I've really never loved that style.  Reminds me too much of little big planet.
- Music, effects and sounds are awesome.
- Playing the Norn and I love the story, setting and style.  Love starting with a white wolf too. 
- Character customization at the beginning is pretty decent.  Hate the different options not scaling though.  The tattoo and other boxed selections are about the size of a postage stamp at my resolution.  Also seems silly to have to scroll to multiple pages for things like hair color, etc when over half the screen isn't being used.
- Did I miss the option to change my characters voice?  My female Norn Ranger sounds like a 80 year old Florida native who smoked all her life.
- Getting used to the interface but it's more stylish vs useable.  I would prefer a cleaner option (option, not replacement) that gets rid of the blurs, claw marks, scratches, random lines, etc. 
- PvP was great and quick.  Took me longer to figure out how to leave and go back to the playing world than it did to join in the first place. 
- Game is not ready for prime time.  NCSoft is definitely not ready for the huge numbers of people who are going to hit this especially when it launches.  Lots and lots of complaints about lag, slowness, GPU not being used, parties zoning and being broken apart, etc. 
- Combat is pretty responsive but "floaty" at the same time.  Character running is the same.  Like I'm an inch above the ground always.  Most of it is probably lag and graphic slowdown at this time.  Need to tone down the spell effects though.
- I like sharing kills and getting bonus XP for helping kill something (or being helped) and also being able to share loot even when you're not grouped. 
- Really need a manual or more tutorials or something...there is a ton of stuff hidden away and I still don't know how to do half the things I want to do.
- Some of the classes are really, really, really squishy.  My Ranger can easily go down in about three seconds.  Can't imagine how bad it is with cloth.

While it may seem like a lot of complaints above I don't want to give the impression that I don't like the game.  I'm loving it and I'm glad I pre-purchased.  I'll gladly be playing this once it's live.  I only hope it's a few months before that point so most of the problems are actually fixed.  Say what you want about SWTOR but they set a new standard for stability and bug free playing when it launched especially for a MMO.

Well, I'm going back to playing smile
150  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Guild Wars 2 on: April 27, 2012, 12:54:40 AM
I got excited earlier because I clicked login and it went to a connecting screen for about 20 secs...then went back to the "hey stupid, beta starts tomorrow" message smile
151  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Wanted: Original DS system. Putting out feelers on: April 20, 2012, 07:55:47 PM
I have like three old ones if the ones above fall through...just let me know and I'll see if I can find them.
152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: April 16, 2012, 07:52:06 PM
I'm on there under Mara...Human Archer.  I'll be hitting one of the light RP guilds at start (joined Dark Sun Rising).  There's a good list here:

EDIT:  Managed to hit 22 and run one complete instance.  Like it a lot, has some areas that could be tweaked but no major problems.  Leveling is slowing down some but still quick and the Korean grind is definitely gone.
153  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: April 15, 2012, 02:25:57 AM

Quote from: skystride on April 14, 2012, 11:30:13 PM

Which server would I reserve my name on?  Is the list of servers in beta the same as live?

I picked the only RP PVE server listed...there are 10ish servers listed now including 3 PvP but I'm hoping the RP server will be a little better with community policing and attitude.  No way I'm going free for all PvP after my experiences in beta...people were camping new players almost immediately and chat was middle school level at best.
154  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / i7-2600k retail processor at Microcenter $199 on: April 13, 2012, 06:26:01 PM
today until 4/15.  Why isn't there a MC within 5 hours of me.  Stupid in store only sales  mad

Here is the rip from Slickdeals with the total deal
ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard (SKU: 812289) Comes out to $69.99+tax

Intel Core i7 2600k (SKU: 200154) $199.99+tax

Total: $269.98+tax

Here's the other Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 (SKU: 525667) for $109.99 + tax
155  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone hear of the MMO, Tera? on: April 13, 2012, 02:11:20 AM
I'm pretty sure anyone can register for the open beta by creating an account and using the code "TERABETA" as the key. 

I'm still amazed at how fast their download servers the 4 GB patch tonight in under an hour.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Think I just may have been scammed .. on: April 10, 2012, 12:12:41 AM
Total scam...and now they have work history, address, names, driver license, birth certificate, identifying info and ready to go picture ids.

Either way good luck.  I would start monitoring credit now...maybe sign up for one of the credit monitoring companies by the month that will let you know anytime a new account is opened or account info changes.
157  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [PC/360] The Secret World MMOG Announced: I'm Pumped on: April 03, 2012, 10:15:21 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 03, 2012, 07:45:28 PM

Thats so sad...

It seems that for once, there is an MMO I won't be part of from day one, but the blatant money grab, the xp boost from DAY ONE? is too much for me. 3 character slots and more if you want to purchase them? Lifetime option from day one as well and NO mention of monthly subscription fee? Very, very strange....

I'm weary of the XP boost too but at the same time it doesn't have "traditional" leveling and that boost could be something minor like 1%.  Also, I think Conan was practice for just about everything going into this game including the cash shop and F2P.  They have done a decent job with it and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if it launched F2P with the lifetime option giving cash points and expansions, etc.
158  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot Off 3-22-12 on: March 23, 2012, 02:13:46 AM
Eh screw em.  I've tried for years to get the damn bag of crap...had it tonight and the fu*king server didn't process it quick enough...gone.  It was fun when it started but now it's just frustrating and them joking about how bad the servers are or joking about the order button refreshing the page instead of placing the order is just old.
159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] Mists of Pandaria - New expansion? on: March 22, 2012, 05:41:16 PM

Quote from: Jag on March 22, 2012, 02:28:13 AM

It's on

Gimme...stupid waves of invites.
160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Vanguard going F2P on: March 22, 2012, 05:27:37 PM
Yeah, with some population I'd still be playing too.  Huge world and classes that were actually different (a bard that actually got to compose songs...who would think it).
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