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#24 Apex Legends in Other Games
Petewait you didn't even dl the game before you typed that massive body of text?

I played the tutorial, if you didn't notice that massive body of text didn't involve the actual raw gameplay what-so-ever.

Just because a game is currently good doesn't mean it can't be ruined. Battlefront 1&2 at a base level were decent games same with FIFA (I've never played FIFA but everything I hear about the actual game itself people seem to enjoy) and both of them could be/could have been significantly better experiences if EA didn't bog them down just to suck every last $ from a player.

I still highly recommend people to just flatout not pay for unlocking characters, it's a feature that shouldn't exist end of story.

posted 1 week ago
#22 Apex Legends in Other Games

Got to play for just over an hour yesterday. Game is really good, definitely worth a try even for people who're not fans of battle royale games.

TTK seems to be much higher than alot of other battle royale games. I'm saying "seems" largely because the only weapons that I'm aware of that can 1 hit kill I haven't even seen used. The shotguns have a fairly large spread and the commonly found shotguns do 90-150dmg maximum on headshot (assuming no helmet), you're not likely to see the Fortnite meta of 1-pumping people. All weapons in the game have bullet travel time so the slow firing sniper rifles can be extremely brutal if you miss.

If you play around with your squad it doesn't matter much if you're picked off at range by a sniper as your teammates can revive you fairly quickly and getting to cover even when knocked down is not that bad. It's really hard to eliminate a player that's knocked down (especially if they have a knockdown shield) without knocking down the entire squad unless you use a close range "finisher" move that leaves you really vulnerable for 3-5s.

Oh and there's no fall damage!

Haven't got to play in a setting where everyone is using voice chat yet, but this game really does reward players for sticking together and playing as a team. Definitely the most fun I've had in any BR game.
hip-fire assault rifle = bad, hip-fire smg at medium range = bad, grenade arch is nice, you can see the knockdown shield when I revive a teammate at the end.

posted 1 week ago
#13 Dying Graphics Card or Something Else? in Q/A Help
AptComangliaWhat about the other RAM that you tried installing?
Were you / are you currently using XMP profiles for your RAM?

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM < I tried to put one of these into one of the black slots. Also yes, I was using XMP profiles, and am using them again now.

Does the issue occur if you don't use XMP and No manual ram overclocking at all. i.e. default motherboard settings?

posted 1 week ago
#11 Dying Graphics Card or Something Else? in Q/A Help
AptSetsulwords1. I'm saying that with the monitor plugged into the integrated graphics of my motherboard I get no artifacting whatsoever. I also don't get any artifacts if I go into the device manager and disable the graphics card display when its plugged into the GPU. That's what I meant when I said i disabled the drivers. The display "works" with both integrated and gpu, but I only get artifacts when the GPU is doing it.

2. When I was getting a black screen my monitor wasn't off. It was giving a signal. I just literally had a black screen being displayed.

Relevant specs:
Board:MSI Z77a g-43
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME
CPU: Intel i5 2500k OC'd at 4.5 ghz

3. I average about 40c on idle temps for the CPU and 55c for the GPU. Whenever my screen starts to artifact neither the temps of my cpu cores or my gpu go up or down.

I'm not trying to be cryptic, I'm sorry. Tell me what other info you'd need and I'll try my best to post it.

What about the other RAM that you tried installing?

Were you / are you currently using XMP profiles for your RAM?

posted 1 week ago
#17 Apex Legends in Other Games
PeteThe only thing that is theoretically behind a paywall is new heros. In a game w/ this high of ttk and the gun play the way it is, I don't think any hero could be crazy OP.

- It's a free game
- The hero's that aren't unlocked yet aren't good
- Everything that isn't a hero is a cosmetic

I know it's EA but so far this isn't anything like the games you mentioned.

My cynicism may come across as a bit overboard to most, but literally everything that EA has touched in the last few years that's remotely multiplayer focused ends up being a micro-transaction hell. EA deserves every single bit of cynicism that I have and then some.

I really hope this game doesn't go that route, I even have a tweet out that just so happened to basically ask for what Apex Legends is the day it was released (which I didn't know at the time). The only things about this game that scares me is the paid heros and being tied to EA.

Just saying people need to proceed with extreme caution, gambling addiction is real and EA really likes getting people caught into a rng lootbox/cardpack system and will do almost anything to get them started.

posted 1 week ago
#15 Apex Legends in Other Games
Tino_Tbh worried as fuck due to EA being EA, but that being said I do have some (probably misplaced) faith that respawn can actually pull through all of the EA bullshit and make a proper game rather than a cash grab.

Overall this is probably one of the most polished games to actually release, it feels finished rather than a beta test and that is amazing to me considering today's FPS climate. Obviously there is some balance issues (wingman fucking broken to all hell) but the game not only has a really solid foundation but also a 1 year road map already so this shows that respawn is looking ahead and looking out for the game and community. iMO this could possibly be the fist BR that is actually viable as an esport due to the team play and the base mechanics.

ArticleHennig also wasn’t used to working with a corporation like Electronic Arts. Despite being owned by electronics giant Sony, Naughty Dog had been able to operate autonomously, in large part because they were widely perceived as the corporation’s prestige video game studio. At EA, however, things were different. “She was giving these massive presentations on the story, themes,” said one person who worked on Ragtag. “EA executives are like, ‘FIFA Ultimate Team makes a billion dollars a year.’ Where’s your version of that?

context Hennig was the lead director at Visceral on Project "Ragtag" which was an Linear-Story Singleplayer Star Wars with a lot of Uncharted elements (Hennig was also the lead director for Uncharted)

early game footage

Visceral ended up being shutdown in 2017 the same year that game was cancelled.

Basically devs who don't give EA what they want get shutdown.

posted 1 week ago
#13 Apex Legends in Other Games

I implore everyone reading this thread to really consider that this is a game Published by EA.

This is basically a guarantee that this game is going to be a micro-transaction heavy game where alot of the content is locked by additional paywalls and some of that content WILL give a team an advantage over a team that hasn't paid for it or spend the near eternity to grind for it.

Battlefront 1 &2
It used to take 40 hours of gameplay to unlock Darth Vader OR Luke Skywalker in Battlefront 2.

But EA also sold them, along with a slurry of other things that gave a major upper hand to people who paid early on and whenever new content dropped.

Battlefield 1, you want all the possible weapons and attachments to have the best loadout possible? Get short cut kits for only $10 for each infantry class or $30 for all 3 (A $10 SAVINGS!!!) and a $15 vehicle kit short cut OR get all of them for $40 (A $25 SAVINGS!!!) . Also 3 large content updates that cost $15 each some of which contain a really powerful new class and or vehicle that will totally give the other team the upper hand IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT. Oh and don't forget to get the premium pass so you have preference for getting into servers!

BF1 at this point costs about $160 just to have all the "base" content.

BFV is shaping up to be the same way.

Don't get me started about FIFA ultimate teams, the fact there's a competitive league for this and is setup like this blows my fucking mind.

Apex Legends is already proving it's going to follow the EA trend of micro-transactions with hero's that cost ~$7.50 each. Otherwise you're going to have to grind to get it, and better hope the new hero isn't OP at launch if you're not going to pay. This is going to end up worse than Quake Champions on acquiring the new characters...

posted 1 week ago
#8236 stream highlights in Videos

a few highlights from the Mentality vs AyyyyLmao Terror Squad match





wish we got the Alfa 3k on sniper pushing 2nd, but it happens :/

posted 1 week ago
#231 NFL 2018 Season in Off Topic
dot_alone of the worst football games i've ever watched LOLyou dont watch football like that then?

defense wins championships, its not a new thing.

I mean how interesting would it be to watch a 6s grandfinal where it was a bo3 where both teams took a map 1-0 and the last map was also 1-0 and every map took an hour?

also "it's not a new thing"

Everyone of the top 5 lowest scoring superbowl games prior to this one were from over 40 years ago.

1. Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3
2. Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7
3. Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
4. Super Bowl III: New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7
5. Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3
6. Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13
7. Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7

posted 1 week ago
#20 21 Savage arrested by ICE in Off Topic


MassliveHowever, Abraham-Joseph is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national,” who came to the U.S. on a visa in July 2005, Cox said. His visa expired a year later. MassliveICE reported he was also convicted of a felony drug charge five years ago.

Why didn't he get deported 5 years ago then?

tsarhe broke the law and paid the consequence for his actions. i cant believe that he wasnt aware of his visa situation. he should be held to the law just like anyone else without special privilleges.

Dude is 26 and was just shy of 14 when his Visa expired. His parents broke the law he didn't (in the case of overstaying the visa). He's been in the states basically as long as he was in the UK, and while he had a rocky childhood he seems to have put an honest effort into helping kids in the Atlanta area, by honest effort here I mean he didn't just give money to kids he actually setup and participated in campaigns to improve kids lives. At this point he might as well be allowed to stay imo.

posted 1 week ago
#8210 stream highlights in Videos
Shamoo is a god
(cameraman missed it on the tftv stream apparently)
:/ it happens sometimes...
Dylan and I saw it though.

posted 2 weeks ago
#11 best network settings? in TF2 General Discussion
SetsulYou're right about rate and ratio being forced but cl_interp_ratio was supposed to replace cl_interp so it doesn't scale cl_interp, lerp is just max(cl_interp, cl_interp_ratio / cl_updaterate). Updaterate 66 and ratio 1.2 results in 0.01818... like it should but it's kind of pointless since interp is already set anyway and can't be forced to a lower/higher value via server vars.

Just did a double check to see if that is the case and it is.

This really makes me wonder why valve hasn't deprecated the cl_interp command yet.

posted 2 weeks ago
#9 best network settings? in TF2 General Discussion
hooliwareyacl_cmdrate 66
cl_updaterate 66
cl_interp 0.018181818 // or 0.033333333(hitscan)
cl_interp_ratio 1.2 // or 2.2(hitscan)

cl_predictweapons 1
cl_lagcompensation 1 // DO NOT EVER, EVER, ****EVER**** DISABLE THIS
cl_predict 1 // DO NOT EVER, EVER, ****EVER**** DISABLE THIS

cl_pred_optimize 1 // Slightly improve hitreg in certain situations at high framerates at expense of an extremely slight performance reduction (default is 2)

cl_smooth 1 // Whether to smooth out the location of the PoV when it's knocked around by the server: rocketjumping, airblasting, etc
cl_smoothtime 0.0075 // ~7ms PoV smoothing window, should be enough to prevent microstutter without affecting reflexes. Default is 0.1 (100ms)
rate 120000 // Prevent choke when it's not necessary. Lower this value below the default if you have extremely low bandwidth internet (e.g. 56k dialup: 56000)


uhh that math on rate is wrong...

Rate is measured in bytes while Internet speed such as Dial up is measured in bits. So 56Kb dialup = ~7000 , the default rate is currently 80000 not 120000

interp_ratio 2.2 would be forced to 1 in RGL, UGC and ESEA, forced to 2 in Ozfortress, but work correctly in ETF2L.

Also interp_ratio 1.2 with interp 0.01818 would result in this lerp 21.8ms so about 6.6ms more delay that having the lowest possible.

interp_ratio OR interp 0.01818
Personally I don't see much of a reason for projectile based classes to have full proper interpolation since hit reg is server side and the few cases where more interpolation is required the added latency to both models and projectile firing would just make hitting a shot harder. It's nitpicking over some fringe scenarios and only by a few ms so largely it doesn't matter

posted 2 weeks ago
#10 my shooting cancel itself in Q/A Help
draemComangliawordsits wired and i bought it new from best buy. do u know if the g703 is worth buying? its on sale on amazon for $66

Logitech wireless gaming mice all are super low latency as long as you have good signal strength and little wireless interference.

I haven't personally got to test any of the wireless mice from logitech (mostly because they're so damn expensive) but I have used a G403 which is the same shape and sensor as the G703 but wired. The only complaint I have with that mouse and a lot of ergo style gaming mice is their is not good place to put the ring finger or the pinky without one of the 2 being uncomfortable.

for reference this is the rough finger placement I have for the MX500 style of mice
there's a ridge on the right side of the mouse that allows you to put your pinky a bit under where I have my ring finger at

It seems a lot of people don't use this kind of finger placement and thus most gaming mice don't have room for it. So this will likely be a non-issue for you. At $66 that's a pretty good deal. However if you have issues with the Wired G Pro assuming it wasn't defective or you didn't somehow receive a G203 (same shape worse sensor) you'll likely see issues with a G703 since it's the same sensor and also wireless.

I guess your issue could be related to the "surface tuning" feature in LGS which realistically all that does is change the LOD of the mouse. If you haven't tried that give it a go, if you already have go back to the factory default tuning level and see if the issue persists.

posted 2 weeks ago
#8 my shooting cancel itself in Q/A Help
SitngustsarSitngusI have very big problem and you're not taking me serious :(
#3's answer is prolly your best bet though. this seems like its pretty clearly a mouse problem or if not something wrong with the usb port your mouse is plugged into.
My mouse is g403. I have heard that is common issue in logitech's mouses but it shouldn't be in my version of mice. I will check if im just hard pressing my button during tracking. I didn't have that problem with my zowie fk1 tho.

Double click/phantom click issue

This is a common issue amongst all mice that have the switches rated for 50 Million clicks. The reason for this is the lower actuation force for the switch while using more or less the same materials, the lower actuation force means the switch degrades a lot slower if using only that really low actuation force BUT this comes at a cost of a whole lot less tolerance of higher than necessary force. So if you click REALLY hard you're going to break a 50M switch a lot faster than a 20M switch. Technically the G403 uses 20M switches but they're omrons and have less tolerance the typical Huano switches found in Zowie mice, the FK1 itself has a design that requires yet more force than most other mice and eventually you get used to that actuation force and if you ever switch mice that don't have huanos and you still use that force you will break hardware a lot faster.

This can also be an issue with wireless mice, including the really good ones from Logitech or the Razer Mamba if subject to wireless interference.

draemlogitech mice, despite being great, are so fucky all the time. my g pro likes to teleport its cursor position in video games like 90° up

If you're using a G Pro Wireless the issue is usually related to wireless signal strength and or interference. Place the receiver closer to your mouse/mousepad and make sure you move any routers that have 2.4GHz wireless at least 6ft away.

If you're using the original wired G pro however (PMW3366), that's extremely strange and you likely got a defective model or a fake.

posted 2 weeks ago
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