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1) Berserker – I had great fun playing it, and it seems pretty effective. Animations on Asura are fantastic and it left me wanting more.
2) chronomancer – I love the utility of this spec and can’t wait to play it live
3) Herald – I had fun with it. Certainly made the Revenant interesting.
4) Reaper – nice abilities, just not sure about it yet.9

Not tried so can’t rate: Dragon Hunter and Daredevil

NAN) Tempest – just too terrible for me in the last beta. I couldn’t find a single situation in the last beta where I could find any use for Tempest, and the Elite skill is the most useless thing ever.

Upgrading some PC parts to better performance

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Ultimately the best way to help would be to know what your budget actually is. I don’t have a low spec rig to make comparisons to personally, so my advice will be mostly guesswork.

Cheaper/easy upgrade – graphics card. The boost will be limited, Guild Wars 2 tends to tax CPU more than GPU. Look at getting a gtx750 or gtx950.
950 would be better, but both are good.

More expensive and compicated – CPU. You would probably get more boost from upgrading this (though not guaranteed). Depending on how far you’re prepared to upgrade the cost will vary. I would advise a minimum of 8GB RAM. In the UK you can get a dual-core intel CPU, Mobo and RAM for about £150 or so (Somewhere around $200?)
Ideally you’d probably want a quad core (i5) which would add another $100-$150.

Radeon R9-280x VS Nvidia 770

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Honestly, I would suggest going with whatever appears cheaper.
They’re around about the same performance on paper, and with GW2 you’re probably more likely to suffer a CPU bottleneck, anyway.

help me buy gpu/cpu

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Not saying you are wrong, but you must be the new Bee in town….

Your FX-4100 will not be any better than anyone running an modern Intel setup, that’s just the way it is. Someone running a Core2Duo? Perhaps, but that is not what we are talking here.

For a BUDGET Guild Wars 2 rig or a rig with a budget of $5,000 for GUILD WARS 2, that’s a key word don’t ya know, GUILD WARS 2, in case you missed it the first time I said it. GUILD WARS 2, offers the best performance on an INTEL system, THUS, an INTEL is the best option.

If you want an all-around budget system for outside of GW2, then by all means you are 100% correct, then again, since MicroCenter nearly regularly throws the FX-8320 for $99….. Well anyway, THIS… IS…. GUILD WARS.… TWOOOOOOOOO, so AMD need not apply.

My 3770k plays the game great whereas people with AMD systems like the FX-4100, FX-6300, etc. struggle, so that instantly means Intel dominates yo. But serious face, and yes I’m being super cereal right now, for GW2, Intel is the way to go. Regardless how much AMD has been shoved up your rear.

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Firstly : I was answering the OP’s question to begin with. If you didn’t see, he/she asked specifically for an AM3 chip, for which I gave suggestions based around the budget specified.
Secondly : AMD is not as bad as you seem to think it is with this game. With my FX-4100 and GTX 650Ti I can run with all settings maxed out at 45-60fps, unless I’m in zerg content where it drops to 20fps, as long as I reduce the character model limit and maybe drop shadows/reflections.

That said, if I’m going to get treated like a moron for suggesting a budget-friendly option for a someone looking for just that, I’m done. I have no interest in putting up with it.

I apologize, I think it’s fair to say we’ve all been dealing with a certain user on these forums that often compares an low/mid range FX cpu like the FX-6300 to i5 and i7’s, and claiming the FX is superior. So my post was based on the frustration of seeing someone else recommend the OP stick to an AMD build when he wants improvement in the game.

Nothing against you, just frustration that was directed at your post.

That being said, of course both AMD and Intel can run the game, but the smoothest running, regardless of which loyalty you have towards green or blue, the blue team is what you want to go with in this game. I would happily recommend an AMD setup for someone on a budget looking for a cheap gaming rig, just…. Not with this game.

I can totally understand your frustration if there’s been an issue person around.
I’ll agree with you that, in a perfect world and if the money was available, a higher end core-i5 or even a core i7 would be a good upgrade (Even though I’m not personally a fan of them, I will admit that Intel does have the better architecture for gaming in general).
AMD FX is not superior in terms of performance, but I’ve found it tends to run cooler, and is a cheaper CPU for the performance you get comparatively, which is why I personally recommend AMD to most people. The issue is that AMD CPU’s tend not to be as well optimized (or something along those lines) for CPU intensive games like GW2.

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Not saying you are wrong, but you must be the new Bee in town….

Your FX-4100 will not be any better than anyone running an modern Intel setup, that’s just the way it is. Someone running a Core2Duo? Perhaps, but that is not what we are talking here.

For a BUDGET Guild Wars 2 rig or a rig with a budget of $5,000 for GUILD WARS 2, that’s a key word don’t ya know, GUILD WARS 2, in case you missed it the first time I said it. GUILD WARS 2, offers the best performance on an INTEL system, THUS, an INTEL is the best option.

If you want an all-around budget system for outside of GW2, then by all means you are 100% correct, then again, since MicroCenter nearly regularly throws the FX-8320 for $99….. Well anyway, THIS… IS…. GUILD WARS.… TWOOOOOOOOO, so AMD need not apply.

My 3770k plays the game great whereas people with AMD systems like the FX-4100, FX-6300, etc. struggle, so that instantly means Intel dominates yo. But serious face, and yes I’m being super cereal right now, for GW2, Intel is the way to go. Regardless how much AMD has been shoved up your rear.

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Firstly : I was answering the OP’s question to begin with. If you didn’t see, he/she asked specifically for an AM3 chip, for which I gave suggestions based around the budget specified.
Secondly : AMD is not as bad as you seem to think it is with this game. With my FX-4100 and GTX 650Ti I can run with all settings maxed out at 45-60fps, unless I’m in zerg content where it drops to 20fps, as long as I reduce the character model limit and maybe drop shadows/reflections.

That said, if I’m going to get treated like a moron for suggesting a budget-friendly option for a someone looking for just that, I’m done. I have no interest in putting up with it.

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Except for this game you will get more of an impact with an Intel CPU over an AMD when the game starts binding up on zergs. I’m talking out of the box performance, not some extreme overclocking.

I can’t speak on that from personal experience.. But I know people with Intel rigs who suffer worse performance drops in zergs than I do with my FX-4100, and I’m running entirely on stock clock.
I’m sorry, but for building a BUDGET rig to make the game more playable, AMD is the best option.

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It is a very old qudo core however the performance of the chip is about half that of a i5 3570 so his CPU will limit his performance
If it doesent now it will after a new GPU

Not going to say you’re wrong – which is why I suggested a CPU upgrade as well. My reason for not suggesting an Intel (besides my personal dislike of Intel) is that they tend to be more expensive, and really don’t suit someone who is building a rig on a budget.

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Two things to note:
Firstly – you are NOT being limited by CPU. You have a 3.1GHz quad, which is good enough to begin with. What is limiting you is your RAM.
Upgrading your GPU will probably give you a small performance increase, but with such slow ram it will be limited.

My advice: consider investing a little more and getting a setup like this:
http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_vengeance_xmp_pc3_12800_ddr3_1600_8gb_2x4gb_cl9.html
http://www.pccomponentes.com/amd_fx_series_fx_6300_3_5ghz_6x.html
http://www.pccomponentes.com/asrock_980de3_u3s3.html

Once you have that, start saving up for a GTX 750 or 760… Or you could go for it the other way around if you think GPU is more important.
http://www.pccomponentes.com/evga_geforce_gtx_750_ti_superclocked_2gb_gddr5.html
or
http://www.pccomponentes.com/evga_geforce_gtx_760_superclocked_2gb_gddr5.html

I’ll note – I’ve used that memory, a AMD 3.6GHz quad and a GTX650Ti for playing GW2 almost since launch, and streamed it at high(ish) settings with between 30-40fps stable. Not overclocked or anything.

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Who can kill the wurm ?

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Anyone can kill the wurm, if your commanders know what to do and everyone listens well.
The main thing is you need to practice, and that will take time and patience. Everyone needs to recognize that failure is not a bad thing – it is the hardest content in the game – failure helps you to improve. Analyze what went wrong with the group, and try to improve for next time.
If you feel you need it, try to find a group that has defeated it before, and is willing to help other servers learn the tactics (for example, those of us who frequent it on Deso are happy to guest to other EU servers if they want our help, we did with Far Shiverpeaks last night).

Condi Elementlist Skills wrong tick DMG

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What is worth noting, the damage values on the skill are the total damage dealt by the condition over its duration.
Skills like Drake’s Breath and Fiery Eruption apply a stack of burning per tick on the skill, and they tick something like 4 times. Burning stacks by duration, for 4x 4seconds is about 16 seconds total duration of burning.

Doesn’t sound bugged to me.

Annoying Sound Bug

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I’ve been getting these wierd sounds as well. They seem like they should be some kind of notification. I use the system to mute GW2, they stop, but GW2 setting themselves have no impact (in fact, the quieter the master volume, the louder they seem to get).

Usually they’ve been loud enough to actually hurt my ears, even with system master volume on 20% and gw2 half that. Really annoying and I hope something is done soon.

Skill Bar Keys stop working 1-0

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Most reliable thing I’ve seen is getting downed. We actually had this while messing around between Wurm fights when one of our group got stuck petrified with the bug. We had to portal him to the dredge tunnels so he would get beaten on by the Risen.

lagging endless lagging for all.....

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Sounds like something a bit silly… but should “lag” issues be posted in technical support, and not in “Game bugs”?

Southsun Cove: Karka queen bugged. Desolation

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On Desolation server this morning there appears to be an issue with Southsun Cove when trying to kill the Karka Queen.
One of the 4 camps (Kiel’s Outpost) we need to clear is contested, but has no event, no mobs and is not counting as a secured settlement.
It was like this at about 1:30 AM GMT, and is still like this at 9:30AM GMT on February 13th
This is preventing attempts to kill the Karka Queen without flooding the map to generate an overflow.

I have attached a screenshot of the zone map with my amazing (haha) photoshop editing skills showing which camp is bugged.

Attachments:

Desolation's 4th Wurm Kill 0.00 GMT+1, 9. Feb

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BazeDragon: if you say deso ts you are kind wrong, this isnt the TS from deso or the website from deso. This is a community TS and website from gw2community.com that started out on deso but is now way bigger then deso. Even if the events still take part in Deso(mainly) it wouldnt be corret to refer to it as Deso TS+Website. As far as i know the old desospeak still exist+ a website for deso.

You are right, of course. My mistake, and I have corrected it.

Marionette's nuke from space

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This is really the first event in the game that, to me, feels like there are consequences for failure (even though those consequences are a small monetary payment by all people in the zone).
I love it.

Desolation's 4th Wurm Kill 0.00 GMT+1, 9. Feb

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Are we actually announcing every Wurm kill now? Oo Should have told us and we would have done the same. TxS just did it’s 6th kill today.

(Translation: Making a thread about the first and second kill is fine, noone cares about more then that)

Just post it on your subreddit or something.

For a lot of players in the event this time, it was actually their first kill. The commanders of course have killed it before, and we had a lot of our dedicated friends who were with us for the last one. I don’t mind people celebrating their kills, especially since this was our first one that we are certain cannot be dismissed as benefiting from the scaling bug in anyway.

I am not on DESO but don’t they have a TS you could join to figure out when these events are taking place?

We do indeed, and a website we intend to get people to use, if possible. (please delete the stuff in the spoiler tags if they break any kind of rule)
COMMUNITY TS and website:ts.gw2community.com - the teamspeak address. If you want to run with us, we'd love you to join us, no talking required. http://gw2community.com/ - the website, feel free to register and join our community

Oh, nice for you. Now what about doing it on the main server along with guests and random people?
You know, like an open world event.

If you are referring to the Deso, NiP and friends team, all of our runs up until that kill were done on Deso main. The reason we left Deso main was because we were getting abuse from a group of people, who all went Amber without going on TS, so weren’t getting the communication, who didn’t like spending 2 hours waiting for an event and then failing due to them not paying attention to the fight in the slightest. We still want to run on Deso main, but we will probably also be doing organized overflow runs now for members of our community and those who are dedicated to kills.

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Does the Wurm have any longevity?

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Like [Att] , on EU we have a guild called [NiP] which was formed during Tequatl to make co-ordination and the such easier. We also have an EU community website to go along with the TeamSpeak server where people can discuss everything.

Deso (technically, Deso and our very dedicated guesters who join us every day) will continue to do the wurm for a fair amount of time yet. The players who only want achievements and then leave don’t bother us too much, if they stay with us for a day, they tend to improve significantly toward the end and we get very respectable runs. We’re not quite at the consistent killing state that TTS or TxS are at yet, but most days we are very close to a kill if we don’t manage it.

Attuned 1st official kill

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2 of the ele’s at each wurm were on egg duty. We kinda had the technique before everyone else. Wooden Potatoes came up with it with us and made a video that got seen and that is where it all came from.

We have been just fine with 2 ele’s to reflect most of the eggs, go back to helping the group, reflecting, and repeat.

Very well, and credit to yourselves and Wooden Potatoes for coming up with it. I didn’t know it was yourselves who had worked with him on it, but the video was brought to my attention and I am thankful for the tactic which has made Phase 1 a lot easier for us for the best part of the last week.

Needed: A Fix for the last Fix...

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As I said in the other thread discussing this topic:
I believe this is nothing more than an early “lets put something in quickly to prevent exploiting that doesn’t involve Shazbawt having to work 24/7”. A more permenant fix is most likely being worked on by the dev team.

I’m not saying that this is a “good” fix, it’s clearly broken in itself. But it means that people can’t cheat to earn the loot. That is the positive.
Personally, I think the best fix would be putting in a ledge just high enough to prevent the wurms from leaving the arena (won’t be pretty, but will work), or extend the area of the events significantly and allow the wurms to swim (underwater wurmbat!)

Attuned 1st official kill

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50/50/50 with 5 ele’s at amber, 2 at cobalt, 2 at crimson. Got each wurm to 5% then synced and decapitated them. We found a spot for the wurms to charge into in the arena against a wall (they can still leave the wall) where we drop all of our dps on and hope we kill the wurm heads. Switching to range while we chase wurms when they move and back to melee. In between phase 1 and 2 we might stacked. We had 1 condi group at each wurm to clear husks.

No Swirling Winds groups to prevent eggs?
NiP + friends kill last night we moved to an overflow to get away from abusive randoms on Deso main, gave us the time to get every group up with equal numbers of every profession so we had full condi teams and at least 3 swirling winds elementalists (Diboof!) on each wurm, so we had no egg spawns for about 90% of phase 1. Gives a lot more room for error than before we started experimenting with ele groups, especially on Cobalt. Might be worth trying out.

The wurm head "fix" is not a fix at all

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That said, we probably would have got 2 kills last night, if Crimson and Amber hadn’t gone invulnerable for a short time.

What causes the Invulnerability? Is it him moving far from where he pops up?

I’m not entirely sure. It on Crimson he went invulnerable at the edge of the event circle on the north-east wall. Amber was stuck on a tree, I think, but I wasn’t with Amber.

On TTS’s last 2 kills Cobalt went into the water near the east keg spawn and became invulnerable and then leashed back, taking a good amount of time off our burning. If it had not been for that we would have killed it AT LEAST once tonight.

Here is video for proof:
Run 1: Bug at 5:38 http://youtu.be/toad9kgxeUQ
Run 2: Bug at 15:12 http://www.twitch.tv/thekap2/c/3691136

I’m not going to look at the videos just yet, I’ll be taking your word for it:

Only thing I can suggest for getting the kill currently is to make it absolutely clear to people that they HAVE to stack on the commander, and if you’re worried you’re getting too close to the edge, stack between it and the middle of the arena. That doesn’t fix the problems that can come from it targeting pets, embers and whatever else, but it reduces the risk.
I’m in mixed emotion about this invulnerability, it is good that they are preventing people from exploiting the scaling to get the kill and easy loot… but they could have temp fixed it better (increase the event area – they don’t scale down if taken out of the arenas – and make the wurms able to swim? Add a small “ledge” that the wurm can’t cross just before the water at Cobalt?)

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Which European servers kill Marionette often?

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I can’t say for sure, but Desolation seems to have a lot of good runs. Even if you fail to get into Deso main (it seems to cap about 40 minutes before), a lot of overflows seem to also have pretty respectable attempts.

Attuned 1st official kill

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Congratulations on your kill!
Hope you’ve all had better loot than I’ve had on the 2 kills I was present for with Desolation, [NiP] and our friends and guests from other servers.

Does the Wurm have any longevity?

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I intend to continue trying to work on the wurm with Desolation and [NiP] until we get it to a “farmable” state. Been present for two of our kills now, and I’m beginning to feel confident that we’re getting there.

That said, to make people really care about the wurm, its loot tables need to be significantly improved so that they actually reward people for taking part in some of the hardest (well, maybe not hardest, but maybe most intense) content in the game.

There’s no point in us working on perfecting tactics and getting a strong base of players who can teach “new” players to the fight, if everyone is going to be put off due to the bugs and terrible loot tablss.

The wurm head "fix" is not a fix at all

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I believe that this may just be the start of the process of fixing the issues with the wurm. The gm on Deso the other day said that they were working on a way to prevent the wurm from leaving the combat area.

That said, we probably would have got 2 kills last night, if Crimson and Amber hadn’t gone invulnerable for a short time.

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Is there an ETA when the “fixed” version will be available to purchase ? It’s been quite some time now..

Typical anet line “When it’s ready”™

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@Leo Paul, you got 2000 gems back in total? and not even asked to delete the skin?. I think this is … slightly.. unfair. You should only be refunded for your gem purchase spent on the skin (800 gems) and some transmutation splitters for removing the skin. If you had already transmuted t3 on top of the armor before and overrid it, then you should submit a new ticket stating this and anet could check it and send you a new t3 if that was the case. No one should be able to get 2000 gems back, the new skin AND the old flamekissed (because anet wont know if you deleted it?) . I hope this wont be the case.. I wish I had bought the flamekissed then, just to get this extreme refund xD

I think it’s their way of saying “we’re sorry for the mess we made”..

Regardless, I think they handled mine and my friend’s cases regarding the armor really well.. I believe if you file the proper ticket stating your case clearly, then you will be compensated for accordingly..

I’m just trying to provide proof of how properly they handled my case as opposed to those who claim poor service in the spirit of fairness to Anet’s CS. At least mine has an attachment.

Some of us who claim relatively “poor service” have given evidence, as well.
For the record, I’ve never claimed actual poor service (that would only be if they refused to give a refund, or deleted the armour upon giving it and leaving me at least 50g out of pocket and without my gear), merely that I am not happy with the response I received compared to that which others in the same situation have been getting. The inconsistency of the support department is my main complaint at this point.

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Somehow, there is something sticking in the back of my mind that these folks who have already gotten their gems back, and still have the other armor could possibly get their gems back and a new skin? How is that fair for those who wait?

Something just doesn’t add up here. (kind of off-topic, but still puzzling)

Well, the problem seems to be, that they haven’t had any options to replace the skin.
Sure they got their gems back. What if the skin is applied to their armor?
Would you want to delete all your gear to get rid of it? Not just the skin but the armor set it was used on?

Actually, that’s not what I was saying. I was saying that those who got their 800 gems back already have been asked to delete their skins (or transmute over.) Some have said that they’re not going to do that. I understand perfectly that they don’t want to get rid of their armor, and that’s not what I want them to do.

What I was asking is if a player has already gotten their gems back, and they are still wearing the flamekissed armor when ANet releases the new skin, will their armor convert to the new skin automatically? If so, they’ve already gotten a refund, and they get the new skin without paying for it.

I just didn’t see this as fair to those who wait to see the new skin before they ask for a refund and end up with either the 800 gems or the new skins, and not both.

I’ve not seen anyone flat say they won’t get rid of the skins. The only reason I haven’t is because I am not going to spend the 800 gems of this refund to do so.
The problem when it comes to the deletion of the skin is partially Customer Support telling some people to delete it, telling other people… Well, nothing on the lines of deleting it or not… And providing other people with the stuff to replace their skins with (some people have been given sets of T3 to replace it!)

The game is unplayable now...

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PrecisionX is good aswell, but it does not monitor CPU temperatures.

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All I got in response was my 800 gems. No skins, no transmutation crystals or splitters. And a message saying “please delete the armour”, which I am choosing to ignore because it is my main set and I received nothing to replace it with.

So, ANet asked you to destroy the skins, and you’re refusing?

I guarantee you that after they release the new skins, and a short amount of time has passed, anyone caught wearing the Flamekissed skins will probably be /reported and then raged about on the forum. If enough people rage about it, then ANet will be forced into doing something about it.

If Anet tells you to do something, they expect you to do it. I wish you the best, but don’t be surprised if your choice gets you some serious backlash from other people, and maybe even some form of “punishment” from ANet.

Oh, I’d change the skin, if doing so wouldn’t cost me the “refund” plus several days of farming (I’m not going to transmute some kitten skin and make my character look like she’s just been kitten out of a dragon’s kitten), not including the price of transmutation stones.

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Did you explain that the skin was used on your existing armor and that you wanted your old armor back, or did you just ask for a refund? How you submit your request can make all the difference in the world.

I did explain this. The response from support was a simple “We’re glad we could help you on this matter”, without doing anything more.
It is seeming that their consistency when it comes to support on this is terrible. They should probably consider sorting it before putting the replacement skin out or putting any more armour skins that could potentially upset people on the gemstore.

The game is unplayable now...

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Thanks for the information on the grey post.
Sorry but I dont really know how to check the temperatures, do you mean CPU temperatures when in game? And do I need an external program for it or does windows vista have a temperature display somewhere?

You generally do need to have some kind of third-party software. I would advise Razer GameBooster, personally, as it takes practically zero system resources, and you can set it to disable unneeded background processes to free up more system resources for your game.
However, the latest version of it I’m having trouble finding the Temperature monitors.

You should be able to get monitoring software from the Intel and AMD websites, but I have no idea where on them you would want to look.

I have used CoreTemp before, it’s third-party but at least more reliable than Dells “monitoring” software, and you can set it to give overheat warnings.

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

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The game is unplayable now...

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I did, it was the first thing i tried but it stayed the same.
Any other suggestions?
Like i would understand that my pc with a core 2 duo and nvidia GT 8600 cant run the game, but the strange thing is that before it worked fine (not high fps or graphics, but fine for me).

I have observed that the game suffers a few minor memory leaks, and the local.dat file often slows things down in-game after a while due to becoming a bit bloated. The memory leaks aren’t an issue for mid-high end systems, but for yours they may cause problems.

It might be worth deleting your local.dat file and seeing what happens (it will reset all your settings to default, but you can fix that easily) to do this if you’re on windows 7 (might work in XP as well? can’t remember if it has a run command somewhere) :

Bring up your start menu, type in the search bar (or open run command window and type in there) appdata – then press Enter/Return
Enter the “Roaming” folder
Open the Guild Wars 2 folder
Right-click the Local.dat file (it might just say Local), and click delete.

I use this to reduce loading screen times quite often, it’s inconvenient having to reset my graphics settings, but where I’m using SweetFX in the game anyway, it’s fairly simple to deal with.

Ok, found where it should be for XP:
C://Users/“the user that is log into windows”/AppData/Roaming/GuildWars2/local.dat

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Because i don t have option 1…..

And i m stuck with a temporary skin until they decide what the new will be.

If they will release it after ascended armors will be even more painful

Why do you not have option 1? It’s a perfectly reasonable way to keep your armor and runes that you have said you do not want to lose.
If it’s because support will ask you to delete the old skin, have you bothered to ask if overwriting it with a new skin would be accepted as destroying it?

I doubt it given some people have already gone after their refund and received T3 to replace their flamekissed with.

Support may be being inconsistent, possibly in how they are approached, but there’s a lot of people getting their old skins back on one side and then there’s a bunch of others who just seem to want to post the same misinformation over and over without actually going after their refund…these are also the same people that seem determined to keep their flamekissed so I’m not sure of how much stock to place in what they say since it doesn’t seem like they’ve actually tried to get the refund that suits them, just want to complain on the forums.

All I got in response was my 800 gems. No skins, no transmutation crystals or splitters. And a message saying “please delete the armour”, which I am choosing to ignore because it is my main set and I received nothing to replace it with.

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Well anet committed a mistake…

T3 owners totally got what they asked.
Flamekissed got the short stick being the only part damaged in the situation.

For what?
a lore problem?

Or the fact T3 costs more? (it costed 4 to 10 times more to people who got it in the few moths of play).

In the end

Flamekissed got the most damage (partial refund not covering trasmutation stones, previous skin etc etc etc).

Anet has just to introduce another armor….

T3 owners, the less entitled to be listened from every possible ethical point of view, totally got what they asked.

This is not a FAIR compromise nor an ethical solution.
Its also the worst case of double standards you will see in any mmorpg.

The exclusive WWW armor still in the TP.
Mjolnir etc still exists……and are not exclusive to elementalists.
Fotm player still got no compensations for what they lost.

Like it or not but its just a sign of community decadence…..and anet unfairness.

Look, I’m right there with you about the FoTM losses. I think ANet should fix it.

What you can’t seem to see is that ANet was the one who made the mistake, and got called on it.

Yes, there are a LOT of people who aren’t happy. This was going to be a given no matter which road they went down. So, they came up with a solution that would cost the least amount of backlash and they rolled with it.

*All they are going to refund is the cost of the skin? ok…so you get your 800 gems back. How about waiting to see what the new skin is like first? Maybe you’ll like it better. At least wait until it comes out before you have a cow over it.

Transmutation Stones/Crystals? It was a SKIN…no T-stones needed. Double click the little beasties and they auto transmute. *

The other skins you had? Ok, I will agree on this one, when they revert, they should revert to whatever skins you were using at the time.

Anything else you may have bought (new characters, extra slots, dyes, nasal inhalers) are all on you. There’s no way ANet should have to refund all of that kind of stuff. You chose to purchase those things, ANet didn’t require you to do so in order to get said skin. Besides, if you were going to go as far as making a new character just for the skins, why not make them Human and go for the REAL T3 skins? (not saying you did this, but from what I undestand, some did.)

What a lot of the “against HCT3 skin removal” crowd is forgetting is that it was never only about the cost. It was about the time/energy/money they invested only to get punched in the face by having the exact same skin listed in the TP for what amounts to much less.

The saddest part about the whole thing was that when other people mentioned listing all the T3 armors in the TP, there were as many people that said “NO!!!”…and a good portion of those were the ones who were saying “Why not let us have Flamekissed?” So, in essence, it was ok to have Human T3, but better not touch those Charr/Asura/Norn/Sylvari skins…

Now who’s the hypocrites?

ANet expects us to DELETE the skin after giving us the refund. If we have already put it on our gear, that means either destroying/salvaging the gear, or transmuting something over it.
Transmutation stones/crystals cost gems. That reduces the amount we receive as a refund. We also then have to buy/craft the stuff to transmute over it. If I went with the look I was thinking of before falling in love with this skin, it would cost me 6 Transmutation crystals and another ~80g, making the refund entirely redundant.

When it comes down to the other culturals… I am personally against racially-locked gear. I would love to have Asura T3 heavy on my human warrior. Maybe ANet should have a reputation system where you have to help the other nation an amount before being able to buy their gear (GW:EN, anyone?), but if you are of that race, you get to skip the reputation grind.

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Well anet committed a mistake…

T3 owners totally got what they asked.
Flamekissed got the short stick being the only part damaged in the situation.

For what?
a lore problem?

Or the fact T3 costs more? (it costed 4 to 10 times more to people who got it in the few moths of play).

In the end

Flamekissed got the most damage (partial refund not covering trasmutation stones, previous skin etc etc etc).

Anet has just to introduce another armor….

T3 owners, the less entitled to be listened from every possible ethical point of view, totally got what they asked.

This is not a FAIR compromise nor an ethical solution.
Its also the worst case of double standards you will see in any mmorpg.

The exclusive WWW armor still in the TP.
Mjolnir etc still exists……and are not exclusive to elementalists.
Fotm player still got no compensations for what they lost.

Like it or not but its just a sign of community decadence…..and anet unfairness.

I’d note – T3 costs 119g. The skin at the gold→gem conversion (don’t use the gem→gold, because those who buy it using gold didn’t get that price) was 70-80g. That’s 25-30% less than the human T3, and only 2 hours worth of gameplay to earn if you know what you’re doing. This idea the T3 costs 3-10 times more, is a lie, pure and simple.

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I would file one but I’ve decided I’ll wait until they release the new flamekissed skin and then file a ticket to see if they would refund my 800 gems for a skin that is technically what I didn’t buy come the change.

If you used gold, you’ll have to remember the date and approximate time you bought the skin/gems (they said they had no record of my purchase). If it was gifted to you, I don’t know what the system would be for that. I guess the person who gifted it would have to get the refund.

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Seems like they are refunding the 800 gems now and still letting the people keep the skin… My friend got his 800 gems back and didnt ask him to delete his current flamekissed skin.

So the support team is being highly inconsistent. This is nice to know.

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are they asking to delete your armor to get gems back? ._.
i won t delete my celestial WWW set….

They also only gave the gems, no transmutation splitters, no crystals. So they’re pretty much expecting me to:
A) delete my gear with runes I spent more gold to buy.
B) spend the gems they just gave me on either a different set of armour or some transmutation crystals, and then spend gold/tokens on a new set of armour with a different skin to put them on.

Seriously it feels more like they’re trying to punish me for wanting a refund on the skin after the kittenstorm made them remove something I payed for from me.

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So, I have contacted support on this matter, and had this response:


As a general rule, we are not able to offer a gem refund. However, in this case, we were able to refund your 800 Gems and they have been added to your account. Please check your gem balance for confirmation.

At this time, we’d like you to delete any item or items for which we provided a gem refund.

We cannot guarantee that a similar refund will be possible in the future, so please exercise care when conducting all your gem transactions.

While I am happy to get the refund, they are basically warning me here not to buy items from the gemstore when it released, because if THEY may make a mistake, I may lose that item without getting a refund?

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[…]

  • Once this new artwork is completed, we will then update the Flamekissed Armor Skin so that all existing sets that players have purchased get the new art. We will also offer the Flamekissed Armor Skin for sale again at that time.
    […]

Meh… Finally there is an armor making it worthwhile creating a Sylvari caster and now it will be taken away again…

If it’s female, you may want to look at sylvari t1, the armor cut is largely the same it’s just thematically different (made of plants) beyond that though it’s still just a bikini top with the open front slit skirt.

Personally I find Sylvari cultural gear to be pretty awkward to dye with the skin colours I choose (parts of the armour will be blended with the skin colour), can make it hard to make them really look good.

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Its clear that’s some users are more important than others in AN, and we that’s expend money in gems to support this game and this company we do not have any importance.

They lesson who’s don’t like new armor, but they don’t want lesson us.

Your mistaken some is not correct the majority will always win out when it comes to company’s. I am sorry for all the people who where in the minority this go around about this armor, but that’s life. They should feel lucky cause the way there going on about it you would think its the worse thing to happen to them ever.

You are really going to start “We’re a majority because we complained more”?
You remember that this is a forum about a game, right? Only a minority of the playerbase of a game tend post on mediums such as the forums or reddit, of that minority, people with something they want to complain about tend to have a louder voice, because those who are satisfied or really don’t care tend not to post on that topic.
Admittedly, on this topic, there has been more of an outcry from both sides than usual, but to claim you represent a majority of players because you are in the camp which made the louder voice on the forums is a pretty rich assumption on your part.

That said, lets get back on topic, shall we?

I really hope your not so narrow minded that you would think Anet. A multi million dollar company would base a decision like this on these forums. Most likely they get there data from multiple places.

You obviously failed to properly read my post if somehow you got me saying “only the official forums” from it (kindly note that I at no point said “these” or “official”, and I specifically referenced “reddit”. I also admitted the outcry was greater than usual.)
But lets not argue over the effects of the louder voice in a crowd on such a topic, shall we?
ANet has made its decision, some people aren’t happy with it and are suggesting alternatives, other people are posting their experience trying to get more information from ANet and their thoughts on the response they get.
I see no reason for people to be giving the attitude they are towards players expressing their own displeasure at losing a skin they bought (and some/most/whatever with real money) because of people complaining. Those people did nothing wrong by buying it, and they’re only asking for more information on what will happen, or in some cases to get the real money they may not have spent otherwise back.

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Its clear that’s some users are more important than others in AN, and we that’s expend money in gems to support this game and this company we do not have any importance.

They lesson who’s don’t like new armor, but they don’t want lesson us.

Your mistaken some is not correct the majority will always win out when it comes to company’s. I am sorry for all the people who where in the minority this go around about this armor, but that’s life. They should feel lucky cause the way there going on about it you would think its the worse thing to happen to them ever.

You are really going to start “We’re a majority because we complained more”?
You remember that this is a forum about a game, right? Only a minority of the playerbase of a game tend post on mediums such as the forums or reddit, of that minority, people with something they want to complain about tend to have a louder voice, because those who are satisfied or really don’t care tend not to post on that topic.
Admittedly, on this topic, there has been more of an outcry from both sides than usual, but to claim you represent a majority of players because you are in the camp which made the louder voice on the forums is a pretty rich assumption on your part.

That said, lets get back on topic, shall we?

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When the armour was first released, I said like WTF, you’ve jusr reskied the human T3. Well out of order!
Then I thought, well, seeing as it’s here now and seeing as I already have the human T3 and personally think that Human T3 is the best light armour in the game, I think I’ll have some of that!
At no point did I think I’ll just nip off the the forum and complain, lol. But… whats done, is done. : (
Anyhoo, I got it, replaced my existing T3 with it and now Im gunna lose it. All in a days work….

I thought the best way to have solved it all would have been to make more sets, maybe with the two other human T3 skins (now that would really marmite things up! either drive ppl into a livid blood boiling vein popping rage or totally blow their little minds away with awesomeness).
Could have looked like this (only better coz not done by me :p):

I’m of the opinion they should do it with all T3 sets.. and this is coming from someone who owns multiple sets of Asura T3. I wouldn’t have complained on the forum if humans or Charr could wear “my” races armour, as long as they look good doing so.

Besides… A big heavy male Norn in Asura T3 heavy could be some kind of experimental golem design…

Also, can I just say.. that heavy you did.. looks totally awesome and I want it.

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There are 2 kind of solutions

1) in wich BOTH sides lose something (and not just 1 side loses everything that is totally unfair)

2) one in wich nobody lose anything.

I try to suggest something along the 2:

1) bring back flamekissed on TP
2) reskin a cultural HUMAN light
3) give a free SKIN to every T3 owner and put it for sale at the T3 npc
4) delete T3 from cultural NPC

In this way T3 owner can keep an exclusive T3 AND reskin another armor with the new cultural OR overwrite the old T3, ANET has to design only 1 armor for 1 race and doesn t need to refund anyone; flamekissed armor and people who wants to buy it are happy…

Look at some of the the answers i got….
https://forum-en.gw2archive.eu/forum/game/suggestions/Flamekiss-cultural-issue/first#post3280332

The issue is not the flamekissed its the toxic community reaching a new low imho….

Let me get this straight … since there deleting your Rip off HT3 Cultural its wrong but deleting mine and redesigning it is ok?

Here is a new’s flash I spent 10x’s as much work as you did on your’s.
I went thought and checked all the armor’s in the game before I even rolled. I liked Norn I liked Sylvari but I choice human because of there cultural armor reminding me so much of the original Guild War’s 1 game. I leveled my elemental and Necro to 80. I then started the task of saving up yes I saved up for 2 sets of HT3 armor it was not easy it was not simple this was before they had the dungeon that throw gold at you.

Once Is saved up for both sets of armor it came time to dye them wanna know what I went with black/green on my Necro (I know very unoriginal) and Flame/Abyss on my Elemental. I then used numerous make over kit’s tweaking there looks to perfection. All this took me will over a month.

How much work did you put in? 5-10mins swiping a credit card?

I spent 2 days worth of gameplay’s gold (about 115g) on mine… I could have bought Asura T3 but I thought the gems required to buy that, the hair kit and dyes I used would be worth the price of gold.
I understand ANet deciding to change it, and I understand people being annoyed that their precious T3 gear is somehow devalued by this. I don’t think it’s unfair for those of us who put as much work into getting the GOLD we spent on it would rather keep the skin we got.
Call me selfish all you like, but that’s my view.

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Why can’t those that paid money for this skin remember something : we all paid money for the game. The game had some features, like a human exclusive T3. They take this feature and destroy it, why is this different than what is happening to you all?.

why can t you understand:

you lost exclusivity (something non existent) the changed it so
We are losing Gems and gold….(old skin + trasmutation and trust me almost everyone who bougth reskinned a alreasdy skinned armor)

We didn t do anything wrong…

Why the solution should damage us more than the initial damage to you?
Shouldn t be fair a solution in between?

We don t deserve to lose ANYTHING since we did nothing wrong…..

And who said you are going to lose a thing EXECPT the look of the skin?
Where is it posted? Where is this mythical post by the devs that says this?
Your jumping to conclusions and making a huge fuss before even knowing what the devs are planning to do.

Anet is yet to post anything concrete on what will happen in the event of us not liking the “new” skin and wanting a refund. All that has been apparently said (earlier in this thread, someone mentioned this from support) is that people who transmuted over Human T3 will have to REBUY the piece of T3 to get their old skin back. Whether you take that as true, or as potentially falsified (wouldn’t surprise me either way) is up to you. But it’s enough to make people concerned.

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If you bought a dress from a store – it’s now yours. The store owner CANNOT take it back from you simply because a bunch of customers don’t like what you purchased.

This move by ANet is illegal and unethical.

Unethical perhaps. Illegal, absolutely not.
If a product is proven to be flawed in some way, a store can issue a recall for a refund or replacement. That is on par with what ANet is doing.

I don’t like it, I love the skin on my Asura (dare say it looks better on her than it does on any human I’ve seen), and I would absolutely love it if the heavy were a reskin of the Asura T3 heavy, as I’d like to have that on my human Warrior.

I honestly find the complaints about it being “Cultural armour” and therefore should be “race locked” to be a silly idea. That T3 set in no way symbolises Human culture in Tyria, unless there are really that many ladies who want to show that much skin.
The only races that have truly culture-linked gear are Asura and Norn, from what I’ve seen, and I would have no problem (as primarily an Asura player) seeing humans or Charr running about in Asura cultural armour, if it looks good on them.

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As much as I like some of the lore that was added in the Fractal (the fact that the inquest seemed to try to prevent the explosion)…
The reveal of Scarlet being behind it made me wish the Inquest had deliberately destroyed Thaumanova for some non-sensical reason. It would have been a less depressing reveal.

When it comes to RP, I’m going to assume that the Fractal was affected by a Mistlock instability and therefore cannot be considered a “true” representation of what happened that day, just so that I can ignore having Scarlet as a part of my character history for as long as Asuranly possible… I’d rather still be thinking “So, did the inquest really try to save the reactor?” than saying “Well, Scarlet did it so… Well.. What now?”

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Planetside 2 has made lots of changes if you want a break from all this drama check it out.. its like an FPS MMORPG i think thats what im gonna do. Anet mods are going nuts right now.. must be orders from the top…. (Delete posts that make us look bad) careful Anet trolls are out! :-)

Uh, take out the RPG part. I doubt PSide2 will appeal to a fair portion of the community. Defiance or Firefall may be more to their tastes. But lets not go to advertising other games here yet. Might get us in trouble.