10/21/2011 4:21:39 AM
Over all our convention coverage, every sign points towards actually getting the points for what you voted for, regardless of who wins the roll.Posted in: SWTOR News
10/19/2011 3:00:41 PM
Just me talking for 3 hours straight about a single topic that could be covered in 5 minutes. You know, like the good ole days!Posted in: Podcast
10/13/2011 4:10:46 PM
quite the opposite. The technical language and assumed understanding of acronyms was well beyond my comfortable comprehension. These were professionals talking at a very advanced level to other professionals.Posted in: SWTOR News
9/30/2011 2:24:55 PM
well, unfortunately I got some pushback from my wife about the cost. I want to make sure I get a good setup, but the setup in newegg is pushing $2400 with shipping. I took all of your suggestions at heart and put this list together.Posted in: Proxy Jawas
(wishlist is being stupid)
Here is a parts list, based on the i5
Including cases and one copy of windows this is $2400. What can be trimmed or paired down to reduce cost that I can easily mod in later? (if anything)
(edit: I just bought the copy of windows and the two powersupplies because of the deal so those are definitely coming regardless)
9/29/2011 7:09:03 PM
Wow, thanks for all the help guys. I have to install something huge when I get home, so I will have some time to pour over thesePosted in: Proxy Jawas
The Newegg wishlists from everyone (both here and in e-mails) are great and make my life a ton easier, but I really appreciate the breakdowns as well. I feel like I'm taking a course or something. Thanks a ton
9/29/2011 4:24:29 PM
thanks ;)Posted in: Feature
9/29/2011 1:49:50 PM
Thanks for all the advice guys. The 1k did not include monitors.Posted in: Proxy Jawas
I would like to get the rigs up now because I might be moving soon and will need to get them up and running before that happens. I also do have a need for a better rig soon for the sake of playing PC games, so I would rather not wait.
Thank you for the suggestions Karayne (and the e-mail) all the newegg links are golden because I order all my parts through them so simple links make my day easier
TTDG - freak'n wow. There was a time about ten years ago when I would have been on board with everything. Now I'm in my thirties and a simple writer; so while I can build a computer from parts, the deeper info sizzles over my head like a commercial jet.
I would like to actually place my newegg order tonight when I get home from work (8 hours from the time of this post). If anyone else (or anyone who already has) is up for it, throw together a simple parts list and I'll do my comparing and ordering. Hopefully by tomorrow they will all be in route.
I understand that waiting is probably better (it is really always better), but I just can't right now. I've been putting it off for six months as it is.
9/28/2011 5:17:18 PM
ok guys, need some help and I honestly don't have time to sift through this entire forum thread.Posted in: Proxy Jawas
I need to get two new computers (one for me, one for my wife) and I want them to be great but I don't need everything to be top of the line right now. Here are my thoughts. (keep in mind I need two of everything)
I would like to get really nice cases, motherboards, RAM, and CPUs with just "good" graphics cards, power supplies, HDs and everything else. The basic idea is I want the skeleton to be great so I can just mod up for the next couple years without worrying about new rigs each time.
I don't want to spend more then $1k per machine, and anything less would be great. I know there are better cards coming "soon" so I am happy with a decent card now and upgrade to god-like later.
I also need to look into monitors (only one per rig, no dualies here), so if anyone has ones they like I would love to hear it.
9/9/2011 8:20:52 PM
I do my damnedest to keep from commenting on these things outside of the podcast, but this ^ actually made me laugh out loud.Posted in: SWTOR News
8/2/2011 2:08:47 PM
You make some extremely valid points, and I don't contend their accuracy in general terms. However I will say that I still think smaller group content can be designed to be as hard if not harder then large group content, just in different ways.Posted in: Podcast
You are certainly correct is saying that small groups can not perform the intricate actions of larger groups, allowing developers to craft insanely deep and expansive encounters. On the other hand, large groups mean more variables in both damage, damage absorption, and healing. This means that developers need to permit more wiggle room for the objective to be overcome, otherwise encounters would only be overcome by the top .5% of the population who perform it perfectly. More people means more forgiveness.
Smaller groups can not perform the intricate, multistage boss dances made famous by WoW, but the encounters can be tooled to require a razor fine performance that is simply unachievable by large groups in practice. One example of this was the pre-Burning Crusade 45min Stratholm run. One bad pull, one bad heal, one misstep by anyone and the entire run was blown. You can't have this precision in a large group setting simply because the law of averages makes it effectively impossible.
Both settings have their pros and cons regarding difficulty. One can be hard one way while another is hard in a different way. It is short sighted to define one as the all together more difficult in every situation.
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