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  1. RIP Iwata o7 The gaming industry needs more people like him i.e. CEOs who are progammers and gamers, rather than just souless run-off-the-mill money-making CEOs who have no clue about what the customers want... let alone gaming! I hope that future CEOs will look at his work and passion for gaming as an example. His work, I might add, is probably what got a good bunch of us into gaming in the first place.
  2. Welcome to GW2! As a fellow member who has dumped 3k+ hours into the game, I'd like to tell you that my experience in the beginning was very similar, but for me, it was my first MMO. When I joined a guild (before the AJSA), they showed me the ropes, taught me all about the different types of stats, gear, skills and classes while we levelled up. If there's one thing that I can identify as unique in GW2, its the community. While you do get some bad apples (particularly in the PvP scene), the majority of my interactions with the player base was very pleasant, people are usually happy to give advice and even some mats/gold if you ask nicely. In your case, I advise that you join a guild, such as the AJSA EU guild, especially one that has TS. If you strike up a conversation with them in guild chat/TS, you'd get a much clearer impression of GW2. Secondly, you need to keep in mind that the trinity does not exist in this game... the nature of gameplay is also different... for instance, damage absorption isn't such a priority as is dodging, using obstacles/walls to evade and timing of skills/combos. The other thing I'd like to point out is that you most likely picked the elementalist class. That class is mostly used as a glass cannon and can be difficult to master if you aren't familiar with GW2 gameplay. I suggest that you start with a different class, such as the warrior or guardian... however, if you feel lucky, then I suggest you try out the engineer, I had a LOT of fun with that class and its a blast to play that class on PvP. Furthermore, the game showers you with xp for exploring and crafting as well. I can lvl up 5-7 levels by just exploring a small part of each racial starting area. You also gain about 7 levels for each crafting discipline you master (reach lvl 400/500).
  3. I just want games to be released when they're done... not to be released on holiday season in a broken state (to fit some schedule) and wait for weeks/months for patches/fixes.
  4. You could just wait 6-12 months and buy the GOTY edition that has all the released DLCs, skins and exclusive tidbits in one convenient package... all on discount.
  5. I was very curious about how ESO has changed since it was released... especially when its going to drop its subs along with Wildstar. Also, have you tried GW2?
  6. I won't add any spoilers, here are some more: Telltale's The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead... season 1 to be specific. I've tried season 2 and from what I have heard of the other games (Game of Thrones and Tales from Borderlands), there's more of the illusion of choice, rather than actual choices with tangible consequences. Mass Effect 2 - Specifically the final mission... some choices can have disastrous results. KOTOR 1 and 2 Fallout 1, 2, 3 and NV - Endings are radically different, depending on how you interacted with others... even if the endings are very simple, it has great meaning for someone who sank 100-300+ hours in a playthrough.
  7. Imo, this is the ideal solution...WB needs to take notes from these guys as the game is tailored for the best performance on each platform (rather than using one setting for all).
  8. 3) irl stuff/commitments
  9. Indeed... I will watch the developments and see how the game is improved. It wouldn't be so useful to bash the devs/publisher for only what they have done... but what they will do next (i.e. how to salvage the situation, support the game in the short/medium/long term, compromises for customers etc). I was thinking, if they provided an option to toggle Hairworks or gameworks on and off, it could help those who aren't using the "recommended" GPU for the game i.e. Arkham Knight or Project Cars on an AMD card for instance. If they fixed the game well enough, I'm sure a good bunch of people would update their reviews. If they just erased the bad reviews without giving a chance for people to update them, then that would be troubling indeed.
  10. I don't have specific numbers, but I think it could be that most PC players are more active via Steam (AJSA group, chat, friends list) than the forums. Also, rather than having a PC community or a Console community, there is the general forums, and there are game-specific forums.
  11. Update: On steam, Rocksteady has outlined a checklist of optimizations/fixes for the PC version: Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering. The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place. Below is the list of the key areas where we are dedicating our resources to improve the experience for our loyal fans: Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menuFix for low resolution texture bugImprove overall performance and framerate hitchesAdd more options to the graphics settings menuImprovements to hard drive streaming and hitchesAddress full screen rendering bug on gaming laptopsImprovements to system memory and VRAM usageNVIDIA SLI bug fixesEnabling AMD CrossfireNVIDIA and AMD updated drivers While we work on improving performance, we will also continue to make interim patches available to address issues for those still playing the game on PC. The first patch is being released now and the updates include: Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the gameFixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this furtherCorrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam clientFixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menuWe would like to thank our fans for their patience and invaluable feedback. We will continue to monitor and listen for any additional issues. http://steamcommunity.com/games/208650/announcements/detail/145587678178226617 Maybe it would've been better if they did all that before releasing the game...
  12. Just to point out how bad the PC port turned out... Iron Galaxy, the third party that worked on the port, have removed any mention of Arkham Knight from their projects page: http://irongalaxystudios.com/ In terms of GPU exclusivity, its a free market I agree... but at the same time, given the PCs flexibility, it would be nice if they gave us the option to opt in/out of the GPU-specific features (like the TressFX, HairWorks, GameWorks etc).
  13. One of the reasons as to why nvidia is under suspicion is because it has done some dick moves recently: After the shit they did, I'm sticking with AMD GPUs because they tend to be cheaper (more bang per buck)... and just simply avoid game devs/publishers that favor one GPU brand over another.
  14. Some are speculating that the preview video of the PC gameplay from Arkham Knight has been sped up to give the illusion that it runs at 60 fps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE1D_l2JNes And outsourcing a PC port to a 3rd party with an 8 week deadline is not how you do a PC port... no wonder it was plagued with problems. The guy who makes the videos, Mack, is primarily a PC gamer (only reviews PC games) and was a long time WoW player. He's really into PvP, especially open world PvP... so it has some effect when he reviews MMOs. For example, he bashed ESO and GW2 for having open world PvP in separate instances/maps from the game world. He prefers to use racing wheels for his sims and gives a lot of points to games that have good immersion. And holy crap does he despise PC games that force you to play with a controller. He doesn't hesitate to mercilessly bash a game if he doesn't like it... he did piss off a bunch of people for his review of The Witcher 3. All in all, his reviews are informative and his LP's are hilarious... especially when the game sucks. This is his story:
  15. Which is why I posted the revised version. Totalbiscuit has encountered problems with the game, and he even shows footage from another youtuber who had really bad lag in the batmobile sections (at around 14:07): He points out that having an SSD helps... jusr curious, Seph do you have an SSD?