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Final optimizing is the very last thing to be done, always. That is just how the software development process works. It is not like they are going to forget to do it. There are standard procedures for developing software, and it is one of them. Patience in Beta will save you from a lot of headaches.
 It sure looks like it is going to involve a lot more reacting to what is happening rather than just hitting the same combo over and over. With the break-out mechanics & resistance to crowd-control and the telegraph targeting, combos will probably be more dynamic and situational. I can't wait to use that kick it looks like the warrior has, but saving it for the guy that just got feared to run over by the cliff edge, I'm grinning already. The blind and the disorient effects should add some chaos too.

If you right click your screen and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

Then select Manage 3D Settings.

Then under Global Settings select the Preferred Graphics Processor, and change it from auto-select to your desired one. That should do it.

I don't hate EQNext, but it would have to have a completely different mind-set from the original for me to even consider it. EQ was lots and lots of fun, but it also had some really horrible developer decisions. Like a developer making a maxed out Ranger (that are not allowed to wear plate armor) and then strutting around in plate armor for all the "lesser folk" to see. Even joining in raids (but only with the privileged few). Or the 20 minute boat rides to Freeport. Or the fact that an equal level goblin 1vs1 was suicide (at least for a Cleric), and that one still pisses me off the most. Then the death penalty that could actually make you lose a level. They just took time sinks to a whole new level of torture for their customers.  
 If you can spend a bit more ($1,000 - $1,100) it would go from "might" play it ok, to a nice laptop. I just picked up the Dell Inspiron 15Z last week and I'm happy with it. Great little laptop for work mainly, but does fine with anything I play on it. I'm even starting to like Windows 8 now that I'm over the whole "no start button" thing.
WAAAGH!!!
Originally posted by Mkilbride
 
 

I see alot of threads about how reticule is the future of MMORPGs, that action combat requires more skill and somehow has more depth. That all MMORPG's should adopt such a system.

I personally don't believe this. I thought it was so, years ago when Vindictus game out, I was super amazed, and Reticule can be very fun. However MMORPG's really are meant for the long-haul and I find it can become tiring after awhile, being constantly vigilant. You got a scratch? You can't or you die. You wanna eat a snack while grouping? Can't. Wanna mindlessly grind some task? Can't.

Then there is also the debate about how it's more "skill based." one could make this argument, but I disagree again. I am a lover of games like Jedi Academy, Devil May Cry, Chivalry, Mount & Blade. But really it becomes almost the same after awhile. Press keys 1-4 for your attacks, or RMB / LMB top perform a combo. It ends up just being as monotone as Tab target can be - except you've got to put alot energy into it.

 

Tab target on the other hand, allows for better animations, more interesting skills, and depth that you can't have with action based combat. They both have their ups and downs, but after years of believing how action combat such as Vindictus was going to revolutionize the MMORPG, and how it must be more skill based, I've played alot of new MMOs since then and changed my opinion on the matter.

 

Both require skill. That's why I dislike fans of reticule who say they won't play a MMO without "action combat", because it's not skill based. I also dislike fans of tab target who won't do action combat because they say they don't want twitch based skill in a game. One requires dexterity, the other theoretical thinking. Both require their own type of skill, neither is more skill based in the end, I find.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

I guess it depends on what the player considers "skills". As you mentioned, they take different types of skill. While tab-targeting has it's decisions to be made (spell choices/ combos, where to stand, who to target, and so on), it just seems to me that active targeting has all of them; plus aiming and moving too. If you can eat a sandwich while in combat in one and not in the other it would seem like the latter would require more "combat" type skills. Eating a sandwich should be more of a crafting time kind of thing. Just my opinion. 

 I'm bopping between Loadout (a beta on Steam) and my email in-box, waiting for WildStar. Loadout is only a third person shooter with over-the-top comic violence, but it is a lot of fun. TPS PVP, crazy weapon customization & lots of laughs. I recommend the Rocket Boots & Betsy (my slug firing, sniper barreled, pulse rifle with iron sights and a three-round burst trigger).
Loadout on Steam. It is just a PVP third person shooter with an over-the-top comic violence, but I'm having a blast. Even in Beta. I've been killing time in Defiance, waiting for WildStar, but Loadout is just so much more fun. If you like insane weapon customization and TPS PVP you should try it.

Race would have to be Goblin in Warhammer. Over the top evil and comic relief, plus short enough to hide in bushes.

Class is Bard from EQ. Twisting three or four songs together for various affects was great.

For a favorite THING in an MMO it would be the Mind Control Helmet from WOW.

My bet is early December, just in time to be Christmas presents. Not that they would hold out for sales, just when I think it will be done.
 It isn't a class, but I believe the Scientist can re-name it's Scanbot, and have it interact with things.
Really good info. The turning off the telegraph display in PVP, the being able to level the game in battle-grounds & the CC states that you actively recover from all sound outstanding.

The graphics really put me off when I first saw them, but they are growing on me. The game is shooting for a wide array of players and the paths will help. They will let players get more involved in the kinds of things they are interested in, and also avoid the stuff they don't care about. The humor is refreshing, but then I always did go for the comic relief stuff (like goblins in Warhammer).

53 here. I'm a little slower than I was 30 years ago, but still competitive in PVP. I do seem to be avoiding twitch games though. If I have to bunny-hop around in PVP, I'll pass. Someone suggested chess to keep your mind sharp and I would agree. My mom is 90 and does daily cross-word puzzles. She is still sharp as a tack.
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5/22/13 5:42:22 PM
Hmmm... Maybe they will end up going to your house and seeing what trophies are hanging on your walls.

 I'm about to buy a new laptop and was wondering how it would run Wildstar. In their FAQ it says:

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: We do not know the final system requirements for WildStar, but to participate in the beta test, these are the minimum specifications:

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 3850, or better

 

 

 

The laptop I'm looking to buy has a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M with 2GB DDR3. I tried to compare them at the NVIDIA site but they don't show a 8800 that I could find. Is it just a numbering change and I'll be ok, or should I worry?

Every single post I make pops up an error and the fill-in-the-code box to see if I'm a bot. What the hell? How many years do you have to be a member here to not be a bot? It is getting annoying.
Originally posted by Hyanmen
Originally posted by Archemorous

 

Unless you're not interested in fun, no I guess there arent any benefits. I leveled to 80  in wow solo, and in groups. I had alot more fun in a group. It was a small group, granted. in fact it was just me and nother person, so a duo team. But still a group. Leveling alone was boring and not much faster.

Key word here is fun. Some people play the game for that, others dont. Different strokes for different blokes, they say. And true it is.

 

If "fun" means "some soloer wants to try out grouping, fucks up the whole experience for everyone, I log out pissed" then no, I'm not interested. I can't say for sure but I doubt you had fun in these kind of situations either. I agree, leveling alone is boring.

Grouping is a weird animal; it needs a push to become as "fun" as soloing. I'm sure it would be more popular if that were to be done, too. And that's what this forced grouping fellow is asking for; a push. Hopefully santa will grant me that wish.

Merry xmas to you.

The problem there is that, nobody enjoys anything that they are FORCED to do. It is just how humans are.

Reading all this has actually given me a head-ache. To sum it up, my opinion is that having choices is better than being forced to do anything.

 There is a little different mind set as far as the business end goes. With a subscription there needs to be time-sinks. Ways to keep getting that monthly money. I hate time-sinks. Remember the 20 minute boat-ride to Freeport back in EQ? It still makes me shudder thinking about it.
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