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1 Year ago
Black Desert Online to get increased server capacityBlack Desert Online to get increased server capacity
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I'm a NA follower of pcgamesn.com from the USA. As Fattox pointed out the servers are always listed as "crowded" during off peak hours. The same is on the NA side although out of the three servers we have to choose from, with multiple channels in each, only 1-2 comes down to "crowded" levels on off peak hours. Usually at least one still displays overrun.

Huldu I'll have to agree with Aever on this. I don't see the population dying down anytime soon. Maybe after 6 months when late game GvG PVP has calmed down and everyone is max level. If you haven't played BDO you might not know but the game isn't your standard MMO. When they say "sandbox" they mean every bit of the term. As far as I know this is the most pure sandbox experience there has ever been in an MMO. You aren't held by the hand in any measure of the term. You complete a small tutorial and are release into the world. Quests do not grant leveling EXP but instead contribution points which you then dump into the trading/worker flow of the game. That trading/worker aspect can sometimes take up days of your time, effectively blocking you from even leveling. In any other MMO this would be considered a waste of time. Here in BDO, aside from PVP, your level is irrelevant. It is my favorite MMO I've played to date and I remember playing the first Everquest and thinking it was the best game ever.

I'm glad they are addressing the overcrowded servers though. This has been a huge issue for grinding as well as immersion. In CBT 1 you would enter a town and head to the trader to find maybe a single player with a wagon, handful of players with horses, and then 10-15 people just standing talking to the trader. Now after full release there are so many people with wagons along that you can't find the trade NPC or the ground for that matter. It is EVERY TOWN also. They need to find a way to thin the population out and more servers/channels would definetly help to say the least. One important detail for people to realize also when it comes to server population is fishing is a very lucrative business in BDO and the game lets you do that AFK without being timed out. You only need to open the client every hour and a half to two hours to sell your inventory of fish and start AFK fishing again. The beaches are littered with people parking characters and doing just that. It is everywhere and I'm sure artificially inflates the number of people on the server because you don't really run into that many in open world.

BDO is a great game. It should at least be tried out. Most people have spare guest passes laying around. If interested some are offering them on the forum sites for the game. It is a rather decent community. Though, the NA servers at least have a problem with channel chat, which is like general chat in normal MMOs. It is getting increasingly venomous as the days go by. The number of blocked users is amazing... and cash shop resellers too... But nothing is perfect.
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1 Year ago
Oculus Rift pre-orders go live, price point set at $600/£500Oculus Rift pre-orders go live, price point set at $600/£500
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I've wanted this since I was a child. I waited for the shop page to open with excitement. Once the site finally displayed an image, which took them a bit, I was baffled at that price tag. I own a ROG PG278Q, and an NVIDIA GTX970 4GB. I know graphics and fidelity costs money. I just didn't expect the huge price tag over their initial plotted prices or their dev kit pricing. I will definetly be looking to reviews to see if it is worth it first. I am saddened to say that as I was expecting to just click preorder without hesitation. I never saw that coming.
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Fallout 4 patch 1.2 stops mods loading, solution foundFallout 4 patch 1.2 stops mods loading, solution found
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It is about time! I can't begin to count the number of times I have bugged out trying to exit a terminal. It has spawned the habit of quicksaving before entering a terminal. I haven't started the modding yet but the list of mods I want to try sure is growing.Reply
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I think you're probably best off waiting a couple of months anyway, until the really good shit starts popping up (and there's a decent UI mod).

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1 Year ago
Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 trailer shows off the First Person UniverseStar Citizen Alpha 2.0 trailer shows off the First Person Universe
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It's not out yet. The last line in the trailer was a bit off. Here is a link to Ben's post on the RSI site for clarification or use in your article.

https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/301498/alpha-2-0-trailer-confusion-our-apologies
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1 Year ago
Overwatch's closed beta is taking a break; it's not you, it's BlizzardOverwatch's closed beta is taking a break; it's not you, it's Blizzard
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It's not like somebody actually get beta access
Except of those popular youtubers who promote this game
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I got in as well and I'm no YouTuber. Very solid game, in beta terms.

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Need For Speed is always-online, social media ‘likes’ are currencyNeed For Speed is always-online, social media ‘likes’ are currency
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The game being always online isn't that big of a gripe. Being online all the time isn't a problem for me as long as the servers aren't crashing and networks are not dealing with DDOS, as we have seen this particular trend climb upward lately. The social media aspect though is appalling. I get it, we are always connected now. But why does my gaming experience need to be dictated by friend connections in the virtual space? I mean some friends don't even have my username for various personal reasons. Now they are going to try to hold my fun hostage behind a social networking wall. First pay walls now this. They bring back a beloved game as a good looking reboot and destroy it by including ridiculous tacked on features. EA can suck it.Reply
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You and I seem to be the only two people with that opinion on here. :)

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We've made a few changes to PCGamesN.com. Did you notice?We've made a few changes to PCGamesN.com. Did you notice?
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The site looks good to me. It seems a lot slower loading now though. I like the news feed layout a lot better also. Good job everyone!Reply
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Thanks Metaldrumcore, I'll be rebalancing things on the server to optimise the site, hopefully site speed will increase

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metaldrumcore commented on
1 Year ago
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor final boss cinematic has leakedWorld of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor final boss cinematic has leaked
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...wow that was anticlimactic...

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2 Years ago
Green Man Gaming's discounted Witcher 3 codes are legitimate, says GMG CEOGreen Man Gaming's discounted Witcher 3 codes are legitimate, says GMG CEO
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You have to apply their 23% off code that is on their front page. That makes the game $46.20 USD. As far as I can tell and from my experience with GMG they have never sold me a bad key and always offered the lowest prices. I feel like CDPR is being a little childish calling GMG out on one of their business practices that have set GMG apart from other digital retailers for a long time now. I can understand CDPR wants to make as much profit as possible but slandering competition is not a good business practice in a market as active as video games. Also the GMG price is not much lower than CDPR's initial discount for owning both Witcher and Witcher 2 titles. GMG's price is only lower right now due to their current discount code.

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Yes, key sellers usually deal in legitimate keys (at least the more reputable ones do). Where it becomes murky is when you question where, exactly, they are getting the keys from, especially when they're able to sell them at a steep discount. So while the keys themselves may be legitimate, the method of acquiring them may not necessarily be. Most often they buy them from overseas vendors and then take advantage of currency exchange rates to resell them at a lower price. This may or may not be legal depending on certain laws.

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2 Years ago
The best RPGs on PCThe best RPGs on PC
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What about the Fable series or Final Fantasy XI? Final Fantasy VII came out on PC this year too.

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nm

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