zbran

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  1. As much as I loathe giving WG any of my money, the other day they gave me a 30% off coupon.. I just couldn't resist buying the Super Persh. I've only had a few battles in it but it feels like a solid tank. The armor is good. Decent gun handling, solid standard round and a very usable gold round, the cammo is good and the view range is acceptable. So you get all of the above and you don't see tier 10's for 19 euros.. A pretty decent deal for once.

    1. Masterpupil2

      Masterpupil2

      Was also a really good deal after they nerfed it years ago a couple days after I bought it and then let people refund later on for its' full gold price instead of buffing it which they did years later anyways. WG.

  2. Any of you playing SCUM? It's an interesting game, still very early in development,  I picked it up a few months ago for like 10 quid or something.  It's a zombie survival type game.  But it's a little more complex than at first glance. The health system is excellent.  It gives you data on everything,  carbs, sfats, salt, all your vitamins and minerals etc.  You have to shit and piss regularly,  it's crazy. I've been learning the ropes on a PVE server and the player base there are super friendly.  Everyone helps each other out, whether it's how to craft things or find things or just trading with each other for useful items. I recommend you check it out, well worth the price of purchase.  It's a nice break from the grind that is tenks...

    1. Haswell

      Haswell

      Heard of it, watched the E3 presentation, but as much as I love DD I simply don't find the genre fun.

    2. hall0

      hall0

      took me longer than expected that you are not talking about arty. 

  3. So I decided to import my midlife crisis directly from Japan... Before anyone asks, no I don't know what an Initial D is :panting:. When I started doing a bit of research on getting one imported, the name kept coming up. I actually thought they were a tuning company or something at first like TRD.

    I then figured out it's a Japanese comic. This explains why all the kids have gone crazy for these and the prices have gone crazy. Lucky for me that it's the Trueno hatchback version they all want. I like the Trueno's but have always preferred the Levin Booter version...  I struck gold with this car. It has had a complete rust proofing carried out on it. The engine came out and the bay was treated and primed as was the boot(trunk). It also had a complete engine rebuild. Toda Racing cams, Toda Racing pistons, piston rings, Toda Racing valve springs, Toda Racing head gasket, Toda Racing oil cooler. It also has a 2 way Cusco diff and a set of fully adjustable suspension. Attached is a few pictures of it sitting in the port in Japan waiting for export.

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    2. zbran

      zbran

      Yeah I see what you mean,nice car but...... I think we have very similar criteria when it comes to what we want in an AE86. Discrete mods, as original looking as possible. I want to drive mine every day and occasionally take it to a track day. The one I got ticked all the boxes for me. It's actually the top spec GT Apex model, and the best part is it still has it's entire original interior! Ok so the interior is D grade, but so what, a good clean and some minor repairs almost always bring it up to a C grade. Having the original drivers seat is unbelievably rare as it's almost always removed for a bucket seat. If you're lucky it would be replaced with a Bride seat, but not everyone has good taste :-).

    3. orzel286

      orzel286

      That's a nice piece of midlife crisis.

      Oh, @Assassin7 hope you like these "remixes" - imo perfect for drifting to sleep:

    4. Assassin7

      Assassin7

      Yeah. If I had an AE86, id be unoriginal and have the white/black panda trueno, and probably similar rims to the watenabes that are on the Initial D AE86, but mainly because I think they look really good. Though if I was actually doing it I would probably choose something different. But Id have to be able to daily it, cant afford to own a daily and a weekend car. 

      But hey, this is my car lol:

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      Fully original Integra Type R. Factory recaros and everything.

  4. So Far Cry 5 is pretty awesome. I've not played anything in the series since Far Cry 3.

    It's a really fun game, the map looks amazing. the combat is nice too, loads of options for taking down enemies. It's a little buggy atm..

    For instance the game "auto detected"  the best settings for my system and came back with high settings @ 1080p.. I'm running a 7700k and a 1080Ti:MingLee:. I can run the game @4k ultra no sweat.

    Another bug was when I tried to liberate an outpost. I was sneaking around it, there was maybe 8-10 men, I killed 2 then I got spotted so I legged it, as I was running for my life up pops "outpost liberated".. I have no idea who liberated it but it wasn't me anyway...

     

     

    1. Tarski

      Tarski

      10 men there. 2 were oppressing the other 8. You liberated 8 men!

    2. DHP

      DHP

      i watched Sirfoch a bit, playing that game he was basically playing with shovels for an hour just throwing them like Javelot. Pretty funny i reckon.

    3. Tman450

      Tman450

      I always enjoyed Far Cry games, Even Far Cry 4 was fun.

  5. Anyone else excited about the new Total War game Thrones of Britannia?  I can't wait, it looks like a proper old skool TW game, It reminds me of Medieval II. It's delayed again until May, which kinda suck, but if it means the game is better for it, then happy days.

    I'm looking forward to hearing people completely fuck up the pronunciations of the area names on YouTube, that will be fun...:megadoge:

    1. BlitzReaper

      BlitzReaper

      There is a new tw game???? <333

    2. DHP

      DHP

      Reading you comment made me think they made a TW game of throne

    3. zbran

      zbran

      I'm sure someone will mod it with a GOT skin.

  6. I updated my Nvidia drivers for my 1080Ti yesterday. I then spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with my mouse! Its a RAT.9 wireless. I had serious "lag" issues.

     

    I rolled back the graphics drivers, uninstalled the mouse drivers and software, tried generic mouse drivers, I did all this multiple times in various computations to try fix the god dam mouse..

     

    I spent hours trawling the web for answers and I was just about to go DEFCOM 5 and do a fresh Windows install, when I saw a suggestion made by someone on a forum.

     

    "Have you checked is there anything stuck in the laser socket of the mouse" Naa to easy surely....I turned the mouse over to find a tiny hair like strand on the laser. I removed it and it worked perfectly again.

    :notlikethis:

     

    What threw me off the scent at the start was the fact to mouse going wonky coincided perfectly with the instillation of the new drivers.  I suppose the lesson here is always start with simple things first and you wont end up looking like a prize plum like me:MingLee:

    1. Deus__Ex__Machina

      Deus__Ex__Machina

      thats the first thing i check when my mouse starts acting up lmao

    2. zbran

      zbran

      Twaz an epic fail for sure :MingLee: Lol.

       

      It was the fact that it happened at the exact same time as the new driver install that made me go for the jugular.

    3. TheMarine0341

      TheMarine0341

      One of my favorite 'tricks' to do around the office is put a REALLY small piece of tape on the sensor of the mouse

  7. The last evening of "old World Of Tanks" before 1.0 drops., sad and excited in equal measure.  I will most likely miss you oWOT, even your many many......many many many flaws! It was an interesting 6 years and I thank you for them.. 

     

     

    Now jog on and make way for a non-potato graphics engine :trump:

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    2. Daerlon

      Daerlon

      Pubbies driving in circles across the new, perfectly flat maps? Fine, we'll just farm them.

    3. kreigermann

      kreigermann

      Its funny and a barrel of laughs when its red team doing that... but considering my luck it will be a month of pain. I will do what I normally do for any update... not gonna hit the red button for a week or so.

    4. Jesse_the_Scout

      Jesse_the_Scout

      Took a whole 3 games to see the only top tier heavy on my team simply wandering the map looking at things instead of playing.

  8. Ahh yes, another WG weekend special. This time St Patrick's day! So I was just browsing through the "prizes" for the special and noticed one of the prizes for the  "Luck of the Irish" mission. It says you get "3 shamrock emblems"..

     

    Now I hate to piss on your parade WG, as I'm sure you've put hundreds of dev hours into this special, but.... that is not a shamrock, that is a clover. It's easy to tell them apart as the clover has 4 leaves and the shamrock has just 3. But at least you got the plant family right:MingLee:

    1. orzel286

      orzel286

      0/10 ign score, totally unplayable.

  9. Get in! Level 10 in ranked battles! I stated 2 chevrons away from rank 10, lost the first 2 along with 2 chevrons.. I decided to tighten the belt on my man pants and carry on. The next game was a decent round for me and I picked up one chevron.

    The next map was Lakeville which I absolutely owned, even after I lost about half my HP crossing to the city from the south spawn. Got smacked by a 907 and a 268-4, both were out of render shots as I was humping the edge of the map to avoid getting hit. I still went on to fucking own their asses in the city! 5 kills and a shit load of damage. Ended up with 1150 base XP. I think I'll now retire from ranked battles...

    But probably won't:kappa:

  10. So the below screens are from a ranked battle. I was 1 chevron away from rank 10, having not reached it yet.. My goal in the battle was to simply not lose a chevron, we got destroyed on highway after our 1 line push from the north spawn. But I though I did "ok". Then I check the results as seen in the screens below.

     

    How the hell did that other guy get more xp than me? This isn't an "ohh I'm so mad at WG" post I'm genuinely curious as to what exactly the other guy did(apart from the kill) better than I did. I have no knowledge whatsoever of how XP is assigned, but I would have thought that a decent combined damage total would be worth more than, what looks like, a pen shot and maybe a kill on a low hp tank, and not much else. We obviously lost the game and I lost a chevron, ohh the other guy has a 44% win rate after 5k games......

     

     

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    2. PlanetaryGenocide

      PlanetaryGenocide

      It's the kill.  The kill gets weighted way more, apparently.

    3. Darvek

      Darvek

      But one kill is weighted much more heavily than 1800 more damage and 1k spotting? That's absurd. It's not as if the guy just edged him out in xp either, it was a pretty big margin.

    4. zbran

      zbran

      It's ridiculous. The guy sat in the city with another few tanks and basically did nothing until it was too late. He got one shot of damage, then killed a low HP tank when they finally decided to push the enemy when it was too late.

  11. So I finally got around to di-lidding my 3770K. I didn't have any of that fancy silver thermal paste so just used a little Artic silver 5. Stock temps dropped 20c across the board.  I was never able to get any type of overclock on this chip as it seemed like a bad one.  I went into the bios, selected voltage offset then gave it a negative  -.075v and stuck the multiplier at 44. 20 minutes on prime 95 and it's stable.  Max temps 81/84/87/83c @1.296v Max. I reckon I can get that voltage way down. 

     

    Just a quick question.  What is the ballpark voltage at idle for these chips?

     

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    2. Folterknecht

      Folterknecht

      This is the best OC-Guide for Ivy/Sandybridge I know off:

      https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hardwareluxx.de%2Fcommunity%2Ff139%2Fintel-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-sockel-1155-oc-guide-faq-847597.html&edit-text=

       

      Stay with german->engl, if you don't understand german. Google works with that combination.

       

       

    3. Haswell

      Haswell

      IIRC the "safe" voltage for 24/7 usage is 1.3v. Anything higher you risk significantly degrading the lifespan of your chip.

      No idea if Asus boards still have voltage regulation issues since the last board I owned was a P8P67 Pro, but you're on the right track using voltage offsets.

      As Folt said before idle voltage is meaningless if you leave the C-states on.

    4. zbran

      zbran

      Thank you for the advise peeps, much appreciated.:)

  12. Finally......

     

    Mission completed! Reward:

    Vehicles added: T 55A (crew 100%)
    Slots added: 1

  13. Woohoo! After God knows how many tries I finally got SPG-15 secondary mission for the T28HTC! Now I have 12 orders to play with. If I complete 5 more LT missions I'll be able to unlock the T55A!

    I'm sorry to all those poor players I've had to shit on to get the mission done, except Mongol 4 and Mongol 5 players, you cunts deserve it and I took great pleasure in pissing on your chips!

  14. So 3 games in the 430U. W1/L1/D1 and got MT15 for the T55A. Sweet. Am I right in thinking that male and female crews can now mix and BIA/SIS works? If so then it's a no brainer not to make all the females commanders no? I can put up with potato crew members as it doesn't really take long to train the up, 6th is by far the most valuable skill, at least for me anyway.

     

    1. TAdoo87

      TAdoo87

      Yes you can mix them, and it makes sense to put them as commander. There is already crew role retraining so you can change it later on.

    2. zbran

      zbran

      Thanks for the confirm. I'm raging now that I wasted 3 girls finishing my E50M crew from the Xmas crews :-(. Still I have 4 unassigned girls in my barracks and they are all going to be commanders.

    3. Errants

      Errants

      I've been slowly reworking a LOT of my crews. Recently did a respec in DE and USSR, every lady is a CO now. Makes sense, since they're nation locked, put them in the most skill intensive slot.

      Also merit in using full zero-skill BiA personnel for 3 man crews, as they've got more skills for less people.

  15. Having contracted a life threatening strain of man-flu, I've been unable to play the game since the new patch dropped :-( . But after consuming copious amounts of drugs the WHO and CDC have informed me I should be ready to go Sunday!

    1. Darvek

      Darvek

      Congrats, you've missed 3 days of games with 4-7 broken TDs on each side.

    2. Haswell

      Haswell

      I think this is a good time to start quitting the game. You know, when you already have a few days head start.

  16. I feel so bad. Ive been playing arty trying to to finish the T28 Prot missions.  I done like 6 of them in 20 games, stuck on the last one now.  I want the certificate things to finish the T55 missions.

    I have 6 certificates and will need 8 I think. 4 for the LT15 and 4 for TD15. I reckon I can get the Med15 and HT15 by tryharding .

    5 games in 20% win rate in arty so far. I'm going to try a few more times then take a shower before playing tanks....

    1. monjardin

      monjardin

      I know the feeling.

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  17. 9.22 inbound? So I'm pretty sure I've just received the 9.22 patch via the "pre-load" feature.

    Reading the notes about it on the main site the size of the download is correct at 600mb.

     

    Time to power grind harder peeps! :D

     

    1. Fabunil

      Fabunil

      The releasedate was supposed to be the 6th of February for RU and the 7th for EU IIRC

    2. zbran

      zbran

      Right so next week. Looking forward to the 5 T10's per side games.:nanodoge:

  18. I think I am now set for the 9.22 patch. I ended up free xp'ing past the 430 II, it seems like good players can make it work, I just couldn't get it to work for me on any level. I stuck with it until I had the modules unlocked, then used free XP for the 430.

    So I think I have everything in place for the new patch.

    T10 in garage along with the IS7. I think this means I'll get the 257 in my garage when the patch drops.

    430 II in garage, the new rear turret med will come later.

    430 in garage, this goes to tier 9 and I should get the 430U added to my account as a new tier 10.

    Hopefully I'm reading the Russian potato translations correctly about what will happen.

    I'm going to spend the rest of the time putting xp on the T10 and maybe the IS.

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    2. zbran

      zbran

      You make it sound so easy :D. I know I'll have to grind through it again for the new tank and tbh, I'm not looking forward to it. Maybe it's a tank I just need to give more time too, or maybe it's just one I'm [email protected] I'm leaning towards the later as of now.

       

      I take your point about skill rounds. I think the 202mm standard round just doesn't cut it at tier 9/10. It will be an expensive grind if I do it.:notlikethis:

    3. monjardin

      monjardin

      Yes, spam 330 HEAT in the Object 430 II and try not to think about the credits. ;)

      Per the test server, you will get the Object 257 for free if you have the T-10 and IS-7 in the garage.

    4. zbran

      zbran

      "Per the test server, you will get the Object 257 for free if you have the T-10 and IS-7 in the garage."

      In my best Mr Burns voice......Excellent..