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  1. Anyone who loves Myst/Obduction like puzzle games or is just really interested in more immersive VR world's. Cyan is running another kickstarter for their new VR/flat screen game Firmament. Campaign has another 9 and a half days and could use some funding help.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/firmament

     

  2. I'm going to need a 3080 TI when it comes out so I can boost that Gaming score over 200
  3. Intel, in their infinite wisdom, only supports bootable raid of a bifurcated PCIe slot with their own optane m.2 cards. Unlike AMD who supports any NVMe. I'll have to software raid them, thankfully there's not much of a performance hit with software raids of SSDs. I've lost two windows NVMe installations to attempting to upgrade the NVMe driver. So I've moved windows back to SATA SSD. Yes I could have booted up something off a USB and fixed it, but both times Windows was getting close to a much needed reset anyway. The shroud does have thermal pads, I know they aren't super effective but they're at least good enough as a thermal medium for GPU memory. I considered removing the stickers but until I can actually get the drive to work, I'm not 100% sure I won't return them. It's also hollow between the padded plate and the brushed top cover, so the fan has some air to move around in there. The really annoying thing is, after spending around $700 on the drive, I realized that bifurcation, while possible on the x99 platform, has no support. Though I did have successful attempts of flashing modded bios to the board, I was unable to get the CPU to read the slot as four separate devices. Hence the move up to the x299 platform and another $1600 upgrade. The MSI board I got has its own "dumb" 4x NVMe card that requires PCIe slot bifurcation. It has what appears to be a much more effective GPU looking heat spreader with a single large fan on top, but it's 2 slots wide and I don't think it will fit with my GPU mounted vertically in the slot region with the cooler master vertical GPU mount. I wouldn't be able to fit any cards if my case didn't have 9 expansion slots. The adapter takes up 7 but the new RTX cards are all unusually tall and it sticks at least a half slot width above the 7th slot. As for a use case... I'm not really sure yet. My steam library will go on it, but the raid won't really help with the loading of lots of small files. It might even hinder performance but I'll have to do some testing. I filed a late FAFSA after learning I'm now old enough to not have to claim my parents income, and the government just gave me a bunch of grant money for a semester that I had already paid for. What better way to spend taxpayer money than to squeeze another 15-20% more speed out of my computer for the price of a brand new reasonable gaming PC? And yes, I will hit the cap on my IRA this year so that was out too.
  4. Calling on @Folterknecht to laugh at me and tell me what a waste of money this is (Disclaimer: I "only" paid $151 for each of these, not the incredibly marked up $389.99) How to spend $6k on your computer over time... (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DPZdRJ)
  5. When your team can't get a push together but you've learned all the objective sniping spots

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    2. Errants

      Errants

      "Fuck your slut bitch filthy mother." (assumed he missed the "r" in "made/madre") Seems about normal for pubbie spam.

      Wouldn't have said Mexican, though... that could've been any Central/Latin American dialect of Spanish.

    3. Android25

      Android25

      It was more to be derogatory :P

    4. Errants

      Errants

      I know, I'm being a fucking carebear.

  7. I was pulling full (active) player stats from the server monthly, took about 14 days for all 4 regions, until around a year ago. If I ever continue with that endeavor I could set up an API to pull individual tank statistics.
  8. Most clans tend to clear their inactive members and fill up with active players weeks before these types of events start... but good luck.
  9. In a sense, yes. The assumption would be that if you're playing at super uni level, say very close to the threshold, you shouldn't have a super uni win rate unless you are platooned with other players of similar skill, which tends to be the case on average (hence the inflated WR numbers). Like I mentioned, there are players capable of solo play that easily reaches beyond super unicum win rate. But the meta at such high levels can vary so widely when it comes to solo play. For example, it's very likely that there are at least some players who manage super unicum stats and fail to consistently win games (sub 60%, obviously there are no cases of super uni play with dramaticly low WR) because the play style getting them there is not as helpful to the team as other playstyles ranked at the same WN8 (this is exactly the reason WN8 takes WR into account up to 10% of your sum WN8). However as soon as two players of similar WN8 level play together, their varying playstyles tend to balance and lead to more victories than either of them solo. However, at the same time, there are some but fewer still super uni playstyles or at least attitudes (that can be a big one) that lead to destructive platoon play, where the sum of the two players is worse than either player individually. It's actually a super complicated and interesting science that used to lead to 20 plus page boards over in the math section. So to sum it up, you shouldn't be that concerned with the difference between colors of WN8 and WR when it comes to solo play, but there certainly are playstyle changes that could bring the two closer. I, however, am much better at providing you with the theory and reason as to why there are differences, rather than the knowledge of playstyles to change those differences, and so I'll leave it at that for the more purplish people to guide you
  10. Colors are based on averages (as well as pages of debate) across the servers. While these averages work well for individual players because platoon play doesn't impact personal WN8 that much, it greatly tends to inflate the upper percentages of WR. Most of those of us who last changed the colors agreed that while WR colors don't well reflect non-platoon WR, platoon inflated WR is so prevalent across upper level WN8 players, that in order to keep too high a percentage from having purple WR, the average percentages were used for the top 0.1% without adjustment. This isn't to say purple WR isn't consistently possible solo, just that it is harder on a percentage basis than WN8.
  11. Bought 75 boxes and got all the tanks (less the skorp but I already had it and the OP french arty :c), all the camo's, 40k gold, 3.5 million credits, and 74 days of premium...

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    2. Android25

      Android25

      I did quit... even tried to get rid of my account for a while... Guess I'm back

    3. KruggWulf

      KruggWulf

      He's a gay dergun who can't get enough (dix)

    4. sundanceHelix

      sundanceHelix

      Shame for feeding WG monies. 
      Now excuse me while I buy some boxes too

  12. Hey, gay frog water is no joke! https://www.livescience.com/10957-pesticide-turns-male-frogs-females.html Also, I dropped Mechanical Engineering and took up Computer Science... much better fit.
  13. I should really just try to get rid of my account... I never play this game anymore :P

  14. I don't know how many of you are fans of the old Myst games or have recently played Cyan's new game Obduction or are looking forward to their next game Firmament, but since I wouldn't have found it without currently trying to get Myst 3: Exile running on my Win 10 gaming desktop, I wanted to point out that Cyan has finally, after over 20 years, acquired the rights to all of the MYST games, including the ones Ubisoft has owned and been unwilling to act to release them on steam. This year, Myst through URU will be re-released to work on Windows 10 and whatever the latest flavor of Mac is. It will be on steam and GOG one way or another this year, but if you really loved the games or are interested in helping out Cyan, the company who started Myst, they currently have a kick starter where you can get some pretty cool stuff including DVD copies of the windows 10 working version and a custom Myst linking book box to hold the DVDs. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1252280491/myst-25th-anniversary-collection/
  15. I finally did it!

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    2. Android25

      Android25

      I use the NVMe drive for Steam. The first one was getting full so I picked up another and figured, why not raid them :P

      Honestly it's more just a game of how ridiculously fast I can make the computer at every level.

    3. Medjed

      Medjed

      What's the write/read measuring program called?

    4. Android25

      Android25

      Blackmagic Disk Speed Test v8.0.1 (it's hard to find for windows)

      It's actually a utility for determining your computer's ability to record and edit various sizes and qualities of desktop video. It tests speeds in file streams from 1 to 5 GB depending on settings, so its good at telling you your raw speed, but doesn't do any real good for testing everyday usage as it doesn't have any queue depth testing.

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