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Saiph wrote:

Whelp, I only live once so I spent a little extra and got everything I wanted. The final product is below; Merry Christmas to me! Thank you again for all the advice.

ASUS Z97-AR LGA 1150 Intel ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling
NZXT Classic Series Source 210 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit English
750W 20 4-pin ATX Power Supply (Black)
2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) Memory
LG 16x Internal SATA Blu-Ray Rewritable Drive
Nvidia GTX 770 2GB

Honestly, I would go for the 760 4GB over the 770 2GB, I think they're around the same price. It's only a marginal increase in processors, but the extra 2GB of memory will be very helpful for PFO, and is we've been told that more Vram will help by Ryan.

I'd 2nd the 2400mhz ram thing, I use the Patriot Viper series. You may get a good deal on it over the next few days.

I would actually watch places like new egg over the weekend and early next week, there are probably going to be some good deals for things similar to what you are using.

And if you're using liquid cooling, I would invest in some leak detection, frankly, unless you plan on overclocking, liquid cooling isn't necessary.

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They just need a dps boost. Their survivability should be in killing their target quickly. Fighters shouldn't get both the best defense and highest damage in melee.

I'd say that the 'sneak attacks' should give 50-70 base damage if using light weapons. Out of all the classes they should be more combo driven, and able to set themselves up for big attacks, not having to rely as much on debuffs from party members.

TT/Single-player-game rogues are a different thing than MMO/pvp rogues. They are spike damage, quick movement and stealth classes, not pickpocketing, lockpicking, smooth-talking thieves.

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Support: A yet to be determined upkeep style mechanic, to prevent people from jumping companies to temporarily use their benefits, and curb the maximum effectiveness of low rep players(low rep = lower maximum level of settlement facilities = lower level support facilities).

Basically, a place you need to visit every so often to enable your feats.

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Schedim wrote:

There is a tendency for that, but I second that I also want a stronger thematic theme ... It breaks immersion really to get copper pieces from wolves ...

... and spells from non spell casters etc etc ...

We were told a while ago that the we are looting the camp not the corpses. So if you clear wolves off of an abandoned bandit camp, copper pieces make sense.

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None of these are MVP, but they would all be nice to have. And why are you posting this again? It seems like I have seen you post a variation on this list every week.

Ryan made it pretty clear to me what the MVP is, and as a Software guy, I know what it's like having a bunch of people with basically zero experience telling you how do do things. We play game, very few members of this community have any development experience.

- Characters can log in
- There are static monsters to kill and loot
- There are static nodes to harvest
- You can craft upgrades
- Basic grouping mechanics
- You can progress your character (buy feats)

Influence shouldn't be turned on until there are things to spend it on, the UNC doesn't need to amass influence you you have a huge surplus to spend on feuding.

Company storage is nice and all, but needs a lot of customizable access controls, something that will need to be thoroughly focus tested on Zog after EE starts.

I'll give you the settlement sponsorship point, but I would hope that is in the patch they've pushed back 2 weeks now. Although, I would prefer settlements to be the base organization until companies can help other companies defend towers, without capturing them.

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I was planning on making some videos when EE starts and the game mechanics are a little less prone to change.

We're not going to know what the "last build before EE" will be, we're just getting 48 hours notice.

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I think EE is starting once they get the desync issues fixed. Feature wise, the game is ready for EE to start.

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
I am absolutely not surprised that server population is low. I think we have been in Alpha a month too long. The initial rush of "how does this work" is over. Now most people are just waiting for the "real game" to begin. The stuff that is hard to do will be wasted when we start Early Enrollment. And the benefits of having a lot of people logged in and playing won't materialize until the results of all that work is persistent.

I'm holding off playing and waiting for 2 announcements:

1. "Towers are working!" or "We've increased crafting trainers level for T2 training!"
2. The character TP/desync/db corruption issues are resolved.

If you want to do a high traffic test, you should give everyone 2.5 million experience, turn all the crafting facilities up to 11*, add a factor of 10 to the drop rates, and let us go crazy.

I'm probably not alone in getting burned out, because I wasn't progressing. It was getting boring slowly fighting through goblin ghouls, when I knew my character was ready for T2 gear that would make a good impact on the difficulty.

*not 11 quality, Spinal Tap reference, turn them beyond what we will ever see in the game.

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
DeciusBrutus wrote:
Nihimon wrote:
Saiph wrote:
So I should get 2 sticks of 8?
Unless you can get 4.
Decius may-or-may-not have been joking, but unless you have a particular need for 32 Gigs of ram, no-one who has to worry about their computer budget should be getting it right now.

I use Chrome,

I need 32GB of RAM.

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I should have said 'pairs'

Mixing ram requires you know the specs. Bad ram + good ram = bad ram speed + good ram space.

You may have had better performance if you took out the 256 sticks, unless the 1meg's were the same speed.

It's not a good idea just to add more sticks into open slots.

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Saiph wrote:

Just curious, I'm getting a 2 TB HDD, an i7 490k processor, 12GB memory, anti virus and a blue ray rewritable drive for 283.00 more than that system. Also a Z97 motherboard. Are those upgrades worth 283.00?

Is this a pre-built? 12GB is an odd number nowadays, usually it's multiples of 4 or 8.

If you're wanting to eventually max out your ram. (32GB) then you'll want to start with 16GB with 2, 8GB sticks.

You also need a little more detail for comparison, prominently the clock speeds on the processor and ram. Also the size of the Cache on the HDD. Also the Read/Write speeds of the Bluray drive.

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$30-40 Linksys, don't need anything complicated or expensive unless you know what you are doing and have a reason to get one.

Are you talking about connecting to the box your ISP had installed in you home? Depends on what they installed. A lot of ISP's install router/modems which is fine to hook into. But if you just have a box with a single Ethernet cable coming out of it, get a router.

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Twice marked will be available again, last heard it will be required for creating bind-points.

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Saiph wrote: 8849&skuId=5818083&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku =5818083&extensionType=pla:g&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!80819144119!g!M!5259 8531839&kpid=5818083&k_clickid=1180a421-065c-bd49-727c-00006c33c8c1 &kpid=5818083&lsft=ref:212,loc:1&ksid=1180a421-065c-bd49-727c-0 0006c33c8c1&ksprof_id=8&ksaffcode=150&ksdevice=m

Decent monitor, no?


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TEO Alexander Damocles wrote:
Nihimon wrote:
Saiph wrote:
Found this ASUS cpu on Newegg for 969.00. Was curious what you all think? Would it be able to stream?

I think the i7 CPU and the 16GB RAM should make it easy to stream even with multiple PFO clients running and other multi-tasking.

I'm a tad worried about the GTX 740 and the 300W Power Supply, though. It seems like those are in the "just barely enough" category, and you might find yourself upgrading them sooner than you'd want to. Still, budgets are budgets and it'll probably work fine.

Upgrade to a GTX 760. Its a huge step up in performance for not that much of a price hike. I'll second Nihimon's worry on that power supply. That's *barely* enough to run that computer, I'm actually surprised it does run it tbh. If you ever go to upgrade your computer later, that PSU just won't cut it.

I wouldn't say barely, it's enough to run those exact components and not be at 100% power consumption all the time.

That Graphics card is one of those tiny ones that only needs a 1 inch fan. It hardly takes any power.

That's the thing about pre-builts, they have the minimum support for the chosen components.

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Saiph wrote:
Found this ASUS cpu on Newegg for 969.00. Was curious what you all think? Would it be able to stream?

At first glance, I wouldn't buy it. It looks like they took a fast processor and filled out the rest of it with sub par components. I doubt it could stream well. Keep in mind, most residential internet plans aren't setup for large upload speed as they are mostly used for downloading/browsing, so you need to have a plan a few rungs up the ladder to get reasonable streaming speeds, if you want to stream above 480p.

Here's my recommended setup, this is very similar, and a bit better in some respects than what I am running.

Total Cost: $1013.93

CPU - $239
Intel Core i5 3.5GHz

Motherboard -$164.99

GPU - $189.99
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB

RAM -$159.99
Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2x8)

HDD - $103.99
Seagate 2TB, 64MB Cache

Power Supply - $59.99
Corsair CX600 600W

Case - $59.99
Cooler Master HAF 912

Disk drive
I'm not going to make a recommendation, as I never use mine (DL everything) and you can get one that "works" for pretty cheap.

Again, not going to make a suggestion, just go on Amzon, You can get a 22' 1080p monitor for just over $100. Just make sure it says 1080p and has the 1920x1080 resolution listed somewhere. Some sellers either are trying to cheat people or don't know what they are listing.

If you want to expand your budget:
I would up the graphics card to the model with 4GB of VRAM, which will run you $249.99. (this really helps with PFO)
You can also double the RAM. (you can do this whenever, you can't easily mix/match ram, make sure it's the same model, if you can't find the same model find someone that knows what they are doing)
You can also upgrade the hard drive to have a larger cache, which will cost $159.99
I'm using pretty much the same setup, with those additions, and can run two clients simultaneously and stream. You are more likely to run into bandwidth problems than graphical ones.

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In my experience the test is: (for electronics)

1. Turn it on
2. Is smoke coming out of it?
3. if yes, fail, if no, pass.

The smoke test is more exciting when it fails. I see a failure a few times a year.

Now the "pop" and "flash" tests are much more exciting.

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Some high-def super realistic looking battle using absolutely zero game mechanics or movement that is possible in-game. Don't forget to add something like an attack that kills 200 goblins at once so people feel envious of the trailer.


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Pyronous Rath wrote:
how do ppl trade/buy accounts anyways arn't they attached to your personal email or somthing?

There are two options:

1. Trade login details, and prey that the person doesn't claim they were hacked and try and recover the account. You then change the password, email and display name.(use a paypal invoice for some legal protection)

2. Guild and Buddy packs come with invites, all you have to hope is that you actually get the email invite once you give the money. Once you get the invite the account is 100% yours forever. (use a paypal invoice for some legal protection)

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Bluddwolf wrote:

EVE accomplishes this through having shards. As Ryan described above, the key issue is "what is viewable from one shard into the next" or a blending of the shard border (if I understand him correctly).

In EVE, you don't see what is on the other side of the gate. However, certain information is not limited by the gate (ie. market details, ship configuration, cargo in hold, etc.) From what I gather, when you pass through a gate, an exact duplicate is created when you exit a gate.

Sharding I'm guessing is just one solution.

EvE is a series of rooms. And there are some globally accessible databases. There is no looking between shards. I highly doubt that the Jita shard holds all the data on the items there, it probably has a pointer/redirect of some sort that connects the client to an external database.

PFO is a seamless world.

Huge difference from a tech perspective. Sharding is not a solution for PFO.

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Neadenil Edam wrote:
Is anyone else finding Cleric Spells are way more common as a drop and Wizard spells relatively rare in comparison ?

Welcome to probability!

It may be what you are fighting, I'm not sure how the loot tables are structured.

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Ryan Dancey wrote:

The client and server require 300 milliseconds to determine if the action is “valid”. During this time the server examines the request made by the client to execute the action and verifies that the client’s assumptions about the game state are valid. This step is required to avoid client-side hacks and exploits. 300 milliseconds is enough time for the information to make the transit from client to server and for the server to perform the necessary validation of the game state with some allowance for lag and server congestion. If Validation fails the server tells the client and the client responds as able. If Validation is successful there is no notification to the client – the client doesn’t...

This doesn't really impact anything, I'm just curious.

Is the time from client-server really part of the 300ms?

If Player A has a 200ms latency, and Player B has a 50ms latency, and they both send an attack action at 4:45.000, the server will execute both actions at 4:45.300. Or does Player A's action happen at 4:45.500, and player B's action happen at 4:45.350? In other words is the server subtracting the client's ping from the time until attack will execute.

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Nihimon is a wizard.

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They've been letting us know that the whole time.

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MMO's are never feature complete.

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PFO will not have a beta phase, it doesn't fall into any paradigm, so don't try to fit it to one. Games in general don't fit into what most would consider alpha/beta, it is really up to the developer to classify the stage of their game. GW has decided to name and describe their own development phases: Alpha, EE and OE.

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Who isn't using a 64 bit OS nowadays?

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Being wrote:
At least one early achievement pretty much requires the presence of low-level goblins near starting settlements.

Not an achievement, it's the starting quest. Which I believe is supposed to get changed to 'kill 3 enemies'.

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Bluddwolf wrote:

How do that escalation event go the other day? 8-10 players spent four hours to reduce an escalation to 70%. I bet when the returned the next day, the escalation hex was back to 100%.

3 players in T1+2 weapons and armor should be able to clear 10-15% an hour. And from what we've seen the escalations grow somewhere between 1-3% at the top of the hour.

I think there have been some ill-fated attempts to run escalations with partially geared fresh characters, without a core of higher-'level' characters.

Nihimon(most), Myself, and a few others throughout the day cleared a hex from 100% to 0% with what I'll call 8 hours of focused play. The escilation was Ripping Chains.

And the shrines get still covered in non-escilation hexes.

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Andius the Afflicted wrote:

This would allow low rep players to escape guarded towns.

So +1

Not a good reason for invuln, as we are supposed to be able to choose our re-spawn location.

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I'm pretty sure that utility items are not being rendered on the character.

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We don't need invulnerability, the mobs just need to not spawn near shrines.

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It seems to me like the primary and secondary categories should be switched. Your mainland should be where the 'big' attacks come from, and the offhand should have the set-up attacks. So a shield would be more setup, and you would have access to the exploitive mainland attacks.

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The 4000 and later intel HD chips aren't that bad. I remember watching some people play COD:MW2 on the original Surface Pro.

Not going to run on max settings though.

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Boojumbunn wrote:
But the elves in Pathfinder Online don't really look like Pathfinder elves to me either.

GW is working with Paizo artists, who are the authority on what they should look like.

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I hope it is working as intended. I don't think it's an issue, as this is only on a few low level mobs. If you want to fight anything substantial you have to pull the whole group.

Mechanically the mob has to tell the other mobs it was hit, if it dies immediately, it can't tell.

I like it from the perspective of assassins picking everyone off one by one, without alerting others.

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I've pictured pathfinder elves more like Vulcans, and the Half-Elves are more like the Tolken elves everyone is accustomed to.

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Yes, you can upgrade dells. Though they are usually ATX form factor, small and crowded. If you are looking to start with a moderate system, and move up to high powered, they are a bad idea. They go out of date very quickly. After a while, you do need a new motherboard, and replacing one of those in a dell is either impossible or a nightmare.

If you have a Frys Electronics nearby, go in, tell them what you want and what your budget is. I have found their prices in computer components are some of the best.

Keep these statements in mind:
16 GB of 2400MHz RAM, 2 8GB sticks
Greater than 3.0 GHZ processor, intel i5 or i7
AMD sucks (the 8 core thing is a lie, that is hyper threading, i7's can do the same thing)
ATI sucks
ASUS rocks (I recommend getting an ASUS motherboard and Graphics Card)
Nvidia rocks
EVGA is OK. (If you can't find an ASUS card)
Nvidia Geforce 760 GTX 4GB VRAM - Runs 2 simultaneous instances of PFO perfectly for me.
Coolermaster makes good cases

Never get a 'super-clocked' 'over-clocked' 'hyper-clocked' or similar graphics card, they are prone to overheating, have shorter life, for an overall increase performance by 5-10%.

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That is not currently an option.

Although, a settlement requires a company to run it, so you can join that company.

For instance Phaeros has a company "Phaeros" that runs Phaeros.

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Are you looking for something free?

There are lots of options out there. The most popular is probably Guild Launch. If you're wanting a more general forum, I've used Freeforums in the past, it's basically a bb3 forum with some modifications for ease of use.

If you're wanting a standalone website, I recommend anyone but FatCow, T7V used to use them and had numerous problems with outages and performance. I've used iPage for websites in the past and was impressed. l would then use a bb3 forum, if your are looking for a free platform, but if you don't mind spending some more money XenForo is pretty nice and powerful (T7V is using it now), and it has a great add-on community.

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Right now, Runespun Robes cover all wizard armor feats. I'm guessing the other robes are meant to be used by wizards, they just havent set up the alternate keyword sets yet.

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Bringslite wrote:

Val's guide indicates a RAB for archer armor. I have archer 5. I don't see any difference to my character sheet listed "ranged attack bonus" with the armor on or off. It stays the same. I am wearing soldier's chain +3. Is that right?

Yes, I have "archer" slotted on my PD. Yes, I did try closing and reopening my character sheet. :)

The armor feat passives are not tied to keywords, you get them for just equipping the feat. The keywords increase power, defenses, physical resistance, recovery and hp, and for cloth armor, energy resistances.

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Generally, you don't want to go out and download individual dlls, unless you know exactly what you are doing.

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I can't check until the released data is updated. But I didn't see anything in the patch notes that would suggest anything has changed.

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Ryan Dancey wrote:
Just to be 100% clear: When the PvP window opens, you are still taking rep hits in the hex with the open PvP window?

Pretty sure Nihimon and Decius tested this, I think the post is over in the alpha forums.

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Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
Mormo wrote:
What does DT do?
Backers of the PFOnline kickstarter were given a "Destiny's Twin" perk that means a second character gaining XP at the rate of with the primary character.

Corrected. Implied that the rate is variable.

Full Definition:

Destiny's Twin permanently links two characters. One is the Primary, and the other is the Twin. When the Primary has training turned on, the Twin also gets training turned on.

These characters cannot be online at the same time. This is exclusive to the Kickstarter backers, and will never be offered again.

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1. The current map shows enough

2. The current map shows enough

3. This is inevitable. I hope GW changes the resource tables randomly and regularly to lessen the effectiveness of tools like this. Ideally we should get the tools in-game to share information like this. Mapping and exploring should be profitable and constantly needed.

4-14: There is no good reason anybody needs this information. If you want to know what is happening somewhere, send a scout.

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A post will show up here before it's on the blog.

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My money is on another month delay, even if the next patch fixes these desync and rollback issues, no way you release a game less than a week after an issue like that.

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The game needs a clean wipe to start well.

The biggest hurdle to getting gear is finding an organization. The beginning is going to be rough. Solo is always going to be rough, so beginning solo is going to be extremely rough.

I don't expect the AHs to see a ton of action until after the WoT, as most organizations are going to be crafting their own items, and/or trading bulk with other organizations. Until people need coin for upkeep type things, and coin has a stable market value, there is not a lot of incentive to put things up.

Backdating xp is proof that GW does not want to create a 'launch rush' pre-loading the AH will create a 'launch rush'.

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