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  • Modern LoTR:O

    This game has a higher risk of being shut down than Wildstar. Which already has a pretty high chance already but its NCsoft special baby so they keep it running despite making less money and has less people than City of Heroes.

    The question with LOTRO isn't how long it'll stay up, but how soon it will shut down. And that makes me not want to spend any time at all in it when it can shut down at any moment. Also daybreak games has a high record of shutting down many of their MMOs, even more so than NCsoft.

    We have no idea how many people play and only estimates of how many played CoH. LotR however is in a different place commercially. Where DAoC is basically which is still going.

    When WB wouldn't want the fallout of a "beloved game franchise" closing so soon after casting it adrift; SSG would want to make sure that the game - and their jobs - had a chance. So projected costs (a known) will have been aligned with revenue projections. And it doesn't need to make a profit just pay the folks running it basically.

    Wildstar could be run the same way. However in addition to paying the Carbine folks it has to help fund NCSoft. And if it doesn't make "enough of a profit" that will dilute NCSoft's earnings. Which is  pretty much why CoH was closed.

    We have no idea how many people play and only estimates of how many played CoH.

  • Suggestions/ideas for hardware updates.

    Tybost said:
    Buccaneer said:
    If you game on a budget at 1080p I would suggest upgrading the cpu to one of the new Intel G4560 CPU.  Getting a new CPU, motherboard and 8GB of DDR4 ram with set you back £200.  Use the GTX750 until you can afford the GTX1060.  This way it will be easier to slot in a I5 or I7 in the future.

    Edit for links:

    Intel Pentium G4560

    MSI Bazooka Kaby Lake B250 Motherboard

    HyperX FURY 8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz
    Bump... I agree with this build!

    You would benefit more from a strong GPU upgrade first- but this is possibly the worst time to upgrade to a new GPU in the past 1000 days. Upgrading your MOBO/ CPU/ RAM with the quoted components above will only lay down a slick road for you to upgrade to a stronger GPU to nitro past the lag you experience.
    Looks good.

    A lot of positive reviews of the G4560 out there for example,3986.html which was updated at the start of the month.

    There have been some manufacturer's offers on motherboards so may be worth checking - you may be able to get a higher spec one at the same price. Any would represent a sound upgrade.  
  • Destiny 2 - On the Subject of Dedicated PC Servers -

    The concept of "dedicated servers" is outdated.

    Non-dedicated servers simply means that there is a single "large" server farms for XB1, PS4, PC with capacity deployed where it is most needed.

    It may make sense to have regional / geographic servers.

    Fewer server farms means a company can also deploy more powerful switches etc. The issue of peer-to-peer networking is a different matter.
  • What exactly is v3.0?

    Risc1911 said:
    gervaise1 said:
    Risc1911 said:
    So i decided to check up on StarCitizen because i heard a lot of talk about the game changing version update (v3.0) coming. I googled some info and found a lot of contradicting information. 

    There is info from last year saying that there will be Plantes to land on jobs like miner and trader and it will release in December but current version is 2.6.3.

    Couple of general points that should help understanding first:


    Couple of general points first:

    1. Don't try to bullshit me. It's insulting.
    2. See #1

    So "sorry" @Risc1911 if I thought you were asking a genuine question. How silly of me.

    You talked about lots of contradictory info and how you read that 3.0 was to release last December but the current version is 2.6.3.

    So I gave you an answer. And what I described is what happens (in simple terms as there is a lot more to it). In lots of industries. If you think its bullshit then I suggest you stay away from development / design type work.

    And don't let the door hit you on the way out.
  • I thought the switch to Lumberyard was completed in 2 days?

    Its also possible that they would have "discovered" whatever issue they have if they hadn't switched to Lumberyard. Sometimes things get used as whipping posts. See @DMKano 's point above.