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by Banedon
Mar 29 2018, 4:12
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

Update on what I wound up doing: nothing (unfortunately). After a bit more searching, I decided to wait for the next generation of NVidia graphics cards before making a purchase. They're apparently expected early 2018, and some new Volta cards are already available after all. Of course it's already ...
by Banedon
Jan 1 2018, 2:40
Forum: Campfire
Topic: PF2018
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: PF2018

Uhh, what's PF?
by Banedon
Dec 31 2017, 11:47
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

Question: is it worth paying 30% more to get the 1st computer instead of the 2nd (in the links above)?
by Banedon
Dec 22 2017, 23:33
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

Lol nice! Excellent reason to be concerned! Turns out I can't buy the ASUS laptop from where I am in the world, so that's out. The Acer Predator's still an option however and the reviews I've seen are positive. They don't say it's extremely good, but they do say it's extremely good for that price po...
by Banedon
Dec 21 2017, 20:15
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

8| What makes you say it's fishy? That sounds like a (very) bad sign.
by Banedon
Dec 19 2017, 10:39
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

Spent some time searching and it seems I can find the cheapest prices on Amazon (surprise surprise). It also seems like I should aim for at least a GT1060, preferably GT1070. As a result I'm narrowing my choices to two: https://www.amazon.com/Gaming-GL502VS-DB71-Windows-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B072...
by Banedon
Dec 12 2017, 6:28
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

Thanks. I took a look around and my budget appears to be on the low end. I can certainly spend more money, especially since I find the computer so utterly crucial to my life, but I'm still not likely to go above ~US$ 2k at most. We'll see. I might also go ahead and get a 17" laptop, because why...
by Banedon
Dec 9 2017, 19:16
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Buying a new laptop

@Pol well I still have to uninstall all of those programs. At one point my current computer failed and I had to reset it to factory settings, which also led to a second round of uninstalling. It's bearable but annoying. Would you guys say this guide is applicable or is it outdated? https://www.lapto...
by Banedon
Dec 8 2017, 0:53
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Buying a new laptop

My current laptop has trouble connecting to the wireless network I have. It connects fine most of the time but there are occasional, consistent and very annoying dc's. I got a wifi dongle but then although the dongle detects the network it doesn't manage to connect to it. Now I'm mad at how frustrat...
by Banedon
Jul 22 2017, 7:35
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: The Witcher series
Replies: 43
Views: 9712

Re: The Witcher series

Lol Kalah playing the series in the wrong order. I just finished Witcher 1 again as well. When I first played through it all those years ago I had thought it was a great game, but now I don't feel so anymore. There're just a lot of weaknesses: inventory management is annoying as hell, lack of equipm...
by Banedon
Jul 6 2017, 0:01
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: The Witcher series
Replies: 43
Views: 9712

Re: The Witcher series

^I played some Gwent, it has lots of strengths. From a game design standpoint I like it over every other CCG except possibly Magic. But it also has lots of problems. Some of the more major ones: 1) Some cards make mulligan decisions completely pointless because you always mulligan them (e.g. two thi...
by Banedon
Jun 20 2017, 0:00
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: Best Deals!
Replies: 273
Views: 48053

Re: Best Deals!

GOG offered me The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for free if I signed up for their newsletter recently. Was happy to take it up.

Might have something to do with their data analysis algorithms and me playing Gwent.
by Banedon
Apr 26 2017, 23:56
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: Best Deals!
Replies: 273
Views: 48053

Re: Best Deals!

Why, is Starcraft a game only young people can play?

I've never played it but a friend tells me it's a very intense game in the sense that you need a high APM. On the other hand that doesn't mean it's exclusive to young people!
by Banedon
Apr 25 2017, 23:58
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: Best Deals!
Replies: 273
Views: 48053

Re: Best Deals!

by Banedon
Jan 25 2017, 23:52
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Something troubling me
Replies: 36
Views: 140360

Re: Something troubling me

Saw this recently and the first thing I thought about was this thread: http://www.psychology-spot.com/2016/03/ ... ce-is.html

If intelligence is mostly inherited from the mother, we're all in even more trouble since the effect of this selection bias will be magnified!
by Banedon
Oct 19 2016, 23:55
Forum: Heroes I-IV
Topic: HoMM III on Twitch
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: HoMM III on Twitch

Uhh, https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/He ... of%20Death?

For example https://www.twitch.tv/aiwezo has a game going on right now, and after five minutes of watching (not much time to watch unfortunately) it's still the opponent's turn.
by Banedon
Oct 18 2016, 12:31
Forum: Heroes I-IV
Topic: HoMM III on Twitch
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

HoMM III on Twitch

Something made me look this up some time ago, and I saw one tournament game with 100+ viewers in progress. My immediate takeaway was, now I understand what csarmi was saying! The map was so giganormous that one hero would never be able to clear it; in fact I would have built up multiple heroes and e...
by Banedon
Oct 1 2016, 13:31
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Ex-Ubisoft Employee Exposes Ubisoft
Replies: 19
Views: 5365

Re: Ex-Ubisoft Employee Exposes Ubisoft

I agree as well... Look at Diablo 3 from Blizzard. Lots of bugs when it came out. Diablo 2 was delayed twice for a proper finish. Now it's all about shareholders... I believe one day gamers will vote with their wallets. I have done just that with Heroes 7. You may be looking at things through rose-...
by Banedon
Sep 28 2016, 10:56
Forum: Campfire
Topic: Ex-Ubisoft Employee Exposes Ubisoft
Replies: 19
Views: 5365

Re: Ex-Ubisoft Employee Exposes Ubisoft

Honestly this is hardly exceptional, and something I'd hazard happens an awful lot in many companies worldwide, in all industries. Basic recipe is, shareholders (or top management in private companies) care about the total amount of money they make, and not so much about how that money is made. Dela...
by Banedon
Mar 14 2016, 11:37
Forum: Hall of the Heretics
Topic: The Witcher series
Replies: 43
Views: 9712

Re: The Witcher series

Without spoiling - you may have your hearts broken over Roche's fate because of the endings in the third game. Would be something to see - I personally don't care much for Roche because Geralt and him seem not like friends but rather allies forced by necessity. Roche has some strong qualities sure,...

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