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  1. DEWEY_96_

    Welcome darkblade2442 to DHO!

    Welcome @darkblade2442!!! Glad someone invited you to try it out... (wouldn't know who that was... cough cough!!)
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    UPLAY Names (AC/FC/Division 1&2)

    Sounds like some chatter has been going on around The Divison 2... a few guys interested in it. Throw up your Uplay "in game" name here so we can add each other if you want. Mine's the same as my Discord... and on here... DEWEY_96_ I'll be starting with the regular launch tomorrow, 3/15...
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    Won't be on much

    The only other thing, if you want to go conspiracy theory, is that if you're using a non-Spectrum router/wifi setup that Spectrum can detect that and has stuff setup that throttles non-proprietary stuff so you pay the rental fees for their equipment. That's a pretty deep conspiracy theory, though, as so many people use better/higher quality router/wifi stuff that a lot of people would notice that and throw a fit. Do you have any other WG titles installed (WoT or WoWP) that you could see if it's WG specifically or just WoWS specifically...
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    Won't be on much

    Ok... I had a similar issue a LONG time ago with WoT and Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum). Can you run a speed test website in the background (just have it idle and standing by)? When you disconnect from WG, jump over to that speed test as quick as you can and run it and see if you're not getting majorly throttled on your speed... In my instance it was a similar deal to yours... Game would DC after about 5 minutes. My problem was a combo of things... something about how WG was sending info from the server was tripping something on the local TWC ISP hub and slowing my internet down... like from 10 mbps (yeah, that was fast in our area at the time) down to old dial-up speeds, which caused the game to lock up and DC from the server. Something in the graphics package after a patch screwed it all up until like 2 hot patches later, then I was able to bump graphics back up. The way I detected it was the setup I described above... I got the speed results for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes after a WG DC then my speed would pick back up.
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    Won't be on much

    Do you mind me asking details about your ISP?
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    The levels of frustration......

    By the time I got to work on helping (Saturday afternoon) we were already into the 1500xp needs for almost everything (a few 1650's)… so great job by the clan... but it ticked me off I couldn't contribute. Mostly potato teams, I'd have good games and lose 3-15 or so... or dumb luck like running my Jap CV and getting every match a tier X setup. Seriously, Notser's last video about the dredges of being bottom tier as a CV are so spot on.
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    Update 0.8.1

    So... 8.1.... #1- Brit Carriers I've been looking forward too since seeing them on PTS reviews. They seem to take alleviate a lot of the poor mechanics/balances of the other 2 lines. I bet you the bombers get nerfed like rocket fighters did though. #2- Radar- help the DD's needed... Not sure I 100% agree with the way the new mechanic is set up but I can see it as a needed balance for DD's... especially considering: #3- Flood damage- So, nerf bat to DD's, especially torp boats again. Creep has nerfed the torp boats as is, radar pretty much killed them, and now if they are lucky enough to get a hit in, the damage isn't nearly as deadly as it used to be. So.... YEAAAA BB players.... BOOOO DD Torp boats..... I'm ok with the patch... it'll add some interesting new quirks to the game and I hope the flood damage and radar changes will shut up all the whiners about the CV rework... they can complain about something else now.... seriously, the CV rework is in place and there are balance changes coming, but they are NOT going away.
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    The levels of frustration......

    No, I'm not posting these results due to how good the battle was... I know where to post those. My frustration lies in this past weekend... I tried and tried to get good XP results for the Clan Naval Battle... and I either had good games but lost or had absolutely crappy games. I had one game over 1500 base XP and I had turned off the Naval Battle option to not waste my tries on the cruddy games/luck I was getting. First game out today and I pull of a 1900 base xp game.... I really hate the weekends.
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    The Division in Free to Play for a limited time

    Can we get a Division/Division 2 channel in Discord? I just preordered Division 2 and am playing the private Beta and really enjoying it.
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    Update 0.8.0

    Jingles did a vid and claims a hot fix is coming out to balance it per WoWS on Reddit. I can't find anything though. Fix seems like a CV nerf by removing the "F" key abuse and moving more D/T for short and mid range AA including possibly killing planes off. You really need to watch the vid as it shows how to abuse CV play... especially the tier X Jap CV which they are calling a "flying Shimikaze" due to the fact you can spam torps out of AA range. Ichase shows that abuse to full effect in his vid... Problem is I don't buy the whole "AA isn't working" BS... It has it's quirks and there are fixes to be made, but they need to keep the nerf bat small this time around or they'll kill off CV's again. Reddit PSA by Octavian:
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    Update 0.8.0

    At first I disliked the changes... Between what I was seeing with playing both CV's and non-CV's, there were a lot of inconsistency. Now that I kinda sat down and MADE myself play this weekend I'm actually starting to let it grow on me. Things I'm learning--- My Lexington was a PIG at first... was lucky if I could get an attack off... then I upgraded the planes... and WOW what a difference... had a 100k damage game my next time out... and that was a tier X fight. CV-wise I learned that #1- pick out lone targets... you can go after someone in a group but be prepared that once you make the initial run you'll probably lose your squadron to AA... #2- As much as the "F" key is being bemoaned as an "escape trick" for CV's, it's a needed one. If I make a run and suddenly realize I over committed, then I can "F" key out and hopefully save part of my squadron to return for the next flight... yes, the "no damage after F keying out" is a little OP... but I don't want WG to nerf it completely. Maybe a deal like the old fighter squadron disengage type deal... you can disengage at any time but if you still have weapons to drop then you automatically use "X %" of your remaining squadron... so if I go in with 9 and only do one attack with 3 planes then I'll lose 50% of the squadron for disengaging... because for as long as the reload is on squadrons if you lose a whole squadron in can be a LONG time to replenish it and able to attack at full strength again. If the AA wasn't so damn powerful, especially AFTER a run, which is when I seem to get the crap smacked out of me, then I'd be a little more forgiving... but the catch is that if you get a BB player and manage to catch the side of the ship that isn't AA concentrated, then you'll fly into it on the way out and get blitzed. #3- You can really dodge the long range AA "bursts"... just be smart about it. AA shields have gaps you can maneuver through... you just have to find them... and some AA layouts barely have gaps (US AA cruisers). Honestly, the one and only thing I would change is to have CV NON attacking planes in a flight to pull away from the danger zone and wait outside it... then get rid of the "F" return key as an option... the problem is that if you fly into an attack, you drag the entire squadron with you.... and I don't like that. I'm learning to like the CV play as I mess with it more... For non-CV play there is a new dynamic that has come into play that I absolutely love... TEAMWORK. If you run a flank by yourself, you'll get singled out by a CV and blitzed... but run with a group and the combined AA can really make it a pain in the butt for attacking CV's. I had a Ryujo game last night that had 2 BB's and an Atlanta sitting together... the best I could do against that group was a high speed pass with rocket fighters... anything else and I was done before I got a shot off... all because they teamed up together. CV's attacking a grouped set of ships will get pounded. I just can't remember how often you'd see a BB or CA run off down a flank by itself and be a total loss to the team as it was totally out of position... now they'll get punished for lone-wolfing it. I know DD's are really complaining... and I can see their gameplay is a lot more difficult now... spend a lot of time dodging the initial rocket attacks, but it seems as games get farther along CV's start working TB's and DB's against bigger targets and DD's get left alone... plus AA on DD's is still pretty nasty and you can't hover over a DD to light it without getting the crap knocked out of you by short range AA... and once the attack is over, the planes go away... and spotting range is pretty tight now for DD's from the air... on more than one occasion I've been too late to start an attack run by the time I spot a DD... There are fixes to be made, for sure, but I think as this starts to calm down you'll see the old meta come back... there will be a select group of really good CV players running around at tiers 8 and 10, a ton of CV try hards at lower tiers, and for the most part you'll get a non-CV game... it may be a little more common in seeing CV's, but I think once the "polish" has rubbed off it will die down close to what it was. Maybe my biggest beef is those who are complaining about how good CV's are after the re-work.... honestly I challenge those people to play at least 30 games, 15 in tier 6 and 15 in tier 8 and find out how hard it really is when up-tiered to be effective. I would guess that CV players are seeing 1 out 4 games where they are doing over 50K damage and being overly effective in a match... the other games the opposing team is too bunched up or too high tier AA to be overly effective against.
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    When you're fooling around...

    So I know a lot of us aren't playing this much... however I find it enjoyable to jump into it every now and again... I just got a new gaming rig and wanted to check out the graphics... which BTW I'm maxed on settings and running 160fps OMG is it nice looking... Like my third battle this morning and I do this.... I don't play much but I don't think I've ever seen so many medals or awards in any of my tanks, ships, or planes games!!!
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    Gaming Rig advice request (Christmas 2018)

    So, new rig is ordered- Cyberpower PC - I7-8700K on a Z390 board, 16 gig of DDR4, GTX1080, 700w gold rated PSU, liquid cooled case. More than enough for now and easily upgradable to RTX boards down the road. Way over my budget, but made an agreement with the wife on a payment plan... Got a $40 gaming mouse for $5, a $75 Keyboard for $5, and a $40 wifi card for $5 through black friday deals. Gotta get a new monitor, though... luckily the black friday sales at Cyber power gave me $100 in AMEX gift cards for getting the 1080 and the 8700K. Entire system is able to be OC'd by 30% if desired. 120 fps guaranteed at 1080p on most brand new games out there. Good deal all the way around and I feel like I have a rig that will last me 5-10 years with very minor upgrades. Really caught a lot of discounts on a lot of the components through the Cyberpower builder.
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    Gaming Rig advice request (Christmas 2018)

    Ayle- I wish I had the "gumption" to assemble my own rig- you have a great setup put together there... I might only add liquid cooling due to heat concerns. My big worry with a "self build" is that you don't get the support of a manufacturer to back up the build... if you get parts that just don't quite "mesh" together or work well with each other. With a manufactured system, you can at least go back for some warranty support on the whole system. I can build a gun if given all the proper parts, but I don't know if I'd trust my build as I'm not a gunsmith... in the same way I'm not quite "techie" enough to feel like I'd trust my own build of a computer... especially after dumping "X" amount of dollars into it. Mykk - I was looking at Cyberpower builds myself. Some of the Amazon ones are on the "Highly rated" websites I've checked reviews on... These two were on the list as good ones: https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-GXIVR8020A5-Desktop-i5-8400-Processor/dp/B07B6H4GNY/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PH1TZK785K2GSBK8FKQ1 https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-Xtreme-GXiVR8060A5-i5-8400-GeForce/dp/B0757DVF4Z/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PH1TZK785K2GSBK8FKQ1 I've checked their website too... problem there is I have an Affirm account, so I'm tempted to buy a much higher priced system and make a few payments on it rather than buy a system that's in my budget for a "one time purchase". Usually I remind myself about the interest rate... it isn't bad when I use Affirm for a $200-300 RC airplane... it's a little more significant for a $1500-$2000 computer system. Definitely waiting for black Friday or Cyber Monday to do anything... Just was trying to get an idea of AMD V/S NVIDIA , AMD or Intel Chips, and DDR3 v/s DDR4 to help narrow down the systems I'd look at.
  15. Alright guys- No one has posted about current gaming rig builds in a while (after looking through the last few pages). I'm looking for advice on a pre-built gaming rig. Wife's agreed to get something for me at Christmas, but I will have to work on her with the price range. She's wanting to be around $500... which I suppose I could get something and upgrade it in that range... but I'd kinda like to get something that's capable to run stuff on high settings for a while without upgrades. I'm probably planning on being around $1000 after I throw some of my own money into it. Games I'm playing or interested in that I'd like to see on high or ultra settings: Wargaming titles (WoWS, WoWP, WoT), Armored Warfare, Heliborne, Fallout 76, SW Battlefront games... stuff along that line. Currently running a slap-dash 10 year old HP that I've upgraded here and there, but it's time to get something more capable. So here's my questions from the research I've done so far: 1- AMD Ryzen or I-5/I-7 chips? The only real advantage I've heard about these is that the Pentium chips are better for straight gaming while the Ryzen chips work better for those who want to play and stream 2- Graphics card- So I'm totally oblivious about AMD GPU's..... I pretty much have always run NvidIa stuff. I'm finding a mixed bag of GTX 1050ti 4gb and GTX 1060 3gb cards in my price range. Usually a GTX 1060 will have a lower end CPU like an I-5 or will be running DDR3 instead of DDR4 RAM. 1060's are typically more expensive... but considering the 1050ti has an extra gig, is it better than the 1060? What are the "comparable" AMD GPU's? I've never really looked at AMD cards as WAY back there were problems with Wargaming titles and AMD cards... which I'm sure is fixed by now... but still always kept me interested in Nvidia cards. 3- 8 Gig of DDR4 or 16-32 Gig of DDR3.... Usually a big point on some of the builds I've looked at... DDR3 is stuff gives you a bunch more GB at a cheaper price... but I understand that moving to DDR4 you can do a ton more with a ton less of RAM... Thoughts on this? So to close out- Where are the places you can cut prices on a gaming rig build and where should you pay for the higher end stuff? Is there a balancing point for it all? Anyone want to suggest a good pre-build rig between $500-$1000? All help is appreciated- I know enough to be dangerous but not knowledgeable enough to attempt a build entirely on my own. Thanks for the help in advance. Oh- last thing- I've shopped Amazon, Ebay (new only), HP, Acer, Cyberpower, and a few other websites as I've done my research.
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