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#1 Jul 22 2011 at 6:08 AM Rating: Good
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I like it.

Graphics seem weirdly better, frame rates are good.

Passive, Active mode much better. Drawing weapon is smooth for me.

Auto Attack feels good. UI looks better, less clunky.

Repair much easier.

It all 'feels' better if that makes sense.

Solo is fine, seems pretty well balanced.

I haven't attempted any new content yet.

I'm really interested in battle mechanics. Anyone had any joy?



#2 Jul 22 2011 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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How long does the patching process take?
#3 Jul 22 2011 at 6:30 AM Rating: Good
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Bushybob wrote:
How long does the patching process take?

Depends on your computer speed I imagine. Took me about 40mins to download the patch and ~10 mins to install it.
I have a very mid-grade computer; Althon X4 3.4(oc), 7500rpm SATA hard drive.. nothing special.

Regarding the performance post-patch, I think they may have ninja optimized the game just a bit.
There were more people in Ul'duh than usual and yet it seemed to run a little smoother for me. The bloom lighting seemed a little more apparent (might just have been the time of day).

Just a lot of small improvements that made the game feel a bit more comfortable.
I freeking LOVE the arrow over your target option and how your selection doesn't move to whomever cast a spell on you.
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#4 Jul 22 2011 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Took my PC about 25 mins. I'm in the UK and our internet is Paleolithic.



Edited, Jul 22nd 2011 8:53am by KuroGawatwo
#5 Jul 22 2011 at 11:29 AM Rating: Good
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Validai wrote:
7500rpm SATA hard drive.. nothing special
You've got probably the only 7500 RPM HDD on the market. That's pretty special. :P
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#6 Jul 22 2011 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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GPUa aren't frying when I stand in bushes anymore, but I don't know if that has anything to do with the coding or me doubling my RAM to 12GB since the last time I played.

As to combat I'm enjoying it... It felt a lot slower at first, but then I figured it out. You need to load up your action bar and maybe only keep a few TP moves on the top one. Use timer combat skills from other classes if you need to.

For my mage I don't find the MP thing very difficult solo any way, just keep up spikes to regen MP.

Edited, Jul 22nd 2011 6:21pm by Perrin
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#7 Jul 22 2011 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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Perrin, ****** Superhero wrote:
GPUa aren't frying when I stand in bushes anymore, but I don't know if that has anything to do with the coding or me doubling my RAM to 12GB since the last time I played.
I can guarantee you it's not the RAM.
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#8 Jul 22 2011 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
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bsphil wrote:
Validai wrote:
7500rpm SATA hard drive.. nothing special
You've got probably the only 7500 RPM HDD on the market. That's pretty special. :P

Good eye there! Rated you up for that ^.^

{Correction: 7200 rpm}
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