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Boildown last won the day on April 26 2016

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  1. Huh? Vega came out last summer and didn't wow anyone. I don't understand how you can not know this.
  2. Had to edit that multiple times to get it to appear almost-right, this forum's handling of multiple quotations is wrong-headed and rage-inducing. Where's the button to edit the raw formatting code?
  3. Report from the [H] here: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/08/geforce_partner_program_impacts_consumer_choice Over the years, AMD fanbois have accused me of ignoring Nvidia's supposed anti-competitive practices. The thing is, when I looked into them, they were referencing AMD-slanted web sites with not-even conspiracy-theory rated "evidence". There was no truth to it, they were either citing perfectly legal practices as illegal or citing what is now known as "fake news"... stuff someone made up. This time, Nvidia appears to be pulling an Intel or Microsoft. An actual anti-competitive practice that the courts have proven won't end well (although to be fair, Microsoft and Intel are doing just fine today). I think an up-welling of moral outrage is justified. Its a shame that AMD doesn't have a viable GPU competitor to the GTX 1080, or better yet, its followup due at the end of the year (because that's the likely timeframe of my next upgrade).
  4. Wingman and your ships

    Well I hope you're right and I'm wrong on it that's for sure.
  5. Embrace the Metal

    Ten thousand toasters, maybe more, are made of metal.
  6. Wingman and your ships

    Good points. Yeah, I know people say they'll be perfectly happy to be a gunner or engineer or what have you on multicrew ships instead of being the pilot or the captain, and I'm sure for a few of them its true. But if there's truly competitive PvE or PvP in Star Citizen (and I'm not convinced there will be), the Orgs in the competition will be doing calculations on what results in the most power projection per player (I now hope 4P becomes a SC term) at their disposal. If that means everyone gets in a Retaliator with 6 NPC gunners, then that will be the "meta" and that's what they'll do, and people who don't want to fly this way will be left out or relegated to non-competitive tasks. I expect that you won't just "bring everyone regardless" ala old-school Everquest raids because of server and/or netcode limitations; the Org won't want half the raid split off into another instance of that space. That said, I really hope that CIG balances it such that a player-manned-turret-ship is "worth it" in "4P" vs many ships manned by NPCs. I just don't see how that's possible unless NPCs really, really suck.
  7. Wingman and your ships

    We don't really know. CR can walk what he said back and then forward again three more times each before the game takes on its initial form. I expect that we'll see both extremes to get a taste of what's the best gameplay in CR's opinion, and then that'll be it, but until its actually in the alpha game, it could go any way.
  8. Aegis Idris Frigate

    Except the Tiger's Claw was a full space-craft carrier, not a pocket-carrier-frigate. This is the thing I don't understand, a ship that only holds 2 fighters and a hot spare... doesn't seem like it has a lot of military value as a carrier craft. Its a gun platform with scouts and a token CAP, it won't be like you'll have ships to spare for attack missions ala Wing Commander.
  9. The Best Headphones?

    Buy one and let me know. My headphones are probably pushing 10 years old, still seem decent but I know you don't miss what you've never heard, so I wouldn't mind an upgrade. Its just so hard to know ahead of time that you're not spending lots of coin for a sidegrade.
  10. Aegis Vulcan - Multi Profession 'Starter' Ship

    I don't think that $200 (my guess post-warbond) and "starter" go in the same sentence. But the concept is great, a piece that was definitely missing that I didn't even know was missing. Not sure I want to buy one with RL money though, seems like something I could buy in-game. I'm still of the opinion that RL money is best spent on ships that will likely need and use their LTI, i.e. combat ships. The rest I'd rather earn in-game.
  11. Aegis Hammerhead release by year's end?

    I ended up not getting one, partially because I figured it would arrive very late. This would make me regret that decision.
  12. Ongoing Discussion AMD abandons GPU efforts in 2018?

    Obviously this was a jest. AMD's stock price doesn't show any kind of bankruptcy risk. I'm long AMD currently via put options. I think that actually expires this Friday, I should probably double check and see if I want to do that again. Ryzen was a solid success story for sure. They just aren't the top gaming CPUs compared to Intel. Maybe the next gen Ryzen will be better? Intel, after initially flailing, has come back stronger with its most recent chips. Something I predicted would happen on this forum when the Ryzen hype was strongest. AMD's GPUs have largely sucked. This isn't any different than what has gone on over the past 10 years, but it may have gotten worse, for gamers. Crypto has kept AMD's GPUs selling, but I'm hearing that Nvidia is the new crypto flavor now, so that is a negative trend to keep an eye on (especially if you trade AMD stock in any way). I wonder what happened to all the AMD fanbois I clashed with when I first joined these forums? I think they owe me some apologies.
  13. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Movie

    It comes down to this for me: Episodes 1, 2, and 3 feel like they are Star Wars movies, just with shit acting. Mainly Anakin (both of them), but mostly uninspired performances surrounding him too. But at least they are clearly Star Wars movies. They get some actors from Hunger Games and Harry Potter movies, and do a re-do, and you have yourselves three really good Star Wars movies. Episodes 7 and 8 on the other hand don't feel like Star Wars. They have droids and space ships, but they belong to some high-budget yet B-movie series that I've never heard of. And they ripped off names and places from the original Star Wars, like that unauthorized World of Warcraft park in China, and that kind of pisses me off. I go see it anyways because I like Star Wars, but I can tell that everything is more than just a bit, "off".