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by Rendus
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.

Ah - Wasn't sure if you were aware of the vulnerability or not :P And the audience probably isn't.

The upgrade was precautionary anyway - nothing we use directly calls bash, SSH is typically outright disabled and runs on a non-standard port, etc. Eh. Whatevs, yo.
by Rendus
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.

Funny enough, the security update was to fix a security flaw in bash - the command line/shell of choice for most Linux distributions. So I needed to bash bash with a stick.
by Rendus
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Brief Service Interruption - 25 Sep.

Performed a security update, rebooted, PHP decided it didn't love me anymore and I had to fix some permissions. Yay.
by Rendus
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: New laptop

If she's not gaming, an integrated graphics card would serve just fine. They're impressively powerful these days. To give an idea, all Macbook Pros but the highest-end i7 use Intel's integrated graphics to push 2880x1800 pixels in their integrated displays, and people connect multiple additional mon...
by Rendus
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Video Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Video Cards

I ran out there real quick (never been out there), keeping an eye on frame rates. With every single setting maxed including Tesselation, at 1920x1080 I was still at 25-30FPS until I got to some dumb undead bear stuck in a trap made of dream catchers, where I dropped to 15. Setting back to the Ultra ...
by Rendus
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Video Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Video Cards

I couldn't sleep, so decided to take a look at TSW's performance - but not with my SLI'd GTX 760s. Instead, I poked around with my sister's GTX 750 Ti, in my typical gaming desktop (Intel i7 2600K, 16GB RAM, 240GB PNY SSD, at 2560x1440). The only time I could get 'lag' was when bringing up an area m...
by Rendus
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Video Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Video Cards

Also... Titan Black versus 780Ti: http://anandtech.com/bench/product/1072?vs=1186 Here's a review for the R9 295X2 card versus 780TI SLI, 290X CF, HD 7990, etc. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7930/the-amd-radeon-r9-295x2-review/6 Save your money. Seriously. Besides, what's your current specs otherwis...
by Rendus
Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Video Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Video Cards

You do not in any way need a $1000+ video card to play Secret World. If there's 'lag', you need to quantify what's lagging, where, and how. What sort framerates, at what settings and resolution? I'm willing to bet you're just running into poorly optimized areas with crap occlusion culling, or big ar...
by Rendus
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The New SOE All Access Plan & FAQ - Updated
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: The New SOE All Access Plan & FAQ - Updated

Hm. The day after my birthday.
by Rendus
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

A couple hundred pictures is only a couple hundred megs to a gigabyte or so. It'd easily fit on a Dropbox account, or any of the other cloud storage services, and you wouldn't have to worry about them keeping only reduced quality versions of the images like a lot of the image hosts do. Dropbox and t...
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: February 13, 2014 - EverQuest Developer Chat Transcript
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: February 13, 2014 - EverQuest Developer Chat Transcript

That was painful to read. But those chats turn into such a nightmare of stupidity anyway, anyone that wants to as an intelligent question is just going to get drowned out by people asking something posted a dozen times in the forums and answered 3 other times during the chat.
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

Image

Closer to what Jhereg was trying to post - So there's some hope for recovery here.
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

Yep... I'm annoyed by this. There are a pretty large number of broken images now that I go digging. I'm going to stop digging for now and get lunch... Well, at least they're files nobody's noticed for at least a year. Silver lining, right? Pretty sure on November 25th, 2011 I transferred files for C...
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

Found an archive stashed away from Feb, 2013 that has the same corruption. And I'm tapped out for archives I think. I'll assess what files are damaged at some point.

Blah.
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

Until twenty minutes ago I'd have said they'd be fine on the forum's server.

The files that are corrupt are all larger than their original size. Weird stuff. It may be extra bits, rather than lack of or corrupt bits.
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

Hrm. The corruption is at least a month old, present in my oldest normal backup. Good news: Not an immediate and imminent failure. Bad news: Data loss. Crap. I probably have some old archives laying around somewhere, but I had actually cleaned up stray copies of data not too long ago. Let's hope I w...
by Rendus
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: The News
Topic: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!
Replies: 15
Views: 3462

Re: Solteris completed tonight, Sat March 14th!

I should have a backup, depending on when this happened, but... The corruption is worrying. I'm at work, I'll take a closer look when I can.
by Rendus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 4988

Re: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates

I agree on the grouping thing - If it happened more reliably at lower levels/content tiers, I'd love to do the oddball stuff bored groups would get into. Or try to convince non-knight/wars to just go ahead and tank, I've got them covered. One of my most memorable MMO groups ever was an insane run in...
by Rendus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 4988

Re: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates

Then they'll eternally be 4 expansions of AA behind. And that's still, despite your cynicism, a manner of subscription and income along with a continued audience, a wider sustained playerbase that's capable of doing more than a Silver or Free player that doesn't do that, further adding value.
by Rendus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 4988

Re: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates

There are a few ways this will increase subscribership long term: From my interpretation of things, this will put Silver/Free players at 4000 or 5000AA, with their 1000AA cap. Want more AA, ever? Subscribe, or fork out 250SC per 100AA cap increase. That's $100ish? to get your cap raised to auto-gran...
by Rendus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 4988

Re: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates

I choose to look at the AA grant from the angle of just how absurd the AA grind is right now. I did a very quick calculation when I had hit the low 90s, figuring if I really cranked at it I might get 12 AA an hour - and I think at the time I was calculating with LOTD and/or XP potions, and at whatev...
by Rendus
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates
Replies: 36
Views: 4988

Re: Changes with the February Update: Developer Updates

Why would anyone want to halt leveling? And If I have already purchased this AA (because there was no other available AA to buy) do I get a refund? A big reason used to be Vox and Naggy punting you out over a certain level. Or the Project1999-types that pay SOE to play a game they don't actually wa...
by Rendus
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Change
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

Re: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Ch

I love that they're being so responsive and transparent in their approach here. I think they immediately learned from the subscriber SC reward announcement. Who would expect agility and quick adjustments from SOE, of all companies?
by Rendus
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Change
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

Re: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Ch

My biggest fear is this creates a bunch of new people running around at max level with a bunch of skills they don't even have hot buttoned. This was the fear I was trying to express earlier when we were having the discussion. It's taken practice, time, and yes, sometimes reading to really learn how...
by Rendus
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Change
Replies: 18
Views: 2068

Re: Changes with the February Update: AA Grants & Ability Ch

I'm not terribly surprised by this, although if the reason truly was performance, I wish they'd have taken a different route (a follow-the-leader style pathing calculation, where the entire group uses the pathing calculation of one particular member of the group rather than calculating individually,...
by Rendus
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Future Content: A Letter from Director of Development Dave G
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: Future Content: A Letter from Director of Development Da

What's being described is almost the exact opposite of what happens with World of Warcraft. The most recent WOW patch was in October, and was for bugfixes and a couple mini-pets. I'd probably compare what SOE is describing to what Guild Wars 2 does - actual storyline content and progression released...
by Rendus
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Re: To buy or not to buy?

That particular tablet's getting a bit old, at this point. For the price, it should be /much/ better, spec-wise. 1280x800 on that large of a screen is well behind the times, with even B&N's Nook HD+ 10 inch tablet being 1920x1080 and $150. The only standout feature of it is the stylus - if you'r...
by Rendus
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Refugees from Norrath - Other Games
Topic: Final Fantasy 14
Replies: 5
Views: 3186

Re: Final Fantasy 14

The standard edition is only $30 with your standard first 30 days free, then a subscription after. You might want to watch some gameplay videos (make sure it's of A Realm Reborn, the re-launch of the game). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j5v8jlndM - The cinematic used when the original 14 was shut...
by Rendus
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Refugees from Norrath - Other Games
Topic: Final Fantasy 14
Replies: 5
Views: 3186

Re: Final Fantasy 14

I'm playing this right now. If you enjoy Final Fantasy games, you'll like this, most likely. If you played FFXI in particular, you'll probably like XIV. Like all games, especially MMOs, it's all subjective. It looks like endgame is pretty shallow right now (just hardmode versions of Ifrit, Garuda an...
by Rendus
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Refugees from Norrath - Other Games
Topic: Console Controllers
Replies: 8
Views: 4625

Re: Console Controllers

Which JRPG? Regardless, I'd recommend the 360 controller. newegg.ca is probably your best bet for getting one in Canuckistan. NewEgg.ca search results. I favor wired peripherals, but wired or wireless is up to you. /goes back to FFXIV Edit: Derp, didn't see you linked to things! Considering Record o...