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Comment: Re:How about actually shipping them? (Score 1) 178

by Tarkhein (#41657601) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets 512MB Filling
Interesting. In my case, RS 'offered' the Rasberry Pi a month earlier than element14, so I jumped at the chance despite the 11 week despatch time warning. Later, this was delayed an additional 5 weeks, probably due to this RAM upgrade. Even now, RS warn a 6 week lead time between order and despatch, whereas element14 is 1-2 working days.

Comment: Re:Endgame (Score 2) 128

by Tarkhein (#40479723) Attached to: <em>Guild Wars 2</em> Release Date Announced

They do still need to fine-tune that code though as I sometimes found I was fighting mobs several levels higher than my effective level even though my real level was much higher than the mobs.

They really don't. Most enemies are at or higher than your effective level and it's supposed to be like that. This becomes an issue when you are soloing and can't kill them fast enough before respawning becomes an issue. But if you want to solo, you really need to pick a damage class instead of a support class. That said, what they need to do is prevent enemies from 'crossing' their intended zone.

Downscaled to level 5, I faced a level 7 veteran which is possible, with some difficulty. Retreating to get more ground and give time to recharge skills, I crossed a region boundary, downscaling me to level 3, and the veteran one-shotted me when it caught up. To add insult to injury, the enemy was a pig.

Comment: Re:And they wonder why people pirate (Score 1) 473

by Tarkhein (#38732672) Attached to: Ubisoft Has Windows-Style Hardware-Based DRM For Games

if I have to go click on every. single. link with NO way to open new tabs in your client?

In that mode, Steam is just a browser that automatically logs into your account. Just switch to your normal browser, log in and now you can browse and buy with multiple tabs. It's not exactly elegant but it's what we have to make do with until Valve decide to integrate multiple tabs.

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