Saturday, July 28, 2012

What the Hell, Why dont he write???

Hi all, it's been a hot minute since I last posted. Honestly, I've been too busy both in and out of game. The guild has still been looking for a few more members for our raid force and we contiune to work on out T2 raids. We have downed Ahazu once, as well as Innci/Succi. We are currently working on getting Ahazu down to farm status. New level 80s are joining into the ranks of our raid force, though a few have moved on which is expected. We are working on our last two T3 buildings and then finally the walls, towers and gates. We did get the T3 Temple up not too long ago and are working through the long haul of the Trade of the most time consuming end material intensive buildings out there. We have kept in the top three server renown guilds for almost 6 weeks straight now with a focus on Valor (well one week we goofed off and the crafters saved the day lol). But over all we have a lot of hard working folk that continue to progress in a steady fashion with over all a friendly attitude.

Anyways, I find myself working hard in game to keep our guild going and moving forward as well as juggling my real life responsibilities. This of course has affected my blogging lol, so my apologies there. But I continue to strive to build a guild that sticks together and works hard together for the love of the game.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Current 3.3.6 issues and a quick workaround

Since the last patch, I have still seen quite a few game play issues. I thought I would list the persistent ones here that still require more fixes. For the most part, the game is back in order since the last hotfix for 3.3.6 . I figure it's gonna be at least another patch before everything gets back to normal. In the meantime here are a couple of regular issues we are seeing crop up int he game:

Raid Crashes: So far, by and large the raid crashes have been limited to W1 and W2 of BRC. I personally haven't seen them, but at least three reports have come back to me on this issue. One thing I would advise here, is don't have the whole raid zone in at once. Get your team leaders to zone first to ensure they all appear in the same raid instiance. Then cycle in the rest of the crew. You may want to go team by team. ie: Team 1 go, team 2 go, team 3 go, team 4 go. This seems to have less impact on the zoning process.

Khitai 6 Mans: team goes into different instances. Again, since the Hot fix, I personally haven't experienced or observed this activity. I still see some reports of this though. The only thing I can think of here is to go outside the instance completely, disband, then reform under a different team lead.

Choppy Screen/FPS borked: Here, the FPS monitor seems to show normal within the capability of the graphics card used. HOWEVER, the actual movement is severely decreased and looks about 30-40 frames LESS FPS. I also notice that the load on my computer system all of a sudden does a huge influx of CPU usage, almost taking up 50% of the CPU usage block. I have seen this same report on several forum posters as well as in the Global chat. Its a bug that isn't consistent. My wife plays online with me all the time on her beat up laptop and doesn't seem to receive the hassle that I do. However, I found a fast way around this. I always play in windowed mode. I simply minimize my screen for a couple of seconds then it goes back to normal.

Windowed No Bordered bork: Some folks are still having issues with this. What happens is that after the load screen is done, a tiny little spot appears that is the game. It's as if the No bordered mode tries to almost completely minimize the game. I'm not sure, but I think someone mentioned Alt+F or something. I can't seem to find the post now which is really annoying. I'll try to update that one down the line.

Anyways, if any of you readers are still experiencing these issues. Please post here. No flaming, just time of incident, location, and server. I am going to compile a list over the next couple of days and see if I can't push another set out for hot patching from the game team. I by no means think that I have any sort of pull. But the more information we can provide the better.