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  1. whats rip about this lol. it's a update that lays out things to do till TD2 is out for current players to earn stuff for.
  2. lol what. basically unplayable? i unlocked my operators with renown and i'm a casual as fuck player who only plays co op with my friends every now and again when we get the urge to play and i didn't need to grind "100s of hours to get a few operators" did you even play r6s. i barely crossed 50 hours of playtime and i have all the operators i cared about playing.
  3. so you gonna complain about lootboxes being in the division too? since its from ubisoft? hmm? i mean like it or not but lootboxes are basically an industry standard at this point. unless its completely outlawed globally it ain't going away period. so how do we stop this from being "predatory"? making sure kids don't get to buy this type of boxes. if you're an adult or at least like 18+ you should be capable of making your own god damn decisions with your money. The devs don't need to hand hold every single player and hope they don't dump all their life savings into lootboxes. the lootboxes in the division for example is just all skins and emotes, you literally don't need it to play the game whatsoever. most of the skins that can be picked up often even look better than the ones from the boxes. you can buy keys for the boxes or simply pick up the keys from drops by playing the game. i have more keys than i know what to do with and after opening the boxes for awhile the novelty kinda wears off. sometimes i find myself thinking, i can spend my time doing better things in the game than opening those lootboxes. sure there will always be whalers in all sorts of games everywhere, but they've been a thing since forever. I would even say for the division's case the micro transactions might've even literally saved the game. player numbers were in the shithole and now its the refugee camp for destiny 2 players. i would guess that without people spending money on the game, ubisoft would've most likely told massive to just bring the game into maintenance mode after the first 2 years. But now its looking like its gonna continue strong till whatever sequel comes out. I've sunk hundreds of hours and have been there when it was the worst and quit the game after, but here i am even hoping for a paid expansion. if a game has microtransactions, fine whatever you know what you are buying into. As long as there is no P2W elements to it, its your own responsibility and pprerogative to buy things. if a game doesn't have microtransactions, even better. But hopefully the devs can hope to support the game for a good while especially for online multiplayer games with only the initial money stream.
  4. so they are expected to just say don't buy our stuff because of increased prices? obviously they cannot control what retailer sells at. being a business they undoubtedly want to maximize profits and high demand with limited supply offers huge returns. management and shareholders probably can't give 2 shits about whats happening as long as they see the products fly off the production line as soon as they are ready and that is what exactly is happening. What benefit is it to a company like AMD to bump up production to keep up with the inflated supply. what happens if the crypto market collapses? AMD will suffer due to investing in upping production to unsustainable levels. It literally makes AMD take in all the risk you imagine yourself as a shareholder of said company and their CEO tells you during a meeting that they lost millions due to investing in increased production because of people qq-ing about retailer price gouging and then the demand fizzled out. So who is responsible then. i'm pretty sure they have proper financial teams that have gone over the potential short-term gains over the risks involved and deemed it not wise to ramp up production to unsustainable levels.
  5. the entire article seems pretty sketch imo. "industry sources". no hard facts only hearsay. Plus they can't seem to figure out how AMD doesn't profit off retailer markups. Sure HBM2 was expensive, probably more than what they have anticipated and planned for. however they can surely still take the cost hit easily.(you don't design a card like this and only plan to make like 50 dollars in profit. How can it even cover R&D which should be a big factor. imo they probably planned to make like $200 per card?) They make money off frontier editions, vega 56 from non full functioning dies. so there is surely wiggle room in there for some loss. Maybe(we really don't know. judging from BOM cost isn't sufficient information) vega 64 is making a loss or only breaking even. Technically its bad however the vega architecture as a whole is probably still in the green. So even if vega 64 is a flop on the gaming side of things, if sales can cover the cost of their R&D then its still fine imo. Nobody seems to know anything so we should probably not jump to conclusions
  6. yeah i don't mean that it might be a bad thing. I feel like the article talking about it being bad for investors cause of the whole X, non X thing don't really make sense. AMD pretty much hit their Q1 target from their Q4 forecast despite being a bad quarter for tech.
  7. i seriously don't feel like the projected 1% gross margin decrease for Q2 is due to people purchasing the non x variants over the x variants. Sure savvy enthusiasts might go for the non x version for the price to performance ratio but likely the majority of common folk buying might just buy the x version cause theres an X in it. the current Q1 results have 1 month of ryzen 7 sales. Q2 will be a mix of ryzen 7 and 5. since both are cut from the same wafer wouldn't it make sense for the ryzen 5s to be significantly less profitable than the ryzen 7? ryzen 5s will likely outsell ryzen 7s heavily due to the price point, which will in turn pull the gross margin down if everything else stays the same. i can imagine that supplying console socs isn't very high margin as well, probably earning from sheer volume.
  8. easy way to describe this situation would be that, particular subreddits get more outside attention as compared to other threads. say you are browsing the web and you happen to browse upon a thread in that sub, maybe a friend or something linked you to it. maybe that that sub isn't you cup of tea so you read and move on instead of subscribing. there will also be subreddits where number of subs are more or less equal to impressions due to the fact that maybe not many other people are interested in that sub except the subscribers themselves. a more niche topic perhaps. you can just imagine some thread blows up on the_donald and it goes viral somewhere and gets lots of outside clicks.
  9. while i agree that when it comes to ITX, its usually for the prosumers, its not exactly true that ITX builds costs more. conversely, you are likely to spend less. when you compare a good ITX case to a good ATX one, most of the time the ATX costs more. you can argue that there are cheap ATX cases no doubt, but thats not exactly fair is it? there are also cheap ITX cases. motherboards don't exactly cost alot more than their equal counterparts. not an earth shattering amount anyway. PSUs are pretty much equal as well. if comparing something like a sfx600w gold from silverstone to a evga 600w gold one. cooling solutions are likely to cost less for ITX instead since you are space constrained and won't be able to fit something like a top end air cooler or 240 aio. similarly, thermal constrains may even push you to selecting lower tdp components or even avoid oc-ing all together. of course i don't have exact prices, all these just off the top of my head. in the end this argument is a moot point if you aren't comparing as equal as possible as ATX has alot more cheaper varieties so yes in that sense ATX is cheaper or rather it is possible for ATX to be cheaper.
  10. I play the division and the dx12 patch brought my 380 nitro from 45fps to 55-60fps give or take at the same settings. While I had to reset my OC since the latest drivers doesn't sit well with multi monitors. Noticeably better with a lot less dips/stutters.
  11. recall might also be related to the reboot loops plaguing many sets of devices across multiple regions
  12. So my Acer S7-392 just died on me. (Refuses to turn on regardless of what i do, battery reset etc) Now i'm considering a new laptop while i send my S7 for warranty. (Will probably re-purpose it after i get it back for something else or sell it all together) After my experience with an ultrabook I don't really wish to go back to the 15w sku processors. Namely the U part. Even though the i7-4510U in my S7 is plenty fast, it chugs along when i'm doing lots of things. So i'm pretty much limited to something with a 4core sku and at the same time i don't wish for bulky gaming laptops since i won't be using it for gaming. Here is where the Thinkpad T460P comes in, 4core sku selection with an optional 940mx. (the 940mx seems nice for some lan gaming, added bonus) I'm looking to get some thoughts on this particular model mainly with regards to its thermals. The specs i'm currently looking into is i7-6820hq (the 6820 is cheaper than the 6700 and i don't know why) 16gb 2133mhz 512gb ssd (possible 256gb nvme ssd instead) 940mx 1440p IPS screen? (maybe or just the 1080p IPS might do. i'm not that sure yet) So depending on the configuration it should set me back around 1950-2250ish SGD before tax (about 1400 - 1650 USD equivalent) Now, for those with experience with the T460P, how does its thermals look like at normal workloads? I've seen reviews around saying it gets pretty hot in synthetics for the 6700hq but i'm more concerned on typical workloads. The 6820hq part just kind of worries me. Also, is the dock worth trying out? I do plug in external display/keyboard/mice etc all the time when i'm at my desk and the convenience to plonk it in after getting home from work seems nice.
  13. the enthusiast market isn't where the money is at. mainstream i.e 970/390 and lower is where the bulk of the market is. why launch a flagship card that would more than likely make up the minority of their margin when you can lead your launch with what makes you actual money. So it makes sense to launch the more mainstream class cards first that will more than likely go into prebuilts and laptops. We should also take the word "mainstream" with a pinch of salt nowadays. AMD seems to be pushing VR to be mainstream and a 970/390 class card is like the minimum. Extrapolating from that and it would say that the "new mainstream" would likely be above 970/390 in performance
  14. btsync. keeps all my files between my pc and laptop synced no problem