Saturday night sieges: just the beginning.

Since I made a post about it over the weekend, I just want to make a quick follow-up post about the siege activity Saturday night. While the battles we were involved with did not go as planned, it was still a great night to be out in force and fighting all over Yssam. Most of the night was us (VEM) fighting at first even numbers against SF (those battles generally went well), only to have their backup arrive and push us back at both Apuatan and Eronetil.

The best part of the night for me was that I did not experience a single crash despite being logged in for the whole night straight. Guess that last patch fixed whatever was MY issue (some people on the forums still reported crashing, although it sounds like it was a vast improvement for most). On a related note, the server held up just fine as well, with no drop in performance through the night.

As for the rest of the action that night, only two properties changed hands, although judging by the aftermath, the various wars that started that night are far from over.

Edit: Screenshots by Paragus Rants

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5 Responses to Saturday night sieges: just the beginning.

  1. Adam says:

    I heard someone outofvirtual the other night but it was not siege related.

    Not sure but in our siege on saturday I don’t recall any outofvirtuals occurring though the density never quite got to the kvitstein level etc. from a few weeks ago.

    Still going back and forth on whether to buy an x-fi (actually the auzentech is supposed to be a higher quality packaging of the xfi chipset).

    The darkfall metasphere seems inconsistent as to whether onboard sound is still a performance issue after that sound patch last summer… any consensus in your guild?

    • SynCaine says:

      I’m not sure about the X-Fi card. I have one and I get great performance, but whether it’s due to that or because my hardware overall is above-average, I can’t say. I will say though that the sound quality is a noticeable step up over on-board sound with the right speakers/headphones. If that matters, the $100 or so on an X-Fi card is not a terrible waste of money IMO.

      • Adam says:

        It’s not that straightforward sadly.

        I have to mash a pci-e xfi/auzentech in next to my doublesize nuclear 5870 so the stability gained might be destroyed by the cards heating each other up :(

        I’d just go pci but they are $200 and it seems dumb to go that route in even the medium term.

        I’ll just suck it up and try the pci-e but I need to talk myself into it a bit more.

        • I have the X-Fi Forte and had the same concern you have, with mine stuck next to an Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850. Both cards are fanless so I had to turn up my fan speed settings from medium to high to ensure proper cooling. I think the people who report the best performance gains from the X-Fi are people with older processors. I’m still using an E6600 dual core which is not overclocked and runs at the standard 2.6 GHZ. I tried overclocking to 3.0ghz but started getting stability issues after a few weeks. People with better processors like the i7 chips may find that an onboard or lesser sound card solution doesn’t tax their processor as much.

          I do definitely like the Auzentech chip, and am glad I got it over the Soundblaster card.

  2. bonedead says:

    I’ll have something on this from the NEW clan’s perspective, as even we got some action out of all this ruckus.

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