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  1. Why don't you measure it, and answer the question yourself? The tools to trivially do so are included with ever version of Windows, without having to even go beyond a basic clean install. Then you can tell us if it uses four cores or not. Pro tip: the answer will be yes. As the developers said at the time, nothing about being 64-bit, or 32-bit, is performance relevant. Except for memory and address space. Well, it went up from one to four over time. That said, six to eight cores is hard for any game engine, and relatively few games benefit much beyond two, let alone four. It'll probably
  2. Nevermind that gamers used to understand the concept of "research". Citing a tweet out of context is the equivalent of "discovering" a build on the meta-site du jour. Yeah, I blame the culture of privilege that a bunch of these folks spend their lives immersed in. If you grow up being told that you are amazingly smart, and all your ideas are hugely valuable, it can be a shock when you run into a world where they just ... are not that impressive. Different people respond in different ways. I looked at it, and worked out that a good life goal was to work hard to always be the dumbest guy in t
  3. in the printable version, "being too aggressive", or "shrill", or "a harpy", or "a nag". The less printable versions ... well, just imagine a field of kittens.
  4. I wonder what a good term would be, instead, for the exceedingly small subset of people that use the oft condemned and bigoted term "mansplaining" to silence the voices of individuals based purely on their gender? Of course, then that would be as bad a deragatory term like "mansplaining", so then we'd need a term for anyone who used the new term. Being prejudiced seemed complicated. I prefer the majority of people who don't sink so low as to use terms like that! Who is being silenced? You are clearly expressing yourself. Being criticized and debated does not mean you are being silenced. Peopl
  5. Mansplaining is sexism. What can't you understand? Apparently accusing someone of sexism is sexist. Same as accusing someone of racism. This kind of shallow logic is unfortunately common these days. Exhibit approximately one million: "Racism doesn't exist, but reverse racism is totally a problem." Unfortunately, the answer to the question is going to be "yes" as far as those folks are concerned. Just like "I make the most basic suggestion possible, because you have clearly never considered this" dude, they believe that they do have the knowledge, and the special insight, to comment intellig
  6. Mansplaining is sexism. What can't you understand? Apparently accusing someone of sexism is sexist. Same as accusing someone of racism. This kind of shallow logic is unfortunately common these days. Exhibit approximately one million: "Racism doesn't exist, but reverse racism is totally a problem." Unfortunately, the answer to the question is going to be "yes" as far as those folks are concerned. Just like "I make the most basic suggestion possible, because you have clearly never considered this" dude, they believe that they do have the knowledge, and the special insight, to comment intellig
  7. Mansplaining is sexism. What can't you understand? Apparently accusing someone of sexism is sexist. Same as accusing someone of racism. This kind of shallow logic is unfortunately common these days. Exhibit approximately one million: "Racism doesn't exist, but reverse racism is totally a problem." Unfortunately, the answer to the question is going to be "yes" as far as those folks are concerned. Just like "I make the most basic suggestion possible, because you have clearly never considered this" dude, they believe that they do have the knowledge, and the special insight, to comment intellig
  8. This thread is about the recipe, so I am obviously talking about (drumroll) the recipe.I made what I thought was a fairly safe assumption, which is that you don't want it simply for the sake of knowing every possible recipe in the game. Was I wrong? I believe you don't get the point of this thread. The point of the thread as that you have not been able to acquire the recipe you want, and consequently have to purchase those sigils at a price you don't like, is it not?
  9. Everything goes through the VPN. As far as I can tell it was just the game. Quickly alt+tabing out indicated the VPN was still connected and I could refresh a web page I had open without delay. I've also had it happen while I've had a twitch stream playing in the background and not noticed any hitch or buffering there. Huh. Thanks. That is useful to know.
  10. Mansplaining is sexism. What can't you understand? Apparently accusing someone of sexism is sexist. Same as accusing someone of racism. This kind of shallow logic is unfortunately common these days.Exhibit approximately one million: "Racism doesn't exist, but reverse racism is totally a problem." Unfortunately, the answer to the question is going to be "yes" as far as those folks are concerned. Just like "I make the most basic suggestion possible, because you have clearly never considered this" dude, they believe that they do have the knowledge, and the special insight, to comment intellige
  11. That totally sucks. Question, is everything routed via the VPN, or just GW2? Also, if you don't mind, does the VPN show that it disconnected at that time, or did the game just disconnect? Interestingly, a misapplication of a portal scroll confirmed for me that there is at least one waypoint in the final story of the current episode, so that is at least something. I expected to have to repeat the early parts, and was jumped to the middle when I reentered the instance a minute or two later. Any time we talk about the possible root causes, it is because we think fixing that is the best thing
  12. Ensure your anti-virus/security software isn't actively scanning GW2. Or, indeed, anything else. I use Kaspersky, and it often decides to run rootkit or other scans (a) multiple times during a login session and (b) while I'm playing games. It does impact games (not normally framerates(1), but loading times for sure) while it does this. (1) I have an 8-core CPU with two hyperthreads per core, so there's plenty of compute resources available.In general that is an "embarrassingly parallel" problem, as we call them in the industry, where a fast enough disk lets you fully occupy all the availabl
  13. It does, but ... it is also a biased sample of the population. Discovering a third party tool that helps support gameplay is a wildly huge amount of dedication. So, we have a statistically significant sample of the most dedicated players in the game there. I think part of that comes down to the simple fact that Revenant, and core Engineer, are both considered relatively "hard work for low reward" classes in the meta as defined by, again, third party resources. This has been true for approximately ever, honestly. So ... there is certainly a reasonable chance that population-wide numbers do
  14. Yeah, this. Sounds very much like the target (sensibly) popped their "create many additional minions" button, which also adds toughness for every minion out there, and so got extra damage, extra healing from the additional minions, and the minions also provide extra damage reduction. One trick is to just ... wait them out. They last 25 seconds, "Rise!" is on a 40 second cooldown, so once they pop the necro is left with one less defensive. Try feinting to trigger that, and escaping before they eat you, then coming back later.
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