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SarcasticVlad

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  1. They should be getting better. Google's Deep Learning AI is probably getting better at translating as we speak. Languages don't change as fast as technology. It's only a matter of time before we have perfect translators throughout the entire internet. Probably in the next five years for all the major languages.
  2. There's nothing even remotely real about Bioware's idea of interactions. They're cute and all, but they're all overly dramatic and video gamey and every character is basically a giant stereotype. Since you've been playing The Witcher 3, just compare Inquisition to that game and you'll see what real interactions look like. I've never seen anything like it in a video game before. A simple conversation between Geralt and Yennefer (or any other character for that matter) puts the entire script of DA: Inquisition to shame. The absolute finest example comes once you reach Kaer Morhen and you start interacting with Geralt's old friends during story missions there. That entire segment of the story is so unbelievably well written.
  3. You honestly can't see the false equivalence here?
  4. If you think about all of the human progress since WW2 and all of the future progress that will be made, it's not that difficult to imagine what a real global society will ultimately look like. To go back to nationalism would be a foolish idea. There's never been a point in human history when nationalism didn't ultimately lead to destruction of civilizations. Meanwhile, globalism never fully materialized so nobody can claim that it failed or that it will fail. It is mostly being slowed down by nationalist elements, by people that are too slow to adapt. We've never truly had globalism. Just attempts at rising above nationalism. But humans are stupid.
  5. This one isn't an RPG, but it is an underrated open world action-adventure hack/slash game with RPG elements that everyone should play - Darksiders 2. The game has one of the coolest intro missions ever in gaming
  6. It isn't. But it is one of the best games of the last generation. Dragon Age 2 is also good. But it really depends on what kind of character you decide to be. I thought that it was abysmal when I played with a male mage. But when I started a playthrough with a sarcastic female rogue the game turned into a glorious experience. I have a hard time recommending Dragon Age Inquisition for certain gameplay and optimization reasons. It's way too repetitive and it is too big for its own good. So just don't bother with small fetch quests if you decide to give it a go. Some of the mechanics like collecting materials and crafting feel like a chore. Loading times are abysmal unless you're on an SSD, and even then there are no guarantees. But if you enjoy Dragon Age lore it's probably the best in the series because of how much it adds to the story. And Solas is one cool INTJ elf. DA:I is best played with a mage. Because of the other characters involved a female elf mage offers the most in terms of story. And mages are just a lot of fun to play as in Inquisition.
  7. Wee need a Vulkan revolution and a Linux revolution. Basically we need PC gaming to switch from Windows to Linux. ...... added to this post 2 minutes later: Microsoft just released optimization tools for Dx12 on Windows 10. It's still in beta though, but at least they're doing something.
  8. Everyone is. It happens every year. PC is here to stay. Perhaps pre-built PC's are on the decline and might disappear some day, but PC is here to stay and it owes a lot of its continued existence to gaming.
  9. You should rule out that it's a driver issue since replacing the mouse didn't work. To do that, if you're on Windows go to Device Manager > Mice and other pointing devices, and find your mouse. Right click on it and uninstall it. Then restart the system.
  10. No dead or stuck pixels I hope? It's got a nice IPS panel. I'd take an IPS over TN even if it means lower refresh rate. I just care a lot more about image quality and color accuracy. Make sure that you calibrate it properly. You probably don't have a calibration tool, but you can still use something like this to at least calibrate it to an extent: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/?
  11. I agree. People don't try as hard to make a good point when they're limited by a smartphone keyboard. I don't even like browsing the web on a phone. It seems infinitely smaller. Which is not what I have in mind when I think of internet. I think the internet is supposed to be huge and uncontrollable.
  12. Yet both most major sci-fi stories take place in the same galaxy. Your comment would make sense if the already established setting had been properly explored. But we've only seen small bits of the galaxy. And video games are very different from books and movies. They can accomplish a lot more. What would take pages to describe in a book could be a place that you can completely ignore in a video game if you so desire, or spend hours exploring it and talking to people you encounter. You can't just skip around in a book like that and expect it to make sense. And movies are limited by length of the movie and by budget which is a lot more limiting. Look at how most alien species in Star Trek are humanoid. It's because of the budget of the show. Video games are limited mostly by imagination of creators and by technology of the time. There's a lot more I could say about this but it's getting late and I'm sleepy.
  13. Or they could have just set the game before the events of Mass Effect 3. Actually, if it were set between Mass Effect 1 and 2 that would have been ideal. And with trillions of people living in the galaxy, surely they could have figured out a story that doesn't revolve around you being the chosen one. I would have loved a game about a galactic assassin or a thief. Or perhaps a crime drama or a thriller about a C-Sec officer that discovers some kind of political conspiracy. The galaxy is so big that the possibilities are virtually endless. Look at The Witcher 3 for example. Sure there was that bit about saving the world from the White Frost at the end, but that wasn't what the story was about and it wasn't the player that had to save the world. That was Ciri's thing. The game was about a father looking for his daughter midst a political turmoil and war with Nilfgaard. The expansions were even more focused and smaller in scope and the game benefited from that. ...... added to this post 3 minutes later: Only the ending (it is a glorious ending) because it sets a very interesting stage for the next Dragon Age. However, that doesn't mean that Bioware will deliver a good story. They have this tendency to fuck it up just when it's about to become interesting. I couldn't have finished Dragon Age Inquisition without a trainer. It would have been too boring and I'm not running around for hours doing boring fetch quests.
  14. They weren't known for writing great drivers. Current drivers are way better than what Nvidia has to offer. They have been for the last few years now. I'd do a clean driver install if I were you. Download new drivers but before you install them, download and run display driver uninstaller to completely remove the old drivers: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
  15. It's not that kind of RPG. Every decision Geralt makes is tailored to fit his character regardless of the choice you end up making since you mostly just get to decide what the lesser evil is or how you feel about certain characters. He's an ISTP through and through. He's an ISTP in the books as well, and his inquisitive dominant Ti is present throughout the entire game because it's a very important aspect of his personality.