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Member Since 13 May 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2018 02:25 AM

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In Topic: Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

14 March 2018 - 05:42 AM

I'd own and shoot more guns if I lived in the US, but since I'm from South Africa there's a lot of hoops to jump through to get a gun.
(Like a 6+ month wait for your first gun, police have to interview at least 3 family members or friends or colleagues, handguns being 50% more expensive than the US price and double the price for rifles, can only own 200 rounds max per gun unless you join a club and shoot every month or two)


I've got a Glock 26 Gen 4 that I carry whenever I leave the house, which I also use for my local club's competitions (and since I shoot regularly enough, the 200 round max doesn't apply to me) but I'm also going to be shooting IDPA BUG with it soon.


I've also got a Taurus .38 Special snub revolver which was my first gun until I could afford a better gun. now I shoot the Glock much more than the revolver.

Grandfather's got a FN 1910 in .380 that he last shot about 20 years ago. It was sitting in a gun shop's storage for about a decade, and somehow the front bushing got lost.

Managed to find a replacement part at my local shop. Cleaned it thoroughly with Ballistol so now I just need to oil it and convince my 90 year old grandfather to come with me to the range so I can try it out.

In Topic: NVIDIA Announces TITAN V GPU with Volta and 12 GB HBM2

01 January 2018 - 06:47 AM

I would expect the consumer volta (aka Ampere) to be $1500. Call it 2080 Ti or Titan XR or whatever. Than the rest fall into place. I think the next series is getting a $50-250 price hike.

Maybe Titan A at $1500 and a 2080Ti releasing 8 months later at $999 ? And a 2080 at $799 since the x80 isn't usually a whole lot faster than the previous gen x80 Ti card.

In Topic: Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

23 December 2017 - 05:57 AM

Great to see this again this year. Good luck to everyone who entered, and Merry Christmas to all :)

In Topic: Is this reason to rma 1080 Ti FE ?

05 July 2017 - 06:35 AM

Everyone here has said it's nothing to worry about, and you've had the same response on the other 6+ websites you've posted it on (somehow you even found your way to a South African classifieds forum where I recognized you under a different username).

So, no worries.

In Topic: Mass Effect: Andromeda

17 March 2017 - 03:18 PM

Tried it out for 2 hours. Enjoying it so far, but there's definitely room for improvement.
- Character creator seems basic. Beards are lacking. 
- Tried out preset 9 on Fem Ryder, and lightened the skin color with a few changes
It seems if you choose an black character preset and change the skin color, it still keeps the father as the original color. 
So that means the father is based off the preset you chose as a base for the custom character, and not based on the custom character themselves.
Was odd having default Scott Ryder, with his white sister, and really African father.
Would be nice if you could choose what the father looked like (not completely custom, just a simple preset for each race with the ability to change hair/eye color)
- Also, the face might look good in the creator but bad in the real world. My custom Sara Ryder's mouth look a bit weird in some cutscenes. I changed to default Scott Ryder and it looked pretty good.
- Default Scott Ryder is really growing on me. His facial expressions are miles ahead of default Sara.
- The male voice actor is great. Really good. Was surprised it wasn't Troy Baker or Nolan North, because this guy sounds so much like them. 
- Combat is pretty fun. Cover is a lot like Ghost Recon Wildlands.
- Combat FOV is way too restrictive. Had to up it two notches for it to be easier to find enemies and not be motion sick.
- First map you explore feels a lot like an Inquisition map. Exploration definitely draws from Inquisition. Not necessarily a bad thing, I loved Inquisition (besides the "Collect 10" fetch quests).
- Graphics are absolutely gorgeous. The cutscenes especially. The lighting on the armor and the condensation on the helmets are wow.
- The world is incredibly detailed. So much detail in the surrounding mountains and environment. 
- Ultra preset doesn't max out lighting, effects and HBAO so you have to increase each of those by one notch to max it. 
- However this maxed out beauty comes at a price. Stable 60FPS at 1080p for 95% of the time on a GTX1080, with a slight dip once in a while but that may be because I was playing while the game is downloading. 
- Some bugs here and there. Like character models behaving inconsistently. Cora walks weirdly.
- Characters also behave weirdly. In some of the opening stages, the other characters run far ahead of you as if they are in a rush to get to their destination, and it makes it feel unrealistic if you want to hang around and admire the scenery. 
The characters should follow you, or at least run ahead of you and stop if you stop - especially when you are having a conversation with them.
- Facial expressions look weird sometimes. Odd, because previous MEs and Inquisition were really good at faces.
Overall, I'm enjoying it. I really hope they fix the bugs and oddities though. It doesn't feel polished like a game that took 4+ years to make.
I would probably wait for it to be polished in a patch or two, or for the likely special in the Summer Origin Sale if I wasn't a Mass Effect fan.