Anthem - BioWare's take on Destiny


#1296

The UI’s not bad. Or rather, it’s a familiar console port kind of bad :)


#1297

Yep, was GW1, and it downloaded the entirety of the game into one container file making it super easy to move it around between hard drives or computers as well. They were amazing at the technical stuff, especially since this was in early 2005! I guess not much of a surprise when it was a lot of the people that were responsible for rolling out the original battle.net infrastructure.


#1298

They have made a bunch of changes. Some of those may not be in until the 22nd. I don’t expect it to be great, but it was terrible during demo, so hopefully better.

Definitely supposed to be a long, involved endgame sort of game.


#1299

You get past the UI in about 5 minutes. 98% of the time, you’re not using it. It only matters for crafting/ loadouts/ starting missions.

They’ve definitely improved the PC flight controls. It took some tweaking and testing with the sliders, but I like how my colossus flies now.


#1300

Streaming it now, apparently there is no way to disable HDR(?) so it will look terrible®. :-)


#1301

The game looks bland. I hope when I get to play it don’t bore me has much watching streams.


#1302

I…I got nothing for you. I think it’s gorgeous.

Aside from some weird hitching in places (loading, perhaps?) its been great so far.

Loved the tutorial (other than echoes being hard to find w no radar at end). Did first mission after that, then some freeplay to get Prospero up and going. Settings at a mix of high and ultra, with solid FPS in 40s with my 1070 at 1440p, which is perfectly fine.

Load screens don’t feel any shorter than demo to me, but everything feels great so far otherwise. Been squished like a bug a couple of times as ranger. Have to remember I’m not a colossus yet.


#1303

Loading time is… something they need to fix.

Playing an interceptor… soo much melee-clicking, but good mobility. Good thing I have decent fps as I think it would be an unplayable melee class without it.

I see a few people from qt3 friendslist playing, and some ‘alliance contribution’ with no idea what that is…

Edit: Interesting listing of what is being played on the games list ‘PLAYING: ANTHEM™ LEGION OF DAWN EDITION OUT OF SUIT’… … out of suit, wonder what that edition gives you.


#1304

I’m Wessex, but I’ll be playing later today. Gotta work :(


#1305

Had very few issues. Had a hard time connecting once and one crash. Enjoying interceptor. Learning to be very mobile.


#1306

Yeah, when I played the early access demo, it looked great in 4k on the xBox One X.


#1307

Your alliance consists of everyone on your friend list and anyone you play with. You get extra alliance xp for playing with friends. Each week, you get a number of coins based on your alliance level and l think the top 5 xp earners in your alliance. So, it’s a social thing that pays you coins without you having to do anything active.

Actual guilds will be coming in the second update of Act 1, so probably Late March or April.


#1308

Ah., I see.

The XP bonus would be nice, but do not really want to jump into anyone elses game as I’m pretty sure their playstyle is more relaxed and less rushing through missions.


#1309

After doing one mission with 3 other people I set mine back to Private. I don’t want to sprint between waypoints and find the next steps started before I get there. This is a great looking world and a great way of getting round it - I wand to play around a little. Yes, even on missions :)


#1310

For the Alliance thing I could use some friends on Origin. Name there is ImaTarget_ARuSG would like some qt3 buddies.


#1311

Added you.

Ran into the freeroam bug… first time trying to go there, stuck at 95% loading. gg.
Moving game to a faster SSD now. Next step is ramdisk to see if it speeds up the minute-long loading.

Edit: not a good idea to use Origin to do that. It runs “touchup” process after moving the files, thereby reinstalling all the extras (again) (msvc++, dx… etc)… Then it says it faile… and now says I no longer have the game installed. Not only that, when you redownload the game, it apparently doesn’t even check the existing files in the folder but starter grabbing it all anew.

Really just amazing…

Edit: So, found out what the problem was. - shoddy workmanship.

During the move process, as the game runs touchup, it will trigger reinstallation of directx and 6 different VisualC++ redistributables :O…

If you had installed the game during that same windows session then the VisualC++ “repair” process
will trigger a ‘reboot required’ and cancel itself. This fails the installation of a component you already had installed and didn’t need to reinstall… which in turns fails the “Touchup” process required to go from “Download/Install” to “Play” in Origin…

And unfortunately, the touchup process runs in quiet mode and doesn’t collect error messages, so you will instead be told fuck all.

For bonus points, after the reboot – and if you had run into the errors above-- you will have to download the game for a 3rd time.


#1312

Did you give it a minute at 95%? I know @Oscuros got hung up a couple of times there long enough he thought it had stopped, but it did eventually finish.


#1313

According to this: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/381216880## I waited 5 minutes before alt-f4’ing.


#1314

Ok, just curious. Certainly shouldn’t take that long.


#1315

No worries. The game is playable again now, I think, so we’ll see shortly if it fixed the problems.

Now I get to try the streaming while playing feature as the game is downloaded for a 3rd or 4th time.

Edit: I like how I can ‘accept as solution’ my own post on the EA Forums.
Edit2: Guess I wont be streaming the download while playing after all…
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