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Ultra settings Fuel...
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Had my first glorious PS2 moment.

NC were attacking a tower in the TR territory. I left and came back about 20 minutes later and the battle was raging going on, larger than before, with us having made no progress. I switched to infiltrator and ran into the ground floor. Things were intense, so I sat next to the only working vehicle terminal they had, and hacked it while they were all completely oblivious to my presence. As soon as I did, I spawned a Lightning. biggrin.gif

I blew the hell out of everything down there, including a parked sundy where they had tons of players spawning. About 20-30 seconds later, NC began rushing the tower and began to take it over. It still took about another 10 minutes, but me doing my thing there single handily turned the tide of the battle. Amazingly, my Lightning survived, thanks to engineers who began to repair me almost asap. It felt so good.... biggrin.gif

Nice! I find that often when battles come to a standstill with no team being able to force the other from their held up position, it only takes a single guy to make a mad push to get the others to follow suit and overpower the enemy. Like when your trying to take a Bio Lab and the battle is at a standstill on the landing platforms. Sometimes a good suicide run with a Max, using a burst to run past the enemy, turning around and taking 4-5 of them out before you die, can really get your team to make that push and start moving into the Bio Lab. I love, love LOVE being a decoy.

Seeing how vastly a single persons actions can completely change the balance for power in skirmishes is very entertaining.

I've been playing almost every class now for a while, and trying to get them all certed up a bit has left me without a single weapon purchase yet... in the 2 months I've been playing frown.gif Sometimes, I feel like I need to start piloting or gunning in a lib to farm enough points, but I find lib gunning rather boring most of the time... Cause shooting fish in a barrel is dull tongue.gif
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Ultra settings Fuel...

Everyone? I see people with mid range GPU's in these convo's... why would they be using Ultra? Unless I missed something... Though, I never looked into Ultra at all, just assumed since I'm running medium settings, I couldn't run Ultra tongue.gif
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Why do so many people talk about their FPS and point out their rigs but not mention the settings they use? Obviously, your not all using Ultra... Would like to be able to compare Apples to Apples with someone smile.gif

Ultra...30-50fps in intense battles, 60-80 well flying and keeping ground rendering at tank/sunderer render height, and 80-120 if I keep over 600m in the skies.

There is my batch of apples.
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Everyone? I see people with mid range GPU's in these convo's... why would they be using Ultra? Unless I missed something... Though, I never looked into Ultra at all, just assumed since I'm running medium settings, I couldn't run Ultra tongue.gif

Ultra pushes some of the stress on the CPU to the GPU. I don't got the break down of the "why" It just does. Which is why alot of folks with the mid/high, and those with insane rigs, manually push into "ultra" settings.
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Ultra pushes some of the stress on the CPU to the GPU. I don't got the break down of the "why" It just does. Which is why alot of folks with the mid/high, and those with insane rigs, manually push into "ultra" settings.

I seem to be CPU bottlenecked myself... any chance Ultra will balance this out and help me, or simply destroy my frames cause of the weak system? Gaming on 1050 @ medium settings now. Used to drop to high 30's, low 40's before they patched it, now with same settings I can hit high teens in the most intense situations... but normally never below 25-30...

So... Waste of time for Ultra? Or is there a way to move the load while not raising the graphics quality enough to kill me?
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Ultra pushes some of the stress on the CPU to the GPU. I don't got the break down of the "why" It just does. Which is why alot of folks with the mid/high, and those with insane rigs, manually push into "ultra" settings.

Yep. Many of us are using custom ini files. I am too, but mine needs some work, as I'm not satisfied with the look of them game. It certainly looks better than the 'stock' very high settings, though. I just haven't had time to work on it lately.
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I'm still trying to compare the different Ultra INI recommendations.
Some put 5's in all values.
The other puts 2 in Lighting and 4's in other values.

It is actually quite hard to tell them apart.
I run shadows on 2 though. I almost am always near the 60 FPS mark.
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I'm still trying to compare the different Ultra INI recommendations.
Some put 5's in all values.
The other puts 2 in Lighting and 4's in other values.

It is actually quite hard to tell them apart.
I run shadows on 2 though. I almost am always near the 60 FPS mark.

Yeah, I've read too many different things about the number settings. It's hard to know what's current. Some people say 5s on certain things default to lower numbers, since they aren't available. I have no clue, I'm just playing with settings here and there when I have time. You kind of have to rely on the ol' eyeball, while watching what your peformance does.
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Just downloaded and played this game for the first time, based on the reviews here.

Per the advice on this thread, I watched a few video tutorials and jumped right on in as a medic because I've typically found that medics are the best noob class.

Lot of fun. Frustrated the heck out of my squad mates for this first 10 minutes no doubt, but I then kicked some ass as an AA gunner in an APV for a few minutes.

Cool game. I still don't understand how you are supposed to kill peeps behind the spawn point shields.......
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