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Silence last won the day on November 16 2016

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  • Birthday 01/18/1980

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  1. Hey, So I just got back from Vacation. Unfortunately it appears the player counts have not been kind to the RO2 server while I have been gone, and right now it looks like it is offline. What have I missed?
  2. Well, we succeeded in filling the server tonight. Still full last I checked, but I had to log off as it is getting late. Anecdotal evidence suggests that what it took was to start seeding it earlier than we usually do, at ~7-8pm or so. Server population started filling up on barracks, then cold steel and bridges sealed the deal. We then kept a full server fot Tulaoutskirts and Myshkova river. Looking good! Click for bigger:
  3. Hmm. I will try to be on later. Not sure I can. Looks like you guys are doing good work! 32 players!
  4. What's a GeForce 987? Some super secret internal only build?
  5. Well, technically, these are 4 cores with hyperthreading, that present themselves to the operating systems as two logical cores each. We usually refer to these as 4 core CPU's, even though you see 8 of them in the OS. it just helps the CPU use the 4 cores more efficiently. That is pretty cool. What originally came in that case? I've helped friends upgrade OEM systems over the years, but always had problems with fitting components due to custom non-ATX compliant designs, and weak PSU's. Looks like you found one that actually works!
  6. We will be adding this map shortly. (Probably Saturday?) I'm looking forward to some more map diversity. I'm not as convinced as you are that it will fill the server, but you never know. Stranger things have happened
  7. I looked into this. It looks like in order to prove you own the server, you have to change the server name (temporarily) to what they request. I'll see if I can do this.
  8. I think you are probably right. With the night/day rotation strategy, we are pursuing a strategy for when we still reliably filled the server during prime time. Short term, until we can get things back on track, this might make sense.
  9. My understanding is that we should never force change maps, as it makes the server disregard a whole bunch of map related settings until it is restarted. The best we can do for now is to change the rotation and hope for the best. Hopefully once I get the mutator in place, it will take care of this permanently. I am trying to fast track this before I leave for Brazil.
  10. You guys know me. I'm on the German side 97% of the time. I guess it's a pan-European thing (and NOT a Nazi thing). Having grown up as a cold war child hasn't exactly help me appreciate Russians either
  11. Lol To be fair, it's my first vacation since July 2012. I've been working in the salt mines ever since. That and I am using what I can of my 2015 vacation time as well as some 2016 vacation time
  12. Alright, I'll bite. (and challenge accepted!) CPU: Intel Core i7-3930k, overclocked to 4.8Ghz, cooled with a Corsair H110i GTX with four Noctua 140mm iPPC-2000 PWM fan's in push-pull configuration.It's an older hexacore (12 logical) model at this point, but it still clocks high enough to stay competitive with overclocked newer chips, so I haven’t had a reason to upgrade since I got it in late 2011 RAM: 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3-1866. (I forget the brand)32 of these are used for a RAM Disk on which I load RO2 at boot. Fast map loads FTW. GPUs: Two EVGA GeForce 980Ti ACX2.0+ SC+ in SLI. One with 82% ASIC, the other 72%.The coolers are removed, and I have installed Corsair's HG10 N980 cooling bracket. Each GPU is thus cooled with a Corsair H90, and each has two of the same Noctua fans I use for the CPU. Motherboard: ASUS P9x79 WS, X79 LGA2011 board SSD: Intel SSD750D 400GB PCIe SSD. HDD: None. I rely on my 48TB custom built NAS in my basement for my file storage needs. NIC: 10Gbit Brocade BR-1020 with a fiber optic transducer direct connected to NAS above for local-like speeds. (Rest of network is via onboard gigabit NIC) Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HDThis is hooked up via RCA line out to my dedicated Schiit Audio headphone amp, and my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones. I also have a set of LOUD Logitech z623 2.1 speakers, which I barely ever use. Case: Corsair 750D Airflow Edition full tower case. PSU: Silverstone Strider ST1200 Gold, Modular, 80+ Gold, 1200W. Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Core (I liked my old, dead G500 better) Mouse Pad: Ratpadz, of course. Only the original and best will do. Keyboard: Unicomp Buckling Spring mechanical keyboard. (based on the old school IBM boards) Monitors: Center: Samsung JS9000 48" 4k HDTV, Sides: One 20" Dell 2007FP in portrait mode on each side. I have no idea how much I've spent on this thing from the start.I rarely if ever do new builds from scratch. I replace parts as needed. I consider my desktops to be constant works in progress. Oldest parts in this one are from late 2011. Newest parts are the case and coolers. I'd probably be horrified if I tallied it all up, but that being said, some people's hobby is to work on cars, mine is computers and server/enterprise network hardware. (my hobby is cheaper ) Some pics from before I installed the HG10 N980's: (Click for bigger) Future Plans: Sound: I want to get an external Schiit Bifrost DAC, and run an optical SPDIF cable to it from the Titanium HD instead of my current setup, for better sound. GPU: I hate SLI with a passion (but not as much as I hate crossfire). Buggy, adds input lag, having to muck with SLI profiles, etc. etc. not to mention poor scaling. When big Pascal is launched, I will be evaluating if a single top end model can replace my two 980ti's for 4k in the games and at the settings I play. If not, I'll be waiting for the next gen top end AMD GPU and evaluating it. (I have no brand loyalty) What do you do for Nvidia? Got any juicy details on Pascal?
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