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Xav
10-25-04, 09:25 PM
Been reading up on it and from the sounds of it thegame has a BLOOM effect. World of Warcraft has this too but it can be disabled..


Oh boy does it :) It's everywhere but they were thoughtful and put sliders in so you can tone it down, disable it on certain things, or turn it off all together.

I personally like it on everything..softens the image up. Kinda reminds me of "Paradise" rendering mode on Far Cry.

Here are a couple of shots btw...

http://img96.exs.cx/img96/2204/EverQuest22004-10-2423-23-52-53.th.jpg (http://img96.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img96&image=EverQuest22004-10-2423-23-52-53.jpg)

http://img96.exs.cx/img96/453/EverQuest22004-10-2518-28-25-22.th.jpg (http://img96.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img96&image=EverQuest22004-10-2518-28-25-22.jpg)

http://img96.exs.cx/img96/5904/EverQuest22004-10-2416-44-01-67.th.jpg (http://img96.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img96&image=EverQuest22004-10-2416-44-01-67.jpg)

http://img96.exs.cx/img96/9159/EverQuest22004-10-2414-09-20-73.th.jpg (http://img96.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img96&image=EverQuest22004-10-2414-09-20-73.jpg)

ChrisRay
10-25-04, 09:40 PM
Oh boy does it :) It's everywhere but they were thoughtful and put sliders in so you can tone it down, disable it on certain things, or turn it off all together.

I personally like it on everything..softens the image up. Kinda reminds me of "Paradise" rendering mode on Far Cry.


Mind Giving me a screenshot @ 1024x768? and 1280x960? Of a certain in game area, (where I can see the charactor + Enviroment?) This would help me see how noticable it is. 1024x768 or 1280x960 is my goal for playing this game and I assume its a practical for a Geforce 6800 GT

Hmm ya beat me to it.


One Question, Have you tried disabling Bloom and using Anti Aliasing?

Xav
10-25-04, 09:47 PM
Haven't tried disabling bloom but I will.

ChrisRay
10-25-04, 10:19 PM
Haven't tried disabling bloom but I will.


Lemme know once you have, I have seen Bloom cause anti aliasing problems in just about every game ;)

Thanks btw

Xav
10-25-04, 10:50 PM
NP..added another pic with NPC in foreground.

Servers just came down for a quick reconfig of some instance zones so I'll try bloom in a bit.

ChrisRay
10-25-04, 11:09 PM
Theres no doubt the game looks good. So far I havent seen "Much" aliasing. though I hope you not showign me best case scenerios, I know it seems like a silly thing to worry about but you know.

I read there was a "resolution" scalar or something that gives an anti aliasing effect?

Xav
10-26-04, 03:12 AM
Nah..no best case pics..just grabbing whatever catches my attention lol.

I don't think that resolution setting does what they think it does... it defines the picture more..like a LOD. It also tends to be what works your vid ram the most as far as I can tell.


Woo 4AM..just finished a mini raid heheh. Nabbed quite a few shots full of people I'll have to post tomorrow. Off to bed!

|MaguS|
10-26-04, 03:37 AM
I love permafrost...

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000024.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_0000037.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000032.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000031.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000030.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000026.jpg

http://www.vancouvertriage.com/images/EQ2_000027.jpg

Graphicmaniac
10-26-04, 10:10 AM
but how many characters can i create with a single account?

if i wil play with EQ2 one day i'm sure my sister will want play too ... do i need pay 2 membership? .. lol

|MaguS|
10-26-04, 10:34 AM
Your account can only be logged once at a single time so no you wont be able to play with your sister. You will be able to create 4 characters per server... there should be around 10 or so servers at launch.

Graphicmaniac
10-26-04, 11:24 AM
well .. then we will get 2 characters each one ehe .. :(

spirited1
10-26-04, 12:50 PM
Lower Guk, Naggy and Vox, Gynok Moktar, Scimitar of the Mistwalker, Crystal Caverns, FBSS, Has anyone seen my corpse, WTS all on me, inspect, Sergent Slate, Speaking to an NPC thinking it was a player, Accidentally attacking said NPC and getting owned, Giving mobs items, Avatar of War, Agro, FD pulling, Bazaar millionaires, Falling into The Hole, Raiding, "The boat's here", KS'ing, Gorenaire, Mayong Mistmoore, NERFS!!!, Ranja jokes, Breaking Mez, TRAIN TO ZONE, Misty Thicket Picnic's and Halas Pies, Halls of Testing, SSoY, Dodging the FV spiders on the way to LoIO...

Just a TINY fraction of the game I've played for 5 years. The good, the bad and the ugly. Here's to EQ2. And if you're an old skool EQ player, here's something you might enjoy. Turn your speakers on (work safe) it's a hefty flash movie but if you're in the mood to reminise this will blow you away. Get the tissues ready....

http://home.att.ne.jp/surf/mirage/sayonara_norrath3.html

FluxCap
10-26-04, 01:32 PM
I am in both the WoW beta and the EQ2 beta and I am definitely going with WoW. The high level content for WoW is amazing. EQ2 is a lot harder to solo in as well. Those are my main reasons.

nrdstrm
10-26-04, 07:08 PM
I have played both a bit and am definetly going with EQII. I like the graphics better in EQII (WOW=too cartoony for me) and in general, it just feels more like EQI (as it should) and I loved EQI...
Nrdstrm

|MaguS|
10-26-04, 07:15 PM
I preordered my EQ2 Collectors Edition today... fully payed. My dumbass forgot to take the Bonus disk thinking I didn't need it but just read that I could only get the JBoots using the Key that comes with it and not the game... stupid...

ChrisRay
10-26-04, 08:48 PM
Bah my CC company denied my credit card, So I called up ebgames and found out I put the wrong expiration date up. so now I have to wait another day for CC verification on my preorder.

racingx
10-27-04, 09:22 PM
I will be playing beta tonight so I will let you guys know how it goes. I played EQ1 for 3 years and I must give it to Verant IMHO they are the true "magic" its hard to run out of content in EQ.

BTW recommended drivers for EQ2 are _ _?

zoth
10-27-04, 11:30 PM
I noticed a huge diffrence in FPS on my system when I forced vsynch in the NV control panel versus using the synch refresh rate option in the EQ2 panel.

I suggest using the NV control panel over the EQ2 panel if you can.

marqmajere
10-28-04, 01:10 AM
I will be playing beta tonight so I will let you guys know how it goes. I played EQ1 for 3 years and I must give it to Verant IMHO they are the true "magic" its hard to run out of content in EQ.

BTW recommended drivers for EQ2 are _ _?


Now hold your horses for one sec. SOE got rid of most if not all of the original Verant team that made EQ 1. Those guys formed their own company and are currently making a game called Vanguard. The EQ that now exists is mostly SOE employees whom, in my opinion, need to get their collective heads out of their asses.

Graphicmaniac
10-28-04, 05:03 AM
could it be used as new heavy benchmark?

ChrisRay
10-28-04, 05:11 AM
I got shipped my Charactor creation thing today, So just a matter of time at this point.

November 8th less than a week and half away

zoth
10-28-04, 06:36 AM
Another cool thing I liked is you can customize you're user interface to look exactly like the one you had in the first EQ. So theres not much of a learning curve there for the new game.

Graphicmaniac
10-28-04, 07:05 AM
Is that game off-limit for 56k and isdn(64k) users?

|MaguS|
10-28-04, 07:11 AM
Nope, Dialup can play it just fine as with any other MMORPG. You could use EQ2 as a benchmark and it would be a great way to stress the system out but the problem comes with not having identical situations when doing comparisons. At one time one PC might have more people on screen or the other might have a different weather or day effect... but its good just to push hardware... not as a comparison.

Graphicmaniac
10-28-04, 07:52 AM
it would be great if they release a benchmark based on EQ2

in this way they will advertise EQ2 even more and we will have a new great benchamrk for test our cards :)


i asked about dial up because io remeber when i played Ultima Online there were times when other players with much better connections was running 2 times faster than me :D lol