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Old 02-16-07, 11:46 PM   #13
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ANYWAYS. i really wnat to get this game. how much is it a month? hoping its $15 or less
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thank you sir

most likely ill be getting this tomorrow or sunday

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is there any beta or anything. i here there are free trials/buddy keys?
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Old 02-17-07, 03:44 AM   #16
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The game is in some serious need of enviroment shadows.


Are we playing the same game? There are shadows all over the place. So many that I have to cut them down to 50% to get a decent framerate.



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Old 02-17-07, 05:06 AM   #17
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Well I decided to give the game a shot post beta. It's starting to grow on me but the big issue is performance and lag. Despite my system being dated I think at low settings it should still be performing better than it is. I have a level 13 Vulmane Shaman.
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Old 02-17-07, 09:32 AM   #18
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Are we playing the same game? There are shadows all over the place. So many that I have to cut them down to 50% to get a decent framerate.
Those shadows are generic low quality shadows... I want realtime shadows much like how EQ2 had. Sure EQ2 didn't have the greatest graphics but I loved its realtime shadow system.
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What are "realtime shadows?" I'm not just trying to be argumentative; I'm sincerely curious. Do you mean that they react to lighting and grow/decrease in intensity throughout the day?

Also, have you taken a look at some of the rest of the game here: www.joinvanguard.com ? The forested areas remaining on the game look just amazing to me for an MMO. Heck, for any type of game.

I think the shadows look good, myself. Everything has soft edges and reacts to things in the environment like swaying trees, etc.
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What are "realtime shadows?" I'm not just trying to be argumentative; I'm sincerely curious. Do you mean that they react to lighting and grow/decrease in intensity throughout the day?
yes and shift their angle depending on where the light source is coming from. In Vanguards the only shadow that is dynamic is the character shadow, all world shadows are static...

Would be nice to see a huge looming shadow of the gates during sunrise or sunset.

Heres an example, see the tents? No shadows...



I gotta say, the most impressive thing about the game is its draw distance... far better then Oblivions especially since it doesn't have that LOD Issue when maxed out.

Heres me standing at the top of a tower.


EDIT: Xion are you using AA?
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Nope, not using any AA. Didn't think it was compatible? It'd be nice to have, but Vanguard's not as rough around the edges as some games without it. I have my control panel set to application preference for both AA and anisotropy and have anisotropy set to 8x in-game. Everything in-game is completely maxed except for shadow detail (50%) and environmental shaders (75%).

I see what you're talking about w/ the shadows. It'd be nice if there were a few more around the tents and stuff, but I hadn't really noticed it until you said something. Guess I haven't been in many cities yet where I would have.. most of my questing so far has been in the desert and snow lands.

Magus, have you been here yet?



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Yeah but im not too impressed with the water in the game either... EQ2 really spoiled me, it has the best water in a game to date.
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ROFL. You and I couldn't have more different tastes when it comes to graphics.

Wow.

[Edit: Out of curiosity I went looking through some EQ2 screens over on Gamespot since I've never played the game. In some shots the water does look good, I'll give you that. Half the screens of that game looked really good and half of them looked like crap. Which does it look like most of the time?]
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Depends on the settings you can run the game on. I think EQ2 for the most part looks amazing, just the armor and character models all look very similar, the world though is awsome. Water in it is some of the best I have ever seen but you gotta see it in motion to really appreciate it.
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