Friday, October 14, 2011

Nerd Rage - My Damn Computer!

My computer is a little aged, I'll admit it. I know it's not going to play the newer games and I don't have the money right now to upgrade/buy a new one. Still, I've never had a game simply crash my computer like Fallen Earth has.
In the past day and a half, the launcher has stalled numerous times nearly locking up my PC, and once in the game I get to play anywhere from 5-30 minutes at which point my computer shuts down instantly. Obviously the processor is getting overheated and it goes into shutdown mode to save itself from frying out. While it's not the game's fault for me having an older PC, I still don't understand how the game even runs for what little time it does.
While in game, the play is smooth with no lag or hiccups other than the server lag being experienced by everyone. I'd expect the game to be horribly choppy and eventually crash, but no, the game runs just fine and then BAM - shutdown.
The FE forums show no one else complaining, so it seems this is indeed an isolated case and therefore a problem on my end. It's a damn shame too, I really wanted to try this game out, especially with the new free to play option.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Falling off the wagon for F2P

I know it's been a long time since posting on here. I see it as a good thing, as it means I've not been playing many MMOs and have found other things to do with my time. That being said, there's some new free to play additions that have caught my eye.

Fallen Earth just went free to play and is promising quite a lot for non-subscribers. Your only real limits are crafting time and being locked out of global chat, which in all isn't too bad.

In addition, DCUO is going F2P sometime next week. I played in the beta and enjoyed it, and it seems some old MMO friends of mine will be there as well.