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  1. In every 3.2.1 PTU patch so far, players must click or pull the trigger to fire every shot. Initially, we were told this was a bug. But today, we found out it is intentional. This change has a large, negative impact on gameplay. Some weapons, like the M4A, fire more than twice per second. Even slower weapons like the Neutron Cannons fire more than once per second. Having to click exactly every .461 seconds is impossible and extremely aggravating. Here is a weapon chart to show how often a player must click/pull trigger: M4A: .461s 10-Series: .5s Omni 6: .6s NN-14: .75s Think of a fleet action where Hornets are trying to take out a Retaliator before it kills their Idris -- every shot and every second counts. In a top tier dogfight, pilots might only have 1-2s of a firing solution. So if they can get over 3 shots instead of 4 using a macro, they'll do that. That's all we are accomplishing here: creating an in-human barrier for entry on dogfighting. Reddit Post
  2. I hope this wasn't posted before, I just came across it:
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    My first time building a PC

    Does video editing utilise SLI? Another thought, if you will be doing a lot of video editing, I would be looking at Ryzen.
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    My first time building a PC

    Sounds good, but a few observations: Do you need SLI? A lot of the time it is more trouble than it is worth. For the resolution of that monitor, I can't see a game that will be maxxing out 1 card. If you don't need SLI that PSU seems overkill, am using 650W fine, maybe 800W would be better if you need some growing room. Am not an expert on RAM speeds, but have seen posts on the intel subreddit recommending 3200 RAM for the 8700K with low CAS latency. Am not convinced an Optane drive is worth buying, especially now they don't come with a Sabre Raven any more. An M.2 SATA drive will be pretty much the same speed and be much cheaper. Do you need Windows 10 Pro, Home is usually good enough for most people.
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    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    My secondary gaming rig has a 2600K and a GTX1060 6GB and when I tried it briefly the other day, it was running in the low 20's, it didn't make much difference whether it was on low or very high graphics (2560x1080). Was definitely playable. With the optimisations due by the end of the year, it should hopefully run pretty well on that level of hardware.
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    Drake Vulture Q&A

  7. As CIG are scrapping the Voyager Direct nonsense, you can now exchange any Voyager Direct items in your hangar for UEC.
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    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    Personally I wouldn't buy GPU's that have been used for mining, but that said, I don't buy any computer stuff second hand! I wouldn't buy 2 cards, SLI is more trouble than it is worth, and it doesn't work with SC currently. Your 4 thread CPU will be more of a bottleneck for the game than the 1070, but the 1070 is a nice card.
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    That could explain it, thanks! Game is too complex for me I think!
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    I tried taking it out on test flights, I can keep choppers in the air in other sims, but in this one I get shouted at and the chopper crashes after about a minute in the air.
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    Do you even DCS bro?

    I have it and play it a bit in VR, but it has a very steep learning curve, especially with the Russian Helicopter I bought that shouts at me in Russian before it crashes. Is too hard for me to get my head around!
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    Objects In Space game

    I just came across the game Objects In Space that has just entered early access on Steam and GOG objectsgame.com Is a 2D retro style single player game that has a lot of the mechanics SC is working towards. The second video on Steam shows gameplay and it looks very neat.
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    New Vulture

    Being more of a solo player I really like the Vulture in preference to a Reclaimer. I will be tempted when it comes up for sale.
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    3.5 added to Roadmap

    I am more bothered with all the unused space inside the bridge. Like with the Terrapin, they aren't making believable ships you would want to spend time in real life which spoils my immersion. WRT Tardis effect, that definitely applies to Mustang Beta.