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Well. I recently started playing E2 again and decided to switch servers as well. Wanting to be on a true RP server. I actually play on Kaisers server but he dont know my name :cool: My shots are taken @ 1600x1200 with 4xAA/16xAF with medium high detail. My new system has the CPU to add foliage which really adds to the niceness of the game. I average about 25-60 FPS dependent on area with these settings. Cities are still quite demanding. My system is still no where near able to run this game at max detail. The city picture doesnt have anti aliasing btw.


Anyway. My Half elf who is evolving into a bruiser. Starting out as a lowly fighter in the isle of trial..










Now she has reached her journaman's class. Where she is evolving to be a bruiser. Bruisers are basically evil equivalents of monks. As you can she has some new moves ^^







 

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Kazuya Mishima said:
Looks amazing but why would you play at higher resolution but without watching the complete effects? Why don't you lower it a little and let your eyes enjoy the full detail of the game?

Because most the effects ((Shadows)) are cpu limited and not graphic card limited. I could play @ 640x480 resolution and it would still be dog slow with shadows and foliage.

Trust me. Once you configure and run this engine you'd see what I mean.
 

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Well I dropped my resolution. Figured I'd give shadows a go. It isnt doing as bad as I thought. These are just minimal shadowing ect. But this is also a very demanding spot in game. Give you an idea of what kind of performance I am getting...


 

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IMO shadows greatly imporve the quality of the image. I'd much rather play at a lower res and with more effects enabled if at all possible.
 

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IMO shadows greatly imporve the quality of the image. I'd much rather play at a lower res and with more effects enabled if at all possible.

Shadows arent playable at this resolution though. They arent playable period. I agree they look nice but I just cant use them. In some spots they seem ok. But the moment multiple players/enemies show up on screen. That 40 FPS drops down to about 15-20.
 

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Valcrist said:
IMO shadows greatly imporve the quality of the image. I'd much rather play at a lower res and with more effects enabled if at all possible.
Shadows in EQ2 are not a choice with the current hardware. I have almost everything maxed out except shadows running the game in 1024*768 and I get around 35-45 fps (save on raids when the fps drops a lot when plenty of effects begin appearing on screen). I tried setting the resolution to 640*480 disabling / lowering every single detail option, I enabled shadows at low / medium detail and the most I got was 18 fps.

By the way, Chrisray that last screenshot is from Antonica... did you betray!? :0
 

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Shadows in EQ2 are not a choice with the current hardware. I have almost everything maxed out except shadows running the game in 1024*768 and I get around 35-45 fps (save on raids when the fps drops a lot when plenty of effects begin appearing on screen). I tried setting the resolution to 640*480 disabling / lowering every single detail option, I enabled shadows at low / medium detail and the most I got was 18 fps.

By the way, Chrisray that last screenshot is from Antonica... did you betray!? :0

I deleted/rerolled. No point in betraying as a race that can start in either qeynos or freeport. I have done the betrayer quest once and it aint any fun. I decided I'd rather be a monk than a bruiser. It was no big deal. I deleted at level 13 and transferred all my stuff over using both my PCs and someone elses account.

Anywho. My brawler is almost a monk now so its no big deal.
 

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Levels 1-17 is the easy part. Especially in Antonica where they have far superior solo content compared to commonlands. Though that has been changing and commonlands is slowly becoming better. It's really not so hard if you know what to do. Rest experience also makes it easier.
 

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Nothing like a brisky hunt in Antonica. Fighting the local bear population among many things. I went back to my preferred settings. 1600x1200 with 4xAA/16xAF.

In Battle.










Things got a little nasty.. thank goodness for feign death!






Now for a little relaxation at the gnoll slayers keep.




 

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Wow, those are some good shots. It's amazing how far MMORPGs have come in terms of graphics. In contrast, the latest batch of FPSs have failed to impress me (well, maybe Doom 3 did a bit).
 

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Well. Nobody seems to care cept Kaiser and other EQ 2 players. So I'll just turn this into an EQ 2 screenshot thread :) besides.. posting screenshots can give me something to do when bored. My Brawler is now a monk and wearing a different style of armor. SOme of these screenshots are from Qeynos, others from nektulos dock area. Btw thanks Demigod. Nice to get some good feedback :)












 

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Bah, I have some pretty cool screenshots of the Enchanted Lands and Zek but I can't post them until my ISP resolves its issues with the ips... good screenshots nevertheless ;)
 

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This game is just down-right beautiful, the only thing I don't like is the buildings..they just look a little to bland for me.
 

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Not really, you should see the architecture of Freeport (which I'd gladly post if I ever get to access this place from home) really, really solid. I have only invaded Queynos once but I think it's just as a good as Freeport's... some buildings on the outside are as you say a bit "bland" but imo, only "some".
 

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Defiler screenshots. The Early screenshots are the early levels as a defiler I took a while back when I was level 22. Shots take @ 1280x1024 with 4xAA/8xAF Oh and now that I am near 30 and have access to Bloodline chronicles, Enchanted Lands, And islands of Zek! More screenies to come :)


























Next are from the brand new solo instance Sony added today. Awesome instance with a great scripted boss encounter. Once again fraps decided to be lame and not catch antialiasing. But its not all that noticable.



























 
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