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Let's call it an "update", in case you didn't notice what's happening with your game lately. You know, it's impossible not to notice, but let's use some suspension of disbelief because the alternative is that you don't give a crap about this game anymore.
So, the update is that the game CRASHES... A LOT... and it's getting worse.
Basically, any client update or server maintenance made things incrementally worse. I personally went from not having almost any problem in Feb to a mandatory 2-3 crashes every playing session now (2 hours on average). The only positive (if we can call it that) is that now the error seems to be always the same (the infamous "suspended" state and its error code), reported by many players with various configurations and at different stages in the game. Just check your forum and you'll see all the detailed reports. It's happening while playing, while browsing the inventory, in the loading screen... totally random. And it's not related to players' hardware or software.
Furthermore, since the start of this season, our client version is "unofficial", whatever that means. Needles to say, we never got a changelog for that last client "update", besides breaking the game on consoles.
It's baffling how a game could get worse and worse over time. How is that even possible?! What the heck is happening?
Now you are telling us this: "This additional time will allow our passionate development team to deliver the best quality for this new content. Of course, we will in the meantime continue to support the game and work on most pressing live issues."
Great words. What about actually doinf something?
When will the crashes be fixed, and perhaps some of the glaring issues that are year-old now???
On a 1-by-1 basis?! You guys high on hard stuff???
It's the same problem for almost everyone here reporting CTD!
Wow, just wow... As others said, this is the latest attempt to buy time (for what?) or to quiet down the issue. If you want to kill the game, just come out and say it / do it. Why slowly and painfully?
I had money earmarked to buy AC Valhalla and FC6... Not gonna happen.
I wish I could refund all the games I have from you, and forget you exist.
I have received a Connect "update" this evening which renders TD2 truly unplayable, similar to the situation we had back in March.
I've timed it, and my game crashes every ~15 minutes with the "suspended" error. I can't finish anything I start.
... and yes, I've tried the usual useless steps.
You were supposed to fix the crashes, not to make it worse. Did you all suffer a blow to the head???
Ubisoft & Massive
@Ubi-Lucipus @Ubi-Froggard ... and other Ubis
Here we go again...
Five days with no issues, and now three "suspended" crashes within 20 minutes.
NOTHING changed on my computer, updates are paused, same drivers, etc.
It's AT YOUR END!
Sick and tired of this crap... Please don't come back with those silly steps, already done that and more. It's all RANDOM.
This will be a rather long post, kind of a kitchen sink...
First, will this update really happen?
Signs are not very encouraging. The story of "Nightmare" is not a good precedent. This total silence could mean many things, but in most cases it is quiet because there is nothing to say. The other part that is worrisome is that we still have bugs and issues, more than a year old, repeatedly reported and known beyond any doubt that are still not addressed, no visible fix or maintenance are being done on the game. I find it hard to believe that more significant development is actually worked on while we are facing this void. Or maybe I am wrong (I wish I am). In reality, it could go in three different directions:
- Serious expansion a la WONY plus game mode, total surprise (yey!)
- Something thin and rushed (Nightmare recycled), to check the box
- Ignore it and it will go away strategy (no ETA)
Now, for me personally, the only thing of true interest would be a real expansion, like WONY. The game needs new content (map additions, new missions, etc.). I am tired of running the same missions, challenges, etc., no matter the difficulty or mode or whatever else. There might be a new game mode or new weapons/gear, but running on the same content, after a little while I am coming back to "What's the point?" question. And this is why I will take a break from the game for a while (some other things to do, and when I will have time, I have some unfinished business in TD1).
Beside a full expansion, there are a few low-hanging-fruits (conceptually speaking, I am not a game developer, so I don't know how complex these things are or work volume would take) that would be of interest:
- Make classified missions full missions, with the associated difficulty and directives; there are a few good ones that I didn't play since the story days (how hard could this be?!)
- Use the raid maps/locations to create some "classic" off main map missions (a la Coney Island)
- Black Tusk / White Tusk control points
- White Tusk open world encounters
- Recycle NYC map from TD1 in a summer setting, add CPs and activities (for that matter, you could recycle some GEs, and the Underground which will beat the Summit in any poll)
- DZ Immersion mode, with long status timer (> 20 min or down), and status choice when you enter DZ
- Please change the silly Hunter spawn mechanic, anything but these stupid chores
This is for all intents and purposes a wish list, but I also believe these would give TD2 some very much needed oxygen.
In the absence of any communication, we can chat and whish things till blue in the face, but shooting the crap with friends makes the wait easier.
What else should go on the list?
Here to sing praise @N3mB0t
Finally got together for a farming session, and in less than one hour I got the Ridgeway chest! (via shortcut - N3mB0t generously sharing one with me).
And and I can confirm, he is one VERY lucky farmer. Keep in mind we played together less than one hour and he shared with me three exotics and a bunch of other good stuff. While grouped I even got a Tardigrade when on floor #2 of the Summit... on Challenging!!! None of the exotics ever dropped so fast for me, by far!
Also, he is a VERY experienced player. Short play time, but high octane! Thoroughly enjoyed.
All these workarounds are just "placebo". You want to believe and sometimes the randomness of the error may give you hope.
I had my money on "flushDNS" for a few days, seemed to extend the time between crashes, but just last night a got 3 crashes in quick sequence just after I did that...
It's also weird what's happening at Massive's end... To me it's clear that the issue was introduced with the seasons, and this last one seems to be the worst. My memory might not be as good, but I think we didn't have crashes (or very, very rare ones) in between the seasons.
I guess the issue will be fixed when the season is over?!
First of all, this is so late, and the new info is quite limited. At least we have a date, I'll give them that.
My translation of the whole thing:
We said that will be new content and we can't walk that back even though there was no definite plan for it. The market won't take it nicely if we renege on it.
So we have to say February because we really didn't do any work on it. But, February will give us time to put together another season and some game mode, which is not really new content, just a recycling of the existing one (as all seasons were).
If you expected REAL new content, like a new map or location(s), most likely you won't get it, so calm down.
BTW, we haven't done any real maintenance to the existing game, and we know there are issues, but who knows if and when we'll fix them, we have other things to do... Good luck and don't expect anything else until January.
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It's just guessing, but this doesn't seem to be about stereoscopic whatever.
I would rather think this is a HDR issue... HDR is still a mess from a standardization perspective.
So it might be that your computer/video card (and the game) see the monitor as HDR capable (and maybe it is), but it's sending incompatible signal to it. You may need to navigate the best you can to the game video settings and see if HDR is on (and turn it off). This game has the habit to turn HDR on by default.
Are you on HDMI or DP? Worth trying to switch between the two connections, see what happens. Usual DP is better, especially for Nvidia cards...
For shield power, Firewall is probably the best Spec. A lot is coming from special shield mods, available only with Firewall spec.
If you want to stick with Gunner...
You could also consider a BF-centered build if you could live with losing 15% SMG damage from HF. Another option would be the named holster Forge, but this one also comes with trade-offs.
I get it, all good.
Not convinced to start saving them yet, still waiting to see what other changes are coming and if there will be some new locations or map expansion. Also hoping that the new mode is some dynamic turf war or similar.
No new map or/and stupid game mode, I will be the 1st to move on.
Awesome game, got me more than any other, but I'm tired of if and their BS.