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@xmdead i am unable to connect to division 1 servers. same exact error. i am guessing the game is down, but no way to tell ubisoft. i hope they extend the public event as a result of this outage. i am connecting direct from ubisoft connect and not using steam at all. but there is no server status for division 1 because they want everyone to move to division 2 and play that.
of course i cant find anywhere to check division 1 status not division 2 which i dont like and dont play. nor even find any link now to maintenance posts, so i have no clue whats with that. division 1 only got monthly maintenance; i doubt they are doing maintenance by choice in the middle of a global event. otherwise they need to extend the event by a day.
i dont like division 2. setting was their first mistake; empty city in an empty world, post apocalypse. there wont be any power or organised govt so no ISAC so no agents. gadgets wouldnt work. there wouldnt be the gang factions, because everyone would be growing food in susbsitence farming. travel would be impossible. the black tusk wouldnt exist. then after you do the final mission, the map is filled with action. that in itself is welcome but it is so jarring that this empty world can suddenly feel so full of enemies. you cant have it both ways.
so the whole premise of the sequel doesnt make sense and thats the first problem i had with it.
second is warlords dlc. making a dlc impossible to return from and locking the extra levels behind killing the bad guy at the end locking away the stuff you paid for doesnt make sense. i have ZERO desire to play the dlc i paid for, and certainly wont buy any others after that fiasco of being unable to kill keener. i ended up deleting that trapped agent and then i didnt play so long i uninstalled the game. remove the inability to go back to washington and level up if you cant complete warlords.
3rd with division 2, the uber classes. they listened to the Call of Duty clowns who whined about there being no specialisations for the pvp. because CoD players dotn realise CoD style games are not the only way games can be. these are the same people in both division games who when i tell in dark zone 'not interested in pvp' say 'well dont enter the pvp zone' because they assume thats what it is and dont bother reading up on the games, so dont understand anything like pvevp areas. if it isnt fortnite/CoD then they dont get it.
the beauty of division was the ability to flip 'classes' and complete customisation at any time on skills. the uber classes (if they worked, and they dont) fix that in stone. you can only upgrade one of them fully. you lock your agent into one uber class forever, only allowed 4 agents and there are about 8 ubers. i know they are 'revamping' them but the best plan would be make the div 2 basic system more like div 1 and scrap the specialisations altogether. revamp is code for 'we messed it up'.
oh and the system for linking up with other agents is bad in division 2. matchmaking never worked. by the time i responded to a call for aid, there was no agent there to aid. i gave up trying in div 2 early on. division 1 did it better, but last time i tried matchmaking in division 1, started the mission in div 1 because waiting to find other agents just didnt happen. so i wound up soloing all the missions yet again because of low player numbers in division 1.
but since division 2 is their baby now, division 1 can have servers go down and all we can get is server status for division 2, which is apparently fine. although i notice that i keep losing connection to these forums, which worries me. maybe the whole of ubisoft is currently being attacked, or they have a massive hardware problem.
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i also have no sound other than voices only the ship captain voice works. all the sounds of the sea, and other sound effects, the music is all silent.
i wonder if it is trying to use the nvidia sound because i have no audio on my monitor, and use the realtek sound via a 3.5mm jack to speakers. i notice my driver updates for the gpu always include nvidia sound thing. unfortunately, that 'sound card' isnt connected to anything.
but thats just a wild guess. the only thing i am sure of, is barnabas is the only one made any sound since the cross wired update
@xmdead or one player with choice of bots. just so i can do that mission marker and get benitez quiet permanently. for all i care about the mode i can just join a match and stand around and go make tea until im dead and its over, however it ends. at least i wont get nagged to go play a mode with no players.
the new forum software makes it hard to impossible to find what you want, unlike the old. the old forums you could easily find a maintenance note. it appears even moderators cannot find their own since i waited for hours longer than needed today to play division 1: reason? the maintenance notice wasnt sticky, so not where i could see it, and when someone pointed out in another thread about an error it was maintenance day, only then could i find the locked thread about it.
and the thread wasnt ever updated to say maintenance over. its not even on the first page now, which will have triggered unnecessary reports of servers being down, and errors.
you should get this fixed so that maintenance for division 1 has a separate thread, and probably make the top sticky a link to division 1 server status - right now we only get to see division 2 server status and i gave up on that game months ago with its locked into ny dlc and awful DZ system (guess they wanted an esport pvp zone so they tried to drop pve and succeeded... but i play division 1 for the dz where pve is viable rather than pvp is unavoidable.)
unless division 2 changes dramatically to work more like division 1 did, i doubt i will ever need to reinstall it, so the division 2 server status is meaningless to me when i try to find division 1 server status.
generally these forums look nice. they dont seem to have any logic, and its hard to find anything and too easy to start to reply only to get a warning its an old thread - in which case why warn about necro? why not do what other forums do and not show these threads on the suggested list underneath because they are old? the list under the current thread you read contains lots of old threads. but it looks like it contains similar and current threads which means you will get a lot of thread necromancy going on. that feels like the law of unforseen consequences biting.
but if you wanted nice looking forums, they're nice looking.
did i mention how nice they look? disorganised but nice.
@ubi-lucipus its probably unrelated to this crash but i had a very hard to track down bug a few months ago on Fifa 21. for some reason it was freezing, then the game went into a window and began stuttering badly. these were my symptoms.
when i investigated i found out that Desktop Windows Manager had crashed, and the game had gone windowed when it restarted and was running on the cpu integrated intel uhd graphics, not the gtx 1050
further investigation i found that it was because i had just bought a new controller, an xbox one s controller. the crash was caused because the controller comes out of the box with an old version of firmware. i had to download the xbox accessories app from microsoft store and update the controller firmware using it, and that fixed the crashing entirely. i have no idea why a game controller should need access to the desktop windows manager to make it crash but it was incredibly hard to track down the correct cause of the problem, which i could reproduce before the controller update every single time.
i would suggest adding this troubleshooting step to your list 'Ensure xbox controllers do not need update on pc, by checking with xbox accessories app' or something similar. it wont help with this problem probably, but could be useful in future for other issues.
@angrypandanr1 destiny 2 moved to this. its called a 'live game' but its now dead for solo players like me, since there are no longer grand stories being told, like in destiny or in division 1 campaign. they went with seasons, but every season you get a tiny single player thing then its straight into the groovy 6 player content, with matchmaking.
except if you get matchmade with a cheater, bungie ban everyone in the group who didnt understand someone was cheating and didnt exit the group or report. i cant tell cheaters from good players these days, since most of the cheaters arent as obvious as in the division 1 dark zone. and im too old now to be good enough to run with younger players. the reflexes just arent there.
but thats the issue you will get with moving division 3 to a live game. yes, no more new game every few years. but no, no big storylines, no campaigns to play. just short quest into a cutscene using in game assets not rendered, and then into the mp content which is all there is.
oh and you will be able to pay for character customisation items of course. not lootboxes if those are banned where you are, you can just buy an in game currency and purchase that glowy thing all your friends have that looks cool.
destiny 2 isnt a fortnite clone, either. its still supposedly got a storyline, but you cant replay the story of course. because its a live game, nobody will ever experience the whole red war campaign. nobody will relive killing a worm god on mars (short campaign anyway) and most people blinked and missed the curse of osiris campaign, which actually grew on me over time. if you go to a live game model, my guess will be for the division: no campaigns ever again. you get seasons instead where you get a short cutscene and if you bought the season pass, earn rewards as you level up while doing the latest variant of a strike or raid content (mp 6 man challenge or something, like doing the skyscraper thing multiple times over the season until the bad guy somehow dies because bored watching, probably.)
and then in a few months... next season. new cutscene. new boss. new variant of 6 player content to grind until somehow this makes the boss vulnerable and you kill them for another cutscene.
and once a year, a dlc where a new boss, new maps and bosses (and 'vaulting of some older maps' meaning removing until cycled back in future) and new enemy types, maybe a new specialised weapon are introduced. plus balancing changes. and its treated like a season for actual gameplay, just you get a longer intro, two single player missions before meeting the unlikely ally, then back to the mp content grind until the new boss somehow becomes vulnerable...
i play division 1. i hereby give ubisoft permission to look at my in game ignore list of chinese spam bots offering some service or other, which i never bothered trying to transate. 99% of my ignore list is from spam bot chat in penn district. whenever i go to base of operations, i end up opening chat and ignoring one. i used to report them like i have to report hacking, but its clear nobody looks at reports from division 1 game at all, let alone investigates and takes action. i believe i would be breaking the law locally not to try reporting the hacking which is why i do it, but the spam i have no clue what it is - offering to use your account to farm a classified set seems a good guess, when they actually just want to hijack the account, spend money of the player and use it to spam the chat for other gullible players. but all i do is ignore now. guccixxxx one name comes up, where x = various numbers. but i guess division 1 is close to being abandoned so maybe nothing will happen.