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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 5:09 pm

IGN even has a story on Uplay's trouble.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 5:17 pm

Well, yeah, they didn't anticipate trouble with authentication for one of the largest pre-ordered games ever. They deserve bad press

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue May 27, 2014 5:19 pm

Given the availability of cloud services and the ability to stand up more servers through programs like Amazon's, how is this still an issue these days?
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 5:23 pm

Dunno, but it seems like every major release they have it. Heck, they even had it when Steam had a 75% off sale on HOMM6 and there were a flood of new users. The complaints on the Steam forums were much the same as today with Watch Dogs. They have no excuse for not being prepared.

Other than big floods of new authentication, it's usually up. It's a shame they can't deal with launch issues... First impressions and all that

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 5:27 pm

They just refuse to improve. They know once the new subsides it will work fine again and wont invest money in more stuff. They're cheap.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 5:28 pm

That's all I can come up with too

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Scoop20906 » Tue May 27, 2014 5:32 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:Given the availability of cloud services and the ability to stand up more servers through programs like Amazon's, how is this still an issue these days?
THIS.

Take 10% off the marketing budget and devote it to a launch day protocol that can be reduced down one week after launch.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 5:54 pm

Seems to be up now

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Post by Daehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Well I got in and played the first part and when I got outside the stadium and headed to the car it crashed and hard locked my system. Had to hit reset.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 6:46 pm

I've been playing most of the day and haven't experienced a crash yet. I will admit that it has been making my fans spin hard so after I notice them spinning loudly for a bit I have been shutting down to work on other things (I have a heating issue with my PC). Hopefully that's a one time crash for you.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Rip » Tue May 27, 2014 6:50 pm

Finally got it downloaded. Just trying to get through uPlay hell and start playing.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 7:00 pm

All I needed to do was copy the cdkey from Steam and paste it in the box that popped up... Assuming you already had an uplay account

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Scoop20906 » Tue May 27, 2014 7:02 pm

I got through the intro mission but man the police are relentless. They aren't as easy to lose as in GTA. Stealth is a must in this game. I LOVE it.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Tue May 27, 2014 7:04 pm

My favorite is to use the traffic lights and road blockers to cause an accident to take them out

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 7:47 pm

The keys are all over the place on my keyboard. Im going to have a hell of a time remembering them.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Blackhawk » Tue May 27, 2014 7:57 pm

They don't improve it because there is no incentive for them to do so. The issue lasts for a day, maybe two. It doesn't affect the preorders, as the money is already spent. It will be over before it can affect post-launch orders.

By the time their next big game comes around, most people will have forgotten about it. A few will bitch, but most of those will still plop their money down for the Next Big Thing.

Why would they spend their money to improve a system that is only an issue 0.3% of the time when they can just ignore it and never suffer any meaningful consequences?
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Scoop20906 » Tue May 27, 2014 10:43 pm

I'm absolutely overwhelmed with all the options so far. I think the points of interest thing are neat but so far it's do easy to hack everyone I see. No challenge there at all. Maybe I need to play further into the main campaign.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 11:07 pm

Ya it seems to kinda play itself. And the key controls are bad. How is it wit ha 360 controller? Im reaching all over the board for keys...and I cant rebind some of them to where i want..I use arrows and I have to let go and reach over to the Q to hack.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Rip » Tue May 27, 2014 11:11 pm

Scoop20906 wrote:I'm absolutely overwhelmed with all the options so far. I think the points of interest thing are neat but so far it's do easy to hack everyone I see. No challenge there at all. Maybe I need to play further into the main campaign.
Yea, did a couple missions but keep getting distracted chasing criminals and hack people/stuff. Made it a point to hack into those two towers right off the bat. Already have skill points I can't really use yet on stuff I want because I need to go farther in the mission.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Scoop20906 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:33 pm

Also, where are my opportunities to be a dick and ruin my reputation? Plenty off opportunities to prevent crimes but how about committing them?
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Wed May 28, 2014 12:55 am

I escaped from the cops and got in a tunnel and was driving fine and it hard locked my system again. Looks like a fun game but I may have to beg STEAM for my money back.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Wed May 28, 2014 5:06 am

Did you check to see if others are having similar problems? I haven't noticed any crashing or people complaining of hard locks. I think the game runs hot and I remember you were having issues with that awhile back and hard locks tend to be hardware related

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Wed May 28, 2014 7:35 am

Rip wrote:
Scoop20906 wrote:I'm absolutely overwhelmed with all the options so far. I think the points of interest thing are neat but so far it's do easy to hack everyone I see. No challenge there at all. Maybe I need to play further into the main campaign.
Yea, did a couple missions but keep getting distracted chasing criminals and hack people/stuff. Made it a point to hack into those two towers right off the bat. Already have skill points I can't really use yet on stuff I want because I need to go farther in the mission.
I just got a popup that there are Blume agents hidden amongst the normal people that will attempt to trace when you hack their phones. But yeah, right now I'm trying to ignore doing it too much as it's too easy and too distracting from doing the actual mission I was planning on doing :)

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by JayDeath » Wed May 28, 2014 11:40 am

At least you guys are playing. I still haven't been able to launch the game since last night. This is such bullshit. I feel so ripped off.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by naednek » Wed May 28, 2014 11:59 am

Daehawk wrote:I cant get logged into Uplay today so haven't been able to play today.

you can play offline. You just won't have access to leaderboards and some of the multiplayer aspects.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by naednek » Wed May 28, 2014 12:02 pm

Daehawk wrote:Ya it seems to kinda play itself. And the key controls are bad. How is it wit ha 360 controller? Im reaching all over the board for keys...and I cant rebind some of them to where i want..I use arrows and I have to let go and reach over to the Q to hack.
360 controller works great! I haven't even touched the mouse or keyboard playing this game. I figured if you're buying it for the PC, the controller is a must for these types of games.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by JayDeath » Wed May 28, 2014 12:03 pm

I can't even play offline. The loading bar teases me to almost launch and then freezes. I have to ctrl-alt-del only have find that the game has crashed.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed May 28, 2014 11:41 pm

This time I got on a roof, hacked a tower, went to climb off and I jumped instead....and it exited to desktop . Bet I died. No hurry to return and find out.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Daehawk » Thu May 29, 2014 12:07 am

I dont know if its related to my WD troubles but my system just blue screened. I haven't see na blue screen error since about 1995 lol. No idea what caused it. I was watching a video on YouTube about Distant Worlds.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Unagi » Thu May 29, 2014 12:37 am

This place lists a whole bunch of problems/solutions that may help some of you having problem with the game.

Currrently - I'm not able to run it, but it did get me past my first problem... :?

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Post by Tokek » Thu May 29, 2014 2:42 am

Daehawk wrote:I dont know if its related to my WD troubles but my system just blue screened. I haven't see na blue screen error since about 1995 lol. No idea what caused it. I was watching a video on YouTube about Distant Worlds.
I bluescreened last night playing this as well. Found out that it's a common issue with AMD cards and watch dogs as it's only optimized for nvidia (or so I've read). Though I've only had 1 bluescreen so far, however, I've had plenty of crashes of Watch Dogs.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Paingod » Thu May 29, 2014 7:28 am

For all my interest in this game, you folks are making me glad I didn't jump into it early.

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Thu May 29, 2014 8:03 am

Not to deny that the others are having issues, but I haven't had any lockups or crashes on my lower end machine.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu May 29, 2014 5:22 pm

Damn you and your TRS-80 :)
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by naednek » Thu May 29, 2014 5:50 pm

I have an AMD card and once I figured out I should'nt use ultra settings because of not enough VRAM, it's been really smooth. It's only choppy if I Alt Tab and come back.
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Post by Daehawk » Thu May 29, 2014 5:58 pm

You SHOULD use ultra cause you dont have enough ram ...or you shouldn't? Im using the 2 gig setting on Nvidia and it crashes.
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Post by naednek » Thu May 29, 2014 7:07 pm

sorry... Shouldn't.

Did you download their newest drivers?
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Post by Daehawk » Thu May 29, 2014 7:14 pm

Ya right before the game came out. That thing Nvidia installs keeps it up to date...which isn't always the best thing due to flaky drivers sometimes.
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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by Unagi » Thu May 29, 2014 8:15 pm

IceBear wrote:Not to deny that the others are having issues, but I haven't had any lockups or crashes on my lower end machine.
AMD or NVidia?

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Re: Watch Dogs

Post by IceBear » Thu May 29, 2014 8:16 pm

Nvidia... 460 sli

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