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Nobear
12-30-2010, 03:46 PM
I know you normally announce this on the Multiplayer Game Schedule thread, but there are still many of you who post on the forums with whom I've never played a game.

FYI for those new/skeptical to Multiplayer:
-starting a Multiplayer server is super easy
-it doesn't slow down your computer noticeably at all
-it's identical to playing solo if nobody logs onto your server, with no drawbacks whatsoever
-you can choose to continue your last town (towns are shared between solo and Multiplayer), and therefore take no XP penalty
-if people come onto your server, the full XP that each person earns goes to everyone: it is NOT split and diluted! Therefore, the more the merrier, and the faster everyone levels.
-don't worry if you're way different level. If you're much higher, you'll be powerleveling noobs. If you're the noob, you'll powerlevel like crazy by doing nothing, at no cost to others.
-everyone I've played Din's Curse with is very generous with loot. It's a great opportunity to trade with others and each get what suits you best!

So if you don't see a server and want to play with others, make your own! What better time than when everyone is excited as hell about an xpac? I'll start my own server in a little while if I don't see any others.

Nobear
12-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Question though: is 1.011 beta compatible with previous versions online? What about Demon War beta?

DeathKnight1728
12-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Are you going to play as a new character on multiplayer, cause i made a new character.

Nobear
12-30-2010, 05:07 PM
I can go either way. I was actually getting ready to play my 81 Rogue (the first Rogue I made, that I assigned stats badly to, which are now reversible, but has the name I want to keep :P) I could power level your new character to match one of my others, remember what a riot that was with Fantastiballs? But what's your highest level toon?

Manumitted
12-30-2010, 05:15 PM
What better time than when everyone is excited as hell about an xpac?

Maybe it's just me, but whenever I see "xpac," I think of a really douchey pro wrestler (http://shawnmichaels974.s.h.pic.centerblog.net/hwufsjbs.jpg).

DeathKnight1728
12-30-2010, 05:15 PM
Before my comp crashed in september- lvl 89 rogue, now the highest level character is my assassin/icemage who is 50. You play with him alot so you know.
Im taking a break from him in order to screw around with the demon hunter class. Im at lvl 9 right now. Have you ever played a hybrid no bear? You should make a hybrid with the demon hunter just for fun. It would be cool, and if you need any ideas i can come up with a few.

DeathKnight1728
12-30-2010, 05:18 PM
Maybe it's just me, but whenever I see "xpac," I think of a really douchey pro wrestler (http://shawnmichaels974.s.h.pic.centerblog.net/hwufsjbs.jpg).

Me too. The reason i hate him is because he looks like a dirty version of kirk hammett from metalica.

Tar Palantir
12-30-2010, 07:46 PM
What you just said (should be very obvious) just made me realise that I should have been laying like this from the start :o

Anyways, from now on that's what i'll do.

I have a lvl 58 warrior as well as a few starters (a rogue, a conjurer and an archer).

I'll be playing in the evenings and some afternoons (european timezone)

Nobear
12-30-2010, 07:51 PM
Hey DeathKnight do you want me to power level your Demon Hunter using my 81 Rogue? LOL Then he will be high enough to play with my Wizard and Tar's Warrior. Ok I have been on the forums all day, I need to play!

As usual, I'll make a server on US West if I don't find any others. I'll call it Nobear Xpac just to be a douche :P.

Edit: Oh, and if anyone has spare Fryse's Blue or White rings, I will gladly trade one of my other awesome items for it.

Nobear
12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Nobear Xpac is live lol

So is Demon War compatible with non xpac clients on Multiplayer?

Stardusts
12-30-2010, 07:58 PM
hey Nobear I can play now and I do have a FBR/FWR to spare, make a server and I'll join

Nobear
12-30-2010, 08:28 PM
I can't find you guys, so I restarted my US West server with my 56 Wizard on it.

Stardusts
12-30-2010, 08:33 PM
we just got dc, I saw your server for a sec and its gone now

Nobear
12-30-2010, 08:46 PM
Once in a while I tab out to check the forums, that might DC you just a guess. Try again.

Nobear
12-30-2010, 08:56 PM
Anyway, it's still up whenever you want to give it another shot, or else make your own and post it. But I do want to thank you for the Fryse's Blue Ring. I sacrificed some HP to max out my Wizard's Int, and I now have 100% crit! It makes up for the DPS loss of the patch, pretty sweet.

Stardusts
12-30-2010, 08:56 PM
the game freezes when loading into mult server now. Im going to eat something have fun guys (and I hope you enjoy the rings Nobear :) ).

DeathKnight1728
12-30-2010, 09:51 PM
Does anyone want to make a new char in multiplayer? I am still lvl 7

Nobear
12-30-2010, 10:03 PM
How about me powerlevel you up so you're even level with one of my toons before you know it?

btw, my US West server is live again, that's the best way to reach me now :).

DeathKnight1728
12-30-2010, 10:55 PM
I appreciate the offer but i wanna make this character up the old way. If you want to still level my assassin with your wizard then that'd be cool. I dont know how safe we will be though since ive heard that the later levels are extremely hard and imbalanced. Im struggling a bit at lvl 10!

OneoftheLost
12-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Heh, sure! I've got a level 6 Warrior I havn't touched in forever. :p

Kinda lost my good save, so I wasn't really interested in NoBear's server +54 and up, but I joined just to see if I could.

Shadow
12-31-2010, 11:01 AM
Question though: is 1.011 beta compatible with previous versions online? What about Demon War beta?

I think 1.011 is not compatible with anything before, but I'm not positive.

The expansion is definitely not. Everyone needs the expansion (or no one).

Tar Palantir
12-31-2010, 02:46 PM
You should stick to "everyone needs the expansion" Shadow! ;)

DeathKnight1728
12-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Ill be busy for a few hours, but I would like to go on later and have some new year dins curse fun :D

If anyone wants to go on with me us west, message me on here. Any other server is fine too. Lvl 10 is the world level.

Nobear
12-31-2010, 07:49 PM
I've got my US West server up, but wanting to play higher level characters at the moment. I guess we're on a different page now DeathKnight, but I'm up for either powerleveling or adventuring together with mid-high level characters.

icecube
12-31-2010, 08:03 PM
Hey Nobear, I'm up for playing. I'd have to buy and install the xpac first though. Shouldn't be that long.

Ghost Matter
12-31-2010, 11:51 PM
I'm trying to join divedungeon's game (working tomorrow, so no NYE party :() but the game keeps crashing for some reason.:confused:

icecube
01-01-2011, 12:04 AM
Where did his game go? =o

DeathKnight1728
01-01-2011, 12:05 AM
Yeah i just made a game in multi and it worked fine. Then someone came in and after they left and came back, it crashed for me. I went back to join and it kept on saying failed to open socket or something like that. I tried several times and multiplayer wouldnt work. Im going to stick with singleplayer for now.

Edit-beat me to the post :)

icecube
01-01-2011, 12:09 AM
Yeah i just made a game in multi and it worked fine. Then someone came in and after they left and came back, it crashed for me. I went back to join and it kept on saying failed to open socket or something like that. I tried several times and multiplayer wouldnt work. Im going to stick with singleplayer for now.

Edit-beat me to the post :)

I think that was me <_<. The level 50-some?
I left to make a new character and when I tried to reconnect it wouldn't work.

DeathKnight1728
01-01-2011, 12:32 AM
We'll play when this multiplayer problem gets fixed. So what hybrid did you make?

icecube
01-01-2011, 12:35 AM
Reaver/Weaponmaster.
I liked the Assassin/Weaponmaster build I started with, and wanted to play something similar. So far I really like the Fire Strike skill but I'm only level 3 so, haha.

If anyone wants to play a multi, I have a game made on US West. (I think, first time doing this)

DeathKnight1728
01-01-2011, 12:38 AM
That build-twohanded weapon mastery+ any of the masteries from weaponmaster+Ravage=lu bu on speed or :eek:

icecube
01-01-2011, 06:56 PM
That build-twohanded weapon mastery+ any of the masteries from weaponmaster+Ravage=lu bu on speed or :eek:

Yes >=D.


Anyone up for playing multi tonight or now?

Nobear
01-01-2011, 07:41 PM
I am for sure, as usual gonna start my US West server if nobody else's is up. Don't forget to download patch 1.012 everyone!

I'll update this once I read the patch notes :).

icecube
01-01-2011, 08:03 PM
You still on US West? I'm eating dinner but will finish soon.

Nobear
01-01-2011, 08:08 PM
I haven't started yet, got caught up in other stuff. Reading patch notes, and I'll update when ready.

Nobear
01-01-2011, 08:20 PM
Server up. Playing 81 Rogue, but can switch to 59 Wizard or 23 Priest.

Nobear
01-01-2011, 11:17 PM
Icecube I can't find your server any more.

icecube
01-01-2011, 11:18 PM
That's strange. Let me re-load it.

EDIT: Do you want to make a map instead?

Nobear
01-02-2011, 01:40 AM
My US West server is up again. Join me and I'll switch if I have a toon your level.

Nobear
01-02-2011, 05:20 PM
Playing now on my US West server.

DeathKnight1728
01-02-2011, 09:32 PM
I dont know if i am the only one, but everytime i try multiplayer with the expansion its very buggy and will freeze up/lag up like crazy.

icecube
01-02-2011, 09:46 PM
It's usually ok for me. It became laggy and jumpy when I was in a game with 3 (or 4) other people though.

Nobear
01-02-2011, 11:03 PM
I've now posted about these issues, along with my computer/internet specs, in the thread called "Multiplayer with expansion and v1.012 - lag." I suggest we make that the master thread for our Multiplayer issues/suggestions. Hopefully something will come of it. It's also possible that it's my computer and/or internet, and that someone else with better might make a better host. Check my specs there. Anyone have better, or have a secondary computer that could serve as a dedicated host?

Nobear
01-03-2011, 07:46 PM
US West server up and running! I discovered why we were getting such low XP last time, so it won't happen again. Let's tear through some levels folks!

Nobear
01-03-2011, 08:29 PM
To the level 93 I was playing with before: I can't find your server. I'll try again after I finish my world, otherwise I'll host and make the next world higher.

Nobear
01-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Bomphav, I tried connecting to your server twice, and after a long delay, got this message: "Server could not be contacted, disconnected, or was lost!" Trying once more.

Nobear
01-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Couldn't find it in the first place the final time, so I'm back on my own server. The next town after you come on I'll make at your level.

Bomphav
01-03-2011, 10:20 PM
I was on for about 10 minutes when the program unexpectedly quit. I took a break, but I'll come back to your world.

My AIM screen name is Bomphav as well, feel free (anyone) to hit me up if you're interested in an MP game.

icecube
01-04-2011, 12:17 AM
Ah frick. My internet completely died, and I'm guessing so did the town I was hosting :(. Sorry everyone!
(I'm Valynard btw).

EDIT: I remade if anyone wants to join back in.

Aet
01-04-2011, 02:36 AM
I <3 Walton. With NPCs like him, why would a town need us?

Bomphav
01-04-2011, 01:36 PM
Ahh Walton...and you wanted to kill him!
Tho we did get about 30k exp from killing that NPC who started the plague :P

I'll be running an MP world for about an hour now; I'll be on AIM later today if you're up for a game.

Ghost Matter
01-04-2011, 02:22 PM
I tried to join but my game just crashes each time!

Nobear
01-04-2011, 03:46 PM
My US West server is up! level 23, 65, 83

Bomphav
01-04-2011, 04:48 PM
Ghost matter, did you have the Demon War expansion pack?
Without it, the game would likely crash, or disconnect you.

Nobear
01-06-2011, 04:41 PM
My US West server is up! I have level 23, 65 and 85 characters.

Update: server down to install patch 1.013; everyone upgrade!

Nobear
01-06-2011, 05:01 PM
US West server back up, with 1.013!

Nobear
01-06-2011, 08:40 PM
US West server up

icecube
01-07-2011, 12:02 AM
Hey NoBear, sorry for not remaking the game. I figured I would take a small nap then make the game before you finished eating. But my nap lasted longer than I expected.

Nobear
01-07-2011, 03:12 AM
No problem icecube. US West server up for a couple last games before bed!

Ghost Matter
01-07-2011, 08:50 AM
I would join your games but you're too high level, Nobear :( I usually make my own in US East.

If I join one of yours and our levels are not close, would you like to switch characters?

Nobear
01-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Yes Ghost, I could either do that or powerlevel one of yours up to my level, but I wouldn't mind playing at low level. What levels are your toons?

Nobear
01-07-2011, 04:35 PM
US West server up. Levels 23, 66, 88.

I don't mind switching. Just be forewarned that if you come on my server as a low level, you may gain several levels by the time you can tell me you want to switch. If that worries you then post it here, but then I might not see it for a while. :p

Bosanac
01-07-2011, 05:47 PM
Hey Nobear! Ill actually play later tonight :)! YAY!

Just a quick question lol, is there way to power lvl?

Nobear
01-07-2011, 06:10 PM
Just a quick question lol, is there way to power lvl?

Yes, you come on my server while I'm playing my 88, and your toon hits 50 in one town, without doing jack. Another town and he'll hit 66 to play with my wizard.

Nobear
01-07-2011, 07:44 PM
US West server up again.

Nobear
01-08-2011, 03:28 AM
US West server up

Bosanac
01-08-2011, 12:52 PM
I am going to start a US West server... can anyone play with me?

Nobear
01-08-2011, 07:37 PM
US West server up, Bosanac we keep missing each other but don't be afraid to join if you see it up.

Ghost Matter
01-08-2011, 07:51 PM
I often make games without announcing it here, on US East.

Nobear
01-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Stardusts I can't find your server, what zone is it in?

I remade mine in the meantime.

Stardusts
01-08-2011, 08:51 PM
west us, I quit and couldnt find your server. I think its my internet again :(

Nobear
01-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Either that or a game issue that needs to be fixed. Multiplayer is top priority for fixing IMHO. Of course it's probably one of the harder areas to fix.

Well it's a blast when it works. Let's keep trying here and there.

icecube
01-08-2011, 09:25 PM
Anyone still online? I checked quickly but didn't see anything.

Nobear
01-08-2011, 10:33 PM
My US West server is back up for a bit.

Nobear
01-09-2011, 09:07 PM
US West server up. 23, 66, 93

Nobear
01-10-2011, 07:39 PM
Playing again.

spacehog
01-11-2011, 03:59 AM
If anyone's up for a late night game there is a server running on
West US as of 12:00am PST, 1/11.

Level 15ish world, 1.013, Brighter Dungeons Mod

I'll edit this post once it's offline.

--Offline--

Aet
01-11-2011, 04:10 AM
I tried, but the game kept crashing as soon as I joined. Probably because I don't have the Brighter Dungeons mod installed. :(
[I do have the demon war expansion.]

spacehog
01-11-2011, 04:20 AM
I'll try taking the mod off.

Nobear
01-11-2011, 06:20 PM
US West server back up. Playing 100 dungeons now, got a 23 and 66 too.

DeathKnight1728
01-11-2011, 06:37 PM
Hey nobear. I have a lvl 19 toon if you want to play with. He's not the fastest killer but he's good. I rarely die. I only play him on dangerous monsters though so he gets the most experience. Let me know if you want me to make a town and what level.

Nobear
01-11-2011, 07:21 PM
Make a level 24 town and I'll join you in a bit on my 23 priest.

DeathKnight1728
01-11-2011, 08:14 PM
Just made a lvl 24 town on us west.

Nobear
01-11-2011, 09:03 PM
When you started a new town, I got disconnected. Then I couldn't reconnect, and now I can't find your server at all :(.

DeathKnight1728
01-11-2011, 10:17 PM
I dont know what happened. I got a not responding message on the game. I tried to get back on and it did the same thing.

DeathKnight1728
01-11-2011, 11:02 PM
i actually got it to work after having to restart. The town was insane though.

Nobear
01-12-2011, 06:00 PM
US West server up. 23, 67, 90, 100.

Bosanac
01-12-2011, 07:07 PM
US West server up. 23, 67, 90, 100.

Be on in a few...

Nobear
01-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Running a level 94 Invasion Mode town on US West. Make sure to download patch 1.014 first!

Nobear
01-14-2011, 02:41 AM
Another level 94 Invasion Mode town, this one Fast Pace. I got to wave 76 last time, come help me beat them this time!

icecube
01-14-2011, 12:52 PM
Yo NoBear, did you finish the invasion mode? :D

Nobear
01-14-2011, 03:24 PM
Not yet, and my US West server is up again with it! I finished the town except the invasion, which is of scarabus bursters this time. Lend a hand if you want!

icecube
01-14-2011, 03:32 PM
I'll be joining in 5-10 minutes.

Nobear
01-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Just restarted my US West server with a level 96 very fast pace invasion mode. Anyone up to the challenge come join me!

Nobear
01-14-2011, 07:46 PM
That was fun Icecube. Hey, things are really getting intense here. Spiders and it's wave 50. At this point the waves come incessantly, so there's no time to get bored.

Nobear
01-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Wave 82 and counting. Only Steward alive. Who wants in on the glory??

abomination5
01-14-2011, 09:16 PM
Want to play sometime tonight Nobear?

Nobear
01-14-2011, 09:30 PM
Yes, what level and what kind of town do you want?

abomination5
01-14-2011, 09:31 PM
I've got 100s, 70s, 30s, 20s, 15s and a bunch lower than that so I'm open for anything!

Nobear
01-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Well my 96 warrior and 97 rogue are both broke (can't afford max level food/health potions), or I'd love to do another high level invasion town. I also have a 67 wizard and 23 priest.

abomination5
01-14-2011, 09:43 PM
I can buy you some stuff if you need it.

spacehog
01-14-2011, 09:43 PM
Will likely be playing after work starting around 11:30PM-12:00AM PST.

Nobear
01-14-2011, 10:45 PM
Thanks Abom. Maybe you could even just be the middleman for me to transfer money from my 67 to one of my high level toons. Right now I've actually started a level 68 Invasion Mode town on my wizard on my US West server. Feel free to join any time.

Nobear
01-15-2011, 02:05 AM
Well jeeze that was fun. Congrats to Abom and Icecube for beating the invasion quest with me, and good job Abom for turning such an epic victory into an epic fail when you picked fights with all major NPCs afterwards and lost it for us LOL! And Hendrik, you didn't like going from 1 to 57 in moments, so you remade your toon, or were they two toons with slightly different names? hmm well thanks for all the items!

icecube
01-15-2011, 02:18 AM
Well jeeze that was fun. Congrats to Abom and Icecube for beating the invasion quest with me, and good job Abom for turning such an epic victory into an epic fail when you picked fights with all major NPCs afterwards and lost it for us LOL! And Hendrik, you didn't like going from 1 to 57 in moments, so you remade your toon, or were they two toons with slightly different names? hmm well thanks for all the items!

Thanks for hosting all those games =D. I wish I could have stayed for more in the last town but my roommates wanted to get some Bubble Tea and it took a lot lot longer than I thought.

Nobear
01-15-2011, 02:23 AM
No problem. What really killed us was that just after Abom switched to invasion duty and I started solving quests, he had a massive lag spike and most of the town died. Recovering from that was tense but fun! Also, there's a good chance you made the difference, because I've had the invasion fail from an NPC dying from deadly poison, and those quests were becoming too much for me to handle alone.

Next time though maybe one the one of us with the fastest computer/internet should host, cause this laptop was having a real workout when the waves started getting big, even though I was in the dungeon at the time.

abomination5
01-15-2011, 09:14 AM
I could give hosting a try next time. I should have a pretty good connection.

Nobear
01-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Well I've got a good connection (Cox 15Mb/sec), but my computer struggles a bit and the framerate drops when there's a lot of action between multiple players. The question would be who has good high speed internet AND a computer that can maintain a good framerate throughout heavy multiplayer action? Anyway, my computer *can* do it, just wondering if we can improve.

abomination5
01-15-2011, 07:37 PM
I have a pretty good rig so I might make a good host. I will be playing online a bit before dinner so check it out if you have time. (US EAST)

icecube
01-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Is before dinner right now for you? :)

Nobear
01-15-2011, 07:45 PM
Before dinner is right now for me :). US West server up and running at level 100!

abomination5
01-15-2011, 07:53 PM
I've got one up already.

icecube
01-15-2011, 07:54 PM
I can't see either of your servers :(. It's my internet probably; downloading a movie. I'll check in a minute after it's done.

abomination5
01-15-2011, 07:58 PM
Hmmm...I do I need to forward some ports? I tried changing my router's settings so check again when you get time. Make sure you are looking at US east as well.

icecube
01-15-2011, 08:08 PM
Hmmm...I do I need to forward some ports? I tried changing my router's settings so check again when you get time. Make sure you are looking at US east as well.

The problem is probably on my side. I couldn't see NoBear's game either and I've played with him before.

abomination5
01-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Having dinner now but I'll be back later tonight.

abomination5
01-15-2011, 09:05 PM
Okay, back up and running on US East.

icecube
01-16-2011, 02:50 PM
Server up on US West (100). Mostly farming for items.

Feral23
01-16-2011, 08:19 PM
server goin up USEast for trades n gifting, 5-30 lvl range, but mature toons welcome too --- server name: noobish

Ghost Matter
01-16-2011, 09:53 PM
Doing my lvl34 invasion. If you wanna bring me some food and red potions, would be nice :D No vendors in this town

Maybe we can pass the time between waves with discussions about the meaning of life and stuff...

Araxis
01-18-2011, 09:42 AM
I only have lower level characters but I was considering leaving a server up 24/7, possibly with some interesting settings OR with very normal settings.

I noticed while DC is minimized and nobody is in the game it simply pauses, so things would only progress while other people are about...

Im not sure if it's a good idea or not, but everyone seems to enjoy multiplayer so if there was a constant host would it be beneficial?

PS Im west coast

Nobear
01-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Araxis, how fast is your computer and internet? Be specific if you can (like how many Mb/s). How smooth a framerate do you get, and does it ever slow down?

Araxis
01-18-2011, 07:08 PM
Well the box I would be using for this purpose is a dual core 2.2ghz intel, 3gb ram and running vista 32bit. (If I could put dc on linux I would).

MY connection ranges from 30mb download (here in LA) to 10-15 down on the east coast. Not sure if that's even a valuable number, but the upload is consistent, 2.5mbps locally or across the country...

As far as the performance in game goes, Im not sure how well it does I could test it out - but I would leave this computer running with minimal graphics, minimized and idle otherwise :)

Im thinking of putting it up today, between today and tommorow we could see how it performs. It will be sit to change levels based on the lowest players level.

On thursday they will be fumigating so it will have to be down most of the day!

Also, I wjust checked the fps. With bare minimum graphics I get 300fps main screen, 75 in game. With maxed out graphics I get 100 fps main screen, 40 in game!

Btw the server will be called "Permaserver" Due to lack of a better name

Nobear
01-18-2011, 08:32 PM
That sounds like it would help a lot, thanks for offering to do it. I'd request the following settings (others feel free to vote too):

Fast Pace (so one person can handle it, but it's not too slow for 2 or 3 people)
Small World (faster XP since there are more quests per level)
Normal NPC Pace (I haven't tested NPC pace settings at low levels, so just a guess here)

And I haven't managed to get an official answer from Shadow yet on how XP scales depending on the levels of multiple players online, but I think it would more often yield better XP if the world were set to the highest player's level and not the lowest. Every time I've been the highest level player and the world has been a lower level, everybody playing has leveled like molasses. The low level will actually not "catch up" this way, but he'll catch up very quickly if the dungeon is set to a much higher level and he just chills out while higher level players do quests.

Araxis
01-18-2011, 09:31 PM
Ok, I will set it to Fast pace and small world right away

The only reason I set it to minimum level was because I didn't want someone lvl 50 to come in, have the town clear, and leave with a buncha say.. level 20's to be in a super high level dungeon!

Oh yeah, just thought Id mention it's a west coast server! And I may run a second instance but Im not sure how it should be set up..

Nobear
01-18-2011, 10:48 PM
If you set up a second server then make that one set to the highest level character. Name them so people know which one to go to. The first would appeal to low levels wanting to play how it was meant to be played, and high levels wanting to farm low level items. The second would appeal to low levels hoping to be power-leveled, and high levels who don't mind power-leveling lowbies.

Araxis
01-18-2011, 10:53 PM
Now that's quite an idea :)

But now I'm curious... Will I be able to run 2 instances of dc and have their own settings? Im worried they'll both draw from the same user.cfg

Nobear
01-18-2011, 10:56 PM
I can't find your server on US West, so I made my own. I'll check back later.

Nobear
01-18-2011, 10:58 PM
Oh you mean two versions of the program on the same computer? Sounds like a question for Shadow. Start out with just one instance and see how that works first.

Araxis
01-18-2011, 11:01 PM
Oh I just took it down this moment to play around with a second instance, it's back up now

pnakotus
01-18-2011, 11:59 PM
If you can work out how to get a second instance to connect, let me know.

Nobear
01-19-2011, 12:57 AM
Well, I beat that low level world, and then waited a long time for the server to create a new world. I think it's expecting your manual input. I'm going back to my server. Join it if you want to be power-leveled, and after that town I'll check back here for news.

btw, right after you went afk there were two periods of a few seconds each where monsters weren't moving and I could run around but couldn't attack them. Other than that, it was smooth.

Araxis
01-19-2011, 01:22 AM
It appears I still had to push ok, so it didn't go ahead all by itself, as intended. I checked the settings on my end, they were correct :-/


Also, I don't see your server!

Nobear
01-19-2011, 01:55 AM
Shadow, any idea about Araxis' problem?

And sometimes servers appear when I restart the game.

Shadow
01-19-2011, 09:41 AM
It sounds like the auto start stuff isn't set up properly or not working, I'll look into it.

Shadow
01-19-2011, 03:55 PM
I just tried it and it worked fine for me. You might want to verify that you have autoStartServer set to 1.

Araxis
01-19-2011, 04:15 PM
I just tried it and it worked fine for me. You might want to verify that you have autoStartServer set to 1.

I checked it last night, I did have it set to 1. When I returned to the game I had a window to push ok, which I did, and then it passed right by the world creation menu to the next town!

Shadow
01-19-2011, 06:36 PM
I checked it last night, I did have it set to 1. When I returned to the game I had a window to push ok, which I did, and then it passed right by the world creation menu to the next town!

What screen did you get stuck on?

spacehog
01-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Call me crazy, but I fail to see the point of dedicated servers in a game like Din's Curse. The fun in multiplayer is playing with other people, not just playing in someone else's world. Even if there is a server running 24/7, if the host isn't playing then it's just another single player world. Regardless, your efforts are very generous and much appreciated. DC multiplayer is some of the best I've ever had and there seems to be a lot more of it going on these days! Keep it up.

Araxis
01-19-2011, 08:10 PM
What screen did you get stuck on?

I didn't notice, I didn't read the message, but it was still in the old town, after it had been defeated. I clicked ok and it immediately went to the creation scene, but only for a split second, it then continued on to the next town without giving me the opportunity to make any adjustments. So a portion of it did work..

Araxis
01-19-2011, 08:12 PM
Call me crazy, but I fail to see the point of dedicated servers in a game like Din's Curse. The fun in multiplayer is playing with other people, not just playing in someone else's world. Even if there is a server running 24/7, if the host isn't playing then it's just another single player world. Regardless, your efforts are very generous and much appreciated. DC multiplayer is some of the best I've ever had and there seems to be a lot more of it going on these days! Keep it up.


I hear you, and the idea would definitely to find some generic settings a lot of people would enjoy. Also, I think you make a good point, and this idea would probably be more effective with a larger community - I feel like the internet stuff isn't frequented too often at this point in time.

Nobear
01-19-2011, 08:44 PM
One of the points I see for a dedicated server is to have a reliable, low-lag experience. Some peoples' computers and internets are faster than others, and my computer in particular slows down for me when I'm serving and playing and there's heavy multiplayer action (eg wave 90+ in invasion mode with 4 players). Araxis seems to have a faster computer and internet than most of us, and it will be set to minimum graphics and not usually played on, so it will stay snappy for the rest of us.

As for not enough people playing, first off people new to multiplayer might be less afraid to join a server than to start one (from lack of knowledge that starting one is just as easy, or from fear of being a leader).

Second, I can think of three changes which Shadow could make to encourage people to play multiplayer more. I will read the 1.015 patch notes shortly and check if any of these have been implemented yet:

1) Get rid of zones, or just list them as one stat in the master list of servers, so people don't have to check four different places each time. Myself and others have suggested this before. Any thoughts on if/when you will make this change Shadow?

2) Get rid of the annoying way you have to click each pile of money in a multiplayer game, or at least make this an option to choose when starting a server. People that play this game online are generally generous with loot/money, and they can discuss how they want to distribute these things at the beginning of a game anyway.

3) Allow the game to be paused/unpaused by anyone if only one player has been active for the past 5 minutes.

Changes 2 and 3 would make a dedicated server feel just as convenient as playing solo, if I am in fact the only one actually playing. This would motivate me to actually play on a dedicated server by default, and have fun whether I'm playing solo or whether others join.

Nobear
01-19-2011, 09:57 PM
US West up at level 100. Gonna check out the new armor formula of patch 1.015! Be sure to download it before joining :).

abomination5
01-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Working a bit late tonight. Would join otherwise. Let me know how the changes turn out.

Tar Palantir
01-20-2011, 03:12 PM
i'll be starting a game in about one and a half hours or two for my lvl74 warrior

anybody is welcome


very fast pace+lvl75 dungeon, i normally leave the other settings unchanged

spacehog
01-21-2011, 03:07 AM
Playing a level 26 world on US West as of 11:05PM PST.
Version 1.015, no mods

--Server offline now. Might be on again later.--

Nobear
01-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Playing level 100s on US West with my broke-@ss rogue haha, checkin out the recent changes.

Nobear
01-22-2011, 05:09 PM
US West server up again

spacehog
01-23-2011, 05:01 AM
See a game up on US West, but am unable to join. Guessing it's a different patch or no expansion.
Playing a level 26ish town on US West. 1.016, no mods. (1:00AM PST)

Nobear
01-23-2011, 04:49 PM
Playing my 69 Wizard on US West.

Nobear
01-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Playing my 72 Wizard on US West.

Nobear
01-24-2011, 09:25 PM
Playing my 76 Wizard on US West.

Nobear
01-25-2011, 03:05 AM
Running level 100s on US West.

abomination5
01-25-2011, 08:59 PM
Level 100 on US EAST

Nobear
01-25-2011, 11:31 PM
Darn, missed you Abom. I'm playing Very Fast Paced Raging Hordes 100s on US West now.

abomination5
01-26-2011, 12:30 AM
Back on east for a while.

spacehog
01-26-2011, 05:45 AM
Playing a mid 30's town on US West. 1.06, no mods.

Nobear
01-26-2011, 04:58 PM
Playing my new level 17 huntard, er ranger, on US West. All hail Nimrod the Mighty Hunter!

Nobear
01-27-2011, 05:39 PM
Playing my level 44 ranger on US West.

Nobear
01-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Playing my 58 ranger on US West.

Nobear
01-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Sorry to Gwiz and Arya, I had to deal with RL stuff so was afk. I'm back now, on my 66 ranger on US West.

Nobear
01-28-2011, 01:35 PM
Running level 100s on US West. Upgrade to patch 1.017!

DeathKnight1728
01-28-2011, 03:59 PM
Sorry to Gwiz and Arya, I had to deal with RL stuff so was afk. I'm back now, on my 66 ranger on US West.

damn no bear, lvl 66 already. You dont mess around. I bet you'd set a record if you played hardcore :D

Nobear
01-28-2011, 04:51 PM
My ranger is 85 now. I've been playing level 100 dungeons since about 70. Abom made me realize that playing dungeons way above your level multiplies XP by a TON. I hypothesize that this phenomenon works for powerleveling lowbies, in addition to the fact they need less XP per level, but I haven't really been power-leveled myself so I don't know.

Of course, only certain classes can do well in dungeons 10-30 levels above them. A frost mage with highly skilled Shatter/Frost spec is probably the best, but I've been getting more skilled at the ranger and finding he can be quite powerful and hardly ever get hit. Your suggestion to get the Light Touch skill really helped, and in fact I've been keeping it in line with my other most prominent skills, such that at level 85 with 60% escape notice, I can get quite close to level 100 enemies and be methodical about my strategy. Set all 3 traps down and then acquire next target (to get those slightly beyond my screen)/Shock Bolt them and none can touch me. I set them down in front of doors, at corners I can't see around, and my favorite: over monster traps, and then running over them and watching them all get burned/frost-bitten before they know what hit them.

Tar Palantir
01-28-2011, 06:06 PM
I have found it very difficult with my lvl 78 warrior... lvl 90 dungeon was just a nightmare and 84 is still very tough. I am now bankrupt because I drink to many potions :(

Nobear
01-28-2011, 06:31 PM
I never played much above my level on my warrior, so I don't have a personal feel for how hard it is. Next time you come on my server, maybe I'll take another look at your gear, stats and skills and see if I can help you out any more.

I did have a bankruptcy problem leveling just the normal way with my rogue and warrior though. My wizard had 314G by level 100, and my ranger isn't bankrupt but is floating at around 20G. I think this is a testament to the balance of the classes. Of these four, I'd rank wizard, ranger, warrior and rogue in order of easiest to hardest. Maybe some balance changes are in store.

Shadow, I'd start by adjusting the resistances formula to scale to higher numbers with level. Armor is fine now, but players should have about 50% resistances at max level. That would make it a bit easier to survive things like Dread Brains, and would also make the ice mage's Shatter explosion hit for a bit less. Not to mention make resistances on armor more valuable, much like you've done for armor value.

Nobear
01-28-2011, 10:28 PM
On US West again.

spacehog
01-29-2011, 09:40 AM
Late night / early morning game on US West. Mid 30's town, 1.017, no mods.

Nobear
01-29-2011, 05:29 PM
100s on US West

Nobear
01-31-2011, 09:08 PM
Playing a new level 8 Conjurer on US West.

Nobear
02-02-2011, 03:26 AM
Playing my 41 conjurer on US West.

Nobear
02-02-2011, 04:42 PM
Playing my 65 Conjurer on US West.

Nobear
02-03-2011, 01:47 AM
Running 100s on US West.

Nobear
02-03-2011, 10:06 PM
Patch 1.018- 100s on US West.

spacehog
02-06-2011, 05:57 AM
Level 20 town on West. 1.019, no mods. (2 AM PST) Was having issues connecting to servers earlier, so hopefully it works. If it does work perhaps it will shed some light into the situation.

Nobear
02-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Patch 1.019, new character (Demon Hunter), US West, no mods.

spacehog
02-07-2011, 04:57 AM
Mid 20's on West, 1.019, no mods. (1 am pst)

Nobear
02-08-2011, 12:22 AM
Playing my 47 Demon Hunter on US West.

Nobear
02-08-2011, 02:57 PM
Playing my 68 Demon Hunter on US West.

Nobear
02-08-2011, 05:32 PM
What happened to all the people I used to play with? Can someone help me transfer money from my wizard to my demon hunter? I'm not online right now since there's not much I can do when I can't even afford food lol. Let me know when you are planning to be online, and I'll see if I can meet you then.

DeathKnight1728
02-08-2011, 07:22 PM
Sorry i cant help you nobear. Tuesdays i start school at 11am and dont stop until 9:30pm usually. Ive tried installing dins on any of these computer lab computers and i cant get it to work due to restrictions.

spacehog
02-09-2011, 05:44 AM
Mid 20's town on West. 1.020, no mods, 1:45 am PST.

Tar Palantir
02-10-2011, 02:32 PM
I can help you out Nobear :)

If you could just tell me in what city you live (i'm in Spain so there is a considerable time difference) in and at what time you would be available tomorrow and this week end (I just hope it doesn't clash with the Six Nations (Rugby Union) games)

Nobear
02-10-2011, 06:45 PM
I live in California, USA, which is PST = GMT -8. Most of Spain is GMT, are you GMT? Y soy Chileno y hablo Espaņol tambien.

I should be available between roughly 11 AM and 6 PM my time tomorrow. Just an estimate because I don't know when I'll wake up, and my gf's parents are visiting starting tomorrow night. Saturday about the same hours, and Sunday I'd say 11 AM to 12 AM midnight.

So for your time that'd be Friday and Saturday: 7 PM-2AM, and Sunday: 7PM-8AM the next day.

Keep in mind I'll probably be spending a lot of that time with my gf and her parents. If you tell me which of those times are best for you, we'll see when we'll try to meet, but no guarantees. Thanks!

spacehog
02-11-2011, 02:10 AM
Mid 60's on West. 1.020, no mods.

spacehog
02-11-2011, 06:19 PM
Level 70ish town on West. 1.020, no mods, etc. Should be up off & on for the next 2-3 hours.

Tar Palantir
02-12-2011, 03:57 PM
if anybody i going to play in the coming hours please tell

preferably around lvl 80 but I also have lvl 20ish characters

spacehog
02-13-2011, 06:32 AM
Level 30 something game on US West for any other creatures of the night. 1.021 and zero modifications.

spacehog
02-16-2011, 04:29 AM
Quick game on West. I think the town is around level 90. 1.021, no mods.

spacehog
02-22-2011, 01:39 AM
Just started a mid 40's town on West US. 1.022, no mods.

Crisses
02-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Just started on US-East server "Crisses" -- low level, testing Priest pure class, Demon War, no mods.