Category Archives: Angry Rants

My personal rants over idiotic, dumb and stupid decisions made by others. Or myself.
May (or most likely will) contain lots of swearing, the F words and all the other words not appropriate for little children.
You’ve been warned (not that anyone cares lol)!

HDMI is garbage for computer monitors

Yesterday, I’ve ranted about damaged DisplayPort cable and how it screwed up system badly with hard crashes and random reboots. Replaced it with HDMI and all seemed fine…

Until I noticed bad tearing in games. Hold up, I have FreeSync display, my image shouldn’t be tearing like that. Went to check settings if it somehow disabled itself and G-Sync settings panel on my RTX 3080 was just gone. Not even there anymore. What?! Checked Windows display settings and no Variable Refresh Rate settings either. Ok, now I’m confused. Done quick search online and read that HDMI 2.0 doesn’t support FreeSync or HDR. Now, RTX 3080 supports HDMI 2.1, but my monitor doesn’t as it only has HDMI 2.0 input. Well, fuck. So, I had to rush into a tech store for new DisplayPort cable on god damn Saturday just to get back freaking FreeSync. Ridiculous.

HDMI is such garbage connectivity standard for computers. Last monitor I had couldn’t do 1080p at 144Hz via HDMI. Only 60Hz. I had to use DisplayPort to get 144Hz refresh. Fast forward to now on larger 1440p display and same shit. Again some dumb limitations with HDMI. At least I could get 144Hz, but without FreeSync? Come on!

Well, now it’s DisplayPort and FreeSync is back again. Pretty annoyed by all this. If you’re on computer connecting higher end computer monitor, don’t bother with any other cable, go straight for DisplayPort, if you want to avoid dumb problems, because HDMI is apparently totally inferior.

Netflix whining over loss of subscribers is the funniest shit ever

In recent days I’m reading all over the news how Netflix is losing huge amount of subscribers. You may wonder what they are citing as reason for this drop? Garbage interface? Useless search engine they have? Poor selection of content? Rubbish regional content restrictions? Nope, none of that, they are blaming Netflix password account sharing. I’m getting flashbacks of dumb companies in late 90’s whining over piracy for any failure they made.

Not only Netflix initially encouraged password sharing to boost the viewership, main reason they are losing subscribers is because the service is just shit. And it has been for years. How shit you may say? Well, let me tell you…

Shit interface

The horizontally scrolling movies/series in a vertically scrolling categories is just idiotic. Not only it’s incredibly hard to navigate as it is, bunch of categories share exact same damn movies and series that scroll in a frigging loop so you hardly know hwere is the start and where is the end. just to make it seem like there is so much content to watch…

Poor content selection

Reality is, there is hardly any. And to make matters worse, if you live anywhere but in US, you get less content by default because yay, fucking regional content is somehow still a thing in year 2022. I thought we left that shit behind back in 2003… And no, I’m no going to pay extra for a fucking VPN just so I could watch some regionally blocked bullshit. This is really a primary reason. There is just so very little to watch on Netflix that you’re done with it in few months of not that intensive watching and then there is very little left to even care about and the sporadic additions just don’t make it any better. Only stuff I can really think of being good from top of my head was “Love, Death and Robots”, “Black Mirror” and “The Expanse”. And that’s about it from their entire library. They don’t have a single frigging iconic movie on it. No Aliens franchise, no Jurassic Park franchise, no Die Hard, no Home Alone, nothing. I’d totally binge watch entire Alien franchise right now. Nope, just frigging can’t because there isn’t any. I also love old action movies from 80’s and 90’s, just sort of to relive the nostalgia. Nope, nothing. The fact I listed 3 Netflix’s own productions and nothing else is telling. And don’t think everything they make is gold. It really isn’t. Most of their movies and series always leave you with a hardon and with conclusion that is best described as “fuck you”. Most of their movies have no conclusion in the end, no real satisfaction, no explanations of anything (especially since there won’t ever be any continuation of that movie), it’s just wtf I just watched most of the time.  And the fact competition is now on the market, it just makes it even worse for the consumers, not better…

Garbage support for even when you were paying for it

For a while I was paying for the HD tier. Not 4K, just HD one because it was suppose to give me 1080p video. Just to soon realize image is kinda crap most of the time on my monitor. I soon realized dumbass Netflix only serves me 720p video in Firefox. You know, because that happens to be my primary browser and I really don’t like to use dumb clumsy useless Windows Netflix app. You’re already using Widevine DRM bullshit, why the fuck do you need me to use Edge to get 1080p video I’m fucking paying for? Eh? Are you clowns entirely and totally incompetent. I very quickly downgraded my account to SD because it wasn’t that much worse than 720p I was getting anyways.

Competition

We’re expected to be subscribed to all these services because each and every wants to have some fucking exclusive shit on their service. I’m still pissed when I wanted to watch Rogue One on Netflix, I have fucking seen it there, but a week later I come in finally ready to watch it and it was just… gone. Turns out Disney snatched all Star Wars content from Netflix and put it on their Disney+. Upon visiting Disney+ webpage I was informed the service is not available in my country. Well, fuck you too then.

Idiotic categories and search

What really pissed me off every time is how stupid categories are and how useless the search is. I already mentioned how it’s clumsy to navigate, but even when you picked a dedicated category, for example “Sci Fi” because I like fucking Sci Fi, the dumb thing didn’t spit out anything useful and it insisted on “recommending” me things I couldn’t give two fucks about and kept recommending me shit I already watched ages ago. Dafuck!? It always felt like it’s confused or something. Search was even bigger fuck you. I’m sure anyone has experienced it how you typed a movie name into Netflix’s search and the thing started recommending you the movie names based on few letters you’ve typed so far. All excited, if it found the name, I’ll be watching the movie in no time, just for the search engine in Netflix to spit out “No match”. Are you fucking shitting me? You literally recommended me an exact movie name of a movie I was looking for and now you’re saying there is no such movie? Then why the fuck were you recommending me its full name? Absolutely insane.

How will Netflix counter loss of subscribers?

Apparently Netflix’s brilliant idea to counter massive bleeding of subscribers is to seriously crack down on account sharing. Because people who were so cheap to not buy their own account will now totally rush to pay for one. Totally!

Second brilliant idea was including a cheaper tier with ads. Yes, because cheaper tier with more shit too look at (ads) will totally fix all the fucking shit I was complaining about above. It’s so bad I wouldn’t use Netflix even if it was just 1€ a month. Hell, given how pissed I am over their useless service and what kind of monumental victim they are portraying themselves this moment, I wouldn’t want to use it even if it was free. I shit you not. There just isn’t anything to watch on it, so why would I even use it for free?

I just don’t understand the movie industry…

As a response to movie industry constantly whining over piracy and loss of viewers and revenue/profits, I always like to point out the state of gaming industry. When Steam was launched, it changed the industry. Games suddenly became super accessible and their delivery absolutely painless. Want pretty much any game in existence? Well, I just come to Steam and in few clicks I’m downloading game that I’ll enjoy in matter of minutes. Fully legally. Want old game that you loved in your childhood? No problem, visit GOG. GOG became so popular with resurrection of old games that Steam also started adopting this resurrection of old games with compatibility for new operating systems. There are some exclusive games on few other services that are exclusive to certain publisher/game studio, but for 99% of games, you can get it on Steam, totally pain free. Experience is so painless it hasn’t crossed my mind to pirate any game for years. In fact I’ll soon be able to state that as “decades”. Plural. Something being so consumer friendly, painless and convenient you stop thinking of stealing the stuff. Imagine that!

And movie industry? Well, it hasn’t really changed at all since 1950’s really. Instead of bringing content closer to the consumers like Valve did with Steam, they keep on fucking it up and making it harder to consume the content. I don’t want to be permanently subscribed to 8 streaming services and paying hundreds of € every month and still not be able to watch anything I want. It’s idiotic. Especially since you watch movie once and that’s about it. Maybe I’ll rewatch it again after 5 or 10 years, but it’s not like games that offer endless supply of fun that doesn’t start repeating that quickly. I’ve said many times I’d gladly pay a cinema ticket price just to watch a blockbuster movie in comfort of my home, on my terms when I’ll want to watch it. I was hoping for that to happen for decades now and it seems it’ll never happen. So, I’m really not surprised why people still pirate movies and series and do “absurd” things like share account access. Why wouldn’t you when people offering them to consumers behave like absolute baboons who are entirely disconnected from reality? Ultimately, it’s not just Netflix. It’s the entire god damn industry. When downloading and watching a torrented movie is more convenient than bothering with idiocies of the legal one and for free, who the hell wouldn’t do it? However, if it was as accessible and convenient as it is for games, I’d watch tons of movies. Instead I rather just replay a game from few years ago or simply buy whatever just roughly excites me, even if it’ll ultimately end up in a backlog. Games are so fucking accessible people buy them ahead of time even though we often know we won’t be able to play them for months or often ever. Mind blown to pay for content you won’t even consume. But with movies and series, you often throw money at their face and they are like “Sorry, no”. O_o You deserve to be pirated for fucks sake. You really do.

r/worldnews, you dumb motherfuckers

When sub permanently bans you for calling ISIS terrorists “camel fuckers”, you know its mods are fucking dumber than retarded amoeba that fell on its head from 20th floor and treated the injury by snorting some crystal meth…

ISIS

Not only r/worldnews mods don’t seem to know what the fuck context is, we were clearly talking about ISIS and how this terrorist organization tarnished name of the Egyptian goddess Isis, they can’t seem to read for shit either. I also don’t understand what’s up with the downvotes. Seems there is a lot of people who are illiterate in this fucking sub. Why the fuck I’d spend several posts defending Egyptian mythology and then after I did that, just called everyone there “camel fuckers”. How the fuck does this make any kind of sense in your little dumb heads r/worldnews mods? HOW?!

So I sent them perfectly polite message I was more than obviously talking about ISIS, the terrorist organization.

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They don’t seem to give two fucks about my explanation and call it “post-hoc” excuse. Are you fuckers for real? Go back to school instead of fucking camels. Here’s an actual insult you baboons.

ISIS2

Aaaaaah yes, the usual muting. Reddit mods are always such bullshit pussies, they always instant mute you as soon as you argue against their bullshit moderation (and its fucking always bullshit moderation almost universally across all subs), because they can’t stand behind their shit and they rather just mute you because its just easier. Fuck you weak assholes.

Ironic thing is, Reddit suspended me for this very shit site wide because so many apparently got butthurt over it, I made an appeal and they (actual Reddit top level mods) found I wasn’t in violation by calling ISIS “camel fuckers”. Dumb r/worldnews mods still roll with their shit and go with thumbs up their ass and fingers in their ears going lalalalalala.

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At least someone still has a concept of context and understanding what they are reading, not like idiots at r/worldnews who can’t seem to connect two separate comments and understand what the fuck they say. But no, they instantly formed their dumb ass opinion I just called everyone in Middle East “camel fuckers” somehow. How the fuck did you clowns get to that fucking conclusion? Fucking ridiculous lol. I wish it was just an April’s Fools, but these idiots are for real. And their monumental stupidity is funniest shit I’ve read today. So, congrats r/worldnews, you win April’s Fools of 2022 hands down.

AMD asking motherboard makers to remove Ryzen 5800X3D overclocking and people are angry!

As many of you know, AMD is planning to launch a new Ryzen 5800X3D processor focused for gaming with new stacked memory. Essentially they’ve taken Ryzen 5800X and bolted 96MB of stacked memory on it (5800X has 32MB so 3x as much), that should apparently help gaming performance significantly.

Apparently, adding so much memory (96MB per CCD which means 96MB because 5800X only has one CCD) on a CPU created certain technical issues or limitations because Ryzen 5800X3D has a lower boost clock than it’s older sibling. It’ll only boost up to 4.5 GHz opposed to 4.85 GHz on 5800X. Despite this, it’s apparently suppose to give 15% better performance in games than with older Ryzen 5800X.

And this is where the title of the post comes in. AMD asked motherboard manufacturers to disable overclocking for Ryzen 5800X3D, presumably because of technical limitations this new stacked memory brought to the table.

And it’s this point where I’m a bit confused over the outrage of people who now scream “OH MY GOD, EVIL AMD DOESN’T ALLOW US TO OVERCLOCK ANYMORE!”

To which I wonder, has it ever? I happen to have 5800X and in basically 2 years of owning it (yeah, it’s been this long already), I couldn’t overclock it AT ALL.

You can raise max boost limit, you can enable Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO), you can increase PBO limits yourself, you can increase voltage, you can increase scaling multiplier, you can increase Loadline calibration (LLC) and… NONE OF IT EVEN MATTERS.

The way Ryzen 5000 processors are designed, they basically work as good as they ever will out of the box. You can fiddle with it and gain a % here and there and that’s about it. The most you’ll ever gain is by improving cooling and decreasing voltage leakage. Basically ensuring it’s cooled really well and you shave off as much voltage as you can through negative Vcore offset and Curve Optimizer before you start hurting performance is the way to go with Ryzen 5800X (or any Ryzen for that matter). These CPU’s are incredibly temperature sensitive and they start dropping clock the moment they go past 75°C with pretty dramatic drops at 80-85°C and they start thermally throttling at 90°C (5800X anyways).

Increasing boosting limit and PBO does nothing, if anything it hurts performance. Raising limit just makes it read nice numbers like 5GHz in monitoring software, but it’s just “clock stretching” where it goes to 5GHz, but not really. PBO just makes it eat tons of more power and then thermally clocking itself down as a result because that raises temperatures. Only thing that you can sort of gain is purely for multithreaded loads where you can raise all core performance a bit by gaining 100 to 200MHz more in all core loads. Not really useful for gaming.

Not to mention AMD has other overclocking issues, like if you increase multiplier, it just gets permanently stuck at that. Intel CPU’s can still drop the multiplier to base clock multiplier when not under load. And same for voltages. With AMD you can only do positive offset to increase voltage or make it permanent fixed increase. So it’ll just run at max voltage or at least at permanently increased one at all times. Intel CPU’s have “Adaptive Vcore voltage” option where it only applies increased voltage when under heavy load, where you actually need it. Miss this stuff on AMD…

So, why the outrage? Anyone who has actually used Ryzen CPU should know all the overclocking is all bullshit no matter how much AMD claimed CPU’s will be “heaven for overclockers”. And you’ll still be able to control voltages and curve for sure even on 5800X3D, meaning just lowering voltage overhead will automatically bring it to its maximum peak performance anyways.

Incompetent spineless western political leadership failed Ukraine

I know it’s easy to be a smartass from comfort of a home (a home that’s just 500 kilometers away from Ukraine), but I just can’t wrap my head around what the fuck entire west is doing right now about invasion of Ukraine. Because to me it seems they are doing big fucking nothing and are more afraid of offending fucking Putin than helping Ukraine from being invaded in front of everyone’s eyes.

Putin was hoarding military at Ukraine borders for what, whole frigging month? And what has west done? Big fat fucking nothing, just bunch of worthless talks about it. Putin actually invades Ukraine, not only targeting military targets, but also targeting civilians which effectively makes the whole fucking thing a war crime. And west? Well, they wave a bit with a finger at Russia with lame threats of “uh oh we’ll ban you from using SWIFT payment system”. How has that gone? Well, mostly Germany and Italy are still arguing whether they should or not. Meanwhile Russian military is rolling through Ukraine. Painting buildings in yellow and blue really fucking helps people in Ukraine.

What are you spineless idiots even thinking? Not doing anything so you wont’ “offend” or “upset” Putin? He clearly doesn’t give two shits about Europe or entire west, otherwise he wouldn’t attack in the first place. And not only that, Putin continues to threaten everyone further amidst Sweden and Finland plans to join NATO. How doesn’t that raise alarms to anyone? Don’t join or else? What? Invade Sweden and Finland as well? What? Or is that Russia’s plan the entire time and when they’ll invade Finland, everyone will have surprised Pikachu faces and shrug with shoulders “well, Finland is not in NATO so we won’t involve and risk an international conflict”. It’s exactly what their stance is on Ukraine right now. They are not doing anything because of some fucking clauses in the NATO’s rules of engagement. Dafuck?

Whole west should terminate entire financial connections (traditional and crypto as well as all stocks) with Russia the moment they stepped into Ukraine. This instant start throwing out everything that runs on natural gas and replace it with other sources independent of Russia’s supply and cutting ties with Russia in any way possible. If you’re all too spineless and too big of a fucking cowards to send in military and risk military conflict, actually fucking punish them financially, economically and technologically, not just talk about it and then not doing any of it. If they respond with further military aggression in response to economic punishment, then we may just as well start actual WW3 because this shit clearly wouldn’t end either way.

Microsoft soon wants to force us to use Microsoft Account for Windows Pro too!

Remember how Microsoft forced everyone to have a god damn Microsoft Account to even use Windows 11 Home and not for Windows 11 Pro? Well, they are changing the tune now and want to force everyone to use stupid Microsoft Account to even use Windows 11, even the Pro versions.

How about if you just kindly fuck off Microsoft? I don’t need ANY of your stupid “online” fuckery. I still have a very bitter taste from Windows 8 “online account” which just refused to work entirely if internet connection was down. Yeah, you literally couldn’t use a computer if you had “online” account and no working internet connection, I shit you not. Not to mention I don’t need ANY of the stupid “benefits” this crap offers to me. I don’t need storing of settings, I don’t need any of the syncing, I don’t need OneDrive, Your Phone or anything else. Only thing I ever logged into was Microsoft Store and only there.

All I need is OS that runs shit. Stop forcing me to use crap I don’t need or want. And I hope people will be so outraged over this nonsense that Microsoft will drop this dumb idea. It was already bad for it to be forced for Windows Home versions, but this is just getting dumber and dumber. If I’ll want “online” functionality, I’ll make sure to login to Microsoft Account. If I don’t want to, stop being an asshole and forcing us to login.

Reddit, go home, you’re fucking drunk!

Oh boy, this one is one of dumbest things I’ve experienced and I’ve stared at the suspension message in disbelief for few minutes for sure. Because I know what I watched, I know what I wrote and some dumbass moderator or whoever the fuck issues these suspensions decided I “threatened someone” (who the fuck did I threaten anyways!?) and suspended my account.

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So, here is the link to the video:

So, I must have done something horribly awful, right?

Well, this was my comment that got me suspended:

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Not only getting suspended for the given message makes no sense as it is, it makes even less sense because I referred to the disabled person defending the right to be parked in a disabled spot as “man”. I watched the video at work during lunch break and there were other people in the dinning room and I didn’t want to disturb them, so I watched it without sound and there were subtitles anyway so I didn’t know the disabled person was actually an older lady. The disabled “man” I was referring to was a disabled old lady.

Which makes the suspension even more fucking confusing. Like, what the fuck, none of it makes any kind of sense. Not the original and even less the fact I referred the wrong gender, meaning there was no fucking male present anywhere in the video. And somehow I “threatened violence” with my comment lmao. To fucking whom?! I didn’t even reply to anyone, I replied to the video post.

Yeah, I was waiting the entire time the old disabled lady would detach her prosthetic leg and beat the fucking shit out of the whiny cunt that was harassing her about the disabled parking spot. Because that “violence” would be the most fucking ironic thing ever. I guess dumb Reddit mods didn’t get the very same joke and somehow managed to see it as a threat to someone instead and banned me. Fucking hell what an absolute idiocy.

Sent an appeal, given the nature of Reddit they’ll take as long to reply as the ban stands and reply that it wasn’t a mistake in the end so I’ll have to wait the entire fucking ban time anyways. One of dumb things I hate Reddit for so much. One is dumb cuntulicious mods with god complex on individual subreddits and another is entirely useless Reddit support when something needs a “Higher up” attention. Get your shit together Reddit, for fucks sake.

EDIT: Some 4 days into the ban…

Got a reply from Reddit support and to my shock, they lifted the suspension stating the ban was not justified. Reddit, you surprise me sometimes by doing the right thing.

Hey NVIDIA, your magical new DLDSR is broken and performs worse than old DSR…

Few days ago NVIDIA announced new DLDSR feature or Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution. And I was waiting in excitement to try it out today with new driver they released for it. Just to be confused. A lot.

This is what NVIDIA was promising…

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Basically no framerate change despite actually running at higher resolution. Cool, right? Well, not quite… Examples below are just main menu of DX:MD running on RTX 3080. Framerate captured with ReShade, was the same when done with feature on my monitor instead of ReShade, but I can’t screenshot that.

NATIVE 1440p (167 fps)
Legacy DSR 2.25x (2160p > 1440p @ 85fps)
New DLDSR 2.25x (2160p > 1440p @ 83fps)

Spot the freaking problem? Old brute DSR that just renders at higher resolution and downscales to native monitor resolution is faster by a tiny bit than “2x more efficient” DLDSR.

What the hell NVIDIA? Sure, I’m not using 1080p but 1440p instead, but still, there is literally no difference in performance between old DSR and new DLDSR. Not only that, they both perform SIGNIFICANTLY worse than native 1440p. I mean like it literally halves the framerate. What’s up with that? Or is Prey some game that just happens to scale so bizarrely well with DLDSR, but Deus Ex:Mankind Divided that I just happen to play right now somehow doesn’t at all?

And to make matters worse, new DLDSR is plagued by same stupid refresh rate issues original “legacy” DSR had and I experience them back on GTX 980. Freaking Maxwell 2 card. Fast forward to 2022 with RTX 3080 and the same nonsense is still present. What I’m talking about is refresh rate being stuck at 60Hz if game doesn’t support adjustment of refresh rate within the game. DX:MD does, but most games don’t. Stupid DSR/DLDSR function just assumes you can only run 4K at 60Hz and will run at that even though the physical monitor is actually 144Hz. WHY?! But if the game supports framerate adjustment, you can set it to 144Hz and it’ll happily run at 4K 144Hz. WHY?!? WHY NVIDIA!? Use the freaking refresh rate of the physical display automatically. You’re scaling it virtually, there is no refresh rate limitation there. Playing at 60Hz on 144Hz monitor is literally painful to watch.

It’s also weird DSR/DLDSR resolutions are screenshotted at 4K as you can see from examples above. Which is also weird. I thought DSR’s downscaling is done with the driver before being actually sent to the physical display output so that it can apply smoothing filter. But from the looks of it it just sends 4K image to the actual physical output. Monitor displays at 1440p because it’s what it is and can’t do 4K, but if I screenshot it, it’s 2160p (4K) because that’s the rendered resolution. Woot? This makes me believe the DSR smoothing slider literally does nothing at default 33% if it doesn’t actually scale anything and monitor does that instead. This doesn’t make any sense, but explains why framerate drops the same with DSR and DLDSR. It’s rendering over 2x as much pixels as native. And framerate is halved as a result.

Either this is just straight up broken or I’m missing something. I know how to use DSR and this doesn’t make any sense.

Oh and as side note, Marty McFly’s effects are nowhere to be found when i tried enabling them with NVIDIA Experience in DX:MD. They just weren’t there. Back to ReShade it is. What an underwhelming and disappointing “feature” driver update…

Microsoft, kindly fuck off with your stupid “Taskbar Corner Overflow” feature

What absolutely annoys me is the new “Taskbar corner overflow” garbage introduced with Windows 11. Windows 10 had this tray icon hiding nonsense, but with a flip of a switch you could permanently set ALL tray icons to be visible at all times. Do it once and never be bothered by it ever again. But because “progress” happened in between, I now have to enable every single fucking app by hand to appear in tray bar. And to make matters worse, it’s not just for “new” apps installed on system. Every time I update NVIDIA Forceware, the fucking NVIDIA eye icon gets hidden in the stupid overflow nonsense. What an absolute pile of shit. Who thought this was a great idea? I absolutely hate hiding shit in there so you don’t know what’s even running. It makes even less sense when stupid Windows 11 compacts fucking everything so hard I have 90% of taskbar empty 99% of the time on my 27″ 1440p monitor. Start icon is tiny, all the apps and folders are now tiny and to make matters worse, it stacks EVERYTHING. If you have 15 folders open and it’ll display them as single icon in taskbar. I’d have to have 50 different apps open to actually fill the taskbar. And that’s with all icons enabled in the overflow! So why the fuck is there a need to further hide shit into the “overflow” by default? Just WHY?!

Oh my god what an absolute asshole design in Deus Ex Mankind Divided

It’s been few years since release of Deus Ex Mankind Divided. And I actually started playing it on launch, but had bizarre crashing issues between missions. After clearing Dubai mission, game always crashed so I gave up. Finally revisited it since I have entire new system running all new OS and this time it worked. Still crashes sometimes out of the blue, but not every single time anymore between missions. Aaaaanyways, I have other issues to whine about…

I’m actually really digging the game. It’s my jam of hoarding stuff and sneaking my way around. And first annoying thing that still drives me insane is how you get stuck on EVERY single 2cm high edge on the ground. Ledge in the doorway? Getting stuck. Ledge leading into vent that’s leveled with ground? Getting stuck. Door that split opens up and down? Yeah, you get stuck on the bottom part poking out of the floor for 2cm. My god, who made this and cleared it after playtest? The amount of time I made myself visible because I had to fucking jump because of this? Or I made noise. Or it fucked up my stealth in 500 fucked up creative ways.

Then there is this stupid game ruining bug that fucks up music in game randomly in Prague so that there is NO music at all anymore. I’ve walked into Prague’s Red Queen strip club and all I could hear was some weird clicking noise. I can’t describe how weird it was knowing all the clubs in all Deus Ex games had awesome music. Found online it’s a known bug they never bothered to fix and you can fix it by going down to sewers and returning back up and the music will be fixed. Returned to Red Queen and behold, it actually has music again.

Then they further fucked up game by forcing you to choose between saving a crazy aug god chick or do a bank heist. For some stupid reason some idiot during game design thought it would be cool to force player to make a decision where they can’t finish both missions in same playthrough. Because being forced to replay same game just to experience it fully is so much better than willingly doing it because it’s so cool you just want more. Doing either wouldn’t change the continuity of the game, but they decided you can only do one or the other. Stupid.

And lastly, as far as I’ve come anyways, the G.A.R.M. research facility in Swiss Alps, depending who you chose to contact, Vega or Miller right in the beginning of it, apparently that causes game to just randomly trigger alarms through entire fucking G.A.R.M. base if you pick Miller. Whose brilliant idea was it to randomly and without any notice fuck up entire gameplay to a point I now need to replay entire fucking mission from start just so I can do it in peace and quiet without fucking everyone being trigger happy and angry the entire time. Thank god I made a fucking save, but wasted some 3 hours of gameplay. They’re all going to fucking die from lead poisoning that’s for sure. Quietly. If you haven’t played it yet, contact Vega and save you the trouble. Or you’ll have entire mission fucked up. Well, unless you go guns blazing without silencer, in which case, carry on.

Don’t get me wrong, I still have great experience with the game, it’s the good old Deus Ex I love, but my god this really ruined it badly and it’s all entirely unnecessary.