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ivar R'dhak
Posted - 2011.02.01 14:49:00 - [1]

Apart from loosing the old functionality of reducing lag when entering large systems or getting into big fleet fights, this mandatory spaming of my precious system partition with useless pics is really not cool CCP.

Also the old way of quickly&easily determining who´s ok and who´s not is gone too.

Do I have to start a regimen of cache clearing after logging on my Jita alt now?

And what´s with the damn back-up cache? Totally useless. Backing up the settings cache is a good idea in case one mis-clicks, but the normal one?

Great idea, now I have to hit the explorer anyway when clicking that clear cache button. Or I just do it from the start, making that button about the most useless one in eve. Rolling Eyes

Posted - 2011.02.01 14:52:00 - [2]

My face makes you lag?

Durid is 4 Fite
Posted - 2011.02.01 14:55:00 - [3]

Originally by: baltec1
My face makes you lag?
You have the face that launched a thousand ships.

And then had them sit there uselessly due to module lag, before eventually force closing the client in disgust. Laughing

ivar R'dhak
Posted - 2011.02.01 14:59:00 - [4]

Originally by: baltec1
My face makes you lag?
Yes, it boggles my mind. Wink
I know it´s not the same lag as with the old client, but it still makes the HD trash around with many unnecessary small file disc writes. At exactly the time when much other stuff already happens.

Posted - 2011.02.01 15:39:00 - [5]

Agree with the OP !

It was a very good intel first place.
When I show info the guy he had a pic if someone entered the system without pic I know hes new and have check it out... now this feature is gone !
Now generates lag and also I really don't care how the others face look like.
Please at least make a optional check box to turn off/on 'useless' faces on local.
Like now have big icon/small icon/none.. add a just name selection to it.

ivar R'dhak
Posted - 2011.02.02 03:17:00 - [6]

Anybody else with me? Rabble?

Posted - 2011.02.02 04:38:00 - [7]

Edited by: Oxylan on 02/02/2011 04:46:39
Signed, non face pics efect was useful especially in low sek or 0.0 old visitor neutral was always visible if you unlock face before.. while somone new enter system you see this [?] so this empty avatar give always sign ! oh new enemy, scout or spy ;p, we have to chek him, looking at corp name, employment history or bio ;)

Mirabi Tiane
Posted - 2011.02.02 07:22:00 - [8]


Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.02.02 07:30:00 - [9]


Yep, I used to use the fact that a char didn't have a picture yet, as a way of knowing new chars entering the system.

Now we cant do that :(

Calathea Sata
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.02.02 08:01:00 - [10]

Create a *.bat file in Notepad, with the following contents. It will
remove the cache folder everytime before it launches EVE so that the
folder won't get too big over time.

rmdir /s /q "C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\CCP\EVE\e_eve_tranquility\cache"
C:\Program Files\CCP\EVE\eve.exe

Frau Klaps
Posted - 2011.02.02 08:12:00 - [11]


Caldari Navy Logistic-Support Division
Posted - 2011.02.02 08:38:00 - [12]

Originally by: Robdon

Yep, I used to use the fact that a char didn't have a picture yet, as a way of knowing new chars entering the system.

Now we cant do that :(

Now this information advantage is gone. GOOD!

Good for these people who dont like to enter a system and get recognized as 'new'.
So use your brain and try to recall who is new and who is known Wink

Posted - 2011.02.02 08:41:00 - [13]

Maybe its CCP's way to ask that you guys use a computer from this century? I have no problems with eve's new portraits on my ****ty ****ty laptop, much less on my gaming desktop.

The game is already light years behind in terms of competitive graphics, if we want to forge ahead you must give them some room to improve, you shouldn't be trying to play eve on your Commodore 64 anyway, on second thought that would probably work just fine also ;p

Callista Sincera
Hedion University
Posted - 2011.02.02 08:47:00 - [14]

I think your only real concern is that local isn't quite as effective anymore. Very Happy

Mashie Saldana
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.02.02 11:11:00 - [15]

OMG, the portraits are 1-2kb each in size, how will our internet backbone cope with this horrible load? I should be able to grab all the portraits from that record breaking fight with 3200 pilots in local in about 1 second. Wink

CCP StevieSG

Posted - 2011.02.02 11:17:00 - [16]

Locked, as there is already a thread for issues for this expansion.

Serpents smile
Posted - 2011.02.02 11:17:00 - [17]

It did provide an additional form of intel.
Missing it, yes.
Will we get it back, I doubt it.

It will also help the blob who is in first, the counter blob will have to deal with an extra load while loading the grid. So be in first and reap the benefits of this new change. Cool


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