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  1. IT corner / troubleshoot

    @Luke I'm close to purchasing a new gaming pc, but I am on a tight budget. Despite wanting to somewhat select hardware components myself, I also want store guarrantee. I got a hardcap €1700 budget, and currently have this put together. Any big red flags when you look at it? Its all in dutch, but im sure with the images and the item names youll be able to figure it out.
  2. Vehicle progress

    I was wondering where the crew would be at. Since it 'normal' tanks they are mostly in the turret area as well. But this explains it, it is basically a mobile gun platform. Pretty sick. I wonder how they will implement the drivers visuals, since there arent any windows or cockpit view, just computer screens.
  3. Games for TLR Events

    If there is interest: I am 100% up for organizing a noob-night in Planetside 2! I will provide basic knowledge on classes available & will make sure we have fast transport between fights so that all you need to do is aim and shoot. The game provides great organized squad play possibilities. With fireteams inside squads, and squads inside platoons, all with leaders and waypoints, super user friendly.
  4. Tiny suggestion. We got a decent list of game sections here on the forums, and I'll be first the admit that not all the games in there are the most played. The Division for instance, no matter how much I like to play that game, I think that we dont have enough players to have it have its own section. How about a 'Other Games' section, where members can create a regular thread/topic with the game they like. And then just update that thread/topic with relevant information? Perhaps its an idea to only have the games that have a section leader, have their own forum area? What you think? Jim
  5. Again, a suggestion written out of the top of my head. More a sort of collection of thoughts then an actual idea. Would need fine-tuning plus input from other members above all. So with the community growing, more people join discord every day. With this, more channels get created and this causes discord to become more and more crowded. For the text channels it isn't such a big deal, because of the easy mute & hide option that discord offers. However, for voice channels this is a different story. I feel that this is a result of a trend that has been for the past several weeks, perhaps even months. Everyone loves games, and the community loves people, hence a new channel is never a problem. However, games do become less interesting after a while; such as Heroes & Generals, or even LiF, where the guys still playing now use a different discord, but their voice channels remain. On Teamspeak this never used to be a problem, since you could create Temporary Channels, however with discord this option isnt available. Discord is fucking amazing tho, dont get me wrong, im never going back to ts again. But we should put our heads together and look for solutions. I want to propose one of the following options. Either enstate a moderator to keep the discord clean; keep track of who plays what game, how often, when the game was last played and if the channel is thus still needed. This person could delete and create new channels. Or, perhaps remove all the voice channels with the exception of the ones for the 'main games', these games would have a lot of daily active players. Right now I guess these games would be Squad, PUBG and Guild Wars 2. Then additionally create between 5 and 10 rooms that are simply called Game Room 1, Game Room 2 etc etc. Or give them other names like Game Room Red, Game Room Blue etc etc. Doing this will limit maintenance and still provide members with voice channels. Additionally they can still have a text channel for their game. Another point that we probably have to look at at some point would be the sections on the forums. Right now it doesnt appear to be such a problem, due to low website usage. However I can imagine when we have everyone and his mother on here, that the list of game areas will grow longer and longer. Anyway, just my two cents. With this post I hope to create some sort of discussion, and above all hear the opinions of other members. Do you also feel something should change? Or not quite yet? Maybe in a few weeks from now? Or never? Please drop a comment below. Jim
  6. Happy Birthday IcemanZ!

    Happy birthday mate!
  7. Glad they are appreciated, however I would still love input from other members of the community. Please do not just implement something when im the only one that brought it up. What if others completely disagree? I linked this post on discord, hopefully some others will reply with their ideas.
  8. This post was written out of the top of my head, it is thus more a collection of thoughts then a solid suggestion. I hope that with this post we can start a discussion and see if we can grow. During the last community-wide meeting it was expressed that plans were on the table to move a lot of activity away from Discord and onto the website/forums. I was wondering if there were any concrete plans on how to stimulate members to somewhat let go of their trusted environment (discord), and try out our forums a bit more. In past communities that I was envolved with, I noticed a few techniques that were applied to do this stimulating. The prime was in the form of rewards, very basic really. The more Forum / Website activity a member puts in, small rewards will be made available to the member; such as a month long VIP on the Squad server. Or, for example, when the member keeps it up over for instance three months, a piece of merchandise will be mailed to the member. Doesn't have to be big, perhaps a mug with TLR logo and members name on it, or a baseball cap. Another trick was to give members that were using the Forums / Website actively a different color on Discord. I realise this will be impractical; since all TLR members are equal and no differences in rank should be made besides the founders and the rest. However, perhaps a small emoji behind the name? Or a very cool personally made avatar? Or a small icon behind the name, just how the Green Jackets now have on discord? I was just thinking about the topic. What do you guys think? Any ideas on how to motivate people to use the forums / site more? Maybe we can add a music player to the site? Or some other edgy widget? Jim.
  9. Agents, Every day new agents get activated. Every day new people join us on the Streets of Manhattan, to join in on this everlasting fight! We understand that it can all be a bit overwhelming. So much to do, so much to figure out, while at all times have enemy factions fire at you. But rest assured, The Last Rifles has got your back! So go ahead and kick back next to the christmass tree in the Base of Operations, and take a browse through this document; for we are here to guide you all the way to the end-game! This thread will give very basic tips as to how to get to the end-game in the most efficiënt ways. I have devided the thread into three sections; Zero to Thirty, Life after reaching Thirty and finally You 256+ Beast. If you are still stuck with questions or struggles, do not shy away from sending me a message! There is always a solution to a problem; there is always hope! Yours truly, TLR.XIII Zero to Thirty, in about a week or two. I wasn't sure where to start writing , so I figured i'd start at the beginning, where it started for all of us, in Brooklyn NYC. The very first thing that will be asked of you in Brooklyn, is to complete three different 'Side-Missions'. These missions will set the stage for your road to level 30. Unlike quests in many MMO's, Side-Missions (with a few minor exceptions) do not need to be turned into the quest supplier; once completed you will instantly be rewarded with the XP. My advice to all new players is to focus on the Side-Missions while levelling up, since besides giving XP, they also tell the story of the virus outbreak and paint a picture of what people went trough. After completing several Side-Missions, you will be well enough levelled to take on some bigger missions. These big missions, or also called 'Main-Missions', can be completed for a one time reward of Base of Operation resources. The Main-Missions are devided into Medical, Security and Tech missions, providing specific resources to upgrade the specific wings in the Base of Operations. These Main-Missions are mandatory, and should not be skipped! Finally, between all the time spent on Side-Missions and on Main-Missions, you will notice many, many 'Enounters' on the Map. These Encounters are exactly that; brief encounters that reward the player with a small amount of resource and XP. Do not skip these Encounters, but instead try to work them in between the Side- & Main-Missions. When playing you will notice these Encounters to be done quick, and they prove to be a perfect activity when time in the day is too short for games. Encounters are theme'd to the specific Base of Operation wings, and are listed under the different resource colours as shown above. Most of the journey to level 30 will be lonely, and you will have to complete it by yourself. Sadly the game does not make it easy for veteran agents to come down and lend a helping hand to the newer agents. The result of those trying anyway, find that the enemy mobs scale their level much, much higher then when they would face the new agent alone. So high even, that many times the mobs kill the new agent with a single bullet. Having said that, it is possible for veteran agents to 'Player Boost' the new agents to 30. This process, which some frown upon, decreases the time needed to get to level 30 significantly. So if you, as a new agent, can set aside your honorable feelings, and desire a quick boost, do not shy away of asking a veteran agent for support! Because in the end, we are all in this fight together! Life after reaching Thirty, is no laughing matter. Lot's of work is left to be done. Many would describe the phase right after reaching level 30, to be the Mid-Game. You will be provided with a new ranking system, called 'Gear-Score', officially Gear-Score lists from 0 to 256, and with this number it will rank the items you have equipped. The agent's Gear-Score is the average number of all the Gear-Score numbers of his equipped items. This number, decides in what 'World-Tier' the agent finds himself. World Tiers decide the difficulty of mobs, missions and the quality of the loot received. The higher the World-Tier, the better the loot / more difficult the content. All of the veteran agents find themselves in World-Tier 5, while the new agents start at Tier 1.. Tier 1: Enemy level 30 - Gear-Score 0 to 182 Tier 2: Enemy level 31 - Gear-Score 182 to 203 Tier 3: Enemy level 32 - Gear-Score 204 to 228 Tier 4: Enemy level 33 - Gear-Score 229 to 256 Tier 5: Enemy level 34 - Gear-Score 256+ (You can change your World-Tier by opening the map and holding down 'G') When the player reaches 256+ Gear-Score, he will no longer have a use for lower ranked items, and will simply sell or deconstruct them. Thus, naturally, it is wise to try and get to 256+ Gear-Score as fast as possible, so that no time is wasted. When doing in a relaxed, laid back, fashion, going from 0 to 256+ Gear-Score shouldn't take the agent any more then a couple of days. Or, with the help of a veteran agent, any longer than a couple of hours. The best way for new agent's to do this by themselves, is to re-run any of the Main-Missions, on the maximum difficulty that they can manage, and keep re-running them, only looting the items with the highest Gear-Score number. Upon equipping these items, the agent will find his Gear-Score number rise, unlocking new World-Tiers as shown in the list above. It could very well be possible that the agent has gear items that he doesn't feel super comfortable with, for example, an agent that normally has Stamina on his Chest piece, would rather not equip one with Electronics on it, despite the higher Gear-Score number of the item. Yet, it is still recommended to do so, if it will unlock a new World-Tier for the agent, since in the new and higher World-Tier much better loot will be aquired. Agents should also not forget to change their World-Tier whenever meeting the requirements, you can change your World-Tier by opening the map and holding down 'G'. (If at some point, without being 256+ Gear-Score, you find yourself facing this guy, turn around and run. For this are hunters, and they will one-hit slap you to death. Literally) You 256+ Beast! You reached 256 or above Gear-Score, and can pretty much run any content on the Hard difficulty now. The next step, is to decide your game-style! This is no easy thing; many agent's go a life-time without figuring out their style, so do not feel angered when it doesn't come to you in a day or two. Give it time, keep helping those civilians outside, be the change that you want to see in the world! I think personally, that the very first thing a agent has to decide, is wetter he wants to provide the Healer-, Support- or Damage Role. Many times, these roles mix and match, blending into eachother. So it is also very much possible to be a support player that does damage, or a healer that provides support. For example, Damage players can choose for direct damage, with one of the many guns available. Or they can decide that they rather do their damage with one of the many attack skills in their aresenal; such as seeker mines, sticky grenades or turrets. Another example is for the healers, would they rather be someone that heals a large area with the support station, and then perhaps additional healing with the first-aid. Or would they prefer to combine things, and replace the first-aid with a attack turret. The game can be very overwhelming, and I strongly recommend putting some good thought into what role you want to pick up. It will provide the agent with direction and motivation to work towards specific gear pieces. For more information on Gear-Sets, Weapon Talents or useful tools such as an interactive world-map, I refer you to the Intel. Database, also found in The Division section of these forums! And again, for any questions, struggles or special pics of ur mum; do not shy away from sending me a private message! Your's truly, TLR.XIII
  10. [ The Division Media ]

    Agents, This is The Division. This isn't just any story, this is our story. We get to enjoy it every single day. However, daily new agent's get activated; having no idea what mess awaits them. Here we share our story, so that others can prepare themselves for the beauty of this city. The beauty, of our story! TLR.XIII In all seriousness tho, this is the place to drop any cool screenshots, video's, trailers, art etc. and share it with the rest of the community! 1. The trailer that got me hyped for the game, back in 2014. All about the story. 2. Sometimes I watch this, and think how easy it would be for our own world to collapse. Just looking at the hurricane hit areas. 3. The very first Dark Zone PvP trailer. The story of Megan, Bronson and Ryan. (Little sidenote: The Dark Zone has changed so much in recent patches; it currently contains much more difficult enemies and it's less dangerous when it comes to the PvP.)
  11. [ What is: The Division ]

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  12. Jim

    Name/Gamer tag: Jim on discord, but other gamer tags I go by are: TLR.XIII, 352, opendoor.dll. Age(if you want to): Was born in the 80'ies. A little bit about yourself: Born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After working for several years straight out of highschool I decided I wanted to go back to school. I am now in my third year of University. I live together with my girlfriend, we have a cat and a pretty sweet back yard (TLR BBQ anyone?). I love shooting gun's and try to find the time to go to the shooting range twice a week. I love playing Dungeons & Dragons, and playing other games obviously. What you probably didn't know about me is that I love to cook, but since im lazy as fuck it hardly ever happens. Being in nature and partaking in outdoor activities keeps me young; I am currently in the process of starting my own company which will hopefully create a bridge between city-folk and nature. Feel free to ask me anything! Games that you play: Squad, Dungeons & Dragons, The Division, Guild Wars 2 are the games im mostly active in. Besides that I have a love / hate relationship with Planetside 2; currently have over 3000 hours played.
  13. What is: The Division The Division is an (online-only) MMO developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The player, who is a Special Agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply "The Division", is tasked with helping the group rebuild its operations in Manhattan, investigate the nature of the outbreak, and combating criminal activity in its wake. I feel that it is important to state that The Division is an MMO at its core; enemies take a lot of damage before they die, sometimes even being called 'bullet-sponges', additionally you have skills that have cooldowns and you mostly run 'dungeons' with friends. All just like in other MMO's. Despite it being an MMOTPS (MMO-Third Person Shooter), please do not mistake The Division for a shooter like most others on the market, since you might be disappointed when enemies do not die in a few shots. The Division is set in an open world mid-crisis Manhattan with destructive environments that can be freely explored by the players. The player's mission is to restore order by investigating the source of a virus. The player character can carry three weapons, and explosives like sticky bombs and seeker mines to fight against enemies. Players may take cover behind objects during fire-fights to avoid taking damage from enemies, and to give them a tactical advantage when attacking. As the game is played from a third-person, the character model is visible. As players progress, they earn XP and currency, just like in any other MMO. They can use this currency to buy weapons and gear, and use the points to learn new talents and skills. The player's gear is categorized into seven levels; ranging from the basic grey color all the way to dark green and red items, which are called Gear-Set items and exotics. Gear can be either bought, or found as in-game loot, or crafted from gathered materials. The storyline missions involve objectives that are relevant to their respective wing of the Base of Operations (BoO), which servers as the player's home base. At the player's home base there are three wings which are the Medical, Security and Tech wing. Playing missions for a wing grants the player points for that wing which can then be used to gain access to new talents, perks and facilities in the Base of Operations. The player will receive cool intel videos from missions, which the player can watch. These intel videos are specific to the wings and give a great view of what the story is all about and who the player is fighting in the open world. The game features a dynamic, time-based weather system which may bring benefits or disadvantages to players. For instance, snow storms can hinder player's visibility and make aiming difficult. The game also features a day-night cycle which can change the behaviour of enemies in the game. Buying: The Division If you are interested in picking up The Division, there's various way to do so. The game is both available on Uplay (Ubisofts ) as it is on Steam. Besides the option of buying it full price, site's such as G2A also offer discounted gamecodes. Below I linked the legit options via Uplay and Steam. [€29,99] The base game via Uplay, without Underground, Survival or Last Stand. These expansions were the paid content of Season 1. To get this content you need the season pass, which is included in the gold addition listed below. Link: http://store.ubi.com/nl/tom-clancy-s-the-division-tm-/56c494ad88a7e300458b4d62.html [€79,99] The base game + season pass via Uplay. This version includes the DLC content; Underground, Survival and Last Stand. I personally would recommend getting the base game first, see if it's something you truly like before picking up a season pass. Link: http://store.ubi.com/nl/tom-clancy-s-the-division-tm---gold-edition/56c4948e88a7e300458b48ac.html [€49,99] The base game via Steam. Interesting is that on Steam it currently costs you more to get the game compared to Uplay. I would recommend getting it from Uplay, save you some money for exactly the same content. Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/365590/Tom_Clancys_The_Division/ [€89,99] The base game + season pass via Steam. Again, a solid increase in costs compared to Uplay. I would recommend getting it from Uplay, save you some money for exactly the same content. Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/365590/Tom_Clancys_The_Division/ The Review Finally, I want to leave you with the review. I have watched a fair share of reviews of this game, and up to 1.8 most of them had a truly angry undertone. That changed mostly after 1.8. The review that describes The Division the best, is the following. Have fun watching, relax, and hopefully till in the game.
  14. [ Intel. Database ]

    Agents, There is one way of doing things, and then there is yet another. There is your way of doing things, and then there is mine. Emu's way of doing things, your mum's way of doing things, Joe Farro's way of doing things... whatever way we should do things, it's best to have as much information available in an as neat of an overview as possible. Right. I have gathered some general information that applies to the game overall; this I shall list immediately after this introduction, and some information that only applies to the 1.8 version of the game. I hope it will serve you well! Finally, feel free to reply with newly found info of your own! Yours truly, TLR.XIII General Information Interactive Map This amazing map has been around for a while, and has a small team of people behind it keeping it updated and current. ProTip: On the right you find a button that says 'Filters Menu', where you can 'Hide All' markers and select only the things that you are looking for. Great for locating World Bosses or Division Tech! Link: https://the-division-map.com/# Weekly Vendor Reset Like you, as an honorable agent surely knows; all the vendor's reset weekly. As far as I am aware, whatever the vendor's put on sale, is completely RNG. Thankfully, there is a small team of people that keep a website constantly updated with the current items on sale. ProTip: All the way at the bottom of the page you find their'Recommendations', which are most of the times spot on! Obviously there are a lot of ways of doing things, so feel free to go bananas with your own theorycrafting. Link: http://rubenalamina.mx/the-division-weekly-vendor-reset/ The Division Discord Some of the Division Agents decided to come together and create a Discord server for the game. This discord server has a LOT of people on there, including some of the actual creators of the game. Its faster then reddit, less filtered and without any karma-whores. Whenever I find myself lost, I shoot my questions there and more often then not get the help that I require. Link: https://discord.gg/thedivision 1.8 Information Weapon Talents The link below will give you a great overview of all the current weapon talents. Most of these will stay the same over various versions of the game, however this isnt guarranteed. Sometimes 'they' decide to tweek the requirements or effects slightly, rendering them incorrect. Link: https://i.imgur.com/vJzOZR4.png (Classified) Gear-Sets An overflow of information, and last time we checked, wasn't 'High-End' the true end game? Nope! Gear Sets have made their introduction a few versions ago and are here to stay. Additionally, they implemented Classified Sets, which add 5 and 6 piece bonusses to these Gear-Sets. Some of these set's are not worth the trouble, some of them truly are. Mostly these classified set's are hard to get, only having a very, very tiny drop chance. The link below will provide you with an overview of all the current Gear-Sets and their Classified additions. Link: https://i.imgur.com/GdUgkYs.png Gear Attribute Map 1.8 I do not completely agree with some of the information provided on the image, for the main reason that they decided to throw both PvP and PvE in the same basket, and this is the mutilated child that came out. For example, they put Enemy Armor Damage in the red, because its not as useful for PvP, whereas for PvE it truly still has a place to shine. Another example is the Damage to Elites, put in the Green. It's basically the best pick for PvE, however for PvP it's better to roll with exotic damage resistances such as Shock, Burn or Disoriënt. Either way, perhaps you can use it for your own theorycrafting. Link: https://i.imgur.com/dg1hyzH.png Phone Locations West-Side Piers When completing the Base of Operations, all the intel locations are revealed on the Division Map. The exception to this is West-Side Piers. Thankfully an agent took the time to map all the phone locations on the image below, making it a lot more easy to locate them. Collecting intel in The Division, and collecting these phones, is commenly done for the Achievements. Link: https://i.imgur.com/V8AK3YO.jpg