MadCast Maday

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About MadCast Maday

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    Maday
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    MadCast Maday
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    Ofmicenmaday
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  1. Members of MadCast, To begin, thank you to all the members who have been a part of 12 years of success. MadCast has lived through three American presidents, the entire MCU catalogue, and two-and-change generations of video games. Some of our members have found their spouses here. Some have formed friendships that have endured for years. We are proud to celebrate our anniversary with an event that has not occurred since our founding: the installation of two new Staff members. It is no secret that the activity level and availability of some of the current Staff have waned as careers, relationships, and other personal reasons vie for their time. While some wanted to take this step sooner, we just didn’t have potential successors available. One thing Staff have always kept of the same thought was that new Staff members should be self-evident; individuals who receive Staff invitations should not be a shock to anyone in the community. Perhaps the timing may be a surprise, but knowing what these individuals are currently doing and what they have done speaks for themselves. Today the MadCast Staff are proud to announce the promotion of MadCast: Epic and MadCast: RedJustice to our ranks. Epic joined MadCast in March of 2012, and has served as both an RFM and SFM over most of that time. In his tenure, Epic has held Head Admin roles for LoL and HotS and also led the now discontinued Mentor Program; outside of official roles, however, his passion for recruiting new members and developing long-running weekly events has had an out-sized impact on the sustainability of the community over the last seven years. Red joined MadCast in April of 2013, and has since served as both an RFM and SFM. Red has been a part of building several game branches over her tenure, including Guild Wars 2 and Wildstar. Many of her contributions are in a more private capacity, such as conversations with other admins and policy discussions on the forums; her perspective has been essential in challenging the community and its administration to refine and evolve our conventions while preserving our culture. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming MadCast: Epic and MadCast: RedJustice to the rank of MadCast Staff! Alongside this change, we would like to announce the creation of a new role in MadCast, the LFM (Legendary Full Member). We value every member who has ever served in an admin rank. However, there are certain individuals whose impact will endure for as long as MadCast exists. This new rank is intended to acknowledge their lasting contribution to the community. Please join us in honoring the inaugural LFMs: MadCast: Malacca, MadCast: Scooba, and MadCast: LTTelamon; from time to time, Staff may elect to grant this rank to other members. LFMs are exempt from losing their tags due to activity or contributions. Additionally, we would like to announce the appointment of two new SFMs to fill the vacancies left by Red and Epic. Based on the results of the last election, the Admin Team is happy to welcome back MadCast: Mike, and equally excited to welcome MadCast: KittyStark. We look forward to working with them through the end of Cycle XXXII, as everyone adjusts to these changes. Finally, we would like to extend both an invitation and a challenge to the community at large: if you have a desire to serve the community, to build leadership skills, to work alongside thoughtful and dedicated individuals, there is no better time to step forward. MadCast Administration can at times be hard or frustrating, but it is always rewarding. If you are interested in joining the Admin team, please contact Epic, Munsa, or Red.
  2. Ram prices are supposed to continue to drop into nearly 3rd quarter this year. So keep your eyes on the Ram deals and sales. I'd highly recommend a 2nd 8gb chip so you can get that dual channel goodness rockin.
  3. Then yes I'd say you are at the end of your line at a 1080p resolution with that rig. Moving into 2K or 4K will likely require a GPU and CPU upgrade in your rig, but with that obviously comes a need for a new mobo. You might be able to stretch the machine out, but you're gonna have to drop lots of graphics settings. So I guess it'll depend on how low of settings you are gonna be happy looking at. That's one of my other goals is to get me a somewhat decent 27" 1440p 144 hz as my main monitor. Prices are coming down for them, so soon I hope
  4. Cuz the deals going around for the current available Ryzen chips are pretty good and cheap, relatively speaking. Plus, some of my current games my old CPU is tripping over itself trying to feed frame data. Plus, I certainly am not going to mind having a backup CPU on the off chance there's some issue with the first batch of 3000 series chips. At the ultimate end simply it's AMD and their pricing for the current Zen chips as to why I can justify picking up a nice Zen chip until 3000 comes out. I picked the mobo specifically based upon knowing I'm gonna have a current chip for a short time and having the ability to easily drop in a 3000 series in a couple months.
  5. Whether you're good with that system depends entirely what you want it to play and what monitor and resolutions you play at.
  6. The ol' raptor drive may be old, but she's still kickin without issue When the 1080 TI becomes an irrelevant bottleneck, I'll look into upgrading it if it's still alive when that time comes.
  7. Current rig: CPU: AMD Athlon FX 8350 Black Edition Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 RAM: G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3-1600 - 32gb (4x8gb) GRAPHICS: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 TI icx CASE: NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower - Red DATA DRIVES: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb - SSD Samsung 840 250gb - SSD Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm - 500gb HDD Western Digital Green - 1 TB HDD Seagate Baracuda - 4TB HDD SOUND: Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming AE-5 Headset: Sennheiser GSP600 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Upgraded rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 *(to be upgraded to Ryzen 5 3600X when released)* Combo Deal link - $357.98 MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming RAM: Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 3000 32gb (2x16) - $169.59 CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H115i RGB Platinum - $149.99 -$10 MIR CASE: Phanteks Entho Pro TG PH-ES614PTG-BK - $109.99 GRAPHICS: EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 TI icx DATA DRIVES: Samsung 970 EVO+ 500gb V-NAND M.2 2280 NVMe - $109.99 - SSD Western Digital Blue 3D NAND 1TB Sata 3 M.2 2280 - $119.99 - SSD Inland Professional 1TB 3D NAND Sata 3 - 2.5" - $89.99 - SSD POWER SUPPLY: Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-750FX 750W 80+ Gold - $94.99 -$25 MIR SOUND: Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming AE-5 Headset: Sennheiser GSP600
  8. GoG.com Lots of older games patched to work on current machines. Plus everything on GoG.com is sold DRM free. So once you've got it downloaded and installed you shouldn't need a net connection to run the games. Downside is that you'd have to buy the game on GoG.com. Totally worth it though, IMO. Supports them continuing to bring them old games back from the grave. A lot of the older games do go on sale rather frequently so getting those old games for $5 or so can be doable if you really want to keep costs down.
  9. I hope your shoulder recovers quickly and easily! I have an elbow surgery on my dominant arm in a couple of weeks which has me nervous so I understand how obtrusive and disabling it can be to daily life.

  10. I just bought it from best buy for $40. Sale still ongoing, fyi. I won't get it until the 5th, but that's fine considering my current condition of only really being able to use one hand to operate my comp. Shoulder surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and hasn't quite gotten to a decent place to start using that arm to do any serious gaming. Surgery was done on the right shoulder of which i am right handed so that makes for an interesting time of things in and of itself, lol.
  11. XII. Illegal activities. You will not discuss, suggest, advocate, engage, or encourage any illegal activity. Links provided to locations that deal with any such activity are expressly forbidden. Do not post messages that violate Federal, State, or Local laws or anything that violates a copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or anything bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). XIII. Warez/CD Cracks/Key Generators. There will be absolutely no links, requests, suggestions, or any discussion about warez. There will be NO discussion on how to obtain CD keys, cracks, serial numbers, no-CD patches or key generators for any form of software, game or application on any part of this website or forum, whether you own it legitimately or not. If you have a pirated version of anything, we don''t want to know about it. https://www.madcastgaming.com/ips/forums/topic/13-forum-posting-guidelines/?do=findComment&comment=18
  12. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NFbyvV I changed out a couple parts as to what I would go for. Basically switched over to a Ryzen chip. Swapped Motherboard to an AM4 chipset to support the cpu and changed over to ASUS. Also kept the same grade of GPU but with a far better company meaning changed out the gigabyte card to a EVGA card. Comes in cheaper and that Ryzen chip is going to get you more than that Intel chip can. AMD retook a lead finally with their Ryzen chip over the Intel I-chips. Plus the parts I have in there are $150 less, which frees up even more room to up that Power Supply if you wanted. Or even gives the opportunity to change over to a M.2 SSD.
  13. https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga-hex-v2 Razer Naga Hex V2 on sale this weekend for $34.99 I picked one up since my my normal MMO Naga is randomly losing it's tracking now and then. Plus, I don't really MMO much anymore.
  14. I can understand their further adjustments to Mercy. The big change is to the team mechanic and not Mercy herself with her current PTR changes. The fly in and res is one thing when it's where your team is currently fighting on an established line. It's another for Mercy to fly right through both lines and do an insta-res on a flanker that died behind the enemy back line. This will be a much harder concept to grasp for flanker mains that their free res behind enemy lines is likely to be slim or not safely possible to do. Good Mercy's won't have much of an issue with this as the higher skilled Mercy's usually have better team positioning down very well and will even now not bother diving to res the flanker behind enemy lines. The change won't mean much if your team has at least half their sense of protecting their supports. So many teams are easily dismantled in a hurry if their team pays little attention to their supports given their supports are in proper team support positions. Additional useful advice overall: Proper team positioning: Tanks should see the enemy team and their fellow tank if more than 1 > Offense/Defense characters should see each other but also be behind how many tanks > Healing supports should see everyone in front of them but not from a far away distance. There's really only room for one flanking character on King of the Hill style maps. You want characters that can fight on the point primarily. If half your team is dive and flank characters then typically you won't be spending much time on the point attacking or defending said point. Avoid shooting Zarya shields. Sadly people shooting and feeding Zarya shields exists even within Plat ranks. Rein or Orisa shields = shoot and destroy them damn things! You only have limited magazine size and unlimited overall ammunition (except D.Va who has no magazine limitation either). Take down them damn shields! If an enemy dives into your team behind your tanks you and your team need to take the free kill said diving character is willing to give. Allowing a dive character to dive into your back line and kill 1 or 2 people and still dive back out something is either ineffective about protecting your back line or attention is not being given towards the diving enemy fast enough. I'm typically always up for grouping up for games when I'm around so feel free to message me when I'm around.