Does the Epic deal mean that after the release day, 3rd party sites like Green Man will no longer sell Anno or will I still be able to purchase from Green Man gmaing and other 3rd party sites after release?
If Uplay is in Offline Mode or otherwise experiencing connectivity issues, then it won't report anything to the Ubi Club servers and your playtime won't update. I've actually used this to my advantage to sync my Steam and Uplay/Ubi Club playtimes when I'm nearing the end of a game, haha.
The game loaded really slowly when it was on my 4TB WD Blue, which isn't the fastest mechanical drive out there but I don't think I've ever had a game load this slowly on that drive. I had to move the game to my Samsung 500GB SSD and it's fine now.
Great beta. Love the pace of Anno games. The UI could be better, it took me a lil bit to realize I could make some buildings because they were hidden in a tab I didn't notice. The in game music is almost a straight rip from Banished, which is one of my favorites. Not sure if I'm willing to spend $60 on it, though.
How's your performance? Can't reach 60fps with a GTX 1070 (and i5 4690k) and some lowered settings at 3440x1440. My graphics cards is giving everything, 100%, but it runs mostly around 45. At first I thought my CPU is bottlenecking, but the fact that lowering GPU graphics settings like resolution and AA helps and my GPU, not CPU, is at 100%, tells me it is not my CPU that's the problem.
Managing to always have enough of each worker class is not really fun. But at least i got the game running smoothly on my maxed out 2017 4K iMac. Doesn't look significantly better than Anno 1404 but that's my hardware.
This series is one I constantly feel like I should love, but I've tried a few and bounced off pretty quickly previously. Is there a secret to enjoying them? Like... I similarly bounced off of crusader kings series a few times but then talking with some folks I figured out how to configure the UI with autopausing and play at higher speed with that and turn it fun and got obsessed.
My thinking is this series and settlers I have been playing wrong somehow and that's why I haven't enjoyed them
So sorry to see that Phenom II support has been dropped in the open beta; closed beta was running absolutely fine with my 10y old rig. So unless it’s patched in (as was with closed beta) I’ll be skipping this one.
I've never been a huge fan of games like Anno, but 2205 is really fun and immersive and apparently it's the worst rated Anno game so far. I'm very much into futurism and space, but with all the talk about 1800 I'm more and more hyped about it. I think I need to see people play it a bit before I decide to get it too.