Epic Games Store

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by Blade-Runner, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Here's the fun I am having with EGS right now (was trying to log in to check the latest free games)

    -Says PW saved in LastPass is wrong
    -Go to reset PW to the saved one, can't reset to that because it's a "previously used password"
    -Reset it to something completely different, asks me to verify via email (2FA because there were attempted hacks on my account almost immediately after I signed up a little while back)
    -Email never shows up, no option to resend code

    Pure garbage.
     
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  2. schoolslave

    schoolslave Gawd

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    People (myself included) complain about all the shovelware on Steam, but at least myself and extended friend-circle have never had a single account security/hacking issue.
    Seems like it's the exception on Steam and the norm with Epic's garbage :shrug:.
     
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  3. Denpepe

    Denpepe Gawd

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    Never or not instantly?

    Steam verification E-mails after a new windows install/different PC install can take over an hour to arrive for me, no idea about EGS.
     
  4. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sort of off the subject, but anyway......
    It's pretty easy on Steam to direct the launcher to where your games are stored.......for example, Steam client is on C drive and the games library is stored on another drive.

    I recently upgraded my C drive to a bigger SSD, and installed W10. So my games are still on a separate HDD. ( I only have one EPIC game.....Metro Exodus)

    I looked around and found this crazy method of pointing the client to another drive, but it's crazy complicated and didn't work for me.

    Anybody got a suggestion?
     
  5. TangledThornz

    TangledThornz Gawd

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    Can you go NVME? Get at least a 1Tb NVME as a C drive, install your OS and games there. Easy peasy.
     
  6. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I never even got the registration email from EGS.
     
  7. magoo

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    That would be nice, and I could do that, but I already did what I did......
    so I'm looking for an easier way to direct the launcher.
     
  8. ThatITGuy

    ThatITGuy Limp Gawd

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    Maybe "easy peasy" for right now, but I know I also have kept my games on my secondary hard disk. That way, if i want to do a full wipe of the OS, I do not have to go reinstall (and likely re-download) all of my games and copy across my music/etc.
     
  9. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    It did eventually show up, but we're talking WAY later. Never had that problem with Steam. I had to go completely out and back in to have it resend the code, which also took forever.

    With Steam I can just use Steam Guard and not have to deal with that.
     
  10. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've had some delays with Steam. The whole verification scheme with Steam was utter shit about 1 year ago to the point I was getting fed up of using it. Then they started to fix it thankfully and now no longer require you to grab your phone each time you want to put a card up on the community market. I tried the Blizzard thing and the emails took about a day. Tried to set up their client recently for some free game and that was utter shit. Good news is I didn't get to the client because their registration didn't work, I asked them to remove my email. Uplay used to be utterly atrocious but works okay now. I've had one hack attempt on Steam and Epic but both were blocked. My Epic account pre-dates Fortnite though and I never bothered with the EGS client.

    I've had the least issues with Origin and they had online chat customer support (or did) which was great. I still prefer Steam even if the downloads are slow (those pauses Valve, why?!). :p
     
  11. magoo

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    I agree.
    That's why I do what I do as well.
    There is no real evidence an SSD will improve gaming other than a miniscule reduction in load times. So storing games and other such data on plain old HDD
    is way cheaper (for now) and much less complicated when it comes to fussing with the OS.

    I'd still like to see an easier fix for redirecting the EPIC launcher to my game drive. It's so easy in Steam.
     
  12. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera 2[H]4U

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    Three times this past month,my account and my wife's password on her accounts have both been refused as wrong. Both are written down on our fridge and emailed to each other.

    Have kinda given up on EGS. Steam is great,with an army of excellent features,all stuff Tim Sweeney could care less about implementing. Him being overly arrogant,and in bed with 10cent and the communist Chinese really turns me off.
     
  13. twonunpackmule

    twonunpackmule [H]ard|Gawd

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    You can disable that in settings. It should be under connections. Disable pause downloads during gameplay.
     
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  14. Viper87227

    Viper87227 [H]ard as it Gets

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    I got an e-mail today from GMG that Borderlands 3 is available for pre-order, and it shows the DRM as EGS.

    Does this mean we can stop whining that EGS exclusives are only available for purchase directly through them and accept that the world isn't going to crumble because of their supposed monopoly and price fixing?
     
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  15. Skott

    Skott 2[H]4U

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    That does sound promising.
     
  16. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I posted that in the BL3/EGS thread in the news section. Maybe it deserves it own thread. But honestly it won't change many peoples minds because the goal posts will keep being moved. Eventually it will blow over much like Origin did though.

    Steam randomly pauses downloads. It has been like that for years. If I download a 10GB update it may download 3.7GB, then pause for a few minutes, then continue again. I'm not playing another game when I'm downloading a game, it will just pause and resume eventually.

    Back when Origin was the rage topic of the year I used to comment on how amazingly fast the download speeds and consistency was compared to Steam.
     
  17. ThatITGuy

    ThatITGuy Limp Gawd

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    With SSDs getting as cheap as they are, I now have SSDs for my secondary hard drive as well.
     
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  18. magoo

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    I agree.
    The prices are really dropping at this point, excepting the big capacity HDD.
    I don't think I'll have all SSD system until I do a new build.
     
  19. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Not really true. It helped greatly with BF4 loading and that is an old game. It also helps a good bit with games like ArmA 3 and DCS. To top it all off, even with my WD black drives I used to get small stutters when the drives got filled up or a bit older. With an SSD this never happens.

    SSDs have been a benefit for gaming for a long time now. I wouldn't run a game off an HDD.
     
  20. Comixbooks

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    dark_reign 2[H]4U

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  22. Comixbooks

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    Isn't that like Blackmail really is a shame its come down to this. Most people I think question the longitivity of the Epic store.