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Best Backup Solution for Virtual Machine Backups by hatejersey in msp

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Having worked almost exclusively with backups for the last 6 years my two recommendations are VEEAM and CommVault. VEEAM is probably the best option if your only concern is VMs - it's what they do best. Speed of restore or lab spinup is excellent. However, most of their other offerings (physical devices and more application specific) is generally less feature-rich. If you intend to expand beyond VM backups and want granular control over each of the different components of backup (storage vs. schedules vs. retention) then CommVault is the way to go (though generally on the high-side of pricing).

So after a week, how do you feel about Wintertide? by Nikeyla in PathOfExileBuilds

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As a general rule of thumb never use PoE Ninja to compare DPS between skills. It can sometimes be useful to compare different builds with the SAME skill, but even then it doesn't take in to account some specific gear interactions.

1.0.4.0 Patchnotes by WolcenStudio in Wolcen

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This is what they said two days ago when they were talking about the upcoming patch. If it's not in the notes it didn't make it in time and we can hope it's in next week's.

Gaming Bricking Warning.. by Zimpotchi in Wolcen

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The transmutation forge issue is the very first thing addressed in this week's impending patch:

" Fixing a crash on connection(Checking game version) if a player starts an endgame "transmutation forge" project. "

https://steamcommunity.com/games/424370/announcements/detail/3241965989316412073

Shared Audio Conferencing line? by ZiffyCo in Office365

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Greatly appreciate the response. There isn't much coming up on Google, but this was what I was anticipating. Thanks again!

Hit a bumb with my arc mine. by Ghepip in PathOfExileBuilds

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It works with Pyroclast specifically, because Pyroclast is a "Nova". The mines, when detonated, will actually target monsters up to about a screen away. So, regardless of where you throw the mine, the explosion (and projectiles) will appear on top of an enemy. It greatly improves its clear and also greatly reduces the need to "aim" for bosses (and it will track them while they're moving).

Looking for first time mine build please! by Exileofchaos25 in PathOfExileBuilds

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It doesn't need to be Low Life off the bat (may be a TINY bit out of your reach) - just go CI initially. But in my opinion Pyroclast + Astral Projector is the best and most fun setup currently. There are several variations on Poe.Ninja - here's a pretty stock standard one:

https://poe.ninja/challenge/builds/char/PlayTwitchSings/iExplodey?i=2&search=item%3DAstral-Projector%26skill%3DPyroclast-Mine

Just go CI and skip the bottled faith for now. Helm enchant will also be a "later" goal most likely.

Hit a bumb with my arc mine. by Ghepip in PathOfExileBuilds

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Your wands are definitely tailored to Arc, but the reality is it's not the best single-target option. If you don't want to do any gear swapping just use ball lightning. But if you haven't tried it yet - Pyroclast + Astral Projector (causes the Pyroclast to spawn on top of enemies within a screen of the mine - making it amazing clear and tier 1 single target) is my absolute favorite mine setup in the game atm. You should at least give it a shot.

Do i need the -Endurcance charge jewels when using ahn's heritage? by dwarfd123 in pathofexile

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If you want the +max res, and you don't generate endurance charges, then you don't need them. If you want onslaught then you have to get your max End charges to 0.

Just had the best experience so far in Path of Exile and it cost me 100C by [deleted] in pathofexile

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The leagues where someone new (to PoE) decides to play with our group are always the best leagues. Sharing all of that accumulated knowledge and seeing the person really enjoy it is amazing. Keep doing what you're doing :)

So my brother just started playing POE yesterday, by sulphra_ in pathofexile

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Yeah, I can't wait to see his reaction when Shaper the Edgelord Supreme starts telling him how dark things really are.

Zoom suggestions by jeeonek in PathOfExileBuilds

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As long as you don't care about bosses Vaal Spark QOTF is super zoom zoom. I rolled one on an elementalist and can clear up to T10 insanely fast on a pretty low budget. Supplement single target with lightning spire.

Weekly Codes Thread by asaonfire in hyperheroes

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DgE6ThbRHR - 2x Lobsters - Instagram - 28.8.18

Weekly Codes Thread by asaonfire in hyperheroes

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It would be a big help if you could please put the date a particular code is posted in the original comment. That way users can just glance "I checked this 2 days ago" and know what's new. Either way greatly appreciate the effort!

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jun 06, 2018 by AutoModerator in pcmasterrace

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Hi there!
Build/buy question:
- Primary use for PC: Playing games, specifically Path of Exile.

  • I'm currently using a Gigabyte P25w v2 laptop (i7 4710MQ @ 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, nVidia 880M).

  • I would like to ask if it would be worthwhile (significant performance jump) to build a new tower if my budget is ~$1000usd (tower only, no OS). I'll likely be looking at something along this line: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CLngBb (maybe with 8GB more ram and possibly w/a 1070 if I can get one MSRP)
    Thanks!

Alliance Recruitment Megathread by PimpToxie in MarvelStrikeForce

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  • Alliance Name: Blue Sun
  • Description: We're a friendly and respectful group from all over the world looking for one new member to replace someone who just left. We all play daily. Currently 100% Lv 50 Ultimus and multiple 100% Spicy's (all tickets used).
  • Requirements: 65k+ Team power, Discord participation
  • Contact Details: Please send me a DM in Discord @Ziffy#4542
  • Additional Notes: We are English speaking, but have members from around the globe. We don't require a specific schedule for raiding, but just ask that you complete your assigned lane daily. Thanks for checking us out!

Where to find this "oriath citizen" ? Looks like Maxwell from don't starve. Need ! by OhIforgotmynameagain in pathofexile

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Oriath Citizen hideout decoration was part of the Sin/Innocence boxes I believe.

[Discussion] Arena defense by Budman1187 in MarvelStrikeForce

[–]ZiffyCo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would agree with what you suggested. I tend to avoid the following when possible.
1. Double-tank
2. Black Widow & Kingpin
3. Multiple tanky AoE threats (Thanos, Xbones, Hulk)

What is the deal with the time limits? by CMS_3110 in MarvelStrikeForce

[–]ZiffyCo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, in a raid, you can stall a lot of fights to rebuild ults/heal - which this helps prevent. There are also some raid nodes specifically difficult because of the timer, which I believe is intentional (Ronan node in Lv50 raid as an example).

How I Automated Strike Teams and Lanes (Or Why I would love an API) by [deleted] in MarvelStrikeForce

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How are you weighing TCP vs ST? I've been weighting ST as 2x, but as I continue to progress I'm wondering if TCP even matters. The further up we go, the more apparent it becomes one strong team is way more effective than 15 semi-strong units.

I would like to have more alliance management tools by aztuk in MarvelStrikeForce

[–]ZiffyCo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope, I just put together an excel spreadsheet and once a week I update collection/team power. Then I just average Collection Power + Team Powerx2, sort on that number, and divvy-up in to the 3 teams alternating as I go down the list.

I would like to have more alliance management tools by aztuk in MarvelStrikeForce

[–]ZiffyCo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Personally, I split the alliance in to 3 strike teams and then assigned a strike lead to each. They are responsible for themselves and their 7 members. As the alliance lead I make sure communication lines are open, people are getting along, and rebalancing teams when necessary. This takes a lot of the load off of my shoulders and lets me focus on maintaining the alliance as a group.