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As an NYC resident, I can confirm they start at 25% nowadays

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I got an immediate network crash as I dropped into a difficulty 7 mission. Hoping it was a one off, I played 4 difficulty 5 matches afterwards with no issues. I’ll try getting the next difficulty level this week and hopefully it’s a little better.

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I’m on PS5

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I jumped on earlier, difficulty 7 with randoms, immediate network disconnect. Played a couple of difficultly 5, zero issues. Gonna try and get the next difficulty this week and hopefully this was just a high volume one off! Also apologies, should have stated PS5 in my original post, jealous of the PC workarounds.

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I can hear and smell this photo… why do I suddenly want sweets and fizzy pop?

New patch crashes

Sounding like the new patch is pretty buggy. I tried to play a game on level 7 difficulty and got a hard crash. We were trying to do the ore extraction mission on Tibit, the drop ships were insane, totally outnumbered until my game crashed. We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but we might be back to some peak time crashing on the...

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Hoping it plays ok later today (5pm ET), the patch notes call out the Acquisitions menu as the cause, that wasn’t the case for me. Feels like when too many enemies dropped in, divers start dropping one by one.

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THIS 👆🏻
I just played a Medium, no issues, a bit of EAT spamming. Last night, EAT all over the shot and an abundance of enemies. I suspect at higher difficulty the game is struggling. Gonna stick to mid difficulty for a bit.

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This is great news, I’ve been busy with my wife’s birthday and I then got sick, so I’ve been playing Bolatro because this game can be stressful AF! But I’m very excited to dive back in this week. Really hope the mech is a bit more sturdy now, when I played Friday, it blew up almost immediately just using the gun and not the rockets. Also the stupid reset issue is finally gone!

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I don’t think this person runs this site, it’s pulling it from the url they posted.

TROOST at +50%

Hopefully I’ll wake up to 50 medals, tried to help the cause this evening, had a few ok games. Also had a game where all squad members bailed or disconnected, running solo against bots is stressful AF. I extracted but died as the pelican was arriving and couldn’t find the samples 🤦🏻‍♂️ then I did an Easy (level...

Wish I hadn’t discovered helldivers.io ( helldivers.io )

It’s addictive to be at work and watch the progress tick up for VANDALON IV and watching us collectively crush the major order. But it’s giving me serious FOMO when I’m in meetings. Hoping we can crush TROOST tonight and tomorrow! Also the new weapons isn’t helping lol

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Yeah the thumbnail is wild!

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Seriously, I might try to squeeze a little lunch time democracy in!

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WFH thankfully, so I can boot up the PS5. I do have a Steam Deck, but I’m not paying for the game twice without cross-save. I did install a PS remote play app and fucked with that a little, but I rarely don’t have access to the TV. It’s only if my wife wants to play TOTK on the TV.

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One of those games I’m glad I bought at launch, although I’ve fired it up 3-4 times and struggled with the mechanics… it’s nice to know it’s still evolving and I can always start fresh again with the new content. If I wasn’t so deep into Helldivers I’d give it another go right now… but Democracy can’t wait!

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Similar to Glide said above, wanted a space sim and realize it’s more of a survival game. On the opposite end I played a little Elite Dangerous which was WAY TOO INVOLVED space sim!

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Thanks everyone for the comments so far, I’m including 3 screenshots of how a post looks in all 3 locations (Memmy, Photon & Arctic)

I think Arctic is the winner for me, I like the layout and settings. Also Memmy removed the swipe from left to access subscribed communities and it’s been impossible to get out of the habit, Arctic seems to do it!

memmy

photon

arctic

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This is probably the one for me, really digging the level of customization and it’s easy to navigate.

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I finally could afford it last night, second rocket I fired, blew myself up

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The map when waiting for reinforcement and the ability to ping where to be thrown.

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Yeah it took multiple attempts to get in and get that photo of the stratagems, I don’t have enough to buy it yet, so I can wait 😂 but this doesn’t bode well for the weekend!

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Memmy doesn’t like Markup it seems 🤷🏻‍♂️ happy to post plain text logs if that helps

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Yup, been some leaks recently, but it's nice to get official updates

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Not a lame suggest at all, this is probably saner option than me throwing $$$ on an 11th gen i7. Doing some research and I'm curious if you have a recommendation on adapter? I know the ASIX AX88179 is suggested and the Plugable adapter uses that chipset. I'd prefer to get something I know will work plug and play, then I can continue testing to ensure it's just the NIC and nothing else. I also have an Apple Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter, I've not invested too much effort into troubleshooting, it doesn't seem to work natively out the box with Proxmox/Debian.

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Fell down a hole looking at the Optiplex machines last night. My desk is tiny and I'm already rocking this Mac Mini, a Mac Studio, work laptop and a pi3B running PiHole. So I'm leaning towards a micro, although I might be able to get away with a small form factor instead. I also have a MBP (“Core i7” 2.8 15" Early 2013) that I could wipe and use as a temporary measure while I save for something new. Also bought a pi4B with 4GB of RAM laying around and not used, so I could always split up services, whack Plex on the Studio and use what I've got for a while longer.

Right now I might go with @phanto suggestion to find a USB NIC adapter to keep this beast running or at least determine if it's just the NIC and not the board. Any suggestions for a Debian friendly USB to ethernet adapter appreciated. I also have the Apple thunderbolt to ethernet adapter, might keep trying to get that working. Not seen a single dropped ping overnight with the builtin NIC, so it appears to be super intermittent or when I start to watch something on Plex.

I'm putting some money aside for an 10th or 11th gen i7 at minimum, I feel like I'd like the option for 4K transcoding if needed. Looks like I can put a 2.5" SATA in a micro (7090?), which would be awesome seeing as I have a SATA 1TB SSD in the mini right now I'd like to cannibalize.

My wife and I have had some bad experiences with Ebay in the past, but I'm willing to go back if I can find a good deal on an off lease Optiplex. Any other suggestions on places to look for off lease options that I can hopefully trust (US)?

Also please be brutally honest if you think I should just get a 6-8th gen Optiplex and not bother with the newer CPU. Outside of Plex and torrents, I'd like to eventually run Node.js, VSC Code Server, Pi-hole, home assistant, some storage or cloud access and a Screeps Server. Also playing with Blender, but I doubt I'll be able to do much with rendering with any of these machines.

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Thank you @CurbsTickle

I'll probably spring for the Anker USB-A adapter, it'll be useful to have any way.

After days of testing, a mix of Direct Playing 4K DoVi/HDR10 (HEVC Main 10) on my 4K Apple TV and different media on other devices during the day and constant ping, mtr and iperf3across devices, I've determined this problem is totally random lol! Went 48 hours of TBs transferred between devices with iperf and a day of content playing, no problem, then randomly I'll see Link is down on the NIC and I can't ping it until it comes back up like it did this morning.

Might find a Linux community to share my syslog and see if any other suggestions for troubleshooting exist and make sure it isn't something else with my network/unmanaged switches. But I might be burning time/energy on broken hardware and time to give up on it.

@phanto I'll see if era ships to the US and make sure to be extra cautious of the listing description. Might also see if I can find a US equivalent.

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Relevant log outputs for anyone intrigued

NETDEV WATCHDOG: enp1s0f0 (tg3): transmit queue 0 timed out

tg3 0000:01:00.0 enp1s0f0: transmit timed out, resetting

Link is down... Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex

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I should add, I’ve been paying monthly for Plex for years. Finally got the lifetime membership last year, although I don’t love Plex’s decisions, I feel financially obligated to keep using it for at least a few more years.

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You are right, no discrete, I was confusing it with an older MBP ("Core i7" 2.8 15" Early 2013) I have. I might have a look at Proxmox, I like the idea of being able to segment the networks a little easier in a VM. I might need to go back to the Haugene documentation, I think they suggest public DNS, but I can try IVPNs DNS. Honestly does it make more sense to buy a NAS (Synology) and run Docker/Plex off that? If I drop the $ on some nice drives and RAM, would that be easier to manage and perform better? I’d like to not worry with 4K content on my home Apple TV and be able to have some people remotely connect if they wanted. Also tempted to use the Mac Mini for VPN/Transmission, then setup a cron rsync to my Mac Studio and use that for Plex.

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This is incredibly helpful CurbsTickle!

Sorry this is probably a super dumb DNS questions, should I be setting my OMV DNS to the IVPN DNS or just my Transmission/OVPN Docker stack? I tried using the OpenVPN DNS here and it doesn't connect when set in the stack, OMV or both. I also have PiHole on a Pi (maybe I can move that to Proxmox and use 1 system?), which is why I was using the Google Public DNS in OMV and the Haugene stack which seemed to work, apart from the weird issue I'm seeing randomly.

Honestly, I might scrap this configuration and put the time into getting Proxmox setup on this machine, try to get it in a good working order and then look at a tiny/mini/micro for later down the line. I've started watching more Anime and honestly the subtitle transcoding worries me a bit!

Any personal preferences or suggestions on hardware outside of the beelink s12pro which I'm checking out? I'm also hoping to cannibalize the SSD which isn't that old, the RAM might be useless at this point.

Also any guides/tutorials you can suggest for getting a working Proxmox setup running similar to yours?

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Might be my piHole, but the Beelink site is running like trash!

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Hey CurbsTickle

Thank you so much for the tips, with a mix of googling, bit of GPT4 and straight smashing my head against the desk, I've gotten Proxmox installed on the Mac Mini and ordered 16GB of RAM (figured it's worth the $40). Fought a serious battle trying to get to the startup manager with my mechanical keyboard and Dell monitor, eventually got it to boot from the thumb drive and install. I've got an LXC setup with Debian 12 and installed Plex, even managed to get my existing Plex Media folder from my external drive mounted in the container!

Next steps are the IVPN Wireguard killswitch VPN LXC and Transmission LXC, based on the quick reading I've done, it looks like iptables rules is the way to go. I'll more than likely be writing a big post in selfhosted lemmy soon asking if anyone has achieved this already and has the steps. I might look at the *arrs but that is a later project, I am fine with searching, downloading and renaming/moving the files when I want to watch something. We don't have regular shows we download right now.

Final questions before I head into the deep dark world of home server communities.

  • Doing the Plex setup quickly, I gave it 1 core and 1GB of RAM, gonna guess this isn't enough, if I'm doing Direct Play and transcode for subtitles, how much RAM and how many Cores would you throw at it with my system?
  • Can this be updated or do I need to create a whole new lxc container if I want to add more cores/ram to it?
  • For my HD 4000, is it of any use to me with Plex, or is it already being utilized due to it being integrated?
  • Can I setup a SMB share from the mounted disk in Proxmox? I created a mount point in Proxmox and then edited the containers config file so it mounted in the container.
  • Any final tips on MUST DO setup on the Proxmox side? Happy to nuke a container and recreate it if need be, but I'd like to make sure the Proxmox side of the house is in a good place from day 1!

Thanks again

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Thank you for answering my questions, I spent some time over the weekend performing testing. Sadly I suspect all my problems stem from my NIC failing. The loss of IP that I was seeing in OMV is still happening in Proxmox. Now trying to decide next steps, I can either keep throwing money at it and get an external Ethernet solution with compatible drivers or finally put this Mini to rest. I’ll probably make a post on the selfhosting community and see if anyone has any recommendations for hardware. Little peeved I bought the RAM and have this SSD with nowhere to make use of them. Maybe I can find a suitable machine that can use them, but I’m gonna guess they’ve aged out of the CPUs I’d need for better performance. But I am very happy with the Proxmox, LXC and Debian suggestions.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I also tagged you in a post before I saw this. I'll start researching the off lease options and I don't hate the idea of a Dell 7050 with an i7. Would be amazing to make use of the SSD still. And really appreciate the advice with going with Proxmox, the UI is a million times better than trying to use OMV and made troubleshooting so much easier!

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Really wish there was a good Lemmy community for Helldivers, I've been back on the "site that shall not be named" to find out updates and see what people are saying. It's easily one of the best games I've played in a long time!

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All I want to do is play more Helldivers 2 on PS5. The good and bad news is that everyone else is feeling similar and I know the experience hasn’t been perfect, but I’ve got faith in the developers! I’ve had success with matchmaking and I find the game so much fun when you are in a squad!

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Just replied!

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FYI, matchmaking was working for me yesterday on PS5 post update. I’d get the occasional disconnect when trying to join, but it worked 85% in comparison to 0% on Thursday/Friday. Really fun jumping in with 4 randoms and tackling the side missions. My PS4 headset is dying, so I’m waiting for the new Pulse to arrive, I don’t usually do voice with random matchmaking, but I’m open to it with this game and it feels like a necessity. Hoping PlayStation invests in server improvements for the game considering the high number of concurrent players at launch!

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