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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 6:53PM (Unverified) said

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With these low specs that means the game will look like crap. Might even look worse than WoW from some of the videos I saw... :(

Posted: Jul 30th 2008 7:04PM (Unverified) said

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I think WoW proved that whether your graphics look good or crap is 99% down to the talent of your artists, and only 1% down to the technical demands of your engine. I'd trade thousands of polygons for a talented artist, any day.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 7:44PM (Unverified) said

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I have to agree. While it would be cool to see more developers push the limits of home computing technology the artist has more to do with the overall look and subsequent feel of the game than polygon count ever will.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 10:09PM (Unverified) said

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I have the the box for burning crusade right here in front of me the thing will run on a Geforce 2! and the recommended is a geforce 5700 which won't even run warhammer.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 7:20PM (Unverified) said

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You do realize that WoWs min-specs are lower then that don't you? Also its an MMO their trying to reach as broad an audience as possible. Look at other games that set their spec WAY to high *cough*AoC*cough*

Posted: Jul 30th 2008 7:27PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, I'm rather stoked I'll be able to play it since my system is really outdated and I can't just go out and put together a new one at the moment. Granted, I'm not going to be expecting much graphically with all the sliders to the far left - but at least I'll be able to get started and upgrade my machine down the line.

Who knows how much juice the game will take advantage of at the highest settings either? A well made engine will be able to run the gambit of PC specs. Honestly, this recent vid makes it look very very nice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8fOuUimLs

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 8:34AM Nadril said

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Damn, that does look very nice. The lighting really added a whole new level of polish.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 7:48PM (Unverified) said

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George has never made a post here that wasnt a flame or whine lol, I imagine cause all his real friends have now blocked his number ;)

Posted: Jul 30th 2008 10:54PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, he makes me wish there was an ignore list for these forums.
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Posted: Jul 30th 2008 8:23PM wjowski said

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Low system specs are the way to go. More people'll be interested in buying and playing the game if they're not confronted with having to perform expensive and time-intensive upgrades just to enjoy it.

Posted: Jul 30th 2008 10:11PM Ghen said

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Yay, my system will play it as is!

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 8:34AM Nadril said

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I have to agree, low specs and good art direction is the way to go. After (finally) getting fed up of AoC not running well on my rig (that can run crysis all high @ 25fps) I want to actually be able to play my next MMO.

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 8:32AM (Unverified) said

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These are the Min reqs, so Im assuming game will just run on a machine with these specs. To get the visuals you see in the screenshots you'll probably need higher specs.

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 8:35AM TheJackman said

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Low system specs are the way to go indeed. AoC had 1000 of people saying that there pc not run the game or they got a real low frame rate. I think Low system specs are the way to go if you want come even close to the numbers that WoW got.

Also Graphics not make a game good or bad ask the Nintendo Wii owners ;)

WoW look pretty good from a artists view there is lots of tiny details and look like in the next addon pack to the game they even push the engine more far!

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 11:13AM Softserve said

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It's not exactly something I'd worry about. As mentioned, these are minimums. PC games tend to scale to an extraordinary degree. I can't even explain how horrible LotRO looks in "low" settings, for example lol.

Posted: Jul 31st 2008 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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To continue the graphics argument... Anyone can make a game with stellar graphics these days, the more important part is the game itself. Of course I'd have a hard time playing WAR if it looked like Runescape, but from the youtube video posted earlier it's obvious WAR will looks pretty damn good anyway. Not Crysis, but pretty good.

If anyone has ever played DAoC here, it's obvious to them how important lower graphics are in RvR. Many people I ran with used ToA graphics instead of the newer engine so they'd have less lag and an edge. In a PvE game lag isn't too terrible, but RvR it makes it unplayable (part of the reason I left DAoC, terrible servers).

Posted: Aug 4th 2008 1:42PM (Unverified) said

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That's dead on, WoW's visuals are timeless due to the art direction, they don't look horrendous even 3 years after launch. Try saying the same for AoC in the same amount of time. "Realistic" graphics just don't hold up.

Posted: Aug 7th 2008 7:45PM (Unverified) said

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I'm wondering if my computer can run it... it surpasses the minimum requirements in all components except for the processor (I have the AMD Athlon 3400+ 2.2Ghz single processor). Can somebody give me the answer to that?

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