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The Burning Crusade -- hardware upgrade time? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2006 7:36AM Started off on a Athlon 3000, 1.5GB RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro, which ran WoW at 1280x1024 and full settings with no problem on my 17"CRT.

I then played on my laptop, Athlon 2800, 756MB RAM, Radeon 9700 mobile, 15.1" LCD. This played OK at 1024x768 with medium settings. I think the lower RAM and slower 4200 RPM hard drive really hurt it but it was still not to bad. Interestingly most other games ran much better then WoW on this system.

Now I play on a Athlon 3800+, 2GB RAM, Overclocked GeForce 7900GS, 23" LCD, and of course this chews WoW up and spits it out at 1680x1050 without even sweating. Can even run WoW and Guild Wars at the same time with almost no issues.

Breakfast Topic: I quit! {WoW}

Dec 18th 2006 11:36AM I quit about a year ago, not because of any one thing in game, but simply because I didn't have the time for it once I reached 60. Upto level 60 and for a while at level 60 when you're doing new instances all the time the game is fun but after that it becomes a grind of the same content over and over, wether you're raiding or battlegounding this is boring (IMO).

Now I'm playing again, leveling a new toon, doing instances with guildees, and having a good time and I will continue to until I reach level 70 and finish the non-raid instances at which point unless something changes I will probably quit again. But I will still enjoy the experience as a whole and just stop when I don't enjoy it anymore. There's no ill feeling towards Blizzard at all, I really enjoy their game upto a point, they're just catering to a different kind of person to me after level 70.

The one thing I have found that I dislike is that although people say the game is constantly changing, this is in fact not the case for the part of the game that the majority of people play. When leveling up a new toon after the first few levels it's always the same zones, the same quests, etc. I would love it if Blizzard would focus a bit more on evolving the leveling game rather then just the raiding grind.

People who say the game begins at 60 and get all wound up about these changes need to have their head examined imo. It's like saying life begins when you get a job... kids might think this sounds cool but most adults are wiser ;)

As for all those people saying 'I QUIT!!!!1!!!' like it's supposed to impress us or mean something, they are taking themselves and WoW far to seriously.

WoW Moviewatch: Alterac Valley - The Reckoning {WoW}

Dec 18th 2006 9:50AM Heh, it's funny, back in the day we used to always use these guys to break the Alliance on the bridge, this video only shows me something which was common place back then. I stopped playing for a year and now I'm very casual so haven't even got around to playing the new AV yet, but it sounds like they've taken the fun out of it.

Breakfast Topic: You didn't know that? {WoW}

Dec 14th 2006 9:54AM Hehe, you know you no longer have to shift-click right? There is an option in the Interface Options to set auto-looting as the default now.

It takes a little getting used to if you've been shift-clicking all this time but I'm getting used to it now and it will save you getting RSI ;)

I think it was part of Telo's quickloot originally.

Breakfast Topic: Patching! {WoW}

Nov 24th 2006 9:11AM For a company that makes millions of dollars a month from subscriptions I think it's a absolute disgrace. We pay for this service and we get bit-torrent.. WTF is that!?!?!? *pops a blood-vessel*

Even SoE, who's MMORPGs people looove to complain about and ridicule compared to WoW, don't stoop that low and their games make far less.

For me personally, this is the only major issue I have with Blizard and Vivendi.

Clueless man plays WoW, writes about it for the media {WoW}

Nov 16th 2006 6:31AM I agree with poster 5. I don't see why you have a problem with the article? In game facts are hardly relevant to this story. It's not even close to as bad as the Australian piece which was done from a investigative perspective. To be honest I find your reaction to be the most clueless thing.

The onset of expansion burnout {WoW}

Nov 9th 2006 7:29AM I think it's probably just people getting over the game in general. It's just so easy that it kind of takes the feeling of achievment out of most things you do which leaves loot as the only motivation to keep playing for a lot of people. As poster 1 stated these people have probably slowed down now since TBC will make the current loot pointless (in their eyes).

Personally, I still enjoy logging on with my re-rolled toons and playing with guildees for a few hours every couple of nights but i've definately lost the passion I had when I first started playing.

If they put a bit more challenge into the game by making harder, more rewarding quests and various other means (don't ask me, I'm not a game designer) I think that would get people logging on again. I think the new arena system will go some way to helping this by uping the pvp challenge level but of course we have to wait for TBC for that ;)

Looking for a turtle mount? {WoW}

Oct 26th 2006 7:45AM Haha, with the $$$ these are going for you could probably buy enough boxes of cards that you would get more then one turtle card plus a bunch of the other rare cards. I bet stores all over the country are being sold out in seconds by a few cunning entrepeneurs.