Jan 10th 2012 4:41PM I understand that there are people who are on a very limited budget. My statement really wasn't directed at those folks. I was talking more about the example I gave. I know more than a few people who fall directly into that category. At least three in my guild who I've discussed it with before.
If my statement doesn't apply directly to you than feel free to ignore. As for the OP, you didn't specify your situation in your original post. I was making a general statement based on your general statement. Clearly, you don't fall into the dame category of silly folk my brother and guildmates do. Carry on.....
Jan 10th 2012 1:34PM Holy hell, what are you gaming on a Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven from 2006?
I never understand MOST people in regards to gaming PC's and the perceived "expense" of buying one. You can without a doubt put together a great gaming PC for around $1000. If you are smart and get a good PSU, Motherboard and CPU it is going to last you for a long time with upgrades to your GPU now and then.
My brother is a perfect example. He owns an XBOX 360, a PS3 and had a Wii which he sold. He bought his computer about a year ago from Best Buy and paid around 700 for it. It is NOT what I would consider a gaming PC as the GPU and CPU were simply average. But that's what you get when buy pre packaged PC's. So let's do the math. FYI all prices listed are the price when he bought the unit.
Xbox 360 (2009) = $250
PS3 (2007) = $599
PC (2010) = $700
If he would have just used that money to buy a PC, and knew HOW to buy a PC, he could have saved around $600 and still had a good gaming rig. If he would have just spent the entire $1500 on a gaming PC he could have VERY good gaming rig. Now I laugh at him when he whines about not being able to play BF3 and similar amazing looking games on his PC.
Oct 22nd 2011 7:11PM This is a relief, I have been complaining these past two days about this issue. I will now hold my peace. I hope it is sooner rather than later, but knowing that it IS being actively developed has satisfied me for now. Thank you Blizz.
Oct 22nd 2011 6:23PM @Iirdan, I don't buy that line anymore. Going from Vanilla to TBC, sure I bought it. Going from TBC to Wrath I brushed it aside as a luxury request. Going from Wrath to Cata I began to get pretty irked that the one thing I spend the most time staring at in the game world looked the least polished. Scratch that, it looked downright shitty. It's not as if they have not had 5+ years to at least TBC-isize them.
Oct 22nd 2011 5:30PM I'm trying not to rage, but I'm finding it hard to understand how they have the tech to completely reshape the world and produce beautiful looking new models and environments yet updating what is widely considered one of the games glaring eyesores is somehow just too much of a resource hog. I'm just so deflated by this. I KNOW it's important to me and I want to believe it is important to a lot of other players. :(
Oct 22nd 2011 5:23PM Will watch when I get home from work, but was anything mentioned about updating older character models?!?!
Oct 22nd 2011 8:24AM I agree the new zones, thus far, look stunning. They have great atmosphere and color palettes. Of course that is till we are dashing through them on our hideously disfigured vanilla character models. Can you tell I'm a sad panda?
Oct 22nd 2011 8:11AM I would say the new talent system without a doubt. Pandas and pokemon I could not care less about.
Monk sounds cool I guess.
Biggest disappointment is no news of updated vanilla char models.
Oct 22nd 2011 7:53AM As a child of the 70's/80's and a teenager of the 90's I need someone to explain to me the appeal of this..........uhg...lol.
Oct 21st 2011 10:29PM I gotta say I agree about wanting to see more graphical improvements. I play WoW so obviously I'm not a slave to graphics. But, I would like to see some improvements made to the original char models. They are soooo painful to look at. :(