As someone who probably had some of my first video gaming thrills playing Diablo II, I was super excited when Diablo III was announced. I was, however, cautious about investing 65 dollars in the game after hearing mixed reviews of performance on computers with similar/better stats than mine, a 2011 13" MacBookPro with an Intel HD 3000 integrated video card, 4GB Ram, and a 2.4GHz Intel i5 Processor. After waffling on whether or not to buy the game since its release, I finally decided I had to at least give it a shot and bought the game over the past weekend. I haven't had a ton of time to play it, but several hours into the game I have had very few performance issues and have greatly enjoyed the game, granted without all the bells and whistles a more high-end system would provide. That said, it still looks nice and without having played it on a faster, more powerful machine, I am 100% happy with the quality of the gameplay on my computer.
Anyways, just thought I would throw this up on the site; I spent a fair amount of time searching for similar topics and found some that were helpful, but most that were not. So thought I'd throw this up here for anyone who is in the position I was in last week. Get the game. Turn shadows off, all settings on low, and set max foreground FPS to 70, background FPS to 5 (or something in that neighborhood). It runs. It still looks pretty. It's a ton of fun. Dooooooo it!
Cheers! (PS - sorry if there are already similar topics to this... I didn't see any in my brief scan of the forum)