How will you be running the game?

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#1 Posted by CaptainTryHard (256 posts) -

I for one will be using Windows XP through bootcamp on my 2009 Macbook. At least I'm going to try to, and if it doesn't work out then I guess I'll go invest in a new desktop. What about you duders?

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#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

On a big ass hamster wheel. 

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#3 Posted by Jazz_Lafayette (3890 posts) -

Given what ArenaNet has said about system specs, I'm sure I'd be able to scrape by on minimum settings with the desktop I'm using now. But with Skyrim and other monster PC games looming over me I have to upgrade this piece of shit soon anyway.

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#4 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2937 posts) -

I've been maintaining my 2 year old rig. Play Skyrim on near-max settings on my 32" desk-TV, so will prob try to replicate that for GW2.

I say the entire point of PC gaming is to have amazing everything - so I'll prob make sure I can run Mass Effect 3 and GW2 on max no matter what, even if I have to get a new rig. (currently running an overclocked i7 and an overclocked GTX260)

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#5 Posted by shinboy630 (1382 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

I've been maintaining my 2 year old rig. Play Skyrim on near-max settings on my 32" desk-TV, so will prob try to replicate that for GW2.

I say the entire point of PC gaming is to have amazing everything - so I'll prob make sure I can run Mass Effect 3 and GW2 on max no matter what, even if I have to get a new rig. (currently running an overclocked i7 and an overclocked GTX260)

I don't think you will have to get much more than that to run gw2 on max. Maybe a slight upgrade on the gpu, but nothing super costly. For as good as ME2 looked on pc the you could max it out pretty easily with most hardware.

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#6 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2937 posts) -

@shinboy630: Agreed. MMOs tend to be very scale-able, and I highly doubt I wouldnt be able to run GW2 on max with my current build. ME3... well I'm hoping they throw the kitchen sink at it, so possibly upgrading my graphics card is no biggie.

In the end, though - you should be able to get GE2 running on any <4 year old rig - and the newer all-in-one macs can run GW1 on boot camp with no issues (they usually have something along the lines of an AMD 4850).

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#7 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2045 posts) -

Using Wine on Xubuntu on a 9-year-old Thinkpad.

Or maybe on my decidedly more modern Windows 7 PC.

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#8 Posted by rynbeed (147 posts) -

Last time I went back home my grandpa offered me his old Micron with a P3 in it... maybe that?

But really, if the game engine is a s scalable as the last any midrange computer bought in the last three or so years should be fine.

If the game comes out anytime soon I will still have my core i3 (@4.2ghz) with an ATI 5770, more then enough for GW2 by my guess.

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#9 Posted by Beaudacious (1187 posts) -

Probably on my ATI 7970 since they'll be released around the same time.

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#10 Posted by EnchantedEcho (802 posts) -

@Beaudacious said:

Probably on my ATI 7970 since they'll be released around the same time.

Ha

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#11 Posted by Vexxan (4627 posts) -

Hopefully I'll have a new computer when this games comes out.

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#12 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

i shall be playing on my i7 2600k(oc'ed to 4.8ghz)/GTX570/Win7 64x pc. where i play all my PC games

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