Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Epic upgrade IRL



When we're not madly AoEing, my new computer gives me up to 70-80fps in Ulduar, an instant (rather than - literally - 5-10min) load-in time for Dalaran and the ability to run (and tab out to) other programs running in the background without the 5min wait.

I've also discovered that my character's shadow isn't actually a small dark circle on the ground, which was rather disconcerting at first, but it's definitely growing on me - my drake flapping against snow was a good couple of minutes' entertainment.

Hooray for a better WoW experience!

(In case you're wondering - the settings for my old computer are fine for raiding; y0u won't miss any important boss spell effects. You could even lower the settings further than what I had)


Anonymous said...

What character shadow?


Shyste Chris said...

Nice! What kind of rig did you get?

Phyllixia said...

I made sure to get a fairly decent setup, since I rarely upgrade. It should definitely last a few years without having to change anything :)

SD said...

Grats on the new PC - I too spent some time admiring my shadow on acquisition of a great new shiny a few months ago. I will argue however that your old video settings were insufficient for raiding - Projected textures needs to be checked if you want to easily survive Hodir - the runes he casts on the ground indicating impending snowfall or flash freeze (depending on size) don't show unless you check that box.

Phyllixia said...

@SD - I killed Hodir without problems whatsoever in a 10man PuG.

The snowfall effect that appears before flash freeze was plenty of warning for me to move out from under it.

And, to precede any other comments - I've killed every boss *except* those in Sunwell, Iron Council, Mimiron and Algalon without dying, so it definitely *is* possible to raid with my old settings.

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Haha, I know the feeling. Congrats!

Core i7-based?

Phyllixia said...

@Rilgon - Indeed. One of the cheaper ones, but still overkill for WoW :)