so from the information i've gathered, i'm guessing heart of the swarm beta will be released in approximately xmas, and become playable in 8-9 months. legacy of the void will probably be a few years from then, as blizzard never sticks to their announced released dates.
my question is, do you guys think the graphic requirements to play those expansiosn on ultra settings will change? My guess is the new expansions will probably feature more interesting maps such that it will be more GPU-intensive, but this is just a guess and I really have no idea; does anyone know how it has been in the past? Do expansions of WoW require more intense graphics cards?
i'm deciding on what GPU i should buy for my comp. I was going to get a 7850, as my friends will probably play their games on my comp, but personally, i only play blizzard games and dota, so it seems like if legacy of the void will yield similar requirements to wings of liberty, i can just chill with a 6870 and screw my friends . that way i could perhaps put my money in getting a larger SSD, or on peripherals that actually matter...
thanks for helping (:
OriginalBeast United States. July 09 2012 23:17. Posts 703
They are reworking their physics engine with HotS (e.g. ultralisk charge sending marines flying) aswell as bringing new terrain rendering so it might actually change for higher settings. LotV is written in the stars
findingthelimit Hong Kong. July 09 2012 23:36. Posts 136
If you want to run on Ultra, get the better gpu. Blizzard has such a giant customer base that they cannot enhance the base system requirements but so much. The nice part is that they can have some wiggle room with the range of settings available. Perhaps they will have an even higher graphics setting in the expansions? Hope so!
Wild Weasel United States. July 10 2012 00:55. Posts 52
Main game doesn't matter. Point is that power supply is dangerous.
The thread is not out of date (except some info in the OP, but just answer the questios). Look at the last pages. There are posts there every day with people asking for help and getting quality advice. Do you think I'd waste my time and yours to point you to a dead end?
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SiNKami United States. July 10 2012 04:08. Posts 1795
On July 09 2012 23:12 findingthelimit wrote: as blizzard never sticks to their announced released dates.
They actually do stick to their announced release dates. Blizzard always takes a long time getting to actually announcing the release date, but when they do I can't remember them not keeping/sticking to it.
Its all the guessed/TBD dates from other websites that they never keep. If Blizzard say they hope to have HoTS out this year, that isn't the same as a set release date.
To the real question.
I think you can be quite safe with almost any mid range GPU, or even low end GPU, for both HoTS and LotV. Unless you require to be able to run it at 2560x1600 with everything on max and 4x oversampling AA. The reason is that Blizzard wants to have as many people being able to play their games. They never aim for highend GPU being the minimum. I don't know much about AMD GPU's but I suspect a 560ti, or most likely even more lower, and can HotS and LotV just fine at full hd.
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Jonoman92 United States. July 10 2012 05:19. Posts 7435
My guess is the requirements will increase slightly but not much. Also not to be annoying, but I recommend actually looking at the difference between medium and ultra. When I am busy playing the game I really can't tell the difference.
I would say in terms of visual differences it's something like:
Averik United States. July 10 2012 13:56. Posts 15
On July 10 2012 02:19 lem0ncake wrote: you can play sc2 with e8400 and 8800gt, eyecandy is a waste of money
^^ for a year i played the game on a stock e6600 with a 5550. i have a newer rig now but i still play in 5:4 (1280x1024)
i have a 5:4 1280x1024 monitor as well, i play in 1280x720 (used to be on 1280x768, but wanted more fps) and it's so much easier to see, much higher fov and the game isn't so zoomed in. i highly recommend switching to a wider aspect ratio and setting your gpu to maintain aspect ratio. the black bars are easy to get used to.