It seems that I was a good little Tauren this year. Greatfather brought me a new portal to the world of Azeroth. No longer will I be hindered by a 1.8GHz, 1 GB Ram, 9600 Radeon AGP all on a 17” CRT. I have been lucky enough to score a 1.9GHz Dualcore with 4 GB ram, a Radeon HD 3870 with 512 MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express pumping out to a 19” LCD.
I will not speak ill of my old PC. It has severed me well over the years. The PC was originally built for EQ and has been subject of many an upgrade for the MMOs I have played over the years. From EQ to WoW there have been two constants; the Soundblaster Live sound card and my LAN card. If I had not given the PC to my wife and kids I would have pulled out those components and framed them as a testament to craftsmanship.
I have been running with the new system since Christmas Eve and all I can say is WOW! This game is pretty. I am not sure what I like more though, yes the graphics are pretty, but getting 50 FPS in Dalaraan is something to make one giggle.