Any guesses at how running the alpha will compare to the retail product? If you can run the former Windowed, is it safe to assume that you shouldn't have much trouble with the latter full screen, or will newer settings potentially present problems?
Edit: Finally remembered what this thread made me think of hours ago. I just started a thread about this, but I recall that long ago there was mention of allowing cross-platform logins. i.e., being able to log into your account from both a PS3 and a PC, rather than being constrained to one.
The reason this thread reminded me of that, is that if you are concerned about PC performance for now, you may be able to play on PS3 optimized settings for the time being, and then as optimized PC hardware becomes more accessible, you could just make a smooth transition when the time comes. So no need to worry about phantasmal rigs that don't yet exist if three or four years in, you can acquire one with relative ease and play the game in all its splendor. In the mean time play on a PS3 with little real difference.
All that assumes that these plans are actually enacted by SE though.
Edited, Jun 17th 2010 1:49am by Kachi
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.