Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

How likely is itFollow

#1 Jul 06 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Good
Sage
*
188 posts
that the beta requirements for running the game will be significantly higher than the final retail requirements?

Maybe they want people with higher power PCs to be able to run the beta smoothly.
#2 Jul 06 2010 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
**
592 posts
More likely the opposite. They need testers to finish the product, and the beta requirements and benchmark numbers are not aligned at all. If the benchmark is even remotely accurate, expect the minimum hardware specs to take a big step up.
____________________________
Inralkil-Seraph 75NIN/75SAM/68BST

Retired: Inra-Dark Crag 40/40 Witch Elf
Retired: Hollow-Thunderlord 70 Warlock S1/S3 T4 SL/SL
Retired: Horknee-Thunderlord 70 Druid T4/T5 Feral
#3 Jul 06 2010 at 2:25 PM Rating: Default
**
322 posts
The release requirements have already been released.

Edit: link -> http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/#/about/game_info

Edited, Jul 6th 2010 4:25pm by xthunderblazex
#4 Jul 06 2010 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
**
592 posts
The site pretty explicitly says Beta Test System Requirements. That does not mean release requirements.
____________________________
Inralkil-Seraph 75NIN/75SAM/68BST

Retired: Inra-Dark Crag 40/40 Witch Elf
Retired: Hollow-Thunderlord 70 Warlock S1/S3 T4 SL/SL
Retired: Horknee-Thunderlord 70 Druid T4/T5 Feral
#5 Jul 06 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
The release requirements have already been released.

Edit: link -> http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/#/about/game_info


At the bottom of that link, it states "These are the required specifications for the Windows PC Beta Test. The requirements may change at the time of retail launch. Please visit the official site periodically for the latest information."

Computer-wise, I'm at a pretty awkward junction, given that I'm right at the edge of both the system requirements and playability (1600-1800 benchmark), so I'm definitely interested in how people with low-end computers are faring (though this will no doubt be hindered by the NDA). It's enough that I'm not going to pre-order it, but wait to see if I can limp until my planned PC upgrade this winter.

Edited, Jul 6th 2010 4:35pm by DSzymborski
#6 Jul 06 2010 at 2:47 PM Rating: Good
***
1,159 posts
The beta requirements for a game are usually higher than actual release, ever so slightly. The reason for this is by the time beta rolls out most of the graphical components are already there and it's just a matter of tweaking the performance.
#8 Jul 06 2010 at 2:53 PM Rating: Excellent
I would hope they are trying to pull in testers with a wide variety of hardware, to try and smooth out some hardware specific bugs before launch. Nothing sucks more than waiting 2 weeks for a game to work after launch, because of some random driver incompatibility.
#9 Jul 06 2010 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
**
556 posts
If I remember correctly FFXI had 3 benchmarks. I'm sure they will release another benchmark that would be more accurate. I think the current benchmark is mostly for the Beta. I can almost bet my life that there will be another version or two as we get closer to the actual release date. Remember FFXI had 3...


Edited, Jul 6th 2010 4:57pm by IamTuck
____________________________
Jayy Submor-Hyperion-Slash Flex
#10 Jul 06 2010 at 3:24 PM Rating: Default
**
322 posts
@DSzym

Didn't notice that part, thank you for pointing that out.

Will most likely stay the same though.
#11 Jul 06 2010 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
The smart answer? Don't count on it. People have been disappointed enough over the last few months because they kept hoping an unreasonable hope about something. Take the system requirements for beta, assume they're going to be the same for retail, and that's it. You're set. That way we don't get another week of QQ threads when the game goes live and budget rigs are going up in flames and everyone is cursing SE because even after the benchmark, people STILL don't want to believe it's going to be demanding.
#12 Jul 06 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
*****
11,539 posts
The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
The smart answer? Don't count on it. People have been disappointed enough over the last few months because they kept hoping an unreasonable hope about something. Take the system requirements for beta, assume they're going to be the same for retail, and that's it. You're set. That way we don't get another week of QQ threads when the game goes live and budget rigs are going up in flames and everyone is cursing SE because even after the benchmark, people STILL don't want to believe it's going to be demanding.


You say that in vain hope because you know as well as I do that someone is reading this post right now with the thought that their system will run the game "just fine" because it either just barely meets the minimum requirements, or is (in their opinion) "Close enough that it won't matter; I'm under the minimum but that just means I'll have to turn the settings down a bit and I'll be fine, right?" And they're going to be in for an extremely rude awakening.

Once more, with feeling:


Video: If it doesn't say "GeForce GTX 200/400" or "Radeon 48XX/57XX/58XX/59XX", it will not give anywhere near a decent performance.
CPU: If it's not at least a quad core processor it will not give anywhere near a decent performance.

If you fall below either of these, expect September 22nd (or 30th) to be an EXTREMELY disappointing day for you.

Two months and sixteen days.

That's how long before this board changes from "Will my PC run FFXIV?" to "Why won't my [allegedly] perfectly good system run XIV? I totally ignored all you people who told me to upgrade and now my system sucks and it's totally the game's fault! I hate you SE!"
____________________________
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig]

Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny.
Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap.
Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap...
Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
#13 Jul 06 2010 at 5:38 PM Rating: Good
Sage
*
78 posts
yeah my computer is far from being the best for it, not even my husband's PC that he got last year and was one of the top PC build back then. But that is how it is, will be able to play at low requirements and in the future upgrade my PC video card, and later on the processor, but no rush, I honestly would play FF14 even if the graphics were outdated horrible, so I play with low details for now :P
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 18 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (18)