Radeon HD 4200 manage this game at low without slowdowns (or at least minimal)? I ask because I have a stock system that I got a few months back and it's a decent machine (quad-core CPU/ 8 GB RAM/ 64-bit Win7 OS, so no other issues) but I know my GPU is going to handicap it. Yes I realize the logical decision is to upgrade, but I'm going to be on a tight budget for the next bit with classes starting up (I'm a hobo university student) and won't be able to drop the cash on an upgrade in the foreseeable future. For some reason I crash out the benchmark (despite updated drivers) but I have a suspicion my GPU is gonna kneecap my score anyway. Hoping I can play at release but if not, c'est la vie.
On a side note, I'm psyched about this game coming out. I used to play FFXI way back in the day but I quit during CoP days and jumped ship to WoW along with a few of my buddies (some of whom will actually be coming to FFXIV with me even). I was a WHM for said group of friends (although I did basically the FFXI equivalent of a reroll dropping my 5X RDM). It's nice to be lurking (and making the odd post) here again.