You know that benchmark test?
I am very sick and tired of the extremist hardcore 2.5k rig gamers posting about how to build your comp to run this game and how you need a 3k+ benchmark to do well.
Its absolutely *********
Take this from a long time beta tester i have leveled pug, thaumaturge, and conjuror as well as culinarian, and fishing. The benchmark totally overexaggerates whats required to run the game.
I spent a total of 750$ on a new desktop (with tax, not including monitor) and can run the game fine. Now i am not saying on max settings and when overwhelemed by a crowd i don't notice any lag whatsoever, but nothing more then a typical mmo.
I scored a 1200 on the benchmark and again by just reducing some of the 3d effects and extra settings in configuration, i run the game smoothly and do not notice any out of the ordinary delays (Things such as UI issues are standard with everyone).
My specs are:
CPU AMD quad core 635 @ 2.9ghz
6 GB RAM
Windows 7 64 bit
Nvedia gt 220
So everyone scaring the non computer hardcore into playing this game can kick rocks because i have had no more than the regular issues on reduced settings that high end rigs experience. I want to further stress for those with expensive rigs about to post saying "Well some people wanna run everything on max settings" That is FINE! I know that. This is for those who want to be able to smoothly play the game effectively without spending over 1k.