DO NOT play this on a laptop.
not only because it will run badly, but laptops OVERHEAT when doing intensive gaming, especially with mmos that you play for long stretches. If you want to kill your laptop, go play this game on it.
I use a 250 gts and the game runs fine at 720p w/ high textures and filtering. no occlusion or depth of field enabled. no AA
50-60fps outside of uldah
40-50fps outside gridania
20-35fps in any city
18-25fps near crowds
(q9550 quadcore cpu, 4gb ram)
Really eh? Not all laptops are equal. I have an Alienware M17X I use for all my gaming.
It has the quad core 2.0 ghz proc OC'd at 2.4 ghz
4GB memory running at 1333 MHZ
dual 260' OC'd
you get the hint.
I play L4D2 on it SC2, and no FFXIV and it does not overheat at max load even OC'd I am running
around 55-60 degrees C. Which is within heat tolerances for all components . . . .
So yes a properly configured laptop will run the game and run it just fine. But they aren't cheap
either a good laptop for mobile gaming can range from 2-4k. Way more than a desktop, I am aware.
However people have different needs. I travel for a living and that's the only way I can game while on