I'm curious as to what card you had that was "well beyond" a GTX 260, considering the upgrade to the GTX 260 was the GTX 460, and the GTX 260 was better than an HD 5770. That would mean you had to have had at least either a GTX 275, GTX 285, GTX 460, or an HD5830 for it to even be "slightly beyond". Thus, I would call bullsh*t that you couldn't run this game with any of those cards and had to upgrade to a high tier GTX 470 or HD 5870 just to play the game. Don't call me out when it comes to computer hardware because I guarantee I've been working around hardware far longer than you have, and I know full well the capabilities of each card.
I have three systems. Here, I'll list them for you.
Primary PC: i7 920, GTX 480 - FPS: 40-60 (VSync On) - Settings on High, AO Off, DoF Off, 16xCSAA
Secondary PC: C2Q Q6600, GTX 460 - FPS: 30-60 (VSync On) - Settings on High, AO Off, DoF Off, 16xCSAA
Gf's PC: C2D E4600, 8800GT - FPS: 20-50 (VSync On) - Settings on Standard, AO Off, DoF Off, AA Off
So I say again, you either have tons of random crap bogging down your system, or your settings and/or drivers are screwed. Either way, the problem is on your end, not the game's. Both the GeForce 9600GT and the HD 2900 are LOW END CARDS. The mid-range for that era of cards was the 9800GT and HD4850. You citing the previous two as "omg you need at least these cards" shows you have no idea about computer hardware.
Actually, I have a Compaq Presario Dual Core, hardly had anything on it (except schoolwork, some animation software, one other game, and anti virus. All that took up most of the memory used.) Out of 500GB I still have over 300GB left on my system. And my memory card, while outdated, was still more than a GX260. Try Geforce 6600 (Got that when I bought it.) and I still had a problem running the game. After I upgraded the card though it ran like it was in a marathon. My point is, you can't possibly say people who had a problem running this game until they upgrade are "talking out their ***". Too many people have had this problem, including myself. So, maybe it's you who should try thinking before posting. If that's not too much trouble for you.
So, basically, you ******** and moaning about the game on forums that can't do anything about the problems you have with the game doesn't make you a troll, but whoever disagrees with you is a fanboy? Interesting.
Again, Critiquing a game that you want to do better is not complaining at all. What makes someone a fanboy (and an idiotic one, at that) is trolling against those who are offering ideas on how the game could be better, bringing nothing intelligent to the conversation, and trying to start a flamewar over which FF is better or worse than which FF. And so far, you're the one who seems to fit that description.
Everyone knows the game needs a lot of work. If you want the game to improve, you'd stop wasting your time ******** and whining on forums and instead give feedback directly to Square. You're preaching to the choir here and it's pointless.
LOL Look who's talking. Don't you think I've done that? In fact, I'm sure almost everyone here (except those who kiss Squeenix's asses like probably yourself) have done that. Why do you think Squeenix is bending over backwards trying to fix allt eh problems that have been "preached" about? It's because people like me have been complaining about the game. They seem to be ignoring people like you, who worship the ground the devs walk on and troll those who express their ideas that the game is less than god-like perfect. So, I seem to be making more progress than yourself as far as the improvement of the game. Not surprising, since all you do is go on a tirade against those who think differently from you and try to start "Your FF sucks" flamewars on a thread completely about something else.
God, you fail so hard.
Oh, I'm glad you finally figured it out. Except you got trolled into going into a long-winded post about the difference between opinions and facts, so yeah, apparently I succeeded.
This is the part where yoy backpedal, pretend you were "just kidding", and try to save face after making yourself look like an ***, right?
Again, you fail.
As far as my serious opinion about FF7, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't the end-all-be-all that most FF7 fanboys make it out to be. It was an average RPG with an average story. FF6 had a much better villain. I seriously can't comprehend how people could even put Kefka and Sephiroth in the same tier of villainy. FFT's depth completely trumps any kind of story element FF7 ever put out, even with the help of 7's various spinoffs.
Well that's your opinion. (Nice to see you can express it without being a moron. Makes me almost think you might have a small potential for intelligent thought after all.) My opinion? FFT was terrible. It was boring, had a confusing and scattered story, the characters were forgettable, and both FF6 and FF7 were more fun. I also believe that FFTA was way better than FFT. But then again, these are all but opinions. And quite frankly, i think we should leave it at that. Because
1. This has nothing to do with FFXIV, and
2. This only leads to stupid flamewars that everyone loses.