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04-06-2004, 07:50 AM
My already stressed guild is losing more people due to the login servers not working. We lost some when the system requirements went up.
Ah, well. At least I don't log in anymore, but I know some people want to.
04-06-2004, 08:47 AM
people who quit, becasue they have to upgrade have about 0 sympathy from me.
Thats like saying you should be able to play Halo , on a Atari 2600, becasue its a gaming system.
Well a TSR 80 is a dam computer also, but I dont think people can do much on it.
04-06-2004, 08:48 AM
You can still do your taxes.
04-06-2004, 09:05 AM
If ya have $$ for EQ, you should have enough for a new card. if the system is that old, well then I agree with the Halo comment...
04-06-2004, 09:47 AM
Server Status (http://eqlive.station.sony.com/support/network_status.jsp)
Nothing like keeping your customers informed. :rolleyes:
04-08-2004, 07:59 PM
A lot of the annoyance comes also from the point that if your system works one day just fine, why should it have to change after a patch. It doesn't matter how much warning they gave that it was going to change. I doubt the boxes being sold at stores right now have had their system requirements updated to show the latest stuff. And you really shouldn't have to go through ten gazillion 'fixes' before it works either !
04-09-2004, 12:43 AM
Contrary to popular opinion, the new engine will reduce system requirements in most areas. Only the video card will require upgrading if dx9 drivers do not work with that video card. If their motherboard cannot support a dx9 compatible video card then I as well do not have any sympathy for those people.
They are playing on dinosaurs. It is ridiculous to continue to try and support ancient technology just because the game was created five years ago. Technology has progressed far beyond what was around when EQ was created. They would be fools to not take advantage of new technology.
Also, I would like to point out that Dell sells complete systems capable of running EverQuest for only $499. A player who is comfortable with putting together their own system can buy the parts to build a better system than one available from Dell for roughly the same price.
04-09-2004, 01:27 PM
If people really want something badly enough, they will find a way to aquire what they want. Right now, $500 would be a big chunk of change for me, but I know I could spend the summer mowing lawns, taking a second part-time job, or do something to raise the money if I really wanted to buy a new computer or upgrade an existing computer.
You could even take out a 12 month signature loan from the bank. Or apply for financing from Dell. Some of the payment plans from Dell are just $26 a month. There is always a way to get what you want. You just cannot be lazy.
04-09-2004, 04:29 PM
Perhaps then people in such a position should reconsider their entertainment and luxury expenses in an effort to reconcile their debt. I had to do that last year and am only now getting back into online games and my life is better for it. I have to say I read quite a few books during that time amd became a piece of the ambience at the local library.
My life is better for having given up EQ and other luxury expenses and now I have less stress, a better computer, and more free time to enjoy my entertainment. Where there is a will, there is a way.
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