A few days ago I updated the graphics driver on my (old-ish) laptop, and last night I logged into to WoW. The change was immense. Where the old display was set for speed, the new one seems to be be set back to a max setting.
Translucent water and particle effects look wild, and the animations are so much more … fluid. Who knew the game had grass!
I had no idea the game could look so darn good. The bad (because there is always a bad…) is that now I want a new laptop. Time to start doing more overtime at work I guess.
Ever gamer watches what the studios are doing, and the folks making GuildWars2 have been busy.
That is in-game footage, not some artsy production video that teases with affects which you’ll never see. Looks like a darn wide selection of beasts, toons, locations, and spell affects. Warts and all, they’re putting it out there and I think it looks awesome.
Fall of the Lich King, or patch 3.3 is live – and while I’m still to get anywhere near it, I really feel a pull to return to regular playing to see this content. The video teaser tells a good story, and basically flipped the switch on my wow hiatus. I’ll be back in game soon.