Hello, i'm new to the forums and to the game also. I was looking into buying this game for myself since my birthday is this month, but I'm not sure if it will run. I don't mind if I have to play on low settings as long as I could play it and enjoy the game since it's such a long game(:
Here are my specs (please don't be rude, I'm 20, live on my own, pay my bills, and i'm currently in college and paying for that also so I don't have the money to build a super nice computer yet)
Its a laptop too btw.
AMD E-300 APU with Raedon HD Graphics 2.6 Ghz
I'm really hoping that I can run it. It'd be nice to have for a birthday gift to myself :D Thanks in advance(:
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It would probably be unplayable at times even on low settings.
If you're going to go PvE, you'll get away with low settings. I'd suspect big WvW stuff is going to make your game look like a slide show though and busy places like the BL in LA will also be harsh on your rig. You could try some o/c'ing but I don't know how much headroom your CPU has.
Sorry, but I don't have a feel for the processing/graphics power of your PC. Both my laptop and desktop use Intel I7 processors without issue. Have you looked up the recommended hardware specs for GW2? It may give you a general idea. Have you tried any other recent online games for your PC? If you were able to play it satisfactorily then you could compare its specs vs the recommended specs for GW2. Of course having a fast broadband connection is key also. The only time I ever have issues that are not related to lag on Anet's end is when my kids are playing online games while the wife is watching streaming movies from netflix while downloading files on the laptop (ie stretching my connection to the limit). Good luck.
Here is the requirements to play:
•Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
•Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3 OR AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
•2 GB RAM
•NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
•25 GB available HDD space
•Broadband Internet connection
•Keyboard and mouse
Now note these are the min requirements, but like all games sometimes you can sqeak by below spec. You are below spec mostly because your video card is a shared instead of a dedicated (which is the case in lots of laptops). The game is very CPU intensive and you also have the min requirement of RAM so I wouldn't put any money on being able to play.
My best advice to you is to save up some money and buy/build a cheap desktop. $500 can get you a machine that will run the game with no problems and be upgradable in the future to allow you to play newer games too without having to buy a whole new expensive machine. I know you are working/schooling and paying for it all, but setting aside a few bucks a week (or asking friends/family to contribute to your PC fund) can get you a good ways to being in game in a short time.