I’m sorry for not having posts up for the last couple of days – I tend to not be able blog much when I’m actively working a couple days in a row at my job. I was browsing my screenshots last night while talking to Jadiera from Totem Forest – we were comparing our old video cards to the new ones we have now. It’s pretty intense how much better looking World of Warcraft has gotten, especially since I can see it now. I love taking screenshots so this has been a boon to me. But here, take a look at the difference between being on a really rinky-dink home-built computer from seven years ago and brand new computer from last year.
6 Years Ago
This computer could get above minimum graphic settings (which is why it doesn’t look TOO jaggy or untextured) but raiding was a pain in the ass. Talk about 2-4 FPS. From Molten Core to Black Temple, I raided on this video card until I got a hand-me-down upgrade from one of our rogues.
Sunshafts are the best thing ever, as far as I’m concerned. Warcraft looks amazing now, especially on my gaming rig. I also have a widescreen LCD monitor instead of a clunky (but decent) CRT monitor that took up most of my desk. I haven’t even edited these screenshots like I usually do – I usually do a little layering with some opacity/blending changes to make them “pop.”
But I felt like letting their actual properties shine through was good to see.
It’s really terrible and nerdy but I’ve always loved taking screenshots. I doubt that will ever change. I love documenting everything I do in-game and seeing a progression through people involved, gear or places (with the advent of Cataclysm.)
See you this weekend when I post more of the leveling guide, 4.3 changes to fire, Blizzcon and talking about the legendary staff!