Secret World - Macbook air 2011 - playable?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by henrikrox, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    Anyone tried it with a similar specced computer?

    Would love to try it out
  2. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    I'm playing it a bit on my 2010 11" MBA, and the game doesn't seem to be optimized that well for lower specced hardware. It's playable only with everything turned to low or off and 1024x786 resolution, which gives me in the mid to high 20s FPS.
  3. VI™ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2010
    Shepherdsturd, WV
    The game pretty much sucks anyways. The concept was awesome, but the execution is trash. Graphics and interface are dated and it just doesn't feel smooth.
  4. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
    Personally I love this game. Was gonna create a thread for it but most people here are just waiting for GW2 and aren't gonna bother trying it out anyway.

    And the graphics are fine. It has DX11 support using a proprietary engine instead of licensing an unoptimized Hero engine build like other MMO companies are doing. And the UI is one of the best parts of the game. It's minimal and sleek - look at the skill wheel/decks window and how they're able to fit a ton of info on one screen without confusing anyone.

    I don't think there's a more immersive MMO on the market right now.
  5. VI™ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2010
    Shepherdsturd, WV
    I played beta up until release and was very unimpressed. The way the person moved felt so disconnected and fake. Their jump was a very poor animation and it felt like the toons were just floating in air.

    I do like the skill wheel and the idea of free progression, but it's not really. To be effective you have to progress along a tree to a certain point and skills from other trees tended to overlap. I was just expecting too much from this game from the beginning and it totally let me down.

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