There’s quite a bit of talk about OP weapons, hardware & whether or not fusing gives an unfair advantage. All of that is fair game, but something hit me tonight while playing that is the real “unfair advantage.”
I play on two different machines.
One is a fairly modern desktop PC with dedicated graphics card, lots of memory, fast CPU… etc. It’s no top end gaming rig, but it’ll run XO at full specs without a hiccup.
The other is a business focused laptop from HP. I love the thing. It’s awesome… flipping touchscreen with that new ram/HD mix thing that makes oft-used programs launch nearly instantly. It’s sweet.
It is not, however, a gaming rig.
To play XO, the graphics need to be turned down quite a bit, and even then, the framerate drops. Part of that is that it’s played via wifi exclusively. I could hardwire in a data connection, but I’m lazy and don’t care that much.
So… the differences b/t the two?
I needed to finish 2 more hard raids tonight to get the weekly challenge. I’m not doing that. I know I can’t pull that off on the laptop. I also won’t play PVP on the laptop. I technically can, of course, but it’s much harder to win with the laptop. It’s harder to tell what’s happening. It’s harder to control the truck.
I can’t fully explain it, but if you don’t know what I’m referring to, maybe try setting the graphics at their lowest & see how you do.
This is the real unfair advantage… and I have it when I’m playing on my main machine. High framerate, shadows, crystal clear graphics, loooooooong draw distances… I win vs. low data speed old PC player. I win every time, I’m guessing.
Anyhoo… something to consider.
1st world privilege, I guess.