Jo Yardley, Inara Pey and Daniel Voyager reported indepedently on the “exciting” fact that Sansar is becoming available via Steam, as is their blogging duty that they all fulfill so very well. Me, being the hardware brute, I was more interested in the technical requirements, when I saw them posted on Daniel’s blog.
Here, look at it and try to comprehend what fiery hoops they want you to jump thru!
We’ve been over the fact that Sansar, although aimed at the tek savvy, won’t be available on Linux. TRØØT! Fail, LL, hard fail!!! Oh, and neither on MacOS. But who gives a shit about those poor clueless idjits anyway. At least Sansar will happily chug along on Win7, so you’re spared the indignity of having to install and endure Win10 on your precious computing machine and consequently ruining it for use by human beings.
64-bit requirement isn’t hard on anyone. Even many Linux distros having stopped providing 32-bit versions by now, so small is the user group. Low tier Intel i3 and AMD FX4350 procis ain’t high requirements neither. Also 8GB RAM is what most computers these days have available. But that’s where the easily doable part ends, as these were the lowest common denominators of minimal requirements. Also you must sport an Nvidia GTX 960 as minimum graphics solution. And that’s where I’m out as I’m still happily SLing on my GTX770, which is two generations older but still a very capable Windlight renderer on extreme quality settings. And AMD Radeon R9-290? Whoa! I dunno much about AMD graphics but R9 used to be their highest tier of graphics cards and may be out of reach for many people, not?
What else do I see in the list? Broadband Interwebz. Ok ya, that’s a given these days, as are 3GB storage. And why do they want us to wear headphones? For an immersive spatial audio experience. Fuk that, as an American lady I’m not gonna ruin my fluffy hairstyle for this gaming kiddy shit, and as an African Eurotrash I just don’t wanna! So basta. And a microphone? Are they krayzee? I’m not even using voice on SL. Talking into a computer makes me look like a bag lady talking to her cats. Fukoff!
At least there is no mention of having to wear an Alien facehugger for when you play in Sansar. Not even in the recommended list. Oopsie! 😮 They obviously hope that we will figure out that Sansar without an Octopussy doesn’t make much sense and we’ll buy that shit anyway sooner or later.
No LL, not gonna happen.