Ok I've been now getting around to finally playing 14. I'm currently working and I have saved up a bit of cash so I am close to the 800-1000 Range now after I paid bills and what have you. So I am unsure of what to do with my money when investing in a gaming PC. I was thinking of doing the following.
A) Going to a computer store, tell them the budget I have and see what they can make me for a reasonable price. Since I looked at the specs on the XIV PC Requirements. It's not an easy game to run. The Newegg laptops are i7's but only go up to 2.30 Ghz. When XIV demands 2.66 or higher. I've seen some Intel i7's that are about 3.4 Ghz and are boxed and sell for a decent price of 200ish or so. Which isn't bad.
B) Buying a retail store computer, but filling it with my own custom parts? Does anyone know of a store that does this? Since it does sound like option one but more tweaked with my own ideas.
C) Wait for the PS3 Beta Release.
I would like to take XIV on the go with me, but I am having trouble on figuring out what I want. Since I know some XI players don't like XIV and I've heard all the bad rumors about it, but those were from XI Veterans. I myself like the new change and want to give it a try.
I also read a review on XIV and something very good sparked my interest. Players can finally begin to solo on their own and not everything requires a party from what Yoshida said from the E3 interview. I am not sure if this is true or not since I know some of our members here on the forums do have XIV. I know Cid swore it off. xD
Like I do remember and know in XI you could solo with DNC subbed, but if you're new and don't really like asking for help on many things (which goes against playing an MMO lol) but want to keep your individuality as someone who does work on their own then XI would be hell in a hand basket. XI also had a loooot of drama. Especially with that idiot Welfare and that annoying Mithra Ryuakago. So XIV is a chance for me to get a clean slate and possibly do things on my own instead of bothering end-game players.