I’m looking at the Age of Conan system requirements right now just dying inside.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or better
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 or better
RAM: 2GB or more
On top of that they require 30 gigs of disc space.Â THIRTY gigs!Â The last game I remember playing that had anywhere near this amount was Vanguard.Â Vanguard as like 18 – 25 and it made even the strongest computers cry out in pain.Â Conan is going to be even larger and I’m worried about it being a system hog.Â My computer is a 2.13ghz core 2 duo and my card is a 7950gt.Â That means I’m scratching at the front door of the recommended requirements.Â Â I purchased my rig in November of 2006 so it’s about a 1yr 5 months old and it’s already being tested.
It boggles my mind to think of what could possibly be taking 30gigs of space.Â Are they using a unique texture for every tree?Â Is nothing being recycled?Â From the screenshots the game definitely looks amazing, but is it overkill?Â Â If I get into this weekend’s PvP test for Conan I will be able to answer these questions for myself and when the NDA drops share them with you.Â Until then I am left wondering.Â I can’t imagine Warhammer Online taking that much space.Â WoW takes about 8 gigs, right?Â Hopefully there really is a 20+ gig difference in quality with Conan.