Well, as I've talked about before, I've had my eyes on a new laptop. I finally made my decision, and was able to buy it this Saturday. It's a beautiful G71GX-RX05 from Asus, specially equipped by BestBuy.
Some quick specs on the laptop...
2.53 Ghz duo core processor, Overclocked to 2889 Mhz.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M with 1Gig of VRAM
6 Gigs of DDR2RAM
500GB HDD, 5200RPM, with a second expansive bay for another SATA drive (Thinking about an SSD)
It's my baby. My lover. I'm enjoying it immensely, and it's a huge step up from my old toshiba.
Now, naturally, with a new powered up laptop, comes new powered up games that I've been forced to play on Xbox 360 only up until now. I've been able to play EVE Online on high settings, with no difference in heat. I've been able to run Fallout 3, full graphics, beautifully run. And then, there was Mortal Online.
I've been watching this game for a long time now. I've been watching it, and bought the game in anticipation for the beta. Sadly, my laptop was unable to run it when my beta came in. I heard I didn't miss much.
However, now I am able to play it, beautifully by the way. With no graphical lag. And this is no peaceful game either, this has some of the most beautiful scenery I've seen in a game in a long time. And they're not done yet.
Naturally, I'm not allowed to say much/anything about the game specifically, due to signing the TOS/NDA in order to play, but I can say a few things. I've already spotted several things promised by the Devs when they were first started on their project, and know that a lot of the other things, are on their way in just a few updates.
As you can find out from the mortalonline.com website, they recently added MassiveLOD to the game engine. This means, soon, they'll be able to take what, at first seems like a small area, and add the rest of the continent, as a seamless map. This means, exploration will soon be a major part of the game. Currently, it only takes about an episode of Family Guy, to get from one end to the other. And I'm currently not the fastest player in the game. But soon, we'll have a whole world opened to us. and it will be a glorious day in MMORPG history in my opinion.
I'm not saying this is "THE" game. But I'm saying it's pretty expansive. And customizable. And the devs have told us everything we have wanted to hear so far. The concept, is "THE" Concept. I just hope they'll be able to bring the whole thing to light.
I ask you don't send comments/questions about specific things in the game, or ask for pictures and so on, I can't give any custom ones. If you want to take a look at the game, http://www.mortalonline.com/screenshots has official screenshots. And I can vouch, those graphics are from in-game. And they're even better in some ways now.