So after a few days of participating in contests, obsessively refreshing twitter, and posting to this forum, I was rewarded with a VIP Beta key (from this forum, thanks Kaasha). I redeemed it immediately, and after getting the invitation email, downloaded and patched the client. Once it was done, I logged in and hit play to see if I could at least check out the title screen before the event started, and was greeted with:
An error occurred while initializing Direct3D.
Cue five minutes of profanity and banging my head against the wall.
That's not the real irony, though. The REAL irony is that I heard about and became interested in this game because of the gaming laptop contest the Escapist is holding.
That's right. My computer is incapable of running a game that would give me a shot at winning a better computer.
Somebody just shoot me, please.
EDIT: updated my drivers and it's working. I'm having to keep the graphics very low, but I can deal with that. Thanks for suggesting it, Cyanix...didn't think to try updating the drivers since I had just recently updated them for another game.
Edited, Dec 15th 2010 11:49pm by Sorohwi