View Full Version : Should I update my system specs for the opt-in?
Okay, so I had opted into the beta while I was in the process of upgrading my computer. I still needed to upgrade RAM and monitor. I have not upgraded my RAM (from 2GB to 4GB) and upgraded my monitor from 1280X1024 to 1920X1080.
Now I just need opinions here. Do you think my chances are better leaving my specs where they were, appearing to have a worse computer to test it, or upgrade my profile to show that I now have better specs? I know it's all based on your system specs so I am not sure if whether I want to appear to have a worse specs or better specs.
Look, not to rain on your party, but the actual chances of you beeing selected to the Beta is really slim.
But answering your questions, maybe you have more chances with your 2GB and low res. monitor.
Today, at least 4GB and 1680x1050 is pratically a rule. Since Blizzard said they plan to test the hardware, you can be an option to them, so they can see the actual performance of the game on low end PCs.
Just my 2 cents.
I think you're better off having the least common setup.
I don't believe 4GB is the rule, I think more people have 2GB than 4GB. Most people in the pool have lower spec systems than not.
I suggest you upgrade.
Well I think the majority of people opting in for the Diablo 3 beta have low end systems.
So I'd assume the higher the specs the better the chances of getting selected IMO, since you're the minority.
Check this out:
Discussion thread here:
I highly doubt your system specs will have any noticeable difference on your chances of getting into the beta.
Think of it like this, you have 100 invites to give out. Of the people that have opted in you find:
5% have super high systems
75% have mid ranged systems.
20% have systems that are skirting the minimum requirements.
To get accurate representation you give 5 invites to the high end systems, 75 to the mid range and 20 to the low end. Unless you have some truly unique or odd cpu/gpu/chipset configuration your chances are roughly the same.
I had a super low end (marginal) system when the SCII beta launched, and I got in very late (three months in). I assume they wanted to get a lot of people playing with typical systems before they branched out to see how the marginal ones were.
Thanks for the responses guys. I have terrible luck with things like this, so I know that there is probably only like a 1% chance I get in. I'll probably just update them since it wont really make a difference anyways.
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