Thank you for the lj gift, lavvyan! IT IS DELICIOUS!
Okay, after talking it over with my mom, who is a GuildWars addict (this never stops making me happy; I keep telling her my geek cred goes up astronomically when my mother is online gaming), I decided to get Child Guild Wars as well. All right, this shows my not-so-bright side; I forgot completely that I had to upgrade Mom's computer to do it.
Child has an Inspiron B130, onboard chip for video, Intel 915GM. From what I read, it's going to crash hard when he tries to play. I upgraded his RAM to 1 G, but I've looked everywhere and there's no way to do anything about the onboard video problem; there's no way I can do an upgrade without jsut doing the motherboard and from what I can tell, it would cost more to do that than get him a new laptop. I checked John I to see if it was possible on him and no, the Inspiron 6000s have the same bottleneck.
So my question for those who play or can give an informed opinion:
Are there setting on the game I can adjust so he can play? Or an upgrade that won't cost as much as a new computer? Seriously, give me directions and I'll learn to sauter; he really wants this game and he and my mom want to play together, which is so adorable it actually fills me with vague sugar-related shock.
I actually considered just shelling out for a desktop, but then I remembered I'm sane. I also thought about seeing how much I can upgrade Brian, my old desktop, but I bought him in 2003 and I'm pretty sure it would cost even more to bring him up to spec. Plus, his primary purpose is regulating the network and his new purpose after the new year will be as a backup when I get a new hard drive installed, as well as network resource.