SSD? Do we have to upgrade or computers every xpac now?

Haha. I’m amazed this SSD thing blew up so badly that Blizzard updated the minimum specs.

Really though, y’all should spend $28 (or more!) on an SSD.


It will run on your HDD. I imagine they suggest an SSD simply because the different zones are not in the same instance, so you will be hitting more loading screens than previous xpacs. To negate that, get an SSD. They’re not expensive anymore by any means.

I figure anyone who pays a sub to play a video game can very likely afford 50 bucks to play it better =/

Maybe the 16 year old game is ready to introduce new elements to evolve the game? With the way people are acting, you’d think they’re being requested to get a brand new PC.

I don’t think a game recommending an SSD after 16 years is some substantial or rapid change… At what point are upgrades allowed to be recommended, OP?


Seeing as my video card doesn’t meet the system requirements, a Radeon RX 550 4GB, 560 is minimum, I’m hoping the game will at least run on low settings around 50 or 60 FPS. All my other hardware meets the game’s system minimum. I’m hoping Santa will bring me a new video card for Christmas.

There will ALWAYS be complaining. Followed by shopping.


Well that was a good change. Thanks Kaivax. :hugs:

They should. A 240 GB SSD is pretty cheap nowadays.

BfA didn’t make you purchase anything unless your computer was over 8 years old when it came out.

There comes a point where it costs more money to try and support every toaster out there than it does to raise the requirements.


When buying a new computer, remember this: HD’s are essentially obsolete.


The system requirements have gone up for every single expansion…

Starting to believe there’s just a lot more folks just looking for something to get bent about these days… and bend easily…




I wouldn’t actually. Stop being so cheap and upgrade your pc.


I picked up a 1TB from Amazon couple weeks ago for $80, really not expensive if you enjoy playing this game. Considering you won’t need to upgrade it forever.

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The week long “Garrosh and the Very Bad B Word” “controversy” didn’t tip you off to that?

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I’m usually with the outrage over decisions, but this one was just face-palm worthy, ugh.

People acting like the HDD would make the game unplayable.

Yeah it’s a game that is finally going to stop being a 16 year old game that is a good thing. Go look at the specs for latest AAA titles this small enhancement isn’t much. If you want to play a 16 year old game on hardware 16 years ago their is WoW Classic.

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lol, errrr i meant kek

Or get a job and buy a decent computer?


Thank you for this.

People have been whining over nothing,

Might be worth an OFFICIAL, pinned post to point this out so people stop freaking out about it.



You should already have a SSD, if only to drastically improve your boot up time.


The problem is that games have reached a point where HDDs just can’t keep up anymore. The file sizes of textures and the size of games as a whole, it’s just too much data for a HDD to have to load.

Even though an SSD is no longer a requirement for SL, get one anyways.