World of Warcraft Crashing
I've been writing about my thoughts and impressions from Cataclysm a lot. What I haven't been writing about are the constant black screen crashes that WoW has been giving me.
When I play WoW this is what my typical night looks like. Start WoW, play until WoW glitches my computer, hard restart because I have no other option, play WoW again until crash, hard restart, give up, do another activity. The whole process usually takes less then 2 hours. A few nights I've gotten lucky and gone for 3+ hours without the glitch, but that's rare.
I know it's not a hardware defect. I have a great system that is extreme overkill for a game like WoW. I don't have glitches in any other games that I play which are more graphically intense either. It has to be the way WoW is interacting with my graphics card or graphics drivers. It seems like a lot of people posting with the problem have a 200 series Nvidia graphics card. The sad part is WoW works fine on my crappy laptop, but I'm not going to play on that at home when I have an awesome desktop (which plays other games perfectly).
I didn't want to mention it until now because I thought tech support would help me out. After scouring the forums and e-mailing blizzard tech support I'm basically at the point where they've given up on my issue.
If this gets fixed in a patch soon I'll keep playing, but I'm really sick of it. I'm about ready to give up on the game, not because of the gameplay, but because it continually crashes my system.