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macfan881
Feb 10, 2007, 10:04 PM
hey i found this link on ign out of all places speculating that iphone could have the killer app for games like steve said the key app for the phone was making calls but wow could possibly see life on iphone now it doesnt give much but still intriguing nontheless

heres the link
http://wireless.ign.com/articles/763/763531p1.html



Fearless Leader
Feb 10, 2007, 10:06 PM
ha
where is my salt shaker?

crazzyeddie
Feb 10, 2007, 11:16 PM
I call BS on this one. The fees for the data and the drain on your battery would be unimaginable.

macjonny1
Feb 10, 2007, 11:22 PM
Now this is just stupid fanboi fantasizing....

Counterfit
Feb 11, 2007, 02:58 AM
It's probably on an ARM processor, and I bet it doesn't have a GPU. Bunch of malarkey.

yoda13
Feb 11, 2007, 03:10 AM
I also have serious doubts about the validity of that as well...

illegalprelude
Feb 12, 2007, 01:37 AM
although a cool surprise. i just dont see it happening

ahuman7341
Feb 12, 2007, 02:50 AM
You know the WoW addicts will be playing while driving if this happens.

HiRez
Feb 12, 2007, 04:53 AM
I would love it if it were true, and it's probably technically possible, but just so impractical and unlikely that I'd really be shocked to see it happen. I mean the buttons alone you'd need would take up the entire screen and then some (and would be too small to press with a finger), it's nuts, not to mention a chat pane (how are you gonna type fast enough?) and you know, the actual game itself. Nice thought but not gonna happen, go back to your PSP and DS now. I think Sudoku or Super Breakout is a bit more likely.

LaDirection
Feb 12, 2007, 09:49 AM
It's probably on an ARM processor, and I bet it doesn't have a GPU. Bunch of malarkey.

It has a "powerful" ARM processor and an onboard NVIDIA 3-D chip.

HiRez
Feb 12, 2007, 10:34 AM
You know I was thinking about this a little overnight. I still think it's at best very, very unlikely to ever see WoW on an iPhone. However, what about this? A widget/iPhone app that allows you to log onto a character and not actually play the game, but to have access to the following:

1. Chat channels
2. Mail
3. Bank
4. Auction House
5. A generic vendor/repairer
6. Various panes such as trade skills, character screen, rep, etc.

Restricting the app to these things would mean you'd need a limited amount of graphics and graphics processing power (basically item icons and some 2D interface UI). I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a capital city to access certain things, and maybe this special app would allow you access to bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them. I'd love to be able to do Arcanite Bar transmutes from the airport, chat with my guildies, and check my auctions when I got off the plane :) As weird as this sounds, an app that gave me these things might actually get me to buy into an iPhone.

Thanatoast
Feb 12, 2007, 12:30 PM
You know I was thinking about this a little overnight. I still think it's at best very, very unlikely to ever see WoW on an iPhone. However, what about this? A widget/iPhone app that allows you to log onto a character and not actually play the game, but to have access to the following:

1. Chat channels
2. Mail
3. Bank
4. Auction House
5. A generic vendor/repairer
6. Various panes such as trade skills, character screen, rep, etc.

Restricting the app to these things would mean you'd need a limited amount of graphics and graphics processing power (basically item icons and some 2D interface UI). I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a capital city to access certain things, and maybe this special app would allow you access to bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them. I'd love to be able to do Arcanite Bar transmutes from the airport, chat with my guildies, and check my auctions when I got off the plane :) As weird as this sounds, an app that gave me these things might actually get me to buy into an iPhone.Now that is both reasonable and acheivable and a good idea.

Swarmlord
Feb 12, 2007, 12:36 PM
You know I was thinking about this a little overnight. I still think it's at best very, very unlikely to ever see WoW on an iPhone. However, what about this? A widget/iPhone app that allows you to log onto a character and not actually play the game, but to have access to the following:

1. Chat channels
2. Mail
3. Bank
4. Auction House
5. A generic vendor/repairer
6. Various panes such as trade skills, character screen, rep, etc.

Restricting the app to these things would mean you'd need a limited amount of graphics and graphics processing power (basically item icons and some 2D interface UI). I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a capital city to access certain things, and maybe this special app would allow you access to bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them. I'd love to be able to do Arcanite Bar transmutes from the airport, chat with my guildies, and check my auctions when I got off the plane :) As weird as this sounds, an app that gave me these things might actually get me to buy into an iPhone.

Any chat channel, but [1: GENERAL] please.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 13, 2007, 02:55 AM
And I thought the geekiest thing I have seen was WoW running off WINE, this beats it hands down.

Xeem
Feb 13, 2007, 03:59 AM
iPhone may not have the processor and video power to run World of Warcraft, but :apple:TV does.....

:rolleyes:

The Stig
Feb 13, 2007, 04:04 AM
That is the BIGGEST BULL I've ever heard.

TS

QCassidy352
Feb 13, 2007, 11:33 AM
And I thought the geekiest thing I have seen was WoW running off WINE, this beats it hands down.

quoted for truth. :)

And there's NO possible way this could happen. The controls would take up the entire screen, the battery life would be awful, the graphical demands would be well beyond the iphone's capability, and actually trying to do anything more complicated than moving would be so awkward that you'd be dead in seconds if you actually tried to fight.

princealfie
Feb 13, 2007, 12:42 PM
Why would anyone want to play WoW anyways? Very boring isn't it? ;)

Spritey
Feb 13, 2007, 11:16 PM
Why would anyone want to play WoW anyways? Very boring isn't it? ;)

To pretend it was dead serious:

Neeh, it's fun. Even as a girl I'm quite into the game, especially the social aspects of it. It's like this massive internet chat, but you've got these little people to run around at the same time. 2nd Life i found rather boring though, that was too similar to real life, so it felt like you tried being someone online who you're not. An undead warlock alchemist you can only be in a fantasy world though, so you're not really walking the fine line between what's real and what's not :c)

ricgnzlzcr
Feb 13, 2007, 11:30 PM
It would be really impressive to secure World of Warcraft for the iphone. Somehow I'm just spectical.

zap2
Feb 14, 2007, 07:49 AM
I really really really doubt it...there are just to many problems

1) Network speed
2) iPhone Specs
3) Controls
4) Screen Space



Simply put, WoW shouldn't come to the iPhone

sb58
Feb 14, 2007, 11:44 AM
this won't happen. ever.

clevin
Feb 14, 2007, 11:48 AM
now thats interesting, lets collect these iPhone as power micro computer rumors and check them back later in 6 months. Some ppl at that website just being very interesting.

iShak
Feb 14, 2007, 11:51 AM
have fun playin WoW in touch screen .. forget the keyboard shortcuts and multi-menus ..


man its getting worse!!!

AoWolf
Feb 14, 2007, 12:21 PM
Not gonna happen but damn if it did...

Edit: lets see if blizzard has anything to say (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=77018421&postId=769415304&sid=1#0).

whooleytoo
Feb 14, 2007, 12:23 PM
Not going to happen.

Though the idea of being able to pinch the heads of WoW people I don't like has real appeal... :D

AoWolf
Feb 14, 2007, 12:34 PM
Not going to happen.

Though the idea of being able to pinch the heads of WoW people I don't like has real appeal... :D

I did get a blizzard (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=77018421&postId=769415304&sid=1#0) reply I still think its fake.

ezekielrage_99
Feb 14, 2007, 11:01 PM
quoted for truth. :)

And there's NO possible way this could happen. The controls would take up the entire screen, the battery life would be awful, the graphical demands would be well beyond the iphone's capability, and actually trying to do anything more complicated than moving would be so awkward that you'd be dead in seconds if you actually tried to fight.

Yeah I was kind of getting a flashback to Doom on the iPods after putting that Linux for iPods on it, but seriously someone will put games on the iPhone if it's Blizzard, Apple or some die hard Linux fan boys it will happen.

I wouldn't think WoW could run very well on an iPhone anyway, but if it does it's geekier than WoW on WINE running on a 486 ;)

Gasu E.
Feb 15, 2007, 08:50 AM
You know the WoW addicts will be playing while driving if this happens.

Driving??? No, riding my Epic steed! Go, Camry!!!

Sauron's Master
Feb 15, 2007, 09:22 AM
WoW uses very little actual bandwidth, contrary to popular claims.

It's just obviously lag-sensitive.

ToastMaster
Feb 15, 2007, 04:31 PM
Never happen.

Le GoogelGuRu
Feb 15, 2007, 05:04 PM
I call BS on this one. The fees for the data and the drain on your battery would be unimaginable.I agree with that. World of Warcraft on the iPhone just wouldn't seem right... :/

BigYellow
Feb 15, 2007, 05:34 PM
I can't believe you guys are even speculating on this. This will never, ever, ever happen. You can set the graphics to the lowest settings and lowest resolution, and you'll still need a decently fast G4, or an overclocked G3 with a 128MB+ graphics card, to run the game. So an iPhone will not cut it.

-Biggie!

iBrandi
Feb 18, 2007, 02:12 AM
You know I was thinking about this a little overnight. I still think it's at best very, very unlikely to ever see WoW on an iPhone. However, what about this? A widget/iPhone app that allows you to log onto a character and not actually play the game, but to have access to the following:

1. Chat channels
2. Mail
3. Bank
4. Auction House
5. A generic vendor/repairer
6. Various panes such as trade skills, character screen, rep, etc.

Restricting the app to these things would mean you'd need a limited amount of graphics and graphics processing power (basically item icons and some 2D interface UI). I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a capital city to access certain things, and maybe this special app would allow you access to bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them. I'd love to be able to do Arcanite Bar transmutes from the airport, chat with my guildies, and check my auctions when I got off the plane :) As weird as this sounds, an app that gave me these things might actually get me to buy into an iPhone.

I love this idea!! It would be great to plan raids with my guild when I'm not at home and to be able to check auctions and stuff!! Awesome idea!! ;)

Leareth
Feb 18, 2007, 06:45 PM
Well if they can bring Oblivion to the PSP why not bring WoW to an iPhone...

It would be changed a bit of course but why not?

Though it would be funny to have to take a break from killing and looting to answer the phone... : )

jenn221
Feb 18, 2007, 07:04 PM
I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a capital city to access certain things, and maybe this special app would allow you access to bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them. I'd love to be able to do Arcanite Bar transmutes from the airport, chat with my guildies, and check my auctions when I got off the plane :) As weird as this sounds, an app that gave me these things might actually get me to buy into an iPhone.

I agree- I would think about getting an iphone for that kind of access. :D

Stadsport
Feb 19, 2007, 02:05 AM
Technically, it's possible.
Cingular's HSPDA network can hit broadband speeds with ease, and latency is becoming less and less of an issue; I've played Guild Wars on my laptop using my phone as a modem. MMORPGs really don't need transfer speed or high bandwidth as much as low latency, though.
The iPhone is rumored to use an xscale PXA3xx processor or two, which is clocked at 1.2ghz. For an ARM cpu, this is a lot. With the right GPU muscle behind it, this thing would be more than capable of running a port of WoW. Of course the engine would have to be dummed down a bit, but that's not hard to do if they were already porting to ARM.
Graphics really aren't a huge issue; my old Dell Axim X50v had an Intel 2700G dedicated GPU with 16mb RAM. It was based on the PowerVR MBX, which was what the Dreamcast used. It was more than capable of displaying gorgeous graphics at 60fps.
Controls would not be an issue. At all. You have icons across your screen for skills and such already, why would you need keyboard shortcuts? Walking could be achieved several ways, like using two fingers to "push" your character in a direction.
The only problem would be battery life, but frankly I don't think Apple would care enough to worry about this if they can push a cellphone onto the market with World of Warcraft.

Carlsen
Feb 26, 2007, 12:00 PM
Haha, there's a proper joke.

1. Hardware. It will NEVER run.
2. Won't ever be playable on a screen the size of a fingernail.
3. Control? I had more than 50 shortcuts on my screen when playing Wow, add in directional controls and... well.. it speaks for itself.
4. Wouldn't want to be playing it unless I had a no-cap EDGE contract.

thejadedmonkey
Feb 26, 2007, 12:27 PM
Haha, there's a proper joke.

1. Hardware. It will NEVER run.
2. Won't ever be playable on a screen the size of a fingernail.
3. Control? I had more than 50 shortcuts on my screen when playing Wow, add in directional controls and... well.. it speaks for itself.
4. Wouldn't want to be playing it unless I had a no-cap EDGE contract.

The only issues I could see are all the controls. I used to play a few years ago, and sitting in bed I couldn't tell you how the heck I open up my log book without hitting L, or my map without hitting M. Stuff like that.. but otherwise it sounds doable!

Anonymous Freak
Feb 26, 2007, 01:00 PM
Read the original rumor quote. I have a feeling it's just the word "wow", not an abbreviation for World of Warcraft. (It makes just as much sense as "wow", although it meaning "World of Warcraft" isn't a completely far-fetched interpretation, either.) It looks almost like the writer of the rumor, not the rumor source itself, is who is assuming "WOW" means World of Warcraft.

Although since it's an unsubstantiated, single-source rumor that claims inside information, I won't put any faith in this rumor at all. Even worse, it's second-hand even to the 'source site'! It's "We received this anonymous submission who said that a friend of a friend told him..." Malarky.

wowhelpline
Jul 11, 2007, 01:11 PM
I bet it doesnt ,but if it did i would buy the iphone in a second.there would probably be all kinds of hidden fees.Theres no way that thing has enough ram for it either.

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http://wowhelpline.blogspot.com

NiftyN
Oct 12, 2010, 05:28 AM
These guys are running WoW on an iPhone 4 without any hassle :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=185aI_8VXPQ

sic2five
Oct 12, 2010, 11:11 AM
These guys are running WoW on an iPhone 4 without any hassle :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=185aI_8VXPQ

wee tall did

lucifiel
Oct 12, 2010, 08:11 PM
guys I like totally just heard from my friend who works at blizzard that they are developing a top top secret (that's right 2 tops) port of SC II for the iPhone! OMGZZZZ

Randman
Oct 12, 2010, 08:35 PM
Blizz has said the mobile armory will add more remote features including the ability to participate in guild chat as well as auction house services.