iPhone World of Warcraft Lite Revisited

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by HiRez, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    So I had this idea a while ago before the iPhone was released but I'm resurrecting it now in light of the new SDK (and the fact that I actually own an iPhone now). What I would love to see from Blizzard is an iPhone app (which could just be a web app at the expense of some UI effects) 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. Various character-related panes such as trade skills, character screen, inventory, guild, talents, rep, etc.
    3. Mail
    4. Bank
    5. Auction House
    6. A generic vendor/repairer
    7. Trainers
    8. Flight masters to move between locations (maybe)

    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). There would be no actual gameplay. I guess you'd have to have your character parked in a town or capital city to access certain things (#2-#8), and maybe this special app would allow you access to Bank, AH, and Mail without having to physically move between them.

    I actually spend a lot of time doing these types of things and not really playing/moving around and I think a lot of other people do too. Wouldn't it be great if you could do this stuff poolside, at the airport, waiting in line, on the bus, in your boring class, wherever?
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I find it ironic that someone with your signature would suggest this. :eek:
  3. Phutchi macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Well this could be done outside ;)
  4. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    If that is free that would be great.
  5. AoWolf macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Daytona Beach
    I can see them doing a chat application but inventory control seems to slippery. As you said you would have to make sure that someone logged out at a bank or auctionhouse. If they didn't there would be mass anger on the forums for giving iPod/phone users a massive unfair advantage. It would be like having access to your bank anywhere you would only have to go to town for skills and repairs.
  6. dizastor macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I've wanted a "WoW Lite" application since 2004.

    I had a bad Auction House addition for a while. :)

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