Playing Wow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Closingracer, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I am curious how well will the 2015 13 inch Macbook pro will play Wow in low setting in the native resolution of the screen? I have a gaming laptop which can easily play it on ultra with around 90 FPS but I am looking for around 30-40 FPS on this device. Curious how well the i5 with the Iris 6100 work with the game on OS X? I don't want to do boot camp since I only have a 256GB SSD and installing Wow will already take 35GB or so out of my 192GB available .
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    World of Warcraft will run fine at medium settings depending what is happening on screen it's not a particularly demanding game these days.
     
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    Didn't that game release in ~2003? 13 years later, of course your pimp Apple notebook can run that joke of an app. But why waste your time on such a nerdy time sink when you can watch the (sure-to-be box office bomb of a) film slated for release later this year.
     
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  5. Teugeus macrumors member

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    I wouldn't play something like WoW on a laptop, you'll fry your internals because it will be at higher than normal temps for extended periods of time.
     
  6. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Joke if an app? You seriously have no clue then? As I said before you have an agenda and you always try to push it and exert it over anybody and it's getting annoying. First off they have updated the game that a PC built 11 years ago when the game was released not 13 years ago couldn't run this game today at least on the bottom end. Using your logic then my 17 inch gaming laptop with its nvidia 970m would have around 200fps since it's so old but I only manage around 70 in ultra. Secondly in my opinion I enjoy the game and always have. I don't do the hardcore stuff like pvp (player vs player) or the end game raiding ( where you group up with a bunch of people and kill bosses ) but I enjoy the lore and likely eking characters in a pace I enjoy which is around a month per character. So once ago stop spreading your agenda like its gospel because it's quite annoying. If you don't like the game it's one thing but it doesn't make it crap.


    *game was released in 2005 not 2003
     
  7. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I play it on my gaming laptops but it does have a lot more vents. Guess you're right though when I think about it. I was just thinking the spec reasons behind it
     
  8. vlug macrumors 6502

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    True that!

    Im sure this is what expedited my Logic Board Failure / GPU Soldering issue on my 2011 MBP.

    Thankfully I have grown up/out of this game! :D
     
  9. emilioestevez Suspended

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    As every adult should.
     
  10. duervo macrumors 68000

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    My advice:

    1. Pay no attention to judgemental people that appear to believe that they are better than everyone else.

    2. Stay away from laptops for gaming. It's just not worth the extra cost, crappier performance, and extra headache.

    3. Build a "gaming" PC out of the money you would have used to buy a "gaming" laptop.

    4. Go on vacation somewhere fun for a week with the money that you will save by doing #3.
     
  11. vlug macrumors 6502

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    The WOW film trailer CGI is kinda off some how to me.

    I cant put my finger on it.... I can watch films like LOTR and not obsess or nitpick over goblins orc's and tree's so why do the WOW characters in CGI look fake-ish?

    Im still gonna watch the film, I hope it doesn't disappoint.
     
  12. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ummm

    1: I don't really give a crap about people who are judgmental but i will call them out on it like the person above
    2: Laptops are fine I have one which runs the game fine
    3: I don't necessarily have the room to go have a full desktop setup so a Laptop is fine
    4: I have College for the next year and a half or so depending on how many credits I want to take next semester so i really don't have time to go on vacation....
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    Lol? gaming doesn't have an age limit and Wow is a video game like every other one. Sorry but people can play or do whatever they want and don't need judgmental people like you passing judgement on them. I play wow and cool? I only spend about maybe 3-4 hours a week playing if that.
     
  13. Algus macrumors regular

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    Thermal throttling is going to make sure your laptop doesn't fry itself though of course running your fan and CPU at full over long periods of time could shorten the life of your laptop. IMO not much point to a Macbook Pro if you are not using that stuff but to each their own. You are more likely to replace the laptop because the parts are outdated then because they have failed from running high performance software.

    WoW runs pretty great. I mostly play on my Mac mini with the crappier HD 4000 but it is also very nice on my Pro. Main reason I don't like it on the Pro is going from my 27'' thunderbolt display to a 13'' screen makes it a bit cramped for me.
     
  14. Teugeus macrumors member

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    My advise if you want to play WoW on a Mac is to buy a non-Retina iMac 21" with a Fusion drive.
     
  15. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't need one lol. I also have a windows does laptop that has a 17 inch screen with a nvidia 970m and an Intel i7 for my gaming needs. I just was wondering how well the Macbook Pro would deal with it in a pinch
     
  16. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Not very well at all. go on YouTube and type in WoW on 13" MacBook Pro. You would need to seriously lower both resolution and graphics settings to get it to playable level. After the stable 60fps the 970m can put out, playing on mbpr will not be very pleasant experience
     
  17. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    As i stated before I'm not looking for the game to be on high settings.....I just want playable......
     
  18. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    wow (heh), ppl are exigent here. I don't need 60fps to play that game, 32 is more than enough and i think 24 would also be OK. I cap it at 32 currently to keep the heat down.
     
  19. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    @Closingracer:

    It will be absolutely ok.
    I had been a hardcore player of it for years (from the very start) on a Laptop (which still works).
    Although it depends what you play. Hords tend to fry (on battlegrounds). ;)
     

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