Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jae Hokes, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Jae Hokes macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    I bought Starcraft 2 a few weeks ago and i've been addicted, havent even played the campaign yet just obsessed with multiplayer but i see alot of my friends and alot of people still stick to Warcraft - What are the differences? What is your favorite of the two? And how exactly is Warcrafts multiplayer structured? Is it also building bases and taking over others bases? Any info would be greatly appreciated
  2. mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Starcraft and World of Warcraft are really nothing alike. Starcraft is an RTS and WoW is an MMORPG
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    Warcraft was much like Starcraft... just in a fantasy medieval type world.

    World of Warcraft is nothing like that. They just took the story and characters and such from Warcraft and made a full RPG out of it and made it online only. You are just a character in the world running around and doing things, its absolutely nothing like Warcraft or Starcraft... I wish they'd make a Warcraft 4...
  4. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    You might as well be asking whats better to cook with, three atoms of helium or the planet mars.

    The two things, other than being computer games, are so disimilar as to make any comparison invalid.

    Play whichever one you prefer playing, and as WoW has a free trail/free to play low levels you can go try it for yourself without paying up front.

    On a side note, i wish they would make World of Starcraft !
  5. Jae Hokes thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    What is the point of warcraft online? How do you "win"?
  6. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    You don't. They're all losers in the end. Just kidding! You win by cancelling your accounting and rejoining the rest of us in the real world. Kidding again!

    It's designed to be ongoing, so that there is no end and customers keep paying money to the owner/publisher in a subscription based format. They call these types of games Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG).

    To save confusion, World of Warcraft is also known as WoW, not Warcraft online, since that sounds too much like the online component of the Warcraft strategy games.
  7. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    I think you meant three atoms or graphene. Isn't that the hype material these days?

    While I agree the two are very different, his question rests on the idea that they are fun in different ways. This is just like any "Should I get a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air or MacPro" question seen 100 times per day here.

    Pick what suits your super specific needs. The consensus of us here at MacRumors isn't going to, or at least shouldn't, sway you.
  8. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    why don't you look up both on youtube and see gameplay of both?

    If you like SC2 multiplayer for the purpose of beating your opponent in a 1 on 1 battle or whatever, WoW probably isn't for you. Warcraft 3 maybe... but it's old... SC2 is much better.

    You really can't compare the two games they are so different.
  9. Nocky24 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2011
    Trials are readily available for both games so I'd test both and see what you think. Also, as mentioned above, you can have a look at some gameplay action on youtube too.
  10. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    World of Warcraft is simply the best game ever made. Starcraft 2 is not in the same league.

    You don't build bases with WoW, you have a character in a huge world created by blizzard which you can play in. You can do PvP, adventures ( raids, quests, and so on ) with alot of other people. Or simply go kill entire cities full of players with alot of friends :D
  11. jcasix macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Ahh, I know that feeling. The one where nothing else matters but the glory of Azeroth. There are moments of weakness where I genuinely almost want to go back...

  12. Huntn, Jul 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011

    Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    There is no winning, no end. They want you to subscribe and play forever. :) The best that can be said it that you win by beating dungeons.

    You've played Starcraft (Real Time Strategy) build up forces, god's eye view, micromanage fights with your units.

    World of Warcraft Summary: The single best and most influential massive multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. A huge online time sink, that can be addictively fun where you develop/level your single character (multiple characters if you want, one character at a time), level up your gear by exploring the beautiful and exotic countryside, going on quests, group with others to complete quests, kill dungeon bosses, and then hit the end game and endlessly repeat the same dungeons over and over while continuing to strive for better gear. Much of it is soloable, a substantial portion needs a group.
  13. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I Laughed so hard i had to go lie down...

    WoW is the Facebook of gaming. The rest of us have lives lol
  14. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    Most of the people I hear say WoW is the best MMORPG ever.. it was the first or second MMORPG they ever played. Truthfully its a copy of many MMORPGs that came before it really adding nothing new. It got bit because Blizzard knows how to market, and they make both Mac and Windows versions where 99% of MMORPGs are barely marketed (no one knows they exist), and are all Windows only and poorly programmed with many problems.
  15. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    World of Warcraft is a role playing game based in the Warcraft universe.

    Warcraft 3 would be comparable to Starcraft 2 as they are both real time strategy games. SC2 is much newer and the armies in general are bigger, but I'm a big fan of both games.
  16. iJCG, Aug 25, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011

    iJCG macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    They are both very good games but are very different from one another. Aside from StarCraft II being an RTS and World of Warcraft an MMORPG I would say that the other main difference is that StarCraft has a science fiction theme whereas World of Warcraft has a heavy fantasy influence, although its world is crazy and diverse enough that probably anyone would like it.

    You can get the first 5 missions of StarCraft II and I think the first 10 levels of World of Warcraft for free, so the best is to try them both out and see what you like. If price is a consideration, note that World of Warcraft requires a monthly subscription whereas StarCraft II is a one-time purchase for unlimited multiplayer.

    Civilization V is another good strategy game for Mac OS X. Like StarCraft, Civilization is a strategy game, although it is turn-based rather than real-time. It is available on Steam but the demo is PC only (I think).
  17. Steelgrave macrumors member


    Apr 2, 2011
    The only winning move is not to play. Seriously your friends, family, and health will all thank you for not starting lol.
  18. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    You might want to check out Star Trek: Infinite Space. From what I played of it it may be close to a World Of Starcraft.

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