All iPads When do you think Blizzard will port World of Warcraft over to the ipad?

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  1. Alundra macrumors regular

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    Im thinking its just a matter of time now with tablets selling more than pcs and the wow movie thats coming on 2015.

    They are losing alot of subscription but releasing it on the ipad would revitalise it. And I really want to see that because the new ipad air is more than capable to run it
     
  2. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    Never. Game is not meant for consoles nor tablets, to play the game well there is too much going on. Diablo 3 is a different story.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't be too sure. With a 64 bit processor things may change. It is likely the Apple pricing scheme is discouraging this moreso than the platform itself.
     
  4. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    You're misinterpreting what my point is. Of course it CAN be, but the fact still remains to play it and play it well and play it how it was meant to remains defective on tablets and consoles. I would have 30 macros at one time assigned to all sorts of hot keys, at the same time be moving, casting, and or click all over my screen. I don't think it will ever port to a tablet or console unless the game structure and how it is played is changed.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Contrary to what the media tells you tablets are not selling more than PC's. Total PC shipments in Q2 of this year was 76 million. That's 76 million PC's in a 3 month period. Since the iPad was released it has only sold 120 Million and that's in almost 4 years. The market is growing for tablets and PC sales are in decline but PC's still far outsell iPads and I'd even wager a guess and say all Android tablets as well.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I get it. And you are right, they'd have to make some compromises. I am not particularly crazy about first person shooters on an iPad either, but there are some really interesting and well made implementations out there.
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    Power has nothing to do with it. WoW requires a lot of different keyboard inputs going on at the same time. It would be impractical to port it to any tablet.
     

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  8. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    Agreed, I think it would work fine with a Diablo style but then again porting WoW to that would be too similar but I guess it would just pass as a mobile playing part when your not on you're computer you might be able to run around do minor things like auction house, mail, farm gold, or do simple quests. Anything like raiding, pvp, or heroics, or hard quests will never work on an iPad there is just too much going on.
     
  9. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree that it would be difficult due to the inputs required... I have use macros and add ons with an XBOX controller to successfully play WoW quite well. Add one of the new iPad or iPhone controllers that are coming out and it could be done.

    I doubt Blizzard would ever port it though.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't hold your breath as its never going to happen mainly for the reasons already mentioned in this thread. It took them a long time to port Diablo to consoles and that is a simpler game in relative terms to WOW but still complicated.
     
  11. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I'm hoping Infinity Blade Dungeons gets resurrected...
     
  12. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Thank you for the update Mr. Mustard.

    (Chair Co-Founder and Creative Director Donald Mustard)
     
  13. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    May your healers and tanks all be using an iPad.
     
  14. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    The main problem would be redesigning the UI for touchscreen only in a way that lets tablet players be on the same level as desktop players, which won't happen. The new iPad's would be more than able to handle it spec wise.
     
  15. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    wow is never coming to tablets, end of discussion.
     
  16. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I guess we can wrap up this thread then. :rolleyes:
     
  17. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Wait, people still play Wizard of Worldcraft or whatever it's called? I thought that went the way of Geocities and dancing hamsters.
     
  18. JeffMorse macrumors regular

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    Can't see this happening. Not because an iPad is incapable of running it, but communication with others is a huge part of the game. If at some point you can connect a keyboard and mouse to it, I can see it.

    The other stuff like spellcasting/movement/abilities would be really awkward.

    Now, if you asked me if Starcraft2 might be good port to an ipad, my answer would be very different.
     
  19. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    Indeed
     
  20. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    This, so much this!
     
  21. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes, but you are still discussing it? :confused:
     
  22. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    why world of warcraft?
    when is GTA 5 being ported to ipad?
    plz releasee date this year













    :rolleyes:
     

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