World of Warcraft Appreciation!

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Andrew D., Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Around the beginning of June I started playing World of Warcraft and it's been great. I told myself when I purchased my MacBook I probably wouldn't play any games but boy was I wrong. With the universal binary compatibility Blizzard offers with WoW.. I couldn't resist. Even with my not so great MacBook (which I still have to upgrade) it works perfectly fine.

    I guess I just have a few questions; if you play WoW on a Mac or whatever, how has your personal experience been? What characters do you have and what do you enjoy the most in WoW? Feel free to leave your server too, you never know who else might be on it as well!

    Bamboo, 40 Blood Knight, Bleeding Hollow

    Being a Paladin as my very first character has been fun, I've been following a leveling guide and getting tips from vetern players on how to spec too. I think I'm leveling pretty fast for my first month of playing (getting close to a month at least). I usually play as a healer in most MMO's or what not, but I wanted to try something new that had a little bit of healing but also some melee power. It turns out during end game for a Paladin they pretty much become healers. I guess I can't stray away from my inner healer in me. Cheers!
     
  2. merc669 macrumors 6502

    merc669

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    Playing a Nightelf Hunter and Human Warlock on Bloodscalp server. Really enjoy it on my MBP. Finally installed on my PC. But about 98% of the time I am on my Mac. Almost never have a problem compared to my XP Box...

    Bill......:apple:
     
  3. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I used to play WoW. I hit 60 on a Night Elf Rogue in about 5 months of play back in the day (last year). Hitting 40 in a month is pretty impressive. Please tell me you aren't playing hours a day... Because I was and it took me that long to hit 60. And when I hit 60, I didn't have much gold at all, so I never got an epic mount.

    I bought a collector's edition of the expansion and 60 day prepaid card, ready to go when I was done with school, but after trying the trial for Burning Crusade, I quit. Being a gamer, I had stocked up on plenty of console games, and I wasn't looking forward to level another 10 levels (that was probably the easy part), joining a new guild for raids (always difficult), or even considering rolling a new alt (too much time). So, I sold off the card, and I am hoping the collector's edition will go back up in price on eBay, soon. :)

    I've always had money problems and getting epics in WoW. I didn't have many blues. Not a single epic in my life. I felt like all of that gear I got pre-expansion went to waste too quickly. They probably should've made the expansion require some of the old gear so that the old dungeons don't go to waste. When I was at 60, I was still riding on my non-epic Nightsaber. All the other rogues laughed at me... :(

    The game requires too much of my time for a not very rewarding experience. That's what I realized and why I finally quit.

    WoW was fun while it lasted.
     
  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    dude, thats is nerdy :p and how can you bebothered?
     
  5. scho52386 macrumors regular

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    i am definitely addicted to this game. I originally purchased a white macbook, but found out the GMA950 sucked for W.O.W., so i upgraded to a macbook pro and i love it. Runs amazing. I play on The forgotten coast server on the horde side (pvp). I have a 45 pally and a 60 warlock (Nachoninja and Nachosamurai)
     
  6. miller218 macrumors member

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    Being a long time warcraft player (WC 1,2,3 and now WoW) I'm a lot more into the story and the lore. I play a lot, but I'm not very hadrcore about it (I don't feel the need to run high end stuff). Most of my characters are on Korialstratz. Initially I had 3 characters that I more or less kept at the same level. Then about two months ago I decided to work on getting my Hunter to Outland. I also did a lot of PvP at level 49 with my hunter and got some really great reward gear that served me really well until I got to Outland.

    Currently my three main toons are:

    62 Night Elf Hunter
    49 Human Mage
    44 Dwarf Warrior

    There was some nice synergy with these three because the dwarf could make blacksmithing items for the mage and hunter, all the cloth not needed for leveling first aid was sent to the mage, all the gems and pearls went to the dwarf and the hunter would make armor kits for everybody.

    Later I though it would be nice to have someone to make potions so I rolled a priest that did herb gathering and Alchemy.

    I have also run some Horde toons, more just to experience that side of things
    and some of the other classes too.

    Undead Warlock
    Tauren Druid
    Orc Hunter

    that are in the teens level wise. On my server it's a lot harder to find groups on the horde side.

    Getting on to your post, I wouldn't worry about not having Epics. You either need to grind instances, grind PvP, or just get a lucky drop.

    Money is also a factor that can also come down to luck. If you get a couple of blue drops that you can't use and sell them on the Auction house for 10's of gold (100 or more for some epics), which in the 30's and 40's levels is a big deal.

    Trade skills can also be a factor in money. My earlier characters had a much harder time because they sunk so much money into their crafting trades. My mage has enchanting, which is insanely expensive to gain skill in, but now that it's up there in levels, she disenchants the green or blue items the others don't need and sends the powders and shards back so they can be sold on the Auction house. Powders and shards always sell unless the prices are totally out of wack and there's no listing fees on the AH for dusts and shards.

    My hunter is level 62 and still doesn't have her epic mount, so don't feel bad (pre-Burning Crusade expansion when there was no place to go after 60, you would get money instead of experience).

    I can see why some people were upset that all of their high end lvl 60 stuff was equaled by low level Outland greens. But they should remember that they were working on getting the best stuff available at that time. Now there's a whole bunch of high end level 70 gear to shoot for. Looking back at some of the level 60 quests, they just seem insane (gather 40 people and run instances many times until you get a chance at one piece of Epic armor for a set of 8 pieces).

    If it wasn't fun then yes, you did the right thing to quit, it is after all, a game meant to be fun. If you ever do get back into it, try a totally different class/race. I hear the new starting areas (Blood Elf, Dranei) are much improved over the original starting areas.

     
  7. defsquad macrumors regular

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    for those of you playing WoW on your MBP, does your fan run loud constantly? my temp stays around 65C or so and hte fan runs around 5000rpm; is that about normal/right? it doens't run too hot, but i do wish the fan didn't run at full speed, but i guess that is just the price to pay to keep the MBP cool, btw I have a 2.33 C2D MBP (non-santa rosa).

    btw, i have a level 62 tauren warrior named batou on mal'ganis. been playing since beta, but as you can see, i don't play hardcore or else i'd be at leastl 70 10x over. a bunch of my buddies that i graduated college with also play and most of them have 1 or 2 70's at least. oh well, i just don't have hte time to grind it out like them.
     
  8. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    :eek:

    Got a 70 warrior, 70 hunter, 70 druid, 44 Mage, and several 20> toons.
    I guess I play too much ..

    Playing on a PB G4 atm, but my SR PB shipped yesterday, so hopefully i`ll have it in a few days now.
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    I started playing a couple of months ago. I tried a few different servers but settled on Exodar. It is one of the servers started just after BC was released. This was important to me because I figured it would have a lot of new players who would still be interested in the older content. I thoroughly enjoy it.

    Currently, the only two characters I have of any consequence are a level 41 Night Elf Druid and a level 32 Gnome Warlock. I can level very fast with the Warlock but I see more use for the Druid once I reach 70. I have now started a couple of characters on the Horde side to see what the other side lives like.
     
  10. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I play on the Elune server and have a 70 warlock, 67 paladin, 66 mage, 56 druid, and a few other alts. Having a lot of fun still although my guild folded and haven't been able to raid lately.
     
  11. phill1234 macrumors member

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    I enjoy the game, but the only thing I don't like is finding a new server, you don't know if its gona end up being a low populated server with trouble finding a group. Im currently looking for a so much new PVP server with a Medium or High population, so if theres any one who can help me with my probleme ? :p
     
  12. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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    I started playing WoW wayyyy back in the day when UBRS was the toughest instance and every paladin had stacks of pancakes on their shoulders.

    I wasn't really too hardcore though, took me almost a year to get my first 60.

    But I've had a pretty good experience with WoW and a mac.

    70 lock, 65 pally, and a handful of 40's. Tichondrius.
     
  13. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    i played wow for my first free month,then quit as i decided it was a waste if time for what it is and paying a monthly fee when i played it about 2 days for my first free month. You need alot of time for that game and i dont have it normally
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I haven't played in about 2 weeks. I think my 53 warrior is getting lonely. ;)
     
  15. Reaver macrumors 6502

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    I think we need to have a sticky or Official WoW thread in the gaming forum. also does anyone play on Windrunner?
     
  16. Fender2112 macrumors 65816

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    70 Night Elf Rogue on Anvilmar. I started WoW last August or September and reached 60 about 2 weeks before BC was released. So I never did any 60 end game instances. I headed straight to Outland. I'm still trying to get key for Karazhan - almost there.

    Like some people have commented, grinding for epics is a pain. I decided to take the PvP route. I currently have all the PvP armor and a pair of daggers. I hope to get some Arena gear in the near future. I had my doubts about PvP at first. But now I love it. It's great way to add variety to the game. Especially when trying to get up a group to run an instance or group quest.
     
  17. raykhrud macrumors regular

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    I'm playing for more than 2 years now, and all characters I got are
    Maxrayus, Level 43 Human Paladin, Shadowsong EU
    and
    Maxrayus, Level 13 Blood Elf Mage, Ghostlands EU.
    Why? Because I don't play a lot. I'd even say I am playing a little.
    I still love this game - it looks great, has tons of details that I like and gives me a lot of fun in small amount of time. and it runs smoothly on both my macs.
     

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