World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Odysee, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Odysee macrumors regular

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    Anyone playing? I'm considering renewing my sub later today... ;)
     
  2. Washac macrumors 68020

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    No but if you wish to pay £10 a month plus £40 for an update/updates have fun.
     
  3. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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  4. wubsylol macrumors 6502

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    People who get salty about WoW have typically had a bad experience playing it in the past (e.g. addiction), or simply aren't fans of MMOs in the same way that I am not a fan of fighting games.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm still playing. A friend and I have been levelling a pair of the new races which has been interesting, especially since you can pick and choose zones now (the quests and enemies scale to your current level now, so you don't need to play in the zone that's "built" for your level anymore).
     
  6. Washac, Feb 13, 2018
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    Wrong! Well in my case anyway.

    Not salty about the game, just salty about their pricing, I was in the game a few weeks ago.
     
  7. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Why type of Mac are you using to play? How is the experience? I have the iMac 5k 2014 version, playing WOW at a setting of 5 is horrible, too much screen tearing.
     
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    5k is a lot of pixels so I'm not surprised that it struggles. I'm still using a 10-year-old 1680x1050 display so there's less strain on my video card (GTX 960). My machine's getting long in the tooth - I'm waiting/hoping for a new tower - but it's acceptable with that card.
     
  9. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing. I couldn't stand iMac 5K poor gaming performance and got a gaming PC. But I miss the minimalist iMac on my desk.

    I don't understand why just Apple can't build a gaming Mac. Pretty sure people will buy it.
     
  10. Huntn macrumors P6

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    I played it for quite a while, quite a while ago. ;) It was a great game, but I burned out on it about the Panda Expansion.
     
  11. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped at Pandaria, and just recently returned, so much has changed.
     
  12. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    Weird. Play with your settings. My 2012 minus shadows at 5 works fine with 40-60 in raids (plenty of addons) and 70+ out in world.

    And yes to those above this post. A ton changed from Panadaria to now.
     
  13. Krayzkat Suspended

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    Played for a couple of months last autumn (look it up yanks) on my 2010 iMac 2.8ghz i5 8Gb.

    Don’t know what settings it was on but everything was fine, except a little lag here and there on large raids
     
  14. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Is because of the 5K setting. The iMac 5K I had was the very first 5K machine.
     
  15. Count Blah macrumors 68040

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    Played years ago - Lich King and Panda-land

    I recall arranging my life around maximizing hours of game play. My wife is amazing to have endured me during those years.

    It’s not really something you can do casually, with all the grindy aspects throughout the game.
     
  16. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with you. Is difficult to commit time to play if you want to raid at a high end level. Too much grinding.

    But on the other hand, if you just want to play casually, does not care about high end raiding, I guess it is still doable. That is what I am doing now, I may want to raid, but I am taking my time to re-level up to learn the class, not in a rush to grind anything.
     
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    Things have changed a bit since then; raids are now divided into "wings", usually with three bosses each. You open up the menu, choose the raid you want to do, wait a few minutes for 24 other players to click the same thing, and go.

    You certainly still have the option to do the "full-sized" raids with a preselected group (and you get better rewards for doing so) but the mini-raids are very popular and can easily be done in less than an hour.
     
  18. Odysee thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 5k display (2016) iMac and I use the recommended settings, work perfectly for me with no lag
     
  19. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    I disagree. Sure, from Vanilla until Cataclysm'ish there were required hours-long grinds. But, aside from the initial leveling up which has changed quite a bit since you played, they've made the game quite casual friendly. You can be a Mythic (highest level raid) with like, 2 days a week dealio at 6 hours total. (Currently 11/11M with said 2 days). Add another hour to do your M+ and 30 minutes for Emissaries depending on how slow you are. I'd waste that time watching TV if I cared to. Or, you can simply do a couple Mythic+ (5 mans timed dungeon) and get some nearly equivalent gear, depending on how it procs. And can do, as Nermal said, log in click which wing in LFR you want to do and that's that. Just all in how you pace yourself tbh.

    Not a perfect game but far from some difficult time commitment like it used to require, nor are there much grinds asides from daily Emissaries nowadays.


    Like I said, you'd need to play with your settings. Most people with 5k are just fine. Also, make sure addons if you use them are updated as that can affects things a bit.
     
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  22. Odysee thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's sooooo worth it though. I love it.

    I can understand why they have to charge people, the costs of running a game like WoW is just insane. I don't mind paying for a service like WoW.

    You really should give it a whirl. :p
     
  23. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Been in it since vanilla on and off :)
     
  24. Technologytwitt macrumors newbie

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    Been playing for years - pretty excited to play on the 2017 4K 21.5 i7 iMac that's coming Thursday will look like.
     
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    i take it WoW runs pretty good on Mac? might give it a go again.
     

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