WoW on 13" MBP.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Macdeez, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Macdeez macrumors member

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    I have the 2011 13" MBP with i7 at 2.7 gHz and I want to play WoW on it. I've never really played WoW so I'm not going to be hardcore and all that stuff, I just want a game to pass time without having to pay (The starter thing till level 20). I was wondering how well it would run on my laptop and what settings I can set it on.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    it works very well on my macbook 2ghz with 4gb ram so it will work very well on yours... however you will most likely get addicted to WoW so i would recommend not playing unless you have lots of time... im talking 3+ hours a day, i am currently trying to quit
     
  3. hrafnaass macrumors newbie

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    With the 13" not having a proper GFX chip, you won't be able to run WoW with amazing settings, but "fair" should work just fine. I started playing WoW myself on the 1st generation MacBook. Lowest settings, but it worked :p Even with my 2008 MBP I have FPS issues running WoW though, which I never had on my old iMac. Could be an NVIDIA issue or a cooling issue. Anyway, WoW is a very cartoony game, so "amazing" graphics isn't really what it's all about.

    Or listen to Liam8, don't play WoW! :p Takes too much time out of your life :S

    *edit* Oh and if you do... play HORDE!!!!
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    just use custom settings.

    generally everything on low-ish and then adjust the view distance as that is the most important thing. the game will still look great with most settings on low/fair.
     
  5. Damers, Jul 7, 2011
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    Damers macrumors regular

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    Famous last words, better get yourself a totem (circa Inception).

    I think it'll run well, although the graphics benchmarks seemed to go down a bit when the 13" MBP switched from nVidia to Intel.
     
  6. Tiggs macrumors 6502

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    Wow is playable on that laptop but not ideal. You'll start to notice some issues if you try and do raids(25) or heavy pvp but should be ok otherwise.
     

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