WoW on 13" MBP.

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

  1. Macdeez macrumors member

    May 10, 2011
    Leeds, UK.
    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


    Mar 15, 2009
    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

    Jul 6, 2011
    Cork, Ireland.
    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

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

    Damers macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2010
    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

    Jul 6, 2011
    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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