WoW on OS X or Win 7?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by NateEssex, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. NateEssex macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    Hi all,
    I just got my MBP 9,1 2.3Ghz 8gigs of ram. Should I play WoW on the Mac or PC side?

    This machine is beautiful.
  2. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    You might see better performance on Windows, like with all games. But for WoW, the mac client isn't that bad, so you're going to be able to play it fine.
  3. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    I have it and all other Blizzard games on my Mac. It's a Blizzard game, it'll work fine for either. If you can, use your Mac, get a gaming mouse and you're good to go.
  4. thomaskc macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Starcraft 2 for me runs really strange on OS X did so on Lion and also on Mountain Lion, How ever! WoW runs perfect! and I mean PERFECT! on osx, love playing wow in window mode on osx.

    I have the mid 2012 cMBP.
  5. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    I agree with the previous posters. Blizz has said games generally perform a little better in Windows but are more stable under OS-X. Running maximum settings...well that may be another story.
  6. joeysarks macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2011
    I run a trial of wow right now (until a decent expansion gets released) And it seems to run fine for me on my 13 inch 2011. The layers go crazy every now and then, changing colors and then goin back to normal after 2-3 seconds. Kinda weird but it's not that bothersome.
  7. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2009
    Since you have a 2012 MBP (assuming it's a model with a discrete GPU), definitely play it in OSX. I played WOW for a while on a 2010 15" MBP and was able to max out almost everything at 1680x1050 and get above 30 fps. Or maybe it was even higher. It was some time ago.
  8. thomaskc, Jul 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012

    thomaskc macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    I can confirm that WoW runs perfectly fine under OSX, as the only blizzard game, Sc2 and D3 is not really worth trying compared to Win7. WoW however, not a problem.

    Edit: Also the 64bit mac client runs perfectly fine for me too.
  9. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000


    May 17, 2012
    WoW runs great for me on my 27" iMac in OS X. I'm very happy to play it native.
  10. Hwilensky macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    What makes you say that? On my 2011, iMac it runs pretty good no cpmplaints over here.

  11. ConCat macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    Just don't mention to anyone you're playing on a Mac, or they'll give you hell. I agree too with playing on OS X. I even wrote an AppleScript to update my add ons, sync my addons and settings with DropBox, and run a few optimization scripts to improve load time. Don't feel like figuring out how to accomplish that on the windows side, but I believe it would be harder.
  12. shulerg macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2009
    lol...I experienced this once, very funny. My brother and I used to team up and play WoW a lot, but now it just seems like a waste, especially since Cockaclysm slapped everyone who had done the endless grinding of Vanilla and BC in the face (haven't played in 4 yrs now).

    WoW was once like pure cocaine in your veins, now Blizzard is cutting it with laxatives and baking soda.:(
  13. ConCat macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    I couldn't have put it better myself! The game has mostly lost interest for me, except that it's one of the most customizable games out there. I'm a developer, and being able to write my own functionality into the game is quite neat, but I can do that outside of WoW too... Yah, it's pretty much dead for me.

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