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World Of Warcraft8.1

19 July 2018

Multiplayer online game; update from within the game.

Overview

World of Warcraft... As a massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft enables thousands of players to come together online and battle against the world and each other. Players from across the globe can leave the real world behind and undertake grand quests and heroic exploits in a land of fantastic adventure. At long last, the world of Azeroth, first glimpsed in Warcraft I and further enhanced in subsequent strategy games, is realized in glorious detail and ready for the arrival of millions of prospective players. So step upon the hallowed shores of this embattled world, and see what journeys await for those who would plumb this ancient realm's many secrets.

What's new in World Of Warcraft

Version 8.1:

Full list of changes is available here

War Campaign:
  • New Questlines
    • New chapters in the War Campaign are now available. Head to Boralus or Zuldazar to rejoin your faction’s war efforts
  • New Missions
    • Several new Missions are now available at both your War Table, as well as from new drops from various activities, such as Island Expeditions. Look for new Missions to upgrade your faction’s outposts, level up followers so that they gain access to a new equipment slot, send your followers on lucrative new weekly treasure hunts, and unlock a vendor who offers the opposing faction’s pets
  • Faction Assaults
    • Periodically, the Alliance or the Horde will launch an assault against a hostile position in Kul Tiras or Zandalar. When an Assault is active, a group of new World Quests will be available to both factions in that area. Rally to the location to fight on behalf of your faction and earn new Honorbound or 7th Legion Service Medals that can be exchanged for a variety of rewards
    • Players who have unlocked World Quests at level 120 on at least one character will have Assault World Quests available to any of their other characters
Warfront: The Battle for Darkshore

The conflict over the home of the night elves has reached a fever pitch, and new questlines will lead you to the all-new Battle for Darkshore. In this new Warfront, you’ll unlock access to powerful hero transformations that give you temporary abilities themed around your role as a tank, healer, or damage dealer

  • Contributions for Darkshore as well as the Stromgarde Warfront now operate on a daily cycle. When resources are being mustered, three quartermasters will each put out a request for a different contribution each day. The requested turn-ins have also been adjusted to be more consistent in their value
  • When your faction controls either Arathi Highlands or Darkshore, world quests will now be available in those zones, in place of the once-per-cycle kill quests that were previously offered for Arathi

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40 Reviews of World Of Warcraft

Trashie
27 November 2010
Version: 4.0.3

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If you value your life have nothing to do with these types of computer games. They are addictive and lead young people to forget school and work and do nothing all day but live off the family. Even many adults fall for it and let their partner take the strain of work so they can PLAY all day long. Eventually leading to divorce and the partner who wasted life in wow like the kid that missed school unable to find meaningful employment due to lack of experience and qualifications. They also lead to financial hardship and fund international crime as many people want to buy "game gold" then lie and say they never do (almost all the addicted players buy gold). These "Chinese" so called game gold farmers utilise this money to operate in more serious illegal activities around the world. Not to mention addicts waste real money on nonsense like paying the game company to make alterations to their virtual character which cost the company zip to do. If you are an addictive person this game will destroy your life. It is about time laws were passed to control these games. Have you any idea how much time some people waste on this game they could be studying or working? Talk about welfare being a drain on the gov this game is a drain on a family. Wasting your life in here is a disaster I should I know I wasted nearly a year of my life on this game. Thankfully got sorted and back to work but this game destroyed a year of my life. If I had the money to bring a case I would sue them - of course just read their terms they explain they don't care if you get addicted and you can't sue therefore. If you have a child who is under performing at school, has mood swings if interrupted when playing this game - you have just found your answer as to why their school is bad. Take some time out to watch them if your a parent who lets them wander off to their room alone all evening. How much study is being done? It may hurt to take this from them but long term you will really help them. These games need laws NOW to protect children!!! Blizzard you disgust me you do not limit the time a day this game can be played. I am not saying no I am saying get some restrictions real ones to help stop addictions. Your little attempts to show gov you try your best are to my mind a joke. Rant over.... ;)
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Penguirl
06 March 2013
Version: 5.0.4
With the starter edition you can seemingly play as much as you want with multiple characters, the limitations being you cannot advance beyond level 20, you cannot accumulate more than 10 gold, and you cannot use the in-game mail. However the patch that was installed yesterday said that support for 10.6 would be ending soon. Blizzard says they only support the current OS (ML) and the previous OS (Lion). Strangely though WoW still runs on XP which is much older and farther removed than SL.
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Doug-Engelbart
05 September 2012
Version: 5.0.4
"REQs: PPC/Intel; OSX.3.9" is not true anymore. Many moons ago the REQs for the MacDemo of WoW changed to "Intel-only; SnowLeo" or so. Please update this info, dear MU admin. –.–
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Doug-Engelbart
05 September 2012
Version: 5.0.4
"REQs: PPC/Intel; OSX.3.9" is not true anymore. Many moons ago the REQs for the MacDemo of WoW changed to "Intel-only; SnowLeo" or so. Please update this info, dear MU admin. –.–
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truthhurts
30 August 2012
Version: 5.0.4
Not that you have any choice in patching, but be aware that it's all but unplayable on the Mac right now. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6412493648?page=1
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CFrag
24 July 2012
Version: 4.3.0
What can I say. I sank more time into WoW then in my University degree. Have been playing since 2005 and *still* love the game. NowadaysI don't play as often, but still hang out with my friends a couple of hours every other weekend. The grandeur of the world (its sheer size), the many things you can do, the lore, the graphics, the music (!!!), the atmosphere... everything in WoW fits. Be warned, though. WoW is probably the best implementation of the 'Skinner Box' around, and it hooks you immediately. If you let your children play, make sure you monitor their playtime. Or the'll end up like me :) Of the many great Blizzard games, this one still reigns supreme.
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Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
30 November 2011
Version: 4.3.0
Addiction at his best !
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Noivad
16 October 2011
Version: 4.2.0
I played for about 9 months. At first it was incredible -- I played day and night sometimes on weekends and holidays. It was very addictive. I worked my way to the top then started raiding with a guild. All was great, and I made a few friends. The pros were: the graphics, beauty, creativeness, and fluidity. *Boss fights have to be carefully orchestrated. *PvP between equally matched (and closely geared) players is a ton of fun. Especially when you go toe-to-toe with someone playing the same class as you. A few months later, my best friend I made in the game left because another person in my guild didn't like her and she moved her character to another server. I had other friends in the game, but our play schedules were incompatible. So, I rarely saw them. I continued playing for a few months, but lost all interest in what had become a grind. I made about 6 characters, and frequented different servers, but with so many people, I rarely played with the same person twice. The biggest flaw: Essentially, you have a Multiplayer game with no community unless you join a guild and play enough to get on raids. They're very competitive and there's a pecking order. It's a bit like a job at hat level: you have to show up for raids regularly, and establish your worth to get in on popular guild raids. If you have a loser guild, then you lack the fun of playing with friends. So it's an all or nothing thing, usually. So, with no sense of community, the game's flaws started getting more annoying. *your combat was just pushing sequences on button at the right time and watching meters refill. *The skills required to play are very low the more powerful you get, or with certain classes. So, the game gets less interesting. There's a running joke about people "rolling their face across the keyboard and getting a kill." *Boss fights (while carefully planned) become a boring routine. And if one person messes up in the fight, the entire party can wipe. Meaning a long run back to the body from the closest graveyard. *You're on a gear treadmill. The best equipment is a grind to get, and some very rare items are like slot machine jackpots, which is frustrating. *Without the best gear, you're a sitting duck in PVP. *Too many of the same type of quests: "kill X number of creatures." or "collect X number of this item dropped by dead creatures at random intervals." some are "run here, talk to this person, then run there talk to another person... etc." and some are "escort this NPC along this route." Blizz addressed this by making more types of quests, but also made things easier, not necessarily more interesting. *When there is an expansion the level cap rises, and all the gear you worked so hard to get becomes worthless. *Nothing you do can permanently change the world. Kill the boss at the end of a dungeon and he'll be back for you and others to kill later. *There are a ton of servers, meaning the player base is fractured. So, even if you find a friend that plays, you'll either have to start a new character on the same server as them (or vice versa) or play an expensive transfer fee. *It's around $80 for 6 months of play at the best rate. All in all, WoW is the best 3D MMORPG out there. But it can only hold your attention for so long, because while there's a ton of equipment, a vast world and some interesting storylines. It lacks community, permanent one time world altering events players can take place in, and a combat system that consists of just pushing a button and waiting to push the next one -- so no real skill is needed (except PvP with tactically talented players).
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Libertyforall1776
30 June 2011
Version: 4.2.0
D/L link: http://us.media.battle.net.edgesuite.net/downloads/wow-installers/WOW-4.0.0.12911-enUS-Trial.zip
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BGE123
23 June 2011
Version: 4.1.0 14007
This won't be addicting if you're not playing.. ;)
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Trashie
27 November 2010
Version: 4.0.3
If you value your life have nothing to do with these types of computer games. They are addictive and lead young people to forget school and work and do nothing all day but live off the family. Even many adults fall for it and let their partner take the strain of work so they can PLAY all day long. Eventually leading to divorce and the partner who wasted life in wow like the kid that missed school unable to find meaningful employment due to lack of experience and qualifications. They also lead to financial hardship and fund international crime as many people want to buy "game gold" then lie and say they never do (almost all the addicted players buy gold). These "Chinese" so called game gold farmers utilise this money to operate in more serious illegal activities around the world. Not to mention addicts waste real money on nonsense like paying the game company to make alterations to their virtual character which cost the company zip to do. If you are an addictive person this game will destroy your life. It is about time laws were passed to control these games. Have you any idea how much time some people waste on this game they could be studying or working? Talk about welfare being a drain on the gov this game is a drain on a family. Wasting your life in here is a disaster I should I know I wasted nearly a year of my life on this game. Thankfully got sorted and back to work but this game destroyed a year of my life. If I had the money to bring a case I would sue them - of course just read their terms they explain they don't care if you get addicted and you can't sue therefore. If you have a child who is under performing at school, has mood swings if interrupted when playing this game - you have just found your answer as to why their school is bad. Take some time out to watch them if your a parent who lets them wander off to their room alone all evening. How much study is being done? It may hurt to take this from them but long term you will really help them. These games need laws NOW to protect children!!! Blizzard you disgust me you do not limit the time a day this game can be played. I am not saying no I am saying get some restrictions real ones to help stop addictions. Your little attempts to show gov you try your best are to my mind a joke. Rant over.... ;)
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Dremwkr
14 October 2010
Version: 3.3.5
Version 4.01 (PreCat) is out, and it is optimized even more for Open GL, and has many, many ingame enhancements.
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Ameliadrilon
01 July 2010
Version: 3.3.5
Have told you it's your addons causing the problem or D) have said it's a "temporary" issue, to go to the Better Business Bureau home page at http://www.bbb.org/ and file a formal complaint against Blizzard. food recipes free food recipes strawberry smoothie recipe tiramisu
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Dremwkr
30 March 2010
Version: 3.3.3
WoW runs even faster under the new system update OSX 10.63 with the new faster Open GL.
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Dremwkr
25 March 2010
Version: 3.3.3
Blizzard has made several interface and feature upgrades to the Auction House. It may not be clear to the average Mac player of WoW, but WoW does run better on the Mac.On the same computer with the same setup, WoW running on OSX10.62 compared to the latest patch of Win7 is way better with less latency, more fps, runs smoother. I bet you didn't know the Mac was such an uber game machine, for games written for the Mac. My suggestion to Blizzard to take advantage of Grand Central to get better multi core utilization. iStat indicates still less than even CPU utilization for multicores on the mac. My second suggestion is for Blizzard to utilize a feature found in Aion, where in crowded areas, the graphics quality is adjusted to keep up frame rates, and to do what Warhammer did which was to ID the throughput bottlenecks for the graphics and fix them. After dealing with "customer service" and GMs with Aion, Warhammer, StarTrek Online, as well as WoW (games I all play) while OK in absolute terms, WoW's is relatively speaking way, way, far away, better than these other popular MMOs. I have noticed though, over time, the WoW GM response times have been getting longer and longer. Compared to other MMOs above, there can be no doubt that WoW has the best end-game content, and is overall a more polished gaming experience.
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Dremwkr
27 September 2009
Version: 3.2.2a
1st: The minimap problem listed below has been fixed, and has been for a while. 2nd: All things considered, WoW is still the best MMO overall, and the Mac community is blessed by its support by Blizzard. Pros: *Its gameplay (questing/BGs/instancing) is without equal. *The artwork in the latest expansion is masterful. *The music/soundfield effects are emersive&reality suspending. *It is the most polished MMO. *The game zoning in an industry innovation for all games in the future. *Its add-0n system in LUA extends the leading edge of gameplay beyond all others. *The toon animation exceeds all other MMOs, my Dranie runs smoother as a goat footed alien, than the compition's humans. *The spell casting really FEELS like spell casting. Cons: *The graphics engine was developed for Warcraft III, and is starting to show its age: *The game tends to be very laggy, and even unplayable in crowded areas such as Daleron or Wintergrasp, even with a state of the art Mac Pro 8 core and top end graphics card. *The game toons are very limited in terms of customization, the human females only have about 2 or maybe 3 attractive faces, so all human females look like they came out of a clone factory. *The game graphics now are starting to look dated compared to Warhammer or Aion, the WoW cartoony style was necessary by the primative vid cards of 7-9 years ago. *The lag and low framerates, cartoony style, and limited individualization compromises the otherwise great game emersion experience.
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Robertcoogan
08 September 2009
Version: 3.2
September 10, 2009 10:44AM PDT We will be performing maintenance on this comment on Tuesday, September 11, 2009. the downtime will begin at 3:00AM and end at 11:00AM PDT. Thank You, Blizzard Entertainment -------- Blizzard does so many of these same sorts of downtimes, it makes you wonder as to the reliability of their servers which require a lot of maintenance! But an awesome game nonetheless.
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Hello-
02 June 2009
Version: 3.1.3
Ride the burro.
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Dremwkr
18 May 2009
Version: 3.1.1a
WoW frames rates are now even higher after OSX 10.57, even with the video set to "Ultimate".
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smtips
16 May 2009
Version: 3.1.1a
I highly recommend that anyone having troubles with the Minimap which is basically everyone on a Mac, that after you've written billing@blizzard.com and tell them you want a credit for this major issue that has existed for 2 months with no action on their part and they tell you that they A) Know nothing about it and referred you to tech support or B) have refused to give you any kind of credit or C) Have told you it's your addons causing the problem or D) have said it's a "temporary" issue, to go to the Better Business Bureau home page at http://www.bbb.org/ and file a formal complaint against Blizzard. Their techs are STILL telling people they should "repair permissions" and their billing department is clueless to the issue...here are two responses I got from Billing (now remember this is a well known problem on the forums. I told them to go there and talk to their tech dept. to verify my claims): colinh: "Thank you for submitting this information, as we are committed to making World of Warcraft as enjoyable as possible. We appreciate your feedback. I will see that this information is reviewed appropriately. While I cannot guarantee a direct response, I can assure you it will be read." namh: After reviewing what you wrote, I don't know that I can offer compensation time for this, what seems to be the trouble with your mini map? I haven't any trouble with mine at all. Sometimes there are particular addons that disable the wow interface, or the mini map can be disabled via ingame controls, lets see if we can get the map up and working for you. Again...I highly recommend that you report them to the BBB if you get any push at all or any nonsense like the above.
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Dremwkr
06 May 2009
Version: 3.1.1a
I did a test on my new MacPro with the Radian HD 4800 series card. I ran wow on OSX with beta drivers, and with identical game settings and situation on XP using boot camp and native ATI HD4800 windows drivers with the card overclocked and all settings to "High Performance". In windowed mode the OSX version ran with less latency and about 25% higher fpm than the windows version. In full screen mode the OSX version also ran faster with less appearent latency, but the difference wasn't as wide. It is my guess that OSX handles eight processors more effeciently as well as the video card, and that Blizzard really has worked hard to get top gaming performance from Macs. XP is by now a very old operating system, but gamer's swear it is noticably faster than Vista. So all things being equal, the OSX version of wow is faster and more playable. For that feat of gaming software engineering alone I give WoW 5 stars. I also noticed that all things being equal the OSX version of WoW has way less stablity issues.
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smtips
30 April 2009
Version: 3.1.1a
Minimap is broken as of Patch 3.1 on Macs. It is blotched in almost all interior areas. Many many people complaining about it and Blizzard seems oblivious to doing something about it. It is a staple navigation feature that is very needed during gameplay. They seem to be making this a minimal issue and it seems not important to them at all. Indeed, their last notification was over 2 weeks ago when they said "we are looking into it." They have released two mini patches since this 3.1 was released, have done multiple restarts on servers almost every day, and still they refuse to address this issue. They are being very Mac-minimilast about this. You can be damn sure if they were getting this issue on PC's they would address it right away. Also, 90% of the time users are getting the message "Additional instances cannot be launched, please try again later" when trying to access instances, sometimes up to 30 minutes before you can get in. Supposedly there is a finite number of instances server-wide that can be launched at any given time on a realm. With Blizzard's billions they seem unable to address this and expand realm space to accomodate users. Northrend has a constant hang bug since the patch, in which every 1 minute to 2 minutes there is a momentary hang of the screen..just for a moment, but happens all the time and very annoying. This is not an issue in Outland and old world. They refuse to acknowledge the issue and have done nothing to correct it. I would blame my machine if I didn't know at least 3 other people that get the same issue. These issues alone, coupled with the fact that it can take DAYS to hear from technical support, and then it is usually a canned generic scripted answer and they don't deal with you as a person paying them money at all, along with the fact that it takes literally 5 to 10 hours to receive any kind of answer in game from a GM, make this game not worth paying for. If you want to get your money's worth without major and unacceptable bugs that are being ignored by Blizzard, I suggest you find another game to play.
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Dremwkr
29 April 2009
Version: 3.1.1a
This is just some fine tuning of the 3.1 patch. The new instance Ulduar features siege vehicles and is blast to play, but is wicked tough to beat. Runs great on my MacPro.
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Dremwkr
15 April 2009
Version: 3.1.0.9767
This patch adds much more than just a new instance. It is an important one for mac WOW players. Blizzard has rewritten much of the mac graphics code to give the game a smoother animation and visual feel. The game threading has been redone to take further advantage of multicore processors, and the graphics engine has been enhanced for a better overall look. I salute Blizzard for continuing to develop WOW as a native OSX game. Another great inovation Blizzard has done is Dual-Specing. I can now flip between being a Shadow Priest for dps (damage) or a Holy Priest for hps (healing) without having to run back to the cathedral and pay 50gold for respecing, giving me more flexablity for raiding with my friends or PUGs. Of the changes to the classes, the greatest was done to Holy Priests, Blizzard thought there was too much mana regeneration in the game from spirit and cut it 40%. MP5 speced gear/gems/enchants was uneffected. Since Holy Priests instant cast Circle of Healing (AOE) was put into a 6 sec. cooldown, in the WofLK expansion, they are the only casting class that doesnt do continous casting in combat. My Mana regen went from 800 and something down to 500 and something because of the patch. Also the mana regeneration spell was changed so it no longer applied to the caster, but the other party members, and it is now only temporary. This does mean that all casters will need drink up (mana up) alot more often, and that in long fights, holy priests are at a significant handicap compared to Holy Paladins, Resto Druids, Resto Shamans, etc. I do play other MMOs on my mac using bootcamp, because most other MMOs are not OSX native. The closest to WOW is Warhammer. The PVP combat in WAR is much better than WOW, and its Public Quests are really nice. Leveling in WAR is much less of grind, and battlegrounds generate XP. I have heard over and over again from my WOW guildmates that play WAR, "(leveling) is so much more fun than WOW". It has also been my experience that the Battlegrounds are much more even between the factions. My WOW server the Alliance was outnumbered 3 to 7 or 8, and so rarely does my side ever win. But if you dont like PVP, WAR is not for you, the PVE is better in WOW and much more developed, with the lore story telling much more integrated. WOW does have much better artwork and graphics, they are extraordinary and belong in a modern art museum. WOW's music is much better as well, so good, I would pay money to go to a symphony concert of WOW music, if you don't believe me, check out the WOW music at the iTunes store. Things I wish WOW had that should be borrowed is: WAR's interface is more intutive and less cluttered, and when you pickup a quest, its in book format that is gives much more useful information. I also like the book/page turn transitions when porting, or going into new instances, BGs etc better than the generic montage graphics WOW uses.
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Dremwkr
11 December 2008
Version: 3.0.3
After installing the expansion "Wrath of the Lich King" and playing it for about 2 1/2 weeks, I have found it to be the best expansion, if not the best gaming experience in the MMOG ever done. The questing in Northrend both Borean Tundra and the Jford has been very compelling: in terms of both gameplay and lore, I have spent many happy hours exploring and the new areas and doing the new quests. I did a Death Knight in the Beta, and found the starting quest line the best ever done in any MMOs. Right now I am focusing trying to get my Holy Priest to 80, but will go back and do a DK just to do its quest line again, it was that good. I have now done several instances in the expansion, many of them with 4DKs (DKs can't heal), I have found them to be beautiful, and well planned. They tend to be shorter with almost all being able to be done within an hour (vice the 2 to 4 hours the preexpansion ones), and in general more doable and accessable (& that DKs are OPd). As a healer, however, I have found several specific bosses more challenging, and as a whole it seems that cloth wearers (Locks, Mages, Priests) are at a disadvantage (in terms of getting killed more than before the expac). The artwork in the expansion is simply a masterwork, not just for MMOs but for all visual arts, it really belongs in a museium. The music is wonderful, even memorable and is so closely integrated into the game, it gives it a cinematic effect drawing in the player emotionally. While not in the game notes, the graphics engine has be upgraded, even the "old world" looks better. One new feature I have a complaint about is the new ingame group calender, it does not allow the raid leader to send out group invites, instead its one at a time, for something like 10, 24 or 40 man events, it is just too much of a pain, the Group Calender add on is still so much better. I did take my own advice and order an encryption dongle from Blizzard shortly before the expansion came out, I was wrong about the price in my last post, it was only 6.50USD, and shipping was FREE. However, as events turned out it too Blizzard about two weeks to send it, and so on the 2nd day of the expac, while I was in the middle of buying and selling on the Auction house, I was suddenly DCd, and unable to log to back on my account. I immediately changed my password, got back online and found I had been hacked and 2 of my toons had been robbed of items and gold. I put an immediate ticket to the GM, but because of the new expac it took hours for Bliz to respond. It took about a week and I did get most of the items in my bank and packs back but little of the gold for one char. nothing for the other. According to Blizz, I was the subject of a Denial of Service Attack and sophisticated hack, they didn't say (and not likely to say) but it may have been an inside job, it may be that someone actually reads these reviews. Before you say that was near impossible, I know the same thing happened to a veteran guildmate in Irontree, and not only did he have his toons robbed, but put 24K USD on his creditcard. (The current CC info I have with Blizz was outdated, since I just had gotten a new card). He did say that Blizz did dig into it and provided the CC company with the records showing what happened, they did not and would not provide it to him directly (my guess it to keep players from going after current or former Blizz employees-and then Blizz getting sued by its unhappy employees). Anyway, the security dongle came in a week after the expansion, and I have not had any trouble with my Blizz account since. My additional experience tells me two things: 1) It confirms that account hacking is out of control in WoW, and 2) EVERY ONE WITH A WOW ACCOUNT SHOULD GET THE 6.50USD SECURITY DONGLE FROM THE BLIZZ WEBSITE.
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Dremwkr
12 November 2008
Version: 3.0.3
I have been playing the 3.02 and 3.03 versions now over the last month. As a Holy Priest it took some adjustment to the elimination of the separate +Healing and +damage bonus points to my gear. I had two separate sets of gear one for PvP and dps, and one for end game raid healing. After the change I found an optimum combination of both. Overall, the mechanics where adjusted so I didn't notice much of a change in healing, but a significant boost in dps. It is now easier to advance from 60 to 70, in prep for the Lvl 80 expansion. Changes were made in the interface to help reduce items in bags, so more room. The new profession Inscription, makes things more interesting gearing out, and at least the ones for Priests I like. Blizzard made these changes to make it easier for friends and guildies to play together with fewer class specific requirement. One thing they added that I really liked was Achievements, for example for being exhalted with all the Alliance factions I got the title "Ambassador". In regards to the previous comment, you can level up, and end game gear up, playing unguilded, I have had generally good experiences with pickup groups in instances and in battlegrounds, and have made alot of good friends spanning many guilds. As for guilds I am in a good one- Irontree on Lightinghoof, that is well established and run by real adults. It is not easy to get into it, but that seems to help alot in quality of game experience. I suggest if any player is unhappy in their guild, ask around, and play with other guilds in instances, because it really makes a big difference. One note of caution I must make: One day, I opened my Characture window and noticed that six of my epic (purple) gear was gone. I got an ingame note and an eMail saying that I had done business with a gold dealer that hacked other players accounts. Since I buy and sell hundreds of items a day on the AH (how I make good ingame currency stream), it could have been any one. But since I buy and sell mainly cloth and leathers, and all of the items taken were instanced bind on pickup items, I figured out that none of the confiscated items were in fact hot and challenged Blizzard to show otherwise. I did get a note back restoring the epic gear, but all of the epic gems, enchants, enhancements were gone. Also in the note was a whisper I had responded back in sarcasm to a gold seller that said he had gold for me. It turns out that Blizzard had gone back and looked at every tell I had gotten since I started playing the game, years worth. Blizzard said I was a gold buyer and justified the confiscation of the epic enhancements worth four figures of in game gold on that alone, even though I am certain none of them were hot either or any of it was purchased with hot or "gold dealer" gold. (I have no problem making gold in Wow, I am not a gold buyer-even though I get no shortage of offers in game and eMail). It took weeks of grinding to restore these items, and during this time I was unusable for the Guild's raid schedule. So my word of caution is this: Anything you buy and sell on the AH is not necessary a done deal, no matter how secure your own account is, because hacking is basically out of control in WoW, and Blizzard's appearent strange attempts of vendetta by a faceless employee to fix things afterwards can make things worse. If an account is hacked Blizzard does not create new virtual items to replace the stolen ones, it takes existing items from other player's accounts, basically to avoid item inflation on the Wow economy. I have made my review based on a charitable assumption, that the job of being a Blizzard hacked accounts restorer is a difficult and thankless one at best, and even doing what they feel is their best, there is alot of mistakes and collateral damage, with some of it I will have grace to say unintended. And that my case was the exception rather than the rule. I have seen so many fellow guildies have their accounts hacked I suggest all Wow players get the USB encription dongle for about 10USD.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
30 August 2008
Version: 2.4.3
Downloaded the trial version. Run it and it wants to test internet connection speed. It asks where it can make a folder and then falls flat with a failure: "Failed to download World of Warcraft Trial. Please close all applications and try again." Creating a new account and trying, closing all applications, nothing works. Like taking a new car from the dealership for a test drive and having the engine explode and catch fire right as you start it. Varooom! Booom! Not impressed.
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smtips
31 May 2008
Version: 2.4.2
Before you play this you should consider that customer service is practically nonexistant. If you attempt to report a problem, or complain about an ongoing server issue that everyone complains about, such as constant lockups at a certain time of day, and you ask for a specific response and explanation, you will get a canned email from them and they do not consider individual users at all. Also, if you're expecting a game that you can casually play as a solo gamer, forget this and find something else. The entire business plan of Blizzard with WoW is to promote group play, so you can only get to a certain level unless you like bowing to join some guild or join random groups with cheaters or people who have no clue how to play...or little children who just don't care who the screw. In other words, you will not get the really good items in the game without being a group player...you will be stuck at a high level with mediocre equipment.
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Veggiedude
17 May 2008
Version: 2.4.2
This is the first time I've had serious problems with a game patch. It doesn't seem to be compatible with my year old iMac. The graphic card is ATI Radeon X1600. Now and then weird artifacts will be flashing on the screen, and at least two times the machine froze up and I had to do a force restart. Force quit the app was not possible, so until there is a fix, I am playing it in window mode (not full screen) so the next time the game freezes up, hopefully I can escape better.
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Dremwkr
28 March 2008
Version: 2.4
Version 2.40 "Fury of the Sunwell", is out and I have played several hours on it. Besides the new content on the Sunwell Isle, there are a few things else I have noticed: *Players skill up faster now in weapon and defense skill, making leveling up a little easier. *It may be just me, but transactions on the Auction House seem to be less glichy and faster. Since I make most of my gold buying and selling on the AH, this is wonderful. *It may be just because I play Alliance for most of my PCs, I find in the battleground Alteric Valley (AV) still unbalanced, on the other hand, if you play Horde, this may be a good thing. *The fpm on my MBP has increased slightly, I suspect that Blizzard has done a little under the hood tuning. *This may be just my imagination, but some of the weather effects, noticably sandstorms have been improved. *Almost all the add-ons by now have been upgraded for the new patch, I strongly suggest you get and run the latest version of WowMatrix to do in it one shot. I have 33 or so add ons and modules so this is a real timesaver. *The ingame chat seems to take up a little less of the processor, perhaps it is now multithreaded more effienctly. Overall, this is an minor expansion combined with game enhancements that make Wow the most brightest and most polished MOG. This is truely a world class game made for the Mac. All Mac users, gamers or not should at least think about trying it, just to see what all the buzz is about. Remember, Blizzard supports Mac games better than anyone and has since System 7 and for that alone they deserve a second (or first) look at their products.
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Dremwkr
26 January 2008
Version: 2.3.3
v2.33 upgrades the memory management of rendering core of the graphics engine so that the game, individual zones, instances, and charatures load noticebly faster. Also since v2.3 I have noticed slightly higher fpm even when the video settings are maxed out. In game voice chat has improved, but Vent still has it beat hands down. The in-game voice chat is still not good enough to replace in-game team texting, at least for me anyway. In the Battlegrounds, many teams are Vent only, I have not noticed any in-game voice teams only. My suggestion to Blizzard is to have an external app to do voice-chat, with links to the game (like Vent). Playing with maxed out sound and video, I found was almost like playing the game again for the first time, I found myself amazed again at what wonderful and well done art and sound Blizzard has done in the game.
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Dualist
17 November 2007
Version: 2.3
This is the AOL of online games.
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Dremwkr
15 November 2007
Version: 2.2.3
Update 2.30 is out. *The God's of Zul'Aman" I don't know why is not on MacUpdate. This is a significant overhaul of the game. It was redesigned to reduce tiresome grinding and now quests are much more important. And it is easier to level. On the hardware side, the game was rewritten to get better performance from multiprocessor macs, and in terms of Frames/min. it is significantly faster AND looks better. It seems that Blizzard actually reads its mail (at least eMail) and responded to users. I have had no stability issues at all (MacOSX10.50 & 10.51), an improvement over my last Review. The Mac is not a second class citizen when it comes to the World of Warcraft. Just for that alone it should get 5 stars.
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smtips
23 May 2007
Version: 2.1
If you can hold off on this update, do so. It deleted over 100 gold worth of items in my inventory, and they've had to do two lenthy restarts of the servers so far because of this and other problems. The spam filters they incorporated may help some but they didn't stop the losers from sending private message with "gold-selling for real cash" content 3 or 4 times. Blizzard with all its millions seems completely incapable of incorporating USER END controls on filtering what YOU want to see in the chat window. Why, I have no clue.
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Sxtynnmach1
29 September 2006
Version: 1.12.1
In it's beginnings, this game had the charm to convert me from FFXI in mere minutes of playtime. It had the replay capture to deter me from stopping to even try other MMORPGs. It also had a well desined economy and community. However, with its 2-year mark approaching, I have become rather disgusted with the turns that Blizzard has taken with its latest franchise. Little to no developement has been taken since Beta to improve the game for the casual gamer or the silent adventurer. All thought seems to be placed in improving the top-level items, skills, and rewards. This would not be so bad if it did not make the trip to get to these top levels so bitterly boring and aggrivating. With the new level cap set to 70, even all those gamers who were content to reach the top level and start a new class now feel as if their journey to the top has now been taken away. The game has turned into a constant struggle to sell one's soul to a pvp or pve guild's time to gain the top-tier items. Gamers you meet on the way to the top in the world are less eager to help for free, consider new gamers hopelessly underinformed, and are less willing to party for quests that do not involve a key reward for that level. This game was well designed to captivate your time to the world, and is now being improved only to force gamers to give up innappropriate amounts of time to the game to feel any sense of accomplishment. Its developers are very willing to correct mistakes and bugs, but their direction in improving the game leaves gamers like me dissapointed. This game rewards players with the time they give much more than gamer's skill.
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4.75
Dremwkr
03 May 2006
Version: 1.10.2
I find WoW to be engrossing. Its interface works well. The story lines are interesting. I like the Guild feature, it allows me to play the game with my sons, regardless of where in the world my children my be, and gives it a social aspect of a team. My computer a 6yr/old G4 PMac (500Mhz x2) doesn't meet the official requirements but plays well, having an ATI 9800 GPU helps. As I go through my game adventures I am constantly amazed at the amazing graphics and creativity I get to experience. Another aspect I unexpectedly enjoy is the Auction House, kind of a eBay for Armor, Weapons, Materials, etc. to sell stuff you aquire but don't need, and buy stuff you do, that gives the game an extra depth and flexability of role playing. This is a RP game without equal, it must be experienced to be believed. Its stablity is not perfect and could be improved, for example after getting rezed the game has sometimes "lost" my body, requiring me to log out and then back in. Another example, the server has sometimes kicked me out of the Battlefield during a game and then labled my a "deserter". But these are relatively minor and infrequent issues.
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4.75
Crusty
08 February 2006
Version: 1.9.3
This is the only game I've ever played that still keeps me entertained more than a year after I first started. That alone makes it well worth the investment. With this latest release, I can now play WoW natively on my Intel iMac. It plays very well too. All settings are bumped and I rarely drop below 30 fps. It blows my PC out of the water. The only gripe I have against it is there's a slight humming sound in my headphones while playing. I'm not sure if that's just WoW or the iMac itself. Other than that, this game has been, and will continue to be, one of my favorite games of all time.
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4.75
Derekcline
08 February 2006
Version: 1.9.3
World of Warcraft is one of the best games I have ever played. I have been a fan of Blizzard since playing the original Warcraft and Starcraft back in 99 on my Mac. Of the few insanely great game developers (including Activision, back in the day at least) Blizzard has been one of the few that has always spent time to develop their games for Macs and I respect that. Of all the MMO's out there WoW seems to have very straightforward and engrossing interface. I started playing the game in early 05 and I still find that a year later I like to play often. If you're looking for a well designed game that will keep you entertained for hours (days?) on end, this is it.
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Saggis
14 December 2005
Version: 1.6.1
Damn this guy's lost! Blizzard rocks they NEVER abandon us Mac users even in the dark ages the late versions of OS *shudders*.
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Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 1.6.1
system requirements for this game Processor: 800MHz or higher CPU. RAM: 256Mb or more. Video: GeForce 2 or better Hard Drive Space: 3Gb or more available. DirectX 9.0 or above. For Mac users: Operating System: MacOS X 10.3 (Panther) or better. Processor:1.0GHz or higher G4 or G5. RAM: 512Mb or higher, DDR RAM recommended. Video: ATI or NVIDIA video hardware with 64Mb VRAM or more. Hard Drive Space: 3Gb or more available. Does anyone else see something wrong with that?I will never buy blizzard again,mac users are second class to them.The last game I bought from blizzard(diable 2)is unplayable on my 800MHz dual processor g4,even though it is way above the system requirements.
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Anonymous
03 August 2005
Version: 1.6.1
I need the GB version. It's not that hard to find a GB version of this patch, but it's for Windows (.exe); it's not that hard to find a Mac version of this patch (like here) but it's for US. Where can I find a GB version of World of Warcraft patch 1.6.1 for Mac??? Thank you, Dale
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