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World Of Warcraft

Version 8.1

Multiplayer online game; update from within the game.

World Of Warcraft 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 version 8.1

Updated on Jul 19 2018

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

Information

License

Demo

Size

2.1 MB

Downloads

59005

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Penguirl
Penguirl
Mar 6 2013
5.0.4
0.0
Mar 6 2013
0.0
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.
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Sep 5 2012
5.0.4
5.0
Sep 5 2012
5.0
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. –.–
Doug-Engelbart
Doug-Engelbart
Sep 5 2012
5.0.4
5.0
Sep 5 2012
5.0
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. –.–
truthhurts
truthhurts
Aug 30 2012
5.0.4
0.5
Aug 30 2012
0.5
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
CFrag
CFrag
Jul 24 2012
4.3.0
5.0
Jul 24 2012
5.0
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.
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Nov 30 2011
4.3.0
5.0
Nov 30 2011
5.0
Version: 4.3.0
Addiction at his best !
Noivad
Noivad
Oct 16 2011
4.2.0
3.0
Oct 16 2011
3.0
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).
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Jun 30 2011
4.2.0
0.0
Jun 30 2011
0.0
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
BGE123
BGE123
Jun 23 2011
4.1.0 14007
4.5
Jun 23 2011
4.5
Version: 4.1.0 14007
This won't be addicting if you're not playing.. ;)
Trashie
Trashie
Nov 27 2010
4.0.3
0.0
Nov 27 2010
0.0
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.... ;)
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Oct 14 2010
3.3.5
5.0
Oct 14 2010
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 1 2010
3.3.5
0.0
Jul 1 2010
0.0
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
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Mar 30 2010
3.3.3
5.0
Mar 30 2010
5.0
Version: 3.3.3
WoW runs even faster under the new system update OSX 10.63 with the new faster Open GL.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Mar 25 2010
3.3.3
5.0
Mar 25 2010
5.0
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.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Sep 27 2009
3.2.2a
5.0
Sep 27 2009
5.0
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.
Robertcoogan
Robertcoogan
Sep 8 2009
3.2
0.0
Sep 8 2009
0.0
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.
Hello-
Hello-
Jun 2 2009
3.1.3
0.0
Jun 2 2009
0.0
Version: 3.1.3
Ride the burro.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
May 18 2009
3.1.1a
5.0
May 18 2009
5.0
Version: 3.1.1a
WoW frames rates are now even higher after OSX 10.57, even with the video set to "Ultimate".
smtips
smtips
May 16 2009
3.1.1a
1.0
May 16 2009
1.0
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.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
May 6 2009
3.1.1a
5.0
May 6 2009
5.0
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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