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News WoW to get graphical overhaul?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 May 2008.

  1. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    Like has been said, they could just provide a checkbox for 'standard' or 'enhanced' graphics.

    And as well as that, the hardware reqs are not set in stone anyway. They are higher now than before the expansion, i know at least one person who had to upgrade his PC just to run the expansion pack :lol:

    the only thing that'd need to stay the same is the raw terrain data: ie. they could add higher quality meshes as well as bigger textures, but the pathfinding ability of the game would need to be the same in both graphical versions... (if that makes sense)
     
  2. ssj12

    ssj12 Minimodder

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    So basically they will probably move the max graphics card needed up a generation or two. The current graphics will probably become lower settings.
     
  3. AcidJiles

    AcidJiles Minimodder

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    as usual a boring game will still be boring with better graphics
     
  4. Bionic-Blob

    Bionic-Blob What's a Dremel?

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    yeh, you'll need like a geforce 3 to run it :O
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Was it? lol :p
     
  6. EmJay

    EmJay What's a Dremel?

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    A graphical upgrade would be fun, as long as it can be accomplished smoothly. I'd like to see more options to customize characters, and some better animations.
     
  7. Nikumba

    Nikumba Minimodder

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    They could go the route CCP did with Eve, and release a Premium client, that has all the fancy effects, giving the users the option of either running the standard client, or going with the Premium graphic content.
     
  8. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    An Overhaul of the graphics would be nice... some detailed models... WITHOUT hands that look like they could kill you with a single whack... but before they do that, they should fire their item designers... armor & weapons are looking worse and worse :-( Best graphics in the world are useless if the items in the game look like crap...
     
  9. Korvaz

    Korvaz What's a Dremel?

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    You can't polish a turd.
     
  10. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Minimodder

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    Did you say Cash cow ?
     
  11. rollo

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    graphics wont be updated i dout till wow 2 or whatever

    The fact 80% of the player base is running on something close to minimum says it all really
     
  12. Drachnem

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    I would love to see a new grafix overhaul I use my massive pc for mostly wow so I'd like to make use of that.
     
  13. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    This "unique artistic style" that everyone's raving about hasn't really changed between Blizzards Starcraft and Warcraft franchises for almost 15 years. Nothing new.
     
  14. rollo

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    all blizzard games are designed to run on low end equip

    Id expect to see starcraft 2 have some very low system requirements. Since blizzard wants to sell to mass market. Not 1% of it with uber kill systems
     
  15. Mr_Sinister

    Mr_Sinister Not Evil, just Bad

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    I am all for it as i love the game, but the Graphics's are a bit on the low end now, and a update would be nice to see.:clap:
     
  16. boggsi

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    the optional thing is mentioned in the article though. he said its not an attractive prospect for developers to work on if its only going to be used by 50% of people. if done right it could definitely be the kick that game needs. more annimations of characters and reactions in mobs would make the grind more fun!
     
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