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World of Warcraft was released in November 23, 2004 by one of the most dedicated and passionate teams in the gaming industry. Since 2004 the game has broken records and still today is the MMO everyone is trying to beat. If you’re a Warcraft fan or not, it’s hard to criticize a game with so many accolades to its name. The fact this game is still being played by millions and profiting almost 12 years later on is a feat that will stand the test of time.

Here is a link below of Vanilla vs Legion comparison by IGN.

Just remember Vanilla is 12 years old and Legion uses the same foundation.




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Those graphics are still ancient.



Slimebeast said:
Those graphics are still ancient.

Indeed they are.

I am not that impressed either. Improved textures, more vegetation, massively improved lighting - that would be it.



Slimebeast said:
Those graphics are still ancient.

Wow was always about artstyle, it looked great back then, it looks great now. From what I can see :) not sure why the axe swing is blue though :D



Ultr said:
Slimebeast said:
Those graphics are still ancient.

Wow was always about artstyle, it looked great back then, it looks great now. From what I can see :) not sure why the axe swing is blue though :D

I agree, WoW was never about pushing visuals, it was more about pushing boundaries. Its Art Style is ageless. Playing the game with everything set on Ultra and High makes the game hold up really well. Plus the game has a 4k feature if you have the GPU and TV to achieve it.

The Mechanics have changed drastically, That Blue swing would resemble a special ability eg: Mortal Strike.



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Azzanation said:
Ultr said:

Wow was always about artstyle, it looked great back then, it looks great now. From what I can see :) not sure why the axe swing is blue though :D

I agree, WoW was never about pushing visuals, it was more about pushing boundaries. Its Art Style is ageless. Playing the game with everything set on Ultra and High makes the game hold up really well. Plus the game has a 4k feature if you have the GPU and TV to achieve it.

The Mechanics have changed drastically, That Blue swing would resemble a special ability eg: Mortal Strike.

It really looks even better now!

But at that level that has to be the low level swing. I just thought blue is totally out of place because there is no magic in that one, I would have liked it white or something. But dont get me wrong the swing looks cool, its just the color that seems out of place to me.

Back in the days when I played it I couldn't even get it to highest setting and I could already fall into the world for hours and hours, now it looks even better.



That's a pretty nice improvement. Definitely much more noticeable than that of most so-called HD remasters. And just to clarify: I'm talking about the improvement (i.e. the change), not the end result (i.e. the final graphics).



Azzanation said:
Ultr said:

Wow was always about artstyle, it looked great back then, it looks great now. From what I can see :) not sure why the axe swing is blue though :D

I agree, WoW was never about pushing visuals, it was more about pushing boundaries. Its Art Style is ageless. Playing the game with everything set on Ultra and High makes the game hold up really well. Plus the game has a 4k feature if you have the GPU and TV to achieve it.

The Mechanics have changed drastically, That Blue swing would resemble a special ability eg: Mortal Strike.

I guess that is down to everyones taste. While I do agree that tech wise and MMO should not be pushing any boundarties, the truth is that the game is but ugly for 2016, especially when you are the last remaining AAA P2P MMO. I was never a fan, and I can still play W3 without any issues today, but I think after the last milking (Legion) they should really come up with a new MMO.



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The graphics have always been meh, but the art style helps it hold up well



Ultr said:
Azzanation said:

I agree, WoW was never about pushing visuals, it was more about pushing boundaries. Its Art Style is ageless. Playing the game with everything set on Ultra and High makes the game hold up really well. Plus the game has a 4k feature if you have the GPU and TV to achieve it.

The Mechanics have changed drastically, That Blue swing would resemble a special ability eg: Mortal Strike.

It really looks even better now!

But at that level that has to be the low level swing. I just thought blue is totally out of place because there is no magic in that one, I would have liked it white or something. But dont get me wrong the swing looks cool, its just the color that seems out of place to me.

Back in the days when I played it I couldn't even get it to highest setting and I could already fall into the world for hours and hours, now it looks even better.

Just to confirm, that Blue effect is Slam which is your level one attack. The normal attacks dont have a colour. Depending on the move and the spec it varies. If your Fury most abilities have a Red or Orange effect, Arms tends to have a Blue etc.

My PC only runs WoW at 40 Frames at Ultra and my PC is only 5 years old. The game can push hardware if you plan on having everything on. I had to turn AA off and turned field of view down to get a solid 60.