World of Warcraft’s graphics to improve in Patch 6.1

    
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While many of you World of Warcraft players will be squeeing over your new Twitter integration and making the world a much more dangerous place to exist by driving recklessly when Patch 6.1 arrives, some will also take a moment to appreciate new and returning video options that will make this 10-year-old title sparkle.

A new dev diary posted yesterday talks about some of these additional graphics options, including the return of a couple of types of anti-aliasing. Even better, the team is adding something called “per-pixel deferred point lights” that will allow illumination sources such as campfires and torches to throw off more realistic lighting.

These and more graphic options are currently available on the test realm.

[Source: Engineer’s Workshop]
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Schipperz
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Schipperz

Glad to see them doing this,  i hope that this will be an indicator for them eventually implementing dx 12 when that is released later this year.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Radfist Zariarn Oh, I know about their CPU vs GPU problem.  I’m just busy daydreaming, lol.

poordevil
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poordevil

Yea, well it’s still a cartoon. I enjoyed the MMO when I played it, but the art style has never appealed to me. It ushered in the classic Blizzard look influencing all their games going forward, and I just don’t care for it. But I guess I am in the minority.

Radfist
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Golden_Girl bodoka SorriorDragneel  Nah, they will wait to see what SoE (sorry, DB) do with EQN, steal the ideas and polish them.  Expect to see WoW2 / Titan about 6 months after EQN.

Radfist
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Radfist

Zariarn  EQ2 bet on the wrong horse. Instead of relying on video cards, they put too much on the main processors. The game actually runs better on old dual cores than new multi-core machines.
Nothing short of a new engine could fix EQ2, and that is what EQN is for.

TonySan
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TonySan

Mmm, I can’t tell the difference at all…

Project54
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Project54

SorriorDragneel

No, for all the reasons that have been given time and time again. As much as I would personally like to see it, there is no (real) world in which that would make sense. WoW is likely an unrepeatable anomaly. WoW 2 would split the playerbase, throw away all the existing content and alienate some players with the hope of repeating the first games success. Why on earth would anybody risk such a big investment, when the best case scenario is repeating the probably unrepeatable. Nobody in their right mind would do that.

samruck
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samruck

Zariarn They would if they had 10 milion subs.

pcgneurotic
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pcgneurotic

Wow! (ho ho!)

wjowski
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wjowski

Greaterdivinity SorriorDragneel 
When was Blizzard ever ‘moving towards’ big budget MMOs in the first place?  WoW remains their only MMO to date.  People seem to forget that Blizzard had a long history in the single-player game market well before MMOs were even a thing.