Hi I have been a player since 2005 .When Cata came out I had to of course buy a new computer to be able to play. I noticed that each expac required a new computer that would be 7 now. I was working then now I’m retired on a pension .I can no longer afford a new computer every 2 years. I have invested so much time and money to quit wow is no longer an option. If Blizzard would either stop upping the graphics it would help some of us who don’t have huge bank accounts. If not might I suggest that maybe its time to go console. I do love the game but omg 7 computers at 700 to over a grand a pop. That’s a large chunk of income really please try console as it is a viable option. I do love the game as sometimes its my only way to get out with friends. Thank you Cher Goss-Soucy aka Myrnna.
Building a new computer every 2 years seems too frequent to me. Especially for WoW. I build a new one every 4 years and I have no issues playing at or near max settings with a 1440p display. What are you running now?
Are you buying cheap PCs that burnout every two years? I’ve owned my current machine for more than five years, it’s still running strong, and more than meets the requirements to run WoW at a high video quality. It wasn’t cheap…about $1200…but you typically get what you pay for.
I’ve been using the Same PC since MoP with only upgrading the GPU to a GTX 1070 6bg for 300$, and adding 16gbs of Ram to my already 16 for 32 total for a 80$ upgrade, and an SSD 1TB for 100$. I still run the game like no tomorrow. This game is so old, my system is still low midtier in terms of parts and runs it at near ultra settings. If you’ve bought a PC each time an Expac has released, it sounds like you’ve been paying for laptops that can’t upgrade at all.
There’s no real distinction between modern desktop and mobile GPUs. Remember the “M” series from Nvidia? That’s been dead for years.
Of course storage and RAM are replaceable. Just like a desktop, a screwdriver comes in handy.
What does screen size have to do with anything anyways? Does your desktop have a built-in 15.6" monitor? Do you not realize that you can run external monitors off a laptop, just like a desktop?
Of course not having the thing plugged into may hurt performance. Batteries aren’t infinite power, so power conservation will take place, albeit you can still get very decent performance if you’re willing to sacrifice battery life. At least you can still play the thing if it’s not plugged into power, unlike a desktop.
It’s also very nice being able to play WoW from the couch, the toilet if I want to, etc. I dualbox on a 4-year old predator just fine.