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7-28-2008 @ 9:34AM
Lara,I doubt I could answer your other two questions accurately, but here's what I know for sure:"1) When will you upgrade the graphics engine? I know WoW was meant to be played on the most hardware out there - but its been a couple of years and the hardware out in the market has improved. Also with the entire Mac line on Intel chips, a port shouldn't be to difficult for them either."I wouldn't call it a "dramatic overhaul," but several new features have been introduced into the latest version(s) of the Beta Client, including Dynamic Lighting and Dynamic Shadows. (I might not be using the right terms for these.) The game looks far, far prettier and more realistic - trust me, this is an understatement! - with a simple console command. Currently there are 4 levels of Shadow and Lighting Detail that can be set in this manner, with a 5th and 6th currently being worked on by the Development Team (though admittedly these may just be "Debug" modes reserved for the Team). The only issue that's arisen so far - that I've experienced, at least - is a frequent unintentional "flickering" on some surfaces, where it seems my graphics card is trying to figure out the exact angle of a nearby light source.
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