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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Should WoW have single player offline or does that defeat the purpose of the game?

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  Raklen

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Joined: 4/22/13
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OP  4/22/13 5:11:59 PM#1
I have always wondered why WoW has never encorporated the ability to play the game offline or without the need of the internet. This has really just become an issue lately because the internet connection on my campus sucks and continues to time out on my computer, kicking me off and disrupting whatever I am doing in the game. Is there an actual reason as to why Blizzard has the game only online?
  cronius77

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4/22/13 5:13:47 PM#2
the entire world and zones are online , why would they recode their entire game to play offline and risk dupes hacks and cheating to keep things on a persons computer vs a server?
  Equinoxx

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4/22/13 5:16:13 PM#3
*facepalm*
  Amjoco

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4/22/13 5:16:39 PM#4
Are you serious? It's an mmo. You would have to invite about 8 million people to your dorm room for a lan party if it wasn't online. 

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  lizardbones

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4/22/13 5:34:30 PM#5

They could do it. A large part of the game could be played as a single player game, but there are also large parts of the game that are made as an MMO too. You would also be missing out on the spontaneous PvP and player interactions that alleviate some of the boredom of killing ten rats.

While there are MMOs that might be better rewritten as single player games, I don't think WoW is on that list.

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  ghostfaeries

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Joined: 3/26/08
Posts: 85

5/03/13 9:54:07 AM#6
lol unless you want to quest all day and kill npcs... yep, gotta play with other people. that would suck if they recoded the game that way. THEN it will go in the toilet.
  Cod_Eye

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Joined: 9/04/09
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5/03/13 11:23:01 AM#7
Its an MMO, why would it it be in offline mode? OP actually know what an MMO is? or are we being trolled, I go for the latter.
  Niur

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Joined: 8/12/04
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5/03/13 11:34:19 AM#8
Originally posted by lizardbones

They could do it. A large part of the game could be played as a single player game, but there are also large parts of the game that are made as an MMO too. You would also be missing out on the spontaneous PvP and player interactions that alleviate some of the boredom of killing ten rats.

While there are MMOs that might be better rewritten as single player games, I don't think WoW is on that list.

I play WoW on Frostmane EU, one of the busiest servers there is and I'm struggling to find this "spontaneous PvP or player interaction" you speak of. Most servers are so massively imbalanced, that open PvP is almost extinct, and other than the SW trade channel of people looking for arena caps etc, social interaction is at a minimum as well. I think a good chunk of WoW could be done as a single player game...at least the 1-90 experience. god knows I wouldn't notice much difference.

  Phry

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5/03/13 11:37:39 AM#9
i've always felt that Chess is an overrated multiplayer game, and really should be more single player friendly too
  Wakygreek

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5/03/13 12:29:21 PM#10
I would like to have them take WoW and make something like the Witcher using their massive lore. I think it could be successful, however at the same time they would take a huge income hit. Financially it would make more sense to just make WoW 2.0 in a couple of years and increase the sub cost to $20 and add some sort of cash shop bonus per month for vanity items.
  Robokapp

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5/03/13 12:33:13 PM#11
have you tried...warcraft 3 ?

  NightBandit

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5/03/13 12:35:54 PM#12
Originally posted by Raklen
I have always wondered why WoW has never encorporated the ability to play the game offline or without the need of the internet. This has really just become an issue lately because the internet connection on my campus sucks and continues to time out on my computer, kicking me off and disrupting whatever I am doing in the game. Is there an actual reason as to why Blizzard has the game only online?

This sort of post tells you everything about the kind of people playing these games now. Seriously you need to either grasp the concept of what this game is or look in the single player game market.

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  MMOman101

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5/03/13 12:37:50 PM#13
Private home server?  Knock your socks off.
  Vrika

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Posts: 2027

5/03/13 12:42:52 PM#14

Cheap 3G connections are available starting around 10€/month and they can be used to play WoW. I think people who are unwilling to pay that might not be Blizzard's target audience since Blizzard is a company aiming to make profit.