Blizzard Entertainment on Tuesday released an update to its massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG)
World of Warcraft, bringing it to version 1.10. The new release will be automatically downloaded and installed the next time players connect.
Released simultaneously for Mac OS X and Windows and maintained in lock-step since then, World of Warcraft is enormously popular, garnering millions of players worldwide. As an MMORPG, there’s no single-player portion of World of Warcraft — all play takes place online, on servers operated by Blizzard. The game’s been a popular diversion for Mac users, which Blizzard does an effective job of catering to — the company has already released a “Universal Binary” patch for Intel-based Macs, for example.
The 1.10 update gains half a dozen Mac-specific improvements, including bug fixes for improper sky rendering, improvements to the Mac sound engine, and other bug fixes.
New to this release are live weather effects, which are being introduced into 11 locations around Azeroth, with more to come, according to Blizzard.
Several changes have also been made for high-level players: New high-level armor sets have been introduced, through quests that take players to new boss encounters. High level instanced dungeons have also been tweaked; 5-10 man dungeons have received some changes regarding loot. Also, players operating at the maximum experience level — 60 — can now have their quest experience onverted to gold (to help give such players an incentive for continuing to quest).
New destination flight paths have been added, changes have been made to general gameplayer, Player vs. Player (PvP) and Battleground environments and much more. Visit the
Current Patch Notes
page for more details.