WoW On The iPad

I saw an article over on Massively last month about an app called everyAir which lets you stream WoW from your computer onto your iPad and thought it looked pretty interesting. Although I figured it was worth a blog article back then I never got round to it and just jotted a note down about it in my little black book of blog ideas instead. A few days ago though the developers of it sent me an email so, considering I easily succumb to peer pressure, I’ve necromanced my decaying word monkeys on the subject and brought you this juicy article.

Although not technically “Warcraft on the iPad” (cause that would just be too cool and result in my rushing out to the shops and returning home with a box stuffed under my jumper and a receipt that my wife must never see at all costs), everyAir does let you stream it directly from your PC to the iPad, achieving a comfortable frame rate of 30FPS and lag around 100ms. More importantly though it comes with handy touchscreen controls to um control your toon from the comfort of your sofa or bed or whereever. No longer shall you have to suffer from the inadequacies of gaming solely in front of your PC.

Of course everyAir isn’t just designed to handle WoW and is actually a remote desktop application which will let you play pretty much anything. The official site shows off Starcraft 2 which seems like a perfect candidate for iPad gaming although personally I’d be keen to try more ambitious games like LotRO, Age of Conan or EVE Online. Mining from bed? Yes please.

Unfortunately I don’t own an iPad so I’ve not been able to try the darn thing and thus my hopes of raiding from the toilet or bathtub have to remain unfulfilled for the time being. One day, oh one day I will take down the Lich King whilst taking a dump. And that will truly be technological progress worth tweeting about.

-Gordon

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4 Comments

  1. Scopique says:

    I, too, received an email from PandaElf about everyAir, and have actually used it.

    http://levelcapped.com/2010/12/wow-its-on-an-ipad/

  2. WarlockMage says:

    I don’t exactly understand how that is even meant to work at all. Touch screens and MMOs don’t exactly go together do they? I have no actual understanding of what will become of this but it sounds pretty interesting though.

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