Many iPhone developers simply play the internet page view logic, trying to get as many App Store views and downloads as possible. This will allow them to brag about their positioning and continually get their app or iPhone game into the public consciousness. This is much of the logic behind the development and updates provided by text based iPhone MMO RPG developers like Storm8, and World War Desert Edition. World War v2.0 came out very recently, and now World War Desert Edition is released with almost no differences.
You can use this as a World War update where you maintain your World War Alliance Code, and this World War Alliance Code is then used to identify you to other players. Now, the release of World War Desert Edition may dupe some new players into the World War market and, just in terms of basic math, will mean more World War Alliance Codes.
Just because it may inspire a few more World War Alliance Code marked players, there still is not much reason for Storm8 to release a World War update this quickly. There is almost no difference what so ever, except that you will end up with 27 more World War Honor Points and will have the Mideast Desert Missions when you reach level 27.
It goes without saying that getting all the free World War Honor Points as possible, so the download is worth it just for the 27 World War Honor Points. These Honor Points still do not make it a legitimate free iPhone game on its own and some of the long standing players should be a little insulted by this type of release of World War Desert Edition.