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Posted: Jul 31st 2009 10:46AM Firebreak said

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EVE had tried to put out a LINUX client but they had to close up support as no one used it.
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Posted: Jul 31st 2009 10:44AM (Unverified) said

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I have used nothing aside from a Mac for over year and via bootcamp have needed nothing else... so, in a sense, I don't really care if they release native OS X code.

(Also keeps me from casually logging in)

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 10:51AM (Unverified) said

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I have to disagree with the 'Disregarding Bootcamp' caveat. I play lotro all the time on my 17in MBPro. If they came out with a mac client it would be nice in that I could get some dnd buddies with older/non bootcamp macs to play with me but it would have to perform as well/better than the pc client to get me to stop using bootcamp. And based on the pc client having been polished for years now, I highly doubt that would be the case.

As to the mac haters.. os wars were boring in the last millennium and now they are extra meaningless because most of the computers people use for activities outside of work are not PCs or Macs, they are smartphones, game consoles, pdas etc. I have a pimped out gaming rig with xp on it and I still spend probably 1/4 of my game time on my iphone.

I think a more interesting question is if apple comes out with their touch tablet what sort of interesting mmorpgs could be played on such a thing? I would almost be willing to play WoW again if it was the only one with a decent touch interface and the tablet could handle the gfx processing to make it enjoyable. If it was a good game that would be even better!

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 11:14AM (Unverified) said

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None. Apples are garbage.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 2:20PM (Unverified) said

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I love reading your profile page.

I think I'd really like to meet you. The mental image I have in my head includes missing teeth, drool, worn knuckles, flannelet, and a pickup truck toting a gun rack.
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Posted: Jul 31st 2009 11:27AM (Unverified) said

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I think Linux Games are in an even worse situation than Mac Games :(

Mac hardy gets any games with an approx 8% marketshare (US) and lower worldwide. Linux has less than 1%? marketshare (not sure but I think I did see some numbers recently).

The good thing are that you can use Wine, Cedega or Crossover Office on the Linux side and try to get things to work.

Sure Wine/Crossover Office exists for OSX also but I think Transgaming made the right decision in selling "Cider" to software houses instead of selling a Cedega subscription to Mac users.
I don't think Mac users in general want to invest that time into making things work, I have myself become very lazy since I switched to Mac. I expect everything to work right out of the box....

I still have my Crossover Office (from OSX now) subscription but I rarelly use it...

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 12:06PM (Unverified) said

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LotRO, Darkfall, Aion, SWTOR, FF XIV

I currently play LotRO on my Mac using Bootcamp, but I'd be much more likely to purchase the other games if they ran natively (though I will probably get SWTOR and FF XIV regardless). Sometimes it's just a pain to quit and reboot just to play for an hour or so.

I played Warhammer using BootCamp when it first came out, and this has made me think about going back. But the last time I went back everything seemed pretty empty and scenarios were popping infrequently (my characters are only around Level 20, Wrath of the Lich King having revitalized my interest WoW not long after WAR launched). So unless things have changed Mythic is a bit late on this one for me.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 1:49PM (Unverified) said

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Lineage II, Azima, Aika, Granado Espada, Global Agenda, Pangya

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 3:47PM Lateris said

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LOTRO.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 4:17PM (Unverified) said

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Like pretty much everyone above me has said, LOTRO please.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 4:53PM (Unverified) said

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Look up PyLotro and enjoy LotRO in Crossover Games. It performs just as well for me that way as it did in bootcamp Windows.

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 7:40PM nevin said

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SWTOR
Champions Online
and just to buck the trend, I'd like to see EQ2 on the mac. More of a whim than a want I guess...I like to dip back into it now and again.

I have a new PC (£1.5k) just to play games on..everything else I do on my mac. i'd love to never have to use Vista again or anything by Microsoft past, present and future, so please please please gaming studios, write for Mac!

Someone above me mentioned Linux (not sure if someone else replied) but didn't CCP stop their Linux version of Eve due to lack of demand?

Posted: Jul 31st 2009 10:38PM (Unverified) said

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Age of Conan, Guild Wars, and hopefully Guild Wars 2.

Posted: Aug 1st 2009 4:29AM (Unverified) said

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Given I'm currently playing DDO, I'd like to see that on the Mac. The only time I boot into Windoze is to play the occasionally MMO.

Posted: Aug 1st 2009 10:16AM (Unverified) said

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I actually wish CitiesXL would go MAC...

I refuse to pollute my MAC with any hint of Windows, so even Boot Camp isn't an option for me. I either play it on a cheap PC or I wait for it to go MAC, and I'm happy to see WAR go MAC

Posted: Aug 1st 2009 10:41AM (Unverified) said

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SWTOR. That is all I need, though the more the merrier.

Posted: Aug 1st 2009 7:20PM jmb667 said

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Guild Wars; I can, and do, play it via CrossOver, but it would be so much cleaner to have a native client.

For future games, SWTOR would be awesome.

Posted: Aug 2nd 2009 11:23PM (Unverified) said

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Definetly Swtor.
And global agenda.
And anything else that is welcome xD

Posted: Aug 2nd 2009 11:39PM saintstryfe said

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I would really love Champions to be Mac compatible. I loved playing the old PnP game and it's the only MMO To have my interest other then WoW.

Posted: Aug 3rd 2009 11:09AM Ryall said

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The new Star Trek online and to a lesser extent the old republic.

I just installed warhammer and it runs perfectly, very pleased they finally got round to that. Seriously though, anyone who thinks mac users need to wait for games should research all the cider/crossover wrappers people make. If people can make osx versions of your game that easy, its just lazy for the developers not to. I mean valve, seriously! I LOVED Portal and Half Life 2, I will never take them off my mac. Please provide an 'official' mac version I can buy! Are you retarded?

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