Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru
 
 

Go Back   Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru > The Inner Circle > Sardelac Sanitarium

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 21, 2009, 06:56 PM // 18:56   #1
roshanabey2
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Guild: [lion]
Profession: N/Mo
Advertisement

Disable Ads
Default Guild wars 2 for mac!

At this stage it is pointless making a mac version of guild wars 1 but i see profit for anet if they released a mac version of guild wars 2, i am a mac user and would like to play guild wars 2 on it, and there are many other people who have mac and would like to run guild war on it without any crossover software.
Any thoughts?
roshanabey2 is offline  
Old Mar 21, 2009, 07:09 PM // 19:09   #2
King Jay
Academy Page
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Guild: Zzz
Profession: R/
Default

Why not? /signed

I do not even use the Mac.
King Jay is offline  
Old Mar 21, 2009, 10:13 PM // 22:13   #3
lewis91
Wilds Pathfinder
 
lewis91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wales
Guild: Order of the Azurelight[OA]
Profession: E/
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by King Jay View Post
Why not? /signed

I do not even use the Mac.
same, /signed, no reason for them not to enclude mac people.
lewis91 is offline  
Old Mar 21, 2009, 10:16 PM // 22:16   #4
moriz
über těk-nĭsh'ən
 
moriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Profession: R/
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lewis91 View Post
same, /signed, no reason for them not to enclude mac people.
they do have a reason actually: macs do not support dx9/10/11(?)
moriz is offline  
Old Mar 21, 2009, 10:19 PM // 22:19   #5
stevenrussian
Ascalonian Squire
 
stevenrussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Some hO.obo's underpants ><
Guild: One Night in [KosS]
Profession: R/Mo
Default

I think they should make gw2 for mac!
stevenrussian is offline  
Old Mar 21, 2009, 11:34 PM // 23:34   #6
DarkFlame
Desert Nomad
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ascalon
Profession: E/
Default

I think Mac users should give up on the idea that their machines will ever be used to play games.
DarkFlame is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 12:50 AM // 00:50   #7
Operative 14
Forge Runner
 
Operative 14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arizona, USA
Guild: [OOP] Order of the Phoenix I
Default

/Conditionally Signed

I have no idea how much work there is porting between the two. I'd support it if it wouldn't be that big of a deal. If, however, it means redesigning good portions of the game to run on a Mac platform, I would ask for a consideration to be made for how much time and effort it would take versus what it would bring to Arenanet. If a very small percentage of an already small percentage is going to benefit only in as much as they don't have to run Bootcamp and open GW2 through Windows, then that's more a convenience factor than anything else.

Would it be nice for GW2 to be Mac compatible, heck yeah. Would it be nice to wait an extra year for them to recode all of the graphics drivers just so some people don't have to do a little bit of extra work to play the game?...hmm...

I don't mean to belittle anyone either, I'm just trying to be realistic.
Operative 14 is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 12:54 AM // 00:54   #8
stevenrussian
Ascalonian Squire
 
stevenrussian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Some hO.obo's underpants ><
Guild: One Night in [KosS]
Profession: R/Mo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Operative 14 View Post
/Conditionally Signed

I have no idea how much work there is porting between the two. I'd support it if it wouldn't be that big of a deal. If, however, it means redesigning good portions of the game to run on a Mac platform, I would ask for a consideration to be made for how much time and effort it would take versus what it would bring to Arenanet. If a very small percentage of an already small percentage is going to benefit only in as much as they don't have to run Bootcamp and open GW2 through Windows, then that's more a convenience factor than anything else.

Would it be nice for GW2 to be Mac compatible, heck yeah. Would it be nice to wait an extra year for them to recode all of the graphics drivers just so some people don't have to do a little bit of extra work to play the game?...hmm...

I don't mean to belittle anyone either, I'm just trying to be realistic.

I completely agree with you. Its not worth it if it takes a whole extra year.
stevenrussian is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 01:06 AM // 01:06   #9
HawkofStorms
Hall Hero
 
HawkofStorms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Profession: E/
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkFlame View Post
I think Mac users should give up on the idea that their machines will ever be used to play games.
Agreed.
Mac users need to realize they bought a gloried I-tunes player.
Oh boy, a white laptop with an apple on it that is twice as expensive and half as powerful... but trendier.

The Simpson's "maple" parody was so close to real life it was frightening. If you aren't in graphic design or video editing, there is no reason to buy a mac.

Edit:
Links for those who haven't seen it
http://www.hulu.com/watch/46753/the-...s-mapple-store
http://www.hulu.com/watch/46751/the-simpsons-steve-mobs

Last edited by HawkofStorms; Mar 22, 2009 at 03:04 AM // 03:04..
HawkofStorms is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 01:10 AM // 01:10   #10
Ghost Dog
Krytan Explorer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Profession: W/
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HawkofStorms View Post
Agreed.
Mac users need to realize they bought a gloried I-tunes player.
Oh boy, a white laptop with an apple on it that is twice as expensive and half as powerful... but trendier.

The Simpson's "maple" parody was so close to real life it was frightening. If you aren't in graphic design or video editing, there is no reason to buy a mac.
So many people bought macs because the commercial told them to, what a joke.
Ghost Dog is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 02:30 AM // 02:30   #11
Kattar
EXCESSIVE FLUTTERCUSSING
 
Kattar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Guild: SMS (lolgw2placeholder)
Profession: Me/
Default

This isn't a Mac versus Windows thread, so if you can't post without bashing one or the other, don't post. Simple enough?
Quote:
Originally Posted by moriz
they do have a reason actually: macs do not support dx9/10/11(?)
The main reason this won't happen.
Kattar is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 04:01 AM // 04:01   #12
infamous16
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Profession: Rt/
Default

mac users should dual boot for gaming...because osx isn't for gaming.
infamous16 is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 04:12 AM // 04:12   #13
RotteN
Forge Runner
 
RotteN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Profession: W/
Default

I'd like to see more games playable on a mac. But as long as the staple of games runs on DX, i'm affraid it's not going to happen. So well, i don't have high hopes for GW2 either.

Last edited by Kattar; Mar 23, 2009 at 02:21 AM // 02:21.. Reason: Off topic bits edited out.
RotteN is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 05:13 AM // 05:13   #14
wu is me
Krytan Explorer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Default

I don't see why companies insist on using DX, when Open GL works perfectly fine and on both platforms =/. I mean seriously, BLIZZARD creator of the mother of all MMO's is using Open GL... WHY couldn't Gw2???

But given that they've already started working with Dx10, I've lost all hope that i'll be able to play gw2 without having to run boot camp =/... cos I HATE Xp(compared to mac), and vista im not even gonna try lol
wu is me is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 08:45 AM // 08:45   #15
spirit of defeat
Krytan Explorer
 
spirit of defeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Holland
Profession: Rt/
Default

If you wanted to game you shouldn't have bought a mac....

Lot of people buy a mac for status rather then for the hardware.
spirit of defeat is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 09:01 AM // 09:01   #16
Soulfire Cleopatra
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kamadan
Guild: Phantom Flux (FLUX)
Profession: Me/
Default

/signed.

I do not own a mac, but it's sad that Anet has neglected those users who would love to pay GW 1 atleast. Thanks Anet for the discrimination!
Soulfire Cleopatra is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 12:11 PM // 12:11   #17
Wartard
Ascalonian Squire
 
Wartard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ascalon City
Guild: None
Profession: W/R
Default

Don't Mac systems have a Windows Emulator available to them that allows them to pretty much run two different systems on the same piece of hardware at the same time?
Wartard is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 01:19 PM // 13:19   #18
roshanabey2
Frost Gate Guardian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Guild: [lion]
Profession: N/Mo
Default

it is not like i am expecting to play bioshock or fallout 3 on my mac, guild wars 2 won't be that demanding, plus blizzard made mac compatible games and they reaped up the rewards blizzard should take a page from their books
roshanabey2 is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 01:35 PM // 13:35   #19
Quinlan Vos
Ascalonian Squire
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Default

No please no. Extra work is always extra work and gw2 release is far too far enough. Macs aren't made for gaming.
Quinlan Vos is offline  
Old Mar 22, 2009, 03:39 PM // 15:39   #20
Tyla
Emo Goth Italics
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Default

Apart from the techy shit, the game isn't even out yet... Who knows what might happen in the future to it?
Tyla is offline  
Closed Thread

Share This Forum!  
 
 
           

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
give loyal guild wars players automatic guild wars 2 beta. warcrap Sardelac Sanitarium 24 Nov 13, 2007 04:53 AM // 04:53
How do I merge guild wars and guild wars factions?I heard you have to do a quest in l revenge421 Questions & Answers 2 Jul 05, 2006 03:43 PM // 15:43


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:28 AM // 04:28.


Vote on the Guild Wars Top 200
Guild Wars Top 200 - Cheats Free Guides, Downloads, Fansites. The Gold standard

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.