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Do you support a Mac OS X client in Star Wars the Old Republic?

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Do you support a Mac OS X client in Star Wars the Old Republic?

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mSum
01.25.2012 , 01:17 PM | #111
I play though bootcamp and it's fine. The only bad thing is buying windows....that made my stomach churn a little.

The entire reason to buy a mac is the OS. It's fantastic and worth every extra penny the hardware might cost.

Windows 7 has "borrowed" a lot of OSX's ideas and innovations, it's much better than any Windows before it, but I have several thousand dollars worth of software invested in my mac. No chance of switching. A second computer just to game? Maybe, but then I'd really feel like a chump. I just spent $700+ to play games? I might as well move back into my moms basement at that point.

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Meluna
01.25.2012 , 01:17 PM | #112
Hello, everyone! We wanted to post a quick reminder that this thread is not for the discussion of PC vs Mac, nor for sharing your opinions on particular operating systems. This is for discussion of support for an OS X client. Thank you!

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Iliena
01.25.2012 , 01:18 PM | #113
Macís are currently failing as gaming systems.

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dyeager
01.25.2012 , 01:20 PM | #114
Not at the expense of other development items. Bootcamp works fine for me and the game runs beautifully.

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knightblaster
01.25.2012 , 01:20 PM | #115
As a Mac user, I am not in favor of a Mac OSX client. It is distracting to the development team. That time and effort should be spent not on making a Mac port (as Windows games are perfectly playable on Macs via Boot Camp) and should instead be focused on improving the existing game, fixing bugs, and adding content.

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Philophobic
01.25.2012 , 01:22 PM | #116
I don't support it. Don't have a reason to.
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audioedge
01.25.2012 , 01:26 PM | #117
Yes I support this. Cant be that hard to port it to Mac OS X, and there are other big budget MMOs that do it. I uninstalled bootcamp from my brand new MBP as the game was running like a dog, I just cba infecting my laptop with Windows. Bring out a Mac version and I will sub again.

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MaGicBush
01.25.2012 , 01:33 PM | #118
Quote: Originally Posted by mSum View Post
I play though bootcamp and it's fine. The only bad thing is buying windows....that made my stomach churn a little.

The entire reason to buy a mac is the OS. It's fantastic and worth every extra penny the hardware might cost.

Windows 7 has "borrowed" a lot of OSX's ideas and innovations, it's much better than any Windows before it, but I have several thousand dollars worth of software invested in my mac. No chance of switching. A second computer just to game? Maybe, but then I'd really feel like a chump. I just spent $700+ to play games? I might as well move back into my moms basement at that point.
Pretty sure a lot of people just own PC's to play games, I do and am 25 :P. I don't feel like a chump, I am a nerd and proud of it. I do on occasion use this for school now, but I originally bought it fully intending to only play games. It's no different than buying a Flat screen TV that costs $700, everyone enjoys different forms of entertainment .

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eadnams
01.25.2012 , 01:36 PM | #119
Sure, why not? Booting into windows right now... you know how it is, windows is for gaming, osx is for productivity/work. I'm okay with not having to dual-boot

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nopictures
01.25.2012 , 01:50 PM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by Culveren View Post
The software that you would use for these purposes is the same. And since the PC is likely to be twice as fast at the same price point, video editing would be that much faster on a PC.
This is somewhat misleading. As a professional post-production specialist, saying that a Windows box would be faster simply because of what's in the box is very, very wrong. There are many, MANY different working parts that go into post that must be factored in order to determine what the best working process might be, the least of which being that a lot of clients won't hire you in certain markets based solely on the fact that you're not an Apple house.

Truth be told, as far as business decisions go, most post houses use both PCs and Macs, as there are tools on each that do the job better for certain professionals (not to mention contractors - each has a different toolset they're use to, and you have to be prepared for that).

Which brings me to the topic at hand. If it's a sound business decision and BioWare/EA would make a larger profit and more subscriptions by having a Mac client, then by all means, develop it. So, I support it, but I don't think it should be a primary focus at the moment, as Bootcamp is working for the time being.