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WoW Patch Removes Support for PowerPC-Based Macs

Discussion in 'Games' started by TheMailMan78, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. TheMailMan78

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    Man If I owned a duel Power-PC based Mac right now and was a fan of WoW I would be furious! Also WTF are they talking about the "death of Leopard a year ago." G-d I hate Mac gaming.

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    Refund? I would be REALLY mad if i mac'd!
     
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    I can hear them now! "WTF my four year old 5000 dollar Power Mac cannot run a 6 year old game it could a month ago?!" :laugh:
     
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    Why should we care on a PC forum? Macs aren't PC's they're Macs. Just saying as I see nothing good coming out of this thread. :ohwell:
     
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    There are a lot of mac users on this site. Myself included. However in retrospect you are right. They second you smell smoke lock this bitch up. The thing is I'm an ex mac addict. I can troubleshoot them a LOT better then a PC. However I have seen the light and now I laugh at them. I'm kinda like an ex fat chick.
     
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    well imo i doubt wow was "running" on those macs anyway...
     
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    Did you have to put the hair?
     
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    While I feel sorry for anyone that will be affected by this, it make sense from a business perspective to stop coding for a retired architecture. I was gonn say so what until I read that it was swapped for Intel only in 06, I thought it was earlier than that.

    It's a damn shame and now I have to laugh at my leetsauce mac fanboi friend in WoW that bought his new Mac in early '06. He's about to not be able to play his favorite game.
     
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    Hehe you spotted it then, took me ages!

    Would Apple users be screwed for a refund then?
     
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    It's actually nice to see this, despite my hatred for Mac's. It shows that they are moving forward with optimization, the Cata client uses Crossfire (finally) and more than 2 CPU cores. I just don't see how they could have kept Power PC around, and even right now, if anyone actually uses one to play, performance has to be awful.
     
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    Yup. Late 06 early 07. Whats sad is a decent PC from that era isn't affected. Mac have become appliances. Not computers. There was a time when Jobs first came back that they build AWESOME stuff. Graphite, Quicksilver and Mirror Door models were great systems. When they went G5 everything went down hill.
     
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    Even blizzard hates macs... and theyd normally do anything to squeeze out a few subs.
     

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