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New Stretch Goal Mac Client :D

So for the June crowd sourcing I would love to see one of the stretch goals be a mac client. I am patiently waiting for news about a mac client. I do not personally play on a mac but I have about 4 friends who do and who will not be playing on launch day and did not donate because they weren't positive they could play. Each launch day for different mmos eso/wow/lotro/gw2 etc we all get together and have a launch day party. I would love to see how the community feels about this. Do you want more players in this game? Do you have a story about having friends who have macs/do you have a mac? Lets hear the voices of the mac users out there and the PC users who have friends with macs. 

The goal of this post is not to show Intrepid that the majority of the community wants a mac client. That would be silly to think so with so many PC gamers out there compared to Mac gamers. The intention is to show Intrepid that there is a community that wants this.
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    I would be happy for mac users to get to play this game but I don't want to see anymore stretch goals tbh. Intrepid Studios have enough to get to grips with and I they'll do brilliantly to deliver on what they've promised thus far.

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    Most of my friends who use macs aren't my friends anymore. 






    I mean don't use macs for gaming anymore. 
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    The goals have already been announced, its not stretch goals, but rather backer goals. Nothing about mac though.
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    Most of my friends who use macs aren't my friends anymore. 
    I mean don't use macs for gaming anymore. 

    I've found it hard to convince my mac using friends to switch to the PC lol. Even if its just for gaming.

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    Kratz said:

    I would be happy for mac users to get to play this game but I don't want to see anymore stretch goals tbh. Intrepid Studios have enough to get to grips with and I they'll do brilliantly to deliver on what they've promised thus far.


    Understandable, it doesn't have to be a stretch goal just a goal.


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    The more players the better so I dont really minds if they play mac 
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    Third option.
    I know three people with Macs, none of them are gamers. :(
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    If resources weren't finite I wouldn't mind getting more players from different OSes. Most of my friends are planning PC upgrades over the next 2 or 3 years... so you have that amount of time to convince your mac friends to get a PC. Heh heh
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    Already said there would be no more goals. but they never said this would release on pc only on launch so maby its already in the pipe?
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    I game on a PC but I think that this is a good thought anyway, anything that would bring more players in would be great!
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    think it would  be good , depends on spec's though 
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    Valkeries said:
    Already said there would be no more goals. but they never said this would release on pc only on launch so maby its already in the pipe?
    Just poking the flagship :smile:
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    This should be eminently doable, as Unreal engine is also available for the Mac. 

    They did so focusing on the PC for launch first, which I understand and wouldn't expect to change. But the Mac release would be a sneeze away after that :)
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    I'm sure we all agree that the larger the community is the better.
    But i'm not computer programmer, if the file needs to be different for Mac, then that seems like time better spend expanding the realm.
    Maybe once the game is launched they can move over to a project like that but till then. just get it out.
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    I'm sure we all agree that the larger the community is the better.
    But i'm not computer programmer, if the file needs to be different for Mac, then that seems like time better spend expanding the realm.
    Maybe once the game is launched they can move over to a project like that but till then. just get it out.

    IMO the community matters. That being said I also don't know how hard it would be. I just want AOC to have a solid start. Who knows maybe in the next 3 years they will have time to build a mac client I'm simply just trying to show them that they have a community that wants to play but wont be able to. 

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    As nice as it would be, I don't expect the game will ever be ported to Mac OS X.
    Though if such a development ever happened, they would probably make it Linux compatible while they were at it. 

    I do use OSX as my primary operating system for pretty much all tasks except gaming.  For gaming, I have a dedicated Windows system.  And I think most OSX users out there are rather used to the gaming landscape being dominated by Windows support.  Most OSX users into gaming probably have dual-boot setups or a dedicated gaming PC like I use. 

    Do I think it would be nice?  Yeah.  But I certainly don't think it would happen.  I think the developers have far too much on their plate to worry about multiple operating system support.

    And it makes me think back to the original EverQuest, which had Mac support initially.  But once Kunark expansion came out, that was the end.  I don't think they ever kept up with Mac support after that. 
    Sadly, for the work and effort it would take to port it over for both OSX and Linux compatibility, it would have diminishing returns for the amount of potential new players it would bring in.  

    And, like I said, I say this as someone who has used OSX more than Windows since around 2005 or 2006.  (For the record, I still use Windows and Linux systems as well.)
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    Bad poll. I know a few people who are Mac users that game. Intrepid should focus on the Windows client and if a Mac/Linux native client works in the future then great. Just not for launch.
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    I have a macbook pro, but I bought also a MSI gaming laptop. I know the feels man.
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    Bad poll.



    Sorry you feel that way.
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    The mac audience is simply to small to support a mac client.
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    Uzial said:
    The mac audience is simply to small to support a mac client.
    I dunno... Unreal Engine itself runs on a Mac, and of course Mac OS X is a platform you can deploy to. So, they seem think it's a big enough market to not only support publishing to it, but also providing the very Unreal Engine tools themselves!


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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    The only MAC I like is a Big Mac. With extra cheese, large fries and a tiny piece of lettuce - MAYBE.
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    Let me tell you all a story about Franklin.

    Franklin was a guy my office hired who refused to use a Windows machine, and demanded we buy him a Mac. He then was unable to log into our servers without a massive ball-ache. He then needed a special printer. Our IT guys spent months just trying to get his computer to do what we needed for him to do his job. In the end we partitioned it and put Windows on it anyway, much to his protests.

    He then proceeded to throw a tantrum about having to use Windows and complained to our big boss about how Mac is better and we should change the whole company over. Basically, he was told to piss up a rope. So what did Franklin do? He started reporting everyone for harassing him, tried to get our manager fired because he claims she was treating him unfairly because he turned down a sexual advance by her. At one point finally someone had had enough of his shit and he was told to shape up, or find a new place to work.

    Franklin chose option C, and proceeded to try to install a "virus" into the server the "crash all the Windows programs". What he actually ended up doing was getting arrested for violating our security terms of service contract. 

    The week after he was fired, we all gathered in the back parking lot and burned his Mac Book and smoked cigars.

    Moral of the story. Don't be like Franklin and go demanding special treatment because you have a boner for Steve Jobs's overpriced electronics. 
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    Karthos said:
    Let me tell you all a story about Franklin.

    Franklin was a guy my office hired who refused to use a Windows machine, and demanded we buy him a Mac. He then was unable to log into our servers without a massive ball-ache. He then needed a special printer. Our IT guys spent months just trying to get his computer to do what we needed for him to do his job. In the end we partitioned it and put Windows on it anyway, much to his protests.
    Let me tell you a story - all of that is utterly false, and due to the ignorance of your IT department :)


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    I think the moral of the story is that don't go blaming Macs just because Franklin is an ass.  Because, the two have nothing to do with each other in the grand scheme of things.  Franklin sounds like he is probably like that about everything, and not just computers.  ;)
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    Lethality said:
    Karthos said:
    Let me tell you all a story about Franklin.

    Franklin was a guy my office hired who refused to use a Windows machine, and demanded we buy him a Mac. He then was unable to log into our servers without a massive ball-ache. He then needed a special printer. Our IT guys spent months just trying to get his computer to do what we needed for him to do his job. In the end we partitioned it and put Windows on it anyway, much to his protests.
    Let me tell you a story - all of that is utterly false, and due to the ignorance of your IT department :)


    So IT is supposed to just drop everything and work on this guy's problem?

    The arrogance you imply here is mind boggling... 
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    The special printer part made me laugh.  When did this happen, the '90s? ;)
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    I had friends with mac OS and linux once... until they killed each other arguing about whats better for gaming.
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    Bootcamp!
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    @Rumbleforge @Lethality @Karthos

    We can all agree that the place shouldn't have hired him and giving in to his demands is just unprofessional.
    Unless he IS Steve Jobs your place of work is whipped by anyone that walks in.
    I am happy you set it on fire though...
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