OS X any good free multiplayer games?

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  1. bloodlucky macrumors newbie

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    im not talking about anything on the app store, or any of those bad flash games that come up when you google "multiplayer mac games." im talking about actual multiplayer games, such as mmos or just multiplayer games. what i find funny about the mac selection is that it seems there are almost no options at first, but if you dig deep enough you'll find certain games that are also compatible with apple when you least expect it.

    for example i searched all over mac mmo lists online and couldnt find anything much, but then i found this mmo called spiral knights a few days later. it seems like a pretty big f2p game developed by SEGA, i think, and it looked pretty appealing. what do you know, it was available for mac, and it can also run on my terrible 13" 2011 macbook at 40 fps.

    other games that i had to dig for to find but can actually run well are games like drakensang, red crucible, and teeworlds. i also found unexpected free games that can run on mac via steam as well, like team fortress 2 and a new release called codname cure. team fortress used to run at around 40-50 fps on my **** computer, but randomly dropped to around 20fps after an update so now its unplayable. the thing about my macbook is its really a hit or miss. games like COD4, CSS, L4D2, mafia 2 and assassins creed 2 can run at a solid 30-40 fps with some settings adjustments yet i cant even robocraft at more than 15fps. its weird.

    if you guys know any free good games like this that are sort of hard to find at first but have a good playerbase and content please hit me up. i also just discovered torrenting, so if there are any simple PC mmo games that you know of you can include those too.
     
  2. foobarbazqux macrumors regular

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    My first reaction was Team Fortress 2 but you already know about that. Aside from that, I've been having a lot of fun with World of Tanks lately. It supposedly supports OSX but I've only ever played the Windows version; the OSX version is a wrapper around the Windows version. While it's actually a freemium game, you don't have to pay anything to have a perfectly enjoyable experience or to be competitive in battles.
     
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  4. bloodlucky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does it run on a early 2011 macbook pro? i cant seem to find the requirements for mac
     
  5. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    I am not entirely sure of what you mean there but if it involves getting something for free that normally isn't, I'd highly recommend "undiscovering" that and the issues that go with it including getting more than what you bargained for in a download. On the other hand, some legit companies do utilize torrents as a means to provide downloads of their software so I do keep BitTorrent installed here myself for that. Otherwise, I never use it.

    That caution aside...

    MMOs for Mac:

    Guild Wars 2 just went free to play
    Dungeons & Dragons Online by Turbine - great game, native Mac version is very good too
    Lord of the Rings Online by Turbine- great game, native Mac version is very good as well
    Ryzom - free to play, client can be had on the Mac App Store for free (older game but I had friends highly recommend it)
    World of Warcraft - you can have fun playing a bunch of classes to level 20 in the starting areas at no cost

    The above are one's I'd recommend checking out. For an outstanding multiplayer arena shooter in development, google for the latest Unreal Tournament that I've heard is coming along nicely and has some playable maps at this point. Cost is and will be zero. Apparently it is actually possible to get a free lunch every now and then. Who knew?

    There are other Blizzard titles that offer a lot of gameplay for free. I think Starcraft II has a trial edition with a significant amount of free content. The Hearthstone game is fun and that is free to play. They have a team shooter similar to Team Fortress in development that is going to be free to play I believe so you may want to watch for that. Their MOBA Heroes of the Storm is free to play. All their stuff is accessible via a single Battle.net launcher. There's a lot of quality gameplay for free to be had right there.

    I am sure there is tons of stuff I am not thinking of that other people will hopefully suggest.

    Oh, the three Marathon games if you like classics are all freely available for current Macs too. Google for those.

    If you make an account on GOG.com, there a number of free games you can get there as well for Mac.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Free as in no subscription-
    StarWars The Old Republic
    Elder scrolls Online
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Free as in 'costs next to nothing' - Galcon Fusion. Simple game, though great, hectic multiplayer fun :)
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Agreed! World of Tanks is one of those truly free to play games, no purchase, no subscription, but will eventually require as an absolute min, the purchase of Garage slots at abiut $1.50 each, unless your content with only having 8 tanks, still quite a bargain. On sale, camo can be purchased for about a $1 a tank. Above Tier 5 without a premium subscription, due to the expense of repair (in-game silver, not real money), it becomes a longer slog to progress unless you are the ace of the base, then no problem. :)
     
  9. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

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    Does Star Wars The Old Republic have a Mac version? I didn't think it did.
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Maybe, but this might be one of those wrapper things...or illegitimate. ;)
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    I find Marvel Heroes 2015 to be a nice MMO game. The game mechanic reminds a little bit of the Diablo games. Run around, kill many enemies, hunt for better equipment. If you like the marvel heroes setting, this might be worth a download.
     
  13. bloodlucky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, WoT runs at around 30fps on my crapbook pro just by turning the settings from mid to low. did not know this game was so easy to run. i bet if i tweak the details in some of the more advanced settings i can even run it on mid graphics.

    by the way, how is war thunder? if it runs like wot does ill even start playing tonight.
     
  14. bloodlucky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow perfect timing for guild wars. thank you so much for this, this is exactly the kind of thing i was looking for.
     

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