Fallback after WoW...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by malumman, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. malumman macrumors newbie

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    Ok I stopped playing WoW after awhile just because I didn't have enough time to devote to it... lol stopped at 63 how weird.. anyway I need to find a free game that is almost or just as good as WoW thats not point and click movement... If it costs money to buy and is free to play online thats fine too
     
  2. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I too got sick of WoW. I've been playing since startup on and off and have 2 lvl 70's, and a couple 60+ and I'm just tired of it.

    Sorry, WoW isn't the God of MMORPG's. Even when I played I didn't feel that. They got a good game, it was awsome don't get me wrong and I'm loyal to Blizzard (heck I still have Warcraft 1, 2, 3, StarCraft, Diablo 1, 2 bla bla bla etc) and I remember playing Warcraft 1 in Dos using Kali to get online to play multiplayer. But it's time to move on.

    I did see in their job postings looking for people for "the next gen MMO" hmmmm sounds like good things coming.

    I know it plays good on the Mac. There's gotta be something out there. I don't want Commodore64 graphics games, I've seen some MMORPG's that are just rancid reminders of when Ultima Online first came out and sorry, that's just not cutting it.

    I tried Vendetta, not bad but can't see myself paying more than a month.

    BF2142 dropped the ball (I know it's not an MMORPG but it satisfied me)

    Everquest came to mind but... nahhhh, SOE is not getting any money out of me soon since they went CU/NGE on SWG.

    Hello Kity ain't coming to Mac (damn was looking forward to that one....................NOT)

    Pirates of the Caribbean isn't to bad but the graphics and movement are a bit shady. It needs more polishing IMO. Still not a bad game.
     
  4. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have an intel mac? If so, then I recommend looking at review for PC games. If you find one with good reviews that sounds interesting, check to see if there's a mac version. If not, then simply play it in bootcamp.

    That's what I've been doing. I've pre-ordered Mass Effect for Windows (coming out at the end of May) because it has super awesome reviews for the X-Box version, and I'm gonna buy Call of Duty 4 when Aspyr releases the port.

    If you're into FPS's at all i'd recommend taking a look at the Orange Box. If you want to play it under OS X, then look into CrossOver Games, as it's supposed to work well with Steam games.
     
  5. TSE macrumors 68030

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    EverQuest: Mac Edition is actually a great game, I play it. The software is free, and they have a 15-day free trial. It is a lot different and more difficult then WoW, but runs on old hardware and has reasonable graphics. They don't update it with new expansions, but in some ways thats a good thing, because it's cheaper and the newer EverQuest expansions that are on the PC are utter crap. It has a very small, but nice community. It takes about a day to get it up and running, just download the free trial!

    The official site, where you download the free trial:
    http://eqmac.station.sony.com/

    EQMac, unofficial site, but ask questions there:
    www.eqmac.com
     
  6. gamerz macrumors 6502

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    Do you need to buy Everquest after the trail is over?
     
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

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    No. You need to subscribe though. 11 dollars a month if you buy it for 6 months.

    If you guys want, I can give you my character's names and help you out and teach you how to play.
     
  8. malumman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any ideas for things in BETA?

    Does anyone know of any mac games in beta? those are always fun... and by the way sorry but screw bootcamp if im going to do that ill just get fusion and windows xp =]
     
  9. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Fusion/parallels are not great for 3D games.

    And btw, it takes very little time for me to restart in OS X or Windows, especially since I have like nothing loaded on the windows partition.

    Far less than 60 seconds to reboot - and i get great performance.
     
  10. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I don't like bootcamp anymore than anyone else, but Red's right. It doesn't take that long and performance is pretty good.

    Also yah, VMWare/Parallels stinks for 3d games. Yes they have 'experimental' support for Directx9 but it still isn't that great in fact even with that turned on, most games won't even play. You'll get a "video driver unsupported" or similar error. I can barely run Battle for Middle Earth with it turned on. I can't however play LOTRO at all.

    So until virtualization gets better I'd either steer clear of vmware/parallels for gaming unless your playing older games or bootcamp em.

    Personally I'd prefer native and/or see Crossover mature better. At least with crossover the overhead is a fraction of actual running a virtual machine.
     
  11. Totty macrumors member

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    Might check out the new Crossover Games from Transgaming. http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/
    It lets you play some PC games that use DirectX 9.0 and earlier.
    I'm using it to play Guild Wars ($30 for first campaign with free online play), which was made by some of the same people who made WoW and other Blizzard games. Not to say it is a copy of WoW, b/c there are a lot of differences, some good and some bad.
     
  12. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    6.2.1 lets you play GW too, I used it to run GW Factions. I have posts and screenshots of it here in the forums. It's good but it's still maturing.

    Edit: Found the post. I'm running GW Factions in Crossover 6.2.1 here
     
  13. malumman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok Enough Gw

    Your suggestions are OK.... but here are some things about me:

    I refuse to play: guild wars, everquest, vendetta, and eve online... and neverwinternights 2

    I don't want any bootcamp trouble or anything I AM LOOKING FOR A MAC GAME
    or just a game that is mac compatible...
     
  14. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Webkins is Mac Compatible, oh wait that's point and click movement.

    You ask for suggestions, you got suggestions, if they weren't satisfactory, you can google easier and get an answer more to your taste rather than everyone trying to help and then saying "no won't do".... "nope that's not good either"...."I don't like that one either"...."still not good enough"

    Per your question, several of the games listed ARE MAC GAMES as you requested.

    Guess we get no points for trying to help. Time to /changechannel
     
  15. siorai macrumors 6502

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    Why not just play WoW? It's up to you as to whether or not the game is actually demanding your time be devoted to it. Play casually and have fun with it.
     
  16. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    How about trying some free open source games? Freeciv, UFOAI and Battle for Wesnoth are all pretty decent. They may not have the better looking graphics of commercial games, but the gameplay is the most important part.
     
  17. hankolerd macrumors 6502

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    Tomb Raider Anniversary(not online, but why wouldn't you want this game.).
    TrackMania Nations Forever(completely free racing game, really good graphics, very competitive), but you will need to bootcamp it.
    I realize you keep saying you don't want to bootcamp, and I am with you all the way, I hate using windows as well. But if you want to have a wider variety of games to play, then you will just have to do it.
    If you do decide to bootcamp, then check out Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike: Source, and a half life 2 mod called Insurgency, all are a lot of fun. And keep watching Steam for weekend deals and package deals, they have them all the time with really good prices, sometimes they have games as low as $5.
    If you are not gonna use bootcamp, then let us know when you find a good online mac game, I am sure there are some out there, I just haven't seen any yet.
    Once COD4 comes however, we will get what is probably the best online game out right now.
    You might try COD2 or UT2004 if you want something now, there seems to still be a few people that play them, each are about 20 from amazon.
    And finally, you could always get Quake Wars, it is online, and it looks good, I don't know how great the gameplay actually is. I think you can get it for like 35-40 off amazon though.:apple:
     
  18. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Escape Velocity: Nova, by Ambrosia Software. Mac game that they actually later ported to PC.

    It's the third game in the Escape Velocity series, but there's no connection between the story-lines in the different games.

    Best of all, like most of Ambrosia's stuff, it's shareware. Download it and see if you like it.

    http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/games/evn/
     
  19. design-is macrumors 65816

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    I have to say, EV: Nova really is a great game and well worth looking at. Will suck you in for a while at least. Lots of different routes to take in the game and there are a lot of free addons you can download and install that add as little as a new weapon to as much as a new galaxy.
     
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    Zork perhaps?

    Seriously though. If booting into windows gives you such a migraine, perhaps you need professional help. One of the things I am looking forward to with my MP is getting all the games I'd been missing out on. I'll be booting into windows for at least NWN2. (for the current version in regards to the PWs)

    You've played WoW, yet for some reason you list NWN2 as something you refuse to play. Odd.

    Also, you are going to run out of periods at the rate you're going.
     
  22. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    /agree
     
  23. mongrol macrumors regular

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    Can't believe noones mentioned Eve Online yet. Native mac client and a huge and thriving ingame community with heavy political and pvp bias.
     
  24. Gasu E. macrumors 68040

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    Well, just let us know what your parameters are, SIR, and we'll whip up something for you EXTRA SPECIAL.
     
  25. dementia13 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know when it's coming online or if it's going to be Mac-native, but I'm holding my breath for Elder Scrolls Online.
     

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