MMO's on the Mac

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by bobsbarricades, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. bobsbarricades macrumors regular

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    It sucks that D&D, and now LotR are both free to play MMO's but only for Windows. Then AVA and Huxley (whenever it finally gets released) are also good games that are free. It'd be nice to see those guys in OS X
     
  2. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    WOW is my Fav and probably everyone elses. A modern MMO with guns would be city of heroes/villains
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

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  4. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    I dont like restarting because I like my mail, my echofon, my itunes open while playing and VM is bad unless it's a mac pro or top of line iMac ;)
     
  5. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tested it.. but lotro and D&D are both supposedly working with Wine just fine... no Windows needed.
     
  6. bobsbarricades thread starter macrumors regular

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    REEEEALLY? I need to look into this. andy advised sites with good tuts?

    [edit] - found this http://www.winehq.org/site/download - only OS X option seems to be crossover =P i do like me some crossover so maybe it's time to buy it. am I not seeing a free Wine build for OS X?
     
  7. TSE macrumors 68030

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    You can try EverQuest: Mac Edition. It has a very very very good community and the population of the game has actually been steadily increasing because people want the classic experience back.
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I'm suffering a little MMO withdrawal and I'm curious if I should try Everquest while I wait for SWTOR. What's your general MMO experience? If you've played something like WoW, can you tell me what makes the original Everquest worthy of installation these days?
    Thanks! :)
     
  9. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I played EverQuest on the PC from 1999 to 2005. I quit because the expansions that were coming out were ridiculously terrible.

    EverQuest: Mac hasn't had a new expansion since 2003, so it is frozen from when EverQuest was in it's prime. The best thing about EverQuest Mac is the community. It has by far the best community in any MMO I have ever played. The content that EverQuest: Mac has isn't going to get any bigger, but that's okay, because most people that have played EverQuest: Mac since the beginning in 2004 still haven't touched all the content.

    When I quit, there was only an average of 200 people online active at anytime. Now there are about 300-400 people online active at anytime. It doesn't seem like a lot, but it actually isn't that bad, it is perfectly playable. People will help you learn the ropes of the game.

    Another thing that you might consider is that it is cheap. All the software and expansions is free, plus it's free for the first 30 days and a credit card isn't needed. After that it is just 12 dollars a month I believe.

    Some people enjoy EverQuest, some don't. I think it used to be a very good game back from 1999-2004 but it lost it's magic when the Sony team started pumping out incomplete expansions every 4 months.

    If anything, just try the 30-day trial and register on the forums on EQMac.com and tell them that you are new to EQ, they will gladly teach you some basics. :)

    If you have 10.6 though, you must have Rosetta installed from the Mac discs that came with your computer or the Mac OS X disc.
     
  10. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    MMO's with OSX clients:

    1. Warhammer Online
    2. EVE Online
    3. City of Heroes/Villains
    4. World of Warcraft
    5. Everquest
     
  11. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Oh crap, LotR is now free too??? So sad to see another MMO march toward the grave in the wake of the WoW giant. :( I guess the economy isn't helping much. I guess that's the nature of the beast. The strongest shall survive! :eek:
     
  12. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    I have a project I call Wineskin (http://wineskin.doh123.com/) where I focus on making it easy for people to use Wine to make self contained .apps of programs much like how Cider works.
     

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