I bought StarCraft 2 and was utterly disappointed. SC2 doesn't support LAN play and while two players can play against each other via Battle.net, the latency of the Internet connection is annoying and we were also disconnected from the Battle.net server after 20 minutes of playing with only the option to "surrender" open to us. I don't want to try again and hope that this time the connection remains stable enough to play for a while. And since I am now a bit sick of Blizzard I don't want to play StarCraft 1 any more either. Can anyone recommend an alternative, something StarCraft-like (real time tactics), where peasants collect minerals or gold, make it into buildings and units who kill each other? Must work on Intel Macs. Don't care what it costs. Prefer anything that can be bought online immediately. Any ideas?