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World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs

IncGamers has some info they say is from the Blizzard forums, indicating that Blizzard is planning to drop support for PowerPC-powered Macs in World of Warcraft sometime before the release of the upcoming Cataclysm (thanks Ant). Here's word:

A little forewarning to those of you that play World of Warcraft on these systems;

Shortly before the release of Cataclysm, a patch will be released in which PowerPC processor based Macs will no longer be supported.

This update indicates the removal of PowerPC support from World of Warcraft.

Attempting to run the game after the update will bring up a message stating the hardware is no longer supported, and the game will not run.

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22. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 20:28 Kobalt
 
Trashy wrote on Aug 31, 2010, 08:13:
I can't justify paying the fan-boy price for the same hardware I can get elsewhere for cheaper. Also MacOSX isn't enough to justify the premiums.


Poor you, you aren't a unique little snowflake anymore
 
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21. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 15:50 Overon
 
Bow before the might of blizzard and take it.  
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20. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 09:11 space captain
 
kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 23:05:
"Blah blah blah I'm whiny. Hear me whine."

no shit, so shut the fuck up
 
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19. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 08:55 Fausticle
 
DAMN IT!!!! too late  
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18. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 08:54 Fausticle
 
Was what I wrote so hard for you to comprehend? Or do you people always reply with Lol... wut? when you want to sound witty but have no clue how to respond properly? I at least want a proper discussion.

So let me elaborate for those that need a little more explanation. World of Warcraft Beta came out in late 2004, Apple switched to Intel hardware in 2006. That explains the first part of my sentence.

Now what I mean by lame, is I liked the idea of PPC architecture for the sole fact it was different that a regular PC. Performance wise at the time it was hands down better than Intel hardware, the only drawback to PPC architecture was power consumption. It couldn't be scaled down easily for laptop use. Which is the big reason why they switched. Back then I could justify paying more for something different. I can't justify paying the fan-boy price for the same hardware I can get elsewhere for cheaper. Also MacOSX isn't enough to justify the premiums.


Lol.... wut?
 
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17. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 08:53 eXFeLoN
 
Trashy wrote on Aug 31, 2010, 08:13:
Cthulhu wrote on Aug 31, 2010, 00:04:
Trashy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 22:34:
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame. Once Apple switched to Intel hardware I lost any small shred of interest I had in Apple computers.
Lol.... wut?

Was what I wrote so hard for you to comprehend? Or do you people always reply with Lol... wut? when you want to sound witty but have no clue how to respond properly? I at least want a proper discussion.

So let me elaborate for those that need a little more explanation. World of Warcraft Beta came out in late 2004, Apple switched to Intel hardware in 2006. That explains the first part of my sentence.

Now what I mean by lame, is I liked the idea of PPC architecture for the sole fact it was different that a regular PC. Performance wise at the time it was hands down better than Intel hardware, the only drawback to PPC architecture was power consumption. It couldn't be scaled down easily for laptop use. Which is the big reason why they switched. Back then I could justify paying more for something different. I can't justify paying the fan-boy price for the same hardware I can get elsewhere for cheaper. Also MacOSX isn't enough to justify the premiums.

Lol... wut?


Sorry couldn't resist.
 
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16. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 08:13 Trashy
 
Cthulhu wrote on Aug 31, 2010, 00:04:
Trashy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 22:34:
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame. Once Apple switched to Intel hardware I lost any small shred of interest I had in Apple computers.
Lol.... wut?

Was what I wrote so hard for you to comprehend? Or do you people always reply with Lol... wut? when you want to sound witty but have no clue how to respond properly? I at least want a proper discussion.

So let me elaborate for those that need a little more explanation. World of Warcraft Beta came out in late 2004, Apple switched to Intel hardware in 2006. That explains the first part of my sentence.

Now what I mean by lame, is I liked the idea of PPC architecture for the sole fact it was different that a regular PC. Performance wise at the time it was hands down better than Intel hardware, the only drawback to PPC architecture was power consumption. It couldn't be scaled down easily for laptop use. Which is the big reason why they switched. Back then I could justify paying more for something different. I can't justify paying the fan-boy price for the same hardware I can get elsewhere for cheaper. Also MacOSX isn't enough to justify the premiums.

 
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15. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 07:45 TurdFergasun
 
i prefer the dualboot hackpro myself, turns windows into the only thing it's good/mediocre at: a gaming console.  
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14. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 07:43 Grounded
 
"Once Apple switched to Intel hardware I lost any small shred of interest I had in Apple computers. "

Because they started to work better?
 
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13. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 07:12 Dev
 
My main problem with macs is they are so freaking expensive for the money.

Thats why I like the hackintosh solution, pick up a $200 netbook, get mac osx for $25 and bang done. None of that "our cheapest laptop is $1000 and we don't do netbooks" crap from apple
 
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12. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 05:06 eRe4s3r
 
Maybe he likes using inferior CPUs for twice the price?  
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11. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 02:29 KilrathiAce
 
Blizzard has balls with this, although this is not even close to how lame the world region blocks are in starcraft 2.  
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10. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 01:12 Ant
 
NKD wrote on Aug 31, 2010, 01:04:
Trashy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 22:34:
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame.

WoW came out in the 1980s?
Bah, older Macs were lame before Mac OS X existed. After that, they got better with its Mac OS X and looks. I love its BSD engine and command line!
 
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9. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 01:04 NKD
 
Trashy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 22:34:
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame.

WoW came out in the 1980s?
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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8. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 31, 2010, 00:04 Cthulhu
 
Trashy wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 22:34:
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame. Once Apple switched to Intel hardware I lost any small shred of interest I had in Apple computers.
Lol.... wut?
 
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7. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 30, 2010, 23:33 Rigs
 
Attempting to run the game after the update will bring up a message stating the hardware is no longer supported, and the game will not run.

WHAM!

Haven't you heard? Blizzard is the man, trying to keep everyone down...

BAM!

The Circle of Blizzard Claim is now complete! BEHOLD!




=-Rigs-=
 
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6. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 30, 2010, 23:28 nin
 

"Blah blah blah I'm whiny. Hear me whine." That's what you guys sound like...


Haven't you heard? Blizzard is the man, trying to keep everyone down...

 
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5. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 30, 2010, 23:05 Kxmode
 
"Blah blah blah I'm whiny. Hear me whine." That's what you guys sound like...  
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4. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 30, 2010, 22:34 Trashy
 
WoW came out before Macs decided to get lame. Once Apple switched to Intel hardware I lost any small shred of interest I had in Apple computers.  
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3. Re: World of Warcraft Dropping support for PPC Macs Aug 30, 2010, 22:01 Ant
 
FloorPie wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 21:36:
Agreed Grumpy. That said, I pity anyone playing WoW on a PPC mac at this point. Perhaps they should save up for a new mac with 2 year old video tech.
I didn't even think it supported PPC. I thought it was always Intel Macs.
 
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