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  Noxxumari

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OP  1/06/13 10:51:28 PM#1
I currently play wow on my mac because that's all I have right now and I cant afford to buy a new PC. Its a couple of years old, regular mac book, but i run wow just fine. Question is do you folks think it will run GW2 just fine?
  Toxia

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1/07/13 3:13:39 AM#2

hard to say without system specs. gw2 is toted as being built for medium ranged pc's i believe, but even my high end rig has some issues in WvW or very busy dynamic events out in the world.

Will it run? probably. Will it run well? Doubt it.

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  Scalpless

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1/07/13 4:22:34 AM#3
The Mac client is still a beta and I've heard it has some performance issues. You'd probably be able to play the game alright on lower settings, if you installed Windows via Boot Camp. However, performance would be poor in highly populated events.
  Torgrim

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1/07/13 4:38:44 AM#4
Originally posted by Noxxumari
I currently play wow on my mac because that's all I have right now and I cant afford to buy a new PC. Its a couple of years old, regular mac book, but i run wow just fine. Question is do you folks think it will run GW2 just fine?

 

When you ask a question like this please post system specs.

If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  Noxxumari

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OP  1/07/13 1:07:05 PM#5
Originally posted by Torgrim
Originally posted by Noxxumari
I currently play wow on my mac because that's all I have right now and I cant afford to buy a new PC. Its a couple of years old, regular mac book, but i run wow just fine. Question is do you folks think it will run GW2 just fine?

 

When you ask a question like this please post system specs.

youre right sorry about that, intel core duo 2.4 nvidia 320m 4gs of ram and more than enough hdd space. I am able run wow on nearly ultra.

I was looking over the specs that arena posted on their website about wht works and even though mine doesn't say "i5" it does have the same specs as some of them that work. I just wish there was a way to try it before i spent the 60$.

  Torgrim

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1/08/13 5:47:54 PM#6
Originally posted by Noxxumari
Originally posted by Torgrim
Originally posted by Noxxumari
I currently play wow on my mac because that's all I have right now and I cant afford to buy a new PC. Its a couple of years old, regular mac book, but i run wow just fine. Question is do you folks think it will run GW2 just fine?

 

When you ask a question like this please post system specs.

youre right sorry about that, intel core duo 2.4 nvidia 320m 4gs of ram and more than enough hdd space. I am able run wow on nearly ultra.

I was looking over the specs that arena posted on their website about wht works and even though mine doesn't say "i5" it does have the same specs as some of them that work. I just wish there was a way to try it before i spent the 60$.

GW2 is heavy intense on CPU power you might be able to play it on low with 15-30 fps.

 

If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  Noxxumari

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OP  1/09/13 6:50:16 PM#7

im ok with that, to get away from WoW. I will suffer.

thanks by the way.

  eyelolled

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1/09/13 6:55:35 PM#8
Anet has been pretty forgiving in the area of refunds.  You might want to purchase it directly from them to keep that option available.

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  Noxxumari

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OP  1/09/13 7:18:51 PM#9
hey thanks good idea, I will have to get the new os for my mac and the game so if they are willing to refund me if it doesnt work, thats pretty awesome.
  Br3akingDawn

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1/09/13 10:15:38 PM#10
Originally posted by Noxxumari
hey thanks good idea, I will have to get the new os for my mac and the game so if they are willing to refund me if it doesnt work, thats pretty awesome.

They have been but that doesnt mean they still will be. So it will be a risk that your taking because there is no promise that they have to refund you for whatever reason. good luck. also you might find it cheaper on ebay for maybe 45-46$ brand new if 60$ is too much.

  Noxxumari

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OP  1/10/13 2:59:18 AM#11
ill shop around, hopefully they would be a bit more understanding since its in Mac beta still and I am willing to invest some money to see if it works. I will have to update to the new OS and the game. That's why I have to wait til next week. I am pretty excited though, playing a new mmo always feels like christmas.
  Noxxumari

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OP  1/10/13 3:13:02 AM#12
good news is I just looked around the official forums on the gw2 website, i cant post there but  I can read the mac forums, and apparently several people have the exact same laptop I have updated to the new OS and are getting decent FPS. So it should be good, Im even more excited.
  dimnikar

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1/10/13 4:25:19 AM#13

Awesome!

 

Problem is, now you have to play it. Ew :P

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  azzamasin

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1/10/13 4:44:13 AM#14
Originally posted by dimnikar

Awesome!

 

Problem is, now you have to play it. Ew :P

Contrary to your trollish behavior, GW2 is a very good game and pretty damn fun to boot!

If your idea of a Sandbox is open FFA Full Loot PvP, full crafted world with minimal support for anything combat then your sandbox ideas are bad! Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

  Noxxumari

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OP  1/10/13 1:16:51 PM#15
ya i really didnt pay attention to it while it was being devoloped because I was all stoked about swtor which as everyone knows failed horribly. I started playing wow again simply because my PC fried and it was the only mmo I enjoy playing that's on the mac. After I saw you can play GW2 on the mac I became interested. Not only that, ESO will be playable on a mac. Finally the game companies understand that mac players like mmos too. =)