Blizzard’s Mac love
As someone whose had an Apple since the IIe I’ve gotten used to living in a world where the coolest games never would reach my computer. For awhile the Lucasarts game were availble, but as Apple’s market share slipped so did game selection.
Soon the only games I could find were the ones that were built to be dual platform, and the Blizzard games were always Mac friendly.
I’m not sure why more game developers can’t be Mac complient like Blizzard. It might be hard for smaller companies to afford, but that’s an excuse that Eletronic Arts (for example) can’t use.
The Mac compatibility from Day #1 meant that I started playing WOW early. The fact that unlike some games, EverQuest (cough cough), Mac users aren’t living in their own servers, means that I get to interact with everyone else as opposed to those also confined in the Mac Ghetto.
Though I’ve always wanted to try games like City of Heroes, the Mac issue has held me back. However hopefully Boot Camp will expand my options when I finally shell out for an Intel Mac. However I am determined to stay loyal to Blizzard, because they stayed loyal to us Mac gamers for so many years.
I also hope that Blizzard will keep doing Mac builds, even when Boot Camp might mean it’s not as nessicary.