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Guild Wars 2: Mac Version Enters Beta

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,571MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The Guild Wars 2 team has announced that the Mac version of the game is now ready for beta testing. Anyone who purchases the game will be included in the beta. The beta, however, unlike most testing phases, will connect Mac users to the live servers to interact with PC users.

From today, Guild Wars 2 will be available for Mac in a beta version to anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2. The Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 is still being optimised and, unlike other betas, is connected to the live servers allowing everyone to play together on both Mac and Windows based computers. Users will be able to access the Mac beta client through the Guild Wars 2 account management website after activating their game code.

Mac users can check out the FAQ on the Guild Wars 2 site.

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  • TalruneTalrune Cortland, ILPosts: 339Member
    ah well thats good for the apple users even though i despise that company.:) but good for them they need more mmos for their platform as well.
  • DrughiDrughi ZaragozaPosts: 174Member

    yay!! ty!!

     

    patching right now :) and deleting windows partition RIGHT NOW xD

  • DestructhorDestructhor WinterPark, FLPosts: 88Member
    Sorry I still cringe when someone mentions "Man and PC" PC = Personal computer which a mac is, this is an issue of windows and OSX "whatever animal"
  • LydonLydon Cape TownPosts: 2,913Member Uncommon
    This makes me really happy! Thanks ANet!

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,293Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Destructhor
    Sorry I still cringe when someone mentions "Man and PC" PC = Personal computer which a mac is, this is an issue of windows and OSX "whatever animal"

    Fun thng is that the newer Mac are internally identical to IBM-compatible PC's (to throw in an old term :p) and are able to run the far more used Windows OS as well...

    For all fruit-company supporters, I'm glad you can run GW2 now as well. IMO make your own, cheaper and better PC and you can run almost EVERY game out there instead of now only a few ;-)

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  • illyanaillyana quezon cityPosts: 614Member
    wow this is big! btw which other MMOs have a Mac client?

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  • DrughiDrughi ZaragozaPosts: 174Member

    umm that i know, eve online does ....

    d3 ,but is not a mmo is also ,on mac 

  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    Originally posted by illyana
    wow this is big! btw which other MMOs have a Mac client?

    Wow and Eve, right off the top of my head

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • DestaiDestai Detroit, MIPosts: 574Member
    This is good to hear! Now my Mac-loving friends can get the game!
  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,293Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrumpyCharr
    Originally posted by illyana
    wow this is big! btw which other MMOs have a Mac client?

    Wow and Eve, right off the top of my head

    Ryzom as well, but I think with those 4 we have all Mac OSX MMO's covered...

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  • tabindextabindex Rancho Cucamonga, CAPosts: 70Member
    You forgot Everquest.
  • bbbmmmlllbbbmmmlll Reno, NVPosts: 79Member
    This is a good surprise and very welcome.
  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    Good news for Mac's, they needed some more MMO love.
  • mcarloscmcarlosc Quezon CityPosts: 15Member
    Welcome to Tyria macfags!
    *grabs popcorn*
  • Hell_HammerHell_Hammer BelgradePosts: 75Member

    Well, the game already works perfectly for me in Boot Camp.

     

    Testing the client for the past few days on OS X and so far everything seems to be working fine.

    Loading times actually seem faster than in Boot Camp.

     

    I'm always a bit sceptical about conversions, not to mention Beta conversions but we'll see.

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