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The Lord of the Rings Online To Discontinue MacOS Client Support on August 25th

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 11,024
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,773
    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?
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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,813
    edited May 28

    Iselin said:

    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?



    Nope never noticed. You "remember" the details too huh?



    *awkward*
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  • DarkZorvanReturnsDarkZorvanReturns Member RarePosts: 604
    Iselin said:
    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?
    They were escort services but also sold passports, i.d. cards, and Rolex's. I remember those. lol
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,773
    Iselin said:
    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?
    They were escort services but also sold passports, i.d. cards, and Rolex's. I remember those. lol
    Yup. Those were the ones. If my MMO gaming ever took me from my home in the Pacific NW to India, I was ready and well informed lol.
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  • ashiru_1978ashiru_1978 Member RarePosts: 651

    Iselin said:

    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?



    What ads?
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,499
    Iselin said:
    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?
    Maybe the staff ate down there and gave them a discount? As for the escort services... :)
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,773

    Iselin said:

    LMAO. There are weird spam ads here (I kinda miss the Dehli escort ads... remember those? They were a staple here for years) but a random steakhouse?



    What ads?
    They took the spammer's post down very quickly. It was spam for the Longhorn Steakhouse although I can't verify that's really what it was since I don't click on those dodgy links.
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  • MorbeousMorbeous Member UncommonPosts: 83
    Don't they realise that new Macs can't dual boot into Windows? Bootcamp doesn't work on M1 Macs
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,773
    Morbeous said:
    Don't they realise that new Macs can't dual boot into Windows? Bootcamp doesn't work on M1 Macs
    They do realize it. They are also not the first to stop support for the new ARM-based Macs. ESO did it a year and half ago. Here's a link to their rationale for doing so from the game's director:

    https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/59187

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  • JeroKaneJeroKane Member EpicPosts: 6,709
    edited May 29

    Morbeous said:

    Don't they realise that new Macs can't dual boot into Windows? Bootcamp doesn't work on M1 Macs



    That's because they never had a true Mac Client, but used the WINE emulation to run on x86 MacOS.

    WINE no longer works on the new Apple M1 Macs and Emulation from X86 to ARM will have much more significant performance impact.

    So they only have two choices. Create a real Mac client (with ARM support) (very expensive and simply not worth it) or terminate MacOS support.

    People simply don't buy Mac's for gaming. Even the Intel based Mac's were never good for gaming to begin with, even with Bootcamp. So the gamer population on Macs is just really low compared to Console and PC market. Not worth investing tons of time and money in creating and maintaining a native Mac client.
    At least with the x86 Macs, it was fairly easy and inexpensive to do with the WINE emulator.
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  • etlaretlar Member UncommonPosts: 850

    Robokapp said:

    no adds with ze blockerr.



    it was forum comment adds, a guy would make a comment, then post a link to a random escort/steakhouse/insert random.

    its not litteral adds on this site, i cant see those either, its an old user that used to be here, they are referencing :)

    and this new steak guy, that apparently got removed pretty fast, so we cant see it anymore ;)
  • etlaretlar Member UncommonPosts: 850
    edited May 31
    nerdgasm would be to ditch macos, spned the money to move lotro to unreal engine5 :))

    just imagine that world in inreal 5! :) lots of spelling errors, kept for posterity!
  • JohnMHammerJohnMHammer Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    LOTRO works perfectly in Crossover (basically the “pro” version of WINE) on both Intel and Apple SOC Macs. I’ve been playing for nearly two years, nearly all of that using Crossover in versions of MacOS from Mojave through Monterey. Under Mojave and earlier versions of MacOS with 32-bit support, the game will run well using the more recent open-source versions of WINE. The Mac Technical Support section of the official LOTRO forums has full details on all of this in many threads. If you try Crossover or open-source WINE but have trouble, post there and I will help you. My forum name there is Tralfazz.
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