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We Mac users and former PC user have missed these two Lord of the Rings games, Battle of middle Earth II and Rise of the Witch King.
These two have been great games for Lord of the Rings fans and should be included in the mac.
Maplestory is a popular free MMO Game on the Pc. Maplestory was created by the company Wizet and was debuted in the United States in 2003. Although maplestory was created by Wizet, Nexon Bought Wizet along with maplestory. Ever since the game has been bought and managed by Nexon, it's going down the drain. Many of you early Maplestory users may remember the "Golden Days" of maplestory (2005-2008 or about V62); I sure know that I do.
Those were the days that were the peak of our childhoods, and maplestory was actually a fair, fun, diverse, and enjoyable game. Ever Since the big bang update, Nexon has been getting out of touch with their true fans. Ever since Big Bang, it changed the interior coding of the game and that update would have changed maplestory for bad. Ever since, they have been releasing a lot of useless and unfair jobs. Nexon has removed the fair and fun aspect of Maplestory. Today, Maplestory is not even close to what it was in 2005-2008, it has completely changed. Nexon, I'm not asking for you to change your game completely, I'm just asking for you guys to create another maplestory with Version 62 on it, so we can play the old maplestory again.
Please Nexon, by doing this it will attract more than a million old maplestory players that have quitted because of big bang. This will actually BENEFIT you nexon, your player base, respect, profits and loyalty will all increase. Thank you and I hope you really take this into consideration.
MLXChange is a web based program that Realtors use to search listing, send emails to clients, create comparative market analysis and many other functions to do with real estate. The main problem with this is that it only works on Internet explorer. With the computing world evolving daily, having a major work function limited to one browser isn't feasible any more.
Realtors need portability and with the invention of the iPad, a browser platform that only works on PC's is keeping Realtors in the 90's.
The game Maple Story has been around a long time, and is one of the most popular free MMOs available to consumers. Numerous people download and play this game everyday, but sadly not everyone can enjoy this game.
The Mac user is left out, and is unable to join this growing community of gamers and play a very fun game. Many people agree that this game should be made available for mac users, here are just a few examples of people who support the cause:
quotes are from a forum site, here:
"I agree with this. I'm getting a mac soon and don't want to shell out the extra money to be able to parallel PC programs. o_o. Macs are becoming more popular..make MS for macs, plz? x3"
"Agreed. JUST MAKE IT FOR THE MAC! :)"
"I completely agree...WE NEED A MAC MAPLE."
As you can see, these people any many more would like to see the game Maple Story available for the Mac computer system.
Opponents state that a Mac Maple story is not needed, referring to the fact that Mac users can run Boot camp or programs like Parallels to run windows and still play the game. But the problem with this argument is the cost for Mac users, Windows emulation programs like VM Ware and Parallels are very expensive (cost $80.00) plus the cost of a Windows XP disk (around $120.00). Even with Boot Camp (which is free, runs only on Intel Macs) you are still required to buy a Windows XP disk for Boot Camp to work. This is not fair to the Mac user because Maple Story is supposed to be a FREE game to play. It is unfair for Mac users to have to pay around 120.00 to 200.00 for a game that is free for everyone else.
Many game companies have chosen to make their games available for Mac. Games like World of Warcraft made by Bilzzard and Dofus created by Ankama have catered to the Mac user, even though this might have taken some extra work and time coding, these companies went the extra mile when thinking about their users. This games have gotten much of their popularity because of this extra effort that they put in to accommodate Mac users. I personally thank both of these companies for doing this.
1st Goal: 500 signatures
2nd Goal: 1,000 signatures
The concept of the free MMORPG has been around a long time, and there are hundreds of various titles that the average computer user can instal and play on his or her computer. The sheer number of these free to play MMO-RPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) is astounding.
You can search the internet and find the exact game play style (ex, mouse movement or keyboard) and graphics (3D, 2D, Anime, Realistic) that you desire. Numerous people download and play these games everyday, but sadly not everyone can enjoy the diverse amount of these game available for free for people to play.
The Mac user is left out...but this is nothing new. It seems that every single free MMO-RPG released is designed only to be played by the PC user. The system requirements always state that Microsoft Windows Xp is needed to play. Clicking the download link always displays a .EXE extension to the file. That signals that I can't play it. I have tried to open numerous free MMOs but they always disappoint me...
Here is the list of MMO-RPGs that Mac users are barred from playing:
3D Wow Clones:
Runes of Magic
Mabinogi: Fantasy Life (From Nexon, creators of Maplestory)
Scions of Fate
Fly For Fun-a.k.a Flyff
Dream of Mirror Online
Tales of Pirates
Secret of the Solstice
Shin Megami Tensei
There are also numerous others that I cannot play, to see the FULL LIST of MMO's visit this website:
It is a huge disappointment that out of the 25 total MMO-RPGs listed here, not one of them is available for a Mac user to install and play. Despite this lack of Mac support, I don't believe that the creators of these MMOs are trying to exclude Mac users on purpose. I think that when these games are developed, they create them to reach the widest possible target audience. The majority of computer users own a Windows based OS, unfortunately. But what many of these developers don't realize is that the number of people using Macs instead is steadily increasing, not every computer owner uses a Windows based operating system. Mac users make up a substantial market as well, and should not be ignored just because game developers neglect to realize that there is more than one computer operating system.
"Opponents state that a Mac versions of these MMOs are not needed, referring to the fact that Mac users can run Boot camp or programs like Parallels to run windows and still play the game. But the problem with this argument is the cost for Mac users, Windows emulation programs like VM Ware and Parallels are very expensive (cost $80.00) plus the cost of a Windows XP disk (around $120.00). Even with Boot Camp (which is free, runs only on Intel Macs) you are still required to buy a Windows XP disk for Boot Camp to work. This is not fair to the Mac user because these games are all free to install, sign up for, and play. It is unfair for Mac users to have to pay around 120.00 to 200.00 for games that are free for everyone else."
-Adapted from Maplestory petition
In conclusion, I want companies to realize that there are computer users out there that own Macs. I want it to be known that including these Mac users would provide freeware MMO-RPG companies valuable customers that would be willing to pay for in-game services just like their PC user counterparts. The goal of many of these companies is to reach the widest possible target audience, this is the reason that many (or all) of them neglect to develop their games for the Apple OS. But there is a downside to this strategy, in trying to reach the widest possible audience they do just the opposite. Reaching the widest possible audience, in reality, would mean developing (from the start, or adding support later on) to the computer users who own Apple computers running Mac OS 10.5.
Finally, Macs are not like they were in the past. Most Mac computers are now Intel-processor based, the same intel processor that most PCs use. Today's Macs are even able to run a Windows based operating system on them due to this new processor. I can't stress how important this fact is, this makes creating a Mac version much easier for game developers than it would have been in the past. Due to this fact, there should be no excuse to why companies can't take full advantage of this new technology and port their Windows only games to the Mac as well.
For years, Mac users have been promised to have a full version of MSN featuring Nudges, Winks, Webcams and everything you would expect with a normal Windows MSN.
Mac users are aware that there is a current version of MSN, however this is the most basic version you could expect as this has no Winks, Nudges, Webcams, Voice Clips, Background images and everything else.
I want Channel five web service Demand Five to stream content in Apple Mac supported content, all the other channels support it so why not them.
DRM is no excuse as was the response to the email I got from the channel.
I have already emailed and spoken to a few people about this and they all feel the same way so lets gets some names and get them to change the five's non apple ways!
The original iPhone was a revolutionary mobile phone. It has redefined the standards for mobile phones. Now, more than a year later, the iPhone has had a successor. The iPhone 3G. Now, the original iPhone has been abandoned, left behind like an embarrassing mistake. This is not how the mobile phone industry works. Models from as long as 10 years ago are still available from companies such as Nokia.
Apple should accept that mobile phones are not like computers in that they are sold beyond the time until a newer model is released.
I was an employee of mcdonalds a few years ago when the mega mac was out, and it proved so popular it was selling out everywhere, we especailly had to always get extra stock when ordering and that even went, we had to limit it to 1 per customer over 16!
The sales figures were pretty amazing to as no other burger probably sold this many the short period they were out!!!!
I have had lots of problems with Apple when I use Microsoft programs.
Before the 'upgrade' to the USPS (United States Postal Service) online shipping site, any computer user with a decent internet connection could print labels for free. This was a fantastic feature that the USPS had made, and was used by everyone from small business employees (like me) and owners to your average job shipping a package to their kids for the holiday.
The system worked great, and more importantly it work on any computer Mac or PC, and required to programs to run it besides a decent internet browser. (like Firefox). Because of this, the free click and ship was wildly popular and made many happy customers during this time.
I, as an employee for a small company run at home, really appreciated this system, it saved our company quite a bit of money on labels. One of the important features of this system was that it word on multiple platforms, specifically Mac (important for a artwork / graphic based business)....until now. The new system is now not available to Mac users, requiring the computer user to download an extra application that is in the form of an .EXE file. rendering the system available only to PC users.
Opponents state that a Mac version of this shipping assistant is not needed, referring to the fact that Mac users can run Boot camp or programs like Parallels to run windows and still print these labels for free. But the problem with this argument is the cost for Mac users, Windows emulation programs like VM Ware and Parallels are very expensive (cost $80.00) plus the cost of a Windows XP disk (around $120.00). Even with Boot Camp (which is free, runs only on Intel Macs) you are still required to buy a Windows XP disk for Boot Camp to work. This is not fair to the Mac user because the label maker is supposed to be a FREE program, for use by everyone. It is unfair for Mac users to have to pay around $120.00 to $200.00 for a service that is free for everyone else.
This is a huge disappointment to business owners and everyday people alike who use the Mac platform. Why replace a system that works perfectly fine? Now a large group of computer users are alienated from using a great service provided by the USPS. Sure Mac users can still print labels, but they cost money. Mac users must also go through the tedious process of entering in credit card information to print their labels, and the risk of being overcharged for duplicated or misprinted labels. While PC users still pay nothing to print their labels and have access to this service with none of the credit card hassle.
*Important Note: The shipment and postage itself is not actually free. PC users who print out their labels for free using the current shipping assistant still have to pay for shipping their package once they arrive at their local post office. The difference is that PC users can print out the actual label for free without having to enter in any payment information online (unlike the Mac user) before the label is printed out. (Mac users, since they are forced to pay online, do not have to pay one they arrive at the post office).
EA stated they would do there best to realise Games onto the Macintosh Platform
OS X. This was delayed.
Since 2001, Apple has been sporting an awesome operating system called Mac OS X. Although being free of viruses, spyware, more stable and secure than Windows, and having awesome features; Mac OS X has less support than Windows when it comes to games.
The reasons for this probably are less expandability are in Macs, no top-of-the-line graphics cards are in the Macs, and less install base than Windows. The latter, fortunately, is becoming less and less of a problem each day. Before, PowerPC processors also prevented easy porting of games from Windows, but luckily this problem is non existent with Apple’s swtich to Intel processors.
Apple has seem to somewhat rectify the situation with the new EA games already out for the Mac, but that still is not enough! Valve, makers of the famous Half-Life and other games, has rejected Mac because of Apple’s lack of interest in gaming. See the attached website for more info.
Apple is just the best thing to happen in our lives.
This petition is more of a pledge or guest book for all of you faithful Apple owners.
Whether you own an Apple computer, an iPod, or any other gadget Apple came out with or will come out with, sign this petition to encourage others to purchase Apple computers, inspire the people behind the technology, and to just show your support for the BEST computer company.
No, this is not a hate letter to Microsoft, nor do we intend to debate with you old school PC users because Apple is so much better.
Keywords: iPhone's, iPod's, iPod Touch, MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, and any other Apple Product!
Apple released the iPhone on 29 June in the USA. They have far exceeded their
Sketchy information exists to support the theory that iPhone will be released in
Europe Q4 2007 and rest of world in 2008.
This petition is to call upon Apple to expedite the release of the iPhone to the
European market and beyond sooner than advertised so that we can all enjoy
what is a truly remarkable device, the iPhone.
These people have more than enough money. It's time to stop paying $200 for an OS!
Granted large corporations with noble cause and some cash gets to attract not so honest officials. But given the original cause and its effectiveness, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has allowed millions of under previleged Americans to own a roof over their head in their lifetime, without falling into debt trap laid by Freeworld finance companies.
While the erring officials need to be tackled and process need to fixed following current (Feb 2005) disclosure scandals, this should not be used as a partisan gain to further divide people of America & deny them for ever the chance to own their home.
From us the undersigned representing the millions like us of low income group people, this is a call for you President to further strengthen the cause of affordable Home ownership, organisations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac engaged in this asset creating noble cause for underpreileged Americans.