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I doubt Blizzard will go in until Valve sinks or swims on it's Linux venture, however I wish they checked for a Wine key. It would reveal sooo many more Linux users than they think playing their games.
The Warden checks for a few Wine keys to ensure that it doesn't ban players since the old incident where they banned lots of Linux gamers. However, it only sends back any info if it detects a cheat, so it really doesn't give them any idea of the demographic.
Recently they "submitted non-personal system info" in preparation for Mists of Pandaria. They haven't published the results, but they significantly bumped the graphics in the new expansion (it looks gorgeous now!)
This system info collector collects info about your OS, and I snatched the packet it sent out and found it contained "Linux86_64" They know, don't you worry.
They have made A LOT of really amazing games. StarCraft turned into the national sport of Korea, and the 2nd game took its place. World of Warcraft has now been online with currently 10M subscribers for 9 years.
I still play StarCraft 2, WarCraft 3 and World of Warcraft. I love them all. I don't like Diablo 3 that much though. Got it for free through my WoW sub, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it, but you know what? Blizzard knows. Mike Morhaime came out and promised Diablo players more content and better endgame, so it's going to be okay.
Also, a bird tweeted to me a few moons ago that their Linux WoW client has some driver issues (SURPRISE LOLOLOLOL!). You know what that implies? It implies they actually have one.
I still play StarCraft 2, WarCraft 3 and World of Warcraft. I love them all.
Good for you. But that doesn't make them awesome.
I don't like Diablo 3 that much though. Got it for free through my WoW sub, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it, but you know what? Blizzard knows. Mike Morhaime came out and promised Diablo players more content and better endgame, so it's going to be okay.
It's a dungeon crawling loot fest without decent loot. If that's your thing, have fun, but Torchlight does it better.
What are some of the specific reasons and what should M$ be doing to improve PC Gaming instead of seemingly actively trying to destroy it. Are we going to see Planetside 2 Linux at some point if M$ doesn't get their act together?
[–]j_smedley[S] 22 points 3 hours ago
I absolutely strongly share that view. No you aren't going to see PS2 on Linux. You will see it on Mac though.
[–]Zweihanders 4 points 3 hours ago
at Launch or later on for Mac?
[–]j_smedley[S] 9 points 2 hours ago
later to my great sadness. hopefully not too much later. I love my iMac and my Retina MBP
This confirms my idea that for a game to happen on Linux, the managerial types need to be interested in it...