Last week, Blizzard released their pre-Mists of Pandaria patch to World of Warcraft players. Since then, some Mac users have experienced an issue where the CPU usage would increase to 100% causing their system temp to increase up to 200°. That’s definitely not a good thing, and there has been an on-going thread on the Mac Technical Support forum to fix it, where some players have discovered it’s being caused by a software bug that Blizzard is working to resolve. But that didn’t stop some idiots to use this incident to run off their mouth and show what they don’t know.
A blogger over at the WoW fansite WoW Insider decided that the cause of the issue for Mac users wasn’t a bug that Blizzard was in the process of hit fixing, but instead their choice of computing platform. While she did point out the thread on Blizzard’s site, she obviously didn’t read it as they launched into a Mac-bashing blog post blaming the computer on the issue as opposed to a bug that should be hot fixed as soon as Blizzard is able to reproduce it. Here’s how the stupidity began:
Let’s get this out of the way right now: You are playing a game on a computer that was not really designed to play games.
Macs are good at lots of things, but this isn’t one of them. If you run to the Mac Technical Support forum and scream and shout about how Blizzard’s wrecking your computer, that is the wrong way to handle this.
Actually, dumbass, that is exactly the right way to handle this. Thanks to players such as Growltiger who ran to the Mac tech forum, Blizzard is now on the way to fixing the problem; which had nothing to do with the Mac hardware or operating system. It’s simply a thread running “GetBattlenetAllocator()” that’s causing the problem. Not Mac OSX or a Macbook or iMac.
Yet that one stupid comment from an ignorant and uniformed girl has ignited a firestorm of angry comments from people who are trying to point out how much of an idiot she is, but that just sparked more hilarity and stupidity. The dumbass decided to take to the comments at the bottom of the post and trying to point out how much of an “expert” on PC/Mac gaming she is:
“I’m sorry if this statement reads as if it’s dismissive of Macs, and I knew it would be a bit controversial, but I have to stand by it. Macs can play games, but supporting their ability to do so was never one of Apple’s design priorities. Jobs himself wasn’t interested in it until he saw the massive popularity of games on the App Store.”
She kept digging herself into a deeper hole with this one. If Steve Jobs wasn’t interested in drawing both game developers and gamers to the Mac platform, then why the hell did he have John Carmack unveil Doom 3 for the Mac at Macworld 2001 before the PC version was ever shown? Apple’s move to Intel chips a couple of years later also had a gaming desire behind it as producing Intel-based Macs would make it much easier for Windows developers to convert their games over to OSX. All of this happened long before the iPhone was ever released and before there was ever a massive popularity of games on the App Store.
And as expected when someone is losing a battle on the Internet, she delivered this gem:
I’ve used MacBook Pros since 2006 and I’m very fond of them.
That’s the same as spewing racial slurs to a black person, and then defending it by saying “But my best friend is black!”.