To state that I am hooked on World of Tanks
is an understatement. Over the last year or
so, I’ve logged nearly 6400 battles. But
unlike most everyone else in the game, I’m playing on a Mac computer (MacBook
Pro - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB RAM; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650 M Video
Card). I’ve been playing on the Mac
computer since CodeWeavers
started working with Wargaming
to port their highly
successful free to play title to OS X in late 2013. And after a year of development and testing,
the Mac version of World of Tanks
will soon be released to the masses around
the world. I am very excited as the
release of the Mac version of World of Tanks marks how far CodeWeavers technology
and the Apple hardware platform have evolved over the last three years.
Three years ago, Apple hardware was not equipped to run
graphic intensive games, like World of Tanks. And while few other laptops look
as beautiful as the MacBook Pro (with its shiny aluminum case), few gamers took
the platform seriously. Now for the game
changer. With better hardware, games like
World of Tanks, can now run on the Mac platform with nearly the same
performance as the Windows platform. My
stats and achievements in World of Tanks (52.2% win rate; 60.01% hit rate; 486
average damage per battle) are par with the better players on Windows
hardware. I am able to compete and WIN
at a very high level on all maps with all tanks without a PC running
Windows. All the features and
functionality of World of Tanks, including buying Gold or tanks, are available
to me on my MacBook. The game plays the same,
and that’s the most compelling reason for my excitement (and I just look better
when destroying your tank from 300 meters away with a shiny Mac). As my percentages indicate, there is a strong
likelihood that I’ll be the one lacing shells into your tank and a better than
average chance that my team will beat your team if we meet on the World of
Tanks battlefield (even with me on a Mac).
The good news is that more ‘big name’ gaming titles will be
coming to Mac via CodeWeavers as we continue to partner with more top game developers. The bad news is that we’re taking away the ‘But
I’m on a Mac’ excuse, from gamers looking to defend their game play. Sorry,
we’re not sorry.
The best news is,
we’re offering special Wargaming invite and bonus codes. For New World of
Tanks Players (opening a new account): Buy or renew your support of CrossOver
using promo code TANKINVITE
and receive 5 days of premium play, 500 gold and Tetrarch.
Existing World of Tanks Players: Buy or renew your support of CrossOver
using promo code TANKBONUS
and receive 7 days of premium play and a T2Lt tank. In the meantime, I’ll see you on the battlefield. I’ll be the one who has you in his sights
with his finger on the trigger. Good
luck!Questions about the Promotion?
For questions related to this promotion please contact email@example.com
.Technical Support Questions for World of Tanks?
For account related questions and technical support contact Wargaming
Offer expires November 23, 2014
About James B. Ramey
James B. Ramey is President of CodeWeavers. His life long love of video gaming started at the tender age of six with an Atari 2600 and evolved over time to include Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Apple Mac IIc, Windows PC, and MacBook Pro. When not fiddling with technology, James enjoys cooking, travel, debating politics in the office, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their three Shar Pei cross dogs. For the past 20 years, James has worked with clients around the world in best implementing technology to maximize a return on their investment. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University and earned his graduate degree (MBA) online from the University of Phoenix. You can find James on Twitter at @jbramey.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy,
CodeWeavers focuses on the development of
Wine – the core technology found
in all of its CrossOver products. The
company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster
and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around
the world. The company is privately held.
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