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"Most serious mac users", eh?
Most power users need a more granular control of their machine....which requires a mouse, trackball, or pen. Most users concerned with consuming Perez Hilton or Youtube are just going to need simple gestures. If that is what qualifies as 'serious' in your world, I suppose it's a little different than the business realm I deal with every day.
I won't mod you as troll....I'll respond in a very simple manner.....
Believable physics.....really? Have we watched the same Trek over the years? Physics has ALWAYS taken a back seat to story. The reboot is no different.
Faithfulness to Canon....it's a REBOOT. Canon went out the door when the first change in the timeline occurred.
Franchise continuity....sigh....facepalm. You're right, of course. I forgot that TOS began with a movie and then launched the TV show.
At the end of the day your nitpicking and trying to find fault in what you don't like. You want TOS or TNG recast and filmed again with basically the same scripts and better FX. I get that, but this is a reboot. A reimagining. Likewise with your personal interpretation of what 'successful' means. Don't try to redefine what it *is* with what *you want* it to be. (and for the record, I agree with you that TOS and TNG were better)
It is possible.
But you will see the same thing happen as when Unreal had a console release capable of using keyboard/mouse. The controller monkeys were crushed. You have no fine granular input with a controller. You have a very limited number of executions with a controller whereas with a kbd/mouse your actions per second are MUCH higher.
You've heard the maxim that violence solves nothing? That's not quite true. "Proportional violence" solves nothing. "Overwhelming violence" ends issues. You can debate the morality of this truism, but history backs its legitimacy.
Think of all of the long term wasted resources and suffering that could be solved with a little overwhelming force... The next time Israel and one of their neighbors starts slapping each other with their silly limp wristed marketing ploys.....nuke Jerasulem and the capital of the other nation into glass. Don't make a big ta-do over it...just have the president go on camera, yawn, and say,"Silly bitches." The next time there is a massacre in a turbulent African nation, send in a few regiments for live fire exercises. Anyone with a gun and anyone within 100 yards is a fair target. When we have proof of cyberattacks backed by the Chinese government, blanket the airwaves and every piece of copper with the message that they've been caught and that was their last chance. If it happens again, nuke the Forbidden city.
Yes yes...horrid.....immoral....evil... Whatever. I'm sick of everyone howling about the US being the big evil for being involved with anything....and then howling yet again if we don't step in and operate as the World's peacekeepers. If they want peace....give it to them. Just like it was given to the Aztecs.
Am I serious.....I dunno, but it sounds interesting, doesn't it?
Silly, silly child. I have an i7, 16GB RAM, 2GB GeForce, 17" display, and a 7200 rpm HD with plenty of space. If I so desired, my boot/app drive could be SSD and spinning storage in my second bay. At the office I have a USB dock for keyboard and mouse. At home, I have keyboard/mouse/22" monitor for immediate hook-up. My machine is by *far* more capable than 99% of desktops out there....and it's mobile.
The whole 'get a real [desktop] computer' line is horribly outdated in modern computing.
The Protoss are derived from the Eldar. Look at some of the original artwork and then the Eldar designs at the time. The similarity is unmistakable....just as the Zerg are reimagined Tyranids.
But it all started with Warcraft being pulled from Warhammer Fantasy Battles...and when it made a strong presence in the gaming world, Starcraft began development. Heck, if a formula of copying another company's lore with only a degree of different results in profit...why not do it again.
Everyone knows by now... everyone should know by now.... Any time a company takes money from Microsoft, they die very soon thereafter