FFXI runs perfectly through Parallels. So does LoTRO and MW2.
FFXIV is the first thing I've had problems with. I'm still messing around to see what I can do though.
It boot camp 'officially' supported by Apple now? Meaning they will give you tech support on it at the genius bar etc?
Speaking on behalf of someone who used to do phone support for Apple, the support for it will likely never be there. Apple has a very stringent scope of support. We weren't even supposed to help with wireless connectivity if you weren't using an Apple AirPort Base Station. If you were using any router other than an Apple one; wireless connectivity support was limited to seeing if you're getting an IP, attempting to connect to the network if you aren't, tossing the config prefs if that didn't work, and then telling you to call Linksys/Netgear/etc.
Any issues you ever have with installing or using any OS other than a Mac OS on a Mac (Including Parallels and Boot Camp) will likely never be supported by Apple. Their official stance has always been "If you don't see a training module for it on the intranet, we don't support it. If the training module doesn't tell you how to do it or how to fix it, we don't do it and/or we don't support the fix." and "If the troubleshooting steps are not on the knowledgebase or the training modules, toss the preference files. Failing that, try it in a new user profile; if that works, tell the customer to continue using this new user profile whenever they want to run the program and do not troubleshoot further. If it doesn't work in a new user profile, walk the user through and Archive & Install and tell them to call back if it doesn't work. If that still fails, tell them to back up their data and perform an Erase & Install."
Honestly, Apple's support scope is total BS; they tie our hands on a lot of things and bosses get really annoyed if your average call time goes over 20 minutes. I'm genuinely surprised that Apple gets people to pay $250-350 for a 3 year phone/hardware support agreement, and even more surprised that if you have had the computer for over a year and never bought the AppleCare Protection Plan, you had to pay $49 -per issue-. That means that if you're calling because you can't connect to the internet, AND you can't get iPhoto to launch, that call is gonna cost you $98.
Want to talk to a Genius? You'll want to sign up for ProPlan; it will cost you $100/year for a priority appointment. And no, it's not included in the cost of the APP; they are both separate purchases.
For as much of a fan I am of their OS's ease of use, it astounds me that not only are people willing to pay the exorbitant price tags on Macs, but they put up with extremely limited phone support and somehow this support is also rated #1 in the country? I spent a year and a half on the other end of that phone; I'm fully aware of the severe limitations on what we can and can't help people with; it's a **** joke.