posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 02:31 AM
Let me explain my theory.
It doesn’t matter what frigin game you play.
You don’t need to ask people on the internets what they think.
When it comes down to MMOs, your going to enjoy the game that you can sink right into most.
And that is the key; when you pick up the box, in the store, maybe after playing the demo/beta (like I did with FFxi/WoW), if you don’t get that
feeling inside you like "OMGs, I got to take 2 weeks off work for this crap". Then burn rubber to the local Staples for a couple extra gigs a ram,
and then peel off rubber again all the way to your house just to start the 10 hour install process, my friend, your probably not going to play that
game for long term.
This is a very personal thing for most people.
I myself, believe that the best game play and story line is in Final Fantasy 11, the problem with the game is that now it getting old, and even then,
it was like a serious full time job... after you came home from your full time real job. It wore on me, and I only lasted a year. There were many
nights where I only got a couple hours of sleep just to keep up to pace with my buddies in game. My point is, I have gone back to this game 5 times
now and quit 5 times, after a month, realizing how long it would take to "catch up". Even though it’s so dated and really old school now, I like
the story and "skill chains" more than any aspect of any MMO I’ve played. The cut scenes are awesome. I haven’t even got into talking about the
crafting system, its huge, terribly awesomely time consuming, and IMHO how a MMO should be, somewhat of a pain in the ass. It’s a love hate thing I
guess. PvP is none existent basically, but the main story is so long good luck seeing all of it if your not already playing it. I really hope they
make that game into a movie series, it would be AWSOME!
I’ve also played WoW for about 3-4 years. I been a "damage officer" (OOOoooo Ahhhhhh!) and help lead a guild to greatness of our own sorts on
Blackhand. I’ve play a rouge and had the killing blows on Ony, Rag, Nef, Kazzak, Azurgose, The Green Dragons, C'thun, Prince, and Lady Vash and
some other nub ass bosses we were working on before I quit playing. I still enjoy the game. But it’s nowhere near the challenge of other games.
It’s a very easy game to play if you’re a damage class. I will give credit to healers and Tanks, which is where skill comes into play. PvP is
basically a test of who is the richest dude that can afford to not work and play wow all day, and when he is sleeping have a guild member play for
him... Do you have the Trust Fund life to play WoW PvP? You can be a champ!... It has nothing to do with skill. All in all, for easy of play, there is
no question why 10 million people play WoW, its easy, its well done, and its satisfying to the point where even if you play for a couple hour, you can
feel like you got some where. FFxi did not have this. You needed a 4+ hour block of time min.
I only played AoC for moments at my buddies’ house cause my CPU wont really run it well (I need to see max graphic to play). I would say it has a
lot going for it, no question. If I had a top of the line PC I would be playing it I’m sure. But I will say that I’m PRERSONALY not so into the
story line. I don’t know a lot of the lore and am not really interested in it all that much, seem dull to me for some reason. Again.... I’m a
Final Fantasy style RPG dude. Apart from the story, the game play was pretty well done, but PvP needed a lot of work, again this was early in the
release, I hope its got better since.
I never played EQ, or EQ2. Sorry, No opinion.
[edit on 5-7-2008 by JbT]