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Best MMORPG?

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posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 02:39 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm actually trying to destroy my social life, and I really want to get a MMORPG game so hopefully, I'll become a pathetic living being totally addicted to a virtual universe.

So, I'll probably buy World of Warcraft when it comes out, I've seen it and it really looks awesome, but I would have probably bought it anyway just because I'm such a huge Blizzard fan.

But I started this thread for a special purpose, because I remember someone on here (in another thread) once said that there was a game, already out there, that had WAY better graphics than WoW, and that actually had no monthly fee to play. I searched all over BTS, and I can't find, nor remember, the name of that game.

So if you read this, please remember me what was the name of that game again. Also, I invite anyone to post and explain why they think their favorite MMORPG is the best out there. Thanks.

(P.S. I know there's already the "Best online game?" thread, but it's not specific to MMORP, and I really want to know what was the name of that game...so thanks for understanding...)

[Edited on 7-7-2004 by m0rbid]




posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 02:42 PM
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I heard about that game before, too, I'm not sure how good it is or where you can find it. I never tried it out.

City of Heroes, from what I hear (very reliable sources) is a great MMO game. It's not the same as other MMORPGs because you can't craft, or have any other trade skills, it's just straight up killing fools and levelling up like Diablo or something. I hear it is really fun, I mean being able to create your own superhero is something I think everyone has wanted to do before. I might pick it up to help me wait until WoW comes out, because THAT will be the best MMORPG.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 04:47 PM
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Bah current best mmorpg imo is Dark Age of Camelot, they released a new free expansion called New Frontiers which make the Realm vs Realm combat more enjoyable.

www.darkageofcamelot.com...

CoH is fun, if you are into player vs monsters all day. Maybe when City of Villians comes out in the future it'll be better. But right now my money is on DAoC, which I plan on playing again once I head home. You can buy the platinum edition from gamestop.com or any other place for 29 bucks, it includes a month of free play and all expansions, plus the free ones so you don't have to download it, so you get DAoC, Shrouded Isles, Housing Expanison, Trials of Atlantis, and New Frontiers.

I consider it the best right now based on all the others I've played, UO, EQ, AC1 and 2, Earth and Beyond, Shadowbane, AO, a few #ty ones not worth mentioning.

PS: I only played CoH beta, and open beta and was like wtf lame, my south korean friend ended up buying it but quit as it lacks and he is now playing DAoC again on Percival. And dragging me back into it.


I don't know about you m0rbid, but I need some form of player vs player combat going on and DAoC delivers some fun Realm vs Realm battles where you can have 200 vs 200 vs 200, as there are 3 realms, also a lot of the servers been upgraded so lag is less of a worry now.

[Edited on 7-7-2004 by Lysergic]



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 11:37 PM
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Lysergic

I think I found it looking on gamespot.
www.guildwars.com...
It does look pretty awesome, and says in the FAQ there will be no monthly fee, or any other fee than the price of the game.

Dark age of Camelot really looks cool too.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:38 PM
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A quick warning dude, that game guildwars... as pretty as it looks is from NCsoft, which imo makes fairly crappy mmorpgs, well unless you enjoy south korean mmorpgs. I didn't like CoH or Lineage II, and Lineage I is just revolting.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:40 PM
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oh yeah PS: dark age of camelot is making ANOTHER expansion called Catacombs, and man those graphics are sekzay!

You know Lineage II looks very seksy but in game its not really like that unless you got the camera cramed up on your chr, or unless you've a super computer.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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Thanks for the warning about Guildwars. It looked all great and all, and supposedly everything is free. But on another article, I've read that you'll have to pay to play the next/new Episode. If you don't, you'll be stuck always playing the same levels/quests.

I don't really know about that company, who's making Guildwar, but the game still looked cool.

But as I said, I'll probably buy WoW anyway, it totally rock (in my book) and I want to support Blizzard, cuz they make kick ass games.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 11:46 AM
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Yes, wow it mega sweet, only thing that lacks to me is the few classes they have, on DAoC, each realm has it own class set.

just to list a few off the top of my head


sorcerer, wizard, mentalist, enchanter, warrior, armsman, paladin, mercenary, blademaster, nighshade, runemaster, cabalist, friar, berserker, hunter, and a ton more

each realm has basically the same class types with a few realm only ones, but each class is different, like warrior, hero, armsman, they are all the heavy tanks but each have different skill and stats and special abilities and weapon trees. DAOC is the best bet if you play a game thats out now

but wow is going to rule when ti comes out, i love the quests they have they really help with getting gear



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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Well I heard guildwars might not be all that bad, I might pick it up, one of my friends said it's the counterstrike of mmogs.

here is a screenie he took



[Edited on 9-7-2004 by Lysergic]



posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 12:27 AM
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whats a MMorpg????



sounds kinda scary, I mean...

big name...



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 11:31 AM
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I can't believe no one has mentioned Everquest 2! I already have it pre-ordered. The max graphics settings are beyond what any current computer can smoothly handle. It's got depth too, tons of quests and it's very group centric though you can do solo quests. The group of 6 almost forces team play since you need at least 1 of each archtype (melee/mage/priest/rogue) and two extras to do special combo attacks. It even has FLYING CARPETS . I could go forever but thats what the link in my sig is for


I never played EQ1 but I did play AC1 and SWG (stay away from that one). I looked at WoW but one trip through it's forums told me what the average age will be. *cough*10*cough*


Catfish, MMORPG stands for (takes big breath) Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.
Just go through link in my sig to check it out. Think any multiplayer game you have played, now picture 2000 people playing at the same time across a large continent, and elves, lots of elves.



posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 11:52 PM
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sweet I wanna play a MMORPG

thatd kick butt.......

wouldnt it get super laggy though????



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 10:21 AM
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I found Planeshift it claims to be free and looking at the screen shots looks pretty cool. I might give it a try.



posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by Catfish
sweet I wanna play a MMORPG

thatd kick butt.......

wouldnt it get super laggy though????



They have dedicated servers that specially set up so it's not laggy at all. Though there are lag spikes occasionally (just like any other game). I'm on 56k and I could play Star Wars Galaxies, one of the newer MMO's, with little lag. However, stay away from that game, it went from bad to worse. Try Runescape it's kinda laggy but it is free with little download, think of it as a mini MMO.



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 11:32 AM
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FFxi is the best quality, all around good, MMORPG I've played.

Pros;
~No bugs
~Not alot of cheating
~Awsome Story line
~Lots of variety between enemys (If you desided to use the map and not ~go to the places that everyone else levels at)
~Huge map/zones
~Alot of people playing the game, untill about level 50.
~Awsome graphics

Cons;
~Takes alot of time to play and get high level (I had been playing for 123 Days[days not hours!!!] and got to level 60+ many other job levels[13 months of playing])
~Only one job to play solo with
~Takes alot of "Money makeing"/"Farming" before you have "UBER" gear... You might be tempted to buy money online.


[Edited on 8/17/04 by HumptyDumpty]



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 11:44 AM
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whats a MMorpg


Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.

Personally, I really got into EQ (EverQuest) when it was in beta, and then in the release. I was more about exploring and roleplay though, than camping for gear. I even created a guild (and it grew and grew) and that was my first time with something like that.

Soon though, it pretty much became more like work than play, as I hated camping for experience and items. It was pretty cool though. Even though I was only mid level, just about everyone knew who I was or recognized my name, (due to the guild), and that was an interesting experience. Being a guildleader is a REAL lesson in politics though, and gave me an interesting basis for comparison of politics in general.

I beta tested a few other games too, Asheron's Call, DAoC (Dark Age of Camelot), etc. but I'll never forget my first glimpse of EQ. It can be addictive though, and I have too many things going on in the real world now, to be doing those anymore...



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 12:10 PM
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Same here Gazrok, thats why I quit playing... it really did get more stressfull then work... so I quit playing.



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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Everquest hands down.

Nothing compares, nothing! I sacrafice my whole life for EQ. I own in PvP. I always get phat L3wtz. I am so rule! Necro's kick butt! Just gotta get elemental flagged.

EQ!EQ!EQ!EQ!



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:59 PM
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LOL, I lost my job b/c of EQ...sad I know


I just recently stopped playing EQ, my guild just got into Time (for those of you who play EQ know what I'm talking about)...it just got boring, and it sucks when all your friends start leaving the game. Hands down its the best game I've ever played...and very addictive! I'd love to play EQ2 when it comes out but probably won't since I'll be going back to school and don't need any distractions!



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 06:31 PM
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I personally do not play these games but if your goal is really to destroy your social life I would say World of Warcraft will help you do that!

My hubby has been one of the beta testers and is totally addicted to it. I know NOTHING about the game other than he sneaks out of bed to play it and occassionally when I get up at 5 a.m. I discover that he is just crawling into bed!!

He makes games so you would think he gets enough of this at the office but nope, he sacrifices his sleep just so he can play WoW! I've never seen him so addicted to ANYTHING! Seems like an innocent thing to be addicted to so I've decided to keep him around.






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