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Old 03-17-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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I will never play another MMORPG.

I keep telling myself this after every horror story that is the online RPG genre, but I keep on buying the damn things. I bought DDO for 60 damn dollars (they were out of the normal edition) and played it for maybe 8 hours before realizing it was just as bad as everything else. Now I'm out $60 and I know I should have listened to myself before. Nothing good can come from these games! And a monthly fee? I have to pay MORE for an unfinished game? It makes me sick.

I've played like everything on the market and I'm still trying to get past all that. Every one seems so much fun until you realize its one main fault. In WoW there was way too much grind. In FFXI, money is too hard to come by and there is very little to do other than grind. Parties take forever to find if you're not a Paladin or White Mage or Red Mage at higher levels. In DDO, there are like 3 overworld zones and you can reach the final one in about 2 hours. In City of Heroes, there isn't any gear! In Everquest...well, it just isn't fun in any way.

So the next time I ask about a new MMORPG and express interest in it (which I will) be sure to tell me all the faults it has to make sure I won't buy it. At least until some VR games come along.

If anyone wants to buy my account, tell me. $40. Good deal.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Serves you right for playing DDO! If you're going to play an mmorpg, just like any game, you pick a good one. Although $60 sounds like quite a bit for an mmorpg.

I'm not too sure about the grind in WoW, but I hear its not that bad. I mean compared to stuff like Lineage2 or EQ2. God those were pains. Fastest levelling game out there, that I've played, City of Heroes/Villains.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #5
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Played it. Too many elitist pricks and not enough structure.
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:04 PM   #6
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Ultima Online is BY FAR the best MMORPG. If you didn't like it, you have cancer in your brain.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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And a monthly fee? I have to pay MORE for an unfinished game? It makes me sick.
I think it is standard these days for mmorpgs to be incomplete upon retail. Hell, I think that is the case for most PC and console games regardless of genre. Before release, you get fed all the pros and lots of promise; but when you actually play it extensively, you then see - in addition - all the cons and plenty of shortcomings.

Without listing all the mmorpgs I have played, I will just say that most of them were enjoyable. Ultimately, one simply gets tired of the game and looks towards something else.

I can't say I'll never purchase another mmorpg again. Something in the future may grab my interest - even though it may just provide a few months of entertainment. One such game that I am keeping tabs on is Vanguard.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Played it. Too many elitist pricks and not enough structure.
But if you played it at launch, you could have killed the elitist pricks, stolen their gear and wtach them haunt you as a ghost whining for their stuff back.

UO was the best MMO ever.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #9
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Xander, i feel you. I think the genre is complete garbage, and if it wasnt for Gravity releasing RO2 later this year, id never consider it agian. I kinds wish RO2 was an offline game, or a ORPG like PSO where you didnt have to interact with every person on the planet.

The concepts of these games sounds friggan sweet. Everyone online creates a realworld community. In countries like Korea, these type of games have taken over people lives.

The problem is, we live in america (most of us). Our country is known for having the biggest population of smacktards the world has ever known. Western Culture literally ruins these games. Cheating, Stealing, Scamming, being a general Ahole to your community. These kids dont give a rats Arse about anyone else, they are just going to do whatever it takes to make them have fun.

Community makes or breaks these grindfest of games. Even a grindfest is fun if you have cool people to do it with the whole way. RO in korea still has a bagillion players, yet in america its been slowly dying for a while.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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I remember how I would scam, steal and murder for every penny and item I could in Ultima Online. I kept a Casino where I was the only winner(Naturally I had to move around often), I'd wait with my dragons and spells for Moongate travelers to rob their stuff and all kinds of cool stuff. I was so evil. Buhahahahha!

Then they ruined it with all that insurance bullshit and whatnot. Dices were my only friends. I had multiple characters too, so I could take breaks and wait for the heat to clear off before I'd strike again. MILLIONS worth of gold and stuff found their way into my bank box and house. It was beautiful.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:28 PM   #11
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You are going about MMOs all wrong then.

First Get friends, those who play games would be good

Play the same MMO

Compete with the complete retards

Have fun also making their life horrible

Non-retards wish to join you becuase you aren't retarded

Then you magically have 20 people playing together, competing with retards

Fun has been found
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:51 PM   #12
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I shouldn't have to look for the fun. It should be handed to me if I'm the one paying $60.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:01 PM   #13
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I dont have to look either. I just choose not to play MMOs unless my friends do too. MMOs are horrible solo, becuase you have to work with the fucktards of america. They aren't bad as competetors, nor are they alright to party with some of the time, but when you have friends there with you, the fun returns two-fold. Other online games, such as a FPS are fun either way, though crappy FPS like those made by EA, especially with its new squad system, take after MMOs with the fact that it is more fun witha group of friends.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:46 PM   #14
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you think those MMORPS are bad, Xander? Try EVE Online for good measure. Thats pure, uncut digital Valium.

If you want to try something different, you should try out A Tale in teh Desert - its completely social-centred. You dont level up, you dont do quests, all you do is interact with people, network, construct stuff, perform tasks - its meant to be refreshingly different and its kind of a niche product in a market where most stuff is a grindingtreadmill of levelling.

Otherwise you are pretty much shafted. Hey, at least you can trty out A Tale in the Desert for free fdor a week or so. :p
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:37 PM   #15
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Just remember some online games are going to have a hugely retarded community while others wil be good. Worst community out there alive is the ones from WoW. 3/4 must be 16 year old braindead mental wastes. Some of the good communities would be from EQ2, Anarchy online, Heroes/Villains, EVE. Actually you can play EVE solo quite well and not need to interact.
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