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#1 Bloodtau

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:16 AM

myself, I think I will lay off the genre for a little while, the whole thing has become a bit stale and cookie cut.

Planetside 2 looks interesting though. That and Elder Scrolls online. Will be watching those.

How about the rest of you?

#2 Tellia

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

i havent completely stopped playing gw2. but i do play it a hell of a lot less now.

i downloaded planetside 2 today actually. i think i might enjoy it once i better understand it. seems like a lot of grind for some things though and i have trouble finding the action despite the glowy hexagons on the map.

i was thinking of giving swotor a go soon since its "free" now and i never bothered with it when it was a sub game. if nothing else i can probably enjoy the story of it, since it seems to be a very popular piece of praise the game gets. sometimes the only praise.

after that i may wait and see what the new ffxiv will hold, though i think they are asking too much by having it be a sub game again. no matter how much they change about it, its still ffxiv even by name and people will associate their experience in the 1st iteration of it with this new one. i think the f2p/cash shop would have gotten more returning players, and more people interested in seeing if the new version doesnt suck as badly. i cant see it being highly successful based on this.

in the meantime, still playing gw2 inbetween.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

Once i decide that GW2 has no more fun to offer me, I will probably lay off MMOs completely for a while.

I feel currently that designers are pandering to a certain type of gamer exclusively.  Fair enough, they are the masses, and they can be manipulated easier into believing they are having fun, but that perhaps means MMORPGs are no longer for me.

I yearn for the days playing preMMO online RPGs, where the only people playing them, where people who loved things like Tolkien, Dungeons and Dragons pen & paper etc, so the games, where so much more attuned to what a "roleplaying" game was all about.

We had awful death penalites, we had very small but dedicated communities, and above all, we had a love of the genre.

If today's gamers were forced to play those games they would rage quit within 5 minutes I am sure.

For some reason, people allow themselves to be told what they should like in a game nowadays, I personally find that whole concept bizarre. Back off with all this game loyalty folks, the game designers don't give a damn about your fun, just how long they can keep your wallets open, simple as that, you owe them nothing, when its a bind rather than fun, stop!

So to finish answering the question, probably none, until something bites me on the arse and I think, hmm, that's worth a try.  I am a lifetime account holder with Lotro, so can at a push go and wander Middle Earth for a couple of days again for nostalgias sake also.

Other than that, get out on my bike more, spend more time doing my real hobbies, spend more quality time with the family.  Also, Rome Total War 2 is out end of 2013, so I will be investing lots of time in that I am sure.

Edited by Minu, 25 November 2012 - 07:15 AM.


#4 Skolops

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

Resubbed to TOR when GW2 lost basically all of its steam for me a few days before the TOR F2P option came online.  Best decision I've made lately (video game wise), and it makes me realize that dropping TOR altogether for GW2 was one of the worst.  

I put all of my effort into GW2 primarily because friends were going over, and because I was looking forward to the PvP.  Once my friends had gotten bored (about 3 weeks in) and it became apparent that the PvP was just not that good, the game didn't have much to offer me. I did very much enjoy it for a few months, and had a blast doing general leveling PvE with different classes, but slowly got bored with them one by one and with the game as a whole.  

For all its repetitiveness, I just find TOR to be a more engaging game overall, so I'll be sticking with it for a while.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

I'm not leaving gw2 but I was definately thinking about playing Tera, looks pretty good. Maybe the new FFXIV?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

I'm playing Planetside 2 atm, and trying C9 for fun PvP 1v1 matches, taking a break off GW2 plus I don't like where the game is heading now.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

might go back to GW1, because I know I like it and I already own it. but I'll keep logging into GW2, to try and get my alts going.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

I'm done with MMO's completely besides Elder Scrolls Online since I've been playing the series since 2002 and the new video for the game looked amazing. After that game I don't see myself ever going back to MMO's, only getting ES:O because of what the series means to me, lore, etc. Truth is MMO's are just too much of a time consumer so I will go back to playing FPS games mostly with some single-player RPG's every once in awhile as I feel I can relaxe a lot more and not have to stress about getting things in x amount of time.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

I'm staying on GW2, I'm very happy with it (it obviously has its issues but they rarely prevent me from having fun) and will keep playing it for quite a while. However I do have a couple other games on my "radar" which I will try out at least:

- Neverwinter (combat looks great, classes seem fun, and of course the Foundry!)
- SWTOR - I quit the game months back but may make a new f2p account (I don't want to change my old one in case I feel like resubbing at some point)
- I am going to try Tera's 7 day trial at some point - want to see the combat but I doubt it will hold me

And of course

- STAR CITIZEN when its done... Not really an MMO but still my dream game come true I hope!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

There are... other MMOs? LIES, I TELL YOU! LIES!

Edited by Robsy128, 26 November 2012 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Now by now, the only hope for MMOs is Archeage. If that fails, I think I will go for singleplayer RPGs and thats it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Lol its extremely amusing to believe that the game is anywhere even close to being abandoned or done.  Sure some may disagree with the shift in design but the quality is there and the game is still very active.  In terms of PVP the crowd is always fickle and will flock to the latest and greatest but the game is solid and only looking to be even more so as they build on what they have so far.  Two content updates in two months? yes please.  No other game has delivered that for me so they have my time for the foreseeable future.

I may check out new games here and there mostly due to the fact that I try almost all new MMO's as I am a fan of MMO's but free to play ensures that this will remain my main until some other game manages to deliver better quality and more content for free like they do. So far I dont see that anywhere coming any time soon.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

I think something you all need to realize is that you shouldn't try to put all your apples in one basket.
What I'm trying to say is, the MMO market has become very diluted in recent years, but also that MMO's in general felt more special years ago when you all experienced your first one. That one will always feel special, and anything after that will become less and less exciting.

What you need to do is realize one single modern MMO will almost never give you everything you want in a game (there may be exception for some people, but I'm, sure that's very rare).

I learned this myself and since I did that I have enjoyed GW2 a lot more because I take it as it is, while also looking forward to other games and upcoming MMO's. The good thing about GW2 is nothing is mandatory, so it gives me time to play other things too.

It's just how things are right now.

Having said this I still immensely enjoy GW2 and it is my main MMO, but back on topic, I quite like the look of Blade and Soul, even though it's another Korean MMO. It'll give me my fix of Action oriented combat along with somewhat skimpy armor :rolleyes: in an Asian inspired theme.

Edited by Stride, 26 November 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Probably lay off them entirely for a while. GW2 wasn't what I wanted or expected it to be. Other MMOs are worse (in my opinion).

I'll keep watching development of games and maybe even try a few out but I can't say "I'll be playing this MMO".

I will be playing League of Legends, FIFA13 on Xbox. That's about it.

But MMOs have lost their appeal for me. For instance, I enjoyed Runescape when it was 2d  (and even early on in 3d), I moved on to GW1 because of simple progression, fun missions, fun PvP. I did play WoW, it was alright but nowhere near as fun as Runescape 2d, GW1. GW2 lost its appeal and shine pretty quickly for me.

I guess for me -> the PvP has to be fun. When Runescape went 3d, a lot of that appeal was lost. I moved to GW1, went to the fun PvP in that game (very different but very fun). World of Warcraft - even Alterac Valley was decently fun. GW2 - I can't say the PvP is fun in this game. It's designed for PvE, and that's fine.

If I had to rank my experience in terms of PvP:

1) GW1
2) Runescape 2d
3) World of Warcraft
4) GW2

Swap GW2 and WoW if we're looking simply at PvE.

Edited by Leger, 26 November 2012 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

This is still my primary MMO and will be for at least another year.

1. No sub.
2. Has WvW.
3. Haven't leveled all classes past 30.
4. If MMOs are all the same, I'll stay with the one that I actually want to log into, which is GW2.

I figure after a year I'll be tired of it and on the prowl again.

#16 Lheimroo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

All I know is that I had thought Guild Wars 2 would be a fresh air - and for three months, it was.

Now the spectre of grinding one dungeon for 60 hours in a row confronts me. And more, in future, when they release more new gear. I really had thought Arenanet would have the balls to stick to their GW1 game plan.

I'm just.. I think, if I don't hear something spectacularly 'mea-culpa'-ish in the AMA today, that the MMO genre is soured for me... forever. I'm sorry.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

The main one I want to try is The Secret World (waiting for inevitable F2P) and possibly WarZ, got beta keys but ended up never using them. When it comes out, I'll keep an eye out on ESO. It seems to be able to finish what GW2 started, but looks like it can handle true WvW type combat without culling issues and a billion orb exploits

PS2 seems to be GW2 endgame for a lot of veterans of the Titan/AA era :)

Edited by fathamburger, 26 November 2012 - 02:16 PM.


#18 Senatic

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

I don't see any reason to leave, the only reason I'd leave is if they stop pushing out content.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Waiting for Elder Scrolls Online. Apart from that, MMOs are generally horrid cesspools that I don't feel like taking a swim in. I thought GW2 would have clearer waters but it seems to be as muddy as the rest.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

I have no reason to leave.

I might play less now, but i have some 400 hours in the game already so of course i will play less. I am not going any where for some time.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

MMO:
Elder scrolls online
Titan (Imo Titan will change the mmo industry)

Single player games, when i'm tired of the mmo grind:
-Baldur's Gate enhanced edition
-UFO2 extraterrestrials

#22 Zosimus

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

I was one of many that have jumped from many MMO's and gone back and tried them again gamers


1) Ultima Online

2) Dark Age of Camelot

3) Ultima Online

4) GW1

5) Warhammer Online

6) Ultima Online

7) GW1

8) GW2


* Voyage Century Online and Rappelz are two ftp games I play from time to time but it's been a long while since I played them.


GW1 finally had me settled down and I enjoyed it. I could just play and play when I had time. I enjoy GW2 and I really have fun playing the game. I came to the conclusion that I enjoyed many of the MMO's I have tried but GW2 will be my final stop in MMO's.

Elder Scrolls Online looks good and all but truly I am tired of running in circles to try to find "THE" game. It's not the game's fault but more my issues  what I did in the game and why I left. Some MMO's can be classified as a series of bad dates. I kind of view it now as the "its not you but me" routine when I walked away from the MMO.


GW2 may not be for everybody but I am sticking with it. I hope some that are looking find the game they do enjoy. Thats what games are all about. Fun and enjoyment.

Edited by Zosimus, 26 November 2012 - 06:22 PM.


#23 Gremlin

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

What a shock to the system it must be to suddenly realise that just because you are leaving a game, everyone isnt following you or that when you do post your leaving we don't all act like your a friend on facebook and go oh no why, whats wrong and so on.

Don't like the game then go you don't have to tell everyone about it.
Leaving because there is too much grind, well you could decide not to grind, seems obvious to me otherwise goodby.

#24 Gremlin

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

View PostLheimroo, on 26 November 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:

All I know is that I had thought Guild Wars 2 would be a fresh air - and for three months, it was.

Now the spectre of grinding one dungeon for 60 hours in a row confronts me. And more, in future, when they release more new gear. I really had thought Arenanet would have the balls to stick to their GW1 game plan.

I'm just.. I think, if I don't hear something spectacularly 'mea-culpa'-ish in the AMA today, that the MMO genre is soured for me... forever. I'm sorry.

Shame really its a pretty good game.

Bit dramatic with the old spectre of grinding for 60 hours etc, why do you feel the need to grind it and what could they have replaced the current system with.

OK wvw seems to be a mess.
The PVE exploration part of the game is good, crafting is also good, Jumping puzzles not for everyone and they can be frustrating but quite fun at times.
Dungeons well again not for everyone but when you have done everything else they provide more content.

I really fail to see why adding loads of optional content isnt better than having nothing to do.
There is no grind only content, its completely in the hands of the individual player as to whether they do it or not.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

I'm still going to play GW2, but as soon as Neverwinter drops I'm probably going to switch.

I didn't buy GW2 for it to be turned into a WoW-kiddie-pandering-fest, as that's not what ArenaNet advertised to any of us for the 7 years prior to GW2 being released, nor would I have bought the game if I'd known they'd just decide to do a 180 and abandon the design principles of the game 3 months after release.


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We don't make grindy games - ArenaNet
<------ Good job at making liars out of yourselves ANet.

Edited by n00854180t, 26 November 2012 - 06:44 PM.


#26 Illein

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

View PostTymX, on 26 November 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

MMO:
Elder scrolls online
Titan (Imo Titan will change the mmo industry)

Single player games, when i'm tired of the mmo grind:
-Baldur's Gate enhanced edition
-UFO2 extraterrestrials

I still hope for it - because when it's done, somewhen in 4 years from now or something, I'm probably looking for a little distraction to playing GW2. But, given how they completely messed up Diablo III and Mists of Pandaria - my faith in it is actually dwindling more and more each day. They better finally release a glimpse of it at least so I can make up my mind.

So for things I am looking forward to release: Neverwinter looked cool, not for a MMO really, but the Foundry idea could hold potential. Other than that - sadly no MMO on the horizon that looks like it'd lure me away from Guild Wars 2 any time soon ;)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

Im waiting on Blade n soul, not gonna take it seriously tho since it got released in Asia first which means will be full of Gold Sellers and hackers. But when im bored in GW2 ill play it.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

While I like alot of the aspects of GW2, I tend to  get bored playing any more than a few hours and I haven't logged on in almost a week. I've not felt compelled to login and play my characters as much as I have on GW1. I will probably log in less and less going forward.

I've started playing hitman, dishonered and cod bo2 as well as other things like books (these are an ancient artifact commonly made of tree pulp) and science. Also going back to dark souls.

Edited by caballo_oscuro, 26 November 2012 - 06:56 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

View PostVexies, on 26 November 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

Lol its extremely amusing to believe that the game is anywhere even close to being abandoned or done.  Sure some may disagree with the shift in design but the quality is there and the game is still very active.  In terms of PVP the crowd is always fickle and will flock to the latest and greatest but the game is solid and only looking to be even more so as they build on what they have so far.  Two content updates in two months? yes please.  No other game has delivered that for me so they have my time for the foreseeable future.

I may check out new games here and there mostly due to the fact that I try almost all new MMO's as I am a fan of MMO's but free to play ensures that this will remain my main until some other game manages to deliver better quality and more content for free like they do. So far I dont see that anywhere coming any time soon.
No one is saying that GW2 is dying. And even though i have quit I don't wish for the game to fail, that is just petty. But, there is a sizable population leaving at this point and this thread is to say where you are going, give other refugee gamers some ideas.

For the record I am not an MMO "locust" The only MMOs that I have played were GW1, Perfect World (Oh, god no, NOOOOOOOOO! ) and GW2. GW2 is just not good for me and the direction it went sealed it.

Personally, I am going to try Firefall as I have been looking for an MMOFPS with heavy leanings on MMO. And it looks like a blast to play.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

View PostBloodtau, on 25 November 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

myself, I think I will lay off the genre for a little while,
Ditto... I never really liked them to begin with.  All I ever cared about was how my character *looked* anyway.


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Planetside 2 looks interesting though. That and Elder Scrolls online. Will be watching those.
Even after they optimize it more, PS2 will still suffer from huge problems:
  • insane "Cert" Grind. / Night-capping / Player TTK  stupid-short / Respawn not tied to any factors on the ground.
  • the Forge-Light "MMO" engine is Sony's proprietary creation, leading to limited hardware accessibility, non-existent Client customization, & very short-sighted planning that other Engines typically don't suffer from.
  • lack of dedicated server side Culling: which would improve client FPS and rid the game entirely of ESP/wallhacks.
I'll probably log into it every now and to do a little sniping once it gets better optimized (or I manage to barter a Quad-core off someone who wants a bunch of art done...whichever happens first).  But right now I see no reason to sink a bunch of time into a futuristic rehash of APB+BF3 that only offers a fraction of the persistence, balance, rewards, and antihack features of either of those.

And I guarantee that ElderScrolls MMO will be an even bigger disaster given their track record for hilarious BUGS.  Infact that will probably be it's #1 entertainment value in a "so bad it's a must-see" sort of way. ...like a Nicholas Cage movie directed by Michael Bay, written by the people who did Lost but edited by the people who did Reno911, and filmed in my state where the entire crew & cast was legally high on weed the entire time.

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