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#1 The_Devils_Advocate


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Hello fair ladies and gentlemen,

I chanced upon this site through a Google search involving runescape and it seemed like it had people who could empathize with my predicament so I thought I'd ask a question which has been haunting ,me for a fair while.

Runescape was the one gaming love of my life. I don't do games like Assasin's Creed and Batman either. I played it a fair bit - when I say a fair bit, I mean dividing my sleep into 4 parts in tune with my runescape farming patterns - in 8th, 9th and 10th grade, at the expense of getting a root/laid, might I add. I quit soon to concentrate on more important things in life such as sex, KFC and drugs and somehow still got into law school from the time left out of those three prime activities. I tried to get back into it but did not find the motivation because they have OP'd the equipment to a ridiculous extent now, the economy is inflated to no end and most of my 'friends' have also left. To contextualize, I last seriously played RS about five years ago.

What I enjoyed most about the game was the boss-hunting. I particularly remember spending most of my waking hours doing multiple trips to Saradomin's dungeon in GWD and range-solo'ing, running from wall-to-wall taking her down one shot at a time and trying to do a perfect run - i.e. not getting hit even once and gaining three 'hilts' worth several million in the process. They've nerfed the room now to one involving no skill and all equipment and those millions are worth little now due to inflation but that's neither here nor there.

Now my question for you folks is which MMO should I start playing if what I want is the same thrill - with better graphics etc obviously - of repeatedly hunting down high level monsters using strategy and having a chance of gaining game-breaking loot?

The answer to that question will determine whether I play GW2, WoW or Lotro.

Thank you in advance and a very happy new year.

Edited by The_Devils_Advocate, 31 December 2012 - 07:44 PM.

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#2 Al Shamari

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

So, it seems to me that you're wanting to decide between Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings: Online, correct?

Well, that being said, I can't at all attest for Lord of the Rings: Online because I've never once in my life played it. So, I will give my analysis of both Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft.

If you're wanting to boss hunt and farm for game-breaking loot, Guild Wars 2 is not the game for you. Boss hunting in Guild Wars is dismal, I love the game but that aspect is simply dismal. Bosses simply take zergs of players and are not at all reliant on the factor of skill. Not only this, but any of the good "loot" in the game isn't coming from boss hunting, there are other areas of the game for that. There are however dungeons (which consist of bosses) that do take team mechanics, skill and are quite rewarding (but not in the aspect of random loot drops for the most part), but I'm not exactly sure that's what you're looking for. If you'd like to know more, I can explain Guild Wars' system more in-depth.

World of Warcraft seems to be more what you're looking for, although I hated it as a game myself. However, I will say, that like Runescape (or, more so what it's become), the game is extremely reliant on gear. The game even "locks" you out of certain areas based on gear tiers. There are however plenty of raids to run, bosses to hunt and game-breaking loot to be dropped if that's your grind.
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#3 Baradaki


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

None of those games you just mentioned. Except maybe LotR, but I doubt it. GW2 and WoW, there is a lot of emphasis on party play. And without a party you simply don't have the damage to survive, regardless of how skilled you are.

Here is one MMO I could suggest and it is one I currently play: Vindictus. Basically all the late game bosses (there are many different raid bosses you can do), but the game actually has a high skill cap, in comparison. There are 8-man raids you can do when you get to 60+, and even with 8 members the raids are relatively hard. But you can technically solo all the bosses, because you can dodge any attack. The game is very punishing though, most of the late game bosses will kill you in two or three hits unless you are very geared. So it's easy to slip-up and die, which in turn makes soloing these bosses very hard and challenging / rewarding. On top of all this, the graphics are astonishing. Really one of the most beautiful MMO's out there, and it's free.

That is a 24-man raid I think, which is why it takes her 43 minutes to solo it. She's pretty geared, but it's nothing too unrealistic.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

I second the motion for Vindictus, it is all instances with amazing boss fights. Great storyline too, especially if you played Mabinogi. It runs of the valve engine and has great graphics and nice physics, really nice character customization and easy to learn controls. Above all, it has great play style, each character can fulfill a different role and style. Each character is unique and fun to play, Vella is the newest addition to the team.

The folklore is amazing, its about Celtic mythology.

Here is trailers of a character [Karok] to get the feeling one type atmosphere the game gives :]

and here is Vella

Edited by Keaghan, 31 December 2012 - 09:08 PM.

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#5 Lemming


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Play Dark Souls.
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#6 Milennin


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

I dunno about WoW or LotRO, but don't bother with Guild Wars 2 if you're looking for that boss hunting experience.
I used to enjoy boss hunting in RuneScape as well until I quit the game, a few years ago, but haven't been able to find anything quite like it since then. Guild Wars 2 is a nice game, but the loot is absolutely terrible (worse than the 1 in 1000 droprate on Sigils from Corporeal Beast), bosses don't drop anything unique, and it lacks the thrill RuneScape had since you don't lose anything if you die.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Play Dark Souls.

Shadow of the Colossus.
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