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#61 jirayasan

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Guild Wars 2

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

Neverwinter not because it has great graphics but it has ok graphics and playable on my budget gaming laptop and it has excellent PvE. Neverwinter will have endgame and Raids though there are no raids at release. That players can create PvE adventures and later after release also PvP battlegrounds is very impressive!

I have not been very impressed with PvP in Neverwinter so far... but to early to judge full open Beta starts 30th April. PvP is ok but I want bigger Battlegrounds then 5 vs 5 that I have seen in Neverwinter. Neverwinter can be played for free.

Best PvP MMO right now? WOW!

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

Best raiding type themepark game probably still goes to WoW. Nobody really beats them at that (at least not yet, maybe not ever).

Outside of the raiding niche, GW2. It's a good casual game that allows you to pop in and do stuff everyday. You don't have to worry about ridiculous gear grinds.

PvP...that goes to the original GW1 still. GW2 has to improve a lot in this area to take that title away from GW1.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

A lot of MMOs are good at different things.  If we're talking about story, for instance, I'd pick SWTOR.  The class stories in SWTOR are fantastic, and I really enjoy how your decisions actually effect your story, which is something I would've liked to see to a greater extent in GW2 (sure, you can make decisions, but all stories merge into one, and not too far from the beginning either).  And beyond the main class stories, some of the side stories (ie dungeon stories, etc) were pretty well-done too.  For casual play, I think GW2 takes the cake.  It's definately oriented towards casual players, with it being pretty easy to pick up and play, and without having set outlines for how you should play (ie no traditional tank/dps/healer setup).  It's also the least similar to a traditional MMO if you're a player who isn't into that kind of game.  If you're willing to invest a lot of effort, EVE is great.  Someone mentioned earlier in this thread that the effort-reward ration is what makes it so good, and I agree completely.  It does require some time to get used to and, of course, time to actually play (more time than in some other MMOs) but I feel that the experience is worthwhile.  When it comes to PvP, GW1 is king.  No contest.  To this day, GW1 PvP is the best experience I have had with any game whatsoever.  It was siginificantly better in the beginning, but it's still very enjoyable.  Now, though, the PvP is pretty dead beyond the casual/very casual stuff, but that doesn't mean that the game isn't still good, just that there aren't a whole lot of players to play it.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

The only ones I have played (in order) are WoW, Warhammer Online, Rift and GW2.

Of those, considering my kinda casual playstyle, GW2 is easily the best.  If I were to raid (tried it and it wasn't for me) I would go for Rift as the community there is much better than WoW's.

The most memorable moments I have ever had in MMOs have all taken place in Warhammer Online's sieges and GW2's wvw, for what it's worth.

I mostly solo, though, and explore.  I don't run, and rarely even do, dungeons and don't really do open-world boss events unless I happen to be around when one gets triggered.  I have 430 hours played and have hardly seen the Asura, Charr and Sylvari areas at all.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

View PostLyrabel, on 19 February 2013 - 04:10 PM, said:

I tried many, but I usually get bored very fast. Nothing really kept me playing as long as RO.
I hope they'll soon release the second. :P
But something I play atm is LoL. >_<;

Ragnarok I hope? lmao.

To be honest, I've played a lot of MMOs, and Ragnarok was one of my favorites as well. I like the class tree systems. I wish more games implemented it. WoE is what got me into guild-based PvP as well, got me into GvG in GW1 and WvW in GW2. Keep warfare is fun :P

I may be biased but GW2 is a really great MMO for folks who enjoy levelling and exploring for sure. But I feel it's lacking some end-game content and definitely some pvp content. WoW has plenty of content but I could never get into the lore like I could GW. I've seen friends and family play EVE and it looks fantastic but I'm not into sci-fi so much.

I played RIFT and although it's nothing new and amazing it was actually really fun, and I enjoyed the pvp.

GW2 is amazing compared to most MMOs, but it still has spaces to fill. Good thing is you can wait until changes are made and come back for free :3 NO SUBSCRIPTION WOOH!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

If you are rather hardcore and you like the sort of large team challange's WoW really takes the cake. They do large scale raids better than anyone. However I personally find that system breeds drama and hate, so every time i have played it for more then a few months it has made me at first very happy, and then I quite because I realized I hate everyone int he game :D

My favorite overall game ever was GW1. It had something for everyone. It could be a team game, it could be a solo game. It had excellent storyline, great PvE and Farming type stuff. I also loved the sort of "service" industry of people running other people. Even just designing builds was very rewarding and fun. It also had strong PvP weather you enjoy more hardcore stuff (HA or GvG) or more casual stuff like Jade quarry.

GW2, if fun and pretty and has potential. It reminds me a bit if Guild Wars when it was brand new, before the first Xpack. I will be curious to see what GW2 is like a year after launch.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

RO was the best MMO for me for quite a long while. I've actually been looking for something similar to it for awhile now.

However, I must say that ever since I've started playing GW2 I've found it difficult to play other 3D MMOs. Simply because of how characters look and feel so stiff in them. And how you aren't playing the UI, like in WoW and other clones. I like how GW2 requires you to be mobile and not just stand still casting. GW2 has really set a new standard for me in terms of MMOs, 3D ones especially.

Though I would really like something a little more hardcore, but it seems that they are mostly "play the UI" type of games.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

RO was also one of my all-time favorites. Probably 2nd next to FFXI.

For a game so grindy and lacking so much content (I played since iRO Alpha), it was so damn addictive. The community was awesome. I still remember all my friends there (iRO Chaos), and I played FFXI with all my RO friends.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

View PostPatar, on 05 April 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

Ragnarok I hope? lmao.

To be honest, I've played a lot of MMOs, and Ragnarok was one of my favorites as well. I like the class tree systems. I wish more games implemented it. WoE is what got me into guild-based PvP as well, got me into GvG in GW1 and WvW in GW2. Keep warfare is fun :P

I may be biased but GW2 is a really great MMO for folks who enjoy levelling and exploring for sure. But I feel it's lacking some end-game content and definitely some pvp content. WoW has plenty of content but I could never get into the lore like I could GW. I've seen friends and family play EVE and it looks fantastic but I'm not into sci-fi so much.

I played RIFT and although it's nothing new and amazing it was actually really fun, and I enjoyed the pvp.

GW2 is amazing compared to most MMOs, but it still has spaces to fill. Good thing is you can wait until changes are made and come back for free :3 NO SUBSCRIPTION WOOH!

Lol yeah ofc I meant Ragnarok Online (RO). Duh. Is there any other RO worth mentioning? [:

The thing I miss about RO (and that is lacking in many MMOs) is the possibility of building your character as you please, and the fact that you got to put some of your time into understanding the game mechanics, where to level, which monsters are weak to certain elements, etc.
Plus RO is the only mmo with so many class choices. Including the funniest to have for pvp gypsy/bard. :P

And even if you had to grind like hell, it was awesome when you managed to get cards/gears. :P

Actually found out recently that they released an English version of RO2, and soon a server will open for the US.
Tried some game play in the SEA server.
Has some recognizable elements from RO, but has definitely some features that I find annoying. :P

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:10 PM

(First: I am not fanboy of any game at all)

The best MMO is Guild Wars 2 for many reasons. One of the main reasons is everytime I play another MMO, I feel like it's worst than GW2 in some way.

Honorable mention to World of Warcraft for the incredible success.

Edited by NeHoMaR, 09 April 2013 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:34 PM

View PostLyrabel, on 09 April 2013 - 04:12 PM, said:

Lol yeah ofc I meant Ragnarok Online (RO). Duh. Is there any other RO worth mentioning? [:

The thing I miss about RO (and that is lacking in many MMOs) is the possibility of building your character as you please, and the fact that you got to put some of your time into understanding the game mechanics, where to level, which monsters are weak to certain elements, etc.
Plus RO is the only mmo with so many class choices. Including the funniest to have for pvp gypsy/bard. :P

And even if you had to grind like hell, it was awesome when you managed to get cards/gears. :P

Actually found out recently that they released an English version of RO2, and soon a server will open for the US.
Tried some game play in the SEA server.
Has some recognizable elements from RO, but has definitely some features that I find annoying. :P

RO2 was terrible. I'm from SEA, so I played it when it came out. Was thoroughly disappointed.

But yeah, RO had something really amazing going for it. Probably the classes and stat allocation system. 150 DEX anyone?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

Now's a good lull to try out some of the many MMOs turned F2P.

View PostSammich, on 04 April 2013 - 08:27 PM, said:

A lot of MMOs are good at different things.  If we're talking about story, for instance, I'd pick SWTOR.
It's good for casual raiding as well (or was), and huttball is the most memorable boxed PvP map of all time.

Edited by Millimidget, 09 April 2013 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:27 AM

View PostZshinobi, on 09 April 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:



RO2 was terrible. I'm from SEA, so I played it when it came out. Was thoroughly disappointed.

But yeah, RO had something really amazing going for it. Probably the classes and stat allocation system. 150 DEX anyone?
The stat customization is something that's severely missing from games these days. Developers treat us like idiots.

I loved not only getting to choose the types of armor bonuses I wanted, I loved that I could further customize with cards, and even more with stat allocation. I had a pretty amazing LUK PvP Hunter during Lutie PvP in beta that could kill level 90's at only level 75.

Ah, I miss the days when people were more interested in your superior stat allocation than the gear you were wearing.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:34 AM

Even though I think there are a lot of things missing, I still think gw2. It's just my style of a game.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

Call of Duty is the best MMO. :)

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:49 AM

The best MMO out right now is the one you feel is the best.  Try them all out and see which one tickles your fancy!


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:04 PM

View PostZshinobi, on 09 April 2013 - 09:34 PM, said:

RO2 was terrible. I'm from SEA, so I played it when it came out. Was thoroughly disappointed.

But yeah, RO had something really amazing going for it. Probably the classes and stat allocation system. 150 DEX anyone?

Hell yes! IC. <3.

But I also was disappointed a lot playing ro2. Overall everything is to pay for, card album, inventory etc. ~_~

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:40 PM


I found a link for an elder scrolls online video, the last one got taken down in less then 2 hours, no idea how long this one will be good for.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

It depends on a lot of factors, a lot of things outside the game itself can have a huge impact on how enjoyable the game itself is.

I've played a lot of MMOs over the past decade, first ever being Ragnarok Online which exposed me to a standard that most MMOs cannot even hope to reach, but it's time has passed so I've been desperately searching for something that can give me the same type of experience ever since I stopped playing it. So yeah I'm in the same boat as some of the other posters here who have played RO also :P it's definitely a classic.
Guild Wars grabbed my attention for a full 1000 hours so I'd say it's one of the best modern MMOs made, but imo it's time has passed also, so I wouldn't really say it's the best MMO out right now anymore.

best MMOs out right now imho: (in no particular order)

WoW - the tower, the golden standard of MMOs to many it seems, definitely deserves it's praise, you would think that after all these years it would have been retired and moved to the old ha.ll of fame, but nope it's still alive and kicking. Excellent MMO, excellent company. The Tim Duncan of MMOs if you will. However, I personally would not play it again, it's an old game so it can't help it but the only reason why it's on this list atm is that it's better than any of it's "clones," the best of the grindfest MMO market

Aion - though the game has many flaws, it is absolutely beautiful, that you cannot deny. A very good MMORPG in design and polish but falls apart in implementation, it is an Asian game through and through and will have you bored to tears grinding. I will say, however, that the so called "end game" of Aion is definitely one of the best on the market, but, like every other asian MMO ever, getting there is 90% of the pain

Dragon Nest - This is an all-star game in my opinion, has exciting content and combat, and is very polished and simple, it has PvP arenas done right and Anet should learn from it honestly. It is the hands down best action MMO on the market right now (in the US at least) and nothing else even comes close to it in terms of how well it's designed and polished. Marred heavily by Nexon, the evil final boss of MMORPG publishers, so we all know how that turns out. It's publisher, and therefore community, is absolute shit and it pains me to see such a good game with so much potential go to waste.

GW2 obviously makes the list, though I do have a lot of bad things to say about it, it still has the best presentation I've seen of any MMO, it's a beautiful game with a lot of room for improvement.

Didn't include any niche games like Eve or Darkfall, I think those types of games are too niche to casually recommend

View PostTreble, on 05 April 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

RO was also one of my all-time favorites. Probably 2nd next to FFXI.

For a game so grindy and lacking so much content (I played since iRO Alpha), it was so damn addictive. The community was awesome. I still remember all my friends there (iRO Chaos), and I played FFXI with all my RO friends.

Hah I know what you mean, RO had some giant craters when it was released, like no visible quest system. But it was the absolute #1 (at the time) in visual and combat design and polish and that was enough to keep a large fanbase.
And I like FFXI a lot, it would've made my list if it was like 6 years ago.

Edited by lmaonade, 17 April 2013 - 08:49 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

Very very easy question to answer. Guild Wars 2 of course lol!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

View Postlmaonade, on 17 April 2013 - 08:35 AM, said:

I've played a lot of MMOs over the past decade, first ever being Ragnarok Online which exposed me to a standard that most MMOs cannot even hope to reach, but it's time has passed so I've been desperately searching for something that can give me the same type of experience ever since I stopped playing it. So yeah I'm in the same boat as some of the other posters here who have played RO also :P it's definitely a classic.

Sometimes I get a craving for some RO action so I get on one of the many private servers and play. Thing is though, I don't seem to have the willpower to grind it out anymore. Once I transcend I'm like, "holy shit how did I ever hit 99/70 on base rates on multiple characters". So I usually quit when I get to High 2nd job. Still a great game nonetheless.

Edited by Zshinobi, 17 April 2013 - 11:28 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:10 AM

Guild Wars 2 has the best fighting mechanics, visuals and pay structure. World of Warcraft might've stayed 'king' if they had Guild Wars 2's mechanics, updated the visuals and went buy-to-play. Perhaps World of Warcraft 2 can save Blizzard. Rumours are they're making a new game anyways.




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