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Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by heavyknight, May 26, 2010.

  1. heavyknight
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    heavyknight GBAtemp Regular

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    Right now I'm looking for something to play, but haven't found anything interesting. And what I have found is either closed beta'd or not out yet, or does not have a US/'global' counterpart. That and I can't/don't do P2P, mostly because most P2P's that I've tried/trial'd haven't been so great, a bit typical..the usual 3D point n' click. S4 League can only go so far, lack of weapons make it a bit boring.

    So I was wondering, who plays what, and who recommends trying out what?
    Dragon's Nest, etc, etc, waiting some of those games, but...DN's questionable. Nexon's not so great, and tend to milk games...the Stamina system is a bit of a turn off.

    Looking for something that's either more than a point and click (Action type RPGs?), or more than a typical point and click. (Mabinogi, or Harvest Moon/Rune Factory-styled [Which doesn't exist, Rune Factory is nice])

    Would also like to mention something either fit for Solo play, or something with a decent amount of people for grouping. I don't have anyone else to play with (in case anyone wants to go on a random MMO testing spree). I'm trying to drag a friend into LaTale, but so far, no success.
     


  2. rdurbin

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    may want to give Runes of Magic a try, its got elements of World of Warcraft, EQ2 and Final Fantasy XI. It is a free to play game, they make there money from people buying optional items with real cash. Its definitely more than a a clicking around game, although you can move around with just mouse clicks. The game has a 3rd person view rather than a overhead view
     
  3. prowler

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    I've recently started Mabinogi. I haven't got that far to say my opinion on it yet but it seems alright.
    You could try Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst (I know, I say this is all the MMORPG threads) if you like PSO.

    About random MMO testing spree (lmao, never thought of that phase before). I did one a while back, haven't found a great one so I always stick to PSO:BB =/
    There's one game that I've always wanted to try and that's Pangya, I know it's not an MMORPG but the PSP game is awesome.
     
  4. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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  5. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    +1 to RuneScape. Although I haven't played it in a few years since they de-forum modded me, it was still addiciting for the first 6 years =P
     
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    Monster Hunter Frontier Online. Completely action. If you know about Monster Hunter already, then there's no need to explain.
     
  7. Exaltys

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    A couple problems I have with this game. It is pay to play and, IIRC, if they find out you're not Japanese you get banned.
     
  8. Hachibei

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    Fantasy Earth Zero? I'm downloading it right now, shoot me a PM if you want to check it out together xD
     
  9. chA1nBull3t

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    I used to play a lot of Ragnarok Online. They have p2p and free servers.. however, I find private servers to be more reliable and friendly.

    It's pretty straight forward and basic. Very much a retro RPG but nontheless, one of the best. It has a very unique art style that no other top-down MMO has and it's quite amusing. Guildwars (aka WoE) can get very intense. Not to mention, boss fights and raiding can be a challenge; however, they're always fun to tackle.

    Very hardcore, very fun. Give it a try.
    I actually play at this private server if you want to give it a go:
    http://www.amistr.net/

    (this is legit to post here right? lol. private servers are technically legal as long as they don't charge for a profit. This one is FREE like 99.9999% of all private servers out there).
     
  10. Njrg

    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    Ether Saga

    http://eso.perfectworld.com/

    It has some EPIC UI features.
    And the cash-shop money can be bought with in-game currency so you can get any item in the cashshop with enough work.

    I also really really enjoy LaTale and it's private server.
    I also like Luna
    And theres a racing MMO I liked, Drift city or something. I forget.
    Theres also Lunia where the P2P can be owned by skill and not level. I took down a level 23 knight class with a level 5 healer.
    Square Enix made a new MMO called Fantasy Earth Zero, hosted by Gamespot.

    Try out Ether Saga. Its very nice.


    Its not too great. Strange control mechanics...
     
  11. Sterling

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    I still play Runescape, though the forum has become a lot less fun with a update a few months ago.F2P is one of the largest teasers in the mmo world, and it entices you to buy the $7 a month P2P. I don't have any other recommendations to give you, but as a long time player of RS (since 2003) I can safely tell you the content team has gone crazy, and there is no sign of slowing down.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Played Runescape as a kid but that got boring.

    Played Guild Wars for a year or two but that got boring too.

    Nowadays I don't bother. I prefer online gaming on my Xbox anyway. Just an easy way to hook up with friends and stuff.

    If I had a better computer that could actually do decent gaming I'd try some more. Maybe that Star Wars: The Old Republic when it comes out and maybe Star Trek Online (STO is supposed to be kinda crappy but I'm a big Trekkie nerd).
     
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    RuneScape is fun especially with the new "skill"(dungeoneering)
     
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    < WoW addict. My main character has an epeen score of 3175 (overall gear rating) since I play end game content.
     
  15. heavyknight
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    Lots of text/being picky time.

    Tried ESO back with the crappy card, it didn't seem so great, I might give it a go again.
    LT - I've tried the private server, but it seems weird.
    Luna - I enjoyed playing with my MMO buddy until she went into P2P and headed towards Aion. That, and she for some reason deleted her lv39 and restarted, so I ended up making a new character with her. Was fun. Until Aion came out. One reason why I hate P2P games. It's not that I can't afford it (well, I kind of can't, but at the same time I can), it's just that Aion/most P2Ps doesn't appeal to me. -sigh- miss Luna-ing..
    Lunia - It was okay, but with the many cash shop characters, it kind of got old. Might try it again later.

    Oh well....must try stuff... [​IMG]
     
  16. Thoob

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    I played WoW for around 6 months, and I really enjoyed it. I stopped as I started to play my PS3 more so found it a bit of a waste paying the subscription.
     
  17. GundamXXX

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    Id go with Guild Wars incl "expansions"

    Or wait untill SWTOR comes out.. I AM!
     
  18. zeromac

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    Try Entropia, I tried to play it on my laptop but my graphics card was so shit it couldn't render the models...

    It looks really good from what I've seen and it has this thing called a real world econemy so you earn in game cash called PED and have the option to convert it to your bank account

    10 PED = 1 US i think
     
  19. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    OMG your waiting for dragon nest to? THATS SUCH AN EPIC GAME! cant wait till its out =D
     
  20. heavyknight
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    Yup. Can't wait either.