Looking for an enjoyable MMO

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    Hey OnRPG

    I'm looking for suggestions on an MMO that I could play on and off in my spare time.

    Throughout the years I have tried several MMO's that I found interesting and I felt they were all very similar in game play and/or feeling, therefore what I am looking for would have to be different, a game that doesn't follow or is based off a standard MMO structure (I.E repetitive game play) There are a few guidelines that I want to avoid however

    1. A item shop structure is fine, but a game that takes away on too much game play due to not buying certain items from the cash shop takes away on the whole experience. A one time payment however is accepted, paying multiple times just to have fun isn't.

    2. Community is a factor that is hard to control for many different MMO's as there will always be good and bad players in a community (personality-wise). However a game who's structure is made to attract the negative people instead of the positive is a recipe for disaster, this includes games that have a very heavy competitive or pay to win aspect. Pvp is fine to an extent but a game that is focused around the pvp aspect is not very fun to play in my eyes

    Aside from games in that criteria I feel as though I can adapt to most other games as long as they are enjoyable enough to play. Game genres that I have a particular fondness of are classic dungeon crawlers(excluding action dungeon crawlers) and action games that require a level of strategy.

    I hope that you can suggest a great game that I could try sometime in the future.

    Many thanks in advance

    ~Shadeax

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    hm im going to recommend the game i like simple because i find its been relaxing, simple and fun to play and the community is very laid back.

    Champions of Regnum is an RvR open PvP oriented game along the lines of DAOC. But the community isn't like LoL because you really do get to know your realm mates. Players specifically avoid annoying their realm mates because in the RvR war u kinda depend on them to save you. RvR is fairly starategic, so there's that.

    I guess the reason why regnum cud fit your criteria is because it has a lot of veterans who also look for what you seem to be looking for: a casual fun game that provides years of entertainment. So basically, while there is a grinding aspect (grind is less than say WoW or Rift), you can participate in war or chat while grinding, and at max level everyone just wars and wars. Regnum isn't for everyone - it is old style click combat and it doesnt have tab targetting. Regnum is also somewhat repetitive in grind, but not repetitive in war.

    Hm.. a non-repetitive gameplay mmo. Maybe I can suggest Dark Souls, Darkfall 2 or Secret World? All 3 of these are really unique. Dark Souls because it is super scary and quite deep. Darkfall 2 permmadeath scaryness. Secret World because it is maybe the most unique world for allthe mmos right now. Anyway let us know what you think so we cud refine your choices.
    Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    hm im going to recommend the game i like simple because i find its been relaxing, simple and fun to play and the community is very laid back.

    Champions of Regnum is an RvR open PvP oriented game along the lines of DAOC. But the community isn't like LoL because you really do get to know your realm mates. Players specifically avoid annoying their realm mates because in the RvR war u kinda depend on them to save you. RvR is fairly starategic, so there's that.

    I guess the reason why regnum cud fit your criteria is because it has a lot of veterans who also look for what you seem to be looking for: a casual fun game that provides years of entertainment. So basically, while there is a grinding aspect (grind is less than say WoW or Rift), you can participate in war or chat while grinding, and at max level everyone just wars and wars. Regnum isn't for everyone - it is old style click combat and it doesnt have tab targetting. Regnum is also somewhat repetitive in grind, but not repetitive in war.

    Hm.. a non-repetitive gameplay mmo. Maybe I can suggest Dark Souls, Darkfall 2 or Secret World? All 3 of these are really unique. Dark Souls because it is super scary and quite deep. Darkfall 2 permmadeath scaryness. Secret World because it is maybe the most unique world for allthe mmos right now. Anyway let us know what you think so we cud refine your choices.
    Sorry if I overlooked it before, but a very large aspect of what I find enjoyable is in a game is a game that almost always seems fresh. I play classic rouge-likes not only because of the challenge they all provide, but the random elements that cause the game to feel different almost every time, long story short, I like random generation or other likewise traits. What I meant by a standard MMO structure is that I feel as though I am accomplishing the same things every single time I log on, whether it be killing the same mods constantly, or constantly pvping.

    Therefore overall I just plain dislike feeling like I am running laps, a game doesn't have to have pure randomization, but being able keep a game fresh is a very important aspect.

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    1. Dungeons and Dragons Online - it's an instanced based MMORPG, however the instances are really unique, they have a narrator and puzzles and various secrets to them. To play it however, you need a group (at least 1 rogue and 1 cleric is recommended).

    2. The Secret World - very very unique game, quests are really well done and different from your usual quests, the atmosphere is really good and the whole setting is unique.

    3. Phantasy Star Online 2 - mainly mentioning this because you mentioned roguelike and this MMORPG has a randomness aspect.

    4. Path of Exile - Never played it myself but as a Diablo-like game, I assume it's also pretty random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadeax View Post
    Sorry if I overlooked it before, but a very large aspect of what I find enjoyable is in a game is a game that almost always seems fresh...... What I meant by a standard MMO structure is that I feel as though I am accomplishing the same things every single time I log on, whether it be killing the same mods constantly, or constantly pvping. ... but being able keep a game fresh is a very important aspect.
    hm yes i reread your 1st paragraph and there is that emphasis on freshness each time.
    i think i myself tried to find that freshness in mmos after neverwinter nights. Neverwinter had hundreds of servers, and each one was a bit of a surprise to explore. Then there was Diablo with its random map generation. Then I tried DDO+Lotro with their deep fantasy and Lotro's ingame music playing ability.
    This is just my personal view: i came to the conclusion that no mmo with content provided by a developer will ever provide freshness. I realised it can't - AI is always predictable, even random dungeons r predictable.

    I concluded that the only thing that would always be totally random and unexpected, wud be playing against other humans in pvp. Yes, it IS just a case of killing enemy players, but the permutation of situations an behaviour is quite unpredictable in Regnum (especially given 9 forts and 3 factions). So for me, each login is a bit like watching fish in a fish tank and being a fishy too.... anyway--- i think Secret World and Path of Exile r also "fresh" in terms of content.

    Hope that helps. I would love to discuss more and compare notes too!
    Be warned - I am a major player of Regnum Online the mmo. I've been playing it for about 2 years and rarely go without logging in at least once a day. You can also look at good alternatives to Regnum such ase Aion online and Aika Online.

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    Very good description, you have clear ideas.
    Try eRepublik, maybe. It's more cooperative than individualistic, little PVP, FTP and with a good community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F. Scott View Post
    See if you like this, it requires a lot of strategy and has great community elements

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    Shadeax here again,

    I have ended up trying (or taking a detailed look at) most of the games mentioned above to a certain extent. However, I have yet to find an ideal MMO that I can play for weeks on end. The closest of the games mentioned above was Phantasy Star Online 2 as it contained some of the virtues of replayability, tactical and precise combat, and a great atmosphere. Unfortunately, I have a pet peeve of playing games in a different language, even with the english patch, as a large portion of the community will not be able to communicate with me, making a very important aspect that I look for in MMOs null and void. Overall, though other aspects a very important, the way the combat system works is the most important, as it will be most of what I will be doing when playing a game. In conclusion I would like a action game with a combat system with strategical elements if possible ( something other then the click and spam skills)

    and sorry if i'm being too picky :/

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    Spiral Knights

    And wait for US release of PSO2 I guess.

    For more action MMORPGs you can check this list: http://www.onrpg.com/boards/threads/...on-MMORPG-List

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    If you don't mind playing something 10 years old with graphics on par with deus ex 1 or half life 1, check out Neocron 2. It's f2p with no cash shops or micro transactions, you get the entire game for free. It's a cyberpunk mmofps, fully real time player controlled combat, if something is in your crosshairs and you're close enough to it, you can never miss, there's no critical hits or other dice roll type combat involved.

    It meets all your requirements except possibly the one about PvP, there's no forced PvP, you start with a microchip in your head that prevents you from attacking players or being attacked by them but you can remove the chip if you want to.

    It's definitely very different so there's a good chance you won't like it, all I can say for sure is you haven't played anything quite like it before, so it's worth trying just for the experience.

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