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    Default What are the best open pvp MMOs right now?

    Hi everyone,

    I don't know what to play. I really love PvP but can't find a good MMO heavily based on PvP.
    Could you tell me a good one? I don't care if it's P2P or P2W.


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    hi nektaris..

    there are actually quite a few mmos with strong pvp components. my main knowledge is with non-pay to win free-to-play RvR open PvP mmos with faction based systems like DAOC. so i will begin with these first :-

    1) DAOC Uthgard or Genesis - this is a freeshard for DAOC.
    2) Champions of Regnum: f2p mmo very popular (No.1 indie mmo in Argentia and probably spanish speaking world, quite a big following in the english world too).
    3) Aion: has faction based pvp, not bad. But you have endless grind for equipment in pvp.
    4) Aika Online: also based on DAOC, with somewhat more modern gfx than Regnum.
    5) Shadowbane: old mmo now in private community reboot (it closes down to outside players regularly). excellent pvp mmo.
    All of the above are point and click styled combat mmos. I do not believe there are any action mmos in the f2p RvR open pvp space.

    Ok now I will briefly list some of the pvp mmos which are not faction based. Most mmos have some sort of flag-based open pvp. By this i mean u can turn on a flag to participate in pvp and have some sort of "mark" against ur character for killing unflagged players.
    1) Lineage 2 - possible the best pvp mmo in this entire genre
    2) About 50% of all other mmos have some sort of flag pvp.

    Now I'm going to list some RvR/pvp mmos which are pay to win. Asian mmos tend to be pay to win: Zero Online, RF Online, Allods f2p version, Battle of the Immortals etc etc (edit: include Eve online as pay to win) (edit: Allods and Eve are not asian, but ah well they r pay to win, you get the idea...)

    I suggest, unless you have a lot of money to spend and like paying to win, you look for a non-pay to win mmo.
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    Dekaron, which is really, really old, used to be pretty open PvP heavy, not sure about its current state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    Asian mmos tend to be pay to win: Allods f2p version, (edit: include Eve online as pay to win)
    You do know these two are not Asian?
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    APB? Customization is fun but actual game play... not so much.
    It has maybe the worst combat of all the shooters on the market.
    Matchmaking is horrible.
    Hackers are rampant.
    The developers do not add new content. The only things added are cash shop(p2w) items and items to encourage you to continue grinding the same old content.

    Try it if you want but spending money isn't advised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    hi nektaris..

    there are actually quite a few mmos with strong pvp components. my main knowledge is with non-pay to win free-to-play RvR open PvP mmos with faction based systems like DAOC. so i will begin with these first :-

    1) DAOC Uthgard or Genesis - this is a freeshard for DAOC.
    2) Champions of Regnum: f2p mmo very popular (No.1 indie mmo in Argentia and probably spanish speaking world, quite a big following in the english world too).
    3) Aion: has faction based pvp, not bad. But you have endless grind for equipment in pvp.
    4) Aika Online: also based on DAOC, with somewhat more modern gfx than Regnum.
    5) Shadowbane: old mmo now in private community reboot (it closes down to outside players regularly). excellent pvp mmo.
    All of the above are point and click styled combat mmos. I do not believe there are any action mmos in the f2p RvR open pvp space.

    Ok now I will briefly list some of the pvp mmos which are not faction based. Most mmos have some sort of flag-based open pvp. By this i mean u can turn on a flag to participate in pvp and have some sort of "mark" against ur character for killing unflagged players.
    1) Lineage 2 - possible the best pvp mmo in this entire genre
    2) About 50% of all other mmos have some sort of flag pvp.

    Now I'm going to list some RvR/pvp mmos which are pay to win. Asian mmos tend to be pay to win: Zero Online, RF Online, Allods f2p version, Battle of the Immortals etc etc (edit: include Eve online as pay to win) (edit: Allods and Eve are not asian, but ah well they r pay to win, you get the idea...)

    I suggest, unless you have a lot of money to spend and like paying to win, you look for a non-pay to win mmo.
    Coming back to Regnum just for the Lamai race. queenvoo which server you play?
    Currently Playing: Emil Chronicle
    Let me know if you wanna play too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couponfork View Post
    Coming back to Regnum just for the Lamai race. queenvoo which server you play?
    hi couponfork -- i play on Haven server.
    unless you are in a spanish speaking country, i think you can register here
    http://championsofregnum.gamesamba.com/landing.html
    yup lamai race can be fun :} the "realm tasks" should now give everyone a 100% xp boost also.
    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
    hi couponfork -- i play on Haven server.
    unless you are in a spanish speaking country, i think you can register here
    http://championsofregnum.gamesamba.com/landing.html
    yup lamai race can be fun :} the "realm tasks" should now give everyone a 100% xp boost also.
    Alrighty, I've registered and got the game installed, after creating a character I'm on the loading screen with it downloading stuff? Which nation are you also? I'll probably go with that one.
    Currently Playing: Emil Chronicle
    Let me know if you wanna play too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couponfork View Post
    Alrighty, I've registered and got the game installed, after creating a character I'm on the loading screen with it downloading stuff? Which nation are you also? I'll probably go with that one.
    im in Alsius.. you've played Regnum before so I guess you know what to expect. as usual, i would suggest ticking the box "download all resources before starting" in the launcher options menu, and then let the game update overnight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nektaris View Post
    Thanks queenvo, I'm gonna try Champions of Regnum asap.
    What about action mmos or full loot mmos?
    sure, np nektaris. Regnum's gfx are not as highly detailed as say Rift but it is a very clean crisp 3d environment. Feel free to ask any questions as sometimes the interface takes some getting used to (took me 2 weeks tweaking keyboard settings etc before I was fully comfortable).

    hm ok action mmos. as mentioned i dont think there are any f2p ones on the same model as daoc but i can still recommend some good ones :-

    1) Kritika (asia only?), Swordsman Online, Age of Wushu, Blade & Soul - im quite sure these haave pvp. These are some of the most modern cutting edge action mmos out there. None of them are full loot tho. Note that Age of Wuhsu probably has the most advanced Asian style martial arts crafting + social setting.

    2) Monster Hunter (Asia only I think), Raiderz, Vindictus, C9: All of these are spectacular action combat mmos. Monster Hunter in particular has very high popularity of its own in Asia. While they may have pvp, Im not sure if they are full loot. The last three are f2p.

    3) Tera, Rift - these are the 2 best f2p western action mmos. However, since they are not pvp focussed, their pvp is widely considered to be pretty yuck (just google "how good is rift pvp" etc).

    ok full loot mmos :-

    Darkfall 2, Mortal Online and I think... Wurm Online -- Darkfall 2 isn't f2p but I think Mortal and Wurm are f2p. All 3 are very capable mmos. Mortal and Wurm are more sandboxxy than Darkfall in that I think at least Wurm lets you actually build your own little village+mine etc. Darkfall is brutally cutthroat, possibly the most cutthroat of all mmos. If you are in Asia, Darkfall 2 just started a massively popular Asian version where Japanese and Korean players are having probably the most massive racial war in mmo history right now.

    if i can think of more action/full loot mmos ill try to post them later . the other suggestions in this thread are also good.
    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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