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    Question Truly Free MMO'S

    Hello everyone ,
    I was wondering if anyone knows more "Truly Free" MMO like AION or Lineage II : Goddess of Destruction , or at least something along the lines of LoL/DOTA2 . I mean something with a non-intrusive game shop (that doesn't affect gameplay at all and keeps game balanced for everyone) . Also I'm very interested in EUROPEAN servers of these kind because so far VPN servers just don't do it for me... and for once I would like to see a company that doesn't take a big poop on us EU players. (ProSie..*cough* ..ben..*cough*..sat1). I would ask for a list of these games but there are hardly any... not that I know of.

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    Truly Free MMORPGs in my opinion either have no cash shop at all, or don't have boosts (EXP, etc.) that you can buy / etc. And costumes have no slots for extra stats, etc. AION has a cash shop set of wings that is faster than the default.

    So if that's the case, there's only one for you: Planeshift. But as a serious note, Planeshift requires you to roleplay.

    But if you don't mind AION. Then you'll be fine with TERA. Unfortunately, you're an EU player, and get the short end of the stick when it comes to TERA. The enmasse / West version of TERA is a lot better.

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    I really don't mind XP/GOLD boosters , League of Legends has boosts. What I want is that all content (except fancy skins/armor and anything that doesn't affect GAMEPLAY) is available to all without restriction. I really don't care if another player looks more awesome than me (I might be jealous tho) , what I want is a game where you can't buy your STATS or Overpowered weapons/armor that undermine the other players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsundaere View Post
    I really don't mind XP/GOLD boosters , League of Legends has boosts. What I want is that all content (except fancy skins/armor and anything that doesn't affect GAMEPLAY) is available to all without restriction. I really don't care if another player looks more awesome than me (I might be jealous tho) , what I want is a game where you can't buy your STATS or Overpowered weapons/armor that undermine the other players.
    You literally described West TERA and Planeshift. That's about it really. Oh and, Pay to Plays. (Not Buy to Plays usually.)

    So yeah, good luck.

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    One can only hope... maybe someone else knows something similar. I wonder why other companies haven't adopted RIOT's business model , they seem to be doing better than everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsundaere View Post
    One can only hope... maybe someone else knows something similar. I wonder why other companies haven't adopted RIOT's business model , they seem to be doing better than everyone else.
    Because they want to actually make more profit quickly, not slowly / over time. For instance, all of X-Legend's games aren't developed to last X years. They're meant to last a year or two, and then that's it. You have to take these things into account.

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    If every company out there is going to turn into something like Electronic Arts or ProSiebenSat1 Games ... let's just say I pray for the future of the Video Games Industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsundaere View Post
    If every company out there is going to turn into something like Electronic Arts or ProSiebenSat1 Games ... let's just say I pray for the future of the Video Games Industry.
    EA is EA. I've never even heard of ProSiebenSat1 games until Aeria bought them. By the way, it's Aeria's fault. Aeria is just a greedy publisher, I'll be honest. If they ever release Lime Odyssey, it'll be the end of days for them. Since, if they manage to make Lime a greedy game, they will lose a lot of players.

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    ProSieben (Sevengames) actually used to be one of my favorite publishers. They always had fair item shops and really great support and had a lot communication with the players on the forums when I still played games from them (WonderKing for example).

    I don't consider Aion or Lineage 2 are "Truly Free", they have an item shop just like all other F2P MMORPGs.

    If you just want a game were the item shop doesn't give advantages but also don't want to pay monthly, I'd go for B2P. There are some good games out there like The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 where you only need to pay once and will never need the item shop ever except if you want to change your looks or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rya.Reisender View Post
    ProSieben (Sevengames) actually used to be one of my favorite publishers. They always had fair item shops and really great support and had a lot communication with the players on the forums when I still played games from them (WonderKing for example).

    I don't consider Aion or Lineage 2 are "Truly Free", they have an item shop just like all other F2P MMORPGs.

    If you just want a game were the item shop doesn't give advantages but also don't want to pay monthly, I'd go for B2P. There are some good games out there like The Secret World and Guild Wars 2 where you only need to pay once and will never need the item shop ever except if you want to change your looks or something.
    TSW's Item shop has some advantages though over people who don't use it, such as AP Injections, "veteran" coins in the shop also give you the ability to buy top tier weapons.

    GW2 will sometimes sell tools that never break (Obsidian Quality, mines/gathers everything) for mining, etc. This is a direct advantage over players that have to make their tools.

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    AP can be gotten from basically anything ingame. And top tier items can also be gotten ingame (afaik). So it doesn't really give you any advantage over other players. Just makes grinding shorter.

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    Truly free MMO? Maybe he was referring to SWTOR wherein you need to subscribe to use other features in the game.
    thou you can check out these games.

    Dragon Nest - this game is really fun and their latest update was Assassin Class

    Ragnarok Online 2 - well all I can say if you've played RO1 you could also try this one.

    Cabal Online - this game is quite old for me But still I like the skill animation of this game and the Nation War. thou I am noob during Nation War

    Eclipse War Online - this game OBT will release soon but I played the CBT and the character transformation is quite interesting and the card system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JigsawPuzzle View Post
    Truly free MMO? Maybe he was referring to SWTOR wherein you need to subscribe to use other features in the game.
    thou you can check out these games.

    Dragon Nest - this game is really fun and their latest update was Assassin Class

    Ragnarok Online 2 - well all I can say if you've played RO1 you could also try this one.

    Cabal Online - this game is quite old for me But still I like the skill animation of this game and the Nation War. thou I am noob during Nation War

    Eclipse War Online - this game OBT will release soon but I played the CBT and the character transformation is quite interesting and the card system.
    RO2 gives direct advantages to players who have real money to spend. (Wedding Dress / Tux for instance.)

    CABAL Online also gives real money players an advantage with VIP / etc.

    OP wants none of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rya.Reisender View Post
    AP can be gotten from basically anything ingame. And top tier items can also be gotten ingame (afaik). So it doesn't really give you any advantage over other players. Just makes grinding shorter.
    Any game that can transfer real money to in-game gold has this "Advantage" as well.

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    Mu Online

    TERA

    DC Universe

    Lord of The Rings Online(grind a bit and you can get points to purchase missing content)

    DDO(same as LoTRO)

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    Aion

    Never Winter

    DC Universe

    Eclipse War

    Dragon Nest

    I played this game and I can say these games are cool you can add my IGN:CultinPunk

    If you ever tried this games add me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeRavage View Post
    Never Winter
    See my avatar.

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    That was my reply to the TS what's your IGN and server on Neverwinter? I'll add you on PSN too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeRavage View Post
    That was my reply to the TS what's your IGN and server on Neverwinter? I'll add you on PSN too
    I won't be playing a PlayStation console until I get a PlayStation 4 in 2015 or so. I don't play Neverwinter anymore.

    I plan to play Wildstar however when it arrives.

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    MU Online and Neverwinter Online are pay to win.
    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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    Yeah after playing Neverwinter for about a week I feel like playing WOW


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    this may be way off base as not many people find these games fun anymore but have you tried muds?

    what a mud is, is a pure text based games that are more often than not totally free to play with no b2p/p2p advantages meaning no cash shops

    muds usually need you to type west/east/etc to move but are generally VERY open world(like skyrim) and are multiplayer (however they are a dying breed of games so only 10-100 players on at any given time

    what you usually do in a mud is grind im not gonna lie however since muds are so big you will spend most of your time hunting for new equipment after every new level as well as trying to find bigger and better zones (the mud i play has 5 continents with 20-30 zones on each continent... thats a lot of exploring to do)

    that being said i would highly recommend sloth mud and bear in mind muds are very slow starting out but they do get much more fun after you learn how to play them

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    I think your post sums up the MUD you play, but not MUDs in general..for example, I play Achaea which has 400+ players during peak hours. You don't grind for equipment, because the game economy revolves around player-crafted gear. I also disagree that MUDs are a dying genre, Achaea has just as many players as it did 15 years ago. Just because other less popular MUDs have died out doesn't represent the genre as a whole, MMOs flop all the time.
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