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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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    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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