REQUEST Immersive MMO that isn't broken?

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    Default REQUEST Immersive MMO that isn't broken?

    I'm on the lookout for an immersive MMO. You know, the opposite of the korean-WoW-like drudgery.
    There are plenty of these, however, most have some sort of fatal problem.

    My criteria are essentially:
    1. Regularly have 400+ concurrent players
    2. No serious botting/hacking/multiboxing issues
    3. Can be played enjoyably in a couple of hours as well
    4. "Has hotbar" shouldn't describe the entire game.

    Some games I've checked out but failed are:
    • Face of Mankind No players
    • Runescape Absurd amount of botters, incredibly intrusive cashshop, bit cheesy
    • Ultima Online No players
    • Mortal Online No players
    • Entropia Universe No players, time sink
    • Minecraft Few players (per server), little immersion, bit cheesy
    • EVE Online Very little immersion, time sink


    You get the idea. I'm just curious if there are any multiplayer games that live up to these criteria.

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    there are no immersive mmos honestly, best i can think of is TSW.

    also how does runescape have an intrusive cash shop lol, all you need is a subscription and you're fine.
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    I'll check out TSW.

    Runescape's wheel of fortune thingy is pretty intrusive. Buy gold and levels straight from the developer. This exist despite, like you said, one is already paying a monthly fee. But it really isn't the biggest concern. Botters (to such a degree that the market is controlled by them), cheesiness and an overabundance of kids is.

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    Sadly the sandbox immersive mmo is kind of a niche, you'll always find a low pop.
    You could look into the following:

    Saga Of Ryzom: No idea if it's being updated anymore, had a few people around last i played, but i think majority are french.

    Istaria: Old as dirt, has a few players, most don't adventure anymore as most play dragons, has minor updates.

    Trials of Ascension: One i've been keeping an eye on, 3 races(at launch) only one can build, one is a zerk like spider race, standard humans, and gold hoarding dragons. not even into alpha yet though.

    Wakfu/Dofus: Cutesie graphics but fun sort of sandbox, has dungeons and quests but they mostly leave you to your own devices.(wakfu is free dofus is p2p)

    i'll update the post if i think of more.

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    Another pretty good sandbox mmo that will be coming out soon is Albion Online. It goes into another alpha test Jan 26th. I already got my founders pack. That is the only bad thing. Got to buy into the alpha. And it will have another Alpha in the summer. So they still got alot more stuff to do to the game. But plays pretty fluidly as is.

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    funny thing is that I can only give you a list of mmos that IS broken, gotta love the English community

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberkulos View Post
    I'll check out TSW.

    Runescape's wheel of fortune thingy is pretty intrusive. Buy gold and levels straight from the developer. This exist despite, like you said, one is already paying a monthly fee. But it really isn't the biggest concern. Botters (to such a degree that the market is controlled by them), cheesiness and an overabundance of kids is.
    You do realize the amount of XP/GP you can get from these is incredibly low? You need ~50 Mil+ to be even in the middle class in regards to wealth. The amount of XP is worthless when you need over millions of xp for harder end levels. Runescape has one of the fairest micro transaction models of almost all games. Botters also don't mean shit anymore, they don't effect the economy as much as they used to, nor are there as many nowadays compared to years ago.

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    None fits your criteria really. Maybe The Repopulation or Albion Online?

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    The more immersion you want to have, the more of a time sink the game will be (because they are correlated).

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberkulos View Post
    Some games I've checked out but failed are:
    • Face of Mankind No players
    • Runescape Absurd amount of botters, incredibly intrusive cashshop, bit cheesy
    • Ultima Online No players
    • Mortal Online No players
    • Entropia Universe No players, time sink
    • Minecraft Few players (per server), little immersion, bit cheesy
    • EVE Online Very little immersion, time sink
    Looks like you've already "checked out" the best ones. Next time you make a new character, join a guild. A good guild with players that socialize for enjoyment. Give ArcheAge and EverQuest Next a go someday.
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    Salem Online makes you paranoid, give it a try.

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