Recommend a first mmorpg to try

Discussion in 'MMOs' started by zbone, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. zbone

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    Looking for a mmorpg to play with no experience in such type of games. Read plenty of reviews but nothing really stood out to me.
    In perfect world that would be something not monotonous, not demand joining guilds or teams in order to maximize experience (not looking for online socializing) and with good graphics.
     
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    are you into fantasy, sci fi, pve, pvp?
     
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    zbone

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    No preferences at this point but I would probably pick pvp over pve.
     
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    Guild Wars 2 comes out on August 28th, get that! :D
     
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    Might as well start with something good - it'll save you a lot of money going through the other crappy games first before eventually getting to GW2 anyway.

    /end-gw2-too-hyped-fan-mode... :p
     
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    All MMO's are the same. Anyone who plays an MMO for the gameplay is a gametard. None of them offer any real challenge or excitement in and of themselves as they all tend to be pretty crappily designed.

    The only reason you play an MMO is because it's an MMO. You play for the camaraderie and friendships and socialisation. Being super competitive in an MMO is much the same as arguing with an idiot; they'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    Before someone jumps on the "ur jus sayin that cuz u suk", I was the top rogue and top shadow priest on my WoW server for PVE and our guild was the top guild on the server for six months running until we disbanded (we were bored). I've played numerous MMO's and always been very good at them (let's face it, it's not hard, so I'm not exactly claiming to be great here).

    Play an MMO 'cause you want to socialise with like-minded geeks and have a bit of fun. Don't play expecting it to be a great game because you will be disappointed and discover that you can do that much better by yourself with far better games.
     
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  8. Draethz

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    Don't listen to ddk. If what he said is true, then everyone would be the best, which is not the case. There are lots of terrible people.

    Just wait for GW2. Nothing else worth playing out now.
     
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    zbone

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    So in both eve and gw I won't end up hitting a wall like "join a team if you want to enjoy this and this part of the game" with everything that comes with that like necessity to hang out with a bunch of kids on teamspeak and IRC?

    Not sure what I think about competitive aspect. I reckon competition can't be separated from end goal which is tough to do in MMORPG I guess so I'm more looking into having fun out of gaming process.

    Also something that I can play couple of hours here and an hour there would be great. Don't want to be put in position where I absolutely must spend long hours sessions in a game to achieve something.
     
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    GW2 = Over hyped POS :Paranoid:

    Now i sit back and wait for the fanbois
     
  11. glasswindow

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    Most mmo's are $60-80 plus a monthly sub fee. Gw2 is a one off $60 and you don't have to deal with the step learning curve of 5-8 year old mmo.


    My first mmo was gw1, so I am a little bias. :-D
     
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    Eve Online is the best beginners MMORPG

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    ddk is on the money. You play mmo's to socialise, if you don't want to socialise then there really isn't a reason to get into mmo's. They're terrible as SP games, things become monotonous very quickly.
     
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    zbone

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    I'm not looking for SP experience but rather for MP experience in large worlds full of real people instead of NPCs where I can pick up a role and choose the way I play - with a band or alone.

    But if you say this is not what MMORPGs are about then tough luck for me I guess.
     
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    WoW \ SWTOR have 10 day trials off the top of my head you can also try new mmo the secret world ..... wasnt too bad but can see it going f2p very soon

    U can also try star trek online or dcuo which are f2p mmos they do have their bads but also kool things which is a good intro into mmos especially if your fully new to them
     
  16. Pinkeh

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    I would recommend either SWTOR, Eve online or Guild Wars 2 (releases August 28).

    SWTOR for the story
    Eve for PVP
    GW2 for exploration/story.

    You dont join a MMORPG to play by yourself. Just as you dont play pen and paper RPGs on your own.

    If you want to do something by yourself. Go read a novel.
     
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  18. sammy_b0i

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    Gah. Lord of the Rings Online. Free to play, very active and mature community. Very polished game with many years of tweaking and fine tuning. Still releasing expansions and new content updates.
     
  19. Desert_Runner

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    Yeah MMO's are not made for SP experiences. They are deisgned around the fact there are a lot of people playing so team work is a must. GW2 has public events where you don't have to be in a party or guild to complete them, so that may be up your alley. They also have very polished WvWvW (3 servers in constant PvP battle.) Any raiding or "end game" stuff requires a group / guild though.
     
  20. Pinkeh

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    You can explore a lot of GW2 beta on your own but its far more enjoyable with a group. :Paranoid: The dynamic events are not made to be solo'd especially that cave troll in the Destiny's Reach settlement/farmstead area :lol:
     

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