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Thread: Suggestions for an MMO noob?
18-09-2012, 06:27 PM #1
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Suggestions for an MMO noob?
So I'm considering trying an MMO for the first time. I've shied away from these games because, frankly, I never trusted myself to not become hyper-addicted. I've finally decided to tempt fate and check it out.
- I like fantasy settings, but slightly prefer sci-fi or post-apocalyptic (Secret World looks really interesting).
- NOT interested in WOW
- Free-to-play is not necessarily a requirement. I'll spend money on it if I like it, but I just hate to buy the game + subscription just to try something out.
- Favorite types of gameplay are action-rpg. I really enjoy mechanics like in Devil May Cry. Also, loot grinds like Torchlight, Diablo, etc.
- Would prefer a game with more adult settings and environments, in terms of violence and content.
- I hate ridiculous over-sexualization in games (i.e., Tera).
- Hate PVP, like co-op.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
18-09-2012, 06:40 PM #2
Guild Wars 2 is probably a perfect fit
Fantasy, but the Asura are a mixture of magic and tech.
It isn't a full action RPG, but it is more actiony than the standard WoW format (position matters a lot). For some builds, you can probably play with a gamepad
It is far from "mature"
From what I have seen, most female armor isn't overly sexualized. But I've mostly been hanging out in the land of the crazy rabbity midgets and the walking plants, so who knows how bad the Norn are.
There is a VERY heavy emphasis on PvE co-op.
18-09-2012, 06:53 PM #3
18-09-2012, 07:05 PM #4
Don't. Play Dota/LoL instead.
18-09-2012, 07:14 PM #5
Check out LOTRO. It is f2p but it's not bad with how it works. The story and quests are as good as any of that (this?) generation of MMORPG. If you don't like it, no loss.
18-09-2012, 07:25 PM #6
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EVE Online? :)
Sort of joking, but its reputation is worse than the game actually is towards new players. And getting in a good corp (of which there are some) is a really nice experience.
But as you do not want PvP, from all I've read (haven't actually played it) then Guild Wars 2 or The Secret World (might want to wait for it to go F2P) seem like good choices.
18-09-2012, 07:31 PM #7
18-09-2012, 09:04 PM #8
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18-09-2012, 09:18 PM #9
Another option if your dislike of WoW is about Blizzard and not the gameplay: The Old Republic (which should be F2P shortly). It mostly flopped because it was a carbon copy of WoW that heavily favored solo and small party gameplay.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy to the extent of "its Star Wars"
Basically WoW, but different tileset and better writing
Not an ARPG
Bioware levels of "maturity"
Again, not obscene levels of sexualization
PvP is complete crap, PvE has a decent system set up for finding parties these days.
Last edited by gundato; 18-09-2012 at 09:40 PM.
18-09-2012, 09:21 PM #10
If this is going to be your first MMO, I highly suggest you install City of Heroes as soon as possible and see how a fully functional and beloved MMO operates before it shuts down. Then spend the rest of your life wondering why the hell other MMOs don't have features found in CoH that it'd consider "standard".
18-09-2012, 09:24 PM #11
As someone who has played different MMOs for years my advice is don't play MMOs.
They're the least rewarding and the most time wasting games I've ever played. And I am an idiot that it took me years of time and god knows how much money to realize something that simple.
18-09-2012, 09:27 PM #12
18-09-2012, 09:39 PM #13
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D&D online might be a good choice. It's a really neat game where most classes have a distinct role and the dungeons have a really great feel.
18-09-2012, 09:46 PM #14
On the other hand 99% of time spent in an MMO is an absolute waste of time, chasing a carrot on a stick. The 1% that isn't a waste goes to the social aspects, which are almost non-existent in most MMOs (EVE is the great exception).
18-09-2012, 09:50 PM #15
Yeah D&D is good, also. It's basically the same thing as LOTRO as far as the f2p pricing.
18-09-2012, 10:09 PM #16
I am considering getting back into an MMO during my summer holidays, and dont want to play WoW again (cause it costs money). Maybe I will play GW2
18-09-2012, 10:41 PM #17
18-09-2012, 10:47 PM #18
In fact I'd say that the MMOs have taken from me way more than any book, or movie or other type of game ever could.
18-09-2012, 11:08 PM #19
Realm of the Mad God is a co-op fantasy mmo shooter. It's free to play. It's a mix of MMO and a shooter game - action is very fast and twitchy. There's even autofire !
What I especially like about the game is that most monsters behave uniquely and you can recognize them on minimap by the way the dot moves.
It's always thrilling, because there's permadeath. You can't prevent it, but you can mitigate it by stashing good items for your future class.pass
18-09-2012, 11:57 PM #20