[generic] MMORPG: Do you play?

Nathan

RunePriest
#1
Hi Everyone,

I'm an avid MMO player and love Star Wars: The Old Republic. I play on and off, often playing two or three days per week. I also have a couple of friends trying to persuade me to join them in Elite: Dangerous, an MMO based on the popular game franchise. I was wandering if other Tavern patrons play a MMO and if so which one? You might not like the idea of MMORPGs or never even tried one before. All thoughts and opinions are welcome.
 
#2
I only play SW:TOR, and then only about once every few months when my IRL friends from my hometown remind me it’s something we do! It always seems to be second or third on my “what shall I do next?” list, so I haven’t completed any class stories and get confused about gear, crafting, etc changes almost every time I log on! I’d like to do the main stories more. Flashpoints, PvP, etc don’t hold as much appeal.

I did play Neverwinter quite a bit on launch, but haven’t touched it for a couple of years.
 

Nathan

RunePriest
#3
The best thing to do is simply play the class stories through and learn more about the other activities once you're done. Most of the Flashpoints are fun at end game, but during levelling they are merely a distraction and there for those who have done all the side-quests and Heroics before. Some Flashpoints can be solo'd because they are (sort of) story specific to the overall backstory, but you can skip them as they have no effect on your overall class story. PvP and raiding is best left until you hit level cap, and crafting isn't necessary whilst you level.
 
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ragr

Guest
#4
They're not for me. My gaming is pretty much exclusively tabletop rpg, albeit mostly online. I've tried MMOs at my son's request but just found them to be soulless. detached, predictable and repetitive. I guess I don't like them then :unsure:.

Te be fair that's me all over and I very rarely think something is okay or alright. I'm a love it, no thank you kind of guy. I get something from rpgs that just cannot even be closely replicated by any other experience. I don't really do most boardgames and virtually no card games for the same miserable reasons.

I'm pleased other people get stuff out of them though; my youngest was an absolute Eve addict for a while and sneered at my "sounds like a lame Traveller knock-off" comment.
 

Newt

RunePriest
#5
I do a fair bit of PC gaming, but its more the first person shooter variety. That said I'm a huge Fallout 4 and now Just Cause 3 (its taken them 2 versions to really hit what the game is about), both of which could be MMORPGs - but instead, they are very tightly focused single player games. Last time I tried a MMORPG was Guild Wars which I absolutely loved until you got to the stage (about Level 14) where you had to form an online party to progress the plot and I couldn't find anyone sensible enough to join me and my few RL friends had already advanced well enough beyond that level to be bothered. Boo hoo :(

Its something that I feel I should have a crack at again and deliberately throw myself at, since the last time I tried was 12 years or so :O
 

Nathan

RunePriest
#7
<snip>Last time I tried a MMORPG was Guild Wars which I absolutely loved until you got to the stage (about Level 14) where you had to form an online party to progress the plot and I couldn't find anyone sensible enough to join me and my few RL friends had already advanced well enough beyond that level to be bothered.
That's what I like about SWTOR. You can pretty much solo all the story content. What's more, if you like to group, which is optional, there is an excellent Group Finder function built into the game.
 
#8
As my father points out, I can't get enough of them!
The idea of a collaborative world where your experience is defined by other players is fascinating to me.

I've got over 100 hours on a lot: EVE, WoW, GW1 and 2, I played a bit of SWTOR at launch but it wasn't for me.

Actually, I'm building my own MMORPG at the moment. It's currently in the middle of its second Alpha event (that was meant to end January 31st but I'm keeping it up almost indefinitely until a new version is available: the site is a little out of date). That can be found here.
 

Dom

SuperMunchkin
#9
Not really into MMORPGs (because I know I’ll just lose time to them) but I am horribly addicted to World of Tanks Blitz, which is effectively a first person shooter with tanks.

My ID is Cybergoths if anyone ever fancies platooning.
 
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ragr

Guest
#10
A friend of mine tried to lure me into World Of Tanks but fortunately my time sink sensor went off. I can see the appeal though as my family held secret meetings when the subject of holidays came up and planned things so we'd never be within a hour or so of Muckleburgh, Bovington or any other military vehicle themed museum.
 

Newt

RunePriest
#12
my family held secret meetings when the subject of holidays came up and planned things so we'd never be within a hour or so of Muckleburgh, Bovington or any other military vehicle themed museum.
My wife is much more straight-forward. "Hey love, we're only 40 minutes away, you could drop me and the lad off for the day," says me. "No, no you are wrong it's far too far, a good hour or so. Let's go an see the meerkats instead :) " says her.
 
#14
A friend of mine tried to lure me into World Of Tanks but fortunately my time sink sensor went off. I can see the appeal though as my family held secret meetings when the subject of holidays came up and planned things so we'd never be within a hour or so of Muckleburgh, Bovington or any other military vehicle themed museum.
Well I certainly wasn't privy to those meetings, which leaves my mum (which, fair enough really), a buffoon and a cat. I think that we can overthrow them!

OT: this might not count as a traditional MMO but it is massively multiplayer, so; I've been playing a heck of a lot of Overwatch recently. I'm consistently shocked that Blizzard were able to pull off such a damn fun game considering it's their first ever FPS and that it was built on the failure of Titan. It's also nice to be able to play a competitive match in less than 20 minutes, makes for great playing in between lectures!!
 

Newt

RunePriest
#16
OT: this might not count as a traditional MMO but it is massively multiplayer, so; I've been playing a heck of a lot of Overwatch recently. I'm consistently shocked that Blizzard were able to pull off such a damn fun game considering it's their first ever FPS and that it was built on the failure of Titan. It's also nice to be able to play a competitive match in less than 20 minutes, makes for great playing in between lectures!!
Our Henry (8 1/2 so not the target audience) loves watching youtube videos about Overwatch. I look over his shoulder to keep track of what hes watching, and it does look like a modern shiny version of Unreal Tournament meets Team Fortress Classic (ie. a shiny Sci-fi meets superior class based gameplay). I keep meaning to check it out, but keep on fumbling because it's not on Steam :)
 
#19
Possibly the best MMOs for roleplayers on the basis they will go for story, which is not a given but often true:

Lord Of The Rings Online, Star Wars The Old Republic, Secret World Legends.
 

Nathan

RunePriest
#20
SWTOR is one of the best I've played in terms of story and cinematics. The vanilla game has eight class stories and planetary story arcs for both factions on each planet as you level. Not to mention a bunch of side quests and Flashpoints (Dungeons).
 
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