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Moving to 56k.. What MMO would work best?

ExavusExavus Kenai, AKPosts: 200Member
I want to find another MMO to put my time into. I'm tired of WoW.



I've played AO/DAOC/EQ1/EQ2/SWG/LOTR:O/AC/FFXI



There might be one or two in there I never mentioned. Anyways.. I'm a 4 year EQ vet but I was slightly thinking of playing either EQ1 or EQ2. Whatever will run well on Dial-up. Patches aren't an issue because I have friends who will DL them for me and I'll get a flash drive.



Any suggestions?

Current MMO: WoW/GW2

Comments

  • turnipzturnipz mission, BCPosts: 531Member
    For 56k... runescape.
  • bobdogbobdog Los Angeles, CAPosts: 71Member
    EQ1 I know runs fine on it.  Cannot attest to the others, good luck!
  • Rayx0rRayx0r melbourne, FLPosts: 2,902Member

    Everquest 1 and Ultima Online

    id stay away from any PvP game no matter how old it might be

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  • LughsanLughsan Newark, DEPosts: 312Member

    You are doomed trying to play any mmo on 56k sorry its just the facts.

     

     

  • rufusangusrufusangus lubbock, TXPosts: 84Member
    Flyff works well enough on 56k; My brother and I can both play it at the same time on a 45k connection. As compared to playing it on cable internet, pve isn't all that different since the game seems to give client priority, theres just a small delay when using skills or items. You can PvP, but not very well; You won't be able to beat players with good connections without having a class advantage over them, and even then its not assured since it seems particularly prone to bouts of lag in PvP.



    Other than that, you could try phantasy star universe; It would work, but it can get wonky playing with other people, since its based so much on the client, you can melee monsters that look right next to you on the client, but to the server and everyone else are far away, so it looks like your slashing thin air and doing damage to a monster far away. However i will say that PSU isn't a very good game either way, regardless of your connection, but its really your only other option.
  • xpowderxxpowderx Radcliff, KYPosts: 2,131Member Uncommon
    I feel bad for you bro. Game that work decently. Asherons Call, Runescape,UO,WOW on low pop server(minus raiding). Those are my suggestions.
  • GonodilGonodil San Diego, CAPosts: 335Member
    EQ1 definatly, that game got optimized to the nth level to run well on dial-up.
  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member
    Final Fantasy XI is designed to run at 56k regardless of connection type.
  • ChrisMatternChrisMattern Alexandria, VAPosts: 1,478Member


    Originally posted by Zorvan
    Final Fantasy XI is designed to run at 56k regardless of connection type.

    Very true, but the update after he first installs will be an overnight affair. If he's OK with that, then no problem. I don't know of anyway to get FFXI updates except through the online automatic upgrade; I don't think you can download the updates on to a separate file on a flash drive (or DVD burn).

    Chris Mattern

  • asupermaneasupermane Beechmont, KYPosts: 682Member
    sometimes when i play wow on dial up sometimes. haah.

    its not bad.

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  • ZorvanZorvan nowhere, CAPosts: 8,912Member
    Originally posted by ChrisMattern


     

    Originally posted by Zorvan

    Final Fantasy XI is designed to run at 56k regardless of connection type.

     

    Very true, but the update after he first installs will be an overnight affair. If he's OK with that, then no problem. I don't know of anyway to get FFXI updates except through the online automatic upgrade; I don't think you can download the updates on to a separate file on a flash drive (or DVD burn).

    Chris Mattern


    However, if he doesn't have it installed already, he can have a friend copy their install folder onto a disk and then transfer to his.
  • GarrothGarroth W H, CAPosts: 6Member
    I've played AO, DAOC, SWG, Shadowbane and WoW all on dial-up.  AO and DAOC work fine on dial-up.  WoW was fine except in cities or in large battles.  I had terrible lag problems in SWG and Shadowbane.  I also played EQ1 and UO for a month each, and don't remeber having any problems with either of them on dial-up. 



    Not surprisingly, the older games seem to handle dial-up better then the newer ones.
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