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I haven't played a good mmorpg in awhile and am looking for one to get into. I played Ultima Online for a few years and loved it. Around the same time, I also enjoyed playing Diablo 2 for a short amount of time. However, when D3 game out, I quickly grew board of it as the lack of depth just didn't hold the same appeal for me as Ultima Online did.
I've only played a handful of MMOs and I really don't know what's out there. So I'm hoping you guys can give me some opinions! I've looked at lists on the internet, but there's no telling how biased those lists are given the company's advertisment relationship with the game.
I was thinking I could just spout off a quick list of what I liked about UO, and you guys might be able to point me in the right direction.
Elements of Ultima Online that I liked:
-Resource Gathering/Processing & Crafting System
You could cut down trees, mine for ore, skin animals for hides, then have to further process the raw materials before using them to craft an enourmous array of goods. You could craft armor, weapons, deco for house, stuff for pets, you name it. And there were various crafting skills relating to the item you were crafting (blacksmithy, tailor, tinkering, etc...).
Skills were based on a 700.0 point system, where you could put 100.0 skill points max into each skill. You gained by 0.1 at a time, which was easier the closer you were to 0. Also, skills could be locked, or toggled to go down to re-arrange skills. And there were tons of skills! From crafting & resource gathering, to magery, to warrior, to tamer. You could tame animals like dragons, horses, etc.
Holy goddamn... It was so in depth that it's hard to explain. Mages had 100+ spells they could mix and match on-the-fly for infinate combos. Warriors had special abilities pertaining to weapons and weapon class. You could drink potions on the fly, disarm and steal people's weapons, the list goes on....
You could build a house on a clear area of land, then customize your house from the ground up. Item storage was pretty sweet.
-One Big Game
Everyone's characters were in the same realm. You could consistantly see 50+ people sitting around the town bank of several towns buying/selling their stuff. I hated how Diablo started new games and limited it to 4-8 people per game session. Here are two pictures to give you an idea: Pic 1 and Pic 2
So yeah.... Please recommend me any game you feel is similar to this. Thanks!