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Help Choosing my next MMORPG

mcordanimcordani Southington, CTPosts: 1Member

Whats up guys,

   New to the multiplayer world, played everquest 2 for a while. Looking for something new.

 

Can someone clarify the difference between sandbox and Theme park MMORPG?

 

This is what I like:

- Very similar to SWG

-Player driven economy (tons of crafting)

-The ability to open your own store

- Different options for career choices

    - SWG had dancers and musicians, thought that was pretty cool

-player created cities

-customizable player housing (the ability to furnish n' such)

-cool combat features

-mounts and vehicles...

- cool quests/storylines

-cool respectful community

 

Its a big world out there and I am lost! Any help would be welcome!

 

Michael

 

 

 

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  • LethalSilenceLethalSilence Calgary, ABPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by mcordani
    Whats up guys,    New to the multiplayer world, played everquest 2 for a while. Looking for something new.   Can someone clarify the difference between sandbox and Theme park MMORPG?   This is what I like: - Very similar to SWG -Player driven economy (tons of crafting) -The ability to open your own store - Different options for career choices     - SWG had dancers and musicians, thought that was pretty cool -player created cities -customizable player housing (the ability to furnish n' such) -cool combat features -mounts and vehicles... - cool quests/storylines -cool respectful community   Its a big world out there and I am lost! Any help would be welcome!   Michael      

    Try Uncharted Waters Online. It's a game that was set in the age of exploration. Though I'm really sorry it's far from SWG, but im gonna answer anyway. Look up screenshots on google. Based on what you require on the game i say:

    -Player driven economy (tons of crafting) = In UWO players trade stuff they craft in order to craft another item. Let's say this player's job was to make fabrics, player tailors would buy them to make clothes to sell to other players.

    -The ability to open your own store = You set up your own "bazaar"

    - Different options for career choices = 3 Classes hundreds of jobs. Adventure class = could be surveyor, explorer, fisher, artist, ocean/ruin explorer, etc. Merchant = Chandler, Foods dealer, etc. Battle = Naval Officer, Junior Officer, Privateer, Scout, Supply Corps etc. Proof: http://uwo.netmarble.com/guide/characterClass.asp?mCode=1&sCode=1

    -player created cities = when you have a company, you can go to America and make a settlement built by you and your company members

    -customizable player housing (the ability to furnish n' such) = Yes, but limited on low lvls

    -cool combat features = Hundreds of skills and Naval Combat is cool (land Combat is meh)

    -mounts and vehicles... = Ships are your vehicles

    - cool quests/storylines = Quests from guilds, storyline from your Country

    -cool respectful community = Respectful, but there are pirates who steal your stuff on hostile waters, they do it cause it's part of the game and gives challenges to traders XD

    I'm sorry if it's not like SWG, but it's the closest I can think of

  • JesusIsLord12JesusIsLord12 DroganPosts: 3Member

    Path of Exile is great... also Dota or LoL...

    There is just too many great MMOs

  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,633Member Rare

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  • CaitybeeCaitybee CanadaPosts: 7Member Uncommon
    @mcordani - I am here to promote a game that needs support from players like you to get it off the ground. It's called Luvinia World. You can check it out here - http://luviniaworld.com/home.php

    We need to raise 500$US for server upkeep, I have partnered with someone to make the game possible if we can hit this mark.
  • Sid_ViciousSid_Vicious Portland, ORPosts: 1,869Member Uncommon
    mcordani said:

    Whats up guys,

       New to the multiplayer world, played everquest 2 for a while. Looking for something new.

     

    Can someone clarify the difference between sandbox and Theme park MMORPG?

     

    This is what I like:

    - Very similar to SWG

    -Player driven economy (tons of crafting)

    -The ability to open your own store

    - Different options for career choices

        - SWG had dancers and musicians, thought that was pretty cool

    -player created cities

    -customizable player housing (the ability to furnish n' such)

    -cool combat features

    -mounts and vehicles...

    - cool quests/storylines

    -cool respectful community

     

    Its a big world out there and I am lost! Any help would be welcome!

     

    Michael

     

     

     

    Darkfall Unholy Wars... why??

    It has everything that you listed except for musicians.. yeah right you are not going to find that really anywhere.. and when you talk about cool quests or storylines, do you mean the solo PVE content? Darkfall has practically non of that... but its a true MMORPG and focuses on group PVE and PVP and how you interact with other players more than how you interact with the environment. The only storyline is what you do with other people that you have to share the world with. Much more meaningful in the end than storyline PVE content... seriously if you want that than skip MMORPG altogether and just play Morrowind or something...

    ; )

    You do not have to play alone to catch up with others. You can join an active alliance and play with other people from the beginning and it only takes about a week of hardcore play to create an toon that can feel like an end game character but there is always something to work for and things to do.

    I do not really play this game alone.. and I find people at any given time during the day online in teamspeak ready to play with me every time. The game is that group oriented and should be like that from the beginning you just have to join an active alliance. Send me a message and I could hook you up with one of ours. We are mostly over 30+, mature gamers, oldschool players, etc. and are always online.

    Here is example of what I do in the game, every sentence being a sometimes several hour gaming session:

    Last I played we killed a dragon.
    Time before that we killed a dungeon boss.
    we won a PVP siege
    we capped the sea towers and had some boat fights.
    we farmed for food
    we lost a PVP siege (meh.. win some and lose some)
    we helped out new players earn some quick prowess
    etc. list goes on I am always trying to mix it up

    Crafting is very important in this game and EXTREMELY useful to have. Harvesting can be done all over the map.

    The game is mostly focused on group PVE because farming is always needed, then PVP (which may not be that often if you dont want it to be), and almost no solo PVE content in the way that you may be used to..

    There is player housing and a auction market.

    Just trust me.. if you want to play with other people just try it out for a month. You will have a unique experience.

    NEWS FLASH! A bank was robbed the other day and a man opened fire on the customers being held hostage. One customer zig-zag sprinted until he found cover. When questioned later he explained that he was a hardcore Darkfall Online player and knew just what to do.

  • d_20d_20 SeoulPosts: 1,269Member Uncommon
    edited May 12
    Sid_Vicious said:

    Just trust me.. if you want to play with other people just try it out for a month. You will have a unique experience.
    Darkfall Unholy Wars is a love or hate game because it definitely does have a unique personality. Its uniqueness does make it worth trying if you are serious and don't mind full loot FFA pvp. You do need to play with others if you want to have fun. I probably would have gone back and tried it again, but I remember how important it is to have low ping for this game.

    Most people hate it, but it's worth trying and you could wind up finding a game you love. But nothing in between.
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