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World of Warcraft at one point was the best themepark MMO ever created. Now? Not so much. It's degraded into a loot pinata that a mentally-challenged child could excel at while one had was tied behind their back. There's no challenge left if you're not at the highest levels of play. But at one time, it was the best.
As a heads up, since this thread is active again. I actually moved to Elite Dangerous and Ultima Online. Both games allow you to 100% solo the entire game without relying on groups (UO does need the right character template though). However, despite that, in UO I've done so many social events and have made more friends in a week or two than I made in all of my time in WoW. And Elite Dangerous is fun, though in truth haven't fully gotten into it. Even with an xbox one controller, there are so many controls to remember that if I don't play every day, I forget what to do and have to start over to do the tutorial again lol. Eventually I'll actually remember what does what though :P
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Artistically I'd give GW2 the edge. I'd give SWTOR the edge in the leveling story. I haven't PVP'd in a long time but I'm not sure who does a better job than WOW these days.WOW wins in totality by a large margin though. They did an amazing job of creating a solid foundation that appeals to various crowds.
Im cheap lol, I wanted to try WoW 7.3 so I asked for a few days sub at cs and got 7 days This made me happy!!!!! Now if I get that legendary gear for my class im happy!
First I tried FFXIV, was super excited to play it and was gonna surprise some of my friends who play it that I was gonna join them. Turns out they server lock you out if server is too crowded...don't even have a queue system like a high quality WoW server has. So I got my money back and moved on to ESOESO is okay, its still installed. But two friends joined me from WoW stopped playing and both went back to WoW, and I kinda lost any motivation to play. I'd have liked to be able to play FFXIV a lot more tbh, its more my style than ESO...but not with complete server locks.So tried various singleplayer games...and...the other day decided to renew my WoW sub.Not only does it have the most content of any MMO (but not very fair, because its so old)...it also has the highest PVE (note PVE, not PvP) quality content. With the exception, I never got to see the quality of content in FFXIV...and PvP is pretty fail in WoW...the world PvP is pretty lame since they sort of combined a bunch of servers into groups. However, by far its the most fun and highest quality PVE I've personally played in a recent MMO. The animations are smooth, moving is fluid, voice acting is decent (some of its pretty good imo), the story to legion is really immersive and there is soooo much lore. Also the classes are all rather well designed, even better than they were in vanilla. I didn't say balanced, but they are all much more fun to use than how they used to be.I made a Death Knight, went through their class story in Legion...and wow was it amazing! While I don't do hardcore raids, I've done the "easier" raids to see the story. DK is awesome though because the unholy DK is like a heavy armored necromancer, and its a pretty fun necromancer-esque class. The other thing I like about WoW is the pet AI is actually really smart and you have a lot of control over it. Is it great? No. But wow are pet classes in most MMOs have the stupidest pets you could ever imagine lol. Or in ESO you can't even CONTROL the pet...at all...its just a stupid DPS dot disguised as a pet. I think that is what most disappointed me about the sorcerer in ESO, since I really like using pets and there isn't one like that in that MMO.Still, years later...out of all the RELEASED MMOs (not ones in development or on kickstarter or still accepting funding)...still have yet to see an MMO with such high quality content. And how much content there is is just a bonus.And 1-3 months from now, I'll want something new...again try various MMOs...and then go back to WoW and singleplayer games lol. Thats how it has been the past 3 years now, waiting for something, anything, to match WoW's quality content, the lore, the story, and how much there is to do.
False, and I'm sorry but I had to point this out, nothing worse than giving misinformation on otherwise great games.
The server locks character creation for a short amount of time only, this is to avoid the login queues being too high from people creating their characters during peak hours from the starter edition (free version), this way people who are already established on a server that has a high peak wait for 1-10 min instead of 30-60 because of trials coming and going. Whereas the trials will just go goof around a bit on a less populated server, get bored because it's not as fast paced as other games, and go back to their super mega action packed games.
The lock updates every 3 hours (or 6, can't remember this part exactly), so if you have a reason to join a specific server, you just need a bit of patience, if you're just trying it out, it won't matter that much to begin with anyway. In your case, waiting just a little bit would've gotten you in with your buddies and worst case you would've had to create the character during the evening/night before going to sleep, and get started the next day. It's not ideal but tbh, the game has login queues even without expansion releases so I'd rather have that combined with a short queue, than always waiting an hour to get online because of the freebies killing ladybugs and squirrels outside New Gridania.
People only miss City of Heroes because it no longer around. When it was around no one ever talk about it and very few played it or it was there go to MMO when their primary was in maintenance lol. I honestly gave WoW six or seven tries to like it but I just cant. Quality seems to be set to the beholder. I know quite a few peeps that they find older MMO more quality then anything out right now. What I mean by older is classics where you lvled skills not levels.
I agree, if you want a PvE themepark experience, you can't beat WoW. Nothing else comes even close to Blizzard's level of polish. People love to hate it, but its success over the years speaks for itself.
Ah... WoW. The worst cancer ever created in the form of a MMO. Some people even disgustedly admit that they play the extremely outdated game. To compare this utter trash with FFXIV is extremely awkward.
Sorry but I think you will find that EQ2 has just as much polished PVE content as WOW, I would say it has more PVE content. That's not taking anything away dorm WOW because it's is a giant where PVE is concerned.
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