whats the best free MMORPG out now?

ScoliozScolioz Member UncommonPosts: 19
with great graphics...  black desert sucks


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  • sgelsgel Member RarePosts: 1,439
    Probably GW2. Base game is free.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member RarePosts: 1,412
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
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  • ThillianThillian BratislavaMember UncommonPosts: 3,155
    Currently, LOTRO for its world design and quality of writing.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,250
    Best game = 100% subjective

    Kind of like asking for best dessert.

    Find something you like and enjoy that, the secret is to keep trying stuff yourself, until you find the one that suits you.

    When asking this on the forums - every game is best to someone, so eventually given enough players - all games will be listed as best. (exact same thing happens with "worst" game questions)
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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember LegendaryPosts: 25,817
    DMKano said:
    Best game = 100% subjective

    Kind of like asking for best dessert.

    Find something you like and enjoy that, the secret is to keep trying stuff yourself, until you find the one that suits you.

    When asking this on the forums - every game is best to someone, so eventually given enough players - all games will be listed as best. (exact same thing happens with "worst" game questions)
    Very often the same game will be rated as both "best" and "worst", usually based on personal preference and not actual quality.

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  • sgelsgel Member RarePosts: 1,439
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    I was the exact opposite. I tried very hard to like ESO but just couldn't click with it.
    I found the leveling extremely boring and I disliked the combat.
    I bought it, even payed a sub for a while but just couldn't enjoy it.
    Might try it again sometime.

    GW2 I still play casually after 4+ years.
    I like that I can take breaks from the game and it's so easy to get back into it.
    I also think it has the most variety in content from other mmos I've tried (bar EvE).


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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaMember EpicPosts: 12,696
    edited August 13
    Yep totally subjective but i don't rate games like other people,i rate them based on individual systems and how they compare to each other and what is unique or lacking from to another and imo EQ2 is the best option out there at least considering under NORMAL circumstances.

    I play my fave FFXI for free and imo has the best overall combat because classes are so well designed and you get to mix and match them all on the same player.However that is why i said EQ2 based on overall scoring not just on biased thinking.I also ASSUME a person wants somewhat of a challenge,wants to think a bit and wants immersion not all FAKE non plausible stuff.

    Basically speaking,i rate games based on a gamer who truly wants a mmo+role playing game and not just some connect the dots,speed leveling end game nonsense.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember RarePosts: 5,309
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    It still blows my mind how many confuse buy to play with free...Buy to play means you have to pay for it...it isnt free....how many times do we have to say that?
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,250
    Scolioz said:
    with great graphics...  black desert sucks


    Black Desert Online is not free, its B2P


  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,738
    eq2
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  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 A galaxy far far awayMember UncommonPosts: 1,117
    sgel said:
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    I was the exact opposite. I tried very hard to like ESO but just couldn't click with it.
    I found the leveling extremely boring and I disliked the combat.
    I bought it, even payed a sub for a while but just couldn't enjoy it.
    Might try it again sometime.

    GW2 I still play casually after 4+ years.
    I like that I can take breaks from the game and it's so easy to get back into it.
    I also think it has the most variety in content from other mmos I've tried (bar EvE).


    Agreed with everything said.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member RarePosts: 1,412
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    It still blows my mind how many confuse buy to play with free...Buy to play means you have to pay for it...it isnt free....how many times do we have to say that?
    It's really about how cheap you are. A recurring subscription of 15$ adds up to 180$ a year. You're looking at about 20$ to buy the original ESO on Amazon. It essentially functions exactly like a fully F2P title afterwards.

    So in my head they can both be lumped into the category of "Games that are insanely cheap that I don't have to play a certain amount to get my money's worth each month." Figured I would float it out there incase 20$ for a one time purchase isn't a big deal to the OP.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member RarePosts: 1,412
    sgel said:
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    I was the exact opposite. I tried very hard to like ESO but just couldn't click with it.
    I found the leveling extremely boring and I disliked the combat.
    I bought it, even payed a sub for a while but just couldn't enjoy it.
    Might try it again sometime.

    GW2 I still play casually after 4+ years.
    I like that I can take breaks from the game and it's so easy to get back into it.
    I also think it has the most variety in content from other mmos I've tried (bar EvE)
    To me it came down to the fact that in ESO I chose every ability and then from 2 different versions of those abilities. In GW2 picking my weapons did half my abilities for me.

    I'd rather have less abilities I have full control over, than more abilities that are chosen for me. Going with such a system was a slap in the face to the original Guild Wars, while ESO had a system actually befitting of a Guild Wars 2. 

    Having so much of my customization robbed from me ultimately made GW2 a game I didn't enjoy enough to log in again the day after I bought it. I just couldn't force myself to enjoy it.
  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCMember RarePosts: 2,298
    LOTRO easily

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  • inmysightsinmysights Houston, TXMember UncommonPosts: 369
    LOTOR is F2P, but the cost to get around and enjoy the game is INSANE and ruins the game!
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  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILMember UncommonPosts: 1,539
    In my opinion, there is no FREE MMO out there worth spending much time with. That includes those listed above.

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  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCMember RarePosts: 2,298
    LOTOR is F2P, but the cost to get around and enjoy the game is INSANE and ruins the game!

    not even close , but ok.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member RarePosts: 1,412
    edited August 14
    LOTRO was kind of fun back in the day but I could never get back into it after the first time they bumped the level cap. Kind of dated these days. I have a lifetime sub and I haven't touched it in 5 years. XD

    If I ever come back I am going to have so many cash shop points to spend. XD
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  • SourajitSourajit KolkataMember UncommonPosts: 466
    Project Gorgon , is not ready , however free to play , too much to do , i enjoy it all the time ...

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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 20,571
    Eldurian said:
    Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free afterwards. It's probably the best one if you don't want to put any money in after your initial purchase.

    Personal preference though. It's not my favorite game ever but I enjoyed it considerably more than Guild Wars 2.
    How is that free? It is a good game but not what OP asked for. And almost all my friends who still play pay that optional fee so OP might very well feel needed to do it as well if he starts play it seriously. Yeah, it is not a must but still.

    Nah, GW2s base game is the best you can get for nothing and even there many people do tend to buy HoT eventually, and if PoF is better (as it seems at least) it is not unlikely even more will buy it.

    No dev make a free game without trying at least to sell something. In some games you can do just fine without, in most you more or less must pay eventually or change to something else.
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  • EldurianEldurian Member RarePosts: 1,412
    edited August 14
    There is a reason I said "Elder Scrolls Online is buy to play but free to play afterwards."

    I at least consider the initial cost of buy-to-play games to be insubstantial so I lump them in with F2P games for my own purchasing habits. 

    I guess it's highly subjective based on how often you purchase new games. I mainly cycle through older games so it's not an issue to me to pay an upfront cost when I purchase a new game but sub fees add up.
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  • LithuanianLithuanian vilniusMember UncommonPosts: 312
    There is no best mmo. There is no worst mmo. There is no mmo with [insert superlative] option.
    It is only mmo that suits me/you best or worst.
    My two cents about best free mmos:

    1. Lord of the rings online. Just great and you can buy everything with in-game points
    2. Istaria. Everything free, multischooling
    3. Secret world legends (sometimes does feel like a single-player game though)

  • TillerTiller Member RarePosts: 6,060
    Maybe you should have asked  "Free MMOs you enjoy for me to try"
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember EpicPosts: 6,350
    edited August 14
    LOTRO what nice back in 2007 up to Moria, but it's now an older game with aging graphics. It also always had bad character animations. So if the OP is looking for great modern graphics, I don't think that's the right game. It's still nice to go and visit the Shire and a few other well done places of Middle Earth for free if you're a fan of Tolkien, while some other famous places are very badly done (Argonath I'm looking at you, and also Moria which is brighter and more colored than a disco night club on a busy Saturday evening... and also, what is considered as the biggest and greatest dungeon of fantasy litterature is... flat).

    Both GW2 or ESO are fitting the bill, and GW2 is soon getting mounts in an expansion, one of the few things I missed in that game. GW2's graphics can sometimes be a bit "Asian styled" for the character outfits and you have some silly costumes and items (furry backpack...), while ESO is western medieval fantasy styled with a darker and more serious tone, albeit not lacking humor and irony. In both games, the cash shop is optional.
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  • sgelsgel Member RarePosts: 1,439
    Sourajit said:
    Project Gorgon , is not ready , however free to play , too much to do , i enjoy it all the time ...
    +1 for Project Gorgon. Really great game if you can handle the graphics (which have been updated since I last played iirc)

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