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Which MMOs you've brought were worth the money ?

roo67roo67 londonPosts: 402Member

Proberbly like the rest of you I've had my fingers burnt by a few mmos ToR and Vanguard spring to mind but others have been worth the price paid .

For me they are

WoW even though its trash now I had 4 years solid playing it and have since returned for maybe a month or two each year . Those orginal 4 years were proberbly the best I've spent in any mmo . I just wish it had kept up the quality and challenge it once offered .

Lotro brought a couple of months after release and got a life times subscription for half price about a year later on a welcome back week

Rift which has proven to be a lot of fun for me . I guess not everyones cup of tea but for me its mmo Nirvana.

Guild Wars 2 great value given its buy to play can see myself playing this one casually for years to come .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Trudge34Trudge34 Stevens Point, WIPosts: 392Member Uncommon

    EverQuest for sure. Played from 00-04 and was easily the best time I've had in any MMO to date.

    Rift would be a second because I bought it for $4.99 on a promotion after the ascend a friend trial I got.

    Guild Wars 2 probably. Put in about 60 hours so far and can see myself playing casually for quite a while.

    Played: EQ1 (10 Years), Guild Wars, Rift, TERA
    Tried: EQ2, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Runes of Magic and countless others...
    Currently Playing: GW2

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon

    Pretty much all of them.

    It's rare that I didn't get to the end of the free month... I didn't in WAR, but even that gave me 30-40 hours.

    I have played more single player games that I felt ripped me off then MMOs tbh.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon

    I got a lot of fun from uo but asheronscall also was a great game i wish more games gave me that much of fun from just sub and the box

    And daoc was good for pvp fun but the mileage wasn't from the grinding because that suck and is why its a wow clone in many way..... like eq but very different this time .  Of the best woild be eve because of the games worth my money it really did keep fun all day night long over and over again. even yesterday was fun and Ive been playing since 2003. 

    right now i'm playing GW2 and its keeping me the entertain alot. a whole lot but i forgot my password yesterday so I have to wait for support replies to get it fixed because lol cant candycorn without account! lol

     

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Worth it. - Daoc, eve, coh
    Worth it with issues - War, wow, planetside, gw2, perpetuum
    Don't feel too bad had a couple of months fun - tsw, rift, wakfu, co
    I was robbed - swtor, EQ, dcuo, Aoc.
  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon

    Ultima Online

    Asheron's Call

    Dark Age of Camelot

    World of Warcraft

    Those all gave me years of entertainment, and were well worth the price of the box/expansion/subscription fees.

     

    Games that I wish I'd never spent money on.

    SWTOR

    Warhammer

    GW1

     

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    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
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  • Entris38Entris38 Somewhere, OHPosts: 321Member Uncommon

    I would say all of them were worth the money. If I was able to play a game for a few weeks or months, then the fifty dollars or so was well worth it. I would say UO,EQ,EQ2,DOAC  were a steal for me, years of 15 dollars a month for 100's of hour of entertainment.

    Oddly GW2 was the closest to a waste of money for me, but I got a warrior to 37 and just couldn't find the motivation to play anymore. Making it 30ish hours in the game made it worth the money.  I had pre-purchased and kind of knew in beta it wasn't my thing, but I'm not one of those people who chase after a refund when I made the buying decision. It is still on my comp though, just in case.

     

    It's the single player games that make me feel ripped off.......50-60 dollars for 10 hours? I've actually pulled back from alot of single player titles. I wait 6 months and get them for cheap, then they are worth it.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    How is daoc a wow clone lok?

    It game out 3 years before
    It has 0 instancing
    It has a rvr endgame rather than a raid endgame.
  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon

    Guild Wars 1 (no argument please over whether this is a TRUE MMO)

    LotRO (through Isengard; lore-breaking by raiding IN ISENGARD sent me packing)

    TSW

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  • ThenThen JohannesburgPosts: 68Member

    MMO - Value for money, Top being most value, and bottom least.

     

    Rift

    Lineage 2

    LOTRO (Before f2p)

    Vanguard (obv before f2p)

    TSW

    EQ2 (obv before f2p)

    Hellgate (even after f2p)

    SWTOR

    GW2

    WOW

    WAR

    Conan

    DAOC

    GW1 (Bought every box, never like anything about it past the original)

     

    That is my 2cents

  • evilpreyevilprey CalafatPosts: 67Member Uncommon
    only GW2
  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    And daoc was good for pvp fun but the mileage wasn't from the grinding because that suck and is why its a wow clone in many way..... like eq but very different this time .  Of the best woild be eve because of the games worth my money it really did keep fun all day night long over and over again. even yesterday was fun and Ive been playing since 2003. 

     

    DAOC a WoW clone? It was released years before Wow and it was nothing like WoW.

    image

    What happens when you log off your characters????.....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
    Dark Age of Camelot

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tayah
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    And daoc was good for pvp fun but the mileage wasn't from the grinding because that suck and is why its a wow clone in many way..... like eq but very different this time .  Of the best woild be eve because of the games worth my money it really did keep fun all day night long over and over again. even yesterday was fun and Ive been playing since 2003. 

    DAOC a WoW clone? It was released years before Wow and it was nothing like WoW.

    too easy :)

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon

    EQ, EQ2, GW2.

    All were worth the $$ I Spent on them. Had/having a great time, met some great people, still friends with most of them many many years later.

    Every now & then we remember some of the great times we had in the older games, I guess it does say something about how important the journey and the community are rather than the end game. 

  • TenkouseiTenkousei BrusselsPosts: 72Member Uncommon

    Honnestly, all MMOs i've bought were worth the 50 odd Euro i've spent for them. If i get 50 -100 hours of gameplay out of a game i usually see my money as well spent, even if i dropped the game afterwards or did not resub.

    Nowadays there's single player titles charging you 50 bucks for 5 hours of gameplay.

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon

    the only games that had kept me playing for more than a week were WAR, eq2, and runescape (5+ years subbing at one point) and ive bought alot of mmos such as wow, aion, eve, aoc, rift, and even gw2.  For some reason i only find random games entertaining even though they are the same themepark style game.

  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    GW1 by far. Got a lot of mileage out of that game, and it cost me very little. infact I profited from it.

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  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Lucky you, OP, to get a LOTRO lifetime! I'd buy it today if it was available.

    To answer the question, they all were worth it except Aion.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    Worth the money: EQ, EQ2, DAOC, GW2, AoC after the Godslayer Expansion

    Not worth the money: WoW, Rift, TSW, DCUO, WAR, LOTRO, SWTOR (it was ok for a month, not for a sub)

    Had promise but ultimately not worth the money: SWG, Vanguard, FFIV

    Hope they will be worth the money: Neverwinter, DF:UW, Archeage

  • HaplosHaplos Shrevesport, LAPosts: 61Member

    Kingdom of Drakkor........beta and beyond......before they made it easy to level.  By todays standards it's trash, but it was my first , had a great community and open gameplay. I loved the fact in early game that you could solo just about anywhere if you could get big enough.  Leveling took months but you really saw the results of making a level, that gave me years of fun.

    UO......finally lured me away.  The pvp was unmatched.   Builds were unique and aloting points was critical to a good build.  Only game I ever played that gave me that sense of danger as soon as I left town.  Great game.

    Everquest....The grapics drew me away from UO.....I know they don't look like much now, but in the day they were amazing!

    Loved the way they made classes dependant on each other.  Made tons of friends some of which I still keep up with today.

    World of tanks......ftp, but not really if you compete, you buy gold :)............Was great fun for a short time, but repetition got old fast.

     

    That's about it for me, but I am still looking for that next special one.  On secret world now, but it's not it. maybe the next will grab me :).

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon

    WOW

    LOTRO

     

    GW2 - eventually will be.

    SWTOR - unlikely to ever be but is the next closest and F2P may make it worth it.  Assuming they fix some of their dumb limitations.

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    FFXI and vanilla WoW were worth the money. The rest just fail miserably.
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  • CarvetorCarvetor Saint Augustine, FLPosts: 3Member
    For me quite simple and easy Everquest and Vanguard. IMO themeparks shouldn't even make the list. For me worth the money means tons of content and a game that I will play for a long period of time.
  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Then

    GW1 (Bought every box, never like anything about it past the original)

     

    That is my 2cents

    If you didn't like the original, why did you buy the next 3?

     

    If you didn't like the original and Factions, why did you buy the next 2?

     

    If you didn't like the first 2, why did you buy Nightfall?

     

    If you didn't like all these, why did you buy Eye of the North?

     

    That's a lot more than 2 cents.

     

     

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  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon

    World of Warcraft, with all the x-pac. For me i really enjoy each and everyone of them inregardless of how ppl in this forum flame it.

    This game is of course not without its flaws, especially during the shammy huge outcry, the druids, the talents etc...

    But i still enjoy it for what it is, always changing, updating of animations , graphics, weird quests, seamless continent, day and night cycle ( getting rare now in mmo ), tons of professions , hidden quest giver, different starting area, level up from 1 to 60 in either continent or swap around as and when u like etc etc etc......

    Maybe future devs that wana release a themepark mmo can get a clue from this???

     

     

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • Effin_RabbitEffin_Rabbit Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 772Member Uncommon

    1. The original SWG then the expansion Jump to Lightspeed

    2. Guild Wars 2

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