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Best MMORPG you've ever played

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  • GoodEnoughForMeGoodEnoughForMe Kalamazoo, MIPosts: 2Member
    Tough call. Torn between Anarchy Online and Uncharted Waters. A lot of honourable mentions, though.
  • LatronusLatronus Lexington Park, MDPosts: 692Member
    EQ is what I would consider the best with EQ2 second.  Since WoW the genre has been crap and going down hill.  Too much hand holding and dumbing the genre down to the point that I can watch a football game and interact with the family without ever having anyone in the group, if I'm in a group with some of these supposed MMOs, ever knowing I'm not paying attention.  PAC-Man took more concentration and tactics than most games since WoW.

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  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member
    Originally posted by Axehandle

    After seeing many negative threads about worst Mmorpg's, terrible games, etc. it's time to turn that frown upside down and start a positive thread for once (shocking I know). 

     

    So ladies and gentlemen please give your opinions on what was the best MMORPG you have ever played? 

    Also give a few reasons why it's the best. Thanks.

     

    I will start, I know it's not popular and today the version of it doesn't interest me but the best mmorpg I've ever played is WoW. I started at the start of bc and played until the start of cata. I loved the world, the quests, the dungeons, the raids even the arenas. Of course over time that changed and the game is something I don't recognize now but that's what drew me in and kept me playing for 3 1/2 years.

    FFXI was the absolute best... But only in the first 3 years. Once the botters started getting out of hand the economics of the game went to hell. I loved camping NMs, getting together with LSs for O hat runs, lvling in groups (I prefer solo now though). It was my first mmorpg and no other game has had such an affect on me. 

     

    WoW came close but it didnt take the number one spot for me.

     

    Howbeit; when FFXIV came out I was hoping for the same but better and was completely dissappointed and canceled the game after the first 3 days... Sad. Lets see if ARR does well once it gets out on PS3 too.

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  • Scripture1Scripture1 Philadelpihia, PAPosts: 426Member
    Originally posted by Dzone

    My favorite MMO that i clearly spent the most time on was FFXI

     

    Started it way back in 2003 and played it for years all the way up till the Wotg expantion.

    1. Took a long time to level, loved the pace of it.

    2. Very luck based, lot of items had low drop rates and had to work for everything.

    3. Lot of competition for NM's,

    4. There was  a TON of endgame, so much to do when you hit lvl 75, and all Group based/ Allience based.

    5. There was so many areas you got to explore and so much extra stuff you could do while you leveld, like bcnm's, escort mission's, campin NM's, farming, ect. always something to do.

    6. Your job you choose had its role all the way through the game, if you played a whm you would heal and support, if you played a paliden you would tank, if you played a warrior you would tank or DD. So many roles, and the entire game was Group focused.

    7. FFXI had a really great community, everyone needed help and wanted to help others, it just created so many bonds between ppl.

    I really miss the old FFXI :( i literally played it maybe 4-5 years, every day loved every minute of it 

    What server were you on?

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,734Member Uncommon

       For me this one is easy: Everquest

         IT wasnt my first MMO but it was the one I knew was my home the first five minutes in the game....THrown into a world with no directions, no tutorials, no symobls over NPCs heads, and a rough brutal world just waiting for me to explore it......When I started there were very few max level players and it was such an accomplishment that it used to be broadcast whenever someone hit max level.....We had to work together with other players to survive and everyone had skills/abilities that were valuable.....No other game has captured what EQ did.....

  • jayndsunjayndsun Miramar, FLPosts: 14Member

    SWG Early

    DaOC (pre TOA and the buffbot craze)

    AC1 (I'd play this again if they upgraded their GFX)

    Vanguard

     

  • anthonypenaanthonypena VANCOUVER, BCPosts: 131Member
    warhammer, and age of conan
  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAPosts: 819Member Uncommon

    I'd have to say Ultima Online, but that's also partially biased by the fact that I already loved the single-player Ultima RPG series.  Still, Origin did a fantastic job of carrying over those "sandbox" elements from the Ultima series into a MMORPG environment, and it was almost perfectly executed.

    I'd say a very close runner-up for "Best I ever played" would be Dark Age of Camelot.  I have many fond memories of my adventures in the realms of DAoC.

  • gipper36gipper36 santa rosa, CAPosts: 23Member
    Originally posted by Axehandle
    Originally posted by LordOfPit
    Best MMO I ever played was City of Heroes / Villains.

    I've read several posts stating the same thing. What was it about CoH that was so cool? I never played it but I've read the freedom for character creation was one of the best features I have a feeling it must have been deeper than that to get so much love.

    it was fanbase and community,toon creation and design,fan base and community,pvp,fanbase and community,i played from issue1 to the end and never got bored.freedom server.....daddy dee over 50 fifties,Man i miss that game

  • AxehandleAxehandle Florida, FLPosts: 147Member
    Originally posted by anthonypena
    warhammer, and age of conan

    Is AoC f2p now?

     

    Ive always been curious how good that games but the doom and gloom crowd turned me away.

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 775Member Uncommon

    WoW has kept me entertained off and on for 8 years, so definitely the best in my mind. I'm taking a break currently, but I expect I'll be back AGAIN in the next couple months sometime. I don't think any MMO will ever give me such prolonged entertainment ever again, and the only other games I played extensively were Asheron's Call for three years, DAoC for a year, and FFXI for a year.

    Nowadays, I'm lucky if I don't get bored in two weeks with every new MMO. :(

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Axehandle
    Originally posted by anthonypena
    warhammer, and age of conan

    Is AoC f2p now?

     

    Ive always been curious how good that games but the doom and gloom crowd turned me away.

    Yah its Free to play now.  IMO if you've never tried it..it is worth taking a look.

     

    lol doom and gloom crowd.

     Why would you listen to anyone in these forums...were all a bunch of idiots  lol

    No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  • AxehandleAxehandle Florida, FLPosts: 147Member
    Originally posted by apocoluster
    Originally posted by Axehandle
    Originally posted by anthonypena
    warhammer, and age of conan

    Is AoC f2p now?

     

    Ive always been curious how good that games but the doom and gloom crowd turned me away.

    Yah its Free to play now.  IMO if you've never tried it..it is worth taking a look.

     

    lol doom and gloom crowd.

     Why would you listen to anyone in these forums...were all a bunch of idiots  lol

    It's not just these particular forums I distinctly remember when the game launched virtually all well know mmorpg forums had peopleshitting on it for the amount of bugs it was released with.

  • VidirVidir GothenburgPosts: 944Member Uncommon
    Asherons Call
  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jayndsun

    SWG Early

    DaOC (pre TOA and the buffbot craze)

    AC1 (I'd play this again if they upgraded their GFX)

    Vanguard

     

    This same list, plusWoW and  Planetside 1.   :)

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  • meleemadnessmeleemadness Miami, FLPosts: 592Member

    I loved SWG before they ruined it.

    My first MMO was EQ1 and I loved it until lvl cap and LFG made me quit

    CoX was one of the funnest me and my wife played

    I like SWTOR but they wasted so much time and money on the "story telling"

  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon

    Best overall game for me?  Eve Online

    My favorite game i've played (there's a difference!) ? Probably Eq1, maybe FF11 though.

    RIP Ribbitribbitt you are missed, kid.

    Currently Playing EVE, DFUW

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,912Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Theocritus

       For me this one is easy: Everquest

         IT wasnt my first MMO but it was the one I knew was my home the first five minutes in the game....THrown into a world with no directions, no tutorials, no symobls over NPCs heads, and a rough brutal world just waiting for me to explore it......When I started there were very few max level players and it was such an accomplishment that it used to be broadcast whenever someone hit max level.....We had to work together with other players to survive and everyone had skills/abilities that were valuable.....No other game has captured what EQ did.....

     

    Have to say this.  Damn, that sounds like fun!


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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,506Member Uncommon

    Eq1 - the only game that I've been playing for 13 years and still like it

    daoc (vanilla) - was buggy and unbalanced but also the best large scale RvR combat period

    ac1 - skill system and freedom 

    Vanguard - loved the world and classes, true successor to eq1

    AoC (vanilla) - the original combat system was the best I've seen in any game period

    Wow (vanilla) - fun and smooth engine

    Rift - best flexibility on class system, cool dynamic invasions, I liked the zone design, also storm legion is one of the best expansions period 

    tsw - skill system and awesome lore and setting

    GW2 - one of the prettiest games period

    uo - good  sandbox

    shadowbane - city building alliances, sieges

    Ps1 - large scale action battles with actual strategy (sorry ps2 is a letdown for me)

    CoX/CoV - best character creation, loved the movement skills 

  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    Sandbox type - UO

    Themepark - EQ

    RvR/PvP - DAoC

     

    Best MMO in the last 6 years....Vanguard despite its problems, shame they got rid of the pvp servers and left it to rot for so long.

     

    Vanguard and SWG had the best crafting/harvesting.

     

     

  • SanHorSanHor ZagrebPosts: 336Member
    SWG pre CU. There were few other great MMOs during that time but I had the best guild and most fun in SWG.
  • SilmapelikoneSilmapelikone Posts: 147Member Uncommon

    Anarchy Online - Twinkers heaven

    EVE Online - Living breathing world

  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacPosts: 228Member
    WOW
  • Mennix1Mennix1 San Diego, CAPosts: 4Member

    Underlight as character Jevik Bane. EQ1 as GM Mennix.

     

  • DiSpLiFFDiSpLiFF Toronto, ONPosts: 605Member

    WoW hands down. i've played mmo's for 12 years, but after playing WoW for 5 I haven't been able to get into another mmo. Everything else just seems like a crappy knock-off. 

    I'm hoping that ArcheAge changes my mmo drought though. 

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