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Looking for Low/No Magic MMO

Arathir86Arathir86 CanberraPosts: 442Member Uncommon

As the title suggests I'm looking for something a little different form whats considered the norm in the MMO Genre.

 

Ever since playing NWN back in 2001 on a particular server (City of Arabel, which is still moderatly active) I've had a longing for something which is a little more gritty and more... medieval.

When Skyrim came out last year, it sated my hunger for a little bit, but unfortunately it didnt have an online component so I couldnt enjoy it with any of my friends, save for the stories of our adventures we told eachother.

So rather than slinging spells, I'd rather be nocking arrows and swinging swords, and I was hoping someone might know of any such MMO's out there?

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  • ZyzraZyzra Madison, WIPosts: 354Member

    As far as an MMO I am honestly not sure.  But I just wanted to point out you may enjoy the game Mount and Blade: Warband, which is both a single player game, and it has multiplayer.

    Anyways, good luck finding one that suits ya!

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,906Member Uncommon

    Closest I can come to what you're talking about is low fantasy.  This thread mentions AOC and DAOC.

     

    In a way Mortal Online might be another that's sort of close.


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  • DauntisDauntis Kansas City, MOPosts: 547Member Uncommon

    I am not sure of anything in a level progressive in this sort of vein, but you may want to check out Chivalry: Medeival Warfare... it might sate your appetite as it is massive medeival combat and more realistic with no magic.

     

    I honestly haven't played it yet myself, but I am wanting to. It looks more like a medieval style PS2.

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  • fitzzerlefoufitzzerlefou Beloeil, QCPosts: 22Member
    Sword Art Online
  • Arathir86Arathir86 CanberraPosts: 442Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by fitzzerlefou
    Sword Art Online

    It's funny you mention this, because Im a huge fan of the Anime (Havnt read the Manga's yet though) and that is another concept I loved, where skill mattered, not stats.

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  • koboldfodderkoboldfodder Danbury, DEPosts: 390Member Uncommon

    LOTRO.  The lore specifically states that there are only like5 wixards or something.  The have two classes that sort of bend the rules.  The Loremaster is technically not a caster, while the Runekeeper speaks words that have effects like healing and damage.  The Runekeeper was Turbines answer to the fans wanting a "casting" class, so there ya go.

    As far as good MMOs go that actually spend money on developing new content and have a solid player base, that might be your only choice.

  • MyTabbycatMyTabbycat SP, MOPosts: 312Member

    You might want to try out The Secret World. While there are magic skills, there are lots of swords, hammers, guns etc as well. Now that it's gone buy to play, it's worth picking up. Not exactly  fantasy but more of an alternate reality (did I mention you can fight zombies and vampires?) MMO. I'd call it a themepark with sandbox elements (class system is very sandbox).

    The combat system takes a bit of getting used to (read awkward) but the storyline is quite engaging. Oh and the game is difficult... which seems to be what a lot of players are looking for. I've heard the dungeons and raids are fun (I haven't tried them yet) but the pvp needs work.

  • Arathir86Arathir86 CanberraPosts: 442Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MyTabbycat

    You might want to try out The Secret World. While there are magic skills, there are lots of swords, hammers, guns etc as well. Now that it's gone buy to play, it's worth picking up. Not exactly  fantasy but more of an alternate reality (did I mention you can fight zombies and vampires?) MMO. I'd call it a themepark with sandbox elements (class system is very sandbox).

    The combat system takes a bit of getting used to (read awkward) but the storyline is quite engaging.

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried TSW during Open Beta for a week before they released it.

    I never could get over those awkward animations and bloated combat system.

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  • MyTabbycatMyTabbycat SP, MOPosts: 312Member

    Since you do like Skyrim (and just in case you didn't already know), The Elder Scrolls Online is coming out in 2013 (or at least that's the plan). Sadly it's not in beta yet, but hopefully early in the year. It's one to keep an eye on.

    http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/

    http://forums.bethsoft.com/forum/190-elder-scrolls-online-general-discussion/

    http://tamrielfoundry.com/development-faq/

  • Stryx74Stryx74 Goose Creek, SCPosts: 65Member

       It sounds like Age of Conan will be right up your alley. It's mature, gritty and while there are caster classes, the world has a much more realistic visceral feel to it. The graphics are great, the combat is more in-depth and challenging then most and they just lifted the class restrictions on their f2p model, which actually lets you play quite a lot without spending a dime. It's free so you have nothing to lose.

    http://www.ageofconan.com/

       Just noticed that as I type this there is an AoC ad on the sidebar so it must be fate...

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member

    You might want to download the current second Age Of Wushu beta, ten hours of play then 60 mins every day after.

    http://www.ageofwushu.com/

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  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    This one sounds like just what you need. Saw this video the other day. That's exactly what they are doing, gritty face to face killing and something about a cart.

    http://www.gamebreaker.tv/video-game-shows/stop-the-cart/

    From their site:

    http://www.chivalrythegame.com/blog/about-it

    Why did we make it?

    “To create the best melee combat game ever.”

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