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Best themepark?

hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon

i make these threads often when I get so bored and have absolutely nothing to play.  So what do you think is the best themepark.  Probably played them all at some point, probably own most of them (and haven't touched them for almost as long as I've had them) but i am looking for something to really try to get into while I wait for darkfall to sort things out.  I am willing to buy all xpacs if it makes the beginning experience better.  I however do not like the secret world or gw2.

Thanks

Edit* I do like  pvp though.  And I tend to lose interest quickly and not give games a fair chance.  So if it something that grabs you right away it would be perfect

 

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  • feena750feena750 Federal Way, WAPosts: 331Member Uncommon
    Rift is a lot of fun especially with the latest November expansion expanding the world by 3x its original size.
  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by feena750
    Rift is a lot of fun especially with the latest November expansion expanding the world by 3x its original size.

    I beta tested it and go back every once and a while.  If i were to start over does the xpac benefit lower levels?

  • ereyethirnereyethirn KaiapoiPosts: 79Member
    Well they added in dimensions which can be used as a great way to fill in time for anyone any level but other than that no it doesnt benefit low levels much
  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYPosts: 1,311Member
    TSW and RIFT

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  • ereyethirnereyethirn KaiapoiPosts: 79Member
    Originally posted by FromHell
    TSW and RIFT

    What he said, those are the only 2 mmos (oh and eve if you like sandboxes) worth playing nowadays... Though next year is looking pretty promising

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    anyone know how lotro is? it is the only game I can say I have never even played a trial for
  • feena750feena750 Federal Way, WAPosts: 331Member Uncommon

    It is a lot of fun especially if you like the Lord of the rings setting.  It has some of the best environments of any MMO.  They added mounted combat in the latest expansion.  They have PvMP, but if you really like PVP it may not be the best game for you.

     

    One thing the added to the low levels of Rift is instant adventure.  Kind of a random public quest kind of feature.  It can really help leveling.  You can get to max level in it quite quickly.

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by feena750

    It is a lot of fun especially if you like the Lord of the rings setting.  It has some of the best environments of any MMO.  They added mounted combat in the latest expansion.  They have PvMP, but if you really like PVP it may not be the best game for you.

     

    One thing the added to the low levels of Rift is instant adventure.  Kind of a random public quest kind of feature.  It can really help leveling.  You can get to max level in it quite quickly.

    are instant adventures part of storm legion? they didn't exist when I played on launch.  Also I liked crafting in games like runescape and stuff. I read there are crafting guilds in lotro. does it hold a light to that at all?

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member
    WoW and TSW. Stay away from RIFT, it will bore you to tears
  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon

    I would say Rift right now. For me, its been the only game released in the last 8 years that could keep me playing for 6 months. There is a ton of content that added since I last played, I logged on a few months ago for a free weekend and was lost because there was so much new stuff, I had no clue where to start. The game though was pretty much still the same underneath so I didn't resub. 

     

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    WoW and TSW. Stay away from RIFT, it will bore you to tears

    I haven't played WOW past level 20 and probably since burning crusade was the newest expansion.  I finally unlocked my account (guess someone tried to hack it during the d3 debacle) and I saw I was upgraded all the way to wrath of the lich king.  Would I benefit from buying mists and cataclysm if I were to start from scratch?

  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    Play WoW or Rift. You can start PVP very early in both, and in WoW, I can tell you from personal experience that if you play on one of the higher pop PVP realms there is a good bit of world PVP and all the fun/nastiness that goes along with it. You also level extremely quickly through the older content, so you're constantly getting new abilities to play with. I went back and leveled a Hunter from scratch recently and enjoyed it. 
  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    Rift - very solid themepark,probably my most admired due to the team behind it.

     

    TSW - The theme in this park is just awesome,modern day mystery/horror? dont see that everyday.

     

    I would say GW2,but the game became a ghost town before I could hit max level,tried 4 different servers before I finally gave up. Cant solo most of the events either.

     

     

    my number one overall pick would have to be TSW in the end.The game is too out of the ordinary not to get my vote.Plus,the game actually has some difficulty to it,which is almost non existant in todays mmos

  • Dantae87Dantae87 Camloops, ABPosts: 166Member
    WoW and Rift are by far the only two best created theampark mmos out there...ppl that dont think so are obviously blind or know nothing of what a theampark is. Out of the 2 i would pick Rift just cuz i played wow for 6 years and bored to hell with it now. havent touched it for almost 1year n a  1/2 now

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  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by tank017

    Rift - very solid themepark,probably my most admired due to the team behind it.

     

    TSW - The theme in this park is just awesome,modern day mystery/horror? dont see that everyday.

     

    I would say GW2,but the game became a ghost town before I could hit max level,tried 4 different servers before I finally gave up. Cant solo most of the events either.

     

     

    my number one overall pick would have to be TSW in the end.The game is too out of the ordinary not to get my vote.Plus,the game actually has some difficulty to it,which is almost non existant in todays mmos

    I tried the secret world twice and I have never been much of a quester so ones where I actually have to pay attention are kind of a no go for me (i tried though after giving up in an hour and people telling me I didn't give it a chance).  Trion is probably one of the best developers in my opinion.  Very impressed with the defiance alpha and they pump out stuff like crazy.  Just they never really covered pvp all too well in rift.  GW2 just felt childish.  Like the cutscenes tried to be intense while child friendly and it just didn't work for me

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ezpz77
    Play WoW or Rift. You can start PVP very early in both, and in WoW, I can tell you from personal experience that if you play on one of the higher pop PVP realms there is a good bit of world PVP and all the fun/nastiness that goes along with it. You also level extremely quickly through the older content, so you're constantly getting new abilities to play with. I went back and leveled a Hunter from scratch recently and enjoyed it. 

    this world pvp aspect is something I have not heard of.  I always thought it was dead after the first year or two.  This interests me 

  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by hockeyplayr
    Originally posted by tank017

    Rift - very solid themepark,probably my most admired due to the team behind it.

     

    TSW - The theme in this park is just awesome,modern day mystery/horror? dont see that everyday.

     

    I would say GW2,but the game became a ghost town before I could hit max level,tried 4 different servers before I finally gave up. Cant solo most of the events either.

     

     

    my number one overall pick would have to be TSW in the end.The game is too out of the ordinary not to get my vote.Plus,the game actually has some difficulty to it,which is almost non existant in todays mmos

    I tried the secret world twice and I have never been much of a quester so ones where I actually have to pay attention are kind of a no go for me (i tried though after giving up in an hour and people telling me I didn't give it a chance).  Trion is probably one of the best developers in my opinion.  Very impressed with the defiance alpha and they pump out stuff like crazy.  Just they never really covered pvp all too well in rift.  GW2 just felt childish.  Like the cutscenes tried to be intense while child friendly and it just didn't work for me

     

    What themepark in the last several years has covered PVP well? Certainly not any of the major ones like WoW or Rift.

    I can't believe I'm going to say this but...

    The only one that comes even remotely close, IMO, is Aion. And even then, PVE undermined PVP in that game in a major way, but at least the ideas were there. World PVP was actually fun and had some sense of pride/urgency/danger that went along with it. I actually felt like an invader going to kill my enemy. Hiding a rez point in enemy territory and going "hunting" was great fun.

    Having a bunch of reds in my territory made me want to actually go out and kill them. They had sieges and ownership that played a HUGE role in faction progression. Flying combat was kind of poopy for melee, but hell, it was something different. The only problem was that you could PVE to get excellent PVP gear, and upgrading the gear was a massive RNG grind. 

     

    Playing a themepark for PVP is like going to the stripclub for sex. You're just going to leave frustrated. 

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ezpz77
    Originally posted by hockeyplayr
    Originally posted by tank017

    Rift - very solid themepark,probably my most admired due to the team behind it.

     

    TSW - The theme in this park is just awesome,modern day mystery/horror? dont see that everyday.

     

    I would say GW2,but the game became a ghost town before I could hit max level,tried 4 different servers before I finally gave up. Cant solo most of the events either.

     

     

    my number one overall pick would have to be TSW in the end.The game is too out of the ordinary not to get my vote.Plus,the game actually has some difficulty to it,which is almost non existant in todays mmos

    I tried the secret world twice and I have never been much of a quester so ones where I actually have to pay attention are kind of a no go for me (i tried though after giving up in an hour and people telling me I didn't give it a chance).  Trion is probably one of the best developers in my opinion.  Very impressed with the defiance alpha and they pump out stuff like crazy.  Just they never really covered pvp all too well in rift.  GW2 just felt childish.  Like the cutscenes tried to be intense while child friendly and it just didn't work for me

     

    What themepark in the last several years has covered PVP well? Certainly not any of the major ones like WoW or Rift.

    I can't believe I'm going to say this but...

    The only one that comes even remotely close, IMO, is Aion. And even then, PVE undermined PVP in that game in a major way, but at least the ideas were there. World PVP was actually fun and had some sense of pride/urgency/danger that went along with it. I actually felt like an invader going to kill my enemy. Hiding a rez point in enemy territory and going "hunting" was great fun.

    Having a bunch of reds in my territory made me want to actually go out and kill them. They had sieges and ownership that played a HUGE role in faction progression. Flying combat was kind of poopy for melee, but hell, it was something different. The only problem was that you could PVE to get excellent PVP gear, and upgrading the gear was a massive RNG grind. 

     

    Playing a themepark for PVP is like going to the stripclub for sex. You're just going to leave frustrated. 

    That last line is great.  I completely agree.  pvp can come second, obviously it has to because it is a themepark (there are no quality sandparks aside from hopefully df as of now).  Maybe I am being picky but Aion, which I no-lifed when it came out, took hub hopping to a new extreme and the pvp, though starting at level 25 didn't really get good until end game and it was a massive grind of boring quests to get there

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon
    OP: you bored with MMOs?....Huh?....Try somethig completly different, maybe tabletop wargaming, there atleast you keep your models you painted.
  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Four0Six
    OP: you bored with MMOs?....Huh?....Try somethig completly different, maybe tabletop wargaming, there atleast you keep your models you painted.

    Don' think I'd have any friends to play with. Would be interesting but I am the only one to even play mmos. It was a fluke that I got 3 people to play d3 for our short stint

  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member
    Originally posted by Dantae87
    WoW and Rift are by far the only two best created theampark mmos out there...ppl that dont think so are obviously blind or know nothing of what a theampark is. Out of the 2 i would pick Rift just cuz i played wow for 6 years and bored to hell with it now. havent touched it for almost 1year n a  1/2 now

    Why so many people love RIFT? For me it always looked like polished, but dull and unimaginative WoW clone. What you guys found there that I didnt see?

  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon

    TSW rest r just money grabers

     

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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by Dantae87
    WoW and Rift are by far the only two best created theampark mmos out there...ppl that dont think so are obviously blind or know nothing of what a theampark is. Out of the 2 i would pick Rift just cuz i played wow for 6 years and bored to hell with it now. havent touched it for almost 1year n a  1/2 now

    Why so many people love RIFT? For me it always looked like polished, but dull and unimaginative WoW clone. What you guys found there that I didnt see?

    If only RIFT got other artist team. Then i might had stand a chance. World is GREAT rest is so rhe same ((((

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  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by Dantae87
    WoW and Rift are by far the only two best created theampark mmos out there...ppl that dont think so are obviously blind or know nothing of what a theampark is. Out of the 2 i would pick Rift just cuz i played wow for 6 years and bored to hell with it now. havent touched it for almost 1year n a  1/2 now

    Why so many people love RIFT? For me it always looked like polished, but dull and unimaginative WoW clone. What you guys found there that I didnt see?

     

    Since you used the words WoW clone, I doubt I'll be able to explain to you what makes Rift different. Rift is no more of a WoW clone than GW2 is. They do things differently. It has an unlimited free trial. Go try it for yourself.

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    best themepark for a new player (new to the game itself, not MMOs): (Runner up in parenthesis)

    WoW (EQ2)

     

    best themepark for an endgame only type of player:

    Rift (WoW)

     

    best themepark for those who value the journey above the destination

    LOTRO (EQ2)

     

    Best themepark for RP inclined

    LOTRO (EQ2)

     

    Best game world:

    EQ2 (WoW)

     

    Best housing:

    EQ2 (Rift)

     

    Best Themepark PvP:

    none of the above really, WoW by default

     

    best overall:

     

    1. EQ2

    2. WoW

    3. Lotro

    4. Rift

     

    left out TSW and GW2 since you dont like them

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