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Whats the most popular MMORPG currently?

ibrahim2712ibrahim2712 fairfield, CTPosts: 7Member

I've never played an MMORPG in my life and i want to try it out but there's so many of them.. I want one with alot of people active on it. So what's the biggest one? Like whats the one everyone around the world is playing? There has to be like at least a top 3 that everyones playing

 

I know League of Legends is huge so I'm planning to play that but any others?

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  • ibrahim2712ibrahim2712 fairfield, CTPosts: 7Member

    *Makes thread, no replies.*

  • jordank23jordank23 new york, NYPosts: 95Member
    Numbers wise WoW is still king.

    Played: Shadowbane, UO, PlanetSide, SWG, EQ 2, City of Heros, AO, AoC, Daoc, WOW, lotro, Eve, GW, Tabula, Pirates of the burning sea (yup), Vanguard, Warhammer, Lineage 2

    Out of all those I loved Shadow Bane, SWG (it had its issues but those first few months were great) and AO after about 5 months I was in love) RIP..not since then have I loved a MMO...

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member

    shear numbers from around the world is hard for me to answer, because some Asian games have millions and millions.

    As far as western games, I think your safest bet for high populations would be WoW or GW2. And just saying those two games  in one thread will help you get lots of responses, I'd guess.

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    But honestly, it doesn't really matter.

    WoW may have a high number of highly populated servers, where Rift only has a few. But since each has servers with a high population...... well you only play on one. 

    So your only litmus test for having folks around is to make sure you pick a game that has at least one well populated server.

    That statement will also garner some responses I'd imagine.

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    Last, I'd say you should think a little more deeply about what you want out of a game. F2P or B2P or P2P? You want tab targetting combat or real time combat? PVP or PVE?

    In any case, my recommendation for a good first mmo experience with a good population would be WoW, Rift or LotRO. 

     

    But the more I write this, I'm wondering......did I just take a huge bite of shiny food only to find a hook in my cheek?

  • TacBoyTacBoy Minneapolis, MNPosts: 139Member Uncommon

    World of Warcraft is the undisputed king population wise. It is also one of the better ones for someone new to MMOs. While it is pay to play it does have a free trial.

    Free to play I would say Lord of the Rings Online is probably the most populated. (Especially on the Brandywine server) It too does a fairly good job at introducing a new MMO player.

    Edit: Zorgo has a good point, Guild Wars 2 should be in there as well for the top 3.

  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    LotRO is f2p, and therefore an inexpensive way to introduce yourself into MMO world.  Brandywine is the most populated server by far.

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  • ibrahim2712ibrahim2712 fairfield, CTPosts: 7Member
    I can't play WoW because it costs money, but what were the Asian games you were talking about that have millions of players?
  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ibrahim2712
    I can't play WoW because it costs money, but what were the Asian games you were talking about that have millions of players?

    MapleStory.

     

    Let me guess. You're going to change what you want again.

  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,285Member Uncommon

    LoL (league of legends) isnt a mmorpg , is a moba diferent genre

     

    if u want to try mmorpgs , my vote goes to everquest 2 ,  Lotro or Aion, u can try Tera if u like action combat too.

     

     

     

  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member

    Trying your first MMO by going for the most popular game is like buying your first song by buying Justin Bieber.

    You should play what attracts you, not what the masses do, while many people play WoW, many also hate it, just check out the games and see what you like imo. You can try out WoW's free trial I think.

  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    Dont buy into all that F2P stuff for your first MMO unless you just cant afford a monthly. Find one that you like with features you like, doesnt matter if it costs money, just that it is epic in your opinion.

    There are so many to pick from. So go here: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm

    And research them, find a genre that you like and features you like. Do not listen to fanbois or haters here for your first mmorpg, you will be sadly disappointed. Do the work and look into each one. Because usualy your first epic mmorpg ever played will be the one that you remember forever and you dont want a bad experience.

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member

    I guess some obscure Asian MMO that we here in the west never heard about.

    That is if we talk numbers wise.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    I've played most of the big ones, and currently I would recommend GW2 100% it's a lot of fun and won't be too hard for a newbie to get into.

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  • austriacusaustriacus limaPosts: 624Member

    Dungeon fighter online.

    It doesnt mean its any good though.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Torgrim

    I guess some obscure Asian MMO that we here in the west never heard about.

    That is if we talk numbers wise.

    Like that one yesterday with the HugeJugs™ ?

    MMO wise, but voting "popular", you end up with the Thrill of the Moment at best. At worst, oh god, you could do so much worse.

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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ibrahim2712

    I've never played an MMORPG in my life and i want to try it out but there's so many of them.. I want one with alot of people active on it. So what's the biggest one? Like whats the one everyone around the world is playing? There has to be like at least a top 3 that everyones playing

     

    I know League of Legends is huge so I'm planning to play that but any others?

    League of Legends is not an MMORPG.. its a MOBA.. think of it like an RTS game but you just control one unit and no base building or resouce gathering.

     

    Most popular is still WOW in the western world thats for sure.. What are you looking to get out of an MMORPG?

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    If you want a quality F2P title give AION a try. Been playing it myself for a few months recently and having a good time.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,752Member Uncommon
    Popular should never be a decision maker in games or in life.....You don't choose where to eat because McDonald's sells the most hamburgers do you?...Do your research and look for something you want to play....some of the best games I have ever played did not have alot of people but the people they had were great.
  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    EvE has a free 2 week trial and the people are very friendly, if you explain that you are new, many will offer to give you free stuff like canisters full of parts or ore to help you get started.
  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon

    Dungeon Fighter Online.

    Followed by World of Warcraft.

    But I wouldn't recommend either of them.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Originally posted by ibrahim2712
    I can't play WoW because it costs money, but what were the Asian games you were talking about that have millions of players?

    MapleStory.

     

    Let me guess. You're going to change what you want again.

    Op should have distinguished that hes only willing to play ftp mmos

  • DavisFlightDavisFlight Talahasee, FLPosts: 2,556Member
    Originally posted by Sukiyaki

    Dungeon Fighter Online.

    Followed by World of Warcraft.

    But I wouldn't recommend either of them.

    Dungeon Fighter is not even remotely an MMO. 

  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    I would suggest either Everquest 2 or LOTRO. They both have pretty good populations and are free to play.

     

     

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  • ibrahim2712ibrahim2712 fairfield, CTPosts: 7Member
    The reason I wanted a popular game because I wanted it to have alot of competition and be competitive. But I don't want no starcraft type stuff, i want to control a character and fight people.
  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABPosts: 712Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ibrahim2712
    The reason I wanted a popular game because I wanted it to have alot of competition and be competitive. But I don't want no starcraft type stuff, i want to control a character and fight people.

    I think the best MMO for you would be WoW, but since you want a F2P game you should tryout Lineage 2.

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,665Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ibrahim2712
    The reason I wanted a popular game because I wanted it to have alot of competition and be competitive. But I don't want no starcraft type stuff, i want to control a character and fight people.

    You said you are not willing to pay a sub, so WoW is out of the question (even though I think that would be the best MMO for you). If you are willing to buy the game but no pay a sub, go for Guild Wars 2.

    If you want completely free to play without buying the box or paying a sub go for Everquest 2 or Lord of the Rings or Aion if you want a more player vs player focused game.

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