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Whats the most popular MMORPG currently?

ibrahim2712ibrahim2712 fairfield, CTMember Posts: 7

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, CTMember Posts: 7

    *Makes thread, no replies.*

  • jordank23jordank23 new york, NYMember Posts: 95
    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, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon

    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, MNMember Posts: 140 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, ILMember Posts: 693 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, CTMember Posts: 7
    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 TexasMember Posts: 7,702 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.

  • WarlyxWarlyx UnknowMember Posts: 1,897 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 BergenMember Posts: 2,437 Uncommon

    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 USAMember Posts: 1,129 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 GothenburgMember Posts: 2,088

    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, NYMember Posts: 3,677 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 limaMember Posts: 618 Uncommon

    Dungeon fighter online.

    It doesnt mean its any good though.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403
    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.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranMember Posts: 4,505 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 Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,792 Epic
    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, INMember Posts: 4,673 Rare
    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 MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    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 Member Posts: 1,443 Uncommon

    Dungeon Fighter Online.

    Followed by World of Warcraft.

    But I wouldn't recommend either of them.

    "Hey I ignored all the fun content and played this game like a hamster because it was possible just spending long enough time in the wheel. Why are games so boring X-clones these days and can't be more like X? Im going back to grind repeatable tasks in X and hone my skills with some dice roles, waiting 14 months for the next paid content patch."
  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon
    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, FLMember Posts: 2,556 Common
    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, CAMember Posts: 374 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, CTMember Posts: 7
    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, ABMember Posts: 719 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 LondonMember Posts: 3,904 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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