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Looking for a PVE MMO

Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon
   I enjoyed GW2 PVE until all that was left to do was PVP, and I hate PVP. I'm currently playing SWTOR (had to try the expansion) but once you do all the quests there isn't much PVE left unless you group constantly and run instances which gets old. Plus I hate to have to wait on others to go PVE. I played LOTRO, WoW, EQ2. Looking for a solo friendly MMO, maybe something where crafting actually means something would be nice too.

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  • marinridermarinrider Tomball, TXPosts: 1,556Member
    Have you looked into Vanguard SOH?
  • michael923michael923 Scotland, SDPosts: 6Member

    There is - what i recommend - World of Warcraft

    Runescape

    Runes of Magic

    World of Tanks

     

    Start with those tell me if you are still looking!

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,722Member Uncommon

    Pve mmo - first guess would be LotRO but you wrote you played it already :)

    "Looking for a solo friendly MMO, maybe something where crafting actually means something would be nice too."

    Maybe AoC? Great in pve, and has a decent crafting system (which will be revamped in the near future... ).

    Or TSW, it has awesome missions and lore, very solo-friendly if you choose to, but also has group content with lots of fun. True, the crafting is pretty simple, on the other hand you can assemble almost anything with it.

  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLPosts: 509Member Common
    Vanguard is definately the best pve game out there. Do it.  Its made by sony online.  Just be warned that there is zero pvp.
  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by filmoret
    Its made by sony online. 

     

       Ever since the CU and then the NGE I've steered clear of them. I might try the next EQ game, but stilll not sure since it will be run by them. Me and SOE do not get along, kinda like oil and water.

     

  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLPosts: 1,119Member
    i believe SOE has learned alot over the years. Vanguard is a great game. You should give it a go.
  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon

    I looked at a couple videos of Vanguard, the graphics look really, really old. Like fresh out of the days of DOS.

     

  • DraGzielDraGziel TiranaPosts: 64Member Uncommon
    Try The Secret World. It is B2P and is like 99% focused on the PVE aspect. Nothing beats it on that!

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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,474Member Uncommon
    TSW and Vanguard I say.

    Only them two are of any quality. All the others went down the WoW clone path(imo). Tho I dislike what you are in TSW(a superman more or less-tho you can RP it away!). And Vanguard ain't that solo friendly(outside of few classes), but it is the best PvE MMO out there(imo).

    You could also try Rift(not a fan of being undead/clone) or Aion.

    Only good MMOs imo: WoW, GWs(first one is leagues better), LoTRO(tho they could knock nickel n dime down a notch), TSW, Vanguard, Aion and Rift. Oh and eve. After that...good luck finding a quality MMO.
  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon
    I was just looking at the "Perfect World" games. They have several games, any of them any good? PVE good I mean.
  • filmoretfilmoret Palm Bay, FLPosts: 509Member Common
    I dunno how you say Vanguard's graphics are bad, they look like warcraft to me.  They are definately as good as Perfect World games.
  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Somewhere, CAPosts: 627Member Uncommon
    Try The Secret World. You mentioned WoW, which sould be my first choice for a PVE MMO. 
  • pantheronpantheron calhoun, GAPosts: 170Member
    Originally posted by Blazer6992
    I was just looking at the "Perfect World" games. They have several games, any of them any good? PVE good I mean.

    Forsaken world has some great PvE,and while the cash shop is pretty P2W in the PvP aspect,  it is definitel NOT P2W in the PvE aspect. top  level Tank here who spent 50 bucks in total, because i was lazy and wanted an epic looking mount. it has great dungeons starting at level 10, and  new ones that mostly do different things  up until max level. I had/have a lot of fun whenever I go back. I'd avoid PWE's other games like the plague (excluding Neverwinter, ihaven't tried it socant say) 

    I play MMOs for the Forum PVP

  • Tryn2behave2Tryn2behave2 Philadelphia, PAPosts: 22Member
    Only play PWE games if you want to pay-to-win.  I recently left Perfect World International.  The gaming community there is stale.  No new players are staying in the game because it's almost impossible to find help to farm gear.  I am looking for the same type of game as you are. 
  • DaranarDaranar Walkersville, MDPosts: 177Member Uncommon

    Vanguard is great, unfortunately it is so dead.   Very large world and very unpopulated.   Don't be weary of SOE because of CU/NGE....those decisions were actually on the Lucas Arts side.    It would be difficult for you past 20/30 to solo effectively, tho can be done a lot easier than EQ back in the day.   TSW is good but got stale for me.   If you like a shooter RPG, go with Defiance.   I am enjoying the hell out of that game currently.   

     

    If you are looking in the near future...keep an eye out on Dragon's Prophet.  Bill Murphey just did a streamed session with a dev and it looks awesome!  No PvP at launch (planned for first expansion).   Very solable because of dragons.   Emphasis on exploration and discovery, and seems like a solid dungeon system when you do want to group.   Also a decent emphasis on crafting, perhaps more-so than most modern MMOs.   Will be F2P, tho I will be subbing via station pass.   

    If I want a world in which people can purchase success and power with cash, I'll play Real Life. Keep Virtual Worlds Virtual!

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,154Member Uncommon

    Vanguard, EQ2, WOW, SWTOR

    Vanguard is very DEAD... and game play is clunky. Time for it to go.

    Enjoying PvE in EQ2 and SWTOR right now

    Brad McQuaid Quote:  So, God-willing, the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen team and I will be able to make or allow that magic to happen a third time, and it too will be not just a great game, but also that catalyst again that brings people together, sometimes out of their comfort zone, learning how to work together not just tactically in a virtual world but also socially in the real world.
  • MMOman101MMOman101 Posts: 1,276Member Uncommon
    Vanguard
  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,676Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Blazer6992
    I was just looking at the "Perfect World" games. They have several games, any of them any good? PVE good I mean.

    They have a tendancy to be heavy grind and heavy p2w.  You could try the cryptic ones, they seem to have a little more going for them for the first month, but then you'll be looking at 6 months of grinding as your content.

    You could try path of exile but not really an mmo and can't remember any crating(but didn't get very far).

    You could try being a high sec carebear in eve.

    DDO has been made more solo friendly over recent years.

    Ryzom offers a sandbox pve experience, but(if I remember correctly) also quite a heavy grind and a small population.

    Planeshift if you're into rping.

    Uncharted waters could also be worth a shot, but I'm not sure how much pvp will become part of the 'endgame'.

    Whilst I agree with your sentiments regarding soe, I'm giving vanguard another shot.  As long as I can get away with paying soe little to nothing I'll see where i get to, but does seem to be very dull with no real character customisation past creation and not many people about.

     

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,558Member Uncommon

    Best PvE MMOs I've played since 1999:

    EQ1 - yes old but still by far the biggest amount of PvE content period, 19 expansions strong and F2P, you can multi box for free even! Also even today one of the most challenging PvE games on the market.

    Aion - very good PvE game but it has some PvP zones

    Vanguard - clunky but good

    Age of Conan - on a PvE server no need to worry about PvP (for PvP still one of the best free games by far)

    Rift - awesome PvE due to awesome soul/class system

     

     

  • LeoSgLeoSg Kearny, NJPosts: 3Member Uncommon
    Cryptic STO is pretty good for PvE, great character customization and is going to be even better with the Legacy of Romulus coming up.
  • piquetpiquet OdensePosts: 202Member
    I give Rift my highest recommendation. The soul system is awesome and there's lots of stuff to do. You can download the free trial  on riftgame.com and play the first 20 levels free.
  • vkejaivkejai walesPosts: 97Member

    I popped onto Rift the other night and was really dead , Argent RP server. Also I am a huge fan of STO unfortunately for me I found it very clunky on planet, and it doesnt seem to support SLI gfx , so my main gfx card was getting way to high. Same goes for TSW .

     

     

    I would say for PvE games you cant get much better than WoW and Lotro  , especially for solo . I cant comment on GW2 as I aint played it enough.

     

    I found Swtor solo friendly only while levelling up, from there on its either ops ( same old boring ) , PvP ( also gets boring ) or dailies ....

     

     

  • piquetpiquet OdensePosts: 202Member
    Originally posted by vkejai

    I popped onto Rift the other night and was really dead , Argent RP server. Also I am a huge fan of STO unfortunately for me I found it very clunky on planet, and it doesnt seem to support SLI gfx , so my main gfx card was getting way to high. Same goes for TSW .

     

     

    I would say for PvE games you cant get much better than WoW and Lotro  , especially for solo . I cant comment on GW2 as I aint played it enough.

     

    I found Swtor solo friendly only while levelling up, from there on its either ops ( same old boring ) , PvP ( also gets boring ) or dailies ....

     

     

    Well I don't know how the US servers are doing, but the server I'm on (Icewatch (EU)) has a nice population and is pretty packed with level 60 people. The game may be doing worse in the US though(?).

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