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[Column] General: MMORPG’s Most Wanted MMOs of 2013

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  • ShauneepeakShauneepeak Biddeford, MEPosts: 421Member

    @superniceguy

    They confirmed the original disks and downloads will work with no other purchase required just expect a massive patch the first time you try to play it.

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  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAPosts: 738Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by drivendawn
    Originally posted by blohm86

    2013 will probably be the year of dissapointment; NOTHING new and innovative so far. 

     

    Not impressed.

    No offense but I think that is the problem now days. People always wanting new innovations all the time. Tons of games are fun without being innovative. Just because a game is innovative doesn't make it fun. 

    I completely agree with what you said, but he's probably referring to the fact that the majority of MMOs just copy wow without putting any other thought into it. There was that time before WoW where many MMO's felt distinctive and had their own game mechanics (although at their core a lot of them were EQ clones)

  • jakinjakin somewhere, ONPosts: 243Member Common

    SOE has this uncanny knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  How many times have they had killer properties, neat game systems, and/or huge hype only to continually be second rate.  Their last true victory was the original EQ and Smed's been turning gold into crap ever since.

     

    Even if they manage to pull together a good game, I strongly suspect based on past performance that their post-launch bumbling will sink it.

  • GinazGinaz Calgary, ABPosts: 1,731Member Uncommon

    Though its not an rpg, my most anticipated MMO this year is Hex, a TCG MMO that has standard pvp like Magic the Gathering but also has a pve side, which will include dungeons and raids using the TCG system style of play.  For an rpg MMO, Wildstar is my choice followed by Elder Scrolls Online then...nothing.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/hex-mmo-trading-card-game

    http://hextcg.com/

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  • TinybinaTinybina Boondocks, TXPosts: 2,130Member

    WOW LOL at them putting EQNext as the number 1 game.. Has this writer even ever played Planetside 2?  I ask that because the game engine they will use in EQNext is the one they developed and put in PS2..  And it is HORRIBLE!  The engine lags all over the place when more then 50 people are in the area, render distance is shot, every performance patch brings countless more problems, People cannot repair or heal completely during big fights, etc.   If you do not believe me check out their tech forums for the multitude of issues people are having with that engine.

     

    Sure EQ3 might have a lot of great ideas, but the floor from which the foundation will be built on is rotten.  That has got to be one of the worst game engines I have ever seen.  I have seen more bugs with it then any other AAA MMO I have ever played.  I can't even imagine what it will be like with all those spells going off at the same time...

     
    Not to mention this is SOE we are talking about...   SOE!!!
     

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  • MerohilMerohil Springfield, MOPosts: 2Member
    Woo Archeage and EQN are going to be awesome!! cant wait! not really sure about wildstar doesn't really stand out compared to the others.
  • MuruganMurugan D, COPosts: 1,494Member

    Really poor choice of screenshots I thought on this article.  Especially the one from FFXIV:ARR, The backside of a low level gladiator crammed in a doorway blocking your view with barely anything visible in the room other than a few mobs marked with target markers.

     

    This could be a picture of any game, which is true of a lot of the pictures in the article.  I just don't understand the choices in pictures.  At least for FFXIV you could have found better in the article you took it from. 

     

     

     

     

    Something that is recognizable.

     

     

    Also while I'm nitpicking the grainy male miq'ote Paladin that you show all the time for FFXIV features, what is the deal with this?  Why not mix it up a little, with some other media it is not like this is an actual story character or anything in ARR like Tiny Tina is for Wildstar.

  • -Zeno--Zeno- Zion, TNPosts: 1,298Member Common
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  • alysraalysra AntalyaPosts: 9Member

    1. EQN

    2. Archeage

    3. TESO

    4. Wildstar

    5. Black Desert

    6. Bless (just to see Unreal Engine 3 in an MMORPG :))

  • Synns77Synns77 StaffsPosts: 124Member

    This list basically sums up my last hope of finding an mmorpg that I can invest time in, all 5 of these games are on my radar and all I need is one of them to come good. If that doesn't happen then I'm probably on the verge of quitting gaming as mmos are the only genre I enjoy and unfortunately of late the efforts I've played have gone from Being ok for a month or two, to just downright disappointing.

  • VelocinoxVelocinox Old Folks Home, CAPosts: 810Member Uncommon

    In the EQN picture it looks like both Firiona and Smed are looking a little haggard.

    At least she hasn't grown a belly...

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  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Common

    Anyone noticed these are all P2P games with the possible exception of ArcheAge.

    And then people continue to argue that F2P + B2P games are the future, go figure.

  • Sky.FalconSky.Falcon St Louis, MOPosts: 51Member
    I havnt even heard of EQ Next lol guess Ive got some research to do.

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  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon

    I would throw out the themeparks (FF, Wildstar and ESO) and substitute them with...lets say Black Desert

    The list would then be

    1)EQ

    2)AA

    3)BD

    EQ only because of the promises. If they turned out to be far away from truth, it would automatically drop off the list.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • Sky.FalconSky.Falcon St Louis, MOPosts: 51Member
    Originally posted by Murugan

    Really poor choice of screenshots I thought on this article.  Especially the one from FFXIV:ARR, The backside of a low level gladiator crammed in a doorway blocking your view with barely anything visible in the room other than a few mobs marked with target markers.

     

    Whats a pirate's favorite MMO? FFXIV: ARR!!!

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  • RizelStarRizelStar Raleigh, NCPosts: 2,773Member
    Originally posted by GoldenArrow

    Anyone noticed these are all P2P games with the possible exception of ArcheAge.

    And then people continue to argue that F2P + B2P games are the future, go figure.

    Last I check the devs of TESO dont llIke the p2p model and wildstar will be a  hybrid model...

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  • ultimateduckultimateduck Erie, COPosts: 23Member
    I don't know that I'm interested in another anime looking MMO or FF XXXVIIII... or whatever number they are on now.  Repopulation looks like a good sandbox which is desperately needed.  The only one we've had over the last decade has been Eve Online.  While Eve is a solid game, it is a bit spread sheet-ish.  EQ could be good if they stay away from simple character classes, tier set armor where everyone has the exact same setup in the end and a roller coaster quest system.
  • SinjaiSinjai Chicago, ILPosts: 9Member
    I still have a grudge against EQ for putting that freaking spellbook in your face during all the action when you're a cleric trying to get your mana back to heal the group.  Frack you EQ! :-P
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Tiny

    I disagree, the ps2 / eqn engine is probably the best mmo engine going, looks great, handles crowds much better than the likes of gw2, swtor even wow. And it has more to do with collision detection, bullet tracing etc..

    It's not Sonys fault your trying to play a massive scale fps on some 5 year old pc.
  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLPosts: 984Member Uncommon

    The list has three games I'm looking at, and relatively excitedly anticipating.  ESO, AA, and EQN all have me hoping that I'll have a good, fun MMO to play within a year's time.  Throw in Black Desert, that gives even more promise.  I'm not holding my breath that any of them will be MY end-all be-all, but four strong candidates gives me hope.

     

    With all the SOE and Smed hate around here, I hadn't really considered EQN as a possible taker of my MMO money, but it's worth a shot if it lives up to its billing. 

     

    ESO, well, my favorite game EVER is Morrowind, so I have to give it a try.

     

    AA - it just looks like it could be soooo much damn fun.  Really looking forward to this one.

     

    Black Desert I just recently started checking out, and don't really know too much about it.  But it could be quite spiffy.

     

    Basically, after three years of Darkfall 1 and two-ish months of the poo that is Darkfall UW, I'm just gonna play Minecraft until some of these other possible gems start popping out.

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member

    With the hype that EQN is getting, I reckon it will turn out to be the next SWTOR.

     

    None of the games on the list offer an improved gaming experience. It's just content - 'more stuff to do'.

     

    The Occulus Rift should be the next big thing.

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by drivendawn
    Originally posted by blohm86

    2013 will probably be the year of dissapointment; NOTHING new and innovative so far. 

     

    Not impressed.

    No offense but I think that is the problem now days. People always wanting new innovations all the time. Tons of games are fun without being innovative. Just because a game is innovative doesn't make it fun. 

    A lot of people here have played MMORPGs since WoW began. So that's about 9 years. After the 7th year of gaming, innovation becomes more important because you don't want to play another variant of WoW.

     

    The gaming world could do with an excellent variant of Eve Online or UO, but I don't see any in the pipeline.

  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member
    Originally posted by superniceguy

    A good list (Better choices than the best of 2013)

    My most wanted are:

    1. EQ Next
    2. Elder Scrolls Online
    3. Phantasy Star Online 2
    4. SWG 2
    5. FF XIV ARR (as long as I can use old discs which I bought just as soon as they closed off new accounts and proceeded to close the original version. I am not buying the new ARR version)

    They've already said you can use old codes for FFXIV and just download the new client for free. Anyone that spent any money at all on the original version gets the new client and 30 days game time for free.

  • CothorCothor Houston, TXPosts: 163Member Uncommon
    You put wildstar and ESO before ArcheAge? Noob.
  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member

    My personal list will be:

    1. FFXIV ARR
    2. Wildstar
    3. Phantasy Star Online 2
    4. EQN
    5. ... nothing else really.
    I take no interest in ESO as they've gutted everything that made the previous games great as far as I'm concerned. FFXIV and Wildstar, on the other hand, are both putting a huge focus on non-combat gameplay elements... modern MMOs have been gradually putting so much focus on combat that they seem to have forgotten the things that brought their worlds to life.
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