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Hypothetical question, what would you play.

NegativeJoeNegativeJoe hluboka nad vltavouPosts: 177Member Common

I want to see what people feel is the best current game, old or new, still on the market.
There are a lot of reasons people don't go play games they once loved..outdated graphics, too far behind the crowd, got in too late, just got bored, whatever.

But take this hypthetical situation

Every current live mmorpg is completely wiped clean.

1 server, brand spankin new and untouched, is put up to go forward with for each game. Exactly as the game sits now. You have 1 day to decide before that server caps and they stop accepting new players.

No mmorpg is going to be released in the next 2 years for you to hop to.
You have no legs so you are bedridden, but the windfall of the lawsuit against the guy who chopped your legs off leaves you wealthy enough you can lay around all day playing mmorpg.

What game are you going to play?


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  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member
    I hesitate to answer because of how closely my behaviour already resembles this hypothetical scenario.
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Diablo 3. And no .. it is not a MMO.
  • CorvusCoraxCorvusCorax stockholmPosts: 38Member
    Would probably go with wow, most mmo's live today are just as casual and have the same downsides but blizzard adds more content more frequently or atleast thats how it appears to me.

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  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon
    EQ1.  yes, I understand the 'as it stands today' part.  id still take EQ1.
  • FlyinDutchman87FlyinDutchman87 London MIlls, ILPosts: 245Member Uncommon

    Can I play Dota 2 Instead?

     

    CU doesn't come out for more than 2 years anyway. So I'm G2G either way.

  • 5Luck5Luck Shelton, CTPosts: 185Member
    Hrmm could you imagine a fresh eve server... tempting.....
  • ray12kray12k riverside, CAPosts: 447Member
    ac1 dt.
  • DrCokePepsiDrCokePepsi Boston, MAPosts: 158Member


    Originally posted by NegativeJoe
    I want to see what people feel is the best current game, old or new, still on the market.
    There are a lot of reasons people don't go play games they once loved..outdated graphics, too far behind the crowd, got in too late, just got bored, whatever. But take this hypthetical situationEvery current live mmorpg is completely wiped clean.1 server, brand spankin new and untouched, is put up to go forward with for each game. Exactly as the game sits now. You have 1 day to decide before that server caps and they stop accepting new players.No mmorpg is going to be released in the next 2 years for you to hop to.
    You have no legs so you are bedridden, but the windfall of the lawsuit against the guy who chopped your legs off leaves you wealthy enough you can lay around all day playing mmorpg. What game are you going to play?

    Well, the MMORPG market right now sucks.

    As for what WAS my favorite game, Star Wars Galaxies/Asheron's Call/Runescape Back in the day were just amazing and IO was in love. AC1 nowadays is just too outdated for me unfortunatley, but the mechanics are still great. SWG went bankrupt :( and Runescape went to shit when they released the cash shop and changed the game entirely.

    Given a game was a combinations of EVE's MASSIVE virtual world, and the industry/security levels, Asheron's Call's deep lore, and allegiance system/ Star Wars Galaxies' crafting, multiple professions, and general freedom, and Ultima's roleplaying aspects, I would instantly fall in love with that game.

  • Jadedangel1Jadedangel1 Newark, NJPosts: 184Member
    I would play FFXIV ARR or WOW as my 2nd choice. Both have tons of things in game that can keep me occupied for a long time.
  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Posts: 1,178Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ray12k
    ac1 dt.

    This

  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DrunkWolf
    Originally posted by ray12k
    ac1 dt.

    This

    Same

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  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Chicago, ILPosts: 2,225Member Uncommon
    Probably EVE.

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    "...when it comes to pimping EVE I have little restraints."
    --Hellmar, CEO of CCP.

    "It's like they took a gun, put it to their nugget sack and pulled the trigger over and over again, each time telling us how great it was that they were shooting themselves in the balls."
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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Teala
    Originally posted by DrunkWolf
    Originally posted by ray12k
    ac1 dt.

    This

    Same

    Same here. 

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTPosts: 607Member

    EVE Online.

    Hahahahahaha.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • gatherisgatheris Charlotte, MIPosts: 995Member Uncommon

    Saga Of Ryzom

    or "Ryzom" as listed now

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  • ShauneepeakShauneepeak Biddeford, MEPosts: 421Member

    FFXIV ARR just because it is new and I am already enjoying it.

     

    But for games that have been out for a long time definitely have to go with EVE I just don't want to start dishing out $15 for a game that has such a harsh learning curve and takes serious dedication to even be a little close to the people who have been playing for years. But give everyone a fresh start hell yeah.

  • drebiandrebian San Diego, CAPosts: 28Member
    Vanguard Saga of Heroes with the bugs removed and the cash shop stuff removed (i.e. the way it was before F2P but remove the bugs and add a good sized population)
  • RocknissRockniss Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,034Member
    WoW , it's the jack of all trades and master too. Everquest gets runner up. Then Gw2
  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Definitely Scarlet Blade.
  • GreenHellGreenHell ludlow, MAPosts: 1,322Member Uncommon
    The "Every current live mmorpg" screws me out of this hypothetical game.
  • HolophonistHolophonist Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,086Member Uncommon

    Probably EvE.

     

    But there's the question of foreign games. What if I live in US but I may pick ArcheAge or something?

     

    Great topic btw.

  • windwavewindwave syndeyPosts: 20Member Uncommon

    Anarchy online, still my favourite mmo after all these years. Now if they get that new graphic engine going.....

    It's not the best mmo on the market, as per your first sentence, but my favourite

  • EtherougeEtherouge Candler, NCPosts: 514Member
  • IlliusIllius Toronto, ONPosts: 4,148Member

    Once I read your "exactly as it sits now" part I came to the conclusion that I wouldn't be playing anything.  I say this simply because I don't play any MMO type games as is and even if I was bed ridden with no legs I would still not play any simply because I do not enjoy what the market has to offer at the moment.

    Assuming that the lawsuit you mentioned would leave me wealthy enough to lay about and do nothing, I would more than likely put that money toward a mobility device and leave the house.  Even with no legs it is still more than possible to go out of the home and do other entertaining activities.

     

    Short answer:  Nothing.

    No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

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

    I want to see what people feel is the best current game, old or new, still on the market.
    There are a lot of reasons people don't go play games they once loved..outdated graphics, too far behind the crowd, got in too late, just got bored, whatever.

    But take this hypthetical situation

    Every current live mmorpg is completely wiped clean.

    1 server, brand spankin new and untouched, is put up to go forward with for each game. Exactly as the game sits now. You have 1 day to decide before that server caps and they stop accepting new players.

    No mmorpg is going to be released in the next 2 years for you to hop to.
    You have no legs so you are bedridden, but the windfall of the lawsuit against the guy who chopped your legs off leaves you wealthy enough you can lay around all day playing mmorpg.

    What game are you going to play?

     

     

     

    You're missing the biggest reason people don't play those old games. Updates.

    If it was a classic DAoC server, I'd be playing that. If it's modern DAoC, fuck that. Same with EverQuest, same with UO.

    If it's MMOs in their modern state, brand new, it'd either be Eve, Asheron's Call, or Darkfall Unholy Wars. Maybe Vanguard.

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