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Which old MMO is worth subbing?

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  • Vermillion_RaventhalVermillion_Raventhal Oxon Hill, MDPosts: 1,147Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    My suggestions:
    UO if your focus is more to live in a game world rather than level a character.
     

     

    I hear such great things about UO, I never played it in its day but have tried to play it 'recently' but like most old school games, The UI is a big problem.

    It must be something about the era, The UI from that era is so 'clunky' and information hidden behind cascading windows makes it hard to just 'get what you need'.

    it must be that today there is much more thought put into UI design, hell they have whole books on it now, much more intellectually involved.


    The other thing is, Is it the same game today that people praise?

     

    Yes, one of the great things that WoW gave us was the standard UI and overall polish to the genre.  

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by snoocky

    Hi there, I want to sub to an old MMO, which one is worth to sub to these days?

    I really miss the old school feeling in todays MMO's...

     

    Thx!

    "worth" is subjective.

    To me, none is worth subbing, old or new MMO. F2P is the way to go.

     

  • Stryx74Stryx74 Goose Creek, SCPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by Neo_Viper
    Originally posted by syriinx

    EQ looks fantastic for a 15 year old game. 

    Hum, no. Just no.

      Wow, that actually looks better then I imagined EQ1 would look today. For 15 years it's not too bad. Not good mind you but certainly playable. I tried starting AO but the graphics and UI/controls just killed it for me. Hopefully the new engine breathes some new life into it. Miraculously it's now in closed beta.

  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAPosts: 981Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sanshi44
    Originally posted by snoocky
    EQ1 is nice but I really hate the map....

    Same kinda hope EQN doesnt have maps, but unfortuently i doubt that will happen.

    Played both EQ1 AND EQ2. Both have the worse map's in any game i've played.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Hariken
    Originally posted by sanshi44
    Originally posted by snoocky
    EQ1 is nice but I really hate the map....

    Same kinda hope EQN doesnt have maps, but unfortuently i doubt that will happen.

    Played both EQ1 AND EQ2. Both have the worse map's in any game i've played.

    You can always turn it off.

    Personally i don't play games to be a cartographer. I did that in the first might & magic, and it is just tedious, easy and boring.

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 867Member Uncommon

    Does Vendetta Online count as old?

    As an armchair economist, I ought to mention you can inhabit the fane 30 systems for a mere $1 per month.  I pay $7.67 per month (1 premium sub / 2 year plan + 1 lite sub), which is worth it to me.  And yes, I play religiously.

    "To be what you are not, experience what you are not." -Saint John of the Cross
    Authored 110 missions in Vendetta Online
    Check it out on Steam

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,664Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth

    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    My suggestions:
    UO if your focus is more to live in a game world rather than level a character.
     

    I hear such great things about UO, I never played it in its day but have tried to play it 'recently' but like most old school games, The UI is a big problem.

    It must be something about the era, The UI from that era is so 'clunky' and information hidden behind cascading windows makes it hard to just 'get what you need'.

    it must be that today there is much more thought put into UI design, hell they have whole books on it now, much more intellectually involved.


    The other thing is, Is it the same game today that people praise?

    Two things there

    - UO has almost no UI. A handful of windows here and there. Would be interesting to get your view on whether it's useful or not for a modern MMO gamer.

    - The modern UIs are more familiar and easier to use because we have been using the same UI layout for ten years now:)

     

     

    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
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • spengosspengos High wycombe, FLPosts: 9Member

    What about Darkfall? I think it's still sub based isn't it?

    It's not really an old game but you could argue that most of it's features and selling points are based around hardcore/old school mmo gameplay. World pvp, if you die you lose all you gear, deep crafting that actually matters, etc.

    I've never tried it as it seems a bit pvp heavy for my tastes, but other than that it looks good.

  • MavolenceMavolence Appleton, WIPosts: 612Member Uncommon
    The only MMORPG i would sub to is EVE. As for other mmorpgs to get that old feeling back OP, I wouldn't sub to current UO but i would give some of the player run shards a chance. Like www.uoforever.com  Everything else is pure utter trash
  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,063Member Uncommon

     

    nvm, dont feel like dealing with images right now lol

  • Twizted26Twizted26 ColoradoPosts: 107Member Uncommon

    Eve is and always will be worth a sub 

    Lots of decent old school F2P games that used to be sub based 

     

    RF Online ( one of my personal favorite old school games ) 

    9Dragons ( a bit cheap but it has some fun moments ) 

    Dekaron ( if you can find an active server ) 

    Aion ( Not so old school but still so very fun ) 

    Tera ( the combat system is different and very fun imo ) 

    WOW ( worst game ever in IMO but the 9 or 10m active wowtards would disagree , maybe you'll like it who knows ... ) 

    Darkfall ( not old school but you can build your game experience on other players tears ) Still requires sub.

    Warhammer had its moments but its being shut down soon 

    GW1 and 2 both worth a go

     

  • sevitothsevitoth San Diego, CAPosts: 367Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Braindome

    Sub to Ascheron's Call for a TRUE old school experience, if you want player loot PK play on Darktide server as it has the full original PK ruleset from back in the day (EQ1 doesn't even still have an ORIGINAL PK ruleset server....which is sad), it is challenging and hella fun, just like old games always were (even has corpse runs >:)), a true experience.

    Just make sure to subscribe with a low limit credit card and not a bank card as they have been having some billing issues that have been multiple charging people, they refund, but best not to use a bank account or CC with high limit so it doesn't inconvenience in case it happened (they said they are going to fix the error), but never know, so be cautious here.

    Also when you sub you get to play Asheron's Call 2 for free, which to me isn't as good, but there are people that loved it, but it didn't last 13 years like Asheron's Call has, but so many missed it they brought it back and I remember back in the day when people were crushed when it got canned.

    Truly no way to get more nostalgia or old school than playing Asheron's Call.

     

    Also, watch these YouTube guides to get a great headstart and tons of great needed info:

    Character Build and Let's Play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msjYzWnK4a0&list=PLA8BA22048B20DFD3

    GREAT General Game Info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocjXPjxUXUg&list=PLP8DUXJjLdVu1YwEBdPiSfF59UE6eh31_

     

    This. Give them both a shot.

    Currently Playing: Nothing worth playing

    Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR, ESO, GW2.

  • patlefortpatlefort Midgard, CTPosts: 71Member Uncommon
    You could always try Project 1999 which is EQ1 classic with kunark expansion only (and eventually velious).
  • korbzykorbzy wollongongPosts: 30Member
    Darkfall Unholy wars, full loot pvp in a huge world very similar to mortal online. Lots of clan wars and open world pvp with no instanced fights.
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