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Best PVE Mmo current

ChemcalChemcal Eau Claire, WIPosts: 32Member
It's winter, and I need an addiction for the next few months. What's the most enjoyable MMO out there for a retired EverQuest and WoW player?

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  • SirPKsAlotSirPKsAlot bagong silangPosts: 224Member
    I'd give Eldevin a try, it's very similar in gameplay to EQ / WoW. The PvE and class system lets you mix up abilities from all the different classes, so you can have skills from Mage, Warrior, Assassin, Archery, etc if you don't want to focus on just one class. I've got a fireball-casting, spell-healing, poison-throwing Assassin currently.

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  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    the current best PvE mmo, with the old style tab targeting combat, the familiar trinity group set up, and the old questing leveling that culminates in endgame dungeons and raiding would have to be Rift. 

    As far as end game PvE content there are few games that are as good as Rift. 

    if you are looking for F2P then i'd say either Aion or GW2 depending on your personal style preference. however, GW2 doesn't have much end game PvE, it's mostly all PvP content once you've reached level cap. 

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Well, the best PvE currently is, of course, WoW.  Since you are a retired WoW player, I guess that means you want to try something other than WoW.  In that case, I'd go with LOTRO, EQ2, or Rift.  Probably in that order.
  • jdnycjdnyc Long Island City, NYPosts: 1,696Member

    Are you looking for Fantasy?

    If so, I agree with Rift.

    If anything, I would say The Secret World for the story stuff.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,561Member Uncommon
    One of the best PvE mmos out right now is Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.  Very polished and lots of content.  Great story too.
  • BjelarBjelar RullumpPosts: 384Member

    AoC for the setting, the music and the combat system.

     

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  • jigo86jigo86 adsfesPosts: 53Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ElRenmazuo
    One of the best PvE mmos out right now is Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.  Very polished and lots of content.  Great story too.

    endgame isent that great yet ur doing the same dungeon over and over again to go for ur stones and crafting is such a thing, the word "job" realy fits 

  • Elevenb4Elevenb4 CajamarcaPosts: 282Member Uncommon

    PvE? If you like good stories, SWTOR is a lot of fun for one or two play throughs. I know it's popular to hate that game, but it is fun to me and very active. EQ2 is good, very complex raiding and class system. Crafting in that game is fun too. That's my tw o cents. I'm actually getting ready to try Eldevin since one of the above posters mentioned it. I've never heard of it. 

     

    (If my supporting SWTOR in this post starts a flame war, I apologize. I get flamed a lot just for bringing it up on different forums)

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,933Member Uncommon

    Best is tough, because the PVE I like, might not be to your tastes.

     

    LOTRO is a pretty safe suggestion for decent PVE.  I seldom see it bashed.  Outdoor scenics are quite pleasant.

     


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  • kurokayosamakurokayosama willemstadPosts: 15Member
    Originally posted by SirPKsAlot
    I'd give Eldevin a try, it's very similar in gameplay to EQ / WoW. The PvE and class system lets you mix up abilities from all the different classes, so you can have skills from Mage, Warrior, Assassin, Archery, etc if you don't want to focus on just one class. I've got a fireball-casting, spell-healing, poison-throwing Assassin currently.

    stop pitching that POS game to people seriously !

  • C_GlassC_Glass That one place, MEPosts: 29Member
    I wouldn't currently go near LOTRO, the latest helms deep expansion pack utterly ruined the balance, the gameplay is currently a faceroll with every class doing insane amounts of dps. There is literally no challenge on the landscape whatsoever. 
  • ragz45ragz45 rochester hills, MIPosts: 688Member Uncommon
    A better question for him would be what does he consider to be the best PVE experince?  Solo or Grouping?  If he doesn't like to group, he's sure as hell not going to like a raid centric game like Rift.  If he doesn't like to solo he's probably not going to like GW2.
  • BraindomeBraindome Posts: 769Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kurokayosama
    Originally posted by SirPKsAlot
    I'd give Eldevin a try, it's very similar in gameplay to EQ / WoW. The PvE and class system lets you mix up abilities from all the different classes, so you can have skills from Mage, Warrior, Assassin, Archery, etc if you don't want to focus on just one class. I've got a fireball-casting, spell-healing, poison-throwing Assassin currently.

    stop pitching that POS game to people seriously !

    Why is it a POS? I'm seriously enjoying it myself. It's a bit niche yes, but not a POS, plus it is about to get a movement and camera update which should help some people that didn't care for that part.

     

    Back on Topic:

    OP I would seriously suggest Star Trek if you have any interest whatsoever as it is PvE rich, other than that maybe The Secret World, Vanguard or Lord of the Rings, speaking PvE strictly.

  • NetSageNetSage Lake Geneva, WIPosts: 1,040Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jigo86
    Originally posted by ElRenmazuo
    One of the best PvE mmos out right now is Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn.  Very polished and lots of content.  Great story too.

    endgame isent that great yet ur doing the same dungeon over and over again to go for ur stones and crafting is such a thing, the word "job" realy fits 

    While I agree how is that different from any other mmo before it?  PVE endgame is always just grinding the same dungeons to get the gear you want :P.

     

    Edit: I second FFXIV for the record.

  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    And now for something completely different:  The Secret World has incredible pve play.  And, it is B2P.  And, it's usually on sale on GameFly, GameStop or Steam.

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  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon

    The OP's question is very subjective, as opinions will vary wildly.  It would be better to know what the OP is looking for in a game than to try and guess from the entire list of games on this site.  OP:  HINT:  Click on "Game List" at the top and browse away.

  • GuyClinchGuyClinch Sunnyvale, CAPosts: 485Member

    I'd vote GW2 - its kinda a preview of where the industry is moving IMHO -and is trendsetting in general. Its kinda like mmo 1.5 - where SWTOR and WoW are 1.0. i think there is some endgame there if you look for it.

    1. Dungeons. They are fairly tough - and not many people do them. Its true they don't get you loot upgrades - but they are somethiing to conquer and they do provide cosmetic enhancement.

    2. Fractals - much like dungeons but with a difficulty scale and slightly better loot.

    3. Champion farming - not my thing but plenty of people seem to likei t.

    4. WvW - sure its PvP - kinda. It reminds me of wintergrasp (though strangely its less thrilling0.

     

    Its not going to keep you hooked for years like BC wow. But its a pleasant diversion if you haven't tried it yet. Other then that I would wait for Wildstar. That's the next good MMO,IMHO.

  • DarwaDarwa CambridgePosts: 2,184Member Uncommon
    EQ2
  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Originally posted by GuyClinch

    I'd vote GW2 - its kinda a preview of where the industry is moving IMHO -and is trendsetting in general. Its kinda like mmo 1.5 - where SWTOR and WoW are 1.0. i think there is some endgame there if you look for it.

    Mmmmm...negatory.  If anything, GW2 proved that are a few things you DON"T want to do as an MMO:  Pulling out the trinity, taking away vertical progression, particularly at endgame, and eliminating the need for gear.  

    I think it's pretty safe to say that ArenaNet guessed  incorrectly on what they believe MMO players want.  I think dynamic events will be seen in more MMOs, so they have that going for them.  But you're going to be hard-pressed to find too many future MMOs repeating the same mistakes ArenaNet made.  It looks like TESO might be heading in that direction.  And if they are, the game is going to flop big-time.  Luckily, I'm not seeing the ArenaNet model anywhere else currently.  

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,563Member Uncommon
    Rift.
  • vladwwvladww La provencePosts: 416Member Uncommon

    Eldevin

    If you liked Runescape you'll love it

    Great Crafting / Gathering

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