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I'm a MUDder. I play MUDs.
Current: Dragonrealms (That's right, I pay 15 bucks a month for a text game.)
Definitely doesn't meet your age requirement, but maybe look at Tibia. No level cap, literally a grindfest. There are quests that can be done once and provide substantial rewards. Dedicated healer (druid) though the class has gotten a damage boost lately. People love them some druids in groups.
Skills levels are usage-based. Train with other players to advance skills, make runes to advance magic level. People have been playing for 10+ years, still chugging away.
Anyway, just a thought. Most people haven't seen it.
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Sorry OP i am also a FFXI fan,there is no other game,every developer is copying EQ/EQ2/Wow notta onecan think for themselves.Even Square Enix began copying other games awhile back.
Now everything is cheap graphics,instances and people driven to end game because the regular game is obviously boringto them.I think FACT so many talk or ask about end game is proof developers are making crappy games and can'thold anyone's interest.
Blizzard might as well shot themselves in the foot by selling level90,that is like saying "ok our game is crap,we know you want to bypass it all,so here ya go".Of course they would spin it another way.
I had high hopes for Archeage long ago,but will be another game you can play 90%solo questing.
Nobody is making a game that makes sense right now,i am not giving up hope,i know somewhere is a good producer/CEO or person in charge that has the passion to make a good game and not just a business/assembly line game design.
With the new trend of asking for free handouts,i do not expect any Triple A game coming from that and so many others including the big boys cutting corners,the wait might be long.Every single dev is terrified of the term MULTIPLAYER,they are more than willing to attach the MMO monicker but their games play like co-op instances and soloing.
Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.
Still haven't found anything yet. -_-
Might have better luck searching or a time machine, maybe.
Have you tried Project 1999?
Its not new but it is classic EQ1 + kunark expansion the way it was 14 years ago.
No quest hubs, grindy and super hard compared to today's MMOs. If you never played EQ1 the way it was at launch - this is your chance to see how it was. IMO this is still a masterpiece of MMORPGs, even 15 years ago this game had more advanced systems than any MMO today. Crazy if you think about it.
Its also free and no cash shop of any sort (seriously no monthly fee and no cash shop)
Originally posted by deniter Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen will be your game, if you're ready to wait couple of years. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588672538/pantheon-rise-of-the-fallen Other than that, i have no idea, but let me know if you find one.
As much I'd love to see this game see a release (I am the target audience - Huge EQ1 classic fan, I plaued EQ1 at launch) - its not gonna happen.
There's not even 1500 supporters now, its been a while since KS failed.
I think its dead Jim......
There isn't any like you are looking for OP, most of the newish games are all oriented towards the ADD I'm a solo god that can do it all crowd.
Brenics ~ Just to point out I do believe Chris Roberts is going down as the man who cheated backers and took down crowdfunding for gaming.
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Originally posted by ThumbtackJ Anyone know how Lineage 2 is? I've never played but I heard it was basically just a big grind to cap, and that it still takes some time, even after all the updates.
I played it of a number of years. Still very grindy but they did speed it up a little. The community is pretty good once you find a good guild. Not as much PK as there used to be. I once found it a very addictive game but that was long ago. Oh, and the economy is crazy with high end weapons selling for billions on the AH.
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Originally posted by DMKano Originally posted by deniter Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen will be your game, if you're ready to wait couple of years. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588672538/pantheon-rise-of-the-fallen Other than that, i have no idea, but let me know if you find one.
Brad McQuaid has connections, so I'm sure he'll find funding for it one way or another. He's made it clear that there will not be much grinding in the game in his AMA.
I didn't back his kickstarter for that reason primarily, but he also strikes me as the kind of person who ends up catering to the largest audience. I don't think he's concerned with a focused crowd, but rather just marketing for that.
Been looking for a good grind game for years and cant find anything. Everything is quest based now which I don't care for. Only game I can think of for you to try is Lineage 2.
dont think you will find any, and dont think there will be any (at least AAA production) released ever again, since most of the people dont want grind.
go play some old games, best bet i would say would be AC2 or vanguard, you can also try ryzom or istaria
maybe try out Sevencore, that game opened up again recently. it is very grindy. many quests are hard - hard monsters, hard bosses, to many monsters, hard to find some locations for quests, people group a lot to make it easier. potions are expensive so players wants to group up often for repeatable quests that gives potions as reward. there is no healer class tho. max lvl is planned to be 200...
the bad thing...i dont know how long it will last open if they dont advertise game. it already closed once in the past
Hello all,pls check this great rpg mmo:https://www.linkrealms.com
Diablo 3 has certainly redeemed itself in my eyes after that ridiculous launch. And the expansion (pre-ordered :P) looks amazing, but even the changes already live in 2.0.3 are effing amazing! Crafting is worth a damn, and the system is now based largely on finding and salvaging common and magic/rares, so that's oddly enough what I've been most excited to find while farming lol... Never thought I'd see the day I'd be glad to see a white or grey item over a rare :P And the new legendary's, though bind on account and only trade able to those in your party at the time of your finding them for up to 2 hours, are nonetheless really fun with all the new unique abilities/modifiers and actually drop now! They have finally allowed for more diverse builds with the new unique abilities and mod's on gear, I for example main a witch doctor and can finally spec into a BADASS (my clan name... oh... did I mention CLANS!!!) pet/support sword n' board build for Torment 6 difficulty content with a group of my clannies... so much good fun... and they have HEAVILY hinted at the implementation of competitive ladders!
Hope I see ya in game if you decide to give it a whirl
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As an FFXI lover myself, I've looked for years for something that can scratch that itch, and I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing. Games like FFXI and the original EQ are not made anymore, at all, period. The market direction shifted too dramatically, and the instant gratification crowd demanded self-recycle, questing-on-rails experiences in droves.
Even the old games with that style have gradually begun to adopt a casual focus. For those of us who like hot dogs instead of hamburgers, we are simply out of luck. Adapt and enjoy MMORPGs for what they currently are, or quit gaming, because that is the state of things right now and for the foreseeable future.
... and before someone mentions it, for the love of god, don't be fooled by Everquest Next.
Originally posted by Strayfe As an FFXI lover myself, I've looked for years for something that can scratch that itch, and I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing. Games like FFXI and the original EQ are not made anymore, at all, period. The market direction shifted too dramatically, and the instant gratification crowd demanded self-recycle, questing-on-rails experiences in droves. Even the old games with that style have gradually begun to adopt a casual focus. For those of us who like hot dogs instead of hamburgers, we are simply out of luck. Adapt and enjoy MMORPGs for what they currently are, or quit gaming, because that is the state of things right now and for the foreseeable future. ... and before someone mentions it, for the love of god, don't be fooled by Everquest Next.
Yea, although I haven't been a fan of grindy games they just have so much more depth and the recent developments of casual simplified games just makes me bored.
My favorite "MMO" so far was GW1, it was not really a grindy or hardcore game at it's core. But at the same time it was if you put you'r time into it. The best part was the skill and profession system. Endless amount of meta's and build variety, at least for PvP. It had such a great and dedicated community where I've made more friends than in any other game combined.
The next gen of MMO's will be niche game for targeted audiences, too bad we can't all get what we want.
Catering to all just makes the games so damn dull..
I would love to find a semi grindy PvE open world PvP game with new innovations from a company that cares more about their game than the cash shop.
AA seems to be something what I'm looking for, but I've not read/seen much about it.
Everquest Next will probably turn into GW3, more dynamic events, bigger cash shop, smaller skill bar, continuation of the non trinity so called fun meta... Only thingy I can see go somewhere is the massive amount of classes, although this can turn into something like GW2 where everyone just goes DPS and zerg through content bashing keys. We will have to wait and see, but my hype is pretty much zero.