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Which MMO's do it best?

raystantzraystantz Final Fantasy XI CorrespondentMember UncommonPosts: 1,237

Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

2. Smoothest Controls

3. Best User Interface

4. Best Character creation

5. Best Class and Race choices

6. Best PVE leveling content.

7. Best Crafting

8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

9. Best community

10. Best Player vs. Player content

11. Most immersive experience?

12. Biggest world?

13. Best Endgame

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  • MMO.MaverickMMO.Maverick Member CommonPosts: 7,619

    OK, here are my answers:

     

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    Age of Conan / FFXIV, and LotrO when it comes to purely environment graphics

    This might change when the following MMO's come out:

    overall: GW2

    environment graphics, shared: GW2 / SWTOR / ArcheAge

    creature graphics: TSW

    2. Smoothest Controls

    WoW

    3. Best User Interface

    Can't say

    4. Best Character creation

    Aion

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    Hmm. No real preference. I guess maybe EQ2.

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    WoW

    7. Best Crafting

    I think that'd be UO, or maybe SWG.

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    UO/SWG

    9. Best community

    Hard to say, it varies from server to server. I'd say the early MMO's in general, and to me AoC was the best community experience I had recently, but that was because of the server I was on, which was a great and creative one.

    On average LotrO has the friendliest community though from the recent MMO's.

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    EVE Online (allround), DAoC (RvR part), GW (arena PvP)

    11. Most immersive experience?

    EQ for me

    12. Biggest world?

    I gathered all available info and did some tests, EVE is biggest all around, and SWG, AC and DF Online seem to contend for the land based worldsizes (see the link in my sig for the details)

    13. Best Endgame

    WoW for themepark, EVE and UO all around

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,219

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) - AOC

    2. Smoothest Controls - WOW

    3. Best User Interface - WOW

    4. Best Character creation - COX (though I really enjoyed EVE's latest changes)

    5. Best Class and Race choices - DAOC

    6. Best PVE leveling content. - Vanilla WOW

    7. Best Crafting - EVE (never played SWG)

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.) - Housing's not fluff.  I'll go with DAOC on this basis, WOW for pure fluff

    9. Best community - In days of old - DAOC, today - EVE

    10. Best Player vs. Player content - ditto

    11. Most immersive experience? - EVE, I frequently forget I'm not really a pod pilot in an alternate universe

    12. Biggest world? - EVE - (biggest universe), Single World, Vanguard seemed to just stretch on endlessly.

    13. Best Endgame - EVE, because it doesn't have one, DAOC and its RVR focused end game and TOA content for those who did happen to like it.

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)? AoC

    2. Smoothest Controls? Guildwars

    3. Best User Interface? Guildwars

    4. Best Character creation? APB

    5. Best Class and Race choices? Everquest

    6. Best PVE leveling content? Everquest 2

    7. Best Crafting? Vanguard (not counting Pre CU SWG)

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)? Everquest 2

    9. Best community? No idea

    10. Best Player vs. Player content? DoaC for RvR, Guidwars for Arenas

    11. Most immersive experience? Ultima online

    12. Biggest world? Everquest

    13. Best Endgame? Everquest

  • DraronDraron Member Posts: 993

    (To stop any arguments over what is an MMO and what's not, I'm considering everything listed on this site as an MMO)

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) - FFXIV

    2. Smoothest Controls - Vindictus

    3. Best User Interface - EVE

    4. Best Character creation - EVE

    5. Best Class and Race choices - EQ2

    6. Best PVE leveling content - FFXI

    7. Best Crafting - FFXIV

    8. Best Fluff content - Mabinogi

    9. Best community - EVE

    10. Best Player vs. Player content - EVE

    11. Most immersive experience - EVE, Mabinogi

    12. Biggest world - EVE

    13. Best Endgame - EQ2

    I would like to see best character advancement added to the list as well. For me, that'd go to Mabinogi.

  • VenDyneVenDyne Member Posts: 51

    I can only comment on  a few, since I played so many MMORPGs that very few stand out.

     

    Best PVE leveling content.

    Forsaken World, since quests are easy to get to.

     

    Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    Aside from WoW, AQ Worlds (the Flash MMORPG)

     

    Best Player vs. Player content

    Hands down, Aika Global with the mass war/raids. Those stuff are EPIC. Probably best endgame as well, since raids are VERY fun once you grow strong.

     

    Anyway, that's all I can say for now.

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  • AnnwynAnnwyn Member UncommonPosts: 2,854

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) - FFXIV, Archeage

    2. Smoothest Controls - WoW

    3. Best User Interface - WoW

    4. Best Character creation - Planet Calypso or ABP

    5. Best Class and Race choices - Dofus

    6. Best PVE leveling content. - Err....Dofus or Dungeon Fighter Online.

    7. Best Crafting - Mabinogi, Dofus and ArcheAge

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.) - Mabinogi

    9. Best community - I have no clue...probably Planet Calypso (very high barrier of entry)

    10. Best Player vs. Player content -  DarkFall (FFA PvP), Dungeon Fighter (1vs1 matches)

    11. Most immersive experience? - FFXIV, Mabinogi

    12. Biggest world? - WoW. I'd usually go with EVE but it's a space MMORPG and there's nothing to draw.

    13. Best Endgame - Mabinogi, Dungeon Fighter, Dofus.

    14. Best Combat (added this one for the hell of it) - Vindictus

    That's pretty much it.

  • Cactus-ManCactus-Man Member Posts: 572

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    WoW, art style is more important to me than technical

    2. Smoothest Controls

    WoW

    3. Best User Interface

    WoW/Rift They are both really good

    4. Best Character creation

    City of Heroes for costumes/Aion for body/face

    5. Best Class and Race choices

     WoW for races/Warhammer for classes

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    WoW Cataclysm for open world/DDO for dugeons

    7. Best Crafting

     I really don't like crafting and haven't had fun with it in any MMO

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

     LOTRO purely because you can play instruments, but other than that like crafting I am not impressed

    9. Best community

    City of Heroes

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    Warhammer for Instanced/Planetside for open PvP

    11. Most immersive experience?

    AoC - Tortage, after that meh

    12. Biggest world?

    I think it is Eve, not sure though

    13. Best Endgame

    I don't mess with end game if I run out of content I stop playing and return when new content arrives

    14. Best Combat

    Tabula Rasa

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  • ariestearieste Member UncommonPosts: 3,309

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    I've played over 30 MMOs.  I've not played ALL of them, but I've played many.  My answers based on the ones i've played.

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    Best on Style:  LoTRO

    Best on Technical:  AoC

    Best overall:  AoC.

    EVE has both of these beat with their new models.  They look just amazing.  But there isn't really gameplay for them yet, so I won't put it in here.

    2. Smoothest Controls

    EQ2.

    3. Best User Interface

    18-way tie.  Honestly, most of the AAA games have very similar interface. 

    4. Best Character creation

    City of Heroes

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    Class:  Anarchy Online

    Race (Visual):   EQ2

    Race (Meaningful):  Anarchy Online, LoTRO

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    LoTRO

    7. Best Crafting

    SWG - nothing else comes even remotely close.

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    EQ2 - tons of different houses, pets, other crap - all of it 100% utterly frakking useless ( "fluff")

    9. Best community

    Fallen Earth, LoTRO, AO, SWG, EVE

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    EVE

    11. Most immersive experience?

    As an MMO:  AO, SWG, TR, EVE, CoH, FE

    As single-player:  LoTRO

    12. Biggest world?

    EVE

    13. Best Endgame

    EQ2  (for PvE Group and Multi-Group content)

    There ya go.

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  • kostoslavkostoslav Member UncommonPosts: 455

     

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    WOW art style

    2. Smoothest Controls

    WOW

    3. Best User Interface

    WOW

    4. Best Character creation

    APB/EVE

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    warhammer

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    wow/ guild wars/ lotro(i find quests in lotro to have a good story)

    7. Best Crafting

    swg (if any game i played  had a half as good crafting as this one...)

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    lotro/wow

    9. Best community

    lotro

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    warhammer( scenarios& rvr) darkfall( open pvp)

    11. Most immersive experience?

    It would be wow and mu online - they were my first mmos

    12. Biggest world?

    EVE/ darkfall

    13. Best Endgame

    NONE

  • fonyfony Member Posts: 755

     

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)? Upcomming, GW2, released i'd say FFXIV

    2. Smoothest Controls? WoW 

    3. Best User Interface?  Guild Wars

    4. Best Character creation? APB

    5. Best Class and Race choices? Everquest

    6. Best PVE leveling content? Everquest 2

    7. Best Crafting?  Vangaurd

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)? Everquest 2 or WoW

    9. Best community? LotRO

    10. Best Player vs. Player content? Guild Wars and DAoC

    11. Most immersive experience? Ultima online

    12. Biggest world? Everquest

    13. Best Endgame? Everquest

    14. Best combat? Continent of the Ninth and Guild Wars 2

  • BuccaneerBuccaneer Member UncommonPosts: 654

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    Age of Conan.  FFIV comes close but some of the character models let it down (IMO).

    2. Smoothest Controls

    I can't decide to be honest.

    3. Best User Interface

    EQ2 -  I don't know why, I just prefer it compared to the WoW type interface.

    4. Best Character creation

    I have to give this one to Aion. 

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    I'm going to give this one to Vanguard.  The playable races are your standard fare, but IMO it's got the best selection of classes in a MMO.

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    Vanguard

    7. Best Crafting

    Vanguard - I know alot of people prefer SWG system, but never played it for more than a few weeks so unable to compare.

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    Easy one, it has to be EQ2

    9. Best community

    Toss a coin between EQ, LOTRO and VG.

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    Hard for me to answer.  I was an EQ crack head and didn't give DAOC a chance.  I'm going to answer this one by the games I enjoyed PvP the most.  EQ2 was great fun when the PvP servers was first launched.  I enjoyed the BG's in WAR and I enjoyed the open world PvP in WoW before the honor system and BG's was introduced.

    11. Most immersive experience?

    Have to give this one to EQ with VG coming second.

    12. Biggest world?

    I'm not sure which games has/had the biggest world. I don't care how big a world is, it's just got to be immersive.

    13. Best Endgame

    Hard one for me to answer, I've never been one for raiding, doing the same stuff over and over again, chasing the loot trail.  The journey is important for me, not the destination. I'm a slow leveler.  I like to explore my surroundings, craft roll alts etc.

  • BenediktBenedikt Member UncommonPosts: 1,406

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)? FFXIV

    2. Smoothest Controls? WoW 

    3. Best User Interface?  WoW

    4. Best Character creation? of those I played none compared to SRPGs

    5. Best Class and Race choices? Vanguard

    6. Best PVE leveling content? WoW

    7. Best Crafting?  Vangaurd

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)? Vanguard (if I count Diplomacy and Fishing as fluff content)

    9. Best community? LotRO

    10. Best Player vs. Player content? dont care :)

    11. Most immersive experience? LotRO

    12. Biggest world? Eve Online

    13. Best Endgame? Vanguard

    14. Best combat? Atlantica Online

  • PapadamPapadam Member Posts: 2,102

    Originally posted by raystantz

    Just curious, if you were to answer the following questions.. which games would be your choice for each?

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    AoC overall

    LotrO best world/landscape

    2. Smoothest Controls

    WoW

    3. Best User Interface

    WoW

    4. Best Character creation

    DDO (dont know why everyone just cares about apperance at creation)

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    DDO - lots of options and the race choice have a big impact.

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    LotrO

    7. Best Crafting

    I dont craft

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    LotrO

    9. Best community

    LotrO

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    WAR and GA are the ones I had most fun with. But I dont pvp much in MMOs.

    11. Most immersive experience?

    LotrO

    12. Biggest world?

    Probably VAnguard?

    13. Best Endgame

    Havent seen many end-games but WoW seems to have a good balance.

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  • ormstungaormstunga Member Posts: 736

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) Lotro (except characters, terribad)

    2. Smoothest Controls WoW

    3. Best User Interface WoW

    4. Best Character creation SWG

    5. Best Class and Race choices  Warhammer (class) SWG (race)

    6. Best PVE leveling content WoW

    7. Best Crafting  SWG

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)  Lotro/SWG

    9. Best community  Warhammer

    10. Best Player vs. Player content  Warhammer

    11. Most immersive experience  SWG 

    12. Biggest world  SWG

    13. Best Endgame  Warhammer

     

    Just my opinions, based on games I've played over the last 8 years. Some hardcore (swg, warhammer, wow) and some more casually (lotro, eq2, ffxiv, aion) and some just a glance (vanguard, AoC and more). I currently play none of these games, and lots of things may have changed =)

  • grunt187grunt187 Member CommonPosts: 956

    1. Best graphics-Age of Conan

    2. Smoothest controls- World of warcraft

    3. Best user interface- Rift

    4. Best char creation- all points bulletin

    5. Best class and race options- EQ2

    6. Best PVE leveling content- World of warcraft

    7. Best crafting- Fallen Earth

    8. Best fluff content- EQ2

    9. Best community- Fallen Earth

    10. Best player vs player content-Guild Wars

    11. Most immersive experience-Fallen Earth

    12. Biggest world- Vanguard

    13. Best endgame- duno never care for endgame

    14. Best combat-Age of Conan

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Member UncommonPosts: 1,969

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) - AoC

    2. Smoothest Controls - WoW

    3. Best User Interface - FFXI

    4. Best Character creation - CO

    5. Best Class and Race choices(These should be seperate) - Class - Rift / Race - Vanguard

    6. Best PVE leveling content - Lotro

    7. Best Crafting - SWG

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.) - SWG

    9. Best community - Lotro

    10. Best Player vs. Player content - Warhammer

    11. Most immersive experience? - WoW

    12. Biggest world? - Vanguard

    13. Best Endgame - WoW

  • itchmonitchmon Member RarePosts: 1,999

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)-- FF14

    2. Smoothest Controls-- WoW

    3. Best User Interface --WoW

    4. Best Character creation--City of heroes

    5. Best Class and Race choices--Vanguard

    6. Best PVE leveling content.--LOTRO

    7. Best Crafting--Eve

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)--LOTRO housing , aion other fluff

    9. Best community--LOTRO

    10. Best Player vs. Player content--Eve

    11. Most immersive experience?--Eve

    12. Biggest world?--Eve

    13. Best Endgame--Everquest 1

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  • elockeelocke Member UncommonPosts: 4,335

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical) - Very tough choice, but Age of Conan I suppose, although LOTRO environment is top notch as well.

    2. Smoothest Controls - World of Warcraft

    3. Best User Interface - World of Warcraft

    4. Best Character creation - Champions Online

    5. Best Class and Race choices - Vanguard

    6. Best PVE leveling content. - World of Warcraft

    7. Best Crafting - Vanguard

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.) - EQ2

    9. Best community - LOTRO

    10. Best Player vs. Player content - I don't have a favorite here, it just never is as fun as firing up CoD on my console

    11. Most immersive experience? FFXI

    12. Biggest world? - Vanguard

    13. Best Endgame - FFXI

    14. Best sound/soundtrack - Age of Conan - felt like this needed to be added, I'm a huge audiophile

  • BuccaneerBuccaneer Member UncommonPosts: 654

    Originally posted by elocke

    14. Best sound/soundtrack - Age of Conan - felt like this needed to be added, I'm a huge audiophile

    100% agree.  AoC is the only game I've gone out and paid out cash for the soundtrack.

  • GroovyFlowerGroovyFlower Member Posts: 1,245

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)  -  Darkfall

    2. Smoothest Controls  -  Darkfall

    3. Best User Interface  -  Darkfall

    4. Best Character creation  -  Saga Of Ryzom

    5. Best Class and Race choices  -  Darkfall no classes but races for class Asherons call 2

    6. Best PVE leveling content.  -  Asherons call 2/Lineage 2

    7. Best Crafting  -  Asherons call 2

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)  -  Darkfall

    9. Best community  -  Darkfall

    10. Best Player vs. Player content  -  Darkfall/Asherons call 1-Darktide

    11. Most immersive experience?  -  Darkfall

    12. Biggest world?  -  Darkfall : Agon

    13. Best Endgame Well Sandbox have no end game so dunno

  • WarsongWarsong Member Posts: 563

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    Aion-Rift

    2. Smoothest Controls

    For me maybe WarHammer

    3. Best User Interface

    WarHammer

    4. Best Character creation

    DCuniverse

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    Class-early SWG, Race-Shadowbane (for my tasts)

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    WarHammer was good with the introduction of Public quests, Rift has a simular setting

    7. Best Crafting

    SWG hands down

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    SWG hands down

    9. Best community

    Still looking lol

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    UO, SWG, Dark-n-Light, DAoC, Shadowbane, AoC

    11. Most immersive experience?

    SWG

    12. Biggest world?

    Dark-n-Light with Vanguard (DnL being the biggest and VG being the best of the biggest)

    13. Best Endgame

    Dark-N-Light (although not many stuck around to experience it due to other game bugs and failed staff/execution of other elements of the game....the server rollbacks drove most off) And I speak purely in the context of "PvP endgame" Too bad no "competent" company has picked up the PvP end game concept yet and instead made the player keeps/fortress/castles walls/doors/towers/etc player crafted (would offer much PvP end game fun...always something to do and a reason to fight that means something).

  • ThorkuneThorkune Member UncommonPosts: 1,969

    Originally posted by elocke

    14. Best sound/soundtrack - Age of Conan - felt like this needed to be added, I'm a huge audiophile

    I 100% agree. AoC and SWG are the only MMO's that I will leave the game sound on vs. my own tunes.

  • GyrusGyrus Member UncommonPosts: 2,413

    Originally posted by MMO.Maverick

    ....

    12. Biggest world?

    I gathered all available info and did some tests, EVE is biggest all around, and SWG, AC and DF Online seem to contend for the land based worldsizes (see the link in my sig for the details)

    ...

    Did you ever actually get a test for EvE?

    WWIIoL is the biggest (measured) world so far.

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  • QuirhidQuirhid Member UncommonPosts: 6,230

    Originally posted by raystantz

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    GW overall. Some games since have been prettier but a lot worse in the technical department.

    2. Smoothest Controls

    There is no clear one choice. I only notice this when the controls suck.

    3. Best User Interface

    GW. Clean, simple, customizable, easy to use and it works.

    4. Best Character creation

    Nothing comes to mind. Don't really care about this one.

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    Don't really care about this either. As long as the game has a few choices and all of the choices are distinct.

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    Missions in GW were great. DDOs dungeons were mainly good as well. Other than those, it is all some gray mass.

    7. Best Crafting

    Anything where you don't need to get too much involved and can do other, more interesting, things while crafting. Such as Eve and Fallen Earth.

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    Don't care about fluff.

    9. Best community

    Nothing strikes out. All are equally bad or equally good whichever way you see it.

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    GW hands down.

    11. Most immersive experience?

    That is like asking who's the smartest guy in "Retardedville". -No, I don't feel immersed in MMORPGs. I have SRPGs for that.

    12. Biggest world?

    Eve, I suppose, but I don't think copypasteing the same skybox over and over counts. Vanguard was rather big.

    13. Best Endgame

    Best endgame is good PvP, imo, and you have plenty of that in GW.

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  • GravargGravarg Member UncommonPosts: 3,424

    1. Best Graphics (combination of style + technical)

    Age of Conan is probably the best, I would say Lord of the Rings Online if it wasn't for the animations.

     

    2. Smoothest Controls

    This one's kind of hard to just pick one.  It's easier to pick the ones that don't have smooth controls. You either got it or you don't.

     

    3. Best User Interface

    Easiest to use is probably World of Warcraft, it's pretty self explainatory, and even customizing it is simple.

     

    4. Best Character creation

    Champions Online is one of my favorites.  You can create your own race if you want to.

     

    5. Best Class and Race choices

    Dark Age of Camelot had numerous classes, each unique to each faction.  The races were also unique.  I still haven't found a AAA title that has more class/race combinations.

     

    6. Best PVE leveling content.

    Final Fantasy 11 is probably my favorite.  Almost the entire game requires you to group, and all the quests in the game actually mean something when you complete them.  None of that "Go kill 20 Boars, because I said so" quests.

     

    7. Best Crafting

    Some hated it, but I really liked crafting in Dark Age of Camelot.  As you got further into the craft you've chosen it takes longer and longer to make items.

    For gathering materials I love how Age of Conan has it done.  You somtimes get attacked by bandits and other miners while gathering from a node.  I hate how long, how much money, or how many resources it takes to level up the actually crafting skills though.

     

    8. Best Fluff content ( housing, pets.. etc.)

    Final Fantasy 11.  I can't even count the amount of Gil and time I've spent on my Mog House...I know it's alot though.

     

    9. Best community

    There's a few games that come to mind when I say Community.  The best would have to be Final Fantasy 11.  The forced grouping makes everyone have to work together.  All the ninjas and 12 year old crybabies usually leave by the time they get to level 20 in thier first job :)

     

    10. Best Player vs. Player content

    If anyone tells you anything else they're outright lying or they haven't played it.  Dark Age of Camelot is the best PvP ever, and no other game comes even remotely close to it. PERIOD!

     

    11. Most immersive experience?

    The Roleplaying experience in Lord of the Rings Online is probably the most immersive I've ever seen.  I could spend hours just chatting/running around Bree.

     

    12. Biggest world?

    Final Fantasy 11 has a huge world.  Without a chocobo, it takes forever to get to Sandy from Windy. and that's just that one continent.

     

    13. Best Endgame

    Dark Age of Camelot's RvR is just so good I could play it (and still do sometimes) 24/7/365

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