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Looking for an MMO.

ScielaSciela Member UncommonPosts: 46
edited January 2016 in LFGame
So, I've been without an MMO to call home for around 5-6 months now. I've been playing a lot of League, though I don't really enjoy it at all. It's just that every MMO I played or tried just wasn't all that great.

  • I played WoW for over 10 years! But, with the release of patch 6.0 and Draenor... I just can't stand the game anymore. They took every class and simplified them so much, that you really can't go wrong anymore -- so it's just the same boring rotation over and over, instead of adapting your rotation to the situation at hand. They also took away Fistweaving, which was my favorite thing ever. So, WoW just doesn't hold much appeal for me anymore, even though I dearly miss it.
  • I tried GW2 and loved it, played for like half a year, but once I got a couple classes to max level and ran out of things to do... I just started burning out. Sure, the Fractals (which were new when I quit) were fun, but doing the same handful of instances over and over is only fun for so long. The PvP was great, and WvW was awesome... but I just got bored. I enjoy PvE, and GW2's PvE just wasn't there; it was either pathetically easy, or stupidly repetitive.
  • Tried RIFT, but just couldn't really get into it. Soul system was interesting, but the combat kind of fell flat.
  • I tried FFXIV, and while it was interesting at first (I bought it because I loved Final Fantasy, and I had heard great things about it)... I just couldn't get beyond level 35. I was playing a Monk, who had the lowest GCDs in the game, yet the combat still felt sluggish and repetitive. Not only that, but the fights just weren't that interesting; I did the Ifrit fight with no issues at all, and got to the earth elemental boss... he was just such a pushover, though most people in my group couldn't handle it. That, combined with the snail speed combat (3s GCD... just absurd), just burned me out so fast.
  • Tried TERA, and while the combat was fun at first, it quickly became repetitive and boring, and it felt like I was playing a porno or something, which I really didn't like.
  • I tried Wildstar, and absolutely loved it. The art style was perfect, the Aurin were absolutely adorable (my main race), the characters all had personality, the humor was awesome... but then there's the combat. You have 8 buttons (which is what made me burn out in GW2 and FFXIV), and I knew it was a bad idea to buy it, but I did anyway. The combat was so simplistic that it hurt. There was no complexity, there was no thought, nothing. You just kind of mashed buttons and won. The raids made dungeons in WoW look hard, which was really saying something. It just wasn't fun to have no challenge whatsoever. I played from the day the game launched into headstart to June of 2015 (so, a year), and quit when I just couldn't handle it anymore.
  • I tried EVE, and it's just not my kind of game. I prefer a game where I'm directly in control, not one where I'm watching a ship fly around as I click every now and then. Quit within an hour.
I just don't know what to do anymore. It seems like every game these days is made for kids who can't be bothered to lift a finger to do anything, much less play a video game. So, challenge isn't a thing anymore, and no game really requires you to think at all. Games I used to love are now dead and gone, replaced my some shell of its former self, and even companies like Nintendo are slowly slipping into the DLC and F2P scamfest. It's almost enough to make me cry, watching the hobby I've loved since my childhood slowly die in front of me, and knowing there's nothing I can do.

So, are there any good MMOs out there anymore? One with engaging, complex combat and encounters; with a bright, cartoony animation style; with a good, engaging story that's actually relevant to the game; with a development staff that actually gives a damn about anything other than money... Just a good game, you know? Do any even exist anymore? : /

Comments

  • PalaPala Member UncommonPosts: 312
    Nothing really, if you find one let me know.
  • AsariashaAsariasha Member UncommonPosts: 241
    If you like fast paced combat then maybe AION or TERA are the right MMOs for you. Both have come a bit to age, but both a decent background story, qa lot of content and interesting combat systems. 

    Aion has a more conservative approach when it comes to the combat system, but it has a skill system featuring reactive styles and style chains. Another big plus is the ability to fly. TERA on the other hand has a very good action combat system that gives you a lot of control.

    My personal MMOs of choice are Elder Scrolls Online and Star Wars The Old Republic. Both have great storytelling and have tons of content to explore. 
  • skadadskadad Member UncommonPosts: 392
    wow, they must have nerfed wildstar raids alot since they came out, since wildstar dungeons used to be way harder then any wow raids at release :D 
  • ProtoliskProtolisk Member UncommonPosts: 1
    OP: I've seen you haven't mentioned SWTOR and The Secret World , although if you are tired of WoW combat, SWTOR may not be such a great choice, I'd still recommend it simply for the story.
    If you can get over kinda clunky combat and want to experience a great story that requires a little bit of thinking, Secret World is the way to go. 

    I've found Elder Scrolls Online enjoyable once a week like a 2-3 hours session a week. But my go to mmo is definetly The secret world and it has been that for more than a year now. 

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 3,000
    Before writing off the genre, you owe it to yourself to check out Vendetta Online:

    Lucid Dreams

    The devs certainly care about their game; it's made by a company that has been awarded a community favorite.  It's an indie game; you are in space flying around as a spaceship (captain), but you actually get to fly the ship.  There is a free trial and the download is somewhere around 500 megabytes, I think.  I've contributed heavily to the game's PvE content over the years.

    "The simple is the seal of the true and beauty is the splendor of truth" -Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Authored 139 missions in Vendetta Online and 6 tracks in Distance

  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,517
    Maybe try Path of Exile, Champions Online, STO, Warframe.
    When all is said and done, more is always said than done.
  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,517
    Protolisk said:
    OP: I've seen you haven't mentioned SWTOR and The Secret World , although if you are tired of WoW combat, SWTOR may not be such a great choice, I'd still recommend it simply for the story.
    If you can get over kinda clunky combat and want to experience a great story that requires a little bit of thinking, Secret World is the way to go. 

    I've found Elder Scrolls Online enjoyable once a week like a 2-3 hours session a week. But my go to mmo is definetly The secret world and it has been that for more than a year now. 

    Oh yeah, very true. He might really enjoy TSW.
    When all is said and done, more is always said than done.
  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,796
    Can try you hand on Black Desert as the complex combat is there but encounters not to sure yet I didn't get to far on BDO KR. Then we got blade and soul in less 2 week can give that a shot not sure about the game my self, other then that you named abit of them. But anything other then that many mmo are over sea still not sure when they will hit western any time soon or any pure western games hitting anytime soon.
  • ScielaSciela Member UncommonPosts: 46
    edited January 2016
    Protolisk said:
    OP: I've seen you haven't mentioned SWTOR and The Secret World , although if you are tired of WoW combat, SWTOR may not be such a great choice, I'd still recommend it simply for the story.
    If you can get over kinda clunky combat and want to experience a great story that requires a little bit of thinking, Secret World is the way to go. 

    I've found Elder Scrolls Online enjoyable once a week like a 2-3 hours session a week. But my go to mmo is definetly The secret world and it has been that for more than a year now. 

    I've looked into both of them, and they just really don't look all that interesting. TSW has a neat looking story for sure, but the combat and general gameplay is a big draw for me in an MMO (though strong lore is a must), and TSW looks like it's kind of lacking in that regard.

    SWTOR... I've never actually tried it, but I've done a lot of research on it. It looks kind of like WoW, but with a bit more simplistic combat -- though it seems like the questing and lore is great.

    I was in the beta for ESO though, and I got bored within a couple hours. So I know that it won't really do anything for me.
    skadad said:
    wow, they must have nerfed wildstar raids alot since they came out, since wildstar dungeons used to be way harder then any wow raids at release :D 
    It's not that they nerfed them... it's just that the bosses are very predictable, not at all hard to play around, and the mechanics are just incredibly simple. When everything is a telegraph, there's not much more to playing the game than just dodging red. I honestly had more trouble in a couple WoW dungeons (old ones, where you couldn't just chainpull everything) than I did in the Wildstar raids.
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,813
    Sciela said:
    I've looked into both of them, and they just really don't look all that interesting. TSW has a neat looking story for sure, but the combat and general gameplay is a big draw for me in an MMO (though strong lore is a must), and TSW looks like it's kind of lacking in that regard.

    SWTOR... I've never actually tried it, but I've done a lot of research on it. It looks kind of like WoW, but with a bit more simplistic combat -- though it seems like the questing and lore is great.

    Well, it's free. No harm in giving it a try if you are between games anyway. Unless you're on limited bandwidth, in which case I could see not wanting to risk such a large download for something you might not like after all.

    My SWTOR referral link for those wanting to give the game a try. (Newbies get a welcome package while returning players get a few account upgrades to help with their preferred status.)

    https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ref/Callaron/

  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,087
    Give Aion a try if you want some good combat where you have a large selection of skills. 
  • Quazal.AQuazal.A Member UncommonPosts: 859
    how about AoC, been a while since i played but their combo's etc used to fun, im led to believe they might have dumbed it down a bit, but still an interesting time can be had, however, going by the aoc thread thats live the f2p is bad :) but personally i never f2p always sub if its possible :)

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  • HothloveHothlove Member UncommonPosts: 126
    If you want a mmorpg that has more than one hotbar try Everquest 2. The graphics are decent and at level 50 I had like 5 hot bars open. Game is like WoW but with more buffs and every class has buffs. But you'll need atleast a 3ghz cpu for this game.

    I'm not playing anything atm myself and can't really find a game, also WoW was one of my faves back in the old days. Making a new character in WoW is just face roll leveling for 2 weeks and no challenge at all these days. Too bad really, endgame in WoW is kind of so and so and Blizzard feels that they shouldn't invest too much time at this game anymore :(




  • ckotocckotoc Member UncommonPosts: 12
    Try Aion.
  • DaemonweaverDaemonweaver Member UncommonPosts: 123
    Check out Blade n Soul, graphics are nice, world is cool, story is good and combat is awesome and skilful. Well worth a look. 
  • SerbanSpireSerbanSpire Member UncommonPosts: 15
    Hmmm interesting, I haven't seen Lord of the Rings online mentioned. It's currently my main MMO. The entire journey of leveling up is amazing. It's the only game that made me cry just by doing  basic quests in Rohan and not because of the nerdgasm I was having during these quests, but because of the war drama depicted in this game. The class mechanics, for the most part are great. Each class has dozens of skills to use for various circumstances, that help you build complex combos. If I am not using at least 10 different skills in a single fight with my Captain, it means I am casually having a stroll in Bree. A bit expensive to play (you need to take out some $$$ out of your pocket to advance past lvl 30), not much end game content, just grind your way to uber gear, but the leveling journey, the atmosphere, the classes, the role playing it's just amazing. Give this a try!
  • HothloveHothlove Member UncommonPosts: 126
    edited January 2016
    As for lotro you can have a sub and there's have something called a quad pack feat. 4 expacs, should get you going for the first month or two, as the leveling in this game is a little slower than other mmo's.

    The first 50 levels you can play just with a sub. I wouldn't advise buying quest packs unless you really wanna make all classes.

    I always thought the game got alot better around level 30, and funny the game is only free till 30'ish unless you wanna grind it.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,156
    Hmmm interesting, I haven't seen Lord of the Rings online mentioned. It's currently my main MMO.

    Quazal.A said:
    how about AoC, been a while since i played but their combo's etc used to fun, im led to believe they might have dumbed it down a bit, but still an interesting time can be had, however, going by the aoc thread thats live the f2p is bad :) but personally i never f2p always sub if its possible :)
    No change in the combo system. F2p was quite restrictive at the switch, but after a few changes it's pretty good now - until the endgame, since a big chunk of the endgame (Khitai) is sub-only. But they hinted earlier, that they're planning some changes with that restriction this year.

    And I think AoC and LotRO weren't mentioned, because OP said "... with a bright, cartoony animation style ..." which is not applied onto them - luckily :lol:
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