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What are you playing right now and what do you like about it?

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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,972
    In MMOs just Life is Feudal, like its sandbox slow-paced aspect, I properly hate the grindy nature but keeps me around because the harder it is to reach something the bigger the sense of accomplishment :p 
  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    MaxBacon said:
    In MMOs just Life is Feudal, like its sandbox slow-paced aspect, I properly hate the grindy nature but keeps me around because the harder it is to reach something the bigger the sense of accomplishment :p 
    its basically Wurm but with better graphics :)

    Please do not respond to me, even if I ask you a question, its rhetorical.

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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,972
    edited January 2018
    SEANMCAD said:
    its basically Wurm but with better graphics :)
    With one interface that you don't need one PhD to work with is what I would highlight :)

    But yes always look for MMOs like Wurm to be released in more "current gen" and polished up titles.
  • sarielissarielis Member UncommonPosts: 25

    Playing Shroud of the Avatar it is really becoming a good game:)

  • Fojo82Fojo82 Member CommonPosts: 1
    Elder Scrolls Online. Huge improvements since launch. Lots to do, quests, dungeons, trials (raids), alliance war (pvp), battle grounds (PvP arena), solo and group arenas, dailies, player housing, transmog coming, crafting, and so much more. Constantly getting new content and quality of life improvements like player house storage, outfit system. 
  • GeekyGeeky Member UncommonPosts: 382
    MaxBacon said:
    In MMOs just Life is Feudal, like its sandbox slow-paced aspect, I properly hate the grindy nature but keeps me around because the harder it is to reach something the bigger the sense of accomplishment :p 
    TRUTH!  I'm playing Salem for the same reason.  
  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 753
    d_20 said:
    klash2def said:


    Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - Just got the xpac but still haven't beat the main story. I'm like maybe 30% in..so kinda need to get to it.. I keep trying to force myself to like it because everyone else says its good but I personally cant connect to it. There is also a cultural appropriation thing that the game eludes to that I'm not going to unpack here but it has turned me off the deeper into I went. I REALLY wish Aloy could be customized outside of just her clothes. Outside of that it seems to be okay. I hope I can get past my personal issues with it. 




    I didn't really think about it before, but I feel the same way about this game. I'm about 30% in and just haven't felt compelled to keep playing. I don't know about the cultural appropriation thing, but the rest of it is how I feel.

    It's fun, but for a single player game, I usually need a story even if the combat and the build options are fun.

    But then again, I haven't gotten very far in The Witcher 3 and everyone definitely says that's a great game, so ... 
    Some games just don't resonate with people.  I absolutely loved Horizon Zero Dawn, but I found The Witcher 3 to be mind-numbingly boring. Or how people are looking forward to red dead redemption 2. I HATED the first one, but that was probably due to not being fond of the western time period. 

    Also, if something is so hyped up and you expect a lot, it can be a major letdown, and even depends on your state of mind going in.

    I remember when Deadpool came out, everyone raved about it, said it was the best comic movie ever. I watched it and was like meh. Just saw it again the other day and it was so much better lol.
    AlBQuirkyTorval
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,662
    Elder Scrolls Online & Elder Scrolls Legends.

    Playing both because I like Elder Scrolls + mellow games.
  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 753
    Oh as far as games I'm playing, going through my backlog, was playing Dishonored 2, but have found it lackluster compared to the first. Just finished Borderlands Handsome Collection and had a blast.

    Also, I'm thinking of trying Warframe, maybe this weekend, already downloaded it. Oh and from a few threads I've read, I looked into that Project Gorgon and I'm intrigued so probably will give that a shot too heh.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,505
    Late to the party (as usual), but I finally bought Minecraft this month. Having a blast with it so far!
    Torval

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


    (And now Burger King has MEATLESS burgers!)

  • gerrytygerryty Member CommonPosts: 1
    I like computer games, especially League of Legends. In my spare time I always play this game. I want to buy lol smurf on GameStore.live, what do you think?
  • Dransik2012Dransik2012 Member UncommonPosts: 36
    Ashen Empires very classic mmorpg been playing for 17 years since its been around. has servers called legends and heros.  non pvp and pvp
  • nate1980nate1980 Member UncommonPosts: 1,922
    DarkHigh said:
    Let's all share what we are playing right now and what we like about it. Could be anything, graphics, gameplay, events, because it's  wow, playing with friends etc. Less toxicity more community! GO!
    I'll gladly share what I'm doing and why. It might inspire others to do the same. I've been playing MMORPG's since 2002 and before that I rarely gamed. So MMORPG's has always had a way of pulling me away from every single player release in the middle of me playing said single player game. So over the years, I've wracked up around 70 good games that I've never beaten. So starting last summer, I've stopped buying new releases for the most part, and have begun working my way through all these games I own and have never beaten.

    Right now I'm working my way through the Elder Scrolls series. I've already beat Morrowind, and now I'm almost finished with Oblivion. I've put in 100 hours now in Oblivion and I've just started the last expansion. Next will be Skyrim and it's expansions, and then it'll be onto a random game on my list.
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,207
    nate1980 said:
    DarkHigh said:
    Let's all share what we are playing right now and what we like about it. Could be anything, graphics, gameplay, events, because it's  wow, playing with friends etc. Less toxicity more community! GO!
    I'll gladly share what I'm doing and why. It might inspire others to do the same. I've been playing MMORPG's since 2002 and before that I rarely gamed. So MMORPG's has always had a way of pulling me away from every single player release in the middle of me playing said single player game. So over the years, I've wracked up around 70 good games that I've never beaten. So starting last summer, I've stopped buying new releases for the most part, and have begun working my way through all these games I own and have never beaten.

    Right now I'm working my way through the Elder Scrolls series. I've already beat Morrowind, and now I'm almost finished with Oblivion. I've put in 100 hours now in Oblivion and I've just started the last expansion. Next will be Skyrim and it's expansions, and then it'll be onto a random game on my list.
    I would be interested to hear how you've enjoyed your journey through the Elder Scrolls series. 

    My feelings on it is that each game gets progressively better gameplay, but progressively worse world building. It still confuses me how people enjoyed Skyrim so much, the world was just really tedious to explore! Morrowind was just far superior, Oblivion was a bit generic perhaps but I still found the world more interesting than Skyrim. 
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,320
    nate1980 said:
    DarkHigh said:
    Let's all share what we are playing right now and what we like about it. Could be anything, graphics, gameplay, events, because it's  wow, playing with friends etc. Less toxicity more community! GO!
    I'll gladly share what I'm doing and why. It might inspire others to do the same. I've been playing MMORPG's since 2002 and before that I rarely gamed. So MMORPG's has always had a way of pulling me away from every single player release in the middle of me playing said single player game. So over the years, I've wracked up around 70 good games that I've never beaten. So starting last summer, I've stopped buying new releases for the most part, and have begun working my way through all these games I own and have never beaten.

    Right now I'm working my way through the Elder Scrolls series. I've already beat Morrowind, and now I'm almost finished with Oblivion. I've put in 100 hours now in Oblivion and I've just started the last expansion. Next will be Skyrim and it's expansions, and then it'll be onto a random game on my list.
    I would be interested to hear how you've enjoyed your journey through the Elder Scrolls series. 

    My feelings on it is that each game gets progressively better gameplay, but progressively worse world building. It still confuses me how people enjoyed Skyrim so much, the world was just really tedious to explore! Morrowind was just far superior, Oblivion was a bit generic perhaps but I still found the world more interesting than Skyrim. 
    Why don't you like Skyrim's world? I think the world building is great. It's a little ruined by the quest markers (same with oblivion) and though "yes" one could turn those off with mods it would make doing the quests almost impossible in some cases. That I don't like and is where Morrowind shone.


    AlBQuirky



  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,225
    Oddly enough I cannot believe it but WoW with patch 7.3.5 and scaling.

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,554
    AlBQuirky said:
    Late to the party (as usual), but I finally bought Minecraft this month. Having a blast with it so far!
    Never too late to have fun
    AlBQuirky
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,207
    Sovrath said:
    nate1980 said:
    DarkHigh said:
    Let's all share what we are playing right now and what we like about it. Could be anything, graphics, gameplay, events, because it's  wow, playing with friends etc. Less toxicity more community! GO!
    I'll gladly share what I'm doing and why. It might inspire others to do the same. I've been playing MMORPG's since 2002 and before that I rarely gamed. So MMORPG's has always had a way of pulling me away from every single player release in the middle of me playing said single player game. So over the years, I've wracked up around 70 good games that I've never beaten. So starting last summer, I've stopped buying new releases for the most part, and have begun working my way through all these games I own and have never beaten.

    Right now I'm working my way through the Elder Scrolls series. I've already beat Morrowind, and now I'm almost finished with Oblivion. I've put in 100 hours now in Oblivion and I've just started the last expansion. Next will be Skyrim and it's expansions, and then it'll be onto a random game on my list.
    I would be interested to hear how you've enjoyed your journey through the Elder Scrolls series. 

    My feelings on it is that each game gets progressively better gameplay, but progressively worse world building. It still confuses me how people enjoyed Skyrim so much, the world was just really tedious to explore! Morrowind was just far superior, Oblivion was a bit generic perhaps but I still found the world more interesting than Skyrim. 
    Why don't you like Skyrim's world? I think the world building is great. It's a little ruined by the quest markers (same with oblivion) and though "yes" one could turn those off with mods it would make doing the quests almost impossible in some cases. That I don't like and is where Morrowind shone.


    I just find the world of Skyrim pretty boring. It's been built well, I can appreciate the technical skill and the level of detail they went into. I just find it boring. 

    The main issues I have:
    • Minimal variation - pretty much all overland stuff is either snow, scrubland or boggy. The situation is even worse when you start looking at the various keeps, caves and dungeons. Seeing the same things over and over and over with just minor variations was really boring. 
    • Lack of fantasy - we're basically wandering around Scandinavia in the middle ages. There just isn't much to get excited about. Considering there is magic in the world, along with orcs, khajiit, argonians etc, you'd expect a lot more fantastical creations in the world.
    • It's just not my thing - I find snow, scrubland and boggy biomes pretty dreary so I'm not inspired to explore. Certainly in my first playthrough I made it my mission to explore everything and have every dungeon cleared, but I think the only time I was ever genuinely impressed was my first discovery of the massive dwemnor ruins that span the whole map. 
    • Scaling tech - I really hate the scaling tech in Skyrim (and oblivion). The first 25 hours of a playthrough all you see is boring enemies. It's only once you start getting high enough in levels that all the interesting daedra start coming out to play. For this reason, I tend to "cheese" the leveling and basically don't do any content at all until I'm level 20+, just stand there conjuring stuff, hitting it with daggers or just stand there getting hit by wolves to level armour skills. 
    • Loot - I just never seemed to come across anything worthwhile. Even if you completely avoid crafting, both the thieves guild and dark brotherhood sets are vastly superior to anything I ever found in game. The only things that came close were a series of masks but I didn't enjoy the aesthetics (I play mostly in 3rd person). 

    Now, the world building in Oblivion wasn't much better, basically just England in the middle ages, but at least it was more colourful and cheery which made me want to explore and find more things. Still, neither come close to Morrowind, which whilst the world was fairly muted in colours, the creations in it were awesome and no matter where you went, you always seemed to find something new and interesting. 


  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,320
     etc

    Those are definitely good points. I think for me most of those were positives. Though I've never really liked level scaling in any game.

    I will agree with the "loot". Having rummaged through the creation kit, it seems to me, that there was a lot more "loot" that I just never found.

    They definitely dropped the ball on certain things in skyrim (well in Oblivion as well) such as their odd decision to have you become head of the mages guild when you can join and never once level a magic skill. Same with the Bard's college. Though I really liked the quest I don't think it really merited making one "a bard". I always wanted to do a mod for the Bard's college but sadly it would require too much scripting and my modding has always relied on being clever and getting around scripting when I could (I'm not a scripter/programmer).

    For me, the world of Skyrim and Oblivion did have different areas but the changes were subtle and I really like that.

    But compare the Riften area to the northern coast and its night and day.

    I only like having drastically different biomes if the transitions are done well. Otherwise it always feels like "everything and the kitchen sink" world. I'm looking at you Aion!
    cameltosis



  • ShaddyDaddyShaddyDaddy Member UncommonPosts: 161
    I've been having a blast playing WoW. My son and I have also been spending a lot of time in Minecraft as well! Currently working on building us a brick house and we have a mountain that we have turned into a mine nearby. I have been really enjoying gaming again recently!
  • TimEisenTimEisen ColumnistMember EpicPosts: 3,293
    WAR EMU
    SWG EMU

    My god this genre needs a res.
    Phry
    I used to role-play a Warrior Priest now I role-play a writer.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 13,068
    This week it's been Civ V, Dragon Age Inquisition and a bit of ESO.
    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
    ― CD PROJEKT RED
  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 6,157
    This week for me it's Mario Odyssey.

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • rawfoxrawfox Member UncommonPosts: 780
    GW2 because of i cant find better pvp
    StarCitizen for the "Whoa"'s
    GTA5 with some friends, always great lols
  • jonp200jonp200 Member UncommonPosts: 453
    I dip into ESO every so often.  Currently I'm playing a lot of X-Com2 with the last expansion and having a blast exploring the different tech paths and taking on "the Chosen."

    I am looking forward to Crowfall, Sea of Thieves and a number of other games in development.  For most however, I'll wait until they are released before diving in.

    Seaspite
    Playing ESO on my X-Box


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