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Aash Li
12-15-2006, 12:39 AM
^^^^

Right now, Im playing Warcrack... Im liking it, and loving it, and hating it. I wouldnt mind finding something better though.

Rabish Bini
12-15-2006, 12:40 AM
MMO? Do you mean MMORPG?

Aash Li
12-15-2006, 12:49 AM
yes, or just MMO for short...

Rabish Bini
12-15-2006, 01:00 AM
I haven't played any recently, but I used to play World of Warcraft or WoW

Bob Lion54
12-15-2006, 01:02 AM
Right now I have active accounts in World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons Online.

My highest WOW character is only level 34 though. I don't play that often. In DDO, I have a level 11 as well as many lower alts.

Yesterday, I picked up FFXI. It seems pretty cool so far but of course, I haven't really played that much yet.

EDIT:
Oh! I forgot to mention this wonderful piece of news. Anyone remember the Fallout games? Well- http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/static/EEyVkuAVFpIWqMwJQR.php

SithRevan
12-15-2006, 01:22 AM
I am not much of an MMO person myself but I did know a guy who use to play World of Warcraft A LOT. So I guess it must be good, anyway though good luck playing it.:)

lukeiamyourdad
12-15-2006, 01:56 AM
World of WarCraft. I'm defrosting my account on Sunday. Yep, university and MMORPGs don't go together quite well. I'll have it to occupy me for 4 weeks until my next semester starts.

I got a 60 Human Rogue named Carthes on Steamwheedle Cartel. I'll start a druid once I get back. From what I've read, my rogue now sucks :( Broken stealth, broken vanish, lower DPS then before...It was already so fun to fight a warlock in Alterac Valley. Now it's going to be even less fun hehe.

RedHawke
12-15-2006, 02:11 AM
I disliked the idea of MMO's myself but I broke down and got D&D Online, with my freinds scattered all over the place it means we can wreak havok together in a 'controlled environment' ;)

I have to say I am surprised at how good D&D Online is, as a fan of the KotOR series it wasn't too much of a stretch to pick this game up, though the controls do take some getting used to, it is quite cool.

While I do find my general hatred of the D20 system bubbling up every now and then, Weapons skills should never count as feats IMO, but that is another story, with everyone in the same boat though it makes it much easier for me to stomach, and just like KotOR did the DDO game keeps me playing.

Here's to another 'Tangleroot Gorge' run for my 4th Level Fighter toninght! (Got to get those BladeMaster Bracers) :xp:

Aash Li
12-15-2006, 02:41 AM
FFXI - take it back! Sell it! Use it for a coaster! Its really not worth the effort.. I could go into a whole rant about how bad it sucks...

CSI
12-15-2006, 03:05 AM
I don't like MMORPG, too...And I even made an oath not to touch any MMORPG. But watching it is fine, but don't play it.

Luckily, I haven't broken it yet.

A lot of MMORPGs are good ones, such as Final Fantasy Online, Lingues II(Whatever it's spelled), Guild Wars, and a lot...

Rogue15
12-15-2006, 03:19 AM
Star Wars Galaxies

Aash Li
12-15-2006, 03:29 AM
ffxi (final fantasy online) is not good! I know, I played it! Graphics are pretty but they nerfed everyting so bad that its a pain to play game...

montnoir
12-15-2006, 06:40 AM
Never touched an MMO (maybe the reason they took out the rpg out of the mmorpg is because they finally realised there's no roleplaying in MMO's, just a thought).

I got some 2 free weeks on Dungeons and Dragons Online with my NWN2 game. Maybe I should have a look if I get bored over christmas... although I have The Godfather, Fable The Lost Chapters, Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition, Neverwinter Nights 2 and LucasArts Best of PC to keep me company... yeah I know, I have a lot of acquaintances who thought that I needed MORE games for christmas...

HerbieZ
12-15-2006, 07:03 AM
I used to play Galaxies but that was the last true MMO i played. My dad is addicted to that Second Life at the moment and i have been playing Navyfield which is a free beta naval stratagy MMO-ish downloadable from the web.

Pho3nix
12-15-2006, 08:26 AM
I'm playing World of Warcraft. Waiting for the expansion.

Mace MacLeod
12-15-2006, 09:37 AM
The only one I ever played was Jumpgate. Came out in 2001, and I was on and off for about a year and a half. It wished it was massively multiplayer. I think the US server might still be going, but you'll probably have to look real hard to find anybody still playing it regularly.

Ztalker
12-15-2006, 09:37 AM
Guild Wars addict speaking :D
It doesn't need any monthly fees, and I like the whole style of it. I simply can't afford to play WoW with my low student income too. WoW looks nice though. A huge world, gigantic amount of weapons and armor. The social stress is bad though...

Guild Wars is cool too though. The style is a bit more realistic, and the overall style of gaming is a bit more...open. You can only take 8 skills with you at a time, which makes it a very tactical game. Me likes :)
To bad you can only get to level 20, a thing that can be done in a matter of days. This means that the Tactical aspect of the game is the only real challenge. And the missions of course...
I've been playing this game for...*checks X-Fire* ...665 hours now...

Idea: Why don't we post some pictures of our characters? Just to compare the different styles of the MMO's... I'll start:

My 'best' character in some Epic armor: Ztalker Anduril
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/11/ztalkerhimselfff2.jpg

@Below:
Hahahaha! That's the exact same reason why a friend of mine stopped playing. :D Being able to jump does add to that 'I'm free to do whatever I want' feeling though. And that's quit an important factor in MMO's...
By the way...cool looking hunter, man :D looks quit epic with the forest around him and all. We both are candidates for the 'Most Brutal shoulderpads' contest tgough :xp:

Pho3nix
12-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Guild Wars addict speaking :D
It doesn't need any monthly fees, and I like the whole style of it. I simply can't afford to play WoW with my low student income too. WoW looks nice though. A huge world, gigantic amount of weapons and armor. The social stress is bad though...

Guild Wars is cool too though. The style is a bit more realistic, and the overall style of gaming is a bit more...open. You can only take 8 skills with you at a time, which makes it a very tactical game. Me likes :)
To bad you can only get to level 20, a thing that can be done in a matter of days. This means that the Tactical aspect of the game is the only real challenge. And the missions of course...
I've been playing this game for...*checks X-Fire* ...665 hours now...

Idea: Why don't we post some pictures of our characters? Just to compare the different styles of the MMO's...

Meh :p I tried out Guild Wars but I don't see what is so good about it. I mean, you can't jump, professions are from what I've heard useless, there is no auction house and the world is full of invisible "barriers". Because you can't jump, you have to go around a hill instead of just jumping over a few rocks. *checks Xfire* 1241 total hours of WoW :xp:

Oh, and here is a somewhat old screenshot of my Troll Hunter:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Pho3nix-/WoW%20scrnshots/LoneHunter.jpg

SilentScope001
12-15-2006, 11:31 AM
I played in some. Runescape, Utopia, Coke-Cola World, HabboHotel, [forgotten its name] (greatest of the bunch, they put the Roleplaying back into MMORPG. Of course, they cost too much money, money that I would rather save). Never liked them, to be quite honest. They have lots of grinding, and no real hope.

There's no way to win in these games, for crying out loud. Without victory, stats are pointless. And with victory, the game ends and nobody plays anymore. They either continue forever sending you off against dragons with higher and higher levels and lower and lower brain cell count...or just do an over-the-board reset and say, "Restart!" Gah.

Tradiational RPGs are good for me.

lukeiamyourdad
12-15-2006, 01:14 PM
Never touched an MMO (maybe the reason they took out the rpg out of the mmorpg is because they finally realised there's no roleplaying in MMO's, just a thought).


I roleplay in World of WarCraft. The difference resides in the need to find people to RP with. When you find the correct people, it's much more fun than a lot of SP RPGs. That's actually the point of MMORPGs actually. Find people to RP with instead of reacting to bots.


Carthes, mounted on an epic warhorse

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/lukeiamyourdad/Carthesmounted.jpg

Aash Li
12-15-2006, 01:41 PM
So far... I have a 46 almost 47 Druid, named Inana on Sentinals. Im stuck wanting to play her though for some reason... so Ive been playing a Tauren shamaness named Katari (same server). Ill post some picks in a bit. :)

There are two games I really want to try out, but they dont come out til the spring. Aion: Tower of Eternity (ncsoft, korean), and Soul of the Ultimate Nation. Both of them have very pretty graphics.


Oh, and Phoenix, where are you in that screenie? Dont think Ive ever seen that place.

Samuel Dravis
12-15-2006, 02:23 PM
I play Guild Wars. I like how I'm able to just quit playing after just a little while if I need to. I don't mind not jumping, but perhaps I'm just used to it from NWN, KotOR, Planescape and the rest of the RPG's I've played. Here's my characters (http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4989/sdchar600ho7.jpg), arranged in order of creation (the first is something like 19 months old!).

Jeff
12-15-2006, 02:26 PM
I play WoW off and on, but since I got the Wii it's been pretty infrequent... Once some of my buds start playing again I'll pick it up more probably.

Bob Lion54
12-15-2006, 02:36 PM
Here's to another 'Tangleroot Gorge' run for my 4th Level Fighter toninght! (Got to get those BladeMaster Bracers) :xp:
The Blademaster Bracers are a DEX item, if I recall? Have you got the hand wraps from Delera's yet? They are much better for a fighter with +4 STR! My Paladin loves them.

What server do you play on? I'm on Arenal. Look me up of you want. Names (surprise) Boblion LIV. (L11 Paladin.) I also have a level 5 Sorceress, though its been quite a while since I've played her. My L4 Ranger gets action now and again though.

igyman
12-15-2006, 02:38 PM
I've tried World of Warcraft and, though it's a really good game, I just don't have money to waste on a monthly subscription, so I could play a damn computer game. I'll be sticking to good old offline play for now.

Ghost Down
12-15-2006, 02:51 PM
I've tried World of Warcraft and, though it's a really good game, I just don't have money to waste on a monthly subscription, so I could play a damn computer game. I'll be sticking to good old offline play for now.
Ditto :xp:

- Ghost Down

Pho3nix
12-15-2006, 03:07 PM
Oh, and Phoenix, where are you in that screenie? Dont think Ive ever seen that place.

I don't remember, somewhere near Feralas I think. :)

Prime
12-15-2006, 05:00 PM
I haven't played any. But with a rumored Firelfy MMO I may change my tune.

milo
12-15-2006, 06:17 PM
I played WoW for a while, but I never really got into it. My highest character was a level 27 night elf rogue on the spinebreaker serve.

lukeiamyourdad
12-15-2006, 07:30 PM
I don't remember, somewhere near Feralas I think. :)

Felwood. It looks like that spot where we see 3 petrified ancients in the middle of Felwood. The ground is also brown, like in Felwood, while Feralas has much more green grass.

There's no ancients in Feralas, as far as I know.

-Aash Li: You won't get there until you're at least 51+. Unless you like dying of course.

Rogue Nine
12-15-2006, 08:23 PM
I play Guild Wars pretty extensively. It's my first real online RPG, so I've gotten quite attached to it. I tried WoW for a while, didn't like it. Too cartoony, jumping is way overrated, and of course, there's no way I'm laying down quid per month for a game.

Ztalker, it's good to see a fellow GW player here, but man alive, you had to get the ugliest Warrior armor to ever exist in the game. You look like a rejected Power Rangers monster. :p

Anyway, a few of my characters in-game:

http://www.thelosthaven.com/uploads/1142730010/gallery_350_7_76947.png http://www.thelosthaven.com/uploads/1142730010/gallery_350_7_296072.png http://www.thelosthaven.com/uploads/1142730010/gallery_350_7_173458.png

First is my Warrior, then my Ranger, then my Monk, each decked out in various prestige armor sets of their respective professions.

Aash Li
12-15-2006, 08:32 PM
Felwood. It looks like that spot where we see 3 petrified ancients in the middle of Felwood. The ground is also brown, like in Felwood, while Feralas has much more green grass.

There's no ancients in Feralas, as far as I know.

-Aash Li: You won't get there until you're at least 51+. Unless you like dying of course.

Im nearly 47, I go there with friends occaisionally and farm the timbermaws.

Arátoeldar
12-15-2006, 10:16 PM
Oh! I forgot to mention this wonderful piece of news. Anyone remember the Fallout games? Well- http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/static/EEyVkuAVFpIWqMwJQR.php


Mega old news. Right after Caen drove Interplay into the ground then started selling off prize IPs, he announced his plans to rape Fallout for the MMO market. He then sold the core rights to Bethesda, just to prove how much he hates gamers.


I might get into LOTR Online depending on how good it is.

Kitty Kitty
12-15-2006, 10:35 PM
I haven't played any MMO's in ages. I was pretty hooked on Asheron's Call back in the day... Played the Beta, then stayed on for release as an Advocate (player-helper sorta deal) which at the time carried with it free accesss so I played as well quite a lot. Later became a Sentinel as well, which is basically a combination cop/problem solver/tech of sorts.

When the game was sold and they canned the online team from fear that the class action suits AOL staff-helpers had recently filed would hit them next, most of us drifted from the game. That's around the time I really started playing Everquest, but it got really old and annoying after a while.

Since then, I've played a couple beta MMO's just for kicks and curiosity, but I refuse to put the time and money into them again like I used to. Just too many more important things to be doing, and I've already learned first hand that 99.9% of the people playing MMO's have no clue what the "RP" stands for, and are instead only concerned with being as uber as possible as fast as possible and pissing off anyone who's actually trying to enjoy the game.

So there you have it. ;)

-Kitt

RedHawke
12-19-2006, 02:46 AM
The Blademaster Bracers are a DEX item, if I recall? Have you got the hand wraps from Delera's yet? They are much better for a fighter with +4 STR! My Paladin loves them.
Well, I have found that denying your Dex with a fighter is suicidal, so the BladeMaster Bracers are essential to my builds. as the +3 dex offsets the -1 Dex of the LinenWraps, giving a total +2 bonus.

This is necissary if you want your fighter-type to at least be proficient in hitting something with a ranged weapon, also it helps in your reflex saves.

I have freinds I play with who can indeed deal a ton of damage because their strength is so high, but they fail save after save against spells because they denied their other attributes. You can't deal any damage when held/incapped. ;)

With BM Bracers and LinenWraps my fighter RedHawkeI will have a 24 STR and an 18 DEX, ample for dealing damage to either ranged or melee. With a couple of planned levels of Barbarian when I Rage my STR will go up further for boss fights. :D

What server do you play on? I'm on Arenal. Look me up of you want. Names (surprise) Boblion LIV. (L11 Paladin.) I also have a level 5 Sorceress, though its been quite a while since I've played her. My L4 Ranger gets action now and again though.
Aundair primarily, though I have a character on Argonessen, I'll have to check out Arenal... if you see a RedHawke or GreyHawke it is likely me. ;)

Aash Li
12-19-2006, 03:00 AM
Gonna try the d&d online trial, see if I like it. :) Warcrack is on maintenance tomorrow anyway, hope D&D isnt as well. hehe

Bob Lion54
12-19-2006, 03:26 AM
I have freinds I play with who can indeed deal a ton of damage because their strength is so high, but they fail save after save against spells because they denied their other attributes. You can't deal any damage when held/incapped. ;)
hehe, True. I wasn't thinking about it from that perspective. One of the joys a being a Paladin is my saves are so high anyway.

Gonna try the d&d online trial, see if I like it. :) Warcrack is on maintenance tomorrow anyway, hope D&D isnt as well. hehe
Shouldn't be. There was a planed hotfix, but it was moved back to the 20th.

XoXoXAlexOxOxO
12-19-2006, 03:47 AM
i used to play silkroad online, but i could almost never login. the servers were always full.

EnderWiggin
12-19-2006, 05:17 AM
Wow, it's taken me a long time to post this, but I also used to play Galaxies. I loved that game. Stupid Sony with their combat upgrade and NGE.

I was a Trandoshan Teras Kasi Master.

_EW_

Ztalker
12-19-2006, 07:41 AM
Ztalker, it's good to see a fellow GW player here, but man alive, you had to get the ugliest Warrior armor to ever exist in the game. You look like a rejected Power Rangers monster.
Hey, Elite Armor is Elite armor :xp: it's far better then that stupid Prophecies 15k or Batman-like Kurzick. I actually like it...with exception of the helmet...makes me look like somekind of Persian warrior or something :D

But yeah...compared to the Nightfall Prestiege armors, it's quit...strange.
"Let my monster groooow!" :xp:

Question though...I see you got several Prestiege/Elite armors. I've been playing GW from the start, but I could only afford 1 armor. Is there something i'm missing? Some farming trics or anything?
I've been following the forums etc, but the farming runs I check only provide with me a little amount of gold. :(

@Topic:
Okay..my Warrior without the helmet, and my Assassin...(not equiped with prestiege armor, deliberately)
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5650/promotionalpicqo4.jpg

ChAiNz.2da
12-19-2006, 10:46 AM
Damn you RedHawke... I gave DDO a try with my trial and have now found out that I'm hooked >.<

So much for hating MMO's.. DDO was (is) extremely fun, of course learning the controls was hilarious.. as are watching everyone else :xp: Everyone's a swinging & jumping crazy.. hehehe

Didn't take long to get in the swing of things, and hooked up with a few other players who actually wanted to RP rather than 'pwn' :D

Started out as a rogue (aka trap-monkey) and having a blast. Tumbling has so much more dimension now... something I had always pictured but no other game has implemented.. me likey.

PaahKetgz DhartDajur, Lvl 2

Aash Li
12-19-2006, 11:22 AM
Question though...I see you got several Prestiege/Elite armors. I've been playing GW from the start, but I could only afford 1 armor. Is there something i'm missing? Some farming trics or anything?
I've been following the forums etc, but the farming runs I check only provide with me a little amount of gold. :(


I too would like to know that trick. I never could get enough platinum to buy much of anything.. and Im definitely not buying from a 'gold farmer'

Taos
12-19-2006, 01:32 PM
Wow, it's taken me a long time to post this, but I also used to play Galaxies. I loved that game. Stupid Sony with their combat upgrade and NGE.




Same here, I played SWG from beta 3 up to and into the CU. Did all kinds of stuff, jedi knight etc and it still had me coming back for more. I played off and on in the CU..it was ok. Then the stupid NGE came out...I quit the game. During that time, I played CoH/CoV - I recently quit that. Now I'm back playing galaxies again on several different free 3 week trials they have offered. During my absense, no new expansions or real content [some new pvp zones have been added >.>] and it took them a year to get all the professions their "expertise system" a la WoW.

Coming back, the game has been fun again intially, but I won't be sticking around for too much longer. Which is a good thing anyways, I don't need to be playing MMO's heh. So i'll be sitting back and waiting for Kotor 3 to come out. :) It might be time to re-install Jedi Academy lol

Aash Li
12-19-2006, 02:10 PM
So I played DD Online for a bit... the default key configs are screwy. Good thing you can remap them. I like the graphics, not spectacular, but way better than WoW I think. Monsters dont seem to drop loot... so am I supposed to just get money and stuff from quests? I also dont like that I cant sit on chairs, and that I cant turn my chara around so I can see her face. Oh and leveling seems to take forever...

Im on Aurenal (sp), Kanako Windwalker, elf sorceress. ^_^

milo
12-19-2006, 02:30 PM
To anyone who plays Guild Wars:

I'm so confused. It seems like there's five or six different expansions for Guild Wars. Are they all just add-ons to the main game, or are they separate games? And which one(s) are most people playing right now?

I need a good MMO to play with my friends, but I don't like the monthly fee so much.

Rogue Nine
12-19-2006, 03:04 PM
Question though...I see you got several Prestiege/Elite armors. I've been playing GW from the start, but I could only afford 1 armor. Is there something i'm missing? Some farming trics or anything?
I've been following the forums etc, but the farming runs I check only provide with me a little amount of gold. :(

I make most of my money off of 55 monk farming in the Crystal Desert. An hour of farming will usually net me around 10-12 plat, so that keeps my bank pretty well-stocked. I'll also bring a few keys around when I'm adventuring in hopes of finding something nice out of a chest. Most of the time it's not so good, but occasionally, I'll get something really cool and sell it off for lots of plat.

As for my armor, it's really the only thing I spend my money on in the game, since I'm pretty content with using the max stats collectors' weapons. It also helps to have a great guild that provides you with crafting materials when you need it. :)

To anyone who plays Guild Wars:

I'm so confused. It seems like there's five or six different expansions for Guild Wars. Are they all just add-ons to the main game, or are they separate games? And which one(s) are most people playing right now?
They are separate games in and of themselves. The three out right now are Guild Wars: Prophecies (the original), Guild Wars: Factions and Guild Wars: Nightfall. Nightfall is the latest chapter and what most people seem to be playing nowadays. You're not required to have the other two, but if you do, you can link the games together and have your characters from one campaign participate in the storylines of the other games.

Hannibal
12-19-2006, 03:23 PM
I am also a Guild Wars addict. I'm currently in rehab though. I pick it up again after a few months.

Hallucination
12-19-2006, 08:09 PM
I started playing WoW over Summer Break and I made a bunch of characters trying to find out which I found the most fun. I've played almost every class (and yes, I was a Legolas, but that's behind me) and my highest was a 39 rogue named Alastan on Thunderlord, but my brother and I re-rolled on Staghelm to be with some friends a short while ago, so I'm only a level 10 tauren druid named Myttyns. The only thing I don't like is the fact Staghelm is a PvE sever. :(

I roleplay in World of WarCraft.
I don't think pretending to be a girl in real life to get free items counts as roleplaying. :p


From what I've read, my rogue now sucks :( Broken stealth, broken vanish, lower DPS then before...
That's just people complaining. The vanish thing only happens when you're fighting hunters, warlocks, and shammies and they have to order their pet to attack you, and I don't remember anything about stealth issues.

Aash Li
12-20-2006, 12:17 AM
About the Warcrack broken this and broken that.... 90% of the time its PVP'ers that are whining.

RedHawke
12-20-2006, 02:28 AM
Damn you RedHawke... I gave DDO a try with my trial and have now found out that I'm hooked >.<
[Mr. Burns] Excellent! [/Mr. Burns] :xp:

So much for hating MMO's.. DDO was (is) extremely fun, of course learning the controls was hilarious.. as are watching everyone else Everyone's a swinging & jumping crazy.. hehehe

Didn't take long to get in the swing of things, and hooked up with a few other players who actually wanted to RP rather than 'pwn'
Yup, I play with some of my RL freinds when I can but I also play with some other 'regulars' on my primary server and it gets pretty cool. We do quests way over our level with only 3-4 characters. It's a blast. :D

Started out as a rogue (aka trap-monkey) and having a blast. Tumbling has so much more dimension now... something I had always pictured but no other game has implemented.. me likey.

PaahKetgz DhartDajur, Lvl 2
Yup, it is cool, though I started with a Cleric (Everyone loves Clerics! Though a hint for everyone: If playing a Cleric do not be afraid to ask for donations or wands as it is not your responsibility to purchase all of them, and with many of the good players you won't even have to ask, they'll just do it out of habit. This is the only way to keep some money as a Cleric as wands are expensive. ;) )

I just started messing with a Rogue myself... ol' GreyHawkeI Stray Hand... she comes from a long line of Stray Hands. ;)

But I have a Paladin that uses Tumble quite a bit, my Fighter too.

I play primarily on the Aundair Server, so if you create a 'toon' on that one and see a RedHawke or GreyHawke running around the odds are it is me. :D

Monsters dont seem to drop loot... so am I supposed to just get money and stuff from quests?
Monsters only have collectables on them, sometimes, that you can turn in to collecters for items. Some collectabes are really useless as they don't return really good items, others are darn handy. The chests that appear are the monsters 'treasure'.

You can get money from chests and breakables, and by selling the stuff you pick up and get from chests. I am a 'classic' delver I try to break everything and pick up everything that isn't nailed down. :D

I also dont like that I cant sit on chairs, and that I cant turn my chara around so I can see her face. Oh and leveling seems to take forever...
You can indeed see the front of your character just press the mouse wheel or center mouse button and the camera should rotate, or is it the left mouse button? Hmm... one of them will do it. ;)

I actually play with mouse look on it gives me more control.

The levelling system is a little slow, unless you are pushing the 'envalope', if you find you aren't gettin 'ranks' fast enough, then playing quests at higher difficulties will result in more XP. Besides you need to play most all the quests on 'Elite' difficulty anyway. ;)

Ztalker
12-20-2006, 07:09 AM
@ Rogue nine:
Ah...of course. The famous 'Invinci-Monk' :D
I have a lv 13 Monk somehwere...i'll go and check it out. Thanks for the tip :)

Aash Li
12-20-2006, 02:32 PM
Well, I guess DD Online doesnt want me to play their game, Ive gotten nothing but errors. Ive tried reinstalling it three times now! Ive tried installing their out-of-date .net framework separately, and even downloaded some files from their site and stuck them in the folder...

I cant even get past that launcher screen to start downloading the patch data... this really isnt worth the trouble for a free trial. >_<

RedHawke
12-21-2006, 02:50 AM
Well, I guess DD Online doesnt want me to play their game, Ive gotten nothing but errors. Ive tried reinstalling it three times now! Ive tried installing their out-of-date .net framework separately, and even downloaded some files from their site and stuck them in the folder...

I cant even get past that launcher screen to start downloading the patch data... this really isnt worth the trouble for a free trial. >_<
Were you trying to get on this morning... say from 7 AM EST to 2 PM EST? Because this morning/early afternoon, all worlds were offline for a Hotfix... they do that occasionally.

If you can't login be sure to check the DDO main web page (http://www.ddo.com/) and or the DDO forums to see if they are applying a hotfix. ;)

CountVerilucus
12-21-2006, 03:59 AM
omg, doesnt anybody play Eve Online?! arguably the best mmo out there! its true!

Pho3nix
12-21-2006, 08:26 AM
omg, doesnt anybody play Eve Online?! arguably the best mmo out there! its true!

I tried out the EVE:Online 14-day trial. I found the game to be a wee-bit complex and not really made for the "average" MMO player since EVE is pretty unique and hard to learn at first.
I really liked the graphics though and It's always cool to fly around in space ;) even though you can't have a Millenium Falcon. :p

Alkonium
12-21-2006, 09:34 AM
Currently I'm playing Guild Wars, and World of Warcraft, but not the latter very much because I'm trying to avoid becoming addicted. I actually have enjoyed Guild Wars for the past 18 months. Here's a picture of my Warrior in his sexy Kurzick armour:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/Alkonium/gw017-1.jpg
and here's a picture of my Necromancer in her sexy Shing Jea Armour:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/Alkonium/gw019.jpg

JediAthos
12-21-2006, 11:14 AM
I've been playing World of Warcraft since the game went live. A little less now that I have a kid, but I have a lvl 60 Night Elf Druid and a host of lower level characters on Hellscream server. I also play Battlefield 2142 online. I tried SWG back when it came out and I had trouble getting into it, and I've heard from too many people that were playing before SOE changed the game mechanics that the game sucks now so probably won't go back to it. I'm very much looking forward to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and may give that a try when it comes out. Also on the distant horizon is Star Trek Online which I'm very interested in.

Aash Li
12-21-2006, 12:19 PM
Id give SWG a try if it wasnt run by Sh**ty Online Entertainment (lol). Eve I kinda want to try, it looks similar to Homeworld I think, which I thought was rather fun.

DarthMuffin
12-21-2006, 05:59 PM
I've tried a few MMOs, and the only one I found to be "worthy" of my money is World of WarCraft. Had some fun with Guild Wars back in summer 2005, but the lack of any kind of PvE content turned me down after 3 months.

Aravius (human mage) on Cenarion Circle
Mordeclah (undead warlock) on Steamweedle Cartel

Both RP realms, of course, to avoid those jerks that lurk around on the regular servers.

@ Aash Li : I *almost* bought galaxies for the sake of trying a SW MMO. The fact that the trial downloaded from their own site was broken (missing files that caused crashes) turned me down.

lukeiamyourdad
12-21-2006, 07:38 PM
Mordeclah (undead warlock) on Steamweedle Cartel

Both RP realms, of course, to avoid those jerks that lurk around on the regular servers.



Heh, until the PvP servers are down and we get flooded with evil incarnate...

It's cool that you're on the same server as me :) At least for the Horde. Maybe I'll have to kill you someday.

CountVerilucus
12-21-2006, 07:49 PM
all you ppl need to get with the program and play Eve Online right now! its kinda hard to learn but it doesnt take that long. got best pvp award i think.

DarthMuffin
12-21-2006, 08:56 PM
@ Luke : Mmm... I love all those level 1 gnomes named myserverisdown212lol2

I'll be sure to drop a few curses on every human rogue I see in the battlegrounds. And if he's named Carthes, I'll even throw in a corruption :) Still, I would probably end up dead because the sole purpose of this character is to grind cash and mats for the incoming blood elf :D Me no care about his equipment.

@ Count : My cousin played Eve a bit and showed me. I must say that those 30 mins trips with an additional 30 mins of docking is a bit too extreme for me.

Aash Li
12-21-2006, 11:47 PM
Yeah I tried Eve so far... its ok. Its different. The chargen is neat. I seem to have a thing for messing around with chargen. Even when I get horribly bored with the game itself, I still end up having fun making charas. lol

The graphics in Eve look nice, its definitely Homeworld 2 put into an MMO setting. The people themselves could use a graphics update though. And yes, the tutorial is LONG but its atleast interesting.

Warcrack is boring the crap out of me too much right now... I think Im gonna log on to get my presents on Christmas and then put the game down for a winters nap. Maybe when the xpack comes out, and I can play a cute Draenie I wont be bored.

DarthMuffin
12-22-2006, 10:48 AM
^^^

WoW can get boring if you play too much. I took my account down last winter myself, and would have done so again in october (until Burning Crusade at least) if my cousin hadn't started playing. I couldn't leave the little troll alone :p

MetalMark
12-22-2006, 11:08 AM
2 weeks ago I started playing Flyff (recomended by a friend) and I actually like it, and mostly I don't like rpg's KOTOR was the only one and now also Flyff but beyond that they all suck IMO.

Aash Li
12-22-2006, 08:19 PM
Flyff... hahahahahaha!

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hah...
haaa...

yeah, Flyff was fun-ish, until you reached like level 45 or so... and then the grind wears your soul down to a whimpering pathetic little being begging for mercy. The quests are horrid, the drop rates for some of higher level quest items make Warcrack's look common. The player-run shops are ridiculously over priced. The grind to level past level 60 makes the grind from 1 to 60 seem like fun. You think your soul is begging for mercy on the way to 60? Try leveling to 100. Its enough to make anyone emo.
So what made Flyff fun-ish? Well, theres the flying.. I loved the flying part. And there was aeriel combat which was pretty fun too. Dress up... even if 90% of the clothes you got from monsters were for guys or the other classes, it was still fun to get new sets and dress up. The cash-shop sets were also lots of fun. I had a few friends I could get sets from to wear. :) You could change your hairstyle and your hair colour too.

Oh, and dont get me started on gpotato's pathetic attempts at "events"...

MetalMark
12-23-2006, 10:03 AM
That most clothes you get from monster are for different classes I agree with, but most clothes I find are for female not male. I play this with some friends (most are from a higher lvl). The game is fun to play but not if you play it to much than it can get boring.

Aash Li
12-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Well Im not trying to make you quit, even if thats what it sounded like... if YOU are loving the game, and having a blast, by all means keep playing! Have at it!

But youll eventually get bored with it I think...

Oh, and dont expect them to implement stuff very quickly, or fix bugs... they still havent added some stuff that was promised over a year ago, and theres still bugs that were there when I was playing Im sure. And their shoe-horned-in version of Game Gaurd might make your PC unstable...

ObiLaws
04-15-2007, 11:32 PM
I used to play Galaxies, and as you can see from my signature, I'm going to pick it up again soon. Also theres a free Pre-NGE version at www.swgemu.com. Its free to register. They recently canceled their stress test because some things went wrong. The front page is up. Note: SWGEmu is still under construction but you can join FUTURE servers. I also play WoW every now and then. I don't get paid a big enough allowance a month so I can't pay and I need my mom to change her credit card number because the one she has listed is out of date. Other than that I used to play the MxO (Matrix Online). I'll probably pick that back up to.

Rogue15
04-15-2007, 11:42 PM
i quit...i was playing SWG for the longest time too, but it just sucked after commando and spy and medic got their expertise and basically made bh a crap profession...and that's not all, the rank system is what really did my profession in. sucks. but i'm over it, glad to not be bothered by it anymore and i have been playing other games. i tried out LOTR online on the closed beta, that was ok aside from it feeling too much like what i just quit, so i deleted both games. galaxies i don't think i'll ever return to, due to the fact that majority of people playing it now as opposed to 2 years ago, are pretty immature when it comes to pvp....constant OOC and exploiting. o well!

I might try out archlord, one of my friends i met on galaxies plays that.

ObiLaws
04-15-2007, 11:48 PM
i quit...i was playing SWG for the longest time too, but it just sucked after commando and spy and medic got their expertise and basically made bh a crap profession...and that's not all, the rank system is what really did my profession in. sucks. but i'm over it, glad to not be bothered by it anymore and i have been playing other games. i tried out LOTR online on the closed beta, that was ok aside from it feeling too much like what i just quit, so i deleted both games. galaxies i don't think i'll ever return to, due to the fact that majority of people playing it now as opposed to 2 years ago, are pretty immature when it comes to pvp....constant OOC and exploiting. o well!

I might try out archlord, one of my friends i met on galaxies plays that.

Don't forget to check out SWGEmu. Its free, and its GOING TO BE Pre-NGE. But don't forget that its still under construction. Also people are thinking (and posting) about new ideas for the game. Such as how to implement the screenshots into the actual game.

Rogue15
04-15-2007, 11:59 PM
yeah i havent been keeping up w/that too much...but that's probably what i'm going to go with (as long as majority of server isn't fkn jedi)

HerbieZ
04-16-2007, 05:14 AM
I like Galaxies, i have recently taken it back up. It's fun.

Gargoyle King
04-16-2007, 09:23 AM
I used to play Galaxies, and as you can see from my signature, I'm going to pick it up again soon. Also theres a free Pre-NGE version. Other than that I used to play the MxO (Matrix Online).

I hope the SWGEmu will work out, SOE didn't half wreck a game full of potential with the CU and NGE patches - the worst part was taking out something like 27 different career paths in the game to only leave 9 - a stupid decision if you ask me! What's The Matrix Online like? It's supposed to be quite good - but is it?

Davinq
04-24-2007, 01:04 AM
What's The Matrix Online like? It's supposed to be quite good - but is it?
I just quit due to financial reasons, but yes, MxO (Matrix Online) has had a massive rehaul since it was bought by SOE. Unlike most other MMOs I've played, its player RP community is incredible, since mostly everyone is up for it. Solo RPing is relatively addictive too.

About 95% of all bugs that were there at release were fixed, so those crappy reviews at Gamespot and IGN, amongst other sites, are invalid.

Flexibility is great. You can jump, you can flip, you can hyper-jump, that is, hop from building to building, or over the building if you so care. Upload Kung Fu if you're going to the dojo, or dual handguns if PvPing, etc etc etc.

I really hope I can get back into it over the summer when I can get my finances under control again. :(

Oh, and sorry for the thread bump, I just couldn't let this go unanswered.

Fish.Stapler
04-24-2007, 11:00 PM
Playing both GW and WOW.

I quit WoW for a long time, friend recently got me back into it. I'm still pissed at him because I don't like knowing that my life is being sucked away, and yet being able to do nothing about it because...well...I have WoW.

I still mess around with my GW characters though.

SilentScope001
04-25-2007, 12:38 AM
I don't think pretending to be a girl in real life to get free items counts as roleplaying. :p

Sure it does. It's con-artistry and scamming, a pretty useful way of Roleplaying, if done correctly and allowed within the rules of the games. There are some games out there that allow scamming of other characters like Eve (not scamming of passwords, just of items), as long as the other characters have the right to go and kill the scammer for doing such a thing.

EDIT: Misunderstod. Pretending to be a girl in real life uses the metagame and therefore does not count as RPing. Being a girl within the game and then "flirting" with the "pigeon" to gain items however is indeed RPing. I'd bet it's somewhat realistic within real life as well.

Niner_777
05-12-2007, 12:49 PM
I play OGame! ^.^


Other than that, I want to get Flyff. It probably isn't as good as Guild Wars, but it's free!

lukeiamyourdad
05-12-2007, 02:07 PM
I used to have FlyFF. Not that great. Combat music loops which becomes annoying. Lag. So very helpful people playing with you...perhaps I just stumbled on a bad group...