WoW. There's a lot of bitching I could do about it, but at the end of my day, it's the MMO all of my friends can agree on, and a shitty MMO with friends is more fun than a slightly less shitty MMO without them.
We've all been coming here pissing and moaning about MMOs for more years than we care to admit. Arguably, the two most played MMOs that I would assume we all have been a part of is EQ and WoW. There's no arguing that for most of us, we have mad nostalgia for the two games. But, time passes and things change. So, I got to wondering what are you all playing TODAY if anything?
For me, it's EQ1, but I'm extremely bored of the game at this point. For the most part, my mercs play the game for me, and I just spend AAs every so often. But, I can't find a single other MMO that can hold my interest for more than a few days at most.
So, what are you playing, and why should I try it?
WoW. There's a lot of bitching I could do about it, but at the end of my day, it's the MMO all of my friends can agree on, and a shitty MMO with friends is more fun than a slightly less shitty MMO without them.
" I wonder if you are destined to be forgotten. Will your life fade in the shadow of greater beings?"
WoW ATM but my sub runs out tomorrow and I'm not renewing. I didn't last past my free time in FFXIV. I guess I'll be taking a MMO break. Nothing out there is worth it anymore.
None but I'm tempted to give MoP a run through since Blizzard gave it to me a couple months ago and I still haven't tried it. Blizzcon will probably put me over the edge, especially if they announce something promising.
I can feel the bile in my throat rising with the idea of playing any other MMO on the market
MMO-wise I'm playing GW2. If you havent picked it up yet check the thread, but most everyone agrees its worth the box (and has no sub so you can play it for that price forever). It went away from the quest grind enough to be interesting, has a nice touch of exploration beyond what is marked on the map, and not much of a +gooder grind to it (second-best stat tier is basically gotten within hours of getting 80, and the best-stat tier doesnt even cover all slots). That's good imo because I can put it away for other games every so often without worrying about catching up to my guild/friends when I get back.
Only MMO I still actively play is WoW. I recently started playing DayZ Epoch mod, though. While it isn't a MMO in the truest sense (ie, tons of people), it is persistent and adds a lot more RPG elements to the game (traders, modular base building, events, etc). It's kinda like a mini-MMO if you limited the server population to approximately 52ish people at a time ;P
After years of playing the original EverQuest, then WoW, and the few would-be contenders that popped up in-between, I have completely lost interest in the genre. I'm completely content playing a single-player game on my PS3.
I play DCUO when I have time, but I'm super busy in RL, so it's a casual thing.
Its hard to admit, but Im still playing VG. Really nice guild and we are not rushing through the content, so we still have stuff to do. And of course the obligatory nostalgia return to EQ every few months to level up a char to around Level 10 and then quit again.
FFXIV, and to a lesser extent, TERA.
Whatever I can convince my friends to play with me. Lately that's been EQ1 during the 15-day gold period (we'll see if they still want to play after that) and Marvel Heroes (I don't really consider than an MMO, but...we have a thread in here for it, so whatever.)
We'll give EQNext a try when it comes out, but otherwise no plans.
I was playing GW2 pretty heavily for a couple of months, but haven't played since the Queen's arena event. I'm not playing any other MMO currently.
I mostly play other types of games nowadays, but I occasionally play EQ Mac and Vanguard. I was having huge fun with EQ Mac and then I dinged 50 and all the fun ended like hitting a brick wall. I never realised before just how obnoxiously slow it was. It's not that I can't do it, because I did it more than once before in the olden days, but after all this time, seeing an hour of work give you about 5% or whatever is pretty shocking.
I really need to find the motivation to continue because there is a lot more that I still want to do but damn, it's so fucking slow. And I'm 6 boxing which makes it worse. The plus side is that I can play any time I want and go anywhere which is a real blessing on a server with such a low population. But the downside is that controlling 6 characters you lose so much efficiency, so not only is the XP slow, but it's made worse because it's like being in the laziest most lethargic XP group ever.
Some nights when I get too fed up of it and can't be bothered, I log in to Vanguard instead. It's just easier, but after a while it becomes too repetitive and too easy and I end up missing the tension and seriousness of EQ Mac. Then I go back to EQ Mac and miss the more chilled gameplay of Vanguard. And I go back and forth forever, never really happy. Maybe I'm nuts, or maybe some fucker needs to finally come to their senses and make a game that sits right in the middle of the 2 which seems to totally logical to me.
FFXIV and EQ on Test.
Started later than the pack and not even close to 50 in FFXIV, playing casually with the gf and doing a shit ton of crafting on the side.
EQmac and EVE
Guild Wars 2
I quit pretty quick after launch but started up again after FFXIV lost it's luster. There are some things I'm not a fan of but the enormity of things to do, combined with their ridiculous content release schedule and no sub, make it one of the best options out there. On a side note, there are a lot of cool things in this game if you love to explore. I really regret not getting into this game earlier.
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Planetside 2 and Everquest 1
Wow and Eve
Still Raiding in WoW. Still having fun. Same as the last 10 years. I don't log on outside of raid, but I don't really lament "only" playing an MMO for 8-10 hours a week.
half ass considering playing a few, but I have enough single player games to catch up on i never seem to lately.
Prolly gonna putz around with shards of dalaya, or FF14 if i try one in the near future though. (i don't count the EQnext theory papers (that they haven't revealed as existing yet) as the near future)
I'm still messing around with GW2; the way the game's set up really appeals to the explorer and obsessive completionist in me.
None. I play a few for a few days and then give up in boredom. I'm hopeful that EQN will be at least interesting, but apart from that I think I'm done with the genre.
For me the biggest problem is that it's really hard to set your own difficulty in these games now. Everything is so linear. The thing I liked best about EQ was being able to pick where and how you wanted to level, and to go to places with hardcore groups that you'd never survive with common people. Risk vs Reward actually meant something. Now it's all just fucking obvious quest hub 1 to fucking obvious quest hub 2 and don't go off the path because there is a wall or other crap you obviously can't do yet.
The mentality of the genre is just boring.
Casually playing Star Trek Online
still playing wow with the wife. we took a break for about 6 months. i'd hop on for about an hour or two a month but that was it. I don't even remember what sparked the resurgance but we started playing a lot more about a month or so ago. wow gets so much flak but it really is the most polished mmo out right now. There's a TON to do that you can do at your own pace. I got REALLY burned out with the daily's at the beginning of MoP but they toned that down. all the dailies feel like "do them whenever" instead of "you don't HAVE to do these all everyday, but... you're going to."
Playing WoW, I've taken breaks since the game launched but for no longer than six months or so. I generally reroll a new main every expansion or so. Looks like I will try a Mistweaver for the next expansion, I want to try and be a raid healer before my MMO career is finished.
Playing Vindictus atm and planning to resub to Eve when the new expansion hits.
For me, I am exclusively playing EQ1 right now. I started a new character on a new server this year to play through the game with no help. It is fun for the most part, but it doesn't take long to realize that the game itself is pretty boring. It's my nostalgia that keeps bringing me back to EQ1 and the boring game that sends me away every time. That being said, I do love the slower game play, mobs that don't die in three seconds or less, freedom of combat (kiting/fearing/snaring/rooting/charming/mezzing/splitting/lulling/mem blurring/slowing/stunning), and open dungeons. Sadly most of this gets lowered in effectiveness or all together taken out as you get closer to the end game. Honestly the most fun in EQ1 is level 1 to 75. Beyond that it just becomes a job.
I am considering playing WoW again (to play a monk) and GW2 again.
EQ Mac, but even that is getting old now with the blatant hacking and griefing raids. (Hi level 1 trainer in PoTime)
Marvel Heroes and WoW.
I essentially move from MMO to MMO when a new one adds content...GW2, WoW, Rift, SWTOR mostly. And Wildstar beta whenever that's up
None now nor in any foreseeable future.
Eve and Neverwinter
Nothing at the moment. Last game I played for any length of time was SWTOR. Tried Neverwinter a few nights ago for about 10 minutes before turning it off. Will probably try Marvel Heroes and Guild Wars 2 soon but I doubt they'll hold my attention for very long.
None. I played WoW fairly consistently (first ~3 years as a hardcore raider) through about 2 months into Cata, but the casual weekend raid I played with fell apart, and fuck raidfinder. Tried to play MoP for a month but I just couldn't get over pandas, so I'm waiting for the next expansion.
Still, since I was in a top 10 guild for a long time, coming back to start all over again feels like Michael Jordan after he came back from retirement to play for the Wizards. My life situation is so different than when I started playing back when I was 18 that I can't play at the level that's required to be at the top, so I'd just kind of rather not play.
I'm playing pretty casual due to time and how my job is going right now but FFXIV is definitely the only MMO I even consider playing for the time being... i'm sure others will find their itches scratched with Wildstar and Star Citizen. New consoles are on the horizon as well so i'm sure things will shift somewhat with their release.
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EVE with occasional bouts of The Secret World.
WoW sub is about to expire, and it will stay that way. Friends brought me back for MoP...I should've stayed away. Playing some FFXIV and Marvel Heroes now and then. None on the horizon have shown me enough to get excited about them. The Emerald Dream thread on here has piqued my interest though.
I dabble lightly in a few. P99, Emerald Dream, Vanguard and EQ1. I mostly have been playing non-MMO games though.
Casually playing WoW, nothing like vanilla or EQ though
Was none for about a year. Now playing P1999 and UOForever. As sad as it is, I find those games far more engaging--and I have no rose colored glasses about how shitty they are in terms of production, and even things like balance/mechanics (lol, root line of spells.)
It's the only mmo out right now worth playing. You can bash it all you want but when it comes down to it; the content, graphics, UI, responsiveness, etc, nothing is even in the same category.
I've tried every single mmo in the last decade and I always come back to wow, and when I do come back it's very clear why it's still top dog.
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Planning on downloading lotro.. been planning on it for a week when I started reading the Hobbit. Been googling armor sets and stuff and there seems to be a huge variety in that game, plus I like middle earth lore. I think I'll download it tonight and give it a try, something new to me.
I pretty much only play League of Legends now. That and HEX alpha. Either probably doesnt' count.
I play life. I take it by the balls and still get fucked it by somehow.
FFXIV right now for another 2-3 months probably. Then probably just single player games, ipad games, and maybe a digital TCG or two.
Been playing EQMac when I get free time which usually doesn't happen(1-4hours a week), I'm pretty much over MMO's.
I pretend that the NPCs in Skyrim are actual people and that I'm playing a next gen super immersive MMO. Does that count?
Otherwise I was playing FFXIV. Kinda gave up around lvl 25, will probably go back at some point to finish the main story at least.
EQ2 at the moment with a small, casual band on Antonia Bayle. It works well with my later, limited schedule, and I'm a fan of fluff when it comes to housing, appearance items, etc. I also like the fact that both factions can speak and group together.
Personally interested to see the effects of the 85/220AA heroic influx and what it does for (most likely *to*) the game itself.
i play rerolled.org the forum game. it's way more fucking entertaining than any other MMO currently on the market...
There's an MMO worth playing right now?
News to me...
No more unicorns.
WoW. But I'm logging in less and less. Thinking I may just pick up GW2 again very casually.
Or maybe I'll go back to LOTRO or something. I do like the game.
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Not playing any MMORPG right now, but since your title said MMO, I still play PS2 heavily. Sure it has its bad moments, but trying to win an alert at the last minute in a big 100v100 fight can be fun as hell. Plus it's free, not just box price then free.
Especially if you play like I do, cheap and dirty (hi2u noob toob rifle grenade launcher, and vehicle grenade launcher. maybe I can't aim after all...)
Only playing P99 right now, will try whatever comes next and undoubtedly unsub after the free month.
I haven't got a steady MMO at the moment, so I have been dipping into a ton of MMOs over the past few months:
Got a return-for-a-week-for-free mail from WoW, so I played that for a week. Had some fun doing the Isle of Time and SoO LFR, but when the week ended I did not have any urge to resub. I'm pretty sure i'll get 6.0 because it's just the most polished game in the market. But at the moment, nah.
Spend some time on LOTRO, got a char to max level but then there is fuck-all to do. I pre-ordered Helm's Deep on a whim, but after playing around in beta for a few hours i'm pretty sure I will only run a char through the story 1 time and then dump the game like a brick. The class revamps are horrible and the new Big Battle system is FUBAR.
Also went back to EQ1 since it went Free to Play, logged into my lvl 90 SK and found out I am naked since I can't wear any of my gear cause it has augs in it. Instant uninstall.
Played EQ2 for a few weeks, till I had 5 hotbars filled with crap skills. Uninstall.
Played Rift, got to lvl 30 or something. everything is so bland and uninspired. Uninstall.
Currently, I am having fun playing a little bit of Vanguard (playing a disciple) and playing some non-MMO games like Fallout New Vegas, Skyrim, Call of Duty, etc.
There just isn't a MMO on the market atm that is interesting enough for me to spend a lot of time on, so i'm happy with a tidbit of VG and some non-MMO gaming on the side.
Mostly GW2, I picked up SWtoR again to play through a couple stories I missed the first time around. Killing time and stuff. WoW is cool, but I'm really bored of MoP.
Consider that what I do in MMOs today is level alts or do 1 group content. Both gw2 and swtor appeal to me for that reason, WoW not so much anymore.
Waiting for... whatever comes out and is fun enough.
I do pop in GW2 from time to time because it's F2P (so I don't have a sub nagging me to play as much as I can) and was designed as F2P (so it's not a crippled version of a sub-based MMO). But that gigantic Borges Library isn't going to built itself...
(I notice a lot of "casualness" tends to gravitate around GW2. I suspect it's slowly overtaking WoW as the "MMO I fall back to when there's nothing interesting around")
I just went through my MMOs that I play every couple of years, Lord of the Rings, Rift, EQ2, etc. All free to play now and except for LotRs all of them allow pretty much unrestricted access. Thing is, I can't play any of these games for more than a month or two before getting bored.
So I'm playing Grand Theft Auto 5 and it's amazing.
Since quitting WoW in 2009, I've played SWTOR, GW2, and a handful of those f2p ones (Runes of Magic, Forsaken World, LOTRO, etc...). Didn't stick with any of them that long because none of them really caught my interest (SWTOR lasted the longest and I did enjoy the plots of each of the classes). I have zero interest in going back to WoW or EQ (which I played for a long time as well). Unless something really interesting happens by (unlikely, the MMO market has sucked for a while now, or maybe I'm just bored easily), I'll be playing single player stuff via Steam with occasional Payday 2 and Torchlight 2 multiplayer with the family over weekends.
Tera because honestly to me its the best mmo out atm. The content is lacking I grant you that, even with the recent dungeon additions there still needs to be more. But I am completely in love with the combat system and the graphics imo put everyone else to shame and right now that is enough to keep me happy until EQnext.
GW2 was the last MMORPG I actually bought and played to max... It disappointed me so much I haven't bothered with any more. Ill log into Vanguard every now and then, get depressed, and go play an FPS. Waiting anxiously for the EQ:N/TESO/Wildstar releases, but I don't have much hope for any of them.
The most recent one I played was DCUO and before that Rift. There's just nothing out there that I feel is worth the time investment. Even as a casual player MMO games are the heaviest time investment computer games there are -- and for me they have to validate that investment. It's not the matter of cost. A basic cable subscription costs what? like 80 bucks a month? I could easily see going half of that for a MMO sub, but that's not the way this market has evolved.
They're still trying to make movies. Maybe in 5-10 years someone will try to make the MMO version of Sopranos/Mad Men/Breaking Bad/House of Cards/Deadwood/Rome... but it ain't yet. I'll have probably lost interest by the time self interested dipshits like McQuaid and Ponytail catch up to the market.
Logged into shards of dalaya and kited iksar skeletons around feriona vie zone place (prophet's landing?) love old eq style of combat. got killed by an add (really due to arch liching myself to death from not paying attention.
so I guess that's the last mmo I played.
Playing the World of Singleplayer-Gaming
Currently playing WoW. My current guild is very healthy. I'm also dabbling in TSW but I treat that as a single player game usually.
May pick up swtor again to see the end of the dreadmasters but I doubt it.
I would honestly play WoW more if I could find a guild that raided when I can, but it's a fucking chore. Everyone raids prime-time, which is exactly when I can't.
Gw2, I can play 2 days a week without being worried about anything and the game still has tons of stuff I want to do at some point. I haven't even killed Tequatl yet. The great thing is that I end up doing something different every time I log in, there are the instances and fractals, alt guardian, leveling up crafting, WvW, the last few jumping puzzles I haven't done yet, making another ascended weapon and from time to time I actually bother with the living story.
Nascar the game 2013.
This shit is actually really fucking hard.
Nothing. GW2 many moons ago, but only because it was free.
Hoping that either Star Citizen, EQNext, Archeage or Shroud of the Avatar will breathe life back into the genre as truly next generation games. I refuse to play anything with a traditional leveling system anymore.
Star citizen and Shroud of the Avatar arent even part of the genre I think. Looking forward to SC nonetheless, but it's more of a persistant Battlefield / multiplayer freelancer mix then a real MMO.
GW1 is a lobby game. Games like that aren't MMOs. Neither is Diablo. Call it that of you like but that's just the new catch marketing phrase for anything with an online mode today. Doesn't make it right.
I really wish The Secret World gave me a reason to play... just anything. I enjoyed the early days just questing. But there is no real progression, no levels, not really anything. And then later you do Nightmare Mode dungeons, get a bunch of purple shit and then that's pretty much it. You are expected to do it again and again for slightly better purple shit, but why? What for? I'm not going to do tedious grinds for no reason.
At least with games like EQ, you would eventually get an expansion that was more or less like a whole new game all over again, and your hard work grinding previously allowed you to just jump in to the new stuff feet first and do whatever you wanted. But in TSW there is just no reason. I would have to grind the NM's for another week or two just to be at the level to raid, but there's only one or two raid encounters anyway, so why bother. And I doubt they will ever expand it much beyond that. Just sad. I enjoyed just questing and the lore but it just feels weird. It reminds me of when you used to download demos of games or get them as a cover disk on a magazine. You would love it but then it would end and you had to wait for the full game to come out. Only with TSW it never will.
DOTA 2 I haven't really played yet. I downloaded it once but it forces you to do a tutorial and I got bored and quit. That was like 8 months ago. I suffer from motivational issues apparently.
None sadly and I really want something to play. Nothing has been able to hold my attention for more than a few weeks for a long time now. Last MMOs I played for a substantial amount of time were EQ progression server and WoW emus. Big part of it my husband just isn't interested in any of the modern MMOs and I have trouble really getting into them without him. Never bothering with the social aspect makes MMOs really lame.
I hate to admit this, but I recently logged into SWGemu. Was pissed when I found out Jump to Lightspeed wasnt implemented yet (the whole reason I even bothered), so I've been dicking around making a def stacked swordsman, Im sure I'll bore soon. Though they had a server event recently which was fairly cool and unexpected.
Guess I'll have to wait for StarCitizen to get some space pvp or I could reactivate my EVE but I dont want to deal with that.
I log into a mmo about once or twice a month. There are a bunch I play occasionally but the usual suspects are GW2, EQ1 or Lotro.
Don't have a lot of time atm. Will probably pick up FFXIV during the holidays.
GW1 is a MMO, it just doesn't fit some people's anal retentive definition. I would submit that that restrictive definition is why so many of us are bored of the current crop of mmo's. Because for the most part they are all the fucking same.
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I alternate from Tera to DCUO to TSW, though TSW just pisses me off everytime I play. I refuse to go back to the starter area and finish the quests.
Guildwars 2 just for WvW, not much else of interest. Might drop in STO again to see what's new, it's been 6 months.
Just Planetside 2. Lots of single player games since there aren't always good fights on PS2.
now that most states are starting to get online poker back up and running again, that may be the only MMO i'll be playing for a long time (online poker fits all the descriptions of a MMO, right?).
I quit WoW in 2011 and went over a year without gaming. I tried several MMO's after my hiatus, but only stuck with EQ1 just because of the FTP changes and the nostalgia overload.
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