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Morry10

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65 months

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Hoofy said:
hehe

I'm an old school ADND geek so would prefer a more "Western" fantasy-based RPG, really. I tried that RuneScape and spent a good hour trying to feed my baby troll. Any hints? TBH I didn't really enjoy playing it. Seemed to lag or something; just didn't feel as quick to follow my commands as Diablo 2 used to.

Edited by Hoofy on Wednesday 16th January 20:49
What about "Runes of Magic" - basically free WOW (very similar and plenty of content) - granted the graphics are looking a bit tired these days but then what can you expect for free? smile

Good luck with your search

PS: You might want to try the following website as it has a rather comprehensive list of games to try:

http://mmohuts.com/

Hoofy

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Given that I've been playing Realm of the Mad Gods, poor quality graphics aren't an issue. biggrin

I tried MMOhut but it didn't really distinguish between the games in terms of classes that have pets to do the work for you. biggrin

Hoink

348 posts

38 months

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www.mmorpg.com is really good, especially the LFG section...it has just about everything on there.

I played WoW for quite a few years and stopped playing not long after Cata came out. I've tried many games since but none have caught my eye. I think, sadly, that I'm just bored with the genre.

Some games I would recommend you tried include:

EQ (free)
EQ2 (free) the only game to hold me for several months after WoW
Atlantica Online (free)

Don't fall into my trap of playing games for half an hour and quitting, I think that's where I went wrong. I should have stuck with one whilst I got used to the mechanics.

Good luck!

Hoofy

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Ha, yes, it does takes ages to get used to the mechanics.

Hoink

348 posts

38 months

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Wednesday 16th January 2013 quote quote all
Yep, threats half my problem smile The pattern tends to be:

Research game - days
Download - hours
Install and patch - hours
Play -30 minutes
Look for the next game and repeat frown
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Hoofy

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Hm. One good thing about RQ is that it's browser-based. scratchchin

Hoink

348 posts

38 months

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Thursday 17th January 2013 quote quote all
Before I discovered WoW my guilty secret was Runescape. I played the original version of this game and moved to the current version when it came out.

I loved my time playing Runescape and it has some excellent features, although I might be out of touch these days...don't let the simplistic graphics and "point and click" put you off. It is an addiction which you will soon find out if you stick with it smile

- huge community (although you might need to appreciate that this attracts a lot of kids, there are adult clans and many active older players)
- free but I agree with the poster above that you need to subscribe. You can play for a while though to see what you think of it first. There is no game to buy though, just a fairly low monthly fee
- full loot pvp. Although I was never into pvp, I used to love doing treasure trails which took me into the Wild (the only part of the map where pvp can take place)
- quests. The story lines behind the quests are great, probably the best I've played.
- sandbox? People always debate this but you can login and train what you like, there is no restriction

Just beware of scammers, sadly like WoW this game attracts them so avoid visiting funny looking websites.

...I need to be careful, I'm tempting myself to play again!

Hoofy

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53,819 posts

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As I say, graphics aren't the issue. Compared to Diablo 2 (which has worse graphics), something felt clunky about the GUI. I don't know what it is.

G20

2,202 posts

70 months

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Thursday 17th January 2013 quote quote all
Hoink said:
Before I discovered WoW my guilty secret was Runescape. I played the original version of this game and moved to the current version when it came out.

I loved my time playing Runescape and it has some excellent features, although I might be out of touch these days...don't let the simplistic graphics and "point and click" put you off. It is an addiction which you will soon find out if you stick with it smile

- huge community (although you might need to appreciate that this attracts a lot of kids, there are adult clans and many active older players)
- free but I agree with the poster above that you need to subscribe. You can play for a while though to see what you think of it first. There is no game to buy though, just a fairly low monthly fee
- full loot pvp. Although I was never into pvp, I used to love doing treasure trails which took me into the Wild (the only part of the map where pvp can take place)
- quests. The story lines behind the quests are great, probably the best I've played.
- sandbox? People always debate this but you can login and train what you like, there is no restriction

Just beware of scammers, sadly like WoW this game attracts them so avoid visiting funny looking websites.

...I need to be careful, I'm tempting myself to play again!
Just reading that is tempting me to play again, I was also an early player which done the move but not played in 5-6 years so probably best to avoid it, spent far too much time on that game.

TonyTony

746 posts

38 months

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Thursday 17th January 2013 quote quote all
Hoink said:
Before I discovered WoW my guilty secret was Runescape. I played the original version of this game and moved to the current version when it came out.

I loved my time playing Runescape and it has some excellent features, although I might be out of touch these days...don't let the simplistic graphics and "point and click" put you off. It is an addiction which you will soon find out if you stick with it smile

- huge community (although you might need to appreciate that this attracts a lot of kids, there are adult clans and many active older players)
- free but I agree with the poster above that you need to subscribe. You can play for a while though to see what you think of it first. There is no game to buy though, just a fairly low monthly fee
- full loot pvp. Although I was never into pvp, I used to love doing treasure trails which took me into the Wild (the only part of the map where pvp can take place)
- quests. The story lines behind the quests are great, probably the best I've played.
- sandbox? People always debate this but you can login and train what you like, there is no restriction

Just beware of scammers, sadly like WoW this game attracts them so avoid visiting funny looking websites.

...I need to be careful, I'm tempting myself to play again!
Yea how it is now is completely different to the old days. I hammered that game probably not too long after it jumped from classic to the version after that and for a good few years. Jagex slowly ruined the game and I never got into it again.

Hoofy

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53,819 posts

162 months

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Decided to check out Lord Of The Rings Online - seems Loremaster can summon stuff. I have a pet raven. biggrin

Bullett

4,644 posts

64 months

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Friday 18th January 2013 quote quote all
Anyone tried Need For Speed World.

Not a bad little game. It's no simulation obviously but it's a massive time sink. Free to play but pretty much any good car seems to cost cash (or boost as it's called - why can't they just put a real price on it...). I'm still running the basic starter car but having fun.

Riknos

4,060 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
If you liked Diablo 2 (I LOVED it as a kid and played it solidly for like 4-6 years) then you MAY like Diablo 3. I didn't, I can't put my finger on it, it has a lot of the similar game functions but just didn't live up to hype I guess?

Guild Wars 2 - Whilst having an initial purchase cost, is free to play, and you have the advantage of quality over completely free games, as the development team have spent money actually making it in the first place. This is shown in how the game plays.

GW2 vs WoW - GW2 is definitely much easier to just pick up and play, easier to get into, and is actually physically possible to play for only 20 minutes at a time and actually get stuff done. You don't depend on guild or team raids, although you can participate in such events for extra XP. I got to level 73 on it (80 cap) but got bored by then as it was a much of a muchness for me.

Hoofy

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53,819 posts

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I played LOTR Online but got bored. Dunno why. I am looking for something but don't know what. nuts

PSBuckshot

4,821 posts

39 months

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Tuesday 22nd January 2013 quote quote all
Lord of the Rings online is free now. Its on Steam.

Altrezia

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91 months

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Hoofy

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53,819 posts

162 months

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PSBuckshot said:
Lord of the Rings online is free now. Its on Steam.
Yeah, was playing it last week. It is quite impressive.

Hoofy

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Altrezia said:
That's brand new - I suspect my PC won't be able to handle it. PlanetSide 2 is a struggle at lowest graphics settings!

Skylinecrazy

13,007 posts

74 months

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Altrezia said:
Can you give me a mini review as to what you do etc? Looks good.

Hoofy

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Skylinecrazy said:
Altrezia said:
Can you give me a mini review as to what you do etc? Looks good.
http://youtu.be/kTjNsGELYF0
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