Trending Games | Skyforge | Shards | World of Warcraft | Guild Wars 2

    Facebook Twitter YouTube
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:3,031,508 Users Online:0
Games:843  Posts:6,484,081
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online AD2460 ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Angry Birds Epic Anime Ninja Anime Pirates Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord 2 Archlord X Armored Warfare Ascend: Hand of Kul Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Bionic Marine Command Online Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blackguards 2 Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodborne Bloodlines Champions Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light Chroma Squad Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crowfall Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Cyberpunk 2077 Céiron Wars
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark Souls 2 Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deep Down Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Fin Soup Dragon Heart Online Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Drakengard 3 Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dungeon of the Endless Dying Light Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthlock: Festival of Magic Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Fable Legends Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout 4 Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken Uprising Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
GRAV GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods Rush Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Hand of Fate Haven & Hearth Hawken Heart Forth Alicia Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Atlan Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Immune Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online Kill Strain King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings Era Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online Kyn L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Redemption LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Grimrock 2 Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lords of the Fallen Lords of the Fallen 2 Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance Mass Effect 4 MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms Might & Magic X: Legacy MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mythborne Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Necropolis Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Nova Genesis Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Oort Online Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Overwatch Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pillars of Eternity Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints Pokémon X and Y PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Prodigy Project Blackout Project Gorgon Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rail Nation Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of Sierra Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Rebel Galaxy Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Risen 3: Titan Lords Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowgate Shadowrun Chronicles Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian South Park: The Stick of Truth Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Conflict Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Starbound Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Stormthrone Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Coast Legends Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
TERA TS Online TUG Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Terraria Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Banner Saga 2 The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Epic Might The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Torment: Tides of Numenera Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Transverse Trapped Dead: Lockdown Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Triad Wars Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utherous Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Warflare Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warriors World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Xenoblade Chronicles: X Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

The Pub at MMORPG.COM  » What is the first thing you look for in MMORPG's?

2 Pages 1 2 » Search
30 posts found

Novice Member

Joined: 9/02/07
Posts: 688

OP  2/03/11 5:35:52 AM#1

If you look for a new mmorpg to play, what's the first or main thing that has to be there?


Elite Member

Joined: 7/01/04
Posts: 6315

2/03/11 5:48:58 AM#2

1. for me would have to be the community, which means that social interraction, should be comprehensive and well supported. any game that lacks that as a baseline, is for me, unplayable.

2. UI, any user interface that is overly complicated or requires at least 3 hands to operate is a fail, UI's should be simple and straightforward, and, customisable.

3. gameplay, call it the fun factor if you will, if its frustrating then forget it.. too easy.. meh.. highly repetitious.. no chance.. fun = varied and challenging.. not easy though.. but how close a game gets means the more fun it ultimately is.. for me at least.

4. graphics/sound etc.. icing on the cake really.. they make good games great, or not..


MMO's should be about interacting with other people after all, or why bother playing them?



Joined: 1/12/07
Posts: 5611

2/03/11 5:50:24 AM#3

Overall feeling ... hard to describe.


Advanced Member

Joined: 1/07/08
Posts: 3526

War is not the ultima ratio, but the ultima irratio - Willy Brandt

2/03/11 7:28:30 AM#4

I dont really understand the question. First thing ? I check the whole thing before I attempt to proceed ?

I check out if the game has any dealbreakers:

- must be subscription based ONLY
- must be third person perspective
- no item decay

Then I check out if the game has anything I dont really like:

- the more distance from classic fantasy, the worse
- skillbased rulesystem, even worse levelless
- gear has no value
- loading screens
- forced soulbound items
- instancing
- no peace zones from PvP
- realm vs realm PvP (ugh. I want to be able to play all races and all classes, thanks !)

You can compensate for that, but I will consider it a disadvantage

Then of course there have to be things that attract me. The closer the game is to my personal idea of a good MMO, the better and the more likely I am to choose playing it.

I am especially attracted by:
- sound rulesystem with complex and dynamic gameplay (no brainless single button mashing, reward players who think which button to press next)
- many races, including my beloved darkelves, many classes
- huge seamless gameworld with many different looking locations and tons of quests
- lowend graphics with low hardware requirements, many people on screen on the same time and realistic viewing distances
- complex and powerful crafting system
- item oveenchanting - you can always improve items, but theres a chance to break them if you do
- massive PvP events (castle sieges)
- housing, mounts, fluff, ...

For example, when I check out RIFT, it went like this:

- Only 6 races, darkelves exist but dont look like darkelves
- Really weird graphics, I dont like it
- Rulesystem is bad in an unacceptable degree. You only have 4 classes, and you are forced to trippeclass subclasses inside those classes.

After I've seen the basic design rulesystem, I already knew that this was no game for me.

When I checked out Age of Conan, it was something like this:

- What only three races ?
- What they have only three races, but still have limits on who can play which class ?
- No roleplaying combat system, instead something shooter style
- Small world

Ok, thats enough, not worth considering

When I checked out Darkfall, it was:

- What, no classes ?
- Items worth nothing ?
- People in their forum only talk about how to max their CON ?

Then I went no, thank you.

And to list some successful ones, when I checked Vanguard, I was:

- Whow ! Massive gameworld !
- Its classic fantasy !
- Wants to make things right instead of weaseling out with tricks like instancing !
- Approach to classes looks very good !

And there was more and more and more, once I started playing. All in all it was the perfect PvE MMO, only lack of players killed it in the end.

When I checked out SWTOR, it was:

- Hmm Star Wars, not really what I like most, but not too awful.
- Bioware ? Ok that means good user interface and good story, but bad graphics and bad rulesystem.
- Bioware seems to play on its strengths, wants to not have grinds in the MMO. Very good !
- Game seems to contain massive content.
- Ok rulesystem doesnt look that awful. It seems highly inspired by the very primitive but still effective KotoR rulesystem.
- OMG only 4 people groups ? Ouch.

Ok, it was no new Vanguard, but

In short, I want a complex, powerful rulesystem, and I like itemization. And I like darkelves and magic, and dislike any mechanics.


  User Deleted
2/03/11 7:36:53 AM#5

I look for people like Adamantine with all their crazy needs and wants, and if they're getting them fufilled, I leave.

I look for freedom, not sandbox, not PVP servers, just pure simple freedom. Give me a humanoid paperdoll to turn into whatever I want, human, orc, dog, whatever. Let me run around doing whatever I want, smashing trees, digging holes, punching people in the face, pissing on the lawn.

Give me hunger, thirst, misery.

But whatever you do, make it a virtual world, where the only rules are the rules that govern the physics of that world and that's it.

And please, don't send me on a linear path to save some king I don't give a shit about.

And if you do put NPC's that give out quests, give me the ability to freely kill their standing around in the same spot saying the same shit all the time asses if I don't like what they say or how they look at me.

You know, same rules in the real world, but it's a fantasy world where I don't go to jail for being a bad boy, unless it's in game, and I have the ability to "try" and break out of jail.


Novice Member

Joined: 2/12/10
Posts: 57

2/03/11 7:45:44 AM#6

For me personally, I think the first thing I look up is the theme of the game. I prefer (cliché-ish) high fantasy themes, so the first thing I normally do is check out some screenshots of the game to see if the game world seems "fantasy" enough.

Only after that do I look up the other features of the game. I prefer games with minimal instancing/world loading screens, so that's one of the things I look up, the level of "seamlessness" of the game. There are some exceptions to this for me, such as LOTRO, so I won't get any further into it.


Spotlight Poster

Joined: 10/28/08
Posts: 14557

2/03/11 8:01:36 AM#7

The VERY first thing is whether or not there's a cash shop. If there's a cash shop, I dismiss it, and don't look further, but that only takes a minute or two. F2P, got a cash shop? Ok, not interested.


Second thing is art style. Not quality of graphics and animations, but the style of the artwork. Is it realistic, representational, anime, etc.

I'm going to look at the game a long time while I play, and the graphic design has to be appealing to me.

For example, I've just never liked the art style in WoW. It's to bright and cartoony for my tastes.

I'm also not a big fan of anime, but it's ok if it's subtle.


Novice Member

Joined: 1/15/11
Posts: 2833

2/03/11 8:02:46 AM#8

boob size :)


Advanced Member

Joined: 3/07/09
Posts: 284

2/03/11 8:04:11 AM#9

First thing for me is a vast world where not everything is mentioned on a map.

Kunark was released and many zones were left hidden for months....Crypt of Dalnir with a hidden passageway that you had to go through a fake water pool to get to....classic!



Joined: 12/12/04
Posts: 1410

We live for The One, we die for The One.

2/03/11 8:04:57 AM#10

for me it is the crafting system


Advanced Member

Joined: 8/11/10
Posts: 2009

Shared world, not personal storyline.

2/03/11 8:07:11 AM#11
Originally posted by Inzra

If you look for a new mmorpg to play, what's the first or main thing that has to be there?

Openess of world and freedom of gameplay.  If I read even a hint of how an MMO is bragging about a story, or worse, personal storylines, I drop it like a hot potato.

I love setting and lore, but hate on-rails gameplay.


Advanced Member

Joined: 4/28/06
Posts: 973

2/03/11 8:12:21 AM#12

Its changed a bit in the last few years, but right now, I'm looking for originality.

The typical, tank/spank, 5 man, high fantasy, battlegrounds games are, in my opinion, getting really old.

Heres hoping some of these "AAA" mmo makers, can start thinking, outside the box. 



I enjoy the indie games, but would love to see one with some serious money backing it.


Novice Member

Joined: 2/15/09
Posts: 235

"There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt."

2/03/11 8:13:17 AM#13

1. Craft System

2. World 

3. Graphics

4. Non raid content


Novice Member

Joined: 11/18/04
Posts: 3684

Heroes are about character - not gear.

2/03/11 8:13:45 AM#14


It starts with the customization available during the initial character creation.  Races.  Skin tones.  Features.  Height.  Weight.  Whether the Races are stuck playing a certain faction or not (I dislike this kind of system, preferring systems more like what SWG allowed for back in the day).

Is the game about character progression or is it just a gear progression where the character really does not matter?  I do not want fluff recognition of doing meaningless tasks either.  I want actual character progression.  In this regard, end game is a bad thing.  If I wanted an end game, I would be playing an offline game or a console game.

The customization should continue.  I do not want my character to look like he (or she) went shopping at Wal-Mart with thousands of other people.  Gear should be reflective of the character - the ability to customize that is a great thing.

Do not want to be stuck on the same linear path doing the same meaningless quest that other players are doing.  How many millions of people need to kill Hogger before there is something else to do?  I like the idea of something along the lines of the AO Mission Terminals, but perhaps something a little more human - in the form of an agent.  Yes, this is never there - but it does not mean I do not look for it.

A decent motivation for the character to take action.  I should not feel like I might as well be playing Bejeweled just to pass the time while waiting to do something else.

Generally speaking, as I started off... the first thing I look for is Character.

I miss the MMORPG genre. Will a developer ever make one again?

Explorer: 87%, Killer: 67%, Achiever: 27%, Socializer: 20%


Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/30/04
Posts: 1282

2/03/11 9:18:26 AM#15

If i decide to go into a mmo the first thing of extreme urgency is the avatar.
Am i happy with it, the choice of class/skills, the look, the animation.
If the mmo already fails at this point i am done with it.
Impossible to play a mmo with an avatar i hate!

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say:
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around:


Novice Member

Joined: 2/14/04
Posts: 992

2/04/11 6:07:00 AM#16
Originally posted by Inzra

If you look for a new mmorpg to play, what's the first or main thing that has to be there?

First thing for me would be that the MMORPG has a fantasy or historical setting, I'm not interested at all in sci-fi/arcade/post-apocalyptic/super-hero/shooter titles.

I maintain this List of Sandbox MMORPGs. Please post or send PM for corrections and suggestions.


Novice Member

Joined: 11/18/04
Posts: 3684

Heroes are about character - not gear.

2/04/11 6:12:55 AM#17
Originally posted by Blutmaul

If i decide to go into a mmo the first thing of extreme urgency is the avatar.
Am i happy with it, the choice of class/skills, the look, the animation.
If the mmo already fails at this point i am done with it.
Impossible to play a mmo with an avatar i hate!

That would be something I left out - animations.  You can have great looking avatars with horrible animations.  In WoW, some of the combat animations put me off - even in RIFT, some of the animations between the races just look unfinished or as if they did not care.

You will try one race, enjoy those animations - then try another race and be /facepalm.  It is kind of amazing.

I miss the MMORPG genre. Will a developer ever make one again?

Explorer: 87%, Killer: 67%, Achiever: 27%, Socializer: 20%

  User Deleted
2/04/11 6:55:41 AM#18
The games look/settings has to appeal to me first. Then I have to have a connection with my avatar. If he doesn't look cool, I'm gone.

Novice Member

Joined: 6/10/05
Posts: 594

2/04/11 7:00:19 AM#19

For me its a tie between the Graphics, healthy population and there being a vast amount of ways to build your charactor (not physical appearance - more about not a predetermined way your class should be specced/play/wear)

Core i7(d0)on Foxconn Bloodrage, 6gb Tri DDR3,GTX 680, 120gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 640gb Caviar Black, Windows 7, HAF 932 case, 24" Full HD Dell, Logitech G19, Rat 9, 50mb BB.


Elite Member

Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 17756

2/04/11 7:04:16 AM#20

It is a rather hard question. I try to look on the whole picture, but I guess it is usually a screenshot or small vid that makes me interested in a game so I guess graphics would be the answer. It sounds superficial but it is the first thing that usually is shown so a good vid or screenshot gives me the first impression and I lose interest in a few games that way because they are very ugly or have a weird interface.

2 Pages 1 2 » Search