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  SBFord

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OP  6/08/14 6:25:00 PM#1

Last week I covered the best casual MMORPGs, so it was only fitting that we shift our gaze this week towards the most hardcore games the genre has to offer. Instead of focusing solely on games that are currently live and flourishing, I’ve mixed it up with some old-school entries as well on this list. First and foremost though, I define hardcore to mean games that are inherently designed to be difficult, unforgiving, and intense by design. By this definition, they just don’t make MMOs like they used to.

Read more of David Jagneaux's The List: The Top 5 Hardcore MMOs.

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  DMKano

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6/09/14 8:13:33 AM#2
An article on MMORPG.COM that I mostly agree with.
I guess there is a first time for everything.

  slowpoke68

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6/09/14 8:17:33 AM#3
Wow, spot on.
  snoocky

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6/09/14 8:28:33 AM#4
Wow? No way in this list...
  Agent_Joseph

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6/09/14 8:34:08 AM#5

i am casual player ,I playing & enjoying in Eve without any limitations

 

only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  Litestep

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6/09/14 8:36:33 AM#6
Asheron's Call  isn't too far from this list either IMO  ...  same corpse runs, dropped items, penalties  ...  thought me a thing or two about fighting (and dieing) smart.
  Mithrundir

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6/09/14 8:48:39 AM#7

Good article, I was too young to experience UO or EQ in their original launch forms though I've never heard the end of the praise from other players over the years.

 

Eve online, on the other hand, is one of the top 5 mmo's I've played the most over the past 10 years on and off. I love how steep the learning curve is and I excel at knowing 80%+ of it's features and being the one people ask for advice/answers. Since the week I started in 2004 to now I've never stopped living in 0.0 space and I've taken part in many of the biggest and most famous battles/wars to date.

Dozens of MMO's, RTS's, FPS's, etc.

  Nanfoodle

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6/09/14 9:30:09 AM#8
Im shocked WoW didnt make that list, this is a game where the devs admit that only about 1% of the players see all the content. 
  starstorm777

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6/09/14 9:32:12 AM#9
I don't know why Lineage II wasn't listed....that was a grind and a half....plus it was so hardcore when it came out, you had hackers on that game that when they pvp'ed you, the game would crash as well as your computer!!!
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  Crusades

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6/09/14 9:33:54 AM#10
I'm surprised WoW didn't make it, people give up their quality of life, marriages, homes, kids, and health for the sake of that game.
  Aeonblades

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6/09/14 9:35:35 AM#11
This list makes sense, even moreso than the casual list imo. DAoC was not for the faint of heart, and neither is EQ. I think it's one reason why I still enjoy it because MMO's today are just rob you in the night cash grabs with no level of difficulty beyond finding money to spend in their over priced cash shops.

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  Aeonblades

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6/09/14 9:37:16 AM#12
Originally posted by Nanfoodle
Im shocked WoW didnt make that list, this is a game where the devs admit that only about 1% of the players see all the content. 

Everyone can see the content in WoW, even a dog could probably manage it. Seeing it on the hardest difficulty is a different story, but it doesn't change the content of the content so to speak.

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  Satanixx

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6/09/14 9:41:28 AM#13
No mention of Asheron's Call makes this list invalid.
 
  Crusades

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6/09/14 9:47:49 AM#14
Aeon - wow wasn't always casual, the shift occurred once the lawyers and psychiatrists got involved and forced the game to be more casual friendly or face steep penalties in lawsuits every time someone that plays it flips their wig.
  jawali

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6/09/14 9:49:32 AM#15
Where is Lineage 2 c1-c4?

  Aeonblades

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6/09/14 9:51:56 AM#16
Originally posted by Crusades
Aeon - wow wasn't always casual, the shift occurred once the lawyers and psychiatrists got involved and forced the game to be more casual friendly or face steep penalties in lawsuits every time someone that plays it flips their wig.

Agreed, I enjoyed WoW up until MoP. I feel that LFR has cheapened the experience of the game and it felt like I was treading water at end game rather than doing anything meaningful. No one cares if you clear heroics anymore because they are perfectly happy doing it on LFR or Flex. There is no sense of achievement or awe associated with the game any more which is one reason why I think it's losing subs.

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  Konfess

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6/09/14 9:59:11 AM#17
Originally posted by Nanfoodle
Im shocked WoW didnt make that list, this is a game where the devs admit that only about 1% of the players see all the content. 

Don't expect accuracy from either the writers, editors or members of this site.  You and I know the truth.

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  Aeonblades

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6/09/14 10:02:56 AM#18
Originally posted by Konfess
Originally posted by Nanfoodle
Im shocked WoW didnt make that list, this is a game where the devs admit that only about 1% of the players see all the content. 

Don't expect accuracy from either the writers, editors or members of this site.  You and I know the truth.

If the content from the varying difficulty levels was different, it would be in the hardcore list too. The raids are the same exact raids with slightly different mechanics. I have cleared them on LFR, Normal, and over 1/2 on Heroic. If the raids for heroic difficulty were completely different raids, it would deserve a spot on this list as well. You can experience the entire content in LFR however.

Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
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  Konfess

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6/09/14 10:05:51 AM#19
Originally posted by Aeonblades
Originally posted by Crusades
Aeon - wow wasn't always casual, the shift occurred once the lawyers and psychiatrists got involved and forced the game to be more casual friendly or face steep penalties in lawsuits every time someone that plays it flips their wig.

Agreed, I enjoyed WoW up until MoP. I feel that LFR has cheapened the experience of the game and it felt like I was treading water at end game rather than doing anything meaningful. No one cares if you clear heroics anymore because they are perfectly happy doing it on LFR or Flex. There is no sense of achievement or awe associated with the game any more which is one reason why I think it's losing subs.

 

It's losing subs, because people are losing jobs.  When and if they find jobs they are making less money.  WoW isn’t losing subs, the genre is losing gamers.  The ~4 million lost gamers haven't shown up in any other games.  They are gone.

Pardon any spelling errors
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  Aeonblades

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6/09/14 10:10:03 AM#20
Originally posted by Konfess
Originally posted by Aeonblades
Originally posted by Crusades
Aeon - wow wasn't always casual, the shift occurred once the lawyers and psychiatrists got involved and forced the game to be more casual friendly or face steep penalties in lawsuits every time someone that plays it flips their wig.

Agreed, I enjoyed WoW up until MoP. I feel that LFR has cheapened the experience of the game and it felt like I was treading water at end game rather than doing anything meaningful. No one cares if you clear heroics anymore because they are perfectly happy doing it on LFR or Flex. There is no sense of achievement or awe associated with the game any more which is one reason why I think it's losing subs.

 

It's losing subs, because people are losing jobs.  When and if they find jobs they are making less money.  WoW isn’t losing subs, the genre is losing gamers.  The ~4 million lost gamers haven't shown up in any other games.  They are gone.

I don't think that's true. Games like Rift, GW2, ESO, WildStar, etc. All have healthy and growing populations. Well, not GW2 anymore, but Rift has definitely picked up double what it was when I was playing 6 months after release. ESO is stuffed to the brim as is WildStar. Even the original EQ has had a resurgence with most servers being High pop at prime time now.

 

No, the players are definitely still there, they have just moved on to other games imo.

Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
Have played: You name it
If you mention rose tinted glasses, you better be referring to Mitch Hedberg.

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