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  jotull

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4/14/10 12:02:57 PM#21

There is nothing wrong with liking WoW's lore, it  draws form many different athrouritative bases, I also like the LOTRO story, but  without a doubt  the FFXI story lines are the best to me, I simply can not wait for FF14 to be released as no one tells a story like SE.

  QSatu

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4/14/10 12:07:57 PM#22

Wow No one said anything about FF XI. I never finished any of the storylines in XI but those parts I expirienced were better than any other storyline in mmo. It takes you forever to do all those missions so it's hard to expiriense the whole storyline.

  shae

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"Don''t take life seriously because you can''t come out of it alive."

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4/14/10 12:17:52 PM#23

Very good point about established IP's.

To be honest though, one of the problems I've always had with playing in games that had very broad and popular IP's is that I've always been held at arms length.

Take SWG as example, during it's cluser @#$@%$ of a time scale you could affectively go about the various planets and find key, "iconic" characters in a constant state of perpetual none-involvement. Han and Chewie were somewhere essentially spewing the same NPC lines, over and over again, so was the princes (on yavin right?), the hutts in their little corner of the planet, etc. My part of the story was reduced to a meer voyeur of epic non-importance.

They were POI's, points of interest... "Yay I have found Luke!", "Fricking great... now what" a friend would surely add.

Now this isn't to say that the right thing to do with a huge IP like Star Wars, or Connan, or LOTR  is to have game devs say: "Yeah, you, little Alice, you go ahead and be Froddo and mess the whole story up until you're blue in the face" but that's where my issue with the big time IP story flux comes into play. If you're not one of these characters that you've either read about, or watched on the screen or whatever, you will for the better part always feel like you are a secondary part of the cast at best and at worst feel like you've provided absolutely zero to the universe in which you are participating. 

And that's unappealing to me personally.

The lore and the stories that I have found myself really pulled into are those where my characters purpose to the world is fairly clear, how I fit into that lore is fairly clear and how I can affect that world is fairly clear. Having great lore with fantastic characters, history that is never ending, great leading roles is one thing but making sure that I don't feel dwarfed (not a pun, I swear) is probably the most important to me now that I think of it.

 

  shae

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4/14/10 12:19:42 PM#24

Sorry Tor - I tried to quote your reply to me in my reply post but apparently the reply gods would have none of that.

  Edli

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4/14/10 12:33:11 PM#25
Originally posted by shae


I'm sure I'll get put over the rakes for this one but I've always loved the Lore behind WoW and Azeroth. It's got lots of depth, heroes on both sides, great bad guys, great good guys and a world you can really empathize with.

Besides that, I was a big fan of the Lineage story lines (1 and 2) but I think that's mostly because of the fact I was a HUGE fan of both games.

Even those that hate wow accept the fact that wow's lore is great. One of the major plus of that game is exactly the lore. It does have a shallow way to present it in the game though.

As for L2. I played that game for a while but never experienced the story. All I remember is killing mobs, players and sieges. Are you sure that L2 have a story?

  drbaltazar

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4/14/10 12:34:53 PM#26
Originally posted by Edli
Originally posted by shae


I'm sure I'll get put over the rakes for this one but I've always loved the Lore behind WoW and Azeroth. It's got lots of depth, heroes on both sides, great bad guys, great good guys and a world you can really empathize with.

Besides that, I was a big fan of the Lineage story lines (1 and 2) but I think that's mostly because of the fact I was a HUGE fan of both games.

Even those that hate wow accept the fact that wow's lore is great. One of the major plus of that game is exactly the lore. It does have a shallow way to present it in the game though.

As for L2. I played that game for a while but never experienced the story. All I remember is killing mobs, players and sieges. Are you sure that L2 have a story?

 yep !if you want the lore in wow the full story not just snippet!be ready cause some part of the story are hidden in very long chain quest!

  Torvaldr

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4/14/10 12:43:25 PM#27

@Shae - That is pretty much how I see established IP limiting a game too.

In LotRO you are a supporting character. The main story NPCs do interact and adventure with you at key points in some intance quests so that is kind of cool. The part that isn't cool is how the story is frozen in time at different geographic locations just as you would have them in a chapter of a book. You visit, interact, and adventure with key Tolkein characters at various points in the game, but they are always the same at each place you meet them. It's not like they recognize you've already saved them (over and over again).

In short established IP is too limiting for game play. I would rather adventure in Middle Earth than just follow the story of the books. That is why unique lore like WoW, EQ2, Guild Wars etc are more fun play for me in the long term.

Curse you AquaScum!

  shae

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4/14/10 12:47:06 PM#28
Originally posted by Edli

Originally posted by shae


I'm sure I'll get put over the rakes for this one but I've always loved the Lore behind WoW and Azeroth. It's got lots of depth, heroes on both sides, great bad guys, great good guys and a world you can really empathize with.

Besides that, I was a big fan of the Lineage story lines (1 and 2) but I think that's mostly because of the fact I was a HUGE fan of both games.

Even those that hate wow accept the fact that wow's lore is great. One of the major plus of that game is exactly the lore. It does have a shallow way to present it in the game though.

As for L2. I played that game for a while but never experienced the story. All I remember is killing mobs, players and sieges. Are you sure that L2 have a story?

L2? Seriously? For shame Edli, FOR SHAME!!!

Kidding, kidding!

But yes, Lineage 1 and 2 had wonderful stories but granted it very often got buried in the general pillaging of all things red and killable (err, so totally not a word but whatever!).

If memory serves well, and it really doesn't now days, there was a host of sites that back in L2's, and L1 to a lesser extent, hay day that focused on the overiding story arches found within Lineage world. I believe a wiki search will probably turn up a few.

  Mardy

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4/14/10 12:57:41 PM#29

I've always liked Warcraft lore in WoW, they've done a good job incorporating the lore into the game.

 

One of the best make-up-as-they-go story in MMO's is Asheron's Call 1.  Turbine did an awesome job keeping an ongoing story arc going from month to month, and they've been doing it for 10 years now.

 

Everquest 1 had some of the best Gods and Dragons lore, it always made you want to see a God and kill a dragon.  It's the very definition of a fantasy MMO*RPG*. 

EQ1-AC1-DAOC-FFXI-L2-EQ2-WoW-DDO-GW-LoTR-VG-WAR-GW2-ESO

  User Deleted
4/14/10 1:37:35 PM#30
Originally posted by neonaka


Guild Wars gets my vote for story. From start to finish across 4 stand alone campaigns that all tie into each other, the story was very good.

By the end of prophecies you really connected to your character if you read it all and played through without...

 

"HEY PAYING 5k FOR RUN TO FORGE!"

 

Sigh why do some people even play games?

So true... they pay real world money to play the game and then they pay game world money for not playing the game...

Btw, it's GW for me too.

  Torvaldr

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4/14/10 2:05:21 PM#31
Originally posted by shae

Originally posted by Edli

 

L2? Seriously? For shame Edli, FOR SHAME!!!

Kidding, kidding!

But yes, Lineage 1 and 2 had wonderful stories but granted it very often got buried in the general pillaging of all things red and killable (err, so totally not a word but whatever!).

If memory serves well, and it really doesn't now days, there was a host of sites that back in L2's, and L1 to a lesser extent, hay day that focused on the overiding story arches found within Lineage world. I believe a wiki search will probably turn up a few.

Lineage was my first and probably favorite MMO.  The story was cool and the class and social structure woven into it (pledges, royals, sieges, etc).  It's also the most fun pvp I've had in a game.

Curse you AquaScum!

  User Deleted
4/14/10 2:08:38 PM#32
Originally posted by Torvaldr


@Shae - That is pretty much how I see established IP limiting a game too.

In LotRO you are a supporting character. The main story NPCs do interact and adventure with you at key points in some intance quests so that is kind of cool. The part that isn't cool is how the story is frozen in time at different geographic locations just as you would have them in a chapter of a book. You visit, interact, and adventure with key Tolkein characters at various points in the game, but they are always the same at each place you meet them. It's not like they recognize you've already saved them (over and over again).

Wouldn't this be a problem in any MMO though?

  Qualme

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4/14/10 9:25:49 PM#33


Originally posted by Buttermilch

Well... the story in Guild Wars was well told, but had a boring / unsurprising plot.
I love the story Darkfall Online has to offer. *ironic*



 
I don't find that ironic because the best lore I have yet encountered was Shadowbane... but if you were not on Mourning server, you would never even know it had one.

(I forgot) (Ultima Online,Everquest,DAoC)
Qualme (RIP Shadowbane on Mourning)
Pandamonia (in Lineage 2 on Bartz)
(I forgot) (Guild Wars)
Bridgit (Soul of the Ulimate Nation)
deLiber (Aika Online)

  Comnitus

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4/14/10 9:33:05 PM#34

For me, MMO-wise, LotRO. Hopefully the WAR40k MMO will have good story, because I love the lore, and TOR promises to be good story-wise (obviously).

  Emeraq

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4/14/10 9:34:30 PM#35

Lord of the Rings Online.... It's based on the books as closely as possible with a little creative freedom to give our characters their own storylines to follow.

  Cik_Asalin

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4/14/10 9:35:22 PM#36

EVE Online.  Make your own story rather than following a pre-scripted one like a dog on a leash.

  Emeraq

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4/14/10 9:39:35 PM#37
Originally posted by Cik_Asalin

EVE Online.  Make your own story rather than following a pre-scripted one like a dog on a leash.

 The answer to any question about what is best is always subjective... But your answer is likely the most subjective one I've heard, but in a fun way.... Some people suck at story telling :). So Eve might be good for you as it pertains to creating your own fun and story, but to others that don't role play, are horrible at role play, or don't call killing things endlessly and without meaningful progression fun, then Eve and other sandbox games would fall WAY short in the story department.

  Cik_Asalin

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4/14/10 9:51:14 PM#38
Originally posted by Emeraq

Originally posted by Cik_Asalin

EVE Online.  Make your own story rather than following a pre-scripted one like a dog on a leash.

 The answer to any question about what is best is always subjective... But your answer is likely the most subjective one I've heard, but in a fun way.... Some people suck at story telling :). So Eve might be good for you as it pertains to creating your own fun and story, but to others that don't role play, are horrible at role play, or don't call killing things endlessly and without meaningful progression fun, then Eve and other sandbox games would fall WAY short in the story department.

hehe.  But killing the same rat endlessly, that transforms into a different kind of rat at varying levels as you progress in any pve mmorpg, 'is' with meaningful progression of fun.  Alrighty then.

Though many of my my posts might be said in jest, many a truth is said in jest.

  EricDanie

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4/14/10 9:59:18 PM#39

GW gets my vote, it is quite the opposite from the norm - you reach the level cap easily and then you proceed without caring about phat lewt or levels.

Sandboxes aren't bad either when there is some developer care about it - EVE has a lot of stories going on by the players themselves (they even have an official news section to report some), Darkfall has the dynamic story system.

  Sheista

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4/14/10 11:32:38 PM#40
Originally posted by Emeraq

Originally posted by Cik_Asalin

EVE Online.  Make your own story rather than following a pre-scripted one like a dog on a leash.

 The answer to any question about what is best is always subjective... But your answer is likely the most subjective one I've heard, but in a fun way.... Some people suck at story telling :). So Eve might be good for you as it pertains to creating your own fun and story, but to others that don't role play, are horrible at role play, or don't call killing things endlessly and without meaningful progression fun, then Eve and other sandbox games would fall WAY short in the story department.

I don't think you get what he means by story.  No offense.  It doesn't have to do with roleplaying in the "Acting as a character" point.  It's not that sort of story-telling.

EVE is unique in the sense that the game world itself revolves around the players and their actions and interactions.  The backstory in EVE is actually very well written and detailed by CCP.  It on its own is pretty impressive.  However, the things that happen in the game world happen on such an epic scale that they rival that of the NPC driven side of the story.  The espionage, multi-month/year wars that cost ridiculously huge sums of money and the cooperation of thousands of other players, the huge alliance wars; all player driven.  The market even plays a role in the stories.

That may not seem like a story to you, but this is a game where the content IS the game world (or universe in this case).  The players ARE the characters in the story of the entire universe.  In other games, you're just playing through a story that's already predetermined, with their own characters that you simply interact with.

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