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  spades07

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7/17/12 11:18:27 AM#141


Originally posted by Garvon3

Originally posted by Noam It depends if your talking now or all time.   5.  WoW  hard to argue with the quality and innovation. Wows game design chnaged the entire genre,  Maybe not for the good but it changed it.
Er, what innovations? WoW hasn't contributed a single original idea to the MMO space.

As much as I'm not WoW's biggest fan- you're a ninny if you think that.

  FrodoFragins

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7/17/12 11:25:57 AM#142

My list of MMOs based on time played only.

 

1) WOW - played the most during vanilla and BC

2) LOTRO - used to be much better than it is now

3) SWTOR - great leveling the first time through

4) AOC - pretty dull after Tortage to be honest.  quit about 3/4 of the way through the leveling process

 

After that are games I quit fairly early on such as EQ2, RoM, Forsaken World, STO and EVE.  UO didn't interest me and I hated the design and graphics of EQ.

 

I haven't tried Rift, TSW, TERA, Aion or GW2.  My guess is GW2 will be the next one I play but not on release.

  FrodoFragins

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7/17/12 11:34:02 AM#143
Originally posted by shantideva

1.Meridian 59

The Big Bang of MMO's,the rest are all derivates.

I can't think of enough superlatives to toss at this game to really make it justice.

(This is if we're talking the best mmo's of all time, currently i would have to say TSW.)

All hail Qor=)

The hipster choice! Meridian 59

  User Deleted
7/17/12 11:37:07 AM#144

1. The Secret World

 

I'm not saying it's an all-time great. It's just my favorite MMORPG right now. Yes, I know it just released. I think it's the best one now. Ample discussion elsewhere.

 

2. WoW

 

Not now. But it was great for a while. Really great and addictive. Then stuff happened and it changed to be less to my liking. Much less. But I can't forget how much fun  I had back in the day. I played for 2 years through BC, then on and off after, then finally off.....

 

3. Darkfall

 

These guys tried to make something different. It had lots of flaws and lots of grind, but the closest I've ever found to Morrowind Online. This game had it's day -- sadly, a short one, but I played for a year. Because of that, I'm looking forward to DF2.

 

4. Mortal Online

 

Yeah, that's right. Buggy as hell, sometimes, but still...If you can put up with that and you have time to sink into it and you find a guild, then it could be a great experience. Played about 3 months, but just ran out of time to commit to a game like this. I realized what was involved to becoming successful, and it's not grind. You need to be active in a guild. Not a soloers paradise, as  far as I can tell.

 

5. No number 5. That's all I feel worth mentioning for me.  Played SWG for a week for a free trial when I heard it was closing down. Seemed interesting, but really can't say more than that. Played all the other big games out except Final Fantasy XIV, which I played in beta. Just 4 worth mentioning of released games.

  Thorqemada

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7/17/12 11:46:17 AM#145

I only come to a top 3:
SWG
TSW
DAOC

These 3 stand out of the crowd.

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  bill4747

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7/17/12 11:47:52 AM#146

Best is subjective, but here are my five personal favorites, and why.

 

 

City of Heroes/Villains/etc...; Travel powers; Costume generator; Superhero genre. Superheroes Rule!

Dark Age of Camelot; Three distinct realms with different classes; felt like a real world. All things Norse Rule!

Age of Conan; Felt brutal in melee combat, darker themes than most games allow. Decapitations Rule!

Horizons/Istaria; Good Crafting, Real Multiclassing; Option to play a Dragon with a lair. Dragons Rule!

Guild Wars 1; Good Multiclassing, felt like a real world, innovative combat. Monk Dance Rules!

 

 

Hard to pick a top 5

 

  FrodoFragins

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7/17/12 11:48:24 AM#147

No offense, but GW2 and TSW shouldn't even be considered until they've been out at least several months.

  stealthbr

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7/17/12 11:49:47 AM#148

1. Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach

Amazing dungeon crawler. Quests are extremely fun and varied, character progression is deep and allows for tons of customization, and the gameplay is just enjoyable.

2. RuneScape

RuneScape is one of those games where you will probably always have something new to do. The sheer amount of features in this game is astounding and makes the game world feel alive and believable.

3. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

Vanguard's scope, depth, and difficulty places it among one of the best open-world MMORPG's. It's a truly immersive game with crazy amounts of options for players.

4. World of Warcraft

Polish, accessability, and, most importantly, flare. World of Warcraft is filled with interesting characters, varied quests, and entertaining lore that sets it apart from the rest.

5. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

One of the most addicting PvP experiences in the MMO realms. It has some of, if not, the coolest character classes in the genre. 

  Trionicus

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7/17/12 1:33:10 PM#149

EVE might be the only game that deserves to be in a top 5 MMO list.

  apocoluster

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7/17/12 1:48:00 PM#150

  I base my list on the "fun" factor..the factor that had me thinking about the game a work, rushing home afterwords and losing myself in it..

 

 5)  Eve Online   played it straight for 2 years for me and my Game ADD thats pretty impressive

 

 4)  EQ 2    Played at release for about 1 year and picked it up again FTP

 

 3)  LOTRO  as above

 

 2)  EQ  My starter drug err game

 

 1)  Auto Assult     I obsessed over it when I was subbed to it.    Nothing more cathartic after the long grind at work and the commute home..the logging in and running f%$kers over

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  nariusseldon

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7/17/12 1:51:53 PM#151
Originally posted by Trionicus

EVE might be the only game that deserves to be in a top 5 MMO list.

Nah .. it has boring combat mechanics, and uninspiring PvE. I would rather play STO.

  sirphobos

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7/17/12 1:55:58 PM#152

Everquest - Despire major flaws, I played this more than I have all other MMOs combined.  Still have a ton of memories about this game (both good and bad, but mostly good), and there's something to be said for a game that makes you stay in touch with people you played with years after they stopped playing.  Closest MMO I've played to what my ideal MMO would look like.

Asheron's Call - Loved the huge open world.  Probably the only MMO I've ever played where exploring the world was fun.  Loved the free form class system.  Was not a fan of the allegiance system.  Would have liked the class system to be more in depth, having more than four magic schools, allowing you to dual wield and use two handed weapons, etc.

World of Warcraft - Only played during vanilla, but I think vanilla WoW struck a good balance between the major timesinks of earlier MMOs like EQ and modern MMOs where you experience content at a lightning fast rate.  Also a good balance between open world and instanced, large and small group stuff (again I'm talking about vanilla).

Dark Age of Camelot - Didn't play it a ton because I was playing Everquest at the time, but liked the faction system and the races.  Basically Everquest for PvPers (IMO), and if I had been more into PvP I can easily see myself having got more into this game.

Planetside - Not an RPG, but still loved this game, so I'm giving it #5.

  lilHeala

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7/17/12 2:05:40 PM#153

1. GW2

2. LOTRO

3. FFXI

4. UO

5. EQ

 

  User Deleted
7/17/12 2:29:55 PM#154
1: Ultima Online
2: EverQuest / EverQuest 2
2.5: Dark Age of Camelot
3: EVE Online
4: World of Warcraft
5: Guild Wars / Guild Wars 2
 
Though UO is not technically the first mmorpg (as we know them today), I believe it's fair to say that UO shaped the mmo format early in its infancy and popularized the genre, thus ushering in a new age of gaming known as the mmorpg.
 
I guess you could say the EverQuest franchise (which is why I included EQ & EQ2) was the first "wow" of the mmo genre. If UO popularized mmorpgs, EQ (and later EQ2) dominated the scene as the most popular of all mmos, until WOW entered the scene.
 
I couldn't just leave DAOC out of the list. DAOC, though no longer with us today (though in spirit through GW2), I believe was way ahead of its time. I believe DAOC was the only 3 faction based mmorpg in the market in a time when all other games had only 2 factions. DAOC had some of the most creative and innovative game play in the industry.
 
EVE Online is still to this day the only truly successful sci-fi mmorpg. As far as I'm aware, I believe it is the oldest running mmorpg in the market, well deserving a spot in the top 5 mmorpgs of all time.
 
WOW is... well, WOW is WOW and anyone who knows mmorpgs knows WOW. Since early on after release, WOW has dominated the mmorpg genre, crushing any and all competitors (in regards to sub numbers). Though I believe WOW's reign is slowly waning, and whether or not you agreed and/or liked/hated the game play, WOW has certainly earned itself a spot in any list considering the best and greatest mmorpgs of all time.
 
Arenanet's Guild Wars franchise (to include GW2) I believe fits a similar role to that of DAOC. Neither DAOC or GW1 enjoyed the sub numbers that WOW has enjoyed for so many years; however, both games did enjoy a very strong and dedicated fan base. GW1, much like DAOC was very much its own game and it's still up for debate as to whether GW1 should even be included in the mmorpg genre. From day one GW1 had a unique game play and demonstrated that quality mmorpgs did not always require monthly subs. GW2, though not yet released, embodies the same spirit that made GW1 such a great game. Many people have compared GW2 to DAOC and some have even called it its worthy successor. Though I was hesitant to include a game that has yet to be released (GW2), in today's mmorpg market, it's almost impossible to ignore the mammoth that is at our doorstep and that if predictions are true, will transform the mmo genre much like WOW did when it arrived.
 
Obviously all of this is my opinion, I was trying to be fair and unbiased.
  lovebug

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7/17/12 2:52:20 PM#155

1.  daoc

2.  eq2

3.  eq1

4.  ac2

5. wow.

 

and of the new  mmos

secret world the only mmo to date were i like doing quests this is the best of the new mmos to date for me.

 

  BigCountry

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7/17/12 3:10:33 PM#156

1.) UO

2.) Shadowbane

3.) EvE Online

 

The rest I have never played longer than 6 months....so you can rank everything else under that. lol

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