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[Column] General: MMORPG’s Most Wanted MMOs of 2013
News & Features Discussion « General Discussion
5/31/13 11:22:36 AM
F*... all the same fantasy-gear-grind games with some nice tools to develop content by players for playres, but why so much fantasy? swords, plates, magic, mana, spell, etc. and again, and again, and again... and so many more times again. F*... nothing for new for me in 2013 mmos and I don't feel like it'll change in '14.
Love it or Hate it, EVE Online is still the ONLY GOOD News in the MMO World.
Jita (General) « EVE Online
5/31/13 11:14:31 AM
Love EvE, love the concept, the sci-fi setting, everything in it. But sometimes it is really lacks something just to sit back and relax, like theme-park games have.
After going deep into EvE, it seems like I find any other game lack of depth or details or possibilities to have fun - and that is bad and good at the same time ^^)
But, tbh, there is no real alternative for "sci-fi space fan"...
1. I'm playing EvE on a mac client and windows client in boot camp. If I just play PvE or small (solo) PvP - mac client is just fine, no lag, everything smooth and responsive. But if I go to fleets or high populated areas (Jita for ex.) it starts to lag, so I use bootcamped windows for that. Also visuals on a mac client is not so appealing as on a windows client.
2. 13" is ok, but you'll need to make more "close/open" actions with ingame windows :) to get info you need in the game. You can make font size bigger in game settings, but don't be lasy - it could take time to set good font size and set up game info/chat windows, to get it comfortable.
3. I'm playing EvE for more than 3 years, and never heard of any viruses being susceptible thru it, on a Mac or a PC. So I think it's no more than "Haters gona hate" rumors.
Anyway, spend couple of hours of your life, and try a trial. Download mac client and see it for yourself. :)
Originally posted by Ovum
wahaha, i almost fall asleep while watching the WAR RvR
btw i'm rly bored of games with trolls, ogres, elfs etc. etc. Aion has 2 factions, like angels and devils wich is enough + add the storyline (kickass) + everything else. imho it will be better than WAR, no doubt about that
and here is faction battle from AION... fuc***g amasing :D
it's GStar 2007 Trailer ... and it's from the game, not some CGI video.... :P
WAR is going to be a Great game, and u can say whatever u want, but in time it will be!
but for now, it's unfinished product, with a lot of content and game-interest missing. Only fanboys and fangirls keep saing - "Everything is ok! They need it to be like this! Look to other games, how they didi it....". But I don't want to look on other games when I look on smth I like. If someone else made mistakes it wouldn't give other companies rights to do similar mistakes over and over again. WAR universe is great and rich, with many posibilities for adding new content in future anyway. And after 2 years of waiting with all these "It will be CooooL! Look it can do this and that.. Look u'll be able to do it like this.." and now they will relese it unfinished.... it's just... hmm.. when I play a game I want to enjoy it. When I play MMO I want enjoy it even more, I want to keep wondering about new things i've found and like '"aaammm" with my mouth open sometimes because of somth new and great/beautiful... and I want to spend money and time for the game that can give me emotions like this. I don't want to to spend this on the game that will keep taling me "Wait, this is great game, just wait, give us money, and maybe in time u'll find here fun u're looking for...."
That's why I'm waiting for AION. NCsoft keep most features secret, and relese them to public only when they're done and working. From all past success of NCsoft products (do they got any "epic failure"? .. NO!) I can be sure that AION will be Good, Playable and Enjoyable Product. and I don't want to spend time on a game I won't enjoy, and on the game with only one pissibility to defend title because I play it.
I think I would give WAR a try, but after a half a year or a year after it went live, so I can enjoy the game like i enjoy whole Warhammer universe.
P.S. Just a thought, but...
WAR is very similar to WoW, nomater what fanboys say. I know that Blizzard stole from Warhammer some parts for Warcraft universe - but it makes it even more obivous for similarities... From what I can see in videos - it has cartoonish gfx, similar to WoW animation with much better gfx thouht, and RvR system with Sieges. I dodn't see in RvR or Sieges nothing very innovative and nothing Brand New... so i thought... Warcraft and Warhammer is two most popular game universes (D&D and old AD&D doesn't count) and Starcraft and Warhammer 40K got great popularity too... so if some rummors would come true and new MMO from Blizzard would be in Starcraft universe (and this is predictible, because there is too many fantasy MMO outthere, and more and more companies try to make some Sci-Fi game which is in lack) then it could be like Warcraft MMO -> Warhammer MMO -> Starcraft MMO -> War40K MMO lol... and if it was like that, then Blizzard would take bigger piece of a cake any way, and Mythic would be always on 2nd place. Please dont start flame 'bout "Quality and WAR was first anyway".. is all about popularity...
I think if Mythic chose War40K universe, they would pass many bad things on their way... but like i said - it 's just a thought.
ohhh.. sh... I've forgot about Jumgate Evolution and one of my favorite games - EVE Online.
EVE Online - CCP is working on the biggest expansion ever. with many things in it (read official site) there is adding possibility to go out from the ship. Players'll be able to customise their character's look, and walk their chars like in others MMO with all this good stuff plus :) for me this is only one thing in game missing for now, and after adding it (with some other stuff), it'll expand this variable-already game :)
Jumgate Evolution - from what i've read it'll be a mix from EVE + X-series + Elite (old-sh.. if someone remembers). So it would have game economics and factions mechanics similar to EVE, but with more interactive action in combat...
So if imagine all this went live till Sum09, my chart would be like this:
1. WoW vs. AION
2. AoC vs. WAR vs. LotRO
3. EVE Online vs. Jumgate Evolution
4. Stargate vs. Earthrise (if it's live) vs. TCoS
5. New Bioware MMO vs. New CCP MMO vs. everything else
P.S. I used "vs." because I think those games will have popularity quite close to each other (summary from all over the world). I didn't use 'vs." to clash titles or make agruements of any sort...
1. WoW vs. AION
WoW is polished game already and going for all it's features in WotLK. AION on other side is innovative, has great gfx and if devs do it like NON-grindfest, like they say they'd do, then it could be greatest game. Adding new content and making game world/history richer is no problem for NCsoft (or their devs companies) - we can see it from their other fanchaises, and they did it quick and good so far.
2. AoC vs. WAR
Because these to games got big problems already. WAR will be relesed with big part of content missing (and no matter what beta testers saing - 'cause u play that game in test mode when bugs and mistakes are normal and u play it for free. I dont think it's great idea to pay money for the game u'd like to get fun from full-heat and to get only part of it. AoC.. everybody already knows what's going on... So i don't think any of those going to top till summer 2009, because many improvments will need to be done.. but in summer 2010 - maybe, if devs'll do what is need to be done right.
3. Stargate vs. Earthrise (if it's live) vs. TCoS
Stargate and Earthrise could give many MMO players what they strive for - New Great Sci-Fi Setting MMO with Great Ideas, but i don't think non of them will come till summer 2009, atleast in playeble state. TCoS has some nice things, good gfx (if u like the sort), but with other titles comming - like was said, it would have "a small but tight and fanatic community" - so just a good game for good ppl ;P
4. New Bioware MMO vs. New CCP MMO vs. everything else
I don't think KotOR 3 would be "new MMO". It would be single player game. And I hope that new Bioware MMO would be in KotOR Universe. New CCP (White Wolf) MMO in horror Vampire/Warewolf world is great thing :) always wanna try smth like that :) But i don't think non of them will come till summer 2009... sadly but true... Everything else.. I dont interested in any other mmo yet, so can't say 'bout them anything :P
Originally posted by Zhqrxt
Originally posted by tkreep
..Oh ya, thats true. Bioware ftw.
Anyone knows what happened to the devs who worked in Black Isle Studio? Small division under Bioware umbrella, who was rivaling Blizzards Diablo serie and frankly blew it away in terms of quality ( Baldurs Gate, Fallout and the gem of truly rpg art; Planescape Torment). Get those dev`s together plz, so they can make a Planescape MMO.
Planescape Torment is the Best RPG Ever !!! :D i don't remember any other game that i've completed 3 times and enjoyed everytime nontheless than first one :) (only Fallout got close to it, and BG with NWN somewhere near it). And this is really sad that P:T 2 was closed not even started, and it doesn't look like there is gonna be P:T MMO - but it could be most antisipated by me and many others I think 8)
Old Black Isle team had quited.. Most of them went to Troika Games (Vampires the Maskarade - Bloodlines) and after the fall of their too buggy bot good nontheless game, they all had quited in differend dirrections... i don't know more about it...
Edit: I've forgot bout LotRO... and after looking closer to it - it's great game, not the best, but really Great :) Devs are great too and New Expansion looks like promissing stuff - so I'll put it somewhere betwen 1st and 2nd, because i personaly, got lil'bit tired of Tolkiens stories... but the game could be even on number 1, if other titles failed ;)
from what u said i can suggest Requiem online - good gfx, nice & interesting stuff implented, item mall doesn't get game unbalanced - see it for urself and maybe u'll like it. It has some bugs and mistakes, but Requiem and Cabal are the only free-mmos i've played and enjoyed (because i got tired of casual cartoon looking mmo's too). I enjoed the look of cities and things with DNA and nightmare....
Nothing like Voyage :( and dont try "Pirates od the Caribbean" - total bs...
SotNW, Rohan, Shaiya - there is something good in those games for sure, but I just couldn't find it, and what i've found didn't go a long way for me...
edit: requiem is asian, but .. hmm .. i dk .. try it if u got time :) as for Dungeon Runners - most of content for subscripters only and it doesn't worth a supscription on my opinion..
Originally posted by Ephimero
Symbols and numbers are currently disabled in CBT =)
so there is a hope now for more RP and "grown-ass man conduct" in this game 8) and lady's behavior too ofc ;)
Here is some almost new video 'bout asmodian gladiator. 30 min length, not good quality but ... normal :) also, characters can't swim yet :(
sry, if it was already posted somewhere....
Great video :D
I've seen it some time ago, however, is was good to watch it one more time :)
P.S. I hope they (NCsoft) will block names like 31l!T3\/\/@rRl0r or alike from using, 'cause i would be really annoing to see such names in game with such potential..
In my opinion (yeah it's possible, after reading official infos, many forum and watching videos ;) )
Very big epic history, many books and stories, big-big world and many races.. etc. First orcs was created here as some other things... So this game can't be with small content, no matter what and it is really great!
But i don't think it is dark like everyone try to say it is. Just look at elves, they are so bright and glorius... no really "dark thing" here, overall scinery bright too, exept for dark elves. I don't like humans society attributes look - it reminds me of nacism of WW2 and overall rasism thing...
I don't like gender align classes, 'cause if i want to play for ex. pure rogue/assassin class (with all its benefits and without other class skills/abbilities), I'll have to be dark Elf Female and no other character choise (if whitch hunter is pure rogue, then bright wizard is warlock ;) ). Also this will make more "boy play girl and vise versa" situations (I, personaly, think it's gay-like stupid **** to play other gender then u are) And this is the case when rich game history/world apply rulls and u can't break them, which would be nice to break.
RvR and Castle Sieges look great, Siege Weapont really great ideas... u can say anything on that, but it remimds me WoW very much, it's just have lil'bit mature gfx and smoother animation. I tired of WoW. However it is the best mmo (EVE online doesn't count here - Best Ever :D ), but after 4 years of WoW (with breaks ofc.) I'm looking for something different.
This game looks like Anime-style, not korean-style. And I like it, 'cause I'm more or less anime fan. I looks like Final Fanasy slyle sometimes
Game doesnt look like point and click standard asian grinder (no offence for Asians here). It's Quests-based, Story-based game, with big world and many opportunities to advance. Also, U can control ur char with WASD+Space (just like WoW and WAR) and u can "Click to Move" (WoW also got such option).
This game doesnt got rich story at background, but every rich game/book content was created by humans, so it doesn't mean game doesn't have a chance for rich story/world and overall game-slyle. This game also doesn't got restrictions of "already created rich background".
Flying is great experience, and I think i could be compared to Siege Weapons in WAR, because of it's importance to the game.
And AION deffinitely got the richest character customization I ever saw in MMOs. Overall concept make me think, that this game will be with more social aspects than WAR (despites it's guild system)
and one last thing... since non of thise games dont got blood gore and such, all blood thing changed to sparks as always - I like AION RvR video more, because it remindes me of "God of War' game on PS, which I, personaly, love :D