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#17 Murum

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:50 pm

Also interested in a new MMO, still waiting for the silver lining of the "GREAT MMO of ALL TIMES" to appear.

 

 

I'd be very interested in a new MMO to sink my teeth into and interacting with DkR more now that Wildstar appears to have reached the end of it's Content life - no more future known content. 6 months at most I think left in it...
(long-term endeavour) - I'm the last man standing in Wildstar...
A pity as it's a lot less buggy and less difficult then it was at launch... best Raids in any MMO I've played...

If only i wasn't shoved in the sidelines as just another DPS(of which i hate) i'd be there with you ;p


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#18 Saviour

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:04 pm

There are guilds looking for tanks as well as all classes and specs if your still interested... (not much comfort I'm afraid, to your past troubles)

 

I'm still main-ing both spec's -
Still running everything I can as I love the raids.....

 

Solo healing GA,
Solo DPSing some GA boss's.....

Anything for a challenge

Running with pretty much every guild after my Wed RMT (3rd Raid), clear...

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Are there any new games coming along with raids remotely like WS....


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#19 Poison

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:26 pm

Of all those mentioned, I will be playing Revelation (& Star Citizen - one day!), but of special interest to me for "the next big thing" is Ashes of Creation.

 

Concept for the game mechanics is sounding awesome if they can pull off the implementation.

 

Check out this playlist from DeathsProxy if you might be interested : https://www.youtube....eSzwh_AlEMe8m7s

Wow Ashes of Creation looks great. First game I have been hyped about since GW2.

 

I just hope it is a sub game as I would rather pay a monthly sub as i hate micro transactions. Has the payment model been announced yet? 


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#20 Demondim

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:31 pm

Me too... why am I so hyped for something that's only just begun in development!

 

Payment Model is going to be pay2play (subscripion based) with cash shop ONLY for cosmetics type stuff.

 

I think it helps that Intrepid Studios is founded by an Ex-Guild leader who hates pay2win.


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#21 Murum

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:16 am

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I hear you but quite frankly Utopia was my last rodeo ;p, Not into the mood for a restart, i have so many other things on steam to keep myself busy with(new things) in terms of gaming.

 

Ashes of Creation gonna be another Archage/Black Desert/(insert grind Asian MMO game tittle here)? i'd check the vids there @the time of posting am bout to head out.

 

On the other hand a raiding concept game close to the raiding of Wildstar would hit home for me, alas not heard anything.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:19 am

I hear you but quite frankly Utopia was my last rodeo ;p, Not into the mood for a restart, i have so many other things on steam to keep myself busy with(new things) in terms of gaming.

 

Up to you... Your still on the roster... were number one in the world - doesn't mean much in a slowly dieing game, but still.... :P


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#23 nidriks

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:10 pm

 

Ashes of Creation gonna be another Archage/Black Desert/(insert grind Asian MMO game tittle here)? i'd check the vids there @the time of posting am bout to head out.

 

 

Not really got anything major to back this up, but I feel Ashes Of Creation will be much more 'western' in terms of content. I can't see it being an asian style grinding MMO from the team behind it. I'm hoping it's more in line with the MMOs of the noughties, i.e. EQ2, Vanguard or  even WoW. I almost hope it's group content favouring, but the FAQ foes mention it will support content for solo, group or raid.

 

I realise, though, that my past comments haven't been favourable towards the current generation of MMOs, and especially those of Asian creation.

 

It's the bio of the founder that has me so hyped for this game. It all seems to be calling out to me that I want what he wants.


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#24 Murum

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:48 pm

Am all for giving games a shot if they are bringing something new on the table, but in terms of grinding i had my fill with black desert thank you very much  ;) , guess its a wait and see with this one. Will have a better looksie at the vids when i get some time to it.


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#25 nidriks

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:28 am

Well I suppose it'd be fair to say all MMOs are a grind to some extent. It's how they manage that grind. I loved the SOE MMOs so much because the world was varied and the classes all so unique. That covered up the grind by giving the player more variation.

 

This is why I dislike the current MMO trend of set paths through the game. There seems to be little deviation in your levelling path from character to character. EQ, EQ2 and WoW (to a slightly lesser extent, but much more than games of the current decade) had such a strong variation in possible levelling paths that there was often somewhere new to go with an alt. Lake Rathetear was one of my favourite zones in EQ mainly because so few people went there. It was off the beaten track, but it provided somewhere different to level from the norm of Commons or Karana etc. When I reached level 50 with my ranger in EQ I used to take her to Western Wastes and kite the beasts there. For a ranger this was a hell of a journey. I'd have to find a port to Cobalt Scar  and run through the nightmare that was Siren's Grotto (get charmed in there and you were toast). Alternatively I faced a long run through many zones, including the giant fortress of Kael Drakkal. The fact that that choice was available took away the thought that it was a grind. Yes, I was grinding levels, but I was on an adventure.

 

Worlds feel to me to have shrunk and become more compact, funnelling players through 'chapter after chapter'. It's all become more about being max level as fast as possible and less about the journey. I hope Ashes can change this trend and offer some of the old depth that MMOs had.

 

But, yes, you'll never get completely past the grind that MMOs promote. That is also down to the player, though, and the way they level. Level too fast and it is going to feel like a grind. The more you feel you need to reach that next goal, the more it's a grind. As I say, I feel that's a symptom of the way MMOs have changed. They promote this push to level fast.


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#26 Eridan

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 01:01 pm

Has anyone been looking at The Exiled?

http://www.the-exile.../about-the-game

 

Even tho I've only skimmed a bit about it it seems to hit a few notes I'm interested in (like semi-random world generation and time limited (1 to 3 month) worlds, world with different rule sets).

Its core premise seems to be avoiding the endgame by having a gameplay loop of restarting on a new world every few months. If they have decent class variation I could be quite into that.
 

It comes out on steam early access today and there is supposed to be a 7 day free trial.

 

At first glance it might have a lot of the good features from Albion but solve the massive grind of that game with time limited worlds.

 

E.

 

EDIT: I've just realised the effect of varied rulesets per server. There will be no single Meta for the game overall but a different one per server and only a relatively small group with a limited time to find the 'most OP strat'. I think I love that idea.


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#27 DiBBz

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:05 pm

ever since eve went F2P ive gotten back into that. but for 2017 at least for now. its not looking all that great for me in terms of MMORPG's


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#28 Eridan

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 10:09 am

I had a wee kick about with The Exiled last night and it looks like it has potential. Its basicaly a big mostly vertical map with mob grinding spots and simplistic versions of GW2 events spawning that will get you resources or (i think) weapons drops. These cause players to congregate at particular points and fight/co-operate/run away. In the same way as any pvp game most of the game is in what the other players do.

 

Compared to Albion Online the whole thing seems slicker, you get to actual pvp faster and more regularly and the combat is more fluid and varied. I've not played these "MOBA"s of which you kids speak but as I understand it the actual combat experience is pretty similar.

At any given time you choose a weapon and an armour type.  This gives you 2 pools of abilites to mix. You can swap weapons and armour freely but since you have to invest non refundable resources into the higher abilites you will probably want to specialise quickly. (Abilities can be unlearned to respec but you don't get the mats back)  You can do cool things like take a caster staff and leather armour and have a stealth healer (tho many of the

I think a small organised group could be pretty effective.

 

7 day free trial then its buy one pack to play and no sub. The 3 tiers of pack are basically how many characters you can have per season plus bonuses on for account progression (unlocks permanent cosmetics). So the game effectively costs £15 for most purposes.

 

The tutorial is quite simple and effective at getting you started.

If anyone is up for giving it a shot in a group we can organise a time.

 

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#29 mixe

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:07 pm

well for me theres eso expansion ffxiv expansion and some monster hunter type game coming out soon theres allso mass efect to keep you haapy while wating for star citizen


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#30 Acesorb

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:39 pm

More for 2018 final release, but have you guys heard of Dual Universe? Looks epic, sandbox, 1 server, seamless planet to space mmo.

 

http://www.dualthegame.com/

 

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#31 Wookybear

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:03 pm

I just updated Albion for the new  (final?) Beta phase. Gameplay hasnt changed massively but progress and the world have.

 

i joined a guild "The Fleet" since we don't have a presence. They seem similar to us and are a pretty helpful bunch.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:01 pm

I just updated Albion for the new  (final?) Beta phase. Gameplay hasnt changed massively but progress and the world have.

 

i joined a guild "The Fleet" since we don't have a presence. They seem similar to us and are a pretty helpful bunch.

ive joined the beta aswell, hit me up! My ing = Ravn. And yes, it is indeed the last beta phase, launch is in june/july :) 


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