Allods Online new free MMORPG

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by wattso, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. wattso macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, this game is really good from what I've seen my friends play on windows. Really nice game, check it out here http://allods.gpotato.com/

    I'd love to play with them but don't want to bootcamp!
    What are my options ? Would it be possible for anyone to create a way to play it like someone did with guildwars and the cod4 demo?

    I will seriously love you forever if you do, and I think loads of other mac people would aswel. It's a great game!

    Thanks alot guys!!!

    No one's atall interested??
     
  2. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Try an emulator to run Windows on OS X and install it there..
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

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    The amount of work involved in installing an unknown MMO requires some research prior to making such a commitment. The screenshots look ok. Without doing any research, my biggest fear is that this is just one of those oriental grinder mmos... I might run over to MMO.com and see if there is any buzz there about this game. Thanks for mentioning it.

    Bootcamp, not emulator! :)
     
  4. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice one mate. I think you'll find there is quite alot of hype around this one have a look at youtube aswel, reviews for the open beta so far have been awesome too.

    Keep me updated pal.

    Cheers

     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Edit: This quote concerns Runes of Magic another "free but pay" MMO. My intent was not to mislead, my apologies.

    Is this an exaggeration? Read more here.

    If you want to see something interesting, look at this list of mmorpg.com mmos and see how many of the "free" ones utilize "item malls". :)
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Nope - World of Warcraft takes all my gaming time.
     
  7. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is the full quote..

    He is clearly talking about a different game called Runes of Magic or RoM. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Attention to detail, I was clearly lacking and have corrected my post.:eek: After looking over the very long list of "free but pay" MMOs I wonder how much money is required to be competitive in any of them? The ROM quote where regarding parties, they would look you over and reject if you were equipped with just the free stuff really got my attention.

    Here is one more quote and it does concern Allods. Keep in mind it is just one person's opinion:
     
  9. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    +1!

    Just got my first Alliance to Burning Crusade! Always played horde before. It has been a blast on this new character, although I do mostly solo stuff as opposed to a lot of raiding I did with my other characters.

    My Paladin is a Multi-Mob killing machine and I love it!

    I don't see how any free, or even free to play, MMO will be able to keep the game interesting like the monthly fee based MMOs.
     
  10. aerring macrumors newbie

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    this game is bad ass. i play it all the time. well, not lately cause of work and school, but when you have ample time to waste it's loads of fun. great wow alternative.

    i've tried running it through an emulator but it was laggy as hell. i actually caved and dual-booted to windows 7 just for this game.

    you get a lot of cool, unique classes in allods. great world, cool pvp with astral ships and awesome races. the arisen are pretty cool. undead/robot things with ancient egyptian style.

    their healers can be amazing dpsers as well. my best character is a melee healer (oxymoron?) lol. anyway, it's fun. and worth it if you wanna dual boot to play it. it's the closest thing to wow that i've played that's free.
     
  11. aerring macrumors newbie

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    ah, and it is free to play, not run by item shop.

    people will try to tell you that you can't play it well without paying real money, and they're just reading old reviews when a new patch first came out sort of making that happen. since then, they've fixed that.

    there are items called "incense" that give you a 50% damage and healing boost that you can buy in the item shop (real money) so people assumed to be good you had to buy those. in the beginning of the game you're given 7 of them for free (each one lasts 24 real time hours, so it's a free week of awesomeness, but you don't have to use them all at once). once you get to level 15/16, you'll get a quest leading you to the rune master dude who will give you a repeatable daily quest that's just a matter of running around a few minutes in-game delivering things to npcs. you get an incense for that and a scroll that gives you double experience for half an hour. again, daily quest.

    there's also someone you can talk to in both the empire and the league that will give you 4 free hours of the incense buff. so if you're not gonna be online long, you don't have to waste an incense to get the buff.

    the other things you can buy in the item shop are purely luxury items. like bigger bags, mounts (which don't even increase your speed that much), "outfits" that you can trade (they don't bind to you) or sell for in game coins and whatnot. so honestly it is purely free to play, no catch.

    wow, they should pay me for advertising their damn game.
     
  12. aerring macrumors newbie

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    also, you'd be surprised. allods has had a lot of money put into it and is growing fast, getting new things with every update. with each major update they've released a new zone. if it were around as long as wow has been, it would probably be pretty competitive with it.
     
  13. aerring macrumors newbie

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    okay, after this post i'll stop.

    my favorite thing about this game is the talent tree. you're given a talent point each level, and after hitting level ten you open up a ruby grid, and can get rubies to unlock more abilities. this means that you have certain "builds" and you can't just buy all of your abilities and do whatever you want like in wow. based on how you progress your character your role will change. so you can have a totally different character than somebody else with the same race and class. if you check the forums you'll see that there are certain successful builds posted that people tend to follow, but you can get as creative as you want in what you want your character to be.

    for instance i've got a healer than can own a paladin or warrior in pvp and does dps and can tank. on top of that, she can heal herself without stopping to charge the ability, so she's pretty epic.

    if you screw up your stats or talent grid, though (and you can't, really...you might hit a point at which things might be more difficult for you depending on your build, but you can always pull out of a rut) you would have to pay to reset your stats. even if you did this like ten times a month you still wouldn't spend as much as people do on wow every month, so it's all good.
     

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