Looking for an MMO

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by TSE, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Hi, me and some friends are interested in playing an MMO. We have played EverQuest, and briefly World of Warcraft.

    We played EverQuest from about 1999 to 2005, quit when it got boring and played WoW for about 2 months before quitting because it got boring. We just now decided on playing a new game besides WoW or EQ.

    Our options we were looking at were VanGuard: Saga of Heroes, EverQuest 2, Warhammer, or something else.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    I would seriously try WoW again. Its a great game, and theres tons to do, thats why its so popular. I don't know how you got bored, but maybe try a different race this time.
     
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you are an old EQ player you should try out Vanguard. Fantastic game and nowhere near as boring as WoW which was dreadful due to its ease.

    EVE online is another option although not really my cup of tea personally.

    Edit : Opps just re-read the original post :). Yes, Vanguard is fantastic. I've played it since beta 3 and can say it is the only game that has managed to come close to capturing that EQ "magic" that got me hooked on it for over 4 years. If you loved EQ play Vanguard no questions asked.
     
  4. Jonesy85 macrumors member

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    I played Vanguard for a while and really liked it. I would say try that or EQ2. Both games have great online communities that tend to be helpful and mature. Lord of the Rings Online also has a nice community. Both games look nice, but Vanguard, for me anyway, is a difficult game to get to run very smoothly and still look nice. Soloing and grouping is great fun on either game.

    I'm pretty sure both games have a free 14 day trial, so take advantage of that and see how you like them.
     
  5. esXXI macrumors member

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    Because once you get to the level cap you either: PVP which becomes extremely repetitive. Casual-PVE (5-mans/10-mans) which has you putting up with stupid people in the galaxy (wot how u no standin in fier is bad ???). And Hardcore-PVE (25-mans) who often treat the game like a job and expect you to schedule around it.

    Everything else is just busy work.
     
  6. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    You may want to try City of Heroes. My friend left Wow after 2 years of playing and is very happy with CoH. They are coming out with a mac version very soon and in fact if you signup now you can beta test it.

    -mx
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I played the Vanguard Beta, and it really felt like WoW to me. Kills x of this, collect x of that when it comes to routine questing. I've recently run through Ramparts and Blood Furnace in Outlands several times and they are fun, casual experiences, not extremely challenging, but I'm not there to work my ass off. :)

    Did you play WoW long enough to get into the leveling instances? If so, how would you compare them like Stockades, Dead Mines, maybe Scarlet Monastery to what Vanguard offers?
    Thanks!
     
  8. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    WoW you played in 2005 is vastly different from the game it is today. You might wanna give it a new go.
     
  9. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I might retry it. The thing I didn't like about it was that it was too easy.

    EverQuest in 1999 was truly the best video game I have ever played. Nothing will ever compare to it.
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Maybe 40/25 man instances are your cup of tea? Last I heard the 40 player raids take one heck of a lot of work.
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Not compared to old school EQ raids with 72 people.

    I bet a lot of WoW players would faint if they ever had to raid Plane of Hate in EQ when it was new content.
     
  12. TJunkers macrumors 6502a

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    Wrath of the Lich King is awesome, but if you're looking for another MMO and would like to not have bootcamp, City of Heroes & Villains is coming to the mac this month! I can't wait for it. Its a great game thats not so addicting it takes over your life haha!
     
  13. davwin macrumors regular

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    I have played most of the MMO's listed and agree with most of the recommendations so far and will add a few of my own.

    CoH/CoV: Fun, Win or Mac native (this month) Solid graphics and design despite the dated engine and allows for some really great customization. The player base for CoH/CoV specifically seemed above average to me too: Helpful, very few L33T's and always up for teaming and such. Very Good game IMO.

    Warhammer: This is PvP/Group based WoW (for lack of a better expression) :). Amazingly fun with a good group. Scenarios and open RvR gameplay are awesome and offer Alot to do at endgame, Public Quests are innovative and a great distraction from the normal grind. However, its currently Windows only and trying to solo this one or just grind out some xp in the regular game is painfull. You can que up for scenarios but, if its an off-time for the main playerbase you can sit in que forever - same goes for PQ's :( Server loads being so light right now means alot of server consolidation too.

    WoW: WotLK: With the new expansion this is supposedly much improved with many new 5-man and more "tlerable" raid sized dungeons. And again, it's Win/Mac native so maybe re-up for a month and retry it with the new expansion.

    Avoid: Conan :)
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    72 participants? God, I hated waiting for 40 players to get organized and on site.

    Hey you did not make a comparison of Vanguard to WoW instances like I requested. :)
     
  15. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Tierable dungeons is genius and it shows in WoW's subcription numbers.

    Unless you are into the hard core raiding 40 player routine, I'd call Wow a fairly casual experience. Bottom line it meets both type of gamer's expections so I highly recommend it.
     

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