Topic will i ever find another online game?
do you as a wow player who has played the game to death for the past 5 years, ever wonder if anything better will come along?
when i first played this game the experience was out of this world. it sucked me in and i soon found myself hardcoring it 16 hours a day for 3 months straight at one point.
but over a long time now i have grown bored to death of the game, but i still login everyday because it gives me a hobby to pass the time. but i don't enjoy it anymore.
the community is terrible as a whole, but there are still a few good players out there. the game has been recycled so many times. it is the same thing over and over. kill stuff to get gear, get gear to kill more stuff and players, kill stuff and kill players to get more gear, make epeen look bigger ultimate goal.
im looking for another online game that can take over playing wow everyday but it does not have to be an MMO. just anything that has a dedicated player base such as this, with plenty of people to always talk to. a sense of belonging with a guild or clan, tonnes of content and replay value.
is there really anything out there? ive tried so many things. xbox games. oblivion and skyrim. counter strike, medal of honor. cod games. battlefield. not tried diablo 3 yet and don't think i will because anything that involves rl money for items to me is a scam and way of saying let me eat your wallet that lil bit more.
everytime ive tried something different ive always come back to wow because i am a lonley person and want to play online with people and have a conversation or a debate. then when i logout i get a sense of feeling that i am not completely lonley - someone out there shared my thoughts and talked with me and others while i did my hobby which is to play video games.
but this game is soooo boring now. i want to try something different but don't feel i can. there's nothing since wows release that has provided as much replay value, content, and a community as large even on a single wow server that is reaccessible every single day imo.
i mean if skyrim had a chatroom, i would be sold. but it doesnt. u cant talk with others on fps games because theres too much concentration on the game. same with rts games. there really is nothing else is there?
Edited by Engelsstaub on 02/07/12 11:08 (BST)
Well, I have been thinking of that myself. One thing - GW2, can give some variation and can be really nice while waiting for MoP. Everybody needs a change sometimes.
Better questing system, good storyline and the possibility to participate in massive PvP like WvW even for low levels (you get scaled to level 80 with top gear for the time of doing PvP) looks great.
Sadly, I'd expect a lot of kids and retards at the beginning of GW2, so I recommend staying out of it for the first 1-2 months. Not mentioning lagging, overcrowded servers and stuff like that, normal for the first few weeks.
It is buy-to-play: you need to buy the game box and then you have no sub fee, but still you need to buy expansion packs which are supposed to be released quite often. It should cost much less than WoW though.
I, myself tried TERA Online and it was fun for some time. Questing and levelling is generic, but dungeons are 100 times better than in WoW. Really fun, dynamic and often challenging fights. A bit little to do at level 60 atm though.
Sadly, in Europe it is most likely going to fail badly thanks to Frogster and its actions (or the lack of them) which all look like they wanna just turn it into F2P game with pay-to-win shop, like all other games they publish.
Tera does well in the US, although it still lacks content which is promised to be delivered later this summer (and of course even more later this year). Still, apart from mentioned lacking content is has some issues which are being worked on by BHS/Enmasse, but it will take time to turn it into a good game.
If you are for it, go to tera.enmasse.com. People say that 150ms latency can be lived with. Fail EU publisher delaying patches by 2 months and arrogantly feeding customers with empty promises and bad excuses can't. Entire guilds from EU servers started either dropping the game (waiting for Blade & soul) or moving to NA.
Tera has one big disadvantage - sub fee.
If you mean anything like pay-to-win I can agree with that. I have heard of people having spent about 2000$ on free-to-play Runes of Magic while you can easily estimate how long such a sun would let you play WoW - the most expensive P2P MMO (monthly fee + expansion packs). Pay-to-win is a scam and I can't unerstand why some play those games.
D3 isn't like that though. As far as I know it's just RLmoney auction house which you don't need to play. Apart from buying the game you don't need to spend anything to enjoy it. For me it got boring quick though. You may give it a try. Nobody will drain money out of you after you buy the game itself.
I have been looking for some MMOs, both existing and upcoming titles. Things don't look very well outside of WoW though.
Rift: WoW-clone, pretty much same thing, but done well. An intelligent clone I would say, as they want to make a game like Everquest/WoW, but better. Despite of having been called dead at some point it does well. Some play it, enjoy it and there are regular content updates.
Aion: has gon free-to-play and for some it it fun. It is not pay-to-win. There is a "gold pack", which lifts restrictions, but players ever sell it in the auction house so at about level 40-50 it is possible to grind gold and never spend RL money. Strongly PvP focused game. I didn't like it too much myself, but since it's free, no harm to try.
For now I would say: Guild Wars 2 looks best when it's out.
Edited by Malizïa on 02/07/12 14:12 (BST)
I'm not going to say that GW2 is better than WoW, or even good - because it has not been launched yet - , but it has no subscription fee and is F2P(FreeToPlay) after you buy the box.
It can probably give you some 10-40 good hours even if it sucks.
And if it actually turns out to be a success; even more :)
I am playing SWTOR right now actually, and it gave me the same feeling WoW did when I first started playing.
It's actually kinda fun to be a nub again, I have no idea how everything works yet, but the people I've met so far in SWTOR are all very nice and teach me without yelling anything. :)
If you wanna try SWTOR there's a F2P trial coming out soon, up to level 15.
I know there's alot of hate on SWTOR but it's actually not that bad to me, I've had positive experiences so far, except losing a few warzones... Darn. :P
Edited by Engelsstaub on 03/07/12 00:31 (BST)
My MMO experience so far - time until I started getting bored:
WoW: 3 years
TERA: 30 days
Aion: 3 hours
D&D Online: 30 minutes
I don't know what the hell is with those online games nowadays. None of them can stay fun for even nearly as long as WoW. Options here:
- I have tried only wrong games
- Other gaming companies care only about selling boxes and then stop giving a f**k
- Other companies don't know how to make games
warhammer online was great(at least for me) but people who were responsible with handling eu servers couldnt handle them well.Fortress and city sieges were extremely laggy that killed wo for me.
Careers were distinctive and great,i was enjoying my runepriest,class balance was ok,rvr was awesome,my guildies were very nice people.i had a motivation to keep playing but laggy servers :/.
The thing after release is the biggest problem of many companies and games. They simply don't know how to handle it. As if they thought that it's enough to let it go like a single player game. Bluehole and TERA is a good example.
For my sake I think I might have found something that combines my passion for a good story with actual good gameplay, and that is in The secret world. I haven't tried Guild Wars 2 but probably will, but for now I've found the "glow" in MMO again with The Secret world.
I feel the same with that game as I did when I joined WoW around 7 years ago. And that's the spark I needed in my MMO day.