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#16 OP SableRecon17

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:12

I've already bought and played Diablo 3, which I didn't really consider an MMORPG. I guess I can understand why zhiVago would enjoy it, but to me it just got boring. The things you did felt very repetitive. From the sounds of this thread I think 
I'm going to go with Guild Wars 2 because: 

 

A) You don't have to pay monthly

B)It seems like a really fun game from what I've seen

C)I probably won't get addicted to it, which is a good thing

 

 Thank you for all of your suggestions. I don't think the thread is done yet though, so keep 'em coming! :)




#17 +Anarkii

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:18

Final Fantasy XIV. 

 

This. It will be a WoW beater.



#18 Zodiarck

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:34

You have Rift as well, and Secret World as stated before .



#19 SMELTN

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:16

If you are looking for a good MMO that has the wow experience for free you can always give Runes of Magic or Allod's Online a go. Both are amazing games that are free. 



#20 +Yorak

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:23

If you want to run raids with 10-20 people, then yeah, I guess D3 isn't for you.

 

If you run in close knit groups with friends, D3 is just the same. The only difference is that you don't get to stand in town with hundreds of people to show off your gear.

 

 

And in MMORPG you don't grind? Go to a place X to slaughter beasts Y or to pick up items Z. The words change, the environment changes, but the essence is the same. At least in D3, there's a progression in difficulty. And on HC, your adrenaline level goes through the roof - something that I haven't experienced in any MMORPG. The only thing that comes close is the anticipation of loot just before you kill a boss, and then someone rolls higher than you did and you're like meh...In D3, all loot is yours. And killing a boss on a higher difficulty level for the first time is more rewarding (because of the risk of dying, talking about HC).

 

So, from my perspective, it goes like this:

 

Play any MMORPG if you want to relax and kill time.

 

Play D3 HC if you want some real action which makes you sweat.

You must be new at this genre of game. D3 HC is far too simple. Path of Exile, on the other hand, can be much more difficult and challenging.



#21 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:29

im slightly biased becuase i am a player but i would recommend Guild Wars 2.

 

I used to play Wow and i can honestly say i still love the game I just cannot justify paying a subscription for a game that I might not play once a week. I just dont have the time to dedicate to it anymore. I have tried just about every major MMO and a few Korean weird ones as well but GW2 keeps drawing me in. It has a 2 week update cycle there is a Content patch every 2 weeks. Here is a nice infographic on the 1st year of Guild Wars 2

gw2yearone6jkfp.jpg



#22 TheGhostWalker

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 13:29

If you want to run raids with 10-20 people, then yeah, I guess D3 isn't for you.

 

If you run in close knit groups with friends, D3 is just the same. The only difference is that you don't get to stand in town with hundreds of people to show off your gear.

 

 

And in MMORPG you don't grind? Go to a place X to slaughter beasts Y or to pick up items Z. The words change, the environment changes, but the essence is the same. At least in D3, there's a progression in difficulty. And on HC, your adrenaline level goes through the roof - something that I haven't experienced in any MMORPG. The only thing that comes close is the anticipation of loot just before you kill a boss, and then someone rolls higher than you did and you're like meh...In D3, all loot is yours. And killing a boss on a higher difficulty level for the first time is more rewarding (because of the risk of dying, talking about HC).

 

So, from my perspective, it goes like this:

 

Play any MMORPG if you want to relax and kill time.

 

Play D3 HC if you want some real action which makes you sweat.

Don't forget the cow level  :heart:



#23 HawkMan

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 16:14

im slightly biased becuase i am a player but i would recommend Guild Wars 2.

 

I used to play Wow and i can honestly say i still love the game I just cannot justify paying a subscription for a game that I might not play once a week. I just dont have the time to dedicate to it anymore. I have tried just about every major MMO and a few Korean weird ones as well but GW2 keeps drawing me in. It has a 2 week update cycle there is a Content patch every 2 weeks. Here is a nice infographic on the 1st year of Guild Wars 2

gw2yearone6jkfp.jpg

 

0 Demos to try the game before you buy it. 



#24 PsychD

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 16:24

I have an unused GW2 account, got a 80? Guardian on it.
If any would like to try the full experience send me a PM.

#25 OP SableRecon17

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:04

0 Demos to try the game before you buy it. 

Actually from August 23rd to August 25th (i think it is) you can try Guild Wars 2 for free.



#26 TheGhostWalker

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 22:59

0 Demos to try the game before you buy it. 

Like SableRecon17 above me said, you can try it for free from August 23rd till August 25th



#27 Shadrack

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 22:45

If you want to run raids with 10-20 people, then yeah, I guess D3 isn't for you.

If you run in close knit groups with friends, D3 is just the same. The only difference is that you don't get to stand in town with hundreds of people to show off your gear.


And in MMORPG you don't grind? Go to a place X to slaughter beasts Y or to pick up items Z. The words change, the environment changes, but the essence is the same. At least in D3, there's a progression in difficulty. And on HC, your adrenaline level goes through the roof - something that I haven't experienced in any MMORPG. The only thing that comes close is the anticipation of loot just before you kill a boss, and then someone rolls higher than you did and you're like meh...In D3, all loot is yours. And killing a boss on a higher difficulty level for the first time is more rewarding (because of the risk of dying, talking about HC).

So, from my perspective, it goes like this:

Play any MMORPG if you want to relax and kill time.

Play D3 HC if you want some real action which makes you sweat.


I've been getting into HC on Diablo 3 and I can attest to this rush you describe. It's a lot more fun and more engaging than normal D3 with the relentless paragon level grinding. I've died a few times and it sucked, but I enjoyed the journey a lot more. A buddy and I are going at it right now and I think we will make it to 60 with our current duo if we play it safe. If not we have some a few levels back ready to take the reigns. :)

#28 Blackhearted

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 22:49

0 Demos to try the game before you buy it. 

 

Welcome to the pc, that's how it goes with most games nowadays.



#29 Zumiiiiii

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 22:57

Just tried the free weekend that GW2 was having.  Really enjoyed it.  Probably will be my next MMO once I find the time :D



#30 trag3dy

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:04

0 Demos to try the game before you buy it. 

 

I realize this is a little late but I've posted in the official GW2 thread every time Anet has done a free weekend for GW2. They have done them 3 or 4 times in the last year.

 

Coincidentally there is one going on right now that snuck in under the radar:

 

https://register.guildwars2.com/trial