What attracts you to playing an MMO

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Posted 11:37pm on Mon 13 February 2012
scaz2244
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What attracts you to playing an MMO
after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?
Posted 12:10am on Tue 14 February 2012
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after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

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- Immersiveness.
- Being able to share the fun with everyone else instantly.
- I find a legendary sword in Fable, nobody knows, I find a legendary sword in an MMO, everyone knows.
- Persistent worlds, unlike most offline games, in an MMO things can change whilst you're away (although offline games are starting to add persistent aspects here and there).
- Longevity, most MMOs can last for years, but unfortunately they're few and far between, have to try a few out before you find one that suits you for that period of time (Legend of Mir II, Runescape, EverQuest Online Adventures, FFXI, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and Lineage II were my big MMO timesinks).
Posted 12:44am on Tue 14 February 2012
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after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

» Go to scaz2244's original post
I only started with them in the last month or so. The ones im playin are DC Universe and Star Trek Online. With both I started cause Im a fan of the universes they exist in. I cant say Im to drawn to the WOW and KOAR's styles so I guess for me to play I have to have an interest in the place its set in more than being a fan of MMO's in general.
Posted 7:39am on Tue 14 February 2012
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after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

» Go to scaz2244's original post
Heh, I have ranted often enough on MMOs on other forums and and on my blog (click on the MMOs link on my blog my some of my rants heh), so not gonna say too much here (or try not to anyways).

I like how you can meet and chat with many different types of people from all over (though the social part of MMO has become a lot worse in recent times), how you are never "alone" - guess that appeals to the social human side of some of us I guess, that hidden lonely side which yearns for the warm comfort of companionship...

I like how MMOs are dynamic and ever evolving, how there are always things to see and experience. The worlds in some of these just feel more alive, more real (than some offline games). Plus, they are potentially endless, and you never have to cry and say good bye to them like you do to some of your single player games after you have finished them... Having said that though I have had a few MMOs shut down on me, hmmmm... RIP btw Tabula Rasa - you are still in our hearts.

Posted 2:08pm on Tue 14 February 2012
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after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

» Go to scaz2244's original post
Pretty much what FantasyMeister said

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- Being able to share the fun with everyone else instantly.
- I find a legendary sword in Fable, nobody knows, I find a legendary sword in an MMO, everyone knows.

also the fact that whooping someone's ass is fun.
Posted 2:24pm on Tue 14 February 2012
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    after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
    after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

    in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
    is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

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    It may seem dumb but i'd usually only play ones with a subscription fee because i feel like they put more money into their game.
    Posted 7:07pm on Tue 14 February 2012
    thedanyrand
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    after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
    after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

    in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
    is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

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    Im wondering what Emilys take is on this, she seems to play or at least try out most MMOs. So what would she say makes for a quality one? Can a good story trump bad gameplay enough to warrant playing or vice versa? To me and like I said im very new to MMOs there seems to be a large amount of re skinning the basics. The type of character you can make comes from the same tank, control, healing types and the dungeons, fetch quests, and raiding all seem to be very similar to whats been done. Thats why I say I cant see me playing one without it being set in a universe I already enjoy.
    Posted 11:42pm on Wed 15 February 2012
    scaz2244
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    after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
    after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

    in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
    is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

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    so as a total rookie where would i begin in the mmo world?
    Posted 12:23am on Thu 16 February 2012
    Geraface
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    Im wondering what Emilys take is on this, she seems to play or at least try out most MMOs. So what would she say makes for a quality one? Can a good story trump bad gameplay enough to warrant playing or vice versa? To me and like I said im very new to MMOs there seems to be a large amount of re skinning the basics. The type of character you can make comes from the same tank, control, healing types and the dungeons, fetch quests, and raiding all seem to be very similar to whats been done. Thats why I say I cant see me playing one without it being set in a universe I already enjoy.

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    Already on it, bro. Stay tuned tomorrow.
    Posted 1:18am on Fri 17 February 2012
    Wido
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    after seeing a lot of talk on the forums about STOR and WOW taking up most of their time!
    after seeing a lot of free to play has peaked my intrest after presuming you had to pay for most MMOs for example the dc universe always looked good and i heard thats free to play aswel as the free radical MMO i forgot its name. but are these stand out MMOs along with the usual suspects?.

    in general im curious about the whole MMO never playing one before, but i want to know to all the veteran MMO gamers out there what made you play MMO's?
    is it the controls and how you play it or the amount of people on each server that attracts you to it?

    » Go to scaz2244's original post
    The ability to keep going and improving my abilities would be the fundamental one for me.
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