Dragonrealms is one of the best MUDs out there IMO, only problem is it requires a sub, there's a 30 day free trial though and it's pretty incredible. I've played it off and on since '96.
There are plenty of great MUSHs still running as well. You really just need to pick something you're interested in and go from there. As someone else stated, Google is going to be your friend here; I doubt there are many users here that participate in MUDs or MUSHs.
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ok ive played Regnum quite a bit so my opinion is a bit biased. Bascially, I think it's probably the industry's best daoc style mmo out now in terms of pvp and rvr balance. It's not perfect but here's the reasons why i skipped the others :-
gw2: sucky pvp. all classes can have all skills, which means combat is just a mashfest of keys without tactical thinking. by contrast, in regnum every single skill use counts.
darkfall 2: sadly if you look at the official forums, this game is dying fast.
ESO: will be pay to play. i also seriously doubt they can make good pvp balance. not one single dev besides regnum and daoc has made good balanced daoc-style pvp. it's very hard to do.
DAOC: i don't like it because every time i move in combat, there is a skating movement animation (probably done by the devs to help create bigger wars).
aion: not bad but be prepared to grind forever, this game is a clear example of the situation where the time spent grinding is a greater determinant of victory in pvp than knowing how to use your skills.
Rift: not for me... if you google "how good is Rift pvp" the web is full of advice on how bad it is. From the pvp videos i suspect the missle/magic classes are way overpowered, meaning that war just becomes a range fight of crowd control freezes. Boring. In Regnum, you can actually feel the lines of battle and their functions.
Lineage 2: I wouldnt call this open RvR pvp. Every time you kill an enemy, you get some sort of negative karma setting.
World of Warcraft: I tend to think private servers offer the best alternative to Regnum. However, Im a bit worried the server will vanish overnight.
Anyway, if you have any questions about regnum im happy to try to answer them.
Hi! I was wondering if you could suggest some good f2p games that aren't too complicated and just fun to play? I tried playing some mmorpgs like Tera and Aion, despite their overall great graphics etc, there just isn't much sense of a community and they are hard to get into. Is there any more simple games out there like mabinoggi or maplestory that you can think of ?
have you tried league of legends ? it is free .... until you get brain washed.
Most the f2p mmos I can think of are usually pretty punishing when it comes to secondary systems... Starconflict can get crazy complicated with ships and all the augments, addons, parts ect. Rift... Well, rift will punish you pretty hard if you don't like complicated skill trees ect. Firefalls crafting and resource system will hurt you. Swtors is really straightforward. Maybe that?
(Firefall) - All Battleframes -
(Warframe) - Tiger -
(Neverwinter) - Trickster Rogue -
(Vindictus) - Vella -
I never considered rifts trees fairly complicated if your familiar to mmos and most builds I know of go full 61 points and a few into other basics into something else as far as bread & butter builds for PvE. This knowledge though is from pre 2.3
Runescape as much hate it will generate is fairly simple, but again its a simple game. Only get into if your absolutely sure you're looking for that. Lord of the rings online when I played it during moria was fairly simple if your used to WoW.
Thats about all I got though
I've tried different MMOs recently (WoW, SWTOR, Rift, Tera, etc.) and was shocked by how dumbed down were these. Having played mostly single-player RPGs up till this year, I just can't get into these kindergarten systems.
Are there any modern MMOs with actually challenging leveling? Where you don't 1-2-shot mobs? Where the game doesn't think you are retard, telling you, "OK, you reached level 20. Now go quest there or there"? Where you really may screw up your character with a wrong build? Where you can go to hard zones early on but won't have any chance there and have to level up first, and then, after you are finally able to do well there, you can feel some kind of accomplishment? Where boss fights (in usual quests, not raids only) are actually boss fights, with mechanics, death if you fight wrong, again, some sense of accomplishment, not just one more mob encounter?
I kind of gave up already on story in MMOs, seeing as even "story-based" SWTOR screwed up there hard. Story doesn't matter, quests "Kill 10 mages" don't matter, cartoon graphics or whatever doesn't matter. But, hell, give me a challenging MMO where without appropriate skill and effort you won't get far! And where I'm not guided as in kindergarten, "Go there. Now go there. Now go there again. OK, you're ready to go to the next quest zone".
Are there this kind of MMOs, or do I waste my time, trying different MMOs and leaving in a few days terribly disappointed?
well, as mentioned in my thread before, i'm looking for a new mmorpg because i'm sick of WoW. played it since release, now it's crap imo, blahblah
what i would wish from this unknown mmorpg - the character customization should be more detailed than "3 faces, 3 haircuts, thats it"
and because i'm in love with pvp, the pvp should be fun - fun is subjective i know - what i see as "fun" is a game with more than 2 classes, where every Player can kill another Player who Plays another class and is not just killed because some class is so extremely buffed that it's going to kill everything without dying a single time : D in Addition, some different skills would be great, so, no mmofps ^^; (played forge and planetside2, didn't like either of them)
aswell, the leveling should be fun, just playing aion atm, but i'm already getting bored of it
btw (i like greatswords, if theres a game where i can Play a Girl wielding a greatsword, i'm almost in love xD )
I've gotten burnt out on Multiplayer Online video games and I'm looking to play some fun, colorful if not cartoony, platformer games like I used to way back on the Playstation.
I know there's a ton of Indie platformers out there and Steam isn't the only place to find them. Anyone wanna tell me their absolute favorites and some under-the-radar picks they've come to enjoy?
I recently made a stream where I mainly play D3, LoL, and WoW. Help me make it better! Will usually be up between 5pm - 1am EST.
Off-Topic but if your talking about the Amiga version of the settlers. Your the man. ( Not to start anything but every Settlers game after the amiga verson is junk and never stayed true to the 1st game. Sorry truth hurts )or RTS games like The Settlers would also be fun.
You want to try a good adventure game? Try the Broken Sword Series. Start over the 1st game and work your way to the PS2 games. You can get the 1st game off steam.
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Any games for a soloing collectioner / completionist? I am playing WoW and I like it a lot, as there are lots of stuff to collect (achievements, pets, mounts, etc), but since I am soloing, I find myself limited, unfortunately. Any game with a lot of stuff to collect / do (on the scale of WoW would be fantastic, frequent updates with additions even more so!! ...ahh, a man can dream, right), that would be amenable to solo play? PC only, no consoles.
PS: I heard a lot of good things about Skyrim. Is it big? Is there a lot to do - professions? collectibles? something else?