i tiried LORTO once, the story line owned WoW, but from just the trial, the mechanics and graphics were better in WowI also plan to try the Star Trek online once it comes out it looks really cooli used to play RS but i got banned, and now i realised how bad it sucks...
When WoW gets boring, i usually fall back into Oblivion or KOTOR, even tho they aren't MMO's they are RPG's and they bring back some good memories. If game's aren't keeping me amused, i just go out. Also.... i occasionally hop onto Diablo 2 to pwn faces with my pally, but its not the same anymore. if not Diablo 2, im playing Dota on Wc3 or Playing SC. All of this in limits tho, I only allow myself to play maybe 2 hours a day. (with exceptions of course)
Try Dofus.I'm in the beta for the sequel game Wakfu.Turn based tactical MMO.Devblog.It's fairly ambitious, the games are set in a triology (Wakfu being the second), and they plan on making it so that players in all three games can come together in a space/time dungeon and interact with one another.So far Wakfu is trying to implement a level-less way of progressing, an actual ecosystem, an NPC-less world where everything is player driven, etc.
http://www.tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/The Endless Forest is a massively multiplayer online game where each player controls a stag with a human face. There are no quests or goals in the game, only the endless, idyllic environments and the company of your fellow stags. Nor is there any way to communicate other than with body language and animal sounds.
EVE Online. I'm a sci-fi junkie at heart after all, and EVE offers me a great way to play casual by letting their skills train with real time rather than actions. You click, train, go do something and the skill is training. Even when logged off. This allows me to just log in, do a few missions, mine a bit, chat a bit, whenever I feel like it.Of course, the game I am looking forward the most right now, and the one that -if done properly- will cause my time spend in Azeroth to dwindle to next to nothing, is Star Wars: The Old Republic. As a Star Wars fan, I really have no excuse not to try this game after all.Will I say goodbye to WoW forever? I don't think so. I've tried quiting, I came back. I tried other MMO's, I came back. Old Republic is going to have a major pull, and if they make a good game out of it it will keep me chained to it, but I doubt it will make me let go of WoW forever.Time will tell though.
Because of my lack of extra hard drive space and my horribly slow download speeds, I don't really get a chance to try new games that often. I had a nostalgia moment a couple months ago and tried out the free trial of EQ2 (I played a bit back when it was released, and EQ1 before that)... it wasn't bad, but it felt... old. And empty.I've been thinking of trying out some newer games, but I barely have enough time for WoW as it is so I probably won't bother. If I happen to get bored levelling my alts or doing dailies, I mess around with Steam games... but that's pretty much it.
It's called "OUTSIDE"
I see people when I go outside...scary people...
i know. i tried the 10 day trial, and i'd really like the WAR. but i can too explain you why de PvP is bad (in warhammer, realm vs realm, or RvR). like the table game, where WAR got its origin, was a strategy game only for 2 or more players. with the warhammer online the staff of the games workshop wanted to keep it in its origin, so they decided to make a mmorpg based only in the fight between the forces of order (the mighty empire, the stout-armed dwarves and the mysterious high elves) against the forces of destruction (the hatred dark elves, the twisted-minded chaos and the blood frenzied greenskins). as you see, like WoW there is 2 factions. although, in WAR the order want to make peace with strengh. the destruction want to rule the world.but lets back to the question. the reason for WAR be better in PvP than WoW is simple. The WAR is almost a PvP-only mmorpg, since the PvE is only to get more experience, some armor and level up.i'd like to play again WAR, but i want to play WoW. it will be expensive, but i can do it ;P
Were it not for my great distance from the server I would never have stopped playing a little game called MUME. In actuality it's not little at all, and is in fact the most finely-crafted multi-player universe I have ever experienced bar none.MUME stands for Multi-Users in Middle Earth. The game is based upon the Lord of the Rings trilogy as the name suggests, and is extremely competitive because it is heavily geared toward PvP. This 'little' mud has a razor sharp learning curve -- especially for those who have never played an old-school MUD before -- even as it challenges seasoned pros when they least expect it. That's ok, though, because it incorporates some of the best video game design I have ever witnessed. You can't imagine how happy you'll be the first time you get one gold, it's SO much money! This reminds me of WoW a bit, but the similarities stop there.This game is *HARD*. Don't expect to reach level 21 (considered 'hero' in-game) for at least a month, and that will only happen if you play 12+ hours per day every day. Reaching level 30 usually takes at least another 30 days for newbies, and level 50 will only ever be reached by seriously dedicated players who sleep at their keyboards. There are even a select few people who've reached level 100! They however have been playing MUME for well over 10 years and likely spent most of those waking hours clattering away on their keyboards. Many of them also played through periods where bugs were exploited to get experience when the gettin' was good.I can guarantee you will still be learning more about this game three years after you start playing it, and there will ALWAYS be players who can roll you up and smoke you in PK (irregardless of how good you are.) Character creation is open ended to such a degree that most WoW players will find themselves bewildered by the different 'build' possibilities. You choose your base abilities (Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, Constitution, and Perception) and then 'practice' whichever skills you want at the appropriate guilds. In the nine years I played this game I saw a continuous stream of new builds surfacing as expert MUME players leveled to try out their latest creations.Oh, two more things about this game... As many have already guessed there are no graphics. Yeah, that's right... It's entirely text-based. Secondly you've got everything to lose by sucking at this game. Everyone who plays it is playing for keeps. When you kill someone you can loot -everything- on their corpse and then hang/decapitate/burn the body so that any belongings you didn't want are virtually destroyed. Conversely if you kill someone you're in for a real treat! Share with friends and travel in packs for safety. Your palms will sweat as you PvP in this game, some people say they shake in real life as they're fighting for their character's lives. When several week's worth of work are at stake, the game is, shall we say, a little more intense.What's more, if you die to a mob (a PvE monster) you will lose one level's worth of experience. That HURTS more and more as you progress. I saw many players 'retire' from the game because they 'mobripped' at or above level 50, causing them to lose millions of experience which equates to months of in-game work. For even more fun try playing a troll with 25 strength! Touch the sunlight though and you're reset to level 1 in a split-second, leaving behind nothing but a stone statue. Whiners and sissies need not apply!The rest of you fire up telnet and check it out!fire.pvv.org:4242Then get yourself a MUD client and script it up so you won't be a disadvantaged first-grader playing in the third-grade sandbox. For Windows I recommend JMC and for Linux it's Powwow all the way. Mac users can install Powwow as well if they're using Mac OS X or Rapscallion for you ancient folks.
Well, i sometimes play S4 League, Runescape or Battlenet. I also read manga and books, or watch movies.
Let me tell you bout my WoW-routine. Every fourth or fifth month I "can't take it anymooore", and I set up a one-month subscription. I play a LOT in the first two weeks, but I usually get bored after these two weeks, so the last ones go to waste...but still, i am not bored. Not like these days. The problem with wow is, that's its too highly addictive, and I play since vanilla, which means I have a lot of memories attached to it. I tried several other MMO-s like, GW or AO, but I haven't found "that thing' which makes it so special. Maybe the lore, the people, or just that I'm used to it. It would be so cool to find something similiar.
I've played Perfect World a few months after they opened the first servr in English. It was Malasian or something like that. Back then i was taking a break in WoW and found the game rather fun, but it bored me pretty fast.Besides it has that asian MMO feeling, with weapons so huge nobody would ever be able to carry, and the movement animations are kinda funny. BUT for a free MMO i'd say it's one of the best out there.CABAL Online is pretty fun either, i dunno how is it right now, but i've played it when it opened it's server here in Brazil and was p2p. Now it's f2p and looks like it kinda killed the game for the hardcore players since it's full of 12-year-olders.But you just can't compare those with p2p games. Now and then i used to create a trial account in EVE-Online, wich is an awesome game. But i just know if i start playing it i'll be even more hooked than i am in WoW, so i just keep it casual with trial accounts.Guild Wars would be an awesome retail game to play casually. You just buy your account, get the expansions and never have to pay anymore. You level pretty fast and, if you want, can create a max lvl character and just jump in the core of the game: PvP. And don't be fooled, even if it's your first time playing, and you justgot your PvP characte with the basic skills and gear you can STILL own a lot of older players, since the game is purely skill based rather then gear based.Another kind of games i like to play now and then are MUDs and those turn (or not) based browser based strategy games. OGame is one of the best i've played, Kingdom of Loathing is another one wich is hylarious as hell. But i accept suggestions on those, since i'm always looking for a new one.
I miss Tabula Rasa. It had lofty ambitions (and an extremely easy way to try alts), but just not enough of a player base. Instancing was very difficult, and end-game was next to non-existent. The pseudo-shooter gameplay was pretty cool though, and the fact that they actually advanced (and finished) the story with world events is something I hadn't yet encountered.Haven't tried WAR, mostly because I've just avoided using my Windows partition and spend 98% of my time in OSX. Same thing has kept me from Demigod. So, laziness.EVE sounds interesting but I'm not sure I have the patience. I remember watching my brother play it and ferry slaves around (I laughed my ass off when I saw they were listed as cargo type "livestock") over and over because his ship was too damn small to carry them all.Oh, and I wish I'd played UO in its glory days. I've heard so many hilarious stories from my friends about how cruel and anarchic it was.
I've been debating giving EVE a try for some time now...however I am a little concerned reading the Tech forums over there...apparently the new game engine looks great...but it can literally fry a graphics card (not the small crappy ones...the expensive fancy ones). Is this still the case?
You can always download the Old Client, with the old graphics wich are still AWESOME.I haven't played after the implement the new engine, so i don't know about the performance.