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Ok, after playing unhealthy amounts of AdventureQuest, I have decided to start playing a real internet RPG where you can actually move around and meet other players, but there is just so many! I know that I want to play a fantasy game, so that limits me to Guild Wars, EverQuest II, World of Warcraft, Dark age of Camelot, Final Fantasy XI and Ultima Online. What I want from the game I choose is:
1) I want a relatively new game, so that Im sure that the game will go on for many years into the future, and where the amounts of player character gods is still somewhat limited.
2) I want a game with very detailed character generation.
3) I just want to buy the basic game and get going, I wont play a game that requires me to buy expansions all the time to keep it fun.
What game will suit my requirements best? What game do you prefer?
I just want to inform you that you are not only limited to those games, there are so many other Fantasy MMORPG's out there!
Guild Wars is good for one thing, you do not have to pay a monthly fee. World of Warcraft isn't very detailed character creation. DaoC got about 5 or 6 Expansions. Ultima Online is far from new and not even 3D.
I suggest you check this site: www.mmorpg.com
That's unlikely. "God" characters are quickly established. There aren't many games left that don't have your "God" characters already running around. The thing is though, it doesn't really impact your game play much, does it? (This is a generalization.)Originally Posted by Farseer Sareld
But, World of Warcraft is probably the newest, according to your terms. Depending on your server, you can go merrily on your way and never worry about power gamers, since on those servers you can't be "ganked", and your own faction should be helping you out anyways. Another great option is to hop on to a Classic server of Dark Age of Camelot. That game is wonderfully addictive before Trials of Atlantis ruined it, but it's also in it's limelite. I don't forsee DAoC lasting more than another year or two.
Or, you can simply wait until a new game comes out and jump aboard that one - I know of two that look promising; Dungeons and Dragons Online, and a Warhammer MMO. Downside to that is you might be waiting awhile before they're released, especially in the case of the Warhammer MMO.Everquest II. But, unless you have a kick butt machine, it won't matter, since you'll be playing with graphics so low everyone will practically look the same anyways. World of Warcraft bites in this regard, but that was intentional. You probably will want to pass on this requirement - while how your character looks is semi-important, playing a game that intrigues you should be the most important. The building of the character comes from playing the game itself; watching your character grow and develop is what the MMO market is about, not how great your character looks at level one.Originally Posted by Farseer SareldI wish you luck in this regard. Almost every MMO has expansions, but you're not really forced to install them. World of Warcraft has no expansions yet, so that's probably your safest bet. DAoC has three or four, but you can play Classic and only play with the first two. Everquest II already has atleast one, and I think a second. I know for a fact that City of Heroes has free expansions, but that's not fantasy based. Lineage II is fantasy based, and I heard good things about it.Originally Posted by Farseer Sareld
Frankly, you're probably best off with World of Warcraft. You won't get your second option, but option one and three will best fit with WoW. Once you get into the game, you will quickly forget the limited character creation.