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Duzey February 25, 2011 09:46 AM

MMO recommendation?
Just looking for some information on any mmo/rpg games that I should look into. I played WoW vanilla up to Cata but got tired of that so I would like a new game to try until Guild Wars 2 comes out.

F2P or not doesn't really matter to me. Is everquest any good? If so which one do you buy to get up to date expansions? Any other games someone would recommend trying out?

Thanks :bananafunky:

Eldonko February 25, 2011 09:58 AM

I played EQ2 for 4 of the 7 years it has been out. I like it, but I also played EQ1 before so everything was familiar already. On steam you can get all but the most recent expansion for $20 total or $40 for everything. Destiny of Velious gives you everything up to date.

Duzey February 25, 2011 10:03 AM

Is the community large for lowbies? One thing I always notice about mmo's that have been out a while is there is no community or fun leveling, its all endgame or nothing...can never find groups either.

Eldonko February 25, 2011 10:12 AM

It is yeah depending on the server. They recently did a server combine so most of them are full now, just pick the one with the highest population. Best bet is to get into a good guild and you will have loads of people to help you out. EQ is not as bad as wow for end game or nuthin, people have a load of alts that they always like to play as well.

You could grab the $20 bundle, play for a month for free and decide if you like it.

Duzey February 25, 2011 10:19 AM

So the new expansion is not needed until further on?

Eldonko February 25, 2011 10:22 AM

Hard to say, I dont have it. There are a few new zones but it doesnt say what level they are. Details:

The latest addition to the monumental MMORPG franchise, EverQuest® II Destiny of Velious™ presents an unmatched all-in-one compilation pack loaded with the groundbreaking EQII base game, seven thrilling expansions and three exciting adventure packs. New and veteran players are transported to the legendary Great Wastes of Velious, where towering dungeons, dangerous beasts and epic storylines provide the ultimate MMO experience. EverQuest II Destiny of Velious launches its adventures into the sky delivering impressive new features and gameplay, including flying mounts.

* Soar high above Norrath with flying mounts
* Crawl your way through 10 dangerous dungeons
* Complete four new Heritage Quests
* Battle through more than 300 new quests
* Conquer one new massive contested dungeon
* Discover two new overland zones
* Defeat four new raid instances
* Collect more than 1,000 new weapons and items
* Journey through a new Signature Quest line
* Slay more than 30 new creatures
* Equip more than 100 new armor sets

SugarJ February 25, 2011 10:47 AM

Try Lord of the Rings Online. F2P, and VIP is only $10 a month if you like it.

Coffaholic February 25, 2011 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 489736)
Try Lord of the Rings Online. F2P, and VIP is only $10 a month if you like it.

I completely agree. I've been playing Lotro for about 2 years now and still enjoy it. Graphics and gameplay are great and all the various classes has something for every type of player. I currently play on Firefoot (the first and only server I played on). Its one of the smaller servers I believe but still plenty of life for me. If you decide to jump in, shoot me a PM on here and I will give you my info.

Vikor243 March 1, 2011 04:10 PM

Hello. If you want to play a Mature MMO, try Final Fantasy 11. It is a subscription-based MMO, just like World of Warcraft. I know there is Final Fantasy 14 out right now but the developers are sorting out all of the current bugs in the game and it may take some time to fix the bugs. Final Fantasy 11 is outdated but it is being consistenly updated and there are almost no bugs in the game.

Desiato March 1, 2011 04:40 PM

RIFT launched today so it's a good time to start: http://www.riftgame.com/

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