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Massive Multiplayer Online games take a massive amount of people to play. Are you one of them? If not, what would it take to get you into this massive online world?
I wouldn't say that I play MMOs, but I've dabbled. In fact, I'd really like to get into an MMO, but it's never worked out. I played a bit of EverQuest back during the height of its power, but my interest in the game only lasted about a week. When World of Warcraft release I tried again, but I only made it to about level 30 before abandoning my quest. Star Wars The Old Republic was another game that I wanted to dig into, but a few months after the games release I realized that I was paying for a game that I never played.
It's not that I don't think these games were good, or even that I didn't like what I played. In fact, I remember enjoying each one when I first played them. The problem is that I'm a terrible monogamist (monogamerist?). MMOs are a massive time sink and I really don't have the time to pour into them. I really love to play every game I can. I love RPGs, and shooters, and platformers, and strategy titles, and etc. So the idea of being tied to one game while a new BioShock, or Mario, or Assassin's Creed is releasing starts to make me feel a little tense.
Does anyone else feel like this? Do you play MMOs? What kinds do you prefer? Do you play free-to-play MMOs or do you think subscriptions games are better?
If you don't play, what's holing you back, and what would it take to get you into an MMO?
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Nope... I don't play MMOs and I prolly would.. if I had a legit PC.
I'm a PC gamer and NO, I HATE MMOs but I will probably buy ESO.
I have tried several. WoW, TOR, a couple other free ones including guild wars 2.. I want to like them due to the amount of play time that can be had.. but the lack of ending combined with the extremely slow pacing makes me go back and replay old games instead. MMOs just don't do it for me. It feels like eating 50 pieces of bread, but only with enough peanut butter for two pieces.. blehf
Would I like to play an MMO? Yes. My problem is none of the f2p ammo games appeal to me and paying monthly is something I avoid as much as possible. My PC is also from like 2004 so I can't play Guild Wars or. TOR.
Though I don't have the time, I've always wanted to try an MMO. I suppose I'm just waiting for the right one to catch my attention. an MMO space vessel flight/command/fps style game would be nice.
I used to play Runescape, WoW, and The Old Republic, but Like Ben said they are so demanding of my time... I am really hoping Elder Scrolls Online will capture my attention though!
I'm the same exact way, can't get into MMO's because I don't have the time. None of them really interest me anyway, with one exception. I really enjoyed LOTRO. They did a good job recreating what it's like walking through the Blue mountains, the Shire, Bree, Rivendell, Moria, etc. It also didn't hurt that I played it during the 6 or so months I was unemployed after graduating from college. Since then I barely ever play it, no time. It's been a few years at this point.
I played a little bit of SWTOR but its been awhile since then. I just don't have the time necessary.
I fear of extensive lagging due to bad signal.
I like the action mmos that you can do in smaller chunks like Path of Exile or Marvel Heroes.
I used to play alot of Runescape, tried The Old Republic but didn't get into it, have played some Planetside 2 but nothing that I've got really devoted to since Runescape.
No that will change once TESO comes out for PS4.
My laptop is only capable of playing small indie games that don't require a dedicated graphics card to run them. But either way I've never been interested in entering the MMO scene.
Defiance was my first mmo, and I really enjoyed it. I still hop on occasionally when I need my third person shooter fix. I never had any interest in mmo's to that point, but afterward it made me curious to see what Final Fantasy XIV:arr was all about. I got in on the phase 3 beta and really got hooked, I could see myself sinking a lot of time into it so I have it preordered, and I hope to get into the phase 4 beta. Still I have to side with Ben on this one, there are so many game's I just don't want to miss out on. While I mainly play rpg's, I still don't pass up what appear to me to be really well done titles aka The Last of Us, and Tomb Raider. I don't think a game has to be an mmo to give a couple years worth of solid gameplay though. Dark Souls is my favorite game of all time, and that game has already given me about 2 years of solid gaming goodness. Dark Souls 2 comes out in March and I can only expect the same. It's hard to pick your poison, and it seems like sometimes with game releases when it rains it pours.
No, I prefer to play by myself or with friends, not a bunch of strangers.
I've tried on several occasions, and they are fun for a while, but I never seem to get into them.