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Don't mean for any of what I say to sound rude, by the way. Not my intention. Good luck to you. I'm quite picky as well

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old school ultima online (private servers)
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They can be, I'm just more of a fan of medieval fantasy settings that's all. No explosives!


Uh....grenades and smaller/compact explosives first came on the scene somewhere between the 12th and 14th centuries. Guns and such came later, yes - but crude explosives were being experimented with constantly.

In other words...smack dab in the middle of the Middle Ages - right along side those knights in armor atop horses.

I'm not disputing that they weren't used, I just really dislike the way they're portrayed in games. I have watched and read much about medieval history, I just don't care for the modern twist games companies put on this period.

Oh and, by no means am I taking offence to anything you guys are saying, that's why I posted the original questions! I love debates and different ideas, to me it's better than playing any game haha! Interacting etc...

Just think, whenever you get tired of playing a game, you always find yourself on ocn. I know I do!

Looks like I'm giving WoW a whirl in a few days. Then going to try out Tera and Guild wars 2 when it's/they're out.

I doubt I'll find an MMO that will tick all of my boxes, I just thought I may have overlooked a few games, would seem I haven't missed out on anything I'm looking for, so it's all good!

Thanks for the many responses! biggrin.gif





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Uh....grenades and smaller/compact explosives first came on the scene somewhere between the 12th and 14th centuries. Guns and such came later, yes - but crude explosives were being experimented with constantly.
In other words...smack dab in the middle of the Middle Ages - right along side those knights in armor atop horses.

Much further back if you include Asia, but it was all incredibly rare and sporadic.

I agree with him though that when I think of a "Traditional" fantasy setting, these things are not in it, and I prefer it that way. So much so that I would like to see fantasy settings with gunpowder put in their own category.

Even the Lord of the rings books had explosives truth be told, but in my mind when you have magic, why bother?... I just think it's thrown in as content filler when Devs run out of juice regarding spells most of the time. Some games it fits, but most it doesn't.
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Another vote for Ultima Online

I prefer the old school servers myself but have been playing one the free server Demise.
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You could try Final Fantasy 11. It's very period specific imo. I enjoyed it for many years. It's an old game but the Graphics were quite good for the time. However since it seems you dislike "grindy" asian games you may not like it as It takes some time to reach max level. I personally like grindy games.
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I've been on OCN because my comp is at my house and this is the closest thing to a fix as I move into a new place.

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Everquest has two newer progression servers you could look at (They restart the game from original and people work their way back up)
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Guild Wars 2. It's coming out soon and the open beta is about to start.
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If you are a huge pve fan that is, the game is looking to be heavily focused on pve.
Looks good besides that tho.
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