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That was another thing I was looking into. Most of the free MMO's and MMOFPS's are pretty much pay to win, like Allods for example is very much pay to win. I'd hate to actually get into a game then realize the only thing that will make me win/better is using real money.
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That was another thing I was looking into. Most of the free MMO's and MMOFPS's are pretty much pay to win, like Allods for example is very much pay to win. I'd hate to actually get into a game then realize the only thing that will make me win/better is using real money.


Yeah most F2P games are just brutal without paying constantly for 100 different temporary boost items. They're actually more expensive than just putting down the standard $15 a month!

They aren't all like that though. As mentioned earlier, Planetside2 when it comes out (or now if you're in the beta) will be amazing, although that is of course an MMOFPS. There are a few others that are also actually worth giving a try.



The anarchy online model is interesting. It was sort of a forerunner to the whole f2p thing. You get the entire original game for free (remember, this used to be a normal monthly fee MMO, it was competing with EverQuest in it's age), I think you also now get the first two expansions. If you want the rest of the expansions, you have to actually subscribe.

In other words, subscribers who play as much as you will be better than you and have more content than you. No way around it. That said, you can't buy your way to winning (you still need to play and earn everything in game), and you can still have an awesome experience playing the entire original game for free (which is huge). Also, if you have a nice org (guild), some of the items from the expansions can be brought back into the base game for free players.
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For AION F2P, did they fix the extreme grind in the game? the last 5-10 lvl (when the lvl cap was 40?) you feel like you are scaling the everest...naked.
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Vindictus is a mmorpg I've been playing for a few years. It is highly based on skills and gear, though if you're skilled enough, gear doesn't matter unless you want to get lazy or super OP.
    
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Honestly I don't understand vindictus. I play it with my GF when we just want to randomly smash ****, but there's really no depth to it at all.

Get on boat, Go to dungeon, Hulk-Smash your way to the end of the dungeon. Pick up the shiny pebbles. Rinse and repeat.

Gear doesn't even mean anything and your normal attack is so powerful that nothing can survive it, no need to bother with any of the skills. Especially since you pretty much can't die.

They try to tack on some completely arbitrary and forced story that you have to run around the town back and forth between all the stupid NPCs that you need to "participate in" in order to progress your story but I honestly just spam next like crazy and it's just a waste of 5 or so min every few levels.


It IS fun to smash **** though tongue.gif
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I haven't played Vindictus in a while, but you must not be very far if you think gear doesn't matter and fights are easy. Wait till you fight the Emperor for the first time.
    
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Honestly I don't understand vindictus. I play it with my GF when we just want to randomly smash ****, but there's really no depth to it at all.
Get on boat, Go to dungeon, Hulk-Smash your way to the end of the dungeon. Pick up the shiny pebbles. Rinse and repeat.
Gear doesn't even mean anything and your normal attack is so powerful that nothing can survive it, no need to bother with any of the skills. Especially since you pretty much can't die.
They try to tack on some completely arbitrary and forced story that you have to run around the town back and forth between all the stupid NPCs that you need to "participate in" in order to progress your story but I honestly just spam next like crazy and it's just a waste of 5 or so min every few levels.
It IS fun to smash **** though tongue.gif

I believe vindictus is pretty much a copy of Dragon Nest (playstyle wise), and published by the same company on the same engine. When I played Dragon Nest gear was pretty important, so if that's something the OP would feel lacking but likes the other aspects of Vindictus he could try Dragon Nest.

Really it's mostly a matter of choice in atmosphere. Dragon Nest = j-pop anime and Vindictus = FFEmo.
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Another vote for Anarchy Online. Although as zero said it is quite old it is still a great game. The new graphics engine is supposed to be released early 2013, a long with other changes.

There aren't really any other games like AO around and one of the things that keeps me and others playing is the difficulty of it, extremely in depth game. If you're into a sci-fi cyberpunk game with hard in depth game play this is for you.

PS: they're also planning to release it to steam soon
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Another vote for Anarchy Online. Although as zero said it is quite old it is still a great game. The new graphics engine is supposed to be released early 2013, a long with other changes.
There aren't really any other games like AO around and one of the things that keeps me and others playing is the difficulty of it, extremely in depth game. If you're into a sci-fi cyberpunk game with hard in depth game play this is for you.
PS: they're also planning to release it to steam soon

I just solo as a Gnome Warrior in Everquest when I want difficulty. biggrin.gif
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For AION F2P, did they fix the extreme grind in the game? the last 5-10 lvl (when the lvl cap was 40?) you feel like you are scaling the everest...naked.

Played Aion since launch and lvl cap was never 40, it was 50, and yes the lvling is better, too cheesy if you ask me, just like wow.

I can't beleive no one mention GW2!, it's actually pretty good and not as childish as wow is right now.
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