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I am thinking of getting into a MMORPG but don't want to pay a monthly subscription.

Just looking for suggestions on some of the best out there without paying "rent" on the game??
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The good ones have monthly fees because of what it takes to keep the massive server housing running. Perhaps Guild Wars is worth looking into for you? It's an "MMO" in the traditional sense, but a lot more instanced.
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The good ones have monthly fees because of what it takes to keep the massive server housing running. Perhaps Guild Wars is worth looking into for you? It's an "MMO" in the traditional sense, but a lot more instanced.
Is Guild Wars more like Diablo 2 where you could play MMO and Single player type of thing?

I know why they charge monthly fees, I just assumed there were probably still some good ones out there that don't or at least don't yet
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Is Guild Wars more like Diablo 2 where you could play MMO and Single player type of thing?

I know why they charge monthly fees, I just assumed there were probably still some good ones out there that don't or at least don't yet
Actually, no, its much more instanced and PvP oriented.

You could wait for Guild Wars 2, should be out this year (AFAIK), and be F2P, although you have to buy a copy of the game.

Here's a MMO list, you can sse if there is anything that seems interesting for you:
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm
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Well, many MMO's have gone over to micro-transactions.

So technically it's free to play.

Lord of the rings
Star trek?
I think final fantasy went free to play? cba to check though.
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Why hasn't anyone mentioned WoW?
it's the MMORPG powerhouse.
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Guild wars in Free to Play. Personally my favorite is Lord of the rings online. It's free, but the sell special items in-game. I've never bought any and i've been playing for months. You can get by just fine without them.

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Why hasn't anyone mentioned WoW?
it's the MMORPG powerhouse.
True, but it's not free.
post #8 of 14
there aren't really any quality mmos out there right now imo... either old washed up games that should have died or new games that are poorly coded and designed clones of stuff we've seen already.

hold out for star wars tor or guild wars 2.... the latter of which should follow their no monthly fee model.
    
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Originally Posted by Shea2152 View Post
Why hasn't anyone mentioned WoW?
it's the MMORPG powerhouse.
They've probably already played it and got bored.
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Why hasn't anyone mentioned WoW?
it's the MMORPG powerhouse.
Why? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say because we bothered to read either of the two whole sentences in the OP.
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