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Posted: Jun 1st 2010 3:42PM whateveryousay said

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The leveling is easy, it's the skill training that will kill you.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2010 2:53PM (Unverified) said

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I'd put Anarchy Online's froobieness in there, but, as much as many people like to go to vanilla SWG or WoW, AO needs Shadowlands to be fun so, nevermind.

Why oh why do I keep on reminiscing on this title? :/

Posted: Jun 1st 2010 3:11PM Dumac said

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Your Rise and Shiny article about Earth Eternal the other day got me interested in it and now i have a level 9 druid and I'm liking it so far, few free to play games made such a great first impression.

Right now i don't have favorites, only have Soul of the Ultimate nation, which is kinda somewhat maybe nice, and EE.

Posted: Jun 1st 2010 7:23PM niakori said

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Runes of Magic
Afterworld
Mabinogi
7million
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Can't think of anything else. On another note... why is everyone going raven haired?I def missed that memo :p

Posted: Jun 1st 2010 7:50PM Beau Hindman said

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Raven haired? lol I call it "cheap blue." I used to dye my hair all the time, all colors...so decided it was time again. Right before my 36th Bday.

You need to fill in that 5th slot!

Beau
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Posted: Jun 1st 2010 9:40PM niakori said

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Oh I guess I didn't catch that cause blue never worked in my hair :(

If I keep hanging out here, hopefully you guys will lead me to a fifth. :)
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Posted: Jun 1st 2010 10:48PM Itoao said

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No Allods love? Overpriced Cash shop aside. I guess since I never really played WOW it has sorta caught my interest.
I would totally agree with TCOS. I am really waiting for that to re-release. I loved it.
Those are sort of the only ones I have at the moment. I have MMO ADD also.

Posted: Jun 1st 2010 11:18PM (Unverified) said

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Atlantica Online is the only title on my top 5. It has its flaws (and would be a lot better if it was a subscription title rather than running on a gambling-based cash shop), but it has genuine quality and depth.

No other free-to-play game has really caught my interest.

I suppose D&D Online would be second, but (a) it only kept me interested for a couple of days, and (b) it kinda feels like cheating to pick a title that didn't launch as f2p and only went down that route because it was a failure as a subscription title.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 12:15AM (Unverified) said

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Nothing for mac?

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 5:28AM (Unverified) said

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Wurm is Java based, so you can play wurm
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Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 12:27AM kasapina said

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My top 5 free to play games are, unordered:
Runescape
DDO
Perfect World - while I have yet to level in this game farther than 30, it keeps pulling me back
Cabal Online - same as Perfect World
WURM Online - Back when I got addicted to it, I dropped every other game and focused on WURM. Man, it was such fun, but at some point 2 weeks later I got bored of making planks and smelting ore all day (and this is everything I did for the most part, because you need planks and iron for pretty much everything, from repairing your house to making food and storage bins and carts to creating a weapon (usually fails at lower skill levels, took me tens of tries to make a longsword)). Maybe I should join a village and see how it works with friends next time.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 6:42AM (Unverified) said

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How can you consider games that have Region Disabled like Mabinogi? Theres no Mabinogi here in SEA and all other Nexon games. From the word "massively" how can you consider like that where its only limited to US Region only?

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 12:35PM (Unverified) said

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Uhh, Mabinogi is available in Asia (obviously), US, Europe and the US region also covers Oceania.
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Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 9:15AM (Unverified) said

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Woooo go Wurm! Like that seriously made my day that someone on massively honored them for something of that sort. It is such an under rated game in so many regards, besides graphics b/c they really do suck. I just wish the game got a little more publicity so this game could actually get a decent amount of players and then more decent funding.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 9:50AM Beau Hindman said

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A coupla' points:

1) About the Mac games: I am not a mac gamer, but my wife is a Mac lover (graphic designer.) I had to judge this list on games that I played, and since I cannot play Mac games...well, you get me. Sorry about that, but like he said WURM is java based! :)

2) Region locked games: Kind of the same point as above. I think if it were my goal to talk about the top 5 games that I am recommending to players everywhere, then I would be more aware of the restriction. But, this is a very personal list (one of the reasons it;s so small) so I again only listed games that I play here in NA. I am not sure, besides Mabinogi, if the rest are region locked?

Beau

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 11:41AM (Unverified) said

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I may have to give Earth Eternal another try. I played it once for maybe an hour and thought it was just horrendously slow, combat-wise. Pity, too, as I spent almost that long deciding on a character. Think I wound up with a cyclops if I remember correctly.

TCoS always intrigued me, but knowing it's going to get relaunched, and hearing how deserted it is, makes me wonder if it's worth the time.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2010 12:46PM Toggit said

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Lately, I've been into a lot of Aika Online, although a lot of games mentioned here are on my to try list.

I did check out Allods Online, and while I thought the first few hours of it were amazing, for some reason it just died out abruptly for me. I think it was one of those "to close to WoW without being WoW" games.

While I've played more than anyone's share of paid-to-play, I think micro-transactions are the future of MMOs, whether everyone likes it or not. When Blizzard opened their pet shop, it broke the subsubcription-only bubble.

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 3:21AM (Unverified) said

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Then explain to me why I can't play? I always got kick when going into the game Magog.

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