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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 8:18PM WonderWeazel said

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I'm relatively new to MMO's. Mainly because I don't feel inclined to pay monthly fees. Can anyone recommend some good free to play ones. I've tried a few like D&D online, LOTR, and guildwars, and didn't really care for them. I am currently trying forsaken world which is my favorite so far.

Posted: Jun 19th 2011 8:47PM Eamil said

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@WonderWeazel

Guild Wars 2 is looking to be worlds better than GW1 so I recommend giving that a try when it comes out.

Wizard101 and FreeRealms both hit some good buttons with me despite the "kid-friendly" aesthetics. I've also been enjoying Spiral Knights lately.
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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 8:51PM Carolina said

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@WonderWeazel What kind of games do you like? That will help people give you some suggestions.
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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 9:02PM DevilSei said

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@WonderWeazel

Global Agenda (Hi-Rez studio, can be grabbed on steam)
Eden Eternal (aeria games)
Dungeon Fighters Online (Nexon)
Vindictus (Nexon)

Then there's Dragons Nest (in Closed Beta, by Nexon) which looks to be good, as well as RaiderZ, which hasn't started its CB yet from what I'm aware of, and is being published by Perfect World as well.
I've also heard some fine things about Spiral Knights, which can be grabbed off Steam as well.
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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 9:06PM Fakeassname said

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@WonderWeazel

do searches for these companies:
nexon

gpotato

gamersfirst

aeriagames

netgame

igg

ijji

ynk interactive

warpportal

webzen

.... I think that should get you started.

for starters:

"F2P" = "Free to Play"
(they don't charge you for the game, but they do kinda expect you to purchase items from their "cash shop" ... it sort of works like DLC but not really, you will figure it out after looking at them for a little bit.)

"P2P" = Pay to Play
(the conventional "buy the box then pay a monthly sub" type of MMO, WOW, Everquest, and Rift and the like are these types of games.)
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 1:19AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Fakeassname

Actually, you got F2P right, but...

P2P = Pay to play, games with upfront costs to play but no subscription. A rare model, most prominently seen in Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. Global Agenda has a sort of Freemium variant on this.

Sub = Subscription, games that follow a payment model that requires subscribing to the game in order to play at all outside of a trial version. May include a cash shop and paid account services in addition to this, a la World of Warcraft.

Freemium = Free but with a premium service, a variant F2P model that includes a premium subscription service. Many have gated content that free players must purchase to unlock but is automatically available to subs. Subscribers also usually get a superior standard of service and ancillary benefits such as experience bonuses and points to spend on cash shop items.
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 2:18AM Faction 3 said

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@WonderWeazel One Word: Vindictus.

/thread
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 2:34AM Callagan said

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@JuliusSeizure

From what I've heard, what you call P2P is more commonly considered B2P (Buy to Play) due to P2P's common usage as a subscription model.
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 9:31AM Jenks said

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@JuliusSeizure

Agree with Callagan, P2P is used for games with subs.
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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 10:13PM daraikenu said

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Family Guy Online? Really? ¬__¬

Posted: Jun 19th 2011 10:39PM Fakeassname said

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@daraikenu

all I can say is "FOX" ...
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Posted: Jun 19th 2011 10:40PM Fakeassname said

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@Fakeassname

lol, although now a days I'm surprised people haven't picked up on calling it "FAUX".
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 1:20AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Fakeassname

...Seriously? Google FAUX News sometime. You'll get a bajillion hits.
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 9:12AM WonderWeazel said

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll have to look them up.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 8:06PM (Unverified) said

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Seriously, what's the matter if it came from Fox? political correctness in the US of A you're all going
to become chinamen or commie green global warminggate BS country. let just play mmo game ok? and get rid
of BS US politics. will yah we don't care.

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