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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 3:15PM Boardwalker said

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@smartstep

I stopped here: "Aion - has much too big item store for p2p game for me to play it sorry. "

Really? Really!!?? The pets and costumes are too much for you? Just walk away from MMOs dude. They aren't for you. And I say this sincerely without any attempt to troll. I mean it. You're the type of player better off with single player games.
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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 4:35PM smartstep said

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@Boardwalker

I DO remember actually VERY recent times that P2P games had NO item shops AT ALL. Nothing , null , nada.

Aion cash shop also has items that guarantee 100% success on socketing manastones that can save you months of grind. Definately not cosmetic.

Besides for me cosmetic things are also important in mmorpg's. Selling cosmetic items /pets / mounts ,etc is almost as bad as advantage items.

Also keep what games I should play to yourself.
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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 4:40PM Boardwalker said

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@smartstep

"Aion cash shop also has items that guarantee 100% success on socketing manastones that can save you months of grind. Definately not cosmetic."

These temporary supplements guarantee success on socketing manastones, but you can't actually buy the manastones from the store. Someone who doesn't buy the supplements can still achieve the same results of someone who does. True, the temporary supplements aren't cosmetic, but neither are they "P2W".

No need to get so defensive. I was just trying to give advice on what games might appeal to you based on your comments. I think it's pretty clear cut.
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Posted: Oct 6th 2011 5:34AM smartstep said

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@Boardwalker

If something can literraly save long weeks/months of grind , for me it is P2W. You might disagree , but then we'll just have to agree to disagre.

Well you was wrong with your 'advices'.
I don't find anywhere in my comments opinions that would make me prefer single player games than mmorpg's , but well you're free to have your own opinion.
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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 8:35AM bobfish said

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EQ2 expansion, need my Beastlord, then SWTOR for Christmas.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 8:43AM Arkanaloth said

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TOR really. I'll be done with what little bit I'm working on in GuildWars long before christmas. I hit 30 points ages ago and getting to 50 before GW2 comes out will require more time than I have and more in-game cash than I could grind and remain sane.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 8:43AM nimzy said

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MMO to do list for the rest of the year:

Play in the TOR beta. Then play TOR when it comes out.

Finish playing RIFT (reach level 50, see the world, natch).

That's really about it. Next crop of MMOs isn't out yet.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:06AM ThePeon25 said

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What's mine end-of-the-year MMO to-do list?

Find a bloody MMO that does not bore me to death after 2-4 days.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:13AM SiML said

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Get a proper answer from Cryptic's customer service department. Three Weeks plus and counting.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:17AM Straylightix said

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I've had a rap sheet for a while now of my plans:

Quit EVE Online. After 5-6 years of playing, I've finally decided to leave. It has nothing to do with Incarna or boredom; but rather wanting to move to to new worlds and new experiences. My two subs will expire in December.

SWTOR launch! Going to take all the knowledge of SWTOR beta and apply it to launch and try to get a decent head start to help out our guild. I've been waiting for this game since KOTOR2 ending since essentially, it is most like a KOTOR3 :)

I am a little disappointed I can't list anything else; Guild Wars 2, The Secret World.

As far as downtime goes though waiting for the SWTOR launch, I'm playing White Knight Chronicles 2 and probably will pick up Battlefield 3 (once I see that bugs are fixed from open beta's build).

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:20AM chuckasucka said

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Working extra to save enough money to build a new PC so that I can be certain to get max settings for GW2 when it launches, haha.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:24AM (Unverified) said

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By Halloween - Achieve GWAMM in title spike fashion in Guild Wars. GWAMM = God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals and is the only title track apart from Hall of Monuments that transfers over to Guild Wars 2. Title spiking is achieving as many titles as you can at one time that will show up in the major cities: "________ has achieved legendary survivor and has won the favor of the gods."

By the end of November - Get 50/50 in Hall of Monuments.

After that, wait for Guild Wars 2 while playing single player games most likely.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 1:22PM Seldra said

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I always thought Gwamm was a much cooler title than the HoM ones. I got the HoM items but that's as far as I went, Gwamm all the way!
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Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:27AM Dukeun said

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Finding a MMO that I really like to play, that is my to-do list.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:39AM (Unverified) said

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I'll be playing Guild Wars here and there. I'll also be trying out FFXIV soon enough, maybe make a home in that game. And unless something changes, I'll be holding off on SWTOR for the foreseeable future. I imagine it'll be a good game but not for me at this point in time.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:41AM GrumpyGnome said

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I'll continue to dabble in EQ & EQ2 until a quality MMO without PvP as a "feature" comes out. Oh, who am I kidding, that will never happen, so yeah, EQ & EQ2 for the next 10 years...

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:50AM (Unverified) said

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At the moment am just really enjoying Guild Wars, feel like a fool for bypassing it before, wish i had played it when it was all fresh, but am gonna get my HoM sorted out and then i can be all about Guild Wars 2, cant wait!

Other than that i'd love to make a new computer, but thats unlikely so ahh well, all in good time!

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 9:56AM real65rcncom said

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1. Plenty of console games. There has never been a year in my recent memory with so many console titles I've wanted to play that came out in such a short time. Honestly the mmo scene is kind of boring right now and the console genre is hitting on all cylinders.

If anyone hasn't seen the list of games available and been buried in the same mediocre mmo gameplay we've seen so many years that lack story and fun, now's the time to revisit console games. You'll see there still are many old ones you missed let alone the new ones coming as well as 'lesser' mmos like LoL.

There simply isn't any reason to throw your montly money down the drain slogging through half-dead games with virtual ghost-towns starter and leveling zones. This includes old games and newer mmos out this year.

2. Play SWTOR in December.

I'd put other mmos on the list to try but I don't see anything other than SWTOR releasing this year. No one wants to go up against that beast of a launch so that's pretty much my 'end of the year' mmo plan.


New consoles and one mmo.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 10:01AM Grinstone said

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TOR all the way for me.

Get to know my new guild mates. Play. Hang out. Play some more. Play. Hang out.

Maybe squeeze in some time for food and a shower.

Posted: Oct 5th 2011 10:03AM DarkWalker said

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One Hot Shot Undying character of each class in LotRO, so I can finally start playing it. Barring some catastrophic happening, it will be done by the end of this week, BTW; all 9 characters are already Undying, all the farming for Hot Shot is already done, and my slowest character is a few dozen turn-ins away from completing it. As a bonus, everyone is at Kinship level with Bree and the Mathon Society, and I have a ton of Turbine Points from doing all the starting zones with everyone.
(I just hate permanently losing anything in a game - including single chances to get stupid and useless titles. As a result, I couldn't bring myself to play a character that wasn't both Undying and Hot Shot - the two titles that can be permanently missed.)

Also, a full Hall of Monuments in Guild Wars (or, at least, full enough to get all bonuses), and getting to max level a single character of each power and mentor in DCUO.

As for the games I'm going to get as soon as they launch: GW2 and, potentially, TSW (the idea of a level-less, class-less game where players can respec at the drop of a hat has really caught my attention). Also, if I can bring myself to think of it as a MMO-lite instead of a single player game with multiplayer elements, Diablo 3.

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