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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:07PM Grumms said

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Scrambled, please. Little bit of pepper.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 9:31PM drunkingamebar said

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@Grumms

That sucks, because all the mmos lately are over easy.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2012 8:02AM Loopy said

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@drunkingamebar

Ba-dum tssss
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:18PM nimzy said

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No options for sandbox games? For shame, Massively.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:19PM (Unverified) said

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sandboxey

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:22PM Repopulation said

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I would love to have a strong Sandbox.

I have played several Theme Parks and I enjoyed the Story in SWTOR with the voice overs. I also played WoW for a really long time. Both of them I ended up with the same feeling once hitting max level...."Now what do I do" Yeah you can run instances or PVP but those become repetitive after a while.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:31PM koolaroo said

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grrr this survey is anoying there is no way to go back so I had to start over.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:32PM Seffrid said

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Can't access the survey at the moment, will try later. No idea therefore what the questions are, but my basic likes and dislikes are:-

Likes: PC traditionally installed MMORPGs, whether P2P or hybrid freemium, as long as they fall outside my dislikes.

Dislikes: Console and browser games, Korean-type PK grind games, pure F2P titles. I don't play pure PvP games but I expect Massively to cover them.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2012 11:23AM Avernus said

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@Seffrid

I can't see the survey. The text has no link, and control Fing thru Massively for 'survey' is not finding anything.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:37PM Muloktoo said

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I think that's where everyone is drifting to. Although i don't think most people understand exactly what Sandbox is. Sandbox MMOs can't be spoonfed to you. They require hard work. I miss challenge in my mmos. I miss adventure. I miss discovery. Playing WoW or SWTOR (Of which i think are totally fun games) you get to a point where there is little to do but grind the same content over and over. Mainly because you can plow through the game by yourself in under a month. I miss having several tasks on your plate other than quests and leveling. This is why i am looking forward to a sandbox mmo where my goals aren't very immediate. I can work at my own pace at a multitude of different things to do other than Level, Gear, Endgame. I liked Final Fantasy 11 for this aspect. I always felt like i had 20 different things to do at any given time. I had to explore, navigate, and discovery how to do it all. It was satisfying. Now i feel like my hand is held through most of these mmos where you just repeat the motions.

Does any of that make sense?

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 7:13PM Borick said

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@Muloktoo It makes perfect sense to me. Well said, and I agree.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:38PM SnarlingWolf said

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I would have preferred a none or $0 option on how much do you spend on microtransactions instead of a

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 4:51PM potaco said

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@SnarlingWolf
I was just about to post the same thing. They missed a chance to see the gap between those who spend a little each month on microtransactions and those who spend literally nothing extra.
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 5:38PM Hurbster said

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@SnarlingWolf

Agreed
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 7:18PM Deliverator said

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@SnarlingWolf
ditto
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:39PM Muloktoo said

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I think veteran MMO players are looking for Sandbox games. We've become so efficient at leveling gearing and endgaming that we need a new challenge. I also don't think Sandbox games will ever be commercial successes. They don't have the broad easy handling appeal of games like WoW or SWTOR where anyone can drop in and play those games. Sandbox MMOS are for people with patience.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 8:12PM Kalex716 said

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@Muloktoo

agreed. typical grinds and models that are too familiar don't stimulate me at all anymore. all they do is remind me of the games i've already played to the point of exhaustion, and don't want to play them anymore.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2012 8:13AM Loopy said

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@Muloktoo

I agree as well. Years of playing "theme park" MMOs (ugh, i hate that term, but apparently it's the standard now) have trained us very efficiently in power-levelling, gear matching and fast and efficient questing. Every new MMO that follows the same suit is downgraded by default because of that.

Sandbox MMOs on the other hand are a completely different ballgame. A perfect sandbox, in my opinion, would be one that runs some kind of a tutorial/intro theme park hybrid which eases the player into the open world and the sandboxiness within. It's like being set up with certain rules and all the tools needed, and then pushed into the world to survive.

EVE Online is similar to this, but unfortunately i feel that it's too "established" at this point (with all the giant corps and alliances ) and therefore too newbie-unfriendly. Plus it would be nice to see such a model implemented in a fantasy setting as opposed to sci-fi.

One can dream...
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Posted: Feb 21st 2012 3:51PM enamelizer said

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Oh wow the highest age is 35+? Way to make me feel old! =)

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 4:05PM Germaximus said

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@enamelizer hahaha Yeah made me laugh too.

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