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Topic # 111456 4-Nov-2012 07:25
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There seems to be so many great RPG’s out there - EQ2, WoW, GW2, D&D, LOTRO… 

I notice a lot of comment on WoW, some comment on GW2 but not a lot on EQ2 or D&D.

Maybe there is a reason for this… what do you guys think and do you have a favourite RPG?

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  Reply # 711615 4-Nov-2012 09:05
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I've been playing GW2, what's great is there's no subscription. Though the server to connect to is account bound. Though you can add friend and message each other across the servers/realms.

I don't feel pressured to play GW2 as there's no subscription element as it felt more fun, however with WoW, I felt like it is a job to play as you have to pay for the time...

I'm on Denova's Rest server if you get on GW2.

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  Reply # 711655 4-Nov-2012 10:38
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Ive been playing Aion.. Its not bad.. Very WoW like though. Other than that I still play Asherons Call


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  Reply # 711682 4-Nov-2012 11:44
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GW2 - go GW2 no fees, good enough game play, dynamic questing, excellent graphics for an mmo.

Aeon is a bit of a grind feast.

If you want to be a barbarian - Age of Conan mmo. Good but became too laggy where i had to quit. (went free to play last year)

Warhammer online.  Good, they were (i think) the first to bring out dynamic events questing as i remember doing them when Warhammer came out.    Warhammers a pretty good game im just waiting for it to go free to play then i'll go back.

WoW... addiction.

Dungeons and Dragons online, not bad feels more like a single player than a multiplayer

Starwars online. Still have this on the hdd, might go back when its free to play also.

Eve - played it for about 2 weeks. lol

Startrek online. Good & FTP.

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  Reply # 714474 9-Nov-2012 06:41
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With regard to these various RPG's are there favourites for the crafting side of things?

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  Reply # 714480 9-Nov-2012 07:19
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Planescape: Torment
Fallout 1\2
Baldur's Gate
Icewind Dale
Neverwinter Nights

They just don't make 'em like they used to. Well almost in some cases I guess:

Dragon Age
The Witcher

OK yeah I guess you mean MMORPGs... Maybe it's just me but I just can't equate MMORPGs with the real classic RPGs.

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  Reply # 715351 11-Nov-2012 04:24
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Dkeeper: There seems to be so many great RPG’s out there - EQ2, WoW, GW2, D&D, LOTRO… 

I notice a lot of comment on WoW, some comment on GW2 but not a lot on EQ2 or D&D.

Maybe there is a reason for this… what do you guys think and do you have a favourite RPG?

Just my opinion but: Don't get sucked into the mmo hampster wheels!

There are plenty of amazing RPG's that have beginnings, middles and most importantly ends, checkout the Mass Effect series (1, 2, 3), Fallout 3 & Fallout New Vegas.. I'd even throw games that have RPG elements but aren't really RPG's like the Assasins Creed series, Bioshock 1 & 2, Borderlands 1 & 2 and the Batman games (Arkham Asylym and Arkham City).

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  Reply # 715355 11-Nov-2012 07:05
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If you'd like to explore the indie scene I'd really recommend Torchlight 2, available through Steam.

Great story, accessible but also pretty hard! It's more in the style of Diablo than say Planescape: Torment. Very enjoyable and very good value.

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  Reply # 715383 11-Nov-2012 09:16
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Great input thx guys..
Myself, I cut my RPG teeth on the 1st NeverWinters Knights and Baulders Gate.
Had a brief 3 months (many years ago) on WoW, but the server in those days was very unstable and crashed alot.  So I went over to EQ2 for many years.  That was followed with LOTRO before switching over to D&D. (both of these have great F2P models.. which, though free, seem to cost you anyway) 
EQ2's F2P model is really bad in my opinion, so I don't support them now.  I like the non-sub choices as I seem to gert a sence of less urgency where you can simply pick up the game where you left off and do not feel you have to play due a subscription ticking away.
Will give GW2 a try shortly, also enjoying D&D, but in saying that I will likely search out a few of the older titles you mentioned above as I'm sure there's heaps of fun to be had there too.  So many choices, so little time.. lol

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