MYGaming takes a look at eight upcoming MMO’s that are shaping up mighty fine!
from that list I only care about: Guild Wars 2 & Star Wars: The old republic, can't wait for those two!
Those are my two favorites as well! Lets have cake :) I'm really looking forward to the game-play in GW2. From what I've seen so far, it will CRUSH World of Warcraft completely, at least when it comes to the game-play. World of Warcraft has the most brain-dead game-play I have ever seen. WoW is way to focused on highlevel content and repetitive quests and raids with absolutely no variety. Not to mention the extremely outdated graphics :P The thing I look forward to most with GW2 is how dynamic it looks so far. And as someone mentioned below, the personal storyline. I would pay a monthly fee for a game that looks like GW2 :P
and I'd be very happy if they made it for the PS3. NC SOFT said they were interested in doing MMO's on the PS3, and Guild Wars is the PERFECT MMO for consoles. It would probably do very well since there's no monthly fee. I'm hoping :)
Is probably a good possibility. I'm going for the PC version regardless of whats out there, but in one of NCSofts quarterly(yearly?) investor meetings they did talk about GW2 being developed for consoles. I only know this from being an AION player and people analyzing the meetings on the forums, trying to get info on the games future.
I'm interested in getting WoW:Cataclysm, however I've been missing from the WoW scene for over 7 months now. Guild Wars 2 looks to be shaping up pretty well, whereas the Star Wars MMO doesn't look that either - but since they're new mmos knowing these games' rocky starts I'll just keep away.
Guild Wars 2 Rift: Planes of Telara TERA The Old Republic The Secret World WoW: Cataclysm DC Universe Online Final Fantasy XIV This is the correct order. Though The Secret World has some really cool ideas, it seems to be lacking a little oomph, but it's still a ways off.
I really want to The Secret World, I just hope it has enough content being the type of game it is.
I see Rift mentioned here and there, but really have no real excitement for it. Is there something about it I just don't know, or is it just a personal taste thing?
Regarding the FFXIV open beta. I came (after manually downloading the torrents), I saw and admired the gorgeous graphics, then I tried to use the UI, LOLed and left. That one is no longer on my list. Kinda funny since I have no trouble with games such as EVE online which is known for its clifftastic learning curve and quirky cumbersome UI with cascading menus and what not.
can you elaborate on that? I have been eying the FF but HATE cumbersome menus, etc. Is it that bad?
I suppose if you're a console gamer and have a gamepad for your PC, then you'll be alright and not too bothered since you'll be more used to that kind of control scheme right from the start. If you're used to playing FFXI on the PC, then you'll most likely also be okay. However, if you're a PC gamer and expect to use mouse and keyboard in the way you're used to from other MMOs like WoW, LotRO, AoC etc., then you're most likely going to be frustrated and wondering how to do even basic things. It's clunky and laggy (the mouse cursor is software based and thus locked to the FPS you're getting for example), especially on a slow machine I've been told. My 3.75GHz quad core with 8GB RAM and a heavily OCed 1GB GTX460 handles it fine at 30-40fps in most cases, but it -is- possible for me to feel the mouse lag and I fear it would take a drastic nosedive in a situation where there's a lot going on around you and you need to react quickly. People on forums such as mmorpg.com are basically telling other people not to use the mouse at all and rely entirely on keyboard alone or go out and invest some money in a gamepad to overcome this issue. Bottomline is, it's pretty much a straight console port that doesn't take into account the differences in how you control things on PC vs. console. It's a real shame, because when you think about it, they should have focused on bringing out the PS3 version first instead, and delayed the PC version in order to implement a more traditional UI that you would expect to find on a PC MMO. As it is now, the game might end up getting a bad rep right from the start because of this.
The software mouse is crippled. The UI is unintuitive. There are menus after menus to wade through. I wouldn't even say it's a straight console port as much as it is an archaic and critically dated design. With a company as focused on "taking the West" as SE is, you'd think that they would have paid more attention to what MMO gamers want and the shifts in the market. I'll try a second beta when it launches for the PS3, but my expectations are very low. And yea, like Faelan, my PC is relatively uber and cleaves through everything I throw at it... except for XIV. The engine, or something on the server side (traffic, whatever) slows the game to a crawl. No wonder they can't get it running on the PS3, 1/2 of today's top of the line PCs can't run the thing.
In fact it is one of the best MMOs out there. yes the mouse is stupid but a simple update and thats fixed. its a great game and its the ONLY mmo that im getting.
I didn't like the PC beta, I'm going to try it again for the PS3. I used a 360 controller to play it part of the time and it felt better then K&M surprisingly. So the PS3 version may be a better choice. After playing for awhile it left me wanting to reactivate my wow or ffxi accounts. I've had a better time playing LOTRO for free since yesterday.
@Faelan, I've actually had the same experience as you with this, and I've been in it since the alpha testing stages. I'm running a quad core box as well, although mine is a bit older and slower than yours (Q6600 2.4Ghz, 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 1088mhz RAM, Dual 512MB GDDR3 eVGA GeForce 8800GTS running SLi), and I'm completely blown away that I can't maintain a decent acceptable framerate even on normal settings, when I can run all other graphic intensive games and programs easily at high settings with nearly no slow-down. And I won't even bother touching the subject of the mouse, as you and Chris399 hit the nail on the head with that one. And don't forget to add on top of these gameplay problems, the information about the pricing system increases of another $3/month more per additional character slot beyond the first one, and the "you can only play 8 hours per week on a single class" fatigue system they are going to be launching the game with, and this has now fallen completely off my 'possible purchases' list. However Guild Wars 2 and DC Universe Online are near the top of my interest list for MMOs, and SW:TOR I am keeping my eye on in hopes that it will turn out good as well.
World of Minecraft!
I'm only looking forward to Guild wars 2 , star wars the old republic , and DC universe online
Been waiting for that for awhile really enjoyed the combat system in beta.
Is the combat really good? From what I've seen I like it, an mmo that actually involves real real time fighting.
Will give DC Universe Online a try this November. Just to see what an MMO is like on consoles.
guild wars and maybe ff14
only care about SWTOR...not a huge MMO player but that looks like a blast. Hopefully it's early spring and not late
star wars old republic is only one i care about tbh
I seem to be the only person alive that doesn't give a crap about the Old Republic. It just doesn't seem that great.
TOR, I believe, has alot of promise and its going to be great and as for GW2 that game is lookin dumb crazy nasty. Now the others, I'm not to sure about, seeing I don't follow those, but the one besides TOR and GW2 that I was lookin at was FF14. After playin the beta, its ok but it's not something I'm willing to pay monthly for especially with all the problems. Granted that alot of MMOs at launch tend to have bugs and problems but that game is just filled with them. Hopefully down the road (maybe a year or two) they will have almost all the problems fixed, but I'm still going to stick with TOR and GW2.
Tera and Swtor
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