What MMOs are you playing? What would you LIKE to play? October 2016 edition

Hey GWJ clan,

Just checking in to ask 2 questions:
What MMOs are you currently playing?

What MMOs would you love see get a major update or even a sequel? Is there a game that had good ideas but didn't hit that sweet spot? Is there a good, old MMO that needs a fresh coat of coding paint?

I'm still playing WoW, though I've reached the point where the main story and nearly all my quests are trying to lead me into Mythic dungeons, which I have absolutely ZERO interest in doing, so I'll likely unsub when the next billing cycle approaches.

I've recently picked up SWTOR again in anticipation of the new expansion in Dec. I'm slowly working my way the previous expansion and while it is a vast improvement over the core game in almost every sense, I'm mildly disappointed with how linear it is.

I'm pretty much always playing Elder Scrolls Online as well. I just completed collecting all the "Hollowjack" halloween motifs last night.

I log into Project Gorgon about once a month, but it's more about just checking the game's progress than actually playing it.

I haven't caved yet, but I've also had a severe itch to get back into Final Fantasy XIV since they announced the upcoming expansion.

I think that's all? I may be forgetting one.

I've been playing a fair amount of Elder Scrolls Online with a bit of WoW and Final Fantasy XIV on the side. I also ordered The Division, so we'll see how that goes.

In terms of what I wanted a sequel to, I only wanted an expansion for FFXIV and that's what I'm getting. I hope they take advantage of the expansion and the discontinuation of support for the PS3 version to retool some of the areas in the base game to have less segmentation.

Does multiplayer modded Minecraft count as an MMO? I've gotten a pretty good amount of that in over the last couple of months.

Otherwise, I've been playing Elder Scrolls Online for the last week or so since I've purchased it -- I started a brand new character, still learning how the game works and exploring; it's all good.

ruhk wrote:

I'm still playing WoW, though I've reached the point where the main story and nearly all my quests are trying to lead me into Mythic dungeons, which I have absolutely ZERO interest in doing, so I'll likely unsub when the next billing cycle approaches.

Yeah, I'm getting closer to that point and we'll see how it goes. (spoiler: I'm not optimistic)

Leaning toward returning to Lord of the Rings Online after that and playing through the Isengard/Rohan and Gondor content, which has been added since I last put the game down.

It's either that or return to Elder Scrolls Online, which is fun to explore around and craft in. No, it's not the Elder Scrolls VI I'm waiting for, but it surprised me with how fun it is in spite of that.

Currently my WOW account is still active but it lapses in a week and I probably won't resub. I just realized I have so much more time to play other games.

In 2017 I may go back to GW 2 or try ESO when housing comes out.

jdzappa wrote:

Currently my WOW account is still active but it lapses in a week and I probably won't resub. I just realized I have so much more time to play other games.

In 2017 I may go back to GW 2 or try ESO when housing comes out.

Same here. Account is active till the 10th but after prestiging 2 healers, the game just isn't nearly as fun as it used to be. Cancelled and uninstalled.

Division 1.4 looks great so I'll probably hop into that next...just a shame that it took them this long to get us the game we were all hoping for.

I've been looking for an MMO to play as well. I'm really tempted to jump back into WoW, but I'm not thrilled with paying a monthly sub. As such I started playing The Division again. It's fun, though I haven't played it enough to really give a proper review of any kind.

I'm digging The Division so far, and I am completely in love with Elder Scrolls Online after the most recent update.

I'm still subbed to Final Fantasy XIV but playing it less. That'll change the closer we get to the new expansion.

ESO has been fun.

Star Wars is also fun although does have the older style combat (which is a lot of skills you are using while standing in one place).

Currently WoW and about to jump into SWTOR when the new expac releases.

Wish BDO didnt go to the P2W route for it's end game or i'd still be playing it.

BDO... Baldur's Date Online? I suppose the engagement ring could be seen as pay-to-win but it shouldn't be required for your end game romance if you've put the time in.

Black Desert Online

ClockworkHouse wrote:

BDO... Baldur's Date Online? I suppose the engagement ring could be seen as pay-to-win but it shouldn't be required for your end game romance if you've put the time in.

I would play this.

I'm enjoying the new changes on ESO so playing that along with LOTRO which is my main MMO .

Not playing any MMORPG right now. I'd like to see a sequel to Knight Online or Guild Wars (I know GW2 exists, but it's too different from GW1 imo). Also I'm keeping an eye on many crowdfunded MMORPGs like Crowfall, Gloria Victis, Saga of Lucimia, Chronicles of Elyria, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen and a couple others. Camelot Unchained is the one I have more faith in. Hopefully one of them will end up being very good and feature some sweet large-scale battles.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

In terms of what I wanted a sequel to, I only wanted an expansion for FFXIV and that's what I'm getting. I hope they take advantage of the expansion and the discontinuation of support for the PS3 version to retool some of the areas in the base game to have less segmentation.

Has there been any concrete talk of retooling the engine? The fact that the zones are super small really constrict the feeling of the world. That and the fact that it seems to be night (and hence dark) around 70% percent of the time I'm playing really hampered my enjoyment of the game.

This time of year it's pitch black outside for reals around 17 hours a day over here, I'd like at least some sun in my virtual environments . It also means I'm starting to itch for some MMO action again. On the table are WoW and FFXIV.

We've been playing WoW on and off for a year or two with my wife. Trouble is we're currently stuck in Outland and the questing is mind-numblingly boring, it's probably the oldest content in the game right now. And it shows.

FFXIV we've played for awhile (thanks cross-play!), and while we certainly liked the content, the afore mentioned segmentation and perpetual darkness aside. I think we're just about the point we're you picked one of the factions in the main quest.

I'm sort of interested in TESO and SWTOR as well in their current form. I played both in their respective starts and didn't think of much of either. I gather that both have upped their game significantly. Trouble with these two are that MMOs are a thing we like to do together and TESO doesn't support cross play with PS4 and I doubt my wife's old laptop would run it or SWTOR.

Last night I took a look at PC Gamer's list of 2017 MMOs and was honestly a bit disappointed. A lot of them either feel like old school hardcore sandboxes or anime inspired grindfests. Not that there's anything wrong with those, but nowadays I don't have the time or patience to sink into a game like Crowfall or Albion Online. The only new game I'm remotely interested is Camelot Unchained, but even that looks like I won't be able to compete as a casual player. On the plus side, I'm looking forward to housing in ESO and getting back into Guild Wars 2.

At any rate, I was curious to see what you guys were looking forward to in the new year. Here's the comprehensive list I was looking at on PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/new-games-201...

Crowfall skill up system is based on time (like Eve) so unless you were planning on being primarily a crafter or store owner then it's probably not bad for people poking in/out and being able to stay viable. Still closest thing to a themepark style MMO this year will be parts of Star Citizen.

I was trying to think of all the MMO stuff for this year i was planning on and some is on that list. Feels like i'm missing something.

Crowfall - I've backed it and still think it's another year out before launch but i'm happy with the results they've shown so far.

Star Citizen - I've backed it, but very curious to see how this turns out. Last time i logged in i wasn't impressed, but not checked on things lately.

Camelot Unchained - I've backed it and little bit I've seen i'm happy with, but think there's still another year to go with this one as well.

Albion Online - I've backed it, but i'm not a fan of the top down model and while the mechanics and systems are fun it's not for me.

Life is Feudal (MMO) - With Landmark shutting down this may be my goto builder (Unless i get pulled into Conan's) and the little bit I've played of the SP version makes me interested seeing this on a grand scale.

Chronicles of Elyria - I'm excited to try this out. Primarily as a social experiment, but this may be fun as well.

Identity - First i've heard of this one. Lot of good ideas, but going to want to see something in action before i jump on to this one.

WoW - I'll be checking out the new raid over the next few weeks

SWTOR - I'll be finishing up the KotET expansion story. Last 2 expansions they've really knocked the immersive story out of the park, but sadly stripping a lot of the (M)assive out of the MMO moniker in the process. Still lot of fun there for SW fans.

Last year, even though I was pretty in Legion for a bit, I ended up with the desire to invest more in other MMOs that I had only dabbled in before.

SWTOR: I leveled up up a smuggler during the Dark Vs Light event in time to check out the new expansion. Now that I am done with that story, I'm not finding myself all that interested at the moment to play often. I have dabbled with a Imperial character but I think I'm mostly taking a break.

GW2: I bought Heart of Thorns on sale. I was still going to attempt leveling a character from scratch since I never got very far, but felt myself losing interest so I decided to use my free level 80 boost. That did the trick actually. I decided to still play through the story content and went through the personal story and am occasionally hacking away at season 2 of the living story.

FFXIV: I logged in during the free login campaign and played around with the level 20-something conjurer I had from last year. This one is probably the one that grabbed me the most, actually and could become my new "main" MMO. My now White Mage is level 52 and working on the Heavensward content.

Ideally, I'd like to get my FFXIV and GW2 characters current on story content before the next expansions.

For some reason I reinstalled Wow but have yet to reactivate my account or order Legion. I just stare at the launch page thinking "am I really going to do this?"