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Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:41 pm 
 

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Pathfinder online... oooooo could have some potential...


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:53 pm 
 

Hopefully, they do more than end up mimicing forms of DDO or WOW, like so many others.  Not saying its easy...But something new and better is due.

I think one of the main issues is...it's still a business and companies change paths from in depth, superior delelopment and listening to the experienced gamers over to focusing more on taking a piece of the cash flow.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:10 pm 
 

Scathaigh wrote:Hopefully, they do more than end up mimicing forms of DDO or WOW, like so many others.  Not saying its easy...But something new and better is due.



So what would you like to see differently?

What makes a great online game for me are some of the smaller mod'ed games (Like a Neverwinter Nights locally hosted server) where DM involvement makes for a more active world.

You're not going to get that with a Pathfinder-type online game, where you would have a million-plus players sign on at the drop of a heartbeat.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:24 am 
 

What are your thoughts on MMORPG in general?
I've never played any of them.  

My inclination would be Pathfinder or LOTR, although I prefer dungeon crawls to wilderness or city adventures.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:42 am 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:What are your thoughts on MMORPG in general?
I've never played any of them.  

My inclination would be Pathfinder or LOTR, although I prefer dungeon crawls to wilderness or city adventures.



IF (big if) you are into video games, they can be fun & completely addictive.  I find the average player of the MMORPG detestable, but there are indeed good folks out there to meet and spend time with, but be picky.

I've played a ton over the past years and look forward to a Pathfinder version.  I hope they study DDO heavy and avoid the pitfalls...

Honestly, I'm kind of excited about the prospect.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:46 am 
 

hi
i to am a fan,they can be very addictive ranging from kids games
club penguin(not really a rpg)/runescape and world of warcraft.i play runescape and the average age is about 18.
world of warcraft is older but cost go up(monthly fees,bonus items) etc.
building your character up so you can fight other pc/npc this can be fun.
A lot of ideas come from rpg of course.pathfinder will have to be flexiable
but we will have to wait and see.
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:08 pm 
 

Midian_Beasttoothe wrote:

IF (big if) you are into video games, they can be fun & completely addictive.  I find the average player of the MMORPG detestable, but there are indeed good folks out there to meet and spend time with, but be picky.

I've played a ton over the past years and look forward to a Pathfinder version.  I hope they study DDO heavy and avoid the pitfalls...

Honestly, I'm kind of excited about the prospect.


I've never been big into video games, which is one of the reasons I'm a tad hesitant to even try one and pay for one online.   However, my son plays several of the popular ones, including COD, Arkham Asylum, and now that Santa has come, "War in the North".

I've tried a few simulations over the years, with very mixed results.
Most notably was "Second Life", which was about as exciting as watching beige paint dry, at least for me...

But I am curious, especially LOTR.
My kids and nephews are into all that, both with the release of WITN, and the fact that they're old enough to appreciate Tolkein, I think it'd be pretty cool to set up a game with them.

Which leads to a question: Can you have your own group within an MMORPG?  Or is each character on his own and at the mercy of other avatars?

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:52 pm 
 

re4321 wrote:hi

world of warcraft is older but cost go up(monthly fees,bonus items) etc.
building your character up so you can fight other pc/npc this can be fun.

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How much does a typical MMORPG cost per month?


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:52 pm 
 

+/- about $15 bucks a month ( EQ is like $13 )... some have better packages if pay more up front, ie... paying for 6 months at a time, or a year.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:03 pm 
 

Which leads to a question: Can you have your own group within an MMORPG? Or is each character on his own and at the mercy of other avatars?

hi
some mmorpg encourage clans as it get more members.so big groups can form,all players helping each other if they want to.it depends on how you want to play the game(game forms.)
with some they have not very many restrictions with character generation which i like as you can fight people with different skills(magic/range)this makes it harder in combat and its more fun.
the costs vary from free ones which you can try out to monthly ones.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:44 pm 
 

Midian_Beasttoothe wrote:
I've played a ton over the past years and look forward to a Pathfinder version.  I hope they study DDO heavy and avoid the pitfalls...

Honestly, I'm kind of excited about the prospect.


What was wrong with DDO, other than the campaign setting it was in... <g>


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:26 pm 
 

Invincible Overlord wrote:
What was wrong with DDO, other than the campaign setting it was in... <g>


I'd be interested in expanding that question ...
What makes a good MMORPG versus a bad one?

It'll be a hell of a lot more interesting than this ballgame I'm watching on TV.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:32 pm 
 

Keith the Thief wrote:
I'd be interested in expanding that question ...
What makes a good MMORPG versus a bad one?

It'll be a hell of a lot more interesting than this ballgame I'm watching on TV.


If you are that bored, you could always jaunt over to the Appalachian Trail, should be interesting this time of year. :)


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:32 pm 
 

If it were better than DDO, which has become free, I might consider it, but I got bored with that game quickly. I like being able to play solo, not needing to go and find 300 other players to trade with, only to end up having to battle them to get any loot... and I hate PvP games as they are stupid.

So, really, I think something like NWN but with an easier (for me) engine would be pretty sweet. One that I could play completely solo but with a party... kinda like the old SSI box sets.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:00 pm 
 

Scathaigh wrote:
If you are that bored, you could always jaunt over to the Appalachian Trail, should be interesting this time of year. :)


I love the Appalachian Trail.
And there's a good point of entry is about 70 miles east of here.
Unfortunately, it's also 40 deg and sleeting outside :-(

We're in the foothills of the Appalachians and Cumberland Mountains here in Huntsville.
And while I realize most people would rather have a root canal without anesthesia than travel to Alabama, it's actually quite scenic here.

Most of us even have teeth ;-)


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:04 pm 
 

serleran wrote:If it were better than DDO, which has become free, I might consider it, but I got bored with that game quickly. I like being able to play solo, not needing to go and find 300 other players to trade with, only to end up having to battle them to get any loot... and I hate PvP games as they are stupid.

So, really, I think something like NWN but with an easier (for me) engine would be pretty sweet. One that I could play completely solo but with a party... kinda like the old SSI box sets.


I would not like PvP at all.
Goes against the grain of my D&D roots.

Solo play would be great, too, along with an option for group play if my friends were online.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:22 am 
 

hi
the pvp options tend to be in special areas.i dont like it but when some one is killing you,it can get the pulse racing :)
you can play solo or join groups it does not matter in these games.
groups just give you the advantage of other peoples knowledge.
the fable series on x box is good fun but that is more of a single adventure
where  you have to follow a path(your choices in the game affect the outcome).
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