Online Gaming  

vrec_dawn 41M
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4/14/2006 3:57 pm

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4/14/2006 7:01 pm

Online Gaming

I've been getting back into Final Fantasy. Well, kind of. If you can count getting my new mithra to level 3 white mage all that into it. At the rate I'm going, she'll never get up to a high enough level to multiclass, and she'll definately never open up bard so that she can be a bard with white mage sub.

It's fun and all, but ... I don't know. I guess I'm just not infatuated with it anymore. It's especially annoying that skills go up based on the leve of the monster you're fighting, so solo characters get screwed on skill ups, because one character by themself can't take on nearly as high level monsters as a group of six characters working together. For pure levelling, solo works fine, despite popular belief. I've gone over level 20 with a red mage once just through soloing. And he always had plenty of money too. You just have to take your rank missions more slowly and you can't skill up very well at all that way. As if that makes any sense.

So anyone have any suggestions for a new online game to get into? I'm looking for something fun (of course), something without much (or any) player vs. player. (I absolutely hate games where high level characters can just pick on newbies at will.) And something where you can solo if you want, group if you want, whatever, without it really screwing up your gameplay to do either. Oh, and where you can kill stuff. No Sims Online yawns. He he he.

Jeepidiot 44M

4/14/2006 7:00 pm

World of Warcraft. Can join a non-pvp server and have no trouble at all although the PvP servers weren't terribly bad. Much more solo friendly than Final Fantasy(which was impossible to solo in past lvl 9 or so).

Haven't checked out D&D online.

And dammit I came here to get away from that stuff.

vrec_dawn replies on 4/14/2006 7:14 pm:
I've soloed a redmage (of all crappy things to solo) past level 20. It's not impossible to solo past level 9. It's just sucky because you don't get the skill-ups that you should get. If they'd fix that, there'd be no reason not to solo, as the exp can be even better than in a party, if you know what you're doing.

But yeah. I've considered the new D&D one. I don't know though. It doesn't have half-orcs and doesn't have monks, which prevents two of my favorite characters. And I'd be afraid of what an online game would do to the poor clerics. Still, it's a thought. I think I'll wait for the price to come down though. There should be some thorough reviews and maybe an expansion or two by then.

As for WoW ... I don't know. I'm really on the edge on that one. Everyone I've talked to says it's so great, but few can ever actually say why. So I'm left wondering how much of it is really just hype. Beats me. Or maybe what makes it so good is just some ellusive non-explainable quality. I don't know. If there were a way to try it for free I'd give it a shot, but I can't see spending what little money I have to spare on a maybe.

Yeah, I know what you mean about getting away from that stuff though. That's what sucked about Final Fantasy. Good parties went all day long, at least if you wanted to level any, and before you knew it, no life. At least, no real life. Plenty of people to waste time with on linkshells and such.

But killing a couple of hours here and there is fun.

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