was asked about guild wars in WoW thread, started talking about all these other mmo's and figured id make a new thread. i played guild wars in alpha/beta its gay way too linear. you walk along a set path, mobs spawn along the road. all these awesome landscapes and ruins and shit in the background and you cant explore them. i felt like i was playing a prettied up fantasy version of crash bandicoot. the pvp was way too easy. only good thing about it was the combat system which felt alot like CoH. the graphics werent bad, if youve ever used the bright screen feature on WoW thats what GW looks like. just lots of reflections and glowing shit. free to play, but the gimmick is all the xpacs that come out you HAVE to buy to continue playing. imo theres a reason theres no monthly charge. no fucking way id pay monthly to play it i dl'd ashen empires and diddled around. not liking it very much, just feels WAY dated. im also playing the 14 day trial of Eve online. been out for a while but i never played it, have some friends that do so im giving it a shot. played the DDO stress test and that game atm is shit, it feels like a single player console game. the combat system is too boring. no pvp on release. rfonline looks promising. mmo based around mechs in a futuristic setting. only thing worrying me is that its a korean game ( ala lineage 2 ). if its anything like lineage it would suck my ass. then again gunz is korean and its awesome. pirates of the burning sea looks gay imo, the graphics just really dont do it for me. vanguard looks like every other fantasy based mmo at this point the one and only mmo im itching in anticipation over is WARHAMMER ONLINE! it was being made by a swedish company called climax and it looked like shit. gw canceled it. at e3 last year gw (games workshop, owner of warhammer ip) signed a deal with mythic entertainment, the guys who made daoc. the game is in alpha stage now, expected release in 06. http://www.warhammeronline.com http://www.warhammeralliance.net/ go there for info i still think DAoC is the best mmo out there as far as pvp is concerned. every week im tempted to start my account back up. CoH has an awesome combat system, the game is just boring after about 2 weeks. instanced mission after instanced mission after instanced mission. i had more fun making new super heroes then i did actually playing them. pvp was released in arenas and i would sit in them for hours and noone else would come by. majority of the players are carebears and dont want pvp, its too bad. CoV the xpac, is basically the same exact game just form villains standpoint. planetside is alright, i played it for a bit. only thing is i can name lots of other fps that are better. the only thing going for it is the massive scale, but nowadays in games like battlefield you get that anyway. couldnt justify paying monthly for it. theres so many more that ive played, but im tired of typing.