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RZetlin
Posted: Dec 12 2006, 10:48 AM
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Can somebody please give me some recommendations for the best solo play experience on a MMORPG? (Considering I am trying to setup my own LAN server).

There are three MMORPG that comes to my mind:

- World of Warcraft
- Lineage II
- Guild Wars

Is Lineage II all PvP with no NPCs quest?
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:04 AM
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L2 has NPC quests. And I did mostly solo a character up to a lvl 40 Spellhowler, but it was a serious grind.

No, if you are going to have regularly around 6-8 people on with you in this lan server, then Guild Wars would probably be your best bet. Alot of the missions you simply cannot do with henchmen/heroes. You need other players.

But Strict Solo, World of Warcraft offers more, you just cant do the instances until your ridiculously over thier level.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:11 AM
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I wouldn't recommend L2, it's a horrible, horrible grind. Solo or not. :/
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:38 AM
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I wouldn't recommend L2 either. Just not worth it.

Try EVE Online. Fun single player-ness.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:56 AM
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PSU is actually easiest game to solo in...
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (CrackPr0n-EET- @ Dec 12 2006, 11:56 AM)
PSU is actually easiest game to solo in...

I have PSU with the extra mode. Unfortuntely with the extra mode there's a cap as to how far you can level up and the content is limited a dozen or so missions.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 01:17 PM
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Why the hell would you want an MMO only to solo in it?

Why not just get... a home console game?
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 01:19 PM
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QUOTE (RZetlin @ Dec 12 2006, 11:48 AM)
(Considering I am trying to setup my own LAN server).

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I guess I see what you mean.

Legit-speaking, muds are the way to go. There are probably some other client-server things you can set up.

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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 02:09 PM
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I'm not exactly sure what you're intending to do, but I more or less solo in World of Warcraft and it's not bad. It feels much less like grinding than some of the other MMO's I've spent time on. I do get into small parties here and there, and it's still fun.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 06:45 PM
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I am aiming for only 2 to 3 people playing it but most of the time it's solo.

For WoW, can an Alliance character (Night Elf) and a Horde Charcter (Orc) join together to form a party?
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 06:54 PM
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Of course not.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 07:44 PM
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I think something like Diablo 2 is probably most fitting for that kind of a thing.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (RZetlin @ Dec 12 2006, 07:45 PM)
I am aiming for only 2 to 3 people playing it but most of the time it's solo.

For WoW, can an Alliance character (Night Elf) and a Horde Charcter (Orc) join together to form a party?

He'll be helping me out enough once I make a soulshard out of him. rolleyes.gif

And why not just get a console game? If you're stuck on PC RPGs and you're looking to play something "multiplayer" with friends and neighbors, probably Diablo 2 is the best way to go.

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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE (Chami @ Dec 12 2006, 08:20 PM)
And why not just get a console game? If you're stuck on PC RPGs and you're looking to play something "multiplayer" with friends and neighbors, probably Diablo 2 is the best way to go.

What kind of console RPG game would support multiplayer between friends?
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:40 PM
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Well, as crack mentioned, PSU.

I would also suggest hack-n-slash RPGs of Diablo persuasion, for consoles. These are entertaining, though, I really haven't played one quite as long or engaging as Diablo. There's D&D Heros for the X-Box, Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance I and II, cross platform, though I don't know if it's all three or not, and Champions of Norath I and II for the PS2. Don't know if D&D Heros is online, but the BG games are not and champions is (also, the drawback of the BG games are they are 2 player max).

I would definately recommend World of Warcraft and Diablo II. The more I play it, the more World of Warcraft starts feeling like it really is Diablo III to me on some levels.
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Posted: Dec 12 2006, 11:52 PM
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QUOTE (omoikane @ Dec 12 2006, 05:38 PM)
I wouldn't recommend L2 either. Just not worth it.

Try EVE Online. Fun single player-ness.

I wouldn't consider EVE online particulary fun solo. Eventually missionrunning, mining etc gets boring and you can't really survive in the funzones (low-sec, 0.0) all by yourself.
IMHO the basic unit of EVE is the corperation (which can be everything from a 3-4 man group of buddies to a massive "guild" with several hundred members).


For the solo experience... I don't know. Maybe Auto Assault? That's pretty much as solo oriented as you can get.
Though IMHO there is no point in paying for a MMO subscription if you don't want to actually play with other people.
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 01:10 AM
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Well all those 3 games are more fun when played with other people... For a true solo game try Runescape mellow.gif
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 01:14 AM
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PSU is awesome. It doesn't matter, really, if the characters are close levels or not.
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 01:47 AM
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Technically speaking, there isn't any MMORPG that you go solo play.


In anycase, the nearest games that are good for Solo in my opinion would be...

Xiah Online & BOTS, both allow you to level up pretty quickly...
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 02:25 AM
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QUOTE (omoikane @ Dec 12 2006, 05:38 PM)
Try EVE Online. Fun single player-ness.

That game isn't half as good as it is without groups of people, and you just don't earn much money doing missions or solo things, so you don't get much of anything.


Seriously, if you want a solo MMORPG, play a single player game with an MMORPG feel like freelancer or something. The point of a MMORPG is that there are -other people-. Most, if not all, MMORPGs incorperate this into their gameplay on some level. Obviously some more than others. WoW is the only one that comes to mind that you can even think to solo to the top in.

The only problem with it IMO is the multiplayer part >.>
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 04:51 AM
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I don't have a great deal of experience with mmorpgs, but I've done quite a bit of soloing in Guild Wars (mostly exploration that no one else can be bothered to do). There's plenty of basic missions that are entirely possible to solo, although you'll definitely need help on the story missions.

If you're just looking for a casual, quick to level mmorpg then Guild Wars is probably ideal. It's much less of a time drain than others people have mentioned. Granted, it's nowhere near as deep or complex as others out there, but the fact that it's subscription free makes it a good starting place.

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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 12:06 PM
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Games to avoid: Maple Story.

And although I'm not giving my opinion on the matter, you *might* want to try looking into kinds of "private" servers for some MMOs such as RO and WoW. There are certainly setbacks as a result of the lack of official support, but sometimes they can offer the kind of smallish, more closely knit community some people look for.

Other than that, you can always try World of Warcraft using their 10 day trial (although my friend remarked that it's actually more like 7 days...). If you actually decide to play it, buying the game retail gets you a month of play along with an official copy of the game. If you subscribe for a 6 months it's about 13 dollars a month, which is a little more than how much you'd probably spend on laundry in a month. If month by month is something like 16 dollars, and it's less of an investment if you don't wanna long-haul it.
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 12:12 PM
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Alot of the missions you simply cannot do with henchmen/heroes. You need other players.

There's only 4 missions in the entire series, all three campaigns, that I've never been able to hench. It's very easy.

But Guild Wars isn't a true mmo experience. It's more a corpg than an mmorpg. Much like more like Diablo or even Counterstrike than WoW.
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You would be the exception , Flowah, not the trend.

Though with heroes, Ive been able to solo alot more missions than before. A MM heroe works surprisingly well.
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Posted: Dec 13 2006, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (RZetlin @ Dec 12 2006, 09:21 PM)
What kind of console RPG game would support multiplayer between friends?

PSU, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance...
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