The Daily Grind: What’s the most casual-friendly MMO?

    
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One of the factors that keeps me from playing more MMOs than I already do is that so many of them are not very friendly to a casual gaming approach. They take too long to log in, or have a lengthy learning curve, or require far too much time to make decent progress. I mean, sometimes you want a timesink and an energy sink. Sometimes you don’t.

So where does one go when one wants to dip in and out of a game and still have an enjoyable experience? Action RPGs such as Marvel Heroes seem to excel in this, as does the zippy little Trove.

If I were to ask you what MMO is the most casual-friendly, what would you say in response?

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MewmewGirl
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enamelizer

Free Realms was very cool.  I don’t want to think back too much on it or I’ll get sad though.

Adri Cortesia
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Adri Cortesia

findMMO Adri Cortesia The OP means the MOST casual friendly and GW2 is more than this. Indeed you can have challenges but these are harder to find than in other MMOs. 
You can play the hole game without ever being in a group or guild (maybe except the Zhaitan PS) or even interact with other people. 
You get help simply everywhere (I don’t mean community etc) ingame. You get so much spoonfeeded and nothing has really an impact on you not even your death. It’s just a happy little family pony farm.

findMMO
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A game, imho, is casual if its content can 100% reachable by a casual gamer, without feeling forced to grind to access endgame.
gw2? now has raids. in the past already had fractals, and to get in them (without being kicked for bad gear) is extremely long and grindy.

findMMO
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Adri Cortesia raids without lfr or fotm without ascended. no, not casual

Jacra
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Jacra

enamelizer 
Have a look at Skysaga, they send out emails for the alpha all the time. It is way beyond an alpha in terms of polish and functionality in my opinion.

Jacra
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Jacra

I’ve found Skysaga to be perfect for me (prefer crafting, building, gathering, exploring, not so much fighting).

Xephyr
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Xephyr

GW2 hands down.

enamelizer
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enamelizer

catcatmoose I will check it out, looks like a nice game to chill out to. Thanks!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Line with more hugs ManastuUtakata 
30 mil pigtail options has me sold…
…but that’s irrelevant to today’s DG question. :(

catcatmoose
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For casual solo play GW2 is great
For casual activities, Villagers and Heroes is great. 
For casual and a quiet atmosphere, LotRO is wonderful. It also has a lot of crafting (The style of crafting isn’t anything interesting, but it’s more meaningful than most games).
For me, I tried Rift the collections and housing were a good get away. Favorite of all time, however would be Free Realms, but RIP :(