The Daily Grind: What MMOs would you recommend to others?

    
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One of the most common questions I see floated out on Reddit, forums, and Twitter in relation to MMOs is, “What should I play?” It seems as though people are always looking for recommendations past the one or two titles they might know.

Recommending a game to others is tricky without knowing exactly what the person likes, but I would never have a problem winging someone at Lord of the Rings Online or WildStar for starters. Or RIFT, or Trove, or even Final Fantasy XIV, if he or she is cool with the subscription model. Marvel Heroes is a solid bet, and Guild Wars 2 is an incredible deal for someone just starting out in the genre.

What would you recommend to others — and why?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Adri Cortesia
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Adri Cortesia

This depends on the person. Just that easy.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

Out of the ones i currently play just FFXIV and in a less mmo-ey capacity Destiny. Legion had two friends ask me if it was worth playing WoW now and to cut a long reply that is full of everything everyone already knows about my response can be summed up as “not if you like fun”.

Although that Maple Story old school server has more than a few friends interested and id recommend that too.

Osyris
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Osyris

If I could, I would recommend to try a private vanilla WoW server, one of those that are neatly scripted and true to the original and not broken. To this date I haven’t found another MMORPG that has mastered to mix casual gameplay, accessibility and an engaging world so perfectly.  As soon as you spawn with your char in the game world, you are sucked into Azeroth.
After playing on such servers for almost 5 years, I can truly say, that vanilla WoW is a masterpiece. And my opinion is not obstructed by nostalgia nor is WoW my first MMORPG. Sure, the reputation and gear grind is too heavy at end game. This is why TBC is superior, but there are no good English private TBC servers yet (LOL CC).

So here you have it. If I could recommend such a devious thing here, it would be a private vanilla WoW server. But of course I don’t do such a thing.

Shazanti
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Shazanti

bryanjturner I know!
While I, personally, can really only feel comfortable recommending a game I have personally tried before, I HAVE confidently recommended the one game I’ve tried that I absolutely detested:  EVE. I didn’t recommend it to someone I hated because I wanted them to be as miserable as I was, during the 2 months I tried it (because I had REALLY wanted to like it at the time, but all I did was make myself hate it even more), I recommended it to them because I truly thought that it would ping THEIR brain’s pleasure centers, because we’re all different and enjoy different things. Obviously a lot of people enjoy EVE, so I’m glad it exists and provides enjoyment to others, even though I really, really hated my time in it.
You just have to know the game, and know the person you’re making a recommendation to, to try to fit the game to the person.

JimGriffiths
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JimGriffiths

LotRO, EQ2, SWTOR, RIFT, Defiance

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

ntellect 
This (the level/power gap) is why I don’t play MMOs with real life friends. Instead, I get them to play something without persistent power progression, even a couch multiplayer title (or a board game) if I can get a bunch of them together in the same place. MMOs are games I play either alone or with random strangers.

ntellect
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ntellect

All of them.  To let them know that the landscape is vast and to find one that fits how you want to play.  When I introduced my friend (well in his 40s) to his first MMO I started off with WoW.  Its a great way to introduce basic foundations in a way that is not overwhelming.

What I found interesting (seeing someone doing this for the first time) was how he was intimidated by the UI.  His first question was “I have to manage all of this and play too?!”  Long story short he got addicted pretty fast.  From there I took him to Everquest, now that he had the basics and while he found it very complex he loved the freedom the game offered.  I then moved him to Dragons Nest, GW2, and soon ESO.  Safe to say I think I have a convert.  I just dont know if thats a good thing or bad :)

What I learned?  I found that I love experiencing MMOs with friends.  I usually solo and join a guild but playing with others has nothing on playing with someone you really know.  Problem is now he is so far ahead of me in terms of levels he doesnt want to wait around for me to catch up.

I introduce him to the game, now he doesnt have time to play with me.

Go figure.

hadizaheer
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hadizaheer

Armsbend hadizaheer Pashgan Right there with ya, love games that are in depth enough to make you think and use online resources such as wikis . Partially what makes games like this and eve really appealing to me.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

BalsBigBrother ManastuUtakata dwhisper Gylnne Tandor Shadewalker 
…you are a person after my own heart! <3

NalatesUrriah
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NalatesUrriah

For the creative types I recommend Second Life.