The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO you’re not playing?

    
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Every Saturday morning in WRUP, we ask you what MMO you’re playing. What we don’t ask is what games you aren’t playing in WRUP. That would make no sense!

Still, I think you can get a better feel for a gamer by the stuff she keeps installed on her system even when she’s playing the new hotness, so that’s what we’re talking about today, darnit.

What’s your favorite MMO that you’re not playing actively right now? What do you keep sitting around on your hard drive out of fondness, knowing you’ll come back to it eventually? And why, exactly, aren’t you playing something you really do love?

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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junta1987
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junta1987

also
– Crimecraft and Hounds Online (its good if i want some change in my online games but i rarely play it
– Wild Star, Firefly, Secret World (i like the setting but i am kinda not interested to play. But i don’t uninstalled it for some reason…

junta1987
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junta1987

Age of Conan.

I still dont know why its installed Maybe one part of me still hopes they will remove the stupid free2play restrictions (you have to pay real money to go to certain quest areas) and they will add more areas for single player in Khitai

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I’d say RIFT but I’m actually playing it again to do some Carnival stuff and making an alt that’s questing in Freemarch haha. And I consider myself to be playing TSW. And I kinda consider myself to still be a SWTOR player. So its either GW2 or Wildstar. I’d play GW2 and really experience the thing, or get beyond the lower level stuff of Wildstar.

AGx
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AGx

FFXI.
I miss it dearly but the gameplay is too archaic to go back to.

Husvik
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Husvik

I’d like to say EQ2 but… It’s not the EQ2 i used to play so, i can’t play that one anymore.

Then i’d say Tera but have jumped on a couple times in the last week, atm i’m warming up to it again. (forgot how good it is)

Then i have BDO which i think I’d like as a fav, however I’m simply not playing it, at all? (still installed so there may be hope, but tbh i doubt it would be anytime soon, might revisit it next winter)

Which really leaves me with as a favorite I’m not playing, The TSW. The game is unlike any other i love it, everytime i read something about it I’m like i love that game…

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

TSW. I’m not ready to make any kind of invested formal return to that at the moment though.

Radfist
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Radfist

Rozyn Radfist I will be honest, the stats are still out of control, although it is so easy to cap everything important (ae auto attack, attack speed, cast speed / reuse / recovery) that mostly you will be either pumping reforged stats into potency or DPS.
Mostly hunting for gear is about finding good effects for that slot. Which makes it interesting again like in TSO (which was my favourite expansion btw). 
I was there from the base game, and RoK and TSO were my fav expansion (with KoS close behind), and the current expansion takes me back to the TSO era feeling, which Dave Georgeson destroyed with Sentinels Fate and Destiny of Velious (moving away from actually interesting items to pure stat bloat).
Not an easy call, but they definitely need to do a stat squishj akin to WoW. And completely redesign the AA system.  Like you said, so many are redundant or pointless that it becomes one right build and many bad builds (basically traps for new players who don’t know better).

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Radfist Rozyn Last time I played was Altar of Malice, so not terribly long ago, but it definitely killed my desire to return to live. Just with the stats, pages of abilities and AA, and now obsolete old content and design (like when chanters were more than buff bots!) it just felt like a really bloated game. I didn’t even start playing until TSO, so it’s not like I’m some original player, but even the devs have said the game’s quite a beast at this point. How do you add progression without burying your original game behind all the new stuff? It’s not a challenge I envy them for having. 
Still though, I can’t go into any new game without saying “Ugh, really, this game doesn’t have this? EQ2 did it 7 years ago!” haha

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

SWTOR. It’s always on my hard drive because I love the idea of a story based Star Wars MMO, but I never stick around for more than a couple of days because whenever I play it all I can do is notice how much smarter GW2 does things. That and SWTOR just feels clunky somehow. The combat feels worse, the character animations are so stiff, especially the companions. And everything feels way too easy. It really makes me appreciate how challenging HoT’s is and how GW2’s story actually has interesting game-play mechanics and bosses (from Living World Season 2 onward at least).

I truly want to like SWTOR but even when they address issues I have with the game, and they did a lot of that with KotFE, it just isn’t enough somehow. The real reason I can’t connect with the game may be based on things that just can’t be changed.

I do wonder if maybe they changed to a mega server system if maybe that might help. SWTOR’s zones are so large, and feel so empty because of it. I literally feel lonely while playing it a problem I’ve never had in GW2.

Lenaiya
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Lenaiya

karmamule Enikuo I’m not a huge graphics whore, but I have trouble getting over the pixel stuff. (One reason I haven’t been attracted to Minecraft, as much as I like building bases – hello fellow Don’t Starver Enikuo!) But I bought Stardew Valley less than a month ago, and I have already racked up 70% of the hours I’ve put into Don’t Starve, which I started playing in the beta! MMO’s? What MMO’s?!