Online Games (What are you playing?)

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by HoopyFrood, Mar 18, 2010.

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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    I was going to add a post to the current What Are you Playing thread, but I thought this slightly different enough to warrant a new thread.

    So what online games are you playing at that moment? (Be it long, effort-involving ones, or simple minute-long flash games (damn you, Bejewelled Blitz and your time-stealing ways...)).

    A friend visited over the weekend and was playing on Kingdom of Loathing. Now, of course, I've been sucked into the damned thing. Only been playing a couple of days, but it's already getting addictive. Appearance and technique wise it's pretty basic but the more I play, the more I realise how big the damned place is. So much to do.

    However, I have used up my Adventures for the day, am too full to eat anything to get more, and am too poor or not levelled-up enough to get anything item-worthy to get a few more Adventures.

    For Adventuring with a quirky, humourous twist, though, you might want to check it out. As an example, I am currently a Jiggy Grifter, with a nine-pound mosquito as my familiar, my skills are Disco Aerobics and Suckerpunch and I am "Somewhat Drunk" because I've been drinking alcohol to get more Adventure time. Drink too much and you get too drunk to do anything.
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Well, as for me, I tend to prefer DDO, mostly, these days.



    I still visit the games made by Artix Entertainment from time to time, though.....:D
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    Rodders

    Rodders |-O-| (-O-) |-O-|

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    Sorry, what's DDO?

    I will be getting Star Wars TOR when it finally comes out. Oher than that, online games are pretty scary as i think i could get really lost in them.
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    Dungeons and Dragons Online, I think.

    I am now far too drunk to Adventure anymore. I keep stumbling into gutters and having monsters trip over me. I have to wait for a few hours to sober up and get more Time.
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    Cayal

    Cayal The Immortal Prince

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    I am in the same boat, I think I will get TOR though.
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    Whilst I don't play any of the mainstream online games, I used to play Popmundo, a music based game, a little while ago. I left after it got a bit boring for me, though. I have been tempted recently to join another mafia game (which I suppose is technically an online game, if only a forum based one).

    Aside from that, there's only an adoptables site I visit, and the occasional flash game when my sister finds one she thinks I'll like.
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    Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    Hoopy = take my stern advice and

    STAY AWAY FROM THE WOW!

    seriously it should be a class A drug for what it does to peoples!

    As for online I tried Guildwars (Because its one payment and none of that pay per month stuff which whilst acceptable does just drain the money away) and meh the story was not that exciting and I found that unless you happen to find really good players its really rather a drag...... at least level grinding in Final Fantasy lets you get to the story and cutscenes.
    Nice thing about guildwars though was that levels were capped at 20 and it was not hard to get there. The game keeps expanding after, but it means that you don't have to play 27*7 to level up your character just to remain decent.
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    HoopyFrood

    HoopyFrood Iago with a Blackberry

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    Don't worry, I'm steering clear of WoW. I know I'd get thoroughly addicted.

    I'm not having chance to get addicted to Kingdom of loathing because I keep messing myself up. Yesterday I took some goofballs from a Suspicious Guy in the Back Alley and today I had goofball withdrawal which halves your stats for one hundred adventures. So I couldnt do much at all. I am now, again, far too drunk too to anything and am out of adventures. I need to get into rehab or something (although I am clean of goofballs now...)
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    Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Waiting at the Crossroads

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    Battlefield Bad Company 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Call of Duty 4 mainly...bit of Guild Wars in there when I get bored with FPS.
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    Rahl Windsong

    Rahl Windsong Last of the Windsong Clan

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    Not playing any MMO's right now, though I do have a WoW account with a few characters at level 80. My favorite to play is my Blood Elf hunter, mostly because I like to tame the rare's for pets :)

    I don't usually reactivate the account unless they come out with a new expansion or something so I can level my characters again because otherwise I find it to boring.

    Oh! and about a week ago I went to check my account and it said I had to setup some BattleNet account to be able to continue to play WoW, so while I was able to verify my account was still there I never did go through all of the steps to convert my account to a BattleNet Account...
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    devilsgrin

    devilsgrin Member

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    atm not paying any... tho my Lord of the Rings Online account is still active... i checkin in every other week to keep my guild membership...
    otherwise, waiting imatiently for Star Wars The Old Republic.
    WoW... seriously, i can't understand how people get addicted to a game with such bad graphics, no storyline and such a focus on End Game Raiding....euughh...
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    Well, after all that, I went back to Popmundo, and joined a couple of mafia games (although I'm regretting the latter). Still got the adoptables, too.

    I've wasted a fair bit of time on this, though - Akinator, the Web Genius It's a sort of guessing game, where the computer tries to guess the character or person you're thinking of. Pretty accurate, too, which is irritating. I think I've only been able to flummox it about 5 or so times!
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    Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    That is actually quite accurate and scary Talysia! It guessed Angelus and Temeraire, but totaly failed to get Whiskyjack - but then again famous dragons are actually far more rare than famous swordmen ;)
    edit - ok it got whiskyjack in the end!!!

    As for me Battleforge has hooked me for the present. Online card game/RTS hybrid and rather a novelty in that you pay for cards for game content (warriors etc..).
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    treicina

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    I enjoy Guild Wars and am avidly waiting for the release of Guild Wars 2, because the videos the game developers have shown are just stunningly beautiful.
    Also, Silkroad Online is a fun MMORPG similar to WoW, although Silkroad is free and always has crowded servers that take hours to login to, which might be the main reason I've quit playing it.

    I did try a 10 day free trial of WoW a few years back, but meh, I don't see what's so addicting in it so I never bought it. Maybe it's better that way, at least my wallet won't be complaining this way :p
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    Hober Mallow

    Hober Mallow The Merchant Prince

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    I'm looking forward to StarCraft 2. I'm not sure if its out yet and I'm not sure my laptop will meet the minimum system requirements :(
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    Shinju

    Shinju Just Hangin' Aboot!

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    I'm an avid Guild Wars player. Been playing since the start and currently working for my titles! ^^ If I had known all that time ago when I started that gaining titles would mean something in the future I would have started aiming for them ALOT sooner. :[

    I'm currently guildless, if anyone has a good friendly/chatty guild I could join I'd love an invite! :D

    I'm also looking forward to Star Wars online, that looks pretty insane, and for once I actually have friends and family who are gonna play it aswell.

    I got FF14 when it came out but sadly my laptop just couldn't cope, so I haven't touched it since launch date! O_O I foolishly thought my laptop was good enough to run it, with it being relatively new and at the time of purchase it's specs were awesome. Thankfully SE still don't charge for the game. At least, I don't think they do, few months ago I got an email saying they were still providing the service for free while they smoothed out some niggles they were having...heck, I better check they haven't started plucking pennies from my account! >:[
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    cornelius

    cornelius former axe demon

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    I've got a lvl 34-ish Dwarf -Guardian on LOTRO that's probably wondering why I'm not logging in anymore :p

    And I've been playing a little bit of League of Legends lately.

    I guess you could call "Minecraft" online too
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    Leadbelly

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    I finally registered for Uru live a few months ago, but after a few days lost interest in it. I've been an avid Myst fan ever since the first one came out in the 90s but Uru just isn't the same, it lacks that magic surreal quality that the others had, particularly Myst and Riven.
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    kizi

    kizi Science fiction fantasy

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    POkeMON , pikachu. not online but interes
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    Coops

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    COD:Black Ops and Portal 2 co-op.

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