Go Back   The Older Gamers Forums > TOG Public Forums > MMORPG Games: The Realms > Free to grind

Free to grind Discuss Free MMO's here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 5th June 2010, 10:43 PM   #51 (permalink)
Moderator
Moderator
EVE Division Vice Captain
Ace - Post: 8539
 Ebonytears's Avatar

Dead
Default

I've also been looking at BOI. It's been compaired to Diablo II type gameplay. I like the idea that your weapons and armour level up and the pet system looks quite detailed and interesting. I've been looking for an mmo style game that I can play on an extremely casual basis and I think I might give this one a try.
__________________

thank you Birko for the sig

Last edited by Ebonytears; 9th June 2010 at 03:26 PM.
Ebonytears is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 5th May 2011, 09:11 PM   #52 (permalink)
Competent - Post: 313

Default EQ2X

Hi all

Not quite sure why its not here, so I'll add it.....

Name: Everquest 2 Extended
Genre: Fantasy (NPC Gnomes add a touch of Steampunk)
Style: MMO RPG
Combat Style: Auto-attack mellee, but the casts do the damage. Icons on hotbar can have keys assigned to launch abilities - queue 1 deep.
Learning Curve: Complex start to crafting, then easy. Easy start to adventuring. Help tips and instructional quests get you going pretty quickly.
Crafting: Simple to start as you develop your first artisan. after basic crafting comes tinkering and adorning, making tools and add-ons to weapons and armour. This gets trickier - also because the materials are harder to source (often from transmuted loot)
PVP: PVP servers or Co-op servers - not sure if PVP is available on eq2x. However you can challenge other players to a duel with no ramifications or xp gain or loss. Also there are arenas where you can get your pvp on. So there is the option for PVP, but it is not in the general world, and I have not explored that yet.
Role-Playing: Voluntary - people tend not to, but also tend to be happy to play along with anyone into RP. Chat channel for lvl 1-9 tends to blow RP out of the water, but is hard to turn off as peeps advertise for groups in it too. (Other ways to form groups though)
Leveling style:Level based in 3 facets, Adventuring Level (auto skills upgrade), Tradeskill Level (opens up new crafting recipes), AA or alternative advancement (spend the points on various advancement trees to open up new skills)
Server Pop: heavy

Immersion: 10/10
Graphic Quality: 10/10 need uber boxxor
Sound Quality: 8/10
Content Quality: 10/10
Overall Rating: 10/10
but I am an addict........

Brief Description: Nothing brief about this game. My wife and I play together - it was great fun as noobs, and now it is great fun with higher toons. Soloing is kewl, but pickup groups are great fun. Skills (game experience and player professionality) can make a big difference to the success of a group, but similarly playing with tossers can equally be a laugh. Roles are acutely defined in groups, so breaking the typecast can really upset or amuse other players.

Great for gaming, but also great for socialising - can be treated like a chat room with a gui, or can be used for hardcore raiding.

Pros: Recently made free!!!! Toons at all levels and all experiences now. Depth and sophistication to the gameplay. Some questlines have great storylines. Create multiple accounts and 2box - easy if you have a PC and a laptop, with the "follow" function and the ability to target mobs through a group member

Flying mounts just introduced for high level toons - wow. I had a lvl 12 adventurer, 90 crafter, and now I am doing all the low level zones with a flying mount and loving it.

Cons:Sony are DOWN CRASHED at the moment LOL that's why I am here. To open up the world chat, a one off payment of $10 is a must. (Silver membership) At silver you cannot equip the best loot drops (but the best crafted is available to be used, and it is hard to find better than mastercrafted) Chat Channel for levels 1-9 (and above) can be feral, but Sony will boot people if they are reported, so usually it is within the realms of acceptable....just.

Other Comments: Get into a guild! Guild halls make great portals, and huge help with crafting stations and bot harvested materials. Also create and join the chat channel "TOG" - on EQ2X we don't have a guild, but we do have a secret society!!!!!

Voice chat is ingame, can be set to guild or group or a private channel.

Microtransactions using Sony stationcash are nasty - easy not to do, but then easy to do as well. For example, $7.50 for a fast mount is a worthwhile purchase, if you are used to the zones and want to level fast. For a new player with eyes wide open, not necessary at all. Try and keep my wife from purchasing new outfits on double station cash weekends!

Oh, the external EQ2 wiki is a great help (necessary for some quests) and you can make easy macro's in game with a gui to open browser windows in game to the wiki at set pages. Actually the macro system is a great help for reducing RSI

Also there are many GUI mods, "Profit" being one I used for a while. Ther best by far is the minor mod called EQ2Map which improves the in game map to include player created Points of Interest (searchable) and can nearly replace the need to consult the Wiki for complex quests.

Payment options: Various Tiers of Membership - Bronze is Free. Silver is one off $10, and a necessity after a while for the chat channels - but then all toons on that account are then silver. Gold and Plat aint free so no comment.

Download Size: Optional - 12 gig or the better option of a streaming DL - nearly instant play

EQ2 has its own forum here - live (not free) is lumped in with extended (free) and while it is monitored it is not overly active.
__________________
__________________

The moments of clarity between ongoing insanity

Last edited by LuSiD; 5th May 2011 at 09:14 PM. Reason: adding some bold
LuSiD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2011, 10:06 PM   #53 (permalink)
Retired Captain
Retired Captains
Elite - Post: 3842

Amused
Default

APB APB Reloaded - GamersFirst

Currently in closed beta, however if you had an account when it was Real Time Worlds, you can play.

Fun game in my opinion and I am not much of a PvP player, which APB is pretty much PvP with very limited PvE in the guise of stealing/impounding stolen goods depending on if you are a cop or a ganger. Mostly you get missions to do one of several things and they have multiple stages. So for instance you may have defend/hold/capture or kill the leader or hack/paint/steal something.

Equipment unlocks are based on rank and prestige with your contacts. Weapons, equipment, modifications, vehicles and clothing are available. Equipment is pretty useful since it reduces the amount of time required to do various missions. Mods are for your car and weapons, but only some of them have slots you can add the mods to.

The main part of the game is group PvP. You may start a mission as the only person on your team but you can call backup. Also, they do have quite a bit of achievements in game that also open up gear for you to attain. The game has built-in voice, so once you are in a group, you can talk. The comms are pretty good too. Teamwork is key to winning as well.

Personally, I suck at PvP and die about 10 times for every kill, but it is still fun.
brohawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th June 2011, 11:27 AM   #54 (permalink)
Dangerous - Post: 810

Amused
Default

Just received an email today from the fallen earth team. Looks like there's been a change of ownership and they'll be introducing a f2p model in the coming months.
__________________
The sole reason for my existence is to serve as a warning to others...
Sloffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2011, 07:23 PM   #55 (permalink)
Dangerous - Post: 581
 naboo's Avatar

Default

I occasionally jump into Dead Frontier. Very simple isometric zombie shooter(though it claims to be 3d you can't change the camera angle). You run it in the browser with unity.

Basically you wander around collecting loot and shooting zombies in a massive post-apocolyptic city. There are lots of different weapons and possible character builds.

Nice trading system, but the mission/quest system is new and is still a bit clunky.

It is in open beta but works nicely, i've hardly ever seen it bug out.

Good one to just jump into and wander around for a while, although I would like to try it with a group, see how that goes.

I recommend it if you like zombies.
naboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th December 2013, 09:45 PM   #56 (permalink)
Harmless - Post: 2

Default

Hi there, I just started playing online games recently and i want your advice of how to buy credits and silk and gold of games online without using my credit card.

Please advice.

Thanks
berryatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2013, 06:48 PM   #57 (permalink)
Moderator
Moderator
Quietly from behind
All Knowing - Post: 15991 TOG Bronze Level Supporter
 The Omen's Avatar

Sneaky
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by berryatty View Post
Hi there, I just started playing online games recently and i want your advice of how to buy credits and silk and gold of games online without using my credit card.

Please advice.

Thanks
Hi berryatty,
First thing you need to do is to visit the game in specific that you are wanting to play and read their EULA and see if you are allowed to do this.

If it is in breach of their EULA (rules) then don't do it.

If this is the case then unfortunately we (TOG) can't and won't allow this on our forums as TOG follows ALL gaming EULA's to the letter and we remove such posts immediately.

Could you please specify which game you are looking at doing this in and then we can go from there.

Just a reminder again, you need to read the games EULA to make sure.

Regards,
Omen
__________________


The Omen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2013, 06:49 PM   #58 (permalink)
Harmless - Post: 2

Exclamation

[QUOTE=The Omen;3961527]Hi berryatty,
First thing you need to do is to visit the game in specific that you are wanting to play and read their EULA and see if you are allowed to do this.

If it is in breach of their EULA (rules) then don't do it.

If this is the case then unfortunately we (TOG) can't and won't allow this on our forums as TOG follows ALL gaming EULA's to the letter and we remove such posts immediately.

Could you please specify which game you are looking at doing this in and then we can go from there.

Just a reminder again, you need to read the games EULA to make sure.

Regards,
Omen[/QUOTE



Thanks Omen fro the advice, But I already know the game i want to play as i've played if before, it's Silkroad and I was just asking how to buy silk of the game online with the safest way and without using credit card.

Thanks.
berryatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2013, 06:49 PM   #59 (permalink)
Moderator
Moderator
Quietly from behind
All Knowing - Post: 15991 TOG Bronze Level Supporter
 The Omen's Avatar

Sneaky
Default

Woulda helped if you said Silkroad in your first post
__________________


The Omen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2014, 06:15 PM   #60 (permalink)
Guild Officer
Guild Officer
Dangerous - Post: 597
 Zalzany's Avatar

Lurking
Default

No one really uses this anymore it seems. Oh well I am always trying new F2P games, and I make short posts in the forums might as well try my hand at creating a reveiw to see if I can get some life back in here. I had 5 pages worth of stuff first try, so lets do a snapshot for now.

Fallen Earth Fallen Earth Trailer 3 PC? - YouTube
F2P MODEL: One of the better ones, free is limited, 10 red chips (10,000 base chips=1 red) one character, 100% exp and game content but 35% pvp points earned, and 25% slower crafting and gathering. Freemium is what I love purchase anything form store wich has no p2w items and get a code for 4 char slots, no money limit, 3 crafting slots per toon, and grab bag of premium junk. Subs have 3 versions, all similiar, 100% everything and 10 craft slots for 10, then just more exp, faction, pvp point gain per sub level after that. There are lock boxes, mostly cosmetic items, some pets, and one type with goodies in it, you can get keys in rare instances off bosses, tougher boss better odds of key,also you can buy keys from AH.

GAME PLAY: Crafter heavy game, most your gear you or some one else will make. Poker chips instead of coins, color coded and similar to the copper(white), silver(blue), gold(red) etc system. One world server, RPers dot the landscape don't know a lot about them, but they seem to be active since there are RP clans. Its a hybrid game like Star Wars galaxies but not, you hit tab or mouse wheel to go into shooter mode, you can zoom with scoped weapons, and headshot for extra damage. There is melee weapons and builds, they to can get head shot bonus if you swing at a head. It still has MMO basics, exp level system, hot bar for abilties, instead of talent trees and classes, its like SWG of old, you get AP points you spend them where you want each skilh as different abilities to get, and you can mix and match. All skills are caped based including crafting are set and displayed base traits, int, str etc.

COMUNITY: Decently active, appears to be very healthy population. Has a help channel that is global where you can ask questions and get answers based on what others are willing to share. The GMs are actually part of the community, there not always on but police when on, they also lurk around in stealth waiting for people to mistake help chat for trade chat in WoW. The GMS are all powerful they can mute, ban, and even teloport players, and don't really answer to many people, they also have bad days so don't pick a fight with one, and if they seem agitated put on your best halo when talking in help chat. They are not bad guys unless you poke the bear, if not busy they will answer and help in Help chat as well, and like a taxi they can flag them selves as online in social tab so you can send them PMs, normally they not big fans of it, since they get alot of questions that can be answered by 10 people in help chat in 2 seconds, and people expect GM to fix it for them.

PVP vrs PVE: It has both pvp 100% optional there are some traps in the large world, pvp areas tend to have good crafting mats in or around them to help encourage players to venture in. A warning will go over you screen as you approach one, and it will flat out say when you crossed the line into it. PVE like all MMORPGs you got tons of quests, and dungeons of sorts, not s many instances at least I have seen, there also some raids in game not as crazy as wow raid, but they do exist.

And it has a faction system at about 30 ish, there are several factions each one with an allie, friends, and one sworn enemy, and other minor enemies. towns will start poping up that can be fought over via pvp, you can fight for/with other factions, but its where the pvp raiding is. The contested areas are rich in mats, and you build extractors that are temp structures you must guard to gather up mats in fast manner. Most of the endgame to my knowledge is fighting for this zones, since it can be fun if its your thing. OH and its not just max levels areas are level caped, so if your max level and its ment for a a cap of 35 or less you get a nerf effect, I think you get buffed when too little as well, but not sure.

PERSONAl EXPERINCE I love that 90% of items are crafted, there is no merchants for good toys minus pvp ones, and quest tend to hand you crafted things that are 5 levels lower then you once you leave the starter zones. You will craft at some point, you can get enough to skip most of it and buy from Auction house, but I love crafting so to me that is the best part. I also highly recommend freemium, its 5 buck min to buy g1 credits, it works for this game and APB, and you can buy even the cheapest item for an upgrade code. In STO I payed 15 bucks for more char slots, another 10 for 10 bank slots, in this game 5 bucks got me 4 char slots, 3 crafting slots, removal of currency limit, and grab bag of toys. I honestly don't feel any pressure to sub at all, there is no must haves on the store either, only thing that taunts me is wardrobe slots for dressup, and a all in one toolkit that lets me throw away my other toolkits for more bag space lol.

TOG DIVISION STATUS: Saddly in this ones case the division is in the archived section. A few members poke in, but I think all active TOGers have left the in game clan. The archived section does contain lots of info however, but there is no current officers so the in game clan like the forum division is in moth balls.
__________________
"Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead - but aim to do something big." Deng Xiaoping

Last edited by Zalzany; 1st March 2014 at 11:13 PM.
Zalzany is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +11. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0