A few free MMOs to play while BA regenerates (in Off-topic)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw November 30 2008 11:36 PM EST

Are you bored? Broke? Need a few free games to play? Well, here are a few games you might be interested in!

Gamespot's review of 12 free online action games can be found here, and their similar review of free MMOs in general can be found here.

A great game that might hold your attention for a while is Rappelz. It's a fantasy MMO with a good amount of variety. One thing the game focuses on is pets. Every single character in the game can have pets, and there are even pet classes which focus on pets. It's a fun game that had me entertained for quite a while. It's very time consuming though.

Another game that held my attention for quite some time is Sword of the New World, which is similar to Knights of the Old Republic in the sense that you control multiple characters at one time. It's an extremely in depth game with LOTS of playable characters. You start out with only five (or six, I can't remember), but you can unlock character cards by completing quests for certain NPCs, which then let you create a character of that same NPC. The NPCs usually have some great skills and stances that the normal five characters don't have. It's very fun, and I highly recommend it for RPGers. Another time consuming game, but probably not as much as Rappelz.

Another great game is Flyff. Stupid name, great game. It's like a Korean version of WoW, but even more time consuming.

Speaking of WoW, you can legally play private servers for free. Just download the WoW tutorials and patch up the realmlist.wtf (that's the file extension!) and you're good to go! A great website with lots of private servers can be found here. I personally liked the WoWgasm server because it has a lot of awesome custom content and allows you to level up to level 254, but if you're more into blizzard style play, you can try the WoWscape server.

If you like Star Wars, you can play the non-crap version of Star Wars Galaxies free with the Star Wars Galaxies Emulation Project. I'm pretty sure, although not positive, that you can download the game through the Launchpad Enhanced app. It has some pretty neat features like server status, automatic updates, links to related websites, launching the game, and being able to run multiple clients at once Unfortunately, the emulation it is still in alpha/beta stage because these guys are reverse engineering the entire game. I was addicted to this game (the retail version) for about four years, playing it 10+ hours a day. This game is totally awesome. I can't wait until the Emulation project is completed!

If you don't like any of these games, you can check out mmorpg.com. They have a neat game list with a LOT of MMOs, including upcoming titles. I really like this list because it has great sorting features, they provide details on all the games, include forums, player ratings, etc. It's a great site to check out if you're bored.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw November 30 2008 11:41 PM EST

How could I ever forget Endless Ages! What a great game it is! It's loaded with awesomeness and a wicked mix of RPG and FPS! You can craft weapons, armor, ammunition, shapeshift into creatures and go out on a rampage and slaughter animals all over the place! It's very PvP oriented after you level up one of your skills past level 12 (I think). This game should get an award. Don't let the outdated graphics fool you!

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] November 30 2008 11:45 PM EST

My own thoughts...

First off, SWG Emu is not legal, nor is playing WoW for free.

Second - I've tried and hated every game listed.

Third - I hate mmorpg.com :)

I've now met my daily negativity quotas.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 1 2008 12:11 AM EST

"First off, SWG Emu is not legal, nor is playing WoW for free."

100% untrue. It is simply against the EULA, so the most they can do is ban your existing accounts.

Also, I'd like to mention that everybody is free to list their own games! If you really enjoy a game and want to get the word out, list it here!

Slayer, I understand you enjoy playing Shattered Galaxy. Mind telling us a bit about it and why you like it?

Also, I doubt you've played Endless Ages. It just isn't a well known game. =P

Rawr December 1 2008 12:23 AM EST

Perfect World International is like a Chinese version of WoW (as in it is created by Chinese). Good graphics: You can mold your character's face and body (pretty much anything you can think of).
Combat: It is mediocre, not much movement during combat but the spells look kind of cool. There is element weaknesses/strengths that play a large role. Very little PvP.

There are a lot of professions, and unlike WoW, all professions are available to each player.

Also, you can jump as if you were on the moon. And elves can fly at level 1 :)

Best of all, its free!

Sickone December 1 2008 3:41 AM EST

You know what they say... free stuff is usually quite expensive in the long run ;)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 1 2008 3:45 AM EST

Who says that? xD

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 1 2008 9:25 AM EST

Thanks Rave this is what I was looking!! =)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 1 2008 11:03 AM EST

Are there quite a few people that play on the WoWgasm and WoWscape servers? Like if i would start playing, would i run past quite a few people everywhere i go? And are they decent players and not mean to every passersby.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] December 1 2008 2:57 PM EST

Shattered Galaxy is an MMORTS, kind of old, but still fun (assuming you take the time to learn how to play and be a valuable asset to your faction)

And I have played Endless Ages. You would be hard pressed to find an MMO I haven't tried :p

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 1 2008 3:18 PM EST

I'm downloading the flyff clients right now. The name's kind of out there "fly for fun" but i'll give it a shot.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 1 2008 3:33 PM EST

I stopped playing FlyFF after my assist hit level 47 because it just took forever to level up anymore, even with the fastest leveling class. Plus all the monsters are in one group, so you see the same things constantly. Very repetitive IMHO.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 1 2008 5:14 PM EST

Yeah, Flyff can be a grind fest at times and the mobs do get repetitive. I personally enjoyed Rappelz a lot more than flyff.

Rawr mentioned Perfect World and I've been playing it for a little bit now. I'm only level six, but so far it seems to be great! There are only six classes, two for each race, but you can customize your class to your liking and everything. Also, there seems to be a lot more to do than just fight. Thanks for the suggestion Rawr!

Nehemiah December 1 2008 5:45 PM EST

FlyFF does get repittive, but until it does its pretty good, i played up to around 72ish on my blade, after that it was pretty much done for me, lasted a good while, worth the download. very good considering it doesnt cost any money unless you use the cashshop, which isnt required.

if your down-loading, might want to check out Cabal Online, havent played it yet myself, but i hear its good.

another good place for reviews on free or play to play games is www.onrpg.com. They have a very active board and they have most if not all the hot games out currently and those coming out soon/ in beta.

God Bless you!

Jesus Loves you!

{cb1}Linguala December 1 2008 6:04 PM EST

I've tried Cabal and it's actually much like Rappelz, only a bit faster paced and flashier. And no pet either.

I had been thinking about retrying Rappelz for some time now, but was always held back because I don't know anybody else who plays it.
But if there are more people here who play it, maybe we could make a CB clan on there?

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] December 2 2008 7:11 PM EST

I would be all for a CB clan on rapellz. haha.
So i am level 4 on flyff right now lol, but when i get to level 15. What do I want to become, an assist? Knight? or mage? which would you guys recommend?

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 2 2008 7:55 PM EST

Assist, you can either go the healer or the AoE'er. The AoE (Area of Effect) can kill multiple mobs at one time, granting him more exp for fight, fastest to level. But any one of them is fun. If you play long enough to reach level 60, you will change into two different classes depending on what you chose at level 15. So check those out too when making a decision.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 2 2008 7:57 PM EST

I also wish Rave would answer my question from earlier, lol. If i start up WoW on the WoWgasm server, will i be able to get in a guild and meet many new people each time i get on, or is there not many people who play on these servers (WoWgasm or WoWscape)? And the people that are there, are they even more rude than in the regular game?

Guardian December 6 2008 5:39 AM EST

hero online

the best mmorpg i playerd so far
u an hide a horse , hire a bear , wolf, lion, tiger, eagle, to fight by your side and give em gear.
u do lots of quests and the misions never stop !
a must play game!

u can also use martial arts there! never saw it anywhere.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 6 2008 7:45 AM EST

Warrock - Free FPS-Style MMORPG. Has a F2P user system and a P2P User System.

Combat Arms - See Above.

Two seperate games by rival companies.

I personally like Warrock better due to the fact that its go more things for you to do and, since its been out longer, they've got most of their glitchs worked out. But CA does look prettier and that tends to draw more people in.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] December 6 2008 11:15 AM EST

Warrock really isn't much of an MMORPG...basically just an first person shooter where you can level up.

Flatcap [East Milwaukee Devival] December 6 2008 11:27 AM EST

Somehow Kingdom of Loathing got missed on here

DoS December 6 2008 11:51 AM EST

After like the 5th time ascending in KoL I failed, I couldn't kill the queen. I haven't played it in like over a year since. :\

Nehemiah December 6 2008 2:48 PM EST

i just started Kingdom of Loathing, it seems interesting, but only 40 turns per day is tough, anyone know a way to boost it up? i havent been able to find any helpful item guides as of yet, some must have item names would be helpful.

God Bless you all!

Jesus Loves you!

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] December 6 2008 2:50 PM EST


You forgot zOMG!

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2008 3:04 PM EST

I realize that it isn't an MMO, but you can find plenty of Telnet's, and the devnull tournaments that still host it, but: Nethack.
Yeah. Nethack. (nethack.org)

lowman December 14 2008 3:14 AM EST

I was just linked to http://www.thefarwilds.com/ a few days ago. Its a Card game with a table top element. They hold tournaments, drafts, and leagues. The game allows you to use three default decks, but anything outside of that you have to buy. I haven't spent any USD on it yet and I'm not sure if I will. Its about as expensive as every other CCG out there but the game can get laggy and the player base is still a bit small. Still, I'll be playing it for a little while longer to see how it develops.
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