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Old 03-13-2013, 09:01 PM
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Default Mortal Online almost like EQ Classic Modernized?

So who has tried out the MMO called Mortal Online recently? I had been looking for an MMO that wasn't just another WoW clone and finally came across this. After playing the free-to-play version yesterday, I gotta say it's pretty amazing.

MorOn (Mortal Online [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] ) not only has great graphics but also has what most MMO's are "missing", the ability to NOT hold your hand through everything. You basically start out in the middle of nowhere with little to no tips and you can go out and explore or do whatever floats your boat. It really does feel like EQ Classic all over again.

The game feels really immersive since you can only be in first person view; I love this since it makes the game feel more real. When you make your character, you can choose a certain race or mix together different racial ancestors to get different stats and bonuses. There are also no levels in the game, only skills that you work on to become stronger.

There are so many different skills to choose from. It's kinda nice how you are limited on how many skill points you can use. Because of that limit, it keeps the player base diversified on which ones they choose to master except for the min-maxers that always seem to crop up in every game lately.

Anyways, for those who haven't tried it out yet, you should! [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] And for those who have, what did you personally think of it?

-Warning- When you first make a character, be careful when trying to learn how to swim, its reaaaally easy to drown. *cough*


Oh yea, supposedly the game can be kinda picky and crash if you don't have a decent computer. Also, make sure your Regional and Language options are set to english and not something like japanese, whoops. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] I bought my computer about 5 to 6 years ago for around 1k and it runs great on middle settings, so if you have something newer you should be okay.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:44 PM
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I watched a video of it it would be funny to run around as a lil midget with his dick flipping around for laughs.. game play looks just as boring as elder scrolls
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:51 PM
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MO is terrible. The staff and dev team is terrible.

I'll give you a for instance.. horses couldn't jump, people complained, months later the dev team's solution was to just make horses phase through rocks etc.

It is a buggy fucktasrophe, the dev team recently announced they would devote time into new textures and fluff rather than bug that have plagued the game for years.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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The concept was awesome and I used to follow it pre-release, then when it came out, I heard of all the problems.

Didn't bother buying it in hopes that it would improve, unfortunately it seems it hasnt.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:50 PM
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I just played some more of the game last night and haven't come across any bugs or problems. Maybe you guys should try the newest version? It seems like most people played it when it first came out but haven't seen what around 3 years of development can do. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]

Hopefully I'm not just seeing it with rose colored glasses since I haven't played a new MMO for a while. hehe

Just to let you know, its free to play now if you didn't see up above, maybe give it a try Zadrian? [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:22 AM
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I might give it a shot still just to say I've played it..

I've always wondered what it's like to run around with boobies floppin all over the place.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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So who has tried out the MMO called Mortal Online recently? I had been looking for an MMO that wasn't just another WoW clone and finally came across this. After playing the free-to-play version yesterday, I gotta say it's pretty amazing.

MorOn (Mortal Online [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] ) not only has great graphics but also has what most MMO's are "missing", the ability to NOT hold your hand through everything. You basically start out in the middle of nowhere with little to no tips and you can go out and explore or do whatever floats your boat. It really does feel like EQ Classic all over again.

The game feels really immersive since you can only be in first person view; I love this since it makes the game feel more real. When you make your character, you can choose a certain race or mix together different racial ancestors to get different stats and bonuses. There are also no levels in the game, only skills that you work on to become stronger.

There are so many different skills to choose from. It's kinda nice how you are limited on how many skill points you can use. Because of that limit, it keeps the player base diversified on which ones they choose to master except for the min-maxers that always seem to crop up in every game lately.

Anyways, for those who haven't tried it out yet, you should! [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] And for those who have, what did you personally think of it?

-Warning- When you first make a character, be careful when trying to learn how to swim, its reaaaally easy to drown. *cough*

Oh yea, supposedly the game can be kinda picky and crash if you don't have a decent computer. Also, make sure your Regional and Language options are set to english and not something like japanese, whoops. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.] I bought my computer about 5 to 6 years ago for around 1k and it runs great on middle settings, so if you have something newer you should be okay.
I'm playing Wurm Online and it also has some things in common with what you say here. It has been available to players since 2006. It recently reached version 1.0, but it's still Wurm Online.

I heartily endorse Wurm Online and since it seems so similar I'll explain some more.

Here're some characteristics/features of Wurm Online:
1. No in-game map
2. Skill-based; no levels; LOTS of skills (130+)
3. Corpse runs - you can reduce these later on by gaining something (don't recall)
4. No in-game radar or mini-map
5. First-person; there's no 3rd person available
6. Build pretty much anything anywhere (except on deeds); sandbox
7. Character creation is very simple; no stat/skill allocations
8. No limit on how many skills you can learn; just takes a LONG LONG time
9. When you die, you pick from a selection of places to respawn or even your own deed
10. Trees/animals age and have different attributes and can be killed and relocated
11. You can terraform the landscape and build tunnels for mines and even put a house underground

Generally, Wurm Online doesn't try to protect you from yourself. It won't stop you from making grave mistakes. It's not a game on rails. It's this reason among others that I like it so much.

So many things I can mention. I'd say that Mortal Online and The Repopulation and Xyson and Haven and Hearth and similar games are in a league of their own. Although they're each a slightly different take on the sandbox sub-genre, they definitely share common bonds. But they're NOT mainstream games by any measure.

I've never been more immersed in a game than in Wurm Online. What's so sad to me is that some people view what I enjoy as outdated gameplay mechanics. People are so arrogant that they'd destroy what I enjoy just because they think it shouldn't exist. This is what gets me more angry than anything else. I've found a game I love and I'm don't doubt for a second that there're millions of people that would love to destroy it.

I think we'll see more sandbox games in the coming years that'll become more mainstream. It'll be just like WoW. They'll be easy and much less dangerous with lots of hand holding so you don't mess up. These dumbsh*** will come out and say they're superior to other sandbox games. Just repeat of the past 10 years.

I wish we could all just accept that we're all different. No game is superior to another game. There're niche games. They all deserve to exist. We just need to stop asserting ourselves on others.

I like hardcore features that don't try to protect me. I like complexity. I love details. I love being thrust out into a dangerous confusing world with only my perseverance and a couple basic tools and my wit to forge my destiny and clear a path to glory and intrigue. I don't think what I want is superior and the only way to play games. I just want the freedom to have what I want and not have others forcing what they like down my throat. I've been through that. It's why I've quit playign mainstream games. So anyway.

Find out more here:
http://www.wurmonline.com/

It's a relatively quick download. The whole game after installation and patching is only 1GB. They've recently added some new models. The game with higher settings looks great. I'm on a 2.3Ghz AMD 4400+ with 3gb Ram and GeForce 9800. My system is not a new system but yet I can still run Wurm Online with fair to good settings at 20+ fps in the populated areas. The heavily populatd areas are lower. Forests are 60+.

I play on Chaos (formerly Wild) because its map is more natural. But for most PvPers I'd recommend you go to the Epic servers because those have double the skill-gain rate and are less moderated with much higher amounts of PvP and raiding. For those who don't like PvP there're half a dozen non-pvp servers.

Also... I'm playing near Gold Coast. This game is LONG-TERM. You'll play it for years. However, I do expect the game to be watered down for different reasons. But by that time I'll probably find another game.

Lastly this game is only $12-14 for 2 months premium. You even get 2 silver for your first premium-time. I paid about $13.20 for 2 months just recently. I've had premium twice so far and haven't needed to buy any silver. This game does NOT require a lot of money to play. It's NOT a cash-shop type of game YET. You can even play it for free but your skills are capped at 20. I'd recommend getting a couple to 20 then buying premium.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:46 PM
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Hey stormlord, I tried checking out a few youtube videos of Wurm Online. It's pretty cool how there's so much stuff you can do in that game. One thing that I would personally consider a major turnoff is the combat though. It kinda looks worse than even EQ combat, lol.

If only they had a new sandbox mmo coming out with combat similar to Dark Souls. Holy cow, the combat in that game was so fun and challenging. It's been a long time since I ran into such an enjoyable game. It's a shame how easy a lot of the mobs became if you had multiple people though. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Hey stormlord, I tried checking out a few youtube videos of Wurm Online. It's pretty cool how there's so much stuff you can do in that game. One thing that I would personally consider a major turnoff is the combat though. It kinda looks worse than even EQ combat, lol.

If only they had a new sandbox mmo coming out with combat similar to Dark Souls. Holy cow, the combat in that game was so fun and challenging. It's been a long time since I ran into such an enjoyable game. It's a shame how easy a lot of the mobs became if you had multiple people though. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:15 PM
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Yep. You could summon two other players into your game to either pvp against invaders or help clear the way to the area boss and kill it. A few of the areas didn't allow summoning, but most did.
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