I would also like to clarify that due to a lack of friends that play games, with only a couple of exceptions, I generally end up soloing. A game that doesn't penalize someone for soloing would be great as well.
Alrighty folks. Yet another "help me find an MMO" post. This one I'm actually hoping to provide a little more information over what others have posted.
So a bit of back story: I grew up in the golden age of MMOs in the early to mid 00s. Damn near six new ones every month, always something new to try, something exciting to check out, and all the publishers, all the developers, were trying to figure out what what would work and what would not. AeriaGames was the publisher I latched on to the most heavily, as you'll notice below. And as time passed, publishers found more and more what's going to work and stuck with it, games petered out, but all was well - people were finding what games they liked.
Now, however. I'm bored
. There is nothing that holds my attention longer than a couple of weeks. I go back to BDO the most because Olvia is typically the most fun. I dabble with Warframe on odd occasion, but... it's the same grind. I can't bring myself to care. TERA, now TERA ruined me for MMOs, completely and utterly. The Action MMO style they coded was AMAZING. Tab-targeting is super boring and it's hard for me to play some, if not most, tab-targeting MMOs.
Then they fucked with the story when they moved the plot along.
I can't hardly touch the game anymore.
PWI I keep coming back on rare occasion. Atlantica has, had?, a special place in my heart, it's a great game, but it's ultimately boring
in terms of engagement and the travel times
, omg. DMO I picked back up because I've been bored, but I'm probably going to uninstall soon. It's pretty much the same story for everything on the first list - I love something about it, but... eh?
I'm sure depression has something to do with this and why I can't keep my attention on anything. But like. If you can take a look over the following two lists and have anything in mind, or just want to probe around on reasons why I stopped, feel free to share your own thoughts, please. I'll take any feedback I can get.
And, as always, these lists aren't entirely exhaustive due to the amount of time that's passed and the constantly fluctuating market of the 00s.
Edit: Forgot SWTOR.
- Pirate King Online/Tales of Pirates
- Star Trek Online (PWI)
- Perfect World International
- Atlantica Online (NDOORS/Nexon)
- Grand Fantasia (AeriaGames)
- WolfTeam (AeriaGames)
- Shaiya (Not sure if AeriaGames or Gamigo)
- Digimon Masters Online
- Hellgate: London
- Requiem: Bloodymare
- SoulWorker (Steam)
- MapleStory (private server for a day, NO idea what I was doing, a friend pulled me along and had me rush things)
- Defiance 2050
- Closers (Steam)
- Final Fantasy XIV
- AdventureQuest (would you even consider it? Idk)
- MechQuest (again, idk, but why tf not?)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Online (JPN)
- Luna Online (uncertain publisher)
- Forsaken World (PWI)
- DOMO (Dream of Mirror Online, AeriaGames)
- Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE Online (AeriaGames)
- Scarlet Blade (AeriaGames)
- Stone Age 2 (AeriaGames)
- Kitsu Saga? (AeriaGames)
- THANG Online
- Global Agenda (the serverfiles got corrupted in May, the Discord is still active-ish though)
- TwelveSky (AeriaGames)