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Entropia Universe

In Pictures: 20 MMOGs You Should Explore, Part 2
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Entropia Universe

As its name suggests, Entropia Universe isn't an MMORPG based on one particular realm. Instead, it consists of several worlds within a virtual universe and relies on a micro-payment model. This means that players can purchase in-game currency and then convert the virtual funds back into real cash using a fixed exchange rate. Like Second Life, players can make and sell virtual goods, creating a virtual, thriving economy without the typical questing and character leveling seen in standard MMORPGs.

Current planets include the sci-fi themed Calypso and the rock-n-roll themed Rocktropia. Planet Michael--a world based on Michael Jackson--is expected to launch in late 2011.

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    joytech22 , January 21, 2011 4:17 AM
    It's funny because only 1 or 2 games here are even remotely taxing on your hardware.

    Entropia Universe is visually very impressive in comparison to everything else but I still haven't got the hang of it, I ran out of ammunition during hunter training and now I can't finish it.
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    HappyBB , January 21, 2011 5:27 AM
    The subscription fees for many of these games are just too expensive and outrageous!! That's why I hate MMOGs.
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    kelfen , January 21, 2011 6:04 AM
    HappyBBThe subscription fees for many of these games are just too expensive and outrageous!! That's why I hate MMOGs.

    when you consider buying a game for 50 60 bucks that will only last say at max 3 mounths usually it is worth it
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    kathiki , January 21, 2011 6:11 AM
    Vangaurd saga of heroes is just about the most wonderful, rich and elaborate mmorpg of all times..... i would say equal to the complexity and depth of eve online....

    the description above for a world that is not enough for high lvl players is far from true. After 2 years of exploration on this HUGE mmorpg i found myself having not even remotely discovered 30% of the land......

    factions, diplomacy affecting factions, very entertaining raiding and countless hours of fun with quests.......

    The graphics in the game still look awesome for its genre, but your pc needs to have real horse power to play it.....
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    kathiki , January 21, 2011 6:15 AM
    mayankleoboy1i dont like rpg's. i find them repetitive and tedious after some time. give me a gun and a nanosuit, and i'm fine.


    i would say you still have not experienced the fun of pvp against other players while having to use more than 30 skills at your disposal, nor the fact that you also need to have played the other classes and subclasses to be able to know their potential, their weaknesses and their strong points...

    aren't all games repetitive after some time? are most games of the fps genre a 20-30 hours of experience for 60-80 euros? isn't that a major rip-off?
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    silverblue , January 21, 2011 7:03 AM
    Aion is taxing when it comes to sieges though that's more the servers being unable to cope. I imagine it'll be a different story once 3.0 is released - your whole system will fall to its knees regardless of whether you're sieging or not. ;) 

    Aion has been spotted on the cheap though, you just need to look.
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    Darkerson , January 21, 2011 7:07 AM
    I may have to try a couple of these to pass the time while I wait for the various beta events for Rift. That game is shaping up to be freaking awesome.
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    silverblue , January 21, 2011 7:14 AM
    I should also add that I'm very pleased to see RF: Online still going.
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    haplo602 , January 21, 2011 7:43 AM
    ah, more tips on what to play :-) seems I have 2 or 3 games from the list that I'll try ...
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    jasonpwns , January 21, 2011 7:48 AM
    kelfenwhen you consider buying a game for 50 60 bucks that will only last say at max 3 mounths usually it is worth it


    Or I could buy guild wars 2 when it comes out. Gonna be 50$ most likely and have no dumb monthly fee. Oh and it will last longer than 3 months.
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    rpgplayer , January 21, 2011 8:08 AM
    best pvp content has to be DAoC
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    bens1 , January 21, 2011 8:26 AM
    Personally I'm not a big fan of MMORPG's, but I would be interested in a MMORTS. Does such a thing exist?

    Thanks
    Ben
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    Anonymous , January 21, 2011 9:25 AM
    Anybody addicted to this genre or wanting to try for free, and I really do mean free, should try out Shards of Dalaya. This is based on EQ but is incredibly challenging and massively addictive. www.shardsofdalaya.com for the MMOG of you rlife.
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    AstroTC , January 21, 2011 10:15 AM
    bens1Personally I'm not a big fan of MMORPG's, but I would be interested in a MMORTS. Does such a thing exist?ThanksBen

    atlantica online and its very good too
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    Onus , January 21, 2011 11:03 AM
    When I see "microtransactions," I see "Player must keep paying to advance in the game, otherwise it deadends;" that makes me very hesitant to try one.
    I would consider a subscription, if the cost were in line with a magazine or similar subscription content, perhaps $6 per month.
    Otherwise, you'll find me still in Guild Wars, though eagerly awaiting Guild Wars 2.
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    sirmorluk , January 21, 2011 12:39 PM
    Still no Battleground Europe???
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    bildo123 , January 21, 2011 12:43 PM
    mayankleoboy1i dont like rpg's. i find them repetitive and tedious after some time. give me a gun and a nanosuit, and i'm fine.


    Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you basically saying Halo is less repetitive and tedious than an RPG? I don't mean to burst you bubble or anything, but Zelda for NES has more depth than Halo and most, if not all similar titles.

    As a side note, I find MMOs interesting, but always end up indifferent towards them due to their inherent model of "gameplay". They all run on a grind, and I haven't found one yet that actually makes the money or time worthwhile.
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    sirmorluk , January 21, 2011 12:48 PM
    bildo123Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you basically saying Halo is less repetitive and tedious than an RPG? I don't mean to burst you bubble or anything, but Zelda for NES has more depth than Halo and most, if not all similar titles.As a side note, I find MMOs interesting, but always end up indifferent towards them due to their inherent model of "gameplay". They all run on a grind, and I haven't found one yet that actually makes the money or time worthwhile.

    Try Battleground Europe. No grind, but it will probably be the most difficult game you will ever play. The learning curve is so steep many people just cannot play it and be consistently good at it. Anyway if you like realism, non HP damage models, and war simulation you will like if you can make it through the early struggles of a new player.
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    belardo , January 21, 2011 1:18 PM
    Boy... all these games are vastly different. Human, elfs, magic, monsters, swords...
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    klopppp , January 21, 2011 1:32 PM
    "Momento mori" LOL! Kevin back to school!
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