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| "Re(5):FF XI or Star Wars Galaxies?" , posted Fri 22 Apr 15:22|
WoW is probably the best, because it's user friendly and has a lot to offer...but...I can't play it because it's too ugly. I couldn't create a character on that game that wasn't utterly hideous. The WORLD is hideous.
I can't recommend FFXI, not because it isn't a good game, but because it isn't catered to people who only have a few hours at a time to play. Either you play all day (and probably every day) or you don't play at all. If you're into other games, that's no good either. It also doesn't provide any degree of freedom. You have a variety of equipment, but if you want to go for style and originality instead of the best stuff, then nobody will want you on their team.
Of course, you can play for a good 60 hours before it gets ugly.
I think I know what you mean by hideous and that's kind of why I wasn't too into getting WoW. I love Star Wars so much, and I think I'd like Galaxies, but I think I'd love the Final Fantasy too... I'm worried about how long it'd take to really enjoy what I'd want to do in Galaxies, though, since I'd really want to be a jedi. Don't you get a month free with FF XI? Maybe I should just try it and see how I like it, since it's only 20 bucks.
I guess a good question is, as a huge fan of Star Wars and Final Fantasy, would I like Galaxies of FFXI better? I guess I'll take a closer look at them this weekend. Please give feedback if you're familiar with these though, I appreciate it.
Hungry Like the Wolf
| "Re(1):Guild Wars!" , posted Sat 23 Apr 03:05|
Besides it being Star Wars, I honestly can't say anything positive about Galaxies. In short the game's economy is broken, jedi are absurdly over-powered, Jump to Lightspeed was too little too late, and most of the people who were playing it have long since left for greener pastures. If you really want to be a jedi, I would suggest getting Knights of the Old Republic I and II instead. That or you could get one of those neat Mater Replucas 'Force FX' lightsabers.
As for FFXI, it's as much of a timesink as others here have said. Not only does it take forever to level, but it is also impossible to do anything by yourself. The only way to make any progress in the game is to meet up with a set group of people at a designated time and play 4 or 5 times a week for 5-6 hours at a time. It's a fun game, but is also by and far the most time demanding MMO on the market.
I'll second Ammadeau on Guild Wars: It is free to play, is less time intensive than most MMO's, and I've heard a lot of positive things from people in the beta. Other than WoW, it's the only MMO that people seem to have any interest in these days.