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Lowdar
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:32:00 - [1]
 

I'm leaving EVE, who wants my stuffs!? Just kidding, i'm not giving away any stuffs so please don't be a douche and post anything about stuffs kthx.

Anyways I was wondering what other MMO's are out there that are halfway decent and have similar features to EVE. I personally love the free market style of eve and how most items are created by players.

However I feel there are too many flaws with some of the UI features and game mechanics that really ruin the game. I have heard Planetside is supposed to be good, but I don't know much about it. I like the space setting for eve(I'm a pretty big sci-fi nerd) but if you know of any other MMO's that have the an economy similar to EVE, regardless of space or what not, please tell me.

I suppose I should not be so lazy and just search myself but there are a lot of choices out there, so I figured I could narrow my list by asking here.

Also I do plan on returning to EVE if they ever fix anything, so again, no stuffs for you!

Aphoxema G
PONIES EVERWHERE
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:36:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Aphoxema G on 18/02/2011 01:57:51
Originally by: Lowdar
Anyways I was wondering what other MMO's are out there that are halfway decent and have similar features to EVE. I personally love the free market style of eve and how most items are created by players.


If you're talking spaceship games in particular, I think EVE's kind of kicked them out of bed for being the most popular and the least bankrupt.

Professor Tarantula
Hedion University
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:45:00 - [3]
 

Fallen Earth would fit your criteria.

Patient 2428190
DEGRREE'Fo'FREE Internet Business School
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:48:00 - [4]
 

WoW awaits you.

Burial Day
Anti-citizen One
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:54:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Burial Day on 18/02/2011 01:55:44
As far as sci-fi goes...

Star Wars: The Old Republic (made by Bioware; looks very standard but polished. It'll be pretty popular)

Firefall (tribes-like open world FPS on an alien planet; free; looks incredible considering its price)

Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium (the 40k universe is brutal and fascinatingly over-the-top; this is more action-oriented)

New Planetside (sony is remaking the old game - should be awesome; think Battlefield 2 on a planet-wide scale)

that's all I can think of. EVE is pretty unique, actually - I don't think you'll find anything quite like it

Lowdar
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:57:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Patient 2428190
WoW awaits you.



Sadly enough I have played WoW, but it got boring pretty quick. And anyways the economy aspect of WoW is laughable.

mechtech
SRS Industries
SRS.
Posted - 2011.02.18 01:59:00 - [7]
 

Nothing comes close, the modern MMO landscape is a barren expanse of generic clones.

Fallen Earth, Perpetuum, and Darkfall are the only games that actually do anything innovative, but keep in mind all 3 of them are backed by very small dev teams and play as such.

Guild Wars 2 will hopefully be a progressive AAA MMO, the original was quite innovative at the time.

Aphoxema G
PONIES EVERWHERE
Posted - 2011.02.18 02:00:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Burial Day
New Planetside (sony is remaking the old game - should be awesome; think Battlefield 2 on a planet-wide scale)


I adored Planetside but I have crap coordination and responsiveness, EVE was sort of a relief. Well, until I got into PvP, then I just sucked at that, too.

Wacktopia
Sicarius.
Legion of The Damned.
Posted - 2011.02.18 02:12:00 - [9]
 

0/10.stuff.coolstorybro.kthnxbai.tears.troll.whocaresjustleave.com

Apollo Gabriel
Mercatoris
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2011.02.18 02:17:00 - [10]
 

Pirates of the burning sea is fun, it is really limited, but it is mainly a player run economy and a fun change of pace.

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.02.18 02:39:00 - [11]
 

Ultima online

everything else is carebear island paradise. so long let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

Mystic5hadow
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2011.02.18 03:33:00 - [12]
 

There really isn't anything like EvE.
Closest I can imagine would probably be the Star Trek MMO.

There's a reason so many of us come and go from EvE regularly, we love to hate it but in the end it really is unique from everything else.

Ai Shun
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.18 05:39:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Ai Shun on 18/02/2011 05:40:18
Originally by: Lowdar
Anyways I was wondering what other MMO's are out there that are halfway decent and have similar features to EVE. I personally love the free market style of eve and how most items are created by players.


Have a look at Project Entropia by MindArk. It is technically free to play, has an in-game economy with a 10PED to US$1 exchange rate (Yes, you can withdraw ingame currency and deposit it) and is fairly rich. There are some players making enough money in-game to employ people. Fairly incredible and no, you don't need to put money in. A friend plays casually, started with $0 and is now turning over around $500 per month. Not much in the grand scheme of things, but playing a game and making money? It's pretty cool.

And it's not too shabby in terms of graphics (Uses the Cryo Engine or similar, I believe) and they are adding vehicles with plans for spaceships, etc. You can already visit the local space station, which is a big party club.

Edit: PS. If this information is useful and you enjoy Project Entropia, a donation of ISK would be most welcome :)

Natasja Podinski
Posted - 2011.02.18 05:52:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Lowdar
Originally by: Patient 2428190
WoW awaits you.



Sadly enough I have played WoW, but it got boring pretty quick. And anyways the economy aspect of WoW is laughable.


what no 0.1 gold market pvp?. anyways! elves and gnomes and pink unicorns with customized hoovjob is so disgustingly... childish.

look up jumpgate evo on internetz

Kengutsi Akira
Posted - 2011.02.18 05:55:00 - [15]
 

Star Trek Online

lol jus kidding its the American version of a Korean MT farm

Mecinia Lua
Galactic Express
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.02.18 06:11:00 - [16]
 

The problem with the Planetside revamp is SOE is doing it, SOE hasn't touched anything they didn't screw up for almost a decade. Very bad track record.

Star Trek Online is nothing like EVE, and also nothing like Star Trek ultimately it will fail.

SWTOR I believe will ultimately fail as well.

I've not played Battlestar Galactica Online which is in open beta right now, but I don't believe it is like EVE.

You're not going to find any game that is 100% bug free. The industry hasn't made such in decades. Part of that is the sheer size of the programs, in millions of lines of code even if you keep errors to 3% or less you are talking thousands of code errors.

EVE's success is largely that it is an IP solely owned by CCP. Any effort to tap into an established IP is going to be met with the fans of that IP which ultimately have expectations a game cannot match. Part of this is that the original IP owner oftentimes maintains to much control of content such that the gaming company in trying to comply alienates the very fans they are attempting to lure.


CCP Spitfire


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.18 06:35:00 - [17]
 

Moved from 'EVE General Discussion'.


James Tiberius Kirk
Posted - 2011.02.18 08:05:00 - [18]
 

Perpetuum is a carbon copy of EVE, so...

Zaqar
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2011.02.18 08:31:00 - [19]
 

Oh yeah, just go and play one of those other open-ended single-shard sci-fi sandbox MMOs with real conflict, politics, territorial control, player-run economy, no instances, etc.

For the love of god, why do you think we're all still here? Shocked

baltec1
Posted - 2011.02.18 08:38:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Mystic5hadow
There really isn't anything like EvE.
Closest I can imagine would probably be the Star Trek MMO.

There's a reason so many of us come and go from EvE regularly, we love to hate it but in the end it really is unique from everything else.


STO is as far from eve as you can make a sifi MMO.

Serpent Kamri
Posted - 2011.02.18 11:16:00 - [21]
 

I suppose you could wait for the World of Darkness MMO ugh

Shiangti
Caldari
Revelation Exploration Inc.
Without Remorse.
Posted - 2011.02.18 16:10:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Mecinia Lua


I've not played Battlestar Galactica Online which is in open beta right now, but I don't believe it is like EVE.






I am playing in the open beta and it is really good considering that it is a browser game. It is not eve, however. It does have lots of good ol' spaceship pvp. The pvp is consequence free pvp as in your ship only has to be repaired a little after you get blown up and respawn at an outpost. It has no player market whatsoever and is totally free to play. You can control space but not like in eve with sov. Since it is free it makes its money through the sale of its in game currency the cubit(micro transactions). Buying cubits are not required to play but are helpful in upgrading ships and weapons faster then relying on loot drops to do it.

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.02.18 16:33:00 - [23]
 

When I found out that Battlestar Gallactica online was a browser based game I thought it would be naff. But then I remembered Quake online. BSG online is decent enough. Being a big BSG fan the environment it is a big pull. As I have seen bigger classes of ships I am on its MMO treadmill. And I have chosen cylon ugh

Ivana Drake
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.18 17:19:00 - [24]
 

2000-2004 was the golden time for MMO variety imo, there was no real standard so people would make whatever and it'd be fun. Then WoW came out and overshadowed everything.

Sooo yeah, I'm pretty sure a lot of people wouldn't be here if there was an alternative.

Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2011.02.18 23:13:00 - [25]
 


Malaclypse Muscaria
Posted - 2011.02.19 03:23:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Malaclypse Muscaria on 19/02/2011 03:37:31
Having fun atm with Darkfall, read that they've doubled skill gains (the grind was one of my main gripes with the game), and resubbed recently.

It's the closest you'll find to the original Ultima, and deviates far from all the WoW-clones: sandbox, no classes, full-loot, open pvp, no auto-attack (it features FPS-like combat), large world that rewards exploration, etc... I find the combat system in itself actually pretty fun - I'm pretty jaded with the combat system in almost all MMOs out there - though it may take a bit to get used at first to the awkward UI and controls.

It's a small Greek company behind it who chose to do their own thing, instead of trying to replicate WoW's mass-market mass-appeal, but they do seem to be dedicated to continually improving it, and sometime later this year there's a big game re-vamp & re-launch, with new models, animations, UI, etc...

Players craft / gather everything they use, but atm there's no equivalent to AH / mail system, so trading is a pain in the arse. Hopefully that will improve.


EDIT: Oh, and for EVE old timers: Darkfall is what Ginger Magician in all of his infamy calls home this days, colouring chat and forums with his usual shenanigans. Very Happy


 

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