Rayne wrote:At least with Minecraft your creativity can shine through and you'll have cool creations at the end of it.
The payment model for MMO's has never bothered me really, most are only about £6/8 a month. At that rate you'd get about 6 months worth of play before you reached the £40 a new retail title would cost.
The payment model for MOST of them has changed recently, since the F2P model works alot better for most people than the pay-per-month model.
It depends on the game though. One way or another, getting really into any one of them, you WILL pay money for it.... which is only fair. These are EXPENSIVE as all hell to run. There's a reason the pay-per-month payment model lasted for a bazillion years as it did.
Anyway, I've been into the genre for a long time, which tends to surprise anyone that knows me well enough.
As for what games I've played.... you name it, I've probably played it, and was also probably in the beta.
My favorites are Everquest, City of Heroes, and I used to love Anarchy Online.
My disliked games are.... pretty much just WoW. And no, I'm not gonna argue with anyone about THAT game. Basically, I played Everquest WAY too much to actually like WoW very much, which always felt like a more simplistic version of it. I dont actually think it's a bad game though, mind you, I've just always taken EQ over it.
I have *alot* of free time, so these games work with me well. I'm also resistant to their addictive nature, as I dont sit still very well and cant stand more than a 2 hour session of pretty much any game at a time, and I dont bother with guilds.
I think the genre can be a real blast if you can find the game that suits you; even more of a blast when you have friends playing with; though meeting random people in-game can be interesting too.
Currently I'm playing Rift, one of the last subscription-based ones currently out there. Though I'm barely anywhere in it yet, pretty much just started. Wanted a more traditional type of MMO this time (as opposed to CoH's explody chaos, and similar games), and this one delivers on that front.