MMORPGs (Poll of sorts)

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MMORPGs (Poll of sorts)

Postby Jaydemir » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:54 pm

1. I'm sure this topic has been done to death in the past, but things change as time passes.
2. I don't know if there is an actual poll format to post like other Forum sites, so forgive me if I missed it.

I'm just curious, overall, what most of you guys do if you want to play an MMORPG.

There are a few that are decent, a few that run on browsers, but as far as native Linux MMORPGs go the choices seem to be only Ryzom and Champions of Regnum (of course, my idea of an MMORPG is comparable to something that looks and plays like WoW).

The only way to really play any other good MMOs are either thru Wine or dual boot.

Are most of you content with just running Wine in your Linux system? Do you play any of the Linux Native MMOs?

My problem is that I like gaming on my production machine, but I refuse to install Wine because it can prove to be messy and vulnerable. I DO have a separate drive with Windoze, but it really irks me to boot into it because I've grown very annoyed with Microsoft products in general.

Anyway, just curious to see what other Linux users do in regards to MMOs.

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Re: MMORPGs (Poll of sorts)

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:42 pm

That's a bit limited list. What about Shroud of the Avatar, Albion Online, Shadowrun Chronicles, ARK, Vendetta Online and quite a few more out there and some rumoured upcoming ports (Star Citizen?). I'm not into MMOs so perhaps these don't exactly fall in the same category as Ryzom or Regnum.

Anyway I prefer single-player RPGs and I don't go the Wine route but support developers that support Linux. Admittedly, the offerings here are much better than how it looks for MMOs. I mean we have Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny, Torment, Wasteland 2, Baldur's Gate I + II and Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment Enhanced Editions, Shadowrun games (not Chronicles), and many more big games. Add to that upcoming games like Pillars of Eternity II, Wasteland 3, Bards Tale IV, Underworld Ascendant, System Shock, and Project Resurgence and it looks good on that front.

You'd think that there is enough money to be made from games like World of Warcraft to justify a port. Perhaps the cause is the kind of MMOs you want are largely developed by the kind of companies that are just not doing anything on Linux (yet).
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Re: MMORPGs (Poll of sorts)

Postby Jaydemir » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:37 pm

xenopeek wrote:That's a bit limited list. What about Shroud of the Avatar, Albion Online, Shadowrun Chronicles, ARK, Vendetta Online and quite a few more out there and some rumoured upcoming ports (Star Citizen?). I'm not into MMOs so perhaps these don't exactly fall in the same category as Ryzom or Regnum.


You know I haven't considered the paid options. I have to look into those. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: MMORPGs (Poll of sorts)

Postby xenopeek » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:07 am

More free and paid options from the Linux game database: https://lgdb.org/games?sort_by=created& ... 22_tid=All
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