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Best Outer Space flying/mmo game ?

Discussion in 'Games' started by RuskiSnajper, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Lochban1088

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    Nice find, Lochy. I remember Privateer on ye'ol DoS. Haha
     
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    Its not necessarily just a reboot, they do general maintenance on it, like their expansion type updates and bug fixes (patches) during that time
     
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    Freespace 2. Probably the single best single player experience you can have. It's very much a simplified sim, The story line and updated graphics make it worth a play even if it's neither a true sim or MMO

    Taychon the fringe. More sim like in the presentation. You have more of a free world element, And you have more choice of where you go and what missions you do. The bonuses of this game are inertia free space flight (something you don't see a lot of), and some very good voice acting by bruce campbell (evil dead). The game is worth playing just to experience inertia free flight as the game get this mode perfect.

    Freelancer. Frankly rubbish. Limited joystick support, Poor trade mechanics. You play it like an FPS/TPS. It adds very little to the genre. The game is still fun to play.

    X2/X3. Probably the best RPG style space sim. It covers space flight very well. You can configure your ship how you like and the game never imposes any restrictions on you as a player. While not an MMO it has the feel of a grand scale that will keep you engrossed for a long time. You also have no ship restrictions any race can fly any ship. Be prepared to do a lot of trading however.

    EVE. Singly the best MMO style space sim. You loose all control of your ship tho, and have to use 3rd person and no flight controls. The trade element backed up with the very impressive and detailed ship and component options leave most players astounded. The game lacks single player after the main story line tho. So if you don't find a good guild within the main story line be prepared to have a very cold lonely harsh existence.

    Starlancer. The younger brother of freelancer. It gives a fast paced military style space sim experience. Less in depth than FS2, Less options as well, But the story line is closer to home.

    If i had to pick a single one to play it would be FS2.
     
  5. scoutingwraith

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    Also a more recent title to mention which is a little simplified compared to X2/X3 series is Darkstar One. It is very similar to the X series and there is a lot of trading involved however you can only mod one ship that you are given.


    Also i found this a little while ago. Havent looked it up yet.

    http://www.spaceforce-game.com/news2.aspx
     
  6. silkstone

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    +1 for eve online.

    If you are interested, send me a pm and i can get you 51 days of game time free.
     
  7. Yukikaze

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    You have indirect flight controls, and you'd be well advised to use them, at least in "real" (that means PvP) combat. Just letting your ship do the flying will doom you to death at the hands of better pilots.

    As for "single player" and the "main" story line: Both of those statements are false. EVE has no "single player" element, nor a "main" story line. I assume you are referring to the tutorials followed by the Sisters of Eve "epic arc" missions, but those are neither a "main" story line, nor single player. You have plenty of PvE content (although PvE is not EVE's strongest suit - It is first and foremost a PvP game) you can run solo, and quite a bit of people run it solo, whether they are in a "guild" (called corporation, or "corp" in EVE), or not. I am typically a lowsec PvP pilot (some would probably call me a "pirate" since I will attack anything I believe I can take down), and I typically roam solo looking for trouble. A good corp helps you enjoy EVE, and the higher end goals (wormhole space, null-security space) require the cooperation of a (sometimes very large) group of people, but you don't (really) need it if you're not into it as a second life, but just a game.

    As for a cold and harsh existence: It doesn't matter where you are in EVE. It is a cold, harsh universe. The second you undock from a station, you accept the fact that your ship and your body (sitting in it) are at risk. This is why the #1 rule of EVE is: "Don't fly what you can't replace (or cannot live without)".
     
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    I remember I fell asleep in my chair during a mining run and woke up in a escape pod lol
     
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    At least they didn't gank the pod too :laugh:
     
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    that's when I decided it was time to join a corp...
     
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    The main benefit of a corp when you start is pretty much this: You get people who laugh at your misfortunes, but are nice enough to help you overcome them. Epic fails are still easily created when you're starting off, though.

    How long you've been flying?
     
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    I left EVE just as they introduced the Titan class ships. I want to go back to it because there is probably a lot of new content.
     
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    I'm going to go back to Eve once my sub for STOL runs out. Also, EA gave the "indie" developers their "blessing" for Wing Commander Saga recently. Meaning they're not going to sue and they're free to release the game. I can't wait.. plus it's free!
     
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    wow I did not realize there were so many. Ive only played Eve and well it seam like a lot of work. Mining and all
     
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    I can't find the ship I had on the website but it was Apocalypse.
     
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    Titans came in a long time ago, indeed. There's a lot of new stuff since then. Maybe we need an EVE club on TPU?
     
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    Here's a pic:
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    I typically fly frigates and assault ships. I like the small, mobile stuff. I have to, since I PvP solo or in very small gangs, and mobility is key because numbers on my side is a luxury I seldom have.
     
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    I will probably pick it up next month. Q3 is usually dead for new releases.
     
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    If you pick it up, ask a player on the forums to shoot you an invite and you get extra game time and/or isk.

    I've gotten to the point where i don't really have enough time to play and have a lot of other games i need to work through. But it is possible to pay for your account with in-game money (isk) making it free to play, so i do in order to keep training.

    There is no grinding for experience, you train skills in the background and so the longer you have an account, the better your character becomes.
     
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    I think they started that promotion years ago lol

    erocker can capitalize on my invite. I LIKE HIM
     
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    The promo is that for a paid invite, you will recieve a free plex. This can be used as 30 days free game time for the inviter.

    What people will often do, is invite a friend (free 21 days game time) then give that person a free plex which they add to their account (adding 30 days of game time). The person then receives a free plex to replace the one they donated.

    The new subscriber benefits in this way. But yea, some people will invite people hoping they subscribe in order to get a free plex for themselves.
     
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    it's what Quark would want erocker
     
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    you do realize that you keep everything but the monthly cpoint stipend and VA rewards when you go to silver right?

    no need to quit it entirely just maybe put it on the back burner until the next FE comes out.
     
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    EVE Online. I play as a female character though. Using a destroyer Tech 1 ship but with Caldari.
     
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    5 Million points folded for TPU

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