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March 23, 2010

Maybe I’m just jaded

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Hugsie @ 2:38 pm

In the wake of There.com closing, there’s actually quite a lot of other similar MMOs out there.  Seven years ago the only MMOs that were NOT fantasy based (like WoW, Dialbo, UO, AO, etc.) were there.com and Second Life (well they were both in beta).

I really don’t care for fantasy MMORPGs, they are just old, and after playing Diablo 2 ad nasium in the late 90s, I had enough.  Every time I do try a new fantasy based MMO  they ultimately just fail me. I tried Guild wars, Linage II, WoW beta, few other free MMORPGs, and they are just ALL THE SAME. There’s no originality anymore.  Sadly the FPS-RPGs fail worse and never work out, and I’m so used to Quake 3/QuakeLive these other games just  had the wrong feel when it comes to FPS.  So all there was left for me were there.com and Second Life.   I started with there.com first, tried SL about 11 months later, but hated it.

Now fast forward seven years later we have Kaneva, Twinity, OnVerse, vSide, and uTherVerse (IMVU doesn’t count). And they all pretty much are the same thing, on the suckage side.  They all tend to suffer for what Thereians complain about what SL is like, OR SL resident had complained about there.com.  The avatars look bad, the animations (i.e. walking) look robotic. There’s no sex or adult places (or too much of it), and some of these are way too focused for children to play games or collect stuff, rather than just hang out and party.

So I’m sticking with Second Life, mostly because I know what I’m doing there, and I’m just not in the mood to be a “n00b” again learning how another MMO world works, when SL works just fine for me.

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5 Comments »

  1. Isn’t uTherVerse all about adult/partying?

    Comment by Simon Newstead — March 23, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    • Yeah but from what I understand you have to be premium member to access the adult stuff, which SL you don’t need to be. Though you can be a transsexual on utheverse, but from what I can tell you just appear as a female avatar. I can’t check my package unless I shell out some bucks; not interested anyway. Like I said I’m happy on SL as a tranny.

      Comment by hugsalot — March 23, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  2. Do you know how much content is user made in those other worlds, Hugsy?

    Comment by Mimika Oh — March 24, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    • I really don’t know.. but it’s probably less than SL is since that’s basically 99% of it is user made. Depending on which place, they seem to be pre-made hard coded environments already installed on your computer. Don’t know about clothing and accessories.. didn’t really bother to look into shopping.

      Comment by hugsalot — March 24, 2010 @ 1:11 pm


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