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Hi all roleplayers!

I liked to play some MMORPGs (at least for a while), for example Runescape. But I stopped playing it for two reasons:

(a) A player can and must develop every skill.

(b) It doesn’t run on Linux.

What MMORPG did/do you enjoy? Perhaps Runescape, too? Or maybe WoW?

Greetings Peter

@Jeffrey
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I used to play RuneScape religiously from ~2005-2011. It totally runs on Linux, they even have 3rd party clients that run on Linux (RuneLite). The last time I played about a year ago the game was over run with expensive and unbanable machine learning bots, but using a bot on your own account was almost certain to result in a ban. I spent a few days doing a deep dive into every piece of trivia about RunScape, there was a lot of crazy stuff that went on behind the scenes!

Too bad Jagex sold out to new investors multiple times and overloaded the game with micro-transactions. Their incompetent leadership drove so many players away and then they completely changed the fundamental mechanics of the game in an attempt to attract and retain new players. It didn’t work. They did succeed in wrecking the game so badly, however, that the RuneScape community set up illegal private servers of older versions of the game. Jagex shut those down and eventually re-released the older version of the game themselves which became significantly more popular than the main game.

I don’t play many games anymore, but I’ve been playing Veloren recently. It is opensource and updated a couple times a day right now, the devs are super active and can be chatted with in game.

@PeterLinuxer
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RS didn’t work on my Linux. But it’s good to know that some folks on some Linux systems got it working.

I also didn’t know about RuneLite. I will give it a try.

I don’t like Veloren because I don’t like the voxel graphics.

@gun
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I play oldschool from time to time

@chronojockey
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I’m not a big MMO person, but I used to be obsessed with Ultima Online when I was younger. That MMO always felt dangerous, and it left a lot to the player in terms of how to have fun in the world. Another similar MMO I played was called Face of Mankind, where all quests were generated by the players. I can’t think of any recent MMO that had the same concept, WoW style quests are dreadfully boring to me and the whole experience feels a bit railroaded.

@PeterLinuxer
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There was a browser MMORPG called “Nowhere else and Beyond”. Players could get an island and create landscape, dungeons, cities, NPCs and quests. It had Zelda-style 2D gfx and was not very well-known. I liked it but the creator discarded it in the end.

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