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#1 Jan 11 2013 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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with Dust 514, FFXIV and Defiance all hitting in the Summer.. that sounds lilke a lot to handle.. lol FFXI was basically a full time job by itself i couldnt imagine what trying to play lets say that and WoW simultaneous woulda been like.

not to mention juggling 3 MMOs PLUS singe player games lol, anyone ever done that before? how did you manage?
#2 Jan 11 2013 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Played stupid brower-based MMOs at the same time as FFXIV, does that count?
#3 Jan 11 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
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Isn't Dust 514 going to be Free?

I could easily play that and FFXIV. Otherwise... not sure I can handle 2 full-fledged mmos..
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#4 Jan 11 2013 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
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its free doenst mean it wont have a lotta stuff to do to keep you busy if you try too put out your character the fastest you can or do as much as you can in one day on each.

i mean sure you can play two of them an hour each and the other all day but how much can you accomplish in an hour in those other two. i dont think a few skill point a day is gonna do much for example lol
#5 Jan 11 2013 at 12:43 PM Rating: Default
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XIV and RL are gonna keep me too occupied, maybe the occasional FPS. Cant wait for BF4.
#6 Jan 11 2013 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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When I'm playing one mmo, I'm thinking about stuff I need to do in the other mmo, and then vice versa. I played FFXI and WoW, just WoW, then WoW and Rift, with LotR thrown in occasionally. Does not work for me.
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#7 Jan 11 2013 at 12:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll keep subs to XI and XIV, but that's it. Never heard of these others you mention.
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#8 Jan 11 2013 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
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When I'm playing one mmo, I'm thinking about stuff I need to do in the other mmo, and then vice versa. I played FFXI and WoW, just WoW, then WoW and Rift, with LotR thrown in occasionally. Does not work for me.


Just curious. Having played all those which, if any, do you still play?
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When I started XIV, I abandoned XI entirely. I'm a one MMO guy. Even with playing one MMO I feel like I can't keep up with other games that come out. I couldn't imagine what gaming is like for those who play 2+ simultaneously.
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#10 Jan 11 2013 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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its free doenst mean it wont have a lotta stuff to do to keep you busy if you try too put out your character the fastest you can or do as much as you can in one day on each.

i mean sure you can play two of them an hour each and the other all day but how much can you accomplish in an hour in those other two. i dont think a few skill point a day is gonna do much for example lol


Yeah, but being free, and being a shooter, makes it more likely to play while playing another mmo. If it was 2 similar mmos, like XI and XIV, I'd have trouble committing to both, but with Dust, I'll definitely play it because it would be a change of pace when I want a break from XIV.
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Louiscool wrote:
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its free doenst mean it wont have a lotta stuff to do to keep you busy if you try too put out your character the fastest you can or do as much as you can in one day on each.

i mean sure you can play two of them an hour each and the other all day but how much can you accomplish in an hour in those other two. i dont think a few skill point a day is gonna do much for example lol


Yeah, but being free, and being a shooter, makes it more likely to play while playing another mmo. If it was 2 similar mmos, like XI and XIV, I'd have trouble committing to both, but with Dust, I'll definitely play it because it would be a change of pace when I want a break from XIV.



so by that statement then youre saying you cold play lets say FFXIV and dc universe online just fine?
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DuoMaxwellxx wrote:
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its free doenst mean it wont have a lotta stuff to do to keep you busy if you try too put out your character the fastest you can or do as much as you can in one day on each.

i mean sure you can play two of them an hour each and the other all day but how much can you accomplish in an hour in those other two. i dont think a few skill point a day is gonna do much for example lol


Yeah, but being free, and being a shooter, makes it more likely to play while playing another mmo. If it was 2 similar mmos, like XI and XIV, I'd have trouble committing to both, but with Dust, I'll definitely play it because it would be a change of pace when I want a break from XIV.



so by that statement then youre saying you cold play lets say FFXIV and dc universe online just fine?


Nope. Dust is very very different, please read the above statement again. I've highlighted the parts you missed.
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#13 Jan 11 2013 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I tried to do it with EVE and XI. One always would win out over the other, however.
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I usually have 3 going at a time... I think I'll be playing MechWarrior Online, Neverwinter, and XIV at the same time. Usually I LFG or wait for good shouts in XIV while playing quick matches in games like MWO, depending on how demanding Neverwinter is... I might grind or craft or something while waiting for XIV fun. I plan to have XIV as my main MMO though.
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Louiscool wrote:
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its free doenst mean it wont have a lotta stuff to do to keep you busy if you try too put out your character the fastest you can or do as much as you can in one day on each.

i mean sure you can play two of them an hour each and the other all day but how much can you accomplish in an hour in those other two. i dont think a few skill point a day is gonna do much for example lol


Yeah, but being free, and being a shooter, makes it more likely to play while playing another mmo. If it was 2 similar mmos, like XI and XIV, I'd have trouble committing to both, but with Dust, I'll definitely play it because it would be a change of pace when I want a break from XIV.



so by that statement then youre saying you cold play lets say FFXIV and dc universe online just fine?


Nope. Dust is very very different, please read the above statement again. I've highlighted the parts you missed.



the bold parts you outlined were "being a shooter" as if to point out its different from FFXIV... well DCUO is just as different from FFXIV as it doesnt required a lot of time, more fast paced (like a brawler) gameplay and not a huge list of things to accomplish in one day.

"if it was two similar mmos" well FFXIV and DCUO arent very similar

"change of pace when I cant a break from FFXIV" Id say DCUO is definitely a change of pace from FFXIV >.>
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Vorkosigan wrote:
When I'm playing one mmo, I'm thinking about stuff I need to do in the other mmo, and then vice versa. I played FFXI and WoW, just WoW, then WoW and Rift, with LotR thrown in occasionally. Does not work for me.


Just curious. Having played all those which, if any, do you still play?


Just WoW at this time. I left FFXI in '08. After Cataclysm came out and sucked the large lemon, I played Rift for about 10 months after it released.
LotR off and on after it went ftp, but I never really got into it. I'm only playing WoW because my brother still has his guild going and he carts me along when they need more people. I'm burned out tho, I do some dailies and run heroics a few times a week, and I play Pokemon...er, hunt and level up battle pets. Am waiting for FFXIV.

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#17 Jan 11 2013 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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I also tried to do EVE and XI at the same time. It worked out for a little while, but doing both was difficult. It gets hard to commit after a while. I still play both games, just not at the same time.
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I played XI and WoW for a while in 2005. The problem that it creates is the fact that one will always interfere with the other just due to the sheer amount there is to do; especially at max level.

If you were going to level up while you were playing another game simultaneously, it'd probably be okay, but once you got to level cap in both games, you'd really be struggling to keep the same amount of interest in both.
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I played XI and WoW for a while in 2005. The problem that it creates is the fact that one will always interfere with the other just due to the sheer amount there is to do; especially at max level.

If you were going to level up while you were playing another game simultaneously, it'd probably be okay, but once you got to level cap in both games, you'd really be struggling to keep the same amount of interest in both.



but then it still creates the dilemma of

"i can level up simultaneous on these two games and take 2 months hitting max level on both or stick to just one and hit max levelin a month..

also the main problem is subscription fee... if youre paying lets say 15 bucks a month each on two games you start to feel like youre not playing either as much as you think you should based on the money youre investing in them... now if you played 3 MMOs one was subscription based and the other two were F2P hen I dont see a problem.. play the one youre paying for as much as you need/want and you can play the other two whenever you want.. even if that was 4 hours a month lol. at least you wouldnt feel your money was going to waste
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As long as you had fun taking 2 months for both though, wasn't it worth it?
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#21 Jan 12 2013 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
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As long as you had fun taking 2 months for both though, wasn't it worth it?

Agreed. I never regretted playing either, nor did I regret paying for both. I did miss going out with people though. Depends on what you want.
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As long as you had fun taking 2 months for both though, wasn't it worth it?




that depends on the situation... if youre playing solo and dont have many.any friend ingame then yeah you can have fun leveling both and taking 2 months.. but if you have friend sin game you did stuff with when you first met and wanna continue doing stuff with but cant because in a week theyre shot up 20 levels while youve only gained 10 (because of diving your time between two games as opposed to their just one) and now youre too low level to do stuf with them.. that can kinda bum you out.
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As long as you had fun taking 2 months for both though, wasn't it worth it?




that depends on the situation... if youre playing solo and dont have many.any friend ingame then yeah you can have fun leveling both and taking 2 months.. but if you have friend sin game you did stuff with when you first met and wanna continue doing stuff with but cant because in a week theyre shot up 20 levels while youve only gained 10 (because of diving your time between two games as opposed to their just one) and now youre too low level to do stuf with them.. that can kinda bum you out.

The only situation it depends on is the one you had fun with. In the scenario you described, would you really divide up your time evenly KNOWING that you would be falling behind your static group? Would you let yourself fall behind then claim the game just isn't as fun because you allowed yourself to be put in that situation? It's one thing for real life obligations to affect MMO progress but it's another to willingly grind down a different game when you could be keeping up with a group you're having fun with. "What if I have a separate group in each game I'd like to keep up with?" That's your problem if you can't keep commitments. If I had a static and one guy tells me, "I may not be available at these times due to the 3 other MMOs I'm playing", would I stop the entire groups progress just to wait for them? I can't say I'd be as understanding because it's something completely within their control.
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As long as you had fun taking 2 months for both though, wasn't it worth it?




that depends on the situation... if youre playing solo and dont have many.any friend ingame then yeah you can have fun leveling both and taking 2 months.. but if you have friend sin game you did stuff with when you first met and wanna continue doing stuff with but cant because in a week theyre shot up 20 levels while youve only gained 10 (because of diving your time between two games as opposed to their just one) and now youre too low level to do stuf with them.. that can kinda bum you out.

The only situation it depends on is the one you had fun with. In the scenario you described, would you really divide up your time evenly KNOWING that you would be falling behind your static group? Would you let yourself fall behind then claim the game just isn't as fun because you allowed yourself to be put in that situation? It's one thing for real life obligations to affect MMO progress but it's another to willingly grind down a different game when you could be keeping up with a group you're having fun with. "What if I have a separate group in each game I'd like to keep up with?" That's your problem if you can't keep commitments. If I had a static and one guy tells me, "I may not be available at these times due to the 3 other MMOs I'm playing", would I stop the entire groups progress just to wait for them? I can't say I'd be as understanding because it's something completely within their control.




an din that scenario Id say then why am I paying 15 bucks a month for 3 games.. thats 45 bucks a month If im gonna play one of them 75% of the time (to keep up with my static) and the other two 12% of the time each? to me then that extra 30 bucks could be put to better use. now then if those two games were free.. and Im only paying for one of them (the one my static is in) then yeah Id happily play that one enough to keep up with them, and hope to the others "whenever i have time to play them".

luckily one of those three games IS free so that solves that problem.. but the second one is an unknown.. the devs arent giving out subscription plan info yet (despite the fact that its January and the game is set for april release.. i mean how many months before FFXIV came out did we know how much it was gonna cost? lol).. However Im hoping it is free or at least B2P (because we know for a fact we will have to BUY the game... and itll be 59.99 lol) considering its made by Trion and Im sure all or at least 95% of their MMOs are free (heck didnt eve Rift go F2P?)
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For myself I always felt like I was still advancing in Eve Online while somewhat ignoring the game due to the games skill learning lengths. I could set a 30 day skill planner then go immerse myself in XI or even try a different mmo. I realize Eve's real time skill learning is fairly unique in this regard compared to other games but it was a huge turn on for me. Having XI to play was a great way to pass that time.
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an din that scenario Id say then why am I paying 15 bucks a month for 3 games.. thats 45 bucks a month If im gonna play one of them 75% of the time (to keep up with my static) and the other two 12% of the time each? to me then that extra 30 bucks could be put to better use. now then if those two games were free.. and Im only paying for one of them (the one my static is in) then yeah Id happily play that one enough to keep up with them, and hope to the others "whenever i have time to play them".

luckily one of those three games IS free so that solves that problem.. but the second one is an unknown.. the devs arent giving out subscription plan info yet (despite the fact that its January and the game is set for april release.. i mean how many months before FFXIV came out did we know how much it was gonna cost? lol).. However Im hoping it is free or at least B2P (because we know for a fact we will have to BUY the game... and itll be 59.99 lol) considering its made by Trion and Im sure all or at least 95% of their MMOs are free (heck didnt eve Rift go F2P?)

I think we finally agree on something. But to answer the original topic; I don't like to invest in multiple MMOs (sub or f2p) at the same time. Not really sure why, it just doesn't appeal to me. I had a WoW and SWTOR sub at the same time but ended up cancelling my SW sub because I was rarely playing it. Sure, I could still play as a preferred status but, meh. I have plenty of console games I could still complete, even more so since my Wii ate my GameCube memory card and wiped all my saves.
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