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#1 Spruce Willis

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:49 PM

Anybody know of some good online multi-player games that can be downloaded in a relatively short period of time? Thanks.

#2 z80

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:02 PM

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Also Gun the Duel is good, but the downloads are slow as Fuck
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#3 flashflint

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:59 PM

Runescape.com. Fun. Free. No download.




P.S. If you join pm me your username.
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#4 Team Slaya

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

Runescape... Eh... Not too good. :rolleyes:

Playable, but nothing special about it.

For some reason, a game called Maplestory has pulled me in. It's a 2D MMORPG, and is a bucket of fun if you can look around the large amount of time that it takes to level. It's about par on leveling time with WoW, I think. Really slick looking game, easy to pick up, free download. www.mapleglobal.com is the site, it can only be accessed in Internet Explorer.

Soldat is another awesome free game. It's a fast paced 2D shooter. www.soldat.pl for the download.

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#5 Lukeinator

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:43 PM

As far as FPS's go, try America's Army.

It's fun, it's free, and you can download it here.
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#6 ntietz

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:06 AM

As far as FPS's go, try America's Army.

It's fun, it's free, and you can download it here.

I'll second that. I have America's Army and, though I'm bad, it rocks.

As far as RPGs go, go out to a store and buy Ultima Online, or find somewhere to download it, though that would take awhile... and I mean a long time. Then, download UO Gateway, and play for free.
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#7 Enigma1313

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:32 AM

Alright.

In the realm of shooters, I'd go with Soldat (www.soldat.pl). This game is held very near and dear to my heart, and provides some of the most frantic fun since Quake III. Gunz:The Duel and America's Army are great as well, but they may take a while to download.

Lately, however, a little game called Puzzle Pirates has dragged me in. It can be found at miniclip.com, and is a MMOG, casting you as a lowly pirate working on crews solving various tetris- and collapse-esque puzzles in hopes of someday becoming a captain of your own vessel. Check it out.
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#8 pat 1st Lt

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:42 PM

As far as First Person Shooters, America's Army all the way. Free to download and play, very fast loading maps, pretty good graphics, interesting and different game-play from map-to-map, and a GREAT community.




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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:50 PM

Battlefield 2. Of course, you have to buy it.

Edited by SirTofu, 19 June 2006 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 04:43 PM

I kind of prefer America's Army to BF2. I'm not sure why, it just seems more realistic to me. I know that it was made by the army and all, but you really have to think about tactics insead of just runnin' and gunnin'.
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#11 ntietz

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:33 PM

I think one thing that makes America's Army so great is that you don't respawn until everyone dies, so you really have to think about what you're doing before just running in and trying to kill.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:46 PM

Okay, I'll make my vote for Old School...

Before there were MMORPGs, there were MUDs (Multi User Dungeons). Log in, pick a character race and class, and type directions, cast spells, pick up objects and the like. I used to play at Barren Realms. A LOT. They really test your mapping ability, and the social aspect is a lot of fun as well.

As you might have gathered, they're text based - but that means the system requirements are rather low (all you need is a Telnet client. I used to play on an 8088-based Compaq portable. Over dial-up).

After all, what's better than short download time? No download time!

Edited by Carbon, 19 June 2006 - 05:46 PM.

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#13 SirTofu

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 08:43 PM

I kind of prefer America's Army to BF2. I'm not sure why, it just seems more realistic to me. I know that it was made by the army and all, but you really have to think about tactics insead of just runnin' and gunnin'.


And there isn't tactics in BF2, nosireee.... Seriously, have you played the game? Maybe you don't play with anyone, at all. You play BF2 with a friend, and it's great. The squads allow for teamplay. By running and gunning, i'm thinking about quake 3 right now. Which is in a completley different category than AA and BF2. You see, if you run and gun in either game, you die. And since your using that logic than you have to say that AA is in no match to operation flashpoint, because in that game, one hit and you're dead! Funny, how logic works, isn't it?

And before this goes to a flame war, everyone DO NOT reply to my post. Thanks.
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#14 MiMiC

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 08:53 PM

This is not a complete list, but I think it should help satiate your hunger for games quite well for now.

First Person ShootersReal Time StrategyTurn Based StrategyRole Playing GamesSpecial InterestBrowser-Based Strategy

Edited by MiMiC, 01 July 2006 - 12:39 AM.

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#15 Lukeinator

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:39 PM

And there isn't tactics in BF2, nosireee.... Seriously, have you played the game? Maybe you don't play with anyone, at all. You play BF2 with a friend, and it's great. The squads allow for teamplay. By running and gunning, i'm thinking about quake 3 right now. Which is in a completley different category than AA and BF2. You see, if you run and gun in either game, you die. And since your using that logic than you have to say that AA is in no match to operation flashpoint, because in that game, one hit and you're dead! Funny, how logic works, isn't it?


Actually, I have played the game online, and I agree, it is very fun, and I play it quite regularly.
I prefer AA because, as was mentioned earlier, once you die, you don't respawn right away. It adds an aspect of real life, where you only get one chance, instead of being able to come back and fight again in a matter of seconds.

Both games are very fun, the difference? Only about $50 Canadian.
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