Lantian is looking for a free to play similar to Black Desert Online, ESO, Eve, and Star Citizen. Basically games that gives you the feeling that you’re in control of your character; you can work for a ship, work on a ship, farm, and craft.
Our first recommendation is ArcheAge. This game is known as the ultimate fantasy sandbox MMORPG. On top of the standard MMO aspects of this game, you can build a house, farm, and build a ship.
Housing in this game are not instanced meaning that they are visible to anyone passing by and have a real location. You can decorate the interior and exterior of your house with both functional and cosmetic items. You can also build a farm in either 8×8 or 16×6 meters. There are several options for choosing plant and animal life. Each plant or animal has a length of time in order for it to grow and become harvestable. Animals are capable of mating and producing offspring. These can grow up to become your mount or a battle pet. There is even an option to have an underwater Aquafarm.
In order to build a ship you must buy or acquire the plans to create it. There are several types of ships in this game which require a whole slew of different items to create. A ship in this game is like a mount and makes you travel faster. Other than traveling, other uses include trading, exploring, bringing your friends places or attacking other ships. Naval combat has become a huge draw for playing this game!
Our second recommendation is Star Wars The Old Republic.
This MMO set in the Star Wars universe has a lot of great features that fit what you are looking for. In this game you get to own and manage your own ship. Depending on the class you are playing will determine what type of ship you will receive. Not only are the ship’s different looking on the outside, they have a unique layout on the inside as well.
With your ship you can travel the galaxy or in engage in space combat to complete missions. Space combat is fun and it really makes you feel immersed in the Star Wars universe when you see Tie Fighters flying by. In your ship you can have your companions who can help you along the way by utilizing the game’s unique system called Crew Skills. This system which allow your companions to gather, craft, or go on a mission so you don’t have to! You can manage what each companion is doing while you are off leveling and exploring the world. Your crew can be scavenging for useful old technologies, crafting armor, or hunting for treasure. This takes out the manual grinding of traditional tradeskills and lets you focus on the fun stuff.
Our final recommendation is Wurm Online.
Wurm online is the MMORPG where the players are in charge. Everything in the game except for the natural environments are created by the players. So when a new server is launched it is an empty land. All the items in the game are made from materials you gather or create. You can cut wood from trees, mine rocks, etc. You can pretty much build whatever you want.
I thought this game would fit what you are looking for because it is so open and there is no limit to what you can do. You can build your own settlement which could include a farm, a castle or even an entire village. You can build ships and travel across great distances of water.
Pave roads to connect settlements and plant signs to improve local infrastructure.
Live off the land by creating fields to farm a variety of crops including potatoes, garlic, cotton, wheat, strawberries, pumpkins and more! You’ll also be able to cook with the wide variety of ingredients.
So those are our three recommendations: Archeage, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Wurm Online. Try them out and let us know what you think.