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#1 Dec 14 2010 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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What is your favorite MMO you have played.. why? The best part and the worst part?
#2 Dec 14 2010 at 7:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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#3 Dec 14 2010 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think I really have a "favorite" mmo at the moment. There are a number of MMOs that really have some good aspects.

FFXI I really loved when I first played it because it just gave me a sort of "epic" vibe and you really felt like you were part of the world. There was just a sense of accomplishment whenever you achieved something that I find lacking in most MMOs. Unfortunately that's also due to the fact that it takes so long to do anything...I stopped playing because it sucked up so much time.

WoW is another good MMO. I love it for the humor Blizz brings to the game and the great accessibility of it. It has a lot of pluses but for me it just got old so I left it. I'll probably buy cataclysm one of these days though and level a worgen to max level and then drop it again.

EVE and I have an odd relationship. I love the game. You have so much freedom and since it's a sandbox you can do a lot of things you can't in other games. Unfortunately if you want to be good at anything it takes months to build up the skills. Plus the bounty hunting portion of the game is just depressingly useless.

If someone could combine the best aspects of those three games I think it would be the best game ever.
#4 Dec 14 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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WoW use to one of my favorite MMO's but don't you think WoW has lost its glory? If you aren't a 24/7 gamer, you arent going to be the one with the amazing gear, or a whole lot of gold. I ended up not being able to do a whole lot of end game because i wasn't playing all the time so my gear was okay but i did manage to get to about 30k gold and about 60 mounts before i quit :D
#5 Dec 14 2010 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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Koldsteel555 wrote:
WoW use to one of my favorite MMO's but don't you think WoW has lost its glory? If you aren't a 24/7 gamer, you arent going to be the one with the amazing gear, or a whole lot of gold. I ended up not being able to do a whole lot of end game because i wasn't playing all the time so my gear was okay but i did manage to get to about 30k gold and about 60 mounts before i quit :D


That was only the case for vanilla wow. Back then the raids were hard enough and took so many people only a small percentage of players could actually get top gear. Now raids are fairly easy. I don't play anymore but my old casual guild is doing heroic raids, getting that top gear. All it takes is a couple hours a night.
#6 Dec 14 2010 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Hands the one that brought MMO's to 3D,

EverQuest 1. Remember back when "Zam" was nothing more than Alahkazam and it had every EQ Quest, Zone, Item, Data and stayed on top of it until it changed over? Remember when it was fun to play until SOE took over instead of being a publisher.

I'm sorry to everyone out there, but EverQuest can not be beaten. It paved the way for WoW, DD:O, etc. No one gives credit to this masterpiece of a game. Quite frankly, it will always be my favorite and I started late (Around velious expansion)

I tried WoW, FF XI, all them. They were nothing like my EQ1. My second favorite would have to be FF XIV, it is a decent game but needs a lot of patching.

Thats my $0.02
#7 Dec 14 2010 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
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UO started it in 2D but EQ is the grandfather of all 3D MMO's whether they want to admit it or not. And all of them have wanted to create there own "Ever Crack" for a larger higher paying audiance.

So EQ was my favorite, like that first kiss (Or whatever) that you'll never forget.

And no game has come close to giving me the feeling I used to know when I saw "Lord to Zone!" being shouted in Guk.
#8 Dec 14 2010 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
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moelester wrote:
STOP

This. Really guy? If you think these are actually good thread ideas post them one at a time, not 5 in an hour.
#9 Dec 14 2010 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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sorrry. i all ready said id stop.
#10 Dec 15 2010 at 12:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Big fan of EQ2. Graphics look great. Too bad SOE is slowly incorporating free-to-play even into the subscriber side.
#11 Dec 15 2010 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Vampire1212x wrote:
Hands the one that brought MMO's to 3D,

EverQuest 1. Remember back when "Zam" was nothing more than Alahkazam and it had every EQ Quest, Zone, Item, Data and stayed on top of it until it changed over? Remember when it was fun to play until SOE took over instead of being a publisher.

I'm sorry to everyone out there, but EverQuest can not be beaten. It paved the way for WoW, DD:O, etc. No one gives credit to this masterpiece of a game. Quite frankly, it will always be my favorite and I started late (Around velious expansion)

I tried WoW, FF XI, all them. They were nothing like my EQ1. My second favorite would have to be FF XIV, it is a decent game but needs a lot of patching.

Thats my $0.02


Eolair01 wrote:
UO started it in 2D but EQ is the grandfather of all 3D MMO's whether they want to admit it or not. And all of them have wanted to create there own "Ever Crack" for a larger higher paying audiance.

So EQ was my favorite, like that first kiss (Or whatever) that you'll never forget.

And no game has come close to giving me the feeling I used to know when I saw "Lord to Zone!" being shouted in Guk.


This so hard! I know i have a post very similar in one of the other 7000 fav mmo threads, but God **** nothing can touch that feeling, darkfall came kind of close for different reasons but man EQ forevers, any of you guys play on emus? I did a fun run on VZ/TZ the pvp classic one, I think they are getting ready for velious !!! <3
#12 Dec 15 2010 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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moelester wrote:

This so hard! I know i have a post very similar in one of the other 7000 fav mmo threads, but God **** nothing can touch that feeling, darkfall came kind of close for different reasons but man EQ forevers, any of you guys play on emus? I did a fun run on VZ/TZ the pvp classic one, I think they are getting ready for velious !!! <3


Off topic a bit, but I run an EQEmu myself :D I'm part of the whole community and I am currently helping out with EQ2Emu.

:D

I played on PEQ: The Grand Create and P1999 (They just now started Kunark, as a way to relive classic EverQuest)
#13 Dec 15 2010 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Vampire1212x wrote:
moelester wrote:

This so hard! I know i have a post very similar in one of the other 7000 fav mmo threads, but God **** nothing can touch that feeling, darkfall came kind of close for different reasons but man EQ forevers, any of you guys play on emus? I did a fun run on VZ/TZ the pvp classic one, I think they are getting ready for velious !!! <3


Off topic a bit, but I run an EQEmu myself :D I'm part of the whole community and I am currently helping out with EQ2Emu.

:D

I played on PEQ: The Grand Create and P1999 (They just now started Kunark, as a way to relive classic EverQuest)


Which one do you run? I might have played on it. P99 is fun but i dont have the time for the grind these days with school and work and whatnot. Got banned for training the oasis docks XD
#14 Dec 15 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I miss trains.

I think every high level zone should have non-leashed mobs everywhere. If you are max level, then you should be able to deal with trains. Makes the game more exciting when people can train epic raid mobs around zones, and then they get ****** off and kill everyone they come across. Lot more realistic too.
#15 Dec 15 2010 at 2:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Everquest will never be beaten for me simply because it was my first MMO, you just can't beat that whole newbie feeling of the first time. I was in absolute awe and will never forget what it was like when I first played :)
#16 Dec 15 2010 at 2:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Vampire1212x wrote:


EverQuest 1. Remember back when "Zam" was nothing more than Alahkazam and it had every EQ Quest, Zone, Item, Data and stayed on top of it until it changed over? Remember when it was fun to play until SOE took over instead of being a publisher.



Is this website Allakhazam?

Edited, Dec 15th 2010 3:49am by Llorian1
#17 Dec 15 2010 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Llorian1 wrote:
[quote=Vampire1212x]

Is this website Allakhazam?

Edited, Dec 15th 2010 3:49am by Llorian1


Yes! Zam is Allahkazam. If you click on the Zam Network on the top right; it'll show you the list of sites that are Zam owned/affiliated. They have grown tremendously as the MMO world has grown. :D

And to the post here! I was an Ever Crack Addict that raided 6 days a week for many years. I'd say it was the hardest game to leave due to the investment of time and enjoyment of seeing EQ progress. From having to walk through zones before they had Guild Halls to later having Mounts where you could get to your destination faster. Ah the memories.





Edited, Dec 15th 2010 11:34am by Celestyn
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#18 Dec 15 2010 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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If you aren't a 24/7 gamer, you arent going to be the one with the amazing gear, or a whole lot of gold


I agree 100% that WoW has lost it's glory (although 3 million plus copies of Cata sold within the first 24 hours begs to differ). I personally went and got my money back on my CATA reserves the day after it went live. The Gamestop rep simply said "uh oh, we have another one"...referring to the many others that had apparently gotten their money back. He said they had 9 CEs behind the counter from people getting refunds...two of those were mine. Anyway, as for the quote, I feel WoW has become the exact opposite.

I logged in the day after Cata went live to try and finish up selling all the card decks that I aquired upon completing the "Insane in the Membrane" achievement just 1 week before Cata, and within 24 hours of the game launching on Area 52, every other toon I ran into was already 85. Also, while checking the AH, there were already greens and blues being sold for 25k plus gold that blew the stats off of the ICC heroic gear. I found it rediculous that within 24 hours of CATA launching that all the work so many people had put into the game via raiding over the past year trying to get the best gear had simply been undone.

I also find it kind of sad that what, 4 or 5 guilds (probably more by now), Paragon being at the top of the pack of course, are already through all the normal mode end game bosses....they're probably almost done with the heroic versions as well by now but I haven't checked back to see. My point is, WoW lost it's glory because Blizzard watered it down to the point it has nearly drowned. I personally needed a change of scenery and from what I've seen with the first closed BETA, Rift has what I'm looking for.

I played WoW from the week that it launched and it was just time for me to move on. To all those who still find it challening and fun, more power to you and you should keep playing it until it loses its appeal like it did for me.

To all those heading to RIFT.....I'll see you there!
#19 Dec 15 2010 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Everquest will never be beaten for me simply because it was my first MMO


So true. It's like a crackhead smoking a rock for the first time. Just one hit and you're hooked. EQ was so unique because there wasn't anything else like it for so long. They are the pioneers and the godfathers of the MMORPG world. Me and some friends have been playing the 1999 project (pre xpac EQ) just to kill time until Rift is released. Well, I should say that my friends are playing it as I must have developed ADD since I played EQ last because the levelling in that game is just brutal. I forgot just how slow it was unless you get into a 6 hour xp group and grind ha ha.

Anyway, I'm still plugging along on a Troll shadoknight trying to level up some but it is very tedious. Even so, the original EQ will always be a truly unique experience that I just don't see ever being rivaled because of the circumstances of it being the first game of its kind.
#20 Dec 16 2010 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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WoW is really only the MMO i have spent alot of time playing, but Vanilla and TBC(yes i loved TBC) were problably the best times i've had in an MMO.

Vanilla due to the massive AV fights and outdoor PvP, not counting the 40 man wipe fests that occured. It was actually a little fun wiping and hearing the raid leaders screaming in vain, knowing they had to regroup everyone again :D

TBC due to the birth of competitive PvP and the idols that came with it. Namely Neilyo the rogue hero, can't remember how many times i watched his movies and thinking (How'd he get soo good?!).

I quit not to long ago and never really cared for WOTLK, didn't even bother trying out the new expansion and i'm looking forward to RIFT :D
#21 Dec 16 2010 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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WoW vanilla - lvl 1-60,
Didn't really enjoy the expansions, the newest one seems to have some hope, but really won't bother with it anymore. Hoping RIFT will be my new favourite MMO ;) :D

The latest MMO I played and enjoyed quite a lot was Aion, but it didn't really breach into being called "Favourite" so honestly I'd say right now I have none. Lots of good ones out there, but none I really enjoyed.

Go Go RIFT! Make me proud and amazed!
#22 Dec 16 2010 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
Vampire1212x wrote:
Hands the one that brought MMO's to 3D,

EverQuest 1. Remember back when "Zam" was nothing more than Alahkazam and it had every EQ Quest, Zone, Item, Data and stayed on top of it until it changed over? Remember when it was fun to play until SOE took over instead of being a publisher.

I'm sorry to everyone out there, but EverQuest can not be beaten. It paved the way for WoW, DD:O, etc. No one gives credit to this masterpiece of a game. Quite frankly, it will always be my favorite and I started late (Around velious expansion)

I tried WoW, FF XI, all them. They were nothing like my EQ1. My second favorite would have to be FF XIV, it is a decent game but needs a lot of patching.

Thats my $0.02


Llorian1 wrote:

Everquest will never be beaten for me simply because it was my first MMO, you just can't beat that whole newbie feeling of the first time. I was in absolute awe and will never forget what it was like when I first played :)


Absolutely agree with the two above posts. I don't think anything will ever beat EQ1. Granted I might be biased because it was my first MMO, but regardless I'll never forget the first time I logged in and I felt completely immersed into the world.

I think that's the issue with a lot of us older gamers, we keep searching for that EQ1 feeling again and we just need to understand it will probably never happen :)
#23 Dec 16 2010 at 12:45 PM Rating: Decent
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DAoC by far.

The best community I was ever part of(and I was a MMO gamer for 6 years when I started in oct of 01' on release day)

The whole "Realm pride" thing was just awesome. The PvP was the best I ever experienced with keep takes/relic raids/group on group and just random solo encounters.

I remember trying to get to a keep defense and I was behind main group, running through a mile gate on my wizard(frost) and getting jumped by two nightshades who were hiding in stealth just beyond door. I managed to get away and run(sprint) to the top of the mile gate wall into the room a top /faced them,as they were righ on my heels, hitting my PBAoE and then quick(insta) casting it again. I not only killed them both but got 2 of their AFK buddies just sitting in stealth in the room LOL :)

The worst part was trying to find a groups later on as most people either powerleveled once SI was released(getting from 1-50 in a matter of 2-3 days max)or just ran with a buff bot and solo'd.

#24 Dec 16 2010 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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EVE and I have an odd relationship. I love the game. You have so much freedom and since it's a sandbox you can do a lot of things you can't in other games. Unfortunately if you want to be good at anything it takes months to build up the skills. Plus the bounty hunting portion of the game is just depressingly useless.


This, basically.

I played EVE for two years and had a great time, but ended up quitting because I was tired of losing in pvp by sheer virtue of the fact that my opponent had rolled his character a year before I did. Couple that with the fact that I was interested in piracy, but had already joined and made a bunch of friends in an anti-pie corp... Plus, space gets a little boring after awhile...you've seen one planet, you've seen them all.
#25 Dec 16 2010 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Favorite MMO?


Dark Age of Camelot. Great pvp, great community, great times slaying hibs.
#26 Dec 19 2010 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to vote WoW only because Rift isn't out yet. They just really had my flavor with the groups, crafting, quest system(most of it), community and loot. Ah the loot.
#27 Dec 21 2010 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Everquest 1:

This was my first mmo experience at all.

Great game, great community, great staff.

There is nothing more to say, in 1 word: AWESOME
#28 Dec 21 2010 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to agree EQ was my first and favorite mmo for a long time, then played wow for awhile and finally quit to play EQ2 which im currently playing and enjoy , looking forward to playing rift tho i expect it to be a whole new unique experience and i cant wait!
#29 Dec 22 2010 at 12:21 PM Rating: Decent
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EQ - first, but not favorite

DAoC - Because PVP is awesome.
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#30 Dec 22 2010 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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@vampire1212x - I couldn't have put it better myself.

EQ1 was my first MMO (started playing with Scars of Velious) and as the old cliche goes - "you never forget your first love".
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#31 Dec 22 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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WoW

Why? WoW

Edited, Dec 22nd 2010 5:43pm by Caradavi
#32 Dec 22 2010 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't think i have ever loved an mmo, but i really enjoyed my time with WAR..why?
You start a new character, get 3 skills. press a button and your in a scenario and doing pvp!and aren't
horribly outclassed. It gave you a choice to pvp, as in there were zones for it and a choice to pve. sadly
the storyline in WAR was rather lacking. Hated wow, my buddy who loves it asked me....why? I told him....
see my female paladin.....yes now look at this poster of a real girl....now look back at her---that thing's legs
who'd wanna look at those legs, those huge calves for any amount of time. And of course there are soooo incredibly
many retards playing that game you just gotta...
Eve online : Just haven't got the time. Love the game, dont have time.
I've played lots of free ones too, Kal-online....allods,runes of magic,rappelz...f2p mmo's just seem...lacking...for a better word in my eyes.
#33 Dec 22 2010 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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This first MMO I played was DAOC and it will hold a special place in my heart forever. I played DAOC for many years on both RvR servers and PvP servers.


Also Shadowbane is pretty high up on my list. With a few tweaks and a decent company behind that game I would still play it today.
#34 Dec 22 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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WoW. No particular reason, it's just what my friends and bro are playing atm. It's a very playable game, but we're all keepin an eye out for something different. Hope Rift meets expectations!
#35 Dec 22 2010 at 7:59 PM Rating: Decent
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EQ1 first time I got to camp and I was hooked ;) Plus leveling actually meant something in that game. Seems to me there are just way too many EZ mode MMO's out there now.

Bring back **** levels! :>
#36 Dec 22 2010 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Mine is FFXI, it was the first MMO I played seriously. Loved the people and all the jobs, the worst/best was how long it took to do things
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#37 Dec 22 2010 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I have to say Anarchy Online, I started to play this game after it was released for 3 years allready, so didn't really expect too much of it. But after seeing a decent amount of people in the starter zone I was well suprised. I then pretty much solo'd my way to 60, and was suprised about how helpfull the community was and how they really helped me out. I then later got invited into a guild that was there since launch (Eternal Fury), and once again those were really helpfull, and they actually spent time explaining alot about the game to me, telling me about all the quest and sub quests I had missed. Helped me powerlevel me, twink my gear, I had never experienced that before, and so far I have never met such a good community in a game before.
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