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#52 Sep 01 2010 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Ultima Online. Man MMO's have came along way since then.
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#53 Sep 01 2010 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Ultima Online. Man MMO's have came along way since then.


And not always for the better. There's a reason theres a few thousand people on the free servers for UO. The complete freedom of the game was WAY ahead of it's time. And no longer financially feasible IMO (like GMs creating real time quests etc...)
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#54 Sep 01 2010 at 2:10 PM Rating: Good
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Chalk up another one for Ultima Online. Played back when the Catskill server was just added, so I actually saw a server progress from birth, or almost.

Loved that game so much.
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#55 Sep 01 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Redmoon Online.
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#56 Sep 01 2010 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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I tried UO, but the registration code errored out on me and I wasn't able to get into the game. Otherwise that would have been my first.
#57 Sep 01 2010 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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UO for me too.. Pacific server

I have never and probably will never find a game that got me so hooked as this game here.. I loved the fact I could change my character on the fly... well not on the fly.. but i didnt have to make a new char to make a new build.. I was red i was blue.. the wars were my verison of epic.. I looted your body until it was bare.. I stole your ore when you boat macroed along with your ship...

That game made it hard for the rest.. none of these newer games live up to the old.. it all feels carebearish in terms of saftey... But it is what it is... I guess ppl get mad when they take 2 years to get the equipment and have it stolen by the mage next door >.<

FYI:... If you dont know what IDOC is.. you didnt play the real UO >.> :p

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#58 Sep 01 2010 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
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PerrinofSylph wrote:

The complete freedom of the game was WAY ahead of it's time.


Wasn't it just. I tell you, I dont think I ever sat bored on that game, there was always something to do and even when there was nothing to do directly UO related so to speak, I used to enjoy just playing Chess in my guildhall with fellow guildies.

One of my IRL mates used to spend most of his in-game time designing house layouts and he made a pretty penny in game doing so too. I wish I had a screenshot of his house, it was unbelievable what he could do with ingame items and layering them up to look like something else. ****, he even had a sauna in one room made out of ocean tiles we bugged and stolen from out in the middle of nowhere :D (One square of water was HEAVY! We used to have to drag them on the floor as they wouldn't go in our packs even at 110 strength!
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#59 Sep 01 2010 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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Not really an mmo, but Diablo was my first experience with online play.

Then a 'real' mmo Ragnarök Online.
#60 Sep 01 2010 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Ragnarok Online.

and then I touched Rune Scape for literally only 2 minutes or less..
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#61 Sep 01 2010 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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So far im the only one to play planetside? thought that game was more popular :/
#62 Sep 01 2010 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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Not to be bashful, but I don't think Diablo or Guild Wars are considered "MMO" in the real meaning of the expression. You actually don't play in a world at the same time as thousands, except in chat rooms.


Guild wars is an MMO, Diablo is not.
#63 Sep 01 2010 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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One of my IRL mates used to spend most of his in-game time designing house layouts and he made a pretty penny in game doing so too. I wish I had a screenshot of his house, it was unbelievable what he could do with ingame items and layering them up to look like something else. ****, he even had a sauna in one room made out of ocean tiles we bugged and stolen from out in the middle of nowhere :D (One square of water was HEAVY! We used to have to drag them on the floor as they wouldn't go in our packs even at 110 strength!


Haha, I used to fish from a bugged water tile I bolted down in my home. It looked like a sea tile but I couldn't fish up bottles or chests.

UO had some stupid bugs, but they almost became a part of the game's lore.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 5:18pm by KarlHungis
#64 Sep 01 2010 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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UO was the game that made the highspeed internet conversion so amazing lol.. Walking through Brit bank.. With no stagger!!
#65 Sep 01 2010 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Mine was FFXI. I remember running back and forth to feed chocobos. Ah, good old days.
#66 Sep 01 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
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FFXI, when I was 15 or 16 (am nearly 22 now). I've also played WoW for a year or so though, more recently. Really enjoyed both games. :)
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#67 Sep 01 2010 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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UO here too, started pre Tram split on Pac but my favorite character wasn't made untill just befor the Juka invasions started... then AoS was actualy released, I think that the mechanics of AoS were a worse decition than the shard split. Niether was a good idea but introducing itemisation into a game that basicly lacked it was a big step back.
Kinda like what I heard SOE did to SWG, not quite as drastic though.
#68 Sep 01 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Good
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If you mean MMORPG, I can't remember anything earlier than NexusTK.

If you mean any MMOG, the earliest I remember is Starsiege: Tribes.

My memory fails miserably at remembering my childhood.
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#69 Sep 01 2010 at 4:10 PM Rating: Good
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Runescape was my first MMO. I moved from that to Guild Wars a couple of months after it was released. After GW, I started playing WoW.
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#70 Sep 01 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
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So far im the only one to play planetside? thought that game was more popular :/


I played Planetside! Was on Werner server and played from retail release up until shortly after Aftershock, which wasnt the reason I stopped-- I just burned out of playing really. Very good game and largely balanced (although as a VS guy I did enjoy the month of the Lasher being an absolute monster and killing everything dead!) and hit something on the head that many PvP/Conflict based games just dont get, and thats three teams is helluva more fun than two!

The thought of massive Galaxy drops, Reaver squadrons, Liberator runs, mad dashes to the bubbles with an ANT and protecting it to keep that base you've been clinging onto for nearly an hour juiced and running... Some fantastic elements to that game, there really was!

Still hate Pounders though.
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#71 Sep 01 2010 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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UO....awesome, awesome game but was working 2 jobs at the time and man was that game harsh if you couldn't live on it.

Played Evercrack for about 8 months before boot camp and then later Afghanistan.

After coming home FFXI was the first MMO I seriously invested in, playing for about 3 years.
#72 Sep 01 2010 at 4:15 PM Rating: Good
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Chalk another one up for Ultima Online.

I must have been around 10 years old at the time (22 now). It's been so long I can't remember.

I remember picking it up at CompUSA, having no idea that it was an MMO, or even what an MMO was. Needless to say I was pretty surprised when I found out it had a monthly fee lol. The first 30 days were so fun that I just had to keep playing. At that age, I'd never played anything like it. It was mind blowing.

My parents wanted to drive it home early that if I wanted something, I'd have to earn it, so after buying the game with money I had earned, I also had to pay my own monthly fee which was fine. Come the end of the month you could be **** sure I'd be out asking relatives if they'd need their houses/yards cleaned so I could get that monthly sub paid lol. Totally worth it though. It was a great game.

To this day I still haven't come across any game that gave me the same sense of freedom. ****, the housing system alone was amazing. I had someone quit who gave me their home. I spent days in that thing arranging and finding new things to put in it haha.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 6:17pm by Rhysen
#73 Sep 01 2010 at 4:23 PM Rating: Good
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Runescape. The unfortunate thing about that game, was although massive, cool looking and overall a decent game, the fanbase wasn't very loyal, I saw hundereds of people come and go with in the space of a year.

Yeah sure everyone insults it, and yeah, it was a little dorkish. But it was one **** of a game, and before I left it was actually leaning towards expansive CS's and voice overs. I wish I still had the urge to play it, but it's just a little too much to get into when you have XIV and XI to juggle already.
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#74 Sep 01 2010 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I played Planetside! Was on Werner server and played from retail release up until shortly after Aftershock, which wasnt the reason I stopped-- I just burned out of playing really. Very good game and largely balanced (although as a VS guy I did enjoy the month of the Lasher being an absolute monster and killing everything dead!) and hit something on the head that many PvP/Conflict based games just dont get, and thats three teams is helluva more fun than two!

The thought of massive Galaxy drops, Reaver squadrons, Liberator runs, mad dashes to the bubbles with an ANT and protecting it to keep that base you've been clinging onto for nearly an hour juiced and running... Some fantastic elements to that game, there really was!

Still hate Pounders though.


I cant remember what server I was on, I played Terran Republic with an outfit (guild/linkshell) called KAAOS, I was actually feeling a bit nostalgic and looked up planetside videos on youtube the other day, and first result was some old outfit videos from my old guild lol. we specialized in air combat, reavers and Galaxy air drops mostly, and if SOE had managed to get the lag under control on those servers I believe without a doubt that would still be a pretty big game.
#75 Sep 01 2010 at 4:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree Zurin AoS is what ruined the game for me.. Resists and pretty much the disregard of magic resistance which was the hardest skill to gain.. I quit shortly after.
#76 Sep 01 2010 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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My first mmo was also everquest online advanture on ps2 follow my ffxi for 5years then got a pc & try wow hated the solo lvling of it but like raiding so I playd on a hi rate server on & off til aion lol then aion suck and I got into trophy hunting on my ps3 =] can't wait for ffxiv



Lol ppls still play EQoA and there was a major upgrade on the classes last year lol
Sony should release it on the ps store for the ps3 =/
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#77 Sep 01 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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I tried a MUD or two, but couldn't really get into it.

My first was EQ back in 99.

I stuck with that till I went to FFXI at NA PC release. I've also played AC, L2, EQ2, WoW, GW, EVE, Beta tested Vanguard but didn't play it after release, WAR, AoC, Aion... I think that is it for what I would consider "real" MMORPGs. I've also played a few games like Travian, but I don't think those count.

Oh yeah. I've tried some of those free to download MMOs where you can buy power ups and stuff, but they were pretty crap.
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#78 Sep 01 2010 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
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Um...does Phantasy Star Online count?

I'd call it an MMO. It was massive (relatively speaking), it was multiplayer, and it was online.

It was also my first MMO, but I played it on the GameCube. I had to buy the 56k modem for my 'Cube, because where I live didn't have broadband at the time.
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#79 Sep 01 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Absolute first, I'm pretty sure was Ultima Online but I did't last long as I had no real clue wtf I was doing and didn't actually know it was an MMO (picked it up for bargain price without thinking about it). Then I tinkered with Ragnarok Online when it originally started, and moved onto private servers on and off for a while (mostly to see the new content).

I then played FFXI from US launch up through a few months into ToAU, had some financial issues (paying for college and family destroying my credit by using my cards to pay for their stuff) so I left the game.

Now I'm looking to start FFXIV since atleast one friend will be playing that I know of and I'm done with college so I have free time (most friends now live states/countries away from this **** hole).

Edit: I have also tinkered with other MMO (or similar style) of game like Red Moon and stuff that was micro transaction or free play like D&D Online (the recent micro transaction system).

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#80 Sep 01 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow I'm surprised there's not a $&%@load more for it, but mine was Everquest. I actually played it at a friends house on his account, and continued to only play it there until he wouldn't let me use his account anymore lol then finally got my own. Here's a list of MMORPGs I've played, I won't bother listing betas or 2-minute experiences, just ones that stick out. I've only been to endgame in one though.

Everquest
WoW
Warhammer Online(only one I got endgame in, loved this game but the developers don't do so well with it, surprising since they made DAoC)
DAoC
FFXI
Everquest II
Maple Story(someone else mentioned this, actually one of my favorites for awhile, got to around lvl 54)
LotrO(went back and tried this again and hated it lol)
Anarchy Online
NexusTK
Dark Ages

There's probably more I just can't remember lol. I got to at least 25 or higher in all of these. Or just played 500 different characters and never got anywhere.
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My first MMO was a cheesy little F2P game called 'Tales of Pirates Online'. Met my first (now ex) boyfriend there. I've bounced around a couple of other F2P games since then. A workmate has recently been trying to get me into WoW, but when I heard about FFXIV I knew this would be the place for me.
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#82 Sep 01 2010 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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My first mmo was Everyquest Online Adventures for ps2. At the time I didn't know what a mmo was or that they where common for pc, the only games I knew for pc where games like solitaire. So for a long time I thought EQOA was the first of it's kind and revolutionary until people in the game talked about other mmo's they played and explained to me about mmo's. When ff11 came out for ps2 I gave that a try and ended up falling in love with the game and quit EQOA. Played ff11 for about 3 years before I was burned out on it and quit.
After seeing the southpark episode about WoW I decided to give it a try, my first mmo for pc, I learned things like upgrading ram, graphics cards, and error codes which require you to look them up online and find out what the problem is then go into options on your computer that you didn't even know existed and mess around with options you don't understand or feel comfortable messing with just to get a #@%!ing game to work(sorry rant from a console gamer). After finally getting it to work I played it for about 6 or so months before I got bored and got carpel tunnel and quit.(being a console gamer I was use to controller and mouse and keyboard just never felt comfortable.)
I've tried some free once since then like guild wars and runes of magic but became bored with them quickly so I haven't played a mmo for some time now and looking forward to playing FF14 on a ps3 with a controller and NO error messages or upgrades.

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FFXI and haven't played any since (except for WoW for 3 months). I honestly don't even know how the heck i managed to get past the noob zones in FFXI - thinking back now at how difficult it was for someone starting out, i'm so glad i stuck with. I remember how when i first got the game i would let my brother and sister play as well - i would play for like 3 hours a day and let them try it out and what not lol...that didn't last too long. Little did i know the drug behind the game and before i knew it i was addicted and started skipping school to play FFXI. I remember how i didn't show up to any classes in grade 12 except for math, and i also remember how after the summer post graduation i was prepping myself to go back to highschool because i was sure i failed....ahhhhh, the good memories. (rest assured guys, i passed, don't feel sorry for me :P). After that game I vowed never to play another MMO in my life - and then comes along FFXIV -.-
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#84 Sep 01 2010 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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First... Hm. I dunno, it was probably ROSE Online. XD
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#85 Sep 01 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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My first MMO was starcraft, closely followed by Diablo II.

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#86 Sep 01 2010 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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My first MMO was starcraft, closely followed by Diablo II.


Starcraft is an RTS with multiplayer 1v1 matches, Diablo II is a dungeon crawler with an online capability. Though D2 is pretty similar, Starcraft is not...
#87 Sep 01 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
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Pen & Paper RPGs and tabletop Wargames. Followed by MUDS. Then EQ1 and Anarchy Online.... and so on...
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I used to MUD back in the day. :D First "real" MMO was the first Everquest... so many fond memories. :)
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Tibia.

No one played Tibia?

Well, it was kind of a niche MMO. Brutal, rampant world PKing and crushing exp/armor/weapon/backpack loss. Entire player-made guilds laid claim to chunks of the continent(s) and massacred anyone who didn't pay their tolls. I remember being chased halfway across the continent by a band of random jackasses who wanted my armor, reaching a safe zone, then enduring 20 minutes of nasty private messages. No GM enforcement at all.

Good sh*t.
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