Your Favorite Pre-WoW MMO?

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
edited November 2016 in Polls
Let's go back in time a bit with this latest poll. What's your favorite MMO from before the WoW era? Vote and tell us why!

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  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 856
  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILMember EpicPosts: 3,856
    edited November 2016
    Lineage 2, no idea why you guys have no desire to recognize these games.
    Post edited by Aori on
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    voted UO , and Mike , imo games like Shadowbane and CoH that are shutdown partiularly Shadowbane , which only lasted just over 2 years get on a list and UO up and running for 20 doesnt... Seems odd
  • VrikaVrika FinlandMember RarePosts: 4,243
    Ultima Online
     
  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
    edited November 2016
    This was an extremely tough choice between Star Wars Galaxies and City of Heroes. SWG was my first MMO and Star Wars is basically my life. I've made lifelong friends through that game and have tons of fond memories, but the same can also be said about City of Heroes.

    Being torn between the two, CoH ultimately won out because I played it for longer. I played SWG from launch to the NGE and here and there after that, but CoH lasted much longer for me. The scope of meaningful updates added to the game over time kept what was an already unique game fresh for years and years.

    I'll always miss knocking mooks down city blocks, smashing things in Mayhem Missions, and the hail of bullets my personal army of mercenaries would rain down on my enemies.
    Post edited by MikeB on

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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
    Aori said:
    Lineage, no idea why you guys have no desire to recognize these games.
    I could only fit 10 choices into the list, so "Other" will unfortunately have to be a catch all for the ones we had to leave out.

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  • KanethKaneth Member RarePosts: 2,267
    Voted DAoC, although AC1 and AC2 are pretty high on my list as well. CoH was really good, but it didn't hold my attention very long. DAoC had the best PvP set up for any mmo, imo.

    AC1 introduced me to mmos so it will always have a place in my heart.

    AC2 was really the pre-cursor to the more modern mmo. It had a lot of good things going for it, but it was released way too soon. If they had been given the time and released it with the Hero Patch changes, I feel the game would've survived and thrived.
  • crazddogcrazddog Member CommonPosts: 1
    Asheron's Call from 1999-2004/5     back in 2010-12     Havent logged in in 4 years i guess. 
  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator RarePosts: 6,273
    Scorchien said:
    voted UO , and Mike , imo games like Shadowbane and CoH that are shutdown partiularly Shadowbane , which only lasted just over 2 years get on a list and UO up and running for 20 doesnt... Seems odd
    Sorry! This was actually on the original list, but I navigated away by accident and forgot to add it when I set the poll up again. I'll ask Vanilla if we can get the ability to have more than 10 choices in polls.

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    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,173
    Lineage 2



  • SedrynTyrosSedrynTyros USMember EpicPosts: 1,983
    Dark Age of Camelot.  World of Warcraft made it obsolete in everything except the Realm versus Realm combat but, before WoW, DAoC was the only MMORPG I played that I didn't lose interest in after a day or two.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    MikeB said:
    Scorchien said:
    voted UO , and Mike , imo games like Shadowbane and CoH that are shutdown partiularly Shadowbane , which only lasted just over 2 years get on a list and UO up and running for 20 doesnt... Seems odd
    Sorry! This was actually on the original list, but I navigated away by accident and forgot to add it when I set the poll up again. I'll ask Vanilla if we can get the ability to have more than 10 choices in polls.
    yea seems 10 always is a couple short , an even dozen would be great for alot of these polls..
  • RaZKaLzRaZKaLz longueuil, QCMember UncommonPosts: 59
    Lineage 2 for me, best time i ever had in a game.
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,077
    edited November 2016
    Dark Age of Camelot.  World of Warcraft made it obsolete in everything except the Realm versus Realm combat but, before WoW, DAoC was the only MMORPG I played that I didn't lose interest in after a day or two.
    loved DAoC . but will say that DAoC has now and had then more interesting classes and choices than Wow easily imo
    Post edited by Scorchien on
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  • NephethNepheth Member UncommonPosts: 238
    Well it was a tough choice... I played Dark Age of Camelot, Ultima Online, Knight Online and Star Wars Galaxies back then. But Dark Age of Camelot takes the lead I guess. Because I continue to play this game on and off until Warhammer Online release.
  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZMember UncommonPosts: 1,294
    For me Anarchy Online is like my first love of MMOs even though I was in EQ1 before it.  AO really was the first one I loved playing.

    SWG was probably the most fun I've ever had in an MMO.

    But I voted for DaoC because I spent more time in it than probably any other MMO ever.  Mid!!!! 

    I didn't join CoH until much later.  But had I joined it first I think CoH would have blown away the rest and been my main MMO.  Wish it was still around, like so many others do too.

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,669
    edited November 2016
    FFXI was the king, sorry
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,996
    Lineage. One of the best games overall, and the best pvp mmo I've played.
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  • ApexTKMApexTKM Starkiller BaseMember UncommonPosts: 334
    edited November 2016
    SWG without a doubt that was my first MMO too and it was well advanced over other MMOs at the time and still did well after WoW came out until NGE hit thats when SWG died.

    But I'm suprised that UO isn't listed in the poll.
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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember EpicPosts: 7,692
    Surprise:  City of Heroes!
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  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 7,856
    Lineage 2

    Still waiting on a mmo to immerse me like Lineage 2 did. 

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember RarePosts: 5,425
    Best
    !. Everquest
    2. Anarchy Online
    3. DAoC

    Worst
    1. FFXI
    2. Lineage
    3. UO pre Trammell
  • DarkjaggerDarkjagger Member UncommonPosts: 4
    Everquest is where it all started for me and to this day that experience has yet to be matched by any other MMORPG.  If I could go back in time to those days I would in a heartbeat. I still have friends in real life that I met from playing EQ all those years ago in the early 2ks.  While I enjoy the current crop of MMO's available today, none of them have left their mark on me like Everquest has.
  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaMember UncommonPosts: 430
    Star Wars Galaxies still is my best MMO
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    Asheron's Call but Lineage was/is an amazing experience.

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