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General: Five MMOs That Should Be Remade

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You know the games on this list, the grand old dames of the industry, many of which are still with us today. But great as these games are, they show their ages. In The List today, Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at five MMOs that really need a make over. Check out Bill's list and see what you think. Then let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Games are becoming more and more like movies in how their IPs are handled. It seems that as videogames break into their forties (yes, they're that old), more and more titles from the 80s and 90s are seeing revivals. But one genre that doesn't have this happening just yet is the MMO. Sure MMORPGs are a younger offshoot of the industry, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few old gems already which players would eat up should they be refreshed. Heck, they don't even need to be "dead" games to deserve a reboot that makes them new, shiny, and attractive. With that in mind we've put together a list of five games we'd love to see get the revival treatment.

Read more of Bill Murphy's The List: Five MMOs That Should Be Remade.



  • Distopia2Distopia2 Baltimore, MDPosts: 574Member

    Good list this time around, I agree with each game in it, especially the number one.

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  • rtbbvrrtbbvr Callahan, FLPosts: 148Member Uncommon

    +1 For DAoC and Ultima. Old school MMORPGers are getting left behind in modern MMOs, and there is a pretty big target niche they could reach out to.

  • zarawerzarawer Okeechobee, FLPosts: 25Member Uncommon

    I choose DAoC and AC remakes for sure, two of my favorite games of all time.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 14,247Member Rare

    I really like that list... a lot. :)

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  • astoriaastoria Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,681Member

    Good list. Huge huge fan of DAoC and AO especially. All the rest have my respect.

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  • sirphobossirphobos Posts: 619Member Uncommon

    AC and DAoC would have been my top two also, but in reverse order.

  • WhySoShortWhySoShort KunmingPosts: 315Member

    Haven't we seen this list already?


  • KenaoshiKenaoshi Porto AlegrePosts: 1,022Member Uncommon

    Man.. if Lineage improved a little on their mechanic i would come back. Still one of the best world PVP around, and the classes are one of the bests. I hoped AION would be L3 but.. what a joke.. not even 1/10 of what L2 is with crappy "westernization".

    Hope Archage/Tera bring back a lil of the filling of Tr000 pvp.

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  • bobfishbobfish SouthamptonPosts: 1,679Member Uncommon

    Of note, Lineage still operates in Asia and has a huge number of players there. As long as that is the case it won't be remade, but Lineage 3 is, in the pipeline, even if development on it is currently suspended.

  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    DAoC. I just want to see why those fans keep trying to turn every single game in the market into it. Lets see I saw threads about people wanting DAoC features added into Rift(they had a 100 page thread floating around), GW2, SWToR, and WoW.


    I personally think 3 faction splits the population FAR too much and the only way to pull it off would b on a super servers that did not cause lag when you have thousands on the screen which is easily 5-10 years away.


  • JackdogJackdog Charleston, SCPosts: 6,321Member Uncommon

    DAoC and UO FTW, my first 2 MMOS. An AO remake would be awesome too. good list

    I miss DAoC

  • alien1984alien1984 rome, NYPosts: 119Member

    Lineage was one of the best game i ever played, and i played it for many years. I jumped off the bandwagon a few years ago when it was evident how poorly the game was managed. NCsoft are so bad at what they do and they let amazing games vanish into thin air.

    I do want to eleborate on this. It was the same game like in Asia but the team in NA was too small and way under qualified. Many private lineage 1 servers emerged during this time. I played on one of the private servers and the admins would translate the Asian patches in about a week and they were fully playable. This took the official NCsoft team over a year to do in NA. When a private server is better managed than the official thing you know something is terribly wrong. Another thing this game needed was a new server so everyone could start fresh. No one wants to start playing a game with no level cap when the servers have been out since the age of time. Hopefully a real company will pick this game up again and give it the attention it deserves.

    Now on to anarchy online. I played this game on and off for around 5 years. This game is amazing as well but just like NCsoft titles, Funcom obviously doesn't know how to run a game company. Anarchy online's player base is basically non existant. They also keep promising this new graphics engine similar to age of conan's. They have been promising this for years but the truth is it will never happen. The team is too small, period. It is only a matter of time before you see them close the servers for this game also.

    Lineage 1 and anarchy online are the best games i have ever played, and i really mean that. What they need is a real gaming company to back them up. You may not agree with my straight forward wording on my reply, but i have a soft spot for these games.

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,497Member Rare

    Great list , all games above would kick ass.

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,305Member Uncommon

    Don't shoot me, but since FFXIV didn't give us a remake/reboot of FFXI, I am going to say I would like FFXI remade.  Keep the game world, systems, story etc, but update graphics and most importantly UI, controls and make combat for fluid.

    Good list though, I would LOVE to play new versions of AC or AO.  Those 2 game always appealed to me but I couldn't get into them due to graphics and controls.

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,856Member Uncommon


    but in w7 or plus,dx11 only!3d!etc!

  • kakasakikakasaki Lockhart, TXPosts: 1,205Member Uncommon

    Call me crazy but I would love to see and updated and bug-free Shadowbane...

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  • ArtarylArtaryl Guelph, ONPosts: 66Member

    Meh a forgotten one by many I guess but I'd love a remake of Shadowbane. New graphic and better server to handle the pvp and city sieges would be awesome.

  • shantidevashantideva bongholmPosts: 186Member Uncommon

    Meridian 59 ffs.

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  • waveslayerwaveslayer Salisbury, NCPosts: 371Member Uncommon

    AO and DAoC remade with updated graphics and animations with a few tweeks and I would never play anything else.

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  • ariestearieste toronto, ONPosts: 3,308Member Uncommon

    AO 4tw.  I would buy lifetime sub to AO2 based on the announcement alone (as long as it was still Funcom behind it).


    I think SWG should be on that list, but then again, i think everyone knows that'll never happen.


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  • ThydusThydus RiminiPosts: 24Member

    Tabula Rasa <3

  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    Interesting list. Minewould look something like:

    5) Star Wars Galaxies (pre NGE)

    4) Horizons : Empires of Istaria

    3) Ultima Online

    2) Dark Age of Camelot

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  • Z3R01Z3R01 NYC, NYPosts: 2,426Member Uncommon

    Great list!

    MY special considerations would be E&B and Shadowbane.


    Waiting on:

  • ShojuShoju Hicksville, NYPosts: 776Member Uncommon

    In no particular order: DAoC, FFXI, Vanguard, UO and EQ1

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,700Member Uncommon

    No SWG? :p This actually surprised me. SWG and UO are two of the most featurerich MMO's there ever have been. UO is on the list and SWG isnt :/

    Anarchy Online would definately need more then just a graphics revamp to become successfull. The game is quite shallow apart from its skillsystem and implants. Actually the skillsystem isnt that great either. There is like 95% wrong choice combinations and 5% good choice combinations. So AO's skillsystem plays more like some schoolexam (you have to study the forums and then take the ingame test :p) I loved the game mainly for its ambience.

    Never played the other three, so cant comment on those.

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