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Several months ago I started a campaign to get a group of people together on one mmo to play the way we all used to play MMO's. In a friendly community driven atmosphere where we didn't rush or power level to end game. The goal was to enjoy the game as a community and progress together without rushing to end game. The game of choice for this was FFXI. For a while it was going great, everyone was having a great time. However, we got overzealous of our popularity and was inviting anybody and everybody. Eventually we got a few bad apples, who did not understand what the goals of the guild were, and thus started causing issues for everybody. I was guilty for not having been on as much as I'd like and there being no real worthy candidates to run things in my abscence. Eventually these bad apples overthrew the guild and people who had joined for its original purpose, started leaving left and right. To make a long story short.. in the time things were going as planned I had some of the most fun I'd had in a long time with an MMO. So it got me thinking about trying to do something like this again, knowing what I know now.. I won't make the same mistakes twice.
However, I felt like this time instead of just saying "This is the game we will play". I would let other's chime in on what game they might be interested in playing, and see where it goes from there. It is common knowledge that any of these games can be fun when you share the experience with other people, since these games are based on their social aspect to begin with. Many of the games out there become quite dull without that. Since MMORPG.COM is such a large "base" of players. I would start here in seeing if anyone would be interested in trying this with me. I'm 30 years old and I've played every single AAA mmo in existence to date. I don't have a preference on what game we may play as long as we have some guidelines set in place to keep things going smoothly so everyone has a great time!
Here are a few things I'd look for in a game personally:
- Plenty of group content
- Enough solo content to get things done if enough people are not on at a given time
- PVP (in some form)
These are my basic guidelines, and I am keeping it "broad" so that we have a large pool of games to choose from.
So with that in mind, if you are interested in something like this.. hop in this thread, tell us who you are and give us a suggestion on a game we might play. There are plenty of free trials out now, so we should have no issues finding something and even trying it first if need be. I've literally played everything, so I'm up for just about anything.
Look forward to hearing from you all!
Since people are starting to chime in with votes.. here are the candidates thus far. I will come back and tally votes later.
- EQ2 - I I I I I I I I
- VANGUARD - I I I I I I I I I
- FFXIV - I I I I I I I
- DDO - I
- RIFT - I I I I I
- Asheron's Call - I
- Everquest - I
- Champions Online - I
- Guild Wars 2 - I
- EVE - I
- FFXI - II
Last vote by Elocke.
UPDATE: ADDED A POLL.. FEEL FREE TO RECAST YOUR VOTE.