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[Poll] Have you consistantly played a game for more than a year?



  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgPosts: 6,183Member Epic
    Originally posted by Khalathwyr
    Originally posted by tkreep
    isnt it funny that most of the people that played a mmo more than a year are all naming all the classic mmos as in SWG, UO, EQ, GW1 and such.


    That because it was with that generation of MMOs after those (around 2004-2005) that the rise of the disposable MMO came into full effect. Play 30-60 days and on to the next one. MMOs weren't made to be played longer as all of the "content" was consumed in that time (30-60 days) and all that was left was raids and PvP, two things the majority of gamers don't do.

    Yup, the trend is crystal clear...


    I played SWG exclusively from launch to NGE.

    Then EVE exclusively for about 3 years.

    Thereafter it was EVE constantly with the occasional 3-4 month "holiday" for playing one of the new disposable MMO's to level cap. The only exception was Fallen Earth, which I played for just over a year.


    I don't believe I've ever played a classic themepark game for more than 4 months solidly, other than EQ2, which made it to about 7 months I think.

  • PhryPhry OxfordshirePosts: 8,336Member Epic

    EQ1, SWG, Eve, DAoC, Planetside 1,  WoW..


    played quite a few games besides, but they were more in the line of trying them out to see if they were any good, mostly they werent for me, the shortest period i played a game for was 9 days, which was Aion but it only beat APB by a few days image

  • ShaighShaigh Posts: 1,235Member Rare
    Originally posted by Prenho
    Don't forget Lineage 1 in eastern market, 15 years old and still is the best seller of NCSoft, just looking af the profits of the last quarter:   66 million dollars a quarter, GW2 went down because it is not a P2P game as L1.  

    Lineage 1 is f2p in korea. 

    The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
  • Blast-waveBlast-wave Kansas City, MOPosts: 4Member
    Played City of Heroes from May 2004 until shutdown in November of 2012, also played SWTOR from Dec. 2011 to now.
  • XerenixXerenix BPosts: 231Member Uncommon

    3 for me.



  • MibletMiblet BognerPosts: 333Member

    EQ and WoW have been the only ones I stayed for a long time (3+years each).  I have tried almost every major MMO but none of them held my attention for longer than a couple of months.

    I'm back on EQ again currently.

  • ClywdClywd HeidenheimPosts: 258Member Uncommon
    eq1 since 1999.
    eq2 2004-2011.

    Currently playing: EQ1
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  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLPosts: 800Member Uncommon

    I've only played GW1 and Vindictus consistently (no more than 3 weeks off for burn out detox) for over a year.

    GW2 is getting close.

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  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 789Member Uncommon
    By the end of TBC I had a physical years worth of time played.
  • meddyckmeddyck USAPosts: 1,198Member Uncommon
    I played DAOC for close to 8 years with one long break around the time WAR came out. Other than that I've never made it past month 4 in an MMO (depending on how you count games like SWTOR and GW 2 that have no monthly sub and I jump back in briefly from time to time).

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  • NimilanorNimilanor LeeuwardenPosts: 3Member

    umm lessee


    Wow 2-3 years. (shouldnt have gotten into this one quit playing)

    Tibia  - 3 years  on and off.  quit altogether.

    Runescape - 1-2 years.

    Lotro 5-6 years and counting, been playing since open beta and still occasionally play it.


    Age of conan - 2 years now about ish - stopped playing mostly

    The secret world - about 1 year ish still play.

    Umm..  POTBS / DDO / CO / STO /  SWTOR - 1 year give or take.

    Runes of magic - 1 year , Perfect world  1 year.

    nearly forgetting guild wars 1 : about 2-3 years now orso.

    guild wars 2 : still play it loosely. so 1 year now?


    And looking back at this list.. I really need to get out more >_>



  • RhaveinRhavein IstanbulPosts: 7Member Uncommon

    UO : 7 years - constantly thinking about playing again

    DAoC: 5 years -still playing time to time, i log in and pwn some middies and treehuggers

    Avid MMO Player

  • falconhandfalconhand ZuidbroekPosts: 50Member Uncommon

    started to play mmo's with daoc, think played it 2 years at least


    my girlfriend did not like daoc but liked wow, so I stopped playing daoc and moved to wow and we played it for some years


    during the wow time I started to play lotro, even bought a life time sub and still log in now and then


    fallen earth is still on my pc for some years, was suddenly chief of the clan due to others not log in anymore, nice system btw that if a chief of clan does not play anymore an other player without the need to ask is clan cleader,


    pirates of the burning sea I also tried for over a year, and think at least once a month I still log in,



    swtor I tried but after having all the baddies story lines on end level I stopped playing, think my girlfriend and I played it for max 6 month so not counting for the +1 year :)


    age of conan me and my girlfriend both like and still playing since release 2008, think we have around 34 lvl 80's together, we both do like the fatals and graphics even if the gameplay is still buggy after all those years, we did yesterday after the week reset the t1 and w1 so yes we are still active :)


    gw2 we both tried but did not like it, we are to much a trinity fan, healer dps and tank need to be there seperate and not all in 1, think we played it for 4 month


    tsw we both are playing since release and still active, so think will be getting closer to the 1 year, we both have a life time sub on tsw so that will be a longterm relation


    it seems we are fans of funcom in the end :)

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,700Member Uncommon

    SWG, Anarchy Online and GW1. I chose 2, because I had forgotten about AO for a moment :p

    Atm, I don't see a new MMO on the horizon that will be the 4th.

  • Odinthedark1Odinthedark1 Linden, NJPosts: 330Member
    Phantasy Star Universe (Xbox 360 version for 1.5 years) , Flyff (First MMO when i was 12 for 1.5 years), World of Warcraft (From age 14 to 18)....I've been floating around for the past 2 years now being 20 i think the next MMO i will play consistently for over a year will be Phantasy Star Online 2.
  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,326Member Uncommon

    Eq spent two years. Two years in SWG. Four years in eve. Two years in World of Tanks.  

    Almost a year: eq2  rift lotro  DCUO cox

    No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarPosts: 19,905Member Epic

    EQ2, GW, AoC... and I am sure I am forgetting something.

    I also played plenty of MMOs 3-11 months. 

  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon
    DAoC & WoW

    DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  • ReaperUkReaperUk Cambridgeshire, UKPosts: 701Member Uncommon

    Even though it was nearly ten years ago now that I started playing SWG, that is still the only game I've ever played non stop for over a year. I played until the CU came in and then left for GW1 for the summer. I returned for the Mustofar expansion but the game was finished for me once I'd played through the missions. Since then, LotRO has been the game I've played the most, starting with closed beta in the summer of 2006 and then with a lifetime sub at launch but I've never managed a continuous run of over a year at one time having taken regular breaks to play other games. GW2 has taken over from LotRO as my main game now but I already took a break from that  for a couple of months too to play Defiance.

    I think the reason people like me don't stick with one game for years on end is because there are so many alternatives around, especially now B2P and F2P have become the predominant business models for MMO's.

  • ksternalksternal Hainesport, NJPosts: 82Member Uncommon
    Played City of Heroes/Villains for two years straight.
  • free2playfree2play Toronto, ONPosts: 1,943Member Uncommon
    SWG and EVE Online. LotRO maybe in accumulated time but it's a 3 month thing that I have gone back to many times.
  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Posts: 1,221Member Uncommon

    EVE -5  year

    WAR-2  year

    STO-2  year

    AO - 1+


    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon

    1. WOW before Burning crusade ruined it imo.

    2. Eve Online. I don't play as much as I used to but you have to love the drama that goes on twice a year with this game.

    3. SWTOR. I've been enjoying this game since launch.

    4. World of Tanks. Love going in there and trying out a new line of Tanks! 

    All my opinions are just that..opinions. If you like my opinions..coolness.If you dont like my opinion....I really dont care.
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  • ReizlaReizla 3,883Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Gabiru
    only Lineage 2, no other came close to it

    Funny how you mention it in past tense... Guess you quited shortly after GoD expansion..?

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  • KenaoshiKenaoshi Porto AlegrePosts: 1,022Member Uncommon

    Lineage 2 for 4 years.

    feeling strong with gw2. lets see till november :p

    now: GW2 (11 80s).
    Dark Souls 2.
    future: Mount&Blade 2 BannerLord.
    "Bro, do your even fractal?"
    Recommends: Guild Wars 2, Dark Souls, Mount&Blade: Warband, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

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