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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.
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
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.
3 for me.
LOTRO, SWG and SWTOR
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.
Currently playing: EQ1Ruptura DraconisWaiting for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
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.
"As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days those are now the only two states youll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2
Camelot Unchained BackerDAOC [retired]: R11 Cleric R11 Druid R11 Minstrel R9 Eldritch R6 Sorc R6 Scout R5 Healer
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 >_>
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
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
SWG, Anarchy Online and GW1. I chose 2, because I had forgotten about AO for a moment
Atm, I don't see a new MMO on the horizon that will be the 4th.
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
EQ2, GW, AoC... and I am sure I am forgetting something.
I also played plenty of MMOs 3-11 months.
DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann
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.
EVE -5 year
AO - 1+
only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW
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!
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Originally posted by Gabiru only Lineage 2, no other came close to it
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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Lineage 2 for 4 years.
feeling strong with gw2. lets see till november
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.