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So what was your first MMORPG?

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,616Member Uncommon
    Asheron's Call... I still hate Lugians.
  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon
    I think my first MMO was Star Wars Galaxies, although my first free one was Nine Dragons.

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • FionnFionn Austin, TXPosts: 68Member
    EQ, I don't consider UO an MMORPG in the 3rd person sense of the games we play today.  To me, Everquest started the genre.
  • VladamyreVladamyre South Shore, KYPosts: 225Member
    Dark Age of Camelot was my first mmo. I still remember getting nervous as hell when I got into my first rvr battle. It was by far the best game that I ever played.

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Linage 1, back in 2002 I think.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,536Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fionn
    EQ, I don't consider UO an MMORPG in the 3rd person sense of the games we play today.  To me, Everquest started the genre.

    Could you elaborate on this.

     

    I can agree that EQ was the game that really got the ball rolling (the graphics at the time was really really good and it had a much wider selection of races to choose form compared to UO) but i still think UO ticks all the boxes needed for a MMO even with todays standard.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,672Member Uncommon
    My first was Legends of Kesmai but that was for maybe a month or so. The first I actually really got into was Ultima Online.

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  • Synns77Synns77 StaffsPosts: 124Member
    Eq 1 would be the first but I will be honest vanilla Wow was when I got very serious about mmos.
  • TheRealBanangoTheRealBanango Fairfax, VAPosts: 75Member
    I watched my brother play UO but the very first mmo i really got into was a game called Ferentus, anyone recall that game? I played before the huge update they did which changed the map and everything. One of the most fun times ive had playing an mmo.

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  • PaRoXiTiCPaRoXiTiC Denison, TXPosts: 576Member Uncommon

    The Realm Online

    Released in 1996 and still going . It's only $6.99 a month sub and is still a heck of a game. I just resubbed a few days ago after not playing it for 10 years. Still one of my favorite games of all time. I've been playing about 10 hours a day since re-subbing lol.

    New age games just suck compared to these old games. We need to put some old games back on the map!

  • TicklepinkTicklepink Ferrum, VAPosts: 119Member
    Ascherons Call. I remember playing it on my boyfriends computer and going home that night with a buzz..my ears were ringing..just from the buzz of playing.

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  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 614Member Common
    EQ1 about 2 weeks after if came out.
  • kyssarikyssari Tipton, IAPosts: 142Member

    Everquest was technically my first MMORPG. Started playing early in 2000 when I was 19 years old, though I had a taste of it playing my own toon a little bit on a friends account a year prior to that. I was hardcore into EQ doing endgame raiding and all on The Rathe server in a guild called Frayed Knot (2nd on our server behind BotS at one point) until I finally quit in about 2005.

     

    Before that however I did a lot of Chat based RP in AoL Chat Rooms in what was called RhyDin, basically just the fantasy setting for fantasy style RP in various user made chat rooms. I also did Star Wars Naval SIM stuff in the popular chat room StarWarsSpaceBattles and eventually even more detailed SW SIMming on AoL Message Boards. Started all of that when I was prob 14 or 15 back 1995 or so though got away from that in 1998 or so when the partying really kicked up lol.

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon
    Asheron's Call 2 back in 2003.  Good times.
  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 962Member Uncommon
    Times were different back then.  It was called Pong and all your neighbors came over and you all played together or took turns.  These were the days of the live and in one house MMO.
  • grumpyoldgrumpyold sthPosts: 8Member

    First MMO online was Utlima online. Had played all the ultima sp games before that 1 to 8 or 9. I loved these sp games and i think its was Ultima 5 i played for a very long time and still remember how hard it was since it was no information on internet and no walkthrou. You had to toalk to every NPC and read what they said and then figure out what they meant by that.Fighting was very strategic and turnbased.

    I they made Ultima 5 again with a little better graphic i would play it again.

     

  • jerkbeastjerkbeast Ridgecrest, CAPosts: 247Member

    Damn I can't believe only one other person has mentioned The Realm....that was my first mmo, and it was AMAZING. I played back in 2x...then 3x. I remember being like 14, and having no credit card and playing as a Demo for something like 3 hours at a time....hiding all the stuff I collected behind a tree, and restarting lol.

     

  • PaRoXiTiCPaRoXiTiC Denison, TXPosts: 576Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jerkbeast

    Damn I can't believe only one other person has mentioned The Realm....that was my first mmo, and it was AMAZING. I played back in 2x...then 3x. I remember being like 14, and having no credit card and playing as a Demo for something like 3 hours at a time....hiding all the stuff I collected behind a tree, and restarting lol.

     

    I'm playing it again and it is still so addicting. Makes me miss the days there was no purpose. You just played to level, kill shit, get cool loot, and talk with the community.

  • aspectofgoreaspectofgore umePosts: 17Member
    Anarchy online

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

    Depends what you call MMORPG.

    If it's the "AAA graphical Massively Multiplayer" type, then it's UO beta, like 17 years ago.

    Otherwise, it's MUDs, way earlier.

    Lord British simply made a dream come through by combining his famous RPG series that I loved with the MUD genre that I loved too, and turned it into Ultima Online.

    Was about to call for MUDs as well... My first one was Talisman online back in 1991, a graphical MUD supporting up to 48 concurrent users on a BBS (if the BBS had 48 lines *LOL*). I also played a lot of TradeWars 2001 back in the day. Though not a real MUD, it had some nice multi-user functions build in.

    And the real MMORPG? That was Lineage II back in 2005...

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by sumdumguy1
    Times were different back then.  It was called Pong and all your neighbors came over and you all played together or took turns.  These were the days of the live and in one house MMO.

    Kind of hard to call something an MMO when the O hadn't been invented yet.

     

    My first mmo was earth and beyond. I found the beta sign up while surfing at work and once accepted I was hooked.

  • BanquettoBanquetto CityPosts: 1,037Member Uncommon
    Horizons. It was.. not particularly good. But it made me realize how much I would love to play an MMORPG that was.
  • KazaraKazara merritt island, FLPosts: 1,075Member Uncommon
    Asheron's Call. Oh, the many hours I played it over the course of 3+ years. image Good times....

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Originally posted by sumdumguy1
    Times were different back then.  It was called Pong and all your neighbors came over and you all played together or took turns.  These were the days of the live and in one house MMO.

    Kind of hard to call something an MMO when the O hadn't been invented yet.

     

    My first mmo was earth and beyond. I found the beta sign up while surfing at work and once accepted I was hooked.

    nah ... labels are not always literal.

    Much of gameplay in MMOs are not massive (instanced dungones, raids, and pvp). So if MMOs do not have to be "massive", may be they don't even need to be "online".

     

  • Psion33Psion33 La Crosse, WIPosts: 248Member

    It was EQ. Then I found out EQ2 didn't have something called "PVP?" I moved to wow. This was either TBC or close to it's launch I can't remember. 

     

    Stuck with WoW for the longest because the PVP matches AB & WSG were the most fun gameplay experiences I ever had. Sure, I got angry when the pvp gear got introduced and every rogue was able to stun lock and every worthless paladin was able to bubble and heal...oh those were the days. 

     

    We had teamspeak 1 setup for our server so the ally and horde could talk back and forth and probably half the time was "shammy vs pally" talks lol.

     

    I still say to this day, EOTS & Arathi Basin are the best PVP experiences I've had so far in any game.

     

    ((In addition to my WoW experience I dual subbed to other games such as DCUO & DAOC. Currently playing Defiance & WoW.))

     

    Soon as these people on MMORPG.com who (characteristically) don't have cash catch on to the $10 Defiance deals I'm sure we'll get droves of people comin in. Right now with the limited people in the game they all seem to go to AF's lol. You'll have ~60 people at a single AF, lucky to get a couple shots in.

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