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What is the longest you've ever stayed with an MMORPG?

JemcrystalJemcrystal Champaign, ILPosts: 1,609Member Uncommon

For me I stayed with Mabinogi the longest.  Over five years.  I would still be playing that game on and off if it hadn't left residual in my registry so reinstallment is impossible.  Second longest game I ever played was FFXI for 1 1/2 year and coming in almost neck n neck was WoW also about 1 1/2 year.


What mmo have you played the longest?



  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 931Member Uncommon

    Vendetta Online.  10 years, 11 months, and I'm still playing image

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  • GrootGroot OKC, OKPosts: 87Member Uncommon

    WoW consecutively 7 years, on and off the last 3 10 years total.

    DAoC/UO next longest for 3 years each.

  • LyrianLyrian Posts: 324Member Uncommon

    Longest continuous subscription?

    Probably either Everquest for maybe 12 months or so.

    I think my longest stretch with WoW was Vanilla...about 7-8 months.

    As a whole subscription month to month, year to year. It would probably be WoW. I probably have about 2.5 years of subscription in total.


    That actually feels somewhat depressing considering how long the games have been out. Currently the longest game that's kept me subbed is FF14, which lasted nearly three months. Hopefully our next batch will be able to make it to the year mark again...



  • TyggsTyggs Syracuse, NYPosts: 412Member Common
    Over 5 years total subbed time to EQ1. Longest stretch was 3 years to EQ1.

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  • Storm_CloudStorm_Cloud MalmoPosts: 369Member Uncommon

    Nearly 5 years in Everquest 1 from the day it released in March 1999. No other game has put a claim on my life like that game did.



  • summitussummitus TimbuktuPosts: 1,414Member
    Lotro since release, have a lifetime sub and have never regretted it. Still hop in every time new content comes out, just bought the Archeage founders pack, so currently playing that and enjoying it very much.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,679Member Uncommon

    I suppose I've been playing Lord of the Rings Online on and off since closed beta. Though I had breaks. But I suppose 7 years for that.

    Played Lineage 2 for 4.5 years with less breaks than LOTRO. It feels like I've played that game longer.

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 613Member Uncommon
    I played Everquest 1 from 1999 until 2011, however, I took two one year breaks around 2003 and 2005. The longest I played consecutively was from 2006 until I quit for good in 2011.
  • PAL-18PAL-18 AnachronoxPosts: 806Member Uncommon

    Anarchy Online 2004- thousands and thousand of hours and then i took p2w cash shop in the knee. (4 paid accounts)

    still visiting as a froob maybe once per month.

    edit: cant remember when the cash shop came,mostly because i dont even want to.


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  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 545Member Uncommon
    EVE Online, over 5 years and still enjoying it.

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member

    Everquest for a little over 5 years consecutively, with no breaks in subscription at all.  A worse stat is I had over a year of /played time so I spent a little over 20% of those 5 years on Everquest.  I've considered going back to play Project1999, but just can't bring myself to do it.

    The only other MMO I spent a real significant amount of time on is WoW, which I spent about 3 years on, but it was not consecutive years and it was on and off.  I've been completely done with WoW for since the first month or two of WotLK release though.


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  • DilligDillig Gladewater, TXPosts: 81Member Uncommon
    EQ 1  just over 5 years then DAOC almost 2 years and currently ff14 which is what 7 or 8 months so far. Currently playing ESO and still playing ff14
  • KyarraKyarra manchester, CTPosts: 675Member Uncommon
    The game I played consistantly since 2001 or so was Dark Age of Camelot. I also subbed to EQ2 ( I still play here and there), and SWG (which I stayed with until the end)
  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,345Member Uncommon
    WoW. Since early beta in mid 2004 up to today, I still play with random breaks
  • AmbrosiusAmbrosius Drexel Hill, PAPosts: 75Member



    Played from late beta back in 2001 until it closed down in 2012 -- and happily playing again now that it has been resurrected.  :)


    -- Ambros.

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member Common

    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    Vendetta Online.  10 years, 11 months, and I'm still playing
    That is awesome! Has it changed significantly over that decade+?

    My top MMOs would be:
    City of Heroes (3 years solidly + 3 off and on)
    EverQuest 1 (3 years)
    Wizard101 (2 years solidly + Just back into playing it again)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.

  • MavolenceMavolence Appleton, WIPosts: 612Member Uncommon
    13 years for UO (Will sometimes play on sometimes), 9 years (still playing) for EVE, SWG for 2-3 years, WoW for like maybe 2 years. Nothing else has lasted past 6 months after this.
  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 887Member Uncommon
    Lotro since August 2007 I believe
  • World Of Warcraft : 8 years

    Warhammer Online : 5 years

    Guild Wars : 5 years

    Ragnarok Online : 6 years (Still playing)

    Dark Age Of Camelot : 3 years (Still playing)

    Guild Wars 2 : 2 years (Still playing)

    Star Wars Galaxies : 2 years

  • HelleriHelleri Felton, CAPosts: 930Member Uncommon
    Runescape, 13 years.


  • Yoda_CloneYoda_Clone Harker Heights, TXPosts: 219Member
    LotRO, from release through four years plus a bit...  When F2P turned the game to crap; when all of its updates turned to crap; I voted with my pocketbook.
  • junzo316junzo316 Raleigh, NCPosts: 1,689Member Uncommon

    City of Heroes - 5 yrs

    LotRO - 2 yrs

    WoW - 1 1/2 yrs

    Played other games, but these are my longest stretches.


  • tmann50tmann50 CuencaPosts: 70Member

    Approximately 8 years playing game ever IMO and about 6 years with WoW


  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member

    EQ at 15 years now and still playing, DAoC is second with about 8 years played.


    I have about 800 days played on my EQ characters and about 500 or so spent in DAoC. Lots and lots of time heh.

    Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
    Have played: You name it
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  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Posts: 1,114Member Uncommon
    Eve ,since 2005.

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

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