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I've been an MMORPG.com member for quite some time, but it is only now that I 've decided to start posting on the forums. To every forum roamer, Hey there! So, what is your MMORPG history? How did it start? What did you like? What are you playing now? Here is mine.
It started off on the morning of a day that has slipped through my memory. I called up a friend via phone and started to chat, because who likes those IM things anyway? Back in my day... Anyway, he told me about this game that he had, the previous night, started playing a game that he told me I should start playing too. This game was runescape. I gave it a try, and despite the dull tutorial, I know I had stumbled upon something great.
I played runescape, enjoying it, for quite a while. Eventually, I decided to pay 5$/month to become a member and access the features. Runescape gave me a long run of fun before I finally got bored with it, and MMOs were off my mind for quite a while. Until...
The same friend gave me a call and told me about this other great game... Guild Wars. I played Guild Wars for a while, focusing mainly on PvE. Eventually, the PvE got dull and we left.
We went to City of Heroes. We had some fun with this, but it got dull after a while. A big patch made our computers run it poorly, and we quit playing.
Back to Guild Wars I went. This time I focused on PvP and discovered Guildwiki.org. The great wiki was my bible that told me what was a good build and what wasn't. It told me every skill I needed to know. Having a good grasp on the PvP, I quit.
Finally, I decided to play the game that was rumored to be so good. I did research on it and it looked great. I bought World of Warcraft. The game was great - unlike any I had ever played. I good great fun out of it, but I mainly focused on battlegrounds and never even reached 60 on a character. I found the rogue great fun, but eventually, I quit.
I gave EQ2 a try, but it wasn't immersive. I did like it, but not enough. DDO, same thing.
I went back to Guild Wars now and then, and got better at PvP every time.
I went back to WoW and CoH to give them tries. They just couldn't hold me.
I stayed for about a month with Guild Wars GvGing in a hardcore gvg guild come the release of Nightfall.
That bored me eventually.
I had hopes for other games at that time, such as PotBS (signed up for beta) but my friend (same one) kept raving about a game he thought would be great! That game was Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Put simply... Yuck. I didn't mind that it wasn't polished as much as that it wasn't fun. Before VG, I had run in the LOTRO beta, and am currently looking to put more betas under my belt. LOTRO let me into the closed beta, but during the stress test I found it dull.
So now I eagerly await a select few MMOs including WAR and PotBS, among other non-online games sucha as Spore and console games such as SSBB.
I was thinking of going back to DDO, but am still debating with myself.
So, what is your MMORPG history?
Let's hear it!