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Your Top 5 "this is great" mmo moments

AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
For me:

1. Frirst griffon ride in WoW.

2. First visit to the forest floor in Kelethin, in EQ.

3.  Break in to Plane of Hate, in EQ.

4.  First few hours in SWG. I'm in Star Wars!

5.  Killing zombies in that creepy starter town, in Maine I think, in Secret World.

I have many more, but those stand out.

EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 3,181
    I don't know if I have 5, but here goes.
    1. Taming Bjarn in WoW.
    2. The battle system in Atlantica Online (I'm a big Ogre Battle fan)
    3. Can't remember the exact moment, but when I realized the missions in STO were tying up plot points from the various series.
    4. Seeing my crafted armor in TOR. Giving my Trooper the proper look was important.

    AmatheAlBQuirkyUngoodkitaradSharne

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • olepiolepi Member RarePosts: 1,692
    edited November 2020
    The first keep we took in DAOC.

    The first group that played my Ryzom Ring scenario while I was DM.

    edit: The first time in DAOC I got trapped in Darkness Falls when it flipped. I went invis as a mini and watched the enemies run by. They never saw me.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 15,680
    edited November 2020
    1. My first ever MMO was Underlight, the first time I time I entered the City of Dreams and then went to sleep to wake in an online world.

    2. Taking our first keep in DAOC, I did some poetry for the event as we stood there, we were all so excited even that was well received.

    3. Finding out we could run "scripts" in Anarchy Online to do things like manage the guild stores. I saw this has having endless potential, possibly even the first step allowing modding in AAA MMOs. Of course it was never repeated in another MMO to my knowledge. :)

    4. Taking my first flight after getting the super power in City Of Heroes.

    5. Lotro was one of only two MMOs I have ever bought before the reviews were out and I read nothing that could contain a spoiler. I started Lotro and it dawned on me that we were going to get to play a part in historical events that had happened in the lead up to the Lotr books. I was so chuffed.
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  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 8,035
    No particular order

    1) When my group got all the experience in an AOE cluster pull in Fear in EQ. I was the only Wizard in our group so it was my damage numbers and I beat all the other wizards in the other groups with my timing it exactly. Everyone cheered when every mob died our  group got the experience.

    2)Warsong Gulch my very first flag capture.

    3)When I made it to a room without getting lost in Guk. I get lost in there all the time so it was really a feat.

    4)When I  evacuated a group in Everquest for the first time and it worked.

    5)Anarchy Online my first flight in a yalmaha

    So many more but these are off the top of my head.
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 3,061
    1) First "squill" hunting group in SWG
    My first few hours in SWG were pretty awful if I'm honest. I died a lot, to stuff that looked really easy, then had no clue what to do about all the black bits on my health bars (wounds and fatigue). Luckily, my RL mate played on the same server, he came and showed me the ropes, took me to anchorhead and got me in a squill group. 20 people wandering the sand dunes of tattooine, hunting down weird creatures, chatting, socialising and earning XP and credits. This was my first big "ah....this is what mmos are about" moment.


    2) First Geonosian Labs group in SWG
    Hard(ish) enemies, mini-puzzles to figure out how to open doors and go deeper into the labs, then fighting Acklay (six-legged insect thing from Attack of the Clones) at the end. This was my first experience of endgame, done with my guild, and I loved every second of it. Later on when i completed my template I was able to solo this place, so it wasn't hard, but at the time i thought it was amazing.


    3) First kill of Thaurlach, the Balrog at the end of The Rift raid, LotRO
    I took over raid leading for the guild when this raid launched, having never done it before. I helped build our raid team, sort out fair loot distribution, helped with training newbies and writing strategy guides.....all new to me. But, managed to build an extremely close knit team and turned our guild into a success story, so finally managing to clear the raid was an amazing feeling! Really hammered home the lesson of "the more you put in, the more you get out" when it comes to mmos and community.


    4) Guild vs Guild fight in Delving of Fror, LotRO
    Whilst I PvPed a bit in SWG, LotRO was the first game where it really hit home. I loved the combat mechanics so much, so much depth there to have fun with! Anyway, when the delving of fror was first released (basic version of darkness falls), loads of people flocked there to farm for gear. I took my guild there for some fun, only half of us were pvpers. Anyway, about 30 minutes in, down at the bottom of the dungeon, we ran into the best creep guild. So, we had a good old scrap! Think there were only 9 of us, and 12-14 of them, but freeps were overpowered at the time so it was roughly equal. Anyway, fight lasted a good 15 minutes, they had the DPS but we had great coordination from all our raiding, plus greater access to skills to allow us to adapt. We eventually won with just two of us left standing.....and were then promptly killed by NPC respawns! One of my greatest pvp fights ever.


    5) First "Gates of Ekrund" scenario in WAR
    this was during the open beta, i was maybe level 3 so only about 30 minutes into the game. joined the scenario with some guildies, proceed to bash other players in a format I hadn't experienced before (only ever done open pvp, never instanced). Loved the intensity, loved the setting, loved the lore. Playing as a black orc, bashing on some stunties in a dwarven stronghold?! fuck yeh!
    AmatheAlBQuirkyUngoodkitaradScot
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,882
    I don't know if I'll have 5...

    1) My first flight (the Hover power) in City of Heroes. It was slow. It was boring. but hey, I WAS FLYING!

    2) When an EQ group I was in also included a Japanese and a Dutch player. That blew my mind. Here we all are, playing he same game at the same time, and found each other from across the world.

    3) City of Heroes again. The Supergroup I was in, along with the other Supergoups in our coalition, seemed to play as "heroes." Many times in mission wipes, players would have to be told over and over to run. We argued over who would stay and draw the aggro to die. This attitude is gone today.

    I think that's it...
    AmatheUngoodScotkitaradSharne

    - 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.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 839
    edited November 2020
    1) 4 v 1 in Age of Conan (alt assassin same level as the group)... I was so stoked I won, gave them gold and followed them (in stealth)  killing many others trying to ambush them. 

    Some say Open world pvp sucks, but not when there are are good sports. :)

    2) In UO original, I created a ranger that guarded a forest... helped noobie players survive getting ganked and pk'd.

    3)  on my ranger in Age of Conan, I did hunt down and kill a major loud mouth guild leader on the official forums.  Anybody remember Den of Thieves from launch.  They would spawn camp lowbies ( in lower level zones) on max level characters... amongst other things.
    AmatheAlBQuirkyUngood
  • JoyFreakkJoyFreakk Newbie CommonPosts: 5
    Mine has to be when I first got my Gothic Bangle on FF.
    AmatheAlBQuirkyUngood
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 6,029
    Alright.. I'll have a go at this.

    1) EQ: Just logging in. I went through the character creation, Half Elf Ranger, and arrived in Kelethin Forest, and I was just in awe of the whole thing, thinking that this truly was a game changer of games from this point on. I then subsequently fell to my death, respawned naked, and thought, This game is hardcore. I mean prior to this, 3d games were all single player, save and reload, but this was like the real thing, there was no save option. Totally blew my mind, and I knew this platform was going to be the future of gaming.

    2) DAOC: Ok.. Ok.. I hated this game. Not for the reasons that some fanboi's might think, it was because I had just spent a lot of time playing a High Elf Cleric in EQ, and I was a raid healer and everything.. and the way healing worked for the humans (Albion) was just off enough that I hated playing a healer in that game. So I went and joined Hibernia, which was always outmanned by both Albion and Midgard, however, we took Darkness Falls I think, the dungeon that you could claim if you took enough towers or something. Well anyway.. by chance we took claim of it, so I ran in with my guild for the experience, and then Midgard claimed it, and over ran like a train rolling over a tin pot, and it was kinda surreal to deal with other players in a team sense as opponents, it didn't have that ganker PvP feel about it, it was, well, honest PvP. Which, was a great thing to witness early in my MMO gaming. I still left the game, because that was not my thing. But, still that memory lives with me as a whole new way of how PvP could be done. 

    3) DDO: The whole character creation had my attention, all the little details lined up to old school 3.x rules, so I was geeking hard on this even as I was making my character, Dwarven Paladin, then comes the First quest, Hayton Family Crypt. I open on normal, and lo and behold the campy narration of the GM, and the ambiance, and I was like "OMG THIS IS WHAT A D&D MMO REALLY IS!" That game sold me on the very idea of instance dungeons and content, and the fact they built the game around the 3.x rules, was just a huge joy to play. I still dabble in this game from time to time.

    4) GW2: This game was a casuals paradise. There was no rush to level, I could play with my friends no matter how high or low they were, with the level scaling, the DE and World Bosses that made you feel like you were a part of something without the annoying socially imposing need to group, all in all, it was a very fun organic game that just allowed players to play together, and I really saw that with my first world boss, the Shatter. All these people, all of them, just working together to do a single task. No one was being a raging ass hat or crying about kill stealing, and the fact that I was way over level for the zone had no impact on if I could join in (yes this was the first time I heard and learned about level scaling in GW2).. and I was like THIS IS AWSOME! This felt like the direction that MMO's were going to go in for the future. The lack of needing to group, the removal of over leveling zones, this freeform game that the world expands as you level, as opposed to being locked into smaller and smaller specialty content as you leveled up like EQ and other MMO's did it.

    5) Trove: Walked in and played with the Voxels, and was like.. HOLY SHIT, if they could make this look semi realistic this would revamp the whole dynamic of MMO's! I loved that being able to just modify the landscape as I wanted. I made bridges out in the ocean. There were people that showed me cool things like under water fishing holes they made. It was just this game that celebrated players being creative, and gave us stuff to kill in the process. We could ride dragons, boats, Horses, and other endless various kinds of mounts, it was like this stupid simple looking 8bit game that had everything every other MMO had, and so much more.

    So those were my main "This is Great" Moments.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,882
    Some say Open world pvp sucks, but not when there are are good sports. :)
    I agree 100%! Unfortunately, I've encountered more assholes than good sports :)
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    - 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.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,744
    For me the "this is great" moments are rather from the games and systems, not from personal achievements... but that's maybe just me.

    Anyhow, the top five is something like:
    - first time I've learned how easy to create and add/modify content in MUDs.

    - CoH, when realised how flexible the character building is, as in "create your own class".
       later in CO Cryptic went even further with FreeForm

    - LotRO, the first meet with the music system, and saw how fun and deep it is

    - AoC, the NPC interaction system with the dialogue options was so great, made several alts just to check the different outcomes...

    -TSW, the whole game was awesome (ability wheel, NPCs, writing, mission structure, etc.), but that definitive "this is great" moment was on the (maybe second?) beta when we first could try Kingsmouth Code.
    The investigation idea was so good for an MMORPG and came so naturally from Ragnar's adventure game past...
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,957
    In no order ...

    1, Getting completely lost in Lineage 2 when I dropped a map exploring and spawned in a town I wasn't familiar with (think it was Gludio as I was based around dark elf village.) Didn't realize I could buy a map so I had to guess the general direction. Would have died again if not for a passerby.

    Loved the feeling of being lost and the danger in an unknown world. Also that peopole could help you and have it actually be meaningful.

    2, First Siege in lineage 2, was absolutel amazing.

    3. first giant siege. was huge. game crashed at the start as it was something like 32 clans vs 28 clans or some such thing. Lasted the full 2 hours.

    4, marching up tower of insolence (lineage 2 again, there's going to be a lot of that)because our clan members were pk'ed. We ended up getting most of the alliance and had a battle at the top. Just clearing out the floors as we went up, eventually found our fallen people (who were amazed at the turnout) was incredible.

    5, My Lineage 2 clan as they were just amazing and fun people.

    so yeah, all of it was Lineage 2.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,602
    edited November 2020
    Great topic for discussion @Amathe

    1. Would be when I was in Qeynos Hills Everquest for the first time and I run up a hill and into a zombie. I was expecting skeletons and my heart jumped out of my chest. It was at that moment I realised how very special the game was. It felt so real the fear. I was paralysed and unable to go back there to get my corpse because I was actually scared. That was perhaps the moment I thought I was in that world without even realising it.

    2. Task Force in City of Heroes and people started leaving because of multiple deaths in the second mission and there was just me a kinetic defender , an illusion controller, a tanker and a scrapper. The other 4 had left. The controller said 'we can do this I will just confuse them and they will kill each other'. The moment we decided to stay and finish was when I realised how wonderful it is that strangers from various places in the world who had never met could work together and finish something that looked nigh impossible. Was awesome that feeling of spontaneous camaraderie that burst out of my chest.

    3. When I finished making and placing the last piece of furniture and I stepped back and surveyed my tiny room in Everquest 2. It made me so happy to see the fruits of my labour right there in front of me and I think it was precisely at that moment I felt my love for decorating in a game blossomed.

    4. When after I panicked being left behind by a group I was a sidekicked to in City of Heroes who left me in a zone where everything was conning purple. There was no way I was going to get out and the minute I realised I could fly out slowly was the moment a huge smile split my face.

    5. WoW having decided I was going to get an owl as a pet for my orc hunter and finally making it to Teldrassil was magical after all the deaths I suffered getting there. The owl was the cherry on top.
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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,794
    1) Penting in Mercenaries of Astonia 2. Was great back in the late 90s.

    2) "Stiches" Raid in WoW. Lol.

    3) DAoC for the first time as a brand new player when it first came out.

    4) First time I saw a hill giant in EQ

    5) Making pick pockets explode in UO

    Seems silly these days but back when it happened for the first time was good.
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  • some-clueless-guysome-clueless-guy Member UncommonPosts: 227
    edited November 2020
    1. Hutt-Ball in TOR right at the beginning, the first week when one could play huttball vs the same faction. I joined a game where we were losing 2-0, the opposing team was a newly-formed pvp-only guild and the 11th member of theirs was on our team, telling everyone to give up. I was a guardian, I joined and literally singlehandedly won the match, by doing all kind of jukes, stuns when their carrier was over the fire, pretending to fall down only to leap back up, push somebody and leap on them. They then asked to recruit me but I wasn't into pvp.

    2. PvDoor in Warhammer. In hindsight it was lame, but back then we didn't know better and we had fun. We took a tier 2 keep with a 6-men party, fending off straggling defenders coming to the rescue while chipping off slivers of health from the keep boss. It felt good, it wouldn't nowadays, but life (in game) was simpler back in the days.

    3. Entering Booty Bay for the first time. I had seen this "place" on a player video some days before and I longed to find where it was. I had no idea where to look for info in those days so I had to do it the old way: looks like a jungle, must be to the south. My hopes were waning the closer I got to the cape without finding the place. I had almost given up when lo and behold, found Booty Bay!

    4. Playing Sranglethorn Police on private pvp servers at level 40 right after getting the mount.
    This is dispatch, we have an asshole at Nesigwary's, over.
    Dispatch this is unit NightElf, we are on the way, over.
    The griefing and jackassery on pvp games is real, but it also gives us decent human beings opportunities to have lots of memorable fun.

    5. The journey from high sec, through low-sec, to null sec while part of a small corporation in EVE, some 15 years ago, almost.
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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,234
    edited November 2020
    1.) Finishing my Epic in EQ

    2.) Dragging my bud to finish his epic in EQ

    3.) After years and many setbacks, guild rebuilds, and other shenangans, finally clearing Plane of Time in EQ: PoP

    4.) Booty Bay in Vanilla WoW was pretty memorable - but so was Hillsbrad  - tie on these two zones for #4

    5.) Fairly early on in Planes of Power on EQ, I was sitting in a random group in Plane of Valor. This was back when you had to work pretty hard to get in a group in the first place, there was no group finder or anything. I was working hard to try to grind out some AA for my first PoP raid. I joined into a pre-existing group. That group was full of just random people. And I will never forget, I sat there for 27 hours. The group members fluctuated over time, but every single one of them was a good player and were courteous enough to wait until a replacement for them could arrive so the group wouldn't buckle when they left. That was somewhat rare, even for EQ (not uncommon to get players that were courteous, but to have such a lucky  string of them that kept a group together for that long was unusual), but I've never found that same level of just common decency in any other game.

    And just because -- my worst moment:

    Eve. Making a long run with some cargo that happened to go through Nullsec. Some asshats were running one of those lag out the zone and gank at the gate schemes. Lost a ton of my own and corp stuff. CCP was "too bad so sad" on a petition, and told me server lag was a mechanic in the game. I've never touched it since.
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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 6,882
    remsleep said:
    4. EQ1 bard - just such an awesome and unique class
    Still my favorite MMORPG class that has yet to be duplicated :)
    AmathecheyaneUngoodkitaradPalebane

    - 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.
    - FARGIN_WAR


  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 38,239
    edited November 2020
    1) DAOC was my first 3D MMORPG which enthralled me with it's many diverse zones and the variety of terrain and content.

    I thrilled to simple things such as running up and down the hills in the highlands facinated that I could actually stumble, fall and take damage. 

    2) Lineage 1 where a blood pledge I started and ran took our first keep and even managed to defend it a few times.

    3) being an active raider of the 3rd guild on our server to defeat Ragnaros in vanilla WOW in the early days after launch.

    4) fighting in a small black ops corps (Dirt Nap Squad) in my early EVE days, especially in the war against BOB where our coalition relentlessly hammered their systems which resulted in the Corp actually taking possession of one of the rare (at the time) stations in null sec.

    5) right when Lineage 2 first launched, my son (who was 11 or so then) and created two identical female characters, naming them "Double" and "Mint"

    We would run up to other players in the world always making sure to stand side by side so the two names displayed "Double Mint" properly.

    In chats one of us would start the a sentence with the other finishing it for them. Same with responses, would go some like this:

    Double: Hello folks we are looking for...
    Mint: the location of the Tower of Cruma..
    Double: would you be able to...
    Mint: help us find our way there?

    We got quite good at rapidly conversing in this fashion much to the amazement of many who enjoyed the show.

    We never seriously leveled these characters, but did spend quite a bit of time having "fun" with them which is something I can't recall doing so much as the years went on, seems both my son and I got lost in the "progession" chase forgetting what made MMORPGs special.

    Now that my son has long sense grown into adulthood he still plays online games regularly, but never with me any more.

    Cats in the Cradle indeed, sing it Harry.










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  • CuddleheartCuddleheart Member UncommonPosts: 391
    1.  Seeing my bands drummers little brother playing UO for the first time.

    2.  My first unique armor drop off the golems in Faldon.

    3.  I can't not agree with the OP about the first flight in Wow.  For me, it was the bat ride to undead city.

    4.  The first time in LOTRO when we got enough freeps together to make a push on the keeps.

    5.  Waiting at storm wind docks for the boat to come in for Wotlk.
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,615
    My early moments are a bit different.  In no particular order:
    • Finding someone's corpse as a chanter in Surefall Glades in EQ1,  Poor guy had gotten turned around in the bear caves and stuck under water.  Odd request for a chanter.
    • Joining some warrior's 'purple' club.  A baby enchanter version was messing with the Gnolls outside of Blackburrow and got a bit of rabies from a passing wolf.  I was constantly nearly dead, and a warrior bandaged me back to health.
    • Collecting 28 bandit sashes on one run in West Karanas.  I didn't realize that this would totally wreck my faction needed to do my epic (years later).  But platinum!
    • Fighting the undead gnolls in East Karanas.  These were probably the first mobs that dropped platinum for me.
    • My first official Mes.  You know, the old 3-second one.  I mezzed a road bandit on the road in West Karanas, and we stood around wondering what if it had actually worked.  The suspense was short lived as the mes wore off, and the bandit and its partner pummeled me into a Mendelpile.
    • Bonus:  Who can forget really dinging 27th level for the dozenth time?  I can't.  It was South Karanas, lions towards the north of the zone, near the centaur village.  (Back when South Karanas was full of people, and anything would do for a camp.)



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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,903
    - First login into Ultima Online Beta.

    I played all the single player games, loved them, and now I'm in a virtual world based on them with other players !

    Nothing beats that.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,602
    edited November 2020
    Mendel said:
    My early moments are a bit different.  In no particular order:
    • Finding someone's corpse as a chanter in Surefall Glades in EQ1,  Poor guy had gotten turned around in the bear caves and stuck under water.  Odd request for a chanter.
    • Joining some warrior's 'purple' club.  A baby enchanter version was messing with the Gnolls outside of Blackburrow and got a bit of rabies from a passing wolf.  I was constantly nearly dead, and a warrior bandaged me back to health.
    • Collecting 28 bandit sashes on one run in West Karanas.  I didn't realize that this would totally wreck my faction needed to do my epic (years later).  But platinum!
    • Fighting the undead gnolls in East Karanas.  These were probably the first mobs that dropped platinum for me.
    • My first official Mes.  You know, the old 3-second one.  I mezzed a road bandit on the road in West Karanas, and we stood around wondering what if it had actually worked.  The suspense was short lived as the mes wore off, and the bandit and its partner pummeled me into a Mendelpile.
    • Bonus:  Who can forget really dinging 27th level for the dozenth time?  I can't.  It was South Karanas, lions towards the north of the zone, near the centaur village.  (Back when South Karanas was full of people, and anything would do for a camp.)



    Wow every one of those top moments were from Everquest...very nice.
    AmatheMendelAlBQuirkycheyane

  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,615
    kitarad said:
    Mendel said:
    My early moments are a bit different.  In no particular order:
    • Finding someone's corpse as a chanter in Surefall Glades in EQ1,  Poor guy had gotten turned around in the bear caves and stuck under water.  Odd request for a chanter.
    • Joining some warrior's 'purple' club.  A baby enchanter version was messing with the Gnolls outside of Blackburrow and got a bit of rabies from a passing wolf.  I was constantly nearly dead, and a warrior bandaged me back to health.
    • Collecting 28 bandit sashes on one run in West Karanas.  I didn't realize that this would totally wreck my faction needed to do my epic (years later).  But platinum!
    • Fighting the undead gnolls in East Karanas.  These were probably the first mobs that dropped platinum for me.
    • My first official Mes.  You know, the old 3-second one.  I mezzed a road bandit on the road in West Karanas, and we stood around wondering what if it had actually worked.  The suspense was short lived as the mes wore off, and the bandit and its partner pummeled me into a Mendelpile.
    • Bonus:  Who can forget really dinging 27th level for the dozenth time?  I can't.  It was South Karanas, lions towards the north of the zone, near the centaur village.  (Back when South Karanas was full of people, and anything would do for a camp.)



    Wow every one of those top moments were from Everquest...very nice.

    All before 2000, too!  (From the dawn of gaming, a Mendel appears... no, he's down).



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  • AmarantharAmaranthar Member EpicPosts: 4,520
    - First login into Ultima Online Beta.

    I played all the single player games, loved them, and now I'm in a virtual world based on them with other players !

    Nothing beats that.
    Yep, that's the first thought I had. 
    On top of that, you could do so many things, like drop items on the ground, open every container, etc. Very interactive world for the day. 
    The numbers of other players around me blew me away, and meeting characters I knew from the forums was a blast. 

    Flying in CoH was another great moment. 

    The Gryphon Ride in WoW was special. Looking down and seeing what was happening below was great. I've always felt, and said so a number of times, that the Gryphon rides were a stroke of genius. 

    My first death in UO, it was also a Guard Whacking. 
    I was in the Yew area and chasing a PKer who was chasing another player, and we ran into a Guard Zone, but I didn't know it. I shot an arrow at the PKer and suddenly there was a puff of smoke, a VERY loud zing sound, followed immediately by a VERY loud "whack" sound. I jumped out of my chair, and almost fell to the floor. lol.
    There I was, it happened so fast, I was standing there as a ghost in my death robes looking at the Guard (I could picture the smug look on his face, lol). 
    So damn fast, so damn loud, and so damn unexpected. 
    I was like "holy sheeeit!" 


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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 2,117
    City of Heroes

    Having, and being able to, navigate to my mission by rooftop because I was too weak to weak to battle the gang members on the ground in the surrounding area. This was back when movement powers didn't come early as they do now.

    I felt as though I was a street level hero starting out in the comics, and no other game has been able to immerse me to that degree.
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