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What was your first computer game? First MMO?

olepiolepi Member RarePosts: 1,522
Thought it might be fun to hear about the first computer game people played.

The first computer game I played was in 1977. I was a sysadmin for a UNIX/ARPANET PDP11 machine, and we got the Fortran source to a game called "Adventure". It was basically Zork. I remember reading the source to cheat. :)

In 1980, we got a Star Trek game on the UNIX machine that had ascii type graphics. You could shoot klingons, romulans, and tow in nubian freighters. It was done in real time, with moving graphics and effects, still in characters.

My first MMO was DAOC, back in 2001. Still the most PvP fun I ever had.

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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,360
    My first true mmo was shadowbane I think.  Had so much fun.
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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 3,144
    PC? King's Quest 4. A friend up the street had a computer and we played this and Leisure Suit Larry. (We were dirty little kids)
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    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,409
    I suppose my first computer game was pong.

    First game that actually got me into playing games was Myst. Up until that point, and besides my old atari in High School, I just enjoyed watching a friend play warcraft and doom.

    First mmorpg was Lineage 2.

    "Technically it was Shadowbane for 15 minutes but I couldn't get a hang of the controls so that was that.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,869
    First PC game was Ultima III on an Apple IIe/c.

    First MMO was Lineage 1.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,617
    edited February 10
     Richard Garriots Akalabeth ...   came in a sandwich bag with instructions typed on an index card https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akalabeth:_World_of_Doom

      At the same time Temple of Apshai from Epyx .. which can be gotten on Steam now ..



    First multi player game was some MUDS thru Quantum Link on my C-64 in 82...

        MMO would be AOL Neverwinter ..

      Then UO in 97 where i have stayed for 23 years now ..

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  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member RarePosts: 350
    Do not remember the games i played but they were on 5 1/4 disks...

    First MMO, I guess you could call it that,  was LOK ( Legends of Kesmai) .

    Was a game that was in beta before UO came out. Then moved to UO and all the rest since.
  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 7,688
    My first computer game was Fallout and my first MMO was Everquest.
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  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Member RarePosts: 3,879
    edited February 9
    First PC game: Tribes.   First MMORPG: Everquest

    Joined - July 2004

  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 577
    Sovrath said:
    I suppose my first computer game was pong.

    First game that actually got me into playing games was Myst. Up until that point, and besides my old atari in High School, I just enjoyed watching a friend play warcraft and doom.

    First mmorpg was Lineage 2.

    "Technically it was Shadowbane for 15 minutes but I couldn't get a hang of the controls so that was that.
    Same Pong was my first game and L2 was my first mmorpg.  What server did you play on?
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,409
    Sovrath said:
    I suppose my first computer game was pong.

    First game that actually got me into playing games was Myst. Up until that point, and besides my old atari in High School, I just enjoyed watching a friend play warcraft and doom.

    First mmorpg was Lineage 2.

    "Technically it was Shadowbane for 15 minutes but I couldn't get a hang of the controls so that was that.
    Same Pong was my first game and L2 was my first mmorpg.  What server did you play on?

    Hindemith! Great server for a very long time.
  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,838
    Can't remember specifically what my first computer game was, but it was one of the following:

    Lemmings - PC
    War in Middle Earth - PC
    Bruce Lee - ZX Spectrum
    Skate or Die! - ZX Spectrum

    My Dad got our first PC and the ZX spectrum around the same sort of time ('90 or '91) and I was pretty young, so not sure what came first for sure, but these are the four i remember most strongly.



    First MMORPG was SWG in 2003.
  • dragonlee66dragonlee66 Member UncommonPosts: 24
    First pc game one of the Police Quest games
    The first MMO was The Shadow of Yserbius

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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 577
    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    I suppose my first computer game was pong.

    First game that actually got me into playing games was Myst. Up until that point, and besides my old atari in High School, I just enjoyed watching a friend play warcraft and doom.

    First mmorpg was Lineage 2.

    "Technically it was Shadowbane for 15 minutes but I couldn't get a hang of the controls so that was that.
    Same Pong was my first game and L2 was my first mmorpg.  What server did you play on?

    Hindemith! Great server for a very long time.

    Sovrath said:
    Sovrath said:
    I suppose my first computer game was pong.

    First game that actually got me into playing games was Myst. Up until that point, and besides my old atari in High School, I just enjoyed watching a friend play warcraft and doom.

    First mmorpg was Lineage 2.

    "Technically it was Shadowbane for 15 minutes but I couldn't get a hang of the controls so that was that.
    Same Pong was my first game and L2 was my first mmorpg.  What server did you play on?

    Hindemith! Great server for a very long time.
    Nice i played on Sieghardt.
    Sovrath
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,193
    edited February 10
    Commodore 64 Load Runner

    EQ1 played launch day



  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 6,450
    Runescape was my first MMO. No idea what my first PC game was. Probably some educational shit.
    Sovrath
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,831
    edited February 10
    First game I ever played was PONG.  Yup.. PONG.
    First RPG was probably Telengard on the C-64  (unless Hunt the Wumpus counts)
    First MMO would be Kingdom of Drakkar

    There were some others before like The Realm but Drakkar was the first one that I played where we had guilds.  It even had permadeath in some instances. 

    Best online game ever was Fireteam.  It was an E-sport game with full voice chat that was just years ahead of it's time.  It had multiple game modes, a clan system, kept stats that you could look up on a website.  It even shipped with a headset. I was lucky enough to be one of the first few people to test the game due to the fact I had tested TerraNova which was programmed by Fireteam's Director. It was amazing.  Just a few years too early.  There is a great 4 page "Postmortem" by the game's Director here


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  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,624
    edited February 10
    Game: Pong

    MMORPG: Ultima Online
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  • GladDogGladDog Member RarePosts: 1,079
    My first computer game was Jovian Wars.  I played it in 1979 on an aircraft carrier, using a coworkers PC that he paid about a third of a year's pay for.  Never saw him again, but it was the game that hooked me...

    First MMORPG was City of Heroes.  I had a chip on my shoulder after Everquest stole my entire Tribes clan except 3 people, so I resisted until City of Heroes because it was SUPERHEROES, MAN!!


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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,606
    Took me a while and some google searches to refresh my memory.
    My first game ever on some form of PC was some unknown horse racing game shown to me by some dude from China.Was played on a TRS-80 and interested me because he was showing me how to hack the game through the ROM.

    All of my gaming began around the time of the Commodore and Amiga and TRS-80 and then some unknown PC i had back then that cost me a LOT of money.

    So it all started around 78-81.

    First real play time within a MMO is easily FFXi.I do remember entering a couple others like EQ1 but left just as quickly as I entered.
    It's funny because two things brought back  memories when trying to figure out how it all started.

    One was APBA baseball games on floppy discs.I was literally stunned to find out that business started way back in the 30's WTF !!.

    The other crazy thing was the Commodore,we all remember the Commo 64 but that business started way back in 1958 in a nearby city of Toronto Ontario.You think computers you auto think California or the USA or maybe even Britain but not Toronto Canada lol.
    SO there is my museum of gaming past.



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  • francis_baudfrancis_baud Member RarePosts: 355
    The first computer game I remember to have played is Age of Empires, probably in 1998.

    My first MMO was Knight Online, released in North America in 2004. I started playing I think in 2005.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,111
    I have two that I bought at the same time: a table top war game simulation, Eastern Front, and an RPG, Temple of Apshai.

    My first MMO was Asheron's Call which I played until DAoC came out and I moved over to that one.
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,193
    First game I ever played was PONG.  Yup.. PONG.
    First RPG was probably Telengard on the C-64  (unless Hunt the Wumpus counts)
    First MMO would be Kingdom of Drakkar

    There were some others before like The Realm but Drakkar was the first one that I played where we had guilds.  It even had permadeath in some instances. 

    Best online game ever was Fireteam.  It was an E-sport game with full voice chat that was just years ahead of it's time.  It had multiple game modes, a clan system, kept stats that you could look up on a website.  It even shipped with a headset. I was lucky enough to be one of the first few people to test the game due to the fact I had tested TerraNova which was programmed by Fireteam's Director. It was amazing.  Just a few years too early.  There is a great 4 page "Postmortem" by the game's Director here


    I remember playing on the units that only had pong, a console with one built in game lol
  • XatshXatsh Member RarePosts: 417
    First PC game was probably Oregon Trail back in the old days in elementary school.

    First mmo was Everquest.
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  • SpectralHunterSpectralHunter Member UncommonPosts: 454
    PC - Sentinel Worlds. Played that game a ton. Had characters that looked like Arnold and Sigourney Weaver. 

    MMO - Asheron’s Call 2. I came into MMOs late even though I had a decent computer. The rumors of them taking all your time (ie EQ) kept me away. 
  • PalebanePalebane Member RarePosts: 3,985
    edited February 10
    Where In the World Is Carmen San Diego? on an Apple at school circa 1985. Still remember the flying dagger.

    First MMO was EQ just before the Kunark expansion.
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