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What was your first computer game? First MMO?



  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,103
    First pc game: pitfall on an old 5.25” floppy disk
    First pc mmo: Ultima Online
    5 1/4 floppy? That was a luxury for an Atari system in 1980-81. The base storage was audio tape that could only be read/written sequentially. The optional floppy was an additional $400 back in those days.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,798
    Nanfoodle said:
    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
    Yup.  I think we had the Sears knockoff version. I think it had multiple "games" which changed the size and number of the bars you moved up and down.

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  • LynxJSALynxJSA Member RarePosts: 3,235
    Akalabeth and Ultima Online

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,193
    First pc game: pitfall on an old 5.25” floppy disk
    First pc mmo: Ultima Online
    I remember when I got a second disk drive and could copy disk to disk without swapping. I was the envey of my friends lol
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,359
    Oooops, only answered the mmo question above.  I gotta think a bit.  I'm gonna pick an actual computer game and not consuls or arcade games.  The earliest that I can remember is defender of the crown.  Great game.  At least I thought so at the time.

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  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 5,182
    Well my first Video Game, was Pac Man, at the local pizza parlor, way back in the 80's.

    My first PC game was Tipan on an Apple IIe.

    My First Auctual MMO, not MUD or Lan games, was Day 1, Everquest.
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  • RemaliRemali Member RarePosts: 595
    First game should be pacman or something
    Then my father got me a commodore 64 i had loads of games on that one on cassetes
    First mmo was final fantasy 11 even before i got to eq
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,121
    82’s Paratrooper and Anarchy Online.

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    It is just huge resource waste....'

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  • fineflufffinefluff Member UncommonPosts: 235
    I think the first PC game I played was that skiing game that came with windows. But the first substantial PC game I think was Sonic CD.

    My first MMO was Runescape classic.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 14,534
    First game Colossal Adventure, my first MMO was Underlight The City Of Dreams.


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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,441
    First computer game, I don't remember actually, some arcade helicopter game on ZX at a friend...

    My own (when I got my first MC, a C64) first was the already mentioned Lode Runner (not Load :) ) and Boulder Dash.

    PC, Lombard Rally. (it came preinstalled with the gear... wouldn't have been my own pick. But I like racing games still to this day, maybe that's the root cause)

    First "MMORPG", a localised MUD, built on a modified Diku in the mid-'90s.

    "First" MMORPG,  UO.
    Only in brackets, because (as I'm sure I've lamented on it a lot already) I've left pretty soon, and with a huge disappointment in Garriot. As a long-time Ultima fan, it was a disgrace of a game. I even skipped the next few years of the genre because of that letdown, and I've mostly just played shooters instead.

    First MMORPG, CoH. It brought me back...  :)
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member EpicPosts: 2,121
    First PC Game - Dungeons & Dragons: Fantasy Empires

    First MMO - SWG
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 557
    Tokken said:
    Game: Pong

    MMORPG: Ultima Online
    Same here  :D
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,522
    edited February 10
    My first PC games were a bunch of demo discs that came on magazines, along with many GBA and SNES roms. That's all i could get at the time to play on a shitty non gaming computer. But the first full PC game I was able to purchase and finish (that came on a magazine as well lol) and probably my favorite PC game ever is Take No Prisoners, from Raven Software for WIndows 98. Still have the disc and still love the game.

    First mmo that i remember was Metin 2 around 2006, but probably tried other asian mmos before that and didn't know much about the genre before that. I knew about WoW but growing up in a country where a monthly salary could buy a single video game i could only laugh at the idea of subscribing to WoW back then.

  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,306
    I enjoyed several games on the PDP-11, both Adventure and the Star Trek game in the days before PCs.

    My first real PC game would probably have been Akallabeth on my first Apple II+.  But the first game I distinctly remember obsessing over was Empire.

    My first encounter with an MMORPG was definitely a demo of Ultima Online at DragonCon in 95 or 96 (before the game was finished).  I didn't really care for the isometric 2.5D view nor the rampant PvP (even in the demo).  Did get to meet Richard Garriott and several team members.

    I didn't get into EQ1 until I built my first Pentium machine, which was held up by a paycheck.  Still managed to start Mendel (3rd character) on May 7, 1999.

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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member RarePosts: 1,501
    Computer: Eye of the Beholder

    MMORPG:  Not sure, UO or The Realm. I did both but neither for long.
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 557
    edited February 11
    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)
    You know, they will find you for playing that game... Liesure Suit Larry... I heard there was "Spanish Fly" to help you sleep with a woman in the game...  even if you were probably 10 years old playing... you're an adult monster!  

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,441
    Larry had a bunch of early lessons for dirty kids...
    Like, the importance of RNG. You can go and have fun with the hooker by saving a few bucks and not buying protection, but in most cases you end up dead.
    Lesson, better be safe than sorry :)
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 557
    edited February 11
    Po_gg said:
    Larry had a bunch of early lessons for dirty kids...
    Like, the importance of RNG. You can go and have fun with the hooker by saving a few bucks and not buying protection, but in most cases you end up dead.
    Lesson, better be safe than sorry :)
    I played all the Kings quests, Police quests, Space Quests... but for sake of climate now, I "heard" of Liesure Suit Larry.  Just another quest game, that was especially exciting.   >:)

    I played the dead ends for fun and the end game... so funny for the franchise's.  Like in Space Quest, you will have an alien breaching from your chest (like the movie Alien)... and you didn't know where you screwed up to restart your save... a lot of times you played on but your game was finished... you just didn't  know it.  Like the alien out of my chest, it ran around and I kept doing missions... kept trying to catch it(I wont spoil).  Or in Kings Quest game where he knows you used his stuff, but you keep going... unaware.. (I won't spoil).

    No youtube or guides back then.

    And they were typed commands for younger players reading this... with no real instructions... "inspect flower"  "give driving test" " draw weapon"  "give money" "mix xyz with abc"

    Edit:  honestly if I gave my prime gaming nieces and nephews (16 yrs to 8 years, 7 of them)... a full week to beat one of these games with no internet or help.... in a cabin... collectively... they would fail.
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member EpicPosts: 5,441
    Same here, loved the adventure genre (still do), Sierra and LucasArts were awesome.
    Space Quest, you're the mighty... janitor, go grab that broom and sweep the space dust :)

    True on the wikis/guides/youtube, it was maybe the biggest issue in TSW as well, which was the closest you can get to an "adventure" MMORPG - a lot of players just searched for a guide and blazed through the puzzles and missions.

    Different generation, spoiled by the instant gratification and fomo... with walkthroughs and videos like "All 28 easter eggs in <random game name>!!"
    The point of easter eggs is to find them yourself, the hunt is part of the fun - or at least should be.
  • Abscissa15Abscissa15 Member UncommonPosts: 52
    First game, not counting Pong, was Rise of the Triad. - had to love the push walls. I've always wanted to design a secret passageway into a house, but I digress. Honorable mention to Duke Nukem 3D ... anyone remember Case's Ladder ?

    First MMORPG: UO and getting one-shotted by PK's ... oooOOooOooo .......
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 14,534
    You guys have made me realise that arcade games count, that's a hard call. So first video game would be Space Invaders or Asteroids really hard to be sure. 

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  • olepiolepi Member RarePosts: 1,522
    Wow, bunch of old geezers here. I don't feel so bad now. :)

    One of my favorite arcade games was Defender. It had a Motorola 6809 powering it. I worked at Motorola then, it was fun to play on one of our chips.

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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,441
    first RPG---Telengard
    first MMO---The Realm on AOL

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