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Oneirocritica Inc.
Posted - 2007.05.02 11:58:00 - [31]

Ultima Online was my first back in '97/98

Didn't try any others until around 2001/2. Then went through:

SWG - up until the changes that destroyed it.
Planetside - lasted around 2 years. Hot drops are fun :)
Anarchy Online - still play this, but with a free account - can just stomach the leveling.
Saga of Ryzom - interesting game with good animal AI (they hunt each other!), but left after a while
EQ2 - leveling, bahCrying or Very sad
WoW - pretty, had to try it... but leveling Crying or Very sad
Entropia - okay ish... but didn't like the model.
Auto Assault - buggies are fun... but not really good enough for a subscription.
City of Heroes - men in tights! Got bored quickly though... maybe because of the tights.
Vanguard - released too early... it shows that they ran out of money.
Guildwars - fun, free.. haven't played it much recently though.

Ultima remains the one with the most in depth gameplay.. totally free form! EvE comes closest to Ultima, but with big shiny spaceships.

It's a shame there are not more sci-fi themed MMOGs, maybe Starcraft - although that is likely to be WoW in space, pretty, polished, but mass market leveling ugh

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.05.02 11:59:00 - [32]

played planetside till they brought out that crappy expansion, then switched to eve.

Posted - 2007.05.02 12:01:00 - [33]

Favourite game ever was Frontier: Elite 2

Played a lot of X2 The Threat a while back. When X3 came out I was scouring the forums for some solution to the hideous lag and saw numerous references to EvE online. Thought I'd give it a try, never looked back.

EvE is a truly awesome game. I've never played any other MMOs, and (apart from Infinity Quest for Earth if it ever comes out) I don't plan to.

Posted - 2007.05.02 12:01:00 - [34]


Haks'he Lirky
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:02:00 - [35]

UO -> Anarchy Online -> Jumpgate -> EVE Online.

After I started playing eve I have tried wow, everquest 1&2, ddo and swg.

EVE cant be compared to any of them and EVE is the only game I am playing today and ive logged more hours in eve than in most of the others combined.

Bon Hedus
Voice of the Blood Raiders
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:03:00 - [36]

Jumpgate. Word has it that they are revamping the graphics and some new changes are coming. I may just have to reactivate to see the Eye Candy. Also, there is nothing like joystick control to make battles more interesting. Twitch and hand/eye coordination FTW.

Advanced Security And Asset Protection
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:03:00 - [37]

Navyfield for me. Its been screwed by the developers getting very greedy (buy everything + pay for subscription to be competative). Therfore I left it looking for better gameplay, members there suggested eve so Im here.

Ive also played WoW before

Ive played lots of others though in my time.

JuBa Corp
Veritas Immortalis
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:03:00 - [38]

Earth & Beyond - Pegasus server

Before that Tribes 1 (still love that game)

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:05:00 - [39]

Manic Miner :P

matty01 hyperFun ratting corp
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:05:00 - [40]

me and nickky came from SWG after they destroyed that game, we put up with the "combat upgrade" and when the nge hit, we were gone

rip swg :(

Destructive Influence
IT Alliance
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:06:00 - [41]

EQ poped my cherry, but I played AO for a long time, and it was in AO i found out about EvE, and started once it went live. I played WoW when it 1st came out and quit in 4 weeks, I just recently tried WoW again as a lot of co-workers play and I couldn't stomache it past 3 months. I have tried many other MMO's DnD, AC 1 and 2, FF11, almsot all these I played the trial and quit. EVE is by far the best out there for me.

Lil Mina
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:07:00 - [42]

I played Guild Wars as my first MMO, Eve would be #2.

Sheriff Jones
Clinical Experiment
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:08:00 - [43]

Phew...that's quite a list but...let's no particular order.

Diablo&2(well it's slightly massive)
Anarchy online
Dark age of camelot
City of heroes(and villains for a while)
Autoassault(just tested it a while)
Planetarion!!! Very Happy
WoW, still do.
Umm...Earth and Beyond, just a bit.
Ah yes, RFonline(for a VERY tiny bit)
Bet i'm forgetting something...ah well Laughing

Fallout Project
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:08:00 - [44]

Ragnarok Online.

Addictive on it's own hypnotic way but a bit too mutch cartoon. Other than that mostly entertained myself with FPS and RPG's (single player versions). EVE was first game I en****ered for what I was actually willing to pay each month.

Taran Summers
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:09:00 - [45]

Edited by: Taran Summers on 02/05/2007 12:05:20

Everquest, WoW, UO, Neverwinter Nights (The old Gold Box MMO), various MUDs.

But I've been playing games since Zork.

<- Old Timah.

Edit: Oh, and Guild Wars.

Kate Nexus
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:10:00 - [46]

all of them

warhammer online will be my next MMO

Black Eclipse Corp
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:11:00 - [47]

Edited by: DeadProphet on 02/05/2007 12:08:03
World War 2 Online

The Pointless
The Scope
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:12:00 - [48]

Guild Wars. Still do, actually.
I got really ticked off after the developers extended the Christmas event last year (because of the Earthquake in the Far East). It wasn't the actual extension, but largely because during such events, all the stupid people show up asking the same questions that were answered 5 seconds ago. And I wasn't in the mood for another week of that! Shocked

At first I tried to give WoW a go, but I got put off by the idiotic patch sizes, then I found a PC ZONE disc with EVE on it, thought 'something different from fantasy', installed, patched and played. Cool

Posted - 2007.05.02 12:13:00 - [49]

What did I play? Oh..I remember I played Pong, Leisure Suit Larry, Sims City, Myst, King's quest, Civilization, Sonic, Oblivion and many many more single player games on consoles and pc's.

Then I discovered MMO's. It started with the Earth and Beyound and after that The Sims Online, ATITD, SWG, WoW, DDO, Guild Wars, AO, Rappelz, Lotro and maybe I forgot a few. Part of them is not before Eve, since I still play WoW, GW, AO. The strange thing is that I'm not even a hardcore player. I play about 10-20 hours p/week.

My main draw to most games is trading and social systems, although I also like some action at times. I'm a female player, so that might also explain why I like games like Sims. I don't like just playing one game, although sometimes I am suddenly very attracted to a game for some weeks or months. Eve is ok, but there are many more nice games (including WoW).

Speed Burnout
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:15:00 - [50]

I used to run a Freelancer server. We ran the FreeWorlds mod. We had enormous lag if we had more than 60 people on the server.

One of the guys that played on my server told me that EVE was everything that we wanted Freelancer to be and more. I told him that I would never pay a monthly fee to play a game. He got me to try the 14 day trial and now I have 4 accounts.

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:16:00 - [51]

planetside, and still playing it regularly altought it is heavily unbalanced

The yzzergirl
Stormlord Battleforce
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:17:00 - [52]

Planetarion/Planetia.. Xanadu/Elysium FTFW.

Liv Dawn
PPN United
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:18:00 - [53]

Tibia, SWG, WoW, Guild Wars.

Captain Campion
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:20:00 - [54]

I first started out playing a game called Diaspora, then the company dropped it and it died. I moved to play Continuum, , which I played for 5 years. I tried Eve a few years ago but my PC wasnt up to it, started again this christmas. Ive played CS since 1.5

Craig Ankers
THE Perfectly Insane
Tactical Unison Allied Forces
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:24:00 - [55]

Eve my first MMO, but was Homeworld2 that got me here.

Posted - 2007.05.02 12:31:00 - [56]

Everything from 'Pong' onwards including some terrible stuff on an Atari 2600. I have spent most of my time on Muds, the best place ever for RP, spent about 18 months with Guild Wars, then took the plunge and came to Eve. Its the nearest thing I have found to 'Elite'.

"On no! The Thargoids!"

J Ripper
Silent Retaliation
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:32:00 - [57]

Originally by: GrendalX
Manic Miner :P

Hobbit :P

Eve is my first MMO, I`m not really a total space fan but love the way this game works, well the strategic side of it anyway.

In the hunt for a change of game, I have recently tried a trial of star wars galaxies, that was a waste of time IMHO! - So EVE lives on for me :)

Sinder Ohm
Demonic Corp
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:43:00 - [58]

Started off with some RTS and FPS multiplayer games, moved on to Neverwinter nights with all addons (played on the 3 kingdoms rp server)

then I picked up this magazine one day with a free 14 day trial of some game called Eve-online, tried it out ... it sucked the first time round.

1 Month later tried again but this time read the forums like a bible tried to understand as much as possable now I am hooked.

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:44:00 - [59]

Eve is first mmo. I used to play a lot of americas army, allso played since beta on xbox live and still play the 360 when im doing long skill training and i dont want to b tempted to change skills Very Happy

Mercenaries of Andosia
Veritas Immortalis
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:46:00 - [60]

Edited by: Plutoinum on 02/05/2007 12:47:33
Neocron-1 for 2 years or so since beta and Neocron-2 for a few months. Started with the best mix of clan and faction pvp, roleplay / ingame politics and shooter action.
Somehow the devs screwed up, ****ed up the balance and new content came too slow. ( That's when I had my 1st EVE visits). They let the community wait an eternity for the 'expansion' Neocron-2 and when it came, it turned out that it didn't make things better, but screwed some of the fun aspects of the game up.
Established clans went away and those players were the most valuable asset in the game, since they made content, politics, action.
My clan left too. Many hated us, but after we were gone we were missed, because we were one of those, who made action with our raids and stuff. Really funny.

Ok, that was about my first MMORPG and were I had the best time and most pvp fun with a clan.

After that I've played, Planetside. Was a fun pvp, but lacks 'RPG' depth like ingame politics. It's a massive tactical shooter. I prefer conflicts that start with politics/diplomacy and end with heavy gun fire. Laughing

Tried anarchy empire, swg, several betas, was not convinced. Played EVE again.

Then got dragged to WoW by my old Neocron Clan. Best PvE gameplay for guilds that I've ever seen in a MMORPG and especially with friends it was fun.

Afer half a year I came back to EVE. I'm playing some MMORPG trials from time to time or apply for betas, but I haven't found another game so far with a concept that convinces me. I like clanplay, pvp, conflict, reasons to fight for with a lot of blabla around it.

But most games are just killing monsters, grinding up, or real conflicts between players is avoided. The 'Be nice !' games. I'm not interested to be nice, when I am at war or at least I like to have the choice, if I want to be nice or not. SO I think I'm trapped in EVE for a while. Laughing

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