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Eben Rochelle
Gallente
RPS holdings
Posted - 2007.05.04 11:41:00 - [211]
 

Edited by: Eben Rochelle on 04/05/2007 11:42:29
Diablo (if that counts), Darkspace, Planetside, CoH, WoW, Guild wars,

saw a few BG2 mentions, im back on it... for me its worse than crack. also CS:Source (started 1.54), medival TW, and so many other games that i havent got the brainpower to remeber atm oh and BF1942, desert combat and 2

*edit

oh and FF7, chaos battle of wizards, creatures (C64 not amiga) speedball 2, bugbomber, Tie fighter, frontier, X-Com UFO oh the list goes on

speal
Minmatar
Asteroids Civil Rights Union
Posted - 2007.05.04 11:56:00 - [212]
 

I find it hard to belive noone has ever played..darkspace especially if your a space junkie like me....

Franga
NQX Innovations
Posted - 2007.05.04 12:03:00 - [213]
 

I played mounds and mounds of 'NBA Live' since the '99 incarnation. '2000' was the best title and still is - loved the thing. Not hard when you love basketball. Also was a complete and utter 'Master of Orion' and 'Privateer' junkie. Loved anything that had a diplomacy or commercial aspect to it.

Along came EVE (unfortunately only discovered it at the very start of 2006). I don't play much else any more. Maybe some NBA Live or FIFA.

Fitz Chivalry
Vengeance Imperium
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2007.05.04 12:05:00 - [214]
 

I went straight from Jet Set Willie to EVE, tbh there is less difference between them than you might imagine.
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Drizit
Amarr
Posted - 2007.05.04 13:13:00 - [215]
 

Eve is the first real mmo that I've played. I have tried some MP versions of space sime games like Tachyon The Fringe but pure pew pew didn't cut it for me, i need some real content and gameplay. Since I like space sims, Eve was my first choice.

Morrau
Gallente
Mobitex Corporation
Posted - 2007.05.04 13:14:00 - [216]
 

Started as a beta tester for Earth and Beyond, then onto Anarchy online, a bit of Asheron's Call 2, a tiny bit of SWG, some Guild Wars and then finally Eve, the best of the bunch.

Maj Woodcock
Minmatar
United Space Aillance USA
Posted - 2007.05.04 13:18:00 - [217]
 

My very first game was STARS!

It was created by the 3 Jeffs in Texas. Anyone ever play it?

Then Earth and Beyond and now EVE.


Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.05.04 13:44:00 - [218]
 

Originally by: Drizit
Eve is the first real mmo that I've played. I have tried some MP versions of space sime games like Tachyon The Fringe but pure pew pew didn't cut it for me, i need some real content and gameplay. Since I like space sims, Eve was my first choice.



I loved the Tachyon campaign. Bruce Campbell's always been a favorite. I played on several private servers while they were still being hosted, but now I can't find my install disk for it and no one seems to carry it anymore. Sad

icechip
Caldari
Angelus.Mortis
The Jagged Alliance
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:05:00 - [219]
 

Edited by: icechip on 04/05/2007 14:07:04
Edited by: icechip on 04/05/2007 14:02:08
I played Dark Age of Camelot
Starwars Galaxies
Lineage 2
Final Fantasy Online
Vanguard
Archlord (beta)
World of Warcraft ( Hit lvl 60 then quit)
EVE ( dont think ill quit for a while )
Anarcy Online ( Tried it )
Everquest 2 ( Tried it )
City of Heros ( Tried it )
Auto Asault (Beta ) bought it never installed it. ^_^

Yes i like to try games out when they are BETA or come out see if there something im missing.


Im not gonna list evey online game just mmorpgs.

Only games i play now is EVE- Warcraft 3 the custom games ^_^ and Battlefield 2 once in a while. I own a playstation 3 started playing some ps2 titles.


Mysa
siCKs.
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:31:00 - [220]
 

QuakeWorld Tdm / Quake II Tdm both in National teams :)

Lord Zoran
Destructive Influence
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:44:00 - [221]
 

Edited by: Lord Zoran on 04/05/2007 14:41:24
i used to play football outside Laughing other than that i played homeworld 2 from time to time

Bimjo
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:46:00 - [222]
 

Originally by: pher****
apart from Infinity Quest for Earth if it ever comes out

these days it costs millions to get a game to market, this guy is doing most of the coding on his own, with a few helpers, his algorithms are unique and create a pretty universe but at the rate he is going the game will be old by the time it is released,if ever

And it is not easy to run a single persistant universe to accomodate 50K players,how will Infinity fare if ever released?

sorry, it smacks of a mickey mouse projectCrying or Very sad
it will not happen unless the project is injected with cash to speed it up and increase it's manpower but the owner/coder(forgot his name) knows if that happens he will lose some control over his project and he is too arrogant to let that happen

Asael
Caldari
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:57:00 - [223]
 

I am one of those who came from WoW to Eve. Back in the day when i was playing WoW, things became a bit boring and a friend on WoW redirected me to Eve. Played the trial and got me hooked for almost 2 years now.

I did however play a few other mmo's before going to WoW. Such as Dransik and Ragnarok. And it was basicly Rts and fps before that. Razz

Puca
Amarr
United Space Aillance USA
Posted - 2007.05.04 14:57:00 - [224]
 

Confused
I use to Bass fish every weekend. Now I play EVE.

I do make one Tuna Fishing trip a year now. Go out to San Digeo around August and go out for 3-4 days.

Arathian Evasion
The Night Crew
Posted - 2007.05.04 15:34:00 - [225]
 

I played DAOC too for a couple years. I moved on to Planetside and Eve for a while, then back to DAOC because Eve wasn't much of a game at release, then back to Eve when TOA came out.

I was in both the Planetside and Eve beta (they were right about the same time iirc) but I'm not sure which came first.

Karrihn
Caldari
Black Company
Posted - 2007.05.04 17:04:00 - [226]
 

Everquest, Earth and Beyond, Motor City online, Mankind, Everquest II, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, Dark age of Camelot. World of Warcraft. Lord of the Rings Online Beta. Matrix online Beta. Earth and beyond Beta. Auto Assault Beta.

So far EVE-ONLINE is both the best and worst in some respects. It is by far the most improved since 2004 compared to many of the others.


Veldspar Vinnie
Tactical Nuclear Penguin's
space weaponry and trade
Posted - 2007.05.04 17:26:00 - [227]
 

I used to play a game called Real Life before I discovered EVE. I used to go to pubs and clubs and nice restaurants. Take long walks in countryside watching the Sun set on a hazy summers evening.
Now I spend all my time sat infront of a monitor, surviving on a diet of oven chips and cheap lager.
Damn you CCP...

Krxon Blade
Posted - 2007.05.04 18:15:00 - [228]
 

Ill mention only simmilar games:
Elite, Homeworld (all), Freespace, Freelancer, X2...
Then I stumbled on ur PC magazine website where they announced new EVE expansion.
Was bored, folowed link, stucked here for a while, subscribed 2 hrs latter :)


Ikasu
Gallente
Scrutari
Posted - 2007.05.04 18:23:00 - [229]
 

MMO Wise I believe was still stuck on Ragnarok Online when I found Eve. But I was also beta testing for Cabal and playing Phantasy Star Universe. Personally, when Ragnarok2 comes out I probably wont be on Eve very much for awhile. Eve is fun and all but, for me at least, it's the type of game I need to take a break from every now and then. Set a month long skill and not pay for a month.

Comparing Eve to RO is like comparing apples and oranges. Ragnarok was a point and click online rpg with little to no risk of loss and pvp ended up getting changed so I stopped. It got more free for all max levels pwning noobs fest. The game was beautiful, and the class advancment system was incredible. Moving from Swordsman, to Crusader, to Paladin. It was a tough one picking between RO and Eve.

Cabal, well, Cabal was perfect. A flawless pvp system that seperated duels from murders. YOu could either just murder someone, attack them unprovoked, and lose honor points and receive penalties on how NPCs looked at you, or you could challange the person. I was a beta tester on the first server, before they banned all the American testers. It was an awesome game, and the combat system felt more active then most point and click rpgs.

Finally theres PSU, Phantasy Star Universe. The long awaited sequel to PSO. Hands down, Eve is better. PSU was extremely fun, but they launched the game long before they finished it, so you could do everything available in a couple of months, So you had a couple of months of constant fun, made it to your third class, and then you would stop playing untill the next update came out. It'll be fun when they finish it.

Fedacorr
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2007.05.04 18:38:00 - [230]
 

What did I play 'Before Eve'? Hmm, long list...

Ultima Online, Everquest, Anarchy Online (till it turned into an Evercamp clone), Jumpgate (a little), Planetside, Matrix Online, Everquest 2, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heros, Guild War (some), Auto Assault, 2nd Life (a little), and one I haven't seen mentioned here yet, the sadly gone Seed. Seed was never a good game technically, lousy coding... but the premise was sure wildly different from the 'usual'.

Sha'blach
Amarr
Templars of Space
Delinquent Habits
Posted - 2007.05.04 18:47:00 - [231]
 

Jumpgate (3 years - Quit in 1999/2000 due to game becoming severly outdated)
EvE-Online (5 going on 6 years - early beta included - Still Play)
World of Warcraft (8 months - probably not going to resubscribe)

Uuve Savisaalo
Rage and Terror
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.05.06 00:41:00 - [232]
 

Originally by: The Rincewind
I startet the mmorpg-world with Asherons Call, quitt it after the beta.




Disturbing part here is, i remember you from AC beta. I believe you did have the name Rincewind in it :)

Manfred Sideous
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.05.06 00:54:00 - [233]
 

Started in D2 -ClanGod- Ownage

Everquest - Fennin Ro - The Mystical Order - Gotlife
( So much time invested in this game 1100 AA Raid Cleric part of the best guild on the server till EQ died ...very sad so many good friends)

WOW - What can I say I was desperate OMG after a week I wanted to shoot myself.

Eve - Loving it best MMO ever

Altar Mei
Solstice Systems Development Concourse
Distant Drums
Posted - 2007.05.06 01:15:00 - [234]
 

Edited by: Altar Mei on 06/05/2007 01:11:56
HW>All

Little bit of UO, beta'd EVE... bored me to death.

Came back some time after and it's about the only game I play.

Waiting on something better, Trek maybe... we'll see.

welsh wizard
0utbreak
KrautbreaK
Posted - 2007.05.06 01:26:00 - [235]
 

CS at the very top, in the UK at least.

A bit of Planetside before it got nuked.

Drahcir Nasom
Independent Manufacturers
Independent Manufacturers Alliance
Posted - 2007.05.06 08:13:00 - [236]
 

Eve is the only MMORPG I've ever played. Before Eve I used to play things like C&C, Settlers, Civ, Earth 2150, Mechcommander, Railroad Tycoon, Trade Empires, Baldur's gate and X Beyond. If I need a few hours break from Eve I slip back into Trade Empires, Railroad Tycoon II or C&C - Generals.

Drahcir

Alton
Caldari
Starship And Weaponry Engineering Ltd
Posted - 2007.05.06 08:23:00 - [237]
 

online/multiplay gaming started like this...

Quake 3 (Excessive mod)
Neocron (Still play alot of)
Eve (Getting somewhat crowded imo)

Koba Kyogen
The Concordiat
Concordiat Alliance
Posted - 2007.05.06 08:39:00 - [238]
 

Edited by: Koba Kyogen on 06/05/2007 08:38:03

SumDum
AirHawk Alliance
Ministry Of Amarrian Secret Service
Posted - 2007.05.06 11:19:00 - [239]
 

Originally by: ry ry
Edited by: ry ry on 02/05/2007 11:10:39

There's a rich vein of WoW hatred running through the forums, which can easily be dismissed as fanboism just like the assumption that eve is so complicated that you're instantly proving yourself Clever by installing the client. equally other titles like Guild Wars are also kicked in the balls as regularly as possible.

But it did get me thinking.

MMO players are made, not born, so what did you play before you discovered Eve, how do you fink they compare, and why Eve in particular?


If we are just counting graphical MMO's:

(In order)
Ultima Online
Asheron's Call I
Anarchy Online
Eve * first attempt
SWG
Eve * 2nd attempt
SWG
Wow
Eve * Home again home again Jigitty Jig!

Prior to UO I was hooked on space based MUD's, with a polar coordinate system, full blown pvp and perma-death among other things. Then of course UO swept onto the scene. I wasn't too impressed at first with UO, I didn't like the rude people.

It wasn't until Asheron's Call that I started getting over the fact that a large percentage of MMO players were not the coolest of people, and I was going to have to learn to filter out the moron's. I started getting addicted to rerolling til I found just the right balance of xp, and shot the moon. Got bored and quit.

I maxed out too quickly in AO from the outset, got bored and back to fps for awhile til I got a beta invite for Eve. Was cool and new, and fit along the same lines as the old space MUD's I had played so I was interested. After release there were quite a few annoying problems, and a lot of effort for a MMO I felt at the time. I really sucked at PvP, my computer was very slow at the time, and mining was boring and it took me forever to make any money. I took a break from MMO's again.

Eventually I took up grinding in SWG, not my smartest move ever, after struggling to reach Jedi (pre-CU) for months I burned out and quit MMO's again. When my interest peaked by an online ad for Eve, I came back for a few more months. Built up some resources, got a little better at PvP, got ****y and lost everything I owned in one fell swoop one day so I walked away from Eve again.

Checked out WoW, and actually got a pallie to level 18 before passing out from the fairy dust, dancing elves and pretty colors. I was like choking on a smurf melon. I went back to SWG for a free trial and ended up reactivating my old account for a month to go explore the new engine and find my old haunts. I tried the space expansion and hated it, I was not interested in arcade style space combat with very shallow and very fake 3d space.

So after Revelations I learned the starting skill points were bumped so back to Eve, and I am pretty well settled in now, I think I might be here awhile.

Why Eve? For the same reason I left the game at one point. There should be harsh consequences in PvP, I found Eve's PvP system the best since my text based MUD's. It's harsh and unforgiving but also has a little bit of a kiddie pool, which still has some baby sharks in it. Just enough to scare the socks of most incoming carebear types from WoW.

I like the threat of losing whatever you field and everything in it when you undock. It makes playing an MMO more than just eye candy and mental ************. I feel Eve is more of a social experiment sometimes than an MMO. I like that everyone (outside of China) is on one server, plus I have met more people from around the globe on Eve than any other single game. Also, the percentage of people with character seems to be higher than most MMO's I have played. It's hard to tell by the forums sometimes, but that comes with the territory.

Anyhow, that's it in a nutshell....a very big boring nutshell, but you asked. Laughing


Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2007.05.06 11:34:00 - [240]
 

I popped my online cherry playing Q2, mainly tourney on a map called "the edge", as for mmo's I tried Ultima online and DAOC, never really enjoyed them that much tbh, sci fi has always been my hook, I can see WoW's appeal but eve is the one for me been playing since phase 3 or 4 beta, cant remember.

As for single player theres probably to many to mention, but based on time lost at the keyboard Civ in its various incarnations, Sim City, Championship manager, Europa Universalis, Total war titles, I'll stop now the list will go on forever.

Racing sims also drain my time, GPL, GTR2, and LFS.

Finally a blast from the past, Spectrum game called Lords of Midnight, at the time I thought it was dogs bollox. Got an emulator version but im frightened to play it as it might ruin my memories of it. Very Happy


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