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Tides of Silence
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:47:00 - [61]

Edited by: Splagada on 02/05/2007 12:43:28
Asheron's Call, frostfell and dt :p

for a shameful 5 years :p

GB2FF !!Wink

POS Builder Inc.
Silent Requiem
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:47:00 - [62]

LOL .. looking at previous posts i noticed you all come from very different types of MMO's then me

Started With "Monster and Me" which basically was bot heaven .. and got ruined by chinese ppl takin over when there server was shut down.

After that i played "Thang Online" where i was a Guardian which is the same as a GM.

Done a bit of "Martial Heroes" and "Silkroad Online" before staying a while at "TurfBattles"
Left Turfbattles after they had a database crash and there backup wasn't working the whole time!!!!!!!

Just before i joined EVE i found myself playing "Entropia Universe" for a few months.

Think ill try to stay here for a while more :)

Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:50:00 - [63]

Never even played an online game before EVE. Galactic Civilisations II was on my quickluanch bar before I installed EVE.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:52:00 - [64]

I can't remember... Pong?

GK inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.05.02 12:58:00 - [65]

Lineage the blood pledge (first one)
Warcraft ROC then TFT
then WoW, then TFT again
then Eve :)

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:07:00 - [66]

Originally by: James Lyrus
EVE was my first MMO.
The first game I really fell in love with, was Elite. And Elite II, and hell even First Encounters. I loved them so.

When I moved to Uni, I did online gaming in the form of MUDs (Nanvaent and Thanatos, which I expect no one to recognise).

Stopped for a while, played lots and lots of RTS games. Total War, C&C, that kind of thing. Odd bit of FPS stuff online, but never really got to liking it.
Oh, and played Warcraft 3 extensively. And online gamed in it too. But never really saw the appeal of playing an individual character, when I've commanded armies, and conquered worlds.

Then there was EVE, that got described to me (down the pub) as 'Like Elite, but multiplayer', which frankly was just a dream come true.

And... that was about 2 1/2 years ago. Since then, I've bought about 3 games. Rome Total War, Medieval 2, Supreme Commander. Really should stop though, as I don't actually play them all that much.

OMG! Except for the Muds, you could have been my clone Surprised

Tanaka Nari
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:22:00 - [67]

I played PlanetSide for a while before eventually cancelling, can't actually remember why. I think it was because of the (then) non-existant long term goals.

Played the month of WoW that came with the purchase, never renewed my subscription. I didn't actively dislike it, I'm actually a big fan of the Warcraft line of products, but it was just too repetitive, and basically too much like a single player game to pay money for it.

Baron Onis
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:24:00 - [68]

Oh my...
EQ1, DAoC, AO, City of Heroes, City of Villains, EQ2, Guild Wars, SWG, WoW, RYL, Maple Story, AC1, AC2, Auto Assault, LOTRO, Archlord, Lineage, Lineage 2, Vanguard, literally hundreds of non-mmo titles, including consoles (nintendo, snes, genesis, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, xbox360, wii..) I think I have played nearly every single major MMO to date that has been released in a store that I could buy and try. I have played most of them for at LEAST a month, some longer, some MUCH longer (EQ1 for 2 years, still play DAoC) and of course, Eve.

Eve is one of the short list of games that I continue to play. I can play it casually, hardcore, stop playing for a few months, come back. It's always fun, and even when not playing I can train skills and not be really far out of whack when I come back. I have an addictive personality, so I get REALLY hooked on something for a while, then switch. I like to call it VGADD, video game attention deficit disorder, its expensive let me tell you.

Eve is good fun, and has easily the best community and best open ended gameplay ever. Most games you level up and then do something bigger, in a mostly linear path. Eve has completely warped this model in that you will learn more skills, but someone two weeks into the game can take down someone that has been playing for years, given the situation. Its great, I'm permanently hooked, if my attention is a bit fleeting =)

Aodha Khan
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:32:00 - [69]

Ultima Online pre-Trammel. In between I tried out many beta and other games. All lacking in what I look for from a MMORPG.

I think since the Eve devs are ex Ultima players that much of what I liked about Ultima is now in Eve.

Billy Sastard
Life. Universe. Everything.
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:50:00 - [70]

My very first 'mmo' would have been neverwinter nights in 94/95(not the new one, the old one on AOL that got shut down in '97), spent way too much money on phone bills playing that (did not have any local #'s to connect to) so shied away from mmos for quite a while.

Played alot of fps's (doom/duke nukem up to halflife/quake3). Got into playing Team Fortess Classic a whole lot, then a roommate brought home DAOC. I watched him play for a couple hours then he had to go to work, so I hopped on his PC and make a character, then went out and bought the game the next day XD.

Played DAOC for about 5 years. In the last few years I skipped around trying other MMO's, they all sucked (AO, DDO among others), during that time I tried EVE and ended up playing for a few months, but kept getting flak from my wife about having so many game accounts open (2 on daoc and 2 in EVE), so went back to playing daoc for a bit, but things were really getting stale/grindey, so I just gave up on all mmos for a little bit.

In that interim period my wife wanted to try WoW as her sister plays it. We lasted about 3 weeks and gave up on that. A little later we tried EQ2, that was a tiny bit better, but we only made it a few months there.

So now, for me, EVE is the only MMO, and mainly because I can keep doing all the things I want to do in RL while still maintaining character advancement in the game, just have to time my training right.

Posted - 2007.05.02 13:51:00 - [71]

I have played a game called Hattrick for almost 4 years now, it's a simple website based football manager game. I tried WoW once because I got a 10 days trial from a friend, and I loved it, bought the game but canceled my subscription 2 days later Embarassed I also played (and still play) a variety of FPS and RTS games like CS:S and the C&C series.

ry ry
Posted - 2007.05.02 13:59:00 - [72]

Edited by: ry ry on 02/05/2007 13:56:00

This Fred's quite interesting reading.

With the eventual (read: well deserved) death of the MUDS, and all the way upto the early 2000's FPS was clearly the daddy when it came to multiplayer (largely for want of any real competition, with hindsight) and whilst online-RTS has remained relatively constant, from people's posts here i'd hazard a guess that the success of titles like WoW and EvE have decimated public counterstrike servers.

Although the Eve forums aren't representative of anything beyond what happens to people if they spend waaay to much time alone indoors, obv.

Shinji Seto
Xolti Research
Posted - 2007.05.02 14:00:00 - [73]

I was unfortunate enough to play Final Fantasy XI since north american launch. I finaly branched out and tried a few other MMO's and realized how gerneric and poorly designed FFXI is, not to mention the craptastic graphics and other limitations of the game due to support for the PS2. After 3 years of FFXI I decided it was ******ed to pay sqaure enix 15 bucks a month to LFG for 5 hours, get a group, and have said group fall apart after two fights and be back to square one of the LFG proccess. I tried Eve, played for a few hours, deleted my FFXI characters, cancelled my FFXI acounts and never looked back!

Posted - 2007.05.02 14:05:00 - [74]

I have always loved games where you played realtime against others and not the computer, so i was playing a MUD(moongate) when i first heard about Everquest. The second that was released i bought it. Still remember when i logged on first time. I was defenatly hooked. remind you that was back in 33.6modem, athlon500 and i think the i had the first Geforce DDR card and even then i was amazed to what they had accomplished. I played EQ for about 3 years on a pvpserver. At that time i was trying to convince friends with programmingskills to make Elite-online. Then i heard about Shadowbane which should be more towards pvp then EQ ever was.
I dropped the onlinecommunity when i realized i was online more than was healthy. Somehow i got an email sent to ccp about beta in Eve and i got into the beta. To bad they had no tutorial whatsoever and I dismissed the game when i couldnt steer my ship with my mouse, like in Elite. Thats what i call a BIG mistake.
Since shadowbane seemed to flopp i was happy with my life until i got into beta of WoW... played that with a couple of friends till i relized that i once again was online more then healthy for my social life.
Then this friend that i had tried to convince eariler to play Eve said he had started to play Eve and sent me a 30-daytrial.... took one week then i had 2 accounts... then powerof2 came and i had 3 accounts..been playing for 1.5 years now.. Still sad i didnt play from beginning because i think games like these have the explorationpart only in the beginning when you actually can be first to find some remote desolate part of the world.

Posted - 2007.05.02 14:33:00 - [75]


" What did you play before Eve? "

Nai Ling
Middle Finger Technology
Posted - 2007.05.02 14:41:00 - [76]

Edited by: Nai Ling on 02/05/2007 14:47:15
Oh god...

Before EVE, I played (in chronological order):
Earth and Beyond
Everquest (again)
Star Wars Galaxies
Everquest 2
World of Warcraft (4 days. What a horrible game.)

I also beta tested for many many games...
Allegiance, Savage, Horizons, Mankind, Dark Space (I think that's what it was called... very EVE-like), Everquest 2, Everquest Expansion packs, Warcraft 3, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons Online, 10six, Tribes 3.. etc.

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.05.02 14:43:00 - [77]

Wow a lot of other Planetside Refugees here ^^. Was awsome game, especially in the last couple months before BFRs. It just went downhill from there

Posted - 2007.05.02 14:51:00 - [78]

Edited by: Broska on 02/05/2007 14:48:03
I think this is in the right order:

Legend of Mir - Was alright but was 2d and alot LOT of griding.

SWG - Was good for a while, but they kept delaying the Combat Upgrade so I left. Good thing too because the when the NGE came it was terrible.

Everquest - Good game but the graphics were too outdated when I played.

Everquest 2 - Not the same gameplay as EQ2 but great storylines and good leveling system, good graphics, played it for a long time till I became more involved in EVE.

Planetside - Such an awsome game which was ruined by BFR's in one foul swoop.

Navy Field - Still play this on and off, somthing abit differant.

Legend of Mir 3 - Same as Legend of Mir 2, but they charged more. Left quickly.

WoW - Good beta, crap release, mainly the age problem.

Auto Assault - Had such high hopes for this game but turned out to be rubish.

EVE, Planetside and EQ2 are the three game's i've really stuck with and EVE is the one I love most and am still subscribed to.

Miss Anthropy
Posted - 2007.05.02 14:55:00 - [79]

Before EVE I didn't exist.

Agustus Caesar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.05.02 15:18:00 - [80]

Runescape Embarassed

I tried WoW but the whole "run into dungeon, kill 1 monster, run out before you die or join a grind group" routine wasn't that appealing to me, plus the thought of paying a subscription fee after buying a game was stupid to me. Since Runescape doesn't have a subscription fee and can be played in the internet browser I got into it on a casual basis (playing during slow days at school, ect.). Overall not a bad game considering the price (zilch) but the sheer volume of leet-speaking 10 year olds and idiots (hell I ran into some guy spouting neo-**** rhetoric one time) kept it from being a long-term thing. I discovered EVE during a particularly boring spring break, from when I first undocked I was hooked and haven't looked back or canceled my subscription since.

I tried SWG when I was starting to burn out on EVE but the problem of leet-speaking 10 year olds and ******s crept back up again; that combined with the overall feeling of Sony just waiting for the game to die caused me to come running back to EVE. So for all it's faults EVE is still the best MMO on the market in my opinion Very Happy.

Hugh Ruka
Exploratio et Industria Morispatia
Posted - 2007.05.02 15:25:00 - [81]

MMOs - Ultima Online (free shards on emulators), Ragnarok Online (free shards on emulators), GuildWars (still there, MPD :-))

Online - Counter-Strike, Quake (1,2,3), Unreal Tournament (all versions)

I miss the GuildWars UI it was perfect in almost every way. I got fed up with the instancing nature of that great game so I returned to EVE.

Originaly I play support roles (priest, healer, whatever you name it) and am gravitating to miner in EVE (not much keen on PvP).

Posted - 2007.05.02 15:47:00 - [82]

EVE is my first MMO and loving it! I used to Play... CSS back in the day

principle of motion
Posted - 2007.05.02 15:58:00 - [83]

eve was my first mmorg only others Ihave tried are planetside (seemed fun but was verylaggy for me so never played it more than few hours) and secondlife (perv central, after you played for a few hours not much else todo) but before eve Idid play freelancer alot, I loved that game and long for a freelancer 2( I would;nt quit eve for it buta great 1player space game wouldeb fun I tried darkstarone ect and they all awaful)

Atomic Heroes
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:04:00 - [84]

DAOC (Bors, Hibernia, Blademaster, Salamo Frisbee).

Gladia Horusthu
Ordo Pondera
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:11:00 - [85]

Edited by: Gladia Horusthu on 02/05/2007 16:07:49
MUSHes such as Cajun Nights and Texas Twilight tempted me to bomb out of college my first time through (in '95-96). My next pure online game was Eve, when some buddies got me to check out the beta. I've tried other MMOs since then on trial, but every trial I have gotten sucked, particularly on company support. For some reason, if a game company website doesn't have forums, how to guides, etc on it (instead of just links to fansites) I just get immediately turned off. CCP spoiled me for all other games, I suppose.

Steven McWayne
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:13:00 - [86]

Ultima Online on a free shard *yarr* YARRRR!!

The Ore House
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:22:00 - [87]

Edited by: Kurlieu on 02/05/2007 16:20:10
Everquest (the original) 7 years. All my RL friends quit EQ, two other friends talked me into EVE.

Played Ryzom in between for about 6 months, and although I like the game the financial stability of the company was a bit shaky at that time.

I like different things about each, they all have good/bad points.

EDIT: Also played A Tale in the Desert concurrently with EQ, which I really liked as well.

Cutler Hammer
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:31:00 - [88]

I have played UO - Anarchy Online - Star Wars Galaxies (Sony Mad) - D&D - a trial of WOW - then to EVE!!

All of the above have disappointed me at some level.

I have not been disappointed with EVE, I just don't know what I'm doing yet!

Dizeezer Velar
League of Disgruntled Fast Food Employees
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:36:00 - [89]

Edited by: Dizeezer Velar on 02/05/2007 16:33:03
Played Lineage2 for 3 years or so. It's the only MMORPG that i have tried that matches or exceeds the pvp in eve. In L2 you can be killed at any time, at any place by anyone except in towns. The loss in pvp is real as you can lose alot of exp(training time) with a death, and also can lose equipment if chaotic that would take months to replace.

Got bored of it though, and I'm really enjoying eve atm.

The Warp Squad
Deadly Unknown
Posted - 2007.05.02 16:37:00 - [90]

In order

Ragnarok Online - Long Live 'Muffin Man'
City of Heroes
SWG (for like a week)
WoW - One of the top raiding guilds. It's not as glamorous as it sounds
Auto Assault

I also stopped by Vanguard when it was released. I joined the US PvP server and decided the game was definitely not for me. Also played RFOnline, LOTRO (Alpha/Beta), and a few others that aren't significant.

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