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Posted: Jun 9th 2008 3:22PM (Unverified) said

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If I'm feeling it I'll occasionally double up DDO with Planetside.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 3:29PM (Unverified) said

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AoC only for me. I mgiht rekindle City of Heroes this fall, but I'm only running the one. AoC is the only game worth my money right now.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 4:03PM (Unverified) said

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Only a fool still plays wow. It's a crap game, and one new raid every few months is NOT content expansion.

With all that money why can't they even keep up with turbine on FREE content?

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 4:11PM (Unverified) said

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I still fall back to City of Heroes. Though, I'm getting tired of the current zones. The recent patches have only retooled zones we already know... when I could really use some new places to hang out.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 4:23PM Ghen said

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I'd only go back to WoW for the guildies, definitely not the gameplay. Thats a huge install just for chatting too.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 4:34PM Graill440 said

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Time invested, easy to play (no thinking involved, macros do it for you) very few folks can walk away from a 2 or 4 year old toon, just delete it and move on.

plus the world of dailycraft as it should now be called makes it to easy for the crumb snatchers and the like to play. Although because of WOW's similarity to AOL (one button play) i guess parent like it for their kids, that and they probably think its a safe playground for them.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 4:57PM (Unverified) said

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AoC has its advantages, but it also has some serious shortfalls. WoW is a more entertaining game overall. WoW is more colorful, has better costumes, better art, more interesting environments and monsters... More money and more quality. So nobody wants to give up WoW out of hand.

I think AoC will garner a respectable audience in the end though, it has a lot of cool stuff that WoW doesn't. But the future of both games wholly depends on how the teams develop them.

Blizzard has more resources, so expect excellence from them in all areas. But AoC can target their development to provide a superior experience for a smaller number of players.

Posted: Jun 9th 2008 6:17PM (Unverified) said

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I still go back to [b]City of Heroes[/b] whenever they offer free time for one reason -- I LOVE TO FLY. Seriously, being able to fly wherever you want is [i]very[/i] satisfying. I do not anticipate renewing my subscription, however, since I remember the post-32 game being all about grinding XP and that's one thing I hate to do (grind XP; or faction) in any game.

I'm currently enjoying my stay in Hyboria (AoC), have no intentions of ever returning to Azeroth (I feel I "graduated" from WoW long ago), visit Norrath (EQ2) for several months after every expansion and Middle Earth (LotRO) still resides on my hard drive awaiting my return. . .

Posted: Jun 10th 2008 9:03AM phobic99 said

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I thought AoC would be my new home but I got burned out extremely fast. Now I'm back to playing my Xbox360 waiting for whatever MMO that comes out next.

WoW died for me a long time ago. You couldn't pay me to play that game again.

Posted: Jun 10th 2008 9:04AM Scopique said

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WoW is like Solitaire, once it's installed: It's easy to start up when you're bored and allows you to settle in and get comfortable with the absolute minimum of effort. That's been one of it's strengths all along, and why people either retain it, or keep going back to it.

AoC has the same feel, right now. Plus, it's far EASIER to level in AoC then in WoW, pound for pound. That feeling of "level inertia", I believe, is a good Pavlovian incentive for people to keep going -- in WoW or AoC -- per session, and to return to additional sessions.

I've personally run multiple MMO subs for years now, but it's kind of a pain to sort them out. I like that SOE has their Station Pass, and wish that there was a cross-game system like it, although that will never happen.

Posted: Jun 12th 2008 1:06AM (Unverified) said

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At an all time high, I've had 4 personal subs at once - 2 WOW, EQ2 & EVE. WOW was home and I dabbled in the others. Now it's only AOC but EVE Emp is making me think of re-subing. I think in the future I'll only be inclined to keep 2 personal subs at a time.

Posted: Jun 16th 2008 11:35AM (Unverified) said

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At one point I ran around with the SOE Pass (SWG and EQ2 really). Every now and then, I like to keep the games that have that one little tidbit (flying in CoH, class diversity in EQ2, the housing/city system, in SWG) open for when I get that hankerin to play. Ultimately, it never lasts more than a few weeks, as the novelty of that one aspect - or the general repetitiveness of the game eventually gets to me.

WoW is, all around, a well made game. This is one of the primary reasons I keep coming back to it, despite breaks.

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