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Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:11AM (Unverified) said

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Asheron's Call. Especially because the 10th anniversary is coming up.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:23AM TheJackman said

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Only one game: World of Warcraft.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:38AM Snow Leopard said

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Same. WoW always keeps me coming back for more. I blame all the pretty colors that entice me to no end during New Jersey’s drab fall weather.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:38AM Tom in VA said

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Guild Wars and World of Warcraft, the tried and true.

If there was a way I could mix these two games up in a bag together, combining (imo) the best features of both (map travel, limited skill bar and level cap, armor design, richer story, and Heroes from GW with the persistent world, crafting, instanced dungeons, and sheer hugeness of WoW, I'd be happy camper). My hope is that GW2 will be doing something akin to this...

For some reason, other MMOs I've played extensively, including LotRO and CoX, fall into the once-cancelled, always cancelled category, regardless of any new patches and/or expansions.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:42AM Pewpdaddy said

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The only one to successfully suck me back in for any amount of time so far has been WoW.... Though I have pondered returning to both LoTRO and WAR in the past months =] The guild I was in was realistically the only reason I returned to WoW... I did also hop back into Everquest but it was due to a free weekend =]

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:46AM Bueno said

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Vanguard and AoC. Though I haven't touched VG sinced the cash shop went through.

Conan's Rise of the Godslayer has gotten me interested again.

Currently I'm giving LoTRO another shot since I haven't played since launch. So far so good.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 8:48AM (Unverified) said

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I had that with World of Warcraft. Not anymore though...
I bought it pretty much after release and played for almost a year, then paused and resubbed after two months.
But when they went more and more into the sportive e-gaming area and moved away from roleplaying (not that WoW ever had much of that)
Over the years I un/resubbed so often I lost count, but as the game development progressed I noticed that the pauses grew longer while the subtime shrunk.
The thing that always pulled me back in was the world itself, WC2 was one of my favourite games. I liked! the lore.
The game itself (Death doesn't matter enough, PVP/Arena over PVE,etc)pushed me away.
So the secret why I could let WoW go?
They threw out/never implemented stuff I like and implemented stuff I didn't like.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 12:47PM Wisdomandlore said

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I've been quitting LOTRO for 6 months now. I just resubbed for another 3 months to get Siege of Mirkwood free, even though I've already bought WoW and plan to play it. >_>

What game is that picture from, btw?

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:06AM Arkanaloth said

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the game in the picture is GuildWars, a pretty darn good but underrated MMO.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:05AM Arkanaloth said

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FF 11 is the one game I don't play anymore but keep tabs on.. thankfully it seems FF 14 will truly put an end to that (and put an end to WoW for me as well).

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:19AM Wisdomandlore said

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I always kept tabs on FFXI (despite not having played it for 5 years now). It was my first MMO, plus I love FF (and, IMO, FFXI had a brilliantly designed world). I always thought about going back but knew I would hate it (the forced grouping and hideous grind). Hopefully FFXIV will be good.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2009 11:32AM postpwn said

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FFXI was my first MMO and still holds a special place in my heart.

Since I started playing FFXI in early 2004, I've since quit and restarted seven times. But I can never stay long because, as stated, the forced grouping and hideous grind. These days the early levels have been made much easier but still, there's just no low-levelers to party with in the Dunes.

Sadly, every MMO I've played since always leaves me thinking, "Man, FFXI did this so much better," or, "Ha, I could never solo this far in FFXI" -- bittersweet but magical memories.

FFXIV can't come soon enough but Aion is working out just fine until then.
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Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:29AM Atnor said

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Vanguard. It was a slow slide for me too about the time they introduced the cash shop. The game was really in an upswing at that point, getting some good second looks, reviews and population was picking up a lot, and then SOE management pulled the rug out from under the devs and playerbase.

It's really been kinda downhill since then, and I finally cancelled after not having logged in for awhile. I still follow news about it though and skim the forums from time to time.

Strangely enough, also LOTRO. I really want to like that game more, so I always keep an eye on it and resub from time to time, but cant seem to maintain a long-term focus on it.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:30AM Minofan said

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Guild Wars, to the nth degree.

There have been times - pre-HoM at least - that I have really given it up though, but I've simply found everything else since inferior, unjustifiedly more expensive (pretty much every full-subscription offering) or too small (see: Free Realms).

It's the game I invariably end back at, though at this point I'd happily give it up if there was ANYTHING equal out there to move to fresh.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:39AM SkuzBukit said

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I still follow developments on EverQuest & EverQuest II, Warhammer, Age of Conan, I was also following DDO but since they went F2P I'm actively playing it.

I don't know if I'll ever go back, though I think I probably will once I can afford to, but I must admit I have really grown to love DDO in the meantime, so much so I'm considering a sub to it.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:42AM (Unverified) said

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Everquest and Everquest 2 seem to do it to me. I have a natural rotation of games I go through but those two seem to always make me want to harken back to my first raids in EQ. The problem I seem to always run into with those two games is thus, in EQ1, I don't feel like I can get connected to the community again because I've been away for so long and my server doesn't exist anymore. EQ2...there are so many classes that I waffle the entire month away every time I buy myself a month to give it another try. I just can't decide what I want to play and stick with it, and I've been trying since the game came out.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 9:51AM (Unverified) said

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For me it has to be Star Wars Galaxies, pre cu of course. However, now after a number of years the call has diminished and WoW has taken it's place. I've quit WoW again and I think this is the last time. I really need a good MMO to get into now.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 10:00AM Meagen said

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I've quit LotRO for my own good, but it's only a matter of time before it sucks me in again.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 10:14AM Bri said

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Star Wars Galaxies. I played it for years, but haven't been subscribed for a couple years now. I still check up on the game. I deliberately did not transfer my Elder Jedi from one of the now-closed servers so I wouldn't be tempted to pay $15 so I could log in for an hour to remember why I don't play anymore. RIP old friend.

Posted: Oct 19th 2009 10:42AM Aganazer said

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Tabula Rasa WAS that game for me. I waited six months and they finally made crafting work well, the new "return to earth" content looked great, and PAU's were starting to show up in PvP scenarios.

Not two days after I re-subscribed they announced that the game is closing. What a let down!


I thought CoX would be a good game for a return trip, but it failed to grab me when I returned for the mission architect.

WoW was able to bring me back a time or two, but that was years ago and I'm over it now.

Its REALLY hard to get back into a MMOG a second time. It doesn't help that there are always so many new ones coming out.

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