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Posted: May 1st 2010 8:12AM (Unverified) said

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Honestly? Never. I've given so many MMOs a second chance, and never re-subbed for more than a month or two. The fundamental reasons for my departure always end up rearing their ugly heads.

Posted: May 2nd 2010 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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Same. One and done for me because there are way too many MMOs coming out to warrant giving the "old" ones a second look
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Posted: May 1st 2010 8:32AM (Unverified) said

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Eve would fall under this catagory for me. Tried it many years ago, there was no tutorial or anything, do not think I lasted 2 hours. Was thrust into middle of space, with absolutely no clue.
About a year ago I saw 21 day trial on steam, and some info on the new tutorials, so I tried it again, and been playing ever since. I likely would not have lasted far past the tutorial, but a decent / helpful player corp scooped me up.

Posted: May 1st 2010 8:48AM DaBruuzer said

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In the exact same boat. I first tried EVE Online back when they offered a deal to Earth & Beyond players (as the game was shutting down), and I hated it. Fast-forward to 2009, and I gave it another try, and have been completely hooked ever since.
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Posted: May 1st 2010 8:38AM nosedive51 said

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I bought Guild Wars a year ago and when I first played it I hated it. The game just fell flat for me. Three weeks ago I decided to give it another, more open minded, try and now it's one of my favorite MMOs.

Posted: May 1st 2010 8:49AM (Unverified) said

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I'm thinking of giving Age of Conan another chance. I was one of the people who bought the game at launch and got burned badly. It was utterly horrid at launch with little or no redeeming features. But from what I've read the game has improved quite a lot over the last year, though I'm skeptical because MMO players tend to consider the game they play to be the best ever while every other game is crap so I'm not totally convinced yet.

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:05AM Birk said

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I heartily suggest you give it a try. After floating through every P2P and F2P title I could get my grubby hands on for months after quitting WoW, I settled on AoC.

Relatively bug-free, intuitive and fun combat, awesome graphics, believable characters, interesting story.

It makes the Kill X Rats quests more interesting by camouflaging them under a layer of polish and immersion.

Give it another shot!

As for myself, Ive been meaning to try LoTRO. Tried it for about 10 minutes at launch, on a friends computer. Wasnt too into it, but I was pretty much WoW-blind at the time. Apparently, its come a long way! If it wasnt for the total lack of PVP, I would be playing it already. As it stands, I guess Ill try it out for the PVE. But with AoC grabbing me as it has already, I dont know if that will be for some time!

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Posted: May 1st 2010 12:34PM Samael said

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@Knob

Play AoC, I am playing it now and it seems pretty good so far. Though I wish I knew the Conan lore a little bit more. But all in all it is fun

@Birk

Give LoTRO a try, it is my number one game right now. Its being really fun. The Epic quest line is amazing as well and the stories are really fun. But if you want open world PvP you will not find it here. But there is PvP here, but the focus is on PvE. Check out the PvP and see if you like how it was handled.
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Posted: May 1st 2010 12:51PM Birk said

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@Knob

The Conan lore is amazing! You can find the stories for free online, as they are public and open-sourced (they were written decades ago!).

http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-a-m.html

Search under Robert E Howard. All the conan stories are there!

Also, (although some people gripe over the lore sourcing in these), the Dark Horse comic series of Conan is amazing (!). You can, of course, head down to your local comic book store and see if you can find them...or you can try the other...erm...more questionable means of obtaining them. The artwork is great, and it is very much in the spirit of Howard.

Check it out!
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Posted: May 1st 2010 8:51AM (Unverified) said

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Very, very few. I tried EVE several times and each time I regret it.

I gave Vanguard a second try about a year after launch...still had a lot of issues.

I'll go back occassionally to MMO's I like but not to MMO's that burned me.

Posted: May 1st 2010 8:55AM Stormscion said

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i think atm conan is best fantasy mmo just for combat i mean its briliant i think i will give it a second chance
and scifi would be EvE no competition really i am playing a lot.

looking forward to sw:tor but i am not really that hyped about it GW2 looks cool as well ...

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:05AM Greeen said

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EQ2 and Darkfall.
EQ2: I had a crappy machine at first and I thought it was too much like WoW, which it isn't, so I didn't care. Later, with a better machine and wanting to get away from WoW I got stuck to it for quite some time (don't play anymore though nowadays).
DF at launch I thought sucked, and I didn't like the constant being ganked thingy. Recently I tried it again, and some of the noob-friendlier things and all the idiots either gone, or at least in high level areas, made me enjoy it (for now).

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:04AM (Unverified) said

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I'm going to get burned here for this but it was WoW for me. When I first played it, I levelled a warrior, thought it was fun, got bored and then quit.

Later I was persuaded to go back and play with a friend. We picked a different realm and faction and this time I tried a healer. And it just clicked for me totally.

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:07AM Birk said

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No need to be ashamed. WoW has a lot of content for a new player...its merely the veterans that are sick of certain watery aspects of the game that are cynical. Its still a very good game, for what it is.
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Posted: May 1st 2010 9:08AM (Unverified) said

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My second chance MMO has been LOTRO. I tried it back when it came out when I was deep into WoW. I rolled an LM and quit by level 14 when I hit the GB area. I couldn't stand that the game didn't really have mods or much control over the UI. I came back when MoM hit and rolled an RK. I had a blast and came to appreciate the lack of mods and also really enjoyed the mature community. I've been playing ever since.

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:31AM Halldorr said

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EVE and WoW.

Took me a few attempts at EVE then hooking up with EVE University to really enjoy the game. I got WoW a month after release, tried the free 30 days and it didn't catch right away and I went back to CoH. A couple months later I tried WoW again and have been paying Blizzard for five years.

Posted: May 1st 2010 9:55AM Renko said

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It's never happened yet and I've given every MMO I've played atleast a second chance.

Posted: May 1st 2010 10:08AM Anticrawl said

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Ultima Online, but that was more of a I-couldn't-afford it issue really.

Posted: May 1st 2010 10:15AM (Unverified) said

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I'd have to jump on the Eve train too - it was only on the third attempt that it all finally clicked and I realised just how the Eve universe worked, and consequently how I should work within it.

I think a lot of people never quite get just how freeform Eve is, and quit after a month of mining and low level missioning, bewildered at the praise others heap upon the game.

Posted: May 1st 2010 10:59AM aurickle said

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There are only two for me. In both cases it was over a year after launch that I gave it another try.

First was Vanguard. I played it at launch and it was miserable. I tried again after about 18 months and enjoyed it enough to stay with it for several months.

Second was AoC. Again, I played at launch and quit within a couple months. I've recently checked back and had lots of fun.

I don't think there's any game that I would categorically not give a second chance, but it's extremely rare for me to find that the fundamental things that drove me off in the first place had changed enough to bring me back.

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