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Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 2:53PM silvertemplar said

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This is a song from Age of Conan, it's hair rising!

You need to have reached lvl 40+ to have heard most of this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GVMEdIfaJQ

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 3:09PM (Unverified) said

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1. Anarchy Online - by a wide margin. Best score, sound / music of any game, ever.
2. Everquest - Yes the original. Who doesn't know the midi music for the Qeynos starting area by heart? Blackburrow music? Yah, thought so.

3. The rest.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 3:42PM (Unverified) said

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Everquest 1 had some amazing music for it's time. I'll never forget the Kelethin music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO4_8A9Uiwg

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 3:41PM (Unverified) said

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FFXI hands down.
It's the only soundtrack that has actually drawn me back into subbing to the game, multiple times.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 3:59PM Sunaris said

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1. LOTRO
2. AoC
3. WoTLK

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 4:41PM ScottishViking said

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Easily LOTRO.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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Since SWG can't really count, I cast my vote for Guild Wars. Those beautiful oboes in the intro!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 5:37PM Dblade said

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Aion's is surprisingly good. Very orchestral and layered.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 5:42PM Monkey D Luffy said

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Final Fantasy XI is by far the best soundtrack for any game.

It's Square Enix so i would expect no less than the best from their game music.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 6:05PM Pigeonko said

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EQ2's Felwithe theme and Vasty Deep I themes are amazing IMO. I also like the 2007 battle themes that change as the tides of fights do as well. So is the Shimmering Citadel theme. Inon Zur is awesome anyway.

But Age of Conan.. wow. I never played the game but the soundtrack is the best I've heard from any game.

This thing from EVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FLdS8_-1U is pretty catchy too.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 6:26PM cray said

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Anything by Jeremy Soule, who is arguably the best composer for video games in the industry. Just take a look at his discography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Soule

My personal favorite is the entire Guild Wars series.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 6:57PM thranx said

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Vanguard was real good, but Star Wars Galaxies. Yes, it was quite repetitive, and yes, most of it wasn't new... but there must be this built in neck tingle that occurs when an action you have performed is met with a response scored by Jon Williams. The SW sound tracks just evoke a epic feel, and to play within them was splendid.

Until they ruined the game of course. :P

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 7:33PM Egobrane said

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Final Fantasy XI's soundtrack was amazing. Absolutely amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oV97bK0IU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F66crhgq_G4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuIduBSF8nU

Best battle music of any game, ever for me.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 8:42PM elocke said

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These comments should point something out to developers out there. Notice the majority of games talked about and notice how, I think, every one of them is a PTP, AAA game. Also, look how many comments there are alone on this topic.

Developers take note, the Music makes a difference!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 9:27PM (Unverified) said

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Wow. I can't imagine any game's music being better that WotLK. Now I'm going to have to check out those other games.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 10:28PM (Unverified) said

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Still gotta go with Tabula Rasa...

"Blue Turns To Grey" was an especially bittersweet track, one they saved for the very end of the game:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCgcizG3qbk

I even enjoyed the main menu music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_knJpz5QbU

And another found that's got a good collection of the music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJgvD19We_M

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 12:05AM JediPagan said

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Age of Conan is the most incredible game soundtrack I've ever heard. The music written for the Ultima series a close second.

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 12:12AM Jesspiper said

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Despite all the well known drama with the rest of the game, it is undeniable that AoC's soundtrack is one of the best computer game soundtracks of all time and easily the best MMO soundtrack, hence the award the composer won for it.

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 12:28AM mysecretid said

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My three favorites are Age of Conan, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Trek Online -- with the Age of Conan soundtrack taking top spot by a large margin.

The AoC music is impressive and affecting, independent of the game itself.

Posted: Jun 4th 2010 2:50AM Saerain said

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Vanguard, Age of Conan and EVE. I'm not sure in which order, but definitely those three.

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