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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:07AM (Unverified) said

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I hate it when someone kills you PvP wise, and then shows off about it acting like a complete and utter arsehole

I mean okay, well done, you killed me in a game, No need to act like a dick about it

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:21AM (Unverified) said

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1) got eq, created a woodelf druid and promptly ran of the edge of kelethin and died.

2) went afk while running from freeport to qyenos in eq on my bard after zoning into NK. sorta fell of a big cliff.

Posted: Sep 20th 2010 5:54PM Evy said

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I did #1. I think just about everyone who played EQ did that one! Don't feel too bad. :)
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:25AM Archebus said

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I had just gotten my Harbinger after a decent amount of saving (and the help of a good-hearted pilot). After a few hours of flying around in the sweetest ship to grace the stars of EVE, I ran into a guy who needed some help hauling ore. He played the noob card, claimed that he was a new guy and his corp wasn't interested in him and he was trying to make a little money. He had dumped what he had so far into a container, said I should join his fleet so that it didn't count as stealing, and help him haul it to the station.

Of course, it still did count as stealing, but I figured, whatever. I had at least had the foresight to strap a decent drive stabilizer on, thought that it would keep me decently safe. Though I assumed this was a case of the decent helping out the decent.

I took as much ore out as I could and headed to the station. When I got back, one of his friends was waiting for me. He kept me from jumping while the first guy came back in his own Harbinger, substantially stronger than my own. It didn't take them long to bring me down, and 'hold me for ransom.' I only had a couple of million in my account at that point, figured that it was worth the chance that they were honest pirates. Which they weren't.

With no money, no Harbinger, and another member of the corp taking a potshot at me as I left the system in my shuttle, I was not only disappointed (and humiliated) by my own lack of foresight, but that someone would go through such lengths to make a quick buck. I let my account lapse and will probably never play again - I'm sure if I had stuck it out and looked around I would have run into a nice corp with decent people, but the mercenary skies were just a little too unfriendly for me after that.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:06AM Birk said

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I hear your pain mate; the thing about EVE that I find, is that its so much more fun to read about than actually play. Sucks about the Harbinger, I know what that feels like (lost my first Myrmidon in a similar fashion. I have to say, those pirate guys got you pretty good - but give them some slack, they were probably trying to nail down that scheme for hours if not days. Fun stuff in that game just happens way too slowly for my own personal tastes.

Which is not to say its not a great game, of course. But I just don't have hours to spend on fostering an evil scheme.

-Birk
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 12:08PM SgtBaker said

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You had warp stabs in your Harby? What a waste of ship.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 3:24PM Archebus said

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I slapped the warp stabilizers on there solely in case it was a trap. Which it was. They just weren't up to the task of saving me from a ship designed solely to keep me from jumping.

And, yeah, I like the flexibility EVE offers. I'm glad things like that are possible. I just need some allies if I'm going to be facing down pirates.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 8:37AM Faeran said

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In EverQuest I was a woodelf druid. We were on a Naggy raid (who is a dragon), in which you have to fight through a dungeon full of fire giants to get to. Once we killed all the fire giants, we set up just outside Naggy's Lair and I bound my character there so I could get back into the action quick if I ended up dying. After Naggy ate the whole raid for lunch (and then dinner) I spawned at my bound spot only to find out that the fire giants had started to respawn on top of me. Thus started a cycle of: fire giants kill me, load screen, respawn by fire giants, fire giants kill me. This went on about 25 times before I managed to /quit

Low and behold, after all was said and done, there was 2 piles of corpses, one for the raid, and one just for me.

I lost about 2 levels that night, even after all the cleric rezzes. Good times...

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:00AM (Unverified) said

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In Final Fantasy 11 there was this awesome set of equipment i had saved up for. I finally got the level I needed to wear it but was a few gil short of purchasing all the items so I sold my current equipment to make the purchase. After that I went back out into the world energized and proud then the first mob I come across kills me. I level down all my new equipment is un-equipped automatically since i no longer meet the level requirement and i'm left with nothing but a naked character to try to scrape what little XP I can to get my level back. After an hour of grinding weak enemies i finally get my level back so i can use my gear again >.>

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:20AM Stanzig said

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My brother got me into EQ and I of course rolled a woodelf ranger. I probably died falling off Kelethin a couple times but the worst death came after a friend gave me a uber leet centi short sword to beat on orcs with.

I wandered into Lesser Faydark and saw this huge Unicorn which con'd red so I figured it must die. Well I hit it once. It hit me once or twice and splat, I was dead. Well afterward I couldn't find my way back, forgot that I had zoned and was unable to get my equipment off my corpse.

After asking in local how to find my body two friendly Vah Shir bards helped me locate multiple corpses in the zone... Then I explained I got killed by a unicorn and we finally made our way to L Fay where I got the centi short sword back. They were pricy then my friend wouldn't have been happy had I lost it.

I think I've told this story before on massively but it still remains one of my fondest memories of EQ. I wish EQ would go f2p so I could go wander the old zones 8).

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:38AM (Unverified) said

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They have changed so much of EQ I don't know if I could go back.

My time of death caused an old school plane of fear raid to wipe..... I don't like to talk about it..... lol.
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Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:32AM Naphilia said

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90% of the worst death stories will take place in Everquest. :)
I'm pretty sure Velks was responsible for one or two nervous breakdowns.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 9:32AM (Unverified) said

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In EQ I was swimming in the ocean AFK, ended up going under, drowning, and in such a spot that there was no possibly way I would have been able to get my corpse.

Lost everything! Eventually was able to get geared back out.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 10:09AM OmegaDestroyer said

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While not a pure MMORPG, lag death in Sacred 2 with a hardcore character was the worst. Go to fight a dragon, lag 1 second, 1-shotted. 65 levels down the drain.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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Funny...everyone has EQ related stories. It did have the best deaths.

My first week in EQ.

1) My first time in Crushbone. I zone in and see a shout for "Train"! I'm like, why is there a train in a fantasy game. I'm like, "Cool a Dark Elf!"
LOADING....

2) I'm lost and find my way to Butcher Block. I wander around and get more lost. I was told to follow the path back to the zone. "Oh Cool, an Ogre!"
LOADING....

Later in life...
3) Enter SOL A. I see someone running towards me and falls down. I realize its a Monk who just FD'd and I'm like "Oh, beep".
LOADING....

4) Guild is doing a Mistmoore raid. I'm on a low level doing yard trash while the high levels are up in the castle. I hear in guild chat..."F___ this, I'm not dying." Minutes later the whole zone is following him to the zone line. "Oh, bleep"
LOADING....

I could probably go to 100 for EQ. I really loved EQ. Was the greatest game ever.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 11:09AM Saker said

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EQ1, yes those were the days! And it was just SMACK!, and instantly you were looking at a funny angle and the "you were hit by a bazillion points of X damage" Loading... My most memorable death in EQ1 was the boat bug, falling through and drowning, but that was alot of the fun, the random danger (even with the boat bug).

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 11:18AM esarphie said

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I recall dying down in Sol A early on in Everquest, and taking days to get back to my body. Somehow, we'd managed to get in way past our abilities at the time, but the mysterious gap in monster population we'd wandered through refused to come back for us again.

I also recall dying just outside the gates of Qeynos, while still bound back in Kelethin, and getting to repeat the world-spanning jog I'd just finished one more time, but naked.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 12:54PM (Unverified) said

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In FFXI back when mobs would aggro everyone nearby (instead of just their "claimed" victim) my gf & I were visiting Rabao in West Altepa Desert for the first time in the game. We saw a dead monk on the ground inside the city gate and wondered how he died inside the town. We were on our way out so we zone together and as the new zone loads we see a message "Doom Scorpion hits Emeralda for 2700 points of damage" and she dies, having only some 300hp in total and before the loading screen even displays her attacker. "Whoops, guess I'm going back inside..." and I get back into the town - laughing out of my chair - before I take a similar hit.

Not to worry, I was a good bf and got her a raise but pretty much every death in XI sucked big time as XP was always a casualty as well. She's never forgiven me either for not being the one to take aggro on that particular day.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 1:09PM Innocentte said

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Back in the days of pre-Kunark EQ1. When your 'Attack' key was bound to the 'Q' key, or something like that.

* Lowly Lvl 14 Druid, with brand new SoW and Camo.
* Time to make the run from Rivervale to Qeynos to get a quest drop.
* Long run, 30 min to an hour. And dangerous.
* Got to Qeynos!
* Promptly greeted a Guard there : 'Q' !
* Whack - dead.
* Welcome back to Rivervale. No armor, no weapons, no bags, no nothing. Naked.
* Time to start the Naked Corpse Run all the way back to Qeynos.

Good Times.

Posted: Sep 18th 2010 2:22PM (Unverified) said

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EQ:
So I was with a group of friends (who were either neutral or good) in Lower Fay and I happened to be the only evil class (Human SK). We were making our way to mistmoore and when suddenly BAM! a unicorn owned me.

My friends were laughing their heads off as I ran back and when I finally got to my body, we all saw the unicorn again off in the distance. For some reason, it strolled back to me from hella far and thus dead SK once again...

....on another note I hate those damn brownies in lower fay as well....

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