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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:04AM HiGHPLAiNS said

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I can see me doing this with some old friends that played EQ in the days.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:15AM Greyhame said

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It would depend on the MMO. For WoW, no. The current game is better than it used to be back then. While it was fun back then, I think that was more because it was new than it was actually fun.

Though there are some things I miss, I like the current game better.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 8:37AM Rindon said

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I do not think anyone would really want to start the ridiculous equipment raid grind on WoW over again.

I will probably be playing on the EQ prog server though. Gotta love some tunnel markets :-)

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:04AM alzeer said

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depends on the game

wow: maybe just to see how different it was.

ffxi: hell no, the only endgame event it had was waiting for NM to pop for at least 3hrs.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:08AM Williwaw87 said

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I'm not sure if I understand this completely, but would all previous events be there as well? Or would it just be the new patches and expansions.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:16AM Gaugamela said

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I would love to see this option. If WoW ever did this I would probably consider subscribing to it again.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:21AM MMOaddict said

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I would love this for EQ2, as I can't seem to even grind my way through the horribly boring levels of 50-60. would be nice to have a group of folks to go through the appropriate content. Plus, being able to revisit those Raids I've never seen would be nice.

I would actually do the EQ progression server if they had picked a time like...NOW instead of March when I'll be playing Rift, Earthrise and Xsyon. Bad timing on SOE's part IMHO.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:36AM kjhasdfjkhk said

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Oh god yes. I would actually consider playing WoW if this happened. Vanilla WoW was a great experience. The game is pure crap now, however, but back in the day it was magical.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:41AM (Unverified) said

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Vanilla was kess than what we have now.

From less choices,to less polish.

I couldn't live anymore without: dual specs, choices of 8 Bg's, 80+ dungeons, experience turned OFF/ON choice, etc...

People wimplu have NO clue about the zillion added features in WOW these days.

Having to stop on every individual flight path station, running for MILES and MILES on foot until you were ... 40.

No thanks guys.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 5:18PM Cromica said

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@(Unverified) Well if they had people do this maybe they would learn how to play there class and would stop complaining about how hard the heroics are
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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:00PM Song7 said

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@(Unverified) I Can't disagree enough. I'd resub in a second if I could run through BRD for a purpose other than achievements. Seeing LFG Strat Live and LFG Jailbreak in chat again would fill me with unending joy.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:49AM Beau Hindman said

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I'm not sure I get the difference. Yes, it puts people on "equal footing" -- but at first. Within weeks or months the gap would already be there. If it happened in the beginning, it would happen in any form.

I think players seeking some nostalgia would like it a bit, but in my gut I think they already know they can just jump back in anyway. The changes made over the years might have driven some out of the game, but I believe that other, shinier games really did the most damage. That, and simple boredom.

Beau

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:55AM drakon said

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My gut reaction was "YES!" to this for DAoC. Mythic said they would do an Origins server. Then it faded into vaporware land like Duke Nukem.

But the more I think about it, the less I think I would actually play on it. People tend to look at the old-school MMO launches with rose colored glasses.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:57AM BigAndShiny said

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"And that doesn't always necessitate some shadowy underground emulator (which we can't talk about on Massively anyway, so don't do it!"
miss out on soe exclusives eh?

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 9:57AM TxRedcoat said

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I'd like to see some WoW Progression based servers that require server events to trigger advancement. However, it would just turn into another race of server firsts. It'd be fun for the first month until a super-guild powerleveled through it, just to get unique titles, etc so they can transfer the toons off that server to the server with their mains.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:01AM neobluemax said

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I think SWG would get back subs up until the release or SWTOR if they did this.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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The real question is, does that just mean progression as in "content"? Or does it mean rolling it back to day 1 status with patches etc? That doesn't make much sense...

Makes more sense to state that, in EQ's state for instance that you maintain all the good game changes that came with future expansions (i.e. races and classes maybe even, or maybe not since you couldn't play iksar or kerrans until way later on) and just reset the content available, like you could not go to velious until that expansion or kunark etc? Would like to see a lot more information on this.

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 10:22AM Grok said

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This may be a little off topic, but I don't understand this quote from the above article "And that doesn't always necessitate some shadowy underground emulator (which we can't talk about on Massively anyway, so don't do it!)"

Why can't Massively talk about underground emulators? Discussing something does not mean you endorse it. Emulators are, like it or not, a part of the MMO gaming scene. This kind of goes back to Jef's article last week on "game journalism" http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/01/11/the-soapbox-game-journalism-is-not-journalism-yet/

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 11:00AM GenericPerson said

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I missed the entire first run of EQ. I work with a few guys that raided in the original game, so maybe I'll team up with them. The idea of a hard MMO interests me!

Posted: Jan 17th 2011 11:15AM werewood said

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If they just limit the zones - but have all the other things in place - including race and class balance - I will surely give it a try. 15$ for one month is not that big a deal for shooting this nostalgia crap right between the eyes.

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