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Posted: May 13th 2011 8:15AM InkSix said

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I have a friend I play any sort of video game with multiplayer with. If he's not going to play with me, I basically don't want to play multiplayer. It's great to coordinate with someone in the same room. Pretty soon we're going to have to use Vent tho, 'cause he's moving.

We're looking forward to TERA and PSO2.

Posted: May 13th 2011 9:18AM Anticrawl said

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@InkSix

Same here. I've been gaming with the same buddy religiously in shooters and MMOs for 7 years. We don't live near each other anymore but because we've been playing together for so long and our play styles compliment one another we don't even need to state complete thoughts or even speak to make coordinated strategic movements. With the addition of another gaming buddy we play with usually we are unstoppable online. If atleast one of them isn't present I don't even play the online game in question.
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Posted: May 13th 2011 8:22AM (Unverified) said

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Yep, I always travel with my husband... so much so that we have designated pairs of characters! :D

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:25AM Pewpdaddy said

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There's a small group of us, 5 or 6 that typically run together. They've dragged back to the MMO that shall not be mentioned a number of times. Including the present. =p

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:35AM Ardan said

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Me and a friend played Guild Wars, but about 2 years ago he dumped me for World of Warcraft...

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:43AM (Unverified) said

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I only know two people who play an MMO and they only play WoW, so that doesn't even count since I'm not going to play WoW. And they're not so much "friends" as just people I know in the same company that I work at. So . . . No, I don't know anyone who plays MMOs, I guess.

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:43AM Beau Hindman said

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Me and my wife rarely play together. She'll be playing her games, and I'll be playing mine. Still, over the years we have ventured throughout this really odd landscape of gaming together, and we go to conventions and stuff together, so she is definitely my pardna'!

Beau

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:55AM Halldorr said

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My wife and I play the same games but it appears to be on rocky ground as of late. We played a couple years of City of Heroes then six years of WoW and a couple other games tried out along the way. However, I am really itching to get back into some sandbox type games which she isn't sold on...so we might MMO break up ;) Forsaken Worlds and reactivating EVE may have saved things for now!

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:56AM Tom in VA said

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It'd be great if more MMOs offered solo, duo, and trio instance options.

I generally adventure with one of my kids in WoW; I only wish the instances were set up with more group size flexibility (via scaling?) to allow smaller groups of players (and solo players, too) to play through them.

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:59AM Greyhame said

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My wife and I tend to play together if it's a game we're both interested in playing.

Posted: May 13th 2011 9:13AM Grumms said

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My good buddy Aaron. I've known him for 6 years. I met him and his friends on World of Warcraft when I played. I've been talking to them every single day since then. But Aaron and I pretty much play every game together. I feel weird when I play a game alone / without him.

I'm from New York and they're from Michigan but we've all met up a couple of times. I consider them my some of my best friends. (I hope I dont' sound weird)

We're all normal dudes and have fun.

Posted: May 13th 2011 9:16AM (Unverified) said

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Well I always had my best friend with me, we played a lot of games together and a handful of MMORPGs as well. We started with Knight Online, then got into GuildWars a few weeks after release, until we jumped in WoW and played it ever since. He started WoW from the vanilla days, I hopped in truly after WotLK, we have some EVE experience we jumped in RIFT together and got bored within the first month. I'm really glad I had him with me, he sort of carried me around as I am a lazy bastard and he helped me a lot. I took a break from all p2p titles, and correctly giving Allods a try. The only times he did not join me was the time I thought Age of Conan is gonna be my true adventure and the time I was trying LoTRO before it goes f2p or freemium. Turned out if you have played WoW it will be hard to convince yourself to change your adventure cause most of them trying to be like wow while offering very limited differences here and there. EVE ofc as I always said stands out for itself, it was and is a true different taste and experience, we are considering going back there but he now lives in US and I'm stuck where I was for passed 28yrs of my life, time differences is killing our gaming relationship.

Posted: May 13th 2011 9:29AM DeadlyAccurate said

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My husband and I, though he doesn't try as many games as I do, so I end up soloing a lot of games. He'll probably jump back into EVE before I'm ready to return, while I might give Mortal Online a try once the new expansion comes out.

Posted: May 13th 2011 9:53AM Chiren said

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Yup - and to all those MMOs that offer "Refer a Friend" programs - please keep those up because we DEFINITELY leverage those!

Posted: May 16th 2011 10:35AM Scrobes said

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Posted: May 13th 2011 10:05AM PrimeSynergy said

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I used to. Back in high school, every 3-4 months. Me and a couple of my best buddies would literally download 10-20 f2p MMOs over the weekened and see if we found one we liked lol. We rarely found ones that we stuck with for any meaningful amount of time, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't some of the most stupid fun I've had playing games.

Me and one friend though did play almost every MMO together. The ones we didn't play together were the ones we used to kill time until the other person showed up online lol.

Posted: May 13th 2011 10:21AM jaycrockett said

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Played Guild wars with my wife for a long while and now we're playing Lotro. Probably the only way I can keep an interest in an MMO. Not generally into the whole "interacting with people" thing.

Posted: May 13th 2011 10:26AM 10thDoctor said

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This used to be the case, however, professional lives, and family have now played out in the MMO of IRL and schedules anymore just don't ever mesh for any of us to really get together and game like we used to. I'm sure somewhere down the line we'll be able to make it happen if any of us are dedicated enough to making a schedule and doing our best to stick to it. Playing the same MMO would also aid in any virtual comraderie being reborn.

Posted: May 13th 2011 10:43AM Prince Zorkian said

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I spent a long time playing by myself for the most part. About a year ago, my wife decided to try out Guild Wars and we played together quite a bit until her laptop died. I am trying to get her a new laptop so we can play together again.

Posted: May 13th 2011 10:52AM epilepticemu said

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I'm really glad that I currently have a gaymer boyfriend. He hadn't played any MMOs, but I got him into WoW and he got hooked on that, and now we've switched to Rift and he's really enjoying it!

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