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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 8:14AM belgeode said

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"Larry lighting a candle to hold vigil for Darth Vader" I lol'd. Larry just has not been the same since that kid blew up the Death Star.

As for me, I light a candle to hold vigil for SWG. I miss that game... The thing they replaced it with bearing the same name bears little resemblance to it.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 8:26AM Dril said

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Sometimes when I'm on WoW, I turn off all the game sounds, find the original loading screen theme and just play to that for nostalgia, then, when that's finished, I go fly around Hellfire Peninsula. I still quite like HFP as a zone, and it's the first zone I can remember where I really went "zomfg" (I'm sure I did that in Classic as well, but it's too far back to recall any specific zones.)

Otherwise: I can still hum and whistle the WAR opening theme. I liked it, not enough to sub, but damn, that opening theme always gets me ready for some playin'.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 8:36AM Madallaw said

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I have a soft spot for Vanguard and EQ2. I am trying EQ2 again and continue to bounce back and forth from it. I used to play both games with some good friends who have recently moved on with life.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 8:43AM Platypus Man said

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Tabula Rasa. I had some really wonderful roleplaying experiences in that game, and I really got invested in the backstory and whatnot. I was very disappointed when they canned it -- it would have done well as a F2P game.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 9:19AM (Unverified) said

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WoW is very nostalgic for me since it was my first MMORPG. I dont play it anymore but every time I'm thinking about old school vanilla days, it makes me warm inside. Especially while watching old PvP movies like Sorrow Hill

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 9:35AM Elranzer said

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I'm sentimental over Final Fantasy XI. Not my first MMO, but the first I've really gotten into.

However, I just can't bring myself to play it again. I've tried on and off (including just last month) but it just doesn't hold me anymore. Good memories, but it's shown its age. FFXI has the unmatched music, the story... but the gameplay is so rough, slow and lacking in other players.

The only other MMO I like is WOW (which I currently play, but casually). Have tried FFXIV and Rift, neither are doing it for me.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 9:41AM ApathyCurve said

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I recently spent several weeks playing Project 1999, reliving my EQ days of yore. The gameplay has stood up surprisingly well, and with the aid of rose-colored glasses I was even able to tolerate the dated graphics. I'm rather looking forward to the official progression server -- assuming Sony can make it happen without totally fucking everything up like they normally do. By the way, if anyone knows a way to make the EQ client work with 3x Eyefinity, please let me in on the secret.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 9:56AM (Unverified) said

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Yeah ... Its gotta be WoW ... I do not play anymore. I played a hunter from day 1 up until I left WoW forever ... a few months after Cata launched.

Old Frostheim's Goodbye Wrath Party still brings a tear to my eye.

http://www.warcrafthuntersunion.com/2010/11/whu-goodbye-wrath-party/

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:19AM Ogged said

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DAoC. My first MMO. Leveling when each pull was a fight for your life. The fond memories of the old frontiers. Realm pride. Sieging Castle Excalibur for three straight days. Drutt's rants. Spindelhalla. Getting bee-lined by radar users, oh wait, that stinks. Epic armor quests that deserved that adjective. My american guildmates. The joy of creating a masterpiece.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:42AM Killerham said

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Puzzle Pirates. Every time I log in and find the population a quarter of what it used to be, and discovering how care-bare it has become makes me want to cry. I always find myself ranting how awesome the game used to be. If it only had more players :(

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:59AM Degu said

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LOTRO before Moria. Especially the Book 9-10 days. We had a huge group of goofballs in Monster Play, a lot of whom vanished right around the release of 10. The PVP was horrible, half-finished and half-broken, but the people were fun.

PvE was more fun too; they really turned it into an awful grindfest. The Paiz regime seems to have more sense than their predecessors, but Lord of the Radiance jus' about killed my interest for good.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:04PM Clockwork72 said

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For the longest time it was Vanguard for me, but then I realized I could actually still go play it and so went back so I don't need to be sentimental or nostalgic about it now. Other than that... though never my favourite game I did love playing my mage in WoW and fondly remember leading charges in Arathi Basin, even though I was terribly equipped and usually died.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:04PM TheMMOJunkie said

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EQOA.That's my first true love. I honestly still youtube videos of it and remenece on the good old days on Ferran's Hope, rolling with Dark Knights of Teir'Dal. Good Time. WoW, VG, and EQ2 also hold very strong memories for me as well.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:14PM eyeball2452 said

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Probably CoH. Kicking it as a super hero was a lot of fun. Super Jump is still one of my favorite MMO abilities ever.

I judge all new MMO by CoH's use of the z-axis and nothing's lived up so far. If a developers can't figure out how to do large, lag-free, open world battles or combat that encompasses the z-axis, the game is basically fail.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:41PM hereafter said

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I still have fond memories of my time in Mulgore back in Vanilla WoW. It was my first time with a real MMO and it left an indelible impression on me. I even got a nice combat tutorial from another player in Thunder Bluff, which I still talk about any time someone brings up community and helping other players.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:41PM Orakkus said

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I have several nostagia moments. The first being the first day I logged as a wood elf ranger in Kelethin. I still giggle each time I remember how often I fell off those platforms. The second was in the old Star War Galaxies, being a TK/bounty hunter who was reasonably successful at hunting Jedi.. though at the time you had to be really good at it because if you made one mistake against a Jedi you lost... and even if you didn't make a mistake it was pretty close to the wire. Being able to list all the jedi I had taken down was a matter of pride (I had almost 60 solo kills by the time NGE came around and ruined everything).

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:59PM enamelizer said

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UO and VG.

I really hope the genre gets back to virtual worlds soon.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:29PM wondersmith said

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A lot of MMOs have soundtracks I enjoy going back and listening to long after I've stopped playing the games themselves: EverQuest, WoW, EVE Online, Perfect World, Atlantica Online, Diablo II, Guild Wars, Voyage Century Online, and Free Realms are some of them. I get sentimental sometimes, and long to see those marvelous worlds again.

I eventually remember why I left them, though, and realize I could never recreate the feeling I had years ago even if I returned now. Those days live only in my memories, and there are so many wonderful new worlds to explore.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 2:48PM Irem said

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I get sentimental over MMO stuff to the point that I'm made fun of on a regular basis for it. >_> Just last night I put all my favorite Outland zone music on my mp3 player (Terokkar Forest, Hellfire Peninsula, Nagrand, Blade's Edge, Zangarmarsh), and walked around being all maudlin and nostalgic.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 6:15PM Faction 3 said

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I shed a tear every now-&-then for Auto Assault.

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