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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:05AM Tweakalvos said

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Eve Online

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 1:28PM Zyrusticae said

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@Tweakalvos

This.

Without a doubt, my favorite game universe ever. Everything about it is wonderful - the scale, the sense of the enormity of space, where humanity is but a speck of dust to the greatness of the cosmos. And the technology, and the sheer humanity of it all. I just love it.

If they made a tabletop RPG for it I would be all over it in a heartbeat, I just love the EVE universe sooo much.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 5:07PM LeBouc said

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@Tweakalvos

yeah Eve has really captured that sense of the sheer boundless vastness of space, and ergo a freedom for each and every pilot to seek out his/her own destiny...

ahhh Eve, I have been suckling on your dark teats for 6 years, and still you leave me so hungry :P
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 1:51PM heerobya said

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@LeBouc

I think EvE was the exact opposite of boundless, totally open and free space.

Felt a whole lot more like a series of pre-set destinations and on-rails way-point flying.

Not to mention 60+% of the galaxy is controlled by a$$hats that will kill you for no reason and some how always have every single gate camped... yeah, totally free and boundless when there are only a handful of paths between low-sec and nun-sec and all of them are camped and controlled by a-holes.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:11AM (Unverified) said

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World of Warcraft definitely.Even though I stopped playing a long time ago the warm feelings of Azeroth stuck with me along with the amazing friendships i formed and the best nights of my life spent with friends exploring.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:13AM Nandini said

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This one is easy. My favorite world is Middle-earth as portrayed in The Lord of the Rings Online.

It's striking how closely it matches the world I had already imagined in my head after reading the books as a child. There are so many little touches that show how much the designers care about the story, its setting, and its characters.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 10:25AM aurickle said

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@Nandini

Ditto!
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 5:38PM Celtar said

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@Nandini

Going to have to ditto Nandini's reply. The realm is just breath taking and magical in how it looks as I roam far and wide across it.

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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:14AM Equillian said

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Star wars - needs no explaination :)

Followed closely by Anarchy Online - Requiring exploration to play an MMO was great. Finding a mission in Tir was where the exploration started.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:14AM Dril said

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Hyboria and pre-Cata Azeroth.

Yeah, a lot of WoW's charm was destroyed in favour of ridiculous, annoying and overriding references to American pop culture.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 9:31AM (Unverified) said

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@Dril

Totally agree. I've loved Warcraft lore since the original and was sad to see that Blizzard turned WoW into teen-pop. I can't take a game seriously if it doesn't take itself seriously.

EQ gets my vote with LOTRO right up there as well.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 5:58PM StClair said

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I'm guessing you never went to Un'goro back in the day. You couldn't go twenty paces without tripping over a Nintendo or Land of the Lost reference. (Or getting stepped on by a Devilsaur.)
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:58PM Dril said

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@StClair

Larion and Muigin?

That was ONE reference (two if you count the devilsaurs) in a zone that was otherwise quite interesting.

It wasn't as if half the zone had quest titles like "Smash the "Brothers Super" Part Two" and devoted every other quest to making it appear as if you were in a Mario platforming section.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 1:15PM StClair said

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@Dril ... yeah, you obviously never did the Linken questline, which was one long Legend of Zelda ref.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:18AM Ardanwen said

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Hyboria and Middle-Earth

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 10:50AM Birk said

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@Ardanwen

Ditto!
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 3:05PM (Unverified) said

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@Ardanwen

Yeah, I really like the Conan stories and Funcom's music selection is awesome. I wish the rest of the game was that quality.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:23AM Mainer1982 said

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My favorite would have to be Star Trek Online and then Lord of the Rings Online.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:26AM senral said

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Norrath pre TSO. When there was still adventuring in the game.

Posted: Aug 18th 2011 8:28AM Dumac said

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World of World of Warcraft, Outland specifically.

And Cantha.

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