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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:07AM (Unverified) said

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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:16AM Heraclea said

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That would probably be World of Warcraft, which I took up and played for about a year and a half starting in late 2006. It was shortly before the WoW Burning Crusade expansion launched. By my reckoning that would have been around two years after WoW itself launched.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 9:16AM fallwind said

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@Heraclea WoW for me as well, only I started shortly after BC (2.1 I think)
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:16AM bagbyjm said

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I started Everquest in 2004, 5 years after it's release and played it fairly religiously for several years. Only recently did I actually manage to cut myself loose.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:17AM eddiestrike said

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legend of mir 2

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:21AM Ehra said

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I tried EQ2 for the first time sometime last year, so about 7.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 9:20AM DeadlyAccurate said

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@Ehra Ditto. And I'm still convinced, after all the MMOs I've played, that it's the best theme park MMO out there.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 9:44AM Ehra said

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@DeadlyAccurate

I certainly enjoyed the time I spent with it. Stepping out of doom and gloom, claustrophobic Darklight Wood with my rat guy and into The Commonlands and being presented with a hot, sunny desert, bright blue sky, yellow, and orange sand, a huge, empty map, full of stories and mysteries, and a soaring song playing in the background... even if the game itself ended up not being my thing, that one instant was one of (if not perhaps the most) inspiring, memorable moments/memories I've had from a MMO, if not even gaming in general. Which is incredible when I realize I've been gaming almost my entire life, and playing MMOs heavily for about 9, going on 10 of them.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2012 9:24AM BaronYiffington said

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@Ehra You know, I never thought about it, but you're right. I think that had to be my favorite part of EQ2 as well. All the other MMO's out there now try to be doom-and-gloom graybrown terrain 24/7, while EQ2 is very light hearted and colorful.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:23AM DeadDreamer said

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Tried UO for the first time monday hehe.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:24AM Balraw said

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I have just started subscribing to EQ2 after trying the f2p for a couple of weeks and find I have been enjoying it lots.

What stopped me before now is a combination I suppose the age of the game and a general lack of time to fit another mmo into my life even on a casual basis.

Also a slight fear of jumping into such a well established game as a brand spanking new player who knows no one. More so prior to the f2p when I imagine the majority of people will all have been roaming around on max level characters in epic gear. While I do see those sort of people I am also seeing a healthy number of people at my own newbi level (whether completely new like me or just returning players starting over) that it hasn't been as daunting as I imagined it was going to be (still a lot to take in but manageable so far.)

All in all I am glad I took the plunge though I still wish I had more time to devote to this one (as with all mmo's i suppose) than I currently do.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 10:33AM OutThere said

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@Balraw

I just started EQ2 for the first time this week and am having the same experience. Very enjoyable. The environmental graphics are a little dated by today's lush standards, but I actually found that to be less of a consideration than I thought I would. In comparison to the grey metal tunnels and restricted storylines Star Wars sends you through, EQ2 is like heaven. So much to do, so many places to go, so many different ways to play and get involved in.

I'm curious, have you found the additional perks of subscription worthwhile?
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 2:38PM Balraw said

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@OutThere Its adds more choice to what and how you play. I tend to be an altaholic so having choices is some what important to me and therefore makes it worthwhile for me to subscribe. Even though I am only playing EQ2 on a casual basis at the moment I don't feel that I am wasting my money.

The f2p isn't the worst in the world that I have seen and just upgrading to the silver membership improves some of the quality of life issues within the game so that is always an option if you don't want to jump into the full subscription right away.

Anyhow I am finding it fun and that is the most important thing I guess. As I said before I just wish I had more time available to play it :)
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Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:26AM AdrianBLB said

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Started WOW on tuesday, since its first 20 levels are free to play lol. so that makes it..8 years? yay

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:26AM Dumac said

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Istaria, gave it a try last year (it didn't stick), it launched in 2004 i believe. But it's not that i was hesitant because it was older, i just never heard of it before. After that i think City of Heroes, maybe four years after launch, convinced to try it by a friend.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:27AM AdrianBLB said

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I played wow on tuesday since its first 20 lvls are f2p. so that make it..8 years? lol yay

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:43AM Pasha said

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Tried EVE Online 3 years after its release - still worked like it's beta, didn't subscribe.

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:49AM Cyclone Jack said

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I'll usually try a game within the first few months. If I'm not feeling it, but it has a few things I like, I may give it a second chance after 6-12 months. However, I was so deep into CoH that I didn't try WoW until 15 months after launch, and I didn't try GW until right before Nightfall hit (like 2 weeks before). WoW was an off again on again MMO, and only really enjoyed BC and a few vanilla dungeons (quit during LK). GW I probably don't go more than two months at the longest w/o jumping in and having fun, but w/o a sub fee I never feel compelled to play just because. My HoM is 28/50, though I'm only shooting for 30, just a few more armors...

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 8:53AM (Unverified) said

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EVE online in October, although I have kept an eye on it for a looong time before that
it's so much different from the others i played - WOW, LOTRO, RIFT and very briefly SWTOR now - that being the fastest burnout in my 6 yrs of gaming:(

so I guess 7 yrs in my case

Posted: Jan 18th 2012 3:25PM Portal8229 said

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Same here started playing EVE Online like a month ago, I'd tried 14 and 21 day trials but it never dug its hooks in. When Steam had the sale and it was 6.40$ for 30 days I lept and this is right after I got finished with SWTOR...I was disappointed by that game really. Loving EVE though so glad I took the leap.
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