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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:10PM Hurbster said

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I quite like the Arcatraz myself.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:19PM fallwind said

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I'm surprised WoW's Violet Hold didnt get a mention...

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:22PM jimr9999us said

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Don't forget The Flatyard in Rift...you can see it from miles around and has a really great quest chain as well.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:26PM nimzy said

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I was actually expecting actual in-game prisons for players. I've heard stories. Rumor has it there was an "interrogation room" on the developer island of World of Warcraft, for instance.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:35PM (Unverified) said

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I always liked "The White Room" GM's would pull you into if you were in trouble in The Matrix Online. Nothing but a chair, a desk, and likely a ban hammer waiting for you.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 7:09PM StClair said

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I direct both you and nimzy to item #10.

I've yet to actually play CO, but I'm a Champs player from way back, and seeing that Stronghold logo - straight from the original, first-edition module - made me smile.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 3:55PM Aelon said

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I thought for a second you were comparing MMOs to prisons (hah).

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 4:05PM (Unverified) said

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I wonder if Second Life still has the Cornfield?

My favourite of those listed would be the Zig. I miss the old CoV tutorial level, since nothing says supervillain quite like starting your career by breaking out in the middle of a prison riot.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 4:19PM (Unverified) said

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I would like to see a prison for players who get ban in a MMO. We can then go see all the jerks and A-holes sitting behind bars, of course the players that's ban won't see or control them.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 4:31PM Irem said

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Mordion Gaol (the GM jail) in FFXI had an impressive number of player legends surrounding it when I was playing. I chalk it up to the badass name of the place.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 6:04PM Faction 3 said

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There's no way, absoultuely NO WAY Arkham is anywhere but #1...

Its the most notorious Prison in ANY digital, or literary world...the fact that its not number one is pretty much proof that some editors are fanatically out of touch with popular culture and probably even Video Games in general...2 games were spun off of the Arkham concept in the last 14 months, one of which became Game-of-the-Year...

Really...

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 6:51PM enamelizer said

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@Faction 3

LOL

If there were a top 10 list for "Frothy Nerd Rage" your post would be way up there for sure. =)

If it makes you feel any better, I have never even heard of Arkham Asylum. Then again, when I think of Batman I think of Adam West in tights.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 6:31PM Hurbster said

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@Faction 3

You do realise this is a list for prisons in MMO's right ?
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 7:12PM Faction 3 said

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@Hurbster

Yes.

Arkham is in DCUO.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 6:07PM (Unverified) said

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No Violet Hold, fail.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 6:36PM enamelizer said

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Some of my fondest memories is in UO where if you were caught being naughty you would be brought to a GM jail. Mostly for unattended macroing, they would warp you to jail and see if you would respond or kept botting.

Because of my natural inclination to automate repetitive tasks, there were several times where I would come back to the computer and see myself in jail with the popup "Connection Lost".

Whoops!

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 7:28AM Drannos said

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"So yes, the worst fate for criminals is to be sent to live in a giant representation of Conan's lil' barbarian. Many have begged for death instead."

That made my morning. Thank you.

Seriously, though. You need to stop doing these kinds of Perfect Ten. They make me want to jump in and play all the games I don't have time for, just so I can explore. A prison in post-apoc Nevada? Yes, please!

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:05AM ryandbc said

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I'm not sure if it qualifies as a prison but one of the most terrifying game experiences... (back when there was still fear of dying). Was falling into one of the Najena jail cells in EQ.

Early on it was a really hard place to hit up and took strategy to not flat out wipe. One of those dungeons that you could be 10 or more levels over the recommended, and still take a pounding solo if you didn't pay attention.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 12:56PM (Unverified) said

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No mention of Face of Mankind's real time jail? Similar to your GM prison, but players voluntarily roleplayed it. It was awesome. Go check it out.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 12:56PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Factions could stage prison breaks and stuff.
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