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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:10AM (Unverified) said

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Auto Assault. I'd sign back up for that in a second.

Posted: Feb 14th 2012 4:03PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Im with you bro
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:17AM Misq2k said

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Earth and Beyond all the way!!!!

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 12:05PM dudemanjac said

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@Misq2k It's still out there running. I actually loaded it up and there were ppl in.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 1:03PM jslim419 said

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@Misq2k

same here.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 1:42PM Plantenbak said

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@Misq2k

Quote for truth! My first real mmo, I could only play the beta because I didn't have a credit card back then. I loved everything created by Westwood.
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Posted: Feb 13th 2012 2:58PM Skruff said

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@Misq2k No question for me... It would also be Earth & Beyond!!
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Posted: Feb 15th 2012 11:17AM (Unverified) said

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@Misq2k i would also have to go with e & b. my wife played it since launch till it shut down. ive heard so much about it id love to play it.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:19AM Valkaern said

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AC2 .

Or an EverQuest that actually still felt, and played, like the game that originally hooked me on MMOs.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:58AM Solude said

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@Valkaern

This is as easy one... AC2.

For what its worth EQ still does look and play like it did in 01? when the full screen UI came in. Its just that by today's standard what was crack is now terrible. But from 99-05 EQ had me by the nuts dragging me around Norath.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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@Valkaern Agreed about AC2. Most fun I ever had online...

Close second is SWG pre-NGE. That was a beautiful sandbox game that I spent countless hours in. It's what alot of games try to be, but I believe in the end they succumb to the mindless hand-holding of WoW and it's myriad clones.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:19AM Narof said

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Tabula Rasa, great game just needed a bit more to do. Left before the end but it sounded like they were adding some good things before the end.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 3:13PM eyeball2452 said

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@Narof

I don't get all the TR love. I thought it was one of the most generic, unpolished games ever released. To me, it's the class example of talking about how the genre should evolve and then failing to meet 98% of those self imposed expectations.

Maybe it's the Ultima fans that love Garriot who want more TR, but I never played Ultima and to me, TR to me was the Ryan Leaf of MMOs.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:19AM Rhodanum said

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Chronicles of Spellborn. SO MUCH. I loved the world-building, the general aesthetic of the game, the combat system (mostly because it was something different than the norm and took some getting used to).

I swear, I'd pull a Notch and try to fund a return of this game myself if I was less in the 'on a tight budget' category and more in the 'loaded' one. -_-

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:42AM Dianoga4 said

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@Rhodanum Totally agree, I would love to be able to play Spellborn again. The combat system is my favorite of any RPG game I've played yet. Yea the game needed some work but that could've happened if it hadn't of been for poor mismanagement. The mismanagement killed the game more than anything. I still read of rumors once in a while that the game might still get a new publisher and be resurrected. I sure hope so, it deserves a better chance than it had.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 4:56PM h4ngedm4n said

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@Rhodanum
Upvoted. I didn't get much time in TCoS before it went down, would like to see more of it.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:20AM tangerineknight said

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the old republic.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:22AM Rick1975 said

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Star Wars Galaxies!! That is an experience I want back.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:25AM Lobotomist said

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Original SWG , out of the box.

Tabula Rasa , but only if would be relaunched with serious improvements

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 8:41AM Fabius Bile said

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Tabula Rasa handsdown

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