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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:11AM Durinthal said

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Tabula Rasa; I was in the beta but didn't actually buy the game at launch. It was a lot of fun, but I didn't find anyone else to play with and keep me around.

Posted: Feb 21st 2012 2:24PM Avernus said

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Fallen Ear
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:22AM DarkWalker said

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Depends.

I never actually regretted leaving a game; every time I left, I had good reasons for it. Even if it was only to send a message to the devs.

I do regret not trying some games earlier. LotRO is one of those. GW is another.

And I do find a pity that some specific games have a few nagging points that prevent me from enjoying them. Chief among them CoH; I find the amount of power options at character creation too overwhelming, and I can't stand the restrictions that game imposes on respeccing.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:24AM Bartlebe said

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Darkfall, strangely enough.

I'm playing it now and actually having a great time. I wish, all those years ago, I would of stuck with it instead of bailing for the themeparks. If I had, maybe my character would be a little more developed and I wouldn't be quite so bad at it.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:24AM Snichy said

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Funnily enough I was going to say Fallen Earth as well. Played in Beta but didnt stick with it Add to that Eve Online as spent ages learning the game but just left once I was getting the hang of it!

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:26AM (Unverified) said

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Rift. i'm in the horticulture field and so when my seasonal job had ended i had to leave rift as it wasn't in the budget. I start a new job monday on president's day (here in the US) so hopefully i'll be back at rift after my first pay check. I tried rift at launch and didn't like how war/wow -ish it was, then came back to Rift and feel in love. got a sweet helmet and mount from the special box buys i did online. can't just let that money and my work till 20 go in vein

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:27AM Saunakiller said

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I´m like a MMO-addict. I leave em, but I keep coming back for more later on. Done this with several MMOs like EVE, EQ2, Mortal Online, Ryzom, POTBS, Vanguard etc...

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:30AM smartstep said

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None.


Changes in game design (like SWG NGE , late changes to UO, recent 2 years changes to Lotro) and / or business models drove me away from many games.

Do I regret leaving them?

I don't regret my decision.

I do regret that they have been changed in a way by devs / investors that I could not enjoy them anymore.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 12:28PM Greymantle said

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@smartstep I agree with this. I left games because of changes.
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Posted: Feb 18th 2012 5:28AM Cyroselle said

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@Greymantle Same here.

ActiBlizz killed off the possibility of creating custom hybrid specs in their MMO, so I left WoW.

ActiBlizz won't be going back on that decision, so neither shall I. :D
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:33AM (Unverified) said

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I would say Fallen Earth as well. Loved the game, it's just my guild didn't so I ended up being the sole scavenger, not counting the ones in my cross-hairs.

I hoping Undead Labs Class 4 is the game I'm hoping it will be. Sandbox zombie survival.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:36AM foomchee said

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DDO. The heavily instanced gameplay was jarring coming from WOW / LOTRO and the character customization was fun but a bit overwhelming for someone new to D&D. Recently though I gave it another shot and found a good guild and am having a blast.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:39AM Maximum Proxy said

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@foomchee Same here. I haven't actually gotten back to it, but I have some fond memories of playing it
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:46AM MMOaddict said

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I regret leaving FFXI. It's the only game that "haunts" me per se. So immersive, very challenging. Part of my leaving was to see newer flashier games. Sadly nothing has the same amount of depth except maybe Eve online, but that's just a whole different type of game altogether.

Going back a few times it's tougher to get back into the game due to the learning curve having to be relearned and the friends I had having moved on. That and so many things have changed it's not quite the same game anymore.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 12:41PM (Unverified) said

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FFXI - Once you get away from that game and play the simplier dumbed down MMO's out there, it can be really hard to go back. I tried a couple of times out of nostalgia, but I had gotten too spoiled from other games like EQ2 and WoW.

Fallen Earth - I loved exploring this game. LOVED IT. The land area is so vast...I just wish there had been more to discover in those areas when you go off-road. (other than burning tires, prairie chickens and Cacti water bottles). There was a lot of area to discover but (for me) not much to reward you for poking around.

RIFT - Current re-love (playing). I can't believe I got so burnt out and left this game! I missed out on a lot of very cool pets, mounts and gear from events (Every time I see that awesome reindeer mount I die a little inside.)
I blame the older PvP system and our old PvP guild. It was hardcore (my BF and I used to be PvP rockstars), and got to be a very demanding job because our guildies wanted us to help them get their gear and easy wins. Grinding the Favor out for your gear used to be pretty tedious. Now imagine doing the whole thing again for 3 more people from the ground up. X_x This time around, I'm going to be relaxed and not burn out! Theres too much I want to do! *determined*
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 12:42PM (Unverified) said

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Oops sorry, didn't mean to post that as a reply. It started out as one, but then I was going to put the whole thing in its own post. eep sorry!
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 5:30PM (Unverified) said

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@MMOaddict Agreed, I'm saying FFXI as well because of your reasons. :(
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:50AM (Unverified) said

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EQ1 and Vanguard - the former because nothing could replace my first MMO experience and the latter because with all its faults and rough start it was still my most 'fanboi-ish' game and I met a lot of great folks.

Posted: Feb 19th 2012 8:46PM henbot said

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agree with both of these mate.

and as a matter I'm currently enjoying my time on one of the EQ progression servers.
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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:54AM Issmir said

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SWG. Played it on and off for 7 years, and it was always good to know it was there waiting for me like an old friend. For all the bad press and strange upheavals, nothing has ever matched it in my eyes in balancing gameplay, freedom and creativity.

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