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Posted: Feb 17th 2012 8:56AM koolaroo said

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Dofus I left the game for the summer than forgot about it for a while but when I came back my account was banned somehow I never really pursude the matter but regreted it later when I could never find the people I used to play with.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:08AM Vic Fontaine said

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I've never left an MMO before, unless you count Neopets. No I don't regret leaving Neopets, I regret having ever signed up for it though.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:09AM Seffrid said

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The only MMO I regret leaving was AC2 because it closed down later, and with hindsight I would have liked to have stayed with it to the end.

I don't regret leaving any surviving title because I can always return, indeed it is my preferred playstyle not to focus on a single character in a single game until I get burnt out, that seems pointless to me and I prefer to switch between characters and games in order to keep things fresh.

Like you Jef I have dipped in and out of Fallen Earth without ever really staying long-term, more because of the appeal of other games rather than any particular failing with FE, and I find the present F2P model suits me very well in that I continue to play it on and off without having to incur any costs although I have, of course, subbed in the past! How viable it will turn out to be for the developers I wouldn't know.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:20AM real65rcncom said

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FFXI.

Played 3 years and thought I was moving onto greener pastures. Had no idea they would keep building on races/classes as much as they did as well as update animations, improve economy and make ways for people to mentor friends.

Gave away my toons to my linkshell mates and went to Vanguard, WoW, LOTRO, Aion, Champs Online, then Warhammer etc.

Something something about not realizing what you had until you left...

Playing ToR now, found another great guild and see the potential in the game so I'm not making the same mistake when something new comes out (GW2, Tera, etc). I'll keep playing while other people beta those games first.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:23AM Mendus said

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Left rift recently, It is really too much of a time sink for me, months of raiding months of faction grinding months of instance runs. Just can't really commit myself to it anymore. The game was really great fun for the most part though, with trion being one of the best gaming companies around in terms of service, community relations and game updates.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:25AM (Unverified) said

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id love to be playing vanguard...i really enjoyed the crafting in that one....

eve online...but i still consider myself and eve player but i havent had my account active in 15 months..i have made 10 or so trial accounts to get my fix.....

Darkfall was somewhat enjoyable....only played for 2 months.....so much to do and so little time.....
i might just have to give the 2.0 update a go when that is complete.


i didnt regret leaving fallen earth....but i love every moment of it now when its f2p....

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:33AM smokedog66 said

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I regret leaving Rift as it was a really good MMO at launch, I was just in a crappy guild and none of my RL friends play it. I regret only playing Aion for a month but it was so grindy when it came out I didn't feel I had a choice. Those are the only 2 I wish I had spent more time playing. I have left several others but it was because they were lesser games. I have left WoW several times but I always come back.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:39AM Rumbl3 said

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Ragnarok ive left that game twice and cameback (played on private servers becuz sorry to say private ones were insanely awesome gm events daily tons of content being added etc) even on the private i used to donate monthly. But i just absolutely loved it like crack.

Best time i ever had on there i used to play a super novice on Avalon RO (DEAD and gone most gems moved to another server to.do work) the super novice tourney lol it was just awesome. Girl i worked with was the head gm of the server she was the one that got me hooked. Wish i would have followed them to the next server. Also regretted leaving allods online great game but gipay patch killed it for me.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:45AM Unshra said

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If funny that you used a screenshot of Fallen Earth, it was the only MMO to date that I ever followed closely through it's development. I was in direct contact with their PR team back before when all we ever heard of FE was talks about deforming terrain (which never happened) and eventually they released a nice video with voice over (which also never happened.) I even attended their public meeting/demo in Maryland and honestly I had never done such a thing until FE and have not attended anything kind of meeting afterwards.

However I don't really regret leaving FE instead I feel FE left me and became a game that is slowly turning into all the other MMO's we see around the market.

If there is one thing I regret it was an email I sent out to the person handling PR for FE back when Imperator was announced, stating we were moving on. I had started building a guild with some friends and when Imperator released it's information we were impressed and decided to move over to that title. The reason back then was that vaporware was very common back then and Mythic Entertainment already had released an MMO and one we enjoyed (RvR woot) so in our minds they had a better chance of releasing their title then an indie company. Boy were we wrong, so I do regret that choice even after how much FE has changed.

I hope that Zenimax Online will pick up the Fallout title and release an MMO that doesn't cater to the "hold my hand" generation of gamers. However I won't hold my breath and besides one AAA MMO that I am testing is doing just that an I'm very impressed, hopefully they won't change it too much after release.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 9:48AM Wispur said

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Asheron's Call.
It was my first MMO, and it's wide open world was the nothing like the theme park MMOs that the genre has devolved into.
It was beautiful... *sniff*

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:01AM Joaquin Crowe said

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No regrets. I left each MMO when I saw the writing on the wall.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:01AM (Unverified) said

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I didn't regret it at the time and I honestly still don't, but at times I wish I hadn't gotten a refund for my Champions Online lifetime sub. It has came a long way and yet, it just isn't fun at all for me to play without being able to choose a heroes powers completely. To that point though, I don't play it nearly enough to justify a monthly subscription.

I really think they would see more business if they looked at their Archetype system and revisited the customization options a bit.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:13AM Ocho said

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I leave, I keep coming back, I leave, I keep coming back. Its like a bad relationship. I regret leaving GW and LotRO time and again as really, they are great games, but my wanderlust is insatiable. Also, yeah, Fallen Earth is another one that was great... but I left it and haven't returned again.

The only games I've left for good are those one-offs that I tried, and found terrible (like MapleStory), or WoW, which I just got so burnt out on. Every other MMO is up for grabs... I'm even considering trying PWI or Forsaken World.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:21AM Ceridith said

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I have no regrets. All the MMOs I have stopped playing over the years were with good reason. They stopped being fun.

As for Fallen Earth, the game was in a complete mess at release, and for some time after. If it were released in the state it is today, it would have been received far better. Though it's F2P now, and I don't touch cash shop ridden games.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:35AM drginger said

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In some ways I regret leaving Aion, after NCsoft(west) introduced the cash-shop items, which gave you a higher chance of successfully socketing a manastone. The game was/is a lot of fun for me, the community was decent, I could always find people to group with - I just didn't agree with having power-ups sold in the cash-shop, while everyone still had to pay a subscription. I'll be returning to Aion soon, though, since it's going F2P here in Europe, any day now. The cash-shop won't bother me at that point.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 10:42AM Jetflame3 said

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Mortal Online

People can say what they will about this game, but the truth is, I had the most fun that I had ever had with an MMO for the year that I played it. The game had such a great community regardless of broken game mechanics. The mechanics that worked were what made it fun. lol

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 11:10AM Borick said

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I regret that I didn't stick with SW:G. When I first logged into the game and saw 'click to move' versus WoW's bunny-hopping semi-action... well, I was tempted by the tawdry flash and the safety of the masses, let' say.

I quit SW:G because it had no action or space combat. Later I hear that they added both of those things, so I often regret that I didn't at least go back and give the game a second try.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 11:37AM Pharaoh said

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strangely enough, i wandered away from the wastelands in Fallen Earth for a while, but returned as well, and have been a paying subscriber for well over a year now, even after the F2P transition.

but i suppose if there is one title that i regret leaving, it is EVE. at this point (after first subbing in 2005), i would have had more than more than enough skill points to pilot every craft (at least caldari) in the game and become entrenched in the politics and subterfuge for which the game is so famous. eh, perhaps not. i do occasionally view my time in EVE with those very rose-colored glasses, but also i remember that most of the time it just wasn't very FUN.

also, i look back on WWII online (Battleground Europe) very fondly and wish i'd stuck around for all the graphical & model improvements and other gameplay developments. steep learning curve for that game, too.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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Perhaps the question could be asked "Which MMO do you miss?" Because I don't know that I REGRET leaving. If I left, there was a reason. No one has ever forced me to leave an MMO.

The MMO I keep thinking about is my first one, Dark Age of Camelot. I know, I know, it's still running. Honestly, I might still play it if it weren't for the user interface. As I've aged, my eyesight has become less good. I end up scaling up the UI, or at least the fonts, in the games I play. DAoC's UI was ancient and didn't support anything like that.

At my worst level of MMO addiction, I was paying for six DAoC accounts, two WoW accounts, and two City of Heroes accounts at the same time. Damn good thing I was employed, eh? XD

I've whittled it down to where I now pay for three WoW accounts (one for me, one each for two children) and one RIFT account. I bought SWTOR and a 60 day game card, but I'm not going to sub to that game.

I probably would add a DAoC account to that list still, just for some time basking in nostalgia, if I could read their screens.

Posted: Feb 17th 2012 12:21PM pbwilliams said

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I remember regretting leaving UO, the first time I quit, because I figured my characters would all be gone. Given this was one of the first MMOs (and my second, after playing The Realm), I didn't yet realize that characters exist forever. Since then I've never regretted leaving an MMO, because, well, it's *almost* always there for you to come back to.

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