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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:03AM (Unverified) said

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Kirin on FFXI. Loved the epicness of that battle. I do really miss that game sometimes. Maybe it's just the nostalgia-colored glasses.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:10AM (Unverified) said

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Mine was in WoW, receiving Realm First! Death's Demise title by Participated in the realm first defeat of Yogg-Saron without the assistance of any Keepers in 25-player mode.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:11AM Jokkl said

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My first AV in WoW. Invite popping up... and some 30 hours later we were done. I hope GW2s WvWvW feels something like that! I liked those AV zergs.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 1:44PM Misterlee said

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@Jokkl
I was going to say the same thing. My first time in Alterac Valley back in the day when it first launched. Damn that was crazy. It seemed like there were so many people and the fights just went on for ever. It was really amazing.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 8:21AM lionspaced said

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@Misterlee

Yes, I remember those days. The whole server was asking about how AV was going on.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:12AM Traptz said

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Yogg-0 kill pre-nerf.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:13AM Haldurson said

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This happened a long time ago, back in old-time EQ days. I wish I could recall the name of the encounter -- a scripted event where the Giants of Vellious attack the dwarven city there. It seemed like there were hundreds of us helping to defend the Dwarven outpost -- it was a huge battle, that stretched over such a wide area that it was hard to tell exactly what was happening, whether we were winning or losing, etc. But it was incredibly fun and the battle seemed to go on forever. In the end, I had ot log out to get some sleep, but it was a battle of such epic proportions that I'll never forget it (Despite not actually even being able to recall the name of the city I was helping to defend).

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:18AM drginger said

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First Kael'thas kill, pre-nerf. As one guildy put it on vent, right after the kill: "I can feel my ass pulse".

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:06AM MaddZ said

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@drginger

That memory is my second. My first being an epic Alterac Valley where we pushed the allies in a ball towards Snowfall graveyard. We managed to ninja all the other spawn points and push them into their own camp.

This was years ago in Vanilla WoW of course. It took us a bit to work out the plan (pugs using chat only), but when we pulled it off it was a grand feeling.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 4:15PM (Unverified) said

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@drginger

Most epic fight I've ever participated in. Took my guild 8 weeks of farming SSC and clearing TK up to Kael to finally get him.

And it was ALL fun.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:21AM Grumms said

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My many nights of Planetside.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:26AM Jeppz said

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Eve Online blows this out of the water, been in fights many times with 2-3 thousand players in the same system. Going to these huge fights never gets old, its just epic.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:27AM (Unverified) said

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as said Grumms all have been in Planetside, and by far

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:31AM (Unverified) said

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There were so many epic moments in DAoC. The one I remember the most occurred shortly after I bought the game. I was a low level Healer in Midgard and I had popped into a small town to sell vendor trash and regroup when a huge scripted invasion occurred. I was too low level to fight but I could heal. I started frantically healing the higher level players. It seemed to go on forever. When it was all done and the adreniline wore off, I knew I was hooked. That's still my all time favorite mmo.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:32AM Angel Rage said

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Warhammer - having a warband of around 60 people running from RvR zone to RvR zone taking Keeps while an opposing warband worked on the zones we weren't currently taking. Eventually we met up on the battlefield and had it out.

It felt like true conquest and war.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:51AM Grumms said

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@Angel Rage Along with Planetside, I'll agree here as well. Some RvR nights on Warhammer were truly amazing. Some battles seriously felt like a war.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 1:42PM moiax said

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@Angel Rage

I remember one evening where the top and bottom T4 zones had been locked by opposing factions fairly early in the night, funneling the entire RvR population into the Empire v Chaos zone. Hours and hours of taking and defending, tons of fighting going on everywhere. Every objextive was contested heavily. The kill log was a constant stream of deaths and kills from across the zone. It was very chaotic, but it was one of my strongest memories from the game.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:44AM (Unverified) said

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Hillsbrad battles in the early days of WoW. It was a neverending massacre with tons of people and corpses. I had great fun there.

Also I was a part of huge battle in EVE online, with titans and hundreds of pilots both side. But it wasnt nearly as fun as Hillsbrad wars

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 5:32PM Faction 3 said

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Right there.

The Southshore Rumbles on Alleria would last for days straight.

Being an Orc Warlock with the Felheart pads was truly an imposing sight to the opposition, I knew that much.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 8:48AM browncoat434 said

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Similar to Angel Rage, Warhammer played host to my (and my friend's) most epic battle. We were likely only in Tier 2 (so the halfway point in levels) and on the side of Order, as a Sword-master and Warrior Priest. Roaming around the human zone, we found ourselves in what ended up being a desperate defense of a keep. Our numbers? Pitiful. The enemy? Seemingly endless. But despite being pushed back into the keep lord's room in just minutes - we bottled necked at the ramp up and held there for what must have been hours. Tossing out heals like a mad-man, while my friend stood staunch in the middle of the ramp knocking enemies back. We never fell as the player corpses pilled up higher and higher around us (really just him, while I hid in the background with my book). It was just a handful of us staving off literally dozens and dozens of players, until they eventually had their fill and started to give up. We broke their assault, patched up our gate and stood victorious for the day.

Was like our own little Battle of Thermopylae.

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