My first fallback MMO, though I'd not have called it that at the time, was Ultima Online
. Whenever I got sick of EverQuest
or Dark Age of Camelot
, I found myself wandering back to my houses in Britannia. World of Warcraft
took over for a while, and then Star Wars Galaxies
(yes, post-post-NGE) became my safe MMO -- the world to which I could retreat after a particularly nasty break-up with the latest and greatest themepark shiny, something that seemed to happen with increasing frequency as post-WoW
games rushed to launch and left me wanting more.
More recently, I've set up camp in City of Heroes
. I don't play it every day, but since it went free-to-play, it's always there when I need to tool around in something happily familiar that hits all the right nostalgia notes.
What about you folks? Do you have a fallback MMO, a game you return to when you're in between games?
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