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    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
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    I know that there are folks on here who play/use Second Life. I haven't tried it myself, but I have played City of Heroes, City of Villains, and World of Warcraft.

    I was just curious if anyone else here had played any Massive Multiplayer Online stuff other than Second Life, and if so, what they thought of it? I'm particularly curious what reactions to City of Heroes/Villains might be around here, since it's the only superhero-themed MMO around right now.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.2)
    I've been 'clean' since I quit World of Warcraft last year, but I have to say Warhammer Online has me interested...
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.3)
    I have played a smattering of MMOs over the years. Star Wars Galaxies, Guild Wars, Eve Online and WoW.

    In general I have fun while I am playing, but eventually the games themselves either don't have enough content, or the content at the end of the climb gets repetitive and very dull, so I quit playing. Then when another MMO i am interested in comes out, like Warhammer, I give it a try for a while.

    I guess for me the biggest issue with the entire MMO framework is that the content is usually very easy to get through, then it becomes a numbers game, a numbers game that can change at anytime as the creators realize they screwed up the code or class such and such is over powered; the dynamic created by this mentality is one of an ever spiraling search for the latest overpowered class to play so you can be "Uber" or "Leet" and that kind of game play tends to bore me.

    All the games I have played have issues, but in the end the one I guess I am most tempted to go back to is Eve. I felt like that game was a very close near miss as far as set up and how the system runs... Sadly still a miss.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.4)
    My heart beats only for World of Warcraft.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.5)
    I started with Everquest, moved on to Anarchy Online, then jumped to Star Wars Galaxies. I agree with Necros assessment. They're fun when you start and they feel fresh and new, but after a while it just becomes repetition, and lack of content. When ever a game first premieres the developers promise new content will be added on a regular basis, what they don't tell you is how they define "regular basis."

    Star Wars Galaxies had the best system when it first came out, but it was to complex for the ADD generation. Everyone wanted a WoW system, what they got was better, but they just weren't smart enough to realize it. It was a sandbox system with no set leveling and no defined class. Building your character was kind of like going to college. No career path had the exact same path to graduation, but many of the character classes needed some of the same skill sets. There was also no limitation to your character. If you wanted a bounty hunter/smuggler/droid builder, then you could do it. If you mastered one class with your character, you didn't have make a new character to begin a new career. Again it was a lot like college, you could hold multiple degrees of expertise. In the end it all changed. People complained and they went to the shoot it - kill it - level model, and it sucked.

    What made it even worse was the fact that they rolled out the new system without making parts of the old system compatible. People were running around and all asking the same questions. You would constantly here, "why can't I use this anymore?" or "I lost my whatever". Needless to say people got pissed and they lost a huge chunk of their customer base, and have never been able to recover it.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.6)
    I play WoW, but I'm not particuarly good at it, nor am I dedicated to it.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.7)
    i am teh sexy on city of heroes:
    Electric Jenny
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.8)
    Used to play Counterstrike fairly heavily in college, but haven't touched it in years, and I'd managed to avoid MMOs until this fall when Hellgate hit, and that's currently eating more time than it should. Technically online, but not quite the same, I also play Magic The Gathering Online on and off.
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    I do some Team Fortress 2, occasionally ill get the WoW bug and reup for a few months. I have been playing Pirates of the Caribbean Online and it has been fun.

    I am pondering Call of Duty 4, but have yet to get off my ass and download it on Steam.
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      CommentAuthorMiss
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008
     (907.10)
    I play WoW, and Kingdom of Loathing. I like KoL more than I like WoW. Though it's just "MO" rather than "MMO".
    I took a bash at Second Life but felt overwhelmed by the whole thing and super-alienated. I'd like to give it another try sometime.
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2008 edited
     (907.11)
    KOL is a great spoof game. I had a lot of fun playing through it twice, but then I just dropped away.

    Oh and I really enjoyed character creation and concept for City of Villans; sadly the game itself just wasn't really there to go with it. When I logged out one night and then logged back the next afternoon to find the friend I had started the game with power levelled to max level overnight I basically realized the game was totally useless.
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    PKR. Poker online. You can play it with virtual money given to you by the game (which is what I do) or real money, and go into competitions. Excellent graphics, character customization, brilliant gameplay. It's the closest to an MMO I play.
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008 edited
     (907.13)
    It's nice to see other KoLers about, figured there might be some around. :D
    KoL is pretty nifty in that it's free and browser based so you can just play anywhere, and even if you only have 10 mins to kill. I've been there over 3 years now, so I guess it hits some right notes.
    • CommentAuthorDanger_D
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
     (907.14)
    Cabal and Silkroad,theyr like slightly crapper free versions of wow. i'd play wow again but when you look at what it does to some people (e.g the guy in my school who one day declared to some of his friends "man thats a fit night elf") i just go off it completely. i play cod4 as well but on sexbox live, i never go up levels much though cos i keep changin gamertags to get the free month =p
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      CommentAuthorBrand
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
     (907.15)
    I've played a lot of World of Warcraft but I haven't played in a few months. After I hit 70 I got pretty bored. Maybe when the new expansion comes out I'll play again.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
     (907.16)
    I play WoW and still enjoy it 98% of the time. It's my first MMO and I really don't think I am willing to go to another whenever I quit.
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    I play and highly recommend www.nexuswar.com. It's a browser based MMORPG, and it's free, so if you're into fancy graphics and paying fees, it's not for you. But otherwise, for such a simple looking game it's surprisingly complex.

    Great fun, and easy to play at work or wherever...
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    I got started on a couple of Ultima Online free shards, moved over to WoW when that came out, though that really only lasted long enough for me to remember that I was broke. Every once in a while I'll relapse into Anarchy Online's free program. I've had my fill of WoW at this point, and I'm afraid of what Eve would do to my social life. Frankly I'm holding out for something more along the lines of Freespace.
    And now I have one more reason to get back on Kingdom of Loathing...
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (907.19)
    Someone should start a KOL guild for Whitechapel members...that would be cool. I too should get back on KOL, as I think it might be fun again.
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
     (907.20)
    I figured people would be happy where they were... but if not, we should pick a name and get on with it! Though I s'pose WhiteChapel would be the obvious choice...

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