Age, and games

I didn’t start MMOs until 2000, and I only dabbled in MUDs and MUSHes before that, though I’ve been an avid (and no doubt geeky, if stylish) tabletop gamer for, uh, a long time. Even so, in the last not-quite-decade I have played more online games than I can easily remember.

And I’m being quite literal. It occurred to me to try and list all the games I’ve played — in order (I think), because that’s the only way I have any hope of remembering most (never mind all) of them. I’ll include betas, though I didn’t always go on to play the game at release, or if I did it wasn’t always for very long. As with many of us, while they all started on discrete dates, I’ve had an on-again/off-again relationship with several of the games below and have reactivated, deactivated, left in a huff, returned in contrition, and moved on more than once. Ironically enough one of the games I haven’t done that with is WoW, which is the one that seems to rubber-band a lot of people back.

Oh, and these are all pay to play as far as I can recall (except maybe Ryzom? I didn’t go past the 14-day trial). I’m not including Puzzle Pirates, Second Life, Guild Wars and other non-subscription games.

  • Asheron’s Call (Solclaim)
  • Ultima Online
  • EverQuest
  • Asheron’s Call 2
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Horizons
  • Star Wars Galaxies (Kauri / Shadowfire / TCPrime)
  • World of Warcraft (Icedown)
  • EverQuest 2 (Lucan)
  • EVE online
  • Ryzom
  • Shadowbane
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea
  • Vanguard (…. pre-Seradon, Test)
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Warhammer Online (Averheim, nominally Monolith)

I’m shocked that I can remember less than half the server names I played on. My memory sucks, shame on me!

I also have the nagging feeling I’ve missed a few, and I can’t shake the names loose right now. Anyone care to delve into their own MMOemory, see what you’ve played?

12 thoughts on “Age, and games

  1. Nice list mine would look something like that :

    – Ultima Online (Chesapeak, Europa, Darchenfels)
    – Everquest I
    – Ashron’s Call I
    – Lineage I
    – Lineage II
    – Mankind(jesus this one was aweful)
    – Anarchy Online
    – Dark Age of Camelot (Merlin)
    – World of Warcraft (Temple Noir)
    – Lord of the Rings Online (Snowbourn)
    – Warhammer Online (Karak-Azgal)

  2. Mine is fairly short compared to yours – did play alot of tabletop Warhammer and roleplaying though (if that can boost my geekrating 🙂 ).

    Warcraft (on Darksorrow)
    Warhammer Online (on Karak Hirn)

    Uhmm, and that’s it…

  3. EverQuest
    EverQuest 2
    Asheron’s Call
    Asheron’s Call 2
    Tabula Rasa
    Guild Wars (counts?)
    Dark Age of Camelot
    Star Wars Galaxies
    World of Warcraft
    Anarchy Online
    Planetside
    Matrix Online
    Vanguard
    Warhammer Online
    City of Heroes/Villains
    Dungeons and Dragons Online
    Age of Conan

    I don’t think I missed any…

  4. Hmmm…

    Megawars III (CIS)
    Neverwinter Nights (the Sierra Network version!)
    various MUDS
    Ultima Online
    Everquest
    Asheron’s Call
    Asheron’s Call 2
    Dark Age of Camelot
    Anarchy Online
    Horizons
    Star Wars Galaxies
    Everquest 2
    World of Warcraft
    Auto Assault (?? the car-based one — now closed)
    Earth & Beyond
    Eve Online
    Planetside
    Vanguard
    Dungeon Runners
    Mythos (Beta Only)
    Saga of Ryzom
    Matrix Online
    Pirates of the Burning Sea
    Age of Conan
    City of Heroes
    A Tail in the Desert
    The Sims Online
    EVE
    Shadowbane
    Warhammer Online
    Lord of the Rings Online

    Tons of Free To Play ones that I played for a day or two…

    I still think I maybe missed a couple. Most of these were for a month or two, only a handful did I stick with for more than a few months.

  5. Dark Age of Camelot
    Asheron’s Call 2
    City of Heroes/Villains
    Final Fantasy XI
    Star Wars Galaxies
    World of Warcraft
    Auto Assault
    RF Online
    EVE Online
    D&D Online
    Tabula Rasa
    Everquest 2
    Lord of the Rings Online
    Age of Conan
    Warhammer Online

    Probably missed a few.

  6. Apologies for the comment holdup. I’m not sure what’s going on, if anything.

    A Tale in the Desert! Another forgotten one.
    DDO! Ditto.

    I need to stock up on brain food.

  7. What would the list look like with Puzzle Pirates, SL, GW and other non-sub games? I’m weird, in that I”ve spent more time with PP and Atlantica Online than I ever spent with World of Warcraft. I detest the sub model, so my MMO experience is a bit different than the “typical” MMO player.

  8. Yeah, I’d say EQOA would count.. damn Pete, get some help! You’re a serial MMO killer!

  9. I’m glad y’all went first, or I’d never have remembered some of mine.

    PLAYED
    Everquest, with pre-Luclin expansions
    Asheron’s Call 2
    Shadowbane
    Star Wars: Galaxies, pre-NGE
    Horizons
    City of Heroes, and Villains
    Everquest 2
    World of Warcraft
    Mourning (a scam, not a game)

    TRIAL OR BETA
    Auto Assualt
    Wish
    EVE Online
    D&D Online
    Vanguard
    Tabula Rasa
    Lord of the Rings Online
    Warhammer Online
    Pirates of the Burning Sea
    Lineage 2

    I never played a MUD. Everquest was my entry into MMOs, and SW:G (my favorite MMO) was my entry into forums (games are more fun without them).

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