For those who have been around for a while, we all have that one moment we remember, that one moment that has rationalized all of the time and hours spent in games. What was that experience for you?
the moment I was most proud of and remember fondly? I'll have to say, the first time we killed Nefarian back in vanilla WoW was very epic. I still remember the cheering and screaming on Vent. We made a video of it too, which included the cheers and screams after he went down. It was so cool.
I don't think that any other boss kill ever came close. Thinking about it makes me miss my former guild a lot.
I'd have to say my most fond memory, while there are many. I think the staple incident for me was shortly after creating my first character in Ultima Online, running across the bridges in Vesper, trying to figure out what was going on. I was new MMO's which were new to the world. I finally found the bank, and someone told me to use a purple potion. I of course did not think anything of it until the guards decided that coming to have a conversation over my corpse was a productive use of their day.
Another fond memory came years down the road as I grew in comforts of UO. Its more of a series of events then one specific. I miss the days of sitting hidden in Shame, hunting Blood Elementals casting my EV and blade spirits across that boarder of red boxes. Chatting with everyone sitting around doing the same thing.
Yet more comes in Star Wars Galaxies where when our player city hit Metro level, we all celebrated, much like Azazel's experience, we hooted and hollered on vent; we were completely thrilled with life.
So the reason I decided to ask this question today; was that those who are trying out SWTOR during these beta weekends are finding themselves enthralled by a whole new MMORPG, a whole new culture. Starting a new MMO is like moving to a new city, with a new job. Everything around you becomes fresh and new. So I bid you new players, take everything in as you enjoy the game. As we all begin this new game together, just think back to those moments in MMORPG's history that you enjoy discussing with your friends, and that always gives you that feeling of nostalgia.
Welcome to Star Wars: The Old Republic. R2-Db will be here, along side of you the whole way, lets make it one hell of a memory!
For me, it would have to be playing EverQuest. As my first MMO its very hard to weigh any experiences since my EQ days against it. Everything was fresh and exciting, the social aspect, the game play, it was all just so addictive.
My favorite moment in EverQuest though would have to be when I was going for my J-boots, my memory is fuzzy about the whole process but I had just got on the part where you have to kill the Sand Giant that may (read: almost never) drop the quest item you need to get the boots.
As I came into the dunes area the mob spawned, I killed it, got the item and mentioned it in guild chat and zone chat, and everyone that was camping it in the zone started to rage. I didn't realize why until it was all explained to me later.
Oddly enough for me, it was changing from WoW to LotRO and seeing how much more mature the player base was.
I have 2.
First was Ragnaros, server first (vanilla wow) - we worked hard and came from behind to server-first him. We had a lot of funny moments on attempts (such as a mage testing his frostbolt range, followed by "oops, sorr-BY FIRE BE PURGED"), as well some heartbreaking ones (a few <5% wipes), and when we finally got him it was a great, great feeling. It meant a lot to everyone who was there and there was definitely some fun vent screaming. Definitely felt like winning in a high school sport.
My second one would be in Planetside Beta. I didn't particularly like the game, but I remember joining a battle for a bridge and just seeing a line of tanks (thankfully, on my side) shelling the beach across the river and the bridge itself. The feeling is hard to describe, but it was both awe at game designers for having the audacity to dream of such a thing, and at the gamers, who were doing something so coordinated and fun. Also, the fact that I was watching a simulation of something that, if it happened in real life, would be a human tragedy on immense scale somehow added to the moment.
For all the different games I have played. I will have to say my "one moment that has rationalized all of the time and hours spent in games" was in LotRO. When I went on Vent, for the first time and realized event though I am stuck in my house (My disability makes it hard for me to move around) I could meet new people and be more social again. Games Online became even more fun because I could interact with other people. There we all sorts of things to talk about again. These people did not know I was hurt so I was not being asked to tell them about my pain. I was great. And it is still great. My online friends know I am disabled but we don't talk about that we talk about the things we enjoy. Sometimes we blow off some steam about RL but that is with some real close friends. The Guys I talk to almost every day I have their home numbers they have mine and such. It has been nice to form those close bonds. It is also nice to have those folks that are just there to have fun with. I am maybe a bit strange that my moment is social, but playing games with others is more fun to me. I had done so much with out knowing or understanding that the social was there, for so long. It added so much when I found out.
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