The Daily Grind: Have you revisited an old MMO character lately?

    
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The Daily Grind: Have you revisited an old MMO character lately?

The Gnome Warlock you see in the above header is the original Syp, created pre-Burning Crusade in October 2006. She’s probably one of my oldest surviving characters in an MMO, although it’s possible that there are other abandoned toons out there that I’ve forgotten. I recently returned to World of Warcraft and dusted off my army of alts, including Syp, to see how life’s been for them.

It’s been strange, to say the least. So many class changes, not to mention the fact that Syp is still at the entrance to Northrend because that’s where I parked her right when Wrath of the Lich King came out. I cleaned up her inventory, did her little Gnome dance, and otherwise felt awkward at the reunion. With the game’s evolution since 2008, she doesn’t feel the same as she did before. This is usually why I create new characters when I come back to MMOs after a long absence.

Have you revisited an old character in an MMO lately? What was it like?

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Celestia
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Celestia

In my usual MMO hobo fashion since the death of City of Heroes, I’m revisiting Dark Age of Camelot to find there’s a good sized community and many improvements since I played the game ten years ago.

pepinocantador
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pepinocantador

“This is usually why I create new characters when I come back to MMOs after a long absence.”

I’m guilty of this as well.

“What class was this? What are all of these abilities? What is all this crap in my inventory? Where am I? What was I doing? Do I have tradeskills?… Screw it, starting over.”

Satanixx
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Satanixx

I’m currently back playing WoW on the Undead Priest I made when the game released.

I REALLY miss the old days :(

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Not recently, as my current-game slate is full — but I have been hearing the siren song of Age Of Conan calling to me lately, so if I go back anywhere, it will probably be there.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Hm, ‘recently’. For an ole fart like myself who’s been gaming forever just about, a year to year and a half ago counts as recent, right? :p If so, then my Anarchy Online characters. I formally returned to the game at the start of 2015 and dusted off my old mains and alts again. My 220 engineer was at the forefront of the revival, but I spent months slowly rebuilding and updating most of my characters. With a few exceptions (advies and enfos mostly, RIP soul of advy prof) they’re all back in business with pretty much BiS gear for the purposes I created each one for.

I suppose I did briefly revisit my Rift characters over xmas, but I haven’t been gone for long enough for it to really matter. I stopped playing just over a year ago (shortly after my return to AO) and not a whole lot had fundamentally changed in the intervening year.

I could never bear to chuck my characters and start afresh. Roll a new alt? Sure, but my mains won’t ever be going anywhere!

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

I recently revisited my Worgen DK made in the early days of Cataclysm. He’s about to hit lvl 80 so I’m going to turn off experience points and get to work on the Herald of the Titans achievement. This Worgen DK is so old that he doesn’t have access in the barbershop to half the face and skin options as newly made DK’s. I’ve got to drop $15 on a recustomization if I want him to look more undeadish. Kinda lame.

mishigosa
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mishigosa

The character I main in WoW is the character I rolled way back when I started in BC. Even after long absences, that’s the character I want to play. She has gone through multiple race and faction changes though, it makes the character feel fresh while not having to lose any things she has that are exclusive to her. FF14 isn’t really an ‘old game’ but it is a game I tend to quit for months and then hop into on and off.. but that’s another game where I just take the character I was playing and buy a fantasia and a name change to make her feel more ‘fresh’ again.

Other games I definitely do tend to just reroll in, but I also tend not to stick around. A lot of going back to games like LOTRO or TSW for me is because I want to play them over again, so I almost always reroll to get caught back up on the game.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

I cycled through some old MMOs to visit old characters about 6 months ago. Right now, I’m going in the opposite direction – retiring MMOs that I’m tired of making the best of. I’ll probably start missing the characters and the worlds in another 6 months and the cycle will repeat, if they’re still around. Still wishing for an MMO to call virtual home.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Revisited my TSW Templar that I made back in December 2012 before deleting him (’cause I wanted to start fresh (plus never got that far on him) and the promo items I got on him are account-wide and redeemable through the cash shop interface which is pretty nice).
Also I guess technically some of my WoW characters are quite old MMO years-wise.   Though the only one I really touch is my Warlock since he’s my Alliance main and I do garrison dailies on him, while the rest of my toons on his server are all pretty low level since I sucked at leveling alts back in the day.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

MorpayneRADIO lolol Wait, this is really a complaint with people? Vets had three years with the game, that’s what they paid for. This is like the most vanilla standard practice in gaming lmao. Not that I really care about GW2 or HoT, or even if they wanted to give original box owners a discount, but this is very normal.