The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite version of your MMO’s theme music?

    
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Recently I’ve been cruising back through Aion’s soundtrack and made a discovery that, in hindsight, seems obvious: There are several different main theme songs for the different eras of the game’s live development. Some of those themes were definitely better than others, and it got me thinking about holding to a particular main theme that seems both more personal and better made than the rest.

For example, Lord of the Rings Online has had three main themes: the original, the Riders of RohanLOTRO Legacy” theme, and now the newer Mordor “Coronation of Aragorn” theme. Each has merits, although there’s something to the original that jabs me right in my nostalgia bone when I hear it.

Looking back at and listening through the different main themes from some of your mainstay MMOs, which did you like the best and why? Feel free to share links to them in the comments!

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Jack Pipsam

Mists of Pandaria easily, such a nice twist on the WoW theme.

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Sarah Cushaway

I have some deep love for some Vanilla WoW music scores– namely, Teldrassil and the Valley of Trials. FFXI had some good scores, too. Also EQ2.

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Gamhuin

EverQuest – Nothing carries me away to feelings of adventure and wonder like the original EverQuest theme music, with the EQ2 theme music directly on it’s heels.

The Anarchy Online and World of Warcraft main themes are equally grand and immediately inspiring, able to convey the feeling of those settings in their music.

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donvweel

I get a kick out of explorer Three Barrel Cove, a kind of seafaring kind of music.

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Namtubb

If you’re playing Warframe and haven’t done the Second Dream, or if you plan on playing Warframe eventually please skip mine.

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The official main theme of Warframe is called “This is What You Are”, but the thing is that it’s a final mix that combines several in-game tracks from the pivotal “Second Dream” questline that all us Warframe players rave on about. My favorite version of the main theme will always be this, which was back when DE didn’t even give the track an official name and fans just went with “This is What You Are”. https://youtu.be/n4iffXdVTYE

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MassivelyMacD

As always: two seconds into this song giving me chills.

What a moment to memorize. Still the best in-game memories for me.

Second Dream Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqMeHmkr4Xc

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Oleg Chebeneev

For WoW Pandaria ofc:

Best all around MMO main theme:

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bobfish

The Vanguard SoH theme remains my favorite music from any MMO ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t18zWmxaMoI

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Phubarrh

This version of the EQ2 theme…possibly because it’s when my play through the game peaked, but it is quite glorious.

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Voyta Fairmind

Lineage 2 – Scions of Destiny

Not MMO but, Mafia the City of Lost Heaven