While history has yet to really settle this issue definitively, many MMORPG players seem to believe that we have already seen the great MMO golden age. This was the high point of MMORPG popularity and novelty, rising to the forefront by 1999’s EverQuest and pushing until 2008 or 2010, when (depending on how you view it), the “bubble” burst.
But not everyone’s personal history matches up with the overall genre. Some of us were MMO gaming in the ’80s and ’90s, while others among us only started relatively recently. I’ve found that several people I talk with tend to have a period of their life identified where their excitement and thrill at MMO gaming was at a peak — their “golden age,” so to speak.
So what was yours? When was your golden age of MMO gaming, and what titles were you into at the time?