The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you always think is older or younger than it is?

    
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Time?

If you ask me what year Guild Wars 2 released, I’ll think for a moment and then respond “2009” with a firm nod indicating I’m certain of my answer. This is a very decisive answer that is also completely wrong; the game released in 2012, making it significantly younger than I claim it is, despite the fact that my remembered (incorrect) release date isn’t based on it feeling out of date or anything. I just… get it wrong, repeatedly, even though I really should know better.

Age matters a little less with MMOs, of course; after all, an MMO can be a decade old and still vital and alive or it can be dying a slow death after a year. So it’s more a matter of trivia than anything, but it amuses me when I not only know the correct answer but still remember the wrong answer and default to the aforementioned wrong answer. What about you, dear readers? Which MMO do you always think is older or younger than it actually is?

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Zero_1_Zerum

WOW. Feels like it’s been around forever. I remember trying the trial way back when, before they had the first expansion and not liking it enough to subscribe. Frankly, I thought it was boring and repetitive. Now, they’ve been going so long, they brought back that version of the game as “classic”.

WOW put me off MMORPGS for a long time.

But, can’t deny the game has a lot of influence over the MMO industry.

These days, I always judge games based on how much they copied WOW or how much they do they’re doing their own thing.

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Sorenthaz

Most of the MMOs released around like 2008-2014. Some of them feel like they’ve been out way longer, others don’t feel like they’ve been out that long.

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Deadly Habit

Haven and Hearth. It seems like only yesterday that me and my buddies were thriving in World 4 and 5 when in reality it was 9 years ago and the game has been running for 11 years so far.

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Reginald Bottomsworth

Shroud of the Avatar…it was officially launched in 2018 but the graphics make me think it’s much, much older.

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Arktouros

I always think Final Fantasy is newer than it is but then I remember it actually launched all the way back in 2010 before utterly and completely failing as a game.

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Bruno Brito

I always forget that GW2 is almost 7 years old.

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SWTOR – it always felt and looked like a game which was released before original WoW or at the same time due to awful graphics quality and performance of its engine, I still remember when it was a beta and a lot of apologists were trying to excuse the awful Hero engine with typical “it is still in beta, it will be much better once game will release”.

EVE Online actually feels younger than it is due to its style of graphics and the updates they did to the engine – I keep forgetting that it was released in 2003.

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Oleg Chebeneev

LoTRO. I vividly remember playing it during beta and launch. Cant believe its been 13 years already. Same with WoW. 15 years, cheez. Time flies by

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Oleg Chebeneev

17 rather ><

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Star Wars The Old Republic. It was released in late 2011 but to me it doesn’t feel like it’s in its 9th year now. I often have this idea that it’s only in year five or thereabouts and that’s just some underlying sense that it should have done more than it has in the time it’s been running.

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Marco Guastalegname

Clearly Eve online seems very younger. It was made in the previous millennium! And it was launched in 2001 if I remember correctly