The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO character you’ve ever picked back up?

    
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Recently, I have found myself back in Neverwinter — and quite enjoying myself! But what was really strange about this return is that I have jumped back into the shoes of a character that I made back in 2013 and haven’t touched since 2016. It’s weird to think of this character just waiting and waiting and waiting on a log in screen for four years now, hoping that I might come back to play it.

Then again, I need to stop attributing advanced artificial intelligence to computer characters.

Have you ever done this, where you’ve gone back to an MMORPG and picked up a character that you made a long, long time ago? What’s the oldest one that you ever resumed playing?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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Leiloni

When picked up my Paladin again in WoW in 2018, I think I hadn’t played it since 2009. I’m not even sure what level it was but definitely still in the leveling process somewhere. If I had to guess I’d say near 70. I know I did the Paladin level 60 Charger mount quest in 2009 but I was above 60 I believe at that point and had a friend help me do the dungeons. Not sure I had hit 80 yet, or ever (this was WOTLK era). I believe I bought it a 110 boost around the time BFA came out because I had started with my main, a Priest, and found it to be rather lacking to the point where I couldn’t bring myself to keep playing it. I guess my other 110’s (Shaman and Druid) didn’t seem appealing, so I brought my Pally back from the dead and mained my HPal for most of BFA. So, 9 years dead.

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Brazen Bondar

My oldest characters are in Anarchy Online. They are probably 12 years old now. I went back in about 3 years ago for a few minutes. The second oldest (that I wasn’t actively playing) would be my original SWTOR character, which I made the month after they went free to play. Didn’t play her again until I went back to SWTOR after TSW died, I think that was a five year lay off. I couldn’t remember anything and the combat/gearing system had changed. It was a hot mess trying to figure out how to play her.

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kalech

My oldest character is 15 years old, I believe. I made her in WoW vanilla and mained her until Cataclysm. I still play her as an alt.
Second oldest is 12 – 13 years old, my Lotro character who is still my main.

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Eboni

My old Puzzle Pirate character! I redownloaded the game a few months ago to see what was going on.

Technically, this doesn’t count. But, I remade my old character from Isteria (Horizons). That game was one of my first MMOs from the early 2000s.

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Motherball

I had a Necromancer in EQ I stopped playing at 57 when the level cap was 70. Started playing again shortly before Daybreak took over and leveled up to 90 or so. I probably had just as much fun revisiting my old haunts, but testing my rusty skills out on newer content was fun for a bit.

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Roger Melly

My character in lotro . I always come back to him for each new expansion . He dates back to 2007 .

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Tandor

I have occasionally dipped back into EQ since leaving it pretty much in 2004 when EQ2 took over, itself a game I dip in and out of from time to time, and when I do play EQ I usually play a bit with my original druid from 1999. He never got close to maxing out then, and will have fallen further behind since. He’s still special to me, being the first incarnation of a druid/nature type character that has been recreated in many other games since.

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3dom

Most pre-2015 games weren’t designed to last more than 3-4 years before their graphics and animations become obsolete – but I still play the same 2013 character in APB: Reloaded once in a while. So 7 years.

Good graphics and animations = investment into game’s future.

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donvweel

Jethro the bard in DDO has to be around 12 years old.

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Roger Melly

Is he named after the Cornish comedian of the same name ?

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donvweel

No, was after Jethro Tull an english rock band, was thinking of “The Minstrel in the Gallery” his last name is Tull used to get a lot of comments in game but nobody these days knows the name.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minstrel_in_the_Gallery

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Chance Shaka

I think I ditched Champions Online for about…three years before picking it back up last year. Then promptly deleted and rerolled most of those characters.