The Daily Grind: Were you present for any historic MMO events?

    
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For all the talk of world firsts, server firsts, and so forth, the real notable MMO events are usually ones that just seem to happen. Case in point: World of Warcraft’s infamous Corrupted Blood incident, in which huge numbers of people suddenly got infected and died from people unleashing the debuff inside of populated cities. It was one of the most significant events about the game in its early days, and it’s one that perfectly overlaps with my playtime in that stage of the game’s history.

I never experienced it at all. Never got debuffed with it, never saw the aftermath, none of it. Somehow, the whole process managed to miss me.

It’s not unique in that, though; I managed to miss the Great Goobue Wall in Final Fantasy XIV, although I was on the servers for the big finale event. Sometimes we find out retroactively that something big and significant was happening when we just happened to be somewhere else, and sometimes we actually do wind up being present when something big goes down. So what about you, readers? Were you present for any historic MMO events?

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Sarnaut Explorer

Nothing notable as of yet. Biggest event I was a part of was launch of update 11.0 on Allods when my whole guild was leveling at the same time I was.

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Zero_1_Zerum

Not really, no.

But, I’ll always remember when on ESO the Psijicc Order stuff was unlocked. We got a huge house, and a new mount…FOR FREE.

In one of the cites after everyone got the new horse, there was a group of people making their new mighty steeds rear up and neigh in celebration. It was silly, but also cool at the same time. I couldn’t help myself, I joined in.

Reminded me why I even bother with MMOs.

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kjempff

I was in eq: commonlands at a GM event in the early days of eq. Don’t remember exactly what the event was about, but thousands of skeletons and a boss (the GM) at the end; some true unique items were handed out to random paticipants…and yes the zone had like 20 sec lag, maybe that is why they didn’t continue doing Gm events like that.

In eq2, on the raid that lifted the server wide player curse by killing T’haen. First on any of the servers…it was horribly bugged, and tbh it was kinda lucky that we beat it.. With only a handful of the raid standing at the end.
Also a probably around half of the server first raid kills… All in the early (bugged) 6 months from launch.

Techno Wizard
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Techno Wizard

I was there for the Corrupted Blood pandemic in WoW. Kind of reminds me of present day RL. Head for the countryside and woods and none populated areas, and not the cities is what I learned from the Corrupted Blood incident. :)

I also witnessed the original Legion pouring through the Dark Portal event in WoW before TBC. And the ghoul invasion prior to WoTLK. Those kind of things remind me of present day real life as well.

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Peregrine Falcon

I was teamed with some friends, fighting a Hercules Titan in Peregrine Island, and listening to Hit Streak’s live stream, when the servers went down for the last time.

MurderHobo
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MurderHobo

I was present (outside the raid zone) when Blood of the Spider released Kerafym the Sleeper in EQ. I managed to escape the carnage by ducking into crystal caverns.

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creationguru

The only one I was present for was the ending of FFXiV the shut down before it was reborn was epic in all ways and dont k ow if a game would have the guts to do something like that again

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0kShr00mer

I was there when The Enclave took 50 full liberators to an in-game funeral the Planetside server Emerald was hosting. They mercilessly bombed Terrans, New Conglomerates, and Vanus without digression or mercy for a good 15 minutes. The ensuing shit storm that followed on the forums and in game was absolutely epic. People were either mad that they had disrespected the funeral or enthralled at their imaginative trolling.

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Mordyjuice

Battle For Lions Arc in GW2 felt pretty epic, that first year playing Rift when they were releasing patches like gangbusters and zone events were loaded with people.

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Castagere Shaikura

That Wow zombie plague or whatever it was called sure did backfire quickly on Blizzard. It’s like they didn’t have a clue about their own annoying player base.