The Daily Grind: Which doomed MMO would you love to play again from launch?

    
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The Daily Grind: Which doomed MMO would you love to play again from launch?

Good news! Your friend, Professor Hypothetical-Question, has developed a time machine! Unfortunately, it’s pretty limited. It will allow you to do one thing and one thing only: Start an account for an MMO that is currently shut down in an official capacity back when the game initially launched. You will then be able to play through the game as a player in real time, one day at a time, until the game shuts down. So if you go with City of Heroes, you will have about nine years of play time before the game shuts down.

As mentioned, this is a time machine, which means that you will be playing the game from launch onward and dealing with all of the patches or instabilities along the way. And for some reason, yes, it only works on games that have shut down. There are a lot of those titles, though. So which game would you choose to play, knowing right from the outset what would be added and when and exactly how the story ends?

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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flying_dutchman

WAR… although I’m technically still playing it.

RoR has been a blast during the pandemic.

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Niizzy

Pandora Saga.
It had an awesome “hardcore” feel to It, where every Race was trully unique with its ups and downs and had a lot of build Variety. It was almost a D&D mmo for me, even a Dodge tank was viable in that game.

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anarres

Landmark. Heck, also EverQuest I, and SWG.

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Rolan Storm

SWG, Tabula Rasa, MxO, Vanguard SOH – that I’d play despite their fate.

But SWG, of course, if I had to choose one only.

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Namelessblob Does not Compute

Star Wars Galaxy it was a blast to start with, then they added Jedi and went downhill from there…

Would enjoy Warhammer Online again too!

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elenie

Probably doesn’t count but for me it’d have to be The Secret World – I came to that game pretty late (only tried it thanks to MJ) and would love to have been there at launch. I love the modern setting and would have really enjoyed seeing how the community evolved.

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Neurotic

Vanguard — that’s my one true heartbreak. I get misty eyed just thinking about Vanguard. *sob*

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HalLundy

DAoC, Shadowbane also heard it had a good pvp system.

Also i’d love to replay Warhammer Online, on release. RoR is great but it would be nice to reexperience what used to be, and the proper mid-tier rvr lakes.

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Brazen Bondar

The two games I did not have the opportunity to try were Vanguard and Tabula Rasa. It seems they were both games that didn’t have enough time to develop their true spot in MMOland and people continue to wax nostalgic about both. I would pay to try something new these days, even if the new thing was old….

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Thurok Tw

Champions online back in the day should be “Marvel Online” but Marvel F..this up.. still was great game, then Marvel Heroes that happen almost the same…