The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are still on your bucket list?

    
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The other day I was running through our full list of MMORPGs and taking note of titles that I’ve never played at least once. It was a surprisingly small list, much smaller than I would have assumed, since I’m usually open to trying out anything. You know, at least once.

That said, there are still games on my internal bucket list that I’d like to get around to sooner or later. I could play them today, of course, but… I’m probably going to log back into familiar titles. That’s how it usually goes.

Which MMOs are still on your bucket list? Which would you like to say that you tried… at some point? And what encouragement do you need to actually take that step?

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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Hirku Two

FFXIV, mostly out of stubbornness because the website wouldn’t let me create a trial account a couple months ago. Tried it again today and it worked this time, so I guess my MMO bucket list is clear.

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Utakata

At some point, BDO…

…which they should rebrand as PDO (Pink Desert Online). As that would win me over for sure. <3

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Castagere Shaikura

I sometimes want to try Wow again. I can’t remember when it was the last time I played it. I know I played the Mist expansion. I can’t remember what came after that but I think I might have it. Also wondering why my level 100 hunter when I go on the sight says he’s level 44.

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Estranged

CS: Because the level structure was changed and stats were squished.

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Pandalulz

I think I’ve bought most of ESO on sale and would like to give it a shot if I ever get to the end of FFXIV. Bwahahaha!

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Anstalt

I guess I’m pretty lucky, I’ve tried everything that I actually wanted to try.

There are plenty of games that I would have liked to have played at the time of release, but now that years have passed and the games and communities have changed so much, I have no desire to play them. Top of this list would be UO, FFXI, EQ and probably AC too.

There are also some games that I feel I should have played, if only to gain more knowledge so I can take part in more discussions. For example, I hated WoW, could only manage a few hours before I quit. But, just about everyone has played it and so many of the discussions I have about MMOs make reference to WoW, but without first hand knowledge I have no way of knowing whether the references are worthy or not.

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Peregrine Falcon

Now that WoW classic’s a thing I think I’m actually going to have to give WoW a try. One of these days.

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Stormsong Minstrel

Istaria: actively played, member of one quality Guild. That’s before Lotro. An option to return, at least aid others.
SWTOR: my Sith Inquisitor, light one, who helped to build a better Empire. Sith empire, that needs peace and accepts everyone who would serve Sith Emperor.Unfortunately, ran into problems with game itself…uninstalled. If they change f2p model, could return.
Age of Conan: used to run my almost nude Tempest of Seth. Enjoyed for a while. Not likely to return, unless want to see my almost nude female running around.
Guild Wars 2: Asura for the win! Especially golems, even if they end up destroying much that Asura created. Thought about returning, yet…regions autoscale, too many weapons to use, inventory small…and some quests really depend upon top-level reaction (less than 1 second) and top-level internet speed. Very unlikely to return, yet who knows?
The there are those I tried – Everquest, Everquest 2, Rift, Terra, Neverwinter, Final Fantasy 14, Runes of Magic, Dragons prophet…nothing captivated much. Lame dual controls (one set to control look, another set to control direction you run), very harsh f2p model (buy global chat use…seriously? Or do not use any chat, because of f2p), unkind atmosphere (Runes of Magic where one person stalked me to pvp; FF14 elitists responding to my private messages: “Do I know u?”).

Sometimes I think to return to Istaria, at least for craft. Not sure if my friends are still here or if my Guild exists. Should I be over-bored with Lotro, I may return to burning fields of Dralk or devastated New Trismus.

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laelgon

I’d like to play a released version of Star Citizen before I die of old age.

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Mr. E.™

At this point, I’ll be able to play Star Citizen with my grandkids.

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NeoWolf

Realistic goals only please! lol

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Minimalistway

ESO, Project Gorgon, Anarchy Online, Ultima Online.

I don’t need encouragement to play them, just time, playing other MMOs leave no time for these MMOs, even single player games take a lot of time.

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Brazen Bondar

Anarchy Online is a great game, particularly if you like spread sheets! The process of buffing can get quite scientific and cries out for the creation of alts. The game still has a sub, but you can get a good experience on the f2p version where you are called a froob. Hope you do eventually get to experience it.

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Castagere Shaikura

AO was my first MMO back in 2001. I got into it because I became friends with guys from M.I.T. here in Boston. They built my first custom PC.

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PlasmaJohn

Elite Dangerous and maybe Anarchy Online.