In this week's Community Spotlight, we focus on the thread, "Games you keep returning to" by guldurkhand. Guldurkhand offers his own examples to kick things off:
I kept returning to World of Warcraft, but now I am a bit outplayed with World of Warcraft(played it for 7 years). I think the best games are the ones that you keep returning to. What is the game you keep returning to?
What games does the rest of the MMORPG.com community often return to? Let's highlight a couple of examples.
jdlamson75 finds himself returning to Darkfall:
Despite its flaws, after every disappointing new MMO I've played over the past 3 years, I've continually gone back to Darkfall. It's a combination of the rush I get when fighting other players and the camaraderie I feel with those in my clan/alliance. Had a lot of good times and made a lot of good friends in Darkfall.
Trudge34 often returns to the original EverQuest:
The first EverQuest (or at least some version of the original ;) still sucks me back in time after time. I've played many games and MMOs between quitting live back in 04 to now but I keep going back. Nothing yet sucks me in like EQ* does still... Was trying Vanguard and desperately hoped it would, but the lag the server was experiencing when it went F2P made it unplayable to me at the time. Maybe I'll give it another go along with EQ2, but probably will still go back to EQ*.
For wanderica, its LOTRO:
Definitely LotRO for me. Used to return to WoW as well, but it finally lost the magic when the last of my RL friends stopped playing. LotRO, on the other hand, never seems to lose that magic. I always manage to return at the tail end of an expansion. Luckily this time I got in at the beginning. I agree with a previous poster though. It just feels so . . . refined? It's mostly text based quests with little VO, but I just lose myself in it. Enough sandbox to keep me busy, and enough PvE to placate me. Usually lasts about 6 months and I move on, but I love rediscovering it on the return trip.
I've always returned to City of Heroes. Obviously, I won't be able to continue doing that pretty soon here since the game is ceasing service, but over the years, City of Heroes has always been my "home" MMO. I've played the game on and off for over five years now probably and it's just always been great for its variety of power combinations and awesome moment-to-moment combat. There's always some character concept waiting to be explored and City of Heroes gave me the tools to bring those fantasies to life. There simply is no other game like it.
What MMOs do you find yourself often returning to? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!