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  SBFord

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OP  6/02/11 4:55:26 PM#1

In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!

Oh, I forgot to mention a couple of short but torrid affairs with EVE; we’ve had this on-again, off-again thing going since 2003 or 2004. I took her out a few times, she took me out a time or two, but while we really want to like each other I just don’t think we’re compatible for more than brief flings. She’s just a bit too spiky for me: every now and then she’ll turn around and kick my ass, or ambush me by the door when I come in, and although I know it’s not personal, it’s not really my thing.

Read more of Isabelle Parsley's Player Perspectives: Me & My MMOs.

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  Senadina

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6/03/11 9:24:11 AM#2

Well done Isabelle. I had chuckles. Although just from reading your columns we know about most of these relationships, especially your first love Asheron's Call. Very cute piece.


  LoboMau

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6/03/11 9:26:43 AM#3

Very good piece. Lots of imagination! Congratulations!

  Meltdown

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6/03/11 9:30:34 AM#4

Hah, I enjoyed the 6 hours picking something to wear for CoH... so true :P

"They essentially want to say 'Correlation proves Causation' when it's just not true." - Sovrath

  Loktofeit

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Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

6/03/11 9:46:30 AM#5

That was a fun read. :)   Some of my favorite MMOs are there - EVE, AC, Vanguard.  I had a blast with vanguard, but she wanted to get too serious too fast, and I just wasn't ready for that kind of commitment at that time. AC was the coolest wildcat to spend a night with. There's nothing like getting together with your favorite MMO and when you ask "What do you want to do tonight," she replies with:

"Let's jump off a fucking mountain! Even better, let's get butt naked and go run across the dires to see how far we get before we die. BRING FRIENDS!"

She was this adventurous drunk hippychick who seemed to believe that which doesn't kill you simply isn't worth the time.

 

Warhammer sounds like it was just a rebound thing. *shrug* it happens.

 "She’s all about the stuff, and I’m really only pretending to be interested in it at this point."  World of Warcraft comes up a lot as a favorite "Looty Call" for those times when gamers are looking for a bit of fun and prefer an old fling that they have something in common with rather than a new stranger or someone with strings.

 

I see an afternoon of Patron and AC in my near future, and by 'near future' I mean 'in about two hours.'

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  UsulDaNeriak

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6/03/11 9:52:44 AM#6

that wa a solid proof: i agree, MMOs are female, no doubt.


played: Everquest I (6 years), EVE (3 years)
months: EQII, Vanguard, Siedler Online, SWTOR, Guild Wars 2
weeks: WoW, Shaiya, Darkfall, Florensia, Entropia, Aion, Lotro, Fallen Earth, Uncharted Waters
days: DDO, RoM, FFXIV, STO, Atlantica, PotBS, Maestia, WAR, AoC, Gods&Heroes, Cultures, RIFT, Forsaken World, Allodds

  User Deleted
6/03/11 10:08:06 AM#7

This made laugh until I stopped (Monty Python reference). Really nailed it on most of them. Kind of summed it up nicely on WoW, it's about the stuff.


  Coolit

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6/03/11 10:46:21 AM#8

Great read :)


I've done the same as you with WOW having went back to it a few times over the years, but truth be told it's just getting old now and once my sub runs out I dont know if I'll ever go back. 


The hunt is already on for something new and fresh :)


  Hopscotch73

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Urgle blurgle geflurgle.
Need more coffee.

6/03/11 11:36:49 AM#9

Very nicely done, that had me chuckling from the get-go.


 

  dodsfall

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6/03/11 11:46:14 AM#10

That has to be the winner of the creepiest blog post of the day.


  MumboJumbo

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Veni, Vidi, Converti

6/03/11 2:16:03 PM#11

Will GW2 be your mistress on the side of your main mmorpg?! Ref: quoting Cyphers.


  Samhael

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6/03/11 4:51:13 PM#12

Hilarious -- very nice work. I totally understand the relationship thing too!  Thanks for the good read!


  gaeanprayer

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6/03/11 7:47:07 PM#13

LoL very cute. Was fun to read, had a smile the whole time. Pretty much hit the nails on the head.


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  Benthon

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Even if you can't hear me, you're still wrong.

6/03/11 9:33:44 PM#14

Very cute. Well written!


He who keeps his cool best wins.

  Waizer

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6/04/11 6:13:05 AM#15

like the article, had a few giggles reading it :)

  Ariesian

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"This is taking too long" - One of my D&D characters just before she died.

6/04/11 8:25:56 AM#16

Nicely done. Glad I read it.

  Deathofsage

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Honestly:
FFXI Fanboy
RIFT hater.
Stop rewarding wow-clones.

6/04/11 1:18:17 PM#17

I love this article.


Really well said!


BTW, TSW's an intellectual lass. Oh she loves her sports and combat but she expects a solid conversation too. If you can't hold your own in the ring while chatting it up over the phone to the book club, don't even ask for her number.


Spec'ing properly is a gateway drug.
12 Million People have been meter spammed in heroics.
Placing bets Blizzard's "Titan" will be a wow-clone.

  Deathofsage

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Honestly:
FFXI Fanboy
RIFT hater.
Stop rewarding wow-clones.

6/04/11 1:19:24 PM#18

Also, article could have totally used some golddigger references for some of the P2W's and WoW


Spec'ing properly is a gateway drug.
12 Million People have been meter spammed in heroics.
Placing bets Blizzard's "Titan" will be a wow-clone.

  Ysharros

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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks" -- Dorothy Parker

6/04/11 5:57:36 PM#19

@Deathofsage - I was already courting my wordcount limit and then some ;)


Shame, too, because I had a lot of other stuff I could have said about these games. Still not sure TSW is the kind you can bring home to Mom: you never know when she's going to get all squamous and start speaking in tongues...


  Qworg

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6/04/11 6:24:05 PM#20

This literally got me back to posting on the site just to comment after a few years of loose flings during the dark hours most of us often try to forget but this is a gem in a sea of rocks generally masquarading as jewels.


Thank you Isabelle. A brilliant piece of writing.


 


P.S.


There's a mispelling in your caricature description of Isabella instead of Isabelle.


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