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  RyuichiDMyst

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3/19/12 5:20:44 PM#21

Responses to this thread would be better if they listed the game(s) they are referencing.

As others have said, given today's MMOs I have a much longer list of things I miss than I don't. That said, the only thing I can think of that I do not miss is:

  • Everquest: Buggy pathing, resulting in a pull 5x as large as you initially intended, which was often 2x as large as you would prefer but accepted due to the generally poor pathing. This coupled with occasional through-the-wall agro. However, without this, there would not be the epic trains, wipes, or unexpected comebacks that we later recall with such fondness.
  • Dark Age of Camelot: Speaking mostly of the original game and a little of the first expansion, the cut and paste feel of dungeons. Granted, this was due to the fact that Mythic overlooked the need for dungeon design until near the end of the development cycle. I still found it enjoyable and less important than the RvR experience that made it so much fun.
  Rayshe

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3/19/12 5:21:59 PM#22

Weeks full of Solo mob grind.

Because i can.
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  RefMinor

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3/19/12 5:22:40 PM#23
Originally posted by dave6660

I don't miss losing.  It's much better when I win all the time.  It helps my self esteem.

I don't miss having to rely on other players.  I play multi-player games so I can play by myself.

Last but not least... I don't miss originality.  I want to play clones of successful games for decades on end.  Add in a few gimmicks, prettier graphics, change the name of the title and I'm happy.

 

 

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  DOGMA1138

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3/19/12 5:26:59 PM#24

"Grind to Level"

Lack of organized content

Lack of content

Complex Mechanics

Intersting Boss Fights

And again depends what you consider an Original MMO some people consider even EQ to be the "begining of the end".

 

  Madimorga

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3/19/12 5:39:24 PM#25

I don't miss lack of decent lfg tools (although some of the crappier free to play games still lack them). 

 

I don't miss depending on a group to do something past a certain level (you know how it is, you can level fine by yourself to a certain point, and after that, you have to group, otherwise known as WoW endgame come early). 

 

I don't miss kill stealers (most of the newer games have the you hit it first, it's yours no matter who does the damage rule). 

 

I don't miss the graphics, but then again, I loved Earthrise's graphics, and that game just died.  I also love LOTRO's graphics, but the combat is a snoozefest, so graphics aren't everything, obviously.

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3/19/12 5:42:01 PM#26
Originally posted by LadyNoh

Weeks full of Solo mob grind.

  

  

  Alders

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3/19/12 5:46:43 PM#27

Camping world spawns.

Seriously, fuck getting called at 4am because something spawned.

  Tardcore

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3/19/12 5:51:38 PM#28

Dial-up.

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  regentwill

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3/19/12 6:03:49 PM#29

Hell levels on EQ1.

  PukeBucket

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3/19/12 6:06:37 PM#30

I don't miss the subscriptions.
That's about it.

I used to play MMOs like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

  Guely

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3/19/12 6:13:15 PM#31

Nothing.

  eddieg50

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3/19/12 6:18:35 PM#32

corpse runs, camping spawns, bad quests, bad graphics, 2d graphics, no story, race to the endgame, etc, etc want me to go on?

  rojoArcueid

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3/19/12 6:20:46 PM#33

i dont miss the dated graphics and clunky mechanics... :p

My endgame begins with character creation and ends with a new mmorpg

  fenistil

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3/19/12 6:21:44 PM#34

Bad graphics.

 

Aside of that most of things were superior to current design.  Compaing to early UO here.

  Torvaldr

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3/19/12 6:22:35 PM#35

XP loss.  I seriously don't miss xp loss when defeated.

At one point in Lineage I had a death that cost me a couple weeks worth of xp.  I just didn't feel like doing it and I stopped playing at that point.

I think a mind wipe so people could play an mmo like it was their first time again, would be easier to build than a new mmo people here would actually like. - DamonVile

  Torvaldr

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3/19/12 6:24:04 PM#36
Originally posted by Tardcore

Dial-up.

That ties into my hatred of xp loss.  I can remember getting disconnected and thinking - praying - please let my pal be able to kill all the mobs around me.

I think a mind wipe so people could play an mmo like it was their first time again, would be easier to build than a new mmo people here would actually like. - DamonVile

  ElderRat

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3/19/12 6:27:09 PM#37

24 hour sessions playing with my friends - oh wait that's cause no new game holds me that long not cause I miss it.

Currently bored with MMO's.

  Elsabolts

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3/19/12 6:28:44 PM#38

" Sand Gaints "

  hazy

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3/19/12 6:45:21 PM#39
Originally posted by Tardcore

Dial-up.

This +1000000

 

But also people looking at me like a mad man for paying monthly to play a game.

  InFaVilla

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3/19/12 6:52:05 PM#40

Lag-death.

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