I'm getting a hankering for some old MMORPGs, preferably ones that have decent sized communities (~10+ active players at any given time). Anyone know any that are still running after all these years? I'd love to get into one and just go on some adventures.
I was really digging HellMOO, but the game hasn't really added anything new in years, so I'm kind of running out of shit to do.
I've wasted plenty on my life on eq including the p1999 servers.
Pros: Fucking huge world to explore. You can spend 2000 hours on a char and still have parts unknown.
P1999 has the best eq community I've ever seen, including the GMs.
Zero hand-holding, you won't see quest markers telling you where to go, hell you won't see an in game map. If you want to know which direction you're facing you'll have to lvl up sense direction skill, buy a compass or cast true north.
Almost every race has their own language plus common tongue, it takes shit talking to another level.
Most players are experienced so you will avoid most of the trial and error of the early eq days. You'll be leveling in the most efficient ways possible most of the time.
At high levels, some classes are worthless in groups.
Some classes can't solo.
Almost all of the decent loot requires a full group or raid force to procure.
Mana takes FOREVER to regen.
Most of the server population has a max level character and many have played for 10+years on other servers so new players are at a disadvantage for their first year or so of playing