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This will make me install SubSpace/Continuum again... when subspace was in beta I went everywhere looking to buy the game, but couldn't i was always Demo##, until I found another way of playing... Sad to see Inf and CR go down, it would be nice if they allowed the community to take it over, like how SS/Continuum is now.
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This will make me install SubSpace/Continuum again... when subspace was in beta I went everywhere looking to buy the game, but couldn't i was always Demo##, until I found another way of playing... Sad to see Inf and CR go down, it would be nice if they allowed the community to take it over, like how SS/Continuum is now.

http://www.freeinfantry.org/

Don't get excited. It's a very outdated build of the game and it is dead, but it works.

An Infantry FPS would kick ass. Tribes is the closest I've seen, and C&C Tiberium looked really close as well.
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The younger generation doesn't know how instrumental SOE was who launched everything you know about MMO gaming today. Everquest was the first real MMO that began it all. Period.
I played five years of EQ when it first released and it was an awesome game. It was the first MMO of it's kind. New, fresh way to play and interact with others playing the same game, SOE introduced so much of what others emulated into their own MMO's afterward. So much was built upon the base of other MMO's that followed due to Everquest.
Games like WOW learned so much from EQ. Spells, classes, training, leveling, skills, races, specializations, armor, weapons, melee, all done by Everquest first.
At the time we didn't even know how addicting it would become. Were unaware of the game that would pull us in like heroin and change how some viewed socialization. I've even missed some days of work being *cough* sick just to raid, pull rare boss mob spawns for a slight chance of a specialized drop that was very rare in game for prestige status.
SOE will be missed but more for those of us who remember more than the younger generation that has no idea of what it meant to them today.



Hrmmm as an old mmoer.. me thinks you wrong... everquest released in 1999 .. .Ultima Online released in 1997 and had 100 thousand players (which back in the late 90s was something)

No UO was the first real MMO that began it all.
 
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Oh wow... I really want to try that free Infantry now! I had so many good times back in the day way before they started charging.
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Hrmmm as an old mmoer.. me thinks you wrong... everquest released in 1999 .. .Ultima Online released in 1997 and had 100 thousand players (which back in the late 90s was something)
No UO was the first real MMO that began it all.

+1 I loved UO
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If you have never heard of these games then you should probably just keep it to yourself as it only shows how new you are to the scene.
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The younger generation doesn't know how instrumental SOE was who launched everything you know about MMO gaming today. Everquest was the first real MMO that began it all. Period.
I played five years of EQ when it first released and it was an awesome game. It was the first MMO of it's kind. New, fresh way to play and interact with others playing the same game, SOE introduced so much of what others emulated into their own MMO's afterward. So much was built upon the base of other MMO's that followed due to Everquest.
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SOE will be missed but more for those of us who remember more than the younger generation that has no idea of what it meant to them today.
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Hrmmm as an old mmoer.. me thinks you wrong... everquest released in 1999 .. .Ultima Online released in 1997 and had 100 thousand players (which back in the late 90s was something)
No UO was the first real MMO that began it all.

You're both wrong really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgYuJczGv8o&list=PL0B3F5EB4B306DAE1&index=1&feature=plpp_video
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I don't count TEXT mudds.... Shoot if we're going to go into mudding I cant even tell you which one was first because I don't even know if I was born before the first BBS mudds..

Im talking about GUI Graphic (3d) based MMO UO was the first of that kind of game which is the father (or grandfather) of the modern MMOs that we have.
 
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I don't count TEXT mudds.... Shoot if we're going to go into mudding I cant even tell you which one was first because I don't even know if I was born before the first BBS mudds..
Im talking about GUI Graphic (3d) based MMO UO was the first of that kind of game which is the father (or grandfather) of the modern MMOs that we have.

Neverwinter Nights, The Realm Online and Meridian 59 all existed before UO. In the second episode of the show I linked these MMOs are credited with giving the guys who convince Garriot to turn Ultima into an MMO the idea. Since UO was the first MMO to not be tied down to a specific ISP then I might buy the first widely accessible and popular MMO, but defiantly not the first even if we exclude MUDS.
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Neverwinter Nights, The Realm Online and Meridian 59 all existed before UO. In the second episode of the show I linked these MMOs are credited with giving the guys who convince Garriot to turn Ultima into an MMO the idea. Since UO was the first MMO to not be tied down to a specific ISP then I might buy the first widely accessible and popular MMO, but defiantly not the first even if we exclude MUDS.

Neverwinter Im familiar with... the other two I am not familiar with. I must do some research.. Thanks for sharing the info!
 
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