Virtual Life

My Office (2012)It all started with Ultima Online, at least when it came to MMORPG gaming.  Gaming itself started back on the Commodore 64, way back when I had to type in all the code myself just to play a game.  Well, perhaps Pong was before that – we did have one but for me the Commodore was real magic!

Like many people, gaming has turned into a hobby for me.  Some might go home and read, work on their car, do some gardening, play music, and a host of other things.  Gaming, as in MMORPGs, are my hobby.  I don’t play many, if any single player games but an Massive Multiple Online game?  As you’ll see, I play – I love the people (and I hate the people) but I play….

I miss Ultima Online (UO), it was truly a virtual world and the people where simply incredible.  Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) was next and like UO it has a place in my heart that shall never be lost.  Sadly though, UO needs a face lift and most of the huge community that it had is gone.  SWG – well, there is a long sorted history that got tangled into that game but no matter, it was closed down.  I felt that day as if the “force” was real and a ripple was felt far and wide.

Now days I search for a new home, someplace to have a virtual life again and so far, nothing comes close to UO or SWG but I try….

Currently Playing:

The Secret World – Grim “Lifer” (2012 – present)

Star Trek Online – US “Lifer” (2010 – present)

Lord of the Rings Online – Brandywine (2007 – present)

Games I’m planning on playing:

Guild Wars 2

ArcheAge

Neverwinter

Gaming History:

Ultima Online – Sonoma (1999 – 2004)

Star Wars Galaxies – Naritus (2003 – 2005)

Everquest II – Befallen (2004)

City of Heroes -Infinity (2005 – 2006)

World of Warcraft – Firetree (2004 – 2006)

Ryzom – Windermeer (2005)

Tabula Rasa – ??? (2007)

RIFT – ??? (2011)

Star Wars – The Old Republic – Begeren Colony (2011 – 2012)

Tera Online – Dragonfall (2012)

Games I have accounts but don’t play:

Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Champions Online, Dark Age of Camelot, DC Universe Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, EVE, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars, Istaria, Last Chaos, Lineage II, Minions of Mirth, Order & Chaos Online, Perfect World, RF Online, Second Life, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Stronghold Kingdon, Vanguard, Wizard 101, Xsyon