But I miss Asheron's Call.
Of course I stopped playing it in the early 2000s long before it's 2017 demise. But I just had random thoughts about it today.
I remember when I played Ultima Online at launch. It was truly the most amazing experience I ever had. I played that game for 5 consecutive years and even though it's still up and running, it will never ever be like it was during those early "pre care bear" years.
There's another game I beta tested where you got to be a lizard person. I remember making him a fighter and naming him Dinobot - that game never got released and I can't even remember the name of it.
In fact, there's a handfull of games that I either played or more likely beta tested that I have virtually no memory of.
I am not engaged enough with the gaming community to get into the Vanilla WoW beta, but even when WoW first came out it was a new kid on the block and there were so many other great games that simply didn't have the marketing and development behind them to last like WoW has.
What are your favorite MMOs from days of yore? What do you still play?