What is your gaming lineage?

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  • UnbelieverInME
    384 posts Member
    edited August 2018
    Mine started with Text Adventures, Zork, Leather Goddess of Phobos, Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy. Then onto Graphic Adventures from Sierra, Kings Quest, Liesure Suit Larry, Space Quest. Then SSI games (D&D types) on to RPG's (Dragon Age etc) then finally MMO's - SWG, Gw1, Lotro, SWTOR, Gw2. I have left out a lot but you get the idea. What's your gaming lineage?

    Computer/Console Lineage: Pong, TI-99-4A, Commodore Vic 20, Atari 2600, Tandy 1000 - 8088, 80286, 80386, 80486, P1 - P4, Intel ever since.

    Wow. The TI-99-4A. I learned to code BASIC on that back in Jr High. Tape Cassette storage. Ahhhh, memories.
    I played a similar path. Lived a life or three on MUDs along the way.
    “Knowledge is chimera, for beyond it ever lies other knowledge. And the incompleteness of what is known renders the knowing false.”
    - Stephen R Donaldson
  • Look at those system requirements. Oh, when 1 meg was a big deal.
    Hey, it's still better than MSF
  • Look at those system requirements. Oh, when 1 meg was a big deal.

    First pc, 360k 5 1/4 Disk Drive, 128k of ram. First hd was 20 MEG lol rigged a 720k 3.5 inch drive, and a 286 emulator card. Thought I was bigtime.. lol I see your 1 meg and raise you my first dos was ATT 1.0 and Windows fit on one diskette lol Programmed in Basic, used bascom to compile. Buddy and I wrote a 3000 line simulation of Max Headroom, it ran fun under a minute. Man I miss those days..
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  • Mine started with Text Adventures, Zork, Leather Goddess of Phobos, Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy. Then onto Graphic Adventures from Sierra, Kings Quest, Liesure Suit Larry, Space Quest. Then SSI games (D&D types) on to RPG's (Dragon Age etc) then finally MMO's - SWG, Gw1, Lotro, SWTOR, Gw2. I have left out a lot but you get the idea. What's your gaming lineage?

    Computer/Console Lineage: Pong, TI-99-4A, Commodore Vic 20, Atari 2600, Tandy 1000 - 8088, 80286, 80386, 80486, P1 - P4, Intel ever since.

    Wow. The TI-99-4A. I learned to code BASIC on that back in Jr High. Tape Cassette storage. Ahhhh, memories.
    I played a similar path. Lived a life or three on MUDs along the way.

    I had to return mine it said the owners manual was wrong lol, pretty cool looking though, the brushed metal and black case was great looking.
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  • EventineElessedil
    5516 posts Member
    edited August 2018
    Anybody remember the Vectrex? First gaming system I ever bought, had to save up my newspaper route money to buy it.
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  • My pride and joy was still an old 286 who's 2400 baud modem I had to manually ATH0 to connect to the local BBS system with RIPterm.
    “Knowledge is chimera, for beyond it ever lies other knowledge. And the incompleteness of what is known renders the knowing false.”
    - Stephen R Donaldson
  • My pride and joy was still an old 286 who's 2400 baud modem I had to manually ATH0 to connect to the local BBS system with RIPterm.

    It was a special time. Mine was 300 baud .. I miss the sound and the handshake. :)
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  • Oh, Command & Conquer. A very large part of my lineage too before.....stuff, happened.

    Anybody remember Acorn? Used to all over the place, including my primary school.
    Hey, it's still better than MSF
  • Anybody remember the Vectrex? First gaming system I ever bought, had to save up my newspaper route money to buy it.
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    Looks like a floor model!
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  • Similar to you folks, PC was Commodore 64 and Tandy 1000 until 286, 386, 486 DX4, and modern. Zork, Hitchhikers, Leeper, SOPwith, Asteroids, Arkanoid, gold box TSR RPGs like Pool of Radiance before they turned into SSI, then Buck Rogers 1 and 2, Bard, Might and Magic, etc. Space Quest, King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest, Codename ICEMAN, Conquest of the Longbow, X-wing collectors CD, TIE Fighter CD, XvT, X-wing Alliance (my favorite of the series, though still a soft spot for X-wing CD), Wing Commander, Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Full Throttle, Dune 1 and 2, Betrayal at Krondor (amazing RPG and story by Feist, got me into the Feist books), Ultima, Castles, Star Wars Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Yoda Adventures, Star Trek 25th Anniversary CD, Star Trek Judgment Rites CD (amazing), Star Trek TNG A Final Unity (best Star Trek adventure game to date), Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 (best isometric RPG to date), Lords of Magic Special Edition (my favorite turn based strategy), Sim City, Caesar, Star Wars Rebellion (my favorite resource based strategy), Star Wars Empire at War, Star Wars Phantom Menace, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 (I actually liked 2 better than 1), Star Trek Bridge Commander, MUDs since 1995 or so (SWmud, Achaea, still on now and then), and of course modern games (shout out to Total War series, Witcher series, Shadow of Mordor/ War, etc)

    Consoles: Atari, NES, Gameboy, Sega Genesis, never really played consoles past that until Xbox. Shout outs to NES Ninja Turtles, Mario 3, Genesis Ninja Turtles Hyperstone Heist, Toejam and Earl, X-Men 1 and 2 (2 was amazing), Flashback, NBA Jam, Sonic, Maximum Carnage.

    Didn't really get into mobile gaming until the first Iron Man game came out.

    I'm probably leaving a lot out, but these were probably the most played
  • Forgot about the days and days spent on Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 on Xbox with friends, we had a good team. And now Star Wars Battlefront 2 on PC, though haven't played it recently because I really want more campaign content. Great campaign so far, but want more and multiplayer cooperative. Multiplayer pvp only stays fun for so long before becoming monotonous.

    And of course still playing Star Wars The Old Republic, as well as Guild Wars 2 (though 1 was probably the best MMO mechanics ever). Used to play WoW (Warcraft 3 too though not MMO) and Star Trek Online. Did closed beta for Elder Scrolls Online but couldn't really see myself playing post launch.
  • I should probably mention the ungodly collection of Gold Box games I have too.

    Menzoberanzan, owns a large part of my soul now.
    Hey, it's still better than MSF
  • kalidor
    1789 posts Member
    Started on an Atari 800, then Atari 130XE, then a long line of PCs (386, 486, P1, P3, Athlon, then it gets murky with multiple systems). Besides playing Jumpman, the Atari got me into programming and basically started my career in software development. Basically it all started with 8b, 4 color games, and now I help studios design them :)
    Tie Fighter is my all time favorite SW game (and follow-ups), followed by Jedi Outcast/Academy and the KOTOR games. Really missing the tactical space sim genre these days, Battlefront's fighter squadron mode was such a letdown. The mechwarriror and freespace games were also pretty great.
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  • Iceih_SWG
    301 posts Member
    edited August 2018
    I started with Atari, then Commodore 64/128 then 386.
    I do not remember all I have played, from old days Tetris and Pac-man are my favorites. My first online was dogfights in XWing vs Tie Figher or XWing Alliance, not sure the name, then duels in Jedi Academy, next step was MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, Age of Conan, Champions Online, KOTOR, LOTRO, NeverWinter Online, StarTrek Online, The Secret War, Elder Scrolls.
  • Mine started with Text Adventures, Zork, Leather Goddess of Phobos, Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy. Then onto Graphic Adventures from Sierra, Kings Quest, Liesure Suit Larry, Space Quest. Then SSI games (D&D types) on to RPG's (Dragon Age etc) then finally MMO's - SWG, Gw1, Lotro, SWTOR, Gw2. I have left out a lot but you get the idea. What's your gaming lineage?

    Computer/Console Lineage: Pong, TI-99-4A, Commodore Vic 20, Atari 2600, Tandy 1000 - 8088, 80286, 80386, 80486, P1 - P4, Intel ever since.

    Wow. The TI-99-4A. I learned to code BASIC on that back in Jr High. Tape Cassette storage. Ahhhh, memories.
    I played a similar path. Lived a life or three on MUDs along the way.

    Which MUDs did you play? I was an IMM on Aabahran for years.
  • DuneSeaFarmer
    3040 posts Member
    edited August 2018
    MKIceman wrote: »
    Forgot about the days and days spent on Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 on Xbox with friends, we had a good team. And now Star Wars Battlefront 2 on PC, though haven't played it recently because I really want more campaign content. Great campaign so far, but want more and multiplayer cooperative. Multiplayer pvp only stays fun for so long before becoming monotonous.

    And of course still playing Star Wars The Old Republic, as well as Guild Wars 2 (though 1 was probably the best MMO mechanics ever). Used to play WoW (Warcraft 3 too though not MMO) and Star Trek Online. Did closed beta for Elder Scrolls Online but couldn't really see myself playing post launch.

    Playing GW2 as I type. Recently obtained the Griffon and I'm mastering it. Hella fun mount :) And you're right GW1 had a better skill system. I miss the companions fighting about Menhlo also LOL
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  • Iceih_SWG wrote: »
    I started with Atari, then Commodore 64/128 then 386.
    I do not remember all I have played, from old days Tetris and Pac-man are my favorites. My first online was dogfights in XWing vs Tie Figher or XWing Alliance, not sure the name, then duels in Jedi Academy, next step was MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, Age of Conan, Champions Online, KOTOR, LOTRO, NeverWinter Online, StarTrek Online, The Secret War, Elder Scrolls.

    We ran in a lot of the same circles online. Man I miss SWG.. Ahazi - Pre CU Jedi :)
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  • Iceih_SWG wrote: »
    I started with Atari, then Commodore 64/128 then 386.
    I do not remember all I have played, from old days Tetris and Pac-man are my favorites. My first online was dogfights in XWing vs Tie Figher or XWing Alliance, not sure the name, then duels in Jedi Academy, next step was MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, Age of Conan, Champions Online, KOTOR, LOTRO, NeverWinter Online, StarTrek Online, The Secret War, Elder Scrolls.

    We ran in a lot of the same circles online. Man I miss SWG.. Ahazi - Pre CU Jedi :)

    Thats true.
    I played very little the pre-CU, the CU appeared soon after I joined. I played mostly in Radiant, these days I log in a few hours a week to an emulator where I found some old players from live.
  • Aside from MUDs, my first online was a chat RPG called Star Wars Elite Forces in MSN chat rooms, and then Jedi Knight in MSN Zone if anyone remembers that. Also did Star Wars Rebellion, Baldur's Gate 2 campaign multiplayer,
    and King's Quest checkers and backgammon via the Zone. Did a little X-wing vs TIE Fighter in the Zone but switched to X-wing Alliance when that came out, much better in every respect.

    I haven't logged into GW2 in a year or so, I really should go back. I keep patching it but I'm busier with SWTOR, catching up on the latest storyline having not played that in a few years.
  • MKIceman wrote: »
    Aside from MUDs, my first online was a chat RPG called Star Wars Elite Forces in MSN chat rooms, and then Jedi Knight in MSN Zone if anyone remembers that. Also did Star Wars Rebellion, Baldur's Gate 2 campaign multiplayer,
    and King's Quest checkers and backgammon via the Zone. Did a little X-wing vs TIE Fighter in the Zone but switched to X-wing Alliance when that came out, much better in every respect.

    I haven't logged into GW2 in a year or so, I really should go back. I keep patching it but I'm busier with SWTOR, catching up on the latest storyline having not played that in a few years.

    Lots if changes in GW2, the festival of the 4 winds is back in Labyrithe with the Zepherytes :)
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  • Iceih_SWG wrote: »
    Iceih_SWG wrote: »
    I started with Atari, then Commodore 64/128 then 386.
    I do not remember all I have played, from old days Tetris and Pac-man are my favorites. My first online was dogfights in XWing vs Tie Figher or XWing Alliance, not sure the name, then duels in Jedi Academy, next step was MMOs: Star Wars Galaxies, Age of Conan, Champions Online, KOTOR, LOTRO, NeverWinter Online, StarTrek Online, The Secret War, Elder Scrolls.

    We ran in a lot of the same circles online. Man I miss SWG.. Ahazi - Pre CU Jedi :)

    Thats true.
    I played very little the pre-CU, the CU appeared soon after I joined. I played mostly in Radiant, these days I log in a few hours a week to an emulator where I found some old players from live.

    I thought about swgemu but .. it's better missing it I think. I miss the people, and the strong community. I could go on and on. But you know how it was. You had to be there I guess.
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  • Also, how could I forget, had some of the greatest times playing Pirates! Gold on Genesis in the 1990s, and the special edition remake on PC DVD in 2003. Also the original Ghostbusters PC game in the 1980s.

    I liked the Ghostbusters arcade version which was ported to Genesis, but my favorite arcade game (as in, actually played in the arcade) was probably Soul Caliber / Soul Edge, which came out a bit later.

    Had tons of fun with Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, Jet Fighter, and then later Jane's ATF. Never really got into racing games since the first Need for Speed on PC.

    Funny story. I was so into air combat that I bought the Thrustmaster flight sticks back when they were still a new company. When ATF came out (1995? 1996?), they had the specs for the F-22 in the manual, and shortly thereafter Thrustmaster launched their F-22 flight stick, which I got. But understand this was years before Lockheed publicly released any footage or press statements about the F-22, it was still experimental and under wraps with the US govt. Shortly after Thrustmaster released the stick, they pulled it from the shelves. (Oops)
  • People thought Jedi murdered SWG, nope, it was NGE that did it for me. Disney ruin everything.

    SWTOR got very boring. Having to travel for hours just to talk to one dude was terrible (this was AFTER they added speeder routes), level sync made speeders in general awful and then Command XP all nails in a coffin that's had a corpse in it for several years.

    Star Trek Online, much like this it's a grind. Also the genocide got old, never thought I'd find genocide boring but there you go.

    Never actually bothered with WoW as I considered it a hate crime (Warcraft of old was awesome).

    So, yeah, I don't think I enjoy MMOs all that much.
    Hey, it's still better than MSF
  • MKIceman wrote: »
    Also, how could I forget, had some of the greatest times playing Pirates! Gold on Genesis in the 1990s, and the special edition remake on PC DVD in 2003. Also the original Ghostbusters PC game in the 1980s.

    I liked the Ghostbusters arcade version which was ported to Genesis, but my favorite arcade game (as in, actually played in the arcade) was probably Soul Caliber / Soul Edge, which came out a bit later.

    Had tons of fun with Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, Jet Fighter, and then later Jane's ATF. Never really got into racing games since the first Need for Speed on PC.

    Funny story. I was so into air combat that I bought the Thrustmaster flight sticks back when they were still a new company. When ATF came out (1995? 1996?), they had the specs for the F-22 in the manual, and shortly thereafter Thrustmaster launched their F-22 flight stick, which I got. But understand this was years before Lockheed publicly released any footage or press statements about the F-22, it was still experimental and under wraps with the US govt. Shortly after Thrustmaster released the stick, they pulled it from the shelves. (Oops)

    Like the Commanche Helicopter simulator. When I found out it was based on the real thing, I was shocked. Talk about bad a'd Chopper :(
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  • Yea that was back when EA partnered with Jane's to make simulators for the US govt which they then ported to video games. Brilliant strategy, but then they just stopped. Those were the best simulators civilians could get, now the closest things are games like Falcon 4.0 and A10 Tank Killer
  • M1 Tank Platoon and it's sequel were fantastic.

    Microprose RIP.
    Hey, it's still better than MSF
  • kalidor
    1789 posts Member
    I remember playing IL2: sturmovik and the expansion which brought in the Pacific theatre, and flying a wildcat vs a zero, and getting a huge apreciation for just how brave US pilots were to fly against the vastly superior zero. The wildcat constantly felt like it was going to fall out of the sky. It was the first sim I played that felt like a piece of history captured in a game (and I've played a ton, from Battle of Britian, jet and helo sims, to a Korean war sim I completely forget the name of).
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