MMORPG History ?

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Well i would like to know a little more about mmorpg history, first games, groundbreaking games and so on.
I am doing a work in school about MMORPG history and would like to know what happened in that scene between the years of 1995 to 2000. Any help is apreciated because i dont find anything by googling.
Thanks in advance.

Jesus christ almost forgot i was doing about all kind of online gaming like Quake, Counter Strike and so on, if you know anything about them i would love you long time :D
 

babs

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Do some googling on MUDs and MUSHs, back before the fancy shmancy graphics days. Some of the earlier ones with nice GFX would be things like Meridian59.
 

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first, there was the MUD! text based multiplayer dungeons like (iirc) nethack (although that might have had an awful gui - cant remember) things like StarMUD were very large but only text based (this was way back mid 90s I first heard about MUDS but they were around long before then, im sure, I was only a kid at the time)

ultima online was the first real graphical mmorpg I think to have any real success, and it was HUGE.
 

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great great keep this coming, love you guys :p
 

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Nethack wasn't/isn't a MUD, it's single player offline. The awful gui, well, tbh there isn't a GUI. There's an ascii display of the dungeon and just about every key does something different, but there is very little in the way of UI tbh.
 

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as far as i remember - there were moshes muds and moo's
 

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lets keep this at the years -95 to 2000, what was groundbreaking and new to online gaming those years ?
 

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Well, you obviously have quake, and more importantly quakeworld with its (at the time) amazing netcode. Dreamcast may also be worth a mention, taking consoles online (properly) for the first time just at the end of the period you specify, and even have a MMORPG of its own in Phantasy Star Online.
 

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tohtori i wanna kiss you irl !! :worthy:


any info about FPS online games that came those years ?
 

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Ultima Online > all

It's what got me into MMORPG's although offline i did enjoy a nethack clone called Rogue.
 

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Heh rogue was the original. That's why nethack style games are called 'rogue-likes'
 

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WPKenny said:
Ultima Online > all

It's what got me into MMORPG's although offline i did enjoy a nethack clone called Rogue.

same ere, that and quake = servral days in a week doing all nighters so much so that even me mum said i look like a drugie :eek7:
 

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