The MMO Geek: Hello there!

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Hello folks, and welcome to my new MMO Geek series of articles here on GeeksFTW! I want to thank William and Scott for affording me the opportunity to discuss all things MMO’s with you. I hope to provide thought-provoking editorials that will encourage you to join in on the conversation.

A little about myself: my name is Eric and I’m a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s in English. I’ve been playing MMOs for about nine years now, going back to when I first fell in love with EverQuest while at a friend’s house. I had always been a big nerd when it came to fantasy novels and games, and when I saw a game that afforded me the opportunity to take part in an online, persistent world, I thought it too good to be true. After convincing my parents that 15 dollars a month for an online game wasn’t outrageous, I embarked on what would become a very important hobby. It has given me the opportunity to interact with some great individuals across a plethora of games and introduced me to so many new and cool experiences such as podcasting, webcomics, and many other things that I was unaware of prior to playing online games.

My gaming history includes most major MMO’s on the market today: Star Wars: The Old Republic, EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot, World of Warcraft, Rift, TERA, City of Heroes (obligatory moment of silence), Guild Wars one and two, Age of Conan, Warhammer Online, EverQuest 2, Champions Online, Vanguard Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Aion, Final Fantasy Online (I’m not good with Roman numerals) and a whole host of smaller titles and free-to-play games. I’m probably even forgetting some, but I’m guessing that illustrates my point. I love online gaming and discussing online gaming, and I hope these articles provide me with that opportunity!

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Happy gaming to all, and I’m looking forward to the future!