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Turtle Wow--turtlewow_logo_full

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https://turtle-wow.org/

A classic/vanilla World of Warcraft server with additional modifications.

While it looks like it has hope, it fails because there are no quest markers on the minimap, so I don't know where to find quests. I don't want to re-live that part of things.

  • Abandoned - Nuked by Blizzard



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Ascention logo

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World of Warcraft >

https://ascension.gg/

A heavily-modified World of Warcraft which removes the concept of classes, allowing the player to pick-and-choose abilities to create their own unique character. Another server has a random selection+choice concept which is very fun.

Has various challenge modes and the ability to rework a character back to level one for a reward.

While lacking some bits and pieces of convenience, it's really quite good. Has some expensive pay-to-win. It's ultimately not good because it has bonus experience available to all the players so there's no actual authentic world, it's just a bunch of overpowered characters smashing through everything; fail. Or play it single-player if you'd like..



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Fictorum - (2017 game) image

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/503620/Fictorum/
https://www.gog.com/game/fictorum
https://fictorum.com/

Be a wizard that runs around casting spells.

Really hard to play, but because its gameplay is bad. A new game, but it looks and feels like a PlayStation 2 game. Get it if it's on sale for a laugh, otherwise don't bother with this one.



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World of Warcraft Classic logo

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https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/World_of_Warcraft:_Classic [ 1 ] was https://wow.gamepedia.com/World_of_Warcraft:_Classic
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/wowclassic

World of Warcraft 1 (Vanilla) revisited.

no notes were taken

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geneshift image

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/308600/
https://geneshift.net/

A top-down shooter with superpowers.

An awkward and unforgiving game that's zoomed in too far to be fun.

  • 2020-06-30 -- The forum seems to have been dead since 2017-08 or later.

    • No announcement was archived, and no replacement was found on a cursory look.



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https://store.steampowered.com/app/314230/
https://elliptic-games.com/

A space simulator fps thingy.

While it looked quite good at a glance, when actually trying it it fell flat. When a game cannot lean on cutting-edge technology, it has to have solid gameplay. It didn't feel good at all to me. I guess No Man's Sky - (2016 game) spoiled me.

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Snipes screenshot

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(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/Davidebyzero/Snipes

A multiplayer, text, third-person shooter originally made for DOS, but I know it from Novell Netware.

I had a hell of a lot of fun with it. Perhaps it's nostalgia which makes me stay so fond of it, but I think the fundamental gameplay still holds up today. I could easily imagine a great updated version of this but I have and still do see this same gameplay in all sorts of other top-down games.