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This is a list of all of the games I've spent a good amount of time playing, roughly dated around the time I started playing. If I'm still playing it, or spent a really large amount of time playing it, it probably has its own page as well, linked at the left.

1996
Warcraft Battle Chest(Warcraft I, Warcraft II, Warcraft II Expansion)

This is the first computer game that I bought, and, in fact, I didn't even have a computer at the time. The story behind that is that a friend of mine (Ryken, for those of you who frequent the forums) was borrowing a copy of Warcraft II from a friend of his for a couple months. Then the guy wanted his game back, which left us unable to play anymore, so I went out and bought the Battle Chest, which remained at my friend's house most of the time, until I got a computer.
 
1997
Age of EmpiresA friend of mine bought it, and I liked it. This was before I had ever played Starcraft ;)
Age of Empires ExpansionI got it because it was cheap and I had the original =)
 
1998
StarcraftThis game was an instant favorite. I beat the demo countless times before I finally bought the game =)
DiabloI was never really interested in Diablo, because originally I was more of a RTS player. Just like Starcraft, though, the demo sold me on it =)
 
1999
Starcraft: Brood WarIt's the expansion to Starcraft, enough said =)
Warcraft II Battle.net EditionWhat original Warcraft II player could resist this one? =)
 
2000
Ultima OnlineCrimson was the one that mainly got me interested in UO, which is one of the most addictive games I've ever played (Before EverQuest!!). We didn't play on an official server, and after some tards hacked and robbed my house and basically everything I owned in the game, I called it quits. Every now and then this game gets some nostalgic playtime.
Diablo IIIt took forever to release, but it delivered. I can't wait until the expansion =)
 
2001
Diablo II ExpansionMaking a good game much better :)
EverQuest: The Ruins of KunarkDamn this game is addictive! I shouldn't have waited so long to get it ;)
EverQuest: The Scars of VeliousWithin a week, I had already decided I was going to stick with this game and got the second expansion :)
EverQuest: Shadows of LuclinWow! This expansion brings a massive improvement to the game's graphics... along with a bunch of other fun stuff :)
 
2002
Magic: The GatheringThis is the first non-PC game that I've gotten into in a really long time! Kept me entertained for a couple years till friends and I lost interest.
Warcraft IIIWarcraft = good
EverQuest: Planes of PowerJust when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! =)
 
2003
EverQuest: Legacy of YkeshaYay bank space?
EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of NorrathWas a great grouping expansion for its time, very innovative. The raid content was lacking though.
The Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindThis game was incredibly good. I played it through a couple times before I got tired of it.. at which point I then slaughtered basically every NPC in the game for a bit more fun. This game is 100% worth checking out if you haven't.
 
2004
EverQuest: Gates of DiscordOne of the most challenging expansions to date, wasn't very casual friendly, but kept the hardcore people busy!
EverQuest: Omens of WarVery good expansion overall! Tons of fun stuff to do.
 
2005
EverQuest: Dragons of NorrathSmall expansion, but good quality content! LDoN style group instances ftw.
EverQuest: Depths of DarkhollowAnother expansion with plenty to do, and lots of challenging raid content.
Age of Empires IIIThis game came free packaged with something, I really can't recall what. Being a fan of the original, I gave it a try and played around for a while. The single player side got a lot of playtime from me (did all scenarios plus some screwing around vs. AI, abusing AI and winning 1v7 was amusing), but I never really got into the multiplayer. The "Home City" feature was pretty cool also.
 
2006
EverQuest: Prophecy of RoAnother small expansion. Raid content wasn't the most fun ever, but was still challenging.
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionI had to check it out since Morrowind was so good, but I can't say this one quite matched it on gameplay quality, though the graphics were far superior. The worst thing about the game was the fact that the NPCs scaled to your level, so they never provided a real challenge. It felt like I was playing the game with cheat mode enabled or something.
Titan QuestEasily the best Diablo clone I've played in a long time, has about as much replayability as Diablo II (basically, when you get tired of running through the same content over and over).
EverQuest: The Serpent's SpineLarge expansion, very good except for item design, most of which was corrected later on. First expansion not to have "of" in the name!
 
2007
EverQuest: The Buried SeaLDoN style group instances again, with nice rewards. Some of the most challenging raid content to date. Item designer dropped the ball again though, how's that guy still have a job?!
Titan Quest: Immortal ThroneExpansion set to Titan Quest. Added a bit of replayability, but didn't keep me entertained quite as much as the original game had. With all the time I spend on EverQuest, the 200+ clears of a boss mob to get a rare drop in a game like this just isn't as appealing anymore =p
Age of Empires III: The WarchiefsI decided to give the expansion a try, and it was more of the same (not that it's a bad thing)!
EverQuest: Secrets of FaydwerComing out in November, the first of a yearly cycle expansion release change. Good thing they finally realized people don't like unfinished content!
 
2008
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
I finally got suckered into playing this game!
 
Wishlist
StarCraft 2StarCraft sequel... really don't need to say more than that.
Age of Empires III: The Asian DynastiesNot a "must have" game, but I'm sure I'll check it out eventually.
 
???
The 4th ComingI can't recall when I first played this game, so I'm tossing it down here at the bottom. Think of it as Diablo I, but as an MMORPG. It was quite fun to play for a while, but the slow paced gameplay got to me after a while and I called it quits. I went back and played a little more in early 2007 just for the hell of it (it's free, which is a plus), but still couldn't get into it for long.
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