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  • boxsndboxsnd Kraxton, ARPosts: 438Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

    This can be easily explained: GW2 has many fanboys, and they voted it game of the year. Those fanboys convinced many more players to buy GW2 and most of them found it really disappointing.

    DAoC - Excalibur & Camlann

  • paulythebpaulytheb Wauwatosa, WIPosts: 261Member Uncommon

    April 10 2012.

    My Birthday.

    My wife asks me," What would you like for your B-day this year?" I reply, " There is a new video game coming out, it sounds cool, how about you get me that?" She wisely asks," How much?"  I tell her its sixty bucks just like any other new game.So she says,"Okay" and gives me some cash. I go ahead and pre-order GW2.

    Fast forward a few months and my highest level character is in his 40's and I haven't logged in since Halloween.( I didn't do any of the holiday events.)

     

    What I should Have done...

     

    April 10, 2012

     

    My Birthday.

    My wife asks me,"What would you like for your B-day this year?"

     

    I reply, "Lets go get drunk and screw."

    ( Note to self-Don't say anything bad about Drizzt.)

    An acerbic sense of humor is NOT allowed here.

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

    It ain't really a wide margin, and we know that by the nature of the poll what the answer would be since the amount of people who have an opinion(good or bad) on said game is way bigger for that game than any other on the list.

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  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAPosts: 1,341Member Uncommon

     Wow after 3 days running and near 600 votes GW2 is running away with this Poll ... If it wasnt for TOR which shouldnt be on this list .. GW2 would have literally crushed all the competition ...

     

      I honestly expected this result as GW2 was so hyped by Amet and its community that it really could only dissapoint in the end ..But the game is a letdown in sooo many ways and each week more folks get to 80 get bored and leave ..

  • ScottgunScottgun Williamsville, NYPosts: 356Member
    Originally posted by Selector
    Originally posted by Scottgun

    Buy-to-Play like GW? Nothing I can think of.

    Traditional sub? Perhaps wait for the reboot of Final Fantasy XIV. Their previous spanking seems to have humbled them.

    Free-to-play? Maybe Lord of the RIngs Online. Otherwise, take your tower and monitor and place it in your driveway and run it over with your car. It will be more fun and less destructive (to your soul at least.) :)

    So did you do that to your new PC too?

    Of course not. It's like the boy who was asked why he was hitting himself in the head with a hammer and replied because it felt good when he stopped. Likewise, after playing yet another f2p cash-shop grinder, it felt good to stop. :)

    Now we're calling prostitutes "sex workers". What's next? Calling hit men "end-of-life technicians"?

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

     

    Not really, I think it makes sense that the biggest games of the year are also the biggest disappointments.  The more people playing them, the more people to be disappointed.

    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member
    Diablo 3, by far.

    "Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Without a shadow of a doubt, I'd have to say TSW. I really expected a small niche title to have a good community.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • dimnikardimnikar ZanistanvillePosts: 271Member

    GW2 for me, played it VERY briefly and couldn't help but feel like it regressed the genre instead of evolving it in a good way.

    Luckily, I didn't waste any money on it.

    Of the games I did invest into (time and money), none let me down. I guess I pick winners (as far as my personal taste goes).

  • ScarfeScarfe londonPosts: 281Member

    Just read another thread disputing the results of this thread. 

    To be honest, when I made this thread I had no intention of inserting a poll (until it was suggested) because it was frankly a forgone conclusion which two mmo's would be coming out on top.  

    But at the same time, I think this poll also demonstrates why the 'best game' polls are nonsense; for the same reason that the more interest a game has, the more votes it will attract regardless of the polls 'label'.  You may as well label McDonald's 'best restaurant' and coca cola 'most disappointing drink'.    

    That's my two cents worth anyway.  

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    GW2 by far. It should have been named ZERG WARS instead of guild wars. At least it was B2P and I'm sure most feel like they got their money's worth.
  • KingJigglyKingJiggly Simpsonville, SCPosts: 777Member
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

     

    Not really, I think it makes sense that the biggest games of the year are also the biggest disappointments.  The more people playing them, the more people to be disappointed.

    And the more people who have never played it to dislike it.

  • kiravelikiraveli Magical city in the sky, CTPosts: 63Member

    I oddly enjoy reading these threads just to hear others opinions. Also read the what are you playing now thread, was actually kinda funny that I noticed it goes like this:

    Most Disappointing- GW2

    Playing now - GW2

    I laughed because it's true for me. I fell for the huge hype up until they announced there was no trinity and I was a bit heartbroken by that. I love playing healer/support and for me, spam cleansing debuffs isn't really my idea of fun support. I tried guardian, tried so hard to love it and I hated it. Buffs/debuffs are just so spammable...

    I just can't get into GW2 combat, no matter how hard I try, and I'm not quite sure WHY I hate it so much. I've leveled 3 different classes to 40 and found them all to be boring. Right now working on a Mesmer, but so bored with it. Instances were horrific to me, the pure randomness isn't enjoyable. Zerg Wars as someone put it is correct. There isn't really any reason to interact with anyone, or use strategy. We've been farming the Kessex event belt and that's about as much interaction with people as I've ever gotten. At least the community is pretty nice though.

    Overall GW2 isn't necessarily a "bad" game, it just seems targeted to a casual audience. And I admit I'm playing it now because there's nothing else worth playing =(

    EDIT* Tera is going f2p finally, get to get rid of GW2 yay

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    Originally posted by GrannyCakes
    I thought Rift is actually pretty cool. Don't know why its on the list.

    Neither Rift nor TOR should be on the list as both were released in 2011. 

    Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,816Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by KingJiggly
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

     

    Not really, I think it makes sense that the biggest games of the year are also the biggest disappointments.  The more people playing them, the more people to be disappointed.

    And the more people who have never played it to dislike it.

    Unless the fans of GW2 decide to choose a target and vote en mass to rig the poll, GW2 as the biggest game of the list (and the most threatning with no subscription, no holy trinity, no raid and more individual freedom) will collect the more hater votes.

     

    Currently playing: GW2
    Going cardboard starter kit: Ticket to ride, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Dominion, 7 Wonders

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by KingJiggly
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

     

    Not really, I think it makes sense that the biggest games of the year are also the biggest disappointments.  The more people playing them, the more people to be disappointed.

    And the more people who have never played it to dislike it.

    Unless the fans of GW2 decide to choose a target and vote en mass to rig the poll, GW2 as the biggest game of the list (SWTOR is long forgotten) will collect the more hater votes.

     

     

     

    Why shoould it be on the poll when the MMORPG.com staff don't even include it in their "best of" lists or even an honerable mention. Or is Pirates 101 just lightyears ahead of WoW?

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolPosts: 2,816Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by KingJiggly
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by bcbully
    I'm not saying who's right or wrong, but the Game of The Year being the most disappointing game of the year by a wide margin shows a real disconnect. 

     

    Not really, I think it makes sense that the biggest games of the year are also the biggest disappointments.  The more people playing them, the more people to be disappointed.

    And the more people who have never played it to dislike it.

    Unless the fans of GW2 decide to choose a target and vote en mass to rig the poll, GW2 as the biggest game of the list (SWTOR is long forgotten) will collect the more hater votes.

     

     

     

    Why shoould it be on the poll when the MMORPG.com staff don't even include it in their "best of" lists or even an honerable mention. Or is Pirates 101 just lightyears ahead of WoW?

    It actually is in the list but it is just easy to miss. image

    Not that I was disapointed with any game - I only played GW2, TSW and PS2 this year (from the MMO genre) and all were what I was expecting.

    Currently playing: GW2
    Going cardboard starter kit: Ticket to ride, Pandemic, Carcassonne, Dominion, 7 Wonders

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Scarfe

    Just read another thread disputing the results of this thread. 

    To be honest, when I made this thread I had no intention of inserting a poll (until it was suggested) because it was frankly a forgone conclusion which two mmo's would be coming out on top.  

    But at the same time, I think this poll also demonstrates why the 'best game' polls are nonsense; for the same reason that the more interest a game has, the more votes it will attract regardless of the polls 'label'.  You may as well label McDonald's 'best restaurant' and coca cola 'most disappointing drink'.    

    That's my two cents worth anyway.  

    Yup, the bigger/popular games will usually be the best and worst.

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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by Scarfe

    Just read another thread disputing the results of this thread. 

    To be honest, when I made this thread I had no intention of inserting a poll (until it was suggested) because it was frankly a forgone conclusion which two mmo's would be coming out on top.  

    But at the same time, I think this poll also demonstrates why the 'best game' polls are nonsense; for the same reason that the more interest a game has, the more votes it will attract regardless of the polls 'label'.  You may as well label McDonald's 'best restaurant' and coca cola 'most disappointing drink'.    

    That's my two cents worth anyway.  

    Yup, the bigger/popular games will usually be the best and worst.

    Ofcourse, the more popular the game, more people will play it and more the chances of being disappointed like GW2.

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  • iLoveMMORPGsiLoveMMORPGs Beverly Hills, CAPosts: 8Member
    TSW. I had so much hope for this game but after completing all the missions, lore, rares, achievements and grinding out a couple of sets of 10.4 and 10.3s it was just boring as hell. Although the erp was steamy hot around the Horned God.
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Rift, the advertising for the expansion was so enticing, but the game was still crap.
  • PermadudePermadude londonPosts: 16Member
    GW2, the hype was not reflected in the actual (imo mediocre) game in the slightest.  
  • klaphoodklaphood GUxhagenPosts: 10Member

    Sadly, as most people here, Bore Wars 2.

    Just a little surprised I'm not the only one feeling this way about GW2. I had been following every step of it's developement whole-hearted, over all those years. I was bored after 3 hours, done for good after about 3 weeks. But although I had sworn myself it'd be the very last game to let my hopes and anticipation get up for, and it turned out the way it did, I still wish ArenaNet and all their beautiful and talented staff members the very best for GW2's future.

    Well, maybe not Colin Johansson. *lol* Just kidding. ;)

     

    But, hey, life goes on. ;) And so do Next-Hope-MMOs. BTW, can't wait for Final Fantasy XIV 2.0. <3

    If there's one thing in the world regarding MMORPGs I haven't experienced yet, it's the same game failing horribly TWICE :D

    So there's always something coming. ;)

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Rift, the advertising for the expansion was so enticing, but the game was still crap.

    Mark me as interested... so how would you transform it to make it suit your needs?

  • HedakeHedake Tempe, ALPosts: 14Member Common
    Non MMO Game would D3, I played D2 forever and thought I would do so with D3. I wouldnt even buy the xpac now. MMO would be GW2. The lack of the "dynamic" system they hyped, the story being worthless and trivial and the crafting being horrible killed it for me. Arena Net hyped those things, the gamers didnt. Had this been a sub game I dont think it would have been nearly as successful. 
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