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I spend a lot of money on MMOs. Generally speaking, I don't hate any of them, although there are definitely ones that was pure waste. I played SWTOR, WAR, AoC, Rift, etc. All of them provided me with some entertainment for a while. Not necessarily what I would call a bargain, but some fun nonetheless. The game that I bought a lifetime sub for and didn't play more than a bit was The Secret World. It too wasn't too bad, but I just couldn't get into it.
For me, I think it's important to understand that there are games that are truly bad in a function sense, such as Mortal Online, and games that seem to be of reasonable quality, but I just don't like, like SWTOR. I know it's splitting hairs, but I try not to label everything as bad, just because I don't like it. I don't care much for WoW, but I hardly call it a bad game.
Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.
That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!
Dark and Light since it never really...was.
If I buy a CE (like SWTOR) and then it tanks either for me or in general, I don't feel a lot of regret. While I might have been better off with the money still in pocket (likely to buy another game that will collect dust on my shelf) I made a decision to buy it for the perks fully understanding the risks.
It's been so long since I had a long term home game I've pretty much begun to assume it might not happen again. Given the past few years track record, I was thinking earlier today that I might just have to expect to get a month or 2..perhaps 3 in a very unusual circumstance...out of a game and then move on. I usually migrate back to a game I've left for a month here and there but overall...short term enjoyment. 3 or 4 games in a good year and that will see me through the year.
I wouldn't say FF14 was a waste as my key should get me into ARR which I am looking forward to but it was disappointing that the design was so extremely bad.
I honestly do not regret one single MMORPG purchase I have made... but then I am not that susceptible to hype as to get swept up in something I wouldn't like and I read up on games to find out what they are about pre purchase. This is why I won't be getting TESO, for example.
Even something like GW2 gave me a solid month of play as a single player game and was a lot of fun while it lasted, well worth the box price IMO.
Maybe the two games I got least play out of were WAR and LotR though. Neither held me for long. I don't have any regrets over them though as even they held me longer then most single player games these days in terms of hours played.
For me is was Anarchy Online, I dont regret it now, but back in 2001 I was tearing my hair out. I bought it on day one.
I remember screaming at my old Pentium 4 computer because I couldnt connect for days, calling funcom and demanding my money back, finding out that my credit card details where not on a secure server. it was the worst launch of an MMO in the history of MMO's.
But after six months I did go back to it and try it again. Ended up playing it for 4 years, created a great guild, made some amazing friends, had some great times with my NT.
It just goes to show that giving them a second chance really paid off.
Probably SWTOR - first MMO ever that I never reached cap it just was so boring/generic and i couldn't push myself to reach it. Even the story was boring as hell to me even though I am an avid Star Wars Fan.
Apart from that nothing else even if I get 10 hours entertainment from it; means it worthwhile
Originally posted by Ambros123 I would never throw in GW2 as a worst purchase. It retains it's value, just like GW1 did. Love or hate it you still can always go back to it to check things out, do events, ect ect from time to time without having to pay a dime unlike WoW or any P2P MMO. Worst purchase...hmmm.... likely SWTOR or Rift. Total waste of money, still have the free 30 day play time with Rift so Rift might be the worst purchase as at least with SWTOR I played the betas and played at launch for a bit.
Oh, you got GW2 for free somehow? Lucky!
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.
I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.
Originally posted by Lovely_Laly worst for me was Aion, could not even play free month. second worst was GW2, as it far to be what it promised, far to be even what GW1 was. if we can add to purchase money spend on f2p with lot of regrets it will be Runes of Magic. Happy I never bought SWTOR, LOTRO, TERA and many others I was hypo about.
The funny thing is you continue to play a game you think is horrible. Hopefully your life improves so you don't have to literally waste your time havning no fun.
Diablo RMT III
My Top Free MMORPGs
Worst purchases for me were Vanguard, PoTBS, STO, SWTOR, GW2, TSW, MO, DF
Ones that were borderline but I felt I barely got my monies worth was WAR, AoC and EVE
All of the games since have failed to even approach its weight class, let alone challenge for the title.
Now, Worst Billing Debacle--that one sticks with Funcom. Not that AoC had anything resembling a smooth launch either.
Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.
Originally posted by tixylix For me it has to be. SWTOR - The Collectors Edition. I knew the game was crap, I played it in beta and hated it and yet for some reason I still got caught up in the hype as it had been so long since I played another MMO. Guild Wars 2. .... I keep getting caught up because there hasn't been an MMO I've liked since SWG was ruined on Nov 15th 2005. I dunno why I keep doing it to myself, I just want that experience of being in a world and yet none of these games feel like worlds, all just feel like games.
Never enjoyed any game more then swtor with exception of wow. Now also having a blast with gw2.
Maybe you should found your gaming company to make mmo to your exclusive liking.
SWToR - (did make it to cap though, so I technically got my monies worth, would tell my past self not ot buy it still though.
Dark and Light - this is the WORST piece of shit I ever put money down for, utter garbage.
Mortal Online - This was utter shit, utter utter shit. I thank it however because it is the reason my guild formed.
Warhammer Online - made it to level 25, then quit, bad game.
Vanguard Saga of Heroes - at release this was... bad.
Yea Dark and Light rules the roost of bad purchases - from the moment I logged in and my frames never rose above 5..
Dreadful piece of garbage, how anyone could justify releasing that...
SW:TOR CE... huge waste of money. I logged on today as a free account and noted they have added nothing to the CE vendor other than a Tauntaun since release yet the cartel store is constantly updated with new items. Complete bullshit.
The scary part is one day the world will be run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating.
Killing dragons is my shit
Originally posted by Reizla We're talking about MMORPGs? Then I'd say Guild Wars 2 and Warhammer online. Guess both are worst for me because of the grouped dynamic events. Fun idea but it kinda feels like playing solo... Non-MMORPGs is a long list. But looking price/value wise (ie most expensive with shortedt playtime) I think it's Oblivion and Civilization IV. Oblivion because I was spoiled by Morrowind's deep system and Oblivion feld kinda shallow after that. Civ4 because it's just the worst civ-game ver made. Good thing that Civ5 is so much better (back to that Civ1+3 feeling)
Oblivion? Lol sure, even though they fixed the combat system, made exploration more fun, improved the physics and graphics, got rid of the 90% text conversations, and the world felt a lot more interesting? Please don't spew this nonsense about Morrowind having a "deep system". The world was depressing, exploring was lackluster, CLIFF RACERS, the combat system was atrocious, you read more text than you would in one of those old text based RPG games, and the game itself feels very dated. Your worst purchase was probably those nostalgia goggles that you glued to your face before you play Oblivion.
Worst MMORPG purchase? Runescape probably. For some reason, when I was much younger, I enjoyed the game and wanted membership. But of course, realized too late that there's no point in getting membership unless you're going to keep it forever (items become unusable, quests and areas are blocked off). And the game itself is rather plain.
Non-mmorpg, maybe CSGO, bought it to play with a group that I'm a part of but never got into it. The game feels like an overrated (a Valve game, so of course it will be) and more polished version of CSS. Or maybe all those CoD games I bought, I do enjoy the singleplayer (no flaming me plz) on all the ones I bought (CoD4 to MW3), but some of them I barely played the multiplayer of and now I feel like it was a waste. Then again, I actually used to enjoy CoD's multiplayer back then.
Luckily I got to beta test SWTOR, so I knew it would fail to keep the sub system. I cancelled my pre-order and saved money on the CE xD
My worst buy however is quite sad....
Hellgate London (great game imo, but it shut down)
GW2 (let down, don't play it much)
TSW: Founder *sigh*
Champions online founder *double sigh*
Anyways, I learned my lesson, no more CE or founder. Most MMO are coming out with cash shop bullshit anyways that will release CE perks later on for small cash compared to the CE price.