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What MMO do you believe had the best potential but failed in execution?

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXPosts: 874Member Uncommon

    Vanguard and Shadowbane.

    Almost forgot Freaking Dark and light.

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  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 1,578Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Betaguy
    Tabula Rasa for me as well.

    And me.

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  • nerbonnerbon kickapooPosts: 28Member
    Originally posted by PAL-18

    Age of Conan,maan i thought that its going to be Anarchy Online meets Hyboria,i was wrong.

     

    anarchy online was a nice game

    but only b4 shadowlands

    after shadowlands never touched funcom games

    and it will stay so

  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    The vets will remember this http://www.darkandlight.com/en/ 

    Hell yeah... I was so hyped for this game.... and so much fail...........

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,918Member Uncommon

    SWTOR


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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ThaneUlfgar
    I'd say Vanguard or Warhammer Online.

    Vanguard is alive and going strong.

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  • Tabloid42Tabloid42 New York, NYPosts: 152Member

    SO many to list,..but top 3

     

    Tabula Rasa !

    Swtor

    Marvel heroes :p

     

  • MystaisMystais Purcellville, VAPosts: 72Member
    Originally posted by Punk999

    Vanguard and Shadowbane.

    Almost forgot Freaking Dark and light.

    Agree on all counts.  Oh, and Wish by Mutable Realms.

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  • koboldfodderkoboldfodder Danbury, DEPosts: 390Member Uncommon

    Ill say it....

     

    SWG.

     

    Great ideas, terrible execution and bugs that were persistent until the day they pulled the plug.  This game is one half of the reason why there has not been a true AAA western Themepark in almost 10 years.  The other reason, of course, is the WOW factor.

     

     

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member
    Warhammer Online and Age of Conan

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXPosts: 874Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mystais
    Originally posted by Punk999

    Vanguard and Shadowbane.

    Almost forgot Freaking Dark and light.

    Agree on all counts.  Oh, and Wish by Mutable Realms.

    Oh god forgot about wish!

     

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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    The vets will remember this http://www.darkandlight.com/en/ 

    Hell yeah... I was so hyped for this game.... and so much fail...........

    My forum name is the future and the resurrection.

    This was 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUWr20nxq3Q

    Now http://www.mmoculture.com/?s=SAVAGE+HORIZON

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon

    Aion.

    It didn't turn out how the developers originally said it would turn out.

  • LordSneergLordSneerg Lorton, VAPosts: 119Member
    War hammer online. I would still be playing it. Love the ip and lore. 
  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon

    Tabula Rasa for sure.  Playing that game was a heart break because all the pieces where there to make a great game.

    I didn't mind leveling in SWTOR at all and think it's well done.  End game on the other hand is a completely different story.

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Esorono
    This is the thread of the MMOs that could have been. Some MMOs out on the market had great potentials, they promised great mechanics, fluid combat, great graphics, ect. But then you log in and just notice the game fell flat on their face and never recover years later because the developers just don't seem to care. The games that make you say "This game could have been a lot of fun if the developers decided to save it." What MMO do you believe had the most potential but failed in execution?

    WAR

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  • gilfeathergilfeather everett, WAPosts: 3Member
    Yeah WAR. i am a big fan of the war-hammer universe, but it just did not have the technical finesse to make the game great. As far as WoW is concerned, i believe when people consider it's greatness, they are speaking of the quick downward spiral of  pandering( or panda-ering for a pun) to the under 15 crowd by changing the combat interfaces and making it practically into an arcade/platform game. Don't get me wrong i thoroughly enjoyed the game, cataclysm was a shotgun wound to the legs, but panderia was by far a fragmentation cannon round to the chest. High numbers doesn't necessarily transfer into quality.
  • 1dexter51dexter5 Milwaukee, WIPosts: 2Member Uncommon

    In no particular order, my three are:

     

    WAR

    AoC

    TCoS (The Chronicles of Spellborn)

  • madnosmadnos maynard, MAPosts: 84Member

    Vanguard , AoC,  Gods & Heroes( x 2 ) :P                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    besides WAR, every single Funcom MMO. i can understand GW2 for its potential, but the execution is head and shoulers above TSW, AoC and AO. It's worse than it should be, but not close to a failure of those proportions. It actually has great execution on many of its ideas and when you look at the fact that despite the attitude of most of this forum(which is identical for every MMO that's well liked, yes even SWG and DAoC and EQ a decade ago, i was here) it's not a failure at all.
  • InsaneDalekInsaneDalek Detroit, MIPosts: 119Member
    Auto Assault. The game was incredibly fun & bug free, but ultimately ended up feeling too much like a single player game. This of course caused most people to quit.

    It's a sad day indeed when a family is too afraid of reprisals to publicly thank somebody for saving their lives.

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member

    War

    AoC

    TSW

    You know Funcom should be paid to come up for concepts for competent people to develop not develop themselves.

  • eldariseldaris LondonPosts: 349Member

    WAR ,it could have been a great mmo if it launched more polished,3 factions, better crafting and pve,a world not zones linked by portals

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,074Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    besides WAR, every single Funcom MMO. i can understand GW2 for its potential, but the execution is head and shoulers above TSW, AoC and AO. It's worse than it should be, but not close to a failure of those proportions. It actually has great execution on many of its ideas and when you look at the fact that despite the attitude of most of this forum(which is identical for every MMO that's well liked, yes even SWG and DAoC and EQ a decade ago, i was here) it's not a failure at all.

    None of the games you mention even come close to D&L, if you were really here you would know this. Most here were not about when D&L was being made so they wouldn't know what a real failure is.

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon
    TERA gets my vote. If only the game had better character progression because the quest system it has just destroys everything else the game offers.
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