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

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXMember Posts: 882 Uncommon

    Vanguard and Shadowbane.

    Almost forgot Freaking Dark and light.

    "Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."
    ^MMORPG.com

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterMember Posts: 2,042 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Betaguy
    Tabula Rasa for me as well.

    And me.

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  • nerbonnerbon kickapooMember Posts: 28
    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, FLMember Posts: 873 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...........

    James T. Kirk: All she's got isn't good enough! What else ya got?

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    SWTOR


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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisMember Posts: 2,725 Rare
    Originally posted by ThaneUlfgar
    I'd say Vanguard or Warhammer Online.

    Vanguard is alive and going strong.




  • Tabloid42Tabloid42 New York, NYMember Posts: 181 Uncommon

    SO many to list,..but top 3

     

    Tabula Rasa !

    Swtor

    Marvel heroes :p

     

  • MystaisMystais Purcellville, VAMember Posts: 72
    Originally posted by Punk999
    Vanguard and Shadowbane. Almost forgot Freaking Dark and light.

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

    Tabletop RPG gaming since Chainmail and D&D was a blue book with some cheap plastic dice and a crayon. MMORPGing since MOOS/MUDS, when forums were just bulletin boards and players actually roleplayed their characters.

  • koboldfodderkoboldfodder Danbury, DEMember Posts: 413 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, FLMember Posts: 2,059
    Warhammer Online and Age of Conan

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  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXMember Posts: 882 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!

     

    "Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."
    ^MMORPG.com

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisMember Posts: 2,725 Rare
    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




  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,751 Epic

    Aion.

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

  • LordSneergLordSneerg Lorton, VAMember Posts: 119
    War hammer online. I would still be playing it. Love the ip and lore. 
  • udonudon Durham, NCMember Posts: 1,803 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 Member Posts: 3,055 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, WAMember Posts: 3
    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.
  • KelltikKelltik Member Posts: 8 Uncommon

    In no particular order, my three are:

     

    WAR

    AoC

    TCoS (The Chronicles of Spellborn)

  • madnosmadnos maynard, MAMember Posts: 84

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

  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYMember Posts: 346
    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, MIMember Posts: 119
    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, MBMember Posts: 2,030

    War

    AoC

    TSW

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

  • eldariseldaris LondonMember Posts: 353 Uncommon

    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 ParisMember Posts: 2,725 Rare
    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.

    Remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPfslIId2Y




  • RecoreRecore Member Posts: 6,434 Rare
    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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