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You know an MMO is doomed when...

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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon
    When it brags "new features" yet all the features they show old games already have.
  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Eden Prairie, MNPosts: 338Member
    ...it's got the #1 hype spot and zero real info
  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon

    Whenever the word 'potential' starts being used. As in "This game has so much potential".

     

    When a game stops being flogged or hyped on sites like this. Example: The surest way to know Defiance is doomed is that, outside of the Defiance site (and, to be honest, barely there), no one is talking about it.

     

    Whenever pre-release hype hits 11.0 on the Richter scale on gaming sites. If there's one thing the denizens of gaming sites have shown, it's that they are not representative of the overall gaming market and are laughably bad at predicting how well or badly a game will do -- to the point where in general there is an inverse relationship between their expectations and the eventual reality.

  • meddyckmeddyck Athens, GAPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon
    Its PC release is delayed so they can create a console version....

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  • jpnzjpnz SydneyPosts: 3,529Member
    Originally posted by Myria

    Whenever the word 'potential' starts being used. As in "This game has so much potential".

     

    When a game stops being flogged or hyped on sites like this. Example: The surest way to know Defiance is doomed is that, outside of the Defiance site (and, to be honest, barely there), no one is talking about it.

     

    Whenever pre-release hype hits 11.0 on the Richter scale on gaming sites. If there's one thing the denizens of gaming sites have shown, it's that they are not representative of the overall gaming market and are laughably bad at predicting how well or badly a game will do -- to the point where in general there is an inverse relationship between their expectations and the eventual reality.

    Hype works most of the time actually.

    Whether that translates into long-term subs is another issue but the initial box sales and hype are pretty much in-sync.

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  • DatawarlockDatawarlock Eden Prairie, MNPosts: 338Member
    ...when FF:XIV's next expansion is FF:AIL =P
  • FrostveinFrostvein Monogahilla, NJPosts: 157Member

    - When they use the Hero Engine.

    - When they have a super huge budget and the betas feel like someone put it together in their spare time.

    - When you can see forum posts from 2-3 days ago on the front page of their forums.

    - When they claim to have all the features you would expect, but actually have none of them.

  • VocadiVocadi SH, MIPosts: 205Member
    When the game is marketed with a heavy focus on character story progression. Over emphasizing one feature over any others sets the alarm bells ringing.

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,750Member Uncommon
    it has permadeath.....There is no one gamebreaker greater than this in my opinion.
  • DeVoDeVoDeVoDeVo Outhere, NCPosts: 94Member Uncommon

    ...... when   < Insert what I most hate about an mmo here even though the game is successful >

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by Shadowguy64
    When it gets discussed at MMORPG.com.

    NAH - this forum is FULL of naysayers and people who think they know better than the developers.

     

    Getting discussed here means: 1. People are upset it isn't a game they want to play, hence they get negative to stop people from playing it. 2. They don't even want to try the game as they might actually like it. 3. They know better how to design a game then the designers, so they are full of advice, etc. 4. They hate the game company so much they want any game they develop to fail *cough NCSoft cough*.

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  • IndolIndol O''Fallon, MOPosts: 189Member
    Well.... seeing as how flocks of people are still inexplicably playing WoW, SWTOR, Rift, GW2, Tera, Neverwinter etc.... i'm not sure how to gauge if a game is doomed or not. People play the darndest things - or rather, people are willing to play the same 'no thinking required'/'the game plays itself' game over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over until the end of time....
  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member
    In all seriousness, you know a MMO has failed when even MMORPG.COM naysayers don't even bother posting about it.
  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 990Member Uncommon
    ... when it doesn't have a thousand servers even though those extra servers have nothing to do with you..

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,590Member Uncommon
    When the developers start relying on single player content in an MMORPG
  • BamboozledBamboozled Minneapolis, MNPosts: 29Member

    - When they have a pre-order package

    - When they give you early access, you play, and find that the existing content only gets you 50% of the way to end game

    - They provide a season pass before the game is released

    - They promise that the first DLC will be released in a month, no wait, two months, no wait, 6 months

    - When each patch breaks 30-40 aspects of the game that worked correctly before the patch

    - When they provide new cosmetic items in the cash shop for $10.00 each, which only apply to one character on your account

    - When the dev blogs suddenly stop being written

    - When the company that developed the game suddenly has more patches for their existing games than the one you are playing

    - When they charge you $10.00 for a frickin' storage container

    - When the same 3 voices on the forums show up any time you try to give an honest critique of the game play mechanics

     

    75% of these I experienced from one MMO. Try and guess which one.

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by Bamboozled

    - When they have a pre-order package

    - When they give you early access, you play, and find that the existing content only gets you 50% of the way to end game

    - They provide a season pass before the game is released

    - They promise that the first DLC will be released in a month, no wait, two months, no wait, 6 months

    - When each patch breaks 30-40 aspects of the game that worked correctly before the patch

    - When they provide new cosmetic items in the cash shop for $10.00 each, which only apply to one character on your account

    - When the dev blogs suddenly stop being written

    - When the company that developed the game suddenly has more patches for their existing games than the one you are playing

    - When they charge you $10.00 for a frickin' storage container

    - When the same 3 voices on the forums show up any time you try to give an honest critique of the game play mechanics

     

    75% of these I experienced from one MMO. Try and guess which one.

     

    Defiance?

     

    I'd say you know an MMO is doomed when they begin laying off developers and shutting down servers but go out of their way trying to convince this actually makes it better.

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  • goozmaniagoozmania chino, CAPosts: 145Member Uncommon

    When it has an open beta; or when beta keys are given as prizes/rewards; or when there is an active cash shop during beta.

     

    When the game is advertised using child-like women with gigantic tits.

     

    When a game claims to do something new or revolutionary.

     

    Action combat...

     

    Free for all PvP......

     

     

  • BamboozledBamboozled Minneapolis, MNPosts: 29Member
    Originally posted by Volkon
    Originally posted by Bamboozled

    - When they have a pre-order package

    - When they give you early access, you play, and find that the existing content only gets you 50% of the way to end game

    - They provide a season pass before the game is released

    - They promise that the first DLC will be released in a month, no wait, two months, no wait, 6 months

    - When each patch breaks 30-40 aspects of the game that worked correctly before the patch

    - When they provide new cosmetic items in the cash shop for $10.00 each, which only apply to one character on your account

    - When the dev blogs suddenly stop being written

    - When the company that developed the game suddenly has more patches for their existing games than the one you are playing

    - When they charge you $10.00 for a frickin' storage container

    - When the same 3 voices on the forums show up any time you try to give an honest critique of the game play mechanics

     

    75% of these I experienced from one MMO. Try and guess which one.

     

    Defiance?

     

    I'd say you know an MMO is doomed when they begin laying off developers and shutting down servers but go out of their way trying to convince this actually makes it better.

    You win a cookie!

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  • FrostveinFrostvein Monogahilla, NJPosts: 157Member
    Originally posted by Arakazi
    In all seriousness, you know a MMO has failed when even MMORPG.COM naysayers don't even bother posting about it.

    This.

  • akiira69akiira69 San Diego, CAPosts: 590Member Uncommon
    When trying to access the official site you get the HTTP Error Code 404.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by nttajira
    it go ''free to play''

    nah ... F2P saved and made more money for DDO, LOTRO, TOR, .. and a bunch of other games.

     

  • Aren_DAren_D SkienPosts: 92Member Uncommon

    When only thing that works is Cash Shop

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  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 614Member Common

    When there is a $200 preorder package

    A subscription game that offers a lifetime subscription on release

    People hit max level during the headstart period

    Devs talking about how awesome the single player content is before the game comes out

    It's developed by Cryptic Studios

  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Frostvein
    Originally posted by Arakazi In all seriousness, you know a MMO has failed when even MMORPG.COM naysayers don't even bother posting about it.
    This.

    /agree

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