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What was your biggest MMO disappointment?

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  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Posts: 2,553Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Masterfuzzfuzz
    I'd have to go with GW2. It was so promising but the lack of skills, mixing classes, no rewards after level 80, and pseudo action combat really wasn't what I thought it was gonna be. No sub so worth the purchase but it felt very average.

    Its frustrating. A (best items are crafted) economy and some PVP zones and it would be a much much better game.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Tierless
    NGE coming out and killing SWG
    Burning Crusade-adding nothing more than levels and helping me realize what WOW truly was
    WAR-having a tiered world system and RVR that did not live up to expectations
    SWTOR-Everything
    After those 3 disappointments my world view changed lol.

    Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.

    Five is right out.

    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.

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by JustAHermit
    Defiance.

    This and FFXIV 1.0.

    It was as bad as flushing my money down the toilet.

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • KanethKaneth Posts: 2,095Member Uncommon

    I would have to say WAR for me. I was really hoping for a new DAoC, but when they kept cutting things left and right, well the rest is history.

     

  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,925Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ocalypse0
    SW:TOR   It made the most obvious of rookie mistakes it was sickening. It was honestly like they didn't do one second of homework on the history of MMOs and obvious mistakes that had been made in the past.

    I will second this. I was super excited for SW:ToR and I was sooo let down.

  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,171Member Uncommon

    Aion

  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Posts: 2,553Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by Tierless NGE coming out and killing SWG Burning Crusade-adding nothing more than levels and helping me realize what WOW truly was WAR-having a tiered world system and RVR that did not live up to expectations SWTOR-Everything After those 3 disappointments my world view changed lol.
    Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.

    Five is right out.


    L-O-L that made me smile Ice. I won't change it, I deserve what things may come.

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    I think people are confusing utterly bad with disappointing,  in any event SWOTR for me.
  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member

    1. SWTOR

    2. TERA

    3. The War Z (changed its name to some other crap)

    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can
    be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
    -Robert E. Howard

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member Uncommon

    Ryzom.  It was a bit dated by the time I tried it, but even so I really wanted to like this game and it had lots of interesting ideas, Alas I must have done something wrong with my character development because I seemed to just fall further and further behind the power curve to the point where I never made it off the starter island.

    (I tend to be a little late to try games, so I don't usually get the same hype-and-crash type of disappointment)

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 3,120Member Uncommon

    vanguard, hands down.

  • WarWitchWarWitch charlotte, NCPosts: 119Member Uncommon
    SWG I caint belive my wife and I had 10 active accounts, we loved the origional game so much. Then Sony started trying to change it even after the 100 thousand pettion we sent to sony to leave it alone.
  • SzqqqSzqqq ZgierzPosts: 38Member Uncommon

    1. Warhammer Online.

    So much hype, the amount similar to what is going on with EQN now. They posted videos how awesome, iconic, great, superb the game will be.

    This guy was really good at selling this snake oil. I like him even tho the game is crap ;)

     

    2. Guild Wars 2

    For me it is bland and somehow has no soul. Skills based on the weapon you use is in fact very limiting and boring.

     

    PS

    Those two made me very reserved as I wait for EQN's great exposure in August.

  • RamanadjinnRamanadjinn Huntsville, ALPosts: 1,365Member Uncommon
    My biggest MMO disappointment is with the genre as a whole to put out so many games that are alike and never once put out the sort of game I would most like to play.
  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,251Member Uncommon

    EQ - Luclin and PoP ruining the game

    DAOC - Atlantis expansion

    SWG - Adding Jedi in, then doing Holocrons, then removing perma death, then publish 9, JTLS, Rage of the wookies, The CU, The NGE........ infact dumbing down the game the entire time because people kept whining it was too hard on the forums. Focusing on Jedi in every patch, ignoring the rest of the game and listening to the whiners... SWG was ruined long before the NGE.

    PS - CC expansion releasing 3 months after launch with no testing, SOE not releasing anything for the game until The Bending and BFRS which ruined the game and everyone quit.

    EQ2 - Had so much potential during beta, then they released it half finished with so many missing features, it tanked, all 40 odd servers were dead so they slowly dumbed down the game and made it easier and easier so you can solo your way through it...... they could have just had one server and cloned the zones over and over like they did in beta.

    LOTRO - When they changed the name from Middle Earth to the title of the movies/books you knew it was going to be some dumbed down theme park MMO... it was, it looked bad, it played bad and it had no PVP.

    Vanguard - Could have been good but it had the worst character models ever and whole lot of nothing to do...

    WAR - Just a turd, it had no potential, the engine was just so bad and the world design was so poor. 

    AoC - Just hate zoning and instancing, I kept seeing loading screens every 30 seconds.

    FF14 - Like wtf? It was an MMO with no content, like all you could do was grinding and stand around.......

    SWTOR - They kept saying it wouldn't be a WoW clone through development, then it released and it was like a worse WoW.

    GW2 - Everyone raving about it being so innovative, it just played like everything else to me.

    PS2 - Poor base design, poor weapon design, no sense of progression...... they managed to make a worse game 10 years on, I don't get how, Planetside is much better.

  • CthulhuPuffsCthulhuPuffs Henderson, NVPosts: 367Member Uncommon
    The entire MMO genre post 2005

    Bringer of Eternal Darkness and Despair, but also a Nutritious way to start your Morning.

    Games Played: Too Many

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 1,493Member Uncommon
    I had to look up the definition to "Kvetching" after reading through this thread.

    "To be what you are not, experience what you are not." -Saint John of the Cross
    Authored 131 missions in Vendetta Online
    Check it out on Steam

  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member

    all mmorpgs

    just wanted to add to this that there are some that I enjoy playing. However, an mmo should be a living world and I have yet to encounter that game.

  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,368Member Uncommon
    SWTOR.
  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    I had to look up the definition to "Kvetching" after reading through this thread.

    "I've read your thread entitled 'cat pictures' and notice it contains way too many cats for my tastes"

     

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 1,493Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by maplestone
    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    I had to look up the definition to "Kvetching" after reading through this thread.

    "I've read your thread entitled 'cat pictures' and notice it contains way too many cats for my tastes"

     

    "To be what you are not, experience what you are not." -Saint John of the Cross
    Authored 131 missions in Vendetta Online
    Check it out on Steam

  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 911Member Uncommon

    1. Vanguard. It was suppose to be the new Everquest and the answer to WoW. When it first came out it was a mess.

    2. Biowares Star Wars. When it was first announced everyone had praise for Bioware. Dragon Age origins and Mass effect where great games. When Dragon Age 2 came out, alarm bells started to ring but most, including myself saw it as a blip. But the more videos and screenshots that were revealed, the more alarmed I got.

    3. FF14 1.0. This should be No. 1, but I never had such high expectations to begin with, but even my relatively low expectations where crushed by the game.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Vanguard.
  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,535Member Uncommon

    Lol, i guess none of you ever heard of Dark And Light http://www.darkandlight.com/

    GW2 comes second.

     




  • kjempffkjempff AarhusPosts: 1,090Member Uncommon

    EQ2 because I was a fool thinking it would be a even better EQ, but it turned out to follow the themepark formula instead.

    Closely followed by Vanguard that after the EQ2 letdown was named "the real EQ2", but released unfinished and heavily bugged and even years later is still not in a good state. So much potential and it was never followed up and improved upon.

    Diablo3 although it is not really a mmo, so many years in development with so much potential to work with. With all that technically goodness and the diablo2 formula to lean on, and then they come up with such a small and simple game ? Use the engine and design some interesting classes, make it a lobby based rpg game and it could have beaten Diablo2.

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