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What was your biggest MMO disappointment?

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    UO.

    Before it was released, we were promised a great game with lots of fun, essentially Ultima 7 with others to play with.

    When i first start playing the beta, it was either a) ganking and you cannot move 2 spaces without being killed, and b) click on rocks for hours to level up mining.

    Suffice to say, i jumped ship to EQ asap and never looked back (well, EQ has a whole new sets of problems .. but at least i played that for a year).

  • eccotoneccoton Pinehurst, NCPosts: 1,328Member
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon

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

    GW2 comes second.

     

    Man, I totally forgot about Dark Light what a let down!

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,424Member Uncommon

    It was the release of FFXIV,i did see the writing on the wall as i followed it closely along the way but it was worse than i even had thought,It did look good visually but everything else was done poorly.It has come a long way since that inaugural day .

    TERA would be next,i never really expected a lot from the developer but what i saw when i got into the game was enough to make me turn about face immediately.I tried twice to play the game,but i could never get out of the noob zone out of boredom.


    Samoan Diamond

  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,424Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eccoton
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon

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

    GW2 comes second.

     

    Man, I totally forgot about Dark Light what a let down!

    Yes i could see this one being on the biggest list but fortunately i was so busy playing EQ and FFXi i had no plans to follow DnL at all,so i was not disappointed either.To be honest though,it never got a chance to be a game,it was done in by legal actions,so who knows what it could have been.


    Samoan Diamond

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


    Originally posted by eccoton
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon Lol, i guess none of you ever heard of Dark And Light http://www.darkandlight.com/ GW2 comes second.  
    Man, I totally forgot about Dark Light what a let down!


    Me too!

  • TybostTybost Ill, WIPosts: 419Member Uncommon

    Warhammer Online!

    Curse...you....paul.b! ...............................CURSE YOUUUU!!!! O_O

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Ultima Online 2 or X or whatever they decided to call this piece of vaporware. I was truly disappointed when it was cancelled.

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    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • NoLimit5401NoLimit5401 two rivers, WIPosts: 20Member Uncommon

    Wahammer, I was in beta for a year, so I knew it had too many flaws to overcome. GW2, I didn't buy the hype and to be honest, the insane forum hype that game received, made me want to play it less and less. So I am going to have to go with SW:ToR.

    Being a huge fan of the 2 single players games and Bioware I was hoping for something much much more then what it isn't.

    When I did get into a beta weekend finally, I was soooooooooooo disappointed lol. The combat was such a turn off, I stopped playing after a couple of hours and didn't play again until launch, which I was convinced by a friend to get it. I did end up playing for seven months, only because of a guild we made and the community within that guild. I have logged in twice since and couldn't bring myself to do anything in game, except message a couple of people. So SW:ToR wins my biggest disappointment by a landslide....

     

    P.S. SWG getting cancelled would rank right there with it.

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
      Auto Assault.   The fact that it cancelled is my biggest disappointment.   Oh and the fact that HKO isn't the one game rule them all.     

    No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  • geelgeel GroningenPosts: 90Member
    GW2 same as OP..
  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member

    This last year?  Guild Wars 2.  I think they took something special in Guild Wars and turned it into a mass market game with zero depth and zero soul. I'm glad ANet is getting rich off of the game, but for me it's an empty experience.

     

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • arctarusarctarus nilPosts: 2,570Member Uncommon

    Warhammer...... haiz........  :(

    RIP Orc Choppa

  • MetanolMetanol TamperePosts: 247Member Uncommon

    I have to agree with the OP. Guild Wars 2 will be my choise for the "greatest MMO disappointment".

     

    I expected so much more. I expected something closer to a real RPG than an MMO. I expected meaningful choises in character customization (gameplay wise), but.. in the end I got a light-hearted casual MMO with stupid races and bad humor. :/

     

    SWTOR certainly comes second. I mean I would've rather took KOTOR 3. With or without a coop / multiplayer option. Third? Neverwinter.

    We?re all dead, just say it.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Earth and Beyond

    "If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 770Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eccoton
    The switch from SWG to SWG-NGE. What the hell were they thinking! For me a game at release that I was very disappointed with was LOTRO. While I think it is a good game and I played on and off for years, it was not the sandbox that I hoped it could be. I really would love a LOTR sandbox game in the way SWG was. I want to live in the Shire and be a gardener!

    SWG - to SWG-NGE for me as well.

    and SWTOR...what were they thinking?  Waste of an IP, a terrible waste.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHPosts: 3,858Member Uncommon
         SWTOR was mine.. It plays the same as KoTOR and Dragon Age with a monthly sub..  The TOR universe felt like one big lobby, and separated in bits and pieces.. SWG had a superior world in comparison.. Rift was another super small game.. You can't make a game smaller and more linear then Rift.. Yes Rift did come out with a viable expansion, but too little, too late.. I left by then and not coming back..
  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Originally posted by Hatefull
    Originally posted by eccoton
    The switch from SWG to SWG-NGE. What the hell were they thinking! For me a game at release that I was very disappointed with was LOTRO. While I think it is a good game and I played on and off for years, it was not the sandbox that I hoped it could be. I really would love a LOTR sandbox game in the way SWG was. I want to live in the Shire and be a gardener!

    SWG - to SWG-NGE for me as well.

    and SWTOR...what were they thinking?  Waste of an IP, a terrible waste.

    To be honest, if we had an updated version of the NGE right now, it's still a thousand times more interesting a game than most everything else on the market, IMO.  I'd prefer a modern version of pre-NGE of course.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 770Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sirphobos

    Vanguard

    Asheron's Call 2

    Vanguard when it was originally released had a 2 person Dev team, and while I admit it had bugs and a lot of other issues, it was a good piece of work for what they had to work with. 

    I believe the EQ comparison came about because of fans, not so much dev's, at any rate I did not find it disappointing, as much as I found it under-funded.

    If you want a new idea, go read an old book.

  • YldvargYldvarg LandskronaPosts: 18Member

    For me it's an obvious toss-up between Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Secret World.

    Both had so much potential and both were such a disappointment in the end...

  • MindTriggerMindTrigger La Quinta, CAPosts: 2,596Member
    Originally posted by Ulvenkai

    For me it's an obvious toss-up between Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Secret World.

    Both had so much potential and both were such a disappointment in the end...

    I agree with this too.  In the end I think themepark MMO games are just dead and soulless.  Once you've played for any significant time in one, the rest seem like more of the same.  I've tried for years, but there's no magic in them at all.  Now I'm just sitting and waiting for some new stuff (as usual).  At least there is hope of some variety on the horizon now.

    A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,901Member Uncommon
    The CU and NGE "upgrades" to SWG.

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  • ChieftanChieftan Independence, MOPosts: 1,417Member
    GW2 by a mile. Anime quality VO and puddle-shallow quests. Still can't figure how it took 4-5 years of development.

  • TyranusPrimeTyranusPrime Sea of JapanPosts: 101Member Uncommon

    Most of the MMOs I have played lived up to their potential at the time, so I haven't been too disappointed in most of them.. However..

     

    1) Tabula Rasa.. I loved this game and it had so much more room to grow.. Never should have been cancelled in my opinion.. Burn in the fiery pits of Hades, NC Soft.. Burn..

    2) Earth and Beyond.. Another game that met its end too soon.. To this day, I can still reminisce with some of my friends who also played..

    3) City of Heroes.. Another game cancelled by my nemesis, NC Soft.. While I admit I had not played it in years, it was sad to hear of its demise..

    4) Auto Assault.. I was in the beta and probably sent in about 1000 ways to improve it.. Another game with a different style and potential axed by, you guessed it, NC Soft..

     

    I guess my only severe disappointments with MMOS in general is cloning and cancellation.. Oh, and condolences to the SWG players.. I wasn't playing the game when the NGE hit, but it definitely sounded like something that would make my list..

    You have your fear, which might become reality; and you have Godzilla, which IS reality. - Ogata

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    EQ2, what a big pile of beetle dung

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  • Zandramas666Zandramas666 HannoverPosts: 20Member
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Biggest - Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning (Mythic/EA)

    The game was hyped as much as EQN is right now, and it was SO bad, ugh.

     

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