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[Column] General: The Worst MMOs of 2013

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  • mCalvertmCalvert Member CommonPosts: 1,283
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

     

    Its not that bad, pretty much WOW meets Star Wars. And they have pew pew coming. Its by no means the worst of the MMOs.

  • CaldrinCaldrin Member UncommonPosts: 4,505
    no 1 is not even an mmo..
  • jbombardjbombard Member UncommonPosts: 585
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

     

    Actually I thought the Secret World beat them on fastest.  Granted at the time SWTOR went F2P it may have been fastest by TSW went F2P the following month and they released a few months after SWTOR if I remember correctly.

     

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,560
    Originally posted by ragz45
     

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  • General-ZodGeneral-Zod Member UncommonPosts: 868
    Originally posted by sudo
    Originally posted by Dauzqul

    Wizardry Online was the first game I ever quit before even leaving the starting town.

    Same.

    LOL, If you could make it past the starter town AND the first dungeon then you got a chance to see how this game could be fun. The person that did the review on this game awhile back couldnt even stomach the first dungeon before posting their review. Probably why its even on the list...

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  • kurgkurg Member Posts: 10
    I add Inmortal Online, i tried this one the other day, and was a try&delete title.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,171


    Originally posted by cederhill Surprised Defiance didnt make the list for a myriad of reasons.  Horrible launch, chat(as cited recently) not fixed for 9+ months with plans next month to supposedly/finally address. Went through 2 executive producers in its first 6 months and now has none.150 member studio shut down and laid off to leave a skeleton crew running, 5 month multiple times delayed first DLC, and much much more. Well, at least there's fodder still for it to be in the 2014 winner's circle. :P
     

    Yes Defiance had a bad launch on PS3 and Xbox - PC launch was relatively smooth.

    The chat was broken period, but it was fixed within a couple ot months for all platforms - as far as actually functional.
    What was never fixed was the chat UI which is now finally being addressed - so it wasn't broken (as in not working) for 9 months, that is simply false.

    Defiance San Diego did shut down, they did go through exec producers - true, but that is not what gets games put on this list, its the actual gameplay itself.

    Defiance is a fun casual shooter game to me, that is still true today. It has improved leaps and bounds since launch, Redwood city studio is still actively working on it - they rebalanced weapons recently. DLCs are still coming out.

    Just my 2c

  • DamonVileDamonVile Member CommonPosts: 4,818

    There's something disappointing about seeing a list of low budget games as the worst games of the year. So many big budget games could of done so much more AND didn't have that handicap.

    It's like picking indi movies as the worst but giving transformers a pass because it had cool explosions.

  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Member RarePosts: 1,607
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

    You can't be serious. Are you really that disappointed and hurt by SWTOR that you'd compare it to games like WarZ and Scarlet Blade? I'll bet you love and miss SWG as well lol... Go play one of the games on this list for a few weeks and come back to let us know how it compares to SWTOR. 

  • HatefullHatefull Member EpicPosts: 2,179

    For every game on this list there are two more out there just as bad.  

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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Member UncommonPosts: 3,140
    Haha, will you look at that? One of the few articles I can actually agree on from MMORPG.com. 

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  • dancingstardancingstar Member UncommonPosts: 362
    Originally posted by jbombard
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

    Actually I thought the Secret World beat them on fastest.  Granted at the time SWTOR went F2P it may have been fastest by TSW went F2P the following month and they released a few months after SWTOR if I remember correctly.

    TSW lasted < 6 months as sub only (start of July 2012 to 12.12.12) but it isn't F2P, you still have to actually buy the base game in order to play it. 

  • AsamofAsamof Member UncommonPosts: 824
    Originally posted by dancingstar
    Originally posted by jbombard
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

    Actually I thought the Secret World beat them on fastest.  Granted at the time SWTOR went F2P it may have been fastest by TSW went F2P the following month and they released a few months after SWTOR if I remember correctly.

    TSW lasted < 6 months as sub only (start of July 2012 to 12.12.12) but it isn't F2P, you still have to actually buy the base game in order to play it. 

    Also TSW was a more earnest effort in making an interesting MMO

    TOR was a lazy and greedy cash grab that didn't pay off in the end like EA thought it would

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Member UncommonPosts: 3,140
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

    You can't be serious. Are you really that disappointed and hurt by SWTOR that you'd compare it to games like WarZ and Scarlet Blade? I'll bet you love and miss SWG as well lol... Go play one of the games on this list for a few weeks and come back to let us know how it compares to SWTOR. 

    lol I don't think most people want to touch SWTOR with a 10 ft. pole anymore. Between the utterly terrible glitches that lasted for 2-3 months at release. To the horrid cash shop after its transfer into a "free2play" system.

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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Member UncommonPosts: 3,140
    Originally posted by Asamof
    Originally posted by dancingstar
    Originally posted by jbombard
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

    Actually I thought the Secret World beat them on fastest.  Granted at the time SWTOR went F2P it may have been fastest by TSW went F2P the following month and they released a few months after SWTOR if I remember correctly.

    TSW lasted < 6 months as sub only (start of July 2012 to 12.12.12) but it isn't F2P, you still have to actually buy the base game in order to play it. 

    Also TSW was a more earnest effort in making an interesting MMO

    TOR was a lazy and greedy cash grab that didn't pay off in the end like EA thought it would

     Tor was by no means a lazy cash grab, remember EA invested 750,000,000 dollars in buying Bioware and then roughly another 200,000,000 dollars producing that garbage known as SWTOR. This game truly shows that more money does not mean a better title.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

    It's not on this list because it wasn't released in 2013. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with advertising dollars. *facepalms*


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  • SnarlingWolfSnarlingWolf Member Posts: 2,697
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    There's something disappointing about seeing a list of low budget games as the worst games of the year. So many big budget games could of done so much more AND didn't have that handicap.

    It's like picking indi movies as the worst but giving transformers a pass because it had cool explosions.

    I don't think it is right to refer to it as a handicap.

     

    Make no mistake, the majority of these low budget titles were low budget on purpose, not due to lack of funds. They were companies who sought to crank out a piece of crap F2P MMO as quick as possible to try and exploit the current gaming trend of F2P in attempts to make a profit before enough word got out about how shit-tastic their game was.

     

    Those types of companies and games have always existed and they are intentional. They are far separated from the small indie groups who truly want to toil hard with limited funds to make something great. If these had been true scrapping Indie guys who had made a few missteps, I'd be right there with you to say the list wasn't right. However, these games were deliberately crap in the quest for a quick buck and deserve their spots over the big budget mainstream titles that didn't quite deliver.

     

     

     

     

    People should also be wary of any browser based MMO. Yes, Runescape made it work (and did so long ago), but time has shown us that if an MMO is browser based it is almost certainly going to be utter crap. This also highlights the dangers of F2P. Companies will crank out low budget crap with no barrier of entry to try and swindle a few bucks. They know they can't get away with that and a box price (or subscription) because people will research and read reviews before putting their money down and they will end up broke real fast.

  • simsalabim77simsalabim77 Member RarePosts: 1,607
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by simsalabim77
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

    You can't be serious. Are you really that disappointed and hurt by SWTOR that you'd compare it to games like WarZ and Scarlet Blade? I'll bet you love and miss SWG as well lol... Go play one of the games on this list for a few weeks and come back to let us know how it compares to SWTOR. 

    lol I don't think most people want to touch SWTOR with a 10 ft. pole anymore. Between the utterly terrible glitches that lasted for 2-3 months at release. To the horrid cash shop after its transfer into a "free2play" system.

     

    Most people on this website you mean? Because that would probably be accurate. In any case, it's way better than any game on this list. 

  • DamonVileDamonVile Member CommonPosts: 4,818
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
     

     Tor was by no means a lazy cash grab, remember EA invested 750,000,000 dollars in buying Bioware and then roughly another 200,000,000 dollars producing that garbage known as SWTOR. This game truly shows that more money does not mean a better title.

    How does it show that ? it's the second most played mmo in the western market. 

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Member UncommonPosts: 2,591
    I wasn't going to take this list seriously if it didn't have Scarlet Blade and Infestation/WarZ. My faith has been restored! Thank you Bill :)

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  • Lo-KiLo-Ki Member UncommonPosts: 98
    Originally posted by SBFord
    Originally posted by karmath

    No mention of the swtor? The fastest game to go ftp from a sub model ever and had to have content post launch cut because the engine lagged so horribly? Eh, dem advertising monies I suppose.

     

    It's not on this list because it wasn't released in 2013. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with advertising dollars. *facepalms*

     

    This right here.  Surprised it took that long for someone to tell it like it is about the game's release date.  


  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser Member Posts: 1,873
    DUST 514.... what a letdown it was. 

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  • KrematoryKrematory Member UncommonPosts: 605
    Because sometimes it's better to know what not to play rather than what to play :P

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  • TorgenTorgen Member UncommonPosts: 158
    Originally posted by sudo
    Originally posted by Dauzqul

    Wizardry Online was the first game I ever quit before even leaving the starting town.

    Same.

    Same. ;D

  • VonatarVonatar Member UncommonPosts: 722
    Neverwinter should be on that list for showing us the depths to which the once great MMORPG genre has sunk. Cartoony graphics, clunky linear gameplay and all the while trying to pick your pocket while you play. It's an insult to MMORPGs and D&D/Forgotten Realms fans.
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