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5 MMOs That Were Gone Too Soon (And 3 That Should Have Been Gone Sooner) - MMORPG.com

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MMORPG Gamers generally love the worlds they inhabit. Over the years we have seen some beloved games, with worlds that many players called home, vanish, and all that is left are the memories. We’ve compiled a short list of games that we wish were still around (in an official capacity) along with a few games that may have overstayed their welcome just a bit.

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,833
    Hey an article I can actually agree with.

    I better go play the lottery.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,420
    edited January 8
    Disagree entirely on MHO. I loved that game. 


    And you know what? The Omega update made the game better. People just don't like change. There, I said it.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,075
    edited January 8
    Unfortunately, Bless isn't "gone." At this point, this IP feels like a roach. You kill one and another pops up. The idea of the game isn't bad, Neowiz just can't properly execute it.
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  • GermaximusGermaximus Member UncommonPosts: 1
    I still miss Marvel Heroes. Will never forget it. That game was so great. Always wanted to play more of The Matrix.
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  • StevenWeberStevenWeber Member UncommonPosts: 36
    edited January 8
    Aeander said:
    Disagree entirely on MHO. I loved that game. 


    And you know what? The Omega update made the game better. People just don't like change. There, I said it.
    You're right, Omega made the game MUCH better. I loved the game as well, in fact, my YouTube channel is mostly old MHO videos. 

    Omega was very shortlived though. It was kind of a slap in the face. 

    Once Omega rolled out they proved that they could actually put out a good, and profitable game. (Though it was much more profitable due to loot boxes, but still). 

    Part of me would have put this on the "gone too soon" side, but after thinking about it some, with the allegations (Of the new CEO) and knowing how Disney reacted with them pulling the Fantastic Four out, it would have been better that they just closed the game before putting console players through hell getting their money back after the closure. 


    I, along with several of my friends put in hundreds of dollars unlocking characters and costumes, and there was a time when Sony refused to refund purchases. (Microsoft always allowed it). It took a few weeks to get Sony to agree to refund money, and it wasn't so much a refund as it was providing store credit to those affected.  It was a mess.
  • calibekcalibek Member UncommonPosts: 298
    edited January 8
    Agree with Warhammer and CoH.

    Warhammer Online is what actually got me interested in the lore of Warhammer and I LOVED how the classes were. The RvR was good too, probably some of the better PvP at that time. I think if it had another year in development it could have done A LOT better.

    CoH really sated my superhero need. Every game on the market needs to look at it and it's character creation and costume creation because this game did that aspect beautifully. The power sets were good too. I prefer champion online mix and match set up for powers overall but CoH (and CoV) were great superhero games in a genre that was filled with fantasy and some sci-fi.

    I played SWG before the CU and that was a wonderful game, especially for someone who wasn't a big Star Wars fan. While I prefer skill setup to how it is in UO, SWG did a great job at it. Just a shame CU and NGE ruined the game completely (Like Age of Shadows did for UO). My only regret is I did not play this game more. At the time I was big into Ultima Online but I played this game with friends when I took breaks from UO and I will say this one could have given UO a run for its money.

    I know it isn't technically gone but I would put pre-AoS Ultima Online in there too. That game didn't feel like a game, it felt like an actual world to play in, which is what MMO's should do. One Age of Shadows hit though it turned it from the magic it had going for it into some Ultima/Diablo clone. It was a shame of what had happened to UO. I think if they ever opened a classic UO server I would jump on there in two seconds, graphics be damned.
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  • RellzRellz Member UncommonPosts: 43
    Gazillion aint have no problems with Marvel Heros Online until Disney brought out Marvel, Damn you Disney for taking away a great superhero game. Marvel was doing fine independly
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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,432
    Article fails without AC and AC2
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,876
    Great article. Man, you guys ate your wheaties over the holidays. The writing is way better.

    Warhammer sucked, however.
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  • foxgirlfoxgirl Member UncommonPosts: 209
    I only disagree with Warhammer, as much as I liked the pvp, the game sucked.
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  • Spriggen1337Spriggen1337 Member UncommonPosts: 276
    This article clearly has delusional writers i suggest you go sober up!
    MHO was way better than alot of the games on this list and the writer has probs done this to get reactions out of people, either that or a shill for marvel future fight is coming!
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  • CryptoAhashCryptoAhash Member UncommonPosts: 76
    edited January 8
    Yes I would love to play Vanguard Saga of Heroes, luckily there is a private server emulator project out there..
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,565
    edited January 8

    Aeander said:

    Disagree entirely on MHO. I loved that game. 


    And you know what? The Omega update made the game better. People just don't like change. There, I said it.



    I hated the fact that I couldn't zerg Deadpool across the map in seconds when MHO hit, and I gave up on trying to relearn how to play him after those changes. Other than that I was disappointed when they shut down, as it was a fun game to jump into for mindless clicking.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,420
    edited January 8
    Tiller said:

    Aeander said:

    Disagree entirely on MHO. I loved that game. 


    And you know what? The Omega update made the game better. People just don't like change. There, I said it.



    I hated the fact that I couldn't zerg Deadpool across the map in seconds when MHO hit, and I gave up on trying to relearn how to play him after those changes. Other than that I was disappointed when they shut down, as it was a fun game to jump into for mindless clicking.
    Problem is, pre-Omega, literally everyone could zerg across the map in seconds by spamming dash ad nauseum. So those heroes who were supposed to be very mobile weren't special. 

    Pre-Omega may as well have been called Marvel Heroes Pinball.
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member EpicPosts: 2,454
    I can get on board with most of the article.

    I would disagree with Warhammer. It did have many good things about it, like the class design and the deep combat mechanics. However, the entire game was ruined by absolutely terrible design decisions around the meta-game.

    For example, WAR was based on rampant vertical progression. Each step up the gear ladder meant a massive jump in stats, creating vast power gaps that destroyed the PvP for most people (hence, the mass exodus of the game immediately after launch). I mean, why the hell would you create a PvP-focused game but then immediately unbalance it with shit progression?!?!? I played a black orc (tank), and I remember when I was about rank 50 facing off against a bright wizard who was rank 70+, and he had more armour than me! I was specced and equipped for tanking in PvP, yet this glass cannon had more armour! (and, still tons more dps).

    The PvE was also garbage. Sure, public quests were new and vaguely interesting, but again, the meta-game meant any time you spent in PvE would be a disadvantage for you in PvP, so outside of tier 1, everyone avoided public quests, at least on my server. The depth experienced in PvP also mostly didn't exist in PvE because a lot of the depth came from crowd control. CC was nearly useless in PvE.


    Also, one to add to the list: SWTOR - should have gone sooner. It's a garbage game, and it's not even an MMO.
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,565
    As for SWG as much as I loved the game (it was the game that really got me hardcore into MMOs), at the time I was actually hoping they would just shut it down and put it out of it's misery.
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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 1,845
    MHO is my favorite ARPG of all time. Crazy.
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  • DafAtRandomDafAtRandom Member UncommonPosts: 89
    Yes I would love to play Vanguard Saga of Heroes, luckily there is a private server emulator project out there..

    Sadly, it has about 4 people online at the same time at any time, which makes a group heavy game a bit hard to enjoy.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,076
    I disagree with every single point in the article. Opinions are awesome though. Good article.

    On a side note I actually really liked Matrix Online.
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  • momintimmomintim Member UncommonPosts: 86

    Aeander said:

    Disagree entirely on MHO. I loved that game. 


    And you know what? The Omega update made the game better. People just don't like change. There, I said it.



    Agreed. It was the only time I had fun playing Invisible Woman... sigh
  • SympoziumSympozium Member UncommonPosts: 1
    Erm.. what about WILDSTAR!?
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  • goozmaniagoozmania Member UncommonPosts: 305
    MHO was great on PS4. I was actually 1 or 2 trophies from completing the platinum when it closed down. That was pretty upsetting.
  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 10,528
    Sympozium said:
    Erm.. what about WILDSTAR!?
    I liked Wildstar, but I didn't play it for very long. My favorite thing about it was that it didn't take itself very seriously. It would have been cool if it stayed around a little longer.
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  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,708
    Good article.  I totally agree with the opinions expressed about Vanguard.  Solid ideas, new mechanisms, horrid implementation.  That "horrid implementation" part is/was one of my fears for Pantheon, but they seem to have backed away from the innovative ideas that Vanguard tried to tackle.

    Matrix Online.  Never should have seen the light of day.  I've even got an unopened demo version of the game somewhere in this computer desk.  What I saw of the game didn't interest me at all.

    Warhammer.  Loved it, loved the open world quests.  They were just a bit too static (and frequent) to be more meaningful.  Really, did we need to do the same quest in the same spots four times an hour?  Scarcity and variety would have improved the perceived value (and possibly participation) of these type of events.



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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 6,876
    edited January 8
    My list:

    Gone too Soon

    City of Heroes
    Original SWG (not that NGE shite)
    Everquest Next (shakes fist at Daybreak)


    Should Have Gone Sooner

    Warhammer
    Auto Assault
    Vanguard   [yeah, I will catch a beat down for that one, but I hated it]
    Wildstar

    You still here?

    Star Trek Online
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