The Daily Grind: What MMOs do you wish would come to Steam?

I was poking through my Steam library this weekend hunting for an old game I wanted to install to see whether it still worked when I noticed something that’s never struck me before: Most of my Steam games are not MMOs, even if I count orbiting genres (like survivalboxes) in with them. In fact, I realized some very prominent games (like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2) as well as some littler, older titles I play (like Ultima Online) have never migrated to the platform. Which is mildly annoying as it would be nice to see things like play tracking, achievements, and friends lists in the platform where I store all my games (you know, that I buy and don’t play).

What other MMOs What MMOs do you wish would come to Steam?

Bonus question: What percentage of your Steam library is MMOs?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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socontrariwise

MMO’s that allow me to keep my pre-steam account credentials.

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Melissa McDonald

I want original Diablo on Steam, personally.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Valve has already too much power as an unofficial holder of keys to the promised land. We need real alternatives, not even more gargantuan Steam.

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Polyanna

It’ll never happen because EA, but the one modern-ish MMO out there right now that probably could benefit from being on Steam, but isn’t already, is SWTOR. On the other hand, keeping in mind that if they ever did go there it would be complete with launcher-launching-a-launcher-to-launch-yet-another-launcher “integration” with Origin (separate login also required), it’s probably better for everyone concerned that this will never come true.

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Dread Quixadhal

The main advantage to having an MMO in Steam is not needing to dig through their website to find the patcher to download.

I wish The Elder Scrolls Online would properly allow you to use Steam, but Zenimax wants every nickel they can get, so they won’t allow you to transfer your existing account to Steam.

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MesaSage

None.

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zeko_rena

Star Wars Galaxies and Earth and Beyond, throw Tabula Rasa in as well, oh and Warhammer Online

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Peregrine Falcon

I’d like to throw in City of Heroes and Lego Universe.

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Schmidt.Capela

Actually….

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zeko_rena

Indeed it was once upon a time on Steam but is currently gone (unless you had it in your library already)

Does it still install?

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starbuck1771

Yes indeed it does

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ceder

Very few of my games in my library are mmos and to be honest I really cant think of any mmo that would come to steam that would motivate me to play it again, even if they were to go from sub to buy to play etc.

I’m fine with steam’s platform and as well I don’t mind GoG but Origin I’m not a fan of.

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Rolan Storm

Answer is none. I added couple games into my Steam library (Shroud of the Avatar and Repopulation), but that’s about it. And moving away from Steam – yeah, your guys’ comments are similar to thoughts I had launching GOG the other day.

Not only I do not want any more MMORPGs in my Steam library, I want to move away from Steam. So I am buying new games on other platforms if possible. GOG is my favorite, but I also like Origin now. I think subscription is really good solution for people like me.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Steam for a game that requires its own launcher and login seems redundant to me. I bought Rift through Steam back in the day, then never bothered launching it through Steam once I figured out it wasn’t required.