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In the comments of our award post for Most Underrated MMO of 2015, Massively OP commenter Tongle demanded an equivalent counterpart.

Can we get a most overrated MMO poll?

You asked for it, and now you’re getting it. What was the most overrated MMO of 2015? Cast your vote in the poll below. I’ve included all the same games as in the underrated poll, plus a few other major upcoming games.

What's the most overrated MMO of 2015?

  • Trove (2%, 42 Votes)
  • Marvel Heroes (2%, 32 Votes)
  • EVE Online (4%, 73 Votes)
  • Star Trek Online (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Lord of the Rings Online (0%, 8 Votes)
  • RIFT (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Elite: Dangerous (2%, 33 Votes)
  • The Secret World (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Guild Wars 2 (13%, 268 Votes)
  • WildStar (3%, 68 Votes)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (7%, 140 Votes)
  • Skyforge (3%, 55 Votes)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (5%, 96 Votes)
  • ArcheAge (6%, 122 Votes)
  • Neverwinter (1%, 11 Votes)
  • TERA (1%, 26 Votes)
  • World of Warcraft (20%, 414 Votes)
  • Crowfall (1%, 24 Votes)
  • Camelot Unchained (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Star Citizen (12%, 239 Votes)
  • Landmark (1%, 23 Votes)
  • EverQuest Next (3%, 55 Votes)
  • Devilian (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Blade & Soul (2%, 38 Votes)
  • Black Desert (4%, 73 Votes)
  • Bless (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Something else -- tell us in the comments. (0%, 10 Votes)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (5%, 109 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,020

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molleafauss AndrewMcCunn Latest expansion story I enjoyed heaps, they did great on this one.

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MarkHabke Agreed

Shienne
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Shienne

The most overrated MMO is <insert your favorite MMO here>. It doesn’t deserve any of the praise it gets. This is an objective fact.

Rynn
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DamnDirtyApe I’ll try to shed some light on the FFXIV part.

Remember how WoW became successful? It took what early MMOs were doing right at the time, refined and improved it, and then added their own touch to the game. In many ways, FFXIV is the first ‘WoW-clone’ to do it right, not by copying WoW like everyone tried to do, but by doing what WoW did: seeing what WoW and other popular MMOs were doing right at the time, refining and improving it, and then adding their own touch. The result is what WoW 2.0 would have been, albeit with a Final Fantasy flavor.

The main quests, class quests, and some chains of the side quests are all well done. The Hildibrand quests are hilarious, and the main story is interesting, if a bit slow to get started (though to be fair it does have a dreadfully slow run in the 30s, but thankfully it picks up quite a bit after that). There are several quests that will play ping pong with your emotions if you allow yourself to get invested in the story.

The big thing that the game improves on over WoW is gameplay variety. You can play every class in the game on one character, and that includes crafting and gathering classes. You have your standard seasonal events, fully fleshed out housing (complete with a small gardening system), a gold-saucer type area with mini-games, gambling, chocobo racing, and even chocobo breeding and chocobo companions. The new expansion expanded things even more. I haven’t really tried the PvP enough to say anything about it, but the option is there if you want.

Most of all, if you’re a Final Fantasy fan, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not giving the game a shot. Homages and nods to the other games in the series are all over the place – references and names lifted from previous games, common Final Fantasy lore (warriors of light, lifestream  stuff, Ultima Weap-*cough* I mean, staple Final Fantasy summons, etc). Small touches like hearing Terra’s music from FFVI when mounting up on magitech armor.

While it may be overrated, depending on how you look at it, it is definitely a very, very good MMORPG, and it’s definitely on my own list of the top 5 MMORPGs of all time.

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LordOfBread Is the game producing revenue? Then it belongs on the list. Camelot Unchained and Star Citizen are making money for their developers (doesn’t matter how and crowdsourcing is MUCH more favorable than VC because backers don’t get ownership). Just because some suit hasn’t yet said “This is launch day!” doesn’t mean squat. Half the games (or more) where suits DID say that should’ve incubated for another six months.

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Poor World of Warcraft. That’s just how it is at high-school. One day you’re the popular kid and everyone wants to sit with you at lunch and then the next day your parents get you braces and your skin starts to break out and all your supposed friends abandon you.
You may get  a new wardrobe, or pick up new extra-curricular activities to try and be trendy again, but it’s too late. That first day where you walk into class with all that metal shining in your mouth has done irreversible damage to your reputation. Look on the bright side (ha! geddit? bright. shiny metal-mouth … shaddap!), at least in five years you’ll have perfectly straight teeth, just in time for college! Just hope you can make some new friends.

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Sorenthaz rottenrotny When Blizzard said just before Warlords that they would going to “yearly expansions”, many assumed that meant the next one would be out around Dec 2015.  So had they made that expected deadline, ending Warlords at 6.2 in the summer would of worked out better.

Instead their yearly expansions meant “one year after we announce said expansion”.  This shows that Blizzard, once again, has not learned from its mistakes.  There was a long drought before Warlords hit too.

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I still think ESO is UNDERRATED. Way better than most people say.

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ZMeUl That game is a pure bowl of crap. The only reason it might not be underrated is because it seemed like it’d be crap.

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Tough vote for me between Star Citizen and FFXIV.
Star Citizen because for something so early in development it
already has people spending thousands of dollars and proselytizing
about it like some weird religion.  Then again, it hasn’t actually been released yet so there is always a chance it could match everyone’s expectations (since when has a new MMO released and NOT met everyone’s huge expectations?  lol).
FFXIV because I am baffled by how much everyone seems to like it, and the fact that Kotaku has it on it’s ‘best 12 PC games’ which is just insane.  I’m actually a pretty positive person concerning games and I tend to see the good over the bad, but the time I tried FFXIV was like eating bland cold oatmeal.