The Daily Grind: What MMO has the most user-unfriendly interface?

Sort of like jingles.

Here’s the stunning secret about Final Fantasy XI‘s interface: It gets passed off as being horrible because it was designed for a console, but it’s still a terrible interface even without that. Full credit to the developers for doing the best they can to add in PC-based quality of life improvements over the years, but it’s still hideous and unwieldy and requires tabbing through eight pages of menus for things that most games let you do in one, if not zero.

Meanwhile, I hate to be the guy who says that WildStar‘s interface was kind of curtailed by its lack of the option to lock the camera to mouse movement, but… there it is. (I know it got added in later.) And sometimes it’s even little things, like having status bars fill or empty the wrong way, or windows you can’t resize, or how Star Wars: The Old Republic handles its split between the first and second row of the action bar. There are lots of ways that an interface can technically work but make life harder on the player.

So today, we’re turning the question over to you, dear readers. What MMO has the most user-unfriendly interface?

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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