I blame my colleagues in the writers room for this topic: We happened to be discussing the tragic comedy of Warhammer Online’s awful crafting system (sorry, Mythic crew, but I bet you’ll agree). And somehow, I ended up rattling off all the things I did like about that game. The PvP was really fun! Nobody else had leveling through PvP back then save stuff like Guild Wars. Tanking was a blast in particular. Holy heck did I love taking my little Ironbreaker and using her shield to ram people off bridges! Open world events were fun. Trinkets were awesome. It had good stuff scattered between the anemic crafting and unplayable dungeons, it did!
I didn’t hate Warhammer, mind you; I was just looking for something better than World of Warcraft, and my guild most certainly did not find it. I was disappointed overall, and yet I still have these fond memories of the interesting bits.
How about you? Consider it a challenge: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?