The Daily Grind: What’s the nicest thing you can say about an MMORPG you dislike?

    
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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?

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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mysecretid

That it’s well-made and/or well run, even if I don’t personally enjoy it.

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kjempff

If it weren’t for the f2p monetization, I might play it
This would cover most of them.

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Bryan Correll

It sure had a lot of potential….

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Rolan Storm

It has beautiful graphics.

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Brother Maynard

A few come to mind – from my favourite reading many years ago…

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drew woods

Warcraft has couple of nice new battlegrounds than it did when I played it on a regular basis back in 2005-2008

Star Citizen has nice trailers .

Star War the Old Republic has great story arcs .

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Suikoden

I find that I can almost always find something the game does well, even if I personally dislike it. I’m still working on one for Bless though…

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ghostlight

I know what you mean. That’s how I feel about Path of Exile.

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Namtubb

Destiny 1 and 2 have great gun/gameplay, and they’re real good games for when you got a small group of friends, especially the Raids in particular since they’re six-person affairs instead of making you have to rely on a dozen+ strangers.
Both games get you running off the ground immediately, and dat loot drop loop before getting to the endgame keeps you going. The delivery of the story in Destiny 2 was definitely much better than in 1, and both games have a crazy amount of lore that isn’t up in your face so it’s kept the fanbase scurrying about looking for new things to learn about.
Lastly, the production values for being an mmo-esque game are waaaaaaay up there. The music, the voice acting, the art and just the fact that when you’re playing it you can feel this game costed millions to make *it might just be my superficial self but I love that feeling of playing with something expensive looking*

And yes, these are both games I dislike.

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NeoWolf

I guess I’d probably go with something like “They are what they are”..

As even with games I don’t like it isn’t necessarily because they are bad games per se but typically because they are not to my tastes or have crappy business models, or missing or withholding key QoL features, or the support teams are a**hats (this ones for you NCsoft, Carbine etc) etc..

Generally speaking I have a lot of respect for the creations and Developers and the work even if the design choices and oversights leave me scratching my head perplexed and confused more often than not and lookin for something else :)

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shazanti

This is difficult for me, because I keep thinking about the MMO I dislike the most (and dislike is far too mild a word). Maybe….’EVE made me excited, because I really wanted to play SciFi and there weren’t any around at that time’? Of course, then I actually played EVE, and my hopes were shot to pieces. So while I can’t actually find myself dredging up anything positive to say about my experience playing it, I’ve never gone on a crusade damning the game. I might hate it, but I’m still glad it’s out there, because there are plenty of players who do enjoy it even if I don’t, and because it’s proving that a SciFi/space game can be popular.

For another game that I only mildly disliked…
I loved that WildStar at least attempted to provide for other Bartle-ish player paths. It also had a great take on housing!