The Daily Grind: What MMO did you vow to never return to… but then you did?

    
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Don’t be bashful about it. We have all been there. We have all made grand pronouncements of being done with an MMORPG, of rage-quitting in disgust, and of telling anyone who would listen and/or care that you will never, ever return to that game. Ever. For reals.

And then, one day, you do.

On that day, you feel a deep well of shame bubble up as you sheepishly play the MMO and hope that no one will throw your past words in your face. Eventually, you realize that nobody really cares, and you play what you want to play.

What MMO did you vow to never return — and then you did?

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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It’s very rare that I will get so mad at a game that I delete characters and uninstall in a fit of rage, vowing never to return. I’ve only ever done it three times. ArcheAge had bots, hackers, and so many broken promises. Neverwinter had bots in PvP matches (!) and was otherwise just a complete mess. Bless Online was… well, everyone knows it’s a steaming pile.

ArcheAge and Bless Online I won’t ever touch again, not even with a 10′ pole… but I did give Neverwinter a second chance recently. And I have to say I’m thoroughly enjoying it again, so congrats to Cryptic / PWE for turning it (and me!) around over the past 5 years.

Granted, I’ll still probably get bored of it soon and move onto something else, as I’m wont to do, but at least this time, my characters are safe to go into virtual suspended animation for the next time I swing around and pick up playing them.

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Diane Bradley

ArcheAge. EVE Online. Elder Scrolls Online.

Currently playing Elder Scrolls Online.

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Rolan Storm

“Vow” I think is too strong a word for such matters. Paints a picture “I vow on my honor…”

I quit SWTOR after four years past release. Had three maxed-out sorcerers at the time. One light, one dark and one neutral. And I said a lot to my peers why I did, what’s wrong with the game, how it should be and all that hoopla people say when somehow something real falls short of their expectations. I think I was most unhappy with the story progress for the moment. I thought I am done with the game.

I found myself back in the game a couple years later, I think it got my interest after KotFE and I came for the story. To this day I never finished it. I was PvPing before and I got back into PvP to figure out how things are… Still playing PvP. Recently started on NA server a new character, Sentinel.

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Not happened yet.

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Alex Willis

EVE. It was consuming my life. Ran screaming. Came crawling back. I’m out again, this time for good, but it is still the best MMO experience I’ve ever had, and is truly unique among its peers. No regrets, but never again.

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Loopy

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Loren?ろーれん

I never made any big pronouncements that I was leaving Guild Wars 2 after the disaster that was HoT, just left my guild behind and ducked out. But for several years I was done with it. The only reason I ended up getting lured back before PoF was because for my money every other game on the market is still an even worse fit for my needs. Thankfully PoF was at least better than the previous expac, but Anet has massively failed to deliver on lore/story enough times (on top of their other failings) that I’m more of a grudging long term visitor than a fan.

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Paul

SotA :S

(I missed the people and my house)

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Pandalulz

I don’t recall ever rage-quitting an MMO hard enough to swear it off.

I hate the players, not the game.

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TomTurtle

The closest I got to vowing to never return was World of Warcraft. I left shortly after Cataclysm’s launch and came back in earnest during Legion.

Any other MMO I’ve left has typically been with disinterest and no real vow.

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GamingSF

I never say never. I didn’t expect to ever go back to FFXIV, we did for a free weekend before the summer, and probably will again for the same – but won’t go back to paying for it anytime soon unless they remove the filler-quest blockage between 2.0 and Heavensward.