A couple of months ago, I did a Daily Grind asking folks to find something nice to say about MMOs they hate. It was cathartic. I mean, it’s a mental trick that forces you to find the good in things, to look at things from new angles. Not every product or idea deserves that sort of charity, of course, but video games probably should.
But the opposite is also useful, so that’s what we’re doing today. In fact, it’s one of my favorite templates to use when I’m trying to be critical about one of my darlings – the “what X got wrong” template. Because the truth is that the people who know and love a thing the most also know its faults better than anyone. (I bet your mom could cut you to the core if she wanted to because of that!)
So for example, Star Wars Galaxies is my favorite MMORPG of all time, but I am the first one to admit the combat is just so bad. As BalsBigBrother quipped last week, sometimes you play games in spite of their flaws. You tolerate some awful because the rest works so well for you. This would be that.
What’s the meanest thing you can say about an MMO you adore?