The Daily Grind: What dead MMO needs more coverage?

    
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One of the humorous awards we’ve given out in the past – but didn’t in 2018 – was our award for the dead game with the most coverage. Really, we’re teasing ourselves: Star Wars Galaxies won it one year, while City of Heroes won it the next. This year, I didn’t have an obvious go-to, so it had a bye for the season.

That said, we’re rather fond of old dead games around here, as anyone who’s ever read our Game Archaeologist column or thoughts on emulation and historical preservation surely knows. Maybe there’s a dead game we should be paying more attention to. What dead MMO needs more coverage?

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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Oleg Chebeneev

Vanguard: SoH

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Dezmo

I really miss MxO.

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zoward

I’m totally missing my Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning coverage over here folks!

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MolleaFauss

Chronicles of Spellborn

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Wakkander

Asheron’s Call if only because it didn’t get nearly enough while it was live and being updated monthly.

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None. There’s absolutely no point in covering something that you can’t even legally play anymore, especially for people who never played it – they won’t even understand the significance of some event unless they’ll experience it by themselves (reading about stuff and experiencing it is a HUGE difference, as I have learned from playing EVE for few years) or unless they will care enough to study various in-game mechanics to understand that.

Anyone who is interested about old stuff from statistical point of view can always just go to Wikipedia, that’s what it is for (preserving factual information about notable things).

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Levarris Hawk

The Star Wars Galaxies community always gets a little renewed interest every time a new article about it is posted. Therefore I never tire of seeing articles about it. Just because a game is shut down doesn’t mean it can’t still captivate people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC3IXt1ZwOA

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Wilhelm Arcturus

I love me some nostalgia and retrospectives and what not. Preserving tales of the past is fine. But there is a line from Jack Nicholson in Prizzi’s Honor that does sum up the reality of closed MMOs. They’re gone for a reason.

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hurbster

None. People need to move on.

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rafael12104

Hmm. I’m going to be a stick in the mud and say none.

Coverage implies multiple stories going over the same old tired ground in this case.

I’d rather learn what we can, bury the dead, and live with occasional nostalgia.