The Daily Grind: What MMO had the most disappointing ending?


I can’t help it: I’ve had Game of Thrones on my mind the last week. As someone who discovered the books as a kid, I’ve been invested in George R.R. Martin’s world and characters for a long time, and as a fan and a writer, I’ve mostly been disappointed by this hurried and choppy final season and the show’s ultimate ending.

Of course, it’s not exactly the first time pop media endings have disappointed me. MMOs disappoint me all the time, both in terms of their storytelling and in terms of the cavalier way some of them are simply abandoned by their creators. (One might say Game of Thrones was both.) The latter is more compelling to me: For example, I’m still pretty pissed off by the way TUG aka The Untitled Game disappeared off the face of the earth without so much as a farewell or explanation to backers. It’s an ending without closure.

So today’s Daily Grind is two-fold, and you can feel free to answer one or the other or both: What MMO had the most disappointing narrative ending, and then what MMO had the most disappointing real-life meta ending on the whole?

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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