I want to wax poetic about Warhammer Online for a moment here. While it never maintained the initial level of success that it saw — for more reasons than I have space to go into here — looking back I have to wonder if it simply came out at the wrong time. These days we have scores of PvP games in the works that are attempting to vie for the same crowd that WAR did, which makes me wonder if the gamer community would be more accepting of this tri-realm title.
There are several other MMOs that I’d identify as being ahead of their time. The Sims Online, for example, really could be a smash hit today if it was done in a more modern engine and with a better multiplayer design. It’s a great idea that sits on the shoulders of a mammoth franchise.
What do you think? Which MMOs were ahead of its time — and when do you think they should have come out?