The Daily Grind: What’s the most obscure MMO you wish were still around?

    
37

I bet you thought this post was gonna be about Zentia, since I loved that game and almost no one remembers it. But it’s not!

No, today’s Daily Grind was inspired by an even more obscure MMO called Iris Online, a gPotato game cast from a similar mold that we first covered nine or so years ago on Massively-that-was. I remember trying it out and being charmed by the cutesy graphics and chibi characters and traveling wagons and unusual tarot theme. It reminded me of Allods Online, only even cuter. And then I lost track of it entirely. Apparently that’s because it closed down not long after rolling out here, and a quick Google search confirms that it exists only in player-run emulator form here in the west now. I kinda miss it. Though not as much as I miss Zentia!

Whenever we do a “what MMO do you want resurrected” post, we get all the usual suspects that everyone knows and played. So what’s the most obscure MMO you wish were still around?

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!

37
LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Rodrigo Dias Costa

Most people already said the Shin Megami Tensei one, so I’ll skip it. A pretty obscure one is Endless Online. There’s still a emulator running, but I would love to see this game having some frequent updates.

Also there was another one that I forgot the name and can’t seem to find it anywhere. It had a skill-based class system, almost like ArcheAge, but it was a lot older, also the gameplay was different. I think I’ve played it around the same time as 2Moons.

butterpanda888
Reader
butterpanda888

Wildstar, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Warhammer Online, FusionFall, City of Steam, Monkey Quest, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, FreeRealms, Lego Universe, and HeroWarz.

I also had high hopes for Triad Wars.

Reader
James Balmer

Chronicles of Spellborn, loved that game!

Reader
Gooty

I remember Iris Online! Can’t say I played a lot of it though.
As for obscure mmos I wish were still around, I’d say (mostly for nostalgia’s sake):

Argo Online (mmorpg, not the fps)
and
Soul of the Ultimate Nation

There was also a wuxia-styled mmo a long time ago that I believe got a private server when it shut down, but I can’t remember the name. World of Kung Fu? I think. I remember wanting to play that one a lot more but never got to.

Reader
Rheem Octuris

Winning Putt, I loved that game, it was ruined by pay to win microtransactions though sadly. Maybe I need to check if there is an emulator out there somewhere…

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
strangesands

Myst Online

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

I remember Zentia! Just barely, it’s a flicker at the edge of my mind and I was pretty young at the time, but I remember it a tiny bit. It’s almost like a word at the tip of your tongue you can’t quite grasp, I know it and know I tried it but can’t remember much about it other than quirky characters to pick from. I remember you could play like little toddlers or really old people and some crazy looking enemies and stuff.

MurderHobo
Reader
MurderHobo

Firefall. I was going to say Global Agenda but someody beat me to it.

Not Firefall as it was, but Firefall as it could have been — an open-world multiplayer game where everyone shared the same overwhelming threat of annihilation and had to carve back the whole planet from PVE invasion.

We have or are on the cusp of having the engine tech for continent, if not planet-scale environments. If I could have Star Citizen’s tools and Firefall’s vision under a magic unicorn of a producer/designer I would throw irresponsible amounts of money at it.

X0cist
Reader
X0cist

Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine.. such a fun game and the demon system was amazing.

Battlestar Galactica Online, I loved the PvP in that game. Better than EvE and it was free.. shame it was never talked about or advertised anywhere.

Reader
Sajiri

I was just coming to suggest Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine. I know there is an emulator for it but last I checked in it was still not ‘officially’ released. It definitely felt like one of the more unique mmos I’ve played in my time

Reader
Shadex De'Marr

Earth and Beyond and Auto Assault would be my picks. Although does Vanilla DAoC count? :) That is one that needs a classic reboot!