I’m pretty sure that yes, Phantasy Star Online 2 is the worst and most disappointing MMO launch I’ve ever gone through. That means that it’s beating out some august company, like when the initial launch of Final Fantasy XIV had the community figuring out how to make changing classes not take half an hour as you arranged your abilities. By contrast, my memories of World of Warcraft’s launch involved the game launching, putting the disk in the drive, and then boom I can log on. Not even a queue.
Obviously, that launch memory is not the launch memory a lot of people have of WoW at launch; there’s a reason you can still get laughs from veterans about the servers being down. So what was the most disappointing MMO launch you’ve ever experienced? Not the one that looked the worst from the outside, but the one that found your launch day stuffed full of disappointment and misery?