I like a lot of the stuff that Warframe does, but it still sparks anger in me when someone reminds me that the game is technically not launched by the studio. The game is, in all real senses, well into its post-launch updates… but for some reason Digital Extremes loves to traffic on the idea that the game isn’t really launched just yet. Around here, we all basically ignore that fact, but it’s still frustrating.
Of course, Warframe is hardly the only offender here. There are a lot of games that keep claiming they’re still really in testing when they have, in fact, launched in all but name ages ago. This particular post was inspired from talk about Legends of Aria, which still claims to be in testing instead of launch for reasons that are beyond confusing to me and don’t seem to really serve anything. So what titles can you think of that really get your goat in this category? What long-in-testing MMOs should just stop pretending and admit that they’ve already launched, or at least stop drawing out the idea that they’re not launched?