The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’re bitter over?

    
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Hello, my name is Eliot, and I’m still bitter over Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is a game I played and enjoyed at launch, and it was a title I had a lot of high hopes for… but unfortunately, it never really effectively delivered on the promise that it had sold itself on, quickly devolving into what amounted to World of Warcraft but with lightsabers. Instead of doing new and interesting things with its endgame model, it was just raiding all over again, and while I ultimately had some thing I liked about its endgame model as time moved on, I still feel like it fell far short of its potential.

Of course, the key thing to recognize here is that bitterness is not a productive emotion or even a particularly fair one. It’s not like the game lacks its fans or is somehow a bad title just because it didn’t ultimately keep my interest in the way I wanted. Rather, today we’re just looking at bitterness. Are there MMOs you’re bitter over? Games you wanted to love that you feel ultimately let you down?

Please note that you do not get bonus points for listing WildStar, but you are ultimately probably right about it just the same.

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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Ardra Diva

My Master Dancer, Pilot, and Sniper character in SWG was one of the best gaming experiences I ever had. I was like Barb Wire. I was a rock star. Had a mansion, a space yacht, and the coveted BARC speeder. I could go on raids and help as a sniper, and heal battle fatigue after. The NGE RUINED THIS by eliminating my heals (no more battle fatigue) and capping Entertainers at combat level 1. Complete invalidation of a class overnight, and the cantinas were empty. I am still bitter about it, but, that did cause me to discover Second Life, which gave me a lot (and way more, too) of those same features. Still bitter!!

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Scarlet_Shocker

City of Heroes NCSoft’s “resolution” was dreadful and their reputation is forever sullied by this. I think they’ve lost a huge amount of goodwill in the west, even if we have the game back now

The Secret World Funcom’s handling of this game was a disaster from launch. A great game but so flawed and mismanaged. The relaunch as “Secret World Legends” was equally flawed, and they failed with all their “promises” on that. Now Funcom is just untrustworthy.

Atlas Reactor a really fun game that had huge potential held back and then destroyed by Gamigo. What we have no isn’t a patch on the original and I doubt it will succeed.

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kluaf oz

Final Fantasy XI: The Sea of Abysea…
The drops and drop rates. The dumbass dev’s took some of the hardest items to farm and recieve and made trash loot. Instantly overnight ruined the economy. Besides that though the way things were laid out in that expansion was probably the best add on to a game I’ve ever played!!

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kluaf oz

The Sims Online

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kluaf oz

FFXI MOBILE

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kluaf oz

NEVER QUEST and LANDMARK

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jimthomasUS

1. LotRO
2. Wildstar
3. Tabula Rasa
4. ESO
5. Rift
6. WoW
7. W:AoR
8. SW:TOR
9. Fallen Earth
10. Defiance

I suppose I’m generally bitter.

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Robert Mann

All the supposed innovative ones that either went down, or were reduced to the same old stuff as people whined about anything different.

We really need every new MMO to be released alongside a post-WOW clone that has newer graphics and PvP servers so that those groups can leave everything else alone…

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Bruno Brito

Scratch everything. The only thing i’m really salty right about this moment is SWG Restoration 3.

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Turing fail

Was disappointed in SWTR after completing the story lines- the torpor that followed was beyond tedious- but I wouldn’t say I was bitter.

The game was so much fun while it lasted that though I regretted it ending I was happy to have had the experience.