The Daily Grind: Are there MMORPGs you try to ignore?

    
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Balance.

I’ve joked before that several of our writers allow me the luxury of ignoring some MMORPGs. I don’t have anything against Final Fantasy XIV, for example – I’ve even voted for it to be our GOTY a few times – but I’m extremely grateful that Eliot’s expertise allows me to sort of tune out of the game’s meta. If it’s important, he’s going to know about it first anyway, so I don’t have to personally dig into the granular details or community spectacle.

I suspect that a lot of gamers also ignore certain games, and not necessarily because they have a Pocket Eliot (I do highly advise getting one, though). Maybe you had a run-in with the developer, or the game tanked your machine, or you went through some bad guild drama there. Either way, you kinda wish it would drop off the face of the earth, or maybe you just pointedly skip all news about it.

Are there MMORPGs you try to ignore?

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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Turing fail

New World. I do my best not to support Amazon.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Star Citizen, really all that space stuff.

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Zero_1_Zerum

Wow, and everything PVP.

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Toy Clown

ArcheAge (AA) and Black Desert Online (BDO).

AA because… *Insert lots of brain noises* … I felt ripped off. The game was managed horribly at the times I played and I just don’t want to see any news about it.

BDO isn’t a bad game; it’s actually great for people who don’t have time to play. As much as I love the graphics, character customization, and houses, the rest is nothing but grinding monotonous, repetitive tasks where an outfit costs 20-30$ on average. I was directing anger at myself for getting caught up in it again recently, only to dump it again after a few weeks. This time I removed it from my computer and deleted all the bookmarks I had for the game.

At the end of the day, if I spend what I feel is too much RL cash on an MMO and don’t have an entertainment value equivalent to it, I get upset for falling into a trap, then I start beating myself up. This is unhealthy so I remove the triggers.

I wish there was a way to block content I don’t want to see on MOP then I’d never see news from those two games! xD

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Utakata

The one I’ve play for 16 years that’s now become the elephant in the room. It’s quite difficult to /ignore an elephant in a room though…

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Hurbster

That new version of Secret World that has been abandoned by the developers.

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Oleg Chebeneev

is old one still up?

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Hurbster

Think so. Or it was a year or so ago.

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Oleg Chebeneev

RIFT. I hated it during launch. And didnt care about it later on. This game has literally nothing that would excite me and want to start playing it.

Also FF14. Everyone is talking about it. But every time I tried it I couldnt play for more than a hour before getting bored.

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Brazen Bondar

Any game with elves, dwarfs, orcs…and that fantasy stuff; open world PvP. I can’t say sandbox because the sandbox concept itself isn’t horrible. It all depends on how the idea is executed, but having said that, I am waiting for a sandbox I would enjoy playing.

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NeoWolf

Anything NCSoft, even though some of the games are decent I have never had a single solitary positive experience with that company ever.

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EmberStar

Honestly… lots of them. Nearly all of them. Sometimes I do slip and notice (for example) WoW or a PVP only title, or some other game I would never, ever play. For WoW, it’s because news about it is freaking *everywhere.* For PVP-only titles, sometimes it’s because they do something I *would* be interested in… if it didn’t come with a free side of “stabbed in the neck.” Such as Starbase – if that was a single player game, with the building and the starships and the robots, I’d have bought it already.

I also occasionally have a moment of “the bitter ex” syndrome, and say something about a game I used to play but don’t anymore. I probably shouldn’t do that, but affection curdles to rancor, and then dies slow. ( -.- )

Outside of that, there’s tons and tons of MMOs I never pay attention to, or feel any desire to comment on. I don’t own them, I am not really interested in them, and I don’t have anything useful or clever to say about them.