The Daily Grind: Do you ever hope for an MMO project’s failure?

You are bad and you should feel bad.

It wouldn’t have been long ago that my personal answer to this question would have been a flat and unambiguous “no” because even when there are games that look to me to be about as interesting as chewing on grass, those projects interest someone and that’s all right. But less so at this point. Anything involving discussions of NFTs or blockchain is, at this point, a red flag for a project that I hope goes belly-up as fast as possible and hopefully guts the careers of the people who made the knowing and intentional decision to go that route, for reasons I’ve written about before and will continue to do.

Of course, I freely admit that not everyone is necessarily willing to overlook particularly tedious or unpleasant gameplay, and I know there are people who were, say, hoping for bad things for shady crowdfunded projects long before now. (Not every grift needs to involve cryptocurrency, after all.) So do you ever hope for an MMO project’s failure ahead of launch? Even if you try to be generally optimistic, are there projects that just grind your gears and make you hope for the worst?

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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