In this week's Community Spotlight, we focus on the thread, "Worst ever purchases?" by tixylix. Tixylix says:
For me it has to be.
SWTOR - The Collectors Edition.
I knew the game was crap, I played it in beta and hated it and yet for some reason I still got caught up in the hype as it had been so long since I played another MMO.
Guild Wars 2.
Everyone kept saying it was the most innovative MMO in years and it was completely different to everything else. I played it and I found it to be the exact same experience as before only with no world PVP which sucks even more. Instead there was the keep PVP from WAR but no mounts so it was constant long pointless runs.
I could also list, WAR, LOTRO, AoC, Dark and Light.... Remember that one? lol.
I keep getting caught up because there hasn't been an MMO I've liked since SWG was ruined on Nov 15th 2005. I dunno why I keep doing it to myself, I just want that experience of being in a world and yet none of these games feel like worlds, all just feel like games.
What are you guys saying are your worst ever purchases? Read on for highlights!
tawess offers up the Tabula Rasa CE:
Tabula Rasa CE (it had really cool real world items... But i can not say i got any real use out of the game.)
Other then that i can not really think of anything i have bought that i regret (gaming wise that is) and truth be told i have been fairly lucky when it comes to CE's and other expensive stuff as i have managed to pic, up both a Wings of Liberty CE and the SW:ToR CE for 30-40$ each and i got all three of the Guild Wars stand-alone boxes for that price.
So even if i am not fully statisfied with a game i rarley feel that i did not get my money worth,
I still love my WAR CE... It have the mass of small aircraft carrier and look so nice.
Slapshot1188's worst was Mortal Online:
Cost $75 for the standard box version of the game. They never sent out functioning release discs to everyone that bought it. 2.5 years after release people (and these are their "fans") argue that it's too early to market the game because it's "not ready" yet.
BartDaCat almost went for FFXIV, but ended up picking Diablo 3 instead:
I WOULD say Final Fantasy XIV, but I'm actually looking forward to A Realm Reborn, so the big "Craaaaaap-tastic" prize would have to go to Diablo III.
It was apparent all too soon why they only let you complete the first part of Act 1 during Beta.
At least the talented folks that split Blizzard to make Torchlight and TL 2 made up for it-- AND for a fraction of the price.
For me, it was World of Warcraft. After being badgered to try the game for many, many years by my friends. I finally plunked down some cash and picked the game up. I found myself bored to tears and never made it past level 20. Blech.
What were your worst ever purchases? Share 'em with us in the comments below!