Trending Games | World of Warcraft | Warframe | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Project Gorgon

    Facebook Twitter YouTube
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:3,027,659 Users Online:0
Games:843  Posts:6,482,876
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online AD2460 ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Angry Birds Epic Anime Ninja Anime Pirates Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord 2 Archlord X Armored Warfare Ascend: Hand of Kul Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Bionic Marine Command Online Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blackguards 2 Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodborne Bloodlines Champions Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light Chroma Squad Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crowfall Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Cyberpunk 2077 Céiron Wars
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark Souls 2 Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deep Down Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Fin Soup Dragon Heart Online Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Drakengard 3 Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dungeon of the Endless Dying Light Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthlock: Festival of Magic Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Fable Legends Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout 4 Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken Uprising Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
GRAV GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods Rush Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Hand of Fate Haven & Hearth Hawken Heart Forth Alicia Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Atlan Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Immune Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online Kill Strain King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings Era Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online Kyn L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Redemption LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Grimrock 2 Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lords of the Fallen Lords of the Fallen 2 Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance Mass Effect 4 MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms Might & Magic X: Legacy MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mythborne Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Necropolis Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Nova Genesis Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Oort Online Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Overwatch Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pillars of Eternity Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints Pokémon X and Y PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Prodigy Project Blackout Project Gorgon Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rail Nation Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of Sierra Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Rebel Galaxy Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Risen 3: Titan Lords Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowgate Shadowrun Chronicles Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian South Park: The Stick of Truth Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Conflict Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Starbound Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Stormthrone Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Coast Legends Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
TERA TS Online TUG Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Terraria Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Banner Saga 2 The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Epic Might The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Torment: Tides of Numenera Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Transverse Trapped Dead: Lockdown Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Triad Wars Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utherous Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Warflare Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warriors World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Xenoblade Chronicles: X Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

The Pub at MMORPG.COM  » Is there anyone on these forums who hasn't been burnt on an MMO or by their hyped expectations?

3 Pages 1 2 3 » Search
59 posts found


Joined: 3/05/10
Posts: 7792

The middle road is the place to be!

OP  6/16/11 2:47:03 AM#1

Just wondering.


I read a lot of bitterness on these forums: people feeling disappointed, disillusioned, betrayed, their hopes crushed, hurt to the point that they've lost trust in any promise or hype, you name it, the whole wide range of hurt emotions.

For a wide range of games too, people sometimes even walking around with a grudge or simmering hatred for years for what happened to them with an SWG NGE or AoC or WAR or any of the other MMO's where people were all hyped up only to be bitterly disappointed after a launch or with a change in the game they played: a bitterness, pain or disillusion that didn't just go away within a short period of time but that kept lingering, often to the point that it changed the way they look upon things from then on, with that 'never again' kind of mindset almost similar to bad breakups.


In fact, I see it so abundantly on these forums that I'm starting to wonder whether I'm the only one or of a very few that has undergone the past 10 years of MMO gaming relatively unscathed. I think there hasn't been an MMO all that time where there was such a huge gap between my expectations and how a game turned out for me to the point of disillusion, or where any disappointment lasted longer than a few weeks.


So that's why my question: has everyone here gained persistent scars in their years of MMO gaming, or are there others who walked past that all up till now relatively unscathed?

And if so, what did you think made the difference?

The ACTUAL size of MMORPG worlds: a comparison list between MMO's

The ease with which predictions are made on these forums:
Fratman: "I'm saying Spring 2012 at the earliest [for TOR release]. Anyone still clinging to 2011 is deluding themself at this point."


Novice Member

Joined: 10/16/07
Posts: 412

6/16/11 7:07:34 AM#2

The only scarring that I faced as a result of my expetations was in Ultima Online, my first MMO.  My expectation was that I'd be able to go wandering in a large world, exploring, hunting and meeting people.  I didn't realize that players would be such anarchistic imbeciles, going around PKing folks for fun.

I suppose I should say that I was burnt by having too high expectations of my fellow players.  Being a software engineer helps keep my expectations of the games themselves in line.


Novice Member

Joined: 8/29/05
Posts: 1105

6/16/11 7:18:42 AM#3

Ever since WAR it's been hard for me to believe the hype.  My pessemism gets stronger with each new game I try.  I'm excited for GW2 at the moment, but I'm just going to wait and see.  Honestly, I hope a handful of these upcoming games are actually good and ready for the long haul.  I'm tired of getting games I don't want to play after 2-3 months.  I'm also tired of seeing people complain about the current crop of MMOs.  It would be nice if we were all (or most of us) happy for a change. It's been a while.


Novice Member

Joined: 11/27/05
Posts: 1342

6/16/11 7:32:57 AM#4

At the end of the day these are just games. To stay pissed off and hold a grudge about something like the NGE is pointless. All you can do is make your voice heard by hitting the cancel button. Thats it.

If you have invested so much of yourself on an emotional level to a game that you feel betrayed when it changes that is really just on you. Games change and when they become not so fun I leave.

As far as launch hype goes I dont really listen to any of it. To me it is a waste of time to watch hours of videos and trailers. I'll just try it when it launches.

  User Deleted
6/16/11 7:36:31 AM#5

The first MMO of mine was AO. And it was good up till Shadowlands expansion, and it and also thanks to Gaute Godager. That faulty expansion turned quite a bit of the game's lore and feel on its head. I quit shortly thereafter.

That is about the only time I got 'burnt' on a MMO. Most of the other times were just due to me not liking the something about game or getting bored with the solo-play after a while in not being able to find a decent group/guild to raid/play with. Which I wouldn't call getting burned as that is more of a preference thing.

But even saying that I am more guarded on hype after reading what has been done over the years and developing a 'wait and see' approach to new games.



Joined: 3/02/04
Posts: 1233

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer..."

6/16/11 7:43:50 AM#6

I burn out playing MMOGs but it has nothing at all to do with hype, or expectations not being met. I learned a long time ago not to listen to hype, reviews, opinions, etc... If something that I see looks like something that I migh be interested in, I wait until it releases, play it, and make up my own mind based off that. It's a lesson that I think everyone that is a fan of this genre would do well to learn well... 

"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places..." ~ H.P.Lovecraft, "From Beyond"


Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/18/10
Posts: 3224

Veni, Vidi, Converti

6/16/11 7:47:48 AM#7

I get bored too quickly in an mmo after aquiring all the new skills that allow a new experience is finished ie the starting phase, so never get to the halfway stage of grind and where probably the burn-out process really cranks it out?! I think mmorpgs suffer a unique problem: They are designed to be truly large worlds except that players have to accept that the main interaction or the only interaction is being able to hop around on one foot all the time they are there, all over this shiny new world without being able to use their hands. So it does not matter how big those worlds are, if the interaction is as caricatured as above, then no wonder players "burn out" repeating the same modus operandi so exhaustively in the majority of these mmorps, with arms tied behind their backs observing these splendid lands... hopping forth!

I like what GW2 has done with the environmental weapons and picking objects up, transforming into something or swimming underwater and changing what skills you have to use... more of this please... a lot more could reduce burn-out syndrome? : )


Novice Member

Joined: 6/10/11
Posts: 625

6/16/11 7:48:12 AM#8

I think I've finally learned my lesson.  Most recently I believed the RIFT developers when they said it didn't matter how fast leveling was, because there was a ton of stuff to do at level 50 (lol).

From now on I'm going into every MMO release believing it will be mediocre until they prove me otherwise.


Forum Bunny

Joined: 10/24/10
Posts: 2694

6/16/11 7:56:52 AM#9
I dont like playing alone in an mmo. So that means most mmos are not good for me.

so now im mostly just playing co op games o.o

''/\/\'' Posted using Iphone bunni
( o.o)
**This bunny was cloned from bunnies belonging to Gobla and is part of the Quizzical Fanclub and the The Marvelously Meowhead Fan Club**


Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/30/04
Posts: 1282

6/16/11 8:01:25 AM#10

Well, in general playing a mmorpg truly is a long term relationship which comes with passion and dedication!
If the mmo, or the part of the mmo you be passionate about, is changed for the worse this absolutely gives a bad feeling and the grade of the "irritation" may translate into a long lasting hostility toward the decisionmakers and in general untrust if this is a common practice.

Personally i remeber most games a good way - with some annoyances here and there but this is nothing which could not be overcome.

But several disapointments from the same company together with an untrustworthy behavior and half assed excuses from what you know be lies, damage control truly destroy any confidence towards them.
One publisher/developer excelled in this manner^^

So i can only say: "If you light the fire you have to stand the heat!"

At all the genre needs to show more corporate and crafter ethics but that is a sign of the time and the best advice is to stay aloof of any hype as well as any anti-hype and make a picture of your own.

After a while you know them inside out!

PS: But i truly believe that there is a silver lining on the horizon...

"Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say:
Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around:


Advanced Member

Joined: 11/08/08
Posts: 3069

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

6/16/11 8:10:12 AM#11

Yes being burnt, and disappointed by several games.  That is why I stay so skeptical about new games now.

Burnt by the NGE, I just decided it was not worth my time staying mad, but when folks ask why I tell them how I saw it go down in my thoughts.

Disappointed by AOC,  I know the op going to stick me on this one, but it really was a huge disappointment.

Burnt by lotro, dnd, STO.    I will never ever play a game made by turbine, or Cryptic ever.

War hammer a total disaster

Rift lackluster at best, and huge disappointment.  I refused to be like the other lemmings on this one.

It going to take a special game to grab my attention now days,  still playing EQ2 despite the fact it is an SOE game.


Novice Member

Joined: 7/10/09
Posts: 277

6/16/11 10:52:35 AM#12

I may have once or twice been scorned by an MMO, but it was only due to the way I approached the MMO.  My own expectations, mostly regarding things external to the game.

When I approach games with a neutral agenda and try to just play them for fun's sake, then I have never played a disappointing game.

MMOs played: Horizons, Auto Assault, Ryzom, EVE, WAR, WoW, EQ2, LotRO, GW, DAoC, Aion, Requiem, Atlantica, DDO, Allods, Earth Eternal, Fallen Earth, Rift
Willing to try anything new

  User Deleted
6/16/11 2:02:56 PM#13

For me, just two titles did it and it was my own fault, not from being over hyped: Champions Online (CO) and Dungeon and Dragons Online (DDO).

I actually expected the pen and paper games, but was sorely disappointed. The game mechanics are nowhere near what these two tabletop PnP games are.


Novice Member

Joined: 7/05/06
Posts: 369

6/16/11 2:05:37 PM#14

Me. I simply never buy new games no matter the hype i give it some time.


Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/12/11
Posts: 1252


6/16/11 2:14:10 PM#15

Combination of  reasons why im not realy intrested anymore, mmo games are not intresting anymore and community have changed alot in last 6-7 years in a negative sense for me.

Asherons call 2 was last mmo i liked the community alot stopped early 2005.

Darkfall was not bad played 2 years but to much cheating(afkmacro/exploit)

But hate or totally vet up no not realy. There are just not any intresting games released anymore. There eather themeparks im not intresting in or unfinished indie sandbox games that are so bugged and useless not worth playing.

I just play solo games mainly RPGs untill maybe someday a intresting sandbox game comes along.


Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/15/09
Posts: 5295

The only luck I had today was to have you as my opponent.

6/16/11 2:16:22 PM#16

right here. happily playing WoW and EvE. I wnt for the sure thing and it payed off in both cases.


Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/02/05
Posts: 3047

Haggis Humper

6/16/11 2:23:06 PM#17

"What made the difference?"

I'll try to answer that honestly, even if it may be a bit uninformed through trying some games for only a short while and making quick impressions.

Stale combat.

That is the one thing that has made me feel old and jaded. Every game that comes out offers the same old same old stand there for 2-3 seconds to cast a spell staring at a timer bar. I admit, im not a melee player and love my casters. Every damn game gives us the exact same mechanics as any other caster, there is never anything different whatsoever. There was one F2P a few years ago which touted itself as being different but it ended up being more like a slot machine of spells, one childishly predictable.

AoC promised to revolutionise combat, and it did. For Melee. The promised spell weaving turned out to be too difficult to implement and we ended up with standard fare spell casting and a clickable buff that roots you.

If a game could give me the melee combat of AoC but as a Mage and the story that Bioware promises for TOR id be a happy chappy. I'd even settle for WAR's combat, it was fast paced albeit unbalanced.

It probably doesn't help that i started MMO's with City of Heroe's release. It's combat was quicker and more involving than most of the so called modern MMO's today, even 7 years later.



Joined: 9/24/07
Posts: 7386

"Kids, try imagining how far the universe extends! Keep thinking about it until you go insane."

6/16/11 2:23:22 PM#18

I've only had one major burn in the MMO industry,  and that was with The Matrix Online (and I guess to a lesser degree SWG).  Even when I bought Vanguard I knew what problems it had but was still happy to play it.


MxO was just in terrible shape on launch,  and they couldn't get it together.  They made way too many drastic changes in the final hours,  and I was really digging the setting.  As for SWG,  I don't feel like I got burned that much seeing as how I had my many months of fun with that title before the rapture,  but it did kind of suck.


But since then I haven't felt like I've been burned, even after buying WAR, V:SoH, DCUO, hell even Xsyon.  


To be honest I think you have to get burned at least once to really understand the ebb and flow of the MMORPG genre.  Its much less hazardous in the SP style games as usually what you see in a review is what you can expect, whereas in MMOs things can change drastically in just a few weeks.  You have to be able to accept that if you ever want to be happy playing an MMORPG.

"Loan me a Dragon I wanna see space"


Novice Member

Joined: 11/24/09
Posts: 3001

The more you hype an upcoming game in your mind, the more it will fail to meet your expectations.

6/16/11 2:24:13 PM#19

The developers and publishers of the industry have self-created the cynisism of so many gamers. Over the past several years, and countless MMO releases, developers have spewed out lies or half-truths about their games. Anywhere from claiming next-gen, to innovation, to claims of re-inventing the genre, those making these claims have done nothing but deliver half-baked ideas that pale in comparison to the grandeous claims they made in the past.

Long story short, developers have been vastly over-hyping their products, and consumers have gotten wise to it.

In this age of MMOs, anyone having more faith beyond a 'wait and see' attitude with regards to an upcoming MMO, is begging to get burned.


Novice Member

Joined: 8/06/03
Posts: 475

6/16/11 2:43:16 PM#20

I've been around here a long time. I pop my head in every so often to get a gauge of the community outlook on certain titles and the genre as a whole. It is a place where you can see a thoughtful and considered post about development tasks right next to a rage filled incoherent rant about nerfing/WoW/pvp/cover art.

I am also amused by the downward spiral of community standards in spelling and general sentence structure. It really keeps me on my toes as far as deciphering the new languages. (It should be noted that for many here English is a second language. A plus for the forum honestly) Yes, obviously my posts aren't perfect either. :P

At any rate, my point is that the core things haven't changed at all. The same posts about solo vs. group play. The same argument about 'you put your pvp in my peanut butter'..I mean 'pve'. The same general tone about gaming.

It is simply the nature of gamers I suspect. I'm not sure that the buildup of scars has changed the dynamic much.

3 Pages 1 2 3 » Search