Trending Games | Pirate101 | World of Warcraft | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Wizard101

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,899,625 Users Online:0
Games:751  Posts:6,268,298
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
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online 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 Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X 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 Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade 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 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 Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Cyberpunk 2077 Céiron Wars
D-F
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 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 Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond 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 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
G-L
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 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 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 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 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 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 Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
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: 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 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 Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale 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 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
R-S
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 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 Online 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 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 Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
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 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 Traveller AR Travia Online Travian 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 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 Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online 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

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

The Pub at MMORPG.COM  » The 3 Worst MMO Companies Of All Time

7 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 » Search
129 posts found
  Dilweed

Novice Member

Joined: 8/17/04
Posts: 221

6/26/14 7:04:26 AM#21
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

 

It has nothing to do with actual legit reasons,  it's all about the "cool thing to do" right now is hate on the big bad evil companies...well EA is one of those companies according to them so the sheep follow the other sheep cause it's "cool".

 

Bullfrog, Westwood, Origin, Maxis, Bioware, DICE, all gone, I'm probably forgetting a few.... Calling everyone sheep makes you what? cool?
  GeezerGamer

Elite Member

Joined: 4/03/12
Posts: 4879

6/26/14 7:08:16 AM#22
Nope, your list is incorrect/incomplete without Funcom in it.

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  SpottyGekko

Elite Member

Joined: 9/26/04
Posts: 2956

6/26/14 7:13:52 AM#23

I have a sneaky suspicion that 99% of MMO development companies will be nominated for the "Top 3" list by someone in this thread !

 

 

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 7:19:29 AM#24
Originally posted by Dilweed
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

 

It has nothing to do with actual legit reasons,  it's all about the "cool thing to do" right now is hate on the big bad evil companies...well EA is one of those companies according to them so the sheep follow the other sheep cause it's "cool".

 

Bullfrog, Westwood, Origin, Maxis, Bioware, DICE, all gone, I'm probably forgetting a few.... Calling everyone sheep makes you what? cool?

Hmm Dice still involved with BF4 so not gone..getting info from a sheep are you?

Bioware still involved with ME, DA, Swtoe so not gone...getting your info from a sheep are you?

So lying on a post makes you what?  Cool?

 

 

  User Deleted
6/26/14 7:25:26 AM#25
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

  User Deleted
6/26/14 7:28:56 AM#26
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

 

It has nothing to do with actual legit reasons,  it's all about the "cool thing to do" right now is hate on the big bad evil companies...well EA is one of those companies according to them so the sheep follow the other sheep cause it's "cool".

Not that you'll care to listen, but I am neither a "sheep" nor am I one to dislike anything because it's "cool".  I pretty much grew out of that a couple decades ago.

If you haven't watched EA and their business practices during the past several years, then I would say that you are the "sheep" here.

  Talonsin

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 7/19/06
Posts: 1102

6/26/14 7:32:44 AM#27

Fully agree about Cryptic and SOE.  Cryptic is just a terrible group, some good coders but they lack direction and creativity, it is even worse now that PWI bought them. 

I would also like to add Hammerpoint to that list.  I know they sold off or moved Infestation to some other subsidiary but Sergi is just a greedy idiot.

  Loktofeit

Elite Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12401

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

6/26/14 7:32:46 AM#28
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

You don't see the double standard in knocking NCSoft for Auto Assault and City of Heroes, and then dismissing EA because they were publisher, not developer?

 

But to list some of EA's MMOs

  • Motor City Online
  • Ultima Online 
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Earth and Beyond
  • The Sims Online
  • Warhammer Online
There were also some that never made it out of development, like Privateer Online, UO2 and UX:O.
 
 
 
"Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys." - Quizzical
 
Quizzical summed it up very well. 

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 7:32:51 AM#29
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 7:36:36 AM#30
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

You don't see the double standard in knocking NCSoft for Auto Assault and City of Heroes, and then dismissing EA because they were publisher, not developer?

 

But to list some of EA's MMOs

  • Motor City Online
  • Ultima Online 
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Earth and Beyond
  • The Sims Online
  • Warhammer Online
There were also some that never made it out of development, like Privateer Online, UO2 and UX:O.

 

So because the games you listed were not successful not making money (that is the point of running a successful business FYI)  most before EA ever got involved you are going to blame EA for shutting them down?  Yeah that sounds like a very logical way of thinking...
  Loktofeit

Elite Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12401

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

6/26/14 7:38:24 AM#31
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

Peter Moore, is that you?

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Loktofeit

Elite Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12401

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

6/26/14 7:40:40 AM#32
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

You don't see the double standard in knocking NCSoft for Auto Assault and City of Heroes, and then dismissing EA because they were publisher, not developer?

 

But to list some of EA's MMOs

  • Motor City Online
  • Ultima Online 
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Earth and Beyond
  • The Sims Online
  • Warhammer Online
There were also some that never made it out of development, like Privateer Online, UO2 and UX:O.

 

So because the games you listed were not successful not making money (that is the point of running a successful business FYI)  most before EA ever got involved you are going to blame EA for shutting them down?  Yeah that sounds like a very logical way of thinking...

I didn't blame EA for anything. You're unnecessarily defensive. So much so that you made that comment about a list that included UO and DAoC. He asked what EA released. I listed the MMOs. 

Seems we've got someone with an agenda here. Shame. 

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 7:50:19 AM#33
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

Peter Moore, is that you?

 

Nope just a normal joe that understands that being "well-liked" in life and in business does not give you automatic pass to being successful.  Sorry I am the one to give you that harsh life lesson.  

 

I play Swtor if they came out and said they are shutting it down because it's not profitable guess what I wouldn't shed a tear, I would move on with my life and not miss a beat.  I sure wouldn't cry and act like they are some evil company cause they made a good business decision by shutting down something that wasn't working.  It's really not that hard of a concept.  

 

Any business not just in video games so purpose is not to be "well-liked" but to be financially successful.  Now based on how financially successful EA is a meager $1billion in revenue it's pretty clear they are also "well-liked" by some people. 

 

  User Deleted
6/26/14 7:50:47 AM#34
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

I'm assuming you're serious..

Selling out does not mean they were in financial trouble.  There's no evidence that (most of) these companies were in trouble before EA came in, offered a more than fair buyout proposal, with clever contracts which makes them think they'll still be able to produce games as before, and find out too late that  - yes -  it was too good to be true.

I seriously cba to dig up all of the legitimate articles to support my statement.  If you want to disprove me, by all means try to find articles to the contrary.  White-Knighting EA is most ridiculous thing I've seen a long time - so thanks for that at least.

I'm done.  This is going nowhere.  I could go to the trouble to provide irrefutable evidence to support my statements and it wouldn't be enough for you to admit you were wrong.  So why bother?

 

Best of luck championing EA, "our great savior".  Or as I like to call them, "The Great Devourer".

 

EDIT: And bypassing the logical and well-laid arguments and going for cheap shots quoting things out of context doesn't help your cause.  A friendly tip.

  Dilweed

Novice Member

Joined: 8/17/04
Posts: 221

6/26/14 7:55:37 AM#35
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Dilweed
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

 

It has nothing to do with actual legit reasons,  it's all about the "cool thing to do" right now is hate on the big bad evil companies...well EA is one of those companies according to them so the sheep follow the other sheep cause it's "cool".

 

Bullfrog, Westwood, Origin, Maxis, Bioware, DICE, all gone, I'm probably forgetting a few.... Calling everyone sheep makes you what? cool?

Hmm Dice still involved with BF4 so not gone..getting info from a sheep are you?

Bioware still involved with ME, DA, Swtoe so not gone...getting your info from a sheep are you?

So lying on a post makes you what?  Cool?

 

 

 

Lol, I knew you were gonna say that, whatever dude, like DICE and Bioware are doing great, BF4 is one big bug fest and when was the last time Bioware made a good game like they used too? It is hard to destroy a studio in a few months, give it 2 more years. Anyway, ignorance is bliss, keep blissing, more power to you :)

 

/edit

Ow, you also missed one, Maxis is still around, remember simcity online? LOL

I hope you don't miss the sarcasm this time like you missed the irony last time

/edit2

I forgot the most important part, I'm already cool, no need to lie :D

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 7:59:03 AM#36
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

I'm assuming you're serious..

Selling out does not mean they were in financial trouble.  There's no evidence that (most of) these companies were in trouble before EA came in, offered a more than fair buyout proposal, with clever contracts which makes them think they'll still be able to produce games as before, and find out too late that  - yes -  it was too good to be true.

I seriously cba to dig up all of the legitimate articles to support my statement.  If you want to disprove me, by all means try to find articles to the contrary.  White-Knighting EA is most ridiculous thing I've seen a long time - so thanks for that at least.

I'm done.  This is going nowhere.  I could go to the trouble to provide irrefutable evidence to support my statements and it wouldn't be enough for you to admit you were wrong.  So why bother?

 

Best of luck championing EA, "our great savior".  Or as I like to call them, "The Great Devourer".

 

EDIT: And bypassing the logical and well-laid arguments and going for cheap shots quoting things out of context doesn't help your cause.  A friendly tip.

 

A little friendly tip for you also...all these companies had lawyers and that fact you can't produce one link to back up your accusations proves you have no proof of this and are just repeating something you heard on a post one time and thought it sounded cleaver.  

 

Btw if understanding business is white knighting then I guess I'm guilty.  

  Loktofeit

Elite Member

Joined: 1/13/10
Posts: 12401

Currently playing EVE, SMITE, ArcheAge, and Combat Arms

6/26/14 7:59:19 AM#37
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

Peter Moore, is that you?

 

Nope just a normal joe that understands that being "well-liked" in life and in business does not give you automatic pass to being successful.  Sorry I am the one to give you that harsh life lesson.  

 

I play Swtor if they came out and said they are shutting it down because it's not profitable guess what I wouldn't shed a tear, I would move on with my life and not miss a beat.  I sure wouldn't cry and act like they are some evil company cause they made a good business decision by shutting down something that wasn't working.  It's really not that hard of a concept.  

 

Any business not just in video games so purpose is not to be "well-liked" but to be financially successful.  Now based on how financially successful EA is a meager $1billion in revenue it's pretty clear they are also "well-liked" by some people. 

 

You're throwing out insults and snide remarks over a comment I neither made nor defended, primarily because you took it out of context and are backing it with completely false information. In any case, your replies have gone from confusingly crazy to awesomely amusing, so I look forward to your future contributions to this thread. 

 

"And wikipedia is as accurate as Britannica. Wikipedia is very reliable. You would be hard pressed to find a more reliable source for these kinds of things." -fivoroth

  CrazKanuk

Elite Member

Joined: 10/06/09
Posts: 1216

6/26/14 8:10:30 AM#38
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Well if we want to go there, NCSoft  "really" isn't a development house either. 

 

Unfortunately, you seem to forget some real key things about these companies. First, SOE SAVED Vanguard. The fact that Brad McQuaid is a waste of skin can't be blamed, to any degree, on SOE. They believed in the concept he pitched. Unfortunately, we see that the delta between vision and reality for Brad is outside his own reach (as with Pantheon). As far as SWG goes, I think that Smedley admitted that there were mistakes made, and I never fault anyone for remaining accountable. Smed might be one of the few, true MMO advocates that there are out there right now. Regardless what you think, this guys really does geek out on MMOs. Also, SOE is a company who is still trying to trail blaze. They're one of the few companies actually taking risks. They've got their All Access pass, which is pretty damn awesome. With they published WoW. What's your gripe man? That one game they did only survived a few years? Geez! That's an eternity for most games in this genre. Get a clue! 

 

As for NCSoft, Guild Wars and CoH. Nuff said. Again, it was around for nearly a decade!!! 

 

As far as Cryptic goes, if you consider CoH mediocre, IDK what you're looking for. Call Neverwinter mediocre, sure, but CoH was great. STO, never really got into it, but it still lives on today. What are we at now? 5 years? 

 

I really don't get your arguments, they seem to center around a single game that the company did that people still tend to whine and gripe about. Personally, I'm tired of hearing about SWG because the support for the game, outside of an extreme niche, was never really there. After the initial box sales were done, it was only downhill from there. 

Crazkanuk

----------------
Azarelos - 90 Hunter - Emerald
Durnzig - 90 Paladin - Emerald
Demonicron - 90 Death Knight - Emerald Dream - US
Tankinpain - 90 Monk - Azjol-Nerub - US
Brindell - 90 Warrior - Emerald Dream - US
----------------

  Hockeyisthegame

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/16/14
Posts: 96

6/26/14 8:15:42 AM#39
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Hockeyisthegame
Originally posted by Acidon.Numen
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by sludgebeard

I keep seeing people saying EA.

 

What MMO's has EA themselves ever created? 

Much of the hatred is not so much for what EA creates as for what EA destroys.  Find a respected studio, buy it, bleed the life out of it, shut it down.  Fans of the formerly respected studio tend not to like this.

Exactly this.

It's similar to a horse.  EA buys a known and well-liked studio (a good horse), ride it hard until it collapses, and then put two in the head and look for their next horse. 

 

Yes blame EA...don't you think as you say these "well-liked" studios if they were I don't know "well run" "financially stable" they wouldn't need to be bought but EA?  So you think EA put a gun to their head and made them sell their company?  Most of the complies that were "well-liked" and not "financially sound" would have died well before they did if EA didn't put money into them.  

 

But I guess to the likes of you being "well-liked" is all that matters in the world of business right???  /facepalm 

Peter Moore, is that you?

 

Nope just a normal joe that understands that being "well-liked" in life and in business does not give you automatic pass to being successful.  Sorry I am the one to give you that harsh life lesson.  

 

I play Swtor if they came out and said they are shutting it down because it's not profitable guess what I wouldn't shed a tear, I would move on with my life and not miss a beat.  I sure wouldn't cry and act like they are some evil company cause they made a good business decision by shutting down something that wasn't working.  It's really not that hard of a concept.  

 

Any business not just in video games so purpose is not to be "well-liked" but to be financially successful.  Now based on how financially successful EA is a meager $1billion in revenue it's pretty clear they are also "well-liked" by some people. 

 

You're throwing out insults and snide remarks over a comment I neither made nor defended, primarily because you took it out of context and are backing it with completely false information. In any case, your replies have gone from confusingly crazy to awesomely amusing, so I look forward to your future contributions to this thread. 

 

 

What information is completely false?
  Shaigh

Elite Member

Joined: 3/07/13
Posts: 313

6/26/14 8:22:16 AM#40
Originally posted by GrayImpact

I feel like this wasn't given much thought or only mentioned big names.

 

What about Nexon, frogster, Ankama? They're all much worse then any of these.

I totally agree on nexon and gameforge, but I can't say I ever heard of ankama, 

7 Pages « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 » Search