The Second Annual I Hate MMORPGs Awards

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 13

Can you believe it?

It's already been (over) a year since the last phoned in awards post! Without any demand whatsoever I present you with the Second Annual I Hate MMORPGs Awards! If you missed the first one, you can find it here.

If you disagree with any of the following scores, awards, or points, I still don't care.

And the winners are...

Best Space-Themed Stand-Alone World of Warcraft Expansion: Star Wars - The Old Republic

Most disappointing clone of a WoW Clone: Guild Wars 2

Too ugly to try (The Butter-face Award): Wurm Online

Best French Knock-off of a Korean Japanese Anime Knock-off: Wakfu

Most socially inept community: Eve Online

Korean Games (in no particular order): Dragon Nest, TERA, Vindictus, Atlantica

Strangest attempt to make MMORPG mechanics more boring: The Secret World

Worst MMORPG environment that nobody ever asked for: Salem

Most shameless pandering: Darkfall Online

Worst Development Staff: Mortal Online

The inevitable disappointment award: Planetside 2

Most insignificant kickstart: Embers of Caerus

Too good to be true: ArcheAge

Strangest Announcement: Tie: World of Shadowbane / Earthrise First Impact

Best year for MMO Gaming: 1999

And the Award for Most Terrible goes to...

TERA! Give me my 5 minutes back!

Did I miss any? Add them in to the comment section and I might add them on to the list.


  1. Guess we can't have a guild wars 2 award since it isn't out yet. Maybe next year!!!

  2. Screw GW2, honestly. The combat feels like a less floaty and less responsive. It's so shitty I almost got angry playing it. And on top of that the camera doesn't follow your mouse 1:1 but instead has a break mechanic, so to say. It feels like your mouse arm is in a tank of sirup. Disgusting game and the zelous fanboys are arguably worse

  3. ^I meant: Tne combat feels like a floaty and less responsive Wow combat system

    Sorry, It's in the middle of the night and I'm tired :P

  4. Yeah, Guild Wars 2 is weird because it's the first game to actually deliberately clone features of a WoW clone. It simply doesn't 'feel' fun to play, like you said. ArenaNet clearly phoned this one in, but at least they added jumping to the game this time...

  5. EvE is disqualified it is a worst games list right? EvE is more MS Office in space on top of a MMO engine. :D

  6. Hah, TERA.

    I just got a email in my secondary account "TERA - New End game PvP battlegrounds and more End game Dungeons!"

    I don't even need to say anything. Hahahaha.

  7. "Without any demand whatsoever I present you with the Second Annual I Hate MMORPGs Awards!"

    Hahaha I fucking loved reading this and all your other "articles", this shit is hilarious <3

  8. Miguelito is the only guy with common sense in this scene. You guys need to realize that all these games are shit and not worth your time and stop living a dream that one day you'll find that 'game'.

    Not worth playing the current batch of shit until something good comes along. I'm selling my gaming PC and focusing on music production for now.

  9. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, Prof. Thanks anon.

  10. > The inevitable disappointment award: Planetside 2

    NOOOO, don't crush my hopes to enjoy gaming one last time in my life. :(

  11. If only you went back in time with this list just after GW2 manifesto, i wish i could go back in time and kick my own ass believing in arena net lies -_-. I would have preferred to have that $60 stolen than spent on GW2.

  12. I wish I had read this blog before getting guild Wars2. With only two months of WOW under my belt, I had no idea of these things. I thought my problems with GW 2 was just nitpicking but it looks like they are common problems across the entire MMO genre


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