MMOs that had worse launches than this?

#1Mdogg1214Posted 9/1/2013 9:26:44 AM
Le's do this. Cause I need some straws to grasp where I can say "Well this is awful but at least it's not as bad as *blank*".

So just to recollect, this is a relaunch of a failed MMO that came out 2 years ago, had 4 beta phases, had major server problems since Early Access weekend on the 24th, and 8 days later they still can't run the game smoothly.

Name MMOs that had a worse start than that.
#2arucard199Posted 9/1/2013 9:29:32 AM
People have been having a lot worse issues than me. I'm able to usually get on despite 1017 by using a looping macro pressing numpad 0 for me. I know that doesn't work for everyone, though.

So, to me personally, this launch hasn't been all that bad. When you're on, the game runs smoothly, no FATEs screwing up like they did in GW2, no crashes, hell I don't even think I've seen a bug yet.
#3Ghost_TurtlePosted 9/1/2013 9:30:14 AM
It really depends. The game really doesn't have any issues other than the stupid 1017. Vanguard was so buggy at release it was unplayable while you was playing. At least AAR isnt that bad.
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#4granasaberxPosted 9/1/2013 9:31:37 AM
World of Warcraft was pretty bad. Game lagged so much that nobody could play. That lasted for about 2 days. When Burning Crusade launched, some people lost their characters and Blizzard was unable to recover them. That was a bad one.

At least with FF, people are able to play, they just need more servers for the 1017 people.
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#5WellThoughtNamePosted 9/1/2013 9:32:14 AM
Ghost_Turtle posted...
It really depends. The game really doesn't have any issues other than the stupid 1017. Vanguard was so buggy at release it was unplayable while you was playing. At least AAR isnt that bad.


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Only 1017 you say?
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#6Ghost_TurtlePosted 9/1/2013 9:45:09 AM
WellThoughtName posted...
Ghost_Turtle posted...
It really depends. The game really doesn't have any issues other than the stupid 1017. Vanguard was so buggy at release it was unplayable while you was playing. At least AAR isnt that bad.


1017
10102
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Unable to update lists

Only 1017 you say?



Its the only one Ive had. Sucks to be me I guess =(
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#7Mdogg1214(Topic Creator)Posted 9/1/2013 9:45:18 AM
granasaberx posted...
World of Warcraft was pretty bad. Game lagged so much that nobody could play. That lasted for about 2 days. When Burning Crusade launched, some people lost their characters and Blizzard was unable to recover them. That was a bad one.

At least with FF, people are able to play, they just need more servers for the 1017 people.


You know what, I don't think WoW was worse. Yeah it lagged like hell but at least it was all running well after a few days. This crap has been going on for over a week now.
#8derratePosted 9/1/2013 9:46:48 AM
We're now at the point where this is rapidly approaching the title of worst launch ever.

The servers have been so terrible that I'd wager a 90% chance nothing will get fixed on Wednesday. In fact, it will most likely get worse.

If that happens, we have a new loser.
#9TES_NutPosted 9/1/2013 9:47:02 AM
GW2 got accounts hacked. More than once.
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#10BallroompiratePosted 9/1/2013 9:47:49 AM
The only correct answer is WoW, although that was back in 2004 which you really can't compare a game from 2013 to a game 9 years ago. There's been some "rough" launches but none on the scale of FF14 ARR bad.

Don't get me wrong I love the game when I can actually play it and the servers are up or the server isn't full (seriously wtf...) but on a technical stand point the game is pretty bad....
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