The Weekly Raid: When Were You Last Hyped For A MMORPG?

With so many promising MMORPGs in the pipeline, its easy to go through cycles of hype and indifference towards various projects. Whether its a game still in development or an existing game releasing a new patch or expansion, we want to know when the last time you felt hyped for a MMORPG.

We've highlighted the fact that games like Star Citizen already have voluntary monthly subscriptions, conventions, thriving forums, clan activity, and so forth. Its not difficult to imagine a new user being drawn to the project several years ago, spending hours per day researching the game, discussing it on various forums, buying ships, trading those ships, attending global meet-up events for years before finally burning out -- all before the game is even released!

On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have classic titles like World of Warcraft and RuneScape still on a very active development cycle. Each WoW expansion seems to draw in millions of players who had previous stated they were done with the game. The release of Classic servers for WoW should have the same effect it has had for RuneScape, namely the return of millions of players.

For others, its the launch of a new private server that brings back the hype. Unlike other classic MMORPGs, MapleStory has thus far refused to offer a classic server. That has forced many users to turn to private servers for that pre-Big Bang experience.

Let us know the last time you were hyped for a MMORPG!

Lifelong gamer always looking for the next virtual adventure. I'm still waiting for the next big MMORPG. Until then, you can find me hopping between multiple games.

  • Snake Eyes

    Im not that old, but i really havent been hyped for any MMORPG for as long as i can remember..

    I wanna try to play all of them, but in the end, nothing sticks for too long (hardly even few hours) and some devs release cash shop content few months later and then you realize how much time you've wasted.

    All new MMORPGs do the same thing, publishers are basically like AAA publishers at this point, launch a new version every couple years and close the last one. We see a new trend with fresh servers, which is really funny cash grab. And there is huge mobile craze as well, which is getting a bit silent at the moment.

    Closest thing to hype now would be.. Bless, but i dont have any hopes for it. MMO as a genre is dying and it needs an extremely good game that can appeal to both MMORPG fans and casual players. First impressions are extremely important, game needs to be easy to get into or i'll get bored trying to find out how things work.

    There are simply too many games, and playerbases keep splitting. If i could be assured that game would be healthy and lively i'd hop on it straight away, any game has a potential to become a good game if there is big playerbase, especially if its MMORPG.

  • Vlad

    Archeage and B&S was probably the last time i got hyped.

    Now i'm not even willing to follow games before they get full released. Screw this early acces/founder packs and all that crap trying to grab my money.

    Crowfall almost raised my interest but the games looks like a money grab (Archeage style)

  • rawrrrrrrr

    a LONG time ago I was hoping for Phantasy star online 2.... and 3 years ago Maplestory 2..... guess what never appeared in the west

  • Augosyx

    The last time I was hyped for an MMORPG was when FFXIV 2.0 was announced not only for the PC but also for the PS3 in 2013 (or was it 2012?). As I only owned a potato PC at the time and I was all console gamer all the way, I had to take that plunge and PS4 and a PC later, still hyped about FFXIV even on its recent big patch.

  • YAYA_MA_ZAZA

    The last time I was hyped for an MMORPG was when FFXIV 2.0 was announced not only for the PC but also for the PS3 in 2013 (or was it 2012?). As I only owned a potato PC at the time and I was all console gamer all the way, I had to take that plunge and PS4 and a PC later, still hyped about FFXIV even on its recent big patch

  • ULTIM ICHIGO

    Archeage and B&S was probably the last time i got hyped.Now i'm not even willing to follow games before they get full released. Screw this early acces/founder packs and all that crap trying to grab my money.Crowfall almost raised my interest but the games looks like a money grab (Archeage style)

  • Heartyae

    I guess I'm pretty hyped for Lost Ark but Immersion is dimmed by gender lock. So I don't imagine I'll be playing that for longer than I hit end game. Bless/AiR and A little just very little Ashes of creation. Because I don't like the graphics behind it.

    My honest opinion, I don't need a game to look extremely amazing to play it. But I can't play a bad looking game. Ragnarok is good enough to be one of my favourite games (I think Developers need to learn this). But that's besides the point, I need fluid and optimal gameplay. Black desert managed to get both (But doesn't feel like an MMORPG, or it'd probably be the best.) That will probably give me some extremely high hype towards a game. Bless might just get me for a while, AiR too although it's not really fluid simply because it's not focused on one type of gameplay.

    As far as I'm concerned, the most popular games are very low resource games with high budgets. Which is why they're popular

  • Morgan Gauthier

    Archeage and B&S was probably the last time i got hyped.Now i'm not even willing to follow games before they get full released. Screw this early acces/founder packs and all that crap trying to grab my money.Crowfall almost raised my interest but the games looks like a money grab (Archeage style)

  • drtim

    Archeage and B&S was probably the last time i got hyped.Now i'm not even willing to follow games before they get full released. Screw this early acces/founder packs and all that crap trying to grab my money.Crowfall almost raised my interest but the games looks like a money grab (Archeage style)

  • MADMAX1982

    The last time I was hyped for an MMORPG was when FFXIV 2.0 was announced not only for the PC but also for the PS3 in 2013 (or was it 2012?). As I only owned a potato PC at the time and I was all console gamer all the way, I had to take that plunge and PS4 and a PC later, still hyped about FFXIV even on its recent big patch

  • Him

    The last time I was hyped for an MMORPG was when FFXIV 2.0 was announced not only for the PC but also for the PS3 in 2013 (or was it 2012?). As I only owned a potato PC at the time and I was all console gamer all the way, I had to take that plunge and PS4 and a PC later, still hyped about FFXIV even on its recent big patch

  • yami

    Last one for me was Tree of savior , i was so hyped for that game FeelsBadMan

  • TianlanSha

    Before the first Western launch of ASTA (under Webzen), after that apathy took over. xD

  • Andres Rodrigo L

    last one was maybe black desert online cause the original game is free to play but NA people decided to make it buy to play. the funny thing is the game will become free to play in the futurue like aion, tera, wildstar ,etc. mmmh now the only good game im waiting to play is dead frontier 2. dead frontier 1 is a good game, reached to level 222 and bought the most powerful weapon with in game cash playing it for more than 16 months every day. dead frontier 2 looks like my next "play it everyday" game.

  • I was recently hyped for FFXIV Patch 4.2 - they added 4 new savage raids and numerous new dungeons. I set my alarm clock to 2AM when the servers came up and had a blast experiencing the new savage raids right as they came out. Was mega fun 😀

  • It's not a MMORPG Technically but when its on PC Monster Hunter World! Maplestory 2 and PSO2 Also let me down PSO2 is playable on the japanese server though ^.^ back when i played it of course a year ago.

  • Berke Güleray

    Crowfall. I hope it not end up like Albion.