Come at WoW, you best not miss.
A fairly popular MMORPG in which players assumed the role of a superhero and chose their own powers, combating gangs across Paragon City. All servers shut in late 2012, though a secret fan server has kept things going ever since.
The popularity of New Horizon's cartoon MMO for kids sadly wasn't saved by its minigames or igloo-tweaking options. Services shut down in early 2017, though the game lives on via private servers.
Monolith Productions had the uneasy task of turning a monolith movie into an MMO. It worked, but not well enough to keep players around. Unable to slow-mo dodge its fate, it was shut down in 2009.
A bland successor to Phantasy Star Online, this dungeon crawler felt dated the moment it launched. Western servers closed in 2010, but Japanese servers clung to life for a couple more years.
Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms hack-and-slash went online, but otherwise, this looked a lot like classic Dynasty Warriors. It managed to stick around for four years in the West before English servers were closed.
In an attempt to cash-in on the popularity of the movies, Disney Online meant for Pirates to coincide with the release of Dead Man's Chest, though it was delayed until 2007. Servers sank in 2013.
This launched with a bang and offered awesome large scale PvP with its Realm vs. Realm battles, but it had trouble holding onto players once the initial hype died down. Low subscriber counts led to services being shut in 2013.
An ambitious MMO that introduced RPG systems into a persistent shooter sounded like a winner, but financial troubles led developer Red 5 Studios to lay off 40 employees and eventually cease development on Firefall in 2017.
Despite a catchy mix of fantasy and sci-fi and a largely positive reception, Wildstar couldn't keep enough players around to justify the ongoing costs. It was shut down shortly after developer Carbine Studios closed in September 2018.
The follow-up to two of the most influential MMOs didn't even make it out of development. EverQuest Next was cancelled in March of 2016. Bummer.
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