Shame they missed, meridian 59, UO, Dark Sun Online, The Realm, Anagan, Moria, I could go on...but really. MMO's did exist before the web and yes they had graphics. Not all were MUD's but I played those too.
After the server dropped and I hopped back into the launcher to see what was up, I was once again faced with a massive patch. Exact same thing happened with Champions Online launch. *Sigh* Disappointing they can't learn from their mistakes.