Stealing a blog post idea from TAGN today (not that he invented it, but reading his sparked mine, so yea). MMOs in 2012.
EVE: Assuming the server is still up (bhahaha), I’ll be playing EVE. My last go with the game lasted a little under a year, although back then I was more or less ‘doing it wrong’ and stupidly burned myself out more than anything. Part of my motivation to start my own Corp was to avoid that fate. So far so good. And with CCP recently stating that more Crucible-like expansions/patched are in store for 2012, I think everyone playing with have plenty to be happy about. How Dust 514 fits into EVE, and how that game itself plays, will also be interesting.
Darkfall: Will Darkfall 2.0 come out in 2012? Is it vaporware? Is Darkfall itself going F2P or being bought by someone else? Or is Aventurine in a better spot now with some extra funding, and can finally ‘finish’ what they started? I’m hoping the latter is true, because Darkfall did a lot of things right (best combat system in any MMO, ever), and in its prime it was some of the best MMO gaming I’ve ever played. In a genre where voiced text is seen as significant, and where the ability to experience all of the content solo is seen as a huge plus, we need more games like Darkfall that actually do something other than rehash EQ1 with a bigger budget.
Guild Wars 2: I was not overly impressed with GW2 at PAX. I don’t believe it will cure cancer like some are convinced it will. It’s number three on my list for 2012. But with all of that said, it’s number three because the rest of what’s coming or is out is horrible, so here’s hoping GW2 is better than what I experienced, and actually brings something new and worthwhile to the table in 2012. Assuming it launches of course.
The rest: Will Dawntide every get itself together? Is that Pathfinder MMO a hidden gem? Will WoW go F2P before SW:TOR does? Is 38 Studio’s Copernicus EVER going to be released? Are we finally going to get details on how Blizzard is going to tackle the Farmville market with Titan? Are all of the horrible looking MMOs (FireFall, ArcheAge, Tera) really that horrible? Is it possible that everyone on the internet is going to be playing LoL by the time 2012 ends? Am I still going to be the #1 WoW blogger on the web?
We’ll find out in 2012 (except for that #1 WoW blogger thing, that’s a total lock)