The Daily Grind: What wishful-thinking PAX West MMORPG announcement would blow you away?

Massively OP’s MJ Guthrie is at PAX West (formerly known as PAX Prime, a much catchier name if you ask me!) for us this weekend as it kicks off today, accompanied by a huge roster of stuff to see, from Ashes of Creation and Ship of Heroes to Chronicles of Elyria and Dual Universe — and a dozen more. She might get to eat lunch, but she will definitely not get to sit down!

The good news is that the con is gearing up for a much better showing for MMORPGs than we’ve had in the past two or three years, something that ought to fill you with cheer. On the other hand, what I’d like above all else is to be getting major MMORPG announcements — new AAAs, new expansions — in addition to these solid in-progress games that actually have the PR prowess and cash to show up (which is good too!). It’s a changing landscape out there, folks!

What PAX West announcement would blow you away? What would you most want to see? And of the games in attendance, what do you most want us to see and ask about for you?

(That map, by the way, can be checked out in full via pdf on the PAX website. Checkit: Ashes’ and ARK’s booths are as big as Bethsoft’s.

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Whales become extinct so developers have to work on game content instead of the next lock box :)

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Dystopiq

Amazon’s New World but I’m sure they’ll do that for Twitchcon

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Kingdoms of Amalur IP bought for MMO development.

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Duey Bear

The aesthetic of the KoA reminded me of GW1. Would love an MMO.

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Nathaniel Downes

Oh, that would be awesome

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Mr Poolaty

AAA console true mmo announcement for launch even in beta within the next 6 to 12 months…

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Mr Poolaty

I actually log into this site at least twice a day in hopes of seeing such….

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Alex Malone

Things that would blow me away:

1) SW:TOR is shutting down – piss poor performance and inevitable tailoff is resulting in EA shutting the game down. Whilst this is obviously bad news for existing players, it would open the way for a new SW MMO – hopefully timed for just after Ep 9 and aiming to be SWG 2.0

2) Amazon giving us concrete details about New World and it actually being an MMO – I have some lingering doubts that New World won’t actually be an MMO, just another survival game. It would be awesome to find out more and for the game to actually be an MMO.

3) Someone announces a AAA Warhammer 40k MMO – preferably it will have already been in development for 3 years, is now about to enter beta testing, with a release date in 2018. And for it to actually look like a good game….

4) Rockstar announces a GTA MMO – like GTA online, just, you know, an actual MMO, without the 32 player cap on each instance and without being a glorified lobby game. They could do some awesome things with the IP and they must have one of the best financial positions in the world.

5) Turbine announces legacy servers for LotRO – the first 6 months of LotRO are probably my happiest in gaming history. Group focused, difficult content, skill more important than gear, relatively good pvp balance…..I would resubscribe to a pre-moria legacy server.

6) Announcement of a Raymond E Feist / Riftwar MMO – my favourite author and series of books so would love to be able to explore the world in an MMO format.

7) Financial analysts announce the end of free to play – yeh, pipedream I know, but I’d love some financial analyst to announce that they’ve been studying the figures from all the major developers and have concluded that F2P is actually a worse business model for the West in the long run.

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zeko_rena

I am actually enjoying SWTOR at the moment so I would rather it does not shut down thanks :)

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Duey Bear

I want whatever you are having.

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Ket Viliano

Dreamsauce.

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astald

I would also like a new Star Wars MMO as the outdated look and gameplay of SWTOR is what usually keeps me from returning to it. I don’t see why it would have to be shut down in order to facilitate work on a new MMO, there are several unrevealed Star Wars projects currently being worked on at EA so it’s possible a new MMO could be one.
I also don’t think GTA would make a stand-alone MMO at the moment because they are making an absurd amount of money off of GTA:V at the moment. Maybe RDR2 or GTA:VI will have true MMOs incorporated.

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miol

Anything PvE related I already consider it a win! ;P

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kofteburger

2Land2Mark

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Wakkander

Asheron’s Call 3, based on the core concepts of the first and being developed by fans of the original with a triple a budget. Turbine/WB has no involvement.

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astald

I know they don’t have a booth there but the MMORPG announcement I am most anticipating (or hoping for anyway) is Paradox announcing a new World of Darkness MMO.

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Nathaniel Downes

I don’t know if I should be amused or insulted that we make a panel, and the guys we invited to join us get the shout out…..

Nah, amused. See you all at PAX. Just don’t forget, 8pm Sunday in Cat theater!