The Daily Grind: What was the MMO highlight of E3?

    
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The last few years around convention time, I took a moment in The Daily Grind to ponder whether E3 had become irrelevant for MMO gamers in particular. This year, I can’t even ask that question with a straight face. While the con wasn’t swarming with true MMOs, the MMO announcements circling the expo were huge. Star Wars: The Old Republic is doing what to its storyline and factions? Guild Wars 2’s expansion is prepurchasable at what price? EVE: Valkyrie hasn’t been abandoned yet? (I kid, I kid.) Never mind that there’s an expansion on the way for Final Fantasy XIV, a patch for World of Warcraft next week, Blade & Soul en route and a F2P relaunch for WildStar, and oh yeah, Elder Scrolls Online console launch anyone? Almost every major MMO player showed up with something big this week.

But what was the biggest? What was the MMO highlight of E3? Bonus question: What was the highlight of E3 overall?

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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KenFromChicago
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KenFromChicago

josefreaksalem Hey, buddy, have you heard the good news about Star Citizen? 

It’s not just a space shooter, space combat or space sim–even if that’s how it started. It has grown to be so much more–even if there is a current stall in developing the FPS part of the mmo.

josefreaksalem
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josefreaksalem

The mmo genre has been way too stagnant for anything new to be exciting. These games call for a big budget even to develop all the basic features that have been in every mmo for the past 15 years. I really believe that this genre is at the verge of a crash just like the Adventure genre crashed about 10 or so years ago. If game designers don’t turn the genre around with new and exciting ideas, you can say bye bye to it because it’s just too big a risk for any game dev to take at this point.

Necromonger
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Necromonger

There was only one MMO i looked forward to for a long time and that was Archeage…

But damn did XLGames and Trion made it a hopeless pay to win mmo and with it ruined any incencitive to keep it playing.

While FFXV and WoW are still the best subscription themeparks for me personaly i just cant stand it anymore and want a sandbox / sandpark expirience that provided a world much like Archeage.

The state of mmo’s are embaresing for the time and age we live in…

And looking forward it will remain so for many years :(

These are my personal feelings and vieuws so please dont bash me for my personal disapointment with mmo’s ^^

dorn2
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dorn2

Xephyr dorn2 
Yea there were no MMO highlights.  They were too outshined by the single player games.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

1. SWTOR expansion
2. GW2 expansion

Nothing else.  (Even ESO stuff was content that people have already been waiting for)

crazeOne
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crazeOne

AMD Fury X

anarres
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anarres

Elikal Ialborcales I wouldn’t have expected it. EQNext wasn’t nowhere near to be hyped again, now when Daybreak tries to take their time for it.

Celestia
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Celestia

sray155 GMTA :)

AvatarOP
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AvatarOP

sray155 you need to have balls AND skills to do an mmo in these days an age.
yet another lame wow clone with an IP (or not even) slapped to it ?
with the same old systems, the same old grind, the same old powercreep and all that BS ?

gonna tank. tank hard.

sray155
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sray155

I realized after I posted my comment above that I basically said the same thing.