Very few things get me as excited as the announcement of a new expansion for a favorite MMO. Expansions are thrilling events, stirring up publicity and community interest, serving to attract both new and old players alike to their release.
A truly terrific expansion can even feel like a game’s launch all over again, particularly if it can keep technical issues to a minimum while reinvigorating the game without ruining it. I’ve played mediocre expansions that played it too safe, horrible expansions that broke things that worked, and wonderful expansions that gave me great hope for that MMO’s future.
Among my favorite releases were City of Villains, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan. I’d love to hear from you today about the best expansions, campaigns, and stand-alone products you’ve experienced and what made them so great!