Massively OP’s 2016 Blooper Awards: Worst MMORPG Jargon of the Year

    
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Massively OP’s end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for Worst MMORPG Jargon of 2016. And the winner is…

“Class Fantasy”

World of Warcraft has been pushing “class fantasy” since before Legion, and in concept, it should be a good thing, if a shallow one for a genre once defined by allowing you to carve out your own role and story. It should give classes thematic meaning and connection, lore and roleplaying foundations — but instead, the term has become synonymous with bad design, or more specifically, with hand-waving all bad mechanics decisions away under the entirely arbitrary “class fantasy” justification, which Blizzard literally just made up. Grr.

Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards while you’re at it.