The Daily Grind: We’re headed to PAX East – what do you most want to see?

Yes, it’s that time again, time to drive up to Boston and take part in the annual collection of games and poorly laid-out convention halls that makes up PAX East. There are panels to be attended if you can get in line early enough, merch to be bought, and most importantly for our purposes, interviews to be had. Are you excited?

Well, maybe not! Sometimes it feels like the best information about MMOs comes out of small conventions devoted to specific games (like EVE Online, Final Fantasy XIV, and World of Warcraft, although that last one is arguably not small in the least). Yet there’s always a bunch of MMO stuff at the various booths just the same; the convention is just more often a time to reach out to players and press who may not follow MMOs studiously, so that tends to be the focus for presentation.

But enough explaining the situation; let’s turn the microphone over to you, as it were. Is there anything about MMOs you hope to see at PAX East? A game or two that you hope will have a good showing? Or does it not really matter much to you either way?

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Denice J. Cook

Don’t forget Detroit: Become Human, by Quantic Dream! They do some great stuff. It looked great, and it launches May 25th. It’s nice to see a unique gem nestled between 800 different demos of PubG and the Battle Royale FotM stuff. I’ve been following Detroit since the original tech demo of Kara from several years ago.

Pillars of Eternity II, which launches May 8th, was there, too, right next to Larien and Divinity: Original Sin 2.

I was really hoping to see something on Anthem (good or bad, haha), Elder Scrolls 6 (I only saw ESO’s Summerfall expansion demo, which reminded me more than a little of LoTRO’s elven zone) and Red Dead Redemption 2. Maybe I just missed those somehow; if you see anything, Eliot, please feel free to report on it!

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zoward

Cyberpunk 2077.
Red Dead Redemption 2.
Legends of Aria.
Something unexpected and amazing that squeaks in under the radar.

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Brother Maynard

No matter who you will be interviewing, please finish each interview with questions about elf butts.

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Oleg Chebeneev

I dont know what titles will be there but im most interested in: Lost Ark, Age of Wushu 2, Star Citizen, Cyberpunk 2077, Anthem, Ghost of Tsushima, RDR 2

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Andrew Ross

Anything new on Rend. Also, if Nintendo decides to bring out the new Smash as a secret weapon ^_^;

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Koshelkin

Cyberpunk 2077 #1

Besides that I’d love to see some Wuxia games from CN coming here:
Moonlight Blade(might still happen)
Justice Online(unlikely)

I’d add Age of Wushu Remastered and Age of Wushu 2 but I doubt Snail manages to make it appealing for the western market.

Western MMOs: Camelot Unchained

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Leiloni

I took at look at the website and am having a hard time finding out who will be showing, so my big question is Bless. I know what games I enjoy (Currently Rift Prime and when I take a break from this, back to SW:L and maybe ESO/WoW). I don’t need any more information on things I already plan to play. So I’m curious to hear more about Bless.

I’m more into Western MMO’s lately but my friends are excited for Bless, so now I’m taking a closer look at it. I’m noticing it feels very Korean and that’s not good – the UI, gear enchanting, soulless game worlds. Of course some of this may change in the Western version, so if they show Bless I would like to see how it’s changed for the Western audience and in your opinion, is this something people who dislike Korean MMO mechanics could enjoy?

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Sray

Nothing MMO related, but I’m starving for Biomutant news; and maybe something on Days Gone would be cool as well. But I honestly don’t know if anyone attatched to those projects will even be there.

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RDR2, even if it doesn’t end up being an MMO.

Pantheon—try to get them to show more than the same couple zones and prove that they’re actually still building out the world.

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Reht

They’ve shown 5-6 zones in streams already, but i get your point.