Massively OP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards conclude today with our blooper award for Schlag meme of the year. This is one of my favorite awards of the year. As our our regulars surely know, Schlag Sweetleaf is our resident comment section Master of the Meme, who crafts everything from weird to gross to hilarious gifs for big stories. He’s amazing. Giving him his own award every year is the least we can do!
So what was his best meme of the year?
In context, it was about New World and the community reaction to leaks about what was going to be in it. Of course, I have some other favorites! Reaction to “Warcraft Go” rumors:
Reaction to the Daybreak layoffs right before Christmas:
On The Flower of Knighthood’s (TFOK) waffling on female characters out of a desire to remain faithful to its setting. Hang in there, Joan.
This good-natured meme for art MMO Occupy White Walls almost edged out the New World one for the top spot. It’s brilliant.
MMORPGs belong in a museum! Literally!
And of course, the Fallout 76 bag-and-switch:
The “taxonomy of sorry” gif in Eliot’s VPN article about corporate apologies was so good Eliot almost gave up writing. “I’ve been Schlagged, it’s only going downhill from here,” he said.
It’s up to you whether you think these top the 2016 winner, “Core Values”:
And the 2017 winner, “Being Uncle Owen”:
We love ya, Schlag! Thank you for brightening our comment section on the daily!
Thank for reading all our bloopies this year, folks! Don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards too!