Just because pretty much every MMO peaks pretty early and enjoys those 15 minutes of fame and glory before settling down with a family and a quiet life thereafter doesn’t mean that our games can’t rise again. I think about how Dungeons and Dragons Online surged back into the gaming mainstream when it championed free-to-play or how last year’s progression servers pushed RIFT and LOTRO back into the limelight.
Of course, it doesn’t always take a major event to give an MMO a second (or third) renaissance. Sometimes it can merely be the result of a lot of great patches, positive word-of-mouth, and solid development.
So which MMOs would you say are enjoying a new lease on life these days? Bonus question: Which MMOs are due for another shot at glory?