The MMORTS subgenre has never been what you might call robust, but it keeps cropping back up time and again. The Imperial Realm: Miranda is still going after a decade of development by one person, which is incredibly impressive at face value; we’ve also got Kingdom Under Fire 2 on the way, a new release in a franchise that is actually turning some heads. Heck, the whole ongoing Warcraft III Reforged rollout is reminding people that the RTS genre is out there, and while it kind of got supplanted in the esports scene by MOBAs there’s still an audience for the games.
Of course, that also prompts the question of what you’d really want from such a game; after all, RTS titles have generally featured some form of online component, so you need something to give it a stronger MMO element even as the game still adheres to the basic rules of the genre. So what would you like to see in an MMORTS game? What sort of gameplay would you want and how would you like the game’s persistence to influence it?