To some extent, I think this was a lucky year for The Elder Scrolls Online. All it had to do this year was keep trucking and not screw up anything too badly and it easily made it into Game of the Year status. Heck, this might be the most fortuitous year it could have for all of that; with Final Fantasy XIV locking down best expansion with zeal, it had to be solid rather than mind-blowing and got a lot of help from a whole lot of other titles shooting themselves metaphorically in the foot.
Fortunate years are interesting to me. Sometimes, games manage to win big because they come along or keep operating without drama in an environment when every other title is just a rampaging tire fire. So today, I want you to think about those fortunate yeas. Which MMO do you think had the most fortunate 2019? Which game got a lot of benefit out of outside events that it couldn’t control alongside its own updates?