The Daily Grind: Which MMOs are you curious to see move forward in 2020?

    
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It’s not exactly going to surprise anyone that a lot of my MMO time in 2020 has been devoted to Final Fantasy XIV, especially as most of my MMO time in 2019 was also directed at that game. But it’s hardly the only game I’m watching with personal interest or the only one I care about. I’m really curious about Magic: Legends, for example. I’m keeping a close eye on what The Elder Scrolls Online does with its trip back into Skyrim. Heck, I’m still the weirdo super interested in seeing how Phantasy Star Online 2 and Ascent: Infinite Realm shake out over here.

Obviously, it’s a bit too early to tell how some of those games will shake out this year; I can easily tell a story wherein two of those upcoming titles wind up being non-starters and the already operating titles just quietly move along producing the same consistent but not shocking work all the way through. But that’s where I’m focused at the start of the year. It’s not just about what you’re necessarily eager to play, but what it is you want to watch in development. What about you, dear readers? Which MMOs are you curious to see move forward in in 2020?

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strangesands

I’d like to see some real progress on Ashes of Creation. They seem to have become sidetracked…

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Neurotic

New World and Project Gorgon, and Pantheon. Forward motion on Rift would be a mice bonus.

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

I’m curious about New World and Magic Legends, also DokeV and Temtem.

I’m expecting to see more things showing up on Project Gorgon and Secret World Legends.

I’m really enjoying what they’re doing on Prosperous Universe and I hope they keep implementing stuff at a steady pace. There’s also the SEED prologue that I’m really interested.

Outside of MMO sphere, I just want to play Cyberpunk 2077 this year.

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Steven Williams

There’s a lot I’m excited for in FFXIV this year, too many to list right now. I guess the two biggest things I’m curious about are the Realm Reborn changes coming midyear and the Fanfest around the end of the year.

I don’t know how much I’ll like PSO2, but I’ll give it a good try when it comes out on PC. I don’t think I’d be too disappointed if the game turns out not to be my thing. Regardless, I’m curious about how it will turn out.

I just don’t have time to fit another MMO in my schedule this year. Between FFXIV, my real life goals, and my backlog of big game releases from last year to go through, I’m pretty content.

I’m going to respect the other games/communities from afar. I hope TESO continues to do really well. I hope the next WoW expansion gives people what they’re asking for. If not, well, there’s WoW classic. Or the FFXIV community will have to mentor another stream of WoWfugees. But I’d prefer it if Blizzard made an expansion the players really like. I hope GW2 picks up. I hope Jagex can go one year without pissing off most of RuneScape 3’s playerbase. Stuff like that.

I’m less curious about new games coming out, moreso about how existing games will fare at the end of 2020 vs the beginning. After over a decade of disappointing MMO releases, it still surprises me that we have a good number of stable, solid MMOs that continue to keep people interested. I feel like the era of abandoning MMOs for the next overhyped game is ending. People are settling in now, and that’s a good thing.

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Oleg Chebeneev

WoW, SC, Lost Ark, TESO, Pantheon

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Robert Mann

All of them, while expecting to be disappointed. I want to see games do good things, but I also highly expect that we won’t see anything breaking down the old standards at this point.

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Zero_1_Zerum

I started playing Villagers and Heroes on my phone, so I’m curious about where they’ll go from here. Hopefully they’ll have it stick with having mostly cosmetics in the cash shop, and avoid making it P2W.

I’m keeping an eye on ESO, can’t play it because my computer broke last year, but I hope it’s still going strong when I can play it again.

Other than that, I’m looking at the COH successors, like City of Titans. Been wanting a good super hero MMORPG, that wasn’t DCUO or CO.

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rafael12104

Phantasy Star Online 2, check. (chalk me up as a weirdo)
Magic: Legends (the MMORPG, no cards pleeeze)
BnS UE4 upgrade (hopefully)
Camelot Unchained (worth the wait)
Lost Ark (It’s time to bring it over)

These are the games I’m watching carefully

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Rolan Storm

*rises hand* Count two weirdoes then.

PSO2, yeah. CU – yeah.

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Steven Williams

Fellow weirdo, reporting for duty! PSO2’s gonna be fun, even if I only play it for a short while.

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Peregrine Falcon

1) Hoping City of Heroes gets licensed this year.
2) Hoping Guild Wars 2 gets another expansion this year. Preferably one that doesn’t suck, unlike HoT.
3) Hoping Star Trek Online gets exploration content this year. Star Trek without exploration is just stupid, but since Gecko thinks working on video games is hard, I’m sure it won’t happen this year either.
4) Hoping Star Citizen launches this year.
5) Hoping at least one of Ship of Heroes, City of Titans and Valiance Online launches this year.
6) Hoping Cyberpunk 2077 launches this year. And hoping it doesn’t suck.

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rafael12104

Oh yes. Cyberpunk. It is going to be an interesting year.

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Oleg Chebeneev

4. Lol, not gonna happen
6. No need to hope, it has official release date of april 2020

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PhoenixDfire

Unsurprisingly, I’m hoping that Elite: Dangerous comes up with something really Special. We’ve got a huge amount of Bug-fixes coming this month and there are Fleet Carriers coming in Q2 but it’s the next big update in Q4 that I want to really know about.

They’ll have been working on this ‘New Era’ update for almost two and a half years and they refuse to give any details apart from vague comments like ‘It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done with Elite: Dangerous.’ I’m hoping it will it be enough to match what NMS has been doing.

Now that I’ve got my PC upgraded, I’ll have to start using my Kickstarter SC account to see what’s there.