Recently, RuneScape pumped out an update for the game called Archaeology. While it wasn’t, to my understanding, a full-fledged expansion, it was treated with a great deal of pomp and honor. Players went nuts for the game’s latest skill and enjoyed the full soundtrack that went along with it.
It made me think of the fact that, sometimes, a really good content update may be better than some expansions that MMORPGs produce. For me, I guess it’s all in how relevant and interesting the patch is. If it makes some strong quality-of-life improvements, adds a feature that I really enjoy, and gets me enthusiastic about playing through some new content, then yeah, I might rank it above some of the more lackluster expansion packs that come out.
What say you? Which MMO content updates were better than expansions in your eyes?