MassivelyOP’s not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards continue today with our pick for weirdest thing that tried to be an MMO this year. (If you’re wondering what the heck a Golden Yachtie is, you can get caught up with the first award.)
And the winner is…
Is Wikipedia an MMO? A Wikipedia article claimed that status in 2020, and though it seems more like a parody, it’s actually pretty well thought-out. “Players (editors) choose a race (editing style) and class (editing role) and roam over a vast landscape (article database), exploring both hidden spaces (orphaned articles) and well-known boss areas (featured articles),” Eliot explained. “And you get experience (edit count) for playing (editing articles)!”
I suppose most of us have played MMOs that were less MMOsy than that.
Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards while you’re at it.