Goodbye to all the reasons we can’t have nice things in MMOs, 2020 edition

Flames... on the side of my face...

    
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COOKING'S DONE

A few years ago, we started collecting all our cozy, comforting, positive, happy stories under the “warm fuzzies” tag. But we also have another common tag: The “this is why we can’t have nice things” tag is the one we slap on all the posts we write about stories that make us go “what the actual fuck?” and “are you even kidding me right now?” and “can 2020 please just be over?”

Good news: 2020 is almost over. (In fact, if you’re in Australia, it’s already over and it’s tomorrow morning already! Please, my Aussie friendos, tell us better days have arrived.)

Anyhow, for our last non-stream post of this hell year, we’ve once again rounded up all the “why we can’t have nice things” posts from 2020 to offer them as sacrifice to the New Year’s bonfire. (The virtual New Year’s bonfire, of course, since, yeah, social distancing and all.) As we did last year, we’re abandoning all of them, with prejudice, whether they’re stories about pandemic response, endless layoffs, sprawling dramatic lawsuits, Kickstarter games abandoning their backers, or game studios continuing to behave as if they’re frat houses (that last one is eternal). Go ahead and look at the worst things that happened in and around our genre this year – and then leave them in the year behind you where they belong.

And hey, when you’re done with these, we’ve also got another fun tag with some overlap: mature adults acting in mature and professional ways. Better yet, just cuddle up in the warm blanket of Massively Uplifting because there’s only so much dumpster fire one person can take. See ya, 2020.

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Vanquesse V

I paid attention to each and every headline in order, thinking back on when it happened. Then after a while I thought to myself “how much longer does this go on for” and realized that I had barely hit the 20% mark. Ooof. 2020 did go on for a while didn’t it? Fingers crossed for the Year of the Belligerent Badger

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MilitiaMasterV

Good riddance to that year. Hope this one will be a little better…

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Utakata

I’m not sure which is worse, the crap that was listed that went on…or those commenters who felt the need to defend it. /bleh

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HolyAvengerOne

… Defend the list or defend said crap?

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Utakata

Since this conversation here isn’t about defending the list per say, one can reasonably assume this is about defending the odious content the linked articles reported on for the list…

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HolyAvengerOne

Upon rereading your post, it appears clear, grammatically speaking, that this was the case. My deepest and more sincerest apologies for the misunderstanding.

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Utakata

Apology accepted. /bows