Being negative about the industry these days seems to be the norm, and it's kind of understandable. APB
managed to set a record for being the fastest MMO death ever, Final Fantasy XIV
launched to massively mixed opinions, and not everyone is really on board for the coming Cataclysm
. It's very easy to look to next year and assume that more promises will be broken, that coming titles won't live up to the hype
, and that everything is doom and gloom for the forseeable future.
Despite all of that, however, there are reasons to be just a bit more optimistic. There has to be something that inspires you to at least adjust your opinion ever-so-slightly upward, that maybe things won't turn out as bad as your nervousness might indicate. Whether it's an upcoming title, patches or expansions that are handled well, or even just a humble move by developers, what makes you hopeful for the future of MMOs?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of our readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's The Daily Grind!