EverQuest, EverQuest II, Events (Real-World), Game Mechanics, Vanguard, Free-to-Play, Roleplaying, Free Realms, Events (Massively's Coverage), DC Universe Online, EverQuest Next, Some Assembly Required, PlanetSide 2, Sandbox, Housing
Although the lights of Vegas are fading from memory, the hope for player-generated content burns brighter than before. From keynote addresses to panels to interviews, Sony Online Entertainment's focus on emergent game play and various sandbox features showed a dedication to gaming beyond just the hack-and-slash treadmill grind. Can we hear a hallelujah?
With so much news coming out of the convention, there wasn't time or space to do much more than just report on the facts. Here, I have the opportunity to sum things up and even add my own impressions of the event! I might even toss in an anecdote or two to illustrate what made this such an incredible experience that I am hooked and will return each year.