The MMO Industry's Dark Horses of 2008
Every year, industry analysts, journalists and developers take a look
back at the best and worst of the previous twelve months, trying to
determine where things went wrong and where they went right. In his
article, Ten Ton Hammer's Jay "Medeor" Johnson takes a look at the
areas of the MMO industry that really surprised him: the Dark Horses of
2008. He's got some interesting picks, along with plenty of Taser references, so make sure you take a look!
Only one game rallied from the ranks of released games to become a dark horse in 2008. Since AAA titles don’t typically qualify as a dark horse I’m bending the rules, but really anything that is not World of Warcraft could qualify for this award. The Mines of Moria is probably the second best expansion to arrive in November. Unfortunately, November was one of the busiest MMO gaming seasons - not to mention general gaming season - in anyone’s memory.