Even though some developers will argue that genre doesn't matter, that it's all about story, I believe genres remain important gestalts in the minds of gamers. Some folks just don't like a fantasy backdrop, others really enjoy a comic book MMO. As has been our focus this week with numerous articles, in today's Loading I want to take a brief big picture look at the state of the major genres in modern MMOs, where they're at, and where they're going. In terms of hope and potential, are sci-fi and comic book the new fantasy? That, plus six great new Ten Ton Hammer articles including two all-new WoW class guides and, as always, our daily epic thread and real world news fills out this Loading... State of the Genre.