are something all MMO Gamers look forward to. They make the old new
again. Nowadays when a game launches, it is pretty much expected by its
fans that it will see an expansion every year or two.
Excellence in an expansion can be measured by its
innovation, attention to player requests and implementation. It's
almost universally true that expansions incorporate new systems or new
content of some sort apart from just adding new playfields. Whether the
new content comes with a new playable class, a new achievements system,
new forms of PvP, or the ability to create your own customizable
soldier to lead, there's always something players can look forward to.
An expansion that adds new systems and new ideas that both work well and are
cutting edge is a real sign of inventive genius. Several games suffer
from lackluster expansions, so when a good one is launched, it can be
appreciated by all--fans and casual observers alike.
This year saw a few good expansions, but there was one in particular
that rose above the rest. The Ten Ton Hammer Best Expansion of 2009
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