For a holiday season that is normally slow, the MMO market is abuzz right now. There is a lot going on as games enter Beta, Cataclysm is upon us, and the first half of 2011 is shaping up to be an important time in MMOs.
Right now I am playing Cataclysm and have not leveled nearly as fast as other players. I am only 81. I know that is pathetic, but time is not on my side in Azeroth. Overall I am pleased with the pacing of the game and Blizzard seems to have sped thing up for players. This trend heralds the games of the next decade as MMO game play will become much faster.
Speaking of next decade games, RIFT has started its VIP beta and keys are tough to get. If you are one of the lucky ones to get a key then win! It is exciting to see games enter BETA, especially RIFT which has been on our hot list for a while.
Another game that is flying in the testing hemisphere is DC Universe. From the demos we saw back at E3 the game looked very good with a rich IP and lots of fast paced action my guess is players are eager to join the DC Heroes in their fight against crime.
Overall, this has become a very busy December for MMOs. As we move into 2011 there are a lot of games hitting the market. Demos for the 2011 season will be very important as more games show off what is coming in the next generation of MMOs.