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The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate is a place where the MMO-Loving world can go to hear the unpopular opinion.

The Holy Trinity is Great

Many MMOs "require" the Holy Trinity in order to complete end-game content. It's been a hot topic of discussion among players for a long time, most players calling for its banishment. In today's Devil's Advocate, MMORPG.com Community Manager Mike Bitton begs to differ and says that there's nothing wrong with the Holy Trinity and that those in opposition to it are all wet. Check it out and then leave your thoughts in the comments.


Blizzard’s Cash Auctions are a Bad Idea

In today's Devil's Advocate, MMORPG.com Associate Editor Suzie Ford takes a look at cash auctions and opines that they are not only good for buyers and sellers, but that they are also good for gaming and developers. Check it out and then leave a comment or two when you're finished!


DC Universe Will Make a Comeback

In this week's argumentative take on issues facing the MMO Industry, Drew Wood dives into the hype and fizzle of SOE's Universe Online. In The Devil's Advocate, Drew posits something quite bold: DCUO will soon see a comeback.


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Was No Failure

The Devil's Advocate has returned and in this week's installment, MMORPG.com's own Drew Wood is slipping on the horns and cloven hooves to take on an argument that's been echoed for the last three years: Warhammer Online's level of success. See what Drew has to say about Warhammer and dive in to let us know what you think.


Browser Games Ascending

In today's Devil's Advocate column, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood dons his horns and picks up his sharpened pitchfork to take on the (seemingly) age-old argument that browser-based titles aren't worthy of inclusion in the MMO genre. See why Drew thinks that that assessment is all wet and then leap into the discussion to voice your opinion.


The Old Republic Will Change the Industry

Stepping up to the plate with this week's Devil's Advocate, Drew Wood takes a look at BioWare's supposed forthcoming Opus, Star Wars: The Old Republic and some of the general complaints from the MMO Community about the game's structure. Will SW:TOR revolutionize the way that MMOs are produced? The Devil's Advocate seems to think there's a good chance.


The MMOFPS Can Rival the MMORPG

In this week's Devil's Advocate, Drew Wood takes a look at the MMOFPS and the stigma surrounding this relatively new breed of MMOs. Can the MMOFPS rival the MMORPG in terms of size, scope, and depth? The Devil's Advocate thinks it's possible.


The Console MMO is the Future

If there is one thing that causes many PC gamers' brains to explode is the thought that their favorite MMO just may be release simultaneously for consoles. In today's Devil's Advocate column, MMORPG.com's Drew Wood talks about the benefits of console MMOs and how it's definitely something that's in our future, like it or not. Let us know your reaction to his column in the comments.


Free-to-Play is the Savior

In a new column here at MMORPG.com, Drew Wood takes on the role of The Devil's Advocate. The Devil's Advocate is an opportunity for the oft-shunned and little discussed “Other Side of the Story” to be heard, promoting open discussion on a heavily contested subject including today's that the Free-To-Play MMO movement is the savior of the genre. Check it out and join in the discussion