2006 MMOWTF Awards
Weekly Column by Dan Fortier
Editor's Note: This is an edition of a weekly column by Staff Writer Dan Fortier. The column is called "MMOWTF" and will look at some of the stranger or more frustrating events in MMOs as seen by Mr. Fotier. The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of MMORPG.com, its staff or management.
This week I decided that our Readers Choice Awards needed a little something extra. Today I'm opening voting for the First Annual MMOWTF Awards. Unlike the other show in this tent, my categories are a bit different than your usual fare. Let's face it, this past year has been pretty craptastic as far as MMORPGs go so I'm not exactly in the mood to jump for joy and praise the 'Best of the Year'. Keeping with my usual pessimist theme, the MMOWTF awards are going to give you all a chance to point the finger at the bottom of the pile and hold our collective noses.
The rules are pretty simple: There are seven categories in total and you will be voting for the game that best fits the title. Since this is the ghetto version we don't have fancy in-screen voting options so just place your picks in the Forum topic so it will be pretty obvious who wins. I'll be giving out my picks in next week's MMOWTF. Obviously a game can win multiple awards, but I designed the categories so it's unlikely that even an interactive vomiting simulator would win them all. Let's get started shall we?
Worst Use of a Popular IP or License
Most Shameless Developer
Most Likely to be Cancelled in 2007
Now you probably need to go take a shower to get rid of that dirty feeling you have and I don't blame you. These aren't awards you feel good about giving out. I can only hope that by shining a rusted flashlight on these roaches we can keep the rest of them at bay, at least until the battery runs out.
Now do your duty as a good opinionated gamer and mosey on over to the forums, place your vote for the worst of the year then laugh with your e-friends at the choices of your peers. I'll see you next week with a armful of punk-cards to hand out.