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New Column: Why Not Historical MMOs?

Posted Apr 30, 2009 by Dana Massey

New Column: Why Not Historical MMOs?

Why not historical MMOs? That's the question Dana Massey asks as he debuts his brand new Thursday column. Each week, he'll examine some under-served or poorly executed part of MMOs and ask "Why Not?"

For his first column he gives his unique take on the Historical MMO genre, which he feels has been neglected, and runs down some of the best candidates for adaptation into an MMO.

Hell, the Empire itself was organized like an MMO world.

For the carebears among us, they could be noble Roman Citizens, practicing their wrestling, building statues and assassinating Senators in a safe, cozy PvE environment.

For the moderately hardcore, there is always the life of a Roman Soldier to consider. March forth with six of your closest shield bearing buddies and civilize you some Gauls.

For the really hardcore? The life of a Visigoth is for you. Sharpen your teeth, practice your club swinging in the dense, cold forests of Eastern Europe, then pull a Leeroy Jenkins and run screaming into Northern Italy to kill you some Romans.

Seriously, what’s not to love?

Read it all here and check back each Thursday as he continues to ask "Why Not?"


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