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A Look Ahead at 2008

MMOWTF columnist Dan Fortier brings his own brand of cynicism and sarcasm to a look at what MMORPG fans can expect from the industry in the coming year.

It's the End of the World

In his MMOWTF column this week, Dan Fortier takes a look back at the year 2007 and some of the news stories that dominated MMO headlines.

MMOWTF Award Winners

Last week, Dan Foriter opened up voting on the worst games of 2007. Today, he posts the results along with his own picks.


Dan Fortier, being the rabble-rouser that he is, has opened the voting on his own awards to coincide with our Reader's Choice Awards. The MMOWTF Awards celebrate and glorify all that you, the MMOWTF readers, hated about 2007.

What's in a Name?

Weekly MMORPG Columnist Dan Fortier uses his time this week to gripe about naming policies in MMOs.

Mob Mentality

In this week's MMOWTF, Dan Fortier tackles the issue of monster AI in MMORPGs. Fortier feels that monsters today just don't have the intelligence to pose a real challenge to human players.

Pre-Order Syndrome

This week in his MMOWTF column, Dan Fortier takes on the subject of pre-orders and whether or not we should be paying for them.


This week in his MMOWTF column, Staff Writer Dan Foriter tackles the subject of expansions to popular MMORPGs.


This week, Dan Fortier waxes poetic about bringing a truly scary MMORPG to the market and what that might entail from developers and players alike.

Mature Ratings

In this week's MMOWTF column, Dan Fortier takes on the ESRB's "Mature" rating and suggests that there is very little mature about an M-rated game.

Neverwinter Nights: What's in it for MMOs?

This week in Beyond the MMORPG, Dan Fortier steps out of his usual mud-slinging role to talk about Neverwinter Nights and elements from that game that could be of use in the modern MMO.

Happy Games Make Me Want to Kill

In this short-but-sweet edition of MMOWTF, Dan Fortier takes a swing at what he calls "kiddie MMOs", friendship meters, decorating contests and the like.

“MMOO!” The Cry of Gamer Cattle

This week Dan Fortier takes aim at the lack of complex game mechanics and challenging tasks in today's MMOs and the people wouldn't have these games any other way.

Hitman: Blood Money

This week, Dan Fortier of MMOWTF fame takes the wheel on this just-for-fun column that takes a look at games that we wouldn't normally cover here at MMORPG.com. Dan's topic of choice? Hitman: Blood Money for the PC.

What’s the Score? Music in MMOs

MMORPG.com's own Dan Fortier uses his weekly column to discuss music in MMORPGs.