I know we already have some MMORPGs that are over 20 years old. EverQuest turned 23 earlier this year, Lineage hit 24 last week, and Ultima Online has its 25th anniversary celebrations coming up soon. Even Anarchy Online has managed to shamble past its 21st birthday.
But we’re getting past the point where that first generation of financially successful MMORPGs have passed two decades and are rapidly coming up on the next generation, the successors that tried to learn and adapt what was learned from the first titles to cross the 100K player mark.
We are now about a half a year away from EVE Online turning 20. This coming November World of Warcraft and EverQuest II will hit the 18 year mark. And after that pair hits 20 we’ll see some long surviving title like Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord…
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