Weekend Links: The Ghost of MMOs Present

Today’s weekend link collection seems to have come in two parts: those discussing the state of MMOs present, and those looking to the world of MMOs future.

So, for starters, here are the great blog posts of the weekend talking about the current state of MMO play:

  • Dude, Where’s My Bantha?, a new SWTOR blog, digs into the rather …specific romance options for male Republic characters in SWTOR“It’s almost as if Bioware think that everyone playing The Old Republic fantasises about being the kind of tough, strong and ruggedly handsome man that damsels in distress everywhere need to shelter them from all the ugly in the world.”
  • Corellian Run Radio has a great summary of the story in the Star Wars universe that leads up to SWTOR“The Sith fight the Republic because they feel that the Republic damned them and sentenced them to death, now wanting vengeance, following the conclusion of the Great Hyperspace War. The Republic fights for political and social reasons, along with the idea that if the Empire wins, the citizens of the Republic will lose their freedoms, ruled by the tyranny of the Dark Lords.”
  • And Melmoth at Killed in a Smiling Accident talks about why he’s stopped playing LoTRO even though he still has a lot of play options available“Having spent a not inconsiderable amount in the store in the past, I can say for certain that Turbine would still have my custom if they’d just opened up some basic options at the end-game outside of the standard raiding treadmill.”

How are you finding the present state of MMOs?