On a whim the other day I started to compile all of the major (and not-so-major) MMOs of our generation — Ultima Online onward — into a timeline. I listed only three things: when it launched, when they released any expansions, and when it closed (if it did). It turned out to be a bit bigger of a project than I anticipated, tracking down some of the dates, but in the end I got the list sorted into a new page here at Bio Break:
I think it’s pretty neat to see the progression of the genre, as well as trends — what months seem to be more popular for major activity (September and November), what years have contained the most new releases (so far, 2009 is a barnstormer), and so on. Take a look, and help me expand the list if you think it’s lacking anything!