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12 MMORPGs I want to play in 2020

A whole gaming year spread out before one feels almost decadent, especially considering all of the choices that are out there. In evaluating what potential MMORPGs I would like to either revisit or play once they launch, I realized that there are at least 11 titles that might see some serious action from me this year (in addition to LOTRO, but that should almost go without saying on this blog).

Here are the MMORPGs I’d like to play in 2020:

  1. Project Gorgon: I’m starting to get concerned that we may never see an actual launch to this, or at least a launch soon enough to capitalize on what interest is out there for this unique MMO. It might be a good thing to just pull the trigger now and dig into it instead of briefly visiting it now and then with the intention of really playing once it releases.
  2. Torchlight Frontiers: Oh yes, this is a must-play whenever it comes out, even if it ends up being a here-and-there side game. The housing, contract, and pets all have my attention, as does the colorful atmosphere. I haven’t been let down by a Torchlight game yet.
  3. Phantasy Star Online 2: I don’t know much about this game, but I totally missed out on PSO1, so I’ll definitely give this a shot when it comes out this spring.
  4. Neverwinter: Very high up on my must-revisit list — I’m kind of jonesing for a Cryptic experience (if you couldn’t tell from this list) and I haven’t put in any serious Neverwinter time for a couple of years now.
  5. Path of Exile: Always gets lauded in Massively OP’s end year awards, and its huge expansion is a good excuse to have some clicky fun.
  6. AdventureQuest 3D: Last time I played this, AQ3D was in a rather streamlined beta; I think it’s time to give it another serious go. Perhaps on mobile?
  7. Elder Scrolls Online: This one has been nudging me more and more in recent months, especially considering that I’ve been logging on each day faithfully to get the rewards. I would like to finish up Elsweyr and go on more adventures. It’s a pretty fun game to blog about.
  8. Guild Wars 2: Weak story aside, GW2 has so much of what I love in MMOs, and if it doesn’t implode or something this year, I should be spending a month or two back in it.
  9. City of Heroes: I’m glad this one came back, because it’s a good MMO to return to for a month every year or so — at least for me. Might do some Champions while I’m at it.
  10. New World: This one is more curiosity than anything else, just to see what Amazon does with an MMO. If I can have some PvE fun in a Colonization-era world, it could be very interesting.
  11. World of Warcraft: With the new expansion on its way, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that I’ll be returning to Azeroth at some point. But I’m in no rush to do so right now.
  12. RIFT: If Gamigo would show signs of actually developing for this MMO, I’d be back in a heartbeat. I miss RIFT.

5 thoughts on “12 MMORPGs I want to play in 2020

  1. Rift… yes. I’m still watching the forums (well, the “developer” tracker) to see if there’s any sign of anything resembling new content or ongoing development other than maintenance. So far, nothing. 😦

  2. If Rift had a new paid expansion I’d be there in a heartbeart, although I’ve history of being burned by the gear-inflation curve in this game making it almost impossible to engage with new content on older characters – at the time I last tried the auction house was too dead on my server to act as a quick catch-up. I’d want Gamigo to think how returning players would get ready for any new content, and preferrably (but perhaps too idealistically) not just by buying a full set of gear in the cash shop….

  3. I looked at Rift’s Twitter account the other day and there’s something sad about a game with 44k followers that struggles to get ten likes on any of its tweets…

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