Since this was well received last year, and a new thread hasn't been put up yet, it's time to open up nominations for the 2015 edition of our MMO awards, The Grindies.
As a reminder, here are the categories:MMO Of The Year
: Exactly what it says on the box - which MMO was the best in 2015?Best GraphicsBest StoryBest MusicBest CombatBest CraftingAchievement in Real Estate AwardToronto Housing Market Award For "Achievement" In Real EstateThe Vlad Award for Dungeon DesignThe Mountain Dew Award in PvPBest Content PatchBest ExpansionBest NewcomerThe APB Award in Abject FailureThe Rip Van Winkle Award For Resting On One's LaurelsMost ImprovedThe Karl Marx F2P AwardThe Robert Kotick "F2P" Award
To be eligible, the game must have formally launched in the US on or before December 31st, 2015. The one exception, due to the year and that the majority of its prep was done in 2015, is Blade and Soul
Nominations will be open until February 15. To nominate, put down which games should be up for which awards, and a short blurb as to why in a comment below.
Edit: A few changes!
One, as it was pointed out, giving Blade and Soul
an exemption to the cutoff makes sense as the game has been out abroad, and the testing for the US launch took place in 2015.
Two, because it's only fair if this is a competition, the positive awards will only be kept if there are two or more candidates for the award. The negative awards may be kept if there is only one candidate, because problems need to pointed out.
Three, there are two new awards. The Toronto Housing Market award is for the game that most flubbed player housing, much like Toronto is doing with their actual housing market. The Rip Van Winkle award is for the game that most sat back on its current state and said "What update?"