With genre heavyweight World of Warcraft continuing to perform well, one is left to question what direction Blizzard might take their next project in. Having expressed an interest in annualizing the game's future expansions, it's a safe bet that the new title will take the developer in a different direction, under a different IP. But what could that direction be?
With the MMO sphere becoming more and more crowded each day, the task on Blizzard's shoulders is a tough one. While reinvention of the wheel might not be necessary, a thorough remodeling both inside and out will be required if the game is to live up to its pedigree and stand out from the competition. As such, the following represents six of the features that we feel would contribute to a strong MMO framework.