I spent hundreds of hours with my guildmates last year, chatting online while downing dragons, super-villains, and other big bads. But every now and then, it's good for a team's morale to drop the daggers, get out of the house, and just hang out with each other.
More and more MMOs are hosting annual conventions to help their players do just that. But it's not just the games that make each convention different -- the theme, style, and length all vary as well.
From Iceland to Austin, Texas, PC Gamer attended five of the biggest MMO player conventions last year to see what each has to offer gamers. The results are below. Don't get too discouraged if you find you can't make it in person to your favorite on this list -– almost all of them provide free livestreams of the main events online.
5. The Old Republic Guild Summit
Hotel in Austin, TX, USA
200 invited guild leaders
Presentations about upcoming features.
Four free food trucks.
Best dev bonding moment:
Playing Star Wars trivia in groups.
“Man, sometimes you just have to admit how much cooler tech Star Trek has.”
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