This is the last of the traditional New Year's posts, just written and published one day late due to a DDoS attack, an EVE Radio contest, and a half-bottle of Jack Daniels. Having written a review of botting and RMT plus a predictions post, the only thing left to write about are my plans for 2014.
I won't really go into my plans for EVE since I do that every August on the anniversary of creating my first account. I will state I am officially not running for CSM 9. Hopefully that announcement doesn't catch anyone by surprise. Quite frankly, even if I was more knowledgeable about the game and better connected politically, that minutes process is a mess and I wouldn't want to get anyplace close to it. Way too much work for me.
For gaming, I have two single-player games I really want to finish: Tropico 4 and Kerbal Space Program. Tropico 5 is due out sometime in 2014 and I'd like to finish Tropico 4 before the new game comes out. I also haven't bought the Propaganda, The Academy, or Apocalypse DLCs. I probably won't. Kerbal Space Program is a very intriguing game. I've played the tutorials and with the campaign game coming along I'd like to play that after I finish Tropico 4.
As for MMORPGs other than EVE, the only new one due out in 2014 I'm really excited about is Wildstar. I'm interested in Landmark, but I won't pay to get into the alpha or beta. Maybe something will come out of left field, but I've only got enough money for two subscription games and I don't seem to stick with the F2P games. Maybe Landmark and EQNext in 2015 will change that.
I don't see the blog changing that much over 2014. Perhaps more news about Wildstar as I play it. One thing I plan on doing to looking into other games and how they are adapting concepts originated by CCP. The most obvious is how companies like Jagex and Carbine are using their versions of PLEX. Expect to see some posts with charts now that I've got 3 months of data on Runescape.
I do have to note that I plan on continuing the Digital Dozen through 2014, but if things don't get better for Xfire I may stop at the end of the year. I like gathering the numbers, but at a certain point even I will admit that Xfire doesn't really tell us much. But I'm not there yet.
So this finishes my year end posts for 2013. Only 51 weeks until I get to do it again.