Forbes - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was an age of free-to-play games, it was an age of micro-transactions. It was the epoch of massively multiplayer online RPGs, it was the epoch of slowly fading single player RPGs. It was the season of sandbox MMOs, it was the season of same-old, same-old. We had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.