It's always fascinating to see trends come and go in geek culture. Usually one trend gets flaming hot for a few months or even a year or two, but it then usually sputters out. One trend that has shown no signs of disappearing is steampunk. In the last decade, steampunk has grabbed and maintained a hold on geek culture that has defied the odds. Probably the main reason why it has continued so strongly is that it never became a huge mainstream trend but kept to its niche roots, thus allowing it remain healthy and vibrant. MMO-Play states why do gamers need a Steampunk MMO.