A peculiarity occurred last weekend. Due to the sudden aligning of Mars and Venus and, err, the solar plexus, and an open beta and a Steam sale, there were suddenly MMOs charging up my gangplank with forceful yet thoroughly open and welcoming expressions on their launch windows. Namely, Firefall is the one which has sired an open beta, and Defiance came walking into Steam dressed to kill. They're strikingly similar, sharing the unquestionable and indefinable trait of somehow appealing to me, and they both have the honour of being the first MMOs I've played in ages. I mean, aaaaaaages. Speaking of which, I should dig out my Collector's Edition of Tabula Rasa. That thing's still going strong, I assume?