Whilst doing my normal blog runs (say that to a non-computer type person and see what reaction you get) I came across a link to the dance-based MMO called Audition over at Raph's. I haven't played it yet, but I do plan to as it looks quite entertaining. Plus, I'm a sucker for rhythm games.
Continuing on my run, I found Ubiq had also linked to Audition, where his main point seems to be "Hooray! An online game without fruity men in fruity tights.". Ubiq then goes on to bring up our previous trackback extravaganza.
While I applaud and look forward to dipping my fingers in the ocean of Audition, I still stand by my, well, stance. I never said non-fantasy games couldn't survive in the market, nor couldn't be fun, nor couldn't be successful. But unless something drastic changes, like aliens invading the Earth which cause people to have a sudden and vested interest in science fiction (perhaps those same aliens will force everyone to dance the funky chicken, thereby increasing the popularity of dance-based MMOs), fantasy MMOs chock-full of the regular fire-breathing dragons, giant rats, and men in tights will continue to remain perched at the top of the market.
I still wish to be proven otherwise.