You get jaded. You think, “I’ve seen all there is to see on the world wide web,” or “I know pretty much all the stuff in the areas that interest me that are out there.” Then it’s like you find a whole lost tribe of people and they are living in your attic!
That’s how I felt when somebody asked about creating browser based games and then reeled off a set of names, none of which was familiar. The site MPOGD was mighty helpful though in helping show me just how much I was missing.
They have links, reviews, etc. for hundreds of turn based, text based, or otherwise just different multiplayer games out there. Lots of which sound really really cool. In the end I think I was able to help the person who wanted to know about how to write one, but first I needed a lesson of my own.