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[Column] General: The Best MMOs of 2013... So Far

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

We're bringing back The List, with a video twist.  And to start things off, we're counting down the best MMOs of 2013 so far.  The honored games can be both new and old titles, so read on to see our picks, and be sure to add your own!

We’re going to countdown the top seven MMOs of the year, through the first several months. At the end of 2013, we’ll look back at this list and see just how well our picks fared and whether we need to change our minds and pick different games for our annual Best of the Year Awards.  The list will include titles new to the industry this year, and past titles that have been doing “all the right stuff” so far... essentially it’ll be a recount of the games we think are hitting all the right notes in 2013.

Read on and watch The List: The Best MMOs of 2013... So Far.

 

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  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member

    Guild Wars 2 failed so much for original Guild Wars players especially in PvP as ArenaNet catered to the masses instead of their loyal fanbase. In the end I think they shot themselves in the foot. It's still a great MMO but not what most had hoped for regardless of updates.

     

    Neverwinter at #3 is interesting but I'd have to agree. Although I've never tried EvE I know it has a die hard following. I would have put Star Wars at #7.

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  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    SWTOR is definitely one of the best MMOs on the market. The Best in my opinion :)

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  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member

    Do not agree with the list but that is only my view :)

    tera, rift, wow, aion are missing ... throw away swtor, neverwinter, dfuw :)

     
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    Where's HKO?

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon
    Agree with the list except for Neverwinter.  With it's predatory cash shop the game is a instant no play for many of us.  Sure you can have fun in the game, but isn't the idea of a MMO to develop your character to end game.  You really can't have an end game with what is only in their cash shop, so why waste the time?  There are plenty of fun MMO's out there.
  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 989Member Uncommon
    You know it's a bad fucking year if SWTOR made the list ;)

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  • SkullagrimSkullagrim Dayton, OHPosts: 61Member

    IMO it be

    1. WoW

    2. GW2

    3. Eve (never played it though lol)

    4. TSW

    5. SWTOR

    6. Rift

    7. Neverwinter

  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,602Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    You know it's a bad fucking year if SWTOR made the list ;)

    Made me lol irl.  How the hell did rift not make that list with the F2P announcement it sure beats the hell out of SWTOR.

     

    Well Im playing GW2 guess Im on trend for 2013, just need a guild soon!

     

    I am pleased DF made the list and should have been above swtor.

     

    I find it very interesting that EVE is still growing and is the only mmo to do so after 10 years.

     

     
     
     
  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    Not what I would have, for starters SWTOR and Darkfall wouldn't be on the list but RiFT would be.
  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    Imho RIFT should be just behind EvE and Darkfall doesn't belong on the list.

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    I ve made my list according to what ive played. or currently playing...

     

    5.Tera- for their Bold F2p move. n leading it

    4.Defiance- a great concept! fun game! bumpy start!

    3.eveonline- for their concept and loyalty

    2.GW2- huge zones -Anet a classy  dev team!-best PR art work!

    1. TSW- from concept  style to engaging stories...to pvp ...and dev teams! and dosent insult peoples mmo intelligence!

     
     
     
     
     
  • davc123davc123 sloPosts: 371Member
    is this joke 3.) Neverwinter ? Wher is Rift?
     
  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member
    1. . TSW  - one of the most enthralling, atmospheric and innovative things in mmo space.
    2. Neverwinter - player created content, good overall production values, feels more D&D than DDO did. 
    3. Defiance - bassically Borderlands minus toilet humor or boring parts.
    4. Rift - Possibly best traditional mmo on the market right now, which will slay half the f2p genre when it goes free. 
    5. Age of Wushu - One of best sandboxes on the markert right now. 
     

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    How much did ea pay you to put a game from 2011, that sucks, on a best of 2013 list?

    Also eve, gw2 & tsw aren't from 2013 either.
  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    Skullagrim is right on the money up there.
    Wow is still number one GW2 easily number 2
    The rest falls into place with Neverwinter dead last.
    I think this year is goijg to hurt Gw2 and wow though with eso and wildstar coming.
    I know wow is braced for impact i just really hope it doesnt hurt gw2 that much. Even though i hate gw2 pve i have loads of fun in spvp.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Also swtor better than rift, wow and ps2


    Really?
  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    Rift #1 :D
  • AxewielderxAxewielderx Needville, TXPosts: 96Member

    Have no idea how Neverwinter made this list. Get a clue! They released a game in which the auction house eats astral diamonds. Tons of players have been complaining on the forums and sent in bug requests and they ignore them. I complained in game and out and never received a response or the lost astral diamonds. Any game where players can lose real money and not be compensated or even replied to, should never make a "best of" list. 

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  • FoxyShoxzyFoxyShoxzy Dallas, TXPosts: 119Member

    Neverwinter shouldn't even be considered until Cryptic steps up and admits that the current open Beta is a soft release.

     

    WoW is still the best MMO out there for my money.

  • kaltahnkaltahn Virginia Beach, VAPosts: 31Member

    Just curious, but what heuristics are being used to come up with the list?  "Best MMO of 2013" is pretty vague - best in terms of what?

    And I'm currently enjoying the **** out of Neverwinter, without having paid a dime for any of it.  It's an easy game to like, if you're cheap like me and don't bother with trivial matters like min/maxing.  It's definitely one of the top picks in my list.

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    Rift might make the end of year list we're aiming to do in November (prior to the true "Awards" in December), if the F2P turns it around. But Storm Legion was a let down and it's been a ghost town for months.

    Opinions folks, we all can haz them.

    From the article and video both:

    "At the end of 2013, we’ll look back at this list and see just how well our picks fared and whether we need to change our minds and pick different games for our annual Best of the Year Awards.  The list will include titles new to the industry this year, and past titles that have been doing “all the right stuff” so far... essentially it’ll be a recount of the games we think are hitting all the right notes in 2013."

  • FluxiiFluxii cocoa, FLPosts: 184Member

    Darkfall - Played the original and it was ok.

     

    Age of Wushu - looks terrible, wouldn't even try it

     

    TSW - agree, VERY underrated; nothing even close to as unique

     

    SWTOR - I honestly have no problem with the game; several fun months, people just love to get on the h8 bandwagon

     

    NW - HORRID, will never put on my HD again... seriously, this game is bad, again, lemmings like it much like #1

     

    EVE - great game, no complaints

     

    GW2 - OH! I didn't see that coming; number 1.  Despite the fact I play it (rarely anymore), it's one of the most over-rated games of all time (next to Bioshock Inf. and Half Life).  OK, there's a lot of over-rated games IMHO, too many to list.

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    Slim pickings this year by the looks of it, hopefully something new rolls out to make this list meaningful. 
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,273Member Uncommon

    1a) Age of Wushu

    1b) EVE

    2) Secret World

    3) Darkfall

    4) Guild Wars

    5) Neverwinter

    5) Swtor

  • wizardelowizardelo BucharestPosts: 6Member
    where is Wildstar on the list, i cant believe neverwinter fail is here and wildstar isnt, i can only conclude that our Author did not have a change to play it and thus no opinion.
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