The 10 Greatest MMORPGs of All Time - 2017 Edition - The List - MMORPG.com

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It feels like this is a list we should revisit every so often, especially as games change, games launch, and games die in the world of MMORPGs. The following is a list we compiled using something we like to call “our hearts and minds and asses”. Our Top 10 Great MMOs of All Time list is merely our own thoughts, put to paper. We absolutely welcome your own insight, and soon we’ll begin a poll of our users to catalog the Players’ Choice for 2017 too. Now, let’s get on with it!

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  • toljartoljar Elk river, MNMember UncommonPosts: 166
    edited September 13
    Bill,

    I like the list and you are pretty damn spot on .

    Still think that Asheron's Call is missing though, maybe a typo? ;-P
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  • tyrrintyrrin tulsa, OKMember UncommonPosts: 37

    toljar said:

    Bill,



    I like the list and you are pretty damn spot on .



    Still think that Asheron's Call is missing though, maybe a typo? ;-P



    I think that AC would definitely be tied for 2nd with EQ. AC was my first love when it came to MMO's!
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    tyrrin said:



    toljar said:


    Bill,





    I like the list and you are pretty damn spot on .





    Still think that Asheron's Call is missing though, maybe a typo? ;-P






    I think that AC would definitely be tied for 2nd with EQ. AC was my first love when it came to MMO's!


    @ripperx would agree with both of you. I just couldn't find a spot for it. Without some of the newer games, maybe in the back 5. It was a great game, but doesn't have the lasting impact of some other older titles.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    no Lineage? hhmm
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  • BillySp34rsBillySp34rs Member CommonPosts: 3
    It's so bittersweet that City of Heroes is still recognizably a legendary MMO but can't be played. Bring on the successors!
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  • ChaserzChaserz South Jordan, UTMember UncommonPosts: 146

    toljar said:

    Bill,



    I like the list and you are pretty damn spot on .



    Still think that Asheron's Call is missing though, maybe a typo? ;-P



    I'm inclined to agree. Asheron's call was an extremely popular MMO and had a very loyal following. (And I didn't even play it)
  • ScottJeslisScottJeslis Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Never played Everquest, Ultima Online & Eve Online but otherwise I agree, FWIW.
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  • borghive49borghive49 Pittsburgh, PAMember UncommonPosts: 316
    Lord of the Rings Online? The fact that this didn't make the list makes me sad. :(
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  • MitaraMitara NAMember UncommonPosts: 706
    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,705


    Lord of the Rings Online? The fact that this didn't make the list makes me sad. :(



    I played Lord of the Rings Online over World of Warcraft and even I wouldn't put it on this list.

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  • TaishiFoxTaishiFox NottinghamMember UncommonPosts: 842
    . . . WoW at no.1 ? I bet no one saw that coming! *sarcasm*
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,528
    The list is just opinion.

    Games that I would put on my list (again my opinion)

    Aion
    Asherons Call
    ArcheAge
    BDO
    Rift
    Lineage
    Runescape

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 3,997

    Mitara said:

    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?



    Mostly cancelled? :D
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,528




    Mitara said:


    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?






    Mostly cancelled? :D



    Mostly would indicate greater than 50%

    Sorry but thats just dead wrong
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    DMKano said:
    The list is just opinion.

    Astute observation and clearly mentioned in the first paragraph! ;)
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  • Kane72Kane72 Member UncommonPosts: 195

    Mitara said:

    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?



    GW2 and ESO were after 2010 and some others get a mention in the intro, such as BDO, but realistically, there's been nothing earth-shatteringly better than what existed 7+ years ago.

    Technology has improved massively over the years, but unfortunately, it's less risky and more profitable to make cash shop mobile games.

    I also think that companies recognise that the attention-span of people in general isn't what it used to be because people are into the latest shiny thing and so those who would put hundreds and hundreds of hours into a game as less prevalent than before.
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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 3,997
    DMKano said:




    Mitara said:


    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?






    Mostly cancelled? :D



    Mostly would indicate greater than 50%

    Sorry but thats just dead wrong
    And here I thought the smiley made sure it was a snarky remark and not a fact.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,528
    edited September 13
    SBFord said:
    DMKano said:
    The list is just opinion.

    Astute observation and clearly mentioned in the first paragraph! ;)

    Didnt read.
    Wouldnt read again.

    Just like almost everyone else I only read the game titles.

    Could have litterally written anything under each game, like a recipe for a turducken under any of those games, majority wouldnt have noticed. 
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  • Nightbringe1Nightbringe1 Bluefield, WVMember UncommonPosts: 1,225

    Mitara said:

    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?



    Right where they belong.

    Not on this list.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,528
    DMKano said:




    Mitara said:


    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?






    Mostly cancelled? :D



    Mostly would indicate greater than 50%

    Sorry but thats just dead wrong
    And here I thought the smiley made sure it was a snarky remark and not a fact.

    Hehe the smileys are far too small to be effective, they need upgrading. 

    Seriously look at Apple x - go all out on the emojis
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,528

    Mitara said:

    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?



    Right where they belong.

    Not on this list.

    So then take ESO and GW2 off the list, as they dont belong according to you
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  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Member RarePosts: 2,970
    These always go so well on the internet. Can't wait to read all the constructive debate!
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  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 849
    DMKano said:
    DMKano said:




    Mitara said:


    Where are all the games that was launched after 2010?






    Mostly cancelled? :D



    Mostly would indicate greater than 50%

    Sorry but thats just dead wrong
    And here I thought the smiley made sure it was a snarky remark and not a fact.

    Hehe the smileys are far too small to be effective, they need upgrading. 

    Seriously look at Apple x - go all out on the emojis
    Go all out on the price too it seems.

    /Cheers,
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  • lahnmirlahnmir UtrechtMember RarePosts: 849
    Ohh yeah, the list, oops.

    OT, prepare for lots of whining although you guys pretty much covered everything in the included article. You can't win this one. Besides that, a nice, somewhat politically correct, balanced list.

    /Cheers,
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  • immoralthangimmoralthang Member UncommonPosts: 11
    SWG was my first MMO and I still haven't found a game that captivated me like it did. SWTOR is alright, but it doesn't compare to the community and freedom Galaxies had.

    I keep hoping for a spiritual successor set between Episodes 6 and 7.
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