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Best MMO's of all time

ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

What are your top 10 favorite MMO's of all time?  heres mine:


1. Asherons Call

2. Vanilla WoW

3. DAoC

4. GW2

5. City of Heroes

6. Fallen Earth

7. Asherons Call 2

8. TSW

9. Tabula Rasa

10. Chronicles of Spellborn


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Playing: GW2
Waiting on: TESO
Next Flop: Planetside 2
Best MMO of all time: Asheron's Call - The first company to recreate AC will be the next greatest MMO.




  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,562Member Uncommon

    1) Asheron's Call

    2) Horizons/Istaria

    3) EQ2

    4) WOW until WOTLK

    5) TSW

    6) Asheron's Call 2

    7) Shadowbane

    8) RIFT

    9) AOC 

    10) Ryzom

    I would have stopped at 5 if you didnt ask for 10


  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 20,406Member Rare

    1) EVE

    2) DAOC

    3) WOW

    4) Lineage 2

    5) Lineage 1

    6) Shadowbane

    7) ....uhhhh  yeah...

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    Still currently "subscribed" to EVE, and only EVE!!!
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  • zanebergeronzanebergeron winona, TXPosts: 80Member Uncommon

    1) UO my first online game

    2) GW2

    3) EQ2

    4) Horizons

    5) WoW (pre cataclysm)

    6) Shadowbane

    7) SWG

    8) Rift

    9) CoH

    10) Vanguard

    PLAYED UO:SWG:EQ2:GW:WoW:CoH:Lotro:AoC:Vanguard:Horizons:RIFT:swtor:Shadowbane and I'm sure a few others
    WATCHING:EQ Next : Wildstar:Archage :WoD
    WISHING FOR: A UO Remake

  • bliss14bliss14 eleva, WIPosts: 565Member

    1.  Guild Wars 1

    2.  Eve

    3. WoW - before cata *edit - change to pre wotlk.  bc was the best expansion.

    4. Wurm

    5. Vanguard

    apathetic to everything else.  gw2, eq2,  etc.   not worth ranking.

    Looking forward to putting darkfall on the top hopefully.

  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member

    I already see the flaw in this since people have not all played enough MMO's to really give the best list but hey ill bite.



    FoM (Pre Milestone 1)





    Anarchy Online



    HoTK (and its copy Pasted Spinoff from a different company)

    Champions (needed a spot filler for something i actually enjoyed for a little)



    Because i can.
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  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member

    For me?

    1 Mabinogi

    2 Ultima Online

    3 RuneScape

    4 Final Fantasy XI

    5 EVE

    6 Anarchy Online

    7 The Secret World

    8 Star Wars the Old Republic

    9 Final Fantasy XIV

    10 World of Warcraft

    Could play any of these games without issue, I'm constantly going back and forth between them. I missed out on some games I wanted to play, like SWG, so my list is only counting those I've experienced (though I'm sure SWG would've been on here if I had the chance).

  • VaultarVaultar adelaidePosts: 339Member

    GW2 for me hands down.

    Though really interested to see WildStar, Firefall and Neverwinter. They definately have the best chances of being in my fav mmo list <3

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • BrotherDBrotherD AlbertslundPosts: 52Member

    1. SWG

    2. RIFT

    3. LORTO

    4. EVE

    5. AoC

    5. AO

    6. WoW

    7. RotMG

    8. STO

    9. CO


    Edit: EoN (alpha/beta) will go in somewhere in place 2 to 4 when it is released.

    Currently playing: AoC, RIFT, Champions Online, DDO, LORTO, STO and Tribes: Ascend
    Have Played: TSW, SWG, AO, EVE, WOW, EQ, EQ2, SW:TOR, GW,CoH, DCUO, RotMG, WAR,

  • EntinerintEntinerint brooklyn, NYPosts: 846Member Uncommon

    1. SWG

    2. UO

    3. Darkfall Online

    4. Mortal Online

    5. Fallen Earth

    6. Everquest

    7. Asheron's Call

    8. Planetside 2 (I'm in the beta)

    9. Shadowbane

    10. Vanguard

    I see you Zylaxx :P

  • kjempffkjempff AarhusPosts: 902Member Uncommon

    1. Eq








    9. WoW


  • Darkane42Darkane42 -, CAPosts: 26Member



    1. Ultima Online

    2. Legends of Kesmai

    the rest are all kinda tied i guess.. so 3-

    Star Wars The Old Republic

    Star Wars Galaxies

    Tabula Rasa

    The Realm Online

    World of Warcraft


    Star Trek Online


    those are the ones that still have a warm spot in my heart


    everything else i couldnt care less about and i've played just about everything...

  • QtarQtar BitolaPosts: 165Member Uncommon

    1.Wow Vanila







    Other no wort  no worth to mention


    Currently playing: HC Diablo 3, DDO
    MMORPG experiences:EQ2, AoC(pre f2p), Lotro,GW1,DDO, Aion,WoW( stop with wotlk),Allods, GW2
    Waiting On: WoD Sometime Maybe: Elder Scrolls MMO, Might and Magic

  • william0532william0532 portland, ORPosts: 251Member

    Thats easy


    1. Call of duty

    2. Battlefield

    3. Call of duty 2

    I'm just kidding, but I bet at least one person was screaming f$$$$ this mother.... and so on.

    1. SWG(just because the people back then where fun)

    2. EVE(closest thing around to being fun to me)

    3. Star Citizen(wishful thinking)

    4. DAoC

    5. I'm just going to stop here, cause the rest have been six months and done for some reason or other.



  • WaterlilyWaterlily parisPosts: 2,986Member Uncommon

    1. Street Gears

    2. Monster Hunter Online

    3. Everquest before SoE killed it by making all their games cash shop

    4. Vanguard before SoE killed it

  • thexratedthexrated OuluPosts: 1,368Member Uncommon
    Here is my top five and completely subjective to my own experiences:
    1. EVE (only real MMO, imo)
    2. Vanilla + pre-nerf TBC
    3. Anarchy Online (pre-Shadowlands)
    4. Ultima Online
    5. SWTOR (although MMO elements were lacking, the first playthrough was a solid experience)

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  • LukainLukain WestmeadPosts: 588Member Uncommon

    1: Asherons Call

    2: World of Warcraft

    3: Lord of the rings Online

    4: Everquest 2

    5: Everquest 1

    6: Rift

    7: Horizons - Istaria

    8: Final Fantasy XIV

    9: Star Trek Online

    10: Tubla Rasa

    11: Age of Conan


    +1 for good measure :)


  • yaminsuxyaminsux Posts: 839Member Uncommon
    Just EvE for me.
  • Riposte.ThisRiposte.This Toronto, ONPosts: 192Member

    I don't know if I ever actually really enjoyed 10 MMOs.

    1. EQ2

    2. WOW

    3. Vanguard

    4. GW2

    5. AOC

    6. Matrix Online


    And that's about it.

    Killing dragons is my shit

  • DeivosDeivos Posts: 2,190Member Uncommon

    1 - Planetside

    2 - Saga of Ryzom

    3 - Asheron's Call

    4 - DAoC

    5 - City of Heros

    6 - Face of Mankind

    7 - Tabula Rasa

    8 - Wurm Online

    9 - Star Wars Galaxies


    In some cases it was more about the things they were doing with the game rather than how much I  enjoyed playing the game itself.

    I won't list more recent games I still play as I consider them to be something I enjoy more subjectively than love for what they are/were.

    "The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners." 

    - Thomas B. Macaulay

  • FlawSGIFlawSGI Woodstock, GAPosts: 1,379Member Uncommon

    1) FFXI

    2) WoW  Vanilla and BC

    3) Asherons Call

    4) GW2

    5) EQ

    I could rate some more but they are pretty much the same as in I played for a very short amount of time and left them alone. These are the only 5 I have put any amount of time into and the only ones worth mentioning.

    RIP Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and Paul Gray.

  • mcrippinsmcrippins Dallas, TXPosts: 1,087Member Uncommon

    1) Ultima Online

    2) SWG

    3) WoW Vanilla & TBC

    4) Asheron's Call

    5) Shadowbane

    6) Lineage 2 Free Servers (had more fun on these than the live ones).

  • GishgeronGishgeron Princeton, KYPosts: 1,287Member

    1: City of Heroes

    2: Vanilla WoW

    3: SWG (honestly would have been up higher...but SOE managed to burn it to the ground not long after I got into it)

    4: EQOA (First MMO, and had some good times with good people.  AS an would actually rank lower, if at all)

    5: Flyff (Have no idea why, the wife and I loved it and I went out with a bang...handing out 10 million of whatever its currency was to each player I saw in the noob zone)

    6: DDO

    7: Perfect World (One of the better F2P I'd seen at the time)

    8: Fallen Earth (Solid game, fun, free)

    9: Atlantica (For being good, free, and something different that actually worked)

    10:  DOMO


    DOMO was actually a surprise for me.  Its was unique, its multiclassing was well done, its combat was fun, and I just liked leveling in it.


  • DanubiDanubi LyngbyPosts: 11Member

    1. Everquest ( live and emu servers, and on pvp servers )

    2. Shadowbane

    3. Dark age of camelot

    4. UO

    5. Planetside

    6 Darkfall

    7. EVE online



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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,384Member Uncommon

    1. Lineage II (pre-GoD)

    2. Lord of the Rings online (pre-MoM)

    3. Silkroad online (pre-botinvasion)

    4. ...euh...

    Can't get past 3. Currently playing RIFT and enjoying it, but too early to add it to the list. GW2 is good, but not good enough for me to drop on this list either...

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  • StryckerStrycker Marietta, GAPosts: 56Member

    Interesting what every one is saying;

    By best, I will sort my list by innovation that succeeded (After all, isn't that what we're all really after in the genre?)


    1. UO

    2. AC

    3. SWG

    4. EVE

    5. DAOC

    6. Planetside

    7. As much as I would like not to, Vanilla WOW

    8. AC2

    9. GW

    10. And last, certaintly not least, currently played, and IMHO on its way to greatness - Planetside 2.

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