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Best MMO's of all time

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  • uncletomauncletoma Santa Margherita LigurePosts: 159Member

    1) UO: the best MMO ever
    2) DAoC: the best PvP (RvR) ever
    3) EQ: it start MMO market, first MMO over 1M subscribers
    4) FF XI: best oriental MMO
    5) RF Online: best korean/RvRvR MMO (not F2P version)
    6) EVE: best sandbox ever
    7) LOTRO: best RP MMO
    8) SW:G: best SW MMO (original version)
    9) Guild Wars: B2P is a great idea (not played GW2, i'm a retired player)
    10) WoW Vanilla: the easiest MMO to play and the most played all around the world

    Cheers.

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by uncletoma

    1) UO: the best MMO ever ---Best 2d mmo ever
    2) DAoC: the best PvP (RvR) ever----Agree
    3) EQ: it start MMO market, first MMO over 1M subscribers ---EQ never reached one million subs, at it's hight it was around 450.000-500.000
    4) FF XI: best oriental MMO--- Agree
    5) RF Online: best korean/RvRvR MMO (not F2P version)
    6) EVE: best sandbox ever
    7) LOTRO: best RP MMO 
    -----100% Agree, no other MMO comes close to Laurelin European sever for RP.

    8) SW:G: best SW MMO (original version) ---Agree

    9) Guild Wars: B2P is a great idea (not played GW2, i'm a retired player) ---GW1 far outshines GW2.
    10) WoW Vanilla: the easiest MMO to play and the most played all around the world -----GW2 is far easier than WOW

    Cheers.

    Good list by the way.

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  • uncletomauncletoma Santa Margherita LigurePosts: 159Member

    If for you UO is not the best MMO ever, what is the title of the best one?

    BTW i don't listed "shot life" MMO.

    (LOTRO played on Laurelin EU RP server)

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by uncletoma

    If for you UO is not the best MMO ever, what is the title of the best one?

    BTW i don't listed "shot life" MMO.

    For me it's a toss up between EQ and UO but ill say that UO was the best 2d mmo and EQ was my best 3d mmo imo.Like i said EQ never had a million subs, WOW get's the crown for first million subs mmo.

     

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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,586Member Uncommon

    I don't have a top ten, I'll give 5

    Anarchy Online (Pre Item Store)

    SWG (Pre CU)

    WoW (Pre patch 2.3)

    CoH (Pre CoV)

    Rift (This may or may not be another Pre- Cash Shop caveat)

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    Originally posted by Icewhite

    It's kind of sad that no one is struggling to come up with ten games (or more) to list, isn't it?

    (10 games means you average, at maximum, 18 months)

    Also means that at least some of the titles you're listing, even in your own eyes, are rather dubious choices for 'best'.

     

    I stand by my list (which is on page 8).  I will add, however, that I always played more than one MMO at a time, sometimes 3 of them. EQ2 and WoW I played side by side for 7 years and there were things I like "the most" about each of them. During that 7 years I also played months (or up to a year or a little longer) of some of the other games I listed. UO was my first MMO, I never played EQ1, and I left out MANY games I played such as City of Heroes, Age of Conan, and the godawful Warhammer and Rift.  edit: and SWTOR...just no.  Personal taste yes.  We all differ along those lines.

    Again....I stand by my list and consider none of it "dubious," at least in my own opinion. Those were the 10 best MMOs I've played.

     

    edit: As the post below says, I stuck with the 10 games that gave me the most enjoyment.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    That's why I only listed 6
    There are others I could have filled out to ten with e.g. wow before they hired all those EQ guys and made it a raid grinder, war after they fixed the performance but before bioware took over, tsw before I hit endgame, still struggling for a number 10. But I just went with games that gave me unconditional enjoyment.
  • stuxstux Lake Forest, ILPosts: 462Member

     

    1. Asheron's Call 1 - Best quests, open world, and dungeons (prior to 3rd party software and mass macros took over)

    2. Darkfall Online - Best pvp gameplay

    3. DAoC - just an over all great game

     

    Maybe not my thing but worth mentioning in no order:

     

    UO - never played it heard good things

    SWG - same as above

    WoW -  is a legend in it own way and deserve mentioning

  • OtomoxOtomox HoooooPosts: 303Member

    Top 10:

     

    1. Lineage 2   (best pvp game of all time havent seen any game that had bigger mass open pvp battles. Teon 600 vs 600 battle for antharas was the most epic fight i ever head in any mmorpg)

    2. DAOC

    3. Classic WoW + TBC

    4. EQ

    5. Shadowbane

    6. Phantasy Star Online

    7. Final Fantasy XI

    8. Lineage 1

    9. Guild Wars

    10. Ragnarok

  • QuicksandQuicksand Aurora, COPosts: 604Member Uncommon

    Top Ten

    1. DAoC

    2. Ultima Online

    3. Everquest 

    4. AoC

    5. Tabula Rasa

     

    6. SWTOR

    7. SWG

    8. Vanguard

    9. Anarchy Online

    10. Darkfall

     

    Honorable Mention

    Everquest II

    APB

    Auto Assault

    GW2

    Rift

     

    Holding out hope

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Secret World

    DarkFall: Unholy Wars

     

    *Edit* Had to come back and add Rift :)

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  • CallsignVegaCallsignVega Chicago, ILPosts: 235Member Uncommon

    1. Everquest 

    2. Dark Age of Camelot

    3. Shadowbane

    4. EvE 

    5. Darkfall

    6. Asherons Call

    7. Age of Conan

     

     

    Everthing else besides AoC and Darkfall in the WoW and post era, including WoW, GW2, SWTOR, RIFT, Warhammer, all garbage. 

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,613Member Uncommon

    1. Shadowbane

    2. Vanguard

    3. Lotro

    4. City of Heroes

    5. Matrix online

    6. AOC

    7. Asherons call 2

    8. The Relm

    9. SWTOR

    10. TSW

  • uncletomauncletoma Santa Margherita LigurePosts: 159Member
    Originally posted by Rimmersman
    Originally posted by uncletoma

    If for you UO is not the best MMO ever, what is the title of the best one?

    BTW i don't listed "shot life" MMO.

    For me it's a toss up between EQ and UO but ill say that UO was the best 2d mmo and EQ was my best 3d mmo imo.Like i said EQ never had a million subs, WOW get's the crown for first million subs mmo.

     

    Ok, according with MMOData the first MMO over 1m players was... Lineage. Make a little confuson with EQ and L1 :)

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  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaPosts: 393Member Common
    Originally posted by uncletoma
    Originally posted by Rimmersman
    Originally posted by uncletoma

    If for you UO is not the best MMO ever, what is the title of the best one?

    BTW i don't listed "shot life" MMO.

    For me it's a toss up between EQ and UO but ill say that UO was the best 2d mmo and EQ was my best 3d mmo imo.Like i said EQ never had a million subs, WOW get's the crown for first million subs mmo.

     

    Ok, according with MMOData the first MMO over 1m players was... Lineage. Make a little confuson with EQ and L1 :)

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    u know the image is from a site that handle it from 1 man, and always was 1000000 times innacurate

     

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 614Member Common

    My guess would be that Everquest was somewhere around 1 million subscribers at its peak.  I can't find any exact numbers.  Wikipedia has an uncited quote putting them at 450,000 in 2003.  I'm sure it was higher than that though.  I remember them making a big deal out of having 100,000 simultaneous logins for the first time around that period, and I doubt they had nearly 1/4 of their active accounts logged in, so I would assume much higher than 450,000 subscribers at its peak.  They also had something around 80 servers or so when it peaked (don't remember exact number).

    I'm sure for pre-WoW MMOs Lineage was in fact bigger than Everquest though just because of its massive Asian population.  In the United States, EQ was unquestionably the largest pre-WoW MMO, however.

    As for my list, I'm not sure I've played 10 MMOs that I really enjoyed, but I'll give it a go:

    Everquest

    WoW

    Asheron's Call

    Planetside (I'll list this over PS2 since the sequel is not finished)

    RIFT

    Star Wars: The Old Republic

     

    All other MMOs I've played did not go past the free month, so I will not list any more.

  • NikopolNikopol The ZonePosts: 626Member Uncommon

    My top 10:

    1. EVE Online
    2. World of Warcraft (vanilla)
    3. Anarchy Online
    4. Fallen Earth
    5. Vanguard
    6. Lord of the Rings Online
    7. The Secret World
    8. Star Wars Galaxies
    9. Asheron's Call
    10. Star Wars: The Old Republic

     

    Special Mentions:

    • Saga of Ryzom (refreshingly unique)
    • The Chronicles of Spellborn (unfinished but beautiful)
    • Ultima Online (mostly because it got me into MMOs)
       
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by defector1968

    u know the image is from a site that handle it from 1 man, and always was 1000000 times innacurate

    Plus, lots of EQ players made it their life's mission (at the time) to be sure that everyone knew Foreign Subs Don't Matter.  So we can safely dismiss Lineage.

    Then, in 2006 (roughly), millions of WoW players made it their life's mission to ensure everyone knew that, of course, Foreign Subs Really Matter.

    Argument ad numerum, of course, just just kept right on spinning its wheels.

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  • AnubisanAnubisan Boulder, COPosts: 1,801Member

    1. Ultima Online

    2. WOW

    3. GW2

    4. SWTOR

     

    The rest are in no particular order since they all captured me and I played them for long periods of time (but not compared to the first 4):

    Darkfall

    EVE

    Mortal Online

    Lineage II

    DAOC

    SWG 

  • IIIcurrierIIIcurrier Kalispell, MTPosts: 88Member

    Asheron's Call.

     

    I don't consider anything else released adequate.

     

    Now an AC slash Wurm, that would be a game worth playing.

  • NinelNinel ParisPosts: 36Member Uncommon
    1. Final Fantasy XI
  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member

    1. EVE

    2. Everquest - My first MMO

    3. Rift

    4. Everquest 2

    5. DAoC

    6. Guildwars 2

    7. Final Fantasy XI

    8. Anarchy Online

    9. Asharon's Call

    10. World of Warcraft - pre WoTLK

  • CheriseCherise Cincinnati, OHPosts: 232Member

    1.  Star Wars Galaxies

    2.  Dark Age of Camelot

    3.  Lord of the Rings Online

    4.  EverQuest

    5.  EverQuest II

    6.  Anarchy Online

    7.  Guild Wars 2

    8.  Vanguard:  Saga of Heroes

    9.  World of Warcraft

    10.  Istaria (Horizons)

     

  • uncletomauncletoma Santa Margherita LigurePosts: 159Member
    Originally posted by defector1968

    u know the image is from a site that handle it from 1 man, and always was 1000000 times innacurate

     

    Maybe inaccurate, maybe not, but it's the only one sitre with this kind of data. There's not a site like VGChart for MMO population :( BTW we are a little OT, maybe it's better coming back IT :)

    (and i don't like L and L2, so.... where's the problem? :D)

  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,207Member Uncommon

    WoW was the first good MMO launch, it was praised for being so playable from the get go. Apart from server lag and queues purely because they didn't expect so many people, it was almost perfect compared to other MMOs. Who could blame them for not expecting so many people? MMOs never saw so many people until WoW so you can forgive them for that. What annoys me is when developers say today they didn't expect so many peple......... bullshit have you not seen every other MMO since WoW?

    Now though a playable MMO is the norm from launch, people expect to have a perfect AAA MMO + all the content WoW has and why shouldn't they if you're going to make a game like WoW because why not just play WoW instead of a worse version?

    GW2 tried to seperate itself from the WoW name as much as possible so they wouldn't be held to the same standard and it paid off for them.

  • LawlmonsterLawlmonster Dallas, TXPosts: 953Member Uncommon

    This is a pretty difficult list to manage or create to include ten titles, but here's my take based on personal enjoyment and the amount of time spent playing:

     

    1) Ultima Online

    2) Everquest

    3) Shadowbane

    4) Darkfall

    5) Planetside

    6) Star Wars: Galaxies

    7) World of Warcraft

    8) Lineage 2

    9) Age of Conan

    10) Matrix Online

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