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[Column] General: MMORPG’s Most Wanted MMOs of 2013



  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,400Member Uncommon
    2013-2014 looks to be a great year for mmorpgs.
  • Entropy14Entropy14 Edmonton, ABPosts: 671Member Uncommon
    The only thing I don't agree on here is FF14 , I think The Repopulation deserves more attention and credit.  Just my opinion tho.
  • TheJodaTheJoda Nerak, awaiting a good MMOPosts: 520Member Uncommon
    EQ next ........even claims it might release before 2014

    ....Being Banned from MMORPG's forums since 2010, for Trolling the Trolls!!!

  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member

    They also forgot Divergence, which is planning on having a playable demo this summer.


  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,323Member Uncommon

    5. FFXIV

    4. ArcheAge

    3. EQ Next

    2. The Repopulation

    1. DayZ Standalone

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
    ESO, FE, FFXI, FFXIV, FF, GW1, GW2, Istaria, L2, LoTRO, MO, MxO, NW, Rift, RoE,
    Ryzom, SB, SWG, SWTOR, TERA, TSW, WAR, WoW, WURM...

  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLPosts: 857Member Uncommon
    This is certainly a great year for MMOs. I would have to say Wildstar.... I can't wait to try it out. 

    James T. Kirk: All she's got isn't good enough! What else ya got?

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZPosts: 1,614Member
    I usually laugh at almost all the lists on MMORPG - but this one I actually agree with almost 100%.  I would switch the order of ESO and Wildstar but that's a pretty minimal difference in the interest of both of those.  So...... good list.
  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    1. EQ Next

    2. Archeage


    Only ones I have been watching, I do not pay too much attention "usually", until something is closer to being out.  Started with UO, then EQ, so of course I am interested in EQN.  I like a lot of the depth of Archeage, but I want to see what Trion is going to do with it.


    I would prefer a sub system, myself, I just hope none of these are going to be p2w.

  • Instigator-JonesInstigator-Jones Posts: 526Member Uncommon

    All this fantasy... sword, axe, magic, chain-mail. Hasn't the industry play'd this out yet... I know, obviously not. I think you could look at this whole list and distil it down to just fantasy and Wildstar (while SciFi, still has a fantasy aspect). I’m seriously wondering what the difference between ESO and EQN will be though. Both seem like more of the same grind-fest with a different skin.

  • ZombieKenZombieKen Northwest, INPosts: 5,034Member Uncommon

    FF:ARR - I have mixed feelings.  It looks decent visually, but I'm not sure about gameplay.  I see so many posts comparing it to WoW.  Shouldn't it play like Final Fantasy?  How does one get to the 14th game in a series and then screw up so badly?


    ArcheAge - Just about completely off my radar.  I'd have more interest if it were a purist styled medieval fantasy sandbox.


    ESO - This might be to my liking, even if I don't want TES to be MMO-ified.  Of anything, I might give it the benefit of the doubt and check it out.


    WildStar - Sorry, but yawn.  Also I find the character art creepy, which does not draw me to want to play it.


    EverQuest Next - SOE... not a chance that they'll get 5 cents out of me.


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  • redcappredcapp brook, NYPosts: 722Member

    Whether or not these games are on *my* radar, we can't deny that these are some of the most anticipated upcoming games in general.


    That said, how the hell is EQNext number one?


    First of all, we know exactly zero about the actual game. 


    Second, I've seen no indication it will even be out in 2013.  Considering we know nothing about it, I'd say this is a safe assumption.



  • redcappredcapp brook, NYPosts: 722Member
    Originally posted by Instigator-Jones

    All this fantasy... sword, axe, magic, chain-mail. Hasn't the industry play'd this out yet... I know, obviously not. I think you could look at this whole list and distil it down to just fantasy and Wildstar (while SciFi, still has a fantasy aspect). I’m seriously wondering what the difference between ESO and EQN will be though. Both seem like more of the same grind-fest with a different skin.


    Interesting.  Care to explain specifically what aspects of EQN you think will be similar to ESO? 

  • shinkanshinkan BestinPosts: 229Member
    lets hope 2014 has more to offer
  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon

    There are only 2 on the list that I would even bother with.

    (1)  Everquest Next

    (2) The elder scrolls online

    the rest I would never bother with.   Especaily Archage being made by trion no thank you. 


  • purewitzpurewitz Casselberry, FLPosts: 487Member Uncommon
    If this is what's coming this year, I'm sticking with Star Wars: The Old Republic, DC Universe Online, and Star Trek Online.

    When we get back from where we are going, we will return to where we were. I know people there!

  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,367Member Uncommon

    Heres my Top 5 switched around.

    1. Wildstar

    2. FFXIV: ARR

    3. AA

    4. TESO

    5. EQN


  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Somewhere, NCPosts: 1,579Member Uncommon

    I agree with the list, just not the order. For me, it would be:


    5. TESO

    4. Archeage

    3. Wildstar

    2. FFXIV

    1. EQ Next


  • xpiherxpiher Indianapolis, INPosts: 3,311Member
    AA is good but needs to get rid of the cc fest combat and expand the ffa pvp zone by a lot

    Currently playing:Nothing
    Will play: Darkfall: Unholy Wars
    Past games:
    Guild Wars 2 - Xpiher Duminous
    Xpiher's GW2
    GW 1 - Xpiher Duminous
    Darkfall - Xpiher Duminous (NA) retired
    AoC - Xpiher (Tyranny) retired
    Warhammer - Xpiher

  • H3deonH3deon GrPosts: 36Member
    Originally posted by Spaceweed10

    Bill, SOE announced last year that they were 'going back to the drawing board' on some major systems in the game.

    If EQn releases this year, I'll run round your office with my panties around my ankles.


    they didnt actually start over last year, they just made it part of their hype management last year, to be sure everyone knew they aint doing EQ 2.5 - personally am very certain that you may as well order that ticket now. Since SOE often release their games even if not 100% done/stabil

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,383Member Uncommon

    Can't really say that I agree with your nr.1: almost nothing is known about EQ next, so how can people know whether or not they want it for real?

    You could pull franchise, but the same goes for at least 2 other games on that list :)

    Feel free to use my referral link for SW:TOR if you want to test out the game. You'll get some special unlocks!

  • redcloud16redcloud16 Seattle, WAPosts: 222Member Uncommon

    I can cut out number 1 - 4. 

    FFXIV:ARR is the only MMO I am looking forward to playing


    (Oh, I'll still take a look at 1-3, don't you worry)


  • breadm1xbreadm1x AlkmaarPosts: 242Member Uncommon

    Everquest next ? did not even know it excisted.

    The other 4 well they in the r on the list on the front page.

    But everquest ? i can see the $$ flowing.

  • LivnthedreamLivnthedream Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 555Member
    Originally posted by Grakulen
    I'd swap 4 and 5.

    Truth. Right now I am only interested in EqNext because we know next to nothing about it. Some of the lead ins like Player Studio have me intrigued. I really wonder how they are going to handle the multitude of problems that kind of content creates.

  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon
    Is Blarggggg any different from Blargggggggggggggggg. I'm interested to know. Anyways, the list is pretty much spot on for me.

    This isn't a signature, you just think it is.

  • danisheraserdanisheraser BallerupPosts: 16Member
    Who said anything about EQnext coming out this year??? I'd like to see some official statements about this.
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