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Currently most played MMO

cybersrscybersrs New York, NYMember Posts: 179 Uncommon
Is there a way to check which MMO is currently most played?

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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember Posts: 1,794 Uncommon
    Originally posted by cybersrs
    Is there a way to check which MMO is currently most played?

    is this a serious question,?

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,784 Epic

    First we have to fight for days over the definition of what exactly is a MMO before we can answer your question.

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  • amalageramalager Tokyo-3, CAMember Posts: 9 Common

    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

  • nolfnolf Member Posts: 859 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    First we have to fight for days over the definition of what exactly is a MMO before we can answer your question.

    *equips hammer of smashing intellect*

    I really hope that *insert game name here* will be the first game to ever live up to all of its pre-release promises, maintain a manageable hype level and have a clean release. Just don't expect me to hold my breath.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,735 Uncommon

    Facebook.

     

    there's minigames, social interraction, it's massive and has multiplayer. and people roleplay in private messages all the time.

     

    I'll see you in 2 weeks.

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  • MiserySignalMiserySignal Trois-Rivieres, QCMember Posts: 40 Uncommon
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,842 Rare

    Hi new guy. stuff like this is as about as good as your gonna get -

    http://mmodata.blogspot.com/

    http://xfire.com

    http://raptr.com

    Most companies are pretty tight lipped about actual players.

  • amalageramalager Tokyo-3, CAMember Posts: 9 Common
    Originally posted by MiserySignal
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

    I don't know how old you are, but we used to play Counterstrike with other players from another country via battle.net

  • atziluthatziluth Portsmouth, NHMember Posts: 1,190 Uncommon
    Originally posted by amalager
    Originally posted by MiserySignal
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

    I don't know how old you are, but we used to play Counterstrike with other players from another country via battle.net

    Massive does not come to mind when I think about my Counter Strike days. 

    -Atziluth-

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  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaMember Posts: 3,581 Uncommon
    Originally posted by MiserySignal
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

    Haven't you heard? any game that connects to the NET is considered a MMO these days.

  • Kaijin2k3Kaijin2k3 Santa Monica, CAMember Posts: 558
    Originally posted by amalager
    Originally posted by MiserySignal
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

    I don't know how old you are, but we used to play Counterstrike with other players from another country via battle.net

    If this is your meaning of MMO, then that means Quake 3 Arena is an MMO, UT is an MMO, even POD racing and Forza are now MMO.

    And if is, then you may as well forget MMO as a genre existing, since it becomes so vague that any MP game = MMO.

    Most people at least want a persistent character that exists in a persistent world before even considering labeling it an MMO.

     

    EDIT: Come to think of it, even if you included any MP game as an MMO, my money would still be that the most played is some asian f2p one. No idea how you would check, though.

  • imunrealimunreal ArmaghMember Posts: 19
    Originally posted by Kaijin2k3
    Originally posted by amalager
    Originally posted by MiserySignal
    Originally posted by amalager
    What kind of MMO? There's MMORPG like Eclipse War and there's MMOFPS like Counter Strike and Point Blank. What genre are you pointing at?

    Counter-Strike an MMOFPS? WTF?

    I don't know how old you are, but we used to play Counterstrike with other players from another country via battle.net

    If this is your meaning of MMO, then that means Quake 3 Arena is an MMO, UT is an MMO, even POD racing and Forza are now MMO.

    And if is, then you may as well forget MMO as a genre existing, since it becomes so vague that any MP game = MMO.

    Most people at least want a persistent character that exists in a persistent world before even considering labeling it an MMO.

     

    EDIT: Come to think of it, even if you included any MP game as an MMO, my money would still be that the most played is some asian f2p one. No idea how you would check, though.

    What Kai said!

     

    When it comes to MMO, the term means "massively multiplayer online" and that is the problem. We have different meanings of "massive". So its all about elimination.

    Is call of duty a MMO with its 18 (I think GHOST is 18, could be wrong) multiplayer matches? No

    Is battlefield 4 with its 64 player matches a MMO? No

    What about Planetside 2? I would consider it a MMO because of its massive world and server style.

    Now, that is just the FPS section. FPS games are easy to pin point what a MMO is and is not while RPG MMO's are a lot harder.

    What I would consider a MMO, is a massive world with servers the company own (not player based servers like DayZ), the company manage and the company make the same rule set for all (exception being PVE/PVP/RP servers). So games like WoW, Rift, SWTOR, TSW I would consider MMORPG's and I would consider Planetside 2 as a MMOFPS (not familiar with other MMO FPS games). So, in short, a game with a lobby where you click to join a game without a persistent world is not a MMO for me.

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSMember Posts: 2,588 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Myrdynn
    Originally posted by cybersrs
    Is there a way to check which MMO is currently most played?

    is this a serious question,?

    I think it is a very serious question so I will give him a serious answer.  World of Warcraft hands down...

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  • danmax67danmax67 Brooklyn, NYMember Posts: 37 Uncommon

    I have no idea how accurate or up to date this is, but here's a wikipedia as far as mmorpg's:

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_massively_multiplayer_online_role-playing_games#Statistics_table

     

    If I read it correctly, Dofus is the most played ?  o.O

  • CrazyCronusCrazyCronus PatrasMember Posts: 47 Uncommon
    I would guess wow, a couple of F2P and some asian mmos?
  • NitthNitth AustraliaMember Posts: 3,903 Uncommon

    The better question is "How many concurrent players daily".

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  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon
    Originally posted by danmax67
    I have no idea how accurate or up to date this is, but here's a wikipedia as far as mmorpg's:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_massively_multiplayer_online_role-playing_games#Statistics_table If I read it correctly, Dofus is the most played ?  o.O

    guess the wiki needs some updating - it cites a press release from 2008 for Dofus

    http://press.ankama.com/en/press-release/1039-dofus-reaches-the-10-million-player-threshold.html

    Roubaix, France - 7 October 2008 - DOFUS, the leading massively multiplayer online game in France now counts 10 million players, including 1.5 million subscribers, throughout the world.

     

    a year later -

     

    Oct 2009 interview

    http://web.archive.org/web/20100413114907/http://www.worldsinmotion.biz/2009/10/interview_ankama_talks_dofus_a.php

    Do you have any new subscription numbers for Dofus or Wakfu?

    CG: In terms of total subscribers, we are over 3 million. At the moment we have over 500,000 active subscribers, with a total of 3 million active players in a given month. As for total registered players [meaning all who have ever touched the game], we've reached 25 million.

     

    in contrast, WOW revealed a few months ago over 100 million have tried WOW

    http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/01/28/100-000-000-world-of-warcraft-accounts-infographic/

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