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General: 2010 Awards: Favorite MMO Company

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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641

    Easy for me and I've played games by all of those companies. With the list we were given (which is missing a few)....easily ArenaNet for me.

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  • Sarge69Sarge69 Member Posts: 16

    ArenaNet gets my vote! They are creating a great game, but also listening to their players!

     

    They support people who stay play their original game still too.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641

    Originally posted by Paragus1



    I cry for anyone who votes for a company on this list that has their first MMO in development right now that nobody has played yet.   Regardless of who is the winner, it should be someone who has actually released an MMO that people can play today.


     

     Most of us have played games from ALL or MOST all of these companies.  I think it's pretty easy to make a decision based on prior experience with a company.  We're not voting on games, but the company, so....I don't really see it as an issue.  Just my opinion.

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  • LadyAlibiLadyAlibi Member UncommonPosts: 297

    For those companies that haven't yet released a game, you could look at the quality of the information they are releasing, how they treat their fans, whether or not they seem truthful and forthcoming about the game they are working on. 

     

    With that said... I am not saying for whom I voted. 

  • ViktormonViktormon Member UncommonPosts: 22

    I'M SORRY EN MASSE. Bioware gets this one!

  • BlutorBlutor Member Posts: 2

    ArenaNet rules, Guild Wars 2 will be awesome, a new way of playing MMO. Much faster, much adrenaline.

  • ircaddictsircaddicts Member Posts: 146

    Another no conest. ArenaNet wins by light years

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  • malrodmalrod Member Posts: 87

    blizzard wins . but for nostalgia sake  i vote for mythic entertainment since i LOVED early daoc.

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,619

    Going strictly by game company, bioware and blizzard put the rest to shame. Most others on that list have only made one or two games. Granted that one game may be good, but it doesnt compare to over a decade of aaa tiltes year after year. Anet has to prove themselves with more than just one title to even be mentioned in the same sentence as blizz or bio.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,889

    They may not be the biggest, but they are certainly the coolest.... CCP

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  • ITPalgITPalg Member UncommonPosts: 314

    This is a biased discussion / poll since it is limited, not to mention listing a company that doesn't have the game listed out of closed beta yet (Rift)!

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  • AlienShirtAlienShirt Member UncommonPosts: 621

    I am torn between Turbine and ArenaNet.

  • fritzwfritzw Member Posts: 2

    ArenaNet has consistently followed through with its commitment to invested players with continued updates and content without additional fees, such as with the War in Kryta and Hearts of the North.  My favorite thing about the company is their focus on making the game enjoyable without having to pay a million microtransaction fees.  The microtransactions they offer are purely optional, and nevertheless brilliantly popular amongst players.  Seldom have a game's optional outfits been so awesome looking that I've even considered dropping real money for them, but the lich outfit was stunning (http://www.guildwars.com/images/events/halloween/lichraimentcostume.jpg).

  • VaultarVaultar Member Posts: 339

    ArenaNet. No contest.

    The developers always listen to the community, always friendly and helpful and just a wonderful bunch of people. They also keep their promises and deliver them; are perfectionists; have some of the best concept artists in the world; and are making an mmo game that is almost guranteed to be successful and dare I say a phenomenon in the mmo gaming industry.

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • XpertiseXpertise Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by Foomerang

    Going strictly by game company, bioware and blizzard put the rest to shame. Most others on that list have only made one or two games. Granted that one game may be good, but it doesnt compare to over a decade of aaa tiltes year after year. Anet has to prove themselves with more than just one title to even be mentioned in the same sentence as blizz or bio.

     

    You miss the point. The award is not about games the company has released, its about the company itself. The way it treats it's community, it's approach to game design etc... Although i admit that i'm a GW2 fanboy, my voice in this competition goes to CCP as a company. I like their design idea that devs are there to provide tools for the players, and that the players are the ones which should run and create content.

  • HalibrandHalibrand Member UncommonPosts: 133

    I have to agree with many posters about wanting to only list companies that have actually launched an MMO.  We wouldn't add someone to a Favourite Mothers contest if she was still only 5 months pregnant.  And the 'genre advancements from a forthcoming game' argument for including these companies in the list might end up being nothing more than fantastic marketing of a less fantastic result.  My desire to play The Secret World has me looking at voting for Funcom, but doing so would be ridiculous.  All that's based in is hype and dreams.  I can't even get into their beta yet.

     

    One might argue that a reasonable poll would only include MMOs that all the voters have reasonable access to play.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,619


    Originally posted by Xpertise

    Originally posted by Foomerang
    Going strictly by game company, bioware and blizzard put the rest to shame. Most others on that list have only made one or two games. Granted that one game may be good, but it doesnt compare to over a decade of aaa tiltes year after year. Anet has to prove themselves with more than just one title to even be mentioned in the same sentence as blizz or bio.
     
    You miss the point. The award is not about games the company has released, its about the company itself. The way it treats it's community, it's approach to game design etc... Although i admit that i'm a GW2 fanboy, my voice in this competition goes to CCP as a company. I like their design idea that devs are there to provide tools for the players, and that the players are the ones which should run and create content.


    nah i got the point. I went with bioware because they have been doing everything you love about anet and ccp for over a decade with multiple titles. Ccp, anet, and bioware all have very admirable game design philosophies (and very similar too i might add) but unlike the other 2, bioware has a much broader and deeper track record and have walked the walk so to speak for much longer.
  • skyexileskyexile Member CommonPosts: 692

    *puts on flameproof suit*

    No SOE? really?

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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Member UncommonPosts: 2,341

    ANet all the way; only company I've never had a bad thing to say about. Except that they need to work faster! *Gets out the carrot on a reel*

    And ya actually, why no SOE? I know they're sorta...lol...but it seems odd the option wouldn't be there anyway.

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  • brostynbrostyn Member Posts: 3,092

    A lot of these companies don't even have a playable product. How can we ascertain if they are the best? Lame vote, imo.

  • avalon1000avalon1000 Member UncommonPosts: 790

    Anet by a mile. It will be done when it's right....are you listening you other MMO companies? 

  • dbrondbron Member Posts: 1

    Honestly, and I know I am NDA bound, but the customer service and quality Trion displayed during Rift's beta event was truly phenomenal. Their interactions with the community have been nothing but great, and they listen to both the praise and the woes. I am something of an Old Republic Fanboy, but Trion has TRULY impressed me as a company, above and beyond the commitment to service any other company has ever demonstrated. I honestly will buy and play Rift as a thank-you to them as a company if nothing else -- you just don't see quality people in the industry like that anymore.

  • BluntForceGBluntForceG Member Posts: 4

    Why are Chinese gold farming run companies like Nexon and Perfect World listed on here?

    What a joke this is

  • BornAsASlaveBornAsASlave Member UncommonPosts: 2

    ArenaNet.......Hands down.....Try their support....you'll never see better support ......and this is GW1  we're talkin....you can tell that they actually care

  • HerodesHerodes Member UncommonPosts: 1,494


    Originally posted by Sfaliara

    Originally posted by Herodes
     


    Originally posted by Sfaliara



    Originally posted by Papadam
    Why are there several companies on that list who have never releaed an MMO?
    Bioware, Trion and Enmasse should be removed.



    You forgot ARENANET.

     
     


    In order to qualify for this category, a gaming company has made exciting advancements with games, forthcoming or previously released.



     


    Should you point that at me or the guy I quoted? Think again...


    My translator says forthcoming = future products of the companies do count, too.
    Yes, I am not happy with this. I.e. Trion has no chance here, because they barely were able to show how they care.

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