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The 10 Most Wanted MMOs of 2018 - The List - MMORPG.com

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  • DavodtheTuttDavodtheTutt Member UncommonPosts: 386
    I"ve been enjoying the "Top 10" lists, and not feeling too disagreeable about them, but this one has disappointed me. The premise is part of the problem -- including expansions? Oh come, on, yeah, they may bring players back, but they're not NEW and they can't be all that much different, as additions to existing games. I do like the idea of including pre-release versions that will allow public participation, though. I have enjoyed "alpha" and even "pre-alpha" testing, although it's not the same as playing a playable game.

    And maybe I'm overlooking an exception, but these are ALL "knights in armor" games! Either Fantasy or Medieval, and I guess New World will be slightly post-Medieval, but still... zzZZZZzzzZZZzzzz

    I don't know when they'll meet the conditions for this list, but the games I am watching are Dual Universe, Worlds Adrift, and three contenders for "spiritual successor to City of Heroes": Ship of Heroes, Valiance, and City of Titans.*

    Now THOSE will be some NEW and DIFFERENT games.

    *(I would also pick up my ears if I heard of plans for a major revamp of Champions Online, DCUO, or Marvel Online.)
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  • KooturKootur Member UncommonPosts: 312

    Ironclad said:

    If the past is any example, I'm sure we'll be let down hard.



    Yeah no kidding, I hate to be negative but It's like 1 in 100 mmos actually turn out to be hits.
    KyleranHuntrezz
  • acidbloodacidblood Member RarePosts: 843
    I'm not sure 2018 will necessarily be any better for MMOs than 2017, but it should at least be a bit more interesting and hopefully answer the question 'Can a KickStarter MMO be any good?'
  • Possum6381Possum6381 Member CommonPosts: 8
    "However, in just another 6 weeks or so we’ll all be seeing how it feels to play in Intrepid’s world as the Alpha 0 test will be going live and players are expected to share their experiences with streams, videos, and more."

    That would be a mistake on their part. Alpha 0 will have an NDA. Those who share may get their accounts banned.
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 12,765
    I gotta say that including expansions and chapters in this list just reinforces how slim the pickings are.
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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,824
    Worlds Adrift and Dual Universe indeed.

    Also can't forget Life is Feudal MMO.
  • GolelornGolelorn Member RarePosts: 1,389
    Devs still make MMOs?
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,560
    edited November 2017
    MaxBacon said:
    Worlds Adrift and Dual Universe indeed.

    Also can't forget Life is Feudal MMO.
    As with SC, I think they consider LiFO already in some form of playable early access.

    Or they are just haters.  :)

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,560
    I"ve been enjoying the "Top 10" lists, and not feeling too disagreeable about them, but this one has disappointed me. The premise is part of the problem -- including expansions? Oh come, on, yeah, they may bring players back, but they're not NEW and they can't be all that much different, as additions to existing games. I do like the idea of including pre-release versions that will allow public participation, though. I have enjoyed "alpha" and even "pre-alpha" testing, although it's not the same as playing a playable game.

    And maybe I'm overlooking an exception, but these are ALL "knights in armor" games! Either Fantasy or Medieval, and I guess New World will be slightly post-Medieval, but still... zzZZZZzzzZZZzzzz

    I don't know when they'll meet the conditions for this list, but the games I am watching are Dual Universe, Worlds Adrift, and three contenders for "spiritual successor to City of Heroes": Ship of Heroes, Valiance, and City of Titans.*

    Now THOSE will be some NEW and DIFFERENT games.

    *(I would also pick up my ears if I heard of plans for a major revamp of Champions Online, DCUO, or Marvel Online.)
    Likely the author(s) don't care for Sci Fi or Superhero games, on the latter I would have to agree with them. ;)

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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,824
    Kyleran said:
    As with SC, I think they consider LiFO already in some form of playable early access.

    Or they are just haters.  :)
    LIF is actually meant to release the beta in a few days... hmm, conspiracy! \o/


  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen Member UncommonPosts: 2,483
    I'm looking forward to Camelot Unchained and Amazon's New World. Those are the only 2 on my radar atm. :)

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,560
    edited November 2017
    MaxBacon said:
    What? No Star Citizen? :)
    I noticed, some weird terms they used to place games there, I guess they consider some sort of alpha/beta/release expected in 2018 to set that list, so that would exclude SC being already playable in alpha.

    Though deff more anticipated than games listed like Phanteon, CU, CoE, AoC and Crowfall. 

    Also interesting how Crowdfunding literally dominates this list.
    The confusion here well highlights why consistency in usage of words, (sand box)  acronyms (MMO) and even concepts (launching or releasing) is such a sticking point with me.

    I realize language can change, but if we move too far away from their original intent, broaden them too greatly then they become largely meaningless. (Unless another term which is a better choice has taken its place.)

    15 years ago there would have been almost universal agreement on what was a "released" game and one in "beta" testing.

    Then the damnfool Asian games came along redefining the term beta by accepting cash and making them near never ending and down the slippery slope we went.

    Now you can't even use the terms released or launched without modifiers such as fully, pre-Alpha or early access, or even further, accepting money, final wipe or now I see we are using "generally open to the public."

    Even then there's much confusion over what exactly "alpha" or "beta"  testing really mean or what level of playability the game is really in..

    Friends and family,  beta 1, 2, 3 4, alpha 16.9, it seems there's no end to the qualifiers, nor it seems the time it takes to ever really "launch", at least by the original definition.

    Heck, now we get expansions and paid DLCs before actual launch...go figure.

    Yeah, we're in hell now.  ;)
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  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 512
    Let's be honest here... doesn't matter whether the game is good or crap, if it gets released in any playable form, people will flock to it out of boredom. That's how it has played out for umpteen years.

    There's your list...
  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 2,001
    Upcoming MMOs of 2016
    Camelot Unchained / Q4 2016 / Launch (or Late Beta)
    Chronicles of Elyria / Q3 2016 / Alpha Access
    Crowfall / Q4 2016 / Launch (or Late Beta)
    Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen / 2016 / Beta

    I bet ashes of creation will be on these list a long time as well.
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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,824
    Kyleran said:
    The confusion here well highlights why consistency in usage of words, (sand box)  acronyms (MMO) and even concepts (launching or releasing) is such a sticking point with me.

    I realize language can change, but if we move too far away from their original intent, broaden them too greatly then they become largely meaningless. (Unless another term which is a better choice has taken its place.)

    15 years ago there would have been almost universal agreement on what was a "released" game and one in "beta" testing.

    Then the damnfool Asian games came along redefining the term beta by accepting cash and making them near never ending and down the slippery slope we went.

    Now you can't even use the terms released or launched without modifiers such as fully, pre-Alpha or early access, or even further, accepting money, final wipe or now I see we are using "generally open to the public."

    Even then there's much confusion over what exactly "alpha" or "beta"  testing really mean or what level of playability the game is really in..

    Friends and family,  beta 1, 2, 3 4, alpha 16.9, it seems there's no end to the qualifiers, nor it seems the time it takes to ever really "launch", at least by the original definition.

    Heck, now we get expansions and paid DLCs before actual launch...go figure.

    Yeah, we're in hell now.  ;)
    The released MMO should be pretty clear in one aspect, the most common thing on before launch is the end of stuff like progression wipes, in terms of development and etc that context is these days very irrelevant to the whole thing.

    Just you see Fortnite, it's early access sure but the game is released, there's no progression wipes so all you play now persists through what they will call the released game.

    It's a different reality today, and in the MMO genre with the number of crowdfunded/indie projects the reality is the money has to roll in first to fund the development instead of the oposite.

    In the other side of the coin, you have big companies/publishers doing that when they have more than the financial capability, just wanting profits as soon as possible.
  • scooby1971scooby1971 Member UncommonPosts: 15
    Pantheon is where I will be going! but certainly some exciting upcoming MMO's on the list.
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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,297
    Let's give math another chance, eh?

    Non-crowdfunded titles:
    - Project W
    - BLESS
    - New World
    - World of Warcraft: Next Expansion
    - ESO: Next Chapter
    -------------------------
    5 games in total


    Crowdfunded titles:
    - Chronicles of Elyria
    - Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
    - Camelot Unchained
    - Ashes of Creation
    - Crowfall
    -------------------------
    5 games in total

    Now excuse me, I am a little slow. But how the fuck this list is dominated by crowdfunded games?! And consider they have listed every single AAA MMO in development, even brought on expansions and freaking DLCs to not to fill their list with crowdfunded projects, and yet people nag about ...


    You are mistaken. I've read a lot of these threads and it's established that there will never be an AAA title because the genre is dying.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,560
    Iselin said: u745765
    I gotta say that including expansions and chapters in this list just reinforces how slim the pickings are.
    If you don't include the ESO and WOW expansions there are no "AAA" games on the list.


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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,876
    Lots more in the works that are completely unannounced and will be playable in 2018.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,876

    Warlyx said:

    is really pantheon going to be released in 2018? Oo



    Not launch - pre-alpha testing - yes
    Kyleran
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,168
    So we have a game we don't know anything about; a game we don't know anything about; an expansion we don't know anything about; and an expansion we don't know anything about.

    Add in some titles that we "know" are not going to launch in 2018

    Hmm smells fishy - but as Bill says the list needs padding with unknowns and possible, maybe early test releases to get to ten titles.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,996
    No MMO will ever launch again...Pre-alpha, alpha, and beta are too profitable to risk release.
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  • HarikenHariken Member RarePosts: 2,323




    Greed and pleasing the masses killed the mmorpg genre. You can buy an island plot in crowfall for 4500$ Wich is ridiculous.


    I partly agree with you, but Crowfall is quite bad example for that one. I mean, OK you can buy that plot (which, oh by the way, noone is doing) and then do...what?



    Yeah but you know someone will buy it. And this is why game companies are greedy because of it. The genre has turned into garbage because of people willing to spend this kind of money for pixel on a screen. It seems like every game post wow is turned into garbage about milking as much money as they can and gamers are ok with this. I don't play modern mmo's anymore. Any old school mmo pre wow is better than these new ones. Any mmo with a small player base and small dev team is what to look for or an emulator.
    Kyleran
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,687
    DMKano said:
    Lots more in the works that are completely unannounced and will be playable in 2018.
    That'd be an impressive feat. Most MMOs have always gone announced (hyped) for years before they actually released.

    My SWTOR referral link for those wanting to give the game a try. (Newbies get a welcome package while returning players get a few account upgrades to help with their preferred status.)

    https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ref/Callaron/

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 6,824
    mgilbrtsn said:
    You are mistaken. I've read a lot of these threads and it's established that there will never be an AAA title because the genre is dying.
    There may be. The problem still lies on the lack of ambition, people worn down of getting more of the same and the cost of making a large-scale MMO is not really grabbing much attention from big companies.
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