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The 10 Best MMOs of 2017 - The List - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited December 2017 in News & Features Discussion

imageThe 10 Best MMOs of 2017 - The List - MMORPG.com

We recently awarded our MMO of the year to Final Fantasy XIV, and for good reason. It’s been another banner year for Final Fantasy fans and their MMORPG, but it’s not the only MMO that had a solid 2017. Sure enough, there weren’t many great new games to play in 2017. But we’re taking a look at the games we played, in beta and fully launched, and picking our favorites.

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  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Rhygarth said:
    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P
    And so it begins....
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  • SignexSignex Member UncommonPosts: 282
    edited December 2017
    The only MMO's that i've enjoyed besides WoW is ESO and BnS. The combat in BnS is so freakin fun, i hope i get to see new MMO's with similar combat. BDO and GW2 i just can't get into, i can't enjoy the combat in tho's 2. I hate how limited the skills are in GW2, that you need to switch between 2 weapons with their own skills wich you can't change unlike ESO.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,755
    Rhygarth said:
    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P
    Look from the other side, 4 on the list (out of 10) are at least MMOs, that's a good ratio to the genre for this year :smiley:
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  • ZenislavZenislav Member UncommonPosts: 143
    edited December 2017

    SBFord said:


    Rhygarth said:

    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P


    And so it begins....



    There is nothing to begin. They are not MMOs at all. Warframe is just Diablo style game in third person and PoE is top down hack and slash. You had to stretch this list by puting 5 extra games as there were no new MMOs worth mentioning and just old ones with some crappy DLC like patches except WoW and FF14 that actually get big content.
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  • Mad+DogMad+Dog Member UncommonPosts: 778
    edited December 2017

    SBFord said:


    Rhygarth said:

    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P


    And so it begins....



    he/she has a point
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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,642
    What I see is a list of online games.

    I would not refer to any of these as an MMORPG. Some of these are not even MMOs according to my own subjective standards.
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,397

    Zenislav said:



    SBFord said:




    Rhygarth said:


    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P




    And so it begins....






    There is nothing to begin. They are not MMOs at all. Warframe is just Diablo style game in third person and PoE is top down hack and slash. You had to stretch this list by puting 5 extra games as there were no new MMOs worth mentioning and just old ones with some crappy DLC like patches except WoW and FF14 that actually get good content.



    "Some crappy DLC like patches" .... hmmm OK so you think Morrowind sucked maybe ....

    However - back in the day - a game like GW1 wasn't considered an mmo - by lots of people. My point being that games have - and continue - to change as technology, software development tools etc. have advanced.

    Dismissing a game because we don't believe it fits our definition of some label - I suggest - is stupid. Why not give the staff some credit and accept that they may actually know their stuff.

    All the games on their list that I have tried are "good solid games"; not all to my taste but that is different. So I am happy to accept that the ones I haven't tried are as well and if I get time I will check them out. Life is to short to worry about labels.
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  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    edited December 2017
    So in other words nothing new here please move your hopes to 2018

    On a side note Google is adding an add blocker to Chrome I wonder if they could add a filter to block all paid advertising it would make it easy to see whats worth looking at
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,618
    edited December 2017
    As I've said before, the good thing about low expectations is that its hard to be let down. I guess more people's expectations will be lower in 2018. It just might be better to do a list saying the best MMOs in the past decade to see if much really changes because the mmo market in the past year has been kind of bleh.
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  • goozmaniagoozmania Member UncommonPosts: 269
    edited December 2017
    If Pantheon doesn't release in 2018; and if it isn't at least B in quality, this genre, that I've held to such a high regard for 18 years, is dead to me... It's been on life support for the past 8 years... which is a shockingly long time.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,776
    I realize the subjectivity over the term "MMO" has been an ongoing debate here for years. But can we at least try to use it to describe games that are at least somewhat "Massively Multiplayer"?
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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,230
    edited December 2017

    Signex said:

    The only MMO's that i've enjoyed besides WoW is ESO and BnS. The combat in BnS is so freakin fun, i hope i get to see new MMO's with similar combat. BDO and GW2 i just can't get into, i can't enjoy the combat in tho's 2. I hate how limited the skills are in GW2, that you need to switch between 2 weapons with their own skills wich you can't change unlike ESO.



    And let's not even mention that not being able to change skills freely is HIGHLY ANTITHETICAL to what Guild Wars stood for. Why shouldn't I choose 3 Heals as 6-9 skills? Why shouldn't I choose WHICH Sword skills to use? Etc etc.

    Guild Wars 2 is such a disappointment. edit: A good game, don't get me wrong, but if you played GW 1 and have a good memory or focus on "what was"... just don't play it. It'll break your heart. Otherwise, I highly recommend trying it at the very least.
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  • sgelsgel Member EpicPosts: 2,136
    Could the people who say that some of the games on the list aren't mmos, defind what an mmo is?

    Just curious what each person's definition is.

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  • MazenealMazeneal Member UncommonPosts: 40

    Rhygarth said:

    Lol the first 4 are not even MMO's :P



    The title is MMO's not MMORPG, nor any other acronym......these are indeed Massive Multiplayer Online games.....
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  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    MMO massively multiplayer online is not 100 people on a server... i would not class massively as 100, you on the other hand might but 100 in my book is not massive 1000+ then yes
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  • sgelsgel Member EpicPosts: 2,136
    Rhygarth said:
    MMO massively multiplayer online is not 100 people on a server... i would not class massively as 100, you on the other hand might but 100 in my book is not massive 1000+ then yes
    But what difference does it make how many thousands are on the server if instances only manage up to dozens?
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  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    edited December 2017
    what ? have you never played a real mmo where you can have hundreds of people pvping in the same open world ? thats what i call a mmo where you can all be togther, also it dose not need to be pvp you all could be doing an open world boss togther
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,109
    Tbh top 10 best multiplayer games would be a better title.

    Still wouldnt be mine top 10.
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  • sgelsgel Member EpicPosts: 2,136
    Rhygarth said:
    what ? have you never played a real mmo where you can have hundreds of people pvping in the same open world ? thats what i call a mmo where you can all be togther, also it dose not need to be pvp you all could be doing an open world boss togther
    Of course I have (hey I was at B-R), I just don't think that we should ONLY classify as mmos games which allow hundreds of players in their instances. That leaves out shitloads of games with a lower instance cap.

    Lots of games aren't designed for hundreds of players per instance but do have all the other mechanics that characterize mmos. The word "Massive" doesn't just define the number of players per instance.

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  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    Dragnelus has it right they are just multiplayer games, its not just massive as in massive world it is "massively multiplayer" i am sorry but that says to me you can have lots of people playing togther
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  • kertinkertin Member UncommonPosts: 212
    Oh, here we are, old folks reload your "guns", there is an article about the 10 best MMOs of 2017 and some of these games are not even MMO's! I'm gonna grab some popcorn, this can be fun.
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  • UlorikUlorik Member UncommonPosts: 179
    For me the term MMORPG in the classical sense (classic as in when it all started with UO, EQ, AO, DAOC, Wow) always consisted of the following elements: massive as on more then just 40 or 100 players per server, - online, obviously, - persistent, - and lastly, a huge explorable world. Anyone else fancy calling it MOPW? (Massive Online Persistent World)
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  • sgelsgel Member EpicPosts: 2,136
    Rhygarth said:
    Dragnelus has it right they are just multiplayer games, its not just massive as in massive world it is "massively multiplayer" i am sorry but that says to me you can have lots of people playing togther
    Pong is a multiplayer game so is EvE Online with thousands of people per battle.
    Just calling something multiplayer is waaaay too generic.

    Anyway, your opinion of  "massive" is different to mine, there's not a set-in-stone definition iirc which is why these conversations about which game is and isn't an mmo never really end.
    It's very subjective.


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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,230
    MMORPG genre is like a High School beauty queen. Was all bees knees back when, but nowadays...she's just some random waitress. And you KNOW that analogy works.
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