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What MMORPG has the best music? You decide!



  • pkpkpkpkpkpk Member UncommonPosts: 265
    Have not played some of those, but EQ, EQ2, and WoW stand out in music. Lineage 2 was also good. Everquest is probably the best, which is not surprising, since it was composed with MIDI  and done in the old style. Do not hear dungeon music like Velketor's Labyrinth any more; that was clearly something composed with complete creative freedom and considerable ambition. Tunes like Deserts of Ro do all that they should do, although WoW gives it some good competition with the Barrens music. But so much music from WoW blends into the background. Much less does from Everquest. Listening through the soundtrack for EQ is like an overture for a virtual world; the same for WoW is like a cinematic soundtrack for a fantasy movie like Lord of the Rings--not bad, but most of it complements the action rather than inspiring you to your own, like EQ.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo Member CommonPosts: 7,207
    1 tsw
    2 Aoc
    3 gw2

    Worst - warhammer
  • thexratedthexrated Member UncommonPosts: 1,368

    "The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in."

  • TyriasTyrias Member Posts: 12

    My top 10:


    1.  Ragnarok Online

    2.  Granado Espada

    3.  Tales Weaver

    4.  Maple Story

    5.  Final Fantasy XI

    6.  Tartaros Online

    7.  Mabinogi

    8.  Seal Online

    9.  Latale

    10.  Ragnarok II: Legend of the Second


    You guys really have to look beyond western MMORPG'S.

  • grapevinegrapevine Member UncommonPosts: 1,927
    Originally posted by Kraylor





    Yeah, nothing can beat a Star Wars piece.

  • BadaboomBadaboom Member UncommonPosts: 2,380

    I love the GW2 Metrica themesong.


    It reminds me a little of one of my favorite movies, Quiqley Down Under:

  • GravargGravarg Member UncommonPosts: 3,424

    Overall: Age of Conan, from intro to end of the last raid all the music is great.

    Helene Bøksle has the voice of an angel!


    Best song in an MMO: FFXI battle music,  Final fantasy has always had some of the best music when it comes to enter battles.

    The tempo and stuff just makes it so epic.  It just left you wanted to get that hit in, which in FFXI combat was slow, the way I like it.

  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk Member RarePosts: 1,571
    Originally posted by lovefist
    I'd probably go for Age of Conan, you can't fault the soundtrack in that game. I like the music in Eve Online as well.

    Those are the two I'd pick, and I wouldn't want to choose which was better. They're both excellent.

  • SixfeetunderSixfeetunder Member UncommonPosts: 180
    AoC -SWG -DnL
  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 3,025

    Overall sound I would say TSW beats most of those.


    For music one must add Lotro as well especially in the new expansion coming out.


    Swtor music likely takes the cake simply because of the sheer amount of music from movies and all video games up until it's release.

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  • coolgycoolgy Member UncommonPosts: 61
    why is vindictus not on that list.... get outta here.
  • kostoslavkostoslav Member UncommonPosts: 455
  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Member Posts: 531
     OP , with all due respect you need to abolish this thread, what the hell is wrong with you not putting in End of Nations with the worlds greatest game music composer of all time Frank Klepacki?    It's freaking insane!!!     Just the log in screen of EoN I could leave it on full blast while cooking up some breakfest!!!
  • DSWBeefDSWBeef Member UncommonPosts: 789

    As an overall type thing? World of Warcraft for me. Especially the Karazhan dining room and theatre music.

    After WoW it would be Jeremy Soule for GW2.

    Playing: FFXIV, DnL, and World of Warships
    Waiting on: Ashes of Creation

  • ShakyMoShakyMo Member CommonPosts: 7,207
    Poll is stupid because it doesn't have tsw in it, that's got everything from hard metal to orchestral stuff to K pop to ambient house
  • ShakyMoShakyMo Member CommonPosts: 7,207
    Oh also sirens song from tsw is Helen boksle
  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan Member RarePosts: 3,295
    Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft and SW:TOR all have outstanding music. I can't really say one is better than the others, all three are just excellent music wise.

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  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 3,025
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Poll is stupid because it doesn't have tsw in it, that's got everything from hard metal to orchestral stuff to K pop to ambient house

    That and ambiance is why I mentioned it had best overall sound. In fact it beats most mmo's by a long mile. Very few games have had me just stand around and soak in the atmosphere with combination of graphics and sound. Back in the day I did the same with Lotro mainly because it's landscapes were quite spectacular (and not so bad today despite it's age).

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  • Spicy_NoodleSpicy_Noodle Member Posts: 8

    For music, i'd have to say WoW and AION. Despite me disliking WoW, i always gave Blizzard credit for making such amazing music.


    Grizzly Hills: The atmosphere it created when i first played Wrath was quite amazing.

    Storm Peaks: After 0:30, the choir made it for me. So serene.

    Arathi Highlands: After about 0:30 created another great atmosphere, it fits almost perfectly with the Highlands.

    Grim Batol: Just listen to it, it's just beautiful.

    Night Elves: 1:20 beyond... need i say more.

    Elwynn Forest: Just the revamp and reorchestrated music of this place left me awestruck when i heard it. It surprised me.


  • MacroPlanetMacroPlanet Member UncommonPosts: 1,089
    Ultima Online for sure. Such great music. Then probably Age of Conan.
  • tyfontyfon Member UncommonPosts: 240

    For me: Age of conan is the best and then EVE probably.

    I also like the Anarchy Online music, but that is more because i have lots of fond memories from it.


    Sadly, Anders Brevik also liked the AoC music and has used it in his propaganda video.

  • ArakaziArakazi Member UncommonPosts: 911

    My opinion:


    1. AoC

    2. EVE Online

    3. Guild Wars 2

    4. ToR

    5. WoW

  • AndraxxAndraxx Member UncommonPosts: 256

    I would put Age of Conan at the top. All the Funcom MMOs have great soundtracks - AoC, Anarchy Online and TSW.

    Anarchy Online - Seascape

    TSW - Siren's Song

    Honourable mention to Vanguard, Eve and LOTRO

    LOTRO - Red Stones and Golden Leaves




  • JaedorJaedor Member UncommonPosts: 1,173

    You missed LOTRO (this one is classic):

    And the new Riders of Rohan expansion music (by Chance Thomas) is great:

    But if I had to vote for only one, it would probably be WoW; either Storm Peaks or Grizzly Hills

    Both are amazing.

  • KrytycalKrytycal Member Posts: 520

    No game matches the awesomeness that is listening to Caldari Rock as you pull into an asteroid belt, about to destroy a bunch of pirate ships.


    Ok, I lied. Minmatar Rock comes close:

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