My pick for MMo of the Year : Black Desert Online
Black Desert is probably the most groundbreaking MMO to comes out in the past 5 years. The Amount of content the game features literally has something for everyone. One of the best part's is the vertical climb also has various horizontal elements. Meaning that the even as one goes up in levels , there is still an abundant of tasks that can be done in life skills.
People whine and moan about p2w, that is on them. The game allows for everyone to play how they want and if others can cut a few corners to achieve a goal, that is on them. As far as actual "p2w" there is 0 in the item shop. Even when someone buys a pearl item and puts it into the market, that then becomes part of the game, so it isn't like someone can just buy a sword of infinite damage in the pearl shop like other games allow.
Going into my 3rd year now playing, I still have no Boss gear lol, but I do have 2 sets of tri gear , some Tet weapons and other things that amass my wealth well over the billion silver threshold. I'm feeling really good in that aspect of the game. Learning about new things almost daily now that increased my revenue output quite a bit, but those secrets are secrets not to be shared :P .
Black Desert is literally, the greatest mmorpg ever created, and people are doing themselves a great disservice when they play the game to "level". There is so much more to understand about Black Desert that 3 years in, I'm still learning new things.
Black Desert is my Mmo of the Year.
What's yours ?