PUBG was still the first, and made millions, like sure Fortnite makes millions now, but PUBG still was the first and still did the game modes first, Fortnite did copy many of their aspects except the "Building & Battle Pass.
Only difference right now besides building is Fortntie has a bunch of little annoying kids on the mics in randoms PUBG not so much anymore, I still prefer PUBG over Fortnite personally, because Fortnite has too many cheaters, and people using Bots to build and scripts.
I mean it's PVP it's just not the best PVP game out there because of the requirements and node wars and stuff I prefer games like Dark Fall where I Can just log in and fear of losing loot at any time can't find a great full loot pvp game anywhere.
I wouldn't say it's really MMO sites that lie about games I mean look at what the MMO game companies do themselves after luring consumers into their product I've seen it quite a few times before.
Trion Worlds - Advertise its game as an MMORPG, with No Tricks No Traps, but in reality, you really have to pay a subscription to enjoy even enjoy the game, and Arche Age was one of the worst disasters done by the company because you pretty much had to pay for everything and in the end it was ruined.
Sandbox Interactive, Game advertise as a Sandbox MMORPG, but under its EULA may ban players just for trading under 4.5.1 this has never been done in any Sandbox game before because trading is part of the MMORPG & sandbox genre advertising itself as a sandbox isn't right.
Even Star Citizen, I don't remember where the entire list is, but I believe they even removed content from the game that was promised from the original Kickstarter or made changes not to say it will be a bad game because I don't know yet.
The word MMO, simply means (Massively Multiplayer Online) so in reality World OF Warships, Dauntless, Skyforge Heroes OF The Storm, League OF Legends, DOTA 2, could be considered Massively Multiplayer because there are over 1000 players playing the game, however, MMORPG is different which advertise the game as a (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) would mean something like Dragons and Dungeons, or Elder Scrolls Online.
I think (Sub Genres) need to be more organized in sites like MMORPG, MMO Games, and even Massively Overpowered though to sort games by types for example.
Elder Scrolls Online Dungeons & Dragons
MMO-TCG (Generally any game like HOTS that has over 1000+ Players and takes less than 10 seconds to find a match
Example, HOTS, Shadowverse, Magic The Gathering
MMO - Sandbox (Any game that allows freely trading to other players, and allows free progression of character / game-play, but doesn't contain quests, Can't think of any like this at the moment.
MMORPG - Sandbox Online, (Any game that is a full sandbox with free trading, but also has questing and playing as a character/role.)
Life is Feudal MMORPG has a few quests.
MMO-FPS (Any game that has an FPS aspect and over 1000 active players at a given time, but doesn't have quests or a story line.
MMORPG - FPS (anything that has Questing / Story Line.)
Warframe, because it has a storyline that is really great.
MMO - MOBA
League OF Legends Smite DOTA 2
And yeah in my eyes "World OF Warships" is a good game, although what ruins the experience is 3rd party add-on's that are allowed by the developers of the game in my eyes are cheating, when people can use add-on to make their life easier such as be able to detect how fast a ship is moving, or if it's moving backward vs players who don't use them shouldn't be allowed so I uninstalled the game when I found out about this after spending about $300 in the game in total I think not playing it until that is no longer allowed. I do consider (WOT & WOWS) an MMO, just under a sub genre like a MOBA, because in reality, it's just a MOBA of being matched with X amonut of players then fighting.
The only thing I don't like about Runescape is the User Interface and the way it functions, but a game like ArcFall is looking pretty promising, Runescape by any means isn't a bad game.
Crow Fall / Ashes OF Creation is the way to go I say though at least for now
Upcoming games would be "AIR" and "Monster Hunter World" I have no idea how Pay 2 Enjoy or Pay 2 Win these games will be though but i've lost my faith in most Korean MMORPG because most are either Pay 2 Win or Pay 2 Enjoy, only game that isn't like this is "Black Desert".
Currently Only Black Desert & ESO are even worth playing in my eyes that are actually released.
I tried Dark Fall in early Beta, but it was too laggy perhaps this has changed but the overall game from what it used to be was great.