The most popular MMORPG articles of 2015

Earlier this week, we posted a rundown of the most popular MMORPG conversations of 2015, calculated by number of comments and then number of commenters. Today, I’d like to take a look at the most popular articles of 2015 as measured by pageviews. I think you’ll agree that it provides helpful contrast.

One thing I’m sure every small website operator understands is that a well-timed link from a major website — Reddit, Fark, or a game dev — can make or break an entire week. That’s definitely the case with Massively OP, and it’s why we’re so grateful when our fans share our work across social networks and so on. It’s a big help. You’ll see why.

Top posts by page views:

Right away, you can see that our top posts are dominated by three major MMORPGs: Guild Wars 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and The Elder Scrolls Online. These games have massive communities and huge followings on Reddit. It’s no surprise that they do well with our community and with the larger MMORPG community as well.

The outlier sits in the number one slot, and that’s Justin’s epic top 10 list on healthy MMOs. Given the state of the genre right now, I don’t think anyone will be surprised to see that people are desperately searching Google and Reddit for healthy MMOs to sink their teeth into.

If we dig more deeply, past the top 10, then we get an even more well-rounded picture: Pathfinder Online’s layoffs, EVE’s Citadel expansion, Path of Exile’s expansion, our guide to MMOs on Windows 10, and finally the first inklings of the Derek Smart Star Citizen drama, plus more Guild Wars 2, more Elder Scrolls Online, and still more SWTOR and KOTFE.

It’s been an interesting year!

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Tina Lauro
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Tina Lauro

confectionally Xephyr  I love seeing my column when it pops up on the Reddit, so thank you so much <3

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Xephyr I appreciate that a ton! We’d get shadowbanned for doing it, so this is a huge way to help us. <3

ausj3w3l
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ausj3w3l

A Dad Supreme pretty cool that it’s one of the top ten viewed posts though – shows that there is a sizeable population wanting it.

GeneMartin2
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GeneMartin2

I wish news.google let me pick Massively as one of my news sources. I wonder how many others get their news from aggregate sites like google.

confectionally
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confectionally

Xephyr Thank you for going to the trouble.  It makes me happy to see MOP getting a link there and hopefully a few more page views.  I’m sure the staff doesn’t mind either ;)

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Jack Pipsam If the numbers come from Google searches, like Bree suggested, it makes sense. WoW is so big it’s covered everywhere, not to mention it has two big dedicated fan sites. MassivelyOP articles would be buried in those search results.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

“PLAYER HOUSING IS COMING TO ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE”
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woolydub
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woolydub

Damonvile That’s a great point.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

An Overabundance of Cats Probably FF 14 People either seem to think it’s good or don’t think enough about it to comment on. Probably why it won best mmo, it has the least polarized view points about it.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

Wee! I often link to MOP articles on the GW2 subreddit. :)