Perfect Ten: The 10 live MMORPGs everybody should try

If you have ever visited the MMORPG subreddit, you probably know that one of the most frequent posts that pop up are ones asking the community for recommendations. These are players who have left a full-time game and are now fishing around for a substitute, or those who have “played them all” and are hoping that some undiscovered gem exists, or are having a difficult time finding a good game match for their preferred playstyle.

I am often leery about tossing out blanket recommendations because it’s far better to get to know a player, his or her game history, and the type of game sought before giving my opinion. But if you were to put a fish cannon to my head and threatened me with rapid-codding, I think I would be generally OK promoting the following 10 MMORPGs to most players, sight unseen.

These are MMOs that have earned my personal recommendation and are the titles that I tend to promote the most. Here we go!

1. Secret World Legends

Reboot discussion aside, Secret World enthralls me with its storytelling, world building, mind-bending quests, reality blurring, and memorable NPCs. It’s the best example of an adventure game made massively multiplayer (or now, just multiplayer), and its conspiracy themes and contemporary setting lend it a unique feel that you don’t get in most MMOs. I lost count of the number of times I’ve said, “You don’t see THAT in most online games!” And every time that happens, I want to share it with the world.

2. RIFT

Yeah, I’m fully aware that RIFT suffers from the perceived taint of Trion Worlds’ business model handling. I’ve never thought that its F2P model was as harsh or out-of-wack as ArcheAge’s, but instead feel that this is a great alternative to World of Warcraft that throws in a few features that its much more famous brother lacks (such as housing and instant adventures). It’s just a good, solid MMO for the most part, and one that I keep returning to over the years.

3. Final Fantasy XIV

This is an odd recommendation for me to make, because it’s coming more from a stance of respect than personal love. FFXIV isn’t quite the game for me, mostly due to its aesthetics, but I can’t help but admire its devotion to storytelling, regular updates, a cost-effective subscription, and its devoted playerbase. It’s an easy recommendation to make.

4. Guild Wars 2

I know, I’m marching down the obvious, but I’m not going to bypass them just because of that. Guild Wars 2 is a good title to recommend to players burned out on traditional MMORPGs but who don’t want to stray too far from the familiar. There’s a little of everything here for you, especially if you like to pursue flexible goals and explore a beautiful world.

5. Lord of the Rings Online

Long in the tooth? At 10 years, perhaps, but I like to think that this MMO has aged well as it’s fleshed out Middle-earth and added more to the epic journey of the books. For Tolkien fans, it’s a lore-master’s dream to visit this game and see what it has to offer. Plus, it comes with a generous, friendly community that’s well-known for roleplaying, community events, and fashion shows.

6. Star Trek Online

I’ve long felt that STO is one of the better-kept secrets in the MMO industry. It’s neither done spectacularly well nor faded away, but endured on the strength of its IP and the gradual expansion of its quests. And believe it or not, this game has some pretty terrific writing and quest elements (although its voice acting and animation leaves a lot to be desired).

Missusbugs.

7. Trove

Once again, here’s an MMO that I don’t regularly play but I do respect greatly. It may fool you with its kiddy looks and silly concepts (such as Candy Barbarians and toilet mounts), but Trove contains hidden depths with its flexibility and sandbox elements. Allowing the players to take a creative part in the game’s landscape and even weapon design makes this a title worth noticing.

8. Elder Scrolls Online

Another easy recommendation to make, even if I’ve never gotten very far into it. ESO has come a long, long way from its shaky launch to create a massive world with questing freedom, housing, a great deal of character build options, and Elder Scrolls lore out the wazoo. Plus, some pretty good voice acting, story beats, and an acceptable buy-to-play model keeps this recommendation-high.

9. WildStar

Call this my (cough) wild pick, WildStar makes my recommendation list because at the end of the day, it is a really well-done MMO with a lot going for it. It’s beautiful, it has a unique world populated by bizarre alien races, it sings with one of the best soundtracks that has ever graced an MMO, and it has a tremendous housing system. It’s a real shame what’s happened to it on a business level, but as long as it is operating, I feel comfortable in pointing it out to others.

10. Black Desert

Trove aside, I wanted to make sure that I got at least one purebred sandbox MMO on this list. And out of those operating, the medal for best overall package goes to Black Desert. It’s got a more acceptable business model than ArcheAge and has so much for players to see and do. Huge points for its beauty, housing, and neverending pursuit of improvement.

Everyone likes a good list, and we are no different! Perfect Ten takes an MMO topic and divvies it up into 10 delicious, entertaining, and often informative segments for your snacking pleasure. Got a good idea for a list? Email us at justin@massivelyop.com or eliot@massivelyop.com with the subject line “Perfect Ten.”
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Castagere Shaikura

Good list of mmo’s. I tried them all except BDO just had no interest in it. Funny but what you said about Wildstar is true. It is a unique mmo and they just messed up big time with it. I have always thought if that game had Wows fluid tab target combat system it would be right up there with Wow. The secret world legends game would have been great if they aloud us to transfer out old character over instead of starting over.

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taradyne

I think this is a good list, with something for just about everyone. I have 5 of these games currently on my desktop so I’m biased, but I’m happy to see SWL and LOTRO make the list.

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lokoma

i see RIFT on the list and this has already lost all credibility with me

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Kayweg

Anyone got a perfect 10 on this ?
I’m missing Trove. Cubes just don’t do the trick for me.

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connor_jones

Secret World Legends – Agreed, everyone should at least try it. It is truly unique in the mmo space. Like the SWTOR original class stories, I have my doubts if we will ever see anything quite like Secret World again. That said, I loved New England, Egypt, and Transylvania, but now that I’m in Tokyo I find my enthusiasm waning. Not sure what’s up with that.

Rift and FF14 – I know these have been around for a while and they definitely have their fans, but GW2 has me covered in the sword and sorcery department.

GW2 – Are there any friends of Massively who have not tried it??? ;-) But seriously, from where I’m standing Anet delivered in spades with Paths of Fire.

Elder Scrolls Online – This one for me falls into the category of “I wanted to love this game, but…….”

Wildstar – I actually liked the aesthetics to this one, and the lore had me intrigued even if it wasn’t terribly original. That said , I was totally drained by the time I got to the arctic map.

Star Trek Online – Yeah, I know; it’s not very alt-friendly, the content varies greatly in quality and polish, and the game is a bit too much about the lock boxes. That said, it does some things really well, like the multi-dimensional gameplay with both ship combat and space legs, managing/upgrading your ships and crew can be very engaging, and the game draws on all iterations of the IP and yet still somehow works.

Lord of the RIngs Online – I don’t know how many times I’ve been set to give this one a go only to get sidetracked by something else; most recently Secret World and Paths of Fire.

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Modrain

From the list, I haven’t tried Secret World, that never really made me want to play it. And Star Trek Online and Lotro that are both games using non-game IPs, something that I usually avoid. As far as I’m concerned, pretty good list!

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overbyte

Trove and wildstar over swtor? Crumbs

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Armsman

Just play WoW – it’s pretty much the same as SWToR – just without the SW wrapper. ;)

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Estranged

This list is not only solid, it makes me reflect on my MMO addiction issues!

The Vanilla Rift leveling experience, storyline, open world content and dungeons are so good. Just give it a whirl.

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Bannex

I agree with everything on this list and I share similar opinions on most.

The only thing I don’t agree with is RIFT. It’s the Boost Mobile of WoW clones, it’s the General car insurance of mmos. Housing is generally the only selling point. “It’s like wow with housing!” No, compete the statement “Its like WoW with housing, no polish, piss poor AI, terrible combat, awful animations, horrible pvp (yes, worse than WoW) tiny player base, Trion, and stupid ugly races/player models.”

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Maggie May

BDO is the only one I haven’t played or tested. They’re all good solid games. Each one has great stuff but at the same time don’t scratch all the itches … Maybe I’m just getting way too picky.

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K38FishTacos

I’m glad to see WildStar there. I’ve just subbed to it and have been playing it a fair bit these days. I enjoy the combat and have found the fun once I was able to look past the elements I didn’t like that much: cluttered UI, the “cupcake” bit, etc.

The quality is there and it’s better/funner than WoW — for me, anyway.

I always have ESO and GW2 on the desktop. I liked Rift a lot in the past, but started to lose that feeling with Storm Legion. I found the TTK trash mobs in Starfall Prophecy was ridiculous (I was running a recommended build, too). Have they done anything in Rift to make open-world questing less of a drag?

SWL is a great game in story and atmosphere and should be tried. I played the original TSW and I just can’t bring myself to level up a new character. The combat was “ok” but not that fun, so I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as some of the other available choices.

The reasons for not including WoW have been stated in this thread and I agree. As to ArcheAge, I would never recommend that to anyone in it’s present state — because of it’s business model and resultant impact on the economy for new players. And lots of other reasons.

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Alex Js.

I’m really surprised there is no EVE in that list… Yea, not everybody likes to represent their characters as ships all the time and the game is kind of going downhill with some poor decisions by devs (with all the Citadels now polluting just about every system, capital ship abuse, etc.) but it is still the closest thing to a “real sandbox” MMORPG.

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John Mynard

EVE is a very polarizing game. I go back every so often, but only for a few hours to get my ship spinning on, then I leave again. I am happy that it’s still going after so many years and that the corps are still finding new and inventive ways to murder each other. But EVE is a niche game, arguably more niche than Secret World.

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Kevin McCaughey

Definitely more niche than Secret World. EvE is a work of genius and an absolutely incredible game, but I found that unless I was prepared to give up my job and all my hobbies I was unable to do all the things I want to. I found it badly addictive micromanagement. The last time I left I dumped all my stuff in space so there would be no way I would ever go back. Getting ganked just made me too angry and if you play in low sec space all you get is ganked by Russians who find t hilariously funny but only ever issue a tirade of abuse any time they see English text. No, I think Eve is niche and only likely to get more so as time goes on. All the money and good mining has already been carved up and assigned to certain people and you just can’t make a living unless you joined many years ago.

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Donald Leo

Congratulations to Trion. played RIFT since it was in Beta testing, until now.Looking forward to seeing new expansion and new Souls.Again, Congratulations to everyone in Trion.👍👍👍

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Robert Mann

Well, there’s a few issues I would take with this list, but the only one that wouldn’t just be personal preference is: SANDPARKS ARE NOT SANDBOXES. Stop that. You earned a Batman slapping Robin meme or something there.

BDO isn’t a bad game, but it’s about as close to a full sandbox as a glass of water is to a well.

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kjempff

No..

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Utakata

1. Nope.
2. Done it…but /meh.
3. Yep.
4. Yep!
5. Done it…but /meh.
6. No…I don’ think so.
7. Not my thing.
8. Maybe?
9. Yep! <3
10. Probably not.

Now here's my short like me "You should try list" list:

1) TERA
2) Blade & Soul
3) EVE Online
4) World of Warcraft
5) City of Heroes (if you can find an emu).

…and even a shorter list of "I should try this out, but I can't yet"… :(

1) Phantasy Star Online 2
2) MapleStory 2

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thirtymil

I’ve played all of those and enjoyed all of them to varying degrees. I would, however, make space for EVE Online.

What to take out though? Probably Rift – you don’t need to try it if you’ve played WoW, LotRO or FFXIV because mechanically it’s largely more of the same.

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taradyne

But those alternatives don’t have Rift’s housing, and that can make or break it for some folks (like me).

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thirtymil

True – but Wildstar is on the list still, and that pretty much blows every other game’s housing out of the water :)

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MesaSage

7 of 10. That’s pretty good.

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Bruce Morrison

There are two on that list I will never try as long as they’re associated with Ncsoft

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malrats

Sad not to see either EQ game on here.

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Mick the Barbarian

Why no WoW?

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Bryan Correll

Probably because anyone who’s into MMO’s has either already played WoW at least some or has specifically avoided it for some reason(s.)

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Eliot Lefebvre

Recommending World of Warcraft is a bit like recommending Dungeons & Dragons; the industry footprint in the genre is large enough that if you haven’t tried it, either it’s intentional or you’re a one-game soul anyhow. Both of which are perfectly fine, but they make it a useless recommendation.

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Sally Bowls

That’s a pretty negative opinion on MMOs. If there are no new customers – people who have never ever played a single MMO – then that would be a very negative thing for the genre. I would hope that every year there are hundreds of thousands of people (millions would be even better) who play an MMO for the very first time, to [more than] make up for the people leaving the genre. But perhaps you are correct and there are few new MMO players and the games are just fighting over a declining customer base. /sad

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Oleg Chebeneev

Its not useless. People who got aquainted to MMOs and know WoW most likely know other MMOs on the list. Those who dont, probably never tried WoW.

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cista2bpo

I have played LOTRO and Black Desert maybe 5 hours each… I shall probably never play any of the others on the list!

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Zariarn

Awesome games. I have to add ArcheAge, BDO, and Neverwinter

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Jeffery Witman

Neverwinter, just for the leveling story alone. I stopped playing around the time they increased level cap and introduced the weapon upgrade system they have now, but playing through to cap was so much fun I did it 4 times and had 2 at end game.

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Aymeric Bruzzo

I see a lot of comments about wow, but first, we don’t know what criteria he based those mmo on, wow is very unbalanced as it is and not very community focused, for a Massive Multiplayer game, it’s not doing a good job, and everything is pretty much handed to you nowadays, I did play Legion for about a month before I had about anything so no real fun there :/
truth be told blizzard do not care that much anymore about their player, their games arel ittered with bug with minimal effort to solve them :(

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Ashfyn Ninegold

9/10.

I’ve played all these except SWL. I’m just not into MMOs set in a “real” modern world. Might give it a try just to be 10/10.

Good list. Lots of variety and different approaches to game play.

And, yeah, I’m fine with WoW not being on the list.

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Jeffery Witman

It’s set in a very unreal 2012 that feels much more like a fantasy game. Hope you give it a shot and enjoy it!

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Michael18

Good list.

Personally, I’d remove Trove and then have a hard time deciding if I should add Vanilla WoW, P99, or UO.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

Agree with the list. The obvious ones to me are the ones with the IP that has history behind it. Those are the ones that are mainly people’s “First MMO”. They jump into an MMO because of the franchise. I know a bunch of LOTRO players that started just because of the IP. Heck, they didn’t even play games, period.

My first MMO was SWG. Would never have jumped into MMOs if not for it being a Star WArs game(at least until LOTRO that is.)

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Ket Viliano

What do so many people see in WoW?

Check my comment below on how I found the game when I tried it two years ago. In short, it has aged rather poorly, and simply is not fun. Why to so many people rave about it?

Rose colored glasses of antiquity?

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Jack Kerras

Most people don’t see something in WoW, they see something in ‘playing a game that’s familiar and comfortable’, with a healthy dose of ‘playing a game that at least some of your friends are guaranteed to be playing’.

It’s all about social aspects and inertia. The fact that it has a fucking heaping pile of content also helps; most MMOs launch and people who cut their teeth on WoW instantly wonder where the rest of the game is. ‘Cuz… y’know, new games haven’t had a dozen years to just crank new dungeons out.

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Zariarn

I’ve never understood why so many people would complain about the game but still dump $60 into the expansion, only to be hating on the game again in 2 months. Whenever the next expansion arrives, they continue down the same road of insanity.

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Sally Bowls

Aren’t there a lot of console games that customers get far less than two months out of for $60? So $40 for a couple of months of an MMO seems like, if not a great deal, then certainly far from insanity.

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Alex Js.

I played it since the very beginning for about 2-3 years and while I did enjoy it at that time I do agree that it’s not fun anymore since it has aged pretty poorly (in terms of aesthetics/graphical effects) plus the gameplay was extremely trivialized over the years (and PvP system is still a poor joke just like it always was)… As to why some people continue to play it even today – I honestly don’t know. My guess is that many people do it for nostalgia reasons, desperately hoping that they’ll someday get to re-live all those “fun” moments they have had back when they just started playing it (which is, of course, not true and simply a form of self-delusion). Or perhaps they’re the kind of people who have started to experience the cognitive decline already and are simply unable to “re-learn” (and enjoy) the slightly different gameplay/setting of newer MMORPGs…

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Jeffery Witman

It’s one of the few MMOs that actually has a massive multiplayer user base. The rest really don’t have the massive numbers. And that means in WoW, your friends are always there.

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Schmidt.Capela

Not really. Most of my friends that played WoW in the past left with Cataclysm and never looked back. Which creates a chicken and egg situation, where one of the reasons none of them returns is because no one they know is playing anymore.

If I wanted to play with them I would be playing either LoL or HotS, but I can’t stand MOBAs.

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Jeffery Witman

Weird. Everyone I know that still plays is only sticking around because that’s where they know people. I guess the opposite situation can keep people away as well.

I haven’t had any consistent group to play with since I left DDO and each MMO I’ve played has been less fun because of that, so I understand the dilemma.

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MeltWithYou

BDO has interesting world building…theres a story somewhere in there…but its a mess. Ask anyone what their interpretation is and it’ll be wildly different from one person to the next…I’d go as far as to say EVE (backstory plus living story) is far more of a ‘story’ than what BDO has to offer. Its a shame, theres a lot there thats lost in translation. Not shitting on the game itself…

Swtor/WoW should be on the list whether you like the game or not…but the shear fact that Swtor/WoW/ESO/LOTRO/TSW/GW2 and … are just about on every list its nice to see a little mix up…BDO was the head scratcher for me. If you wanted to divert from the norm, since you put mp rpgs in there, ida put Warframe or Path of Exile in its place…Warframe surprised me too (if you’re surprised by that) [the second dream]

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Melissa McDonald

I think it’s a good list.

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Hirku

Other than a short time with the trial a thousand years ago, I’m that one guy who hasn’t played WoW, but I’ve been tempted to give it a serious try lately.

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Boom

Ive got 3 accounts 2 of which I purchased the starter pack which comes with 30days sub etc just to attempt to see what it is im missing.
Its like a yearly ritual I have where I think that millions of people cant be wrong so I attempt to get into it, fight my inner negativity but barely get past lvl 30. I dont know if all the new zones are where its at but the starter areas are extremely bland. That said for $5 or $10 its worth a shot just to see.

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Hirku

Downloaded it overnight and so far I like it. What’s so old and outdated to everybody else is a refreshing change for me. I keep getting a login window offering the base game for $10 and I’m probably going to take them up on it.

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Boom

Cool thats the one that comes with 30days sub so is a really nice deal to try out the game properly:)

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taradyne

You can probably pick up the entire battle chest for something like $20 and save a ton on previous xpacs.

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Leviathonlx

Playing some of those MMO’s will definitely make you realize how much better a game like WoW is.

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Ket Viliano

I tried WoW, about two years ago, and found it lacking.

You can really see and experience echoes of what once made the game great, but it has decayed quite a bit. The character creator is crude at best, the polygon art stripped bare to run on ancient computers, they did a lot with what they had at the time, but it has not aged well. The game design has been corrupted by ages of experimentation, and it no longer holds together as well as it once did. Leveling is a severe barrier to playing with established players, the rush is long gone by.

It plays like a single player game littered with random others, with whom you have little to no interaction. The story telling in the quests remains as strong as it was when it was new, but the setting, in game play terms, is all wrong. Single player stories in a multiplayer world just does not hold.

The character controls are awkward. Don’t try first person, or don’t bother, they did not put much effort into it. As for third person, it may have been better than what was around at the time, but it feels off; the camera movement felt disconcerting.

I wanted to like the game, but it had aged out, and simply did not impress in a fully positive way.

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Leviathonlx

Sure character creation is dated but the game is from 2004 and given all the hints it’s very expected we’re getting further customization in the next expansion. I feel the games graphics have aged pretty damn well and Blizzard has done a brilliant job pushing an engine that’s over 15 years old to a point where it still looks better than more recent games when it comes to the recent expansions.

Leveling as a barrier for a new player seems like an odd remark. Most of the expansions are free with the base game and once you buy Legion you get an insta boost to 100 so there’s really no concern about having to level 100 levels unless you want to.

Your other complaints seem like personal preferences (first person view or story remarks) so there’s really nothing to argue there as everyone has things they prefer. I for example hate first person in MMO’s.

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Ket Viliano

No, not preferences, *quality*.

I care about how well a feature is implemented. There is no point to expressing a preference when that feature is not well done.

Wow has poor 1st person, and less than excellent 3rd person camera execution. In first, the game was just not designed for it, in third the camera movement is awkward.

I subbed with out buying the latest expansion, so I did not get the level boost. The buy in was not worth it.

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Leviathonlx

Yea those are preferences. WoW’s 3rd person is fine (and WoW has some of the best controls in the genre when it comes to how reactive characters are). You liking 1st person is a preference one that many people, such as I, can really care less about.

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Leiloni

I can’t really agree with most of that. I find it to be a solid game all around and played a lot of it this summer. Sure character creator is old and the graphics are as well, but it’s an old game. The same can be said of a ton of other games, including some on this list (LOTRO, STO, and many others that are continually talked about around here). But 2017 graphics aren’t needed for a quality experience, and the rest of the game is quite polished, varied, and fun.

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Duey Bear

The WoW community is extremely hostile to n00bs (moreso than any other themepark MMO). In FFXIV players will often inform new players of mechanics and will politely correct player’s who are playing classes suboptimally (Ice only thaumaturges for example). I am yet to see a single example of mentorship in WoW.
90% of my interactions as a newb in FFXIV have been positive.
90% if my interactions as a newb in WoW have been negative.

Part of this is due to mechanics. FFXIV has put a lot care into the levelling experience to ensure it matures with the game as a whole, as well as provide many incentives for experienced players to help nee players. The same cannot be said for WoW which largely abandoned all content not part of the latest expansions, leaving the old zones barren and uninteresting, so streamlined that one can blink and pass by an expansion with near zero context of its place in the world or lore. I have been kicked from many WoW dungeons before we even engaged the enemy because I mentioned it was my first time in that dungeon.
Games like FFXIV, GW2, Black Desert, and even Age of Conan do not tumble into such an abysmal beginning experience. WoW will continue to recycle veterans while newcomers will continue to be attracted elsewhere.

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Leviathonlx

I met my fair share of dicks in FF14 as well. I’ve found no MMO community more ‘toxic’ than the other in my 20 years of playing them.

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Sally Bowls

I am … quite puzzled … by the list.

I can’t see how WoW is not on the list.

Other than WoW, I think SWTOR (level 1-50 story) and LotRO (preferably Shire) are free and things I recommend as part of a survey of MMOs. There are lots of valid objections for SWTOR/LotRO for hardcore and endgame people that don’t distract from sampling the free intros.

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Jack Kerras

WoW is important, but it isn’t that great.

It was a HUGE step forward in its day. It’s age-old from MMORPG standards, and carries a lot of the tropes and such that newer games have been trying to shed and differentiate from after the whirlwind of me-toos that launched in the years following WoW’s unprecedented success.

Blizzard is EXCELLENT at polishing things into a really playable, fun, and engaging experience. They have, by and large, not broken ground in any significant way since Starcraft; WoW was exactly Everquest: Zero Bullshit Edition, And Set In Our Universe Instead. They knocked a ton of rough edges off, but they are more about polish than they are about risk; you’d never see a game like Demons’ Souls come out of Blizz.

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Sally Bowls

WoW is important, but it isn’t that great.

I thought this was a list of 10 MMOs everyone should try. If greatness were a prerequisite, certainly Wildstar and some others could not make the list. The “100 books/movies I think everyone should read” is a different list than “My favorite 100 books/movies”

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Schmidt.Capela

LotRO is in the list.

As for WoW, I wouldn’t include it in such a list either. I will never recommend someone use a level boost, which means I make recommendations based mostly on the leveling experience, and WoW is a game where the leveling experience is dysfunctional at best. Every single game on the list has a better leveling experience than WoW.

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Alex

I assume WOW is a given? If not you should explain in the same article why it’s left out. It’s still the best of all those listed imo so without that on the list I can’t take your suggestions seriously.

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Everyone and their uncle knows WoW or has played it.

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Tandor

Casual/solo players might want to avoid FFXIV as it’s pretty hardcore group-centred, but I’d add EQ2 and SWTOR to the list, the former because there’s just so much to do and the latter for the personal stories.

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styopa

That’s funny, I mostly-solo’d FFXIV and considered it so stultifyingly dull it could be “baby’s first mmo”…

Sure, some progression is gated behind instances but it’s *so* easy to dungeon-find your way through that stuff it’s trivial.

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Dug From The Earth

some of those you need to try, just to realize how good your current mmorpg is, in comparison

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Vincent Clark

Ironically, trying FFXIV made it harder to go back to LotRO…so much so, that FFXIV is now my main and I haven’t logged into LotRO in ages.

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Nathan Aldana

eh. played all except BDO and SWL, neither of which I ever plan to because I despise sandboxes and remake cash grabs.

None of em held my attention for more than a few days/weeks.

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wratts

Yeah, I don’t know how WoW doesn’t make the list somehow. Otherwise, the only one I haven’t even tried is Trove. That kind of extreme aesthetic is either a go or no-go for players imo. I’d have tossed LOTRO, if you haven’t tried it by now I’m not sure I’d really recommend someone starting it

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Jack Pipsam

Naturally WoW as well.

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Kherova

If only I had time to try them all! Tried a couple, but they didn’t stick. I’m currently off to a single player RPG: Divinity Original Sin 2. Will hopefully be back to one of the above soon!

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Oleg Chebeneev

I would throw RIFT, STO and Trove away and add EVE Online, Fallen Earth and Age of Wushu instead.
Thats assuming we dont mention WoW. Cuz WoW is the first MMO everyone should try

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Indigo Salma

And Secret World Legends … That crap should have never existed.

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Oleg Chebeneev

SWL is basically improved TSW and TSW is the last MMO to be called crap.

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