Leaderboard: What’s the greatest MMOFPS of all time?

    
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Yesterday’s Heroes & Generals post got me to thinking about MMOFPS titles. Heroes & Generals really isn’t one, in my opinion, despite its developers referring to it as such in multiple press releases. It’s too small in terms of concurrent player count to really deserve the “massively” part of the MMOFPS moniker, at least to my mind.

When I think of the term MMOFPS, I think of sprawling titles like PlanetSide and World War II Online which feature truly massive (and zoneless) land areas and which support hundreds if not thousands of simultaneous combatants. Using my definition, then, there have only been three true MMOFPS titles ever produced: PlanetSide, PlanetSide 2, and WW2OL, which later had its named changed to Battleground Europe. What do you think, MOP readers? Do you agree that those three are it in terms of MMOFPS titles? Which one would you anoint as the greatest MMOFPS of all time? Vote after the cut!

Leaderboard: What's the greatest MMOFPS of all time?

  • PlanetSide (32%, 103 Votes)
  • PlanetSide 2 (43%, 138 Votes)
  • WW2OL / Battleground Europe (5%, 17 Votes)
  • How dare you leave off this game, yes it's an MMOFPS! (20%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 323

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CazCore
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CazCore

Endless Ages is one that is hardly ever remembered.

Other than that, Neocron, Darkfall, Firefall and Defiance are the only MMOFPS games i can think of.

the 3 mentioned in the article, while technically fitting the acronym are not at all MMOs as people think of MMOs.
there is no immersive virtual world to them.  they are just chunked/seamless giant arenas.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Bannex19 
Thanks for that! <3

jesseschulkers
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jesseschulkers

Ket_Viliano jesseschulkers Great game. Loved it. But again, only hte initial couple months. It was a real wake up call when I went from being a badass wolfman outrider hunting humans down in their territory to a pup cowering in his racial city because bad naked men with grassblades could kill him in only a few swings.
Sucked going into a fight with full scale and a rank 40 axe only to be put on my back by a naked man and his grassblade =/. At the time I did roughly 20 damage a swing to him and he was hitting me for 50ish. Or so I recall. Its been a while so the numbers could be off but the result was the same.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I can promise you I’ve said more pig headed sexist stuff on this site. Nothing you said was particularly offensive as its all your perception and there is nothing wrong with that.
In all reality, an apology is far more rare and admirable on this site than the perfect comment.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Bannex19 
Well, with all that said…there is a valid issue raised of using sex based symbolism to dis something I don’t like. Imagine if I used P-word instead? So I am strongly reconsidering of use of “phallus” when describing something in the negative in the future, unless it’s actually a confirmed phallus. Waving guns on the peripheral is not, no matter how to annoying it is to me. I can use other flounce, just not the sex based one. My extreme apologies to all those I offended this with then. /bows

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

DontaleMobasa ManastuUtakata 
Sounds like you really want to put a lot of words in my mouth just to claim I said it. I don’t think it works like that. But to be clear, I don’t like FPS for reasons I’ve stated. If peeps are insulted by that, well that’s really too bad.
…btw, evolution may be directional, but it doesn’t mean it goes in the direction we want either. Nor does it mean that something becomes more advanced if you want to get technical about it. /shrug

Bannex19
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Bannex19

A federal case for misandry! Lol +1

DontaleMobasa
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DontaleMobasa

ManastuUtakata DontaleMobasa That claim is implied by your comment intended or not. Evolution is a very directional thing. When you say you hope people “evolve” past a thing you are implying that said thing is outdated and inferior which it is not. It is more that you hope people move away from it culturally and in preference rather than “evolving” past it. As you said you are hoping for better things FOR YOU but your statments are not framed as such and I don’t think anyone is to blame for interpreting what you said the way that they did. Just take the criticism of the statement for what it is (of the statement since you say your intent is not being understood).

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

DontaleMobasa ManastuUtakata 
First I never made that claim anywhere in my statement. Second, I have already addressed that part with Mr. Bannex19.
In addition to your final point, I also say I hope humans evolve away from raiding and to a degree certain forms of PvP’ing. doesn’t degrade humans as you claim. As I am also glad humans evolved to raiding and PvP, as an alternative to actual war and killing each other. It’s much more complicated than that. But there’s an assumption I meant that as a slight, when that was not my intention.
You can say however, I was hoping for better things. What my better things are however, are entirely subjective. This is where I failed. And should be more careful in the future how I address that.

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Bannex19 
You can quote that quote all you want, as I know what I said; and have all the “Oh noes, the menz!” upvotes to back it up, does not distract from the fact I wasn’t demonizing the male penis or it’s symbolism by stating that. For good or bad, I do not want something phallus looking waving distractingly to the side of my screen as the only representation of the character I am playing. I could be male, female, straight or gay and/or all points along the spectrum and orientation, but my position is that as a pet peeve that bothers me to no end.
And you’ll note it’s not the only thing that bothers me about FPS…in case you missed the nauseating part you insist on quoting. As I am also prone to severe motion sickness.
But I understand you feel your sex is perceived or imagined to be under some sort of threat, thus you and your buddies insist of making a federal case for misandry out of this. (Hey, I can hyperbole too!) I can therefore, only assure you this is simple wasn’t the case. And hopefully you’ll decide to move on. Good day!