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!