One interesting trend that I’ve noticed is whenever an MMO shuts down or is about to close up shop, there are usually discussions popping up with the community looking for recommendations of similar online worlds to try. Sometimes these recommendations take the approach of finding the closest possible genre, art style, mechanics, or staying within the same studio’s portfolio (if available). Other times it’s all about encouraging players to seek out a game that shares the spirit in some way to the sunsetted title.
We have certainly seen many MMOs close down over the past few years, and behind each one, an uprooted community. Where would you recommend they go?
In today’s discussion, list one or more shuttered MMOs and your opinion of what other games players should seek out to fill the void of those closures. If you can give you reasoning behind the recommendation, so much the better!