The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best graphics as of 2021?


I apologize in advance because I have another superficially simple but actually difficult annual Daily Grind for you: Today is the day we fight over eyecandy.

This is one of those subjective-but-also-objective topics, hence the endless arguing over it. High-quality doesn’t always mean hyper-realistic, but it’s often what this discussion becomes anyway. Personally, I usually prefer extremely high-quality stylized graphics, not just because I find them more appealing but because they hold up best over time. And that matters so much for MMORPGs especially because they usually come out years after they’re started, so they often launch looking a bit dated, and then you’re going to play them for years and years on top of that.

If I had to cast a vote, I’d cast mine for Guild Wars 2, but that’s largely because it hits the sweet spot for me, that magical zone between realism and stylization, and also End of Dragons looks staggeringly beautiful. But maybe it shouldn’t get the crown until next year. What say you – which MMO boasts the best graphics as of 2021? Post a pic so we can admire it too!

At the turn of every calendar year, the MassivelyOP team assembles a traditional feast of annual content for your table. We recap the year, issue awards, highlight our favorite (and least favorite) stories, and gather your opinions together to send off the last year and welcome the new one. Grab a plate and take a bite out of this year-end Daily Grind!
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