Quick post today to wrap up the poll on what you guys and gals played in February. Let’s go to the results! We had 602 votes, which is (I think) an all-time high here at Bio Break. I’ll try to bring this back on a monthly basis, so expect another poll in early April!
1. Guild Wars 2 (117 votes)
2. Lord of the Rings Online (69 votes)
3. The Secret World (67 votes)
4. Star Wars: The Old Republic (54 votes)
5. World of Warcraft (49 votes)
Thoughts: I’m always keeping in mind that these votes don’t represent the MMO community at large, just players who happen to be reading this blog. That said, it’s an interesting — if not unexpected — top five. Guild Wars 2 is dominating by a large margin, definitely helped by its business model and, y’know, being a pretty cool game. LOTRO’s still going on strong as the #2 slot, which I’m pleased to see. 67 of you awesome people are playing TSW and have endeared yourselves to my heart — that’s even more than WoW’s 49 (although the last one is the only sub-only game in the top 5). But yeah, I could see these being the more popular games amongst multi-game players.
6. [Tie] Star Trek Online (29 votes)
6. [Tie] TERA (29 votes)
6. [Tie] RIFT (29 votes)
9. Defiance beta (15 votes)
10. [Tie] EverQuest II (14 votes)
10. [Tie] EVE Online (14 votes)
12. [Tie] PlanetSide 2 (13 votes)
12. [Tie] DC Universe Online (13 votes)
14. Neverwinter beta (10 votes)
15. Vanguard 10 2%
Thoughts: RIFT, a once-prominent favorite, is still going strong but much less than before — in a three-way tie with STO and TERA, nonetheless. Apart from a pair of betas and EVE, SOE has a steady, if not huge, presence in this bracket with four of its titles.
DDO (7 votes) still has a few fans, but man has this game fallen from its post-F2P high. Several people wrote in for World of Tanks (7 votes) so I’ll include it next month. I’m surprised to see that even six people logged into Guild Wars 1 last month — or two in the original, subscription PlanetSide, for that matter. Titles that didn’t garner a single vote include Runes of Magic, Asheron’s Call, Global Agenda, and Lineage II. Not too surprising save RoM.