This monthly what-MMO-are-you-playing survey isn’t anything remotely scientific or probably fair, but I’m just curious what Bio Break readers are playing and wanted to get a finger on the current gamer pulse, so to speak. So without further ado, the top ten (which is actually more like top 15 with the ties):
- Lord of the Rings Online (127 votes)
- [tie] World of Warcraft and RIFT (68 votes apiece)
- Guild Wars (37 votes)
- [tie] EverQuest II and City of Heroes (25 votes apiece)
- Champions Online (23 votes)
- EVE Online (19 votes)
- [tie] Age of Conan and Star Trek Online (17 votes apiece)
- Fallen Earth (14 votes)
- [tie] Warhammer Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online (11 votes apiece)
- [tie] World of Tanks, Star Wars: The Old Republic beta, Aion (6 votes apiece)
By and far, LOTRO had the most votes, which you can chalk up to (a) its continued popularity, (b) this month’s expansion, and (c) a good chunk of LOTRO fans who read this blog. Take your pick. RIFT and WoW are battling for the #2 spot, and Guild Wars has a decent third place showing (are people trying hard for their Hall of Monuments points, like myself?).
I’m most surprised to see Warhammer Online on the list, since I’d long assumed that fell out of favor, but hey, that’s cool! Champions is another shocker, a mere couple of votes down from City of Heroes (and way, waaaay above DCUO). Out of this list of 15 titles, one is in beta, one is buy-and-play forever, seven are F2P or have F2P options (with two more about to make the switch — Fallen Earth and STO), and the rest subscriptions.
Other interesting results:
- No readers play RuneScape? At all?
- DCUO and EverQuest tied for a measly 3 votes apiece… I don’t know if that’s sadder for EQ or DCUO.
- 3 votes of “None”
- 3 votes for FFXIV, so apparently some people are still playing it!
- Cool to see write-ins for a wide variety of titles, including DAoC, Vanguard, Star Wars Galaxies, Runes of Magic, Dragon Nest, Forsaken World, Vindictus, Anarchy Online, WURM Online, Hellgate, Perpetuum, Eden Eternal, League of Legends, Puzzle Pirates, Need for Speed: World, Star Legends, Age of Empires Online, Global Agenda, Free Realms, and Pirates of the Burning Sea
It’ll be interesting to see what next month brings!