March MMO/MOBA poll results

Let’s take a look at the poll results from Bio Break readers’ game activity in March, shall we and compare it to the February poll?

The Top 15

  1. Guild Wars 2     (101 votes, no change)
  2. Lord of the Rings Online     (66 votes, no change)    
  3. World of Warcraft     (56 votes, +2 spots)     
  4. The Secret World     (53 votes, -1 spot)    
  5. Star Wars: The Old Republic     (43 votes, -1 spot)     
  6. Defiance     (31 votes, +3 spots)     
  7. Star Trek Online     (30 votes, -1 spot)     
  8. Neverwinter     (27 votes, +6 spots)    
  9. World of Tanks     (26 votes, NA)     
  10. RIFT     (25 votes, -4 spots)     
  11. [tie] PlanetSide 2     (23 votes, +1 spot)     
  12. [tie] League of Legends     (23 votes, NA)   
  13. TERA     (21 votes, -7 spots)     
  14. Path of Exile     (18 votes, NA)     
  15. EVE Online     (17 votes, -5 spots)    


EverQuest II (15 votes), Diablo III (12 votes), MechWarrior Online (11 votes), DDO (10 votes), Firefall (9 votes), EverQuest (8 votes), DCUO (8 votes), Dota 2 (8 votes), Age of Wushu (7 votes)

The Dregs

Guild Wars (6 votes), Marvel Heroes (6 votes), Unnamed beta (5 votes), Vanguard (5 votes), Champions Online (4 votes), RuneScape (3 votes), Age of Conan (3 votes), WURM Online (2 votes), Pirate101 (2 votes), Final Fantasy XIV (2 votes), DAOC (2 votes), Scarlet Blade (2 votes)

The One-Pointers

PlanetSide, Free Realms, Wizard101, Lineage II, Final Fantasy XI, Anarchy Online, Allods Online, Darkfall,  Aion, A Tale in the Desert, Pirates of the Burning Sea, SMITE, Wakfu, Wizardry Online, Star Stable, Fallen Earth, Need for Speed World, Hawken, Istaria, War Thunder, Book of Heroes, Eden Eternal

No votes

AC, AC2, Runes of Magic, Global Agenda, Lineage, Warhammer Online, Ultima Online, City of Steam, APB Reloaded, Vindictus


Since we factored in MOBAs this month, the standings are definitely skewed from February, so don’t take the movement up and down the chart much.  Guild Wars 2 is still the undisputed champion among Bio Break’s readership, and Defiance and Neverwinter have good showings for their debut month (Age of Wushu not so much).  Surprises include 5 people playing Vanguard and 10 playing DDO — don’t hear much about either of those titles as of late.

5 thoughts on “March MMO/MOBA poll results

  1. Rer April 19, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Poor poor Global Agenda. Rest in Peace old friend.

  2. bhagpuss April 19, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Not quite sure why you included City of Steam. I am 99.9% certain it hasn’t been in any available form for the whole of March. Possibly the Turkish language beta might have been up…

    Also I was under the impression the FFXIV ARR beta NDA was one of those that didn’t allow you even to say you were in beta. If so, then surely it shouldn’t be included? There are no regular versions of FFXIV running, are there?

  3. Rowan April 19, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    No one said Syp couldn’t include FFXIV in his poll. If someone chose to anonymously violate the NDA, that’s on them. 😉

    As for the MOBAs skewing the results, none breaks the top eight, and thus they really only exacerbated the plummets of Rift, TERA, and EVE, which are all trending downward this month, even without the MOBAs. I suppose a few “contenders” also got bumped there by the well-performing MOBAs.

    The Betas’ ascents are hard to gauge, since availability/access is a factor. Still, a good showing for Neverwinter and the newly launched Defiance.

    One last comment on definitions: If Diablo III counts as an MMO (because it’s definitely not a MOBA, is it?), shouldn’t you include the new SimCity, whose creators insist that multi-player is integral to the gameplay?

  4. Fairymore April 19, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    My poor Tera and and DCUO, i didnt play them in March but I am this month. Very fun, got my super hero to level 26 woot

  5. Chris April 20, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    Too bad that more people are not familiar with Pirate 101. Kids game, yes. But for the money, much better than half the games that got more votes than it.

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