Yesterday I posed a simple question in Massively’s Daily Grind: What MMO would you recommend to others? I was really interested to see the answers, and after reading through them, I thought I’d compile the top 10 recommendations by number of unique (per commenter) mentions:
- The Secret World (28 mentions)
- EVE Online (19)
- Guild Wars 2 (15)
- Lord of the Rings Online (12)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (12)
- RIFT (11)
- World of Warcraft (10)
- Star Trek Online (9)
- Final Fantasy XIV (6)
- Age of Conan (5)
Now this is not a serious poll and I had to disregard troll posts and side conversations, but it still ended up producing interesting results. I mean, this isn’t “What MMOs are you currently playing,” but “What MMOs would you recommend to others.”
And if nothing else, it showed me kind of what I see every day on the site: that there’s a serious love for The Secret World going on. It’s certainly not the most-played game right now, but people who like it REALLY like it and are quite willing to promote it word-of-mouth. It’s a wonderfully flawed and unique title in the MMO space, in my opinion, and I pitch my voice right alongside of the others.
As for the rest of the results, EVE always gets a lot of vocal supporters, although it might be a hard sell to recommend this to an MMO newbie.
There are some pretty expected ones — lots of love still going on for SWTOR, I see — although Age of Conan was a surprise. I also saw folks pitching for Ryzom (3), Vanguard (4), Fallen Earth (3), Everquest II (4), and TERA (3). So there was certainly a wide array of recommendations.