24 Upcoming MMOs of 2018 & 2019: The MMORPG List (Updated!)

We’ve certainly had our fair share of disappointing MMO releases over the past two years — most notably WildStar (which, admittedly, I loved before the community basically abandoned ship on the game rendering it a barren wasteland, but that’s a story for another day) and Revelation Online. But, there are quite a few promising new MMOs hitting the market in 2018 (and beyond) that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

We’d hate for you have to spend hours and hours creating a character and wasting your life away on one of these games that don’t have a pay-off. All too often, these types of games can just be an endless time sink. That’s not what we’re looking for, though; we want something juicier, something meatier.

This list contains the best-looking upcoming games in the MMO genre for 2018 that are set for a North American release. We’ll note that we tried to include every upcoming MMORPG we could find in development, but we excluded browser-based and lower quality titles simply because, well, they’re not worth our time (nor are they worth your time).

So if you’re looking for a new mmorpg to play, here are all of the upcoming new MMOs of 2018, 2019, and beyond:

**Updated 6/10/18: Black Desert Online is coming to Xbox One this summer, as was revealed at the Xbox E3 conference.

1. Bless Online

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Developer: Neowiz Bless Studio
Publisher: Neowiz Games
Release Date: Release Date 2018, Early Access May 30, 2018
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG

Bless Online has been on our radar for quite some time since it was first announced way back in 2011. It uses the Unreal Engine 3, and it will be heading to Steam Early Access early in 2018. It’s set in a seamless fantasy world with the main story revolving around a 10-year-long war between the nation of Hieron and the nation of Union. Players will pick their race and class, and the race will determine whether or not they align with Hieron or Union. Hierons have three races, Habichts, Sylvan Elf, or Lupus, while Union’s three are Amistad, Aqua Elf, and Pantera (you can read more about each here). There’s also a neutral faction called the Mascu who can align with either.

Bless has the typical classes you’d find in many other MMOs, including Guardian, Paladin, Mage, Assassin, Ranger, and more. But what appears to set it apart from the other many online games like it is its sprawling seamless world and emphasis on visual fidelity. Seriously, the screenshots and trailers we’ve seen all look gorgeous. Even if Bless ends up being nothing more than a well-refined amalgamation of games like Black Desert Online and all of the other high fantasy MMOs, we’re still going to call it a success.

Bless Online will also allow you to tame certain creatures you encounter as mounts or pets, and some of the examples we’ve seen look ridiculously cool.

If that’s not enough to sell you, note that there will also be plenty of action for PvPers, including Realm vs. Realm battles that pits 100 vs 100. Epic.

Out of all the MMORPG games on here, Bless looks like it has the most potential for success in 2018. If you want to see some gameplay, follow us on Twitch as we’re going to be streaming it frequently beginning on 5/30 when it releases.

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2. Project Gorgon

Developer: Elder Game, LLC
Publisher: Elder Game, LLC
Release Date: March 13, 2018 Early Access, Full release TBA
Genre: Fantasy Survival

This is a fantasy RPG that’s now available via Steam’s Early Access, but we don’t have a lot of hope for it, given the terrible-looking graphics that would make the original Xbox cringe. If you can ignore its ugliness, there could be a gem of a game waiting for you, as it does have an ambitious skill based-leveling system that will allow you to shake the current trend of pre-determined class systems.

The devs also tout that they won’t be holding your hand through it, meaning you’ll have to discover everything on your own. One interesting mechanic that I don’t think we’ve seen in any other MMORPG is the fact that Shopkeepers keep inventory, so you can actually buy items that other players have sold to them.

The game is, surprisingly, rated ‘Very Positive’ on Steam from over 280 reviewers, so maybe there is hope for it. For now, it’s on our radar and we’ll be keeping an eye out for it.


3. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

Release Date: TBA

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is an MMORPG based on high fantasy, and it is, of course, set in a large open world. It will have a strong focus on group-oriented content and social interaction. It’ll take place on Terminus, a world populated by deities and heroes. The player takes on the role of a legendary hero, and you’re tasked with reclaiming long-lost relics. The combat will focus on preparation and awareness, allowing players to be challenged through scenarios that require understanding and skill to rise above their opponents.

The developers at Visionary Realms note that there will be activities in which players can do on their own, but the majority of the content will need to be conquered with others, with a strong focus on the importance of a player’s reputation. Read more…


4. H1Z1

Release Date: Available Now via Steam

I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time with H1Z1 in its early access stage, and by that, I mean over 250 hours. I haven’t touched the game in nearly a year (I’m waiting for the right time to jump back in), and Daybreak has made numerous advancements to the zombie-slaying MMO over the last year. They’ve added new structures, buildings, weapons, gameplay and other mechanics, and they continue to fine-tune the game’s mechanics. It’s available through Steam Early Access right now, and if you haven’t touched it yet, I highly recommend that you do so. The unforgiving nature of other players paired with the possibilities of being overrun by zombies has the game feeling more like you’re living in AMC’s The Walking Dead. We’re anxiously awaiting the PS4 version of the game, and we’re trying our hardest to hold out before jumping back in until we get a final retail release.

*Update 3/5/18: Now, H1Z1 has launch its full retail version on Steam, complete with a brand new Auto Royale mode. It’s still an eye sore to look at, for the most part, but the game is undeniably fun. We’ll be giving it a full review soon, but for now, just know it’s available.

You can buy an H1Z1 game code here.


5. Valnir Rok

valnir rock

Release Date: Early Access September 2017, TBA Retail

We’ve seen just about every type of fantasy MMO under the sun right about now. Elves, Dwarves, Worgs, Vampires, Trolls, and similar fantasy trope races have been featured in the genre for decades. But, what about a viking-themed MMORPG?

Enter Valnir Rok, which just bleeped on our radar during Gamescom 2017. It’s a viking-themed online sandbox survival RPG that uses Norse mythology as its backdrop. Players awaken on Valnir Island alone, and are tasked with surviving against the land, mythical beasts, and violent others. In Valnir Rok, you can build your own viking empire, thanks to the ability to build and improve village structures and forming a guild clan to follow you into battle. Defend your village together with your friends.

Valnir Rok could be one of our most anticipated new mmorpgs to play this year, and hopefully we get more information on it soon.

Read more about Valnir Rok here.


6. Crowfall

Crowfall Gets Major Update: Archetypes Replaced By Class/Race System

Release Date: TBA (you can buy Early Access right now)

If you’re looking for a Game of Thrones simulator, with players battling for their right to the throne, check out Crowfall, a recently funded Kickstarter game that hit over $1.7 million. The throne war sandbox MMO will contain five systems of worlds, known as campaigns, and each world will have a different set of rules.

The economy will be player-driven, allowing users to build their own mercantile empire. And, the game will contain unique archetypes, according to the devs. It even features Game of Thrones-esque house banners right on the official site. We won’t see this hit in 2018, although we’re able to get our hands on the early access version. Read more…

*Update 5/20: There’s a growing concern that Crowfall’s developers are focused too much on raking in the money and not on being fair. We’ve just learned of a very strange VIP monthly access system that feels very much like pay to win. For a better explanation, check out the video from ItsZiz: Is Crowfall Making a Massive Mistake?


7. Defiance 2050

Release Date: Summer 2018
Platform: Xbox One

Now, here’s something a bit interesting that no one was expecting: a Defiance redux of sorts that brings the old shooter MMO (based on the SyFy TV series) to Xbox One. We’re not exactly sure what that all entails just yet, but we do know that Trion Worlds is basically re-branding it as a total “re-imagining of Defiance“.

We know that it is going (wait for it) free-to-play, which automatically will get some of you reading this to check-out. For now, however, we don’t know what all that entails either. Here’s to hoping they can stay away from microtransactions that might give an advantage in gameplay. For now, we’re keeping an eye on Defiance 2050.

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8. Trials of Ascension: Exile

Release Date: TBA

Trials of Ascension: Exile is being called a “host your own” MMO fantasy sandbox game by its developer, Forged Chaos. Players are able to create their own private islands, set the rules as they’d like, and invite up to 64 other players into their world to share the experience. Players are able to choose from several different biomes, pick what races are allowed in the world, and determine how scarce resources will be in the world. Players will be able to play by themselves, with friends, or the entire TOA: Exile community. Every item available in the game is crafted by human characters, with items being made from natural resources found throughout the islands. Wood from trees, hides from animals, fiber from plants, ores, etc will allow players to create tools, weapons, armor, clothing, equipment, food, building and defenses. Players will even be able to play as a dragon. We’re not sure how it is all going to play out, but we’re sure as hell excited to find out.

Every item available in the game is crafted by human characters, with items being made from natural resources found throughout the islands. Wood from trees, hides from animals, fiber from plants, ores, etc will allow players to create tools, weapons, armor, clothing, equipment, food, building and defenses. Players will even be able to play as a dragon. We’re not sure how it is all going to play out, but we’re sure as hell excited to find out.

Also, there are weekly development updates on their forum, so at least we know they’re hard at work on it. Read more…


9. Project TL

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Project TL looks ridiculously great. We just got the reveal trailer from NCSOFT late last year, and it was one of the best game trailers of the year! There’s a lot of visually stimulating ideas to chew on here, including abilities with vibrant colors, some interesting-looking abilities we haven’t seen before, and a great top-down perspective you don’t see in the genre much. We also see a character scaling a big dilapidated structure of some sort, which implies scalibility and verticality.

It’s the rebooted version of what was originally Lineage Eternaland now, it will use the Unreal Engine 4. We certainly shouldn’t expect it to release in 2018, but maybe, just maybe, we’ll get some sort of beta at the end of the year. Please, NCSOFT, give us THAT!


10. Lost Ark

ascent infinite realm

Lost Ark is an upcoming action MMO with a fantasy setting that’s pretty far along in development (in fact, most were expecting its release for 2017). Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and they’re still in closed beta testing at this time.

We still don’t have a western release date of any kind, but we’re salivating over every bit of footage we see. It’s fast paced, and it allegedly has a strong emphasis on exploration. Footage so far shows brilliant visual effects.

See Also: A WoW Battle Pets Mobile Game is All We Want Now

11. Chronicles of Elyria

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Release Date: TBA

Taking the massively multiplayer online genre to the next step is Chronicles of Elyria, a game that was recently funded on Kickstarter (check out the Kickstarter video above). There are a lot of interesting ideas contained in Elyria, and hopefully we’ll be able to get a hands-on with an alpha sometime soon. The main idea behind Chronicles of Elyria is that your character actually ages and dies in the game. It will also have a closed economy, FINITE RESOURCES, and quests that aren’t repeatable. What’s more, it has fully destructible environments that will allow the game to be experienced differently for every character. Each time players login, there will be a dynamic world waiting. And, we certainly can’t wait to login.

What’s more, it has fully destructible environments that will allow the game to be experienced differently for every character. Each time players login, there will be a dynamic world waiting. And, we certainly can’t wait to login. We’re hoping that we’ll hear some more details about this highly anticipated game.


12. Ascent: Infinite Realm

Release Date: TBA
Developer: Bluehole
Publisher: Bluehole

The company behind PUBG, Bluehole, has an MMORPG in the works, and it looks quite promising. It definitely has an action-oriented feel to it, all with a steampunk fantasy aesthetic. Players will use airships as their primary mode of transport, and the game will have aerial combat. We also know that it will have an emphasis on Realm vs. Realm PvP combat. The game will use Unreal Engine 3.

Hopefully, Bluehole will optimize the game before releasing it into the wild.


13. Identity

identity mmo

Release Date: TBA
Developer: Asylum Entertainment

This game has a lot of ambition — and in all honesty, it appears as though it might have too much ambition, trying to be an ultra-realistic simulation MMORPG. It’s touting itself as a “new breed of MMORPG”, and if it lives up to its claims, it just might very well be. Players will interact in the world with “absolute freedom”, where the actions of your player and the other players determining your fate in the world. You can live as a criminal, a police officer, a business person, or anyone else — the video above even touts that each level of police (Sargeant, chief, DEA, etc) is played by actual characters.

There’s also a formidable housing system, with every house in the game being for sale. Players can buy houses for themselves to live in, decorate, and customize to their own liking, or they can purchase a house with the full intent on renting/flipping. Playing the real estate market can be lucrative!

Identity will take place in a fictional land in the eastern United States, heavily inspired the Carolinas and Georgia. The land is massive, with the initial world size being a whopping 200 square km.

Asylum also states that the vast majority of items found in shops around the world are created by actual players, with everything from furniture to weapons and vehicles being crafted by peers.

In all likelihood, we probably won’t see Identity get a full release for years to come, but Asylum Entertainment is working on it right now and they claim they expect to have a playable beta in early 2017.

Read more about Identity here.


14. Ashes of Creation

ashes of creation mmo

Release Date: TBA
Developer: Intrepid Studios

Ashes of Creation is quickly becoming one of our most anticipated MMOs on the horizon, and with every bit of new in-engine footage we see, we get more and more excited. One of the key features of this high fantasy MMO is a player driven world with a unique node system that will allow players to build the world up around them. Will you build up your defenses or set out to destroy other player creations?

The server will have dynamic, ever-changing content because of the unique system, with each server having different ebbs and flows.  Players will have their own housing, as players can build and own buildings around the world — from farms to mansions.

One of its other key features is the ability to siege castles. Build up a guild filled with allies to take down other castles and create your own dynasty.

Everything we’ve seen from Ashes of Creation so far points to it being a wildly unique experience where players shape the world around them. With player housing, a player-driven economy, and an apparently lawless land, it looks like we’re in for something incredible.

The game will hit Kickstarter on May 1st, and it hit well over their goal of $750K in just over 12 hours. People are hyped, us included. In fact, Ashes of Creation is now our most anticipated MMO currently in development, and we can’t wait to hear more about this new mmorpg.

Read more about Ashes of Creation here.

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15. Magic: The Gathering MMORPG

Release Date: TBA
Developer: Cryptic Studios

While we don’t have much along the lines of details just yet, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment announced a new Magic: The Gathering MMO this morning.

What we know so far is that it won’t be titled simply Magic: The Gathering, as its official title has yet to be revealed. We also know that it’s going to come to PC and consoles, although how far away its release has yet to be determined. What’s more, we exclusively learned that the ‘AAA RPG’ they were initially teasing in the press release is actually a free to play MMORPG.


16. Camelot Unchained

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Release Date: TBA 2018, Beta Access July 4, 2018
Developer: City State Entertainment
Publisher: Snail Games

If you’re looking for something with a more traditional fantasy style, check out the upcoming Camelot Unchained, a fantasy MMO running on the developer’s own Unchained Engine. The game was crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign — it raised over $2.2 million from over 14,000 backers — as well as backing from Mark Jacobs, the designer of Dark Age of Camelot. Camelot Unchained is said to be the spiritual successor for DAoC. It’ll have a significant focus on PvP, with large scale battles set as the focus.

There’s also some interesting and unique mechanics at play here. For one, you’ll be able to craft and build your own unique home, fort, or castle, instead of having to buy a premade one (which might be what we’re most excited about). You’ll have to defend your home against enemies as well. On top of that, the majority of the environment will have been build almost entirely by players. So, towns and cities will be crafted by players, and when they’re sacked by enemies, they’ll have to be rebuilt again.

Secondly, the proprietary engine will deliver massive, real-time battles between layers (up to 500 of them right now), with huge draw distances and a procedurally generated environment. Crazy.

The game has been in development for quite some time, and we have no idea when we should expect to get our hands on it. There was recently an update that noted that we can now expect the Camelot Unchained Beta 1 BY July 4, 2018 (the devs noted that if they can get it out sooner than that, they will, but July 4th is their buffer date).. However, hopefully, we’ll see a full release sooner rather than later. Read more…


17. Wild West Online

Release Date: May 10, 2018
Developer: 612 Games
Publisher: ?

It’s no secret that gamers want to be cowboys, with games like Red Dead Redemption and, to a lesser extent, Gun, seeing success in the crowded gaming landscape. With Red Dead Redemption 2 on the horizon, any other western-themed game should probably be shaking in their boots.

But, that’s not stopping 612 Games with their announcement of Wild West Online, an online multiplayer western game that will allow you to journey in the thrilling wild west. Players have the option to become a lawman, an outlaw, a pioneer, or a plethora of other identities. The game will feature a breadth of content, including open world exploration, resource gathering, PvP combat, PvE missions, treasure hunts, bounties, and more.

In fact, you’ll be able to rob trains, rob banks, and more.

The game will also have player housing that will be added at a later date as a free expansion, allowing you to buy the deed to your very own land where you can build/customize your perfect western house, complete with upgrades, furniture, security features, etc.

The first footage certainly looks promising, and I should probably not that this isn’t going to be some dumb free-to-play game, as 612 Games has confirmed it will be a paid game (thankfully).

It looks ‘hella promising, and we can’t wait to jump into the wild west with our friends.

*Update 4/26/18: We just received word that Wild West Online will be leaving Early Access and releasing fully on Steam on May 10, 2018. In our opinion, it’s a bit too soon; the game isn’t cooked enough yet. There’s not currently a Steam store page for Wild West Online, but we’ll update when it goes live. Hopefully, the devs make some serious updates in the next couple of weeks, because otherwise, this is going to be dead on arrival.


18. New World MMO

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Release Date: TBA 2018
Developer: Amazon Studios
Publisher: Amazon Studios

Newly formed Amazon Studios is creating its own fantasy massively multiplayer online game, and early concepts looks absolutely incredible. It’s set in an alternate reality, set in 17th century colonial America where magic is real. Devs tease nature things out in the wild and horrible things hiding in the shadows, so let’s go ahead and assume there will be fantastical monsters aplenty.

How you play and what you do, and what sort of player you are is entirely up to you. In the only brief teaser video we have for New World, the devs tease that you can be a farmer, a soldier who protects others, an explorer, or anything else you want to be in this world.

It’s intriguing, and the fact that it has a big Amazon budget behind it makes it even more interesting. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything new about New World since last year, so here’s to hoping we will get some new information soon.

Pre-order New World here.


19. City of Titans

There are two big genres we’ll never get tired of here at Nerd Much?: zombies and superheroes. Of course, the latter is the reason that City of Titans is on our radar. THe upcoming superhero MMO from Missing Worlds Media is being touted as a spirtual successor to City of Heroes. Of course, those are some big superhero boots to fill, but this Kickstarter-funded MMO brought in double its initial goal of $320K.

Finally, after a super long development period, City of Titans will be playable Fall 2018.


20. Worlds Adrift

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Released

Worlds Adrift is a sandbox MMO with an interesting premise: thousands of players will explore a persistent world with unprecedented freedom to set their own objectives. You’ll be able to build and customize a Skyship, exploring the world around you to build the ultimate flying base. The game also has an emphasis on the weight of all things in the world, with its own unique physics that allows you to move everything you touch. It’s currently in closed beta early access on Steam, which released back in May 2017.


21. Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria is another one of those promising upcoming MMORPGs that touts its living, breathing world that’s actually influenced by players. Players can play on official or player run servers, and the ability for creating massive servers using a cluster server, which each server having unique rule sets. It’s the first game that allows you to run and moderate your own game worlds that will support thousands of users at one time. At least, that’s what the marketing jargon says, and hopefully, the game will live up to its promise. It’s created by the lead developers of Ultima Online, so you know it’s in good hands. No word on an official release date, but at least we know it’s on the way and the devs are hard at work.

**Update 3/5/18: After jumping into Legends of Aria for a couple days, we think you should stay away from it, at least for now. Simply put, it’s too early on in the development to even warrant playing it at this point. Not enough meat on the bones, here.


22. Dark and Light (Xbox One)

Developer: NP Cube
Publisher: Snail Games
Release Date: Release Date TBA
Genre: Fantasy Survival
**Coming to Xbox One (confirmed at E3 2017).

In Dark and Light, you’ll be tasked with harnessing and controlling the magical energy that courses through the planet Gaia. The game contains over 100 magical skills relating to survival, exploration, attack, defense, and more, and players will learn those skills as they progress through the game. The game will feature dragons, griffins, unicorns, goblins, and many other mythical creatures. Players will be tasked with building their own bases as well, and because the game is an “endless sandbox”, they’ll be able to build anything from underground bases to their own island fortress. The game touts that if you can reach an area, you can build in that area. There are still so many questions surrounding D&L, but at least it’s now on our radar.

Now, we are a bit skeptical that this will even make it into 2018 for the Xbox One, as it currently runs quite poorly on PC. So, we can’t imagine it running smoothly on Xbox One just yet. We wouldn’t be surprised if this hit in 2019.

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23. Life is Feudal: Sandbox MMORPG

life is feudal mmo

Release Date: MMORPG is TBA, but ‘Your Own’ version available on Steam

Life is Feudal is one of the upcoming MMOs that we’re most excited about because it will apparently take a more hardcore nature. It’s set in a fictional medieval world, and players will be able to shape terrain in any way that they’d like.

Digging tunnels, shoveling moats, and building castles are just a few of the terrain-changing things you can do in the game. In fact, the game will be a sandbox MMO that will allow players to do whatever they want. It’ll contain full loot, open PvP, asset destruction during sieges and raids, and complex crafting system. It appears that the game will take a focus on building and defending your home from invaders. Read more…


24. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Expansion

Release Date: August 14th

While obviously not a new MMORPG, there is a brand new expansion coming to WoW in August by the name of Battle for Azeroth. According to the announcement press release, the stakes for Alliance and Horde are incredibly high, and a player’s faction will have more of a meaningful impact when the expansion releases.

It’ll introduce Island Expeditions and new enemy AI mechanics, as well as new kingdoms to explore and Warfronts (which are massive, fantastical battles anchored in Warcraft 3 roots and RTS mechanics, apparently).

We’re still waiting to hear more about these Warfronts, but for now, just know that Battle for Azeroth is coming in August.

Pre-order Battle for Azeroth on Amazon for $49.99


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Hello everyone, I see Wurm Unlimited, sandbox mmorpg, is not listed here, but we have a 100% free to play server for it, that was recently started and is gaining players, nice community, and a ton of features in this game.

Come visit us and play together! ^^

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Will check it out & see how it looks like.

Yummy Bear
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Looks like I have nothing to be excited about this year. I’ll stick with The Secret World and No Man’s Sky later this year

Mandi Marie
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Mandi Marie

Revelation Online is amazing. been playing on cn server. its worth it

Yummy Bear
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Yummy Bear

I just checked it out but it doesn’t look like the type of game I enjoy.. My favorite MMO has always been TSW (The Secret World). I’m definitely looking forward to open world Zelda that’s coming out though.

Charl van der Merwe
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Charl van der Merwe

Discovered the P2w yet ?

MrWalker1000
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MrWalker1000

nice. 7months later would you stills ay its good? Also what about Bless? It looks very graphically impressive.

Anonymous
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Revelation is a very short small, very badly done story telling game that re uses the same content over and over to push you pretty much through the whole game with no real story expansion planned, it will be just like PWI/Neverwinter, used and reused to rake in as much cash as possible with cosmetics being the games high point. Oh lets not forget the traditional pay to get ahead. F2P is so entertaining…….

BobbyMBernstein
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Agreed. Revelation definitely fell way short of our expectations, mostly because of its terrible translation and pricing model that had some pay 2 win stuff.

Pope DaHammer
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Pope DaHammer

i tried hard to like revelation… buts its like playing Maple Story .. i like serious MMO’s

Greeley Grey
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Greeley Grey

just gotta ask how much that no mans sky worked out in hindsight

CoalTerrain13
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CoalTerrain13

*Points and laughs*

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Any half witted person who read one iota about no mans sky was no disappointed. It was always intended as a single player game with the only multiplayer aspect being discovery of a planet. This was known long before a release date was ever announced. Dam kids…

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dark and light looks good?

Ryun Hod (Rhsims)
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Ryun Hod (Rhsims)

Its fun. Bugs just need to be fixed. I recommend it. It’s like ARK Survival Evolved, but with high fantasy tropes and lots of potential. It does a lot of things better than ARK too. For example, they are heavily trying to curve offline raiding, but having players build house seals inside their bases and when a player attacks the base, the person whose base was attacked will need to respond in something like 24 hours to declare war.

Making the game actual PVP survival oriented and not just offline raiding BS.

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Dark and Light is a china ripoff. It is a copy pasted cash grab scheme
from another game called Ark by the same china company. The same company that has been known to constantly lie to and abuse their customers, their actions were revealed in court during a past lawsuit scandal. Both DarkAndLight and Ark are horrible stolen content and their creators
take us for fools. You can do a search on the news what corrupted company they are.

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Is it just me or does it seem the “free to play” movement has accomplished the watering down of graphics, game-play, player community, and overall quality of MMORPG’s ? It just seems like for the last several years there has been nothing but crap coming out; the few games that have any sort of potential have toxic micro transactions with hardwired pay to win schemes. The few games with “decent” mechanics have worse than original EQ graphics or have no monetary motivation to roll out new content. In short I miss subscription based games. I liked paying a cheep monthly… Read more »

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TigerVi

I hate free to play as well. I like playing a flat $60 up front and having unlimited access to a good quality game. Keep it old school, kristopher.

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Josh Howell

Problem is trying to keep subscribers over a long period of time. When microtransactions can be essentially till the very end of the game. When people lose interest they drop their sub, the money dries up and it’s harder to improve the product. Free to play though is a cancer at worst and bandaid at best. They need to release fewer games and create a superior, longer lasting product. Problem is, as time goes on you reach a critical mass of players and without TONS of new subs, I’m sure stock holders and corporate level types get antsy and want… Read more »

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

the problem with micro transactions is there are people like that that drop the game as soon as they see one, that means no money at any point in the game.

There may be the problem, Devs need to start marketing sub based games better to Boards of directors so they understand that they are making a game for the long haul and not a quick cash grab.

Josh Howell
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Josh Howell

You can’t forget about what the industry named as “whales”. People that drop hundreds if not thousands of dollars over a fairly short period of time on games like Candy Crush… That coupled with the nickel and diming of regular customers here and there probably makes for a pretty steady flow of money. Subscribers on the other hand if they walk away are harder to get back as you need more money up front and new players can be intimidated by the price and potential commitment. Walking into a game like EverQuest or WoW for instance 5 or 6 years… Read more »

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

the remorse is that the game was played at all, that is not a good thing for the industry. At least I think the F2P craze is finally dying down as people are finally learning you truly get what you pay for (upfront).

rollins3490
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rollins3490

Uhhh, the term whales has been used for nearly a century describing the affluent folks of their respective market or industry. Dam kids…

Muzufuzo
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Muzufuzo

F2P is a cancer of MMORPGs.

Cute Cute
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not every game.

Muzufuzo
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Muzufuzo

But most F2P MMOs are and that’s a problem.

Anas Announi
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Anas Announi

Most people can only play F2P.

Muzufuzo
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Muzufuzo

too bad

Xizziano
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Xizziano

too bad? nah, either pay my subscription fee or shut-up. People have more important monthly fee’s so they cant sub to a game. A sub shouldnt effect the quality of a game.

its not “most”
there are a lot of f2p mmo’s that are still goin strong
WoW
KOTR
blade & soul
black desert
Tera
DCUO
Champions online
Neverwinter
Skyforge
ESO isnt free but it no longer has a sub
Dungeon FIghter Online
Kritikia online
Closers – new mmo

just to name a few

Muzufuzo
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Muzufuzo

I don’t know what weird stuff you are smoking but stop this nonsense. If you don’t have money don’t play mmo. F2P makes MMOs worse, that’s a proven fact.

Kethic
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Kethic

F2P = spend $1000
Sub= spend 15 a month 50cents a day

its the whales that are ruining MMOs that spend those 1000s on F2P

well not ruining it but funding it

Muzufuzo
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Muzufuzo

If I had kids, I would not let them play F2P MMOs.

lolwut
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lolwut

all of those games are a literal example of what you responded to..ftp turning mmos to shit

vexeen
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vexeen

Since when is WoW F2P….? never has been >.>

assassin
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assassin

dark and light looks good bro i don’t know much about mmorpgs but i surely wanna play this one

Dva1
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Dva1

Dark and Light is a china ripoff. It is a copy pasted cash grab scheme
from another game called Ark by the same china company. The same company that has been known to constantly lie to and abuse their customers, their actions were revealed in court during a past lawsuit scandal. Both DarkAndLight and Ark are horrible stolen content and their creators
take us for fools. Do a search on the news what a corrupted company they are.

KaeTay
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KaeTay

people bitching about F2P needs to just hush it.. the eras of paying for a sub is pretty much gone. They can make more by just selling cosmetic items.. also you haven’t been playing the right games.. all of them I’ve played has been BEAUTIFUL.. it’s just a lot of the newer ones out are korean and their who RNG thing is what kills it for me. Sometimes shit happens and you can’t afford a subscription. So it’s nice when the games give you all of it for free but really what ruins a game is really the play to… Read more »

Ryan R. Bayne
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Agreed and hundreds of psychologists are hired within the gaming industry to determine just how to get money out of players one way or another and they get it right. If a game is good it will make money because the developers are told what to do by people who are in your head. It’s that simple. The moaning above and wishing for things to be a certain way is pathetic. Build a bridge and get over it. There are good games and this post is sharing a potentially amazing MMO. Yet the first comment I find doesn’t praise the… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

And TBH both of you are wrong, micro-transactions do not pull in the amount of money old sub based games has, does, or ever will, in fact, WoW, FFXIV, are 2 great examples of this. Look at the content, the story, the vast amount of new addition being added to the game. With these F2P games, as you just stated yourself, there are no story expansions, story at all or lack thereof, and all you can hope to expect is a new dungeon +10 new cosmetic outfits or a way to level faster, so people are bored running the same… Read more »

MrWalker1000
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MrWalker1000

you hit the nail in the head. In fact this is exactly the reason why the FXIV and WoW are still the two best MMOs out right now for this exact reason. The only free to play mmo that I was ever impressed by was Vindictus which was a great game tbh and it did most things right. FXIV is the only MMO in recent memory that I’ve been really impressed by. The only mmo i played previously was gw2. this is what Yoshida said : “Yoshida has repeatedly emphasized that the robust success of A Realm Reborn was due… Read more »

Kaladin
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Kaladin

Ashes of Creation will be subscription based ($15 a month) and have absolutely no P2W.
Coming in 2019 most likely with an alpha starting late this year or early next year. They give away alpha/beta keys weekly if you sign up here: https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ref/destruction/?campaign=alpha-beta

Trust me, this is going to quickly become the most anticipated MMO in the near future.

BobbyMBernstein
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We’ve written about Ashes of Creation elsewhere on the site, and we’re super excited about it. I entirely forgot to add it to this list, which I will do tomorrow morning :-).

X-Wolf
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X-Wolf

Then you will like Ashes of Creation since they are also tired of all that you explained! :)

Robert Jory
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Robert Jory

The only F2P mmo I’ve ever liked was LOTRO. You can literally get everything in the game without paying a dime, though requiring some farming. The deeds, which are like achievements, give cash shop currency. Plus it has a nice lord of the rings storyline. The only problem is the game is 10 years old and looks its age. Probably not worth playing now.

Säsch Encola
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Säsch Encola

thats the reason it died – no subs = no money = rip

Velaseri
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Velaseri

It’s still worth playing, it might look its age but it’s way more indepth gameplay than a lot of the newer ones coming out.

Plus Mordor added new things to do.

Veevslav
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Veevslav

I think easy mode WOW did that…

Pope DaHammer
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Pope DaHammer

i agree with u 100%

Makeitwork
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Makeitwork

everything and everyone in game design world has a price tag. nothing is free except some of the coffee and biscuits in reception. Don’t think free is cheap either because someone makes that content you play for nothing. The design of games is evolving with better technology not the other way round and whilst you expect gradually better quality games every year it doesn’t work like that in real time development world which is in constant flux if its doing thing well. Everything you play today is obsolete in a few months but that content is taking longer to produce… Read more »

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

To your point , I’d rather pay more upfront and possibly endure the constant micro expansions (DLC) then participate in the cash shops of the free to play genre .I’m not asking for a free game, I want a playable and enjoyable game. Having to grind forever to experience/progress/skill up is not fun, neither is having a game developed around punishing you for not constantly buying exp boost, damage boost , travel speed boost exe… I love gaming, I’m for anything that progresses the development of content and creation of new games. With that said the free-to-play format stopped doing… Read more »

Maximilian
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Maximilian

So World Of Warcraft, BnS, and BDO are upcoming mmos? lol, games that came out prior to june 2 are upcoming? cool lol

I freaking hate people like you, idiots who just posts expansions as “upcoming mmos”, theyre fucking games thats already out, doesnt matter if the expansion is gonna change the game 100%, its still a game thats already been out.

Fucking idiot.

BobbyMBernstein
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Hey Maximilian –
Thanks for your comment. For one, BnS and BDO were upcoming when we originally wrote this last (late 2015). Secondly, while not a standalone game, we thought it wouldn’t be fair to not include the mega expansion coming to WoW, the most popular MMORPG of all-time.

I’d say I would update this list, but for now, there’s not much else on the horizon, I’m afraid. When more is announced, we’ll certainly add them in.

Chris Thomas
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Chris Thomas

I can tell from other comments that this was made at the very least a couple of months ago. However why is the date changed to a much later time? Was something added or removed? If so why not have something that clearly says article was edited from x and changes are y?

BobbyMBernstein
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Hey Chris. Thanks for your comment. Whenever we make a change to the article, we announce it on Twitter. We then change the date to put the article back on our homepage so new readers we’ve acquired since our last update might see it. When updating a news story or making a correction to an article here at Nerd Much, we typically DO have something that says **Update (DATE): ________** in bold and italics at the top of the article. It was an oversight on my part to not have done so here. But i’ll add an update at the… Read more »

Appendix
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Good to know :)

Ray
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Ray

You might have started this in 2015 but you updated this last month and your title even says upcoming MMO in 2018 and 2019.

Marty Smith
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Marty Smith

You really need to calm the fuck down, bro. if this is your biggest complaint each day, your life is sorely lacking in meaning and quality – to personally get on this article you were in no way obligated to read and just behave like a pissy little 12 year old who just learned how to use curse words over VIDEO GAMES is telltale signs of a sociopath. You need mental and emotional help.

Appendix
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Well said :)

Carlehs Icasas
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Carlehs Icasas

Uhm… The same could be said for you there, Martyboy.

Charl van der Merwe
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Charl van der Merwe

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Newhouse75
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Newhouse75

the graphics haven’t been watered down, just look at Neverwinter. The way it has changed is with old games like Ultima, Everquest, DAOC, even WOW when it first came out. It used to be you would pay a flat fee for monthly, 6 months, or 1 year. You had access to all the expansions as long as you bought them yourself. The quests were rewarding with epic like weapons dropping, but not all the time. You could form a party to get medium quests complete and to do the hard ones and take down a major NPC you would have… Read more »

GraduateAnalyst
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GraduateAnalyst

Yes, the graphics HAVE been watered down. I would kill to play a game with PC ultra setting The Witcher 3 settings for which people with less powerful PCs can simply choose lower settings like the console version of TW3.

MMOs are always like 10 years behind offline graphics.

Nematocyte
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Nematocyte

There’s a good reason for that.

rollins3490
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rollins3490

Your rebuttal is irrelevant to the claim you make.

MrWalker1000
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MrWalker1000

vindictus is a great example of a f2p mmo. im surprised nobody ever talks about this game.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Neverwinter is a bad example of something that’s supposed to look good graphically, F2P MMO’s graphics have indeed been watered down, with re used engines with minimal optimization beyond the change of texture and or models. Other then that, it’s almost copy and paste with new titles, and people are getting worse when you get lazy cash shop mobile games being played on PC’s as full MMO’s with no story or content whatsoever. Yeah seems like nothing is watered down. Carry on…

Frank
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Frank

Come and join us:

MostlyPerfect
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MostlyPerfect

I’ll keeping an eye on some of these and quietly hoping they’re either buy to play or subscription. I can’t stand the constant pressure to drop money that F2P games have going. People are like “You can grind to get everything! You don’t have to drop cash.” Motherfuckers I have a LIFE. I don’t have time to grind for weeks if not months for a single damn item. Which is what you always have to do in these F2P games in order to get the paid contention for free. I have money. I’m not one of these penniless teenagers or… Read more »

Ryan
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Ryan

Yeah, but it wasn’t really any different in subscription based games…still isn’t in fact.

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

It really is though. Sub based games have the reward tied into the normal version of game play as opposed to the microtransaction buff version of game play. It is litterly designed to provide the reward as a normal part of the game and not be a choice between grind forever or pay for it .

Ryan
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Ryan

What reward are you talking about? The game itself? The only “reward” you get from sub based games is access to them. It is true that there are free2play games that have a “subscription” option that allots you various “premium” benefits” that work into the normal game. That, however, is still a form of monthly micro transaction. Sub based games themselves almost universally have micro-transactions that can make the game easier for you or more expedient. Whether it be exp boosts, higher tier gear/equipment, crafting saves, RNG minimizers for upgrading or loot drops, premium pets, etc. While it’s true that… Read more »

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

Reward is this case it gaining anything from the combat or incounter , in a standard sub based game there is a even amount of exp, %drop chance , standard loot table for everyone in the game with that encounter (random world drops aside which are a miniscule drop chance from any encounter in most games that have them). In a “free to play” game that reward is either intentionally with held or non existent out side if paying for a timed or one time boost to it. And how successful are those sub games that started the trend? Where… Read more »

Ryan
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Ryan

Please read my first post a bit closer: I said in my post that F2P with regards to micro-transactions that there have been issues. My whole point is that sub-based games aren’t really different; not that micro transactions don’t have issues. Nor am I commenting anything in regards to F2P whether beneficial or not; except that which correlates to Micro-transactional benefits present in games as a whole. Again, I’m not saying that micro transactions are good or bad; nor am I saying that they don’t have issues. What I am saying, is that micro-transactions in F2P V.S. those present in… Read more »

MostlyPerfect
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MostlyPerfect

City of Heroes. Only the rarest and most valuable items in the game would take you more than a day to get. Tricking out all your character’s equipment would take maybe a month. Star Trek Online after it went free to play? 2 to 3 months of grinding to the daily cap for the most valuable ships and then you start all over for 3 to 4 months to equip it with the best crap. 1 month in pay to play vs 5 to 7 in “free” to play. I rest my case.

Leo D Brown Jr.
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Leo D Brown Jr.

The problem with your guys view about “keeping it oldschool” and making games buy then play, is at the end of that era, which is probably before most of you were born, is that most of the games coming out then, had great video, and great graphics on the outside of the cover, extremely extensive gameplay explanations that didn’t really turn out to be accurate of the actual complexity of the game, as well as sub-par graphics presentation, resulting in NOT getting what you paid for, which is why people went to copying and sharing games physically, and then when… Read more »

assassin
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assassin

exactly i never played any mmorpgs but dark and light looks good right?

Jeff Wells
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Jeff Wells

The ignorance in this post is astounding. The current copyright law enforced in the US went into effect in 1976. Tell me, what MMO’s were you playing prior to 1976? Especially considering the internet was restricted to Universities until the early 90’s. Hell, the DMCA, which enhances penalties for digital copyright infringement, went into effect in 1998, while EverQuest wasn’t released until 1999. The video game industry was tiny back then. Hell, even now video games are a small fraction the size of the movie, t.v., and music industries. Back in the 90’s they weren’t even worth talking about compared… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I agree on everything 110%, the only part I will have to pull my support in, is F2P money is not bringing in the money they thought it would, that’s the reason so many F2P titles suffer lack of story, new content, etc. Make enough money to keep a skeleton crew and servers running with maybe enough to pay the artists/ designers to make new fashions, mounts, etc. I have not seen a single F2P where the money has been enough for them to continually develop new content. TERA started off bringing new content, now its new classes, new fashion,… Read more »

dre
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dre

Nothing that other guy said even remotely had anything to do with MMOs. Clearly you can’t distribute a game that is online only and requires an account to play. You have to be stupid to think that simply copying game files is going to magically get you a new purchase key to start an account so nothing he says has any bearing on the discussion. As far as the single fee model dying out… you’re right. However the purchase/sub plan is still the only model that makes any sense. You just need to add in micro transactions for cosmetic items… Read more »

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sfrees .

I doubt anyone will read this, but your site has the most obnoxious ads I have encountered on a non spam/clickbait site. I don’t use an ad blocker because I like to think that I support the sites I visit in that way, but this place made me regret it. The page constantly resets while I’m trying to read, and it’s enraging. Way to make your readers hate you!

BobbyMBernstein
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Hey sfrees,
We actually take these types of comments to heart, especially since those ads you’re seeing are newly implemented. Were you viewing the site on mobile or were you on desktop? Any more specifics you could give me would be helpful so that we can fix the issue!

Damian Dodd
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Damian Dodd

People like him expect you to spend your entire week creating content he consumes, but never attempt to monetize or collect any revenue off your effort. Millennials can suck it. When they finally unsuckle from mom’s teat perhaps they’ll gain some wisdom how the world works.

Säsch Encola
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Säsch Encola

not true. but even in a webbrowser its shit overloaded with monetizing. I mean even the ads themself layer above each other

RIP Damian Dodd
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RIP Damian Dodd

My god you’re a stuck up little [c-word], aren’t you? :)

RyanThePatriot
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RyanThePatriot

Am I the only one in the room that fails to understand the fact that Dark and Light is being “released in 2017”? I played this game back in 2007 or so. Was that just a beta of the title? LOL… I honestly can’t remember now but I know that game was around back then. I played it with a few buddies from work. Unless it was vaporware and I’m imagining that I got to play it instead of actually playing it? I guess it’s time to do some research…

Silphen Nardieu
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Silphen Nardieu

I love seeing people complain about F2P MMO’s. Feed me your tears! But no, really…in all seriousness, if it weren’t for a F2P model most players would probably still be playing WoW. Yes, the quality of MMO’s has dropped drastically over the years, but many MMO’s that are really good can’t survive on subscription based models. Take The Secret World for example. It was a game with fairly advanced graphics for the time, good combat system, but a lot of bugs. The players stopped subscribing because of the lack of content and bug count, plus the lack of features offered… Read more »

Cactuar
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Cactuar

Elder Scrolls Online should be considered as B2P (buy 2 play) and not F2P – so it filters out people who would happily sign up to troll in free games because there is an upfront cost, while also having players that might not want or afford a monthly sub.

darkfyra
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darkfyra

And with a higher price than BDO it filter BDO….community(eurgh)

rollins3490
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rollins3490

ESO is an abomination. Their forums are filled with anger towards the neglectful devs. Micro transactions and deception of their subscribers have turned it into a laughing stock. Theyve watered down combat to “lower the ceiling and raise the floor” and have completely abandoned cyrodiil. The kids running the show there should be ashamed. Fiscally, ESO is a success. In the eyes of gamers,it will be remembered as the failure it has become.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

At least someone else knows the truth, the OP is speaking based out of biased opinions, and doesn’t realize the fact that most people are addicted to fashion. I guarantee you he cannot name one F2P that started off with a decent story / content, and has kept up adding new story / content. Ill wait…. Oh right, no F2P has time or money to focus on that. FFXIV and WoW do well, Ashes of creation I am positive will do well. Let these idiots sticking up for this crap F2P market have their way, they wouldn’t know quality if… Read more »

darkfyra
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darkfyra

It’s buy2play…not free!

ESOisbad
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ESOisbad

ESO is absolute shit. Started okayish, and declined year over year until anyone with any sense had long since abandoned it. Literally sold on PvP, and they completely destroyed the PvP aspect of the game. They didnt fix the bugs either, when I left the game, they were all still right there, ruining it all, and then they added more trash to the game that made it worse. Then they added a new class that completely borked balance (as if it was balanced before)… ESO became a casuals paradise while sticking a size 15 right up the ass of the… Read more »

dre
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dre

Every game you mentioned is trash. They were trash when they started and have only gotten worse over the years as the F2P cash grab gutted the companies of any desire to actually improve the games rather than milking the few players left for everything they could get. And that is the problem with 90% of them… they just turn into a cash grab. Most of the time the original company bails on it and sells the rights to some other company that has no interest in improving the game in any manner. This is especially obvious is foreign games… Read more »

Jean-Philippe Martel
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Jean-Philippe Martel

This list… are we back in 2001?

Robert Smith
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Robert Smith

I would really like someone to redo the first EQ(eyecandy) and leave everything like it was.Loved the sand giants!!

Tom Hart
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Tom Hart

Ashes of creation is the best on the list.

Register for weekly alpha key giveaway here
https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ref/doford/

Jeremy Keat
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Jeremy Keat

Unlike some comments. I believe not having to pay so much upfront is the killer to making money for MMOs. To solve that doesn’t require free to play though, which is the major reaction that is the extreme opposite of a business model. Instead MMOs should adopt the monthly Sub style, but ZERO box price and have 2 weeks to a free month or give an account up to the same free time once every year to encourage returns for curious ex-players. I like many don’t like throwing money any more at MMOs that I will drop within weeks to… Read more »

kristopher holm
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kristopher holm

The problem here is the large price tag connected to an actual mmo (not a copy/past/re-skin like most free to play) is that it takes a ton of capital and investment to make the game in the first place. The box price is usually to make their initial investment back and the sub pays for the dev teams continued employment and development of new content. Take the box price out and your playing catch-up to cost, and that’s hard to sell to a board or investers. More realistically what would happen is you would have a very bland version of… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Guest

None of these seem any good to me, what happened to subscription mmos? without any in game shops? Like FFXIV was a nice game but then they added in game shops so you would pay a subscription and if you wanted that cool mount you had to pay even more. FFXIV also just release 3 new dungeons every 6 months which you have to do everyday for 6 months til they release 3 new dungeons, to get the best gear, which isnt even necessary to get unless you do raids. ?So if you dont do raids ffxiv is kinda pointless.… Read more »

dre
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dre

All of the MMOs (or any game for that matter) have the same problems you mentioned about FF. Personally I find WoW to be less repetitive than FF was, but I only put a few hundred hours into FF before I got bored. End game WoW is the same thing… waiting for new raids to come out and collecting stuff/completing achievements. WoW also has a cash shop now for buying cosmetic items (pets/mounts/etc) and you can spend normal gold to buy game time tokens from the AH. IMO this is going to be the standard business model for any future… Read more »

Pope DaHammer
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Pope DaHammer

I cant find any MMO’s that hold my interest anymore…. TERA was the last one for me probaly for a while… Revelation is terrible.. i had hopes for that… Lineage 3 looks still born… Is the MMO just dead?

dre
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dre

I feel your pain. Most of the new MMOs out right now are foreign though. In my opinion at least all of the foreign MMOs are terribly boring. Most of the American MMOs have been good or decent, but there hasn’t been a AAA title to come out in the US for ages now. I’m hoping some of these new ones slated for 2018/19 will finally give WoW a run for its money. I’m so tired of the WoW clones and I hope someone will develop something interesting.

blindexecutioner
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blindexecutioner

RIP Everquest Next….

BobbyMBernstein
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yeahhh…we were REALLY looking forward to that. Super bummed about it.

Ryun Hod (Rhsims)
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Ryun Hod (Rhsims)

Wonderful…nothing to look forward to. Although that Throne War game does look interesting, but it has nothing to show for itself. *cough* like Star Citizen *cough*. They can beg and plead for pledges and (lets be honest here) donations all they want, but (like Star Citizen) it doesn’t mean they will finish the game.

Dark and Light is decent though. I already have that. They just need to fix the damn bugs and stop releasing content until the core bugs are fixed.

Stan Gahpa
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Stan Gahpa

Sub-based MMOs tend to be superior. However, they need to have open betas. I’m tired of dropping hundreds of dollars on pre-release games that end up being crap on release.

Bobby Bernstein
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I agree, with Guild Wars 2 being the lone exception that I can think of (it doesn’t have a sub, just a one-time purchase).

Lee Walter
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Lee Walter

“Identity” will be cool to play till the first person hacks the game. Then it becomes Blah. Kinda like APB

Raygar
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Raygar

Do these guys prof read there stuff or edit after the fact at all? I only read the Camelot Unchained part and there is at least 4 things total wrong.

Bobby Bernstein
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Hey Raygar,
Thanks for this comment. While we update this frequently, it appears we hadn’t updated Camelot Unchained’s description since we initially added it to this list…two and a half years ago. Back then, we didn’t have as much information on CU as we do now.

I updated the description this morning, including the correct engine (their own proprietary engine now) and some more information. Thanks for pointing it out.

-Bobby (Owner/EIC)

junesxing
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junesxing

I find it interesting that a majority of these games appear to be ‘sandbox’ games, which basically means the developers don’t bother to put in much actual content, and rely on the players to create story lines of their own. Is this truly what gamers want or is it laziness on the developer’s part, marketed as the new ‘latest’ thing?

Adagio Cantabile
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Adagio Cantabile

Creepy les btch

Drogyn Turalyon
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Drogyn Turalyon

yup
“Cause when Everyone is Special no one will be”

Dva1
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Dva1

Dark and Light is a china ripoff. It is a copy pasted cash grab scheme from another game called Ark by the same china company. The same company that has been known to constantly lie to and abuse their customers, their actions were revealed in court during a past lawsuit scandal. Both DarkAndLight and Ark are horrible stolen content and their creators take us for fools.

Xizziano
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Xizziano

i hope they bring these to ps4
KOTR
WoW
Kritikia online
Closers
Dungeon fighter online

Jett Vitali
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Jett Vitali

Come on guys. It’s just Freemium gaming. The “mium” is Latin for “not really”.

Gamereviewer993
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Gamereviewer993

First thing i see that SCAM shit they call Dark & Light by snail games already means this list is fk rubbish from some1 who knows NOTHING. Caz anything by snail games is a ripoff crapfest of a cash hungry china-owned company who doesnt give a fk about copy pasting same lousy games under re-worded titles to deceive people into buying it again at full price.

Captain Commodore
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Captain Commodore

So many games on this list aren’t even mmorpgs or mmos.

Johnito
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Johnito

History teach us that F2P games in the end are p2w and devs pushed by marketing to implement their ideas for Income (in game Stores, ads, vip pass, patron, etc) B2P or Subscription-based games tend to be more promising without ofcourse excluding the adaptation of the above p2w practice. All in All the games listed are mostly viewed but their excelent Promo Vids or their visual graphics in general, recipe to sell a product, but without a magic recipe of make you keep enjoying play them. ATM I am still waiting for a promising online game that will have balanced… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Ahem, turbine’s Asherons call not only had shopkeepers that would allow you to buy items other players had sold them but it also had custom character builds where attributes and skills could have exp assigned to them however the player saw fit rather than predetermined classes/combinations … in response to the comments made about game 2 of the list :)

Kittys
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Kittys

No update on the massive Bless Online failure and how it turned out to be a cash grab?
They didn’t even bother translating it into English properly, that’s how low-effort it was

Moirraine
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Moirraine

Bless is a mess.

And… anything from NCSoft will just make you crazy with the broken mechanics, broken events and bullying of customers.

Oh… that firing was only the tip of a very deep iceberg at ArenaNet and indeed many gaming companies, NCSoft, owner of ArenaNet, being the one who ignores all the abuses on the Guild Wars 2 side of the house.