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TTH Picks the Top Ten PvP MMOs February 13, 2010

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EVE Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer Online.
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Lists, especially ranked lists, are always good for some attention.

In that vein, Ten Ton Hammer decided to stir the pot a bit by ranking what they consider to be the Top Ten PvP MMOs.

I’ll spoil the surprise and give you their list ranked top to bottom.  You’ll have to go read the article to get the justifications.

  1. Dark Age of Camelot
  2. Eve Online
  3. Darkfall
  4. Planetside
  5. Warhammer Online
  6. Aion
  7. Lineage 2
  8. Guild Wars
  9. Age of Conan
  10. Lord of the Rings Online

They used the phrase “out there” to describe their selections, by which I assume they mean they are measuring the PvP-ness you can get today from these games, as opposed to when they were at their peak.  So no Shadowbane.

That also might explain the lack of Ultima Online on the list.

But if you’re going to exclude UO for its current state of affairs, how do you justify keeping Planetside on the list?

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1. heartlessgamer - February 13, 2010

DAoC was good, but #1? EVE Online, for all that I dislike about it, is clearly the game any serious PvP/killer-type should be playing.

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2. We Fly Spitfires - February 13, 2010

I always chuckle when I see top 10 lists for MMORPGs because there really aren’t that many games out there to fit into a list :) It’s more like “arrange all the MMORPGs in some sort of vague order”.

Plus where is EQ2? It has fantastic PvP on it’s PvP server.

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3. Akjosch - February 14, 2010

The L2 description of PvP sounds like someone who has played all of an hour of that game and heart about the PvP from what others who didn’t play it either told him.

And no, Karma in that game doesn’t work like that. Nor is it important for PvP.

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4. Keen - February 14, 2010

Their list gets credit with me for putting DAOC at #1 where it belongs. UO should be on the list.

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5. Coppertopper - February 14, 2010

EQ 2 pvp was fantastic???? That’s funny. And don’t see EVE pvp being #1 either. It scores high for the fact that when you destroy something, it ceases to exist. But DAOC should be studied as the touchstone for balance between affecting everyones gameplay via success in the pvp frontier as well as offering a great pve experience on it’s own. Keep sieges that included wall climbing and being able to knock a hole thru walls with siege weaponry…not even Mythic has topped 10yr old DAoC for end game PvP.

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6. SynCaine - February 14, 2010

Strange list indeed. If it’s “Best PvP right now”, DAoC should not be #1. If it’s “Best PvP of all time”, UO and SB should be on the list, along with Lineage 1 and AC-DT, and again DAoC should not be #1. Regardless of that technicality, how WAR, Aion, and LoTRO make the list is beyond me.

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7. Dril - February 14, 2010

Another list that makes little sense from a writer somewhere who has a half-idea at best about the games. I mean, looking at some of the things on there even WoW’s impacts-on-the-actual-meaningful-PvE horrific, terrible, resiliencelol PvP is better.

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8. panicputc - Programacion de Juegos MMORPG - February 14, 2010

[...] Pero todavía así hay juegos como Darkfall orientado a los jugadores duros. Y alguien quien clama en el desierto que Darkfall tiene más contenido que World of Warcraft (es curioso que el blog de este autor se llama Hardcore Casual, es decir la unión de las dos posiciones antagónicas explicadas anteriormente). Es decir, no solamente existen juegos orientados a los jugadores duros, sino que supuestamente son exitosos (más contenido significa éxito ¿no?). Darkfall figura como segunda en la lista de juegos JvJ (jugador vs. jugador) en esta tabla. [...]

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9. Ep - February 15, 2010

I was still playing planetside at Christmas. Its not dead :P
They have maybe 2000 or so players now but that including the massive free trial player base.

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10. Ep - February 15, 2010

but ye UO should be there if PS is.

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11. bluelinebasher - February 15, 2010

I loved old DAoC, before ToA and new frontiers. It was probably the best idea. I still subscribe to Eve and enjoy it, but is Darkfall really that good? Or are we talking a huge falloff between 2 and 3?

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12. cyanbane - February 16, 2010

AOC? seriously before EQ2/WOW?

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13. HarbingerZero - February 17, 2010

I miss SB. )-:

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14. Freak - June 18, 2010

No Ace Online? you guys dont know PVP yet…

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15. dorktider - June 19, 2010

1. asheron’s call

skill over lvls/gear, loot pvp, best game eva

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