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Voted for Warhammer - having bought and played both WH and PotBS this year.
AoC doesn't make best of the year simply because of it's launch. It's probably got potential - but of the new releases it simply didn't make it out of the gate strongly enough and generated enough badness to promote a restructure right after launch.
PotBS is unfortunate because I'd love for another independent to get the same success as CCP and EVE have - but the dev team simply didn't know what game they wanted, nor had any idea how real players would play their game once it was released. Again - lots of restructuring immediately after launch - they're on their 3rd lead dev by my count.
Hadn't heard anything about Atlantica Online - so it's a bit unfair to discount them I suppose, but lack of impact speaks something about the game too I suppose.
Finally, I discounted None of the Above out of hand - as there is a "best game of 2008" even if it's the best of a mediocre crop. Having the option there simply allows people to vent their spleen and frankly means next to nothing in the category.
Of the lot I find Warhammer entertaining, pretty stable and the dev team has been cranking out fixes and content since launch without any crazy damage control or stop-gap scenarios (yet anyway).
** It amazes me constantly that people who supposedly have played many MMOs are constantly comparing newly released games to ones that have been out for years. In an iterative field, the longer a game survives the better it gets. I fail to see how anyone can seriously compare current-day WoW (for instance) to a brand new game in terms of scope or content or stability and think it's at all relevant. Compare apples to apples at the very least.