The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at MMORPG.com, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 MMORPG.com Reader’s Choice Awards!
This year, our categories were: Game of the Year, New Game of the Year, Most Innovative, Most Improved, Best F2P, Favorite Company, Biggest News Story, Most Anticipated, and the newest, and most dubious, addition to our prizes, Biggest Disappointment.
The rules were simple: For readers, look at the nominees and vote. One vote per person. We frown on cheating. For nominees: You may inform your community about your nomination, but may not otherwise unduly skew the voting by telling them who to vote for.
2010 Game of the Year
Game of the year is the one category in which MMORPG.com staffers did not offer up a small set of nominees, instead choosing to open the field up, allowing readers to vote for any released game on our Game list.
The voting broke down as such, listing only games that received 1% of the vote or more:
|League of Legends||1.0%|
|Dungeons & Dragons Online||1.2%|
|City of Heroes||1.4%|
|Star Trek Online||1.4%|
|Age of Conan||1.8%|
|Star Wars Galaxies||4.0%|
|Lord of the Rings Online||13.6%|
|World of Warcraft||15.1%|
Congratulations go out to the folks at CCP for their Game of the Year win as the more than five year old title continues to impress the majority of our voters with continuous updates and numerous free expansions every year.
This is the second year in a row that CCP’s EVE online has taken home the honors.