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Every week, MMORPG.com brings you a sometimes less than serious countdown related to the MMO genre.

Five Great Ideas from DDO & LOTRO

With the recent news that Standing Stone Games will be taking over LOTRO and DDO we thought to look into some of the great ideas that came from these two MMOs. Daybreak is now publishing the titles as Turbine has spun them off into their own studio - Standing Stone Games. For the fans this means more content, a solid service team, and a studio now directly dedicated to these two titles. Both MMOs continue to have a solid community and here are some of the reasons why.


The Top 5 Blizzard Stories of 2016

As one of the biggest game companies in the world it is always interesting to see what goes on at Blizzard Entertainment. This year had some major news surrounding the company and people paid attention to what was happening over at the fortress in Irvine. Some of the stories were really big, others, were huge and you may have missed them. Here is our break down of the top five events this year for Blizzard.


The Best and Worst of Knights of the Eternal Throne

Having spent more time with the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, I’ve gotten a better idea for the hot (and not so hot) aspects of the expansion. Read on for our look at both.


Five things Final Fantasy XV carries forward from earlier Final Fantasies

Final Fantasy XV released earlier this week to fan and critical praise alike. But some are left wondering, just how is this a Final Fantasy game? Read on for five ways it calls back to previous games in the series.


Five Great Ideas That Came From Shut Down MMOs

Just because a game closes does not mean a gameplay mechanic does not change MMOs or how we think about current game play. Let’s look at a list of game ideas that really worked well, despite the end of their run.


5 Things We Expect from Conan Exiles Early Access

There are still some questions about how the Hyborian Age will fit into the survival game genre. In many ways Conan is the perfect fit, harsh and brutal just like the stories, Conan’s mythos lends itself to a very hardcore crowd. That audience is perfect for the survival genre and vice versa, survival fans may be in for a treat with a tough fantasy take on the genre which has been embedded in the zombie zone for years now. So, with that here are the Top 5 hopes we have for Conan Exiles.


Five Takeaways from the Lineage Eternal Trailer

Yesterday NCSoft showed off the trailer for Lineage Eternal as the game is about to begin its Korean beta testing. This is a huge step for the title on every level as Lineage Eternal was often an MMO destined to sit on the shelf for years. Those days are finally over. Since first announced in 2011 it has been radio silence out of NCSoft, but now the team has shown us their first trailer. Plans for the game continue and we’ll just have to wait on how long it will take to come to North America.


Top 5 Games To Forget About Politics With Today

This week as we finish up a brutal election time in our country we thought it would be best on some games that do their damnedest to help you forget reality. What MMOs truly take you into a fully immersive experience? Do any of them have such in depth world building that you simply do not want to leave? Well, here we present to you the Top Five Games to Forget About Politics!


What We May Hear About Diablo During Blizzcon

With Blizzcon 2016 ready to kick off with the opening ceremony just about 24-hours from now, and with recent Internet breathlessness over the “leaked” image showing both a male and female Necromancer as well as a year’s worth of job postings for an “unannounced Diablo project”, the hype for a possible major Diablo franchise announcement has reached heights it hasn’t in many years.


Three Reasons to Come Back for Knights of the Eternal Throne

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets its 4th expansion this December with Knights of the Eternal Throne. The expansion will continue the story of the current expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, bump the level cap up to 70, and more. Any new expansion is a great time to come back to your favorite MMO, but we think Eternal Throne makes a particularly good case for a return to Star Wars: The Old Republic.


Five Reasons to Try Out Revelation Online

Revelation Online lands in closed beta a week from today on October 25th, 2016. With that in mind, today we’re taking a look at the features and footage around the web of the imported MMORPG, to try and figure out what parts of the game are most enticing. Read on for our Fives Reasons to Try Revelation Online. These are just a few of our reasons, feel free to add your own!


Five Things We Want from Snail’s Dark & Light

Dark and Light, once thought dead and buried is nearing ever closer to its eventual relaunch. It’s not the game it was 12 years ago, except in name only. Still, even with a few interviews, we don’t have much in the way of gameplay video or real details from the developer itself to go on. Ergo, today we’re offering up five things we want from Dark and Light. These are just five of our many hopes, so feel free to weigh in with your own.


Garrett's Top Five Pre-WoW MMOs

This is a very difficult list to write. There were a lot of games that came before World of Warcraft and far too many that came after. Here is the interesting part: the games that came before World of Warcraft shaped what the MMO genre was. Now that it has been over a decade and game companies are starting to develop on a much more reasonable budget, we are starting to see what made these old games great come to life again in new form.


Five Things MMO Gamers Should Stop Complaining About

We whine a lot. Not just as gamers, or MMO gamers, but as human beings in the western civilized world, we complain about anything we perceive as unfair or unjust or in any way lopsided. I don’t know why this is, I’m no psychologist. But I do know that there are at least five things we MMO gamers need to just get over already. At the risk of being cliché, we really do beat too many dead horses.


Five Things MMO Gamers Should Complain About

This week Rob is back with a few gears to grind. There are plenty of things we don't need to whine about in gaming, but there are also quite a few issues we should be concerned about. Read on about his five things he believes should have gamers up in arms.