It’s sometimes hard to quantify which MMORPG holds the most sway over players’ hearts. And recent activity surrounding two of the biggest MMOs on the market has certainly fuelled the age-old assertion of ‘my MMO would beat up your MMO.’ Luckily, Reddit has stepped up to help finalise the matter once and for all. Or has it?

A recent poll on the r/MMORPG subreddit aimed to put the question to rest by asking its patrons ‘What are your top three MMORPG?’ After a day, just under 1,000 votes were submitted. And the results, which compiled all first-pick votes, were pretty interesting.

Wherever you fall on the question of ‘which MMO is the best’ there’s no question that two in particular are currently vying for the popular vote. This top-spot tussle was reflected handily in the poll, with World of Warcraft losing out to Final Fantasy XIV. But only marginally.

Most popular MMOs ranked Image: u/Darknotical (Reddit)

Most Popular MMOs Ranked

Final Fantasy XIV - 154

World Of Warcraft - 137

Guild Wars 2 - 92

Black Desert Online - 46

Old School Runescape - 45

Elder Scrolls Online - 39

Ragnarok Online - 21

Everquest - 19

Guild Wars - 18

Ultima Online - 18

Archeage - 17

MapleStory - 15

Lineage 2 - 13

World Of Warcraft Classic - 13

Lost Ark - 12

SWTOR - 11

Dark Age Of Camelot - 10

Star Wars Galaxies - 10

Albion - 9

Mabinogi - 8

Tibia - 8

Aion - 7

Dofus - 6

Tera - 6

Eve Online - 5

If we were to be kind to WoW and group it together with WoW Classic, then it managed to secure just four votes less than its JRPG counterpart. This marginal difference is somewhat reflected in the recent report that FFXIV currently enjoys just over 30,000 more active players than Retail WoW according to Though this does omit the nearly 2million players running around on Classic.

But perhaps the most interesting part of the poll lies lower down the rankings. Coming in comfortably at third place is Guild Wars 2, which secured 92 votes in addition to the 18 scored by its prequel, Guild Wars. Not all that surprising considering the acclaim that it enjoys.

Then Black Desert Online beat the wildly different but equally beloved Old School Runescape by just one vote.

But what surprised us, and other fans, the most was The Elder Scrolls Online securing a paltry 39 votes, landing it in sixth place. As one user speculated, this is likely due to its console-focussed audience not being as active on Reddit. But if that was the case, then why did the universally-acclaimed EVE Online finish dead last? Perhaps this poll created more questions than it answered.

Of course, were this a real election then such a marginal victory would be met with calls for a recount. So in lieu of the Subreddit stepping up to the plate, we’ll conduct our own via our socials. Now get out and vote! is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.