The currently best MMOs in 2017 - are the Editors' Choice

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The currently best MMOs in 2017 - are the Editors' Choice

Actually, I did not think I will have too much to do this year with new MMOs. Because there in the West's degree is not much new, and imports from Asia looked more like undemanding grinders. But often I was wrong more! Because (we have now also completed the test this) and Black Desert online were anything but modest and not so scabby, as I had feared just the supposed "Asia Grinder" Blade and Soul. Well, Black Desert somehow, but this game is a lush sandbox full of possibilities for action, building and exploring. Since the pilot is even a welcome relief from the complex matter!

And the moment where I had to split my time between the two Asian cars already surprised me completely out of nowhere The Division! And I admit it, both the "Tom Clancy's" in the title and the game name itself, which sounded to me more like a math task as a game have been great interest to me. And then I came up with in our editorial team to The Division and had to stop and play times. And after only a single round with a few mates in the devastated New York I was hooked like as my colleague Dimitry "writes The most important are the other" in his column.

Now I do not know what to play first! I level in Blade & Soul my Paktiererin further up or I'll go with my Berserker-Main in the endgame dungeons? I build in my Black Desert fantasy business empire further out? Or do I stop my mates in The division, which already pierce me all day when I'll finally online? Yes, 2016 is definitely a good year for online games!

Also in 2017 are MMOs a popular genre, because in addition to classics like World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Elder Scrolls Online this year especially online role-playing games from Asia in this country on the market. Above all, the fun martial arts theme park Blade and Soul and the beautiful sandbox Black Desert online.

Since MMOs eat a lot of time choosing between the many offerings is particularly difficult. But do not worry, we looked at a number of online games for you and make a selection. The games mentioned are all well equipped with players and each also unique features that make them special.

In addition, we have limited ourselves not only on classic online role-playing games, but also integrates online games with roleplaying character. Therefore also competitive multiplayer titles such as World of Tanks or co-op shooter like Warframe or the recently published The Division in the selection found. Since we have not yet written tests on all players in the list - MMORPGs need know, a lot of time - we do not sort the mentioned title by vote, but according to special features, we specify each per game.

World of WarCraft: Legion

While World of Warcraft has been repeatedly declared dead, Blizzard's MMO veteran holds on bravely, not least is located on the new extension called Legion. Because that's already the sixth addon for WoW promises to be a really big bang again after the content rather parlous state Warlords of Draenor.

The reason for the excitement is the epic story about the long-awaited return of the Burning Legion, the many new game content and a long expected hero class called Demon Hunter. The latter has long been on the wish list of many Warcraft fans and the first forays on the test server show that the dark demons hybrid not only ausguckt very cool, but also as a dynamic damage dealer tidy rocking the booth.

World of Warcraft: Legion
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See screenshots - Legion: World of WarCraft

Continues to bring Legion still a lot of new game content, including legendary artifact weapons that we level up as a character and expand or special halls for the greatest heroes of our class. So legion promises to be an add-in which the old World of WarCraft is again expanded with some new and very cool features. In order for the MMO veteran is also 2016 still a game to which one hardly comes around as MMO fan. Assuming you have no problem with subscription fees, for no monthly costs, no one is still to Azeroth.

developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release date: Closed Beta: November 23, 2015
platform: PC
Special features: High quality; easily accessible; tons of content

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Who have always dreamed to sail as a giant Charr warrior like a flying squirrel through a gigantic jungle and verkloppen gone wild vegetables for which is Heart of Thorns, the first official expansion for Guild Wars 2 right place! Because the addon reveals the Maguuma jungle as new, overgrown by Killer Plants region and puts a few fun features on top. In addition to the already mentioned air passages, there's going to be a whole series of other special skills that we gradually unlock as we explore with our heroes the jungle.

Furthermore Heart of Thorns has finally correct raid instances with crisp Engbossen and a new character class, the dark revenant which houses the spirits of legendary heroes and villains from the world of Guild Wars in itself and fills so diverse roles. But the old classes each get a further specialization donated, with which they are a lot more versatile. Added to this is a continuation of the living history that makes Guild Wars 2 has always been a truly organic playing experience in an ever-changing online world.

The addon Heart of Thorns's only for paying customers, but otherwise the game is still completely free with no subscription fees to play. So if you have a really vivid world, and not on a budget and do not disturb the little scabby gameplay, Guild Wars 2 should: Heart of Thorns quite times a chance.

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
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developer: ArenaNet
Release date: Oct. 23, 2015
Platform: PC
Special features: Dynamic, event-based quest system; living history; Action Combat System

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire

The storytelling was the great strength of Star Wars: The Old Republic, as the Star Wars MMO from BioWare appeared at the time, but then came the following updates especially the usual online role-playing game fare from raids and instances. The excitingly staged scenarios of the basic game came increasingly into the background, but with the rise of addons Hutt Cartel and especially Shadow of Revan the exciting story of SWTOR was revived.

Its peak, however, learns the story of Bioware's Star Wars epic in the latest addon Knights of the Fallen Empire. For exciting staged in over a dozen solo instances experienced our hero - who now can rise to level 65 - a gripping story, which again feels true to the legendary Knights of the Old Republic. For group of players enlargement offers fewer new content, but the complex raids and dungeon instances of the previous updates are available in extended and heavier versions and provide sufficient employment for Sith and Jedi.

The episodes from the expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire's but only for subscribers. but all so far published episodes unlocked at the time of subscription. Therefore SWTOR is ideal for Star Wars fans and lovers of old KOTOR games from Bioware. Who is looking for an MMO, in which solo players can follow a gripping and continuously-running story for hours, should quickly pull the SWTOR client.

Star Wars The Old Republic
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See screenshots of Knights of the Fallen Empire - The Old Republic: Star Wars

Developer: Bioware
Release date: October 27, 2015
Platform: PC
Special features: Star Wars license; Vollvertonte quests; Optimal content for solo players

The currently best MMOs in 2017 - are the Editors' Choice