Vote on the next MMO crafting review!

Ok, I'm having some trouble picking my next project. Every time I think I've decided to try one game, I read something about a different one that makes me think IT should be the priority. This has been going on since my Aion review and I'm no closer to making a decision. So I figured I'd let you guys in on the process. I don't know all the hype about various games that have recently come out or are going to come out soon. I compiled a list and I'm gonna let you guys tell me which games you're most curious about when it comes to crafting.

Bear in mind, I'm only going to test the crafting system. I'm not going to write a review of the whole game, nor will I even try to experience the whole game. The primary objective here is to analyze the crafting system and compare it to WoW. I've only included newer games under the assumption that older MMOs probably aren't more advanced than WoW. I know this isn't entirely true, but I want to focus on games that are presumably built with "what didn't work" in mind.

I've included Star Wars: The Old Republic in this list because they are accepting applications to get into the closed beta. This doesn't mean I'll get in, but I can try. Same with Champions Online. This isn't a promise to review, but I'll do my best to review these games if possible. I will be prioritizing my reviews according to the final voting. Ok, enough disclaimer... Go vote!

MMO Crafting Poll

Also, if I've left a game out that you strongly believe should be included, please leave a comment!


  1. Ray the CartographerOctober 6, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    I was quite happy to see Atlantica Online amongst the polling options. I've recently stumbled acrosss this free to play game and I thought the crafting system answered a lot of the shortcomings Kaliope presented regarding WoW crafting. Granted, you won't be able to level your character by strictly crafting, but unlike WoW, I believe (and I haven't maxed a character yet to substantiate this) you can craft beyond your ability to use. Granted some of the resources needed would definately have to be provided to you from others should you not be levelling at all, but it seems totally doable. Add to that the auto-crafting feature and the option to have players train you vs. having to hunt down an npc trainer. Also you can deconstruct and analyze finished products to further your skills.... Anyway, good option, Kaliope. I submitted my vote.

  2. Thanks Ray! I tried to include a broad range of new games, even if they aren't mainstream titles. You never know where some interesting inspiration might come from :)

    FYI - I've already added my name to the SWTOR closed beta list since it's in 1st place. I don't know when or if that will come through, but I'll let you know if I hear anything. In the meantime it looks like LOTRO is in second place, so that's the one I'll tackle next.