First round battle in the MMORPG Showdown series.
Since both World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 are both pay-to-play this marks the first time in the series where a P2P MMO battles a free MMO. As can be seen by the comments and final score below the winning game won by a landslide. This particular match-up was very interesting because both games rely so much much on instanced content but one charges a monthly fee and the other does not. Guild Wars offers more solo-friendly action and is in many ways the Diablo of MMORPGs while Dungeons & Dragons Online is more about role playing in a group.
Tale of the Tape
- Free game play after buying the game.
- Primarily instanced content.
- One successful expansion/sequel with another on the way.
- Over 2 million players.
- Henchmen system enables more solo play.
Dungeons & Dragons Online
Must pay a monthly fee in order to play.
Primarily instanced content.
Dungeons & Dragons is one of the top fantasy franchises ever.
Built primarily for playing in groups.
Has been improving with more solo content.
Dungeon masters help provide a pen-and-paper type experience.
Select Comments For Guild Wars (Edited for Presentation)
Comment: Guild Wars is definitely the winner hands down. No game in the MMO industry has a better PvP system and the PvE content is plain awesome. Guild Wars allows you to enjoy the best of a MMO world without its hassles such as kill-stealing spawn-camping and fees.
Comment: I am not favoring any game here but Guild Wars is definitely better. Sure the PVE can use a little work but what game doesn’t need work! The PvP is excellent and really the most organized that I have seen in any game. The graphics are really good too. Once u pay for the game there are no monthly fee so you really get more bang for your buck.
Author: Big Mo
Comment: Way better than DDO and its free. Can’t say its perfect though because I like WoW best.
Select Comments for Dungeons & Dragons Online (Edited for Presentation)
Author: Big Mo
Comment: Having everything instanced like Guild Wars and then charging blows it for me.
Author: Mista Magic Buffy Willer
Comment: I have been playing this game for a month and I am about to cancel my subscription. Let me tell you why:
1. I know DDO is a team-based game but would it have killed them to put PvP? I mean only being able to PvE gets boring after awhile.
2. The fact is you need all the classes in order to have a chance. If you try to go in by yourself or less people you are not going to make it.
3. This game forces you to be a team and sometimes finding a team can get dull because of waiting.
If you are a fan of Dungeons and Dragons you will like it but PvP-loving loners should skip this game.
Guild Wars received a total score of 9.75
Dungeons & Dragons Online received a total score of 4.67
Guild Wars Wins!