This is the second match of GameOgre.com’s MMORPG Showdown 7. This annual tournament determines the best MMORPG out of 16 games. The winner will be named MMORPG of the Year. GameOgre.com also has a Prediction Contest for forum members each year for a $10 Ultimate Game Card (UGC).
RaiderZ vs. Rusty Hearts is a tale of two different free MMOs with a great deal in common. Both are from Perfect World Entertainment and have started off with great popularity. Both have also attracted several GameOgre community members after successful beta testing. I even was able to play these two games for the first time back at E3 2011. The main difference? RaiderZ came out a year after Rusty Hearts. Although it started out great, Rusty Hearts lost some of its steam after making it to the finals in MMORPG Showdown 6. Although it is a great concept, Rusty Hearts has had a harder time keeping players than was first expected. RaiderZ, on the other hand, has a much better chance at holding on to players longer. That said, votes will ultimately decide this key first round match-up.