Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Best New MMO Class

Welcome again to Massively Overpowered’s formal end-of-the-year awards!

Today’s award is for the Best New MMO Class of 2021, which is one other award we’re introducing for the primary time this 12 months in an try to focus on MMOs which might be nonetheless targeted on this quintessential MMO character content material. This award is open to all stay MMOs that launched a brand new class, archetype, career, or skillset this 12 months. Don’t neglect to solid your personal vote within the just-for-fun reader ballot on the very finish!

And the MassivelyOP workers choose for the Best New MMO Class of 2021 is…



​Andrew Ross: I’m form of feeling Crowfall’s Duelist, largely due to its pressured race combo. Limited solely to rodents, its stealth is burrowing, nevertheless it will get a bonus for a form of escort quest that locks you out of stealth in a PvP recreation. Without the racials, it might simply be a dodge/take up warrior, ranger, or rogue, however the racial themes pressured on it add quite a lot of spice.

Andy McAdams: Guild Wars 2 Thief Elite (Shade). As BDO just isn’t a recreation that I care to spend any time on, I’ll skip Corsair. I voted for the Shade elite spec in GW2 as a result of I like the concept. A assist thief with shadow-y magic simply sounds .. a lot enjoyable. But it additionally technically not launched but so, I can see this going to a type of lesser, not-quite-as-cool lessons.

Brianna Royce: I actually love Guild Wars 2’s elite specs and all, however I don’t see how any new MMO class was as enjoyable and distinctive because the Corsair and its otter minions.


Carlo Lacsina: Black Desert Online’s Sage class! I wrote an article about him when he was launched. Part of the enjoyable is how he performs like a Marvel hero. It’s actually cool enjoying as some form of superherom and I by no means knew how a dice made such an superior weapon! It’s fairly humorous how one can make him seem like Thor from Thor Ragnarok.

Chris Neal: BDO Corsair. The Corsair can summon otter pirates to assist her out in attacking foes or rework right into a bloody mermaid. Best class, fingers down, and I can’t hear any arguments on the contrary. Otters win.

Colin Henry:  LOTRO’s Brawler.

Eliot Lefebvre: Black Desert Online’s Corsair. Sorry, Reaper, however do you summon otter crewmembers? No? Well, then, this was yours to lose, wasn’t it?


Justin Olivetti: LOTRO’s Brawler — No downside in Middle-earth is so nice that it might probably’t be solved with some MMA-style punching!

Mia DeSanzo: BDO Sage.

Tyler Edwards: I actually can’t even consider any, except GW2’s EoD elite specs depend, wherein case Willbender. I don’t care if individuals say it sucks; gimme my ninja paladin.

Black Desert took our award for Best New MMO Class. What’s your choose?

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How does MassivelyOP select the winner?

Our staff gathers collectively to appoint and focus on candidates and hopefully decide on a consensus winner. We don’t have a tough vote, however we do embrace written commentary from each author who submitted it on time with the intention to see the place a few of us differed, what our secondary picks have been, and why we personally nominated what we did (or didn’t). The web site’s award goes to the workers choice, however we’ll embrace each it and the neighborhood’s high nomination in our debrief in January.

How does MassivelyOP populate this ballot?

Poll choices embrace all video games with new lessons that we nominated plus different new lessons we thought ought to and can be within the working.


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