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Massively OP’s 2021 Awards: Indie MMO of the Year

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

Today’s award is for the Indie MMO of 2021, which was awarded to Albion Online final 12 months. All indie MMOs, crowdfunded or not, are eligible for this award; the recreation needn’t even have launched but, although it does should be in some type of playable state. Don’t neglect to solid your personal vote in the just-for-fun reader ballot at the very finish!

And the MassivelyOP employees decide for the Indie MMO of the Year in 2021 is…

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SHIP OF HEROES

​Andrew Ross: Crowfall.

Andy McAdams: Book of Travels, Albion Online. I can’t get behind Crowfall right here. Everything about the recreation has been rushed and half-considered. I actually needed to love the recreation but it surely simply didn’t click on for me.

Brianna Royce: I did vote for Albion final 12 months and I am keen on it, however I don’t actually suppose it qualifies as an indie any longer because it was purchased out for over $120M. So I’m pleased with Ship of Heroes or Book of Travels profitable; neither recreation is perhaps precisely what I personally need out of an MMORPG, however I can’t deny they’re each full of coronary heart. I’d’ve preferred to see Crowfall win this, however I’m simply not assured it how it is going to be supported going ahead, given the buyout.

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Chris Neal: Ship of Heroes, Albion Online. I admit that I’ve not been on this one shortly, however I’d be remiss if I ignored Bree’s opinion of this recreation right here, particularly since she was the one who opened my eyes to SWG. Crowfall launched, however Albion, by all accounts, has grown.

Colin Henry: Albion Online.

Eliot Lefebvre: Book of Travels. It’s bizarre, it’s unpolished, it’s full of unusual edge instances, in some ways you could possibly argue that it’s nonetheless not very nice. But it is also a bizarre, cozy, neat factor and I’m glad it exists.

Justin Olivetti: This 12 months I’m going to provide my nod to Ship of Heroes after having loved the beta. It’s acquired a methods to go till it’s actually prepared for prime time, however this superhero MMO may hit that candy spot if this trajectory continues.

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Mia DeSanzo: Crowfall.

Sam Kash: Crowfall.

Tina Lauro Pollock: Ship of Heroes.

Crowfall took our award for Indie MMO of 2021. What’s your decide?

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How does MassivelyOP select the winner?

Our group gathers collectively to appoint and talk about candidates and hopefully choose a consensus winner. We don’t have a tough vote, however we do embody written commentary from each author who submitted it on time to be able to see the place some 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 employees choice, however we’ll embody each it and the group’s prime nomination in our debrief in January.

How does MassivelyOP populate this ballot?

Poll choices embody all video games nominated plus a couple of others we thought must be included.

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