The end of 2009 is almost upon us, and Arthur C. Clarke's dreams are all about to come true in less than a month. It's been an interesting year for MMOs, including everything from Tabula Rasa's official closure to the launch of LotRO's second paid expansion. While it's inevitable that the Massively staff all have their own favorite games in several different categories, we figured it would be best to get the readers involved this year.

So we've compiled a series of polls (found after the jump) in which you can vote for your favorite games of 2009 in 10 different categories. The poll choices consist of some aspect of games or expansions that launched this year, so don't expect to see older games on these lists. With almost 50 online games launching in 2009, we chose to only include a maximum of 10 for each category.

At the end of the month, we'll compile the results into one post, letting everyone know what the Massively readers think is the best of the best (or worst). So you have plenty of time, but the deadline for votes is December 31st at 11:59pm EST!
Best Crafting in a 2009 MMO
Aion4871 (18.9%)
Alganon213 (0.8%)
Champions Online2250 (8.7%)
CitiesXL204 (0.8%)
DarkFall1192 (4.6%)
Fallen Earth3410 (13.3%)
Free Realms361 (1.4%)
NeoSteam121 (0.5%)
Runes of Magic12802 (49.8%)
The Chronicles of Spellborn292 (1.1%)
Best PvP in a 2009 MMO
Aion5501 (21.6%)
Dragonica Online853 (3.4%)
Champions Online2546 (10.0%)
CrimeCraft283 (1.1%)
DarkFall2094 (8.2%)
Fallen Earth1823 (7.2%)
NeoSteam86 (0.3%)
Runes of Magic10921 (42.9%)
The Chronicles of Spellborn262 (1.0%)
Jade Dynasty1061 (4.2%)
Best Capacity for Roleplay in a 2009 MMO
Aion4120 (16.3%)
Alganon207 (0.8%)
Champions Online3478 (13.8%)
NeoSteam99 (0.4%)
DarkFall1212 (4.8%)
Fallen Earth2578 (10.2%)
Runes of Magic12010 (47.7%)
The Chronicles of Spellborn284 (1.1%)
Jade Dynasty978 (3.9%)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation235 (0.9%)
Best Free-to-Play MMO of 2009
The Chronicles of Spellborn887 (3.5%)
Gates of Andaron179 (0.7%)
Freesky Online85 (0.3%)
Emil Chronicle Online65 (0.3%)
Dungeons and Dragons Online (went F2P this year)5958 (23.7%)
Jade Dynasty1156 (4.6%)
NeoSteam236 (0.9%)
Runes of Magic15058 (59.9%)
Dragonica Online1172 (4.7%)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation359 (1.4%)
Best Visuals/Graphics
Aion8525 (33.2%)
Alganon142 (0.6%)
Champions Online2847 (11.1%)
CitiesXL164 (0.6%)
CrimeCraft185 (0.7%)
DarkFall931 (3.6%)
Fallen Earth1595 (6.2%)
Free Realms172 (0.7%)
NeoSteam79 (0.3%)
Runes of Magic11027 (43.0%)
Best MMO Studio of 2009
Sony Online Entertainment1164 (4.6%)
Turbine2442 (9.7%)
Cryptic3481 (13.9%)
NCsoft4468 (17.8%)
Frogster8806 (35.1%)
Icarus Studios/Fallen Earth LLC1587 (6.3%)
Aventurine860 (3.4%)
CCP Games1272 (5.1%)
Mythic Entertainment787 (3.1%)
Monte Cristo233 (0.9%)
Biggest Disappointment of 2009
Aion8384 (32.2%)
Alganon571 (2.2%)
Champions Online3018 (11.6%)
CitiesXL918 (3.5%)
CrimeCraft1028 (4.0%)
DarkFall1646 (6.3%)
Fallen Earth864 (3.3%)
Free Realms1056 (4.1%)
NeoSteam706 (2.7%)
Runes of Magic7820 (30.1%)
Best Launch of 2009
Aion5763 (23.2%)
Alganon174 (0.7%)
Champions Online3128 (12.6%)
CitiesXL156 (0.6%)
CrimeCraft168 (0.7%)
DarkFall782 (3.1%)
Fallen Earth2193 (8.8%)
Free Realms512 (2.1%)
NeoSteam115 (0.5%)
Runes of Magic11841 (47.7%)
Overall Best New MMO of 2009
Aion5214 (20.4%)
Alganon185 (0.7%)
Champions Online3310 (12.9%)
CitiesXL121 (0.5%)
CrimeCraft173 (0.7%)
DarkFall1312 (5.1%)
Fallen Earth2563 (10.0%)
Free Realms295 (1.2%)
NeoSteam112 (0.4%)
Runes of Magic12318 (48.1%)
Most Anticipated for 2010
All Points Bulletin1208 (4.4%)
Allods Online2407 (8.8%)
DC Universe Online1590 (5.8%)
The Agency466 (1.7%)
Earthrise1088 (4.0%)
Final Fantasy XIV7044 (25.9%)
Global Agenda465 (1.7%)
Star Trek Online9576 (35.2%)
LEGO Universe1450 (5.3%)
Mortal Online1935 (7.1%)

This article was originally published on Massively.