In MMORPGs many players can play together in a virtual world
They play as characters of their choice and direct their actions
We present the most interesting games of this type
Together in a virtual world
For many years, MMORPG games have ruled and divided the video game market. Today, when the situation has calmed down considerably, it is worth taking a look at the most interesting titles in this genre, which have impressively stood the test of time and are still played by a lot of players. This list includes some very obvious items, but there are also some that may surprise many. Take a look at what is worth playing.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft remains the only MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) which requires a monthly subscription to play (about 60 PLN per month). However, it has a free version - Starter Edition (available on the CD Essentials), allowing you to play up to level 20, which is worth taking advantage of - it's a really huge and lively game. There are two sides of the conflict, a lot of races and character classes, tasks and game modes. Graphics, thanks to regular refreshing does not get a bit old, moreover, the design of the world defends itself.
After creating the character we start developing it. At the beginning, we perform all tasks marked with the ! - This guarantees experience points and new items.
On the 15th level we unlock Dungeon Finder. We go there with four randomly selected players. It is a very quick way to gain experience points.
Polish players owe a lot to Tibia. In times of quite limited access to the net, the small size of the game, low hardware requirements and low requirements for the Internet connection made Poles love this game. Interestingly, despite the passage of years the title is still going strong. In fact, the last time it was played simultaneously by the most people in over 10 years! This is due to the reasonable development, but also due to the unique type of gameplay - in order to talk to NPCs, you have to type dialogue issues manually.
The first eight levels are spent in the starting area, where we make our first friends, get our first equipment and cash.
2. later we get the option to choose one of four character classes. Mage uses wands, Druid focuses on healing, Knight fights with white weapons, and Paladin uses bows or projectile weapons.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars MMORPG is probably the best direct answer to World of Warcraft so far. It's direct because it offers similar gameplay mechanics, visuals and a similar set of character classes. What makes SW: TOR stand out is the importance of RPG features - each class offers its own story with well-written dialogues, fully voiced anyway. Even if you reject the network layer, there's nothing to stop you from playing The Old Republic for the stories it tells - currently the title is fully free with an optional subscription, but you can enjoy the most important elements of the game even without paying.
When creating a character we also choose its class, which is associated with the plot. At 10th level we can also choose a subclass, which will make our character more attacking, more defensive or focus on healing.
2. dialogue options direct us towards the light or dark side of the power. Let's decide where we want to go, because being good or evil opens up completely different and unique options.
Margonem has won the hearts of Polish players for two reasons. The first is its browser origin and low requirements. The second is its Polish origin - the game was created by students of Silesian University of Technology. We start by choosing a profession from several available: warrior, hunter, mage or paladin. Each character has unique abilities, such as the ability to pierce armor or use double shots. Gameplay consists of exploration, defeating enemies and fighting with other players. When we properly develop our character, we'll be able to join a guild to cooperate with others in performing more difficult tasks. It's worth knowing: the Komputer Świat 5/2020 issue of KŚ+ includes a PLN 80 code to Margonem, valid until the end of the year. It gives you a nice boost at the beginning of the game.
Older players probably remember Ultima Online, one of the first MMORPGs in the world. Unfortunately, the servers of this classic erpg have long been shut down, but nothing lost - there is still Albion Online, a kind of spiritual heir to this classic. Both positions have in common, first of all, a similar perspective of gameplay (from isometric view), but also a similar climate. The setting, although a bit colorful, can be liked and of course does not mean a fairy-tale climate. We are talking about the European Middle Ages filled with magic. Interestingly, all items and buildings are created by players, which emphasizes how networked this production is.
There were many attempts to create a space MMO, but only EVE Online survived at a high level. It's a full-fledged online game, where players trade with each other, wage wars and create stories that could make up the most interesting novels. Agents, spies, betrayal in alliances, manipulating market prices... It's a game that's hard to enter, but once you've entered for good - it's hard to let go.