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Great Online Role Playing Games

by on Jan.16, 2015, under Games Online

When talking about great on-line role playing games, you have to start with the worlds most popular and longest lasting game: World of Warcraft ¬†First released in 1994 and continuing with regular updates including the most recent ‘World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor’ released late in 2014, Blizzard Entertainment has kept fans returning to their fantasy world for over 20 years. Playing a character from numerous races allied with two main factions, players level their character and gain equipment (loot) through fighting AI controlled monsters and other players.

For a slightly different on-line role playing game, think about eve online. This long standing spaceship based RPG was released in 2004 and while it does not attract as massive a following as World of Warcraft, there is a very loyal following among fans, considering the game to need a more mature player. Players assume the identity of a starship pilot and interact in a massive galaxy of 7800 systems, many of them completely player controlled and operated. Eve has been celebrated for it’s very open ended game play style, allowing players to experience the game in whatever way they wish from piloting massive battleships to becoming a merchant or miner. Players choose from between four main factions that determine the style of ships that they can use.

A newer entry into the on-line role playing genre is Wildstar. This game takes from similar games like World of Warcraft and adds an active combat system, placing emphasis on players being able to dodge and aim attacks correctly. The game world is a chaotic blend of fantasy and science fiction where a player might be anything from a spell casting character, a close combat heavy warrior or choose a higher technology assassin or robot controlling engineer. There is something for everyone. Distinct jobs further define whole the player wants to play the game, leaving many options. While the game was only released in 2014 it has already garnered a large following and is set to continue on into the future.