Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the fantasy world of Tyria 250 years after the players’ defeat the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion and now in a time when the Elder Dragons have awoken. Guild Wars 2 is the sequel to the classic MMORPG Guild Wars. The game offers a large variety of events, stories, scenarios and famously difficult puzzles and challenges.
RuneScape is a classic fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ originally releasing as a browser game build with the Java programming language in 2001 and replaced by a standalone client in 2016. The game’s world is set in the fantasy medieval world of Gielinor; a realm divided into kingdoms. Players set their own objectives and goals with a lot of freedom such as learning magic, studying professions, fighting monsters and more.
The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that is set in the continent of Tamriel. Gameplay consists mainly of non-linear content such as quests, random scenarios and free-roaming exploration.
Series: The Elder Scrolls
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Type: Action MMORPG
PC Release: April 4, 2014
PS4 & Xbox One Release: June 9, 2015
PvP: Duels, Alliance Wars, Battlegrounds, Sieges
PvE: Quests, Public & Instanced Dungeons, Bosses, Trials, Arenas
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the Warcraft fantasy universe, four years after the events of its predecessor Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players traverse through the world forming companionship with guilds and parties, and meeting enemies from opposing factions and dungeons of old. Gameplay has evolved tremendously since its initial launch with the introduction of seven expansions.
World of Warcraft is a juggernaut when it comes to popularity, consistency and playtime longevity. The game remains as one of the highest regarded MMORPGs of all time and is holding its title of the most subscribed MMORPG in the world with report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015.
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Designer: Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton
PvP: Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
PvE: Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
2010 Population: 12 million subscriptions (peak)
2015 Population: 5.5 million subscriptions
World of Warcraft Expansions List
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade — released January 16,2007
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King — released November 13, 2008
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm — released December 7, 2010
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria — released September 25, 2012
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor — released November 13, 2014
- World of Warcraft: Legion — sixth expansion, released August 30, 2016
- World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth — released August 15, 2018
A Tale in the Desert is a social focused MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in Ancient Egypt. The game offers no combat. Instead, there is a variety of social activities to provide the basis of most of the interaction that occur within the game. ATITD has a fore-game, mid-game and end-game that ends at an average rate of 1.5 years.
Publisher: Desert Nomad Studios
Model: Free, with monthly subscription beyond 24 hours
Community Features: In-game currency, legal system, more