The Saga of Lucimia is a group-based sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that emphasizes the foundations of classic MMOs and table-top games; working together with fellow players to achieve new feats. There are no questing hubs, mini-maps or solo-able content. There is very little hand-holding that forces players to explore the world instead of being led to the next quest with giant yellow question marks. The game offers a sandbox world, a classless skill-based system, dungeons and team-based tasks and obstacles.
Tree of Savior (트리 오브 세이비어) is an isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in world plunged into chaos where you embark on a journey to search and rescue the goddesses. The game was developed by Kim Hakkyu, creator of Tree of Savior’s spiritual predecessor Ragnarok Online. The game’s background music was done by various groups and artists like SoundTeMP, the team responsible for the soundtracks of Ragnarok Online and Granado Espada.
Twin Saga is a fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in a world with factions locked in a holy war. Each faction worships their own deity, one is evil and other is in need of your assistance. Travel through the anime-inspired world of Aetherion and help the fallen goddess save your world against the evil forces of her twin.
Vindictus (마비노기 영웅전) is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set as a prequel to the popular MMORPG Mabinogi and is referred to as Mabinogi Heroes in Asia. Vindictus takes place several hundred years prior to Mabinogi in a time of great hatred and war. The world consists of instanced zones with some open areas.
Warlords Awakening, also known as Elite Lord of Alliance (ELOA) and Inspirit Online, is an anime inspired action MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that is set in a massive open world called Epheia. Players can carry 3 weapons with their own skill sets. Explore the lands, collect pets and craft new gear to improve your chances in the competitive PvP arenas.
Wild Terra Online is a survival MMO or ‘massively multiplayer online game’ that is played from a top-down point of view. Players collect resources by hunting, gathering and fighting in the wilderness. Building a home and protecting it from other players may require some team work. Survival is no easy feat.
Wild West Online is an open world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ where players roam the untamed and often lawless lands of the American Wild West. The game has a focus on player vs player shoot-outs, but also featured limited MMO experience with PvE, missions, treasure hunts and even farming. Become an outlaw, a hero, or choose an entirely different path.
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