Crowfall is deemed as a “thrown war” MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with an open world setting played across finite and decisive campaigns. During campaigns, player fight for resources and bountiful locations before that campaign is destroyed forever. The game offers player-created ever-lasting hubs called “The Eternal Kingdoms” to make use of the bounties gained from combat campaigns.
Dragon Nest (드래곤네스트) is a fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the beautiful world of Alteia, created by the goddess Altea. The game’s story incorporates the history of Alteia and the dragon slayer heroes. Dragon Nest incorporates a non-target action combat and highly customizable skill-sets to provide fast-faced battles. Player vs player combat is skill based.
Developer: Eyedentity Games
North American Publisher: Nexon -> Eyedentity Games
European Publisher: eFusion -> Shanda -> Cherry Credits
Korean Publisher: Nexon -> Actoz Soft -> Pupugame
Engine: Eternity Engine
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons
Final Fantasy XIV is fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the main area of Eorzea, a continent on the planet of Hydaelun. Players adventure as one of the six playable races. Starting the game, players wake with the ability to see the past. The PC version was originally released in September of 2010 and re-released in 2013 after a complete overhaul.
Series: Final Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Directors: Nobuaki Komoto, Naoki Yoshida
Model: Buy-to-play, Subscription
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Engine: Crystal Tools
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Battlegrounds
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Peria Chronicles is a cel-shaded action combat MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ with a player-driven sandbox world. With various tools, players can can terra-form the world around them to create mountains, underground tunnels, waterfalls, towns and interactable, reward giving dungeons over the existing world. Combining tools and mechanisms like levers and switches allow the creation complex world-building content from lamps to elevators. The combat in Peria Chronicles centers around collecting and using powerful creatures with their own set of abilities known as Kiranas.
Ragnarok Online is an classic isometric MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the world of Rune Midgard at a time of great strife between gods, humans and demons. The game’s world is divided into a series of maps on two major continents which has unique terrain and monsters for each region. Characters are in 2D while environmental graphics are in 3D. Players can choose from one of thirteen unique classes, each with their own advancements.
Riders of Icarus is a seamless open-world MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ in which players are able to tame and ride the majority of beasts and monsters into battle. Ride and fight on and with the most fearsome winged beasts from giant owls to wyverns and dragons.
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.
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.
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