A Tale in the Desert

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.

Rating: 12345 (11 ratings, average: 2.55 / 5)
Developer: Egenesis
Publisher: Desert Nomad Studios
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free, with monthly subscription beyond 24 hours
Platform: PC
PvP: None
PvE: None
Community Features: In-game currency, legal system, more

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Ashes of Creation

Ashes of Creation is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that offers an open world divided into zones and nodes which are points where civilization can develop into villages, cities, and metropolis. Extending the game’s content further and the game’s housing system, politics, and many important features revolve around the node system. Other notable features include no fast travel, castle and node sieges, trade runs and a unique Player killing system.

Hype Level: 12345 (61 ratings, average: 4.03 / 5)
Developer: Intrepid Studios
Publisher: Intrepid Studios
Composer: Bear McCreary
Development Level: Partially Crowdfunded
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
PvP: Duels, Arenas, Open-world, Sieges, Node Wars
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

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Darkfall: New Dawn

Darkfall: New Dawn is a heavily PvP-based open-world sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ and one of the many revivals of Darkfall Online. There are no classes in Darkfall: New Dawn, instead players must choose a race and alignment, then build their character however they desire. The game boasts true action combat with projectile physics and physics based movements.

Rating: 12345 (19 ratings, average: 2.74 / 5)
Series: Darkfall Online
Developer: Ub3rgames
Publisher:
Ub3rgames
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
PvP: Full loot open-world PvP, Large-scale Race Wars, Naval Battles
PvE: Monster Hunting Quests, Open-world Dungeons, World Bosses

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Final Fantasy XIV

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.

Rating: 12345 (70 ratings, average: 4.34 / 5)
Series: Final Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Directors: Nobuaki Komoto, Naoki Yoshida
Type: MMORPG
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

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Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar is a sandbox MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that gives a mix of classic multiplayer RPG features and modern graphics. The game features single-player and multiplayer modes. The choices made by the players shape the world around them and affect other players greatly. It is seen by some as a spiritual successor to Ultima Online.

Rating: 12345 (2 ratings, average: 3.00 / 5)
Developer: Portalarium
Publisher: Portalarium
Type: Sandbox MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Unity
Status: Early Access
Early Access: November 24, 2014

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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is an action MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the same universe as the popular Star Wars franchise. Players choose to rally between the Sith Empire or the Galactic Republic as war becomes ever more evident. Venture into space and mysterious alien planets as a Jedi Knight, Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter or Smuggler. May the Force be with you!

Rating: 12345 (2 ratings, average: 3.00 / 5)
Developer: Bioware, Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Type: Sci-fi MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Engine: Hero Engine
Status: Released
European Release Date: December 20, 2011

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WildStar

WildStar is a sci-fi fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the planet of Nexus, where a race called the Eldan have disappeared. Now you and other fellow adventurers are re-discovering the planet and all the wealth it has to offer. The game combines sci-fi and fantasy elements with a fast-paced and wild action combat.

Rating: 12345 (3 ratings, average: 2.33 / 5)
Developer: Carbine Studios
Publisher: NCSoft
Type: MMORPG
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
Status: Shut Down
North American Release Date: May 8, 2014
Global Release Date: June 3, 2014
Shut Down Date: November 28, 2018

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World of Warcraft

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.

Rating: 12345 (53 ratings, average: 4.08 / 5)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Designer: Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton
Type: MMORPG
Model: Subscription
Platform: PC
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

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