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Great News! I’m Not Going to Die!

Great News! I’m Not Going to Die!

I had a bit of a health scare recently. The doctor said I have interstitial pneumonia. It was really scary there for a while and I did have to stay in the hospital for a few days but thankfully I have made a full recovery.

In other game-related news, there are two new free to play MMORPGs due to be launched in April that I have my eye on: SevenSouls and Soul of Guardian.

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I haven’t really tried them out yet since I still have a bit of a cough. They look pretty good from what I have seen in the trailers and gameplay videos so far.

What are your plans for April?

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in F2P MMORPGs



MMO Games: Do You Play Solo or With Friends?

I was reading a new article about an upcoming MMORPG and the game developer was actually going on about how people could play it totally solo.

One of the things we really had to look at is how people play the game. If you look at studies, you’ll find that even though a person says they’re playing a game a particular way, about 40% of people in MMOs play by themselves. (Source)

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MMORPG players like to play with themselves - Oops I meant play *by* themselves 🙂

Now my reaction to this is always “if you want to play solo, then buy a video game! it’s cheaper and faster to finish.” I mean, I just don’t get why people would even play an MMO game if they wanted a solo experience?

This got me to think: exactly how much of the MMOs I play do I play in groups? Or, to put it another way, how much of my time playing is spend with at least one other player?

Actually, as it turns out, I play solo most of the time! Wow, maybe I should play FFVIII on my PC instead?

Nah, I play solo 90% of the time but the other 10% I play with others is great and even when I “solo” I’m constantly chatting with people and I would miss that if I played a single player game.

Here is an interesting article about playing MMORPGs with friends.

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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Free MMO Games


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Say Goodbye to Monthly Subscriptions with Free to Play Browser MMORPGs

I’m sure everybody would do away with monthly subscription fees for MMORPG games if they could. Nowadays free browser MMORPG games like Runescape are the most popular type of MMOs, with millions logging in everyday to play for free.

Everybody loves playing MMORPG games. How can players resist? Most MMO games offer huge worlds to explore and have many 1000’s of fellow gamers to play and team up to achieve objectives, or even to fight for treasure and bragging rights. These types of strategy MMO games have taken the gaming world by storm and millions of gamers|avid gamers} across the country play at least one MMORPG, if not more. However, a lot of them need month-to-month subscription fees and sadly that may be a deal breaker for many people. Luckily for individuals who are tired of spending monthly fees to fuel their adventuring requirements, there are many free MMOs that demand no month-to-month membership ever. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of these multiplayer games is that if you decide that the one you downloaded isn’t right for you, you have risked nothing except the time it took to obtain and install the game.

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MMORPG games like Runescape you can play on your browser.

These f2p MMOGs rely on an ingame item shop to pay for their servers and updates to keep content fresh. The item shop is completely optional, players can play for as long as you want without ever having to spend a dime on it. However, those who shell out dollars on the cash store typically will be able to enjoy some items that help improve character customization such as special hairstyles, eye colors, emotes, and so forth. while gamers who do not spend money will have to be satisfied with the default character looks and animations.

Those looking to spend the least amount of funds possible be wise to just buy extra storage space. F2P MMORPGs are known for limiting storage capabilities right off the bat to entice gamers to buy more inventory slots for easier gameplay. When you decide how much storage space you need then any additional spending is totally up to you.

The main benefit of the cash store is commonly the cosmetic items. Gamers often love to dress their avatars and there will be no shortage of clothing to make sure that you will be playing in style. Many of these equipment are basically just costumes that make your character look stylish. They equip over your equipment and contain no extra stat bonuses.

Another popular item in the cash shop are pets. Pets are usually just a little animal companion that follows the player around. While some may help you fight mobs, most are there just for the look of things because they are cute. Pets can range from your standard cat or dog, to exotic creatures like tigers, robots, leprechauns, or even monsters like zombies, ghouls, ice monsters, etc. There is normally minigames involved with your pets such as giving them pet food and petting the pets to keep your companion happy. Pets are completely optional and you never need to purchase a pet.

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Free MMORPGs sometimes even offer you items you can purchase with real income instead of game currency such as potions and even elixirs that give you temporary boosts to experience points or luck to increase your drop rate. While most of these types of items can be bought using the game currency, they can be very expensive if your character has not identified a good way to increase funds. Speaking of funds, if you’re broke in the game world, but not so broke in real life, you can typically purchase game currency for real money to give by yourself the advantage of not having to shell out time raising funds in the game.

If you are looking to get involved in an MMORPG but do not wish to spend dollars on membership fees, a free to play one might be the ticket for you. There are hundreds out there, so research a little bit on which ones are your type. The best thing about all of this is that if ever you decided that you don’t like the MMORPG, you did not spend any cash on it so you lost nothing but a little bit of time.

Check out MMO World’s list of games like Runescape if you want to try out some no download browser MMORPGs.

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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Free MMO Games


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