Meaning of MMORPG
What is MMORPG:
MMORPG is the acronym for a video game term that stands for "massively multiplayer online role-playing video game" ("Massively multiplayer online role-playing game", in English).
The creation of this term is attributed to Richard Garriott, creator of the video game Ultima Online. Before this concept, the term MUD (acronym from English Multi-User Dungeon, the name of the first multiplayer role-playing game on the internet, corresponding to the 1980s).
In addition to its eminent playful purpose, these types of games are also used as simulators and also to carry out sociological studies.
See also Video Game.
Types of MMORPG
Depending on the model of the way in which you have access to them, some are free, (without subscription fees or complementary payments), paid (usually through monthly subscriptions) and there are also MMORPGs whose contents are free but require a payment to access special content or features.
Depending on the role of the player, MMORPGs usually offer the possibility of facing another player who is connected (player versus player or PvP, from English Player versus Player) and also the possibility that several players face the environment, in which the opponents are controlled automatically (player against environment or PvE, from English Player versus Enviroment). Usually, MMORPGs allow you to choose this type of options such as the Counter-strike.
Characteristics of MMORPGs
Despite the diversity of video games of this type, some of the characteristics they share are the interaction that exists between the players, the development of the game in their own setting and the adoption of a character or role by the players. . In addition, the characteristics of the characters tend to evolve throughout the game.
MMOPGs can be used on a multitude of electronic media such as computers or smartphones.
Examples of MMORPGs
- World of warcraft, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and belongs to the Warcraft series of games. It has become the game with the most subscribers. It is a strategy game with fantastic and science fiction elements.
- Dungeons & Dragons Online, Developed by Turbine, Inc. and released in 2006, it is an adaptation of the classic Dungeons & Dragons. It is set in a fantastic setting called Eberron.
- The Lord of the Rings Online, also developed by Turbine, Inc. It is based on the fantasy universe created by J. R. R. Tolkien. It has been available since 2007.