Wow even I didn’t expect that. Lol good job. Only once a day, I tend to make one of my friends always lose. I think he’s trying to get back at me. Too bad I’ll always win.
this was the extra “readings”
Here are some suggestions of things to try from Simon Ludgate - our guest speaker next week in the gaming class.
This is a fairly standard “themepark” style MMORPG with a lot of design features I particularly like. Free trial up to level 20.
EVE Online: eveonline.com
A somewhat niche but extremely successful space-based “sandbox” MMORPG. 14-day free trial available.
League of Legends: leagueoflegends.com
An incredibly popular MOBA or “Multiplayer Online Battle Arena” style game. Free to play.
World of Warcraft: us.battle.net/wow/en/
Arguably the most popular MMORPG, but getting rather long in the proverbial tooth. Very similar to Rift, so I think Rift is a better choice, but WoW has a native Mac client! Free trial up to level 20, but content below level 60 is basically irrelevant.
Dungeons and Dragons Online: ddo.com
This game wasn’t too popular until it converted from a traditional subscription-based model to Turbine’s pioneering “Freemium” hybrid model. Worth checking out to see an MMORPG based on small group play and to see the split between free and paid content.
Final Fantasy XI: finalfantasyxi.com/freetrial/
This is a particularly fascinating game, but not for the light of heart: it was designed to work on the Playstation 2, so it certainly doesn’t “feel” like most computer-based games. It’s also extremely different in terms of difficulty and information presentation. But a must-see for any serious MMORPG student :)
should I try them ? LOL I’ve always kind backed away from MMORPGs..