Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Search for the Holy MMORPG: Part One

For those who aren't in the know, MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, that new genre of addictive "carrot-and-stick", monster killing, character building, experience treadmill PC game. Made popular by the original EverQuest game, the genre has exploded into many copycat versions, as well as many copyCRAP versions. Most of these games require a monthly fee to play on their servers.

My friend Darryl and I have played many PC games together, from all night Diablo II marathons, to selling virtual pet dogs in Second Life. We even survived our addiction to EverCrack and moved on.

But with being clean and sober of MMO's for a while now, the hankerin' grows, and single player RPG "methodone" just doesn't always cut it. So we decided to check the MMORPG landscape and see what we could find.


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