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The Best MMORPGs: Some Tips

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Games

 MMORPG is the acronym for massively multiplayer online role-playing game. These are online role-playing games in which many players play against one another simultaneously.

 In MMORPGS the enemies are called mobs and by killing them the players gather points and lethal gear to increase their arsenal. Collecting enough points takes the gamer up to the next upper level and continues playing.

 When a player enters the game world they can do may things like chatting with their pals to grouping up to eliminate dangerous foes. Players also team up to finish tough tasks that are not possible to do alone.

 The authors of the MMORPGs host and control the virtual worlds the players live in. The developers of MMORPGs supervise their virtual world and steadily supply the players with new tricks and treats to maintain a constant interest in the game. They use referees to run the game. These moderators patrol and manage the game.

 Some of the best MMORPGs are World of Warcraft, Everquest and Everquest 2, Eve Online, the Final Fantasy series, City of Heroes / City of Villains, Dark Age of Camelot, Neocron 2, Anarchy Online, ROSE Online, Ragnarok Online and so forth.

 Unlike in many computer games, a great deal of skill is required to play MMORPGs. It is not just aiming a gun or pushing the keyboard buttons in the same sequence. For example in a game like World of Warcraft, skill is definitely a big factor.

 The most vital skill that needs to be honed is keyboard dexterity. Every second counts. You cannot afford to be even a fraction of a second slower than your rival. Right timing is most important. To gain an edge over your rivals, plan your strategy before playing. You must also setup macros, and dont stop moving. If you become stationary you'll be hit in the back.

 You must try to use the keyboard more than the mouse as it takes less time. Learn from each fight even if you lose. Employ everything you have to your gain: poisons, pots, bandages, etc. Practice makes perfect. So practice, practice, and practice some more. Try to fight the people on your server who are known as the best. Even if you lose every time, you will eventually find out the strategies they use to win. Check your combat log to see what they did exactly. Find out what gear they are wearing, their talent builds, and why it is effective in certain situations. Try to obtain the best gear possible. Quest if you have to. Just do whatever it takes.

 Most people who are new to MMORPGs don't last long if they are scammed. Remember these tips. Don't lend out your gear to anyone under any circumstances. If someone claims that he is a Game Master (GM). Double check. Don't believe every "GM you see is really a GM. Ask them to do something for you that will prove that they are a GM. Don't give anyone your account info or you will be hacked. Don't buy or trade accounts. In some games like Lineage 2, the original account owner will forever be the true account holder. So dont fall for this old trick.