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Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) íV An Enjoyable Relief from the Stress of Everyday Life

You come home from work or school completely burned out after a rough day. The days just seem to get longer and longer and you wonder where you can go to escape from the daily grind, if even for a few hours. Luckily enough, with a recent boost in popularity of massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG for short), you may be able to find that escape you had been looking for. As of the late 1990s, there has been a huge rise in mainstream popularity of these online role playing games which has allowed nearly anyone to find refuge in a fantasy gaming universe. Within moments of turning on the game you will be whisked away to a fantasy world free from the pressures and boundaries of everyday life.

An MMORPG centers around a fantasy world, usually set in the medieval era, where you assume the role of one of a variety of different classes of characters. Some of the more recent online RPGs have futuristic settings while still others are connected to worlds from popular movies or books. As a player in an MMORPG, you have complete control of your actions and you can choose to embark on practically any mission you desire, whether you want to pillage and burn or be a heroic knight and slay dragons. While other non-internet based games may offer similar benefits, the fact that you are playing with thousands of other people from around the world at any given time opens the doors to whole new realms of gameplay options. With online RPGs you can form parties with other people, trade with individuals from other continents or even battle real life people (in the gaming universe) and reap their rewards.

There are currently several different types of online RPGS available for you to try out. The most popular is the MMORPG which requires a small purchase price and a monthly fee which is usually around ten dollars US. In response to the monthly fee, some game developers have come out with online RPGs which cost a little more up front but have free monthly access. Finally, a third style of MMORPG is one that is totally free but requires the player to pay if he or she wishes to earn special upgrades for their character.

MMORPG Guide 2009