Buying a CD is completely unnecessary when it
comes to playing a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG).
After all, an internet connection is required to play the games
online, so why should the game developers waste their money by
stamping out CDs when it is easier for players to just go to a
website and download the game? This is exactly why both free and fee
based online RPGs are offering downloads of their products to
potential players who take a few moments to visit their websites.
Companies practicing such policies of providing MMORPG downloads
include some of the biggest names in the business like Electronic
Artˇ¦s Ultima Online and Sonyˇ¦s Everquest II. Conversely to this,
independent game developers who offer MMORPG downloads are plentiful
and can be found from a variety of sources.
Ultima Online, widely regarded as the most popular online RPG of all
time, offers MMORPG downloads and activation codes from its website.
At the Ultima Online Game Codes store a new or existing user can
purchase activation codes for the latest add-on for the game or even
buy items to benefit their character for a small fee. The price of
purchasing the game is low, and new players will have the first
month of server charges automatically tacked on at a lower rate.
Overall, MMORPG downloads from Ultima Online cost much less than
buying a CD based game in a retail store. Additionally, Sonyˇ¦s
Everquest II online store offers both CD based and downloadable
starter kits for its famous online RPG. As an added bonus, those who
choose to purchase the game via downloading will receive special
items for their game for free.
For independent game developers, releasing an online RPG in CD
format can be a costly process. However, by offering free MMORPG
downloads, even the least known online RPG can grow in popularity
almost overnight. Many web pages offer huge databases and critical
reviews of the top MMORPG downloads available so anyone can try as
many games as they wish.