Do you know what MMO means? If you're a bit of a veteran gamer then it is likely that the answer to the question is 'Massively Multiplayer Online'. However, if you have never been one for huge online games or haven't heard about them before, let me explain.
If you want to try out multiplayer gaming for yourself and play with your friends but don't want to dedicate the hours it takes to complete a campaign in a snug single-player game, then MMOs are for you. Just by reading the title, you can tell that MMOs are going to be multiplayer, and a lot of them will have a focus on the online play too.
We're going to give you 4 great reasons to play MMOs:
- Always someone to play with
- Accessibility for all players
- Different worlds, different games
- Unique experiences every time you play
Nowadays, online multiplayer games are more popular than ever. There is a huge selection of games- from MMORPGs to team games, and from the coop mode to PvP battles. But it's not enough to launch a new game every month!
Why should someone play MMOs?
I'm sure that I don't need to tell you that MMOs are generally very large games. They will have lots of quests to complete, many locations to explore, and plenty of people wanting your help. But their biggest appeal is the fact that there are so many players online at once!
Think about it. Do you get bored when playing a first-person shooter with your friends? There's a reason for that. You can only shoot at the people on your team, you can't aim at anyone else because they aren't real players. In an MMO there are as many characters as there are people playing the game. A new world is created for every single player who decides to log in.
Always someone to play with
One of the benefits of MMOs is that there are always people playing. There will be loads of players in a massive world, and every single one is a person waiting for someone else to help them out or compete against them. You can't do this in a single-player game because if you're the only one who exists in the world, then there's no one else to play against.
Accessibility for all players
The majority of MMOs are free to download and play which means that anyone with a computer can give them a go. You don't have to be rich or own a high-end gaming PC in order to start playing, and you can play as much or as little as you like.
Different worlds, different games
Because MMOs are on such a huge scale there is plenty of variety in what they throw at you. Some might be filled with quests to complete and vast new lands to explore, while others will focus on things like crafting or building up your own personal space in a virtual world. Regardless of what you want from an online game, there is going to be at least one MMO out there with the exact experience that you're looking for.
Unique experiences every time you play
As MMOs are so large, they can't afford to have all their quests and content set in stone. Things need to be able to change and adapt in order to keep things fresh and interesting for the players. So when you're playing an MMO, you can guarantee that every time you log in something will have changed and it won't be exactly the same as last time. You'll never know quite what's going on or what is waiting for you around the corner.