RPG or MMORPG? What Makes MMORPG So Popular
Recently, there’s been a lot of debate surrounding a relatively new game genre–MMORPG. And with MMORPGs like Evony: The King’s Return becoming more popular, many players might be curious about the difference between MMORPGs and the standard RPG format.
To understand what sets the two apart, we first need to define MMORPG and RPG.
What is an RPG?
RPG stands for Role-Playing Game. The term role-playing is key here, as players must take over a fictional character. A good RPG positions you in a fully fleshed-out world that’s engaging and highly immersive.
What is an MMORPG?
MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. “Massive multiplayer” means that players are accompanied throughout their journey by many other live players. “Online” means each player is linked together and able to communicate with others via the internet.
Difference between MMORPG and RPG
RPGs can be multiplayer, but an MMO is multiplayer on a much larger or “massive” scale. So, while all MMORPGs are RPGs, not all RPGs are MMORPGs. It all depends on the scale.
Torchlight, for example, is a multiplayer RPG, a platform in which the number of other players you interact with is bounded and likely limited to you and a few friends.
On the other hand, MMORPGs like Evony: The King’s Return exist on a much bigger scale, providing a playing zone where thousands of players can interact in the same location and at the same time.
The other aspect that often differentiates MMORPG and RPG is persistence. MMOs tend to be always on. And whether or not you’re active in the game, it continues to progress, waiting for you to log in and interact. Regular multiplayer games lack this persistence.
Which is better, MMORPG or RPG?
Both MMORPGs and RPGs usually revolve around a story. Typically, the depth and strength of the story are better in single-player RPGs. Single RPGs can also more effectively change and respond to a player’s choices than a single RPG. This feature is unavailable in an MMORPG because everyone shares the same world.
However, there are some excellent MMORPGs with elaborate storylines and plots that can provide players with a more personalized experience.
Take Evony: The King’s Return. In this MMORPG game, players can choose from seven civilizations and build their own kingdoms at will. They can also solve hundreds of puzzles and form their armies throughout the process. Historical characters and related storylines are well-organized and sophisticated. Players are fully immersed in an engaging world and enjoy the excitement of a dynamic fantasy world.
Meanwhile, MMORPGs have persistence and provide a vast world for a large number of players to share the experience. Through a multilingual system, Evony: The King’s Return allows players from all over the world to interact with each other, explore the landscape and unite to fight against bosses together.
MMORPGs have many advantages over standard RPGs, which is one reason why MMORPGs like Evony: The King’s Return have become so popular.