Totally Free MMORPG Gaming!
This is a short article that could potentially give people 1000s of hours of free gaming fun.
Massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) are certainly extremely addictive to play. One of the most recent MMORPG games to be released on the PC is Final Fantasy XIV with literally 1000s of quests and a massive environment to explore. It’s arguable an excellent game, although there are various performance issues on some PCs. The problem is you first have to play the full price for the game itself, then after a free trial period of 60 days (was just 30 days), it costs £8.99 a month in subscription costs to continue playing, plus there’s even more subscription fees for every extra character you choose to have (prices in the UK, prices are similar in other local currencies). If you don’t pay the ongoing subscription fees, the full priced game you’ve forked out is rendered totally useless and the original DVD might as well be used as a Frisbee while the case is used as a door wedge. One couldn’t even sell the original game 2nd hand since the unique serial number will be registered against a unique on-line account and cannot be re-used.
There’s a big advantage for a software company to bring out on-line only games with ongoing subscription costs such as Final Fantasy XIV since it’s virtually impossible to play a pirated copy and players are likely to pay out a lot more money on the game. If a person paid for a Final Fantasy XIV subscription monthly for 12 months with just one character for instance, it would cost a total of £107.88 plus the initial purchase cost of the game.
One might quite surprised that there’s in fact masses of totally free MMORPGs out there where the download is free with no subscription costs what-so-ever either, in fact no credit card is required. Many can downloaded freely and can be played with a never ending free subscription, but most make their money by offering optional extra features in exchange for real money or virtual money that needs to be purchased using real money. Saying this however, some games can be played easily throughout without ever paying out a penny as optional items can be earned or found within the game which is in some cases more fun anyway. Many games however aren’t so easy to complete and you’ll find it becomes very expensive to play as the game progresses as you’ll need to pay for almost mandatory items that you really can’t do without. Some so called “free” games can offer very little to free users however as they can be left helpless without paying after what is really just a trial of the early stages, so it’s worth doing a bit a homework before deciding on which game(s) to play. Also please watch out for free trails that take your credit card details and automatically charge the monthly subscription after the free trial unless it’s cancelled in plenty of time before the end of the trial period. To avoid ever paying to enjoy a game, consider using free private servers that are available for many quality MMORPGS (more about this later).
Most people will automatically assume that the quality of genuinely totally free MMORPGs is terrible? Well yes, this is sometimes the case, but there are also many excellent games out there with a good story lines, 100s or 1000s of quests and excellent 3D rendered graphics where arguably you’ll enjoy playing them as much or even more than many full priced subscription games. In fact once one starts playing some of the better games available, you’ll probably give up paying any paid subscriptions if you have any as there isn’t enough time in a day to play anything close to all the free games available and new games are appearing regularly. As well as playing very addictive games, you can often meet new people from around the world or you can usually even join forces with friends.
Lord of the Rings is an excellent example of a free MMORPG with very good graphics Etc, but unfortunately your game is somewhat restricted unless you take a paid restriction as there are limited quests and many disadvantages soon become apparent during the game where you’ll be constantly tempted to pay for upgrades or for a paid subscription. This particular title used to be totally subscription based until September 2010, so it’s still a treat, please click here for full details and a video review.
I won’t review the MMORPG games freely available here as there’s an excellent website that’s entirely dedicated to this purpose with great reviews and videos:
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Most games have optional items which can be paid for, buying items isn’t usually necessary to full enjoy the game at first, although it usually becomes more and more necessary to play the game properly as the game progresses. I therefore recommend using free private servers where you’ll never have to pay a penny to play the game in full, see my comment below this artitle titled, “PLAY PAID MMORPGs TOTALLY FREE WITH PRIVATE SERVERS” for more details.
You might also be interested in taking a look at http://mmohut.com/games/mmorpg/ for even more in depth reviews.
(Alternatively for all commercial MMORPGS, please visit http://www.mmorpg.com/ for another excellent website.)
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