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Classic MMORPG Games That are Surprisingly Still Active

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By Jon GPublished 3 years ago 3 min read


Runescape is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or "MMORPG". It is marketed by the British company "Jagex Ltd". (a company dedicated to the development of online games under the Java programming language, from which its name originates, Java Gaming Experts).

It was officially launched on January 4, 2001, and developed in the Java programming language. This game has a free to play option and pay to play option. They came out with a complete rehaul of the game’s mechanics and combat system in 2012, and in 2013, they relaunched the “old school” version that brought back the retro play style.

What’s amazing about the game isn’t just the simplistic, sandbox style of a game, but that it has been resilient over time, outperforming even modern online games.

Their latest update is the Sins of the father quest, and they have even more quests planned in the future. Taking a quick look at the player account, there is well over 120,000 online, beating most other MMORPG games that came out within the past decade.


Tibia is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) created by Cipsoft in January 1997. It is one of the oldest and most successful MMORPGs created in Europe. While the official servers are still up, the player base is split up into private servers that still keep the community alive.

For more than a decade, Tibia became home to numerous heroic players from all over the world who explored its amazing lands, tried to solve its mysteries, and achieve incredible goals. As you will see, Tibia has accumulated a lot of history over the years and is waiting for you to share it and be a part of it.


MMORPG Dofus is an elder of the online role-playing games who has marked an entire generation and who stands up well to the pull of Free to play with decent content. The game came out in 2004, during the golden age of free online games, and remained competitive with even Runescape and World of Warcraft.

Its progress was increasing, so much so that version 2.0 was applied which allows us to have the same accesses as the old Dofus but with improved graphics.

Over time, changes have been applied to the gameplay, services, spells, territories, and monsters. At the end of 2019 its version is in 2.54 "The 4 Horsemen of the Selocalypse", and each update has brought several changes to the game. However, there is version 1.29 which contains the same graphics as in its inception and its style is more classic, but it does not have the changes in the versions above 2.0.

Ultima Online

Ultima Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released on September 30, 1997, under the direction of Richard Garriot Origin Systems and is played online in a fictional universe similar to other games in the Ultima series. This is the MMORPG that inspired most of the genre, including Everquest, even though it dwindled in popularity over the next decade.

While the official game is still available to everyone, private servers like Free shard may be more newbie-friendly. The economy is still relatively healthy and not as plagued by duped items as the official servers. It’s also a more relaxing experience in low-population servers, considering that competitive servers will just prey on newbie players.


Everquest is legendary, not just because of how early it was in the market, but it was probably the first addictive MMORPG that went mainstream. Pop culture even made references to it, and before passing the torch to World of Warcraft, it was king of the genre for a while.

You may be surprised to find that the game is still quite active, with communities on Reddit and social media still buzzing about the game. The official website is still up, and the game is now available on Steam since 2012.


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