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Try Out an MMO

Updated: Aug 27, 2021

By Nick Andrade

If you’re looking for a game where you want to play with friends and don’t have to deal with the rage inducing moments that Call of Duty (trust me I’ve been there) then maybe try an massively multiplayer online role-playing game, or (MMO) for short.

The landscape for MMOs today aren’t what they once were, at the peak years of World of Warcraft but there’s still some great options if you want to get into it or get back into after years of absence.

My introduction to MMOs came with Final Fantasy, with FFXI. I played this game from 2003-2010 before I decided it was time to move on.

I created great relationships with people in that game that I still cherish to this day, and transferred over to the sequel, FFXIV.

Final Fantasy 14 right now is one of the most popular MMOs, with 22 million active subscriptions. It’s one that I don’t play all the time but can pick up whenever I want when there are new missions or dungeons to explore. If you’re looking for more of a long grind end game experience, the game gives you that as well, you can pick and choose your own adventure.

World of Warcraft is still going strong since coming out all the way in 2004 with an almost five million active users. For most people it’s a nostalgia trip so if you want to dive back in, or even start from scratch, there’s a base for everyone.

Those are the two most popular MMOs right now but if you’re looking for something different, there’s RuneScape which a classic that people still follow loyally.

If you’re a fan of Elder Scrolls, their online game doesn’t disappoint and for those looking for a shooter that’s also something you need to grind, Destiny 2 can fill that void.

If you want to make some new friends, work together on missions and not deal with a solo grind, MMOs have much to offer. I hope in the future companies and developers go back to this model of gaming experience and expand it to make it better than it is now so it can draw in more and more people because it truly is such a fun and different experience.