MMORPGs – What Are They?

Posted: June 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Legal and Law | Comments Off on MMORPGs – What Are They?

Advent of the Internet

Online games are games played over a computer network. Currently, the term online almost always means the. Internet. During the expansion of online gaming over the years, it gave a large influence to the overall expansion of computer networks from local networks to the Internet and the popular growth of Internet access itself. Busy lawyers who want to decompress, and not have to go anywhere, should consider MMORPG’s as a virtual escape.

Online games can range from text based games to complex graphical and virtual games which are populated by many players simultaneously all over the world. Many of the recent online games have incorporated online communities which made it a form of social activity.

Internet revolution where websites could utilize streaming video, audio, and a whole new set of user interactivity was made possible by the rising popularity of flash and java. When Microsoft began including flash players as a pre-installed component of “internet explorer,” the Internet shift from a data/information source to also offer on-demand entertainment.

Online Games

The inclusion of flash to internet explorers paved way for web sites to offer games to web surfers. Most the popular online games such as the popular World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI and Lineage II charge monthly fees to subscribers to access to their services, while games such as Guild Wars use an alternative scheme which offers a no monthly fee.

Most sites let their subscribers play for free by relying on advertising revenues from online sponsors. Others, like Runescape, offer people free play while leaving option of paying for special services and unlock new content.

Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG’s)

With the growth of broadband internet access in many developed as well as developing countries, massive multiplayer online games were made possible. Using the internet to allow thousands of players to play the same game at the same time made MMOG’s very popular to children, teens, and young adults. Massive multiplayer online role-playing game (World of Warcraft), Massive multiplayer online real-time strategy (Mankind), and Massive multiplayer online first-person shooter (Dark Fall) are one of the most popular.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Games

The growing access to broadband internet has made it possible for gamers to play games at their homes and at the same time interact with other people without actually meeting them. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of playing online games at home. 1. Close to the food. 2. Closer to the beer. 3. Easy to pause and take a nap.

Can you think of any? 🙂

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