There are about 50 million MMO gamers out there, with a lot more who want to give it a try. But the one thing that stops a lot of potential new players from experiencing these online worlds is the cost. Shelling out 50 bucks for a gmae is one thing. Paying for the game AND the monthly subscription fee is something else.
Luckily, there are alternatives. Not only do most of the larger MMO's have free trial periods, but there are a lot of MMO's that offer a free-to-play option, or are completely free to everyone. If you are eager to try out the world of MMO's but aren't sure you want to pay the cash, we suggest you try these games:
1. ENTROPIA UNIVERSE: Travel to a distant planet and help your fellows tame a new world. Entropia Universe is a massive game that attracts players from across the world. It's free to play, but you can activate your account to let you pay for in game upgrades. Just be careful. Entropia Universe has been known to gobble up time and money like a crazed Daikiba.
2. DUNGEON RUNNERS: If knights and wizards is more your speed, you may want to try out Dungeon Runners. A tongue-in-cheek take on the classic dungeon experience, this game is great for players who want a more action oriented game. This game features a pay-to-play option that allows for you to experience a larger game world with more extras.
3. SECOND LIFE: Not so much a game as it is a virtual world. Second Life often appeals to creative people who relish in the ability to create a new world. Everything in Second Life, from the buildings to the clothes to the art and music, is created by the players. The game has its own currency, which a player can purchase (and sell) for real money.
4. RUNESCAPE: A browser based fantasy-world MMO with millions of players. This fun and addictive game is aimed at younger players, but there are avid fans of every age playing this game. One of the best things about this game is the fact that it's free and doesn't require any downloads or anything more than a computer that can access the internet.
There are a lot of chances for gamers to experience the world of MMO's without having to shell out the big bucks. If you are unsure whether or not you want to take the plunge into a game like World of Warcraft or Eve Online, we suggest you try some of these games first.
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