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TOP 10 Free MMORPGs (www.multiplayer.ro)

This ranking of the top Free MMORPGs is based on several factors and some are entirely objective. The deciding factors include popularity, playability, expansions, value for the monthly subscription, and community support.

1) Guild Wars
Excellent MMORPG that can be bought in stores, but does not have any monthly fees. Will likely be a leader of the Free MMORPG (no subscription fees) genre for years to come.

2) Rappelz
The best looking freebie with an extensive pet system.

3) RuneScape
The EverQuest of Free MMORPGs. Continues to gain popularity with MMORPGers on a budget despite having its share of critics.

4) Maple Story
One of the few MMOs that looks like a console game. This game has no races but each of MS’s 4 classes has their own specially-themed city.

5) Supreme Destiny
If you want a free MMO with amazing 3D graphics, this is the game to try.

6) Albatross 18
Simply the best free MMO with a sports theme.

7) Conquer Online
Currently the best Kung-Fu themed MMO.

8) Shadowbane
Former pay-to-play MMORPG that is now free to play. Offers one of the best PvP system of any MMO. Would rank higher, but suffers from uncertainty over its future.

9) FlyFF
Fun cartoonish game with a theme that revolves around characters flying.

10) Space Cowboy Online
The top free MMOFPS with large scale battles and voice communication.

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TOP 10 Pay-To-Play MMORPGs (www.multiplayer.ro)

This ranking of the top Pay-to-play MMORPGs is based on several factors and some are entirely objective. The deciding factors include popularity, playability, expansions, value for the monthly subscription, and community support.

1) World of Warcraft
The best MMORPG yet because WoW mixes the right amount of depth and simplicity better than any other game in the history of the genre.

2) Eve Online
The best sci-fi MMORPG with player-run corporations and a thriving economy.

3) Final Fantasy XI
The second best fantasy MMORPG after WoW with a quality story, great game play, and large subscriber numbers.

4) City of Heroes/City of Villains
Combined, City of Heroes and City of Villains are easily the second best MMORPG for casual gamers. With the addition of the well-balanced villain types and the use of bases, City of Villains completes the potential that fans have been craving for ever since City of Heroes launched. To top it off, hardcore gamers now also have a reason to like CoH/CoV with its ultra-quick PvP.

5) Dark Age of Camelot
One of the best major MMORPG for PvP combat due to its 3 realm system. Also, DAOC has remained one of the steadiest MMORPGs over the years in terms of quality.

6) EverQuest 2
Although it was expected to be a top MMORPG along with WoW, EQ2 has not had anywhere near the impact on the industry as the original EQ much less WoW. In fact, most EQ players have decided to stick with the original rather than change to the flashier version.

7) Dungeons & Dragons Online
Instead of offering all the usual MMO features such as PvP and crafting, this MMORPG instead provides a high quality gaming experience through well-written quests. Improved a little recently by catering more to solo players.

8) ROSE Online
Former free MMO that is now pay-to-play. Unlike most MMORPGs, players can actually affect the outcome of the game.

9) Saga of Ryzom
Lesser-known MMO with a great story and considerable freedom on how you develop your character.

10) Auto Assault
Action-themed MMO aimed squarely at casual gamers who enjoy loads of action. Could help to broaden the MMO industry beyond the dominant themes of space or swords.