MMORPGs people play

Yesterday I was having a look around for different MMORPGs available on the net, especially the free ones. Wikipedia’s got (as expected) a few list and comparisons for different MMORPGs available. So, here they are:

Currently, Second Life seems to be the most MMORPG getting the maximum attention due to it’s vastness, in-game economy and ability to create objects. I was wondering whether there are any other free MMORPGs which have grabbed the attention of people.

I’ve personally played Planeshift, a free MMORPG with a fantasy/mythological setting, currently in the pre-alpha stage, and RuneScape which can be played from within the browser itself. Both the games are pretty good, especially Planeshift which has pretty good graphics.

Want to rule over your own nation?

Think that you could do a eally good job of ruling over a nation, want to tackle different issues everyday for a nation and make decisions which will change the life of those you rule? Then try out NationStates, an online nation simulation game.

It’s an interesting game, in which you get to create a nation of your own with a flag, currnecy, national animal, type of government and what not. Once you have your nation, you’ll have to tackle or just ignore the issues that come up (the frequency can be set). The stats and description of your nation, like population, economy etc are influenced by your decisions.

Your nation also belongs to a particular region (you can switch regions too), and your nation also features in different rankings. In fact, the simulation even has a United Nations like body in which regional members get elected. So, there’s quite a lot of political simulation happening too (not all simulation actually since nations are controlled by real people). It can be fun to try and develop your nation along a line, but find that the decisions you make end up driving your nation along a different path altogether.

In case you try out the game, pay my nation, Somewhere in the world, a visit. It will also give you a basic idea of what the interface is like (basically text based), and what the game looks like.

Miss the old DOS games?

I used to play quite a lot of DOS based games, until I switched to the Win 2000/xp platform. As these two OSes are not based on DOS, the performance of most DOS based games under them is pretty poor (if they run in the first place). However, I found an interesting little application some time back – DOSBox. It is a DOS emulator, & is available for different platforms (Mac & Linux too). So, those who have switched to non-Windows OSes can also play the DOS games.

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