Why Online Role Playing Games Are In Demand
History Online role playing games can trace its history back to the 1970s, where the earliest multi user games started to appear. Rogue, a very famous dungeon crawler, was released in1980. Monsters, items, and setting were represented by letters. This in turn, inspired a whole genre of similar clones. Dungeons and Dragons have long influenced the development of role playing games. Console playing games’, such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, success divided the genre into two: the console role playing games and the computer role playing games.
This is because of the cultural differences where game consoles are produced primarily for personal computers in Japan and role playing games in the Western World. Online Role Playing Games started as single player games when it was first introduced. However, with the advent of the internet, more and more improvements were made on role playing games. What started as a game for one now has all people coming from different countries playing together in one game. Multiplayer options have grown remarkably big that game companies find ways to improve it over and over again.
With these improvements came massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) that continued to make online gaming more popular each year. RPGs Role playing games are games where the participants or players assume roles of certain fictional characters and follow stories as the game process continues. These characters are usually called avatars and can be customized according to the player’s preferences. Participants determine their character’s actions whether it succeed or it fails. Like any other game, online role playing games also have guidelines and formal system of rules and mechanics that has to be met. Within this rules, the participant can improvise and shape the outcome and direction of the games. Stories The games are based around stories which are mostly adventure and fictional in type. Online role playing games centers around fantasy and mythological genre were the participant has to achieve a certain goal to advance further into the game. These goals are sometimes called "quests" or mission. They involve chasing of dragons from the city, saving a damsel in distress, or fighting evil masters and wizards.
How one wins these fights depends on their character’s strength, characteristics, and skill. More About the Characters Players are given options on how they want to improve their character’s performance. They can modify this through enhancing their character’s skills, attributes, equipment, and special abilities. In most RPGs, these improvements are offered as rewards for accomplishing missions and overcoming certain challenges. These rewards have to be earned. Status Bars Unlike traditional video games where health or a character’s attributes are displayed on colored status bars and meters, online role playing games have a more complicated way in displaying status levels. Instead of the simpler abstract graphical representation, they make use of numeric values which are constantly updated each time the character scores or takes a hit. These numerical values are displayed on the status screen of each player. Multiplayer Options Originally, role playing games were offered only a single player experience. However, with the advent of the internet, multiplayer modes gained popularity and rose sharply during the middle of the 1990s.
Diablo was among the first to come up with multiplayer games. And with that, these multiplayer games became into massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs). Everquest is an example of these.