Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope
Character in the MMORPG World of Warcraft.

MMORPG or MMO is short for massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. It is a video game genre where thousands of people play together in an online world. In the game, the player starts at a low level or rank and progresses until he or she has achieved the maximum level or rank. During a player's journey, they gain new abilities, skills, better gear, and access advanced areas in the game that often require a party or raid of people to complete.

MMO games may also be considered to be a social network of sorts because they allow players to communicate with one another through private, public, and voice chat.

Popular MMO games include Black Desert Online, EverQuest, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars, Rift, Runescape, Ultima Online, and World of Warcraft (pictured).

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