A3 (Art, Alive, and Attraction) was a fantasy MMORPG from Korea aimed at an adult audience. Players could choose from one of four gender-limited classes – Mage, Knight, Archer, and Warrior. Each class had its own skill tree, as well as associated pets and spells. Similar to other games, players would perform quests and hunt monsters in order to level up and uncover pieces of the game’s story. There were special quests and normal ones, with special quests revealing a bonus cinematic upon completion. Players could engage in item crafting in order to upgrade existing items or create new ones, and could open their own free player shops or engage in a bit of gambling via minigames, as a part of the game’s economy. A3’s Knight System was the guild system, and allowed for groups to collect taxes and own castles, which they could defend in PvP. A3 ran in a handful of countries for several years, but with the closure of the global server and the loss of the Indian server in 2009, there are no English versions left.
Classes | Archer, Holy Knight, Mage, and Warrior.
In Game Guides | Meet player-helpers in towns to aid you in playing the game.
Ruler of the Nation | Take charge of an in game town, or the entire nation!
Shop Ownership | Become an in game merchant, buy, sell and trade with other players.
A Tale in the Desert is a highly unique game, both in and out of the MMORPG genre. The primary focus of this MMO is on ancient Egyptian society, and dwells heavily on crafting, trading, and the day-to-day social challenges of the era. There is no combat here. Instead, players are called upon to engage in personal, group, building, research, and community ‘tests’, replacing traditional confrontational MMO gameplay with teamwork.
Tellings | Lasting an average of 18 months, a Telling is akin to a chapter of a story, or tale, to be more applicable. Normal gameplay takes place during a Telling, with global foregame, midgame, and endgame events and goals created by the players and the game’s developers, eGenesis. ATITD is currently on its sixth Telling.
Economy | A variety of skills available for players to learn and market give the game a strong economy, dealing mainly with regional and global trade.
“Newbie Island” | A welcoming place for new players to start, where veteran players come to assist new players in learning the game’s basics before joining in the current Telling.
In game Legal system | Players may create petitions to introduce a variety of laws that may directly affect the game world.
Tests | There are currently 56 Tests grouped under 7 Disciplines: Architecture, Art, Body, Harmony, Leadership, Thought, and Worship.
A Mystical Land (AML) is a free-to-play MMORPG, the first one to be extensively integrated with Facebook. AML has something for every type of MMO player – monster slaying, crafting, roleplaying, and good old adventuring in a humerous fantasy world.
strongly integrated with Facebook!
9Dragons is a free-to-play MMORPG combining the skills of ancient martial arts with the chivalry of classic knights, and is set in China’s Ming Dynasty. Familiar MMORPG gameplay and authentic Chinese geography help bring 9Dragons players an immersive and valued gaming experience.
Warrior | The Warriors are the first to fight, dealing precise and crucial damage to the enemy. Their main characteristics are Constitution, Dexterity, and Strength.
Strategist | Emphasizing their Essence and Wisdom has made the Strategist a very capable healer / buffer class.
Chi Kung Artist | Also emphasizing Essence and Wisdom, but combining them with the internal power of chi kung, makes this calss excellent at dealing death and destruction from a distance.
Holist | This hybrid class takes elements of all other classes and mixes them with their inherent Essence and Constitution, turning them into an almost one-person army.
8BitMMO is a free-to-play 8bit-style MMORPG currently being developed by one-man indie developer Robby Zinchak, a former member of Microsoft, Capcom, and Midway. The game allows up to 250 players to build a world block by block, either solo, or in groups. A unique Grief Protection System helps protect players’ constructions from harm by other players. 8BitMMO also hosts standard MMORPG fare, including creatures to combat, quests, and PvP. Though still in development, the game is fully playable at the website!
4Story puts players in the three kingdoms of Iveria: DeFugel, Craxion, and Broa. Blessed by Rea, the Goddess of creation, these kingdoms have yet managed to bring war upon each other, all in an effort to force their ‘truths’ upon one another. Into this turmoil you are born, a hero destined to seek and find the real truth buried in hundreds of thousands of years of chaos and war.
Territory Wars – At certain times each and every day, a ‘territory war’ will break out between two rival kingdoms. Fight in these wars for your kingdom, and if you can control of the territory, your kingdom’s players will have access to more adventure locations and more opportunities to find treasures.
Enormous Quests – 4Story comes complete with a grand main quest line, along with myriad sub and hidden quests.
Hidden Secrets – Within each quest are clues to finding a hidden, secret quest, an adventure-within-an-adventure, waiting for heroes to take the challenge of finding them.
Legendary Weapons – Many of the weapons in 4Story are graded ‘F’ to ‘SSS’. These weapons can level with your character, and be upgraded to a maximum level of 24. Not only that, but the legendary options for these weapons may be transferred to other like weapons.
R.S.T.S (Real-time Strategic Command System) – 4Story allows players to command up to 48 others, and is made possible by the unique R.S.T.S. system. Simply by using the minimap, a commander can monitor a real-time battle and fluidly issue orders just with mouse clicks.
Mounts – Mounts are almost always a more viable means of travel, and 4Story has them in abundance, from slow, easy-going mounts, to those that are as fast as the winds.
2112: Revolution is a free-to-play sci-fi MMO from Emobi Games with strategic base defense gameplay and RTS combat. The game allows players to select from one of three races, each of whom have unique tech based on the valuable resource of Herani. Players can research new technologies, upgrade their defensive fortresses, build around resource points, construct forward assault bases, and utilize and upgrade a host of defensive structures and offensive units to bring the fight to their opponents. 2112: Revolution is currently available in Vietnam, with NA and EU versions in the works for 2013.